• About Face Design Team

  • Vendor Spotlight: About Face Design Team

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    Here at Plan It, The About Face Design Team is our go-to for fabulous hair and makeup! For our most recent styled shoot {see it here!} and even our own team photoshoot, we knew exactly who to call! For the last 20 years, they have provided their clients with the opportunity to look their very best on their wedding day and beyond!

    Here is what we found out for you when we interviewed some of the leading ladies of the About Face Design Team:

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    Kari Larsen – Founder

    How and when did the About Face Design Team form? “About Face Design Team incorporated in 1996 and was born out of a passion  to help people look their absolute best for any reason or occasion. We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year!”

    Where did the name “About Face Design Team” originate? “‘About Face’ is a military term for turning around to face a different direction. The company name ‘About Face Design Team’ is a play on that term – a double-entendre. It came about because of an absolute need and desire to turn one’s life around. We are absolutely passionate about making people feel and look their best!”

    What is your favorite makeup trend right now? “I love the fresher look which combines the brighter look on the lips and the bronzier more radiant glowing look to the rest of the face; a great look for both morning and afternoon weddings and can be enhanced for a more dramatic and spectacular evening look!”

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    Gina Schmidt – Co-owner

    What is your favorite part of preparing a bride for her wedding day? “It’s such an huge honor to help a bride on one of the most important days of her life. Helping make her vision a reality of how she wants to look for her groom goes beyond words.”

    Do you offer services for the Groom and his Groomsmen too? “We absolutely do! Our wedding service menu includes male grooming – making sure there isn’t hair where there shouldn’t be. Many brides have insisted her husband-to-be wear very light airbrush foundation so that his complexion appears even in color and in texture for their professional photos. It’s also his special day, and just like the bride, he should be pampered, look and feel his best!”

    What is the best advice you could give someone who is looking to hire a hair & makeup team? “Ask if they have a backup plan should your artist/stylist become sick or faces some other personal crisis on your wedding day. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Remember, when paying for services, you have the right to feel confident in who you have hired. And last but not least…get a trial run 3 months in advance and not less than 2 weeks prior to your wedding day! This ensures no surprises. You will know that on your wedding day you will get exactly what you want and the artist you choose meets or exceeds your expectations.”

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    Nina Adams – Bridal Department Coordinator

    What is your favorite makeup trend right now? “Monochromatic radiance is where it’s at for my favorite summer makeup trend. The secret to this look is bronzed skin, bronze eyelids, and a sexy nude lip. Don’t forget luxurious, curled lashes and an eye-opening mascara to finish the look!”

    What is the best advice you could give someone who is looking to hire a hair & makeup team? “Hire us, of course…lol! No – seriously! Do your homework and make sure you are hiring a legitimate company who operates under a salon license and who is adequately insured. Make sure they provide a contract so that your agreement is clear and you are protected.”

    What should couples expect when hiring the About Face Design Team? “When you hire About Face Design Team, you should expect 5 star service throughout the entire process and to look absolutely stunning on your wedding day! We also love being included and considered for engagement photo sessions, bridal showers, boudoir photos, and wedding rehearsal day as well.”

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    Vanessa – Team Member

    What is your favorite part of preparing a bride for her wedding day? “Knowing that I’m a part of something very special that she will remember all of her life and definitely the “reveal” at the end when she sees herself and instantly lights up!”

    What is your favorite makeup trend right now?  “Brows! I love framing the face with a symmetrical set of gorgeous filled brows.”


    Get in touch, we know you want to!

    Email: info@aboutfacedesignteam.com | Phone:407-647-2700 | Visit www.aboutfacedesignteam.com