So many professions within the wedding industry require precision and an amazing amount of talent and dedication, but the hair and makeup services on your wedding day require one more trait: passion. Amanda McKnight, owner of Knoxville area mobile wedding hair and makeup service Southern Sirens, details that passion is exactly what the company is founded upon. Read on to learn all about this amazing service for your wedding day!
When it comes to a passion for makeup and beauty, Amanda describes that they’ve been a love of hers since she was quite young – and one she shares with her mother.
“My mom sold Mary Kay when I was a little girl,” Amanda details, “and I loved trying out the samples that she had in her pink suitcase. As I got older, people began to tell me how much they liked the makeup that I did on myself, and they would ask me to help them with their makeup. I discovered that I loved making other people feel beautiful!”
That love for making others feel beautiful is what eventually drove Amanda to attend the Tennessee School of Beauty. Check out three fab facts about Southern Sirens below, as told by Amanda!
1. The ladies of Southern Sirens met while they were in school at Tennessee School of Beauty.
2. Our name was inspired by a photo shoot that we did on the lake.
3. I originally went to culinary school.
Providing hair and makeup services for any event requires a lot of talent and patience, but Amanda details that Southern Sirens’ specialty is actually in working with wedding hair and makeup to beautify brides and their bridal party.
“I love weddings because each and every bride is different,” she explains. “From the venue and color palettes to the styling and gown, it is all unique. I get to be a part of my bride’s happy ending. I chose weddings as a specialty because every bride, young or old, rich or poor, wants to look and feel like the most beautiful woman in the world on her special day, and I knew that I could create a team that could do that for them.”
One of the best parts of using Southern Sirens on your big day is that these talented ladies come to wherever you are, so you don’t have to worry with traveling to different appointments all day long. That is just one more aspect of the company that these wedding professionals simply adore!
“I love that my office is always changing, since we do everything on site,” elaborates Amanda. “Also, being married myself, I know how stressful it is trying to drive all over town to get yourself ready.”
What kind of makeup and hair styling services can you expect from Southern Sirens? Amanda states that the company provides hair services and airbrush makeup applications on location for very specific reasons.
“We specialize in airbrush makeup because the quality of the makeup is amazing,” she explains. “Airbrush makeup is high definition, lasts from 12-16 hours, and is water, sweat, and rub-resistant. It provides full coverage while feeling light on the skin. We also provide hair services with our in-house hair stylist, who is Redken Color and Design certified.”
With so many wedding professionals and salons in the area, it’s hard to underline the big differences when you’re a busy, on-the-go bride. That’s why Amanda details the difference for you!
“Our makeup artists are licensed Estheticians,” she details, “and our hair stylist is a licensed Cosmetologist. We aim to give you professional services at affordable prices, and we bring the beauty to you! What more could a girl ask for?!”
What more, indeed!
Over the next few years, Southern Sirens hopes to see the company expand to cover all of Tennessee, and Amanda goes into detail that she hopes to see them travelling to other states for weddings as well. With a heart for making brides feel their most beautiful on the most important day of their lives, it’s easy to see these goals happening in the near future!
“We work our passion, which means we love our jobs!” elaborates Amanda. “We love making brides and their bridal parties feel beautiful. So, whether your dream makeup is Vintage Glam, Soft & Pretty, or Glamorous Gothic, we want to work with you to be your own kind of beautiful!”
To contact Southern Sirens about providing hair and makeup services for your wedding day in the comfort of your own home or bridal suite, give Amanda a call today at (865) 934-7869, and be sure to visit the Southern Sirens website, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook page to learn more. Tell Amanda that The Pink Bride sent you!
Images provided via email by Amanda, courtesy of the following photographers:
Image one: Alex Bee Photography
Images two and three: Dani Rose Photography
Image four: Ancelet Photography
Image five: Expressive Moments Photography
Image six: Heather Faulkner Photography
Image seven: KLP Photography
Image eight: Heavenly Butterfly Photography
Image nine: Jennie Andrews Photography