Cotton Rouge - Makeup and Hair by Katie Cotton
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Services: Body Art, Hair, Makeup
Consultations: Yes
Large groups: Yes
 
 
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Katie Shawger Cotton is a professional makeup artist and hair artist who has worked all over the country and has over 12 years of experience in the industry. In 2006, she relocated from the West Coast (Los Angeles) to the East Coast and resides currently in the Upstate of South Carolina. She is an on location artist, which means she will come to YOU on your big day.  

Katie believes in quality and precise application but most importantly listening to my client which is YOU!  She believes that the bride should look like the most beautiful version of herself on her big day!  This can mean a clean natural but radient makeup or an all out glam supermodel look.  Whichever it is that is the personality of the bride!  But this look must stay all day and to acheive this, she knows high end beauty products that both have the durability for all day wear (the products Katie uses are waterproof, smudgeproof and extremely longwear, 18-24 hours) so that they remain flawless all day, look amazing in photographs but also still look just as amazing in true life and not like you have a face full of makeup!  To acheive this, Katie uses a mixture of airbrush as well as traditional makeup application.  She is able to use more or less of airbrush dependent on the client's wishes.

With hundreds upon hundreds of weddings under her belt, Katie prides herself on her ability to listen to her client.  She excels in natural beauty and making someone the "best possible version of themselves" for their wedding!  But for those brides who wish to be a little more glam, she loves doing that too!  She is also accomplished in event hair styling so that your hair style will last thru photos, ceremony, photos and then some heavy dancing!  Katie has been featured in numerous publications including Weddings with Style magazine and People Magazine.  You can read her full resume of production, commerical publication and fashion work on her websites, http://www.cottonrouge.com and http://www.facebook.com/cottonrouge where you can view her bridal work as well as her work in fashion.

Katie also has a team of artists she can bring with her in the event of large bridal parties.  And she trusts these ladies SO much, that she has developed another company so that these wonderful artists can be booked out on weddings and events as well.  So if Katie is already booked on your big day, she can help make sure you are taken care of!

 


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There were several things that were important to me in finding someone who would do my hair and makeup for our wedding, and they ended up being harder to find than I thought! After a terrible experience at a Greenville salon, I was considering doing my own hair/makeup. Thank goodness I found Katie instead! She was the most professional, most creative, best dollars spent of the entire wedding. Here's why:
Cost: let's be honest, as a bride it's hard to justify all of the expense that goes into our "look" for the day. I was worried that I was spending too much money already to justify paying someone else to do my hair and makeup. Now that the wedding is over, I would honestly have paid two to three times as much to have Katie do her magic. If you are even considering having someone else to do your makeup and hair, hire Katie. You will not regret it for one minute.
Quality: Katie is incredible. She uses great products and knows how to make them work. From the consultation to the final touchup that she did (outside, in the grass!), I knew I was in the hands of someone who truly has perfected her craft. Katie did my makeup and hair as well as that of my sister and mother (neither usually wear much makeup), and our makeup lasted all night through hugging, kissing 1,000 people, and dancing. Katie did us up at about 10AM, and at 2AM I was still washing makeup off my face and could have easily slept in it to wear to brunch the following day.
Creativity: The difference between doing my own makeup or having a friend do it and having Katie do it (aside from how relaxing she is while she does it!) was that Katie has so many more tricks up her sleeves. During my consultation we tried several hairstyles until we settled on the one we liked. She was able to do things to my hair (very thin, shoulder length at best) that I could have never dreamed up! The makeup she did for me and my family was incredible, especially considering how different each of our looks was.
Overall experience: As you can probably tell, I can't say enough good things about Katie. I echo every other bride here when I say I'd be on the waiting list to sign up for a "pocket-sized Katie Cotton." She really made me feel like the most beautiful version of myself, and I could not have imagined a more flexible, professional, calming person to have by my side on my wedding day.
Wedding: 10/08/2011
Services Used: Beauty & Health


Katie was awesome with the large party of girls of different skin colors and hair. I couldn't believe how efficiently she worked to get everyone finished and she did it with enough time for us to get plenty of pictures. Everyone looked great and I know the bride was especially happy. I would totally recommend her for your wedding. Her blog is great, too. She obviously knows what she is doing.
 


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Cotton Rouge - Makeup and Hair by Katie Cotton is a wedding makeup artist from Greenville SC. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Greer, Spartanburg, and Anderson. Cotton Rouge - Makeup and Hair by Katie Cotton is a professional wedding makeup artist that has been part of the Upstate SC wedding industry for 8 years. We specialize in airbrush and traditional makeup and event hair styling.

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