Cotton Rouge & Company, owner Katie Cotton is a specialized team of hair and makeup artists based out of Greenville, South Carolina. They’re skilled in both traditional and airbrush makeup, as well as hair for special events. Brides and their entire bridal parties are welcome to come to their studio, or their talented team of licensed stylists will come to you at the location of your choice. Cotton Rouge & Company owner, Katie Cotton, believes in making you look like the most beautiful version of yourself for your big day.
Katie Cotton is the owner of this unique business, and has over 15 years of experience in the industry. In 2006 she relocated from Los Angeles to the Upstate of South Carolina, and realized on-location hair and makeup was a new concept for the area. As her business grew, she started to train additional artists for larger bridal parties, and Cotton Rouge & Company was formed.
This full-service hair and makeup company has done hundreds of weddings, and is skilled in every look imaginable, from natural, but radiant, to all-out glam. Their goal is to listen to your wants and needs, and take into account your individual personality. All of their products they use are waterproof, smudge proof and extremely long-wear, ensuring you look flawless all day long. Their services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Ella · Married on 10/08/2011
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:Sent on 10/20/2011
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.
Lily Dionne · Married on 04/19/2019
I worked with Melissa and she was awesome! I did a hair and make-up trial run and she didn't make me feel bad when I changed my mind on the hair style I wanted. She gave me tips on things to get and get done for the big day and was always available and responsive when I reached out to her. She went above and beyond on our wedding day. She came to our reception venue's bridal suit and got my 3 bridesmaids, mom of the groom and myself prettied up. She was early, professional and at the same time felt like a friend. At our request, she came to our ceremony venue to do touch-ups. She made the trek up the mountain to Pretty Place Chapel in a torrential downpour. When we got to the chapel the main entrance was flooded because of a clogged drain and there was several inches of water in the bridal suite. She didn't let that hinder her and got to work dragging out her tools and set to work tirelessly curling and re-curling our hair and doing make-up touchups and providing moral support for our first look, ceremony and final touch-ups for romantic and bridal pics. The service she provided was invaluable and you can't put a price on feeling beautiful and confident on such a momentous occasion. Highly recommend!Sent on 05/08/2019
Leah · Married on 04/12/2019
Katie Cotton is AMAZING!
I can not sing Katie Cotton’s praises enough! I worked with her for my boudoir photos which was such an amazing experience that I had to book her team for my wedding hair and makeup too!! She is beyond talented and has such a great eye for beauty! She makes you feel absolutely beautiful! I recommend Katie and her team to every bride. Thank you so much Katie! You are wonderful!!!Sent on 04/17/2019
Cotton Rouge's reply:
I have had the pleasure of working with Cotton Rouge on several occasions. Each time I heard a bride of mine was planning on hiring Katie and her team for their hair and makeup, I'd get so excited because I knew that not only would the bride be served with an unparalleled level of excellence and care, but also because my job as a photographer would be easier! A talented photographer herself, Katie understands how to enhance and accentuate features in a way that not only makes a bride feel amazing, but also translates beautifully to the camera. I am always blown away by her skill which only goes to show how much she truly cares about her clients. Not to mention it is a bonus each time our paths cross - Katie is just so much fun and a true blessing to know! Thank you for serving your clients so well, Katie and team!
Oh guys. We could write for days about how amazing Katie and her team at Cotton Rouge & Company are! About 90% of our brides use her every year. One of the main reasons for that is...we almost require it! Katie and her team make our brides look their very best. But beyond that, they care about each of them. That's extremely important to us! We know that when we send our brides to Katie, they are going to be treated the way a bride should be treated. Example: About a month ago, we sat down one of our couples. We were helping them prepare for their engagement session when the subject of hair and makeup came up. Our bride, Rachel, was planning to use a local salon to get her hair and makeup done for the session as well as her wedding. We told her that was fine, but we always recommend Cotton Rouge. So if she had any problems, that's where she should go. A few days later she showed up at the session and told us that her salon of choice had not made her a priority and couldn't get her in before the session. So 24 hours in advance, she called Cotton Rouge. They got her in, treater her like a princess, and made Rachel look even more amazing! Rachel then told us that she had decided she would now be using Cotton Rouge for her wedding day as well!!! That's just one of 30 stories we could tell about how much we LOVE Katie and her team of talented artists. If you need hair and makeup for your wedding or any session at all, LOOK NO FURTHER! No matter which of her artists you get, the story is always the same. Perfection.
The entire Cotton Rouge team is truly amazing at what they do! Very consistent and talented group here. Fun too! You can't go wrong choosing Cotton Rouge for all of the hair and makeup duties. Highly recommend!