In August, Mae’s Makeovers celebrated its 8th year in business as a bridal makeup and hair company made up of a strong team of ladies who specialize in airbrush makeup and boho bridal braids. The Mae’s Makeover team recently expanded its horizons in January with the opening of its stunning new salon, Mae’s Beauty Bar.
Mae’s Makeovers owner Mary-Ann Ladd always aspired to open Mae’s Beauty Bar to the public, but the COVID-19 pandemic sparked the perfect storm for her to finally make her dreams come to life. The pandemic allowed Mae’s Beauty Bar in Kernersville to serve as a “home base” for her team to take necessary safety precautions and provide services to clients during the week before traveling to different wedding venues across the state to provide cosmetic services to brides and bridal parties. Want to bring your bridal party to the Mae’s Beauty Bar team? The Beauty Bar is also able to host wedding-day bridal parties for ladies to sip on mimosas and snack on charcuterie in order to de-stress during wedding day prep.
The team at Mae’s Beauty Bar treats brides and clients of all kinds to top-notch cosmetic services in a stylish, intimate, and cozy atmosphere. Mary-Ann and her team offer microblading, airbrush makeup, lash tinting and lifts, facials, teeth whitening, and lip blushing. The most commonly requested service offered at Mae’s Beauty Bar is hand-tied hair extensions, a specialty of Mary-Ann’s. Because each weft is carefully tied by hand, these extensions are less visible, feel stronger, and prevent shedding. With hand-tied extensions, there is minimal hair breakage or stress on the scalp, allowing clients’ hair to continue to grow to be healthy and long.
When Mary-Ann was in high school and college, her friends often asked her to help them with their hair and makeup. She continued strengthening her skills in cosmetology, graduating with a degree in Management from N.C. State University before earning a certification in makeup artistry and updos from the London Beauty Institute. After college, she worked full-time at a financial firm during the week, and performed cosmetic services for weddings on weekends. After a few years working a full-time desk job, she decided to follow her passion in cosmetology, graduating from Paul Mitchell and becoming a licensed cosmetologist.
Mae’s Makeovers and Mae’s Beauty Bar run smoothly thanks to Mary-Ann’s great team of gals. Mary-Ann first hired her sidekick Bethany six years ago, who performs flawless airbrush makeup for clients. Bethany later introduced Mary-Ann to Felicia, who makes lash extensions and brow treatments look easy.
A lot has changed since Mae’s Makeovers was first created eight years ago. As a young female entrepreneur, Mary-Ann has learned many valuable lessons about running a business throughout the years. When she first started as the owner of Mae’s Makeovers, she approached each day with a structured regime in mind. Since life rarely plays out how we expect it to, Mary-Ann now knows the importance of flexibility and being prepared to roll with the punches on the job.
She and her team also pride themselves on providing stellar customer service and putting clients at ease. Because brides are sharing their special moments with Mary-Ann and her team, Mae’s Makeovers is dedicated to creating a welcoming and upbeat atmosphere to help add to the excitement of wedding days.
Ready to book Beauty Bar services or a bridal appointment? Visit Mae’s Makeovers online at www.maesmakeovers.com for services, pricing, and the team’s portfolio. Check out Mae’s Beauty Bar online at www.maesmakeoversbeautybar.com, or visit in-person at 121 Pineview Drive, Kernersville. To stay up-to-date on the latest news from Mary-Ann and her team, find Mae’s Makeovers on Facebook and follow the team on Instagram at @maesmakeovers.