Meet Amanda Perry, Owner of Amanda M Perry LLC. Amanda has been doing hair and makeup for weddings for over 15 years and we’ve known her just as long. It has been a pure joy watching her grow her business over the years and she does phenomenal work!
What makes you or your business stand out and why should a couple hire you?
With a large team of over a dozen of the most talented hair and makeup artists in the Richmond area, we specialize in large wedding parties! A custom schedule that we create will ensure that you are ready on time with the perfect amount of stylists for your group. With over 15 years of experience, me and my team spend weekends making brides feel their best and love every minute of getting to know their stories!
What’s your favorite thing about working in the wedding industry?
My favorite thing about working in the wedding industry is working on site. It means that our “office” is never the same and that we are constantly getting to see new places in Richmond and the surrounding areas. It’s so fun to travel around for our job!
What’s your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Do the first look! It allows you more time at your cocktail hour to enjoy it and you can maximize photos before the ceremony! My husband and I did a first look and it made me SO much more relaxed walking down the aisle because I got to see him before. I was still nervous, but it helped a ton to opt for a first look!
What are your favorite wedding trends right now?
Natural makeup, flawless skin, nude lips and emphasis on the eyes!
How do you de-stress?
I absolutely love to travel and have recently become a “Disney girl”. I want season passes SO bad!! I also love going to Kings Dominion with my family, I’m a thrill seeker!
What’s a fun or unusual fact about you?
I have run a full marathon, 26.2 miles! One and done, I’ll never do it again but it was sure fun to check off the bucket list! I learned I just wasn’t made for distance running!
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on now?
Most recently, the cover of Richmond Weddings Magazine’s new issue! Also just participated in a super fun workshop for a local photographer at the Estate at River Run where we got to create some amazing looks!
What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Garth Brooks … I am a huge country music fan and Garth just puts on the best show EVER!!!
Do you love to travel? If so, what are some must-see destinations?
YESSSS!!!! I went to London after my freshman year of college, so fun! I also love going to Disney now 🙂 I’m hooked!!!
Do you have a pet? If so, what’s their name and what are they like?
I do!! Daisy, she’s a 14 year old chihuahua min-pin mix. And Chip, he’s our 2 year old Shorkie-Poo and they are both the best salon pups!
Reach out to Amanda today to book a consultation!