Makeup by Victoria O is an on-site bridal makeup with a choice of airbrush or traditional makeup and false lashes for the day also offering eye lash extensions.
Victoria always had a love for makeup and the application came easy to her. After taking a class at MAC Cosmetics 6 years again she fell in love! As she sat in the front row she imagined herself doing makeup full time! Victoria’s first time doing bridal makeup was on her sister-in-laws wedding day and at that moment knew it was what she wanted to do! Victoria took the lead from her salary job with her husbands support when he encouraged her to follow her dreams.
What is your best advice for a bride-to-be?
Enjoy your wedding day, you put so much time and effort into making it perfect and it honestly flies by. Make sure you stop and look around, take in the small moments and remember what is important; that you are making a beautiful commitment to the person you love and want to be with forever. Don’t stress the small stuff everything truly falls into place perfectly, always!
What is your favorite thing about a wedding day?
The small moments- when the bride looks in the mirror after getting her makeup done and feeling like the best version of herself the confidence that you see beaming through.
What keeps you motivated to face the challenges small business owners face?
At the end of the day I am doing what I love and helping babes feel their absolute best and thats all that really matters, but being a small business owner is scary because every day your facing the unknown. There are no days off and that makes it hard to turn off ever.
Victoria loves what she does because she makes friends with her brides and loves keeping contact with them even after the wedding day. Often times she gets to work with repeat clients, for their maternity sessions, family pictures, and at other weddings when she is referred to their friends.
How do you balance your time?
I have been working on having office hours so I can turn off work when it is family time. I schedule myself so I have plenty of time building my business and taking care of my family.