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Hair and Makeup by Barcelo Spa :

Not the greatest picture, but the only one I have from our TTD session taken on my sister's iPhone. Will give you some idea on service from the Barcelo Spa but I will post more pictures and full review when I get my pro pictures :



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Adrian is a professional makeup artist from Texas now living in the Riviera Maya. His work is amazing and he uses airbrush foundation.

If you book him he will come to the hotel before the wedding and do a trial hair and makeup run, and will then come to your room again the morning of the wedding. It was lovely and relaxing instead of going to the spa. Adrian and his team came the morning of our wedding and we opened some bottles of champagne and later that morning ordered room service, we were playing music and chit chatting and it just takes away the nerves of sitting in the spa with a stylist who doesn't speak english.


Adrian's website is www.StylingTrioRivieraMaya.com


To add though, as mentioned in a post yesterday, I used the spa the next day for TTD and I thought they did a wonderful job too.



Originally Posted by ANGELA2013 View Post

I keep hearing people mention Adrian and his team for hair and make up. Who is that and does he have a website or something so that I can find out pricing?


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MakeUp by Adrian and Hair By Christian from www.StylingTrioRivieraMaya.com :


These are a few photos taken by guests on our wedding day, again I still don't have my professional photos and will post a full review then.


My sister/MOH wanted loose curls ala Lauren Conrad style and this is what Christian did, exactly as she wanted as she normally has dead straight hair. Adrian did her makeup and she loved it, lasted all day :





From the back :

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My mum's hair and makeup :




Bride's hair and makeup :














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As Brenners said, I think this could all be easily be booked with your w/c ahead of time, I however waited until I got there. I planned to book my mani/pedi the morning of the wedding but my w/c recommended doing it the evening before, which worked out well for me and the morning of the wedding more relaxed. We booked our couples massage when we got there also as we didn't know our schedule for excursions and stuff, so booked a late afternoon right on the beach. And for the hair and makeup for the TTD day, that was also booked when I got there. But if you know what days and times you want for everything I would go ahead and schedule that with your w/c now. I will add though that the salon never seemed too busy and always appeared to have staff waiting and ready so if you decide to change your days I don't think it would be an issue.

Originally Posted by holls213 View Post

Avens did you book your hair and make up at the spa in advance or when you got to the resort??


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We actually bought our maraca's with us rather than buy down there. I wanted the large ones and I heard they were $3 each down there, and I was able to get them here for $1 each. Plus I had made tags for each one so I was able to attach them here before we left. They were very light so didn't way down bags, but they did take up a bit of space. We had 6 of us on the same flight (including a 2 year old) and had one checked bag each and one carry on each that we had FILLED with the heaviest items, so between us all we only needed to check one extra bag.


We got large yellow ones to match our color theme and they had 'Mexico' written on them :



Originally Posted by kisekae View Post

Has anyone had experience getting flameless candles or maracas while in Mexico before the wedding? We've heard it's better than packing it all there, but I have no idea where to find such things, and don't want to get ripped off!!



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Wow Joanne, you and your wedding looked absolutely beautiful!! Can't wait to see the professional pics!! Thanks for all the advice and helpful info on hair/makeup and the maracas.  Where did you guys end up finding the large maracas for $1??

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We booked all of our appointments in advance, however one of them wasn't actually made with the spa (wedding day one!). Luckily they fit us in, and didn't even tell us until afterwards, so we didn't panic.


I don't have many photos yet, I'll post some better ones as they show up!  I can't seem to find a straight on picture anywhere!


Here's my hair.  My friend and bridesmaid made me the hair vine, it was so pretty.




My eyes are closed, but you can kind of see my make up. 


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Originally Posted by holls213 View Post

Avens did you book your hair and make up at the spa in advance or when you got to the resort??


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