Just wanted to chime in here...we just got married last month and I booked the Makeup Pros. Yes, prices are very similar to DC or NY bridal hair/makeup, but it was SO worth it. I can't even begin to describe how beautiful I felt and how great it was to have these guys help us get ready. It was like chatting with an old friend who happened to do the best makeup EVER. Friends and family were so complimentary - I mean, I guess it's to be expected, I was the bride and all, but they were gushing.
I communicated over email with Fernando to set things up, which was pretty simple. He wasn't available for my wedding, so he offered his partner, Julius, for makeup and then Cesar for hair. At first, I was a little nervous since all the reviews I could dig up were for Fernando, so I was wondering where they were hiding this Julius character. Turns out, he also does photo shoots and travels all over the place for MAC so isn't always in town. So yeah, I totally lucked out because he is incredibly talented! I explained that I wanted a shimmery brown/golden eye and whatever else he thought best flattered my features and coloring and he definitely delivered.
As for hair, I knew I wanted it up (would definitely recommend that in Tulum due to the wind!) so showed a few pics to Cesar on the day of. He and I had the same favorite look (updo with a braid wrapped around it), so he quickly got to work. I brought extensions to help give my fine, medium length hair enough oomph for the updo. He painstakingly put in all 7 of those bad boys and blended them seamlessly. I still have a big smile on my face thinking of my hair that day - for once in my life, could have been in a Pantene commercial or something.
I skipped trial to save on time and cost, and it was totally fine - these guys are pros. They arrived right on time, were so nice, and very talented.
Here are some pics from our wedding that show the hair and makeup team in action!