In my initial search I looked up all of the names mentioned below. And they all seemed great and have great reviews from people on this site. I don't need my hair done as I have natural hair (sisterlocks) so the prices that most listed would be adjusted for Hair only. But after much research I went with Norma Perez (she's on Facebook) with tons of pictures..... and this is what sold me as she worked with so many beautiful skin colors and tons.... However; if I didn't have pictures to go off of it would have been hard to pick between her and Sara. Sara is the sister of Sol Tamargo of the infamous Del Sol and just relocated back to the area so you may not find many pictures.. But if she is like her sister her work will be incredible.
Me too, Jamie -- I've been researching this myself. I originally wanted to use MP's salon because I thought the resort credit could apply towards that. Now, I've found out that we can't use our credit towards wedding salon services. These are some good things I've read in reviews on here about the MP salon (below).
I'm also considering hiring someone outside the resort -- was looking at Sara Tamargo who uses MAC, but she doesn't have many pics up on her site (saratamargo.com). Also, I asked for prices from Melissa from MVP, who seems like she'd be GREAT, I'm just not sure if I can rearrange our budget to book her. (If you want her prices, PM me.) Also heard good things about someone named Adrian who uses MAC (but don't have any further info unfortunately) and someone named Fernando Fuentes whom I haven't researched yet.
I hope some of this helps. I'm curious to also know what you find out. Would you be willing to share some of your findings with me?
I absolutely loved Doris. From the trial to the day of, she impressed me with her work. She was very sweet and nice. I brought in pictures as examples and she knew exactly what I wanted. I was a little nervous for makeup since I didnâ€™t have a trial but for the first time ever, I didnâ€™t look like a drag queen. I brought my own makeup and lashes and she used a mix of mines and hers and it was perfect. The heat did mess with the lashes because by the end of the night, they were coming off. But my makeup stayed on really well and I was really impressed and felt really beautiful the day of my wedding.
SALON A++: I got my hair done at the Nizuc salon by Maria. They wouldnâ€™t let me choose who would do my hair, but I was very happy with Maria. I have a lot of hair, so my appointment took about 2 hours and 15 minutes! I am very happy I scheduled for an hour earlier than they had recommended! She did an amazing job. I brought several pictures, and she did almost exactly what I wanted. She did try to put in a bump at the crown (which I did not want and was not pictured) and was pinning the curls in front in such a way that it almost looked like a halo, but once we fixed that, it truly was perfect! My only complaint would be that it didnâ€™t hold up very well. Curls were falling out before I even go to the ceremony, so Iâ€™d say bring lots of hairspray and extra bobby pins for touch ups.
Our wedding was scheduled to start at 3:00 so I booked my hair and makeup for 11:30. My appointment was booked with Alberto, and he did a fabulous job. He did my hair exactly like the pictures I provided and was able to cover up my peeling forehead with a great makeup job.