Since I just got back from my wedding, I wanted to share my own review of Styling Trio Riviera Maya (STRM)! From the moment I started corresponding with Adrian of STRM via e-mail, I knew I wanted to work with him! He was so friendly and willing work within my budget. I looked at various photos on his website as well as his Facebook page and his brides just looked so happy and flawless. I struggled at first because I didn't want to spend a lot of money on hair and makeup but my friends convinced me that it was an important investment and they were right! Plus, Adrian and Yonatan (STRM's financial manager) really went above and beyond to try and make the costs as close as possible to my original budget. I really appreciated that! At first I was disappointed because Adrian wasn't available for my wedding. However, I trusted that his team was capable and I signed the contract with STRM anyway.
The day before my trial, Yonatan emailed me and let me know that Adrian was possibly available for my wedding. I was very happy but I couldn't email him back because our wifi was so spotty at the resort. Even without a timely response, Adrian and Yonatan proceeded with the new plan to have Adrian be there for my wedding day (as well as the trial)! The next day, Adrian and his team came to my resort in the pouring rain, navigating through flooded roads for my trial. They were really late but apologized profusely. Since my rehearsal was going to start in 20 minutes, they worked quickly to get me all set. At one point, with my eyes closed, I thought I felt 5 pairs of hands working on my face and hair but only 4 artists were around! It was amazing! While I was pleased with their work, I knew they could do better. Due to the tight timeline, I didn't have time to ask them to re-do my makeup, but I gave Adrian some feedback, which he accepted enthusiastically and we said goodbye for the night.
The day of my wedding came (the rains had stopped thankfully) and Adrian and his team were prompt and ready to go! We had about 5 hair/makeup artists (including Natasha, the hair stylist, who is awesome as well) in our suite working on a total of 12 ladies. Yonatan had created a schedule for us so that we could have my ladies rotating in and out of the suite in time for the wedding. Adrian and his team ended up being ahead of schedule! They were amazing and every one of my ladies seemed to have been pleased with the results. Adrian had really listened to the feedback from the trial and made adjustments accordingly. I was so happy with my wedding day hair and makeup! Considering I solely relied on photos online as well as a few great reviews on this forum, I felt so fortunate to have worked with STRM.
And let me tell you, that even in the gross humidity, with all my dancing and eating and sweating, my makeup and hair looked and stayed awesome. That airbrush makeup really is amazing. And I had asked Natasha to "shellack" my hair with hairspray (since my hair is thin and straight, it falls out of up-do's all the time) and it really held up and looked great all day long! My girlfriends were like "How come you don't look like you're melting like the rest of us?" The answer was Adrian. STRM always says "fabulous from beginning to end" and they were right! It was worth the outside vendor fees my resort charged me! I was so grateful to have an awesome team consisting of really nice people who worked tirelessly to make your special day truly special! I highly recommend STRM!