I’m excited to start a blogging series featuring amazing vendors that I have either worked with or vendors whose products or services I admire. For our first feature, I have the pleasure of featuring Toni of Toni Fuqua Makeup Artistry.
I learned about Toni when I collaborated with Perfect Planning Events on a styled shoot project for their mentoring program and I really loved the natural aesthetic makeup she did for the model and the lead planner. So when I needed my makeup done, I reached out to Toni. I have hired Toni’s services multiple times and every time she was on time, very professional and did such an amazing job I really didn’t want to remove the make-up, lol! I highly recommend her services.
Read below to learn more about Toni Fuqua Makeup Artistry.
Tell us a little about you and your business
Toni Fuqua, owner, and curator of Toni Fuqua Makeup Artistry is a luminary creative that inspires women to face the beauty within! As a Bowie State graduate having majored in accounting her attention to detail highlights her ability to execute the vision of her clients. Elements of Toni’s alluring poise is channeled through her edgy and flat out raw sense of style. As a true fashion pioneer Toni knows how to raise the bar of beauty in high tops and high heels! For over 8 years she has worked with women and men of all facets in many industries. While currently serving the Baltimore Maryland area, Toni has had work featured in The Washington Post Magazine, United with Love, Aisle Society as well as Zola Unveiled. Ideal clients reflect roles as Senior Executives, CEO’s, Brand Manager’s, Luxury Event Planners, Editors, Photographers and of course Brides! Timeless brides that are charting a day of sophistication and elegance as well as chic brides looking to complement a stellar ceremony are some of Toni’s favorites to work with! When the blush and brushes are away Toni can be found enjoying her favorite food, BLUE CRABS, corn on the cob and an ice-cold Pepsi! She also enjoys reading the Bible and intimate devotional books that draw her closer to the voice of God. Preferred clients are not only in for an extraordinary experience but witness firsthand what it looks like to be a student of one’s craft and a servant to many. The details of your experience with TFMA are awaiting you!
Toni Fuqua Makeup Artistry brand promise is committed to speaking beauty fluently. Your experience will have you thinking about your next appointment. The mission is to create a radiant glow while evoking a natural and individual aesthetic for your special day. With dedication and insightfulness, Toni Fuqua Makeup Artistry guides, enhances and assists with all details to complement your look. Behind every beautiful client there is a talented and experienced makeup artist working hard to ensure you look great in every picture that is taken. TFMA wants the client to feel good, look good, and to be able to be the best representation of themselves. For your next special occasion or wedding, Toni Fuqua Makeup Artistry is a MUST!
Why did you start your business and tell us your company’s core values?
Before I started doing makeup, I used to be a model. I loved beauty and fashion but I was most comfortable behind the camera versus in front of the camera. I just didn’t know where to start. One day on set, I asked the makeup artist doing my makeup (who is NOW my mentor) how she started and after that the rest is history eight years later. I still bask in that pivotal conversation. One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever. – Linda Lam
TFMA Core Values
TRUST: TFMA can be count on to deliver wisdom and expertise in the world of makeup artistry
FLEXIBILITY: TFMA adapts to client’s vision with insight and helpful tips
MINDFULNESS: TFMA awareness of client’s emotions and appearance helps showcase the best representation of the client
ATTENTIVENESS: TFMA full attention highlights client’s vision from beginning to end the experience
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
What I love the most about what I do is the relationships and conversations that are built after the experience is over.
What should prospective couples know about your process and about working with you?
Prospective couples can learn about the TFMA Bridal process and working with me by visiting the website (www.tonifuqua.com).
What advantages does your business services offer to engaged couples who hire you?
Toni Fuqua Make Artistry has set out to be more than a modern beauty business. Our value is showcased in the ability to represent women as more than a muse for all beauty services. From beginning to the end the TFMA experience compliments an ideal vision determined by the client. The use of mood boards as well as collaboration with our preferred vendor list elevates our ability to capture your special moment. In addition to our superior visualization efforts, Toni Fuqua Make Up Artistry also offers dress assistance, a final lip refresh and a unique makeup touchup kit just for you!
What advice would you give engaged couples currently planning their wedding? (Share 2 – 3 tips)
Tip #1: Schedule your bridal consultation on the same day as your Bridal Shower or pre-wedding event to get the wear of your makeup. We don’t want that beautiful look to go to waste!
Tip #2: One to two months before your wedding, CUT OUT SALT, DIARY, SUGAR AND BREAD FROM YOUR DIET. YOUR SKIN WILL THANK YOU!
Any announcements you would like to share with engaged couples in search of your services?
Accepting Bridal and Special Occasion bookings. In addition, TFMA has a new service called Statement Styling. Beyond makeup, it’s a chic styling collaboration from head to toe. TFMA creates a versatile, timeless statement looks for the client. Let’s nail your look!