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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Vendor Spotlight: Suzanne Clayton Makeup Artist


Makeup By Suzanne Clayton            Florals by Megan Connors Floral & Styling         Photography by:  Danielle Evans Photography


We’re so thrilled to introduce you to talented makeup artist, Suzanne Clayton. After 18 years in the profession, she now works alongside her daughter Caitlyn, and both are licensed estheticians who graduated from Tennessee School of Beauty and specialize in wedding day beauty. 

While Suzanne’s career spans all sorts of makeup needs, from working with HGTV personalities and creating unique looks for productions of all sorts, when it comes to wedding makeup, it’s all about enhancing the bride’s natural beauty.

She loves creating beautiful looks for brides, and counts it a career highlight every time the finished face is revealed. 

“The moment when they see themselves for the first time is such an incredible feeling. Even when they cry and I have to fix it!” 

Another highlight for Suzanne is the relationships built through working in the wedding industry. “I’ve had the pleasure of making many friends from my clients,” she says, “and been able to see them go on life's journey and start families of their own. I've also been fortunate to have worked  in the production field and have gotten to collaborate with some celebrities on various projects.”  


Suzanne says that she always knew she would find herself in a creative career. 

“I love to paint and draw so makeup came naturally. Being a freelance makeup artist allowed me to be my own boss and make my own schedule so I could devote most of my time to my children.”

How fitting that she’s now able to spend extra time with family, now that her daughter has joined the Suzanne Clayton MUA team!

For summer 2017, brides can now add eyelash extensions to their bridal look - it’s a new service from Suzanne, and we’re sure it’s bound to be very popular. There’s also some real exciting plans in the works - they’re working towards opening a new Treatment Room and Beauty Parlor in Historic Downtown Clinton. This will feature a full range of Skincare treatments and hair services as well as makeup and lash extensions.  Look for #lovehoneyandcompany soon!  

As for advice for brides-to-be, Suzanne’s number one recommendation when looking for a wedding makeup artist is to find a licensed professional. After years of experience, she can confidently say that anything less than a fully licensed makeup artists is unacceptable. She also encourages couples to hire a fantastic photographer and videographer. At the end of the day, it’s what you’ll have to reflect on forever. 

Lastly, we just had to ask Suzanne what she loves about living and working in Tennessee - here’s what she had to say…
“The wedding venues here are incredibly gorgeous! I'm a true Tennessee girl and couldn't imagine living anywhere else.” 

We’re so proud to call Suzanne Clayton MUA a Bride Link Preferred Professional! To learn more about Suzanne, and to contact her about working their magic at your wedding, you can view her vendor listing here.



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