The Sunkissed & Made Up (@sunkissedandmadeup) team.
The Sunkissed & Made Up (@sunkissedandmadeup) team.

The team of six stylists led by Taylor deClercq at Sunkissed & Made Up (@sunkissedandmadeup) in Houston knows the power of a good before-and-after. Their bridal styles and makeup transformations range from classic and polished to trendy and tousled, making them sought-after by brides and bridesmaids.


Name: Taylor deClercq with the Sunkissed & Made Up team
Handle: @sunkissedandmadeup
Salon: Sunkissed & Made Up, Houston
Best known for: Bridal makeup and hairstyling, updos
Followers: 16.2k
Ages: Six artists ages 23-30

A popular tutorial from @sunkissedandmadeup.
A popular tutorial from @sunkissedandmadeup.

Favorite apps: Instagram, Layout, Snapseed

We follow: @emmachenartistry @aniamilczarczyk @heidimariegarrett

Pro tip: Our followers love before-and-afters and hair shots. We make sure to have a white or gray solid background to keep the feed looking polished. Hashtags are essential! Don't over-edit; we only alter the lighting, and I think that makes our photos stand out because they are real transformations.

Favorite products: Kenra 25, Big Sexy Hair Play Dirty, Cricket Silkomb, Make Up For Ever Hydrating Primer, Anastasia Brow Wiz, Natasha Denona Eyeshadow palette 5 #2

How social media changed our lives: Social media has done so much for us! It allows people from all over the world to find us and see our work. At least 75% of our new inquiries say they found us on Instagram. It also allows us to connect with so many other incredible artists and find inspiration through them!


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