Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Justice
MG Hair and Makeup was born out of helping brides and all women celebrate their unique beauty and look the way they want to on one of the most important days of their lives. Growing up in a white, midwestern area, our founder, Megan Garmers, knows what is it like to be told your unique beauty is not beautiful according to white cultural standards. Her belief that everyone is beautiful and deserves to be celebrated is deeply ingrained in the fabric of who we are, what we do and why we do it.
We train our artists in all skin tones and skin types, all hair types and textures, and cultural and ethnic forms of beauty celebrated on a wedding day. We hire and train artists of all backgrounds and are committed to empowering women (and men) who choose the beauty industry as their passion and career and provide economic opportunities for those who might otherwise be overlooked.
We donate our time, resources and talent to many organizations working in various communities, especially in New York City, who are working tirelessly to help bring about social justice in the world. Covenant House works with young minority teenage mothers and provides housing, career skills, job placement, daycare and whole person education. The Bowery Mission (for women) works with women to assist them with basic needs like food, shelter, job placement, and whole person enrichment. You can read about other organizations we work with and donate to below.
We believe Black Lives Matter today and every day. We understand that we are part of a systemic racist culture and are committed to doing our part to dismantle it, provide equity and justice and celebrate the beauty of all people, especially those who have not been celebrated for hundreds of years.
Since 2002, MG Hair and Makeup has been the nation’s award-winning, premier on-site hair and makeup services. Makeup artists and hairstylists affiliated with MG Hair and Makeup always strive to be the best in the industry and provide consistently superior service for all they do — in-home blowouts to weddings to photo shoots and fashion runways.
Our stylists/artists have a wealth of knowledge and experience including TV shows, major motion pictures, magazine editorials and fashion shows. All are trained and tested to meet our high standards and will arrive at your door with all the tools and products necessary to achieve your personalized look.
Artists and stylists with MG Hair and Makeup do not restrict themselves to just one product line but use a wide variety of products to compliment the individual’s skin type and tone for whatever the occasion. Our goal is for others to be captivated by your radiant glow so that you look like you–only better.
MG Hair and Makeup’s work has been featured in various local and national tv, print and online publications: People Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The Knot’s National Magazine, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, Wedding Wire, Style Me Pretty, Love Stories TV, Carats & Cake, Real Simple, Zola, Loverly, New York Magazine, Ruffled Blog, PopSugar Weddings, White Magazine Australia, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Every Last Detail, Ruffled Blog, Love, Inc., Black Sheep Bride, Green Wedding Shoes, Aisle Society, Premier Bride, Equally Wed, 2Brides2Be, One Fine Day, Bridal Pulse, The Knot New Jersey, The Knot New York, The Knot Minnesota, The Knot Chicago, The Knot Texas, Bridal Guide Magazine, World Bride Magazine, Minnesota Bride, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, Bella Magazine, Ceci Style, Dose, Pure Wow, Byrdie, Sharp Heels, Gilt City, Bloom.com, Make-Up Artist Magazine as well as on Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, CNBC, David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding on the WE Network, TLC’s Randy to the Rescue and Curvy Brides, The Knot’s Dream Wedding as well as on the main stage and couture fashion shows of The Wedding Salon New York, The Weddings Event NYC, and the runways of New York Bridal Fashion Week since 2009 as well as the runways of London Bridal Fashion Week and Harrogate Bridal Fashion Week.
MG Hair and Makeup was inducted in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and also chosen as Editor’s Pick for The Knot since 2011 for The Knot’s Best of Weddings in New York, New Jersey, Hudson Valley, Long Island, DC/Maryland/Virginia, Chicago and the Twin Cities.
Since 2002, MG Hair and Makeup has also been creating the hair and makeup for the main stage and couture fashion shows of the five-time international award winning producers, The Wedding Guys®, who produce the Unveiled Wedding Event nationwide and also NYC Bridal Fashion Week’s TrendSpot Fashion Show. They have contributed to the multi-award winning Trend Weddings produced each year by The Wedding Guys®, as well as Love is a Cure, an annual breast cancer benefit with 100% of the proceeds benefiting breast cancer survivors and their families. They give back to the community through organizations like Covenant House, The Bowery Mission, Desai Foundation, Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine, and various local charities.
Megan Garmers, founder and director, was named as one of the “Top 100 Wedding Pros” by The Knot and was chosen as one of 25 wedding professionals to be The Knot Ambassador, an honor only given to the top of all wedding vendors across all categories. She is often quoted in beauty articles for The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Bridal Pulse and other various publications and collaborated with The Knot China as their Western Beauty Expert. Megan sits on the Make-Up Designory Advisory Committee and was the keynote speaker for The Knot at the multi-city tour of their National Night of Beauty. Her talents take her across the country teaching classes and speaking at the country’s top schools, cosmetic brands and industry events, such as the International Beauty Show, the International Makeup Artist Trade Show, The Makeup Show, London Bridal Fashion Week, Wedding MBA, The Knot Pro Education Events, The Love Union and many more.
Megan also teaches online business courses through The Bridal Masterclass as well as started The Bridal Masterclass Experience to help wedding pros from all categories (florists, photographers, videographers, planners, bridal retail salons, caterers, wedding venues, DJs, officiants and many others) to make big and small changes to their businesses resulting in sustainable growth for many years to come.