Sitting Pretty Beauty was founded by two of the top hair and makeup artists in the Palm Springs area. Clarise and Lana have compiled a team of talented beauty professionals who can help you achieve your dream look for any wedding, photoshoot, event, or just a night out on the town. Along with traveling to your event location, they also offer their Sitting Pretty Beauty salon in the city of La Quinta.
Peace of mind, inner and outer radiance and the feeling of looking beautiful is what Sitting Pretty Beauty delivers and what every woman deserves.
Hello Beautiful! We're so excited you found us! You've come to the right place to find your ultimate beauty look. Whatever hair and makeup goals you desire, our hand-selected team of specialists can create it. We have a passion for bringing out the beauty in everyone in a fun and relaxing environment.
Let us take the stress out of your special day as we bring your dream to life.
We love what we do and can't wait to be your glam team!
Clarise and Lana
P.S. For more information about the services we offer feel free to browse around our site or click on one of the links to the left.
Owner/Lead Hair Artist
7 Years ago, my sister was marrying the love of her life. She wanted me to style her hair for her wedding day. I was so honored, but a little nervous. I am a perfectionist, and she would be my very first bride! Honestly, it scared the sh** out of me.
When I finished her hair, she put her dress on, and her whole look came together beautifully. At that moment I felt warm and tingly inside, and no, it wasn't only because of the many glasses of champagne I had before the wedding. *wink*
That was the very beginning of my career as a bridal hair artist. Ever since that day, I strive to give every bride that walks into my life the same care and perfection on their wedding day that I gave my sister.
Co-Owner/Lead Makeup Artist
I’ve had a passion for makeup for as long as I can remember.
I’ve been a Makeup Artist for about 8 years now, worked freelance for several years before working at Sephora for 3 years.
I love making people feel beautiful in their own skin. I never want to cover up their face with makeup but enhance their beauty with makeup.
I’ve been married for 10 years to my best friend.
We love to travel the world.
I’m a huge Foodie.
My obsession is Coffee.
I feel so Blessed to be able to do what I love as a career!
Where are you located?
We are located 30 minutes east of Palm Springs, California and just 10 minutes west of the Coachella Arts & Music Festival grounds.
Do you travel to the venue or location of our 'getting ready' location?
Yes, we travel with no additional charge within the Coachella Valley boundaries. We do require a travel fee of $50/hr anywhere outside of the area.
***We are so delighted to say that we are waiving our travel fee outside of the Coachella Valley to all our 2020 brides.
Hair and Makeup Trials Mandatory?
Hair and makeup trials are not mandatory; however, highly recommended and extremely important for these reasons:
*Allows you to see if the inspirational picture that you love so much looks just as good on your skin or with your hair type.
*Gives us time with you to understand your makeup desires and hair dreams.
*It gives you extra time to get any hairpieces, hair extensions, or that perfect lip color that we may recommend during the trial.
* Stress-free time with us on your actual wedding day rather than answering multiple questions about your desired look.
*Takes away the possible uneasy feeling of "Is it going to look good?"
*Lastly, on your wedding day we will be on a tight schedule to ensure you are ready in time, which does not allow extra time for last-minute changes.
What makeup & hair styling products do you carry?
Some of the brands that we carry are M.A.C. , Makeup Forever, Urban Decay, Tarte, Laura Mercier, Estee Lauder, KMS, Goldwell, and Olaplex.
Do you provide airbrush makeup options?
Due to our dry weather conditions here in the desert we do not offer airbrush makeup. We have mastered the art of layering foundation so that it is long lasting through any event.
When should I book my wedding?
We always say, "sooner the better". We suggest within 6-8 months prior to your wedding day.
How do I book?
You have decided that we are the team for you! The next step will be to complete our service agreement and send the retainer of $200 to hold your wedding date. Once both the agreement and retainer is received then your date will be secured.
Where is the trial run located?
All trial runs are located at our salon 'Sitting Pretty Beauty Lounge' at 78401 hwy 111 La Quinta, Ca. Suite E. We are located upstairs directly above 'The La Quinta Baking Company' restaurant.
How long is the trial run?
We ask that you allow 2-2.5 hours with us for your trial with an option of one or two looks. More information may be found in our 'Trial Run Preparations' section below
How long will hair & makeup take on the wedding day?
We are very particular about the length of time for our brides. We will never schedule beyond a 4 hour day. Once we receive the number of services and time needed for completion we will work closely with you to create a personalized timeline. We have found that every bride's style is different and therefore our approach in timing may change as well.
How many girls can you accomodate for wedding day services?
We have a fantastic like-minded team of stylists and makeup artists that allows us to accommodate up to a party of 15. There are no additional fees for extra makeup or hair stylists.
I am on a tight budget are your prices negotiable?
Our prices are non negotiable. We are a full team of highly trained and certified professional stylists and artists with years of experience. Our pricing is within the industry standards and also please keep in mind of the amount of money a beauty professional spends on updating techniques and keeping up with the current trends plus the fact that we use professional quality tools and products.
What is your cancelation policy?
Any canceled wedding service 2 months prior to the wedding date will not incur any fees or payments; however, you will not receive a refund for the retainer. Any cancellation of services 30 days prior to the wedding day will result in a 50% charge. Cancellations after the 14 day ( paid in full) period will result in the forfeiture of all payments.
Trial Run Preparation
Trials are where we meet for the first time and go over styles and looks you've chosen and put them to the test.
Come with Pinterest in hand! Having photos that inspire you which will also compliment what you envision for your wedding day is so helpful and opens up communication for both ourselves and you, the bride.
Come Fresh & Ready
We ask that our brides come with clean, dry hair (no product) that has not been smoothed with a flat iron. It can cause it to make difficult for some styles including upstyles.
Come with a clean fresh face with light moisturizer. Please do not use a heavy face moisturizer as that may cause a barrier and not allow best results.
Super Important! Please provide a list or mention any product allergies you may have. Many hair & makeup products do contain ingredients that may be a concern to someone who is sensitive. ie: nut allergies, perfumes
Come wearing a shirt with the same color as your wedding dress. It will make a difference we promise! If you have a low back wedding dress then come in wearing a low back shirt or simple dress that may be similar so you can get a real sense of the look.
We love, love, love hair accessories! Please be sure to bring with you on the day of your trial.
More the merrier! Definitely bring at least one super fun friend/family to enjoy this time with you. We have plenty of room and of course some yummy beverages.