WHO IS THE GAL BEHIND DECLAN AND MAE?
Meghan Lee is the founder of Declan + Mae. She considers herself an extroverted introvert and loves doing things for others. Aside from her love for animals, girl time, and family, her real love is beauty. Makeup was always a side hustle of hers but never really pursued it as a career until the last 8 years. She grew up where her parents wanted her to be a teacher, so even when she realized her love for the arts, she didn't think it was a feasible goal to do anything but that. After graduating college with a degree in business (not even teaching...go figure), she had no idea where she wanted to take that. Once she did some soul searching, she kept coming back to the idea of beauty. She loved it that much that she had to find a way to make it work. Friends suggested doing makeup but all she could do was weekend gigs because of her 9-to-5 job, so here's what she did. She began emailing TONS of photographers, venues, styling teams, and more just to see if it would get her foot in the door. She worked more on lifestyle projects in the beginning and she became friends with lots of them. But what she really wanted to do the most? Weddings. So she studied, went back to school, and now has hair and makeup added on as a licensed professional. She currently works mostly on weddings, but still does lifestyle shoots, boudoir photo shoots, and everything in between (even an underwater photo shoot!). She quit her day job July 2017 and has been doing this full time ever since. She says over and over again that she should have quit a LONG time ago, but is glad she finally did it, and it has been the best decision!!
WHAT WE DO?
We provide luxury hairstyling and makeup services for any event. We get to know you a little through email to find your perfect look for your special day. We offer trial runs for weddings -- but aren't required -- and offer suggestions on what will look best on you. Too many times, other artists are hired and all they know how to do is trendy makeup, but that does not look best on every face. We urge you to find someone who has the skills to make you look your best based on all your beautiful features. And we would absolutely LOVE to be your beauty consultant and artist for your special event. We do often bring in other local hair and makeup artist friends to help out with large parties.
WHERE DO we GO?
Meghan lives in East Nashville and services the middle Tennessee area. Most times she travels to you, but she does have an in-home studio if you prefer to come out that way. Travel fees are included with pricing but anything over 10 miles will have a travel fee of $0.62 per mile. Otherwise, we come to you at your venue, church, home, or even your mama's house!
Have any other questions not found here? Feel free to get in touch. we would love to chat and answer anything you're not sure about.