This isn't just hair and makeup.



    Dash Harris


    Dash has always loved to make her friends look beautiful. She has a BA in Italian from the University of Texas at Austin, and trained with MAC Cosmetics in Portland, Ore. As a native Austinite, she is passionate about supporting local business and culture, while encouraging innovation and growth.


    After honing her skills in Portland, Dash returned to the motherland, where she and Jen found one another. They quickly realized they were a dynamic duo, and thus Lavish Beauty was born.


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    Jen Dirlam

    Co- Founder

    Originally from Los Angeles California, Jen is professionally trained makeup artist and hair stylist. In 2008 she graduated from Elegance International School of Professional Makeup, located in Hollywood, California. After graduation she pursued a career as a Hollywood makeup artist, working on music videos, television, film, and award shows, including the American Music Awards, the Golden Globes, and the Academy Awards.

    She also worked for various cosmetic lines including, MAC, Bella Pierre, and Smash Box.

    Some of Jen's clients included, John Stamos, Sports Illustrated model Melissa Haro, Lance Bass, and American Idol Danny Gokey.

    Now located in Austin, Texas.

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  • behind-the-scenes


    "How do I sum up the magic that Dash brings to everything that she does? She is incredibly talented and she's someone you'll actually enjoy being with. Dash not only gets the aesthetic you're wanting and knows how to create just the right look, she makes the whole experience memorable. These were must-haves for me on my wedding day and I jumped at the chance to have her beautify me. She went above and beyond, helping me pick out just the right products and taking time to inform me of the perfect skincare tips and tricks. Her work is amazing and she'll know just how to make you comfortable as she highlights your lovely features and leaves you looking and feeling absolutely stunning."

    - Rachel J


    "Having never been much of a makeup gal, I was at a loss for what to do on my wedding day. When I met with Dash for my consultation, she immediately put me at ease. When I had no opinions, she had suggestions. When I knew what I wanted, she listened to the heart of what I was saying. She was there for me on the big day with a smile and a joke to get me through the jitters. She made me feel beautiful, confident and true to myself."

    -Colleen R


    "I just wanted to thank you again for the job you did on Saturday – Alan was so excited when he saw me….he said I looked like myself and then couldn’t stop saying how beautiful I looked J. The day was amazing – thank you for being a part of it.... Again – thank you for being so good at what you do!!"

    -- Amanda S


    "This girl is amazing. She not only beautifies you (with swift precision!!) but makes you feel safe and loved. She has a very calming voice. You feel like you did cleansing yoga after your makeup sesh. You feel like you have gotten a body massage."


    -- Hannah V


    Bridal Hair Trial: $75 (optional)

    Bridal Makeup Trial: $75 (optional)


    Bridal Day: $125 hair, $125 makeup

    Attendants: $95 hair, $95 makeup

    Moms: $85 hair, $85 makeup

    Travel fee: varies according to distance

    Extra artist fee (if applicable): $50/artist


    **all makeups include the complimentary option of airbrush foundation and lashes; airbrush foundation is waterproof, smudgeproof, flawless, 12-16 hour wear

    **your date is not officially booked until a signed contract and deposit are received


    Have a non-wedding project?
    For event, editorial, headshot, prom, etc. pricing, email us!






  • FAQ

    Do I really need a makeup artist/hair stylist? Can I even afford one?

    A worthy question, and the answer is YES! Professional makeup application ensures the wearability, longevity, and photo-readiness of your look from first-look photos to the final send-off. The Lavish Beauty team has mastered techniques specifically geared towards making your look cry-proof, dance-proof, and perfectly gorgeous in person and in photos.


    What do I need to do to book you?

    A signed contract and 25% deposit will reserve your date. The remainder is due in one payment on the wedding day, or you can pay your balance in advance of the wedding if you prefer. We happily accept cash, checks and Paypal.


    Can I have a trial run BEFORE booking?
    Absolutely! We love spending time with clients ahead of the wedding to get to know you, but please understand the date will not be reserved until a contract and deposit are in place.


    How far in advance should clients book your services?
    The sooner the better! 3-8 months in advance is typical, but if you're looking to book last minute, go ahead and contact us! You never know, we could still be available!


    Do you come to me?
    Yes! Travel fee varies by distance.


    What is your cancellation policy?
    There are no refunds given due to a cancellation after the contract and deposit are in place. We will always be as flexible as possible in the event of an unforeseen emergency. All policies are delineated in the contract.


    I have a multi-day event, do you offer me any discounts? 
    Please request a quote and give us some details in the comments so we can give you a customized quote.


    Can you stay on site for touch-ups? Can you come back and change my makeup or hair into a different style for the reception?
    We are happy to accommodate these special requests, and our hourly rate will take affect for these types of situations. Please request a quote and let us know more about your needs.


    I have a big wedding party and a short window of time to get ready. Can you accommodate us?
    If you have a tight timeline the day of your wedding, but a large wedding party, we are able to accommodate you! Additional artists can be added as necessary to meet your scheduling needs and will be charged as a flat fee in addition to the per-person styling fees.


    Is gratuity included automatically?
    Gratuities are left to the discretion of our clients and are not reflected in our pricing. However they are always greatly appreciated if you feel you have received excellent service.


    Do you provide any specialty services? (airbrushing, extensions, false eyelashes, etc)
    Airbrush and false lashes are a complimentary option for every makeup service. We are also happy to provide a la carte pricing upon request.


    Have more questions? Please reach out!

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