THE CENTRAL AUSTIN BOUTIQUE IS A CREATION FROM RHEA MCCARTER MAKEUP ARTISTRY ; AN AWARD WINNING AIRBRUSH MAKEUP ARTIST SPECIALIZING IN WEDDING, EVENT AND EDITORIAL MAKEUP.
At Adore, we specialize in hair cut/color, brows, lash extensions, wedding makeup & hair, makeup lessons, makeup classes photoshoots and special occasion makeup with Rhea and her team.
The retail boutique offers Glo Minerals, The Balm, Japonesque brushes, The Makeup Eraser, MILK, Redken, Kenra and Moroccan Oil ; just to name a few.
To find the perfect match for you, we recommend booking an appointment with the owner Rhea to ensure your time and attention, but walk-ins are always welcome!
Rhea McCarter, an award-winning artist, launched her makeup/hair team in 2012. Along with Rhea, the Adore artists have acquired awards from Wedding Wire, Bride's Choice 2013, Couples Choice 2014, Bride's Choice 2014, The Knot Best of 2013, The Knot Best of 2015, and features in The Knot Magazine, Style Me Pretty; along with national/international weddings.
Bridal Packages are available and custom created for each wedding. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote! Pricing includes airbrush foundation and lashes for on-location.
Your custom package can include: hair and makeup for an engagement session, bridal trial, bridal portrait, boudoir, wedding party, house party/attendants. We are able to travel to your location or offer a beautiful boutique at Adore Makeup Boutique and Salon located in central Austin.
We can accommodate intimate to large wedding parties.
To save your wedding date; we require a signed contract and 50% deposit.
Reserving or booking an appointment:
To book a bridal trial, engagement session or consultation; please call Adore at 512-524-0208 or email us at email@example.com.
Classes and Cocktails are held monthly! The focus is on one Makeup Bar look (menu below). You can book private makeup classes as well with your date/time of choice! For more info: Rhea@adoremakeupsalon.com.
What are they: A super fun girls night! Playing, learning and creating with makeup. We also provide cocktails, cheese and chocolate. Rhea demonstrates on a model, and then she and her artists will create looks on everyone...includes a face demonstration chart and 10% off product!
When are they: Once a month, or by private party booking.
How much are they: $50, toward the service or product
What products do you carry: Glo Minerals, The Balm, Salt and Light Naturals, Jordanlovesjamesjewelry, MILK, Pureology.
Welcome! Thank you for choosing Adore.
If you have any questions or need assistance booking your appointment, please call us at
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1709 W. Koenig
Austin, TX 78756
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"I went with a friend, it was the first I heard of this place. Just wonderful. The make-up bar is such a great idea. What a good thing to do for yourself or with some girlfriends. The staff is all very kind and cheerful. I could not have asked for a nicer afternoon of pampering."
Kristen C 02/13
"Very rarely do I see all 5-star reviews and believe each and every one of them (I mean, there's got to be SOMEthing SOMEone didn't like, right?)... But Adore deserves every single one! I would recommend Adore to anyone for any of their make-up, hair or lash needs. Not only are they professional and extremely skilled, but they go above and beyond to create the perfect client experience! And they succeed with flying colors!"
Courtney B. 03/13
"I had Chancy Cone do my daughters hair and makeup for prom. She is AWESOME! I couldn't have asked for better service. We weren't really sure how we wanted the hair to be styled. Chancy took her time and talked to us about what we liked. Then took into account the style of the dress and nailed it! My daughters hair and makeup looked beautiful. It was perfect!"
Envy R. 05/13
"I recently treated myself for my birthday to a makeup lesson by Rhea. I was referred by a friend, contacted her via email and set something up. I wanted to learn some new techniques, get some product recommendations and just feel a little better about myself. She was very helpful, walked me through the application process, and suggested some products to splurge on vs. some I could save on. They do sell a few makeup lines, there, and I bought 2 things, but she was not pushy with her products AS ALL. Overall I feel like a got a great value for my money."
"When you're as ancient as I am, things start happening to you that you just don't understand. One of those things is that you lose your hair in really important places and then it pops up in totally unwanted places. I don't know how or why that happens, but thankfully I DO know what you can do about it:: If you're willing to take an hour or so out of your busy schedule to put yourself in the hands of Keli Wood, she can give you eyelashes to make Zooey Deschanel jealous."
Persona L. 11/12
"Mandy Granado has been making my hair awesome for a little over a year now. She's so incredible at what she does! When I've asked her to warm up my color with low-lights it turned out so great and natural, just what I was looking for. Then when I told her I was ready to get back to a brighter blonde, she did that wonderfully too! I always get compliments on my hair color, thanks to Mandy. She's always able to get me in with my crazy schedule and she truly listens to what I want out of my color. I love her new location at Adore, it's in such a convenient area of Austin and it's the perfect size salon with just the right amount of charm. She has her own make-up line too which it top quality and natural."
Emily S. 11/12
"Had a makeup lesson with Rhea. It felt more like hanging out with a great college friend who has the most practical and professional makeup advice I've ever gotten. She went through my makeup and helped me make good decisions about how to use my cuurent products. She also made suggestions about how to augment, but didn't push her own products. I did end up buying several products from her, though, because I Loved the looks she taught me and because all of her stuff worked great with my tempermental skin. So thankful I found her :)"
Alicia D., Abilene, Texas
"Rhea was AMAZING!!! She was always so quick to respond to my emails! She was extremely flexible and so easy to work with. She drove over 2 hours to my hotel and even showed up early!! Rhea was so much fun to be around and all of my girls looked gorgeous!!! She made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day!! Rhea is super sweet and personable and I would definitely recommend her to anyone!!"
"Rhea is just awesome!! She did my makeup for our engagement pictures, bridals and wedding. On our wedding day we probably had 15 different girls have their makeup done and they all looked great! She is definitely an artist and will make you feel gorgeous when she's done with your service. Will recommend her to anyone!"
"Can't Top Rhea! I wish I could give more than 5 stars to Rhea! She has GOT to be the best makeup artist ever. She did my engagement photos, Bridals and wedding day. On top of doing a phenomenal job, she has the SWEETEST personality. She makes your makeup look very natural but still pop! It’s a shame she lives all the way up in Austin and me in Houston because I would certainly use her for all big occasions. I just loved Rhea and will dearly miss getting to see her!"
"I'm so glad I found these guys! They really are a one-stop shop! A++"
A.S. from Yelp
"This cute little gem is an absolute diamond in the rough!! Alex, the brow specialist/stylist, is AH-MAY-ZING!! I had been doing my own brows for years, 'cause one botched job left me with short little nubs for eyebrows. So on a whim, I decided to let my brows grow completely out for over a month to start over. I needed someone good and skilled to tame my little forehead caterpillars. I was gonna leave this a professional. Alex is a heaven-send. She took her time with me and really took care of me. Brows are important, they frame the face. Being a makeup junkie, brows are incredibly important. Alex really knows her stuff! She's worth every penny!"
Katie D. 07/12
"Where do I start! From the first email Rhea was kind and helpful. In all of my pics I felt so wonderful! Everyone that sees my pics love love the makeup. Her and her staff do the best work in Austin and are awesome to work with! THANK YOU SO MUCH LADIES!"
Elizabeth Hoeken 2/19/12
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