Savannah, GA Area Team
Michelle Royal founded the first Royal Makeup & Hair team in Savannah, GA in 2014.
Prior to that, she worked as a model and a makeup & hair artist in New York City. She was also the events & training coordinator for Sephora in Times Square, NYC for many years, where she was extensively trained on a variety of makeup and hair-care brands and application techniques, including airbrush and special effects. Michelle also worked as a makeup artist for NARS Cosmetics and was honored to do makeup for actress, Molly Ringwald.
Michelle has taught makeup application and hair styling lessons for John Casablanca’s Modeling Centers and for hundreds of clients independently as well as through Sephora and NARS. Michelle has done hair & makeup for Bravo’s TV shows, as well as over 600 weddings, numerous photo shoots, runway shows, proms and other events. Her makeup artistry was featured on the cover of The Vow magazine as well as hair and makeup artistry featured throughout the pages of several issues of Savannah Weddings Magazine, Savannah Soiree and several wedding blogs and online publications. She has all the tools and skills to bring out your best features for your special occasion, photo shoot, or wedding.
She currently organizes bookings for our Savannah, DC, Austin & Hudson Valley branches and serves Washington, DC and the surrounding areas as a Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist. She will be moving to our Hudson Valley, NY branch in the Summer of 2023.
Julie has been a licensed cosmetologist since 1997. She began her career in Philadelphia and worked in several salons through the years in PA and NJ. Additionally during that time she did hair backstage for several stage productions. To keep things moving on a tight schedule, she learned methods for doing updos quickly and especially enjoys braided styles.
Julie joined the Savannah team shortly after moving to GA in 2015. She works regularly in a salon in Richmond Hill and does hair for weddings and special events whenever she can. Married for 25 years herself, she enjoys meeting brides along with their families and friends and hearing their stories. It is a wonderful feeling to help people look and feel their best for their most special moments!
Lauren Grant is a Professional Hair & Makeup Artist and licensed Esthetician. Specializing in beauty, airbrush makeup and skincare with over 10 years experience in the industry. In 2007 she successfully completed her associates in Esthetics, and began to work in several high end spas in the Savannah area. She has since completed countless hours in additional training with Babor, GM Collins, and Youngblood Cosmetics. Her passion for knowledge in this ever-changing beauty industry ensures that she stays informed with the latest technologies and ingredients in skincare, which she loves to share with clients.
Johanna is a licensed hair and makeup artist with a passion for the beauty industry. Her enthusiasm for special event styling and makeup began as a young girl. Always being recruited for parties, proms, dances, and weddings, she decided to follow her passion and go to cosmetology school where she pursued professional makeup and hair styling courses. Her husband is a soldier in the U.S. Army and the tendency to relocate has allowed her the opportunity to learn trends from all over the country. She has performed hair and makeup services in Washington state, California, Colorado, Florida, South Carolina and Georgia. In addition to her freelance work, she has worked as a stylist in an upscale salon and spa in the heart of South Carolina that opened doors into the world of pageantry. She is educated in a variety of professional hair and makeup lines and an expert in airbrush makeup application. She loves to learn and embraces every opportunity she can to expand her knowledge in this industry. Her passion and excitement for what she does shows in her work and in her exceptional customer service.
Sarah is a Florida native that relocated to Savannah with her family in 2016. She started in the beauty industry in 2006, working in Esthetics. She quickly found a passion for making people feel beautiful. Deciding to further her education, she attended the Aveda Institute in 2009 to gain her Master Cosmetologist license. While working at a Miami Beach resort, she became familiar with an international clientele. Her expertise is in various hair styling techniques and she loves working with destination brides. Sarah is very excited to bring her skills to Savannah and looking forward to always learning new ones.
Chrissy has been a licensed Esthetician since 2003. Her passion for the beauty industry started as a young child as her mother owned and operated makeup schools for 20 years. Chrissy shared her expertise as an instructor for several years and now specializes in event makeup, airbrush, and camouflage artistry. She has a work background as an artist for MAC, Bobbi Brown, Jane Iredale and more. Being a native to sunny Florida, she really knows how to work with our hot humid weather and can guarantee the most beautiful hair and makeup even on the hottest days. Chrissy travels several times a year all over the country to further her education and make sure she is always on top of her game.
Emily is a Makeup Artist from the heart of Kentucky who relocated to Savannah in 2017. She discovered her true passion of makeup artistry while studying Studio Art at the University of Louisville and has made her dream into a reality. Emily has worked as a professional makeup artist for multiple companies including MAC, Lancôme, and Smashbox. She is a well-rounded artist with experience in numerous weddings, TV productions, fashion shows, and editorial shoots while always staying up to date on the latest products and techniques. Her specialty in beauty makeup helps every woman feel confident by accentuating all their best features. Whether it’s a wedding, on set for a shoot, or a special event Emily is excited to be a part of it.
Crystal is a California native with a passion for makeup artistry. Despite being forbidden to wear makeup as a teen, Crystal rebelliously played in friends makeup every chance she got. After college, she began doing freelance work assisting other professional makeup artists, working bridal parties and other special events. In addition to freelancing, Crystal worked as a makeup artist in a salon setting, building her desire to work in the wedding industry. Crystal is always looking for opportunities to perfect her craft in makeup artistry and hair styling by taking classes and learning from other artists.
Melissa has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years and is a licensed esthetician in both Georgia and Colorado. She spent most of her early makeup career in California where she grew up. In between working on countless weddings there, she also had the opportunity to work under Melanie Mills for LA Fashion Week and work as a special effects makeup artist for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. After moving to Colorado she continued to do both bridal and horror makeup for various companies. Now we welcome her to the beautiful state of Georgia! Melissa moved here in March 2020 and is currently doing bridal makeup, special effects and a variety of other makeup projects.
Rebekah was born and raised in the Savannah, Georgia area. Her love for hairstyling began at a very young age, practicing on her sisters, mother, and self. She studied in Cosmetology and has lots of hands on training in the hair industry. As she grew older, she did wedding and event hair for several friends and family members and fell in love with the wedding industry. She has experience working in the salon as a hairstylist, and she continues her education by dedicating time to learn from other artists. She is always excited and eager to learn new things about her craft. She loves experimenting with braided styles and updos. Her passion is to make others look and feel beautiful and special.
native of the Lowcountry, born and raised. Her
passion for hair started at a young age that
developed into a career in the pageant world.
From there she attended & completed
cosmetology school in Savannah in 2004. She
continues to develop her skills through training
and workshops with top industry professionals.
Danielle has done hair and make up for film,
pageantry, proms, photo shoots and her favorite,
weddings. Danielle has a passion for bridal
styling and braided looks quickly became one of
her favorites. She loves creating unique, one-of-a-kind looks as well as staying on top of the latest
She entered the beauty industry because she was unhappy with her own wedding make-up. Every time she sees her wedding photos, she cringes at the cakey make-up and clown-like colors on her beautiful face. She wants to ensure that each of her clients will look and feel beautiful on their wedding day!
Nabia prides herself on taking the time to get to know each client, study their face and see how she can enhance their best features. She also enjoys pampering her clients with some of the best products available so that each client feels their best!
Kym was born and raised in Jamaica and moved to the United States 8 years ago in pursuit of “ the American dream! ” She is a mom and a military spouse. Her favorite things about doing makeup are meeting new faces and having meaningful conversations. She loves to get to know each of her clients. She is a try-anything-once type of person, in beauty and in life.
She became a certified makeup artist in 2020 and has plans to start hair training in 2022. She has worked for photographers and bridal clients and looks forward to all that the future holds.