OUR STORY

Michele Renee The Studio specializes in airbrush makeup application and hair styles. Based in Tampa, FL, they serve a global client base for weddings, boudoir, corporate, film, television, social events, photo shoots, and more!

Our story starts with an ambitious 7-year-old by the name of Michele Renee, who got her hands on some beauty supplies, and started to use her younger brother as an art canvas. While the first painting was a no masterpiece, Michele took that passion, creativity, and drive, and blossomed into an award-winning makeup artist. Some of the people she was worked with in the past include Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls), Jill Zarin (The Real Housewives), Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, The Teenage Witch), and many, many more!

Perfection is a word that we don't take lightly at Michele Renee The Studio. And simply put, your wedding day should be perfect! We pride ourselves on quality! It's really the one thing our brides tell us we exceed in time and time again. To achieve this, we ONLY hire other award winning artists and ONLY use top quality products! 

Thoroughly trained in a cornucopia of hair and makeup fields, our team of expert artists and their years of experience place them alongside other world class on-locations hair and makeup services. 

Take our years of knowledge and combine it with a fantastic team of artists who wish to create a fantastical wedding day experience, and you get Michele Renee The Studio. - Give us a call, we'd love to chat, answer questions, or even help you pick your wardrobe!
 


OUR TEAM

Michele Renee Zerda, Founder & CEO

Michele Renee Zerda, Founder & CEO

 According to her Mother, Michele Renee has been doing hair and makeup since she was 7. Her first model was her reluctant younger brother dressed in drag. She proudly took him around the neighborhood introducing him as her cousin from out of town.

Since then, her make overs have been more successful and her clients less reluctant. She has worked with the late Rue McClanahan, Jill Zarin, Caroline Rhea and even once applied makeup to Coach Gruden for Corona. Although Michele feels it is an awesome feeling to work with famous people, see your work on billboards, and television; she is most grateful to God for her gifts and especially grateful for the amazing and dedicated stylists of Michele Renee The Studio.

Tiffany Williams, Operations Director

Tiffany Williams, Operations Director

Not only is Tiffany the Lead Director of all Michele Renee The Studio operations but she is also a talented artist. So, you will see her both behind the scene and in the scene. She has 7 years’ experience in the wedding industry and as a former wedding planner she has a unique perspective. Tiffany enjoys the duality of not only planning the logistics of booking new brides, corresponding with current brides, creating and revising timelines and confirming all the little details but also loves the actual creativity of bringing a bride’s vision to life through hair and makeup artistry.

Darlene Villalobos,    Level 3 Artist

Darlene Villalobos,    Level 3 Artist

Darlene "Verlin" Villalobos has been with Michele Renee The Studio for 5 years. In 2011 Darlene graduated from Paul Mitchell The School here in Tampa, Florida. At Michele Renee The Studio, she has won "Best Artist" an unprecedented 2 years in a row (2013 and 2014). As a level 3 artist Darlene loves creating elaborate and unique up dos. Growing up in Georgia she never really wore makeup, or did her hair, until one day in her teens she caught the beauty bug. Today, she can't wait to wake up and apply her makeup and do her hair. Darlene had a true passion for weddings and looks forward to creating a unique look for each and every one of her brides!

Lauren Giarratano,   Level 3 Artist

Lauren Giarratano,   Level 3 Artist

A Graduate of The David Pressley School of Cosmetology in Royal Oak, Michigan, Lauren has been working in the beauty industry for 11 years.