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Hidden Gems: Meet Mikayla Crane of White Carpet Bride and White Carpet Ready

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mikayla Crane.

Mikayla, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Growing up in a family of all girls, I never remember a time where I was not playing bride and getting into all kinds of lovely shades of blue eye shadow. In fact, I quite possibly had my entire wedding planned by the time I was 6. So naturally, I found my passion in the beauty and wedding industry.

Forming an elite beauty team in Kansas City has been one of the greatest experiences and rewards. At White Carpet Bride, our desire is to make every single human that we interact with feel the best they’ve ever felt about themselves: whether it’s their wedding day, a boudoir shoot, company head shots, family photos, runway, editorial and everything in between. After serving in the beauty industry for over 16 years, we saw a consistent need for beauty education. So many people have a personal stash of skin care and beauty products, but truly have no idea how to use them. We wanted to bridge that gap and thus, White Carpet Ready was born. Aiming to hold an engaged beauty’s hand all the way from prep to wedding day, we want to be a source of information, education and great recommendations. Our monthly subscription boxes are far more than just hand-selected, tried and true products we use on a daily and weekly basis on clients. It’s about educating the individual on how to USE those, and why they’re important!

The White Carpet house works with so many individuals, from all walks of life. It is our joy and passion to continue to perfect our craft so we can serve excellently.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Oh gosh, no. There are always bumps and roadblocks. But without hard times, how do you grow and improve? You learn problem solving and pivoting VERY fast in a market that gets more and more saturated with “YouTube experts” on the daily. There have been many individuals and companies that have replicated things we do or have done, but we take a 2-fold approach to this. 1- To borrow from Marie Forleo, Everything is Figuroutable. Literally everything. Sometimes it just takes a minute and a breathing moment (or twelve lol). A rising tide DOES lift all boats. So when we support others, even if they’re copy cat-ers, we all grow and push our craft forward. 2- Competition is actually a GREAT thing. It makes us better at who we are, what we do and how we do it. If you never have any competition or opposition, you become stalemate very quickly. We want to be wave MAKERS. Not wave-riders.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
White Carpet Bride
We serve individuals with luxury hair and makeup services. We specialize in bridal, but have extensive resumes in all other areas also. Serving excellently from initial inquiry to event day, our goal is clear and prompt communication, reliability in our team and superior skills. All our training is done outside the midwest and we spend extensive time with exclusive educators and opportunities to continually stretch and grow us.
I think the things we are most proud of is the way we serve with the longevity of a cohesive team. The beauty industry is known for constant turnover. While we are not exempt from life changes and things of that nature, we have maintained our elite staffing while consistently growing it also.
After all, YOU are luxury. Let us take care of the beauty details.

White Carpet Ready
Stands to educate and equip the engaged beauty, bridesmaid, sweet momma, and beyond on luxuriously caring for their entire person. We are not just another beauty subscription box. We have custom curated boxes filled intentionally with items we use regularly. And we want to give our subscribers the tools to know how to use it best. There are no fillers in this subscription. Just intentional, purposeful and powerful offerings aimed to care for the over all wellness and beauty of a person, with the held hand of a professional artist.

Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
SO many people!! My husband, Jeremiah: Because he is my everything.

My parents: Because their everyday life support is immeasurable.

Alyssa Beckmann: Because without her, I’d be a lost, hot mess (my ride or die in business and in life in general!)

Mary-Catherine Reinert: The design genius!

Meg Garmers of MG hair and makeup: For pushing the boundaries, believing in others and giving opportunities.

Kevin James Bennett: For all the education you never knew you needed.

My tribe: You know who you are and you mean the WORLD to me. You’re behind me, pushing me to take chances and that next leap of faith.

Pricing:

  • White Carpet Ready Box: $99/mo. Prices goes down for 3 and 6 month subscriptions.

Contact Info:

  • Email: info@whitecarpetbride.com | info@whitecarpetready.com
  • Website: www.whitecarpetbride.com | www.whitecarpetready.com
  • Instagram: @whitecarpetbride | @whitecarpetready
  • Facebook: @whitecarpetbride | @whitecarpetready
  • Youtube: White Carpet Ready


Image Credits

Emily Lynn Steele (Emily Lynn Photography)
Madera Studios

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