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Ai Love Hair was founded by a makeup artist who has more than 15 years experience in the beauty industry. Ai Sakai has done makeup for magazines, TV shows and CD Cover Shots. Additionally he does hair styling and has attends to more than 50 weddings per year. He also offers makeup classes to individuals. His business won the 2010, 2011 and 2013 Weddingwire Bride’s Choice Awards. Clients appreciate Ai’s passion for his work and friendliness to his clients.
We booked Ai to do hair and makeup this past Saturday for our wedding. I originally had a different MUA for the day of, but decided to go with someelse since I was uncomfortable with how my makeup looked for my engagement shoot. I'm glad I found Ai. On the day of, everyone looked beautiful! The makeup application looked lighter and more balanced, so everyone looked like themselves and not overdone. Hairstyles seems to be where they are the most skilled. Everyone's hair is so pretty! Management is pretty on-point. Details are ironed out on email via Ai's assistant. She's a bit strict but it's understandable. Ai herself, is very sweet and cool, which surprised me bc of how strict everything else is. Only con, is that for the day of they forgot that I wanted airbrush instead of hand application. They realized it was a mistake on their part and deducted the extra cost. I was still bummed bc I liked the airbrushing more.
Bridalgal is a New York makeup company that offers makeup and skincare services. Lilly Rivera, the founder is a celebrity makeup artist with more than 25 years of experience with beauty, cosmetics, skincare and the bridal industry. Lilly has gained great reputation and has worked with celebrity beauties such as Rachel Hunter, Lauren Bush, Ann Duong, Amanda Hearst and Patricia Duff. She brings in plenty of experience to work for the photography, commercial sector, filming and video industries.
Lilly is absolutely incredible to work with. My wedding was rescheduled from Miami to New York due to Hurricane and I had to relocate my Wedding to NYC in 4 days. Lilly and I met 2 days prior to the wedding and she instantly put me at ease and understood the look I was going for. Throughout our wedding day she stuck by my ( and my families) side and made me feel absolutely wonderful. Not only is she extremely talented but her easy going personality and sense of humor also is a delight to be around!!!!
Lilly and Petra were wonderful to work with! Not only are they incredible at what they do (I got so many compliments on my wedding makeup!), they are genuinely invested in making you feel beautiful and are just a genuine pleasure to work with. They go above and beyond to make your whole day go smoothly and I would highly recommend them! There's nobody else I would've rather spent the ridiculously early morning of my wedding with!
Face the Day, NY is a makeup company that attends to photo shoots, weddings, proms, bat mitzvahs, TV and film. Ellen B., the founder believes in a humble yet artistic approach to makeup and beauty. She is a member of the prestigious Makeup and Hairstylists Local 798 and has worked with celebrities across the country such as Kelsey Grammer, Gladys Knight, Taraji P. Henson, Lala Anthony, Joel and Victoria Osteen, John Legend, TI, Swizz Beats, and Lala Hathaway among others. She was also the senior makeup artists for Good Day NY for 7 years and works with numerous television and production teams such as CBS, Starz, Telemundo, CNN, MTV and Nickelodeon among others.
Ellen was wonderful. All the rave reviews I had read about her were spot on. I went to her for a trial, and I liked her right away. She did my makeup plus three bridesmaids. Each one of us looked great. But more importantly, Ellen was such a calming presence on a stressful day. Even when, after all was done and someone (my mother) suggested she should change something on my makeup--which required her to redo an entire area, she didn't blink. It was no big deal. Also, Ellen's prices are significantly lower than other makeup artists I researched. Don't let that fool you--she's just as good--if not better--than the expensive ones. I would definitely recommend Ellen.
Ellen and Najeebah are talented and professional women. They both made me look naturally gorgeous on my wedding day as well as the other women in the bridal party. I didn't want my make-up to look overwhelming, but still be dramatic enough for the camera. Ellen did a fantastic job at hitting that sweet spot. And my hair survived the day flawlessly! I got so many compliments! When you work with vendors on your wedding day, you want the process to go smoothly and have fun. These ladies were so upbeat and joyful which was a very relaxing way to start your morning on the day you are getting married. I would highly recommend working with Face The Day!
Lorin Cole is a New York-based makeup artist whose work has been published in Cosmopolitan, Italian Bazaar, Elle, Details, Vanity Fair, and French Elle among others. Lorin does makeup and hair styling for commercials, photo shoots, fashion shows, videos and weddings. She started off as a model and has great taste with makeup for all occasions. Lorin has produced a best-selling book titled “The Complete Book of Make-up” and is working on another titled “Saving Face”. Clients have appreciated Lorin’s passion and ability to bring out the beast features in everybody in a very subtle way.
I would like to start this review by simply thanking Lorin Cole for her wonderful makeup lesson that she had given me. As a new makeup artist I believe that keeping yourself current and educated is very important. Lorin Cole is someone that I have always admired, her work absolutely blows me away. Her eyebrow application is one of the best that I have ever seen. I have never seen anyone do eyebrows like Lorin, I have to say she makes you think out of the box when it comes to makeup. I recently completed a makeup course which makes me already have a base with applying makeup and understanding it as well but her techniques are different than any other makeup artist that I know of and that is what makes her unique. Lorin was very patient and even extended her time with me to make sure I understood her completely. The fact that I have a background in makeup already , I highly recommend Lorin Cole , she is very talented and creative not to mention she is a genuinely sweet person. Thank you again Lorin Cole.
It was a wonderful experience working with Lorin. She does her job beautiful. #booklorin
Nina Mua was founded in 2013 as a beauty school training hair and makeup professionals. Individuals can attend the school for three-week hair styling program, four-week makeup program and private makeup and hairstyling. Nina Mua is a teacher at the school and a most sought makeup artist. She works in collaboration with a team of five other makeup artists and hairstylists.
I had a wonderful experience at Nina's Makeup School. I learned so much from how to apply makeup using the right brushes, to creating different looks & moreee :) thanks Nina!
I love this classes and teachers!! It makes me feel pretty)))
Amanda Shackleton is a New York-based makeup specialist. She has worked on many weddings and numerous magazines such as Shape, Modern Bride, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Fitness, and Oprah. She has also worked on advertisements by brands such as Levi Strauss, Polaroid, Cannon, XOXO clothing, Lady Footlocker and Avon. Celebrities and personalities on her portfolio include Lindi Lauper, Martha Stewart, Pierce Brosnin, Javier Bardem, Sara Michelle Geller and Harrison Ford among others.
My wife and I booked an appointment with Amanda last minute when several other artists were unable to. We were highly thankful that it ended up being Amanda. She was personable, highly knowledgeable, and an expert in doing my wife's hair and makeup. She also did mine for an extra fee (much smaller in comparison), but I think her expertise is with women, though I was satisfied with how she did my hair and makeup (imo Korean artists understand how to take care of the guy's look) My wife looked absolutely stunning, and we would highly recommend anyone to go get their hair and makeup done by Amanda for their special day.