95 featured reviews
Member Since: 3/28/2008
Charlotte and Annemarie came to my hotel suite to do my hair and makeup for me, my bridesmaids and my mother. I chose to use Charlotte because she also did hair/makeup for 3 of my friends weddings, and I loved the work she did! I had a trial for my hair and makeup a month before my wedding. Charlotte is so sweet and very talented at what she does. I loved that she listened to what you wanted and did exactly that. The trial went so well, I had no doubt my hair and makeup was going to exceed my expectations on my wedding day. My wedding day came and she did just that! People were commenting all day, how much they loved my hair. I was thrilled with how my makeup came out. I wanted to go for a natural look, and it was perfect. I had never felt more beautiful in my life! Thank you Charlotte and Annemarie for making my day so special! You both did an amazing job!
Member Since: 11/14/2006
Let me preface this review by disclosing that my wife Stacy and I are both professional marketers/event planners. Stacy has executed hundreds of weddings. And yet regardless of one's occupation, planning your own event/wedding is SO OVERWHELMING!! So many details, options, prices, people to coordinate. Ah! Well let me make one aspect of planning easy for you -- if you are getting married in MA, CALL CHARLOTTE & TEAM!! I called and booked Cait the same day (after viewing her portfolio online which includes the very same hairstyle I wanted). They are so kind, patient, responsive, practical, talented. They don't require expensive trials or charge endless add-on fees for things like lashes or air brushing (and theirs is natural and long-lasting). On our exciting day-of, we just sat back and relaxed as Cait designed hair and/or makeup -- for us, my mother-of-the-brideZILLA and a bridesmaid -- just as we asked, easily incorporating hair pieces/makeup we had bought in advance. Any additional requests/tweaks through the process, she quickly incorporated. She really prioritized our visions, especially since she hadn't actually seen us in full makeup beforehand, we'd only chatted on the phone. There was no snobbery or "but you should do this." And when we were running a bit later than schedule, Charlotte who just happened to be in the area popped over with her extra chair and supplies to help Cait and get us back on track. She even coached Stacy through applying her makeup a bit differently on a daily basis.
Really, I can't say enough about about Charlotte and Cait! They made us all look and feel spectacular. I so strongly recommend them, and am just going to have to plan another event soon so we can hang again!
Member Since: 10/22/2013
Charlotte & Co. was recommended to me by my florist and I am so glad I went with them! Looking back, it was without a doubt one of the best decisions I made for my wedding! I was lucky enough to have, Gianna, one of Charlotte's makeup artists and she was absolutely amazing!! She was so sweet and great about getting to know what I liked and didn't like about different makeup styles.
I was worried about the price of the service at first, however, after doing my research, I realized that this was pretty much the going rate for bridal makeup everywhere. Looking back on my wedding day, it was worth every penny and I'm so happy that I put my faith in Charlotte & Co.
Ever since people have seen my wedding pictures on Facebook, people cannot stop asking me where I got my make up down. I always tell them about Gianna and Charlotte & Company and how great of a job they did. If I had to do it over again, I would 110% choose them and if I ever need my make up done again for a big event, I will definitely be contacting them again.
Thank you Gianna and Charlotte and Co. for beautifying me and my bridesmaids on my wedding day! I can't thank you enough!!
Member Since: 12/5/2012
A friend suggested I contact Charlotte when the makeup artist I originally booked backed out. Charlotte was not available on my date, but she knew of two artists that would be able to accommodate my large bridal party. She was my contact person throughout the process and she couldn't have been better-clear, responsive and reliable!
Robin came to my apartment in Boston for my makeup trial, and she did a fantastic job. She really listened to what I wanted and took her time until she knew I was completely happy with the look.
On the wedding day, Robin and Lacy came to my parents' house on Cape Cod. They arrived on time, ready to go and were a joy to work with! Everyone LOVED their makeup--so much so, that two bridesmaids who had originally opted out decided last minute to get their makeup done too! I highly recommend using Charlotte and her team for your wedding day makeup needs.
Member Since: 5/14/2012
Annemarie did my hair and makeup for my wedding day. She and Marissa also did my mother, mother-in-law, and five bridesmaids. Annemarie was fantastic! My mother and I did a trial with her prior and she made us feel most comfortable and exceeded our expectations then so we knew come wedding day that she would knock it out of the park and she did. I loved my hair and makeup as did all the girls. It was a treat that I wanted to give everyone and though it is pricey I think it was well worth it.
Both women made everyone comfortable and it was just the most perfect fun and relaxing wedding morning. I can't wait to see the pictures!
Member Since: 3/20/2013
Annmarie did my hair and makeup and she did a spectacular job!! We did a different hair style than what was done during the trial, and I was so thrilled with the way it turned out since i changed my mind on the style a few weeks before the wedding. Charlotte & Company was very professional with their services and I had a lot of fun working with Annmarie on all the details. She does beautiful work!
Member Since: 10/7/2011
This is the second time that we have used Charlotte and her stlylists. They are excellent. They really listen to what you want in a style. We have recommended them to all our friends and relatives.
Member Since: 5/7/2012
Definitely the perfect choice for wedding day hair and makeup! Annemarie, Julia and Ashley came to our hotel room to do hair and makeup for myself, my five bridesmaids and my mother, stepmother and mother-in-law. They were on time, stayed on schedule and were overall just a pleasure to work with!
Annemarie was so great during my trial so I knew I could completely trust her on the wedding day! I was a bit nervous about the airbrush makeup at first because I was afraid it may look too heavy, but it looked perfect and stayed on throughout the whole day. I got so many compliments about my hair and makeup and I can't thank Annemarie enough for doing such an amazing job! I would highly recommend Charlotte & Co!!
Member Since: 7/29/2012
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with Charlotte for my September wedding in Worcester. From my first email contact inquiring about hair services, Charlotte was extremely responsive and so sweet. At my hair trial, Charlotte kindly showed me a half-up style AND an updo because I couldn't make up my mind. Both styles looked fantastic, and I knew I wanted to work with Charlotte on my wedding day.
On the morning of my wedding, Charlotte came to my hotel suite and did hair for me, 3 bridesmaids, my mother, my future mother-in-law, my future sister-in-law, and my 7-year-old niece! Quite a tall order, and she handled everyone with skill, professionalism, kindness, and most of all, patience. Charlotte's primary goal was to make sure that everyone was completely satisfied with their hair, and she tweaked every hairstyle until everyone was completely happy. I can't say enough how thankful I am for how sweet Charlotte was to my wedding party and family members. Everyone looked beautiful!
As for my hair, I loved my updo. It was elegant and beautiful from every angle. Charlotte is so sweet and talented. That said, I wholeheartedly recommend Charlotte's hair services!
Member Since: 5/16/2011
I would have to say the word picky describes me best. I have super straight fine hair and i am very particular about make up. I had the pleasure of working with Cait at two weddings this summer and all I can say is this girl is a talent. When I told her my hair was difficult she listened to me and did everything necessary so it would not budge. As a wild dancer, I can tell you my hair looked amazing despite 4 hours of dancing. The make up was unreal! Cait took the time to ask all of us what we were comfortable with and actually listened to that. What I loved most was that she kindly would say "I think you would like the look better with more eye liner or a darker lip stick". You could tell she knew what she was talking about and she was right. Aside from being an amazing talent, Cait was a great girl to hang out with on the morning of the wedding. She was very soothing to the brides and made the events fun! You would be crazy to not use Charlotte and co!
Member Since: 7/4/2013
Charlotte was a doll to work with. From the moment we spoke to Charlotte we knew she was the one we wanted for hair and make-up on our special day. My partner and I married on 09/01/13. We had a fantastic trial where Charlotte ensured we had the look we that we wanted. She was able to take pictures and keep notes so that on our wedding day she could replicate the trial. Charlotte was always responsive to all questions we had. On 09/01/13 Charlotte showed up to our hotel on time and with a smile. She was able to provide hair and make up for two brides, maid of honor, two mothers of the brides and our flower girl. We all looked our best. Our hair felt natural and light and lasted the entire night. Our make-up was natural and we enjoyed the look and feel. Our flower girl looked like a princess and our moms, wow, beautiful!
Charlotte was professional, sweet, calm, and just all around fantastic to work with. We will recommend her for years to come. We can only hope we have another special day when we can contact Charlotte to join us again! Everyone loved her. Thank you Charlotte! We couldn't have done it without you!
Member Since: 2/21/2013
Charlotte did my hair/make-up, my mom's make-up, and my mother-in-law's hair/make-up for my wedding and we had the most wonderful experience with her. What sets her apart from even the most talented hair and make-up artists is that on top of a lot of talent, she has the most beautiful, patient, and kind personality-something most of us need desperately on the day of, and the weeks leading up to our wedding! For my trial appointment with Charlotte, I got stuck in terrible Boston traffic and mixed up the location of the studio. Charlotte patiently waited for me for an hour as I called her repeatedly with updates. When we realized I wouldn't get there for another hour, she volunteered to reschedule for the following day (her day off). All of this was done with the most kind, comforting personality, and she refused to let me pay for the extra trial.
I absolutely loved my hair and make-up on my wedding day, as did my mom and mother-in-law. It's amazing how great hair and make-up can make you feel so special and beautiful. I also loved meeting Charlotte, and wish the same wonderful experience for other brides.
Member Since: 9/14/2013
I could not have been happier with my wedding make up artist, Robin and the excellent customer service provided by Charlotte Phinney. Robin was so skilled and really listened to the look I wanted and she got it perfectly. My wedding party and mom also loved Robin's work (we all loved the eyelashes and air brush make up!!!). She was patient and kind and made getting ready on the big day really easy and made us all feel glamorous!!! I would recommend her to anyone!!!
Charlotte was instrumental in making sure I had the best make up possible for my wedding, she was able to get me a trial with Robin very close to my wedding and was very helpful in making sure the timeline of getting ready went as smoothly as possible. She was so prompt in returning emails and phone calls with requests and helpful with planning.
Charlotte Phinney is the company to go with!!
Member Since: 9/12/2013
Cait worked on all of my bridesmaids, my mother and me. We all had different hair styles and different makeup to fit exactly what each of us was looking for. She did an incredible job! She was very friendly, on time and everyone looked gorgeous. I was extremely impressed!
Member Since: 3/1/2012
Charlotte and two of her stylists did my hair and makeup at my hotel suite, as well as hair and makeup for my four bridesmaids and my mother and FMIL, for my wedding in Boston this past weekend. Everyone looked beautiful and they were efficient, professional, punctual and most of all pleasant. A few weeks prior to my wedding Charlotte let me know that she had an additional stylist available on the day of my wedding and offered to bring her along - for no extra charge. It was lovely of her. Her prices are extremely reasonable and she travels to downtown Boston for no charge. My mom and I did a trial run with her a few months before my wedding, and she came armed with photos and notes from the trial on the day of my wedding, as well as photos of ideas for the other girls.
Highly highly recommend her and her associates. Really couldn't have been happier with the outcome.
Member Since: 1/27/2012
I just got married in July and was very lucky to have Joanne to do my hair and makeup. For someone who never wears makeup, she made me feel totally comfortable with the makeup she chose for me! She did an excellent job helping me choose the perfect hairstyle for a windy beach wedding. It stayed in for hours and my pictures came out perfect! Thanks Joanne for helping make my day so special!
Member Since: 3/10/2012
I had a wonderful experience with Charlotte for my wedding on 8/10/13 in Boston.
I cannot say enough about how happy we all were with Charlotte Phinney.
She was very easy to get in touch with and responded to my emails in a very timely manner. I (bride) had a trial for hair and make-up and she took pictures and took notes that she used for the day of the wedding. On the wedding day, she came to my location, and did the hair of both mother's of bride/groom, sister of the groom, and groom's niece, plus my hair and make up.
EVERYONE was so pleased, including myself. Even the women that didn't really "want" their hair done were over the moon with Charlotte's work.
Her services were very affordable, especially considering the alternatives in Boston (ie Newbury street salons) and her work was AMAZING and worth every penny.
Personally, Charlotte was great to work with. She has a lovely attitude and was easy going. She was very open to questions/ suggestions I had re: my make up and hair.
I will ABSOLUTELY use Charlotte again for my next big event!
Member Since: 5/15/2012
When it came time to choosing a make-up artist for my wedding, I didn't have to look very far. One of my best-friends had used Charlotte for her wedding day and looked flawless and so natural.
I loved working with Charlotte as soon as I contacted her. She's incredibly prompt over email, which can be hard to find in the wedding industry.
When it came time for my trial she immediately put me at ease. She's as kind and sweet as she is talented. I left the trial feeling like a better version of myself.
On the actual wedding day she and another make-up artist, Robyn, met my bridesmaids and me at a Salon in Boston and everyone looked stunning! I have never felt more beautiful. She used airbrush make-up, which held up all night on a hot July day and through many happy tears.
Charlotte is a true gem, a wonderful person to work with and an incredibly talented make-up artist. I cannot imagine anyone not loving her!
Member Since: 8/25/2012
I can't say enough about how much of a pleasure it was to work with Charlotte. She did my make up, my bridesmaid and my mother's make up and hair for my wedding. She was so professional and sweet. Such a pleasure to work with. She was organized, timely and flexible as schedules changed and requests varied through the day. I highly recommend Charlotte's services!!
Member Since: 8/1/2013
Charlotte did an amazing job on my hair and makeup as well as my bridesmaids, mothers, and mother in laws. I was living out of state and getting married back in Boston. I read her reviews and went for a hair trial and was very impressed. The day of the wedding I was at ease because she is so skilled and professional at what she does. I loved my hair (I even changed it the day of the wedding after I had thought I had chosen a style at the trial) She did my hair exactly how I wanted it and had described. The airbrush makeup was also amazing and it stayed on all night and looks fabulous in pictures. I would highly recommend Charlotte as a hair and makeup artist. You won't be disappointed!
Airbrush Makeup & Hairstyles on location
Charlotte and her team of highly skilled professionals offer special occasion hairstyling, MAC airbrush makeup applications (false eyelashes included) at your location on your wedding day.
Airbrush foundation is extremely light, natural, longlasting and gives maximum coverage for a flawless face.
- Type: Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011