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My hubby and I eloped to NY from Australia with 10 of our nearest and dearest in May this year. I had NO IDEA what I wanted or needed, however I knew it was going to be a memorable one for everyone.
I am not a girl who spends hours in front of the mirror contouring my face and pinning every little curl into place, and I certainly didn't have my wedding day planned out for years before the big day.
I read an awesome review about MG Hair & Makeup and decided if anyone can make me pretty, it was them :)
Right from the get-go, Denise was simply AMAZING!! She explained everything to me, answered my silly questions, joked with me, her responses were prompt, her excitement toward our wedding day was awesome and the prices were fantastic (hair trial plus wedding day hair and makeup $450).
I opted to have a hair trial as I have NEVER had a hair dresser that could tame my naturally curly hair without making it look like a Christmas tree!!
Alicia was my artist and she whipped my hair into my selected updo at the hair trial and the hair looked great, however the style I had chosen didn't really suit me. We talked it through, then on the big day, Alicia worked her magic- and let me tell you, I was totally in awe of her talent (and I am still trying to recreate what she seemed to do so easily!!).
Then came the makeup. WOW! I am not a confident makeup wearer- I don't know what suits me and I generally tend to go for the minimalist approach. Again, Alicia came through. She contoured, she picked the right colours and by the time she had finished, I was wearing a bright pink lipstick and feeling confident.
I cannot tell you how special I felt after Alicia worked her magic- I honestly felt like a million dollars and starting the day on such a massive high, just set the tone for the rest of the day.
The team at MG Hair & Makeup played a massive part in making my day, and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Thank you soooooo much Denise & Alicia.
I cannot thank you guys enough for what an amazing job you did on my wedding day. I had my trial with Alicia, after trying a few other salons/companies, and was so happy when she left! No one else seemed to be able to accomplish the look I was going for, but she nailed it. For the day of she came with her assistant....they arrived a bit early, which was such a breath of fresh air. They made sure we got started on time and we were not rushed at all.
I had a couple of changes that I wanted to make from my trial, and Alicia was more than happy to work with me on them, and perfect the look. I could not have been happier with my hair and makeup. Her and her assistant also do all my bridesmaids hair and makeup....they worked with everyone to achieve the exact looks that they wanted. Everyone was so happy and looked absolutely beautiful....very natural and not at all over done.
Alicia also did the hair and makeup for my 5 year old flower girl...who does not like people touching her hair. She completely won her over and made her look so adorable, and age appropriate!
I would recommend MG and Alicia to everyone!
I spent a lot of time debating whether to go to a salon with my bridesmaids or find a hair and makeup artist willing to travel to me for my wedding. Gathering together at a salon may make for some great photo ops, but ultimately I decided it was best for my own sanity to hire someone to come to my hotel and do my hair and makeup since my ceremony was early. I had my trial run with Ashley about a month before my wedding, and I was so pleased with her that I scheduled her for my big day immediately after. I ended up spending more than I budgeted initially, but it was worth every penny.
My ceremony was at 11:00 am so Ashley needed to arrive quite early to do my bridesmaids' hair and then my makeup and hair. She arrived on time and made me and my girls feel at ease immediately. My bridesmaids described what they wanted done and she styled their hair beautifully, and she did an amazing job with my updo and makeup. She gave me that old Hollywood glamour look that I was striving for and I received so many compliments. The look on my groom's face when I first stepped into the church is a testament to Ashley's talent. I've never felt more beautiful and I would highly recommend MG Hair & Makeup to any stressed out bride.
Wonderful to work with from first interaction to day of wedding. I travelled to NYC to get married in Central Park. Makeup / hair artist that came to hotel was so attentive, listened and catered to my preferences. Highly recommend.
I couldn't have been happier with Ashley from MG Hair and Makeup! I did a trial with her and loved the way she did my hair, so we hired her to do mine and a few others in the bridal party on the day of. She is a consummate professional - she was pregnant and was due in a month or so, but you would never know it! She was on her feet working hard the entire day, and she did a truly incredible job. I am very picky and I have really long hair, so it was rough coming up with the right style for me. Ashley worked with me every step of the way to make sure that I had the best updo. It stayed up the entire night and never fell out, which was quite a feat.
I would highly recommend her for any bride!
My husband and I got married on Shelter Island, NY and Erika did my and my bridal party's hair and makeup. She was the best! I had done an initial hair and makeup trial with another artist. I liked her work and had scheduled her for my wedding day. After some time, I changed my mind on the hair style so I tried to schedule a second trial with that artist. It was then that I learned she was no longer available, which was a little concerning. However, MG Hair & Makeup made it right by scheduling that second trial with Erika, at no extra cost. I absolutely loved Erika's work and it turned out for the best! She was so friendly and extremely calming and patient. She drove the 3+ hours to Shelter Island the morning of my wedding and was able to do 5 updos and 2 makeup applications (including me). She was just as calming and professional as she was during the trial. She made me feel absolutely beautiful and I am forever thankful. I highly recommend Erika!
I had MG do both my hair and my sister's (MOH) and they were great! I did a trial with Ashley and she spent as much time as we needed to identify the right look. I didn't give her a whole lot of guidance because I wasn't sure what I wanted but she came up with a great look that I loved and fit with the general feel of what we were going for in the wedding (vintage/rustic). The trial was 100 which went towards the total cost of the do which was $300 total for me plus another $100 for my sister, a good deal for the 2nd person given the cost of the first. She was on time for the day of and even stayed a little later than agreed to make sure it didn't mess up when I put my dress on. Would definitely recommend!
I want to thank Megan for making my bridesmaids, mother, grandmother, aunt and I look so beautiful! Megan and her team were a pleasure to work with throughout my entire wedding planning process. They are so responsive to emails and phone calls, arrive promptly on time and are very professional. Megan is a truly talented hair and makeup artist. We went through a few photos of looks I liked and she was able to translate them into what works best for my hair and skin tone.
I had changed my mind of wanting my hair down to up from my hair/makeup trial I had with her. Megan listened and created the most perfect up-do for me (exactly what was in my head!) I highly recommend a trial as it gives you an idea of how you will look the day of the wedding, even if you change your mind (like me) on your wedding day.
I would recommend Megan and the entire mg hair & makeup team to any bride-to-be. You will be so happy you hired them to do your hair and makeup as your photos last a lifetime!
Ashley and Jay did my hair and makeup and services for my bridesmaids and we were all thrilled with the results. Ashley came to my apartment in the spring for the trial and on the wedding day, she remembered better than I did what I had liked from our session. She also listened and made all the changes I asked for. They arrived promptly and kept us on schedule and this was the first time I have heard a bridal party ooh and ah over their hair instead of complain and try to redo it in the bathroom. They were fun and lowkey throughout the process. I also didn't have to touch up my makeup all night, even after some major tear-jerking toasts. Can't recommend highly enough!
Alicia came for my trial and we tried several updo's. I told her that the headpiece I originally ordered was backordered and I had a backup comb to use today. She was great and took pictures of the two styles I was considering. I had my own extensions and she said I could also wear my hair down and showed me different styles down too. Day of the wedding, she was a little late but all went well and my hair looked great. The original headpiece came and I ended up keeping my hair down. Since we did pictures before, and we were at the beach, I might have gotten her to stay to retouch my hair before the ceremony but I didn't and the extensions straightened out. My hair stayed curly, so I think it looked strange at the end of the night. I am planning to book her for my husband's Christmas party so I can get the updo! Alicia was terrific, professional and kept me calm throughout!
I called them sort of last minute but they still had someone available. Everything was perfect and very fairly priced.
I can't say enough good things about MG Hair & Makeup, and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone planning a wedding or event. It was such a privilege to have Megan and her team with us at our wedding in June: she/they made me and my bridesmaids feel beautiful in all lights, all temperatures, and each and every moment of that day. The team was committed to making each bridesmaid, mother, and grandmother feel comfortable and at her best, which we absolutely did. They were professional, flexible, and accountable--even taking extra time to put my veil on after the hairdo had set. Really exceptional work, and it lasted from the first ceremony kiss to the last dance move, in spite of wind, wine, and sweat. Everyone looked natural and polished in the wedding photos, with each bridesmaid sporting a unique look of her choice that nevertheless fit seamlessly into the bridal party's overall style.
As a side note to brides with large wedding parties: I especially appreciated how Megan and her team made me feel that--despite having 8 bridesmaids, 2 mothers, and 3 grandmothers to accommodate!--I received individual, undivided attention and care as the bride. That really can't be overestimated, in my still-glowing memory of that day.
MG Hair and Makeup was wonderful to work with. They are extremely professional and respond quickly to emails. They were able to set us up with two artists when I explained my desire to get ready with all my bridesmaids at the same time. Day-of, the artists showed up early and began to work early as well - which was necessary since some of my girls had more complicated up-do's than originally expected. They were flexible despite this and did a wonderful job on my bridesmaids and mother!! Nicole (who did both hair/makeup for myself and my mother) did a trial with us months before hand and was very sweet. My mother was hesitant since she never had her makeup done before and Nicole went out of her way to use my mother's own makeup to make her feel comfortable. She looked fantastic after the trial and day-of. As far as my own hair/make up went, I was amazed - I felt mine was even BETTER than the trial! And I received many compliments from friends/family on my look. I looked just as I wanted to! I would highly recommend using MG Hair and Makeup for your wedding.
I chose MG Hair & Makeup because they were flexible and came to our apartment for the trial. Angela, the hairstylist was very nice and on time. She applied airbrush-makeup to my face and it looked really good and felt great too so we decided to do the same makeup for my wedding. She also did my hair on both days (trial and wedding).I wanted to wear my hair open and curly, only on the sides she tied it back tightly. It looked great and both my fiance and I were really satisfied with her work. I didn't change my hairstyle and makeup after the trial because I wanted to make sure makeup and hair would last all day and it really stayed like this the whole day although we went out that afternoon! Therefore I decided to hire her again for our wedding. For all the time Angela spend with me during the trial run the price for her work was definitely adequate.
On the wedding day she was on time as usual and she did a good job with my mother-in-law and my bridesmaids but when it was my turn she didn't remember to bring the airbrush machine so we had to do a regular makeup instead. It was really disappointing but she did the best she could given the circumstances and in the end my makeup still looked nice. When she did my hair it wasn't as curly as on the day when we did the trial and most importantly it didn't last all day. On pictures taken 2 hours later, my hair isn't curly at all and it looks kind of lifeless compared to the hairstyle she gave me during the trial run.
All in all I got the feeling that she worked really hard during the trial so we would hire her and when we did, her work kind of "decreased" and became "average" instead of "great". It was really disappointing for me that she couldn't remember the makeup for the bride and that although I had to pay 4 times more than the bridesmaids I got the same makeup as they did.
Also, my bridesmaids, mother-in-law and I found it really irritating that the company asked us specifically via Email to pay customary gratuity and that "the amount is between 20-30% of the original amount of the total services rendered." Because I paid $450 for her service and didn't get the makeup we agreed on nor the same all day lasting hairstyle I found it impolite and unreasonable to be expected to give 20-30% tip!
She did a nice job with my bridal party and for members of the bridal party or for people who need a nice evening makeup for a party or business dinner her work was fine but as the bride I expected "more" for my money (or at least I expected her to do what she did during the trial) and therefore I wouldn't recommend MG Hair & Makeup to other brides-to-be.
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I had Brikida do my hair and makeup for my wedding. While she was very nice, I'd say that the only positive to MG is that they come to the actual venue. That was proven to be quite convenience.
I had my trial run about a month earlier. The make-up was nothing special, as I was told it would be much "more" on the big day so I trusted her judgement. Not to mention, I had to actually fix the makeup after she left because my trial was the morning of my Bridal Shower. I also made sure to have literally 30 pictures of the style I wanted. I was very clear and she did a decent job by the end of the trial with my hair and I was very excited for the wedding.
Fast forward to my wedding, it was like she had never met me. She had no idea what hair style I wanted. In fact she asked me if I took pictures of it so she could be reminded. Which is funny, because she was the one who took pictures of it with her phone. She came early, which was fine by me, since I was obviously up. I figured if she started early, I'd get out early so I could meet my now husband and start pictures. I alotted 2 hours which was more than enough I was told.
Well after she finally let me go see my hair, it was NOTHING like we had discussed. It took all I had to not burst into tears. I made it perfectly clear what I wanted. Then she tried to re-do it, and she still wasnt listening to me. I had to stop her because she just started putting it back the way she had done it the first time. What was the point of a trial if she was going to ignore me the whole process? It ended taking me 4 HOURS to get my hair and make-up done. I had barely 45 minutes to drive to my locations for my pictures and my ceremony started late because of it. I had to rush all of the milestones that morning, and a lot i just couldnt do at all. It was very disappointing. The entire front was flat within 20 minutes, and I was told it would last 10 hours and that it wasnt necessary for her to stay and touch up.
In addition, I got clip-in hair extensions. I was told an entirely different price and process by Brikida, than I was by the office for MG. Brikida explained the process as if I was hiring her as an independant Hair and Make-up artist. Why would she do that, when she is working for and through MG?? If you are sending out an artist, shouldnt expensive add-ons like hair extensions be clear between the two parties before they go out for jobs? The hair extensions were done beautifully I must say.
Overall, they were on the super high end as far as price goes for bridal hair and makeup, and the quality was much less par. I was very disappointed and it really ruined the entire morning. I now have very limited pictures because I did not have time, and I missed out on a lot of things I really wanted to do because I spent 4 hours glued to a chair because she didnt listen to what I wanted.
I could'nt have asked for anyone better! MG hair and makeup was in touch with me throughout the entire wedding process. They helped me make the right hair and makeup choices and their artist even drove all the way out to my house (east end Long Island) for a trial! Argi was amazing and made sure I got the look and style I was going for! She then came to my hotel room early on our wedding day (we got married on the Carnival Miracle at port 90)... Amazing!!
Thanks Kristen, your makeup techniques and professionalism were impeccable!!
I hired Kristen for my Vineyard wedding in Long Island, NY. She was extremely flexible and on time. If I need makeup again for an event she will be my first call.
As for the management team, they were awesome! Denise was in CONSTANT communication with me through the entire process. Anything I needed she was there to answer my questions.
If you need great service and management that gets back to you asap this is the company to go with!! Very fairly priced too.
MG Hair & Makeup can come to you on-site. In your house, hotel, or venue. Beautiful hair & makeup for me (bride). We had a second artist come out who did not really do an outstanding job, and the prices can be extremely high. I would only recommend this for a bride and have the bridesmaids do their own or go somewhere a little more affordable.
I used MG Hair and Makeup because they came to my house for both trails and Day of the Wedding. My makeup artist did a great job on both my hair and makeup and was so sweet. Totally recommend them!! It is so nice to be able to stay at home on the morning of your Wedding =)
I used MG Hair & Makeup for my hair and my bridesmaids' hair for my September wedding. Planning the whole wedding myself, I kind of dropped the ball on finding someone to do my hair and emailed MG just a few weeks before the wedding date. They still fit me in, and my stylist, Nicole, found time to come out to my house for a trial, on a Saturday. I explained what kind of look I was going for, showed her some pictures, and sat back. Nicole took her time, did a fantastic job with my hair, made the adjustments I requested, and kept up a great conversation on top of it all. She even gave me some makeup pointers and added my veil so I could see the complete picture. She took photos of the end product to bring back with her on the wedding day.
On the big day, Nicole and her assistant arrived on time, brought everything with them, and were super flexible about where they set up. They listened to each bridesmaid's request and executed the styles beautifully. They worked steadily for hours without ever sitting down. My hair looked great and they stayed around to do touchups on each of us after we got dressed. Nicole showed the maid of honor how to take my veil off without messing my hair up.
Our hair stayed up all day (and I have very smooth hair that tends to fall). My veil didn't budge. Pictures turned out great. MG was definitely one of those vendors that I hired, and they just took care of everything - fair/easy to understand pricing, advice on the prep time frame, arrived on time, had everything with them, really responsive to what the girls wanted - just super organized, friendly and easy to work with. Can't recommend them highly enough.
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