25 featured reviews
Member Since: 2/14/2009
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!
Member Since: 5/14/2011
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!
Member Since: 8/19/2012
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.
Member Since: 5/5/2013
I called them sort of last minute but they still had someone available. Everything was perfect and very fairly priced.
Member Since: 8/1/2011
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.
Member Since: 10/9/2011
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.
Member Since: 8/11/2005
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!!
Member Since: 12/19/2010
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.
Member Since: 11/17/2010
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 =)
Member Since: 12/26/2009
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.
Member Since: 4/15/2010
I'm very happy with MG Hair & Makeup! My hair and makeup artist Erika was very sweet and listened to exactly what I wanted. The day of the wedding, she replicated the makeup and hair exactly as she had done in the trial. I hired another artist for my bridesmaids for the morning of my wedding, and they were all very happy with her, as well.
I highly recommend this agency for your wedding hair & makeup needs. They are very talented, reliable, and professional!
Member Since: 11/1/2010
Erika was my hair and make up artist and did an incredible job. He even came back after several hours of photos to touch me up prior to the ceremony.
Member Since: 9/17/2010
After searching high and low for the right person at the right price, I found my match. Cassandra joined me the morning of the wedding and I cannot say enough about how wonderful the experience was. Extremely professional and I left there feeling like myself at the absolute best. She did a remarkable job and the compliments were endless. It was much more than I could have expected and at a reasonable rate. She was also perfect at calming the nerves!
Member Since: 11/15/2010
I am originally from NY but am currently living in London and needed to do all of my planning from abroad. Based on the online reviews I saw about MG Hair & Makeup, I contacted them about my wedding and received a quick response to my questions and lots of helpful information about the services offered. On the wedding day, Megan, Brikida and Dee were amazing - so friendly, went above and beyond what we had asked for and we looked beautiful the entire night. I would highly recommend them to any B2B - the fact that they will travel to where you are getting ready is icing on the cake!
Member Since: 12/1/2008
My personal hair and makeup stylist was William. He is amazing. Such a sweetheart with a true gift. I had an idea of what I wanted and he took it to the next level. My friends and family all said that I had never looked so beautiful and I know they have to say that, but I felt it. And that's what's important!! Thank you MG Hair and Make-up!!
Member Since: 9/24/2008
I am a planner! So I had a trial in March in preparation for my wedding in August. It was the best thing I did because the trail was with the same stylist who was going to do my hair and makeup for my wedding. Dee was amazing!!! Firstly, she was early, which served to set the tone for the day and keep me calm. Secondly, she did my makeup exactly as we had agreed during my trial. In addition, my hair grew about 4-5 inches since my trial and she adjusted the hairstyle quite easily. My sister and mom’s makeup was superb. And we all still had makeup on many hours later into the night. Lastly, my mom decided she wanted her hair done by Dee at the very last minute, and she made her look beautiful! We were all so happy with the results. And the most important aspect of all: her calm, positive, and wonderful demeanor! I recommend M&G and Dee specifically to anyone looking for help on their special day. For added peace of mind, I would advise a trial session. (it gets applied to your fee anyway) Special note: Remember not to sweat the small stuff.
Member Since: 5/12/2010
Dee from MG Hair and Makeup came from their studio in Manhattan out to my house to do my wedding day hair and makeup and to also help my three beautiful bridesmaids with their day-of look. From start to finish MG and Dee were professional, organized, reliable, and easy to get in touch with. Dee did a phenomenal job on me and my girls and we were all completely relaxed in her hands. We all looked incredible and my bridesmaids told me all day how happy they were with their look. And my husband? Completely blown away when he saw my wedding day hair and makeup. A++++++ would book again for any event!
Member Since: 5/10/2010
Dee came and did my hair and make up for my wedding, as well as both my bridesmaids' hair and my flower girl's hair. She did such an amazing job, we all looked wonderful and she was able to work with all of our various requests. Our hair (and my make up) lasted throughout the evening and everything looks fabulous in the pictures. The company was incredibly prompt and on top of all the details prior to the wedding and I didn't have a single issue with anything. Their pricing was also excellent, especially given the quality of service we received. Overall I give them an A+++ and would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for hair/make up!
Member Since: 2/17/2011
She did my hair and makeup before the wedding and made me look like a flawless supermodel. I don't usually wear a lot of makeup, and she maintained the natural look I was after while making me appear gorgeous in pics. Overall, the service is way overpriced, but what can you do, it's a business-wide problem. . .
Member Since: 6/18/2010
Cathy was the stylist. She came on time (even earlier). She did such a wonderful job. I have never seen my grandma look so much younger and beautiful. My hair came out even better than at the trial. Make up was perfect. Loved her.
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