18 featured reviews
Member Since: 7/18/2010
I cannot even tell you how much we LOVED the services from Mack Stylist!! I did quite a bit of re search when it came to my hair and make-up artist. At the time, i was having HUGE issues with my skin. I had HORRIBLE Acne and i refused to let it show on my Wedding Day! The first trial...i knew what was going to happen, and unfortunately because of MY skin issues ( NOT THEM ) My make-up melted right off within an hour. I emailed Mack my concerns and she said, dont worry we will figure this out!!! She had me come back in for a trial with Nick. Let me tell you, He is AMAZING!!! I loved him! On my wedding day, we ended up choosing to go with Airbrush make-up. Myself AND my Bridesmaids looked FLAWLESS...especially since it was about 88 degrees outside and i sweat SO bad! I thought for sure my hair wasnt going to last and my make up was going to melt off!!!!! Not to mention...I LOVEDDD my Hair by Mack! At first i wanted side braids like every other bride was doing this year.....and i am SO glad Mack talked me out of it because it really is JUST a fad and she knew i would probably regret it looking back in 10-20 years from now (Kinda like the 80's style lol). Anyways....THANK YOU SO MUCH to Nick and Mack for Making my Wedding Day absolutely FLAWLESS!!!
Member Since: 9/7/2008
Mackenzie and Lakisha were such a pleasure to work with, from my trial to the day of our wedding. They both have fun and light personalities that made the wedding morning so easy and relaxed. Lakisha brought out the beauty in me and all seven of my bridesmaids, mother, and mother-in-law. The make-up looked flawless in photos throughout the evening. Mackenzie is such a creative hair stylist, and she stayed with us on the day-of until everyone was 100% happy with their hair. I couldn't have been happier. Thank you, Mackenzie and Lakisha!!!
Member Since: 5/2/2012
I would wholeheartedly recommend Mack Stylist to anyone getting married in the Philadelphia area. When I started doing research on salons and stylists, there were a lot of details to consider. I spent a lot of time reading reviews and looking at pictures of their work. Mack’s was the most professional and non-cheesy. I didn’t want everyone to have hair and makeup that looked like they were going to a formal high school dance or dance recital. On the day, Alison and Nicck absolutely killed it, eliminating any residual stress I had over how much I was paying for hair and makeup.
Everyone in our bridal party had slightly different styles, and Nicck and Alison were able to make everyone feel confident and awesome.
My only complaints would be extremely minor, related to email responsiveness and cost (I know, I know, it’s worth it, but still a little steep compared to the competition and made me cringe a little!). Don’t fret, just book them. It’s one of the best vendors we had and I’m so thankful I went with them. Until the day of the wedding when I gave Alison a vague description of the hair I wanted and told her to go for it, I was worried that I’d spend my life saying “I wasn’t crazy about my hair…” Instead, I’ve had people tell me that they’re using my wedding photos as hair inspiration. They were both so easy to be around, too, it all just felt comfortable. Instead of rushing around the morning of the wedding, we got to hang out and drink some bubbly. Perfect!
Member Since: 5/19/2012
I had a very large bridal party and we all take pride in the way we look. Thanks to Mackenzie and her stylish team, they helped create the classic look that I attained for on my wedding day :)
Member Since: 9/22/2011
Mackenzie is an incredibly talented and intuitive hair stylist. I should also mention that she is highly responsive via email, professional and timely. I first met Mackenzie when I went for a hair trial with my mother in law. I wasn't sure what I wanted and Mackenzie further confused me, but only because she was so talented! In the course of an hour, she gave me about 5-6 different hair styles - some which I had conveyed I was interested in, some that were traditional hairstyles and some that pushed the envelop a little bit. It gave me a lot to think through and really helped me make a better informed decision for the day of my wedding (otherwise, I would have always been wondering about whether I should have done a full updo. Just like trying on several different dress styles, trying on several different hair styles really helped me (eventually) make up my mind and find my own style). Although, I must confess I left her studio that day thoroughly confused, but only because I loved each hair style she did more than the last. Mackenzie's talent is further illustrated by the AMAZING job she did literally making over my mother in law's hair. Her hair was very short and dated and we weren't sure what to do with it. Mackenzie ended up giving her a fabulous hair cut that made her look up to date and probably look off 15 years (she has since been keeping up the hair cut and continues to look fabulous!).
The day of the wedding, Mackenzie came through again, making a believer out of my skeptical mother who did not want her hair done -- and then she spent the whole night and the next day loving the hair style Mackenzie had given her. Also, Mackenzie is part mind-reader because I was having trouble articulating just want I wanted . . . and then poof! she pulled my hair up just how I was thinking. I highly recommend using Mack Stylist for your wedding. You will not be disappointed with talent, taste and professionalism.
Member Since: 1/8/2012
This is not something you want to worry about on your wedding day! Mackenzie and Lakisha do beautiful work! Everyone in my bridal party looked amazing. I knew from the minute I met these ladies that I had made the right choice. My trial was actually fun and super comfortable. Mackenzie knew exactly what to do and I just let her do her thing! Lakisha is a true artist. It was such a pleasure having these ladies around - they were prompt and professional all while being super friendly and chatting and laughing.
Everyone looked gorgeous...and stayed that way for hours and hours! Mackenzie and her team rock!
Member Since: 10/17/2011
Mackenzie and Lakisha did my hair and makeup for my engagement pictures this past weekend and all I can say is WOW. I was beyond thrilled with their work! I'm a bride who has done my own hair and make up for years so I knew I wanted a team who would really take my look to the next level by giving me celeb worthy status. Mack Stylist went above and beyond that! I left feeling super gorgeous and confident for my photo shoot. My experience was amazing, they were able to create the look I was envisioning perfectly. I honestly was sad to undo my makeup and hair at the end of the night! I was so happy with the results, I mailed in my deposit to book Mackenzie & Lakisha for my wedding the very next day!
Member Since: 5/30/2011
We were married 9/15/12. It was the week of my wedding and because of a few things I had no hair & makeup booked for myself and wedding party. My husband contacted Mackenzie after reading great reviews. Nicck and Allison did the trial that day at Mackenzie's studio in her house.
I had a few inspiration photos and the hair and makeup were beautiful. Everyone in the bridal party looked like even more beautiful versions of themselves- no pancake makeup or stiff prom hair here.
Nicck & Allison arrived early at my Mom's house and quickly set up shop. Both were extremely organized\, kind and talented.
I recommend to any bride to skip the salon and have hair and makeup come to you for your wedding day. It saves so much stress and time.
My hair and makeup looked flawless through the entire day.
Member Since: 1/20/2007
Mackenzie is amazing and so is Jen (make-up artist), as well as all of the other stylists that she works with.
I had a large bridal party and everyone finished AHEAD of time and looked absolutely gorgeous, perfect hair, flawless make-up.
Mackenzie and her team showed up early, set up and were ready to go. They made my morning so stress-free and fun. I loved my hair and make-up, all of my bridesmaids were happy and my Mom and Mother-in-law both looked breathtaking. I can't recommend Mackenzie and her team enough.
Member Since: 7/22/2009
I used Mack Stylist for my wedding and my pictures are perfect. Everyone kept telling me how great I looked. Mackenzie was great working with my curly hair and my fiancée's hair too. Jen is the nicest person and my face was flawless. I had no idea what I wanted so I just let them do their thing at the trial. I loved them and their work. I just wish I had something else to book them for.
Member Since: 9/23/2007
I contacted Mackenzie after my original hair/makeup team canceled on me about 3 months before my wedding. I don't live in Philly anymore and it was too late to go in for a trial but Mackenzie not only was able to fit me in but she did an amazing job sans trial. I absolutely loved my hair as well as the job she did for all of my bridesmaids and the moms. She got Nickk to do our makeup and he was equally amazing.
I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Member Since: 4/8/2010
Mackenzie and Jen were wonderful and made the day truly special for all. Everone looked so gorgeous! And the girls loved beging able to relax around the house as we got ready vs. the rush of a salon. Could not have been more prefect!
Member Since: 7/15/2010
It is bigger decision than a bride would think choosing a hair and make up stylist. Mack was the first person I saw when I woke up on my wedding day and certainly the person who spent the most time with me and my wedding party. I couldn't have made a better choice. Mack not only provided exceptional service in hair styling, she help guide me in the process so that I got not only what I wanted but also tailored my look to best fit me, my wedding style, and attire. She and her brilliant make up artist Jen navigated the personalities of my wedding party with ease and made sure that all the girls looked stunning. The personal attention through out the process was truly touching. I can't say enough wonderful things about her service. It was one of my best decisions to have Mack with me on my wedding day and I will continue to use her for years to come.
Member Since: 2/3/2011
Mackenzie and Jen (who did my makeup) are incredibly talented. Mackenzie has such an unique eye for style and hair design. When I initially went in to meet Mackenzie, I was nervous - I didn't really know what I wanted, I couldn't make up my mind and I did way too much research through bridal magazines. Mackenzie sat me down, played with my hair and looked at me - that was it, she knew exactly what to do. And it was amazing!
My wedding day was incredibly long and I wanted an updo set in the morning that I could let down in the evening. And that was exactly what she did for me. She taught me how to pin my hair, she taught me what extensions to buy and how to place them and how to reuse them. She was incredible!
I now go to her for my haircuts as well. I'm not sure what I'm going to do if she was ever to leave me.
Be warned - her prices are going to be higher than you see for local hair salons, but she will travel to you and stay in communication with you up to the wedding. If you want to save a few bucks, don't have her cut your hair (easy as that). I am willing to splurge on my haircuts so it was a no-brainer for me.
My bridesmaids loved her too (one even booked her right after my wedding). She is very social, easy-going, and doesn't put up with bs (something you need as you become a bridezilla).
Member Since: 1/9/2011
Mack and her team of Allison and Jen were awesome on my wedding day! They arrived on time, managed to get set up in the suite (although it was ended up being quite small) and completed all 12 of us with no complaints or issues. Everyone looked stunning! They helped me stay relaxed and enjoy the morning with my family and friends. Thank you!
Member Since: 9/6/2011
Alison Sileo, Mackenzie Hughes (mackstylist.com), Philadelphia, PA
I’m not going to lie- I was a little nervous that Mackenzie herself was not available to do my hair for my wedding since she was supposed to be away, but her assistant Alison surprised me with her talent during our trial, and with her composure on our wedding day. Despite great variation in the thickness and texture of our hair, Alison did a fabulous job executing hairstyles for my long straight hair, for my mother’s straight thin hair with bangs, and for my sister’s long, coarse wavy hair. Alison outperformed several other hair trials I had in NY and Philadelphia and I highly recommend her and Mackenzie. They understand the preparation, time and mechanics involved in building an updo- a lost art- and can produce that updo with a fresh modern spin. Relax and enjoy your hair!
Member Since: 4/27/2010
MacKenzie is a wonderful stylist. She traveled to my venue in the snow, completely ready for anything. When my hair clip (which was critical in the style we had chosen) broke as she was styling my hair for my wedding, she took it all in stride. Using bobby pins, she managed to piece it back together and it stayed in all night!
At my trail we discussed several different options and after thinking it over for several days, I decided on something completely different. MacKenzie was very flexible and managed to create a beautiful hairstyle the day of my wedding without any real practice at all. Her talent is remarkable and her personality is great.
Member Since: 11/2/2010
Mackenzie was my #1 favorite wedding vendor!!! Truth be told, I was wickedly hung over the first time I met her, my college roommate and I decided it would be fun to relive our glory days at Rutgers with a pub crawl the night before my hair trial. It took all of my efforts to shower, get dressed, and drive to my trial the next day. I looked horrendous and felt even worse. Despite my health, Mackenzie had me cracking up the entire time. She is HILARIOUS and I love a good sense of humor, so she was already plus one in my book... Not to mention, she's an incredible hair stylist!!! My dress was tea-length and had a very fun, party-girl feel to it. Mackenzie encouraged me to go with a more couture hair style to match the dress, the result was amazing, I LOVED IT (and so did everyone else)!!! And the whole time she had me laughing so hard it was impossible to get nervous the day of the wedding. She's awesome, she's talented, professional, personable, and she comes to your venue... seriously? What more could you ask for? Use her, your hair will be phenomenal!!!
We make Bombshells ....
Award winning team, Mack Stylist, offers on-location services to Brides. This collection of editorial hair & make-up artists have everything you need to create a one of a kind look. We help our brides think outside the box , create a vision board and produce timeless looks that are cohesive.
- Type: Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012