85 total reviews
I don't even know where to begin with this - there are just TOO MANY good things to say about Tamara and her team-
I had originally made an appointment with a salon in Naperville for my September 21st wedding - and my hair and makeup trial was a month before that .. and a COMPLETE disaster - I was in a panic and was absolutely screwed ( or so I thought). I started firing off emails to see if there was anything still available one month out.. I emailed Tamara Makeup ( they were actually my first choice, but since it was her 5 year wedding anniversary that day- they had originally said no, THANKFULLY between the first email and my disastrous trial- she had decided to take on another wedding. ) I think she sensed my panic and urgency and they worked their schedules to fit us in.
The hair and makeup trial went perfectly.. Tamara did my makeup and Jody did the hair - they are absolute perfectionists and work amazing together. It was a HUGE relief to leave that trial, I was 100% confident with my choice. The trials are held at Tamara's home, which is absolutely gorgeous .. there is a whole room set up as a salon ( DREAM ROOM) its amazing- They are a traveling team so no reason for an actual 'salon' - it's perfect.
The day of the wedding we had a Jody doing hair with Cristina helping her - we had a tight time frame and they cranked out 9 hairstyles and makeup applications within 3 1/2 hrs! What a dream team ! Mary did the makeup for all the bridesmaids and moms and Tamara actually came in to do me and my sisters makeup so she could make sure everyone was taken care of in within our time frame.
They are SUCH a fun group of girls - and I cannot say enough good things about them. Whenever anyone asks what my favorite part about the wedding was - hair and makeup was absolutely at the top!
I can not say enough amazing things about these ladies! Tamara's make-up is flawless and Melanie's ability to ANYTHING with hair is incredible! They were so sweet and so good at what they do! I felt like they really listened to what I wanted and were so accommodating! With a total of 9 people getting services (at least 6 received both hair and make up), they were able to get us all looking AMAZING on time. We all looked and felt so beautiful!!!!!
I can go on for days on how much I loved working with these ladies and how happy I was with their work. It really made an amazing day PERFECT!!!!! I received so many compliments from our guests and even other vendors on how beautiful we all looked!
These ladies took a vision and made it reality!!! Thank you making all 9 of us feel like the prettiest of princesses! Please, if you want to look better than your best, hire these ladies!
Tamara and Jody did an amazing job with the hair and makeup for my wedding. We had an early start to the day, and somehow they managed to put everyone together on time and looking awesome for 12+ hours. They are fun to work with and do great work. What more could you ask for on such an important day!?!?
I absolutely loved Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry. The girls who did my hair and makeup (Lindsay and Cristina) were excellent. When I went in for my trial, I realized that what I thought I wanted was much too dramatic. We revised the look the day of the wedding and both hair and makeup turned out even better than I imagined. My mom, mother-in-law and bridesmaids all looked beyond beautiful. I’ve been in bridal parties where everyone’s make-up looks the same, but Cristina brought out every girl’s beauty individually. Lindsay had great suggestions for hair and was able to replicate the looks from all of the pictures that some of the girls showed her. I would definitely recommend Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry.
Tamara is the owner of the company and she has different makeup and hair artists that she will assign to you. The first makeup artist assigned to me was not too satisfactory and so Tamara was nice enough to assign me to a different make up artist who can get me the exact look I am looking for. Darbie is really professional and very artistic and she definitely know how to make you the most beautiful bride without over doing it. My hair artist is Melanie and she is the senior hair artist in this company. She did a phenomenal job! She will do whatever hairstyle you would like and she can do it exactly the way you want it. Very neat and flawless. I love these 2 girls and I definitely recommend asking for this 2 artists when you pick Tamara for your wedding makeup.
They were amazing! My bridesmaids loved everything about them. They were so easy to talk to and were very understanding to each of our requests. I highly recommend them.
Tamara Makeup and Hair is an AMAZING team to work with from start to finish. I have nothing but great things to say about these ladies. My bridal party, some family members and I had Cristina & Jody to do our hair and makeup. The trial ran smoothly and the wedding day even better yet! We had 10 girls get both hair and makeup done and everyone was SO impressed with how they turned out. Both Cristina and Jody really listened to what each girl wanted and made everyone look STUNNING. I would definitely recommend booking them asap as they do fill up quickly. They are the best in the Chicago land area hands down!!!
The makeup was flawless. I did spray makeup and it stayed fresh all day and night. I did a practice hair and makeup, but the day of the wedding changed my mind and went with a completely different unplanned hairdo. The hairstylist rolled with it and gave me the best looking wedding hair I have ever seen. I got told several times that I looked like I should be in a magazine. They did a wonderful job. I felt beautiful!!
My first impression of Tamara was that she is a smart entrepreneur with a creative passion for makeup and styling. I had her for my wedding make up and it came out beautifully. I received so many compliments. She is someone that can see the overall picture and provide solutions to help you put the finishing touches on your dream look.
Cristina, Tamara’s sister, did the make up for all of my girls and they all looked gorgeous! She also did the complimentary flower girl make up for my niece which made her feel so special!
Jody is a very talented hair stylist. She is one of their senior team members and did my hair for my wedding. It was a complicated hair style that she put together in pretty much no time at all and it looked like it would take 3 hours. She also has a great personality and was so cute with our little flower girl, doing her hair. She even gave her a game to play on her phone to keep her distracted while doing her hair.
We ran ahead of schedule on our day and the whole team was very accommodating. I would recommend them to any bride. You can tell they have a diverse experience with bridal and fashion and can make you look like you should be on the cover of a magazine. They truly are the best!
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It's very hard to shut me up but, the ladies at Tamara Makeup & Hair accomplished it.
We had Christina for makeup and she sure knows how to bring out the beauty in everyone. She was great to work with and we all felt like she was just one of the girls hanging out doing our makeup. I would love to hang out with her!
Sabrina did the hair for my bridesmaids and the moms and did an excellent job bringing out everyones personality in their hair styles. Melanie did my hair and I couldn't have been happier. At my trial my hair looked great and for my wedding it looked even better!
These ladies made me feel relaxed about everything and I would definitely work with them again! Without a doubt I would recommend them to anyone.
I hired Tamara hair and makeup for my August 2013 wedding and I could not be happier with the results. Lindsay and Jolisa did a wonderful job making my bridesmaids and myself look and feel beautiful. One of my bridesmaids was so impressed she actually hired them to do her own wedding this past New Years Eve.
My wedding was July 13, of 2013 and Darbie seriously did a awesome job on my makeup, and my girls! I couldn't have asked for more from her on my wedding day! Very professional, and very satisfied!
I used Tamara Makeup & Hair Artistry for my wedding and I could not be more please with the end result. Stunning work! They are all very talented and they were very professional throughout the whole process. Tamara is a joy to work with and extremely talented! She did my makeup and it was flawless. I also had 8 bridesmaid that received their services and every single on of them loved their hair and makeup. Everyone looked beautiful. I would highly recommend this company for hair and makeup services and I would definitely use them again. Five stars across the board!
I really do not have enough words to thank Tamara and her team from the bottom of my heart for the amazing work done on mine, my mom's and my sisters hair and makeup, on both my wedding on Dec 22 and a henna party on Dec 19.
I got engaged to my fiancé earlier this year, and despite the fact that we both live in Dubai, tradition dictated having a wedding in Chicago where his family lives. The very first thing I started looking for (before my wedding dress!) was hair and makeup, I knew that coming from Dubai, Arabic hair and makeup is bolder than Western styles, and so in my mind it was the biggest challenge... However, the stars aligned and I quickly found Tamara online. I followed her on all social media outlets for around six months paying particular attention to the way the different eye shapes were shaded and shaped with makeup to suit their style, the way the colors were blended, the way the faces were contoured, the variety of the up do's their team was turning around, and the backgrounds of the brides that go to them. I quickly became convinced, despite my inlaws suggestion that I go to a lady they know and work with. I just knew I needed to trust my instinct that I was making the right decision, and I am so glad I did, because everything turned out far better than my wildest dreams! Tamara (makeup) and Mel (hair) absolutely nailed the looks we were going for, I have to say they work AMAZINGLY well together. Very professional, on time, listened to our likes, dislikes, concerns, suggestions, and were both able to pull everything together to put together incredible final looks that complimented and brought out our best features! It's been about a week now since my first event and I am still getting compliments, thank you ladies so so much for everything! You made my Chicago wedding even more special! If you are ever in Dubai, please let me know! Best of luck, you truly deserve it!
Lindsey and Cristina were amazing! They made all my girls look fantastic and I was so thrilled with my final look. They showed up on time and completed 8 people all in a timely manner. One of my biggest fears was not being finished on time but that truly was not a worry with these ladies. They were also very down to earth and fit in well with our silly group! :)
I am a hairstylist so when it comes getting my hair and makeup done, I tend to be a little picky...
Tamara is amazing! She listened to what I wanted and was very personable and easy to work with. I also think her prices were very reasonable!
Tamara came to the hotel where we were getting ready and she did not only my makeup but my 5 bridesmaids, my mom and mother-in-law. My mom never likes when she gets her makeup done but she absolutely LOVED what Tamara did! Everyone looked gorgeous!
I will definitely recommend Tamara to everyone!
Thanks again Tamara!!
I chose Tamara's team for my hair and makeup along with my bridesmaids and mother of the Bride and mother of the Groom. Erica was our hair stylist and she was so kind and friendly during the entire process. She sculpted our exact vision for the bridesmaids and was able to recreate my hair EXACTLY from our hair and makeup trial.
Darbie was our makeup artist and she is a true artist by creating and bring out the true beauty in the wedding party. (FYI Brides: Highly would recommend air brushing AND the eyelashes!!!)
I would also recommend a hair and makeup trial so you can get the exact look you're desiring. I brought in a few tears of my favorite looks and Erica and Darbie really made those looks come to life for me.
I felt so beautiful during my entire wedding and have Erica and Darbie to thank for that! A truly wonderful team and felt like I was hanging out with my girlfriends and getting ready for the big day.
I'm one picky bride & had a SPREADSHEET for makeup artists & hairstylists. I had comments on each one based on their responsiveness, website, professionalism, & quality of work based on pictures & reviews. I do hair & makeup for myself & my family so we are picky. After talking to Tamara I was SOLD after our first conversation! She said "i'll send you a contract, you can review it & if you decide on booking..." I cut her off & said "no, I'm going to use you". she was easy to talk to & reassured me that her & her team dealt with all the issues I was primarily concerned about: mine& my BM's skin, our different skin colors, my mom's thinning hair, & my BM's who AREN'T used to wearing makeup. They helped me work up a schedule for my tight time frame & family who tends to run late. They also were able to squeeze in my aunt who wasn't on the sched to get her hair done!
***side note: I told my photographer they would be there at 8:30 & would have us ready by 12 (7-9 ppl) for hair & makeup, my photographer was in awe because he's never worked w/anyone who is THAT fast & good. his exact words "They must be good". when he saw us he said "damn, they are that good!" He could not stop telling me how amazed he was! he's is a long time friend has been in the business for quite some time, so he knows good work when he sees it.
They were so great & my family is NOT easy to work with! Everyone was elated w/the work that they did. two of my BM's who opted out were so upset! My concern was that my hair & makeup would not hold. my bridal party and I were getting compliments on our hair & makeup til the very end! after being in the heat, stuck inside a broken limo & dancing the night away, our hair and makeup STAYED! I could not be any more happier w/the services rendered. i cannot wait til another event to use Tamara & her team. They were amazing! looking back at my spreadsheet of artists I don't think ANYONE could have even come CLOSE to what they did.
The ladies of Tamara Makeup & Hair Artistry (Melanie for hair and Jolisa for makeup) are wonderful and truly are the best! Their work is phenomenal and they take great effort to ensure that everything is done to fit your vision for the big day. Above and beyond this, these ladies make the day memorable by adding so much laughter and cheer to the room! Melanie is thoughtful, meticulous, and a true master at her craft. She ALWAYS thinks about every little detail and make everyone involved feel special. Jolisa is professional, creative, and all-around totally awesome. I can not more highly recommend Melanie, Jolisa, and the rest of the team!
I LOVED my hair by Sabrina and makeup by Mary from Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry. These ladies are true professionals and they do an amazing job. We got ready for my September wedding at my parent's house and it was so nice to have the hair and makeup ladies come to the house to help us get ready. It made for a really relaxing morning and was a lot of fun for me, the moms and the rest of the bridal party.
My hair and makeup turned out fantastic! Mary (makeup) made a few on the spot changes based on my feedback from my trial appointment. I had a GIANT, bright red sty in the corner of my eye (thank you wedding stress!)and she covered it up so you had no idea it was there. Magic! Sabrina (hair) did an absolutely fantastic job with my hair as well! She combined ideas from three pinterest pictures I showed her and came up with a truly personal design. She secured everything really well and even showed my MOH how to take out the veil without ruining the rest of the up-do. Both Mary and Sabrina were a dream to work with and I felt so beautiful when they were done! And so did the rest of my girls!
Highly recommended for anyone looking for a high quality hair and makeup team that comes to your house! The value for the services is incredible!
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Tamara & her team have many years of professional experience,working on countless numbers of weddings, print work, fashion shows, photo shoots, and more. Be sure to check out their website and reviews! Tamara & team will help make your wedding day unforgettable, from the trial to the big day!
- Type: Eyelash Extensions, Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013