18 featured reviews
Member Since: 8/25/2012
Total Image is amazing! Christa and her team did a fantastic job for my wedding this past August. My hair and makeup lasted all day and my mom, bridesmaids and I received constant compliments. From the hair and makeup trials up through the wedding day, it was such a pleasure to work with them. I did hair and makeup trials with three different salons and went with Total Image not just because they created the best look but because they were the most professional. I don’t get my hair done very often and I had never had my makeup professionally done, so I didn’t have a clear picture of what I wanted but I also knew what I didn’t want. Jessica and Julie really took the time to listen to my thoughts, make me comfortable and then worked their magic to give me a very natural, flawless look.
On my wedding day, Jessica, Julie and Sara came to the hotel to do my hair and makeup along with my three bridesmaids and my mother. The final hair and makeup was so beautiful! It was stunning. I wanted to look like a better version of myself on my wedding day and not look in the mirror and see a stranger in makeup and nice hair. Jessica and Julie did an awesome job achieving the look I wanted! I felt comfortable, beautiful, and ready to get married. I’ve never looked better than I did on my wedding day and that’s all thanks to Total Image. My bridal party and I looked gorgeous and felt great all day. My hair and makeup lasted well into the evening and after party. My married friends were amazed at how well everything held up, telling me stories about their hair drooping and coming apart, and makeup melting away during their weddings. I looked great in all of my photographs too. I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Total Image also did a great job with my bridal party especially with managing all of their various needs. My mother is incredibly fussy about everything! She rarely wears makeup and was very apprehensive about it. Jessica was so nice and patient, working with her until she was comfortable with the look. Even after she was done and my mom wanted it toned down a little after putting on her dress, Jessica made the adjustments. My mom loved it. One of my bridesmaids never does anything with her hair and even the thought of getting dressed up and wearing high heels for the wedding was daunting for her. I was a little worried that she would be uncomfortable. She found a picture online of a style that she liked and Julie recreated it perfectly. My bridesmaid was really happy with it and she just glowed at the wedding. I couldn’t stop admiring how wonderful my mom and all of my bridesmaids looked all day. They were all very pleased with the results.
Book Total Image for your wedding! You won’t regret it. It is one of the best decisions I made for my wedding.
Member Since: 10/17/2011
They are all amazing and know how to make a bride look natural but still beautiful. I loved my bridal makeup n my girls hairs. My makeup stayed till the next morning. Everything was waterproof!!!! And my bridesmaids hair looked amazing!!!!!! Thank u total image for making us all look so beautiful on our special day.
Member Since: 9/30/2012
I recently got married on 8.17.13. I had gone to Total Image upon a referral and decided to check them out and have my hair and makeup trial back in March or April. I was delighted with my trial and decided to go with Total Image. I was assigned to Jackie Nelson for my hair and Jessica for my makeup. I loved these two girls. They were extremely professional with great suggestions and willing to listen to what I wanted on my wedding day.
I decided I would have my 4 bridesmaids, the two mothers and myself get pampered on my wedding day. Both girls arrived early and were ready to work. We had so much fun with them as they were so personable and it was as if I had know the two girls for years. As my bridemaids were getting ready I was so excited to see my finished project as we all looked like movie stars. We looked runway ready or maybe we could be in a magazine. My hair turned out more beautiful than on the day of my trial. I have never seen myself look so beautiful with the amazing makeup Jessica did for me. The girls were perfectionists and were just as concerned with their finished products. I would highly recommend Total Image. My wedding pictures are amazing and am so proud to have these girls and total image be part of my special day. Well done girls!
Member Since: 1/16/2012
Total Image was such a pleasure to work with. All of the ladies were very professional. They arrived at the hotel on time and worked very efficiently. They had 6 bridesmaids, two moms and the bride to do hair and make-up on. The results were amazing! Everyone looked beautiful. I highly recommend Total Image!
Member Since: 11/11/2012
My hair and makeup on my wedding day turned out absolutely stunning thanks to Total Images! After you decide to book them for your big day (very wise choice), here are some tips to get the most out of their services; First of all, I would definitely recommend booking the trial session. Unfortunately, this is not included in the price of the package like some other vendors, but I found it more than worth it. I scheduled the trial the day of my bachelorette party to "test" out the hair and makeup and discovered that I wanted my makeup actually less "natural" than I originally thought after looking at photos throughout the night. When you do the trial you have the time to find the look that's best for you, as opposed to freaking out on the day of. For example, at first I didn't like how the eye shadow looked on me and suggested a more brownish/gold color instead of the blue color originally used, which made me look older. This was important, because I didn't have to stress out the day of the wedding since we already had a plan in place. Also, I discovered that I wanted my up-do more poufy for the big day and Jen had no problem making this adjustment. She worked so fast and efficiently, even though she was seven months pregnant! FYI, I didn't want to pay an extra $10 for the fake eyelashes for my trial, but make sure you do for your wedding day - makes a huge difference! In addition, I would definitely suggest going for a spray tan a day or two before your wedding day - remember that even though the makeup is airbrush, it doesn't make you tanner! With multiple bridesmaids and family members getting their hair/makeup done, the payment process was a relief - everyone just paid separately (cash or credit) after their individual services were done. Christa is very easy to work with; you can call or text her directly on her cell instead of having to email. Thank you Jen and Christa for making me feel more beautiful than ever!
Member Since: 8/9/2012
I never imagined that my hair and make-up would turn our as GORGEOUS as it did...but I, and my entire wedding party, was blown away by our looks! We were amazed with how great we look and how we looked all night! Thank you!
Member Since: 9/7/2007
My hair and make-up experience with Total Image far exceeded my expectations. They presented with knowledge and professionalism. My hair and make-up lasted the entire wedding day without any issues. I loved the service I got from this vendor and will be recommending them to everyone!
Member Since: 1/2/2012
Christa and her staff did an amazing job on our hair and makeup. I could not have felt more beautiful and I thought all my bridesmaids looked equally amazing! Christa was so professional and her entire staff was wonderful, I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Member Since: 1/30/2011
Christa is one of the nicest vendor i've meet in this whole wedding preparation process. very flexible and very friendly. her team is awesome. three thumbs up. for my wedding day i got jackie, katie, misha and rosanna and all of them did amazing job. especially the one who did my hair (i think it's katie). everybody just loving the hair including me. thank you so much for making me look like a princess. my look really goes with my gown...hehe thank you all again so much. it was a pleasure to meet you and have you for my wedding. =) take care...
Member Since: 12/29/2011
I used Total Image Hair & Airbrush Makeup for our March 9th wedding and also for my bridal shower. I was so pleased with all of the services that Total Image provided.
From start to finish, Christa presented the utmost professionalism to me. Christa is the owner of the company and was also our makeup artist. Christa is a very talented woman who has serviced quite the list of famous people in her day…you should read her bio! Also, she offers a fair price and I definitely felt that the value exceeded the price that we paid.
First, I had my trial run the morning of my bridal shower. I received a ton of compliments on how great both my hair and makeup looked. I had airbrush makeup done. The airbrushed makeup is so light and did not get greasy at all. It looked so fresh all day.
On the day of the wedding, I had my hair and makeup done in addition to my Mom and Mother-In-Law, my two bridesmaids, and my Aunt. All of them were serviced by Christa, who did all of the makeup, and Andrea, who did all of the hair. Everyone in my group looked so great! I mean this was a kitchen full of beautiful women!
Christa and Andrea blended well with my family and it was a pleasure to have them with us that morning. My hair and makeup looked great the entire day.
Overall, I am so happy that I chose Total Image and would highly recommend them to any bride.
Member Since: 11/15/2011
Couldn't have asked for anything better! Hair and make-up were beyond anything I ever imagined and I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone!
Member Since: 2/10/2012
Krista, who is the owner, does the airbrush makeup and she is a perfectionist which works to your benefit. I have never been able to have someone put eye make up on me because of sensitive eyes, but she some how did it with no problems.
On the day of the wedding she did my makeup and was done and I thought it looked great, but she thought she could make it even better and did a little more to my eyes still and it was beautiful. She is a perfectionist when it comes to the eye makeup just like me.
They also come to your house to do everyone's hair and makeup which is really nice. Katie was the one who did all the girls hair and she was also very good and fast too.
They are a little more expensive than most salons, but it is worth it because it is your wedding day after all and they come to your house and it is airbrush makeup which truly did last all day.
Member Since: 10/24/2012
I can not express how happy and satisfied on how wonderfull these ladies are .My makeup and hair was Beautiful! They also did My Daughter, my Mother, nieces who we're in my wedding party, they looked fantastic. Months after my wedding, they still have my business for my air brush tanning! Ladies, you will NOT go wrong with them!
Member Since: 9/8/2011
i had a difficult time deciding who to hire for hair and make up. I decided to take a tip from the knot and drive to Lombard for a trial. I am so happy i did. Crista and Jennifer were so wonderful and their work on my wedding day was even better than the trial. I hired them to do hair and make up for my 4 bridesmaids and myself. They fit right in with the girls in the hotel room. We had a great time and they made us all look perfect!
Member Since: 4/17/2011
I used Total Image for make-up services for my July 7th wedding in the Schaumburg/Palatine area. I went with them because they were reasonable priced, $75 a face and would travel even though I had a small bridal party, there were only 3 of us. A lot of places wouldn't travel with that small of a group.
We all loved our looks and they didn't need touch-ups even on the hot day.
I highly recommend them.
Member Since: 4/25/2011
Christa the owner did my makeup, maid of honor's, and my mom's makeup for my wedding. She used airbursh makeup on all of us, fake eyelashes and the whole works, and we came out stunning! The makeup lasted from 10AM till we went back to our hotel around 2AM. She did such an amazing job and we got compliments all night long! Andrea did my hair and my maid of honor's, and she also did an incredible job. I went for 2 trials because after I designed my dress I decided on having a different hairstyle, and she was so sweet and listened to everything I asked and my hair turned out exactly like I pictured it. My hair is very long, and we left it down and curled, and usually my curls fall after a few hours, but Andrea did such a great job my hair lasted all day and night, and even during pictures outside with the wind blowing. I would recommend them to everyone! My mom and I also did a body wrap at her salon and spray tan, and I would highly recommend both either for your wedding day or just because! You look and feel great afterwards. They are amazing and very sweet people to work with :)
Member Since: 4/26/2011
Total Image did an amazing job on my wedding day. I received so many compliments on my hair and makeup, and the airbrush lasted all day. Christa knew exactly what colors to use with my skin tone--I didn't want the makeup to look too heavy, but at the same time, I wanted it to show up in pictures. It was the perfect balance. Noel was great with hair--and patient with me as I couldn't decide what style I wanted initially. Finially, I decided and showed her a picture, and she replicated it exactly how I wanted. I could not have been happier with my experience.
Member Since: 8/30/2009
I used Total Image Bridal for my hair and make-up for myself and my bridesmaids and I was very pleased! I was referred to Total Image Bridal by a friend of mine who used their services for her wedding. I was in my friend's wedding so I got to experience their services first hand. I was extremely happy with how my hair and makeup trial went. I felt like a princess and my hair and make-up turned out exactly how I wanted it to! Krysta did the airbrushed make-up and Andrea did our hair. I would highly recommend both to any bride looking for good hair and make-up. The biggest selling point was that Krysta and her team come and do hair and make-up on location so my bridesmaids and I didn't have to travel anywhere to have our hair and make-up done.
We Specialize in Hair, Airbrush Makeup and Tanning
Our award winning artists have been making brides beautiful for over fourteen years. We offer high end services without the high end price. Our primary business is weddings so you get personal service throughout your entire experience. Visit our site to see our extensive photo gallery and more!
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- 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