12 of The Best Wedding Hair and Makeup Artists in Boston
A blend of Old World charm, historical landmarks and modern amenities makes Boston one of the most charming cities for a wedding. Not only does the city have a generous selection of picturesque backdrops and gorgeous venues, Boston is also home to a long list of talented wedding hair and makeup artists.
Even though Boston has a ton of options, finding the right glam team to execute your dream bridal hair and makeup, while accommodating your specific needs and price range, can be a tedious process. Luckily, we've done the research for you to narrow down the top-rated pros and the services they offer. Not only does this diverse group of recommended artists specialize in bridal hair and makeup, each has extensive portfolios, glowing customer reviews for their professionalism and expertise with different hair types, skin tones and wedding aesthetics.
Keep reading for a list of 12 of the best bridal hair and makeup vendors in Boston who are guaranteed to make you glow on your special day.
Airbrush Makeup and Hairstyles by Charlotte & Co.
Prior to starting her wedding makeup business, founder Charlotte Phinney provided on-camera glam to her roster of A-list on-air clients, including Diane Sawyer, Carole King and Geena Davis. Now, her professional wedding beauty business specializes in making brides look picture-perfect on their big day. The company offers a variety of hair and makeup services from an award-winning team to the Boston area, including Cape Cod and Newport. The team's exceptional abilities to bring out the best in any bride and bridal party has earned them 435 5-star reviews.
Review Spotlight: "From the moment I reached out to Charlotte to book my makeup services for my wedding, the whole experience was great…I had two makeup artists for nine people…Both did an amazing job—everyone looked so beautiful. They were professional, efficient and so fun to have around that morning. I would highly recommend them!"
If you're looking for a glam team who can work with a diverse bridal party, Cashmeir Bridal is able to accommodate all skin tones and hair textures. The full-service team of certified beauty experts has extensive experience working with an array of multicultural clientele and will go above and beyond to choose the best glam options that flatter everyone's unique features. Not only will the pros embrace your bridesmaids' individuality, you will be at ease knowing that your crew is taken care of. As a bonus, the company also caters to destination weddings so your entire party will definitely look their best, regardless of the destination.
Review Spotlight: "I cannot recommend 100% Cashmeir enough to any new brides!! As a bride who had a very diverse bridal party, ranging from very light skin tones to very dark skin tones as well as very different hair types, Cash and her team did an amazing and outstanding job!"
To Make Beautiful – Wedding Day Makeup/Hair/Skincare
In addition to hair and makeup services, To Make Beautiful also offers facials, chemical peels and advanced skincare services that will leave your face glowing. Reviewers raved about their positive experiences with the founder Kim, who has over 17 years of experience in the wedding industry. Not only does this hair and makeup company win top marks from clients, they're also on the preferred vendor list of many of the area's most popular venues.
Review Spotlight: "Kim is the best. She made me feel like a million bucks on my wedding day. Easy to work with and deciphered what I wanted to look like without me really knowing. On top of that, my mom said it was the most beautiful she's felt in years. Highly recommend!"
Hair and Makeup by Natalie
This business is perfect for the bride who wants show-stopping hair and makeup. Hair and Makeup by Natalie specializes in styling hair extensions, veils and incorporating statement hair pieces so you can recreate a celebrity's red-carpet look or add some oomph to your own tresses. To amp your makeup, she offers a range of false lashes from glam strips to subtle individual pieces in her pricing. To guarantee that your wedding prep goes smoothly, Natalie and a second artist will travel on location to you and prepare a tight timeline based on the day's busy schedule (photographer, flower delivery, first look and of course the wedding itself!).
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Review Spotlight: "Natalie was wonderful to work with! She is very professional & organized and also takes in all your input during the process. My wedding hair and makeup came out amazing—so glamorous but I still felt like me! I highly recommend her services!"
Lyndsay Simon Beauty
Based out of Allston, MA, Lyndsay Simon founded her team of skilled hair and cosmetic specialists after 10 years of experience in the beauty industry. Whether the bride prefers a natural glow or soft-glam sophistication, Lyndsay's work is guaranteed to be long-lasting, so the bride won't have to worry about touch ups. She also makes sure that her clients receive the ultimate princess treatment by only using her favorite luxe go-to products form Dior, MAC, Charlotte Tilbury and GHD. In addition to airbrush makeup, her team also offers full-body services including body makeup, customized lashes and skincare consultations for you and your wedding party in the Boston area.
Review Spotlight: "My makeup was so flawless and perfect while still looking natural and me. We had the heat of summer for the big day reaching 95 at one point on the beach with SO much humidity, and there was not a drop of sweat on my face the entire day. Guests were coming up to me at 11 p.m. asking how my makeup was still so flawless."
Jenny Luu Hair + Makeup
With over 11 years in the bridal industry as a hair and makeup artist, Jenny Luu has been praised for her ability to integrate all of the special details—from the texture of a wedding dress to the color palette of the ceremony—with the bride's vision into her creative process. The collaboration with her clientele helps to achieve their ideal look, while ensuring that it remains cohesive to the wedding vibe and aesthetic. In many of her 5-star reviews, clients rave about her talent for capturing their desired outcome, which boosted their confidence and made them feel like a "rockstar" and "celebrity". The A-list treatment doesn't stop there. To be certain that her clients wake up with an "I-just-woke-up-like-this" glow, she also shares skincare tips and product recommendations.
Review Spotlight: "Jenny was so patient with me as I tried to figure out what I wanted in my trial, and I appreciated that. I had an idea of what I wanted for makeup, but I do not have a vast knowledge of makeup so she was able to help me translate the vision in my head into a reality despite my difficulty expressing it. All of my bridesmaids also looked great and felt incredible. I also appreciated Jenny's organization and processes. She is clear on what you can expect from her and follows through with that with a high level of professionalism. Jenny is at the top of her game and I couldn't recommend her more!"
Danielle Keefe Artistry
Since 2012, Danielle Keefe Artistry has been voted "Best of Weddings" in the New England area for her personalized approach to bridal glam and calming her clients' pre-wedding jitters. Danielle's mission is to make brides "look and feel exactly like themselves at their most beautiful". Since clients typically fall in love with the products she uses, Danielle carries the exact items, typically from her own artistry line, Charlotte Tilbury, Poppy & Pout and other local merchants, available for sale in her Boston-based beauty boutique. Outside of wedding day prep, her award-winning team also offers makeup application and hair design for other elevated occasions like showers, so brides can rely on the same team for all events surrounding their nuptials.
Review Spotlight: "Danielle is a spectacular human being and is wonderful at what she does! I had never had my hair and makeup done before so I was a bit nervous at my trial, but Danielle made me feel so comfortable. All of my anxieties disappeared."
Yin Tom Studio
Renowned makeup artist and hairstylist Yin Tom has a wide array of professional experiences under her belt accumulated over the past 14 years. Not only has she worked bridal events, she's created high-fashion looks for New York and Boston Fashion Weeks and editorial shoots. Her extensive portfolio has made her a fixture on the Boston bridal beauty scene, specifically for her skills in beautifying all ethnicities, hair textures and skin tones. Most of her 5-star reviews spotlight her ease in styling diverse bridal parties. She understands that each situation requires a different look and is masterful at accentuating each client's natural features with timeless, clean makeup, airbrushing and elevated hair design.
Review Spotlight: "Yin was the absolute best. I normally wear very minimal makeup and wanted to feel myself on my wedding day, but also needed a look that would match my traditional Indian wedding dress. Yin hit the balance perfectly AND did an incredible job with my mom & my bridesmaids of varying skin tones. (Everyone was taking selfies the whole day!) She is also SO much fun and made our getting ready time a blast."
With over 30 plus talented licensed hair and makeup artists and a team of dedicated administrative staff, Beauty Boston can handle wedding parties of any size, and offer a detailed day-of itinerary to keep a large group on track. After a detailed consultation, the company will match you up with the exact pros to best meet your needs and tailor your glam to any special requests. The pros are renowned for their speed and versatility in styling your tresses—creating anything from textured hairstyle to voluminous blowouts or elegant updos and more. Also, the company offers a spa-like experience for services like soft spray tan sessions.
Review Spotlight: "The office was very organized and easy to communicate with. We had Tiff for hair and Sammie for make up- both did amazing jobs. They worked fast and did a great job accommodating what everyone wanted. They made me feel so beautiful and gave me the exact look I wanted. They were both a pleasure to have in the getting-ready room—they added perfectly to the calm but fun vibe."
REFeyeANCE Makeup & Hair LLC
With nearly 600 5-star customer reviews, it's no surprise that REFeyeANCE Makeup & Hair is a popular choice when it comes to wedding hair and makeup pros in Boston. In addition to providing flawless glam, delivering outstanding customer service is a top priority for the large company. Additionally, with each makeup application, customers receive complimentary airbrushing and free, customized lashes that will look and feel perfect for hours. As a bonus, they will travel to any wedding in the local Boston, New England area for free.
Review Spotlight: "Working with the team from REFeyeANCE was a dream. They matched with an amazing artist (Katerina) who during my hair and makeup trial took her time and made sure to get everything right."
Leather & Lace Artistry
After a nearly two-decade career as a classical trained ballet dancer and film/TV makeup artist, Bre Welch's pivot to bridal beauty was a natural transition. Being adept in hair sculpting, on-camera and stage makeup, has made her Boston-based business Leather & Lace one of the most in-demand wedding-prep teams across the country. Highlighted in Boston Magazine for her ability to make any look happen, Bre and her team of 7 pros specialize in covering tattoos, skin conditions and overall airbrushing. Described as a hopeless romantic, Bre finds the magic in every wedding and loves hearing every detail about each client's love story and proposal.
Review Spotlight: "Bre was wonderful to work with! I hired her to do my (the bride's) hair and makeup, as well as makeup for my 4 bridesmaids. Everyone looked stunning! Not only that but all of my bridesmaids mentioned how much they enjoyed just talking to Bre. I would highly recommend booking her."
At Visage1 Studios, you'll be in the hands of award-winning makeup artist and celebrity photographer Joanna Petit-Frere, who has 15 years of industry experience. She is trained and educated by the best cosmetic companies including Bobbi Brown, Lancôme and NARS, among others and recognized by Boston Magazine for her outstanding work on brides of all ethnicities. Ahead of your consultation, Joanna requests recent images of the bride and any inspirational references, to make the appointment as efficient as possible. As a bonus, the multi-hyphenate talent taps into her experience as a photographer to ensure that your look will translate to looking just as good in photos.
Review Spotlight: "Joanna did an AMAZING job for me and my bridesmaids the day of my wedding!...She came looking professional and beautiful which was perfect considering she'd be in my "getting ready photos". Even her set up was superb! The bright professional lights, the loads of makeup options, the big fancy camera for the before and after pictures. She made sure to pace out the makeup sessions between everyone just in time for photos and leaving for the wedding!"