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Reviewed On 8/06/2019 by Neha D
We worked with Julie from A List to do the hair and makeup for my bridal party. Our communication up until the event was prompt and helpful. ON the big day, Julie was on time and efficient. She did a fabulous job on my sister’s makeup, howev...
er, my maid of honor was less happy with hers. I had advised all folks to provide inspo images (my MOH did not) so I can’t say I blame Julie as it is hard to take verbal direction. I do think she could have been a bit more receptive to changing/fixing my MOH’s makeup. But then again, my MOH is a bit shy and I am not sure if she asked as directly as she could have… I wasn’t there to hear the request. I personally think everyone’s hair and makeup looked very professional and put together so I am rating Julie five stars. My advice would be to set an expectation for folks to bring images for hair and makeup so Julie has something to work off of as I believe she can execute whatever it is that you show her (for both air and makeup). It’s also helpful if they provide guidance on things like blush color (pink vs peach vs deeper brown) and eyeshadow guidelines (no glitter/shimmer, etc). Ultimately, makeup styles are a personal preference so it has to be a mutual/team effort so that the receiving party is as happy as can be! I think A List is a good price point and delivers great results for hair and makeup. Please make sure to check out the person's prior work and reviews as they all have different levels of experience - that is how I chose Julie.
Reviewed On 5/26/2019 by Irene C
Ngan Bui did my hair and makeup on my wedding day, and she was amazing! She was friendly, responsive, and professional, and most importantly, she made me look and feel beautiful.
I reached out to A-List Makeup via the form on their website abo...
ut seven months before the wedding. After filling out the form, individual artists reached out to me with their pricing and portfolio links. It was a little overwhelming to communicate with so many artists at once, but it was nice that they were the ones reaching out to me.
In the end, I'm so happy that I decided to go with Ngan -- you won't regret it! We did a trial two weeks before the wedding where we had more time to talk through my makeup and hair preferences. She was so sweet, and she fulfilled my request of natural makeup with a little bit of glam. I was especially impressed with how my hair turned out, since I wanted a soft, romantic updo, but my hair is very thick, straight, and slippery, and usually does not hold a curl well.
On the wedding day itself, Ngan arrived at my getting ready location with everything that she needed, including a makeup chair and a small Bluetooth speaker for music. Although we both had an idea of what I wanted already based on the trial, we still took the whole three hours to get ready; Ngan took extra care to make my look perfect. I received many compliments on my look throughout the evening, and it held up well after eight hours, even through the rain.
Ngan was awesome, and I can't wait to book her again for other events in the future :)
Reviewed On 10/13/2018 by Amanda V
Audrey from A-List was wonderful to work with, and made me look and feel like a princess! She always responded back to me quickly and really took the stress out of getting ready.
Reviewed On 9/27/2018 by Michelle B
A-list makeup made finding a makeup artist/hair stylist for my wedding very easy. Once you contact A-list with the date of your wedding and your beauty needs different makeup artists will contact you if they are available your wedding date and ...
from there you can choose who you want. They are located in San Jose but do travel to other locations for a travel fee.
Marilyn was one of the artists who was free for my wedding date and I am extremely happy she was the one who did my makeup and hair that day. I did do a makeup trial with her before my actual wedding day so that we could get an idea of what I liked and did not like. I didn’t opt for a hair trial since at the time I had not picked out my wedding dress yet and I was still uncertain of what I wanted to do for my hair. Marilyn is very sweet, patient, thorough, and detail oriented. During my makeup trial she was very patient, asking for my likes and dislikes. She would add something and ask whether I liked it or wanted to go in a different direction. Then when it came to do my makeup on my wedding day, she already had an idea and the process was easy! On my wedding day my makeup didn’t feel cakey or heavy, I forgot I was even wearing makeup. She gave me false eyelashes and normally I can tell when they are on, but she did such an impeccable job that they were not bothersome the entire night! For my hair I had shown her pictures of styles I liked and she was able to emulate it perfectly! I got so many compliments on my hair that evening!
She is very professional and communicative. Whenever I had a question she responded to it promptly and was able to provide me advice on makeup or hair. I would definitely recommend her if you are looking for a makeup artist or hair stylist!
Reviewed On 9/11/2018 by Jessica L
Julie was amazing! I worked with her for my engagement pics makeup prior to my wedding day. Having that trial run was really helpful for both of us to learn a little more about what kind of makeup and hair style worked best for me. On the day o...
f the wedding, Julie and her assistant arrived early and had me and my bridesmaids ready just as planned. It was great to work with Julie and being able to discuss with her and learning from her expertise :)
Reviewed On 6/02/2018 by Natalie P
Cherie did a great job with my hair. She was totally professional, made sure me and all my bridesmaids were comfortable with our styles, and *bonus* my hair stayed in place even after I danced for 4 hours straight.
At one point we got behind s...
chedule and we had to rush to get all the bridesmaid's hair done. She was apologetic and gave us a discount on the final bridesmaid's hair and makeup services, which was much appreciated. Thank you Cherie! I'll definitely hire her again for other non-wedding hair events :)
Reviewed On 3/20/2018 by Claudine M
This review is for Nikki Ngo at A-List Makeup: After reading the many 5-star Yelp reviews for Nikki, I was lucky that she was available to do my bridal makeup & hair. I rarely wear makeup or style my hair, so I was nervous at first that I might...
look too different. When I went for the makeup & hair trial, I asked for wavy hair with a side braid and natural looking makeup with subtle glow. I showed her a few photos of makeup and hair that I liked, and she also gave me helpful advice and suggestions based on my skin type (dry) and hair texture (straight and a bit thin). Everything turned out just how I wanted at the trial, so when Nikki did my wedding hair and makeup a month later in Mountain View, I felt beautiful and still true to my personality. Last night I received all the wedding photos from the photographer. I'm very happy with how classy and natural my hair and makeup looks in the pictures too. Nikki does makeup & hair that looks great in person and in photos: best of both worlds!
Reviewed On 3/14/2016 by Kelly S
I cannot say enough good things about Casey! After finding them on Yelp of all places, and having my hair and makeup trial, I knew I had stumbled across a hidden gem of a place. Casey worked as if she could read my mind and knew exactly how muc...
h to emphasize and play up--a real pro. The wedding day went even better than expected. She showed up on time with two artists and worked efficiently. They brought music, something I had overlooked, to keep the mood light and fun while we all got ready. She was also fun to chat with throughout the process, and I was blown away by the final result. My hair and makeup stayed intact throughout the whole day! Though I did buy my own MAC Russian Red lipstick, I only had to apply once, and only because I wanted to--I certainly could have gone without. I felt glamorous and flawless for my wedding day.
If I ever need to have my make-up or hair done for an event, she will be the first person I call. The price is right, the service was extraordinary, and she made everything feel effortless--a nice way to feel on the wedding day.
Reviewed On 9/19/2015 by Viclaire C
If you are looking for a make up artist, book Nikki. She is wonderful! When I first met her, I knew right away she would be fun to work with. I'm pretty easy going, and not much of a make up girl. But she made me feel at ease and helped me f...
eel comfortable in many shades. I brought my Maid of Honor with me for a make up trial as she would probably working close with her the day of. They got along well and my MOH praised her! Nikki gave me honest opinions and tried many styles with me. From dark, to light make up, to airbrush, to full lashes, to few. She did it all! She by far exceeded my expectations. All of my bridesmaids loved their make up too! I rec'd numerous compliments--everyone said I was a stunning bride. THANK YOU NIKKI!!!
Also, Nikki does hair- which i did not book her for as I already had a hair stylist. however, if I did not, I would have booked her!
Nikki was very responsive and easy to contact. I would book her again for another event and will recommend her to all I know. She is a professional and has talents!!! I loved her! I had a pretty big bridal party, and she brought Jessie with her. Jessie is wonderful too! :)
Reviewed On 10/29/2014 by Vanessa W
I am SO happy with Chloe. She did an absolutely amazing job.
-Of all my vendors, she was the most organized and responsive. Not easy when I know she is busy. I made changes to my services (more bridesmaids and mother of the bride) and she w...
as able to accommodate my requests and stay on top of my changes.
-She listened to me while providing her professional opinion. After my trial, I wanted to lighten my eyebrows. She remembered to do this on my wedding day. Then when I said I wanted to go a little heavier, she let me show her how I wanted them done. In the end, she made them perfect.
-Lastly, Chloe is a sweetheart. Not only is she fantastic at what she does, but she also is caring and a joy to be around. Chloe dedicated all her energy and time on me and made me feel like a truly special bride.
Everyone, including my mother-in-law, commented on my hair and make-up. Chloe did a phenomenal job.
Reviewed On 9/21/2014 by Jennifer Y
Chau Nguyen is THE BEST. I requested her because she did such beautiful hair and makeup for my friend's wedding, and I was not disappointed on my own wedding day! Not only is Chau super sweet and nice, but she really knows how to make a girl be...
autiful and to have her makeup last an entire day. I wanted to have fairly natural makeup and also having something that would work for an evening-to-night wedding, and the makeup just looked fantastic. Also, she and her team were able to accommodate my bridal party of thirteen girls, and everyone's hair and makeup looked wonderful AND was done right on time! I highly recommend Chau for any wedding or photo event.
Reviewed On 6/12/2012 by Jenny K
Professional, thorough, on time and did a great job with hair/makeup for me and my 3 bridesmaids!