Allison Barbera Beauty is based in Newport, RI. We offer onsite makeup and hair services for weddings and events. Let us use our experience, skills and knowledge to help make your wedding day truly beautiful.
Allison was great to work with throughout the entire wedding process. Our original 2020 wedding was postponed and she was very flexible about rescheduling to 08/14/2021. On the wedding day, she and her team were very punctual and did an amazing...
job! My makeup looked glam, but natural, which is exactly the look I was going for. Out of all of the vendors that I worked with, Allison was the most responsive and organized. I am so glad that I picked her for my wedding hair and makeup and would absolutely recommend her!
Reviewed On 1/01/2022 by Carissa W
I cannot recommend Allison Barbera Beauty enough. I worked with Jen for my trial, and Jen was my main make-up artist with Paige as the 2nd for my big day. Not only were both incredibly friendly, but super professional, and got the look I was go...
ing for perfectly! They were extremely accommodating. Their looks were classy, fresh, and I was in love with the way my make-up turned out. Pictures for reference- you won't be disappointed!
Reviewed On 10/27/2021 by Jordan M
Allison and her team are fantastic! So glad I got the chance to work with them. Allison was an excellent communicator and helped keep everything organized and running smoothly leading up to the wedding. Kerri, Kristen, Paige, and Lauren were ab...
solutely fabulous and made me and my bridal party look absolutely STUNNING! Everything went so smoothly and I am so happy I made the decision to hire Allison Barbera Beauty!
Reviewed On 10/10/2021 by Kaela A
Thank you to Allison, Candie, Jen, Emma, and Lauren for making us look absolutely stunning on our wedding day! From the start, Allison was extremely professional and an amazing communicator. She is so organized and on top of things. Her team is...
also great and everyone was so happy with their wedding looks. Definitely work with Allison and her team! You won’t regret it.
Reviewed On 7/26/2021 by Cate M
Allison and her team are very professional!
Allison is not only talented at doing makeup, but she also really knows the science behind skincare and makeup. She had great suggestions for beauty routines and how to prepare for the big day.
nted a very natural makeup look, but elevated from my everyday look. She totally understood what I wanted. I didn't have to worry about anything on my wedding day and loved how it came out!
The products she used lasted all day. Plus she gave me oil blotting sheets that I used throughout the day. She also uses individual lashes instead of the strip, so it looked very natural. My bridesmaids all looked so beautiful, as well.
Plus, she's really nice and easy to talk to!
I can't recommend Allison and her team enough.
Reviewed On 6/15/2021 by Jillian R
Allison and her team were just AMAZING! We originally planned our wedding for August 2020, but had to reschedule to June 2021. I also originally only booked my makeup, and added hair closer to the wedding date, and Allison worked with me to mak...
e it happen. Allison was so accommodating at every turn. She and her team are so professional and talented. I felt so incredibly beautiful on my wedding day - all thanks to them. All of my bridesmaids and wedding party members loved their hair and makeup, and the all around wonderful experience. They were exactly what I hoped for, and I am so grateful for Allison and her team, and all of their hard work for our wedding. Thank you all x a million!
Reviewed On 2/18/2021 by Courtney S
I had a wonderful experience working with Allison and her team for my wedding in November 2020 and I'm incredibly grateful that I chose AB Beauty for my wedding hair and makeup. From the beginning, Allison was super responsive, very organized, ...
and professional. She sent me a detailed schedule for the day-of along with guidance on preparing for my hair and makeup beginning several months out. When I had to adjust my wedding plans due to COVID-19, Allison was accommodating and flexible. During the trial, Allison (makeup) and Kerri (hair) truly listened to my vision and brought it to life. This was the first time that I can remember LOVING my hair and makeup when they are done professionally. On my wedding day, my mom and I were so happy with their work. I cannot recommend AB Beauty enough!
Reviewed On 11/21/2020 by Kelly W
I had such a great experience working with Allison and her team for our wedding in October 2020! Ann was our hair stylist and she did an AMAZING job! Allison & Katie were our makeup artists for the day and made everyone look absolutely beautifu...
l. Everyone was super easy to work with from the time of inquiry right up to the last touch up! They made us feel comfortable, beautiful and safe! I highly recommend!
Reviewed On 2/28/2020 by Beth S
I absolutely loved my wedding hair and make-up thanks to Allison and her team (special thanks to Allison and Emily for my personal hair and makeup!). I don't wear a lot of make-up usually and Allison made sure that I felt completely like myself...
but much more glamorous! Emily styled my hair exactly how I imagined. I've never felt more beautiful! Allison is soooo easy to work with, an excellent communicator, and very reasonably priced. Her team showed up on my wedding day and did a fantastic job on everyone (all 12+ people!). Thank you again for everything!!
Reviewed On 1/09/2020 by Melanie F
I'm so glad I booked my wedding day hair services with Allison! She is wonderful to work with--responsive, extremely organized, and on top of everything--she is exactly the type of person you want to work with for this important piece of the we...
dding day! Kerri and Emily did our hair and they were so sweet and fun to have around while we were getting ready. Everyone was done ahead of schedule which made our day flow perfectly. My bridesmaids and flower girls looked amazing and I was so happy with my hair too! Thank you, Allison, Emily, and Kerri!!
Reviewed On 1/04/2020 by Sally C
Allison Barbera Beauty was absolutely a joy to work with! Allison was easy to contact and super responsive! She was very organized and made sure that I made an appointment for my trial at the right time and suggested the best way to set up my b...
ridal party getting make up the day of. Candie did my trial and makeup the day of! She did an AMAZING job! She even saved the day when my hair piece fell out after my hair dresser had left! She was very accommodating and did my makeup, my mothers make up, and my junior bridesmaids makeup! She nailed makeup at every age! I cant say enough about her work! She was also super relaxed and fun to work with the day of! I highly recommend Allison Barbera Beauty and highly recommend Candie!
Reviewed On 12/03/2019 by Alexis T
Allison and her team were absolutely amazing. I cannot say enough good things about them. Allison was by far one of the most organized vendors I worked with and extremely responsive (even when she was on vacation)! She made everything run smoot...
hly prior to the wedding and on the wedding day. I had my trial with Allison and Emily, both who did an amazing job. I ended up changing both my hair and makeup day of and they were both so flexible and didn’t push back at all. I loved how everything came out for both myself, my bridesmaids, mom and mother in-law. I was worried prior to the trial and wedding because I don’t usually wear much makeup and still wanted to look like myself. Allison did not disappoint. My makeup stayed on all night and my hair stayed in and both looked amazing in pictures. I cannot thank Allison and her team enough, I would give more than 5 stars if I could!
Reviewed On 11/19/2019 by Courtney R
Amazing team!! I couldn’t have been happier everything. Everyone loved their hair and makeup. The team is professional, accountable, and extremely talented. I highly recommend them to everyone!!
Reviewed On 10/24/2019 by Catey W
Allison was one of the first vendors I booked for my wedding and I cannot sing her praises high enough. She was one of the most responsive, timely and organized vendors I worked with. She made everything seamless running up to the wedding and o...
n the wedding day. My bridesmaids, my Mom, my Grandmother and I have never looked more beautiful. Her team was awesome, accommodating, listened so well and executed everyone’s looks flawlessly, even my 88 year old Grandmother who is one touch customer! If you have not booked beauty for your wedding day, run don’t walk and book Allison, she and her team are amazing and it will be one of the best decisions you make for your wedding.
Reviewed On 10/15/2019 by Jamie I
I truly cannot say enough amazing things about Allison and her team. They all work with such professionalism and dedication making everyone getting their hair and makeup done feel extremely comfortable. Allison and her team made my wedding drea...
ms come true and I could not imagine a better team to work with. Every single one of my bridesmaids was in love with their hair and makeup and it held up all day and night. I highly recommend Allison and her team to anyone looking!
Reviewed On 10/02/2019 by Kate L
Allison is a true and talented professional. She is thorough, clear, and the best communicator. She provided updates to the day-of schedules she drafted so quickly - even for the ten times I asked for a change. She is extremely talented and ver...
y good at understanding what I and my bridal party did and didn't want with their hair and makeup. Trials with Allison and Emily were SO fun (I talked about them for the next month as if we'd been BFFs for years), and the wedding day was even better! Allison, Emily, Katie, and Kerri were beyond wonderful to work with - even when the plugs went out for the blowdryer for a hot few minutes! I wouldn't change a thing about my wedding hair or makeup and can't thank Allison and her crew enough for making me feel beautiful on my wedding day. I would recommend her to all of my best friends. Thank you!!
Reviewed On 8/29/2019 by Brooke M
Without a doubt the best makeup and hair stylists in the area!!! Book them you will not regret it! I booked them for myself, my mother and 11 bridesmaids. They did an amazing job with making everyone look very glamorous, and spent their time on...
each person. Nobody was in a rush (and even if they were you couldn't tell). The girls were very professional and nice and the hair/makeup lasted all night! We are beyond happy with our choice!!!
Reviewed On 7/08/2019 by Cassandra B
Allison and her team made our day! Allison herself is by far the most organized vendor we worked with and really kept things moving along (totally appreciated!!) with the planning process. She has a team of complete professionals who my brides...
maids and I enjoyed spending our morning getting ready with. Our makeup and hair was flawless; we all looked like more polished and put together versions of our natural self, which is exactly what we were going for! I truly can't recommend Allison and her team enough.
Reviewed On 7/03/2019 by Kara S
Allison and her team are AMAZING! First off, Allison is so great about responding quickly and was so professional and organized throughout the entire process. I never felt like I had to ask anything because she was so thorough and covered every...
thing. Her, Emily, Candie and Ann were there doing our hair and make up the morning of and they made all my bridesmaids, mom, groom's mom and my grandmother look GORGEOUS. Everyone loved the way they looked and were so happy! The team was so sweet and made the morning of extremely fun and relaxing. I highly recommend Allison and her team. I felt more beautiful that day than I ever have - thank you Allison!
Reviewed On 6/14/2019 by Melissa B
As a hairstylist who has envisioned what my hair would look like for my 7 year engagement , finding the right stylist was high on my priority list . When I knew I found them I was even more pleasantly impressed that they worked for Allison Barb...
era Beauty. Her team went above and beyond for us and made each and every one in the bridal party feel gorgeous! My hair extensions would NOT cooperate that day and Emily was able to keep me calm pull out exactly what i wanted! I felt like a princess and my hair was perfection!
On top of us all looking and feeling stunning Emily and Liza were super fun to work with , made the day that much more special and relaxed ‘ !
Allison also is so organized and makes you know every step of the way what will happen and how to make it easier
Hands down the best
Hopefully I will work with them again or even for !!!!!
Reviewed On 2/18/2019 by Ashley W
Allison Barbera Beauty is a very professional, organized and amazing hair and make-up team, whom I hired for our wedding on October 6, 2018 in Newport, RI. Allison was quick to respond to my inquiry of availability and pricing. Not only was she...
quick to reply, she was extremely organized with her color coded day of wedding schedule which made the day of the wedding run very smoothly. On the day of the wedding, Jen S., Ana, Ainslie, and Jen G. all showed up ahead of schedule which was fantastic! They were able to do hair and make-up for my six bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom, grandmother of the groom and myself all within a timely manner. Everyone looked fantastic and loved their hairstyles and make-up! Jen S. did my airbrush make-up and Ana did my hair, both of which came out phenomenal and just what I had pictured for my wedding day. I’m extremely happy that I hired Allison Barbera Beauty and I would highly recommend them!
Reviewed On 1/26/2019 by Samantha D
Allison and Co. are awesome! Allison was probably the most organized and quickest responding vendor we worked with during our wedding planning process. I've had my makeup done many times and Jen was by far my favorite makeup artist! Hairstylist...
s Ann and Emily were great, everyone looked awesome!
Reviewed On 1/21/2019 by Kerry M
Allison and her team were amazing. Allison was excellent to coordinate with, and she was very understanding when I asked to make schedule changes. My entire bridal party had an excellent experience and felt beautiful when they were finished. Th...
e entire group finished early on the day of the wedding, which was an added bonus! Ann did my hair and it stayed put for the entire night despite getting married in a nor'easter- so incredible! I'm very grateful to Allison and her team- I would highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 11/12/2018 by Suzanne S
My experience with Allison and her team for our wedding on August 4, 2018 could not have been better! From the first contact all the way through the end of our "getting ready" hours, Allison was amazing to work with. She and her team are profes...
sional, knowledgeable, responsive, understanding, fun to be around...the list goes on. She and her team are excellent at understanding what you are describing, and making your vision a reality. They are also super receptive to feedback and are happy to make adjustments on hair and makeup, and don't make you feel uncomfortable about asking to change something. I ended up having two hair trials, but by the end of the second one my hair was EXACTLY what I wanted it to be, and Alex was able to recreate it perfectly on the wedding day. Allison's prices are competitive, and in my opinion you get excellent value for the money. Allison also creates a schedule for your wedding day, ensuring that each bridesmaid/MOB/MOG etc has a specific slot for hair and for makeup so that you run on schedule. This is a huge bonus and keeps the getting ready phase of the day fun and stress-free. All my bridesmaids loved their hair and makeup, as did my mom and mother in law. I was SO happy with how I looked - I have since gotten my wedding photos back and I am still drooling over how good my hair came out! Here's an extra bonus, and honestly why working with Allison was life-changing: for the last 15 or so years of my life, I have had these tiny, under the skin bumps on my forehead (and of course I was super self-conscious about it). I had been to several dermatologists, tried different routines and medications, etc., but nothing helped. Then I went to my makeup trial with Allison...I asked her advice for how I should care for my skin pre-wedding, and if she thought anything could be done for the bumps. She did a little research, and then a few days later she sent me some articles on what she thought it could be - and she also recommended products and a routine that I should follow. After a few months - and in time for the wedding - the bumps were GONE! I have been following the routine ever since and they have not come back. So, not only did I have an excellent experience for the wedding itself - Allison's amazing skills and knowledge helped me overcome a persistent skin issue, which has made me so much more confident in how I look. I am so happy to have worked with Allison and her team - I cannot recommend them highly enough. She is worth every cent!!
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Ashley D
Oh where do I even begin with my love affair for Allison Barbera and her amazing stylists!?! From the moment I sent my first email it was incredible! Always prompt same day response! From the moment I did my hair trial I knew as I walked out th...
at I would be booking with them! Leading up to the wedding I had a 1000 questions that seemed to pop up daily. Allison always made time for me and was always so kind. Day of the wedding all the stylists were prompt and on way ahead of time. And they cranked out all 10 girls in no time. Also all 10 girls were BEYOND thrilled at their hair and makeup! ESP my niece who was my jr bridesmaid. She showed Emily a more intricate hairstyle. Emily didn’t even flinch and made her dream come true. She couldn’t stop showing everyone her hairstyle all night at the wedding. Everyone’s hair and makeup stayed perfect through the monsoon that happened last Saturday in Newport! And through dancing all night! I will recommend you guys to anyone and everyone I know! And as soon as I get pictures I promise to share them! But thank you for making me feel SO beautiful on my wedding day!
Reviewed On 9/29/2018 by Kathryn H
Allison is absolute joy to work with and made the planning and execution of such an important element of a wedding day go by so smoothly and effortlessly. She is a very committed, organized, and efficient business owner who clearly takes pride ...
in our own work and that of her dedicated team. I could not speak more highly of Emily (hair) and Alexis (makeup) who are each very talented; they listened to me, were incredibly kind, and made me feel absolutely beautiful.
Reviewed On 9/18/2018 by Helen G
BRIDES. Katie with makeup and Ann with hair. These guys SAVED my morning. We had some timing issues with a third glam vendor and these two ladies helped calm the situation (and my nerves). They were timely, paid attention to detial, and all of...
my bridesmaids got their Pinterest look they were going for! Thanks so much for being so flexible and amazing!
Reviewed On 9/08/2018 by Kayla S
Allison and her crew were absolutely amazing! I had 8 bridesmaids, 2 mothers and myself to have hair and makeup done! All the girls were amazing to work with and they made all of my bridesmaids hair come to life!!! Allison was so sweet and supe...
r organized when it came to getting ready for the wedding day! After the wedding my mother asked for all the products that were used and Allison was so amazing she sent her each product used and how to use it!! If you want to look like a princess and feel amazing on your big day then Allison’s team is the way to go!!!
Reviewed On 8/27/2018 by Kaitlyn Y
AB beauty is awesome. Allison is extremely well organized and easy to work with and Ann, Katie and the other girls who helped on my wedding day were fantastic. Everyone looked great and we ran right on schedule so the day of was stress free!
Reviewed On 8/18/2018 by Jessica H
I had an amazing experience with AB Beauty! Allison was very easy to work with. She responded promptly to my emails and was extremely organized. Alex and Emily did our hair and I can't say enough good things about these ladies! They showed up o...
n time, stuck to the schedule and were even done early. Alex did my hair and it came out exactly how I envisioned my hair on my wedding day! All of the bridesmaids and the mothers loved their hair too. Everyone felt beautiful! I highly recommend AB Beauty for hair services!
Reviewed On 7/23/2018 by Jennifer E
Allison Barbera Beauty was a fabulous choice to do my hair and make up in addition to our moms, grandma and bridal party! Allison (the owner) is so good at what she does. I traveled up to Newport the summer before my wedding to have my hair a...
nd make up trial. Prior to my visit we had lots of email correspondence about all of the details. I sent her pictures of what I was interested in for my hair and make up and she had me fill out some forms about my skin and hair to help make the trail a success. We were concerned about my timing getting to the train to head back to NY so Allison took us early and tried to get her wonderful hair stylist to the office earlier as well. Allison did my make up and understood my wants and needs right away. She literally did the make up perfectly on the first try. I didn't want airbrushed foundation and I wanted a very light natural look. I also was very excited to try the false eyelashes and LOVED them. While we waited Allison spoke to my mom and I for about an hour about make up, her skin care routine, etc. We loved chatting with her and learning her tricks of the trade. Emily, the hair stylist was also super talented! Again, I showed her a couple pictures and she understood what I was looking for right away. I was concerned that using a lot of product would change the color of my hair but she had the products that wouldn't allow that to happen. Leading up to the wedding I emailed Allison and Emily regarding hair accessories and the veil. They got back to me and answered my questions right away. Allison reached out to me with some helpful pre- wedding beauty tips a couple months before the wedding. I tried to follow as many of her recommendations as possible. Even the day before the wedding I reached out about a skin care question and she responded. On the wedding day Allison, Emily and two other wonderful artists took care of me, my 6 bridesmaids, my mom, mother in law and grandma at the Newport Marriott. They were prompt, fun, relaxed and SO skilled. I made a comment to Emily and said wow...everyone is really taking their time with each lady. She told me having enough time with each person is super important to Allison. Not only does it help make sure everyone is given enough attention and looks great, it helped me feel relaxed! Allison made a super specific schedule that kept everyone on schedule. She allowed me to revise it several times pre-wedding. All of my ladies had ideas about what they would like their hair/make up to look like and they were all amazed at what they looked like by the end. One of my bridesmaids who has been in MANY weddings said this team is the most talented bunch that has ever gotten her ready for a wedding. WE ALL LOOKED GREAT! Make sure you choose Allison Barbera Beauty of you're getting married in or near Newport, RI.
Reviewed On 7/09/2018 by Kimberly S
Words cannot describe how grateful I was to have this team behind me on the most special day of my life. Allison was so wonderful to work with the entire timeline of the wedding. She is quick to respond to any email or phone call and always has...
an answer for your within a few hours. I was so impressed by her professionalism. Her team - make up artists and hair stylists - were so talented and all of my bridesmaids/mother/mother in law adored their hair/make up. I couldn't have been happier with my selection for my beauty team!
Reviewed On 1/30/2018 by Stephanie D
Researching hair and makeup was a bit of a challenge, but I knew I struck gold when I booked Allison Barbera Beauty. Allison was so organize which kept this Type A bride stress level down. I recommend setting up a trial and bring some ideas as ...
it helps with your overall look for the BIG DAY. On the day of the wedding, her team travel to the rental house where the bridesmaids and myself were getting ready. They arrived on time and were very professional. My makeup done by Katie was perfect, the natural look I was going for. Ann did my hair which I received so many compliments throughout the day. A big shout out to Ann as she was a saint dealing with my mother-in-law and her high maintenance demeanor. This group is everything I wanted and more. Highly recommended booking them.
Reviewed On 11/19/2017 by Nora C
Allison and her team were phenomenal to work with! Allison is extremely organized and had a day-of schedule to me months in advance of the wedding and was flexible and accommodating for those I needed to add for hair/makeup closer to the weddin...
g. She made this part of the planning process so easy for me and I never worried about it. Her and her team made everyone look so beautiful the day of the wedding! All of the girls in my bridal party loved their looks. I couldn't have been happier with my hair and makeup - Kerri did my hair and Allison did my makeup and everything looked fantastic and lasted all day/night! I can't recommend Allison Barbera Beauty enough!!
Reviewed On 10/18/2017 by Kasey C
Allison was so unbelievably easy and accommodating to work with. She responds very quickly and sends updates on balances and schedules quite frequently. She made that part of the planning process super easy for me! Jen and Alexis were in charge...
of our makeup and we all looked amazing. I have gotten so many compliments from guests on how flawless the girls looked. Liz was in charge of my bridesmaids hair and was so easy to work with. The girls brought in pictures and she was able to master the styles that they wanted. We had a very relaxing day as we all gossiped and got ready at our leisure. We were even ahead of schedule! I have already recommended Allison to all of my friends who are getting married. I promise you will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 7/24/2017 by Olivia S
Allison was wonderful to work with and provided me an incredible team to glam my large bridal party. The makeup artist listened to my notes perfectly and created my dream look on my wedding day! Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 7/06/2017 by Amanda H
Allison and her team were recommended to me by my photographer after a disaster hair and makeup trial at another salon. It was only about 6 weeks before my wedding and I was in pure panic mode! Allison was extremely responsive and was quickly a...
ble to help. Knowing I had a bad experience at a prior salon she took time to explain her products, technique and answer any questions that I had. When I went for my trial with her and Kerri it was an instant match! Allison and Kerri are both experts at what they do and I could not be happier with their services. I had minor tweaks from my hair trial and Kerri easily adapted on the day of my wedding and didn't stop until we had my hair perfect! Allison's make up is top notch. Me, my mother, sister in law and mother in law were all thrilled with both our hair AND make-up...when does that ever happen?!? Allison is not only an expert at what she does, she is super responsive, detailed and professional. As soon as I found Allison Barbera beauty I knew I was in good hands! Book her now!
Reviewed On 2/11/2017 by Julie Y
I loved working with Allison and her team! Allison is very organized, responsive, and a pleasure to work with from beginning to end -- from the initial trial to following up with me after the wedding. Alex was the hairstylist on my wedding da...
y, and she is awesome! Alex is professional, friendly, and was on time. I loved her work - she came to do my hair, two bridesmaids, and my mom’s hair. Everyone was so incredibly happy with Alex’s work; she was extremely accommodating and made adjustments based on our feedback. I definitely recommend Allison & her team (especially Alex!) if you’re looking for just hair, just makeup, or hair and makeup.
Reviewed On 12/10/2016 by Nadia S
Allison became a huge part of our wedding - and organized 10 bridesmaids, and 8 other family members for full hair and makeup. She is not only professional, but her personality is calming, and she really does make you feel like a beauty queen i...
n her chair. During the planning process, she was on top of every detail, and schedules the trial with plenty of planning time and room for tons of questions. The trial was amazing, we had a great time, meeting her solidified my choice to go with her. Day of - she was calm and got all 18 women done with her team - early! She was professional, fun and organized. We had time to spare which was awesome. I can not recommend a better person and business to look into for your wedding.
Reviewed On 12/07/2016 by Samie T
Allison and Alex are amazing! They both listened to everything I had to say and applied it perfectly. I felt like a princess! My bridesmaids also looked absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommend! Allison is very organized, efficient, and relia...
ble. Her response time is excellent. It made everything so much less stressful. P.S. I can already imagine the look on her face when she reads this, but the hair and makeup looked perfect even on the next day getting off the plane in Bermuda.
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by Jennifer S
Allison and her team (Kerri, Ana and Emily) were one of the main reasons my wedding day was so magical.
Allison was so easy to work with-she was very organized, responsive and on the day of, prompt and efficient. She is truly an artist at wha...
t she does. Kerri, who did my hair, was so meticulous, making sure everything looked perfect and that I was happy with how everything looked. The finished product looked like a masterpiece. I received so many compliments on how stunning I looked and at was all due to Allison and Kerri. I truly felt like a princess on my wedding day. And my hair and make-up looked at 11pm like they did at 11am. Now that's magic.
Not only did the team do a great job on my hair and make-up but also on all of my bridesmaids as well as my mother and mother-in-law. My mother never gets her make-up done and she was so happy with what Allison did and she looked 20 years younger!
I cannot say enough great things about these four women! I had a terrible first hair and make-up trial and found Allison and her team after searching for someone else with only months left til the wedding and I am so happy I found them! The day wouldn't have been the same without them!
Reviewed On 10/25/2016 by Lauren C
Allison and her team are amazing! Their work is stunning and I have never felt so beautiful. My entire wedding party loved their hair and makeup. Allison is extremely professional and reliable. She takes the time to get to know you and your vis...
ion of how you want to look for your big day. I highly recommend Allison Barbera Beauty!!
Reviewed On 10/05/2016 by Kara B
Allison was by far my most organized and responsive vendor. Any time I had a question Allison answered within the hour. I had a giant bridal party and she came up with a timeline that kept us not only on time, but early. All the girls did an am...
azing job, every single one of my bridesmaids loved their hair and make up. One of my best choices when it came to vendors!!
Reviewed On 10/03/2016 by Maggie H
Book Allison and her team now, seriously!!! Allison was amazing from the start. I knew after we spoke on the phone that she would be the one to do my hair and make up and my bridesmaids hair/make up. On the day of she not only did an incredi...
ble job with my make up, but she also was so calm and sweet during the process. There were moments I got nervous and she just was so easy to talk to and made me feel so much better, she was so wonderful. She did my make up very natural and I loved it! She can do it any way you want though, but I was happy she listened to me and definitely gave me the look I wanted! Also her hair team was incredible. I had 10 bridesmaids and they were able to get everyone done on time. Not only did they get everyone done on time, but the hair looked amazing on EVERYONE. All the girls were happy with their looks - which made me so happy. I loved my hair too - my stylist worked with me and made sure I was 100 percent happy with it before we started photos. Also, Allison is very responsive the months leading up to the wedding and responded very quickly to my m any emails and questions! She truly was the best!!!!
Reviewed On 9/28/2016 by Kali P
Allison was amazing from day one. She immediately put my mind at ease. She is an unbelievable makeup artist, and made me and all my bridesmaids feel beautiful on our special day. She and Kerri ( hair stylist) did a fantastic job and I was so ha...
ppy with how everything went. She was so organized and made sure everything ran smoothly ( which is very much appreciated when you are a stressed out bride) BOOK HER NOW :)
Reviewed On 9/28/2016 by Emily A
Finding Allison was a dream come true. She communicates easily and promptly, which helps immensely for a bride-to-be planning for the big day. I officially met her for my makeup trial and she greeted me professionally and warmly. My mother a...
nd I immediately fell into conversation with her as if we've known her for years. During the trial and on the big day Allison and Katie made my mother, maids of honor, and myself feel at ease and relaxed. We barely needed any final touch-ups because the makeup was flawless. We all felt and looked radiantly beautiful. The makeup lasted all afternoon and into the night...so impressive. I've never worn fake eyelashes before and the ones Allison uses are individually placed to make it look natural. I felt like a queen! Allison also provided me with oil absorbent sheets and everyone who got makeup done got a little tube of the lipstick and brush for reapplying throughout the event. Thank you Allison for a wonderful and flawless experience!
Reviewed On 9/07/2016 by Danielle G
I loved working with Allison because she is not only a great makeup artist, but also a great businesswoman. From my initial email through wedding day, she provided immediate responses to any emails, calls, or texts. She provided more informat...
ion than I could have ever imagined about her services, the booking procedure, scheduling, etc. In fact, the detailed schedule that she provided me with, to coordinate the hair and makeup services for my bridal party, was an invaluable tool for our wedding planner and for me in organizing our day.
I did trials with Allison (makeup) and Alex (hair). Both took notes and photos, made adjustments as I saw fit, and walked in ready to roll on wedding day. The entire process was incredibly stress-free. I could not be happier that my hair and makeup made me feel exactly as I hoped I would on wedding day - natural and myself, but better :) It was such a pleasure working with Allison and her team.
Reviewed On 8/12/2016 by Kara K
I hired Allison for my July wedding in Rhode Island. I was left so impressed by her services!
When I went to go have my make up trial I LOVED my make up. She kept a detailed print out of each piece of make up that she used on me so that she c...
ould reference it 4 months later. Regarding hair, I initially chose a hairstyle that looked amazing on the woman wearing it. Kerri, my hair stylist, did a wonderful job copying this style; however, the way it translated over onto my head came out looking a little weird (definitely not Kerri’s fault…just ended up looking weird on me). I left the trial not quite sure about the hairstyle. I decided to book Allison and Kerri because even though my hair wasn’t exactly how I wanted it, I knew that Kerri would be absolutely capable creating any desired hairstyle. Within the coming weeks I sent pictures of what I wanted and on the actual day Kerri made my hair BEAUTIFUL.
What I must note is that Allison really is the entire package. Not only is she extremely talented and made both my bridesmaids and myself SO beautiful for my big day, she’s also extremely organized and very clearly cares about the happiness of her client. Over a month leading up to the wedding, Allison sent a detailed timeline with the time of each bridesmaid’s services along with a guide for the weeks leading up to the wedding (for ex: don’t experiment with new products too close to the date, get a trim X amount of days before the wedding if you’d like, etc.). Just helpful tips. My bridesmaids appreciated how thorough and organized this information was.
The only very minor issue that came up was that my sister (MOH) was not initially happy with her hairstyle. During one of her breaks she decided to pull Kerri aside and give her a more specific picture with the look she was going for. Kerri was extremely accommodating and very sweet about fixing her hair exactly the way she wanted it.
Altogether, Allison and Kerri did a TREMENDOUS job. I received so many compliments from my guests about how perfect my hair and makeup were! After getting my make up complete one of my bridesmaids even said to me, “Wow…she (Allison) was not playing around.” LOL. So glad that I hired these two!!
Reviewed On 7/08/2016 by Theresa G
Allison B and her team were incredible! I initially did a trial with them before my engagement photos and I was pretty uncertain about what I wanted, but both Alex and Jen were so patient and helpful to help me think through different styles an...
d were so flexible and talented. Day-of, Jen, Alex, Katie, and Ana were each incredible. They were each so patient, listened well, and did amazing work. All of my bridesmaids were so happy with their hair and makeup (I feel like that never happens..). No one needed re-dos or wanted a different style - the girls executed so well on the visions laid out to them. Everyone looked beautiful
I had high expectations but was pretty blown away how great they were. I wouldn't have changed a thing!
Reviewed On 6/20/2016 by Jessica D
Allison and her team were amazing from the start! I had Allison doing my makeup and Kerri for hair and they were both absolutely perfect! The trials went great as well! They even did a trial for my mother which she was also in love with. Alex d...
id the bridesmaids hair and did amazingly as well! Everything was perfect, we could not have asked for a better more professional team. They created the exact looks we were hoping for. Thank you Allison, Kerri, and Alex for making my day even more perfect than I could have imagined!
Reviewed On 5/12/2016 by Jenna W
Don't wait - just book Allison. From start to finish she was so pleasant to work with, and her response time and organization can't be beat (such a plus during the wedding planning process)! I tried two other companies (and did trials with b...
oth) before finding Allison, and wish I'd found her first and not wasted the time or money. The organization and scheduling was top notch - and we were so happy with Alexis, Kerri, Jen and Alex. They all showed up early, worked so quickly and efficiently, were professional and warm, and made it such a lovely morning for all of us. Kerri was very patient with me - I'd wanted an updo but felt so uncomfortable in it, and she ended up re-doing my hair into a more natural style. I appreciated it so much. The girls and moms looked beautiful and every single one of us was very happy with the end result. Most importantly, we all looked like the best versions of ourselves. And all ten of us were finished with time to spare - a miracle in and of itself, but a testament to these very talented women.
Reviewed On 10/05/2015 by Knottie46369987
I can't tell you how happy I was working with Allison. From the beginning she was extremely responsive, professional and organized. She provided us a day of schedule and tweaked it as many times as needed. This was crucial with 2 mothers, a bri...
de and 9 bridesmaids. All of the hair and makeup were absolutely beautiful. I would hands down recommend Allison and her team!
Reviewed On 8/07/2015 by Meghan W
Allison was wonderful right from the start. She is professional and was very clear about the process of booking her stylists. She coordinated my trial, all of the paperwork and billing, and answered all of my questions quickly and thoroughly....
I had a big wedding party (9 bridesmaids) plus two moms, our officiant, and myself all getting our hair done, but Allison sent three stylists so no one felt rushed or anxious. The timing worked out perfectly, and everyone absolutely loved their hair. My stylist (Alex) was especially wonderful - I felt very comfortable with her, and all I had to do was show her a few photos at my trial and she made my hair look exactly how I was hoping it would. I would definitely recommend this company's services to any future brides!
Reviewed On 1/07/2015 by Denise L
Allison Barbera and her colleague did an absolutely stunning job on my makeup, my bridesmaids, my mother and my husband's mother.
Allison has extensive experience on film sets and so she knows exactly how to do makeup that photographs well ...
- AND looks amazing in real life.
My favorite memory was when my mother-in-law, who wears very minimal make up, came running up to me and was just beaming at her makeup job - You could tell that she felt so beautiful and that made me happy.
Everyone looks gorgeous in the photos as well.
Allison is also a lovely person and I was delighted to spend time with her on the day of my wedding!
Reviewed On 12/03/2014 by Lauren M
I truly cannot sing the praises of Allison Barbera Beauty enough. From my initial conversation with Allison, I was so impressed with her knowledge, professionalism and efficiency. She responded to all inquiries right away and was extremely he...
lpful in planning the timeline of my wedding day. She and her team are as kind and easy to work with as they are talented, which says a lot. In fact, I can actually credit them with saving my wedding day! I hired Allison and Alexis for makeup and Alex to do my bridesmaids’ hair. A stylist from my hair salon was supposed to do my hair, but had to cancel that morning due to a family emergency. Alex stepped in, rearranged her schedule and wound up doing my hair, along with my four bridesmaids! I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome and actually think it worked out for the best. I’ve gotten more compliments on my hair than any other aspect of my wedding! I, along with my mother and bridesmaids, have never felt more beautiful than on that day. Allison’s makeup artistry is fantastic and I look forward to using her services again. I’d highly recommend Allison Barbera Beauty to anyone looking for any amazingly talented and joy-to-work-with beauty team!
Reviewed On 9/17/2014 by Adi A
Allison Barbera Beauty is undoubtedly the best hair and makeup professional that one can have on their wedding day! I could not have been more satisfied with their services.
My husband and I live in Israel, but held our wedding in Newport, R...
hode Island. Personally, I wasn’t familiar with the styles, products, or tools that are often used for weddings in the US. Therefore, choosing the best hair and makeup professional was incredibly important to me.
I am positive that I made the right decision by hiring Allison and her team, and I would like to explain in detail the top reasons why I love them so much, and why I would strongly recommend them without a second of hesitation:
• Their professionalism is top notch. Allison and Shaley did our makeup, and Ana and Alex did our hair. They provided these services for me, my three bridesmaids, my mother, the groom’s mother, and his stepmother. All of us were very impressed with the results and the creativity and high level of execution that Allison and her team brought to the table.
• The next thing that truly impressed me was Allison’s accessibility and responsiveness. It honestly felt like she responded to my emails within moments after sending them (despite the time difference between Israel and the US!). This was very important to me as other vendors were very slow in their response times and this really caused anxiety. Conversely, having someone like Allison who was always quick to respond and gave incredibly helpful information made the process so much smoother and stress-free.
• Personally, I didn’t have a clear vision for my hairstyle or makeup, but Allison provided me with many great options that were very appealing. Allison’s website, Facebook page, Pinterest page, and blog really helped me to narrow down my options, and then when I met her in person for my trial she provided the finishing touches and creativity that I really needed in order to feel secure and content with my decision. It is also worth mentioning that my trial was only 3 days before the wedding, but Allison and her team still managed to make everything run smoothly and keep me feeling confident throughout.
• Allison was also extremely flexible with her styles, as I made a few changes post-trial (just a day before the wedding) that Allison calmly and kindly accepted and then executed perfectly on the day of my wedding. We also changed the location for our wedding preparations on the day of the event, and Allison and her team continued to not only be accommodating, but also very understanding.
• Another crucial skill that Allison and her team possess is organization and punctuality. On the day of the wedding it is so important to have an organized schedule that meets the tight time constraints. Allison did an unbelievable job keeping to the schedule despite the last minute changes, and that enabled us to start our photo shoots exactly on time and without any unnecessary delays or anxiety.
• Allison and her entire team were extremely kind and warm to all of us, so it actually felt as if we were spending the beginning of the wedding day with our friends.
Thank you so much Allison Barbera Beauty! We were so happy with the look that you gave all of us, and we are more than happy to recommend you to anyone that asks about hair and makeup! Hopefully, we get to work with you again in the future.
Adi & Mike
Reviewed On 9/11/2014 by Ashley D
After looking at Allison's impressive portfolio, I knew I had found a talented stylist for our wedding! I was married in December, where no amount of wedding planning can prepare you for bad weather. Even though we ended up with a great weather...
day, Allison assured me she'd get there all things considered. It was awesome to have an "on site" hair and makeup stylist come to the hotel rather than go out to a salon. It made for such a fun morning of getting ready for the big day in the comfort of our robes and mimosas. Allison was a wonderful presence on the day of the wedding. She is exactly the person you want around as you excitedly get ready. She contributed a wonderful calmness and confidence as she worked on our hair and makeup. Before the wedding, twice, Allison's hair stylist came to my house for a trial to ensure we had the look right. I couldn't have been happier with my big day look. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 6/18/2014 by Christine D
I have never felt or looked more beautiful than I did on my wedding day, thanks to Allison Barbera. She is an incredibly skilled makeup artist and has a way of highlighting your natural beauty without making you look or feel overdone- and it l...
asted all night long!!!
She listens to exactly what you want and makes it work for your face and skin. No matter what skin issues you might have, it doesn't matter, Allison is a miracle worker, and she has a way of making you feel completely comfortable in her presence. She is the sweetest person and so easy to be around.
My mom, mother-in-law, and 5 bridesmaids all looked absolutely stunning- each girl loved their hair and makeup, and each girl looked flawless.
But even more importantly, each girl was glowing with confidence, and as the bride, that was the most important thing to me. I was so glad to see everyone so happy and feeling so great about themselves. We all got to feel like princesses for the day, and I can't thank Allison enough.
When I look back at my photographs from my wedding I am so grateful that I found Allison and that she was available to do the makeup and hair for my wedding - thank you so much for your incredible work, and for being so great- you and your girls were awesome to work with and made the day so much fun!!! Thank you for everything!!
Reviewed On 10/10/2013 by Kathy S
Cannot say enough good things about her team!! They were a pleasure to work and so easy going! We all received so many compliments about our hair and makeup! Thank you again!
Reviewed On 8/20/2013 by Athena A
I found this vendor through a friend's referral and I am 100% satisfied with the outcome for my wedding day. Allison was super helpful and organized throughout the whole process. She provided all the information I needed, including a thorough a...
ppointment schedule for the day of. Prices were reasonable and the girls came to the house where we were getting ready. The results of our hair and makeup were amazing. I even overheard one of my bridesmaids say "this is the most beautiful I've ever looked!". Thank you for making this an easy experience and for making us look beautiful!!
Reviewed On 12/26/2012 by Tiffany F
Allison was absolutely wonderful! She applied make-up and Emily (with the help of assistant Hannah) created gorgeous hairstyles for my bridal party and me. After my initial inquiry, Allison provided lots of helpful information to plan the beaut...
y process for my wedding day. Throughout the process she was extremely professional and organized. She also followed up with me during the months before my wedding to ensure I was satisfied. As for the actual wedding day, I couldn’t have been happier with the results. Allison is a talented artist. Every one of my bridesmaids looked beautiful and natural. My make-up was glamorous without being over the top. Emily also did a fantastic job. My bridal party was a mix of hair styles and lengths and she created styles that complimented every girl. Additionally, the team was extremely personable and I was happy to have them in the bridal suite with us! Because everything ran so smoothly, my maid of honor is excited to hire Allison for her upcoming wedding.
Reviewed On 10/25/2012 by Alexis U
I blindly chose Allison Barbera Beauty while planning my RI wedding from out of state. I scheduled a trial with Emily & Jessica a couple of weeks before my wedding and was pleasantly surprised. Emily & Jessica listened to everything I w...
anted and made me feel like a princess! The trial was great and I was confident in their work. At the wedding they did my hair and two of my bridesmaids. Everything turned out perfect and we had a lot of laughs!!!
Reviewed On 10/08/2012 by Teri J
Allison & her team do an amazing job! My bridesmaids & I were extremely happy with our services. My sister (also my MOH) is still talking about how much she loved her makeup! Allison is very organized & affordable. I highly recommen...
d her & her team!!
Reviewed On 9/30/2012 by Jamie F
Allison and her team, Marissa and Ana, were a joy to work with! They were punctual, professional, and extremely attentive to detail and what the girls and I wanted for our "look." Allison was prompt in all her email correspondences and really ...
took the time to get to know me and my bridal party. I would highly recommend Allison and her team--extremely reasonably priced and EXCEPTIONAL service! Loved spending the morning getting ready with them!
Reviewed On 9/24/2012 by Katie M
Allison did my make-up for my September 8th wedding and I looooved it, and loved working with her! She was amazing from the start. She was super friendly and very organized and kept in touch with me throughout the whole process with tips and ...
recommendations. I kept adding more bridesmaids and it was never a problem. My make-up, the bridesmaids and mothers all looked awesome. I have received so many compliments from friends and family and even people who weren't at the wedding but have seen pictures and I owe a ton of that that to her. I would highly recommend Allison!
Reviewed On 8/24/2012 by Amanda D
I am so happy that I booked with Allison for my wedding on May 12, 2012. She responded to all my emails, her prices are very reasonable, she is extremly friendly, and made me more comfortable with makeup during the trial appt. For my weddi...
ng she even arrived a half an hour early :-) Allison applied makeup for 2 bridesmaids, my mom, and myself and we all looked AMaZING! She applied my makeup just how I explained I wanted it, and did all this in the planned time span with plenty of time before we had to get dressed!!! All day everyone was comlimenting on my makeup and said that she did a great job! Allison is professional, affordable and I would HIGHLY recommend her to any bride out there!
Reviewed On 8/10/2012 by Elizabeth A
I absolutely loved working with Allison. She was professional yet personable, meticulously organized yet flexible, and most importantly an extremely talented makeup artist. My makeup that day was perfect! I wanted a look that was more dramatic...
than what I wear every day, but I didn't want to look theatrical. Allison did a fantastic job of finding a happy medium. Plus the makeup she used was not too heavy or cakey, and yet the coverage still lasted over 10 hours!
Probably the number one reason to go with Allison is because she's so easy to get along with. I felt so comfortable with her at both the trial and at the wedding. We talked for hours even though I can't even remember what we discussed! She was so down to earth and friendly, exactly the kind of person you want around on such an important day. I can't fully express how terrific Allison is, but I promise that if you book with her you won't be disappointed.
Reviewed On 7/08/2012 by Renee H
Allison and her team did a wonderful job with my bridal party's makeup and hair! Allison is so organized that our wedding morning felt really relaxed. She was so easy to work with and paid a lot of attention to what I wanted. Everyone looked so...
beautiful! I would highly recommend Allison, Emily and Marissa!!
Reviewed On 7/01/2012 by danielle p
Full disclosure: Allison has been my best friend for the last 27(!) years. Even so, it takes a lot to be the only person I would trust to be both my MOH (maid of honor) and MUA (makeup artist). She is the only person I think who could handle bo...
th roles with the grace and charm that she did.
Allison is super-organized, efficient, and calm with an amazing sense of humor. She loves what she does and is committed to making you look amazing for the whole event! I would catch her staring at me, or as she explained, looking at my face to make sure that everything was still as fabulous as when I left for the ceremony.
I am someone who rarely wears makeup and is kinda makeup phobic. Allison created a look that would photograph well while I still felt like myself -- and beautiful! I LOVED my makeup! Allison is a true talent.
Reviewed On 6/25/2012 by Andrea R
Allison was an absolutely pleasure to work with. While she did not do my hair, she was so organized and efficient that she deserves to be commended for being a great business woman.
Reviewed On 10/26/2011 by Alicia K
Allison and her staff were lovely and did a terrific job.
Reviewed On 9/06/2011 by Krystale B
Allison was great, she was on time the day of the wedding and did a wonderful job with my entire bridal party. She was so nice as well and very attentive to what we needed. She truly listened to what we wanted and made us all look wonderful!!