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I had the pleasure of getting my hair and make up done by Yuko, and I cannot express enough how amazing she is. I was going for a natural look since I don’t really wear make up regularly, and went for a half up hairstyle. I did a trial first a ...
few weeks prior, and it came out great - I was beyond happy with it! But on the actual wedding day, it turned out even better than the trial! My hair is thin, extremely straight, and doesn’t hold a curl well, but she made my hair look voluminous, and the curls lasted much longer than I expected. Yuko showed up early, and was very accommodating to staying a little bit to ensure our photographer captured her doing my makeup at the end. I cannot praise and thank Yuko enough for how wonderful she is!
Reviewed On 11/02/2019 by Melissa D
I chose Rena from Bright Crystal Wedding after thoroughly reading through all of her reviews. It sounded like she was able to work with all types of skin and all types of hair and she was very pleasant easy to talk to. These reviews were 110% c...
orrect and I'm so glad all my research led me to her. Her prices are fair, the makeup and hair she does is exactly what you ask for, her and her team arrived on time (early actually to get set up), and were insanely nice and understanding of all my girls needs and concerns. They got everything done in such a timely fashion without rushing. The makeup Rena did for me was natural-looking, but full coverage (exactly what I requested) and I never looked or felt prettier in my entire life, but I still looked 100% like ME. That's how everyone should feel on their wedding day. A huge reason I chose her besides her great hair/makeup reviews was things people said about her personality. I knew on my big day I would be nervous so I didn't want anyone with a personality too crazy/talkative to make me anxious or feel like I had to converse for the full 1-2hrs of getting my hair/makeup done. I needed that time to breathe and relax. I also didn't want a personality too quiet to make me feel shy/nervous. Rena is like your long lost friend. Easy to talk to, easy to connect with. If you don't want to talk, she doesn't bug you. If you want to chat for the full 2 hours, she'll chat with you. That was exactly what I needed to feel comfortable and relaxed just before walking down the aisle. I 100% recommend Rena and her team and will hire her again for any makeup/hair I need done. 6 stars
Reviewed On 8/24/2019 by Leina S
Rena and her team were efficient, friendly, and talented! Great communication with Rena. Everyone looked gorgeous the day of our wedding thanks to this team and we ran ahead of schedule so they even touched everyone up again before they left. F...
rom my mom to my bridesmaids to myself, everyone was happy with their look. Highly recommend this team for your wedding day makeup.
Reviewed On 7/20/2019 by Annie T
It was a pleasure working with Yuko, Kumiko, and Rena for my engagement & wedding hair and makeup. During my trial session, I couldn't decided between a half-up/half-down or an up-do. So Yuko tried both hairstyles on me and we both agreed that...
an up-do would be better. All the girls would double check with us if we wanted more color or if anything needs to be changed before finalizing the look for me, my bridesmaids, mom, and MIL. The girls were punctual, accommodating, and gave great recommendations. I love my hair and makeup overall.
Reviewed On 7/18/2019 by Taylor P
Rena is amazing! She was very communicative throughout the whole planning process in working on scheduling a trial for me and my mom, creating our bridesmaids schedule for hair and makeup the day of the wedding and executing it all flawlessly! ...
Would highly recommend her and her team for your wedding day!
Reviewed On 7/04/2019 by Kati H
Rena did hair for me and my bridesmaids for my wedding in June 2019. She was able to travel to where we were getting ready and arrived a little early. She was very personable and easy to work with. She did an amazing job on all of our hair- in...
particular spending a lot of time on two of my bridesmaids who has difficult hair. Everyone's hair looked great and stayed until the end of the evening. Would highly recommend her for any event!
Reviewed On 4/11/2019 by Kimberly F
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Bright Crystal Wedding did amazing for our wedding. They made my 3/16/2019 wedding absolutely amazing. They were able to come to our hotel room and let us jam to music while completing my hair/make-up, my 4 bridesmaid...
s and my mom. They were timely and let us give examples of what we each wanted. They made us look like flawless dolls :) Thank you so much for your great communication and making my wedding day perfect.
Reviewed On 3/23/2019 by Kaori F
Lily and Yuko did such an amazing job with our hair and make up. I booked them for my hair and make up and five other members of the wedding party. I did not book a trial because it was out of my budget, but my hair and make up came out perf...
ect at the end. Everyone was happy with their final looks. They showed up on time, and we were all ready at the time we had planned. No crazy pressure or rushing. Everything was on point and I am so glad I decided to book them, everthing came out perfect. Thank you Lily and Yuko!
Reviewed On 2/07/2019 by Mandalyn F
Rena was incredible to have for my wedding. I did two make up trials prior to the wedding and she was always so warm.
We constantly laughed and she made me feel incredible welcomed.
On the day of the wedding she had an assistant help, who w...
as just as talented. They both made our morning perfect!!!
Reviewed On 11/10/2018 by Annie N
Rena and Yuko were a pleasure to work with! Both have a great energy and calmness that helped my bridesmaids and me feel very zen right before a pretty chaotic and fun day. We all felt so beautiful with their expert makeup skills. Thank you aga...
Reviewed On 11/04/2018 by Jerome W
I had a hair stylist cancel on me last minute and I reached out to Bright Crystal. I had the privilege to work with Rena (MY LIFE SAVER). She booked me with Yuko within a few emails and I went to their studio for a trial.
The day of, I was hon...
ored to work with Yuko and Maki. They both came on time with their own chairs, surge protectors, and tools. They had such happy and friendly personalities! They are so talented too; all my bridesmaids loved their hair. The two mothers are also very picky and they couldn't have been happier with their hair. Yuko did my hair and I was so surprised that NOTHING HURT! at the end of the day, i didn't have any aches or painful bobby pins!!! This is a great team
Reviewed On 4/07/2018 by Nancy L
Finding a team that can do BOTH hair and makeup will make your life that much easier on your wedding day, but very few teams can do both well. Rena and her team are among the few who can. I LOVED LOVED LOVED my hair and makeup. [Concern #1] As ...
someone who doesn't wear makeup, I was worried about how heavy the makeup would be. You're in good hands with Rena - she has a gift of achieving natural looks that are durable and strong enough for photo/video lighting. My family and bridesmaids had the same concern as well, and were all happy with how their makeup turned out. [Concern #2] I'm Chinese, so I wanted someone who knows how to work with Asian features (e.g. not pile eye shadow on top of my eyelids). Rena nailed it. [Trial] Do a lot of research on what you want before the hair and makeup trial so you can use the time to refine the look. If something doesn't look/feel right, tell Rena. She's incredibly patient and will work with you until you're happy. [Day of] Rena and her team showed up right on time and even finished ahead of schedule, which helped us stay on track overall. They were super easy to work with! [Recommendation] I would highly recommend Bright Crystal Wedding for both hair and makeup. If you can, try to book Rena. She's incredibly talented!!!
Reviewed On 3/19/2018 by Megan B
Rena and her assistant were very prompt and quick in making all the girls beautiful. We had 3 hair and 4 hair and makeups to complete. These were all done in just a few hours. Loved that they traveled to my home so that I could comfortably get ...
ready on my big day. Overall, I was very happy with my hair and makeup.
Reviewed On 9/24/2017 by Linda W
Rena was an awesome find for my wedding day makeup and hair stylist. I loved the hair and makeup she did for me, my bridesmaid, and the two moms. She was very accommodating - even up to the last few weeks when we had to keep making changes to t...
he wedding timeline. I also loved that Rena has a calm and competent presence. She can do it all without being overly chatty and distracting, which was helpful for me amidst the chaos of a wedding. I have recommended her to all my friends getting married and looking for an awesome makeup/hair stylist, and they agree that she is the best!
Reviewed On 9/20/2017 by Sherry E
Rena did my hair and makeup for my wedding and I am so glad that I hired her! She is truly talented and made me look so much better than I could have imagined! In addition, her prices are really reasonable for the quality of the work and she is...
really easy to work with--on time and responsive. It was disgustingly hot on the day of my wedding--over 100 degrees and humid--and my makeup and hair still looked great at the end of the evening (even though I had been sweating all day)!
Reviewed On 9/07/2017 by Hien D
I found Rena through Yelp and after seeing all the amazing reviews and photos, and decided to use her hair and makeup services for my engagement photos and wedding. Rena was able to replicate the hairstyle photos I showed her, and made my hair ...
look even prettier than the photos I showed her :D Her makeup skills don't make you look like a different person with heavy caked on makeup. You still look like yourself, but a more elegant version.
My engagement photo shoot was by the water and it was so windy outside. My hair held up so well in the strong wind. Somehow Rena was able to keep the hairstyle looking soft and natural, but tough against the wind! On my wedding day, Rena and her stylist arrived at our venue on time, quickly setup, and got to work! The thermostat was broken in the room where we got ready, so it was freezing cold inside. Rena plugged in a few hair dryers and placed them on the ground to help warm up our feet, and gave me some hot hair rollers to hold to keep my hands warm. Our wedding ceremony was outside on a hot August afternoon but despite the heat and perspiration, my airbrush makeup held up so well! I didn't need to touchup anything all day. She provided me with a little kit with hairspray, extra lip color, and oil blotting paper before she left.
Prices are very fair. Rena was excellent with communication/texting/emails, always super friendly and responds quickly. She even sent me a message the night before the wedding to "sleep well tonight!".
Thank you so much, Rena!
Reviewed On 8/31/2017 by Amanda F
Rena and her girls are simply amazing! Rena is so sweet and a pleasure to work with. Her hair and makeup skills are fantastic. Go and do a trial with her!!! You won't regret it!
Thanks Rena for being there for me on my big day!!
Reviewed On 6/08/2017 by HEIDI F
Wow, really. I don't wear makeup in my daily routine, so I am always self-conscious about looking like a clown. Rena worked her magic, and I felt amazing. The makeup was so light weight that I forgot I was wearing any, and it stayed on the w...
hole night after all the dancing and festivities. Rena is so awesome that she actually gives you a little touch up kit with the lip color, too! She and her assistant arrived on time and made my bridal party look and feel like the gorgeous people they are.
Reviewed On 10/31/2016 by Natalie W
I had Rena and her team for my wedding day.
She asked me patiently what I was looking for my hair and makeup.
I normally don't wear makeup so I didn't want any thing heavy but wanted to be prettier.
She did exactly what I wanted. Hair and m...
akeup stayed all day!
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by Jenny K
Rena was fantastic and made me feel incredible on my wedding day.She and her team provided makeup and hair for myself, my bridesmaids, and my mother/mother-in-law. I couldn’t have been happier with the result.My makeup stayed on all day and all...
night.She was on time,even ahead of schedule ,very friendly and easy going person.I highly recommend her to anyone for weddings or any special occasions.
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by Yuri F
I hired Rena and her team for my big day. And it was absolutely amazing!
She always response email very promptly. I think that's one of important things because bride has to contact a lot of vendors at the same time.
She was very organized and ...
very easy to work with.
I highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by Chloe d
I don't know where to begin but Rena is absolutely amazing! I did a trial and used it for my engagement shoot. And the other day, I got married and Rena did my hair and makeup. Rena is very easy to work with. She will give you options on what y...
ou like. She'll show you different ways of doing what you want and ask you which one you like most.
I also hired Rena to do a touch up after the reception (cause there's a huge chance that I'll cry and ruin my makeup)... But she went above and beyond. When everything was getting crazy, she helped me with my wedding dress and waited until I walk down the aisle (really really went above and beyond). After the ceremony, there was a little time left (and we should leave the chapel), but Rena works very well under pressure. She's very composed and organized. I would love to work with you again and will definitely recommend to my friends.
Reviewed On 10/16/2016 by Juni G
I searched tirelessly for a talented HMU artist to make me look stunning on my wedding day. I've always had bad experiences with professional HMU so I knew looking for wedding HMU was going to be quite the task. With the help of Yelp, I found R...
ena and Bright Crystal Wedding and I am so thankful and glad that I did. From our trials (I paid for 2 because of my OCD) and she showed me how beautiful I could look like in a matter of an hour a glimpse of my big day. Trials don't do her work justice because on my big day... I was absolutely blown away at the work she had put in to make me look the most beautiful I have ever looked in my entire life. Because of Rena, I felt and looked amazing and her work has left an everlasting memory of the beauty my wedding came out to be. Not only was her work wonderful, but her sweet, wonderful and kind personality was a bonus! I would book her again in a heartbeat.
Reviewed On 10/14/2016 by Mary W
This is the best makeup team to work with! They were very professional and responded very quickly to all my emails. My makeup and hair artist arrived exactly on time and the whole bridal party was very happy with the results!
Reviewed On 10/09/2016 by Na M
Rena is so talented!!! I had done a Trial Hair & Makeup Session with her about a year before my wedding, and I knew right away that she was the one for me! She was very quick to respond to emails, and during the trial, she did such a great jo...
b with listening to what I wanted, looking at sample pictures I had collected, asking a lot of questions to get a feel for what I liked, and made very good suggestions and recommendations. Every time she did something, she would ask me what I thought and if there was anything I would change. I don't wear makeup on a regular basis, so I had asked that I have a more "natural" look, minus making my eyes a little more dramatic. Also, I wasn't too sure about what to do with my hair, but knew that I wanted it up and maybe in a side-bun type style. Not only was she on-point with my makeup, I did not have clown-face or cake-face, but she styled my hair in such a beautiful way that I would have never thought of. She took lots of pictures and notes, and I immediately put my deposit down to have Rena do hair and makeup for myself and MOH for my wedding. Fast forward a year later to The Big Day - Rena was on-site and on-time at the hotel we were getting ready at. She was well-prepared and was able to recreate my hair and makeup exactly as what was done at the trial, plus a few extra touches as suggested by my MOH. Also, my MOH is notoriously picky about her hair and makeup and also has had bad experiences in the past with makeup artists giving her ridiculous "Asian eyes". She was overjoyed with the excellent job that Rena did - her hair was perfect with a classic look, and Rena did an awesome job with enhancing her features with makeup and without the "Asian eyes". I felt and looked beautiful and received so many compliments from the hubby, wedding party, and guests. Everyone was blown away! I look great in all the amateur pictures that were taken, so I can only imagine how good the professional ones look (we'll be getting those soon!). I am so happy with Rena - her pricing is very reasonable and she is beyond talented. Highly recommended!!!
Reviewed On 10/05/2016 by Leizel B
The ladies at Bright Crystal Wedding are amazing! I was looking for hair and makeup for my wedding, my friend used them for her wedding in 2013 and recommended them. I emailed and got a response pretty quickly from Rena. Unfortunately she was u...
navailable the day of my wedding but her Senior Artist, Yuko, was. Before having a trial with Yuko, I reserved my wedding day ASAP!
I also needed hair and makeup for my engagement pictures, Yuko wasn't available but Rena was. She did a great job and was really friendly during the session. I loved my makeup and it didn't feel heavy on my face at all. My hair is bad with curls staying so Rena pinned them and told me an hour before my photo session to unpin it so it can set. The curls stayed on the whole time! Part of our photos were taken on the beach, I was worried the salt water in the air would mess it up but it didn't
Hair trial appointment with Yuko went really well. She followed the pictures I showed her perfectly. However, it wasn't until later my fiance mentioned that the eye makeup was a little dark, I thought it was a little bit too. When it came to the wedding day, I told Yuko to lighten my eye makeup, no problem!
The day of my wedding, we were running a little late to the venue. Yuko and Kumiko were there and ready to go! I felt really bad but they were in great spirits the whole time. I have to give it to these ladies, they were on their feet non-stop! I offered them water and food but they were ok too. My bridesmaids loved their hair and makeup. My mom and grandmother also got their hair and makeup done and it was beautiful and age appropriate. I loved how they looked. Everyone looked so beautiful and I loved how everything turned out.
I would love to use them on future events, they are the best!
Thank you Rena, Yuko, and Kumiko!
Reviewed On 10/05/2016 by Dee Dee H
Rena and her team at Bright Crystal Wedding are simply amazing. My make up stayed fresh all night despite 90+ degree wedding, and not a strand of hair was out of place all night despite my crazy lady dancing. Rena is a miracle worker! Best of a...
ll, she is so fun and calm that she was a great addition to the getting ready party! :) Very highly recommended!
Reviewed On 12/09/2015 by dorothy k
I just want you to know what a wonderful wonderful job your ladies did on my bridesmaids on Saturday. They were absolutely gorgeous. They were very professional import quickly. I loved the make up they did. You should be very proud of these ...
ladies as they do top-notch quality hair and make up. If I'm ever in need at this service again I promise you you will be the first to know.
Reviewed On 8/16/2015 by Knottie27417343
Rena is truly a fantastic make-up artist/hair stylist. She did my hair/make-up for my wedding this past June 2015, and I am so thrilled that I picked someone as talented and professional as her. I did many interviews to make sure that I found s...
omeone who knew what they were doing, but who also had the grace and class to be around me on my wedding day. I wanted to pick someone that I felt completely secure with … someone who would deliver great results and make my day perfect. Rena met my expectations perfectly. We did a couple trials for my hair and played with make-up options too. She took photos and we worked through all my ideas until we found the perfect thing. Rena and her team went above and beyond. I felt like a total princess on my wedding day and she was there every step of the way. She was extremely flexible and kind in a really challenging situation when my timeline kept changing and she was always supportive with a smile on her face. The day of my wedding the make-up crew kept having to switch rooms based on changing timelines (again) and she and her girls were super cool and kind about it. Rena’s stylist team was truly fantastic – they transformed my Mom and sisters and my family was so happy with the results. Rena is calm and great to deal with…… She always flexible, timely, does amazing hair and make-up, but most importantly focuses on you feeling like a BRIDE on your wedding day. She made me look and feel beautiful and I am forever thankful to her for that. Rena’s talent will be enjoyed in my photos and memories for years to come and I am forever grateful for that. I highly recommend her for your special event or day. She is something special and a true professional.
Reviewed On 7/30/2015 by Teresa H
I hired Rena and her assistant for my wedding. She was able to do my make-up and hair as well as do my wedding party and even managed to add in an extra client the day of the event. I loved my look - she captured exactly what I wanted. My hair...
and make-up lasted the entire day and evening without any touch-up except for lip gloss. She is very easy to work with, experienced and well worth the money. I was completely happy and highly recommend her - I would use her again for any formal event.
Reviewed On 7/09/2015 by Knottie64002292
I hired Rena to do my hair and makeup on my wedding day (June 21, 2015) and I couldn't have picked a better person! I did a trial a couple of months before the wedding as I wasn't sure what I wanted and I had an engagement session that same day...
anyway. While I was happy with the trial, I was blown away with my hair and makeup on my wedding day. I want to clarify that my "happy" and not blown away with the trial was my fault as I am not used to being so detailed with hair and makeup and was a little embarrassed. Rena made me feel extremely comfortable though and by the end of the "trial" I knew that she would be doing my hair and makeup the day of the wedding.
The day of the wedding, she and her assistant were on time and ready to get to work. They did hair and makeup for my mom and sister (bridesmaid) and my mother in law's hair. Everyone was extremely happy with the results (even my mom who is so picky!). I got so many compliments from everyone for both the hair and makeup and I felt absolutely beautiful on my big day!
I searched many makeup artists and got contact information from friends as well, but ultimately the price, quality, and professionalism of Rena were no match for all the others.
As a side, note, I loved that she is upfront about her fees; it saves brides-to-be so much time, especially when one is already spending incredibly amount of time scheduling meetings and calls with other vendors just to get pricing to determine whether they are in budget or not. For someone like me who has long hours at work and had to deal with planning a wedding, it was refreshing to cut through all the nonsense and immediately know whether it was worth contacting or not.
Thank you Rena!
Reviewed On 6/28/2015 by ELOISE S
I hired Rena and her team to do hair for myself, my MOH, my 5 bridesmaids, my mom, my aunt, my cousin, and one of my flower girls. They were amazing!! Aside from the fair pricing, they were so good and efficient!!! Rena had one assistant with h...
er and they were able to finish in record time..We started around 9:30 am and they were finished with all of our hair by 3 pm...Wow, keep in mind there were 10 of us and just 2 of them!! All my other vendors were amazed at how good they were! Not only that, their work was amazing and everyone was complimenting us all night! Rena is the best! She is so funny, my whole bridal party loved her and her assistant!! I had no regrets whatsoever, they are the best!!!
Reviewed On 3/11/2015 by Loan T
I used Brightcrystal-wedding for my wedding hair and makeup and also for my bridal party.
Rena and her stylists were so sweet and amazing. Not only were they punctual, they got things done efficiently.
I did hair and makeup trials with ...
Rena and instantly knew she was the right fit. She so accommodating and strive to find a look that you will love!!
I couldn't have asked for a better stylist team and so grateful I found Rena.
Reviewed On 1/13/2015 by Knottie443006
As a first time bride and one who does not wear make up, finding the right make up artist was a challenge. Through Prayers and Yes I prayed for it! A co worker who does not wear make up and had to at her brother's wedding did I find out about B...
right Crystal. I scheduled a Trial first with Rena and they agreed to do it at my home for a reasonable price. Yuko was my make up artist and she was patient, sweet and listens to my concerns. My Make up turned out great and I feel comfortable with it and a lot of my guests like it too. My two bridesmaids did hair and make up and on the wedding day they went to the Hotel in Long Beach, CA. and did a great job! This was for the Youngman/Batino Wedding on September 27, 2014
Reviewed On 9/30/2014 by a member
Rena was the perfect makeup artist to do my wedding makeup! I liked her portfolio so much that I felt confident she was the right makeup artist for me and didn't do a trial. I was not disappointed. I loved that her makeup made me look elegant, ...
classy and beautiful but I still looked liked myself. She was also very friendly and easy to talk to. It was great chatting with her and forgetting about my nerves while I got ready.
Besides being a great makeup artist, I loved Rena for being so professional. organized and having a modern, up to date website with all the information I needed to hire her. When I was looking for a makeup artist, I hated that most makeup artists ask you to call or email them to get a price quote which felt like a waste of time for me. Bright Crystal Wedding's website made it really simple for me.
Reviewed On 9/29/2014 by Tiffany P
The team at Bright Crystal Wedding did my hair and makeup for my bridal party and me for my wedding last month, and I was so happy with every aspect of the process.
COMMUNICATION: Absolutely excellent. Rena never made me wait more than 12 ho...
urs for an email response, I think! Very clear and helpful, always addressed all my questions and concerns.
TRIAL: I did a hair and makeup trial. Unfortunately, Rena herself was already booked for my wedding date, so both she and her senior artist, Yuko, came for my trial. Rena observed while Yuko did the work. They came to my house and were very prompt (10 minutes early, actually). It went well and they were very open to playing with different looks.
THE BIG DAY: Again, very prompt arrival to my hotel. Yuko did my hair and makeup as well as makeup for the other girls, and another lovely artist whose name I can't remember came to do the other girls' hair. Both did a fantastic job and were so friendly and fun to talk to. The lady who did the bridesmaids' hair was open to doing whatever intricate styles they wanted, and they turned out great. Yuko remembered every detail from my trial, which I really appreciated (it was 7 months prior!). She was also able to artfully fix my eyebrows, which had been threaded unevenly a few days before the wedding (grrr). I do wish I could have done individual false lashes (rather than the strip) and my hair didn't turn out 100% perfect, but I didn't realize that until a few hours later.
VALUE: One of the most inexpensive companies I could find. The makeup and hair probably gets 4-4.5 stars alone, but it was an exceptional value and I would definitely make the same decision again.
Thank you for making me feel beautiful on my wedding day!
Reviewed On 8/18/2014 by tracy s
Rena and staff did an absolutely AMAZING job on hair and make up for myself and 7 others! I truly couldn't have had a better experience. They were very professional and talented. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!
Reviewed On 8/07/2014 by Sonia E
Rena is AMAZING!!! I found Rena on Yelp and decided to do a trial for my wedding based on her excellent reviews. I am so glad I did. I hired Rena and her team the same day as my trial for my entire wedding party (10 total). Rena works magic...
with make-up and hair. Not only is she great with making you look beautiful but she makes you feel calm and comfortable and as a bride to be this is VERY important. Rena's follow up is quick and very detailed. Always answered my questions quickly and was always on top of things. I can't wait to see what we will look like on my wedding day!
Reviewed On 7/25/2014 by Helen
Rena and her crew really know what they are doing. I totally felt comfortably with Rena doing her thing to my hair and face. I am not a makeup person in any way and she made me feel so beautiful without making me look like a totally different p...
erson!! My bridal party and mom got their hair and makeup done with Rena's team and they all loved it!! My mom even cried when she saw her end result because she said she felt so beautiful. My makeup lasted all night through tears and all, my hair lasted but started loosing curls towards the end of the night. It was hot and I was dancing my ass off! :] I would definitely use Rena again for a professional makeup/hair event! :]
Reviewed On 6/17/2014 by Monique M
Rena is amazing, I loved the way she did my hair and makeup for the day of our wedding!! She also did my maid of honor's and mother's makeup. I would definitely recommend her, I couldn't have found any one better. Thank you Rena!!
Reviewed On 6/15/2014 by joy s
From the first email to the last, Rena was very prompt and detailed. I could not ask for more. Being an out of town bride, she made sure that all of my questions were answered and that I did not need to worry about anything.
When the big day...
came, her and her team came early, they had everything laid out (even brought in their own chairs/stools!) so, by the time our actual appointed time came along they were ready to start. She had warned me beforehand that they will at least need an hour to an hour and a half for each of us (including myself, there were 6 ladies), but to our surprise, they got through to all of us in less than 4 hours.
Rena and her team come prepared, and they are quick! My hair and make up stayed ALL DAY. We had pictorials at the beach and at the park under the LA sun in an 80+ temp. So I was very pleased and satisfied how everything stayed put!
We will definitely contact her again for any future events!
Reviewed On 4/18/2014 by cidemiany
Rena and her team are absolutely amazing hair and makeup artists. As a bride who did not want to look overdone, I really wanted a natural look and was very particular about my hairstyle. Rena listened to what I wanted and exceeded all of my e...
xpectations. She responded to e-mails within minutes, and was so responsive and prompt in all correspondence. Her prices are very reasonable for the quality she performs. She is excellent with both hair and makeup and also gave me good suggestions about hair pins and other items I could buy to enhance by overall look. On the day of, Rena’s team, Sayuri (makeup) and Kumiko (hair) arrived right on time to do the hair and makeup for my bridesmaids and my mom. The hairstylist Kumiko worked for 5 hours straight and had a wonderful attitude and great hairstyle recommendations. Sayuri was also great and did wonderful, natural makeup for everyone. Rena did the bridal hair and makeup and she did everything to perfection. I got so many compliments throughout the night on the style and intricacy of my hair. If you want a beautiful look and stress free experience, go with Rena and Bright Crystal wedding!
Reviewed On 3/05/2014 by janetkate
The quality, service & experience that my entire wedding party had with Rena on the day of my 10th wedding anniversary celebration were pleasant, enjoyable, & phenomenal! Not only was Rena patient, punctual & professional, she was also very han...
dy & helpful when it came to sewing me into my dress after the hook closure broke. She saved the day & did much more than she was required to do, which made me a very happy & thankful client. I was very appreciative that Rena did exactly as I asked during my hair & make-up session. I couldn't be more elated with the wonderful work Rena performed on me & my family. Rena is a gem.
Reviewed On 1/16/2014 by mjanecruz
I am fortunate to have found Rena on Yelp to be my daughters hair & make-up artist on her 18th birthday party. She was prompt in responding to every questions I had. Very professional, organized, and she listened in every request we wanted. We ...
did a trial for my daughter and we are impressed on her techniques and I end-up asking her to do my hair & make-up too! She is a very kind person, pretty too and what you pay really worth it! She is on time on the day of our event. All our guests were stunned and cannot recognize us and they are all praising that our hair and make-up artist did a great job. Seriously, I & my daughter looks great and my daughter cannot believe that I am her Mom! Most of our guests were all asking her name. Because of our constant communication prior our event, we get close enough and Loved her sweetness that we invited her to join our memorable event.
I will not hesitate to use her service again and I am proud to recommend her to my friends and anyone that will require a hair & make-up for their event!
Rena, thank you so much for being a part of my daughter's 18th birthday and your hair & make-up creation makes us looked stunning all night! We will continue to keep in touch with you...Warm regards and Take care always---Wish You All the Best & Luck!
Reviewed On 1/05/2014 by Rachel L
I planned my wedding from overseas so I had to search online for many of our vendors. We basically chose our vendors on who got the best reviews, which is how we found Rena for makeup/hair. Rena was awesome from the moment I contacted her. She ...
responded immediately and was so accommodating throughout the entire process. Rena did my hair/makeup and my three bridesmaids' makeup, while her assistant Yuko did my bridesmaids' hair. They did an amazing job. I didn't really know what I wanted for my hair and makeup (even up to the wedding day) and kind of left it up to Rena to do her thing. She just knew what to do and everything turned out great! Both Rena and Yuko were able find the most flattering styles for each of my bridesmaids and me. Our hair and makeup stayed intact from 9am to 10pm.
Reviewed On 11/13/2013 by a member
Thank you Rena for the wonderful make-up job you did for my sisters and I. Will definitely recommend you to everyone I know! - Kiran
Reviewed On 10/03/2013 by Joysmith12
I hired Rena to do my hair for my wedding last week end. I live in Colorado so I had to find someone based on their website and reviews.....and of course prices I liked! I found Rena and thought the hair styles she had on her site were perfec...
t for what I wanted. We started emailing back and forth and I loved her personality. She always answered my (several) questions promptly and never made me feel like I was bothering her. I sent her a lot of pictures of hair styles I liked so she could get an idea of what I like. On the day of the wedding she showed up early, patiently waited while I dried my hair since I was running late and then got to work. My hair was stunning (I'm still getting compliments on how pretty it was) and stayed in place the entire time. Our wedding was on a private beach where it was slightly windy but I never had to worry about my hair blowing out of place thanks to her expertise! She was gentle with my hair and very quick. I even had a friend from Japan who came for the wedding and he was so excited to speak to someone in his own language. She was great and talked with him while she worked with me - making us all feel so happy! She also did my maid of honor and her hair was beautiful too.
I would definitely recommend Rena!
Reviewed On 10/03/2013 by Imelda S
I am very happy with the professional service I received from Bright Crystal Wedding. Thank you Rena you are the best, everyone told me I looked beautiful on my wedding day and that's thanks to you!!! I loved my hair and make-up, it was perfect...
Reviewed On 10/01/2013 by minhlam
My cousin used Bright Crystal wedding service on her wedding. I was with her most of the time since im the bride's maid. My cousin couldnt be happier with Rena's work and i can tell that Rena is a pro. she was very punctual, careful and very de...
tailed when she worked on my cousin's make up and hairdo. my wedding is coming next year and i know which service i will use on my big day. :)
Reviewed On 9/28/2013 by Janice1227
Bright Crystal Wedding is amazing!She knew exactly what to do to fit my personally and style.I loved that!!I definitely would recommend Bright Crystal Wedding to anyone.
Reviewed On 9/27/2013 by mu6230
I took a photo for my wedding on the Beach.
And my hair makeup by Rena Maeda was so gorgeous!!
Thank you Rena:)
I recommend you who look for good hair makeup artist,
Rena is a best in Los Angels!!
Reviewed On 9/27/2013 by Mellissamoore
I was so impressed with her make-up techniques, as well as her vivacious and sweet personality. She is so good to work with. I love her so much. My photos turned out perfect!. She is a AMAZING Artist and a very sweet girl. -- I recommend R...
Reviewed On 9/09/2013 by SienaL
I needed a make up artist for a wedding I was a part of. Rena was booked, but she said she could book me with one of her senior stylists. So although I had loved all of Rena's looks on her website and on Yelp, I trusted her and booked an appo...
intment with Yuko. Yuko was on time, very kind, and listened to what I wanted. I opted for the airbrush make up and it was so worth it. My make up appointment was at 7:30 am and even by 10:00pm, my make up looked flawless! Yuko also did my hair and my style stayed put through the day and night! I will not hesitate to hire Bright Crystal again! Next up: The Grammy Awards! Thank you Rena and Yuko!
Reviewed On 8/21/2013 by Vikki L
I'm glad to have found Rena on yelp to be my wedding makeup+hair artist. In the past, I had had bad experience with other makeup artists because they made me look like someone else. Rena were able to do a super natural makeup on me. She made me...
look like myself but prettier. Rena also did my hair exactly the way I wanted.
Most importantly, Rena is very responsive. I think this is very important for every bride. On the night before my wedding, I wanted to email Rena and say "see you tomorrow" as a reminder. (Not that I thought she would forget, I was just being a nervous bridezilla and wanted to triple check things.) When I logged into my email account, Rena had already emailed me and said "see you tomorrow! sleep early..." I was impressed by this =)
Reviewed On 8/19/2013 by hirorin0414
Rena did such an amazing job with my hair and makeup.
I loved working with her because she was receptive to how I wanted to be done. She has a great personality, and is very easy to talk to.
She was alway on time for the meeting and trial, a...
nd well prepared on the day of wedding.
I was so thrilled with my hair and makeup, and other ladies in the wedding party were very happy as well.
I would recommend Rena to all my friends!
Reviewed On 7/25/2013 by Julie H
Rena always responded promptly and communication was super easy with her. I had a makeup and hair trial with her, and she listened to what I had in mind. On the morning of the wedding, she and her assistant showed up on time, were very friendly...
and professional, and did a great job on all 6 bridesmaids and the bride. The bridesmaids hair and my hair/makeup looked great and lasted all day. Thank you for doing such a beautiful job!
Reviewed On 4/18/2013 by Chigusa W
Rena did my wedding hair and makeup and it was perfect!!!
We did a trial run prior to the actual wedding day. I gave her some thoughts/preferences on the "look" that I was aiming for, and she said okay and did her thing and it turned out so ...
perfect and exactly what I was looking for.
On the day of the wedding, she came on time and got right to work. We had set aside a time frame for the hair and makeup, but she was so efficient that she finished early. I was grateful for that since I would have hated to feel rushed, and it took of f some of the stress for the day.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her to anyone that is looking for a hair and/or makeup artist. I know all of my bridesmaids are planning to use her for sure for their wedding!
Contact Info for Bright Crystal Wedding LA/OC
1267 Sartori ave, Torrance, CA | Torrance,Los Angeles,Orange county,Temecula