About this Vendor

Everything but color and cuts!

MBDbeauty, LLC is Connecticut's premier award-winning beauty studio and concierge. Offering beauty services for bridal, media and portraits. We combine artistic talent and exceptional customer service to make you look stunning. We strive to make your experience relaxed and fun.

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Wedding Categories

Beauty Group Bookings, Hair + Makeup Trials Available, Hair Stylists, Airbrushed Makeup, Eyelash Extensions, Makeup, Makeup Artists, On-Site Hair + Makeup, Spas, Spray Tan, Tanning, Beauty

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Contact Info

Address
151 East Street, New Haven, CT CT & Beyond (203) 819-2658
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Reviewed on 6/01/2016 Ruchita B

I had an AMAZING experience with Andrea! I recently got married and had my makeup done by her. From the very beginning to the last minute, it has been an absolute pleasure working with her. I was referred to Andrea by another vendor. Right from introductory moments when I... Read More spoke to her over the phone, she made me feel so comfortable. She really listened to what I needed, had reasonable prices, & seemed fun! I set up a trial, which really insured me that this was the right choice. The day of the wedding, Andrea brought two assistants which was GREAT, both of them did a great job. All of my bridesmaids looked amazing. Each makeup artist had great suggestions based on bridesmaid’s skin complexion, and adjusted based on what the girls wanted. They finished everyone’s makeup early, but Andrea stayed extra to make sure my makeup looked flawless before my first look, which was REALLY nice, and just touched my heart. She fixed my lip makeup right before my first look, so my pictures would be perfect and gave me a couple things in case I needed to adjust myself. My makeup lasted ALL NIGHT, I only needed gloss adjustment as I was eating and kissing my husband. Thank you for making my day PERFECT!

2016-06-06T14:08:32 Response from the vendor

Thank you very much for the beautiful review. I had an absolute blast staying for touch-ups and cannot wait to see more photos! I hope you enjoyed the #MBDbeauty touch-up hippie. We hope to see you again soon. Congratualtions again!


Reviewed on 12/27/2015 Lauryn L

Andrea and her team are amazing, and were so professional! They arrived early on my wedding day, ready to go, and did makeup for myself and my mother and bridesmaids. Everybody felt so beautiful, including myself! They really listened to us, asking what we wanted our makeup to... Read More look like, and keeping all our preferences in mind while makeup was being applied. I would use Andrea's team again in a heartbeat for any event! Highly recommended!!

2016-06-06T14:10:32 Response from the vendor

Thank you again for the review and for giving us permission to post photos! Congratulations, we hope you are doing well.


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Reviewed on 11/10/2015 Erica R

Andrea did a fantastic job on my makeup. It looked exactly the way I wanted, and through laughing and crying all day it did not budge. She was fun and professional and just all around amazing. Krysten and Kelly did hair and makeup as well for my bridesmaids. Everyone... Read More looked beautiful and their styles held all day. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!!

2016-06-06T14:21:41 Response from the vendor

I'm so happy to hear that the makeup lasted day & night! Thank you again for the beautiful review. We hope to see you again soon!


Reviewed on 10/18/2017 Becky R

I loved working with MBD. They were so nice and did a great job. I had Kelly do my hair, Andrea do my make-up, and Brenna was also there to do make-up for other members of my family. I was so pleased with the result. Make-up looked natural, yet still looked great in pictures... Read More - was enough, but not too much. I also loved my hair. I told Kelly what I was looking for and she put together something great. The day of my wedding, my sister's up do fell down about 40 minutes after she was done. Kelly instantly offered to re-do it and was so nice about it. She suggested an alternative that would work with my sister's hair and it turned out great. I highly recommend MBD!


Reviewed on 10/13/2017 Erica H

I truly loved working with MBD Beauty for my wedding day makeup & hair! From the very start they were so easy to work with and were so professional!! From my trial to my wedding day it was perfection from start to finish! They did all of our makeup & hair for the wedding and we... Read More all felt so incredibly beautiful! Most of us got the false eyelashes and they stayed on all night no matter how many times we all cried!! Many of my bridesmaids felt it was the best makeup they ever had done in their life! All of the stylists & makeup artists are truly talented and want you to be happy on your day and will listen to exactly what you want which was something I REALLY loved about them. Thank you MBD Beauty for making me and all my girls look gorgeous!! We love you!!! ~Erica P.


Reviewed on 10/11/2017 Lindsay G

Prior to the start of my wedding planning I had never heard of MBD Beauty. I stumbled upon them on The Knot. Due to this, I was apprehensive about trusting them to make me look and feel my best on one of the most important days of my life. Any doubt I had was immediately thrown... Read More out the window at my consultation! Andrea and her team are very inviting, passionate, and gifted at their craft. Andrea even donated her veil to the studio so that brides-to-be could fully envision their wedding day look; I thought that was such a sweet and thoughtful touch! Andrea did my makeup and Kelly did my hair - both were fantastic. While hair & makeup may not be my forte, I do know (once I see it) what I do and do not like. Never once did I feel uncomfortable telling them what small detail I wanted changed, in fact, they encouraged me to! I ended up going back for a second trial and changed the style of my bridal updo completely – Kelly never made me feel guilty for doing so. MBD Beauty wants to make YOU happy! If you want a beauty team who will respect your taste and not force their own personal style on you, MBD Beauty is the right choice for you. Andrea and her team arrived on time (very early in the morning) and completely nailed each look. As the ceremony grew closer, I got very overwhelmed – as many brides do – and had a “moment”. Andrea assured me everything would be done (perfectly) on time, and she was right. Thank you Andrea, Kelly, and everyone at MBD Beauty!


Reviewed on 8/23/2017 Kristin R

I had the most INCREDIBLE experience working with Andrea and her team at MBDbeauty. From my trials (because as an indecisive bride, I just could not get enough one-on-one time with these ladies), to the actual day, I felt like the most beautiful bride ever. These girls worked so... Read More well with one another, and made all of my bridesmaids feel their best. Kelly was so creative and accommodating with my hair, and it came out better than I could have imagined. Andrea's attention to detail on my makeup was nothing short of perfection. All the staff that came to beautify my ladies were hard-working and organized! They were able to get 6 maids, two moms, and a bride all done in under 4 hours! Truly a magical and fantastic team to work with!


Reviewed on 7/10/2017 Emily C

Andrea and all of the MBD beauty staff were absolutely amazing. Throughout the process from booking to the day of they were so easy to work with and made everyone feel comfortable and beautiful. I've never done air brush make up before but it came out absolutely flawless, once I... Read More saw my make up I felt so much more at ease for the rest of the day. I highly highly recommend them for your wedding!


Reviewed on 7/09/2017 Erin R

I reached out to MBDbeauty to have my hair & makeup done for a photo shoot. The booking manager was very accommodating and the hair stylist & makeup artist were phenomenal. I briefly described what I hoped for & they created exactly what I had imagined. Natural makeup & hair... Read More that lasted throughout a photo shoot, outside. I will definitely reach out to them again!!


Reviewed on 6/30/2017 Betsy H

I loved working with MBD Beauty!! I worked primarily with Kelly who did an amazing job on my hair and makeup! They were super flexible with last minute changes and did an amazing job overall. The whole team there is really talented and super nice. I strongly recommend!!


Reviewed on 6/26/2017 Chelsea A

MBD was a total dream to work with! They were attentive by email (even to changing my contract one month out), so much fun in person, and created the look I wanted for myself and my whole wedding party.


Reviewed on 6/26/2017 Catherine B

What a fabulous team! Michelle and Bonnie were a dream to work with and truly made my vision into a reality. I couldn't be happier with my hair and makeup on the big day! Thank you, ladies!!!


Reviewed on 6/03/2017 Eliza S

I cannot say enough about the fantastic job Andrea did for my wedding! In addition to doing my makeup, she also did my bridesmaids and mom's makeup. Everyone has their own taste and she grasped what each one of us wanted for that day. The makeup looked great all night! Thanks... Read More Andrea! You were awesome!!


Reviewed on 5/26/2017 Jasmine M

MBD Beauty was a lifesaver last year!! I contacted MBD Beauty pretty last minute June 2016 after a few trials with another hair stylist didn't go as planned. I was lucky enough to find out they had my July date available and They were able to book a trial. I first met Andrea,... Read More the owner, who was really nice and welcoming. The studio was beautiful. My hair stylist was Victoria. We started out by going over my look for the day of. She was able to go off my descriptions and pictures and provide options and suggestions for what would work for my hair on a hot summer day. She was so easy to converse with and made the time go by very quickly. By the end of the trial I was happy with how my hair came out but still felt I was missing the wow factor. I spoke with Andrea and Victoria and they were very receptive to any critiques I had (I was very set on the look I was hoping for for the day of). We decided it would be a good idea for me to come back for another try with hair extensions. Never thought of using them but so happy for the suggestion! Only wish I could go to Victoria for my routine cuts and styles. Highly recommend!!


Reviewed on 4/05/2017

Andrea as well as her staff are extremely hospitable and professional..they sponsored me with makeup for my pageants, photo shoots, and appearances... they take their time with perfecting their craft leaving me satisfied each and every time!


Reviewed on 4/05/2017 Lisa L

If you are seeking hair/makeup professionals for your wedding, look no further than MBD beauty! They are organized, professional and knowledgeable! Kelly, Debbie and Chelsea provided on-site hair and makeup services for 10 women on my wedding day! We all looked amazing and found... Read More them to be very personable and easy to talk to and work with. I highly recommend MBD Beauty for your special day!


Reviewed on 4/02/2017 Francine P

My experience with Andrea and her team was wonderful. I first found Andrea on CT Style when she was doing a TV segment. I requested her for my wedding day. My booking process was easy, I booked with someone online and met with Kelly and Andrea shortly after. My skin isn't the... Read More best and I was more then happy with the outcome of my makeup for both my trial and wedding day. I highly recommend Andrea and her team.


Reviewed on 3/31/2017 Meredith C

When I decided I was getting married in the winter time I waned to make sure my beauty services were weather proof, They were. At first I was scared my hair and makeup wouldn't stay in breezy or snowy photos taken outside but the team assured me that they I would have no... Read More problems. I booked a trial before signing a contract and the process was very quick and easy. From the first email, to the trial and the day of the wedding MBD exceeded expectations. I found the company on TV and was happy to see they had great reviews online as well as photos. I have thick curly hair (that is not easy to maintain) but Kelly made sure it looked exactly how I wanted it to. Thank you!


Reviewed on 2/07/2017 Christine J

I would give MBD Beauty a thousand stars if I could! Andrea and her team were absolutely amazing. I was completely comfortable, and excited, from the very beginning when I had my trial with Andrea and Kelly. I felt beautiful when I left and knew I had made a great decision. They... Read More listened to exactly what I wanted my hair and make up to look like on my wedding day and gave great suggestions to make my look pop. I had a large party with 7 bridesmaids, my mother and mother in law, all getting airbrush and hair styling, on top of my bridal hair and make up. Andrea and her team were so fun and efficient and got us all looking amazing and out the door right on time. Our group had quite a variety of skin and hair types and Andrea and the girls made everyone look their absolute best. The girls were so much fun and started our wedding day off with lots of smiling and laughing. You always hope to have a hair and make up team that you trust to make you feel beautiful on your big day, and MBD did exactly that and then some. It was a stress free process that I would do all over again. Andrea and her team were so sweet and genuine. I HIGHLY recommend MBD Beauty, and will definitely book again for any hair and make up I need in the future. Thank you for making my wedding day look everything I hoped for and more!


Reviewed on 11/29/2016 Christina T

When looking for bridal makeup, look no further! Andrea and her team are so super talented you are guaranteed to look stunning. I had Victoria for hair and Andrea for make-up. I gave Victoria an idea at what I wanted and she went to town! She is a perfectionist which is of... Read More course what you what know your wedding day. I expressed my concerns with my hair being so thin and wanting it to look fuller and Victoria suggest the use of extentions, which she also showed me how to put in after the wedding as well, which easily solved my problem! My hair not only looked amazing but it stayed all night long and I don't think I stopped dancing. My makeup made me look flawless- I used airbrush style with lashes. As someone who doesn't wear makeup regularly I could barely feel Andreas make-up application and again- it stayed all night (yes, even through crying). Once complete Andrea provided me with touch-up makeup so that I could re-apply though out the night. The team travels to you, arrived on time, is super professional and they LOVE what they do. Thank you so much Andrea, Victoria and Kelly!!!


Reviewed on 11/06/2016 Tara P

I wish I couldn give more then 5 stars! From the hair and makeup trial Kelly and Andrea were professional and their work fabulous. I changed my hair style from my trial to the actual actual wedding day and the adjustments looked perfect. My Mother, Mother in law and bridesmaids... Read More all looked beautiful thanks to their work. Definitely book them for your wedding day.


Reviewed on 11/04/2016 Michelle G

My wedding took place last week and I am still receiving compliments about the makeup and hair done for myself and party. The team was a breeze to work with. Kelly did my hair and makeup and replicated the same look from my trial. I could not have been happier with my... Read More experience.


Reviewed on 11/04/2016 Linsley K

The team is lovely! I had my initial experience at the store with Victoria, she made me feel comfortable and made the experience fun. I'm VERY picky about my hair and makeup so I was a little nervous at first. She put my nerves at ease. The day of wedding the team arrived early... Read More and everything looked exactly how I imagined. I'm so happy I found MBD. I highly recommend booking them for any event. Thanx again!


Reviewed on 11/03/2016 Kara K

My initial contact with the owner Andrea was awesome, she was very responsive and patient with me through while I was trying to figure all the planning out. My bridesmaids and I were all getting ready at the hotel across the street from the venue, where I thought I planned for... Read More the makeup/hair stylists to go, I totally messed up and they ended up going to the venue instead. Andrea called me, I asked to switch locations, she said no big deal and charged me a small fee for the inconvenience for the stylists. Totally get it, as that was my mistake for overlooking my contract. The NOT okay part was that as soon as the stylists got to the hotel, they brought up how they are now rushed since I moved locations last minute, and made me feel horrible about it. I am a really laid back person, but the amount of times they brought up the relocation, made me annoyed and upset. A few of their comments were very unprofessional and I think forgot we were clients not friends. I am not a person to write reviews but after our photographer pulled me aside and told us that the stylists were talking poorly of us, I had to write this review. I am still incredibly embarrassed that this happened and based on that and their lack of professionalism, I would look for a different group of stylists.

2016-11-03T13:25:26 Response from the vendor

Hi Kara, as we work on over 300 weddings a year we take our contracts very serious. The initial contact you had with our business was not with the owner Andrea, but with our booking Manager Ann (who you signed a contract with). As the... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/23/2016 Karen R

I had mbdbeauty do hair for myself, my maids, my mom and my sister in law. Kelly and Danielle did a great job and our hair looked great throughout the night! Definitely recommend their services!


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Meet The Owner

Andrea DiLieto Zola

Andrea is a highly professional celebrity Makeup Artist that has worked alongside some of the most established industry professionals everywhere from New York to LA. She’s worked on shows such as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Couture Fashion Week and LA Fashion Week. She has worked on clients from Miss USA to the WWF's most recognized professionals. Not only does Andrea work on top fashion shows but she also dedicates her passion and artistry to her business and bridal clients. Andrea has been operating her award winning bridal storefront for over 9 years.