My initial encounter with Denise was incredibly pleasant. She shared a lot of information with me on the variety of packages available (# of stylists vs. # of hours, add-ons, etc.). She continued to remain in constant communication with me. She...
also organized a timeline based on the girls’ responses to their hair and skin types. She was an absolute pleasure to work with!
Denise set me up with Rachel for my trial. I’m not a makeup person and Rachel walked me through each step of what she was doing, why she was doing it, and how I could recreate a similar look. For someone that knows almost nothing about makeup, this was incredibly helpful. She spent over three hours doing my trial to make sure everything was what I wanted, which exceeded my expectations of a trial.
In the end, I chose MG because of how kind and warm Rachel was (as well as her styling abilities!) and the ease of working with Denise. Also, the fee for my trial counted towards my total hair and makeup bill – which was a nice perk!
On the day of the wedding, Allie and Destinee helped with hair and makeup for my seven bridesmaids while Rachel did hair and makeup for the mother of the groom, my mother, and me. Everyone had very different hair/skin types, as well as some allergies, conditions, etc. Rachel, Allie, and Destinee paid special attention to my girls’ requests (e.g. covering cystic acne or skin conditions). In the end, everyone’s hair and makeup looked incredible! They all got exactly what they wanted – which is exactly what I wanted!
My makeup stayed intact throughout the entire day/night, despite July’s extreme temperatures and humidity! My hair did come a bit loose throughout the night (I’ll blame the veil!), but it didn’t look like a huge mess (almost like it was supposed to be that way!).
Overall, my girls and I had a great experience with MG Hair & Makeup. Would highly recommend them to all NYC brides!