Wow, I'm sitting here trying to write this review and can't even really come up with the words to describe how INCREDIBLE Tracey and Aubrey are. It's going to be long because I have SO MUCH to say about how wonderful my experience with these tw...
o was! But if you have the time, you should read this...
Looking for a hair and makeup artist for my wedding as a bit of a difficult task for me, as I am a hairstylist myself. My best friends who are hairstylists were bridesmaids in my wedding and I wanted them to be "off duty" and relax and be present with me during the morning of the wedding, so for the first time in 12 years, I was a client seeking stylists for myself.
I had a trial with someone else (prior to booking a trial with Tracey), that didn't go as I'd hoped, the hair looked great, but the makeup was lacking and no lashes were applied, and about 70% of it wiped off my face only 3 hours later in my cool house, on a Fall day. I felt too bad to say anything because she was so nice. This experience made me very apprehensive about still continuing to hire a makeup artist for my wedding day, and because it's hard for me to "complain" or ask for corrections, I was contemplating just doing my own makeup for the wedding because I felt that was the only way I would be happy with it, and I wouldn't have to worry about feeling like I was being picky with it or pointing out thinks I didn't like.
The first trial I had with Tracey was only for makeup (I contacted her on semi-short notice and she went out of her way to fit me in) and the result was INCREDIBLE! In half the time, and a fraction of the price I paid for the previous trial, I was given the most beautiful makeup look, a beautiful set of lashes, and even though I showered afterwards (keeping my face out of the water) and then got a massage with my face smushed in the massage bed, the makeup STILL lasted through a Caps game that evening!!! AMAZING!
Later on, about 2 months before the wedding, I had a second makeup trial with Tracey (because I wanted to try a different look with my tan) and then I had my hair trial with Aubrey.
Tracey nailed the makeup again, my mom was there and she was SO impressed (and unlike me, she will speak up if something is wrong), the makeup was stunning.
Now, let me tell you about Aubrey. Let me just say, that as a hairstylist, who used to do bridal hair myself, I have never been so impressed with a bridal hair artist. Not just with her skillset, but her patience and level of customer service.
The finished look was STUNNING, however, because I thought I wanted extensions, the extra hair was preventing the look from resembling the inspiration photo. After she was finished, I mentioned that I loved the look, but asked that the day of the wedding it look a little more similar to the photo (never intending for her to redo it)... she went OUT OF HER WAY to re-do it, not just once, but 3 times! I kept telling her not to worry about it, because I felt bad that she say so long, and she wouldn't stop until she got it like the picture! And she was so patient and happy though the whole process. I was so blown away by how outgoing she was!
Then, in between that day and the wedding, she actually took her time to research the technique to achieve the look of the inspiration photo and found the technique for the exact look! So wonderful of her to take more of her personal time to go out of her way to make sure she gave me hair that I loved the day of the wedding. And