Vicky is an incredibly talented and attentive wedding hair and makeup artist! She and her team truly went above and beyond to ensure I looked and felt stunning throughout the entire event.
First and foremost, her creativity and skill were unma...
tched. She expertly created FIVE distinct looks for me, each one tailored perfectly to match the different moments of my wedding day. Whether it was the effortlessly elegant style for the get-ready photos or the timeless radiant glow for the ceremony, every single look left me in awe.
One particular highlight was during the tea ceremony. Vicky's quick thinking and attention to detail were truly remarkable. She sourced beautiful florals to complement my red dress and incorporated them seamlessly into my hair. The final result was beyond what I had imagined, and it added an extra touch of grace to the occasion.
But it didn't stop there. The true testament to her professionalism came during the actual ceremony. While I was caught up in the whirlwind of emotions, she noticed that my dress train and veil weren't properly fluffed after I walked down the aisle. Without hesitation, she dashed to my side and expertly adjusted them, ensuring that I looked picture-perfect. Her keen eye and immediate action made a significant difference and saved the day!
I cannot express enough gratitude for her incredible talent, dedication, and exceptional service. She made me feel like an absolute princess, and her unwavering commitment to perfection truly made my wedding day all the more magical. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone in search of a wedding hair and makeup artist who not only exceeds expectations but also adds that special touch of care and thoughtfulness throughout the entire process.
Reviewed On 6/20/2023 by Bomina L
"Stunning, Gorgeous, Beautiful" summarized my wedding from versatile hair styling to beautiful makeup; everything was perfect! Vicky C5 team (special thanks to Vicky, the owner, and Gina) just made my wedding day so magical and like a fairytal...
e, quoted by our many guests. Each of my bridesmaids glowed in their unique beauties, with different hair styling and makeups best suited to their features. We received so many compliments from our guests on how beautiful everyone looked! Trust these experts, and you will glow in every picture.
I am forever grateful my mother and mother-in-laws received hair and makeup styling, and they LOVED the services they received. I could not have chosen a better beauty stylist team, or my wedding couldn't have been this perfect. They truly care and put all their efforts into making everything run smoothly (it is so hard to find a vendor that can do this). I also had many requests, including changing hair styling with different outfits; however, they were smiling throughout the entire wedding, kept me in check, and delivered everything so seamlessly and professionally. Thank you, Vicky C5 team! will definitely be seeing each other again in future events :)
Reviewed On 9/27/2022 by Ziwei G
I decided to contact Vickyc5 after a disastrous hair and makeup trial from a top NYC group. I am Chinese-American and I had asked numerous Asian-American friends who they would recommend for HMU and Vickyc5 always came up! I met Vicky, the owne...
r, at her Manhattan studio about a year prior to my wedding. I had explained to her that I normally do not wear makeup and it is incredibly important to me to look like me on my wedding day. After she applied my makeup and showed me I couldn’t believe my skin looked so naturally glowy without feeling like I had makeup on. She also walked me through several different hairstyles for the day-of– it was a true trial! After we were done with the trial, she asked about my evening. I told her I was going to go out to dinner with my now husband. She quickly switched over my hairstyle so it would be appropriate for dinner. On my wedding day, Vicky and Jen arrived early and were set up within 5 minutes. They took care of me, my four bridesmaids and two moms. Let me also add that we were a group of Asians and non-Asians and everyone looked flawless.I also added touchup service to the original service because I couldn’t decide on the hairstyle. Vicky changed my hair and makeup two times during my wedding. Each change up was more beautiful than the previous. I couldn’t believe how beautiful she made me look and how set the hair and makeup was even after soooo many tears and intense dance moves. On top of her expert hair and makeup skills, Vicky is truly a pleasure to be around. She is fun, calming and knows all the wedding tricks (tissues in the bridesmaid bouquets). If I ever need hair and makeup professionally done I will only go to Vicky. Thank you again!
Reviewed On 2/11/2021 by Sojung K
I would give a 0 star if I can.
Also, I am not talking about the makeup and hair artists here - I am sure they are great, according to all these reviews.
But the owners are TERRIBLE.
Tl;dr: My wedding got postponed and they charged extra and i...
ncreased cost per person without telling me, and now not giving me back my security deposit
SO STAY AWAY FROM THIS VENDOR while there are so many better ones in NYC
I will just write the facts shortly.
1. My wedding got postponed from March 2021 to April 2022
2. All other vendors made the change without additional charge but VickyC5 did, of $200
3. And they came back with $40 increase in “Service Charge” and mentioned nothing else
4. I asked what this was, and asked if there is any other charge, just to make sure
5. They came back saying:
“Service charge is 20% of base contract price. We hope this clears things up for you. (Service charge will be fluctuated based on base amount) If it gets lower, would you ask this question?
That $100.00 offer will be void and null, because of wedding date changes.(it is clearly written on the contract, it will be $100.00 if the wedding is on Mar 2021) It will be $150.00 per person for H&M, for wedding in April 2022”
6. What does it mean “would you ask this question?” Can I not ask a question as a customer?
7. Had I not ask this question for $100 offer, they would’ve ripped off another $400 since I have 6 additional bridesmaids and 2 mothers
8. With this rudeness and lie, their apology was not sincere at all. So I decided that I cannot trust these people on the day I am supposed to be the happiest, and canceled the service and asked for refund for security deposit
9. It was non-refundable when I signed the contract, but they first broke the contract by asking $200 extra and $50 extra per person so I am demanding my deposit back
Just stay away from these horrible people for your sake.
Also for all couples who are postponed like us, hope everything goes well with you all!
Reviewed On 8/31/2019 by Irene C
I worked with Jina and Yoomi who were both great! I was a little nervous about how my hair and makeup would turn out because the majority of their brides have a different style than me. I also (accidentally) cut my hair too short a month before...
the wedding. Yoomi was able to work with me (and my extensions) to preserve the look and hairstyle I wanted. Jina was so cute and attentive with my makeup. The bridesmaids and moms looked great. Vicky was also flexible in working out a package for me. Overall, very happy :)
Reviewed On 8/20/2019 by Janet C
Thank god I hired vickyc5 for my hair/ makeup!! It turned out exactly how I wanted to be- or should I say even better than the wedding trial! My maid of honor, who’s been in wedding party for 5 times, said Vickyc5 was by far the best. They came...
to the venue and did touch-ups, and they even did my veil and bustle!😍 Photos came out beautiful~ thank you so so much!!
Reviewed On 6/14/2019 by Jenny K
There's a reason why Vicky C5 is such a prominent name in the wedding makeup industry. Super high quality + professional/friendly staff. I had Gina as my main makeup artist and she delivered flawlessly. All of my bridesmaids loved their look, a...
s well as my mom + MIL. Gina is super friendly and is great with all ages. She helped me get the look I wanted--elegant and classy. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 12/26/2018 by Monica L
As a woman with Asian facial features, I was on a search for a team that knew how to work around my face. A lot of professionals advertises faces that were not similar to mine. I was very grateful to have found this team. We had Alice come in a...
s our head stylist. She made me feel comfortable and beautiful on our special day. My husband was really apprehensive in having any makeup done, but he looked even more handsome than I could imagine. She didn't overcake my face with makeup, nor did it feel heavy. It felt natural. She was very professional and her team was able to get a group of more than 10 people ready within our time frame. A plus? I cried so much during my wedding, but the makeup still looked flawless. I highly recommend Vicky C5 for a bride who does not have to worry, but allow professionals handle the heavy work. They will make you more beautiful than you already are!
Reviewed On 12/02/2018 by Mina L
VickyC5 was the first and only hair/makeup vendor I met with. I was specifically looking for Asian HMU artists because only they fully understand Asian hair texture and face shapes (lol sorry). After meeting with Vicky, I got such a great vibe ...
from her that I booked them right away. Was one of the best decisions! They made the process so easy from start to finish. I was able to bundle together hair and makeup for me, 4 bridesmaids, and 2 moms. The day of, Vicky and team showed up promptly at our Airbnb and quickly arranged the tables in order to provide the best working space. They laid out an impressive inventory of makeup onto the dining table and got to work! They were experts about the timeline and knew how to split up each person so that they can eat, use the bathroom and drink mimosas in between. Vicky and team knew exactly the look everyone wanted and was able to expertly adjust to everyone's face shapes and hair textures. Vicky was also very patient and taught my curious mom about various products and techniques. They were so prompt on time and cleaned up everything quickly and efficiently. The makeup and hair lasted all night through tears and sweat! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Vicky and team to anyone!
Reviewed On 10/19/2018 by Sandra L
I have nothing but praise for for VickyC5! She and her team ensured that my girls and I looked perfect for my wedding (including my mom)! From that first visit up to my wedding day, they've remained professional, courteous, and friendly. If it...
s in your budget then I highly recommend their SOS after hour service especially if you cry easily!
Thank you again Vicky for making us look beautiful!
Reviewed On 8/30/2018 by Psalmuelle d
VickyC5 team is excellent! From the start, they were so accommodating and willing to work with me and my budget. I first me Jina (make-up artist) at the Wedding Salon Expo back in October 2017. It was such a blessing to have gone to that Expo a...
nd meet her because I was having a hard time looking for a hair and asian make-up artist for my wedding. Lo and behold, they were giving free quick trials at the Expo and my then-Fiancé and I loved the look that Jina created for me in the 10 minutes that she worked. It was simple, elegant and natural. Long story short, I was able to book them for my wedding--Jina for make-up and Hera for hair. The process was very easy, they communicated with me well, answered all my questions efficiently via e-mail or via phone. They worked on a total of 9 people for my wedding and they did it flawlessly on time. And when one of my bridesmaids wasn't totally satisfied with her hair, Hera was more than willing to fix it. It was so nice working with this team and it was a pleasure that you were able to help me and my girls get ready on this special day. Thank you again!!!
Reviewed On 8/28/2018 by Annie C
They were great! Showed up on time and their staff on site service was on point. My bridesmaids loved how Alice would grab them throughout the night for their touch ups. Everyone looked beautiful!!
Reviewed On 8/19/2018 by Soomin L
Vicky C5 did makeup and hair for my wedding and it was fantastic.
I went for a trial and I was confident that VickyC5 will make everyone happy on the day.
Hera's team arrived on time and was so efficient and professional. We had 5 people (b...
ride, 3 bridesmaids, mother of the bride) and also a flower girl. They were so organized which minimized waiting time for everyone.
We were all so happy and satisfied with our hair and makeup. They were very attentive to what everyone wanted and knew how to bring out a person's natural beauty. Hera also waited extra time for the flower girl and was extremely patient and kind to her when she wasn't exactly in a good mood...
They are also very kind and fun to work with. We are so happy that we had VickyC5 for our wedding and we recommend them without any hesitation!
Thank you so much again, VickyC5! :-)
Reviewed On 4/19/2018 by Cathy Y
Thank you to Alice and the VickyC5 team for making me feel the most beautiful I have EVER felt on my wedding day!! From start to finish, Alice was amazing to work with. In addition to being super talented, she is so kind and pleasant to be arou...
nd! I had a wonderful trial with her a few months before my wedding and knew right away that I wanted to hire her to do my makeup and hair on my special day. Being a makeup lover myself, finding the right makeup artist was essential for me, but as an Asian woman on the east coast, it is not that easy to find an artist who can enhance my features in a flattering way for both real-life and in photography. It’s clear that the VICKYC5 team knows how to do makeup for all kinds of face and eye shapes and I was so impressed with Alice’s work that I hired the team to do my makeup and hair for my bridal shower too :) Since Alice was traveling, Hera did my bridal shower makeup which was also amazing! I will say their prices are on the higher end but you truly get what you pay for and they are worth every penny!!! On my wedding day the team of 3 artists arrived on time and I appreciated Alice’s calm and gentle presence as she and the team worked their magic on me, my 6 bridesmaids, and 2 mothers. They were so efficient and receptive to what each of us wanted so in the end everyone felt and looked beautiful! I’m also so glad that I hired them to stay for a few more hours so that my hairstyle could be changed from an updo for the ceremony to a more flowy look for the reception. They even helped do a makeshift bustle of my dress before reception began. They are just so experienced with weddings and it really shows. I can’t say enough about their professionalism, talent, and attention to detail. I definitely want to use them for future events and will recommend them to everyone <3 Thank you so much Alice & team!!
Reviewed On 5/17/2017 by Bo B
Loved Vicky! She even helped to do my bridesmaids who didn't request to do hair originally during the wedding day! Everything turned out great and my make up stayed on the entire night.
Reviewed On 4/28/2016 by Knottie27128728
My wedding was last year in Aug of 2015 at The Manor. Amy did my make up. Vicky and her team arrived on time and very professional. They did amazing job! I felt beautiful, and my hair did manage to stay. I loved the make up!!! Sorry for the la...
te review, but I'm super greatful!! Thanks you Amy for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day 😘
Reviewed On 4/14/2016 by Ran L
Vicky was so professional that the morning of my wedding was so calm and relaxing and not at all chaotic. She and her crew arrived on time and had us ready on time, even with me having to leave in the middle of getting ready to go pick up my we...
dding dress! Everyone looked and felt so beautiful, and the makeup and hair lasted through the whole day - even through pictures in the rain and wind! She is truly an experienced professional. She knew just how to manage my mother (who can be a difficult person) so that my mother would be ready in time for pictures with minimal fussing. Thank you again Vicky!
Reviewed On 3/30/2016 by Laura H
Everywhere I looked to find an artist for my wedding hair and makeup, it was all the raving about Vickyc5 that I caught my attention. Vickyc5 Vickyc5 Vickyc5. Soon, I understood why. After getting my engagement hair/makeup with Hera, I wanted h...
er to take care of me for my wedding as well. Thankfully, the team traveled to CT for my wedding and did hair&makeup for myself, my maid of honor, and my mother. We all couldn't be happier with our look. Hera also took care of my husband and brother to look their best, and they did. The men looked natural and flawless. Due to distance and time constraint, no trial was done prior to the wedding. However, my hair and makeup was done to perfection. Thank you, Vickyc5, for making us look amazing!
Reviewed On 7/03/2015 by ShannonandKim
Amazing! Vicky and her team are such a pleasure to work with! She really takes the time to sit with each individual bride and find out what their needs are and caters her work to you--with a special touch! She put together an entire beauty pa...
ckage for me including facials (which are amazing by the way - so relaxing, my skin looked great by wedding day!), makeup trial, brides makeup, bridesmaids and mothers of the brides. The planning, coordination and detail was top notch from her and her team!
Most importantly, her work is AMAZING! On my wedding day my makeup was exactly what I wanted. I felt beautiful and I cannot tell you how many compliments I received (and still receive when anyone sees pictures!). And our entire bridal party looked absolutely stunning! Vicky's team is so sweet and lovely to work with, while also working fast and efficiently - always focused on the needs of their customers! I absolutely LOVED working with VickyC5 and would recommend them to any bride or anyone looking for a talented skincare and makeup professional! I will continue to go to Vicky for relaxing facials to take care of my skin and if I ever need makeup done for an event!
Reviewed On 10/11/2014 by Amy L
VICKY C5 Beauty team is absolutely amazing. They are so good at doing bridal looks and are so flexible and knowledgeable - I recommend them to everyone! However, if you are an Asian bride and you want someone who really understands Asian beauty...
, definitely definitely book Vicky. They are extremely popular despite being pricey, so do so early - as soon as you are engaged!
PACKAGE: $1950 includes Engagement Photoshoot makeup, Trial Hair and Makeup, Bridal/Bridesmaid/Mother hair and makeup on-site of wedding hotel, all tips and tax. I did 2 additional eyelash extension sessions for an additional $100/each session. Overall, prepare to pay at least $2K depending on your needs.
PROS: They are flexible, responsive, and customized each bridesmaid's look. For my look, I had a 2.5 hour trial session where we did 3 hair styles and 2 makeup looks. Vicky is very thorough and you will feel taken care of. She threw in my engagement photo session makeup for free, which I appreciated.
I also REALLY appreciated her arriving at 5:45AM at my wedding hotel (an hour outside of manhattan) to start the beauty process. She is truly the best.
CONS: NONE. I would readily go back to Vicky for other beauty needs - formal occasions, hair up-do's, etc. They are pricey, but I got a lot done for my price so I'm happy. Prepare to pay in cash for your final payment.
Reviewed On 2/21/2013 by Yoonji K
I had my makeup for both engagement photo and my wedding and VickyC5 did a great job! Makeups perfectly matched with my dresses and I loved it! All the employees are very energetic which made me smile and laugh the whole time I was there. Thank...
you VickyC5! You sure made my day!
Reviewed On 2/15/2013 by andria c
My wedding was on March 24, 2012 and I'm genuinely happy that I went with Vicky C5! I was nervous to have someone do my makeup in fear that I won't look like myself but the wonderful ladies at Vicky C5 definitely would not do anything you would...
not be comfortable with. I had the unfortunate luck of my artist not being able to show up but the owner rushed with her manager to help with the big day. Considering I was up at 5am to have my makeup done, the fast action and dedication of Vicky C5 was amazing. They are such kind and accommodating people! Also, you know your makeup was done well when it looks the same for over 12 hours without touch up! I would without a doubt recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great makeup artist.
Reviewed On 2/06/2013 by Christin C
Vickyc5 offers the best quality bridal + bridal party makeup. When I got my makeup done from their artist, my makeup lasted 12+ hours from 8 in the morning till 4am that evening and it was flawless.
I also prepped my skin before the wedding...
with their spa and it was really amazing.
To spice up your wedding makeup and hair, I recommend changing up your hair and makeup from the ceremony to reception =) everyone was really impressed that my makeup and hair changed from one event/venue to another.
Reviewed On 8/31/2012 by Lauretta S
Vicky and her team did an amazing job on my mom, bridesmaids and I! I had Vicky do our hair and Amy do our makeup. She also brought on a few other team members which really helped to get everything done quickly. The trial was really great becau...
se Vicky listened to my ideas of what i like and did them for me. Then she showed me what she thinks looks best on me (after showing her a pic of my wedding dress). This actually really opened my eyes because I went for a look completely different from what I originally thought I wanted. She isn't pushy about it, she gives her input but is more than willing to do the style that you like best. Amy did my makeup beautifully. I just wanted a simple natural look and she delivered on that. It really didn't feel like I was wearing much makeup at all. I truly recommend them!
Reviewed On 6/02/2012 by Minji U
VickyC5 came highly recommended from numerous first and second hand sources, which is why we decided to sign with them. Upon choosing them as our wedding hair and makeup team, it was recommended that I have regular facials with them in their Ma...
nhattan studio. I don't know if it was their facials in particular or just the fact that I was paying more attention to my skincare regimen, but my skin was the best it has been in a long time for the wedding. I had several concerns after the hair/makeup trial, but on the day of the wedding, Vicky and her team (she came with 4 other people just for us!) did an amazing job and really listened to what I wanted instead of being pushy. Just a tip, their honest/blunt remarks when it comes to your appearance should not be taken too seriously, as this is just a Korean cultural thing.
Will definitely be returning for more facials and other hair/makeup needs in the future!
Reviewed On 2/17/2012 by Eunah L
I found this Make-up place via my photographer. Since I am Korean, I was looking for make-up artists who are specialized in Asian faces. Over all I was very satisfied with my look both in engagement photos and on the actual wedding day. Their m...
ake-up are a bit subdued, and never too much! And my up-do style hair was elegant looking, yet firm so it maintained the initial look through the whole evening including changes of veils and my dancing...
They have two studios, one in Manhattan and the other in Bay Side. Since the wedding was held in Long Island, I had my make-up and hair in Bayside. I like the atmosphere the make-up artists work together as a team and the studio was pretty to be in and to take photos in.
The only drawback was that my MOH did not look great compared to other bridesmaid who were not included in the package. Hence I give only four stars... And after the wedding, they sent me a spa e-coupon as a gift with which I can get a facial massage with skin analysis. So let me have more experiments with them!