BRIDES!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, BOOK FIORE BEAUTY. Please note: this is the first review I have ever posted online, ever. Seriously. Fiore Beauty was so unbelievably instrumental in the incredible wedding experience I had that it would be almost immoral not to share it. If you want to ensure that you will look more gorgeous than you ever have in your life on your wedding day (no matter what) hire Fiore Beauty. Fiore provides two priceless aspects to your wedding experience: the best talent in hair and make-up in the area, combined with ridiculous customer service. I'm going to blab on now about my personal experience for those who are still reading...
I've always been a passive/awkward person when it comes to voicing what I want changed or tweaked to hairstylists, make-up artists etc. as they're working on me because I don't want to cause hurt feelings. When I booked beauty consultations before my wedding I was hell-bent on NOT being that way because it was too important to me, and yet as direct and blunt as I tried to be during those consultations I felt like they were not listening to me. I was actually the most intimidated when I had my consultation with Fiore based on the celebrity clients that they have, and yet both my make-up artist (Phoebe) and my hair stylist (Michelle) were so down-to-earth and professional that it took no effort on my part to communicate my likes and dislikes with them. I felt 100% comfortable and ended up with hair and make-up that was actually beyond my wildest dreams (as cheesy as that sounds).
But here's the kicker -- the FIore team saved me from a nightmare-situation the week of my wedding in a way that I will never, ever forget. I have been going to the same 'family hairstylist" for color/highlights my entire life (Beverly Hills, insanely expensive) and, of course, booked an appointment for the Monday before my wedding. When I got home from my appointment I realized that my hair actually looked really bad... worse than it ever has (some of my blonde highlights came out bright orange). I quickly booked an appointment to fix it, and afterwards my hair looked worse. I can't even explain how this happened -- it was so bad that my sister got teary when she saw it. We were leaving town in 5 hours for my wedding destination -- within that time, Jaime Brooks (owner of Fiore) sent a colorist (Amy) to my house to fix my hair. Not only did she fix my color (awkwardly rinsing my hair in the laundry room sink WHILE successfully avoiding my spray tan) but my hair looked BETTER THAN IT EVER HAS IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!!! If this site allows photos I will upload some to show you how crazy the difference was.
Okay this is getting ridiculously long so I'll try to be concise. My wedding weekend beauty was perfection. Michelle and Phoebe not only gave me, my sister, and my mom fantasy hair and make-up, but they went above and beyond personality-wise in making the whole experience enjoyable. We were cracking up together in happy moments and they were effortlessly supporting me in just the way I needed in tenser ones... for example, one of the videographers was being really invasive and filming moments I asked them not to film, and at one point I overheard Phoebe politely but firmly asking them to back off on my behalf. There were other little things that they did that only the most sensitive, kind, and thoughtful sort of people would know to do. Other Fiore artists took care of hair and make-up for my wedding party and they could not have been more delightful and awesome, and they made my already gorgeous bridesmaids look even more beautiful -- all of them have updated their default Facebook pictures to photos of themselves from the wedding, so I think that says it all!
People, seriously, hire this team and enjoy the awesomeness that comes with working with the best when it couldn't matter more.