Akiyo hair and makeup is an on-location Makeup & Hair styling services based in Long Beach, New York. They serve long island, New York City, New Jersey, Tri-states areas. Availble worldwide, willing to travel aywhere upon requrest. Their specialty is a flawless, camera ready makeup and hair that enhances your natural beauty, Akiyo goes above and beyond from your first trial to your big day, to bring out your true beauty to ensure that you will look your absolute best version of yourself. She and her team ensure that everyone leaves happy and satisfied on their big day.
Akiyo is an experienced, skillful and passionate makeup/hair artist from Japan.
Since 2002, Akiyo has been a Makeup&hair artist for weddings, advertising, fashion shows, editorials, TV programs, commercials, celebrities, and all special occasions. She moved to New York in 2014 and currently has the pleasure of working in the bridal industry bringing out the true beauty for everyday women.
Akiyo hair and makep offers many makeup and hair services including, airbrushing/traditional makeup, false eyelashes to personalize each and every bride.
Air brush makeup
False eyelushes ( stirp
Hair and Makeup trial
5 Reviews for Akiyo hair and makeup
Recommended by 100% of couples
Christine Chan · Married on 06/30/2019
The best you’ll ever have!
She is amazing and easy to work with. She is detail oriented and will spend the time to make you feel like a princess. I did not feel rushed throughout my trial and the day of the wedding. She made my mom and my maid of honor look their best! I highly recommend her for your wedding day!Sent on 12/04/2019
Mai Koldowski · Married on 07/07/2017
Loved my hair and makeup!
Akiyo is an amazing hair and makeup artist! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding and I could not have been any happier. She was extremely flexible, accommodating and easy to get along with. She did my hair and makeup exactly how I wanted. She went back and fixed and made sure I felt comfortable with everything she was doing. Everyone still compliments me on how cool my hair was, even my husband loved it. Thank you Akiyo for helping me have amazing memories and making me feel and look spectacular on my wedding day!!Sent on 12/29/2019
J · Married on 11/12/2016
I'm lucky to have booked Akiyo less than two months before my wedding. With Asian features, I've never been able to apply makeup well on myself (eyeliner smudges between my creases and transfers below my eyes). I didn't trust other artists for fear that they'd make me look like a clown.Sent on 01/04/2020
During the trial, Akiyo understood that I wanted a natural look. She gave me several updos before I landed on a style. After seeing her work, I immediately knew that I wanted to book her.
On the wedding day, she came 15 minutes early (I think it was 5:45 AM??). She made me look even better than the trial. I didn't even have to reapply lip color or blot my face. My husband was smitten, and the compliments didn't stop all day. The only issue I had was that one false eyelash got a little loose in the corner (I suspect it was due to my hooded eyelid), but I pushed it back onto my eye and managed fine in my 9-hour day. My hair is slippery and heavy, but my updo didn't budge. Akiyo also turned my matron of honor's bob into an updo!
Akiyo's pricing is fair for a New York-based artist. She includes airbrush and false eyelashes (typically a surcharge). My venue was two hours away from her home, and the travel fee was only the tolls. Most other artists would have charged a couple hundred more or required a hotel room.
Communication with Akiyo is great. She is reliable and responds to messages in a timely manner. She also does well when you show her pictures of styles you like. The pictures in her portfolio are only a small sampling of what she can do!