I See Wise is a professional wedding makeup and hair styling company based out of San Francisco and Monterey, California. Being in the business for over 10 years, Carly Wise has developed a deep appreciation for natural beauty. This is why she will work to highlight the natural beauty and features in you, the bride, and your bridal party. Carly has also notably taught many of her past clients tips, tricks, and techniques to make makeovers last a longer amount of time. Let I See Wise develop a naturally beautiful look for you and your bridesmaids on your wedding day.
I See Wise offers professional hair and makeup packages to accommodate the busy bride and her bridesmaids. All beauty packages include consultations prior to the wedding event, professional hair and makeup, coordination with multiple stylists, and multiple styles. They even offer men’s grooming services! Other services offered include:
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Hala K. · Married on 10/02/2020
Carly was one of the best parts of our wedding experience!
I feel SO lucky to have found Carly and to have booked her for my wedding day (and I quickly discovered she provides so much more than beautiful hair and makeup). This is a long review, so the short version is that you need to hire Carly IMMEDIATELY, and keep her with you as long as you can (AKA through the ceremony - I 1000% recommend this). It’ll be some of the best money you’ll spend on yourself, oh my god.
My first draw when I found Carly in my search was that she emphasizes keeping you natural. My face doesn’t hold a ton of makeup super well and I just look weird (to me haha). I LOVED that Carly emphasizes natural glam and is all about highlighting and enhancing your natural features. I don’t love my face but when Carly did my hair and makeup, I felt BEAUTIFUL.
It must also be noted that she has a wonderful spirit & energy.
She came to my apartment for the trial where she spent 3 hours with me trying out a couple of different looks for hair and makeup. It made me feel so excited and confident for how I’d look on the wedding day. Also, I got it done earlier in the day and it lasted all day, which was awesome.
At first, I only opted for the trial + day-of pre-ceremony services. I was caught up with so many different wedding expenses, that I didn’t feel like it made sense to spend even more money “just” to have Carly stay through the ceremony.
BUT. PLEASE read this if you’re wondering WHY you should absolutely spend the extra money to have Carly stay through the ceremony. IDK if I was just really distracted by all the wedding planning or what, but I don’t think I initially understood what Carly was telling me about her services to stay through the ceremony.
What I thought: She’d stay through the ceremony, and in case I cry my eyes out and sweat a lot, she’d touch me up one-time and make sure I still look fresh, and then leave. Even with this, I was considering the service because I knew I was going to cry and sweat lol. But I still felt slightly guilty about spending so much just on myself for something seemingly small, especially since our overall wedding budget was on the lower side.
NO. Stop right there if you are thinking this too. IT IS SO WORTH IT. Carly was like my beauty fairy floating alongside me the entire time through the First Look, right before I walked down the aisle, and throughout all the following family photos. AND she stayed SO LONG and even gave me a second hair look before she left. WHAT!!
During all of the above, she carried my water, pretty sure she also carried my inhaler, she helped with my bouquet and adjusting my dress, she helped put my shoes on as well as my veil, she told me the time whenever I asked for it, she took amazing pictures throughout the morning and shared them with me, she kept me calm when I was getting really nervous, and so much more. You're not just paying for the extra makeup/hair services through/after the ceremony - you're also paying for something so priceless that Carly is uniquely able to provide: someone to put you at ease and bring calm to a whirlwind of a day.
And again, she has such amazing energy - she’s calming and energizing at the same time. I cannot imagine my day without Carly by my side. She was in the room with my sisters and best friend, and she didn’t feel out of place in the least. I got so incredibly lucky with my ‘vendor’ team, and I absolutely feel like hiring Carly was one of the best decisions I made for our wedding day (my husband fully agrees with this!!!)
THANK YOU CARLY!Sent on 10/15/2020
Alexandra D. · Getting married on 10/06/2022
Carly was beyond amazing for my mini-wedding! From the hair trial, where she helped guide me through different hairstyles I was thinking, to gorgeous, natural makeup that left me feeling like the best version of myself - she was incredible! She addressed all of my little concerns - working with me with patience when I had a last minute change of mind the night before the wedding on my updo - and left me feeling so confident and ready for the big day. Would hire her again in a heartbeat - you'd be lucky to get to work with her!!!Sent on 10/29/2020
Rachel M. · Getting married on 07/12/2022
Fantastic to work with!
Carly did my make up and hair for my New Year's Eve elopement. She was amazing! I know very little about make up and didn't really know what I wanted but she was so patient during our trial. I ended up loving my look! I have naturally very curly hair that I usually straighten for events, but Carly was able to highlight my natural curls and my hair turned out beautiful. On my wedding day when I nervous and anxious, Carly was wonderful to talk to and definitely put my mind at ease. I highly recommend Carly, is so talented and a joy to work with.Sent on 01/26/2021