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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Kayleigh Lamken · Getting married on 04/09/2020
Best of the Best
Hiring Carly for our elopement in Big Sur was a no brainier. Carly is so much more than an amazing hair and make up artist. She showed up with the biggest smile on her face and we laughed all morning. She was very professional and made getting ready for the big day very laid back and stress free. She listened to every word I said when describing my desired hair and make up style and delivered my dream wedding day look. Can not recommend her enough. XOXOSent on 10/16/2019
Jenna Leiberg · Married on 11/23/2019
Fall Wedding Hair and Makeup Goals
Words can’t even describe how lucky I feel to have found Carly! I had a difficult time finding someone when I began planning my wedding, but I’m thankful for that now. After our trial, I knew it was going to be a perfect fit. She listened to what I wanted, understood my vision, and offered her advice when I needed it. Everything happened so organically, and my day wouldn’t have been the same without her. Thank you, Carly!Sent on 12/09/2019
Hatty · Married on 11/02/2019
Carly is the hmua of your dreams!
Short Version: hire Carly immediately if you want the most incredibly talented hair and makeup artist who ALSO happens to be the most wonderful human being ever by your side on your wedding day. And have her there as LONG as possible (aka through the ceremony!) - you will need her in every way!!Sent on 12/02/2019
Long version: I hired Carly to be my HMUA for our destination wedding weekend (for all 3 events), and she blew me away with her talent, support, and overall energy. Even before the wedding, she was so incredibly responsive, thoughtful and detail-oriented in communicating with me - from the proposal breakdown, to the makeup trial and figuring out my looks for each day. Carly takes deep care in making sure that you truly feel and look like your most beautiful self, and she executed that for not just me, but for all the other ladies in my family (older, younger, different ethnicities, all with different needs and preferences for hair/makeup). I personally wanted a very natural, glowy look but one that would still look glamorous, which seems contradictory, but Carly managed to achieve that perfect balance in a unique way for each event. I swear, she literally did a better job than any inspiration photos I showed her - which already were perfection themselves! To say that Carly is amazing at what she does would be an understatement.
I also advise 1000% opting for her extended service to stay through the ceremony - you will NOT regret it, and it is worth every penny. You will inevitably cry, sweat, or smudge something during the ceremony, and you will want to look just as fresh when walking into your cocktail hour/reception to greet your guests - especially since this will be the first time that they’re seeing you up close. We had a long family/couple's portrait photo shoot post-ceremony, and it was super helpful to have Carly be there not only for touch-ups, but to help stage my dress (arranging it on the ground, picking it up for the wind to carry), adjust your hair as needed, grab your bouquet, etc. - she basically became a third member of the photography team, and she was beyond helpful for everyone involved.
On a more personal note, I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to be by my side during the most important weekend of my life. What you don't realize is that your HMUA will likely be the person you spend the most time with! And I'm so grateful that for me, that was Carly. Whether I was relaxing, hungover, getting teary-eyed, or just wanted to sit in silence, Carly was the perfect companion. (She is also super classy in helping you deal with unwanted visitors/annoying situations, if that ever happens!) She's literally like a fairy who will dissolve any negative energy away with her magical herbal elixir, and keep you in a blissful, positive state (as you should be!).
So in sum, rest be assured that hiring Carly is the best wedding planning decision you will make - do it NOW before she gets booked on your date!!
To Carly: Thank you a million times again now and forever for transforming me into a goddess I didn't even know I was capable of becoming! You were truly one of the highlights of my wedding weekend, and I am so grateful to know you. XOXO