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Lindsay Cohen Keaney · Married on 06/28/2019
Best decision was booking with ABB
Booking with Allison Barbera Beauty was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. Allison is truly not only an amazing makeup artist but an unbelievable person. From our very first contact via email, I immediately saw her passion behind what she does and recognized how organized and professional she was. Long before my wedding day she had a timeline for hair and makeup and was always in communication with me about everything and was always SO QUICK to respond to any of my questions. When there was changes to the timeline she seamlessly made the changes with no issues and would immediately send back revised timelines.Sent on 07/17/2019
Allison and her team were so prompt on the day of and made the day so much fun. No one felt rushed on the day of and everything went completely perfect to the timeline. Emily Buffi did my hair and Allison did my makeup. I loved my hair and my makeup SO much and wish I had them with my everyday to be my glam squad...my girls loved all their hair and makeup as well.
My mom and I went for a trial a few months before the wedding day and really got to know Allison and Emily. My mom ended up completely switching her hair from what she did in the trial and Emily effortlessly gave her exactly what she wanted and my mom loved it and looked gorgeous. Everyones makeup up was so natural and stunning. Allison is truly an artist and knows so much about makeup and what looks best( just read her blog and you will see.)
After our first look on the day of the wedding Allison and Emily came to our venue for hair and makeup touchups- I was so happy we had this option since it was very windy at our first look. ABB goes above and beyond for you on your day and makes everyone feel and look so beautiful. Allison and her team at ABB are so easy to work with and I only hope I get to work with them again some day!
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words, Lindsay! It was truly a pleasure working with you. Emily and I feel very lucky that you chose us to create your bridal hair and makeup looks. We would work with you and your mother any day, and hopefully that opportunity comes up!
Meghan · Married on 06/28/2019
Amazing, Highly Recommended!
ABB was one of the best wedding decisions I made - flexible, professional but most of all, responsive (lightening speed! ) and patient, we loved working with the ABB team. Candie and Kristin did an amazing job on the day, I felt like a princess and so did my bridal party! Both women were working in warm temperatures without proper AC due to a hotel room snafu and went above and beyond to ensure we all felt our best (and no one felt oily despite the high temperatures that day, a testament to their preparedness!). I loved working with them and will be sure to keep them in mind for future events!!! Highly, HIGHLY recommended!Sent on 07/07/2019
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Congratulations, Meghan! I'm so glad you were happy with the makeup services, as well with the communication leading up to your wedding day. Candie and Kristin truly enjoyed working with you all.
Greta · Married on 06/23/2019
Working with Allison for my wedding look was a dream. "Me, but better," was all the guidance she needed to give me a makeup look that far exceeded my greatest expectations. A truly wonderful experience.Sent on 06/29/2019
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thank you, Greta! I was honored to do your makeup and am so glad you were happy with it. You had the bridal glow before I even started ;)
Brooke Elise · Married on 05/25/2019
Gorgeous Job!!! Photos are AMAZING!
Without a doubt the best makeup and hair stylists in the area!!! Book them you will not regret it! I booked them for myself, my mother and 11 bridesmaids. They did an amazing job with making everyone look very glamorous, and spent their time on each person. Nobody was in a rush (and even if they were you couldn't tell). The girls were very professional and nice and the hair/makeup lasted all night! We are beyond happy with our choice!!!Sent on 08/29/2019
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thanks so much, Brooke! Candie, Ann, Jen, Emily, Kristin and Liza all really enjoyed working with you and your bridal party. We are so happy that you loved all of the hair and makeup. Candie still talks about how gorgeous you looked in your dress :)
Victoria · Married on 05/05/2019
Alison Barbara Beauty is the best in the business, hands down. Even before meeting, Alison and her team were responsive, helpful and sweet. They answered all of my questions, provided me with excellent service and the final makeup and hair experience was more than I could've asked for. The team at ABB is extremely talented, kind, and funny. I highly recommend to anyone looking for hair and makeup services for any event!Sent on 08/05/2019
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thanks so much, Victoria! We had a blast working with you all. I'm so glad Gianna referred you. You were my first bride of 2019 and you kicked off a great season for me :)
Sarah · Married on 05/04/2019
Allison and her team were amazing!Sent on 08/12/2019
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thank you, Sarah! Kristin and Jen loved working with you and your bridal party and are so happy that you were happy.
Shauna · Married on 04/13/2019
I had the absolute best experience working with Allison and her team!!!
Hiring Allison Barbera and her team was by far the best decision that I ever made! Allison is a phenomenal makeup artist and is so professional and friendly. They really go above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect!Sent on 08/07/2019
I couldn’t believe how organized and prompt they were the day of my wedding. I was so relaxed and had so much fun getting ready.
Emily Buffi also did an incredible job styling my hair. Both my hair and makeup came out absolutely perfect! Everyone was raving about what a great job they did and how beautiful everyone looked! And they are very reasonably priced.
I would highly recommend Allison and her team of girls at ABB. I truly had the most amazing, stress free experience. It was a pleasure working with them :)
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thanks so much for your review, Shauna! Emily, Kristin, Kaydee and I had so much fun with you and your group. You were an absolute pleasure to work with and we all feel lucky that you chose us to be a part of your day.
Ashley · Married on 10/27/2018
Best team ever
Oh where do I even begin with my love affair for Allison Barbera and her amazing stylists!?! From the moment I sent my first email it was incredible! Always prompt same day response! From the moment I did my hair trial I knew as I walked out that I would be booking with them! Leading up to the wedding I had a 1000 questions that seemed to pop up daily. Allison always made time for me and was always so kind. Day of the wedding all the stylists were prompt and on way ahead of time. And they cranked out all 10 girls in no time. Also all 10 girls were BEYOND thrilled at their hair and makeup! ESP my niece who was my jr bridesmaid. She showed Emily a more intricate hairstyle. Emily didn’t even flinch and made her dream come true. She couldn’t stop showing everyone her hairstyle all night at the wedding. Everyone’s hair and makeup stayed perfect through the monsoon that happened last Saturday in Newport! And through dancing all night! I will recommend you guys to anyone and everyone I know! And as soon as I get pictures I promise to share them! But thank you for making me feel SO beautiful on my wedding day!Sent on 10/30/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Congratulations, Ashley! Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review, and so soon after your wedding. Emily, Jen S., Kerri and Alexis loved working with you all and are so happy that everyone was happy. Thank you so much for choosing AB Beauty to be a part of your day!
Ashley · Married on 10/06/2018
If I could give more than 5 stars I would!
Allison Barbera Beauty is a very professional, organized and amazing hair and make-up team, whom I hired for our wedding on October 6, 2018 in Newport, RI. Allison was quick to respond to my inquiry of availability and pricing. Not only was she quick to reply, she was extremely organized with her color coded day of wedding schedule which made the day of the wedding run very smoothly. On the day of the wedding, Jen S., Ana, Ainslie, and Jen G. all showed up ahead of schedule which was fantastic! They were able to do hair and make-up for my six bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom, grandmother of the groom and myself all within a timely manner. Everyone looked fantastic and loved their hairstyles and make-up! Jen S. did my airbrush make-up and Ana did my hair, both of which came out phenomenal and just what I had pictured for my wedding day. I’m extremely happy that I hired Allison Barbera Beauty and I would highly recommend them!Sent on 02/18/2019
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thanks for your review, Ashley! Jen S., Ana, Ainslie and Jen G. loved working with you on one of the most popular wedding dates in 2018. They had a lot of fun with your group and they are all so happy you all loved your hair and makeup.
Kayla · Married on 09/22/2018
Extremely happy with this vendor choice.
Allison was probably the best vendor I worked with throughout all my wedding planning. She was extremely responsive, accommodating, organized, and most importantly I was very happy with her and her teams work. I absolutely loved my hair and make up on my wedding day as well as all of my bridesmaids. I have zero complaints about the entire process from when I first inquired to my wedding day. I was nervous having a hair and make up service through a company I was not familiar with as I wasn't from the area I got married in, but it couldn't have worked out better :)Sent on 10/23/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Congratulations, Kayla! And thank you so much for your kind words. We had a blast working with you and your bridal party the day of and Emily, Kerri, Ainslie, Katie, Ana and I are all so happy that you all loved your hair and makeup services.
Meredith Taylor · Married on 09/15/2018
A great team, so happy with Allison Barbera Beauty!
I am SO happy I chose Allison Barbera Beauty for our wedding hair and makeup. Allison’s prompt email communication, professionalism and organization made her the easiest vendor to work with. I personally had my hair done by Ann and my makeup by Jen. They were both fabulous! The the team was on time, relaxed, and fun to work with. They made the morning stress-free. Ann was wonderful, especially with my last minute hair style change- which she rocked and it came out perfectly! Jen was super sweet and did an amazing job with my makeup. All of the ladies, bridal party and moms, were very happy and felt beautiful! Allison was great to keep in mind skin sensitivities, and make recommendations. All of the information on her website is very helpful with planning and leading up to the big day. Invoicing, payment, and costs were clear and easy. Thank you for everything !!!Sent on 02/07/2019
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Hi Meredith! Thanks so much for your review. Ann and Jen had a great time with you, your bridal party and the moms, and we are so happy that YOU were happy! I'm also glad to hear that you found the booking and payment process clear and easy. That's what I strive for!
Jill · Married on 09/02/2018
I hired Allison based solely on reviews for makeup services for my wedding. Allison was extremely response to any and all questions and I felt comfortable enough that I didn't even schedule a makeup trial. Pricing and invoicing was super easy and clear. Katie did our makeup and I couldn't be happier. She was prompt, professional and extremely personable. We instantly felt comfortable. She was thoughtful and very skilled. She was able to handle three different age ranges from 69 to 19 with no problem. The experience we had was worth every penny and really made my big day extra special.Sent on 09/19/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thanks for your review, Jill! We are so happy that YOU were happy with the whole process. Katie absolutely loved working with you and your group. We really appreciate your business and Katie hopes be able to do your makeup again some day :)
Jordan · Married on 08/11/2018
Allison and her team were great to work with. She was super responsive to my suggestions and constantly asked for feedback while doing my makeup until it was exactly what I wanted. My bridesmaids and I had perfect hair and makeup for the big day!Sent on 09/02/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Congratulations, Jordan! I am so glad to hear that you were happy with the hair and makeup services. We loved working with you and your group. We had a lot of fun and laughs with you all. Can we do it again next August? :)
Kaitlyn · Married on 08/04/2018
Allison’s team was amazing. Everyone’s hair and makeup was amazing and they were so organized the entire getting ready process was fun and stress free! I had done a hair and makeup before so knew exactly what to expect. Ann and Katie were great!Sent on 09/25/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thank you, Kaitlyn! Ann, Katie, Emma and Jen G. really enjoyed working with you and your group. Our goal is to make your experience a fun, stress-free process with great hair and makeup services, so glad to hear we made that happen for you :)
Suzanne Spignesi · Married on 08/04/2018
Hiring Allison Barbera Beauty is money WELL SPENT!
My experience with Allison and her team for our wedding on August 4, 2018 could not have been better! From the first contact all the way through the end of our "getting ready" hours, Allison was amazing to work with. She and her team are professional, knowledgeable, responsive, understanding, fun to be around...the list goes on. She and her team are excellent at understanding what you are describing, and making your vision a reality. They are also super receptive to feedback and are happy to make adjustments on hair and makeup, and don't make you feel uncomfortable about asking to change something. I ended up having two hair trials, but by the end of the second one my hair was EXACTLY what I wanted it to be, and Alex was able to recreate it perfectly on the wedding day. Allison's prices are competitive, and in my opinion you get excellent value for the money. Allison also creates a schedule for your wedding day, ensuring that each bridesmaid/MOB/MOG etc has a specific slot for hair and for makeup so that you run on schedule. This is a huge bonus and keeps the getting ready phase of the day fun and stress-free. All my bridesmaids loved their hair and makeup, as did my mom and mother in law. I was SO happy with how I looked - I have since gotten my wedding photos back and I am still drooling over how good my hair came out! Here's an extra bonus, and honestly why working with Allison was life-changing: for the last 15 or so years of my life, I have had these tiny, under the skin bumps on my forehead (and of course I was super self-conscious about it). I had been to several dermatologists, tried different routines and medications, etc., but nothing helped. Then I went to my makeup trial with Allison...I asked her advice for how I should care for my skin pre-wedding, and if she thought anything could be done for the bumps. She did a little research, and then a few days later she sent me some articles on what she thought it could be - and she also recommended products and a routine that I should follow. After a few months - and in time for the wedding - the bumps were GONE! I have been following the routine ever since and they have not come back. So, not only did I have an excellent experience for the wedding itself - Allison's amazing skills and knowledge helped me overcome a persistent skin issue, which has made me so much more confident in how I look. I am so happy to have worked with Allison and her team - I cannot recommend them highly enough. She is worth every cent!!Sent on 11/11/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thank you so much for this awesome review, Suzanne! You were an absolute pleasure to work with during the trial, on your wedding day and throughout the entire process. We had a blast working with everyone the day of--such a fun group!
victoria · Married on 07/20/2018
Best hair and make up team around!
Allison and her team were amazing. It was such a great process from start to finish. Allison is extremely professional and maintained constant communication from the moment I booked with her right up until the wedding day. She made everything so comfortable and we were all so happy with our hair and make up on the day. I would recommend her to anybody looking for the best hair and make up team.Sent on 09/11/2019
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Congratulations, Victoria! I am so glad to hear that you were happy with the hair and makeup services, as well as the process. You all were a pleasure to work with.
Jennifer · Married on 07/07/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty was a fabulous choice to do my hair and make up in addition to our moms, grandma and bridal party! Allison (the owner) is so good at what she does. I traveled up to Newport the summer before my wedding to have my hair and make up trial. Prior to my visit we had lots of email correspondence about all of the details. I sent her pictures of what I was interested in for my hair and make up and she had me fill out some forms about my skin and hair to help make the trail a success. We were concerned about my timing getting to the train to head back to NY so Allison took us early and tried to get her wonderful hair stylist to the office earlier as well. Allison did my make up and understood my wants and needs right away. She literally did the make up perfectly on the first try. I didn't want airbrushed foundation and I wanted a very light natural look. I also was very excited to try the false eyelashes and LOVED them. Emily, the hair stylist was also super talented! Again, I showed her a couple pictures and she understood what I was looking for right away. I was concerned that using a lot of product would change the color of my hair but she had the products that wouldn't allow that to happen. Leading up to the wedding I emailed Allison and Emily regarding hair accessories and the veil. They got back to me and answered my questions right away. Allison reached out to me with some helpful pre- wedding beauty tips a couple months before the wedding. Even the day before the wedding I reached out about a skin care question and she responded. On the wedding day Allison, Emily and two other wonderful artists took care of me, my 6 bridesmaids, my mom, mother in law and grandma at the Newport Marriott. They were prompt, fun, relaxed and so skilled! One of my bridesmaids who has been in MANY weddings said this team is the most talented bunch that has ever gotten her ready for a wedding. WE ALL LOOKED GREAT! Make sure you choose Allison Barbera Beauty!Sent on 07/23/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Congratulations, Jenn! And thank you so much for the taking the time to review us so soon after your wedding. We absolutely loved working with you and are so happy that YOU were happy! You were a pleasure to work with, and we hope there is a way we can work with you again some day :)
Taylor · Married on 06/30/2018
Allison Barbara beauty really made my whole wedding experience so much better! Not only did both me & my bridesmaids look ABSOLUTELY beautiful, but the girls were so fun to have with us getting ready. It really felt like we all connected with them so well. Highly recommend - you won't be disappointed!Sent on 09/18/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thank you, Taylor! Jen S., Emily, Katie and Liza loved working with you and your bridal party. They secretly wanted to go to your wedding so they could keep hanging out with you all :)
Celia & Chris · Married on 06/29/2018
The girls were great, on time, understanding, and made us all look like rockstars!Sent on 09/25/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thank you, Celia! Jen S. and Kerri had a great time with you and your bridal party. Thanks so much for choosing AB Beauty and for taking the time to review us.
Margaret m · Married on 06/23/2018
Allison and her team are amazing! I felt so beautiful on my wedding day because my hair and makeup was perfect and exactly what I wanted! Allison is organized and easy to work with. She has a lot of helpful information and advice for brides. Any time I had a question, it was answered thoroughly and promptly. Hiring Allison Barbera Beauty was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding day!Sent on 07/16/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thanks so much for your review! We loved working with you and your super fun group in that gorgeous house that my team and I all want to live in....
Jessica · Married on 06/09/2018
I had an amazing experience with AB Beauty! Allison was very easy to work with. She responded promptly to my emails and was extremely organized. Alex and Emily did our hair and I can't say enough good things about these ladies! They showed up on time, stuck to the schedule and were even done early. Alex did my hair and it came out exactly how I envisioned my hair on my wedding day! All of the bridesmaids and the mothers loved their hair too. Everyone felt beautiful! I highly recommend AB Beauty for hair services!Sent on 08/18/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thanks for your review, Jessica! Alex and Emily had a great time working with you and your group, and we all are so happy you chose AB Beauty. Want to do it again next June? ;)
Nicky · Married on 06/09/2018
I went through 2 other hair and makeup trials before I found Allison Barbera. I was certainly panicking before my trial with her team that I wouldn’t find someone. I prefer a natural look and her makeup artist, Jen, was able to use non airbrushed makeup for a gorgeous look. It was the only artist I’d found who was able to work incredibly well with my fair skin and not apply layers of airbrushing. I was incredibly happy with the final look on my wedding day. Though I was much more particular with makeup, Kerri, her hair artist, created a look that received so so many compliments...my friends refer to it as a Bohemian woodland fairy :) with long loose curls and a soft braid. Given how well the trial went, I was relaxed on wedding day and Jen and Keri were fun, timely, and left us with little touch up kits. Finally, I am overly organized, and Allison was the most prompt of all my wedding vendors in her replies and communications. I would highly recommend this amazing team to any future brides!Sent on 10/08/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:"Bohemian Woodland Fairy"--love it! Jen and Kerri absolutely loved working with you and are so happy that you loved your looks. You were a pleasure to work with and we are so glad that you were pleased with your hair, makeup and the entire process.
Abby · Married on 06/02/2018
Thank you, Allison Barbera Beauty! Allison and her team did an outstanding job on everyones makeup for my wedding! I was very happy with how it came out. On top of that, the team's professionalism, suggestions, as well as responsiveness to emails and phone calls was very much appreciated!Sent on 09/18/2018
I highly recommend Allison Barbera Beauty to every bride!
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thank you, Abby! Emma and I had a great time working with you and your group. You were a pleasure to work with, and I'm so glad you choose us for your wedding makeup services.
Nicole · Married on 06/02/2018
Bride, mothers, & bridesmaids wedding day makeup
Allison and her team were professional, prompt, and skilled in their time and attention to my wedding day. Everyones makeup looked natural and stunning. I have no regrets, you cannot go wrong with them if you're in the Newport, RI area.Sent on 12/26/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thanks so much, Nicole! Alexis and Candie really enjoyed working with you and your group, and we all loved seeing your gorgeous photos.
gabriella · Married on 05/26/2018
The girls did an amazing job with my hair and makeup, as well as my entire wedding party. My sister, mother, mother in law and sister in law all absolutely loved how they looked after they were done!! Thank you!Sent on 09/30/2018
Allison Barbera Beauty's reply:Thank you, Gabby! Jen S., Kerri, Candie and Jen G. had a great time with you and your group. We are so happy that YOU were happy with your hair and makeup services! Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures and thank you for choosing AB Beauty.