125 Reviews for Beauty by May
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I found May through The Knot and decided to book her for my wedding based on the photos of her gorgeous work and the fact that she specializes in hair and makeup for Asian women (I have very straight, slippery hair and typical Asian eyes). She is very prompt and sweet in her communications. I had a trial run a few months before the wedding and she made me feel at ease and allowed my mom and sister to be there as well. She listened to what I wanted but also added her own professional input, which I appreciated.
On the day of the wedding, May and her helper were there bright and early and took care of me, four bridesmaids, my mom and mother-in-law. Everyone looked beautiful and they even finished ahead of schedule. I mentioned to May that I wanted some slight changes to my hairstyle from the trial session, and she was able to pull it off wonderfully! I felt beautiful but still myself (very important to me as I wear hardly any makeup in my everyday life), and I got a lot of compliments from my family and friends. My hair and makeup lasted through the end of the night and I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. Thank you May!
I have May for my wedding day make-up & hair. She did really great job, my make up and hair stay so well for whole day. I feel I’m so lucky to have her be my makeup and hair stylist.
May is a JOY to work with! if you want to hire vendors that will help to create a stress free wedding, HIRE MAY. I hired her for my engagement photos. It was a super windy day but my hair and makeup held up just fine. After all the winds blew through my hair, I just ran my fingers through the curls and it bounced right back into place. I also had her do a trial where she was able to get exactly what I was looking for. Throughout the wedding process she was very quick to respond to my questions and so very sweet, including when I needed to change the timeline of the wedding day. On the day of the wedding, she came early (as she usually does, making things more stress free), and worked on my four bridesmaids. She and her assistant worked quickly, but quality was not compromised because my girls all looked flawless! When it was my turn, she was able to give me advice on where to place the flowers I'll be putting in my hair, helping to put in my veil, and even what kind of makeup would work best based on the weather that day. My hair and makeup looked exactly like how we had it in the trial, and stayed in place throughout the night of a million hugs and sweaty dancing. On top of that, her prices are beyond reasonable for the quality and service you get. I recommend anyone looking for a hair/makeup artist book May asap!!!
I had the pleasure of working with May twice now! She is so sweet, professional, attentive and talented. She’s very responsive and responds to emails quickly! She did hair and makeup for my girlfriend’s destination wedding last year and I knew I’d be calling on May for my big day! A year before my wedding I emailed May to secure my date. She made me and my girls look beautiful. We all wanted a natural look and various updos and she delivered! I can’t wait for our photos to come. I highly recommend May for weddings and any big events!
I am so glad to have had May my makeup artist for our wedding! I first discovered May on Wedding Wire and was amazed to see the beautiful transformations she made on her clients! I emailed her soon after and she responded right away. I ordered the make up trial session and had a wonderful time getting my trial done with her. She was so kind and made me feel very relaxed as I got my makeup done. For the wedding, I ordered makeup and hair for myself and makeup done for my bridesmaids. On the day of, she was the first to arrive and was ready to go. With a brush and a palette, she managed to create magic and make my bridesmaids and I look BEAUTIFUL on my wedding day! She even provided a touch up kit to make sure our makeup stayed flawless. I felt absolutely beautiful the whole day and the photos/video of my wedding turned out wonderful. My bridesmaids and I LOVED having her as our makeup artist and I HIGHLY recommend her to all of my family and friends!
She was amazing! All the times were changed because of TRUMP coming to Hawaii and highways were going to be closed. She was able to accommodate the time change and she was great. Made a 62 year old ( widow) look wonderful for my 2nd wedding. Nothing but compliments
May is so kind and a joy to have worked with. My hair and makeup looked absolutely fabulous. I have received so many compliments from friends and family looking at our wedding pictures how awesome it looked.
May is awesome who did my wedding in September 2017. She is very professional and being flexible to my hectic schedule. Her markup lasted for the entire day during a humid summer. The pictures came out very nice because of the makeup as camera usually picked up color stronger then human eyes. Highly recommended. Not to mention, May us very polite and a joy to work with.
I highly recommend May to anyone looking to feel gorgeous on their wedding day! She was great at communicating and always got back to me right away during the planning process. On the day of my wedding I met May, she presented very professional and sweet. She was so accommodating around all the chaos that goes on the day of a wedding. I can't thank her enough for working with and around such a large group of girls. She was truly amazing at doing exactly what I wanted with my hair and make up. The best part was my makeup stayed on perfectly all night without needing one touch up, I was very impressed especially with all the Hawaiian humidity! May played a huge role in making the biggest day of my life perfect!
Didn't meet May until the day of our vow renewal. She was referred through our coordinator. May called earlier in the day to confirm the time and was actually early for our appointment. May is very sweet. It was apparent that she looked at the pictures I sent to my coordinator of hairstyles and make up ideas I liked as she came with ideas to match the look I was hoping for. I was happy with both my hairstyle and my make up. She also gave me a touch up kit to use through the rest of the night. The next time I have a special event I will most definitely consider having May do my hair and make up again.
May was awesome! She was so friendly and did my makeup and hair exactly how I wanted it! I loved it!
I didn't speak or meet May prior to my vow renewal since she was booked through a wedding coordinator. Pictures were sent to her for makeup & hair looks & she did exactly what I wanted if not better. She's punctual & professional. I highly recommend May.
I Highly recommend May's services. She is such a lovely lady. Since the beginning when I saw her reviews through the website The Knot, photos of her clients and her Awards I felt pretty comfortable about her job. And I was right. Sent a picture as reference of I wanted for my wedding make up and hair and she surprise me because looked even better!
Two of my brides also got their make up made by May and they were satisfied about the service.
Thank you ay for making me feel gleaming and shinny on my special day :)
May is such a sweet and talented woman! She made me look my best for my day! Would definitely recommend to anyone in need!
May was fantastic. Even though we didn't have the time or money to do a practice makeup/hair session, she and her assistant did a wonderful job on myself and three other ladies from my family. She respected my request for more natural make up as I don't wear it often and didn't want to scare my husband on the day - he loved it and thought it suited me very well. May was super comfortable with getting flowers in my hair.
She was also able to do the hair and make up perfectly for my sister and sister-in-law, despite them having very different skin tones and face types (my family is Asian and my husband's is American).
My only criticism is that although May did a great job with getting my requested 'messy bun' look up at the start of the day, by the time we took a few pre-wedding photos on the beach, my hair had been whipped up a fair amount by the wind, and by the end of the wedding night including a lot of dancing, my hair was fairly frizzy and the flowers were starting to fall out. I think this is partially my fault as I didn't consider the wind when choosing my hair style, but it would have been good if May had thought of this and warned me also and/or added more support/hairspray for my updo.
Nevertheless, May is a lovely, communicative, professional and experienced make up artist to work with. Would recommend!
Thank you SO much Lily for a wonderful review and having us to be a part of your special moment. It was really nice serving you and your family❤️
I am so sorry. Thank you for letting me know. The weather in Hawaii is unpredictable sometime. I'll definitely keep in mind and keep making brides happy for years to come❤️ THANK YOU SO MUCH
May was so sweet and wonderful to work with!! Before getting started she double checked the look I wanted, and was so excited to get started. My hair and make up turned out so beautiful!!!!
I love May and Patty so much I can't even.
My wedding coordinator recommended her and from the very beginning I knew she was professional and one of the best. When my wedding photographer showed up, they greeted each other cause they work together so often.
May and Patty arrived a little early (!) and I was worried because my bridesmaids weren't all there yet. No worries, they got to work on my MoH right away and managed to finish everyone on time. My girls and I looked gorgeous with our hair and make up done in the exact styles we wanted. May even gave us recommendations when she thought something didn't look quite right and showed us why.
I had asked for some flowers in my hair and May brought a variety of soft foam flowers for me to choose from. I love them and were able to keep them and take home with me as a memento of our special day.
May even left me with a cute touch up kit with the colors of my lip gloss that she used, oil absorbing sheets, and q tips for application. It was such a sweet touch, I really appreciated it.
Thank you for everything! I can't wait to see how the pictures turned out :)
May is very sweet! She was on time and understood exactly what I wanted. I got soooo many compliments on my make up and hair. She also did a wonderful job on my mother's hair and make up. She is very affordable, especially for the quality I received!!! Thank you so much May!!!
May knocked my hair and makeup out of the park!
May is amazing! She was extremely friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. She was so easy to work with and quick to respond. I booked her for a hair trial and bridal hair on my wedding day. I'm so glad May was available for my wedding and she made my mom and mother in law look gorgeous too! I highly recommend May! Thank you, May!
May is amazing! She was extremely friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. She was so easy to work with and quick to respond. I booked her for a hair trial and bridal hair on my wedding day. I'm so glad May was available for my wedding and she made my mom and mother in law's makeup look gorgeous too! I highly recommend May! Thank you, May!
May and Paty did a fantastic job on hair and make-up for me, 2 of my bridesmaids, my mom, and my now-hubby's mom.
I first met May in August when my fiancé and I visited Hawaii to do some wedding planning. I went into my hair and make-up trial not really knowing what end result I wanted, but May looked at the photos I showed her, listened to me describe my dress, and then helped combine a few of ideas I had into a look I really loved... and something she thought would look nice with my dress.
On the big day in November, May and Paty arrived 15 min early (best news ever to a bride on her wedding day lol) and waited patiently in the lobby for us to get the room ready for them to work their magic. They were super organized and kept all of us right on schedule. May did make up for everyone else and Paty did hair for everyone else, but May did both hair and make-up for me.
At some point, one of the groomsmen came to exchange my letter to my fiancé with his letter to me. When he came to the door, May and my bridesmaids helped hide me so that the surprise wouldn't be spoiled. :) When the photographer and videographer came, she asked them if they wanted her to do/repeat anything she had already done so they could get the shots they wanted. She was very sweet and accommodating!
May and Paty did and amazing job on everybody's hair and make up, but I have to give super special credit to May for my bridal hair and make-up. The curls stayed completely intact all night and did not fall out. Someone even asked me if I had extensions in because it looked so voluminous.... but nope, it was just May's magic. She also gave me a touch-up kit just in case I needed to fix anything during the day, but I ended up not needing it... even though I got super emotional and cried multiple times. The makeup didn't smudge or come off and looked flawless all night. May's the best! :)
Words cannot begin to say how beyond impressed I was with May. My girls looked great and my hair and make up was PERFECT - exactly what I hoped for. I felt so beautiful and yet comfortable! My makeup wasn't too heavy, it stayed in place, my hair was solid but not too tight. She was also very flexible with the last minute addition of doing my flower girl's hair. I would absolutely recommend May!
May did such a great job on my hair and makeup!!! She booked me within a week and a half and her prices are reasonable to!!! I recommend her very highly!
It was such a pleasure meeting May. My husband and I were in Hawaii for vacation and to renew our vows. We had a great conversation while she was doing my hair and make up. She really made me feel relaxed and so beautiful. I had the pleasure of meeting her wonderful and talented husband on our big day. They surprised us at our location on our big day, and her husband played some of his amazing music on the guitar for us. It was so beautiful and made us feel so special. Such a nice, lovely couple. I would more then highly recommend May for hair and make up. I only had to show her a few pictures of styles I had in mind and she just did an outstanding job. So good that my hair lasted till the next day. I didn't have the pleasure of speaking with her or meeting her before our day, but she exceeded my expectations.
Thank you to the both of you again for all you did to support us in our memorable day!