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Esther Irene · Getting married on 08/01/2021
Knowing I could decently do my own makeup and hair there was no need for a professional. After splurging on the photographer and videographer I wanted the pictures to turn out wonderful! Awesome photos meant a look more than a decent nonprofessional bride would have time to spare. Wendy responded to my query within 24 hours and never pressured me into choosing her team.
Wendy met us at The Lion and the Rose by our venue and already had everything ready for our arrival. I was running behind schedule being a DIY bride and not calculating how long decorating would take. Wendy didn’t hesitate in suggesting to send a bridesmaid while we finished up DIYing. Upon arriving at our room in the Bed and Breakfast I was able to relax for several minutes while my bridesmaids were being beautified. Nerves started to seep in with no distractions to ease my mind. However, the Blush team had us in stitches and took my mind far from my shyness of everyone watching me as I walk down the aisle.
I only cared about an updo for the bridesmaids and had thought nothing past that. Their hair turned out perfect for an Old Hollywood glam look! I was ecstatic for both girls to enjoy their looks and feel absolutely beautiful. I’m thankful to have found Blush Asheville because Old Hollywood glamour was in abundance with my hair and makeup! I felt absolutely stunning. Oh, and my makeup still rocked post pictures at the bed and breakfast with my new hubby!!
You guys were splendtastic and I’m beyond grateful for how you guys made all three of us feel on my start of forever!!
Sent on 02/12/2020
Nancy Stoms · Getting married on 02/04/2021
Wendy will make all of your makeup dreams come true!
Wendy is the absolute BEST. From the beginning, I felt like she completely understood the look I was going for. She nailed it on my first (and only) makeup trial. She absorbed the info I gave her, some of it specific and some vague, to create the most amazing makeup for my wedding. My bridesmaids loved her, she was so fun and entertaining in the bridal suite. She fit in perfectly and helped create a fun vibe for our bridal suite. She made me feel so beautiful and elegant. If I were local, I would have Wendy do my makeup any chance I got. She is a very, very talented artist and I know you will not regret going with her for your makeup needs. Communicating with her was such an easy process and very simple. If you want your makeup to be flawless, go with Wendy.Sent on 05/09/2019
Kendal · Married on 01/01/2020
I have extensive background in the beauty industry and was stressing over who was going to do my makeup and hair for my wedding. My wedding planner (Mary Bell Events) understood my hesitation and recommended Wendy. Wendy and her team exceeded everything single expectation I had and the moment I sat down, I felt completely comfortable. Wendy and Amy handled my, a bit overbearing, stepmother seamlessly and got all my girls done well ahead of schedule.
My girls and I loved their work and they made us ALL feel like queens for a day! Blush is quite simply the best that there is!
Wendy is the sweetest soul, so fun to be around, and fun to talk to! Highly recommend - you WILL NOT regret it!
Sent on 01/08/2020
Rebecca Paquin · Married on 12/10/2019
Talented and Fun
Wendy and her crew are hands down the best choice you can make for your wedding beauty needs. They are perfect professionals and experts at their craft. My girls and I had the best time getting ready for the wedding with her team, as they are an absolute blast to hang out with. In addition to this, they were able to listen to everyone’s beauty needs and fulfill them perfectly. I highly recommend.Sent on 10/17/2019
Elizabeth Smith · Married on 09/14/2019
Helped in a pinch
I originally went to a different makeup artist that was well reviewed. My experience was awful as the makeup job was horrible (I could have done better myself and I no nothing about makeup). So with only a few weeks till my wedding I was scrambling for a new makeup artist. This site caught my attention as they said they used traditional makeup, not airbrush, which is exactly what I wanted. I reached out to Wendy & to my great surprise, she was able to fit me in. My makeup artist, Talicia, was friendly and crazy knowledgeable about makeup. Talicia helped me even though she had an appointment before & after me. I received so many compliments on her makeup job & the lady at the wedding venue said she'd never seen such good makeup on any bride. I highly recommend this business for the use of traditional makeup, the expertise of Talicia, and the willingness of both Wendy & Talicia to find a spot for me at the last moment!Sent on 09/16/2019
Alice Langrall · Married on 07/06/2019
Mom and I were Thrilled!
I was absolutely thrilled with my makeup by Christie and loved every minute of the process. She is so incredibly talented and made me feel relaxed and confident on my wedding day. Her experience, knowledge, and artistry are matched by her joyful, calming presence. I love how my makeup looked and my mom loved her look as well! Thanks, Blush!Sent on 07/09/2019
Beth · Married on 05/30/2019
Thank you Blush Asheville
We worked with Wendy Ballance (make-up) and Amy Grooms (hair). I highly recommend them both! They are TALENTED professionals who create a fun environment. Our group had a great time with them and everyone enjoyed how laid back and stress free they made the process. Thank you Wendy and Amy!Sent on 01/07/2020
Shilpa Hegde · Married on 05/18/2019
Wendy was wonderful to work with and I loved my wedding day look!
Wendy did my make-up for my wedding in March and was incredible. She was so easy to work with -- very responsive, flexible, everything you could possibly want in a wedding vendor. She took the time to understand what kind of look I was going for and I could not have been more pleased with the results. Could not recommend Wendy more highly.Sent on 04/02/2019
Jordan · Married on 05/04/2019
Wendy was so great to work with for my bridal portraits and for my wedding day. She listened to what I was looking for and made me feel so amazing in my make up! I would recommend her to anyone!Sent on 07/01/2019
Sarah · Married on 11/24/2018
Amanda and Christie were exactly what I needed for my wedding day. They were fun, patient, and we all looked amazing. It was a relaxing morning getting ready, and they were a huge part of what made that happen!Sent on 12/02/2018
Rachel · Married on 10/20/2018
Christy did my makeup and that of my mother, sister, and both my mother and sister in laws to be. She also did lashes for two girlfriends. Christy did a fantastic job of enhancing natural beauty without overdoing it which was really important to me. Everyone’s makeup looked fantastic and Christie was on time, efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable!Sent on 11/03/2018
Toni Law · Married on 10/17/2018
Fun, informative and wonderful experience!
Wendy not only did a fabulous makeover for our group of "golden girls" but she professionally and patiently explained different techniques and products to enhance our senior needs. Wendy took the time to listen to each of our expectations and anticipated outcomes. She tailored each makeup session to each individual along with detailed instructions. Wendy gave each of us a recommended affordable product list for application at home. This makeover lesson was a FUN, informative and wonderful experience. Blush Asheville is the BEST!!!!!Sent on 10/20/2018
colleen · Married on 05/19/2018
Kristen did the makeup for myself, my mom and my four bridesmaids. She is the best! I had a trial with her almost a year earlier and she remembered all of my preferences for makeup. She was prompt with communication prior to the wedding and arrived on time on our wedding morning. She listened to everyone's preferences for makeup and made everyone feel like the most beautiful version of themselves. She was so fun to have around on the day of the wedding and made us all feel calm during a hectic time! We were done with plenty of time to spare and we looked beautiful throughout the entire evening.Sent on 06/17/2018
Rebecca · Married on 05/04/2018
Where to start?! From the moment my sister (Matron of Honor) and I met Kristen of Blush, we clicked! My sister and I both work in the makeup/beauty industry and we decided to take the day off from doing our own makeup for my wedding after viewing the incredible photos of the work done by Wendy and Kristen! I met with Kristen the day of my rehearsal for a trial and was blown away! She is funny, professional, personable, knowledgeable, and extremely talented. She listened to exactly what I was looking for and created a look that made me feel beautiful and special. The day of my wedding was no different--she replicated the look exactly and I just love Kristen!!! Not only did Kristen make me look gorgeous, but she made me laugh a lot too--which was wonderful on such a big day! She is such a sweetheart! She made my sister, bridesmaids, and mom look incredible also--everyone was glowing and stunning! I can't wait to return to Asheville (we live out of state), I plan to have Kristen do my makeup every time I visit!!! :) :)Sent on 04/26/2013
Amanda · Married on 04/08/2018
Wendy made me feel beautiful for my big day! She was so easy to work with and went above and drying for me!Sent on 04/16/2018
Sally · Married on 11/04/2017
My daughter was married on November 4, 2017 in Asheville. Kristen worked her magic on our wedding party and made us all feel and look incredible. I can't say enough about how professional she was. She listened to what each woman was hoping for and then made it happen! I think all of us individually asked for 'a natural look' and somehow Kristen kept us all in our comfort zone but took it to the next level. The makeup looked amazing all night. Thank you, Kristen and Blush!Sent on 11/10/2017
Casey · Married on 10/28/2017
I had such an amazing experience with Blush. I got married on October 28th and I can’t stop thinking about what an amazing job Jen and Amanda did with my hair and makeup. I thought that my (now) husband wouldn’t really like whatever I did, because he’s not used to seeing me with any makeup or my hair out of a ponytail, but all night he kept staring at me in amazement saying, “you look so GOOD!” It doesn’t really get any better than that. The Blush team was also very sweet to my 3 flower girls - they wove baby’s breath into their sweet little braided updos. When the 5-year-old messed her hair up a little by playing and going outside in the rain Amanda just laughed and immediately redid it. Never making her feel bad for a second. I could go on and on about how wonderful they were, but I’ll just say that if you are thinking of going with Blush Asheville - DO IT!Sent on 11/01/2017
Hillary · Married on 09/30/2017
Absolutely amazing! Every single girl who had their makeup done that day looked amazing. They listened to what each individual wanted and did the makeup accordingly. I could not have asked for a better makeup artistSent on 10/04/2017
Chasen · Married on 09/28/2017
I had the BEST experience with Wendy!! She is so fun, professional, and friendly. She always responded quickly to any questions I had. She was so easy to work with and she made me look FLAWLESS. The morning of my wedding I woke up with a huge pimple on my forehead and she somehow managed to make it disappear. I am so thankful for her. I highly recommend Blush!!!! Blush is simply the best!!Sent on 10/02/2017
Sarah · Married on 09/16/2017
I don't even know where to begin...Wendy is the absolute BEST at what she does! I got married in Asheville but I was from an area outside of Charlotte. Not only did Wendy do the best makeup I have ever seen in my life she helped me with so many things in the area. She had recommendations for nails, activities, etc!Sent on 09/13/2017
I knew I made the right decision when I booked because I received a handwritten note in the mail that welcomed me; I was so impressed!!!! She even gave me the brand new lipstick/gloss to do touch ups for later in the day. She really wants you to feel beautiful and prepared.
Now let's get to the good stuff--my makeup. When I walked down the aisle my husband literally said "WOW, you look BEAUTIFUL!! I like your makeup!" Wendy made everyone in my bridal party feel comfortable and she just knows what looks good on you. She's so laid back, friendly, and honestly a friend now!
I have gotten over a dozen compliments and comments on my wedding photos that show my makeup details. My skin looked like porcelain! I naturally even had a nice bump on my cheek--call it wedding stress! She was able to smooth my skin out and honestly I have never felt more confident and beautiful. Getting your hair done helps to make the day feel real but when she does your makeup you feel like a celebrity! You suddenly can't help but get so excited and I was all smiles that morning.
She is THE PERSON to book. This company knows what they are doing and I promise you it's the best decision you'll make regarding your wedding!
Elizabeth · Married on 08/26/2017
Wendy and Jenna Wilson, who did my hair, were both incredible. Wendy is extremely talented, and was awesome about making sure my makeup was just as I envisioned it for the big day. She also did an incredibly job on my mom and my bridesmaids, giving everyone an individual look that made them feel their most beautiful while still keeping a cohesive theme for the whole bridal party. And everyone's looks lasted through the whole night! Jenna was fantastic as well, she completely got the vibe I was going for, despite my total inability to explain it clearly, and gave everyone, including my maid of honor who had a completely badass (but not entirely conducive to a traditional updo) undercut, hair they loved. Great team for an awesome day!Sent on 09/10/2017
Lindsey · Married on 07/22/2017
Wendy Ballance is a Rockstar Makeup Goddess! I did not have Bridesmaids so I opted to have makeup done for my Mother, Grandmother, and Mother In Law. It was important for me to have the most important women in my life feel as beautiful as I did and I can say I have never felt more beautiful in my life than I did on that day. Wendy and the girls of Blush Asheville will not disappoint--absolutely amazing!!Sent on 09/12/2017
Lauren · Married on 07/01/2017
Christie and the Blush team were absolutely amazing. After meeting Christie and having my trial, I was in love with how my makeup turned out. On wedding day, they truly made everyone look like a princess, but not overly done. Even through the night, after rain and dancing, we all still looked great. I cannot thank Wendy, Christie and the rest of the team for making everyone look and feel their absolute best. I cannot thank everyone enough for the beautiful work!Sent on 07/06/2017
Kiki · Married on 06/10/2017
Kudos to Christie at Blush Asheville. She did my makeup for my wedding last weekend and wow... were we impressed. Coming from someone who only wears chapstick, I was very nervous about wearing makeup and the out come. She was able to make me not only look gorgeous, but I felt at ease and comfortable with her during the process. She helped keep me calm all while being professional and friendly. She really did a tremendous job. And with all of the girls in my bridal party. And the makeup lasted over 12 hours. I only had to reapply lip gloss. Fantastic. Truly an artist. Love love love!!!!Sent on 06/10/2017
Jamie · Married on 05/27/2017
I have the biggest girl crush on Wendy Ballance as well as her talented artist Kristin Davis. I wanted a glam look, something I don't do everyday and she met, exceeded expectations. Kristin took my look to the next level with all her special touches. I let her take creative freedom as she knew exactly what I was going for. She made me look and feel like royalty. I got to know both ladies leading up the wedding and feel like I have two new friends. Kristin also did the make up for my daughter, my maid of honor, and she looked like a goddess. Since we are from NY we had to do a lot of our communications via email and phone. Wendy was very responsive to all my emails, texts and calls making me feel like there was no distance factor at all. Can't say enough positive things about these two women.Sent on 09/11/2017