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Meaghan Krohn · Getting married on 07/07/2021
Norma came to my apartment to do my hair and makeup for a special event. She was incredibly responsive via email while we were planning the appointment, and asked for inspiration so that she could plan the styles. She wore a mask the entire time (as I requested and Barbara confirmed was their policy), and sprayed everything with 91% alcohol in front of me...I felt very comfortable with the protocols.Sent on 07/28/2020
Norma was super friendly and we had a great chat the entire time. She explained everything she was doing, and it turned out great! I could not be happier with my hair and makeup from Norma.
The cost was reasonable ($280, plus tip, paid via Venmo).
Bridal Artistry's reply:Thank you so very much for your awesome review ! Norma is an excellent makeup & hair artist and loved getting you ready for your special event! In these unusual times, we take care to follow the safest hygiene protocols and still produce beautiful results and enjoy the experience... Looks like Norma achieved that and we are so happy to hear it. Our 2020 weddings have been so limited by what the virus has done to planning, that your taking the time to write us a review is much appreciated!!
Olivia · Married on 10/27/2019
Great Job with a Large Wedding Party
Bridal Artistry did a great job with the hair and makeup for our wedding day, especially given that we had a large wedding party (9 people, plus bride and mothers of bride/groom) and an early wedding start time of 11 AM! Brandi, Jacinda, and Steph all helped create beautiful looks, and I appreciated the time they took during the pre-wedding trial to come up with a bridal look that I would smile back at every time I look at the pictures.Sent on 11/11/2019
Bridal Artistry's reply:Thanks so so much, Olivia! We smile every time we look at the gorgeous pics of your wedding day!! Despite the rain, everything was arranged for the TLC you all deserved for your marriage celebration, and we loved working with you and your family/friends. All your vendors were amazing!
Kathy Houchens · Married on 10/20/2019
Amazing, talented, gracious team of professionals! They made our day PERFECT!
This talented team of professionals, (Barbara and Sondra for makeup, Brandi and Jacinda for hair) trudged through the pouring rain (and were even early!) to make our day special. We had a multi-cultural, wide age span group of 10 with varying skin types, hair types and lengths, and different visions for our own look. Every one us received their own individual hair and makeup experience, customized just for us! What an amazing experience! Not only are they extremely talented at what they do, they are gracious and lovely ladies! They are soothing and affirming, amazing listeners, and want nothing else but to make the experience perfect for the bride (and bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride, Mother in Law and even Grandmothers)! Brides, look no further! I could not find one thing to fuss at, it was literally a perfect experience (and I had very high expectations!). They fussed at us until the end, offering touch ups and one final hairspray and fixing! Our day was their only priority and it showed. We all felt very pampered, and beautiful because of this team. I cannot say enough about them, Bridal Artistry DC was, from first contact, through end services, a truly professional team!Sent on 10/22/2019
Bridal Artistry's reply:Thank you & Wow! We are blown away by your amazing review. We had such a fun time beautifying everyone in their own style on the wedding day and LOVED "fussing over" all the details to start the rainy but joy-full wedding day with beautiful perfection. We are excited to see the photo gallery! We so appreciate your gracious words of edification and are so glad you loved our work!
Adam Bernard · Married on 10/19/2019
Bridal Artistry Brings the Dream Team
Barbara, Norma, and Brandi were the dream team! Myself, my mom, mother-in-law, and bridesmaids all looked and felt gorgeous! All of the artists were prompt, efficicent, and talented. I would recommend them to any bride in the DC area!Sent on 10/29/2019
Bridal Artistry's reply:We appreciate so much your kind review, Liz! What a gorgeous wedding day!! It was a dream for us to add our skills to the beauty of your special day, and we loved working with you and your ladies. Wishing you a long, prosperous and happy future as you walk into this next chapter of life. All the best! Barbara
Kim Hirose Tobe · Married on 08/09/2019
Guaranteed to look spectacular on your wedding day!
I truly enjoyed working with Barbara (owner) and Jacinda (make-up artist) at Bridal Artistry as they provided superb customer service. I was originally planning my wedding for Fall 2018, but due to a medical situation, I was forced to postpone. Barbara was so nice to refund my deposit until I was ready to reschedule.Sent on 12/07/2019
Once I was ready to move forward with a new date, I scheduled a trial for make-up and hair styling with Jacinda. I told Jacinda that I preferred a natural look and she talked me through each application of make-up and took the time to ensure that I was comfortable and pleased with how I looked. I also asked if she could help make my face look thinner and she was able to apply shadowing to reduce my double chin. I was thrilled with my make-up and it held up throughout the photos, wedding and reception despite perspiration, tears and lots of dancing. I looked like my best self and was so pleased with how Jacinda did my make-up.
I have really thick, heavy hair and I was concerned that an up do would end up falling. Jacinda suggested a style that framed my face well and could endure the dancing. She showed me two different styles during the trial. On the day of my wedding my hair looked amazing and it stayed in place all through the afternoon and evening. I was really pleased with how my hair and make-up complimented my dress, enhanced my natural features and felt comfortable throughout my wedding.
I highly recommend Bridal Artistry to future brides as they are friendly, accommodating, creative, reliable and professional throughout the entire process from trial session to the big day!
Bridal Artistry's reply:Kim! You are Amazing to take the time to write such a detailed review of our services and how Jacinda truly listened to the look you envisioned... and created it! We really appreciate your kind, generous words and wish many healthy & happy days ahead for you newlyweds!! Thank you so so much ~ Barbara
Kate · Married on 06/15/2019
SO pleased with my hair and makeup, thank you!
I had been researching several hair and makeup artists in the DC area - then Bridal Artistry was recommended to me by a friend whose wedding was a few months before. Once I saw the beautiful photos of their work (plus seeing my friend on her wedding day - she took my breath away!), I contacted Barbara immediately!
I knew I was in good hands from the beginning, when Barbara asked me what type of makeup I wanted for my wedding day -- it was important to me to have a 'fresh' look -- somewhere between totally natural makeup and a more dramatic look. I appreciated that the experience seemed to be tailored from the get-go.
Barbara let me know I would be working with Jacinda (hair) and Brandi (makeup). Both of them were FANTASTIC to work with, I cannot stress this point enough. Jacinda and Brandi were kind and fun to be around! For my trial, I brought some photos and further described the look I was going for. I even described to Brandi some of my past makeup mishaps when I was in other weddings (e.g., I know I look like I have tan skin, but for some reason tan makeup does not work for me, ha!). Brandi took this into consideration, and we tried 2 shades of foundation to ensure it matched my skin tone!
Jacinda was able to produce exactly the look I wanted for my hair - swept to the side with some criss-crossing in the back, definitely out of my face but still looking like it was 'down'. I brought a few options for decorative combs/clips and Jacinda tried all of them in my hair and helped me decide!
Needless to say I walked away from my trial completely excited and no longer worried if my hair/makeup would look good on the wedding day :)
Before the wedding day, Jacinda and Brandi were very communicative as we figured out the timeline and when and where they should arrive. On the day itself, Jacinda and Brandi were on-time, professional, and were so efficient while doing excellent work! They styled me, 2 bridesmaids, 2 moms, and a flower girl. My two bridesmaids (all of us have been in many weddings) kept commenting how they'd never seen the getting-ready process go so smoothly. Jacinda and Brandi made sure everyone felt comfortable in their style and made last-minute adjustments when needed.
Lastly, I made a little mistake and ended up paying Brandi twice for one of my bridesmaids' makeup. I had no idea this had happened because the day can get a little chaotic. Brandi realized the mishap, sent me a message explaining and returned the extra money. I so appreciate her professionalism in checking her totals and letting me know what had happened!
Thank you, Jacinda and Brandi and to Bridal Artistry! I was so SO pleased with everything!Sent on 08/15/2019
Bridal Artistry's reply:Kate, We are so incredibly blessed by you taking the time to write such a detailed review for Jacinda & Brandi from your June wedding!! They are thoughtful, fun and skillful professionals and your detail shows that. How wonderful for us to know that the top quality service we provide is much appreciated & recognized!
Kelly Conner · Married on 05/25/2019
Absolutely the best!
Barbara and Stephanie were the best! Barbara made everyone look so beautiful without being over the top; Stephanie made everyone's hair look absolutely stunning. They both really listened to what I wanted and worked with me to make sure I was happy with the finaly look. And they were so much fun to work with on the day! Barbara and Stephanie were really upbeat and positive and got the day off to a great start!Sent on 06/10/2019
Bridal Artistry's reply:We appreciate your kind words so much, Kelly! You were a dream to work with and everyone in your wedding party was, too. So glad you changed the getting ready location to that sweet B&B in Luray to make for a fun, relaxed time for all. Hugs & all best wishes to you newlyweds, launching life together!!
Veronika · Married on 05/18/2019
Mandy did a lovely job with my wedding makeup and with my mom and mother i law. She was kind and attentive and we appreciated her willingness to listen to our visions and ability to bring them to life.Sent on 05/20/2019
Bridal Artistry's reply:We agree that Mandy is super talented and kind. So happy that she hit the right notes on your bridal look and the makeup for your mom and mother-in-law! Mandy sent me a couple of pics from the wedding day and you looked Amazing! Wishing you two newlyweds much happiness and love for a lifetime ~
Carol Bauer · Married on 05/11/2019
Bridal Artistry is their perfect name!
Five star make-up and hair styling! Helpful hair and make-up trial for Mother of the Groom. Attentive to client needs, flexible on a day that could be stressful, pleasant to work with, worked well with 3 flower girls 8 and under. The final results showed in beautiful wedding photos and smiling faces knowing we all looked our best!Sent on 11/23/2019
Shannon Carper · Married on 05/04/2019
I got married in May 2019 and hired Bridal Artistry for hair and makeup for my bridal party, my mother, my mother in law, and me. The team was amazing! Barbara did makeup,Stephanie did hair & Brandi did hair and makeup! They were efficient, flexible and they listened to all of the ladies vision when it came to how they wanted their hair and makeup. I would highly recommend them!Sent on 05/31/2019
Bridal Artistry's reply:We really appreciate your kind words, Shannon! It was such a fun morning getting everyone ready at your parents' home and, I know, a special time for you. So glad we could be a part of kicking off a beautiful wedding day for such a lovely and gracious bride!
Leslie · Married on 10/13/2018
Great service for hair and make up
Jacinda and Laura were excellent for the hair and makeup for myself and my bridesmaids. The trial was super helpful to finalize what I wanted and Jacinda was flexible to accommodate my last minute changes to the hairstyle.Sent on 12/06/2018
Bridal Artistry's reply:Thanks for the high recommendation, Leslie! Jacinda & Laura are masters at creating awesome looks according to your bridal vision, and we are so glad they made you feel both comfortable and beautiful on your Big Day! Congratulations!
Jenny · Married on 07/22/2018
I got married on July 22, 2018. When I first met Barbara, she was so easy-going, warm and friendly. My first makeup trial with a different company didn't go well at all, so I was happy when Barbara took her time during the makeup trial to understand what I wanted and then delivered great results. A few weeks before my wedding, I got really tan by accident and was nervous this would make things difficult as she would have to time extra time to match my new shade of makeup. Barbara was very reassuring and on my wedding day she did an excellent job with not only adjusting my makeup but doing all my friends' makeup really well. She was very talented at making us look like a more enhanced version of ourselves but still natural looking! Thanks, Barbara. It was a joy to work with you!Sent on 07/31/2018
Bridal Artistry's reply:Thank you, Jenny! You were an amazing bride to work with ~ trusting that we could work together to create a bridal look that was beautiful and felt comfortable for you on your wedding day. Can't wait to see your gallery of photos. I had so much fun getting you and your wonderful bridesmaids ready for the Big Day! I truly appreciate you taking time to write so many kind words on our services here on Wedding Wire and on the Knot. Blessings ~ Barbara
Hannah · Married on 07/21/2018
Had the most wonderful experience working with Barbara and her team! Barbara was professional and most friendly! Everyone, including myself, loved the way they looked and felt for our wedding! I would not hesitate to book Bridal Artistry again!Sent on 08/15/2018
Bridal Artistry's reply:Thank you, Hannah! It was a delight working with you. Stephanie, Norma & I enjoyed getting everyone ready at your lovely home and, despite the rainy day, you were a radiant bride! Wishing you a happy marriage with many sunny days ahead!!
Margaret · Married on 06/09/2018
Barbara and Norma were the best hair and makeup artists I've ever worked with. As a half-Korean half-Caucasian person I've experienced my fair share of professional makeup artists who don't know how to put makeup on Asian eyes, to disastrous, clown-like results. I also barely wear makeup so I like an all-natural look, which is something that seems to be lost on many makeup artists. Barbara and her fantastic team are used to working with brides and bridal parties of all sorts of ethnic backgrounds and I had complete confidence they'd make me, my three bridesmaids, mother, and mother-in-law beautiful for two ceremonies in one day. All of us looked flawless, gorgeous, and natural, and we couldn't have been happier with the results.Sent on 07/21/2018
Bridal Artistry's reply:Our sincere thanks, Margaret, for such a wonderful review of our makeup & hair styling for your Charlottesville wedding celebration! You & your ladies were so much fun to work with and everyone looked truly amazing! Can't wait to see pics of your fabulous wedding!! We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review and wish you much happiness in launching life as husband & wife ~
Ronald · Married on 06/02/2018
Norma is so amazing!! I had the pleasure of having Norma prep my girls and I for my weeding on June 2nd . I felt so beautiful on my wedding day thanks to Norma, she was able to create the look that I wanted, which held for the entirely of my ceremony AND reception.Sent on 08/16/2018
Bridal Artistry's reply:Thank you so much for the great review of Norma's services! We so appreciate you taking the time to let others know how your bridal look added to the beauty of your wedding day! All best wishes!!
Danielle · Married on 05/19/2018
I worked with Jacinda and Nora, and they were wonderful! I was very comfortable with them during the hair/make-up trial, and it was even better on the day of the wedding. They were also able to do hair & make-up for my mother and bridesmaids, and everything was beautiful. Additionally, they are very easy and fun to work with. Thank you Jacinda and Nora!!Sent on 05/29/2018
Bridal Artistry's reply:We agree, Nora & Jacinda are wonderful to work with and we are so glad you took the time to write them a great review! We can't wait to see pics of your wedding day, Danielle, so hoping you will share the gallery when it's available. Many blessings to you both on your marriage!!
Jennifer · Married on 05/05/2018
Nanor and Mandy were wonderful to work with on my wedding day. In the pre-planning, they worked with what visions I had I in my mind and were able to bring them to life beautifully. On the day of, both were prompt to the hotel and efficient working with my bridal party. I highly recommend this vendor.Sent on 07/09/2018
Bridal Artistry's reply:Thanks so much, Jennifer, for taking the time to write this great review of Mandy & Nora (Nanor)'s collaboration on your hair & makeup services for your May wedding! You truly looked amazing and we are so glad that we could be a part of making your bridal vision come true. Much happiness ~
CC · Married on 04/14/2018
As a company, Bridal Artistry was a pleasure to work with--quick to respond, friendly, and flexible when I had to shift my start time for getting ready a few hours earlier. Mandy did my hair and makeup, and she did beautiful work. Hair and makeup stood up against the wind during outdoor photos and the sweat (err..."glow") from dancing all night. I also hired Mandy to make custom hair extensions, and they matched my hair perfectly.Sent on 06/16/2018
Bridal Artistry's reply:It was a pleasure to work with you, Cecily! We know sometimes wedding day timing can change last minute despite all the prior planning, and we want to be as flexible as we possibly can. So glad our team pulled together to make your wedding day prep time seamless! Mandy does beautiful work and we appreciate your kind words. It means a lot to Mandy & to Bridal Artistry!!
Melanie · Married on 04/13/2018
I'm veryyyy happy that I chose Bridal Artistry to do my wedding day hair and makeup. When I met Jacinda and Laura at the trial, they were both so nice and allowed me to try different styles I wanted. They were able to recreate my look perfectly the day of and they also did a fantastic job with my bridesmaids hair and makeup. They all loved it and I got the most amazing compliments from my guests. It was all so perfect, Jacinda and Laura you're amazing and so talented!Sent on 04/19/2018
Bridal Artistry's reply:Thank you so much, Melanie! I agree Jacinda and Laura do amazing work and we all appreciate your warm words of praise. So glad they were able to add the right beautiful touch to your special day! Congratulations to you newlyweds!!
Rino · Married on 01/21/2018
I'm very glad I chose Bridal Artistry for my wedding. I worked specially with Mandy who was fantastic!. She was on time, managed time well, very professional and fun, gave exactly what I wanted, and made me look INCREDIBLE. Mandy was really flexible with the last minute change with my second hair style and stayed extra hours without any extra cost.Sent on 01/31/2018
I received so many compliments on my makeup and hair style.I would highly recommend Mandy on your wedding day.
Bridal Artistry's reply:What a wonderful review of Mandy's expert beauty skills, Rashi! Thank you so much for writing this review. We are so glad that everything worked out so beautifully - and went so smoothly - on your wedding day. Blessings to you and your husband!!
Lauren · Married on 12/16/2017
I first worked with Bridal Artistry as a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding in Nov 2016, and asked for so many of her vendor recommendations as I began planning my own wedding. I had thought Ky did a wonderful job with my hair in my friend’s wedding, and asked for her by name. Barbara was quick and responsive over emails the whole time , and Ky was available for our day. The day of the trial, we also discovered a bit by chance that Laura (makeup) had worked my friend’s wedding, too!
Ky spent a lot of time asking questions during the trial: I had a few photos, and she was able to get me to describe what I liked and didn’t among the different ones. We landed on the perfect look on the first try, and didn’t need a single change. Laura was spot on with what I wanted from makeup: nothing over the top, but clearly better than my every day!
The day of went wonderfully for myself, and five bridesmaids (plus a blowout for my mother in law). Everyone looked stunning and the styles held through the very last dance.Sent on 01/01/2018
Bridal Artistry's reply:Thank you, Lauren, for taking a precious minute to write a glowing review for our team as we start a New Year!! We really appreciate your kind words for Ky & Laura, who both do fabulous work! Glad to know you had a wonderful December wedding day and the looks lasted through the whole evening.
Hannah · Married on 10/07/2017
Mandy and Pia were the best! They were on time, managed their time well, very professional and fun, gave each girl exactly what they wanted, and made us all look INCREDIBLE. Mandy was really flexible with the last minute change in my hair accessory and made it look even better than the trial. I received so many compliments on my makeup and so did the mother of the bride who was particularly worried about being too made up. Love this team!Sent on 11/15/2017
Bridal Artistry's reply:Wow, Hannah! So glad that Pia & Mandy were on point for yours and everyone else's needs on the wedding day! They are both super talented and great to work with. We would love to see some pics of your Big Day. Thank you for taking a moment to write such a great review for our team. Much appreciated!
Julie · Married on 09/30/2017
I had a great experience working with Pia and Stephanie from Bridal Artistry for hair and makeup. They did an amazing job for me, my bridesmaids, and the mothers – everyone looked fantastic and the hair and makeup lasted well throughout the day. They are both so nice to work with and were very responsive.Sent on 10/19/2017
Bridal Artistry's reply:Thank you, Julie, for grabbing a minute to write a great review for Stephanie & Pia! They are pretty amazing artists! We always appreciate the feedback and working with wonderful brides like you.... Hope you will send along your gallery of photos when they are available online. Blessings to you newlyweds ~
Lisa · Married on 09/02/2017
It was difficult to find an expert in Viking braiding, but I did!! Steph at Bridal Artistry did an amazing job with my hair!!! I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a sophisticated or complicated hairstyle for their wedding. She was unbelievable!!Sent on 10/17/2018
Bridal Artistry's reply:Lisa ~ We are so glad you called us to create the perfect hair style for your Viking-themed wedding! Stephanie did a spectacular job and we truly appreciate you writing such a wonderful review for her + posting the additional pics. What great wedding day memories!
Megan · Married on 08/12/2017
I had a great experience with Bridal Artistry. I loved my hair and makeup and thought Ky and Laura catered to my vision perfectly!! I also appreciated the ease of adding an additional hairstylist to accommodate our large group. Thank you for making out day great!Sent on 11/20/2017
Bridal Artistry's reply:Megan ~ We so appreciate your kind words for Laura & Ky's styling skills and professionalism, and thanks for taking the time to write a review! Wishing you a happy holiday season as newlyweds ~