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Kali · Married on 10/20/2018
Dana is amazing! Aside from myself being in awe of her work, my bridal party loved her too! After my trial, I changed my mind on my hairstyle and still wasn’t completely sure of what I wanted the day of the wedding! My hairstyle ended up better than I could have imagined, thanks to her!Sent on 11/15/2018
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, I so appreciate it! I so enjoyed working with you and your bridal party, thank you for having me! Congratulations to you both!
Danielle · Married on 10/13/2018
Don't look anywhere else!!! Booking Dana for my wedding hair & makeup was the best decision ever. Dana was extremely responsive which unfortunately you don't get with all vendors so this was extremely appreciated. Dana not only made me feel beautiful for my wedding but she was very organized, flexible, prompt, and made the day so much fun. She was personal with all of my bridesmaids which made everyone so comfortable getting ready. I had my trial about 2 months before my wedding which gave me enough time to decide if there were any changes. She is extremely flexible with what look you are going for so I felt myself on my wedding day. I had 6 bridesmaids, mother in law, my mother, and myself all getting hair and makeup so Dana was able to book Aly to help with the services. Together, they made such a great team and all of the girls looked incredible. I enjoyed working with them so much I wanted them to hop on the party bus and come to the wedding with us! I truly cannot say enough good things about my experience with Dana. I wish I could give more than 5/5 stars. I'd book Dana all over again for my wedding day if I could!Sent on 10/31/2018
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you so much for such a thoughtful review! The pleasure was all mine, you ladies were amazing to work with! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness!
Kristen · Married on 07/07/2018
I knew just by seeing Dana's Pinterest board of her work, she was the stylist for me! I loved the amazing and various braids she had and knew I wanted airbrush make up. She was easy to contact, has most questions answered for you on the FAQ page of her website (including tons package options and costs), and has follow-up emails (I can appreciate being a marketer myself). I came to her home studio for my trial and she was incredibly helpful! I knew much more about how I wanted my hair, but don't have the best make-up background. Dana was very helpful in showing options and letting me decide a look that suited me and made adjustments as we went. On the day her and her assistant, Aly, were on-time, brought all the supplies (including the chair and ring light), and wide awake and ready to go! They were quick and attentive for each of my bridesmaids and continued working on others while some of my ladies were late to arrive. They brought extra supplies for the ladies who decided on the day to add items like lashes too. Dana accepts PayPal too which made the whole process of paying easy and efficient. Both Dana and Aly have upbeat attitudes and made the whole morning fun and relaxing :)Sent on 08/20/2018
All 8 ladies (2 moms, 5 bridesmaids, and 1 bride) started at 6:45am & done by 12pm. July 2018 in the heat of Charlotte. Personal & hair and make-up lasted through a 2pm ceremony, outdoor pictures, 6pm trolley and reception, and exit by 1030pm - LONG Lasting!
Katelyn · Married on 11/04/2017
Thank you so much Dana!!!! Dana was AMAZING to work with. I am EXTREMELY picky when it comes to my make up and Dana had so much patience and really took the time to make sure that I was 100% happy. She was also so accommodating and handled our last minute (I'm talking like day of the wedding last minute) schedule additions like an MVP! She is so easy to communicate with and generally responded to my 1,001 questions within a few hours.Sent on 12/18/2017
I had so much fun working with Dana and her product knowledge is on point! Since the wedding she's turned me on to my new favorite concealer. I would recommend her to anyone!
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:It was my pleasure! I hope your day was out of this world!! Thank you for choosing me to help you get glam for your big day! Happy Holidays! xx
Lauren · Married on 10/21/2017
Dana was over the moon phenomenal! From our very first interaction and communication Dana was friendly, insightful, and all around a pleasure to talk with! I booked her a year in advance which I highly recommend to all brides as high quality vendors book up fast! But Dana is not only high quality in her work and customer service, she also offers competitive and afford rates! I did my trial about two/three months out from my wedding and loved the look at the time, about a month out from the wedding I had a change of heart about my hairstyle and Dana being the amazing vendor she is, brought me in for another trail and we iron out all the details and found the perfect look for me! If you're like me and have several bridesmaids who will also be needing hair and make up services Dana has equally talented and lovely secondary make up artists who helped with my bridesmaids! I can't begin to say how amazing and confident and beautiful Dana helped make me feel on my wedding day, but please take it from me, she is AUH-MAZ-ING!!!Sent on 11/08/2017
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! You were such a pleasure to work with also, brides like you make my job easy! Hope you guys are settling into married life and I wish you both the very best!
Megan · Married on 06/03/2017
Dana was such a joy to work with! From the first conversation with her to the trial to the day of, she is absolutely amazing! I had a hard time finding someone who does hair and makeup equally well and I have to say, Dana goes above and beyond in both areas! She is extremely talented and you can rest assured you are in good hands for your big day! Not only is Dana fun, super talented, a spunky little fashionista, but she is calm, down to earth and will go out of her way to make you look and feel beautiful. Seriously. I was blown away by her talent.Sent on 07/19/2017
On top of how good she made me feel, the biggest thing for me was the way she was with my mom. She was so worried about getting her hair and makeup done professionally because she still wanted to look like herself and not overdone. Well, I have never seen my dad look at my mom the way he did on my wedding day. She was absolutely STUNNING and it was the best feeling in the world to see her have so much confidence in herself. Dana made our day perfect in every way. Hire her!! You will be glad you did. Thank you, Dana!
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! It was an absolute pleasure working with you and your bridal party. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness! xx
Rhiannon · Married on 05/05/2017
If you can dream it, Dana can do it. I had a picture in my head of what I wanted my hair to look like on my wedding day, and Dana CRUSHED IT. She exceeded my expectations and made my hair look more incredible than I could have ever imagined. The morning of my wedding, Dana and her colleague Ally traveled to the Lake House where my bridesmaids and I were getting ready. Not only did Dana make me (The Bride) look absolutely flawless, but her and Ally also managed to style the Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Grandmother of the Bride, and 6 Bridesmaids, all in record time. Each woman came out looking just as radiant as the last. No one felt rushed, or like they didn't get the same treatment as anyone else. They knew exactly how much time they would need, and we were able to stick to the day's schedule without skipping a beat.Sent on 06/01/2017
It was such a pleasure working with Dana from the trial, to my Wedding day, and everything in between. I am so thrilled Dana and Ally were there to style the hair of my Bridal Party, and I could not be happier with my decision to choose Dana Raia Bridal for my Wedding day. I highly recommend you do the same!!!!
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you so much for writing such a thoughtful review, I really appreciate it! You were one of the easiest brides ever! I hope your day was everything you could have wishes for and that crazy wind made for stunning photos! Wish you both the best! xx
Erica · Married on 03/11/2017
Dana was truly a blessing to have on my wedding day. It was amazing to watch her work her magic not only on my hair but also for my bridesmaids, mom, and mother in law. Leading up to the wedding, Dana was very organized, answered all my questions and made me feel at ease in preparation for the big day. She graciously allowed me to trial three different hair styles to best determine which would be the best fit for the wedding. She took what I envisioned and made it a reality. She is a great conversationalist, punctual, and made everyone feel very comfortable (and fabulous). I would highly recommend Dana Raia without any hesitation. Allow her to work her magic on you for your special day and just watch, you will not be disappointed.Sent on 04/09/2017
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! You were a dream bride and I truly enjoyed hanging with you ladies the morning of your wedding! Wish you and your new hubby a lifetime of happiness, thank you so much for choosing me to play a small part of your big day!
Katie · Married on 02/11/2017
Dana was so much fun to work with and did an amazing job on hair and makeup for my bridesmaids and me. It was important to me that each girl chose a look that she felt most comfortable with, and Dana did a fantastic job customizing each girl’s makeup, even giving one of my bridesmaids an old-Hollywood retro look (it was gorgeous). She was really patient and so easy to work with – and most importantly, when she’s done with you, you’ll look like you have the Snapchat pretty filter in real life (and it will last all day and night!). Thank you, Dana!Sent on 02/26/2017
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! You were a pleasure to work with from day 1, congratulations to you and your new hubby!! Wishing you both the best on this next chapter of life! Xx
User6972947 · 2+ years ago
Dana is a true gem, seriously. She takes her profession seriously, although still has a fun way about her. The amount of emails I sent her she probably wanted to kill me, but she always responded promptly and put me at ease. We did my trial about 3 months before the big day, she was accommodating and had no problem with me bringing what felt like a crew to her studio. I immediately knew I was in good hands, she is so detail oriented and kept offering ideas to make my style more stunning. The day of my wedding, my hair and airbrush came out flawless, I felt beautiful! Thank you!!Sent on 07/17/2016
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, I really appreciate it! It was a pleasure working with you and your lovely bridal party. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness! Xx
Angel · Married on 03/20/2016
Dana was absolutely wonderful to work with. She did my hair and makeup for myself and my two bridesmaids for my wedding on March 20th. We all felt so beautiful during the wedding. She has such a great personality and made all of us feel very comfortable. We had a very early start since I was having an afternoon wedding, and she arrived right on time, ready to work, and stayed on schedule. She is very professional, prompt, patient, and receptive to what you like and don't like. I couldn't be happier with how I looked on my wedding day and would definitely recommend her to future brides. Thank you again, Dana!Sent on 03/29/2016
Jennifer · Married on 10/17/2015
I just got married this past October and hired Dana for myself and bridesmaids hair. I was THRILLED with how my hair came out and so were my girls. I will say, you have to trust her. When I sat down for my trial, she asked all the right questions and then began making little ringlets in my hair, I was secretly dying inside (I am a little bit o a control freak- ha!) She assured me it wouldn't stay like that, and when she was done I was floored! I looked like I came off pinterest! I would trust this girl with me life ha! oh and also....she is crazy neat and organized, ever have a hair stylist take out nasty brushes from their dirty draw and try and use them on you? Dana is a professional and so clean! I know this may not matter to some, but it is SO important to me!! Thank you Dana!!!!Sent on 01/10/2016
User5087113 · 2+ years ago
Dana does BEAUTIFUL work!!! She is so amazingly talented and can literally transform your hair into an elegant masterpiece. She threw out some ideas for what I could do and I was blown away with the result! I can't say enough good things about her. Thanks for everything, Dana!Sent on 05/18/2015
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:It was such a pleasure to be a small part of your big day! Thank you for taking a moment to write a review! Congratulations & best wishes!
Aida · Married on 03/21/2015
I had my wedding on march 21st 2015 and I had Dana do my hair and my sisters also she did a great job ,very patient and nice she will redo ur hair in case if you don't like it she also Showed up on time and left when everyone was happy with their hair I would highly recommend her to everyone that would like to get their hair done on their wedding day !!! ((: -Aida MSent on 04/13/2015
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:My pleasure! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. See you in August for Solmaz wedding!
Jannet · Married on 03/14/2015
I'll start off with that Dana is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is so patient, talented and skillful. Dana did my hair and my two bridesmaids. All of ours hair looked absolutely gorgeous( thanks to Dana, of course). Honestly, Dana went above and beyond her duty. We were all pleased with her service. She made sure we were all satisfied with our looks and didn't hesitate to keep perfecting until every hair was were we wanted it to be. THANK GOR FOR DANA!! I couldn't have a better experience. -JannetSent on 04/15/2015
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you for taking a moment to write a review. You looked stunning, and your pictures came out amazing! Best wishes!
User4996220 · 2+ years ago
After having a trial with a far more expensive company and leaving disappointed, I found Dana. She is very reasonably priced for the quality of work she provides. She is professional, reliable and really understood my vision. I can't thank you enough and will be referring you to my sister for her wedding next year!Sent on 04/20/2015
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you for the referral! You ladies were a blast to work with! Best wishes!
Erin · Married on 11/15/2014
Dana is wonderful to work with and did such a great job with my hair on my wedding. Her prices were SUCH an amazing value and I could not have been happier! The trial we did was great and she took the few bits of feedback I had and executed it perfectly on the wedding day. One of my concerns was ensuring my hair stayed in place the whole day and did not have one single issue. I LOVED my hair and was so happy with the work she did! I highly recommend Dana, she is extremely nice, professional, and not to mention very talented at what she does!Sent on 02/02/2015
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you, Erin! It was an absolute pleasure. Best wishes!!
Molly · Married on 11/09/2014
I cannot say enough about how happy I was with my hair day of my wedding. Dana is so easy to talk to and get in touch with which says a lot since some of my vendors were not. We did my trial run about 2 months prior to my wedding date, she was so patient and made sure I was really happy with my hair which made me feel really at ease. Day of my wedding my hair exceeded my expectations, it was amazing exactly what I was looking for. I went with a modern, loose low bun. I got compliments all night! my bridal party also loved Dana, it was like hanging out with a friend who happens to be insanely talented! I would hire her a million times over.Sent on 04/19/2015
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you!! You are too sweet! It was my pleasure, you looked amazing!!
Lauren · Married on 09/20/2014
My maid of honor (and sister) helped me find Dana for my bridal up-do. I did a trial with her that almost upstaged the bride at the wedding I was going to that day. Dana was great the day of as well. She travelled to the hotel where we were all getting ready; she did my hair, and two of my bridesmaids. My make up vendor also does hair and it was great to see the two of them work side by side with complimentary hair styles for the whole bridal party! Check her instagram for some of the amazing styles Dana has done!Sent on 05/23/2015
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you for the positive feedback! it was my pleasure...I wish you both the very best!
User3578589 · 2+ years ago
Very well organized, extremely professional. A delight to work with.Sent on 10/03/2013
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thank you for the review! it was my pleasure!
User2954276 · 2+ years ago
Dana created beautiful updo's for my bridal party on my wedding day. I could not have asked for a better hair stylist, professional and creative! She listened to exactly what each girl wanted and created amazing styles each time! Thanks again!!Sent on 04/13/2015
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Thanks for the review! I so appreciate it :)
Elisa · Married on 11/11/2011
I went to Dana with a vague idea of how I wanted my hair for my brothers wedding and she styled my hair perfectly to compliment my dress! I got compliments all night and never had to fix or adjust it for photos at all. Very talented, punctual & professional!Sent on 04/13/2015
Dana Raia Bridal's reply:Well it wasn't hard... You have insanely beautiful hair! Thanks for the review, I appreciate it!