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Elena · Married on 08/20/2010
Gemina and her assistant were great! I was a bit scared to find and book Makeup Artist and Hair Dresser for a destination wedding. After picking few, based on reviews and cost combine, I found that Faith & Beauty has also great customer service - they responded to my request super-fast and communication is a MUST for any wedding, especially destination wedding!
I have decided to pick trial package as well to make sure I will be getting exactly what I am looking for my wedding. Gemina and her assistant exceeded my expectations! I was intervening giving advices on my hair, but they assure that they know what to do and I was not disappointed!
After trial my mom and my friends were stunned with how great the look was and that nothing needed to be changed!
At my wedding day on August 20, 2010 I felt like a Million bucks and my husband couldn't take away eyes from me. :)
Do not hesitate and just pick Gemina's services! You will not regret it! She will make your day even more special! Many thanks!
- My look - http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/2760/dsc0073portrait.jpg
Keshia Nakamura · Married on 02/02/2019
Gemina and her team are amazing! They can do anything from a dramatic to natural look and they make sure everyone is comfortable. My bridesmaids and I received so many compliments. I would highly recommend this company!Sent on 02/16/2019
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Carla · Married on 09/21/2018
Amazing work!! They did the best bride make up and hair/ thank you for make me feel like a real queen
Carolyn · Married on 08/02/2018
I could not have been happier with Faith and Beauty! Gemina was so sweet and easy to work with. She was on time and so helpful. My hair and makeup were absolutely gorgeous.
Carissa · Married on 05/22/2018
You absolutely need to hire Gemina!! I cannot say ENOUGH wonderful things about her and her team!! There is a reason Faith & Beauty has so many awesome reviews, they definitely earned every one of them! Gemina and her team are absolutely amazing. We hired them for our destination wedding in Hawaii. I was so beyond nervous about hiring a hair and makeup artist without getting to meet them in person first. It was such a gamble! Their work would be in our wedding photos and video forever!! However, I was so happy when I met Gemina! She was so cool, calm, and down to Earth. She was just so beyond easy to work with. And oh my gosh does she KNOW how to do hair and makeup!!!! She is amazingly talented! I showed her a couple of pictures of what I was thinking and she went above and beyond anything I could have ever have asked for! I felt absolutely amazing! A few of the bridesmaids and moms got theirs done as well, and they ALL looked stunning! I can't thank Gemina and her team enough!!
Hayley · Married on 05/10/2018
Gemina was absolutely great! Her team showed up on time and I loved the work they created from makeup to hair for all my bridesmaid and mothers. She made sure that everyone was happy with the way they looked before leaving.
Ashley · Married on 03/10/2018
What can I say...Gemina is like a fairy godmother with a makeup palette and an airbrush! Gemina and her assistant did our hair and makeup for my wedding last month. I will let my before and after photo as well as the photo of my hair do the talking. She is very, very good with listening to what the bride wants (trust me, I am crazy picky but indecisive) and I trusted her and her skills. She also has a great personality and will make you feel at ease (if not laughing the whole time)! She makes you look like a more beautiful, radiant, and glowing self without overdoing the makeup and making you look fake. Brides: book Gemina if you want that awesome, bridal, I'm getting married-kind of look. You and your pictures/video won't regret it ;)
Camille · Married on 02/08/2018
Amazing!! Gemina and her crew were amazing! She knew what I wanted even though I didn’t know what I wanted!! She did my wedding party and we all loved our hair and make up! They were so easy to get along with and made sure we were all happy before we left!
ANGELA · Married on 01/20/2018
Gemina is the best makeup on Oahu! She is so sweet and professional, but also makes you feel like family. We had so much in common but come from different parts of the world. Gemina and her assistant did our hair and makeup for my wedding in January and the work is flawless. I had a total of 5 bridesmaids plus myself. She was on time, and assured me the work would be done fast. I love her airbrush technique that lasted well throughout the night with all the humidity in Hawaii. My hair was half up half down and lasted throughout the night, and well into the next day. All my maids chose to do updo's and theirs was perfect the next day as well. I did come out for a trial run in August and I'm glad I did because it made it less worrisome for myself and my 'maids BUT it wasn't necessary. The photos don't lie. I originally found Gemina through instagram and then followed up through Yelp and theknot
Icelynn · Married on 07/22/2017
We are the RUBIOs and tied the knot on July 22nd, 2017. We hired Gemina from Faith and Beauty to do hair and makeup for the Bride and bridal party that included 5 Maids and 1 Flower girl. We first saw her at a wedding expo at NBC and hired her immediately. We also trailed H&M ahead of time and used that session for an engagement shoot. We love Gemina as a MUA, she does fantastic work! For hair, she incorporated a halo hairpiece and styled my wedding hair beautifully. The size of our wedding party required Gemina and a second MUA, they both did amazing work! My maids loved both their hair and makeup. Our flower girl also enjoyed her experience. We also hired Gemina to cover a small tattoo over the brides shoulder; coverage was awesome and looked flawless in our wedding photos. As the bride I was very happy with the results. Faith and Beauty was prompt the morning of my wedding day. My planner was able to provide the details of my location and Gemina had no trouble finding the bridal party at Turtle Bay Resort. Gemina completed the entire bridal party on schedule and in time for photo and video. She was also a team player allowing video and photo to capture candid's of applying makeup and putting on the veil. I would love to hire her again to do my hair and makeup for a future special event!
Lee · Married on 05/17/2017
Words can not describe how impressed I was with Gemina Chong from Faith & Beauty.. she did makeup and hair for my nanna who is 84years, makeup on my mother and my hair and makeup.. Just take a look at the photos they say it all. She listened to everybody that I told her I wanted and went above and beyond for my special day! It was amazing.. I can not recommend her enough .. Everybody at my wedding was so impressed
Mrs Lee Champion
Lauren · Married on 04/28/2017
Gemina did my hair and makeup for my engagement photos and my wedding, and also styled my 4 bridesmaids' hair. She did such a great job, exactly the looks I wanted! My makeup was very natural but still photographed extremely well. The hairstyles she gave my bridal party and I also went along with the more casual, romantic look I was going for, but also lasted long and looked amazing. Her prices were super reasonable and I'm very satisfied with the value she provided. Would definitely recommend!
Jessica · Married on 08/20/2016
Gemina is hands down THE BEST! First of all, she's a seriously awesome person and I had a ton of fun with her, and second, she made me look and feel absolutely BEAUTIFUL on my wedding day! My very honest girlfriends and mother all said that they had seen me look pretty before, but never anything close to this; And needless to say my now husband was totally and completely blown away! My makeup even survived a torrential wedding downpour (big Hawaiian blessing)... What more could a bride ask for?? Highly recommend her to everyone! Thank you for everything Gemina!!!Sent on 08/28/2016
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Erin · Married on 08/18/2016
Gemina did a great job at my wedding. I had to depend on a preferred vendor list and reviews to book my Hair and MUA)for our destination, and after reading her stellar reviews, I was set. All of the girls loved their updos (especially the littles) and she did a phenomenal job with my hair and makeup. I am not someone who wears a lot of makeup or does much with my hair outside of a pontytail, but she was able to bring to live the picture I had in my mind and she made me feel glamorous and beautiful for the day. My husband was just floored! She is amazing and I am so grateful to have had her part of my day!
Susannah · Married on 08/14/2016
I am so thankful I went with Faith & Beauty for my hair and make up. Gemina listened to my thoughts and created the look for my hair and makeup I had imagined. She was friendly, polite and very personable. Could not have been happier. Highly recommended.Sent on 09/05/2016
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Christina · Married on 08/13/2016
I was actually pretty nervous when I had to find a make up & hair service for my destination wedding. I probably emailed 5 different make up artists, but Faith & Beauty stood out to me personally as Gemina was responsive and really friendly on her emails. She was also willing to travel to my Waikiki condo to do a last minute hair & make up trial (3 days before my big day!). That just made things so much more convenient for me. Gemina did a great job even on the trial! She listened to my likes and dislikes, what my daily hair & make up routine are. She also made sure I wrote some notes on how the make up & hair holds up during that trial day. She's really sweet, funny, easy going, accommodating, and talented. I think Faith & Beauty is reasonably priced - also, payments could be done online (yay!).
On my big day, she came on time with her assistant. I wasn't even nervous during the make up & hair session, Gemina and her assistant made all my girls feel so comfortable and stress-free. They were VERY accommodating to my needs as well as for the bridal party - that includes 2 mothers and 2 bridesmaids. They also used airbrush foundation, which made our skins look so flawless and stayed flawless for 8+ hours! Thank you so much for being so patient with us and doing such an AWESOME job on everyone. You made all of us feel so beautiful, especially me, on my once-in-a-lifetime wedding, so blessed to have known you. I highly recommend Gemina's hair and make up services!
Lisa · Married on 08/08/2016
Go with Gemina - YOU CANNOT GO WRONG!! Ironically, I found the exact make-up I wanted for my beach wedding on her website. I knew it as soon as I saw it! She's sweet and personable and really makes you feel comfortable. I knew I chose the right person when on my trial day my mom and best friend kept telling me I needed "more of this" or "have it more like that" and Gemina whispered into my ear "Don't worry, we can do whatever YOU want." She knew how I was feeling and immediately put me at ease. I loved, loved my hair and make-up - it was EVERYTHING I imagined...simple, elegant and beautiful. THANK YOU, GEMINA!!!
Deborah · Married on 05/21/2016
No need to call anyone else, Faith & Beauty is all you need.
I could on and on about this and that, simple truth is Faith & Beauty is the one to call.
On time, understanding, flexible....... etc
don't waste your time checking around - the best has been found
Adelle · Married on 05/18/2016
Gemina was AH-mazing! I was not 100% sure on how I wanted my makeup when she showed up to Dillingham Ranch but she blew it out of this world. I felt like the most beautiful bride and the look on my grooms face said it all. She is such a beautiful person inside & out-- I can not wait to see her again for our 1 year anniversary trip back to the island!Sent on 08/18/2016
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Tammie · Married on 04/08/2016
She was all around amazing! I would recommend her to everyone! My husband got tears eyed when he seen me and that's all I wanted!
User6441693 · 2+ years ago
Gemina was one of my favorite vendors! I found Gemina through the bridal expo. I didn't actually meet her at the expo, but loved her brochure style. She listened to all my requests and looked at all my inspiration pictures and came up with a beautiful look during my trial. On the big day she was so fun to work with and my bridesmaids even loved her and her assistant Heather. We had a lot of laughs that morning. My makeup and hair stayed put throughout the whole day and night. It looked amazing and I felt like a princess. I highly recommend Gemina and will not hesitate to hire her again for any future special occasions where I need to look fancy.
Kara · Married on 03/12/2016
Gemina came with high recommendations and I'm so glad I got to work with her on our best day. She has a quick response time and is very organized. I really appreciated having all the contract details up front and I really liked her online contract and payment system. My coordinator suggested a trial and Gemina travels to you so we ended up doing the trial the day before at the venue which worked out really well and was convenient. I loved my and my bridesmaid's makeup and hair. Gemina also did my mother's hair and makeup and my mom was hesitant at first when I suggested professional hair and makeup and in the end she said she was glad she did it :)
You will not regret booking Faith & Beauty for your wedding!
User6625609 · 2+ years ago
I was very nervous about hiring a hair and make up artist for my destination wedding in Hawaii. I wasn't one of those fortunate people who could fly to the islands early and pick everything out prior to the wedding. I honestly don't even remember how I found F&B but I'm so grateful I did. Gemina was able to come to the rental where the wedding was and was amazing.
Let me give you some insight...I'm not in my 20's and I'm not those models you see in every wedding catalog. I got braces in my 30's, yes 30's, and had them on for the wedding. Also, the day before the ceremony I got a HORRIBLE sunburn with the sunglasses marks on your face. Gasp! OMG...this was a nightmare. Anyway, Gemina rocked! I got the pictures back and you can't even see the sunburn lines. It is honestly the most beautiful I have ever felt and I'm now hooked on having my hair and make up done for any big event!
I'd recommend her in a heartbeat!
samantha · Married on 02/22/2016
Being a bride with a destination wedding, it was very daunting not knowing exactly how the hair and make up will look until I arrived in Hawaii. Gemina was an absolute angel!! She listened to what I wanted and her work was absolutely perfect. My hair and make up looked flawless and I cannot thank her enough! Don't ever second guess booking Gemina, she is worth every penny! I am an Australian bride and Gemina was happy to come to my hotel for the hair and make up trial. She was professional, laid back and made me feel like an absolute princess on my wedding day. I absolutely recommend Gemina and her services. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Gemina!
Gigi · Married on 12/16/2015
Gemina and her colleague were such a pleasure to work with! We booked both hair and make up for my bridal party for a destination wedding in Hawaii on December 16, 2015. She came highly recommended and we are so glad that we booked with her. We just received our photos and my bridal party and I couldn't be happier with the way we looked on my special day :) Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!