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Jenny · Married on 06/21/2013
Awesome job! Loved working with Lynda so much that we invited her to the wedding :)Sent on 08/11/2013
Dianne · Married on 06/21/2013
We were fortunate to have Lynda Williams, Formal Hair and Makeup Design, as part of our wedding day. Lynda is very talented, patient, creative, pays particular attention to every detail, and is a great lady. As mother of the bride, I especially appreciated Linda's warmth, and sense of humor. She was a pleasure to work with. We traveled from NJ to RI to Lynda's lovely salon for our make up and hair trial in May. From the beginning, we knew Lynda would be wonderful. On the wedding day, Linda traveled to Block Island to tend to family and bridal party. She added a calm to our pre-wedding schedule. It was such a pleasure having Lynda with us on wedding day. She worked her magic! I highly recommend Formal Hair and Makeup Design!!Sent on 08/13/2013
Susan · Married on 06/01/2013
Lynda was great. She listened to what I wanted and it was beautiful. On the wedding day she and her assistant arrived on time and did a fantastic job on the entire wedding party.Sent on 08/11/2013
Judy · Married on 05/04/2013
Lynda does amazing work! I was thrilled with my hair and it stayed perfect all night long. My wedding party all loved their hair too - she really did a great job. Not only is Lynda very talented, but she is a great person too. I loved working with her!Sent on 06/23/2013
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Judy, I was thrilled to be part of your wedding day! We had so much fun! You looked gorgeous and Zenobia did an amazing job capturing your beauty! Keep in touch!
User3231030 · 2+ years ago
Where do I even begin?! Thank you to Lynda and her team for helping to make our wedding THE best day of our lives. I've never felt more beautiful than I did on my wedding day. I loved my hair and make up...and thought my bridesmaids and mom(s) looked gorgeous. Lynda's "team" was so kind and helpful, I can't believe we pulled it all off!Sent on 05/01/2013
Lynda is such a talented artist and I'm so grateful for her patience and expertise. I received many compliments (as did my girls) and we've been singing her praises.
Lynda was extremely helpful and understanding as I saw her for 2 trials prior to the Big Day. She welcomed me into her home both times and worked with me until I felt completely comfortable with my hair and make up.
I cannot express my gratitude enough... Lynda is the best!
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Thank you Ashley! You were a dream to work with and I absolutely adore you! I am so grateful to have had you as a client and I hope to keep in touch with you! Your the best! Wishing you much love and happiness! xol
Melissa · Married on 03/09/2013
Lynda and her assistant Jennifer did an amazing job for hair and makeup for my March wedding. I am so happy I went with Lynda, who is now also my regular hairstylist. I found her online and entrusted her to do my highlights and cut a few weeks before my wedding instead of my regular stylist. I have never had such natural looking highlights that shimmered for all the pictures. I couldn't have been more pleased with the results.Sent on 03/22/2013
Her makeup artistry is incredible and she is continually learning new techniques. She now offers airbrushing, which I tried for my wedding. My makeup looked flawless and natural! She listens to what you want done, but is not afraid to give you her expert opinion on style and color choices, which were spot in my case! My entire bridal party looked amazing and were complete on time for photos without chaos or a rushed feeling, which was key for me.
I would highly recommend Formal Hair and Makeup Design for your future wedding needs and as a permanent hair stylist. Lynda works out of her home with a very professional setup and separate space for clients. Her pricing is on par with all other hair stylist in the area, and for the value, worth every penny. She even went out of her way to "beautify" me after my highlight appointment because she knew I was getting boudoir photos taken that same day! You wont be disappointed if you have Lynda on your wedding day!
carrie · Married on 10/14/2012
Linda was absolutely amazing! I was very nervous about finding a hair stylist for my wedding and was so happy to have found her. She made me feel completely comfortable and reassured from my first appointment. When I was a little unsure about my first trial, she was amazing about letting me try another until it was perfect. I was so happy to have her be a part of my wedding day. I would highly recommend her to any bride. Thanks again Linda!!Sent on 12/05/2012
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Carrie,
User2721800 · 2+ years ago
Lynda did an amazing job with my hair and make-up for my wedding. She made me feel very comfortable and spent a lot of time getting to know me. She really captured the essence of how I wanted to look and feel. I would recommend her for any wedding, event or special occasion. It was a perfect experience.Sent on 01/10/2013
Susan · Married on 10/07/2012
Lynda was awesome!!!Sent on 10/14/2012
She was incredibly easy to work with. She did my hair and makeup for my wedding and it looked beautiful. I kept getting compliments. I looked better than I dreamed of and felt perfect walking down the aisle.
She also did hair for my 8 bridesmaids and mother. It was so nice that she comes to meet you. It made the day more enjoyable and less stressful to get ready at one place. Lynda was great and sent one of my bridesmaids with a curling iron and instructions on how to touch up my hair right before the wedding.
She could not have had more attention to detail. As the night went on, my hairstyle relaxed beautifully and kept looking great. My bridesmaids were joking at the reception that Lynda would have come along, if we'd let her, to keep touching up my style.
Lynda was a great part of my wedding day that I truly appreciate. Thank you.
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Thank you Susan! I was so honored to be a part of your wedding day! You were so beautiful and a joy to be with! I could have easily been convinced to stay through the party! haha I loved you all-what beautiful people you have in your life! I wish you all good things.
Stephanie · Married on 10/06/2012
After a suggestion through my wedding planner, I immediately scheduled a trial appointment to see Lynda. We set a date and I was over there as soon as I could. Lynda is warm, personable and an absolute sweetheart to work with. She listened attentively to what I had in mind for my hair. As for the makeup, I was at a loss and let Lynda do what she does best. I couldn't stop beaming and looking at my reflection in the mirror once she was done. As for the day of the wedding, she made me look even better than I looked at the trial - which I thought was impossible. She worked really well with my Mother and sister (my maid of honor) and had them grinning from ear to ear by the time she was done with them.Sent on 02/06/2013
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Stephanie, thank YOU so much! You were a dream to work with and I am so happy you felt beautiful! I loved working with you! xo
Erica · Married on 10/05/2012
Lynda Williams of Formal Hair Design is fantastic. I thought I knew what I wanted my hair to look like for my wedding when I arrived for my trial with her. I was wrong! Thanks to Lynda's patience and vision, she created a beautiful style for me. I absolutely loved my wedding hair style and highly recommend Formal Hair Design. In addition, Lynda will travel to you which makes for a more relaxing day before the big event.Sent on 11/10/2012
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Erica,
Rachel · Married on 08/25/2012
Hiring Lynda for my wedding was like a dream come true. She was professional, flexible and incredibly talented.Sent on 10/18/2012
She provided all 4 of my bridesmaids with hair designs that were gorgeous and unique to their personalities. They are all still talking about how much they loved their hair at our wedding.
I have VERY curly hair that when straightened, frizzes the moment there's humidity or a drop of sweat, and the process of choosing a bridal hair style that I thought would look good and last, was a nightmare for me.
Lynda not only helped to extinguish all of the fears and anxieties I had about how my hair will look and the ability for the style to last, but she gave me the style of my dreams. My hair was beyond perfect at my wedding and completely exceeded any hopes and expectations I had.
What could have been a stressful, anxiety provoking experience for myself and my bridesmaids, was actually one of many highlights of my wedding day. Having Lynda at the hotel while we were getting ready thus eliminating the need to travel to a salon was amazing. My bridesmaids and I got to relax, listen to music and get pampered without worrying about anything related to our hair. Plus, having Lynda there during the pre-party was so much fun. She has a great personality and was the perfect addition to our girls-only, pamper and prep, pre-wedding party.
I would definitely recommend Lynda enthusiastically and without reservation!
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Thank you so much Rachel! You are so beautiful and amazing to work with. I can't tell you how happy this makes me. I loved being with you on such a spectacular day! I loved your friends and family too. So happy that you felt so beautiful-that is my goal for ALL of my brides.
Elizabeth · Married on 06/30/2012
Lynda was wonderful for my wedding! She is fun,professional, and very good at her job. I wish I had more opportunities to get my hair done so that I could hire her again!Sent on 08/12/2012
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Thank you, if you ever need your hair done for an occasion...call me!
Betsy · Married on 06/29/2012
Working with Lynda from Formal Hair Designs was one of my favorite parts about my pre- wedding time! Getting my hair done was one of my biggest anxieties, because I like leaving my hair natural on a daily basis and I was petrified of getting this big, helmut up-do! Lynda did exactly as I asked her to, and I was so ambiguous on what I wanted, I could hardly describe it. She figured out exactly what I wanted and I absolutely loved my hair on the day of. She was calm, relaxed, so nice to work with and I recieved so many compliments on my hair on the day of the wedding. She also did my entire wedding party's hair and she worked with everyone on the spot so that they loved their hair as much as I did.Sent on 08/06/2012
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Thank you Betsy! I loved having you for my bride and really loved your entire bridal style!
Bianca · Married on 06/23/2012
I feel so fortunate to have found Lynda at Formal Hair Design. Not only is her work beautiful but she was such a calming presence on my wedding day. Having no real "vision" for what my hair should be, Lynda worked with me through two trials to find the PERFECT look. She came right to the bridal suite the day of the wedding, making for a smooth and easy morning. She designed hair for myself, 4 bridesmaids, flower girl, MOG and MOB, and my aunt. She really fit right in as one of us! We had so much fun with her. Lynda was prompt and worked efficiently and effortlessly while making everyone look beautiful. Everyone was so pleased with how their hair turned out (a wide variety of styles!), and if I could do it all over again, I would absolutely book with Formal Hair Design.Sent on 08/12/2012
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Bianca, thank you so much! This means so much to me knowing that you had such a great time...as I did! You were a dream to work with and I loved getting to know you and your family-I have the best job! You looked amazing, and can't wait to get more pictures of you!
Alena · Married on 05/31/2012
Do you remember a fairytale about Cinderella? Where the Fairy Godmother appears and transforms poor Cinderella into a beautiful lady ready to go to the ball and spin the young prince’s head there. Well, this is exactly what I am thinking about writing this review.Sent on 06/08/2012
Lynda Williams would be a great match for the Godmother’s role in this fairy! Not only she made a terrific job styling my hair, but she also helped me to feel myself more confident and proud of who I am and how I look. I adored the style she chose for me as much as I adored the way she worked on my hair – relaxed, professional, and confident in each little step! “You have to stay yourself, prettier but yourself”, Lynda said, and this was exactly how I felt when she left.
I am very grateful to Lynda for her high professionalism as a hairstylist and for who she is as a person. Thank you very much for being a fairy godmother in my fairytale!
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Thank you Alena! I am so happy you felt as beautiful as you looked! We had a great time with you for sure! You are one of the sweetest brides ever! xoxo
Astrid · Married on 05/19/2012
Had a great experience with Lynda and Formal Hair Design. She made the whole wedding party look gorgeous on my big day!! Thanks again Lynda.Sent on 08/02/2012
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Thank you Astrid! You looked Gorgeous! I am so grateful to have met you and your friends/family. Congratulations!
Liz · Married on 04/28/2012
Lynda was an absolute godsend. From the moment we first spoke I knew I was going to book with her. What initially impressed me was her fairness. When I was feeling particularly overwhelmed by wedding planning one of my bridesmaids started calling around for hair and makeup rates to help out with the search. A few months later when I had decided that Lynda was my top choice, I called to confirm rates and see if she was still available for my wedding date. Although her pricing had increased since my friend had called, Lynda honored her previous quote despite the fact that I had nothing in writing and had never spoken with her before.Sent on 08/10/2012
When I showed up at the trial I had about 10 potential styles that were in consideration. Lynda helped me identify what I liked about each picture and put together an updo that incorporated different aspects of each photo. Although I loved my hair after the trial, I had a last minute change of heart and decided I wanted a different look. Even with no lead time Lynda was able to make the switch effortlessly and I absolutely loved the result.
On the day of the wedding she and her assistant were on time, organized, friendly and were able to do hair for seven people in just a few hours. All of the girls looked absolutely beautiful, and more importantly they were all happy with how they looked! Lynda was absolutely fantastic and I could not recommend anyone higher.
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Liz, you were such a fun bride to work with! I loved getting you all ready with Alison too! You really made such a beautiful bride and I can't wait to see you in some images...please share your favorites.
Allison · Married on 11/05/2011
I would recommend Formal Hair Designs to any bride who is looking for "at home" styling! Lynda is simply AMAZING! She is the ultimate professional who takes the time to DESIGN a hair style that will make you look and feel beautiful! Lynda and her assistant Kim added a calm tone to our wedding prep and gave my bridesmaids the "Mad Men" style we were striving for! We were able to take pictures outside on a breezy fall day and dance the night away and our hair still looked fantastic! Formal Hair Design was a perfect match for my wedding!Sent on 11/10/2011
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Thank you Allison! You looked amazing! Your Mom was a blast and so were your friends-way too much fun! I am so happy you had a great day! Thank you again, for everything! xo
Christina · Married on 10/21/2011
I highly recommend Lynda for bridal hairstyling. She patiently performed two trials for me (I was struggling to find the right style), and after listening to my needs, she suggested the perfect style for me! On the day of the wedding Lynda executed my half up, cascading hairstyle beautifully and it held all day! She was extremely flexible and worked quickly to accommodate my bridesmaids and mom. Hiring Lynda was one of my best wedding decisions, as she made me look and feel beautiful!! Thank you, Lynda!!Sent on 11/14/2011
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Christina, thank you so much! I loved working with you! You truly looked stunning, loved your whole look/style. I am thrilled you were so happy with us! Wishing you lots of love! xo
Katie · Married on 10/15/2011
If you want your hair to look fabulous on your wedding day, book Lynda and Formal Hair Design NOW! I wish there was an option for 10 stars because she would have it from me! If you are a bride and you don't know this already - getting the right hair for your wedding day is stressful and of course you want it to look perfect. Lynda is not only incredibly talented, but she is also calm, honest and patient - everything you want in a hair stylist. I actually had booked another stylist, but after having my hair done by Lynda as a bridesmaid in another wedding, I switched to Lynda (even though I had to forfeit the deposit with my other stylist - I wanted Linda that badly!). She did my hair down as a bridesmaid and up as a bride and I loved both. So many people commented on my hair on my wedding day saying how gorgeous and intricate it was.Sent on 12/12/2011
Perhaps most importantly, Lynda is so easy to work with and understands all the stress and emotions that are running wild on the wedding day. She is flexible and calming. She will change things around until the very last minute until you are 100% thrilled with how you look. As a bride, there is no greater gift.
Lynda is amazing, so book her immediately (and if you do a trial, ask her opinion if you aren't set on a certain style as she has great taste and won't lead you in the wrong direction!).
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Katie,
Audra · Married on 10/08/2011
Lynda did a beautiful job on my hair and my bridesmaids' and mother's hair. She is truly a high-level hair designer. Lynda cut my hair in order to create the look I wanted 1 week prior to the big day. She made sure that I was a priority as the bride and she pulled off a flawless look complete with real flowers in my hair and positioning of my veil. Lynda is also very laid-back which made the day of my wedding really nice. Highly recommend :) Thank you Lynda!!Sent on 12/27/2011
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Audra, thank you so much! I loved working with you, your girls, and family! We had a great time and you looked beyond amazing! What a beautiful bride you were! xo
Molly · Married on 08/20/2011
I have nothing but rave things to say about my experience! Every single one of my bridesmaids look gorgeous and she was also great when one of them asked to switch her hairstyle and the result was fantastic. As for my hair, I truly never though it could possibly turn out as well as it did - it was everything I could have hoped for! Additionally, Linda was just so wonderful to work with, she made the entire experience relaxed and comfortable. I especially appreciated that she was willing to do a trial run with me on a weekend because I live in NYC and couldn't make it up during a weekday to RI. Honestly, you cannot go wrong by choosing Linda!Sent on 09/01/2011
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Molly,
Caity · Married on 08/06/2011
Linda was so great to work with from the original contacting of her to the wedding day. Not only is she talented and current with her hair styles, she comes to you instead of having to get your hair done at a salon on the day of your wedding. This was so relaxing for my bridesmaids and I. She provided us with ideas and was able take ideas and make them even better. I really enjoyed working with her and would recommend her to any bride.Sent on 01/03/2012
Jessica · Married on 07/03/2011
I was so thrilled with how my hair looked on my wedding day. Lynda was so down to earth, fun, and talented. She was great about scheduling my trial and helping me to figure out what would look best. On the day of the wedding, she kept all of us moving through getting our hair done and all of us looked amazing. My hair and the hair of my bridesmaids held up so well, even with the humidity and rain showers that day. I cannot say enough good things about her!Sent on 07/28/2011
Lynda Williams Beauty's reply:Thank you Jess! You looked amazing! Just looked through your pictures and I love all the details...the cakes and the tie your dog wore too! So awesome! Congratulations and thank you for being such an amazing bride to work with. I hope to keep in touch! xo