71 Reviews for M.A.L.I. By Gretchen Marie | Makeup And Hair | Long Island
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Gina, Raisa, Shani, Lucia, & Sheri were absolutely amazing on my wedding day! They even had to trek through the snow to get to my 12/30/17 wedding and they all made it on-time and without complaining. We had so much fun getting ready and just hanging out in the morning of the wedding. They finished all of us in a timely matter! We had 9 people and then myself(the Bride). Everyone was thrilled with how we looked. I cried a bunch of times and so did my whole family and bridal party and our make up stayed perfect! Thank you so much!
To our lovely bride Tatyana! Thank you for leaving such a wonderful, heart-felt review. It is a beautiful reflection of our team and makes us so proud of them, and we are so grateful to have you as one of our brides. Beautiful wishes to you and your hubby! xoxo
Gretchen and her team did a fantastic job on hair and makeup for myself and my bridal party for my 11/3/17 wedding. I couldn’t have been happier with my hair style and makeup. So beautiful. Gretchen is a delight to work with. Highly recommend!
I used Gretchen and her team for my wedding on 10/14/17. My bridesmaids and I were absolutely thrilled with how we looked. Every member of Gretchen's team was on time and on schedule, and our morning was smooth and low-stress because of it, even with 10 bridesmaids! I cannot recommend Gretchen enough.
Gretchen and her team worked on my 9/9/17 wedding. Her entire team was absolutely fantastic, kept everyone on schedule and all of my bridesmaids hair came out beautiful.
Gretchen worked directly on my hair and makeup and from trial to day of, she was attentive, always answered all my questions in a timely manner and was a pleasure to work with. My hair and make up was flawless and it held up ALL night, through tons of dancing.
I am so happy I chose Gretchen and her team (Laurissa and Shannon) for my wedding day!
Hi Sylvia! Thank you for thinking of us so soon after your wedding! And of course....CONGRATULATIONS! We had a lot of fun working with everyone (on both sides) and BTW I saw Krista on the way out...O.M.G.!!! Her hair...was perfect! I called Shannon minutes after to tell her that I could not have done it better! Thank you both for having us all on the job, and we are so grateful to have had the experience of working with both of you (and your families) on such a special day. Keep in touch!
xoxo Gretchen, Shannon, and Laurissa...your wedding hair and makeup team of Long Island!
Gretchen and her team are amazing to work with!! I went for a make-up trial with Michelle and had a few changes to make before the big day - she nailed it and I was absolutely happy with my wedding look! Shannon did my hair right off the bat and it was gorgeous - thank you so much, you made my vision for my big day become reality!
Hey there Claudia! Thank you for leaving such a glowing review for Shannon and Michelle! They could not say enough about what a sweet bride you were and how happy and beautiful you looked! I'm so happy your look was everything you had hoped for. Thanks for having us be part of your very special day and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
xoxo Gretchen, Michelle, & Shannon
Long Island Makeup and Hair for weddings at Love Crush Beauty
Loved my wedding day look :) very timely and professional throughout the whole process! Thank you Gretchen for everything!
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Gretchen and her team. From the first time I contacted Gretchen regarding hair and make-up for my wedding she was so helpful and accommodating. She was extremely responsive to emails, calls and texts which made the planning process so much easier! After my hair and make-up came out beautiful at the trial I booked her on the spot. Not only is Gretchen extremely talented, but her calm and caring demeanor is exactly what you will want on the day of your wedding. Gretchen and her team traveled to provide services at the hotel near our wedding venue. Gretchen and the three other hair/make-up artists were extremely professional, friendly, accommodating and talented! They arrived on time and were extremely efficient in providing services for myself and 9 other ladies. All of my bridesmaids commented on how wonderful the team was and how impressed they were with the services they received. I highly recommend M.A.L.I. to anyone looking for the best!
Gretchen & Raisa did the hair for my bridesmaids and they both did a great job! Gretchen was very responsive from the beginning and throughout the whole process. Her and Raisa came right onsite to the hotel on-time and on schedule at every step. They did exactly what the girls had asked for and if they needed touch-ups or changes done, they were done without hesitation. Super easy and accommodating and at a fair price. Highly recommend Gretchen & her crew!
Gretchen and her team were an absolute pleasure to work with. I was very unsure of what I wanted in terms of both hair & makeup, but after spending some time with me, Gretchen was able to figure it out. My family, friends and I all looked gorgeous on my wedding day and the hair and make-up didn't budge for the entirety of the day! People could not stop commenting on how great it looked. Thank you, Gretchen!
First off- let me start by saying I am absolutely not a girly girl by any means. So make up and hair is totally not my thing. And every time I have gotten my make up (especially) done I absolutely hate it every single time I leave. 100% of the time when I get home I wash it off and put on my own. Which led me to strongly believe that for my wedding I was going to be doing my own. I went for a few trials with other make up artists before finding Gretchen as well. I even booked with one other one (NOT gretchen) because I really just thought that when you get your make up done you are just going to look like a cake face. It never sat well with me that I booked with that other lady so after a little back and forth I got my money back. I said to myself I am going to just do ONE more trial (after my now husband begged me not to do and just to do it myself). Well- I am so glad I did go for that last trial because this is when I found Gretchen. I learned that no you are actually not supposed to look like you have pounds of make up on and when you go to a women with some serious experience you leave looking the way you imagined you would. Gretchen and her whole time wow-ed one tough group of girls. I was nervous there was going to be complaining- but literally not one girl had a complaint and every one felt gorgeous which truly showed in the pictures. When you FEEL beautiful you look beautiful. Save the time shopping around and wasting money on trials- because I did- and just go to Gretchen. Her and her whole team, so professional, punctual, fun, talented and overall just great. As the bride I used Gretchen and I had numerous photo shoots with my photographer (engagement and boudoir, and obviously wedding) and each time I left I looked awesome. I really felt it too. My hair looked exactly the way I wanted it and I have some seriously difficult hair to work with. I am telling you- show this women a picture and when you leave you will look like the picture!
Gretchen was a delight to work with! She handle all of my requests with flexibility as things changed a few times in advance of my wedding and her colleague, Laurisa, did a wonderful job on my hair and make-up. She also was able to handle all of the individual style requests from my family and friends who also had their hair and make-up done. I highly recommend this team!
Gretchen and her assistant did an awesome job with our hair and makeup. She was very organized and timely. She really did exactly what I had asked--and without any trial (as I did not have time!). I felt very beautiful on the day and she really did an incredible job and would book her again if I could or needed to!
Only nit picky thing was that we were ready VERY early (almost 1.5 hrs) due to scheduling--and it all felt a little bit rushed, just to wait around. I was in my dress and couldn't really leave the room without everyone seeing me--so I wish that it had not been so regimented, but it was better to be ready early than late! Perhaps if I had planned better to be getting ready in another room--I wouldn't have felt that way!
Gretchen and her team did a beautiful job on hair and makeup for my wedding this past weekend. Gretchen made me feel at ease throughout the entire process and was very flexible to ensure that I absolutely loved my hair and makeup on the big day. Nearly everyone commented on the style and also how natural my makeup looked, which was important to me. My bridesmaids and family members were also thrilled with their hair and makeup and overall, I couldn't say enough great things. Wonderful Work!
I used M.A.L.I for my hair services for my wedding on June 11, 2016. I was paired up with Cheryl, who was AMAZING. I had REALLY short hair, and using extensions, she made my hair look stunning. I did my trial with her using one style, and on my wedding day, I actually chose a different style - no trial on that look - and it came out stunning! I couldn't have asked for a better stylist the day of the wedding. She also did the hair for all of my bridesmaids and each was extremely happy with the results. I can't speak for any other of Gretchen's people, but Cheryl is worth EVERY penny. Arrived at the hotel early in the morning, on time, and worked her butt off for hours. If you have any doubts about adding extensions, Cheryl is the way to go! Appreciate all the work she put in.
I used M.A.L.I. for my wedding make-up on March 12. Loved, loved, loved working with Gretchen!!!! I contacted her after reading rave reviews, and the reviews were right. She was such a delight!!! Sweet, professional, and talented. The trial went extremely well, and I knew I wanted to book her that day. My mother also had a trial and Gretchen did a wonderful job. The day of the wedding, she did my make-up, my mother's and my four bridesmaids. Everyone was extremely happy with the final product. She took the time to listen to what everyone wanted. My make-up was absolutely beautiful, and lasted the whole night. I highly recommend Gretchen and I am grateful that I chose her!!!!
Gretchen and her team completely blew me away! They were amazing!!! Gretchen was extremely accommodating with catering to my requests and really made me feel so comfortable on my special day. My hair and makeup were PERFECT! It was exactly what I had always hoped and dreamed...thanks to Gretchen! I would recommend her and her team to any bride and her bridal party!
I was an older bride who was getting married for the first time. I also planned my wedding in four weeks, and was unable to book a trial. I knew very specifically what I wanted. Gretchen was amazing. My hair was gorgeous, as well as my make-up. I looked like myself, only better. Even my husband, who normally does not like me in make-up loved it. Gretchen listened to everything I said, and did a wonderful job. So happy with the results.
I booked Gretchen for my wedding and thank goodness I found her!!! I needed hair and makeup for not only myself but my entire bridal party which consisted of 8 girls. I had such a hard time finding an artist who could do African American hair so when Gretchen told me she wouldn't have a problem doing my hair I did not hesitate to book a trial with her. She did my hair and airbrush makeup in no time and for the first time I felt at peace regarding my wedding day beauty. I picked out a few different hairstyles on pintrest and we went through them to pick the perfect hairstyle to compliment my face as well as my dress. The morning of the wedding she showed up with her assistant and wasted no time! these ladies got down to business and before i knew it we were all dolled up and ready to go!! I didn't fell like my hair wouldn't last day or my makeup and I didn't feel like my makeup was caked on. It felt really light and natural. Her prices are really fair to the point that I was able to pay for all of my girls to have their makeup done as part of their bridesmaid gifts. Thank you Gretchen for being so responsive and professional and for making us all look our best on such an important day.
Gretchen and her team were super professional and wonderful to work with. She did 1 makeup and 2 hair trials on me (bc I didn't know what hairstyle I wanted) and 1 makeup/1hair trial on my mother. I'd recommend having an idea of what hairstyle you want (pinterest hairstyles with your specific hair color) before going to the trial. She did a gorgeous job on my makeup!! She worked with my Asian eyes and had to adjust the false eyelashes a bit but she got them perfect. She was quick to respond via text/phone, a little behind with emails but it wasn't that big of a deal. She made sure the instructions and day-of schedule were emailed to me a week in advance of the big day. That super early morning, Gretchen and her team were 15mins early (4:30am!!) and were ready for me and my bridal party exactly on schedule. I had gotten some superficial injuries before the wedding, and she quickly applied a little airbrush over the scratches the day-of. Couldn't even tell I had any scratches in the photos! Highly recommend her and her team!!
Thank you Monica for such a sweet review! You were so joyful to work with...and I mean come...for us to have a bride (and fiance trying to accommodate us) with humor that made all of us continuously happy at 4:30AM...UNHEARD OF! Thanks for such a great time. And...yes I admit it...I am slow to respond to emails at times (texts Im speedy :) but hey...I think its a good b/c it means we are busy with our beautiful brides!
xoxo Best of everything!
I highly recommend Gretchen Marie if you are looking for a hairstylist for your wedding. I had a trial prior to Gretchen and I was dissatisfied. After my trial with Gretchen, I was so satisfied with her work that I booked her for my wedding day immediately. Gretchen was able to replicate the look I had chosen brilliantly. My hair was picture perfect and stayed very well throughout the night and even to the next day. My hair was perfect for my big day and I felt beautiful.
Gretchen is personable, punctual and professional with her work. Thank you so much for making me look like a princess on the day I imagined since a little girl. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I highly recommend her!!!! You would be happy too!
April 4, 2015
I contacted Gretchen last minute, a month or so before my small wedding. I was able to do my trial with her extremely quick, and it was well worth it. On the day of my wedding, she did an even better job on both my hair and makeup. Thank you Gretchen for making my special day even more special!
Gretchen and her team did the make up and hair for my daytime wedding at Giorgio's on 10/12/14 and they were AMAZING!!!! Gretchen is so sweet and a pleasure to work with. She was very helpful during the consultation and was able to give concrete advice as to what would look great based on the type of look I told her I wanted. I was worried about finding someone to do hair and make up because my wedding was so far out east and pretty early but Gretchen and her team came to my hotel and made everything work. She and her team showed up the morning of my wedding right on time (they were really troopers, it was 4:45am!) and kept the flow of work going steady. Throughout wedding planning I always worried that my hair and make up would run way over my time constraints since I had such a large bridal party but everything went perfect! It was by far the BEST make up and hair I have ever seen at a formal event, and I'm not just saying that because it was my wedding! Everyone looked beautiful and glamorous and the amount of application was perfect - no one looked plastic or overdone (which I have seen at some weddings). The team was really awesome with working with the colors people wanted as well as the type of look they wanted - some people wanted a more natural look and the team did great with this. My mom was worried about her hair because it's fairly short and the hair artist did a wonderful job, creating a really nice style that perfectly incorporated her hair accessory. Even my sister who NEVER wears make up couldn't stop looking at herself in the mirror! I got so many compliments on my hair and make up the day of my wedding and everything looked amazing in my pictures. I am so happy and grateful to Gretchen and her team for helping my bridal party and I to look and feel gorgeous on my wedding day. If you are looking for a make up and hair team for your wedding look no further than MALI!
I was a bridesmaid in a wedding and I had to have hair & makeup started at 5:30am, Gretchen had no problem coming at that time and she was so sweet & professional and did an amazing job with my hair & makeup! She made me look & feel beautiful! I received so many compliments from people at the wedding. I will definitely give gretchen a call for my next event I have to attend.
Gretchen was amazing and so accommodating! I absolutely love her and her team. Everyone came out beautiful and I could not have asked for a better. I had everyone telling me I looked stunning and so id my girls. She was also able to accommodate my step-mother who has very sensitive skin and breathing problems and could not be in the make-up room for long.
Thank you so much from al 11 + of us who you made look amazing!