Testimonials

 


Sheena W., Bride

"Summary: Extremely talented, serious artist, calming, professional, and flexible.

I had a big, stressful Jewish-Indian wedding.

Connie was my calm. Of all our wedding vendors, she was one of my favorites and certainly the one I spent the most time with and who relaxed me the most.

First, I realize she is on the more expensive end, but you get what you pay for and those pictures are all we have left after the big day, so I'd say it is well worth the investment.

She is a former painter, and the fact that she is an actual artist comes out in the way she works. She is focused, serious and a perfectionist. She cares about the quality of her work. She has a keen eye and is amazing with color. She is an artist.

Further, she is the least annoying person ever. She is calm,quiet (unless you feel like chatting) and is very flexible. If you ask her to change or adjust something, she doesn't get defensive, but perks up to listen very carefully to what you want and then does it. My advice, think about what you want and talk to her about it in advance and at the trial, send her pictures. She listens and actually does what you want. She was almost done with my make-up and when she saw my outfits she got inspired and excited and adjusted slightly to match even better. She is passionate about her work and she is good at it.

I had 3 other trials that I paid for and so wanted to work out when I was wedding planning, but they just caked it on, making me look older and not highlighting my best features. Connie is the opposite. She is great.She listens, she is good at what she does and she is really committed to the end result.

Lastly, she made me look beautiful while still looking like me. Everyone was super impressed and the photos are beautiful.

Hair and Make-up a ten out of ten."


An N., Bride

"Connie was sensational and impressively prepared. She worked with all our hair (2 moms, 3 sisters, and bride) with ease. The Moms had permed hair, 3 sisters have stick straight asian hair, and she added extensions for my hair! She was a phenomenal support during the get ready time and not only had an emergency bag with scissors and slippers, she had bandaids and helped my mom cover her ankle so the strap wouldn't dig in! AMAZING!"


Haodi Wang, Bride

"Connie is such an amazing hair and makeup artist. She is prompt, professional and incredibly detail-oriented. I got the "Refresh Me" Package which included hair, make up and touch-ups. She accompanied me the entire day; adjusted my makeup based on lighting and kept my hair in place for outdoors shots. In addition to her flawless styling skills, Connie also communicated effectively with our photographer and coordinator leading up to our wedding. I felt beautiful the entire day and could not have asked for a better stylist or person to be there for me on this special day!"


Joyce Knoer Ozturk, Wedding Planner, Bash

"Thank you so much for everything on Saturday! [...] Haodi looked stunning all day. Thanks for being so flexible and kind - and such a calming presence for the bridal party.

Hope we can work together again soon! [...]"


Diana T., Bride

"Connie is very detail oriented and will see things you don't see yourself - she will not leave one strand of hair or one stroke of makeup out of place! She is very hard-working and so dedicated to her work. I wanted to change my last hairstyle and she sent me several photos of it as she practiced on a mannequin so she could make sure it was perfect for my day (since we had very limited time for hair changes). 

Also, I can't tell you how much she helped me during our photo session to different sites. She followed me around to touch up my hair/makeup and style my veil .... She would even come out and help me during our individual photos while the rest of the wedding party stayed in the car!!!

She was also very appreciative of the things I tried to do for my vendors (feed them, etc.) - she said a very genuine "thank you" when nobody else did. Honestly, the overall best way I can describe Connie is a very hard-working, dedicated, generous artist!!!"


Shruti, Bride

"My makeup artist, Connie, was a GOD SEND!

She was so cheerful at 5 in the morning while the rest of us were definitely struggling.

I told Connie about my obsession with matte lipstick and she only fueled that obsession with all of her suggestions. She transformed me from traditional South Indian to glam-Old Hollywood in a matter of hours and was super conscious about all the different needs between my mother, sister and me.

So, for the wedding ceremony in the morning, I knew I was going to stick with a traditional look with super bright lipstick (to add a modern twist). As for the reception, I love jewelry and I knew that I wanted to wear as much as I could but still be able to move around comfortably so, Connie worked with me to find the easiest hairstyle that could accommodate jewelry pieces.

More importantly however, Connie was prepared for EVERYTHING!! My belt for the wedding ceremony broke apart and Connie was able to glue/stitch it up in no time at all. Right before the cocktail hour, one of Joe's buttons tore off of his suit and there was Connie with needle and thread. She was absolutely amazing!!"


Linda Wang, Wedding Photographer

"One of the things that sets Connie apart is her absolute attention to detail, and it's reflected in her flawless hair and makeup work. She is also an expert on how hair and makeup appears on camera, and she uses high-definition makeup on clients to make them look their absolute best in their pictures and video. As a photographer, you rarely find make up artists that are so conscientious about how their work looks on camera. Connie is unique, and it is such a pleasure working with her. On top of that, she has an infectious smile and such a sweet personality. I highly recommend her!"

Poonam C., Bride

"As an Indian bride I had a difficult time finding a hairstylist and makeup artist who had a modern aesthetic. I was very excited when I was able to book my wedding date with Connie. She helped me find hairstyles that best suited my face, venue, and traditional Indian wedding decor. However I still felt like a modern bride with my makeup and hair. During the hair and makeup trial with Connie, we were able to finalize the looks I had chosen, see them on myself, and add special touches to incorporate it with my wedding & reception gowns. On the day of the wedding she arrived early to setup, was organized, and made me feel at ease. I was very happy with the final look and Connie stayed by my side between photo opportunities to fix my dress and touch up my hair and makeup. She also did hair for my mother in law and sister in law who enjoyed working with her as well. I was very happy with the services Connie provided and would recommend her to my friends and fellow Indian brides who want to look elegant and modern on their wedding day."


Christina O., Bride

"I could not have been happier with my hair and makeup. I loved my look! She made me feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day. It was exactly what I wanted and it lasted until the after party. Connie did a fantastic job! She was so much fun and easy to work with. She would email me beauty tips and advice to prepare my skin for the big day. My mom and my sister were also pleased with their hair and makeup. She went above and beyomd to make our day extra special and I am truly grateful for that. Connie is a wonderful artist and I highly recommend her!"


Selina S., Bride

"Connie did a spectacular job with my hair and makeup - she swiftly grasped my vision (vintage glamour) and recognized what makeup would work best for the cameras and throughout a long, warm wedding day. She was incredibly responsive and flexible, both in finding just the right hairstyle and in broadening her services to assist with my bridesmaids with one of her partners. I appreciated her attention to detail and her skill (she's very much an artist!) at making me look like myself, but at my most glamorous! And all the photos turned out beautifully."


Giselle L., Bride

"Connie went above and beyond for her services as hair and makeup artist for my wedding day.... She is very dedicated to her profession, and it is evident through her work that she gives 110% to each of her clients. On the wedding day itself, we started early in the AM and Connie stayed by my side throughout the day doing touch-ups and working with the photographer during the photo sessions with the wedding party. It was a warm and humid day in Miami, so we were all sweating, including Connie, but she never complained and continued to wipe the sweat off the Groom's face! I would recommend her to any bride-to-be, you will definitely not be disappointed!"


Lu Gagnati, Wedding Photographer

"We love the attention you pay to the brides... We will be referring you as many brides as possible."


Margaret Wolf, Wedding & Portrait Photographer

"You were awesome to work with and I hope we can do more together!

You came well prepared. You have a wonderful presentation. The chair and the makeup spread really made my client feel special. It made it an 'event.' Which is exactly what I am trying to create. I was very impressed with your understanding of the measure of light and the color it can give off!"


Laura U., Bride

"I was so happy to have hired Connie for my wedding hair and makeup. She made all of my bridesmaids look stunning and I was very pleased with my makeup & hair. Her assistant, Devon helped with hair...and again, another amazing artist. Connie provided me with a calm and reassuring feeling on my wedding day. The image I had in mind for my wedding came to life, and Connie helped this come true by providing excellent service for hair and make up."


Anam P., Engaged

"You truly are an exceptional artist!! ... You made me look beautiful!! Everyone was impressed and I loved my vintage look.... Sam was in awe! You have a client forever!! :-) "


Christy C., Bride

"Connie is simply wonderful. She made me look like a model and I love her for it! She helped me with my engagement photos, trial run, and day-of and she was simply amazing. She helped me transition from first look to ceremony to reception. Everyone, including myself, was in awe of her and was consistently singing her praises all evening. She does hair AND make-up. I have a TON of hair but she made it look gorgeous. Great personality and very detailed. Just absolutely LOVED her!"



Rachael S., Bride

"... Connie created a vision for my hair and makeup that I hadn't even considered and it turned out beautifully and so perfect. She helped me take a leap of faith from the traditional 21st century wedding look and go more bold/vintage. When I look back through the pictures all of the bridesmaids and moms look absolutely stunning...each had their own unique hair and makeup look that suit their faces and personality perfectly. Connie worked up to the last second making sure everyone's makeup was perfect and every hair on my head was in place. It is very clear that Connie takes her work very seriously and makes sure everyone looks perfect! Connie was also very flexile with scheduling as we had a few hiccups the week before and Connie always responded to calls and emails promptly."


Natalie C., Bride

"Connie did a fantastic job on hair and makeup for myself plus my bridesmaids! My pictures turned out amazing and I am glad I trusted Connie to do both. I had complete confidence in her from the start.

Connie always responded to emails promptly, usually within a few hours. She provided helpful suggestions on how to get my skin ready for the big day and listened to my feedback to get the look I desired. If a particular product was not working with my skin, for example trial foundation did not last long enough, I told her this and she worked with me to get it right for the big day. I appreciated her honesty, flexibility attention to detail, and her genuine interest in making sure you are happy with your look.

Connie was a true pleasure to work with and I am very happy I chose her. Her prices were reasonable and she diligently worked through hair and makeup for myself and 5 bridesmaids and everyone looked like more beautiful versions of themselves. She really did a fantastic job on all skin tones.

I would hands down recommend her to any bride. She will take good care of you and I have complete confidence in her abilities."


Fan L., Bride

We had our wedding in early June, 2017 and had hired Connie as my HMUA.  She did the hair and makeup for me, three bridesmaids, and two mothers, with some help of her assistant. 

Because we had a day time wedding, she arrived super early in the morning. Connie was always punctual at work and you can tell how professional she was from the way she organized her hair and makeup tools. (BTW I am amazed by the amount of makeup and hair tools that she has!! You can hardly imagine! I'm sure she can meet all your expectations with her selections) 

She was absolutely professional! She was very concentrated in her work and super detailed-oriented. I had a trial with her about three months before the wedding, and on the wedding day she brought a piece of paper with all the notes she wrote down during the trial session regarding my makeup that really surprised me. Connie also gave us skin and hair preparation tips so that we could be better prepared on the wedding day. You probably would never find any other HMUA that could be as dedicated and detail-oriented as Connie.

Connie was very easy to work with,  I have communicated with her a lot about the makeup and hair that I wanted and she was working so hard and taking it so serious to meet all my requirements and expectations. She was very responsive responding to emails. I really enjoyed working with her! And I am very satisfied with the makeup and hair she did for me on my big day. My mum spoke highly of Connie too saying that she was so happy with her makeup and hair! I will definitely highly recommend Connie!


R.G., Bride

"Connie is amazing!!! She's receptive to all your needs and does beautiful makeup!! She's extremely attentive to detail. She did mine and my mother's makeup and up-dos for my wedding and reception and she was wonderful. Everyone was impressed with how natural and sophisticated we looked. She's also incredibly good at draping Indian clothes and saris. She truly is the best!!!"


Vicky C., Bride

"Connie is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to be around. From our first meeting, I felt so comfortable with her and I just knew she would be amazing! I decided to book her to stay with me. I have to say it was the best decision I had made on my wedding. She used airbrush on my face and it stayed on perfectly, no flaws at all. Everyone complimented me on my makeup looking so natural. With her help I was able to achieve the look I envisioned for my wedding day. I would recommend her to all future brides."


Katherine C., Bridesmaid

"Connie is absolutely amazing. She was hired for my cousins wedding to do hair for the entire bridal party plus the moms. Everyone had different types of hair, lengths and textures but it didn't seem to phase Connie. Everyone loved their hair and everyone at the wedding had many compliments for the bride, bridal party and moms."


Katie L., Bride

"Connie did an awesome job for my June wedding.

I had her do my hair and makeup which were gorgeous and held up for the entire day. We did 2 photo shoots outdoors (at noon and at sunset) in summertime and the hair and make up lasted through both; I didn't need to touch up. The makeup was natural and made me look like me, only better. She accented what needed to be accented (ie. eyes for asians) to make me look my best. She airbrushed the exposed part of my shoulders and my face and the photos (especially closeups) look absolutely flawless. I highly recommend adding the airbrush and it's so reasonably priced. She did the hair and makeup for the whole bridal party and my mom. They all loved her work as well.

Connie is such a great person to work with and will listen to your input/opinion. She is so responsive with contacting you and is very proactive about scheduling and preparing your skin the week leading up the wedding. She spent an entire afternoon on my trial to get the right look.

I highly recommend Connie to all you brides. Working with her on hair and makeup was one of the few things I didn't have to stress about during wedding planning and on the wedding day. Thank so much Connie for such a great experience and such a beautiful look!!!"


Zuly S., Bride

"Connie was so patient and flexible with my questions before my wedding. Even a couple of weeks before when my mother decided to have Connie do her makeup as well, Connie was able to accommodate and was even flexible with timing. She was great! My makeup and hair were flawless. More importantly I looked like myself-a really important request I had. My husband prefers minimal makeup, and luckily, he had a chance to meet Connie at the trial. We tried different looks during the trial, and by the wedding day, I had modified my makeup request again. Without any photo reference, just speaking to her, she NAILED the look. My mother was also so happy with her makeup and hair. She looked beautiful. My mother is a beautiful and has a youthful personality. Connie captured this. I was blown away when I saw my mother's makeup. I focus strongly on personality and connecting with people that I work with, especially for hair & makeup. Connie and I had such a great connection and she gained my trust. If I ever have another occasion for professional makeup I will contact her! There is no need to look anywhere else. She is awesome."


Julie C., Bride

"I also worked with Connie for our engagement photo session and our wedding. First of all, she is extremely professional and passionate! If you had any doubt about her quality of service she definitely is a perfectionist =) Her fees may seem a bit high but it is totally worth it. I also got her service to stay on site for our wedding to make sure my makeup and wedding dress+veil+accessories are picture perfect which they were. She is very easy to work with, you will not regret hiring her. My hair was initially done by a different hair vendor, but it started to fall apart after the ceremony, Connie used her magic to fix it and everyone said it looked better than before! I can not say enough good things about her, thank you so much Connie =)"


Katrina D., Bride

"Connie was absolutely delightful to work with! She is incredibly talented with BOTH hair and make-up, and she will travel to your site on the day of your wedding. I also love that Connie uses airbrushing, and she even airbrushed my shoulders, chest, and back for an additional but minimal charge. I met with Connie twice prior to my wedding day, to do a couple trial runs. Connie spent a lot of time with me, to make sure I was happy with the results. We experimented with a variety of looks, until I was able to say, without a doubt, "This is the look!" She was always prompt with emails, and was really helpful with working with me through emails prior to meeting, and in-between meetings. 

Connie has a way of putting you at ease. She is professional yet friendly, and she genuinely has a calming effect on people, which is especially great on your wedding day when there is so much buzz going on around you. Connie worked on both my bridesmaids, and my mom, as well as spent two hours on my hair and makeup before my wedding. Everyone loved her, and everyone was amazed by how talented she is!!! She was prompt and always at the top of her game. 

I would 100% recommend Connie to anyone searching for the right vendor for makeup and hair. Your photos and videos will turn out beautifully, and Connie will work with you to achieve the unique look you desire. I've only received the highest praises from everyone who saw me on my wedding day! Even my photographer told me I looked like I was from another time, and a friend remarked that I was like a 1920's model. That's pretty much what I was going for! Connie was able to achieve my vision, and she was a vital part of my wedding team. I never felt like I was wearing heavy makeup, and my makeup and hair held up perfectly throughout the evening. Connie is a true artist, and to not have to deal with a mall or salon on your wedding day is a godsend. 

So just relax; Connie will take care of it all, and her rates are completely reasonable, especially considering how dedicated she is, and how hard she works to make everything PERFECT. Plus she's a lot of fun too!!! Thank you, Connie!!! I could go on and on! :)"


Mary D., Bride

"Connie is professional, warm, helpful, and a perfectionist! For example, though I had my eyebrows done the day before my wedding, Connie was still able to make them look even better. She takes in account your skin and hair type, and any cosmetic allergies you might have when she does your makeup. My eyes are sensitive and dry but the false lashes and eye makeup she used did not irritate them at all. Connie is also very responsive and offers many helpful advice for preparing your skin and hair before the wedding. She makes you feel comfortable and is passionate about what she does. Everyone loved the way I looked that day and it was all due to Connie! I absolutely recommend having Connie do your hair and makeup for any special events you might have."


Rachael R., Bride

"Connie did such an amazing job for my wedding day. I had myself and 5 bridesmaids who required hair and make up that day. Everyone looked gorgeous! Leading up to the big day, I changed my mind several times about how I wanted hair and make up done, and had lots of questions for Connie. She always promptly answered my emails and was very patient and helpful. I couldn't has asked for more and can't wait for the next time we can work together! I looked gorgeous on my wedding day, all thanks to her!"

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