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Ashimoto Essential Beauty

Millburn , NJ

LOCATION

306 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ US 07041 (map)

PHONE

201-320-8080

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ABOUT US

Ashimoto Essential Beauty is an exquisite bridal hair and makeup boutique located at 306 millburn Ave, Millburn NJ 07041. Owner Meryl Schwartz and staff have graced many covers of the... Read more
Ashimoto Essential Beauty is an exquisite bridal hair and makeup boutique located at 306 millburn Ave, Millburn NJ 07041. Owner Meryl Schwartz and staff have graced many covers of the world's leading fashion magazines and runway. Ashimoto specializes in the latest trends such as makeup airbrushing and 100% human hair extensions, permanent lashes. Visit our website www.Ashimoto.com to view our galleries of Hair and Makeup. Contact us at 201-320-8080 or info@Ashimoto.com. We look forward to hearing from you. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/27/2013
0.0/5.0
It is one month since my wedding and I just received my pictures which is what prompted me to write this review. I had emailed Meryl right after my wedding explaining my dissatisfaction but she never even responded, not even an apology.

I went to Ashimoto after having a terrible trial experience at another vendor. Meryl had me meet her at her favored hair stylists salon in Cranford where Naomi would do my hair and she would do my makeup. Well I loved the trial and it lasted all day but my hair did fall out. Naomi assured me the day of she would use enough spray and my hair would hold. I bought extensions and ran everything by Naomi.

The day of my wedding came and Naomi showed up late (she was lost) she did my mother's hair which my mother hated. She said Naomi was not listening to her and she would rather do it herself. Naomi finally did my hair and it looked beautiful. She seemed to be in a rush because she didn't even wait till everyone was done before she left. Within an hour of my hair being done my curls were straight again and my hair looked FRIZZY. Now I have $4000 worth of pictures that look like a bride with FRIZZY hair instead of the curls I was promised.
All of my girls hair fell down with bobby pins falling out of their hair as well done by Tracy.

I did email Meryl to explain what happened and I received not even an email or a call back. Yes my makeup was fine except for having lip liner as my lipstick which just dried up my lips.

I would NEVER recommend a company that couldn't even supply a hair style that lasted over an hour. If you want to see pictures of what my hair looked like please feel free to email me so I can prove it to you. Maybe you would care more than the owner of the company.

I AM SOOOOO DISAPPOINTED!!!!
It is one month since my wedding and I just received my pictures which is what prompted me to write this review. I had Read more...
It is one month since my wedding and I just received my pictures which is what prompted me to write this review. I had emailed Meryl right after my wedding explaining my dissatisfaction but she never even responded, not even an apology.

I went to Ashimoto after having a terrible trial experience at another vendor. Meryl had me meet her at her favored hair stylists salon in Cranford where Naomi would do my hair and she would do my makeup. Well I loved the trial and it lasted all day but my hair did fall out. Naomi assured me the day of she would use enough spray and my hair would hold. I bought extensions and ran everything by Naomi.

The day of my wedding came and Naomi showed up late (she was lost) she did my mother's hair which my mother hated. She said Naomi was not listening to her and she would rather do it herself. Naomi finally did my hair and it looked beautiful. She seemed to be in a rush because she didn't even wait till everyone was done before she left. Within an hour of my hair being done my curls were straight again and my hair looked FRIZZY. Now I have $4000 worth of pictures that look like a bride with FRIZZY hair instead of the curls I was promised.
All of my girls hair fell down with bobby pins falling out of their hair as well done by Tracy.

I did email Meryl to explain what happened and I received not even an email or a call back. Yes my makeup was fine except for having lip liner as my lipstick which just dried up my lips.

I would NEVER recommend a company that couldn't even supply a hair style that lasted over an hour. If you want to see pictures of what my hair looked like please feel free to email me so I can prove it to you. Maybe you would care more than the owner of the company.

I AM SOOOOO DISAPPOINTED!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
Meryl (the owner of Ashimoto) did my make-up for my bridesmaid and I for my wedding day. Everyone looked fabulous and we got so many compliments on how great it turned out. I would definitely recommend Ashimoto!
Meryl (the owner of Ashimoto) did my make-up for my bridesmaid and I for my wedding day. Everyone looked fabulous and we Read more...
Meryl (the owner of Ashimoto) did my make-up for my bridesmaid and I for my wedding day. Everyone looked fabulous and we got so many compliments on how great it turned out. I would definitely recommend Ashimoto! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved the girls at Ashimoto! They did a phenomenal job on my hair and makeup and helped work around my crazy schedule and with my 2 babies running around. I highly recommend them!
I loved the girls at Ashimoto! They did a phenomenal job on my hair and makeup and helped work around my crazy schedule Read more...
I loved the girls at Ashimoto! They did a phenomenal job on my hair and makeup and helped work around my crazy schedule and with my 2 babies running around. I highly recommend them! Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
10/6/2012
1.5/5.0
I contacted Meryl (owner of Ashimoto) to set up a hair and makeup trial. I had arranged engagement pics to be taken the same day at the place that I had gotten engaged. On the night before my trial, Meryl sent me a text that she needed to cancel because they had double booked. I barely got an apology, but I still rescheduled my trial. I loved my hair and makeup when I left my trial, so I booked Ashimoto for my wedding day. I gave a deposit at that time, even though I wasn't 100% certain if all 3 of my girl + my mother wanted her hair and makeup done. A little over 3 weeks before my wedding, one of my bridemaids decided that she wanted to do her own makeup (because her husband had just been laid off and she wanted to save some money) and my mother cut her hair short (and it was pointless for her to pay $90 to have it done). I contacted Meryl to let her know that 1 less hair and 1 less makeup would be needed and she told me that the contract stated that I needed to give 30 days notice. Having 7 other contracts signed, all of them allowed changes up until a week or 2 before the wedding. SO, on top of the $150 + tip I paid for a trial, I also paid $320 for my hair and makeup and then I had to pay $180 for the 2 services not used. I made my aunt get her makeup done since I was paying for it anyways, but I was very upset that Meryl would do that to me on my wedding day. She bragged during my session that she had to hurry up and get to the next site because she was doing 11 girls. What a slap in the face that she took money out of my pocket when she was going to do an additional 11 girls on top of the 5 that were paid by me and my party. She tried to sell me over $200 worth of Mary Kay skin care and makeup on top of it. I decided I only wanted the lip color she used on me and didn't realize until I got to my venue that she had basically given me a sheer lip gloss (pretty much the same color as my lips.)
I contacted Meryl (owner of Ashimoto) to set up a hair and makeup trial. I had arranged engagement pics to be taken the Read more...
I contacted Meryl (owner of Ashimoto) to set up a hair and makeup trial. I had arranged engagement pics to be taken the same day at the place that I had gotten engaged. On the night before my trial, Meryl sent me a text that she needed to cancel because they had double booked. I barely got an apology, but I still rescheduled my trial. I loved my hair and makeup when I left my trial, so I booked Ashimoto for my wedding day. I gave a deposit at that time, even though I wasn't 100% certain if all 3 of my girl + my mother wanted her hair and makeup done. A little over 3 weeks before my wedding, one of my bridemaids decided that she wanted to do her own makeup (because her husband had just been laid off and she wanted to save some money) and my mother cut her hair short (and it was pointless for her to pay $90 to have it done). I contacted Meryl to let her know that 1 less hair and 1 less makeup would be needed and she told me that the contract stated that I needed to give 30 days notice. Having 7 other contracts signed, all of them allowed changes up until a week or 2 before the wedding. SO, on top of the $150 + tip I paid for a trial, I also paid $320 for my hair and makeup and then I had to pay $180 for the 2 services not used. I made my aunt get her makeup done since I was paying for it anyways, but I was very upset that Meryl would do that to me on my wedding day. She bragged during my session that she had to hurry up and get to the next site because she was doing 11 girls. What a slap in the face that she took money out of my pocket when she was going to do an additional 11 girls on top of the 5 that were paid by me and my party. She tried to sell me over $200 worth of Mary Kay skin care and makeup on top of it. I decided I only wanted the lip color she used on me and didn't realize until I got to my venue that she had basically given me a sheer lip gloss (pretty much the same color as my lips.) Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I made a last minute change to my stylist (by last minute I mean about 2 weeks before the wedding). I was in complete panic mode until I spoke to Meryl. She put me at ease before we even met. I went for my trial a week before the wedding. Meryl did my makeup and Naomi (owner of Cranford Hair Company) did my hair. OMG I was so pleased with both women!!! They listened to me and put together the perfect look. The day of the wedding they were both early (had to get started at 6am at the hotel) and they both worked very quickly. The quality of work was amazing. I never felt so good in my life and all the girls in the bridal party looked awesome. Both Meryl and Naomi are MASTERS of their respective crafts. Plus they are just awesome women to be around. :)
I made a last minute change to my stylist (by last minute I mean about 2 weeks before the wedding). I was in complete Read more...
I made a last minute change to my stylist (by last minute I mean about 2 weeks before the wedding). I was in complete panic mode until I spoke to Meryl. She put me at ease before we even met. I went for my trial a week before the wedding. Meryl did my makeup and Naomi (owner of Cranford Hair Company) did my hair. OMG I was so pleased with both women!!! They listened to me and put together the perfect look. The day of the wedding they were both early (had to get started at 6am at the hotel) and they both worked very quickly. The quality of work was amazing. I never felt so good in my life and all the girls in the bridal party looked awesome. Both Meryl and Naomi are MASTERS of their respective crafts. Plus they are just awesome women to be around. :) Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.9/5.0
Ashimoto was great! Meryl was amazing and did my makeup exactly how I wanted it. I am a very picky person and I usually do my own makeup...I went out of my comfort zone and Meryl was amazing!! They did both hair and makeup for myself and my mother and we were thrilled!
Ashimoto was great! Meryl was amazing and did my makeup exactly how I wanted it. I am a very picky person and I usually do Read more...
Ashimoto was great! Meryl was amazing and did my makeup exactly how I wanted it. I am a very picky person and I usually do my own makeup...I went out of my comfort zone and Meryl was amazing!! They did both hair and makeup for myself and my mother and we were thrilled! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.6/5.0
Meril, the owner is talented, BUT totally scattered. She comes off as if she is on something. She did my hair and makeup for my friends wedding 1 year ago. She did an amazing job. She used MAC. One year later I booked her. She switched to all Mary Kay products. Once I booked her I had an impossible try getting in touch with her. She sent me several wrong invoices with other peoples wedding info and the wrong price about 4 times. I went for a trial and it was fine. Two weeks later she called me and said she was looking forward to meeting me at my wedding. Go figure. She forgot about the trial. Her worked has gone down, bigtime, and the switch from MAC to MK sucks. I DO NOT recommend this person. As for hair- she brought a lady named Maria with her who is great.
Meril, the owner is talented, BUT totally scattered. She comes off as if she is on something. She did my hair and makeup Read more...
Meril, the owner is talented, BUT totally scattered. She comes off as if she is on something. She did my hair and makeup for my friends wedding 1 year ago. She did an amazing job. She used MAC. One year later I booked her. She switched to all Mary Kay products. Once I booked her I had an impossible try getting in touch with her. She sent me several wrong invoices with other peoples wedding info and the wrong price about 4 times. I went for a trial and it was fine. Two weeks later she called me and said she was looking forward to meeting me at my wedding. Go figure. She forgot about the trial. Her worked has gone down, bigtime, and the switch from MAC to MK sucks. I DO NOT recommend this person. As for hair- she brought a lady named Maria with her who is great. Read less
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Stacie
Wedding:
5/4/2012
4.7/5.0
I used Tonia to do my hair and Merril to do my makeup from Ashimoto Studio in Millburn NJ. They were very professional and I felt they befriended me, gave me guidance, and made me feel beautiful on my wedding day. You cannot put a price tag on that. I was so pleased with how I looked/felt and without them, I wouldn't have felt I 'did it right.' You can't mess around on your wedding day...and I can honestly say I was sooo pleased with the outcome and felt that my appearance was the best it could be thanks to them!
I used Tonia to do my hair and Merril to do my makeup from Ashimoto Studio in Millburn NJ. They were very professional and Read more...
I used Tonia to do my hair and Merril to do my makeup from Ashimoto Studio in Millburn NJ. They were very professional and I felt they befriended me, gave me guidance, and made me feel beautiful on my wedding day. You cannot put a price tag on that. I was so pleased with how I looked/felt and without them, I wouldn't have felt I 'did it right.' You can't mess around on your wedding day...and I can honestly say I was sooo pleased with the outcome and felt that my appearance was the best it could be thanks to them! Read less
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FallWedding23
Wedding:
11/12/2011
1.8/5.0
The salon where I was getting my hair done recommended that I use Meryl (the owner) and her staff at Ashimoto for make-up. Given the recommendation, I assumed that I would be in good hands. Through the months leading up to my wedding, Meryl was always difficult to get in touch with and I found that she did not write down the details I told her. I often found myself telling her things I told her in previous conversations. This "problem" of hers came to a head on my wedding day when the make up artist, Jessica, showed up WITHOUT the tools to airbursh my make-up like I had requested. Meryl forgot/neglected to tell Jessica that I requested airbrushing on my wedding day. Thankfully, Jessica, was fantastic and my make-up stayed well through the day, but every time I hugged someone I was worried about smudging on them and on me! Meryl's lack of organization/responsiveness was a low point in my wedding planning and on my wedding day.
The salon where I was getting my hair done recommended that I use Meryl (the owner) and her staff at Ashimoto for make-up. Read more...
The salon where I was getting my hair done recommended that I use Meryl (the owner) and her staff at Ashimoto for make-up. Given the recommendation, I assumed that I would be in good hands. Through the months leading up to my wedding, Meryl was always difficult to get in touch with and I found that she did not write down the details I told her. I often found myself telling her things I told her in previous conversations. This "problem" of hers came to a head on my wedding day when the make up artist, Jessica, showed up WITHOUT the tools to airbursh my make-up like I had requested. Meryl forgot/neglected to tell Jessica that I requested airbrushing on my wedding day. Thankfully, Jessica, was fantastic and my make-up stayed well through the day, but every time I hugged someone I was worried about smudging on them and on me! Meryl's lack of organization/responsiveness was a low point in my wedding planning and on my wedding day. Read less
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ccuevas27
Wedding:
4/22/2011
0.0/5.0
I am sad to say that Ashi Moto was just terrible. They came as a recommendation from the wedding venue, and since then the venue has told me they are reconsidering having them as a preferred vendor. First, the owner of Ashi Moto, Meryl, told me if I wanted to get ready at the venue, I would need to get a director's chair so she could better reach the girls' faces and flood lights. I called the venue and they agreed that it was a ridiculous request as she should have this herself and no other makeup or hair artist had aksed for these items. They thought it especially strange since she is their only preferred vendor for hair/makeup, so they called her and set her straight on these things and she apologized and did hair and makeup without those items. For the makeup, none of the 5 girls were happy with what Meryl did (myself included). We kept telling her that what she did looked exactly like our every day makeup that we do ourselves and that we needed it a little punched up and more glamorous. She redid me and one of the bridesmaids 3 times. It still wasn't right but at that point she just wasn't getting it and we were running out of time (I had done a makeup trial with her and during that trial she did a decent job, but I told her it needed to be a little more glam for the wedding day and she agreed so I really thought she could get it the day of the wedding). It looked decent, but wasn't what we wanted. I've since gotten the pictures and the makeup photographed horribly. I was not pleased at all (and it's not the photographer or the lighting as people who didn't get their makeup done by her look just fine). All of our eyes look almost black and the makeup was very messy looking around the eyes (even with constant cleanings with q-tips under the eyes). For hair- the woman showed up 45 minutes late (Meryl kept calling her asking where she was and trying to give her directions to the venue and never once apologized for her tardiness). All 5 of the women (including myself) hated their hair when it was done. It was terrible. Everyone's hair was done by 2pm for a 5:30pm ceremony and all of our hair started uncurling and getting frizzy by 3:00pm and we hadn't gone outside or gotten dressed yet. It was horrible. Not to mention, the hair she did (unfortunately I do not remember the woman's name) was uncreative, messy and something we could've done better ourselves with a curling iron and some hairspray. My hair was so bad that I had to call her after she left and ask what to do to fix it as all of the curls came out and it started to lay extremely flat against my face- not the volumized curls I had asked for. She told me to just bend over, shake out my hair, spray some hair spray at the roots and it would be fixed...it definitely wasn't. So, the venue had a wonderful bridal attendant who works part time at a hair salon. She came in and agreed that our hair was definitely not done well and she fixed my hair (thank god we had spray, curling iron and blow dryer!). She did it with 15 mins. to spare for the ceremony and saved the day! It made for a very stressful experience and while the hair was a vast improvement, it still wasn't what I asked for and Ashi Moto is responsible. To top it off, Meryl and the girl who did my hair were also pretty rude, curt and standoffish. Very unprofessional and both had an attitude. Plus, the hair stylist was late and both her and Meryl rushed to get done so they could go to their next appt!
I am sad to say that Ashi Moto was just terrible. They came as a recommendation from the wedding venue, and since then the Read more...
I am sad to say that Ashi Moto was just terrible. They came as a recommendation from the wedding venue, and since then the venue has told me they are reconsidering having them as a preferred vendor. First, the owner of Ashi Moto, Meryl, told me if I wanted to get ready at the venue, I would need to get a director's chair so she could better reach the girls' faces and flood lights. I called the venue and they agreed that it was a ridiculous request as she should have this herself and no other makeup or hair artist had aksed for these items. They thought it especially strange since she is their only preferred vendor for hair/makeup, so they called her and set her straight on these things and she apologized and did hair and makeup without those items. For the makeup, none of the 5 girls were happy with what Meryl did (myself included). We kept telling her that what she did looked exactly like our every day makeup that we do ourselves and that we needed it a little punched up and more glamorous. She redid me and one of the bridesmaids 3 times. It still wasn't right but at that point she just wasn't getting it and we were running out of time (I had done a makeup trial with her and during that trial she did a decent job, but I told her it needed to be a little more glam for the wedding day and she agreed so I really thought she could get it the day of the wedding). It looked decent, but wasn't what we wanted. I've since gotten the pictures and the makeup photographed horribly. I was not pleased at all (and it's not the photographer or the lighting as people who didn't get their makeup done by her look just fine). All of our eyes look almost black and the makeup was very messy looking around the eyes (even with constant cleanings with q-tips under the eyes). For hair- the woman showed up 45 minutes late (Meryl kept calling her asking where she was and trying to give her directions to the venue and never once apologized for her tardiness). All 5 of the women (including myself) hated their hair when it was done. It was terrible. Everyone's hair was done by 2pm for a 5:30pm ceremony and all of our hair started uncurling and getting frizzy by 3:00pm and we hadn't gone outside or gotten dressed yet. It was horrible. Not to mention, the hair she did (unfortunately I do not remember the woman's name) was uncreative, messy and something we could've done better ourselves with a curling iron and some hairspray. My hair was so bad that I had to call her after she left and ask what to do to fix it as all of the curls came out and it started to lay extremely flat against my face- not the volumized curls I had asked for. She told me to just bend over, shake out my hair, spray some hair spray at the roots and it would be fixed...it definitely wasn't. So, the venue had a wonderful bridal attendant who works part time at a hair salon. She came in and agreed that our hair was definitely not done well and she fixed my hair (thank god we had spray, curling iron and blow dryer!). She did it with 15 mins. to spare for the ceremony and saved the day! It made for a very stressful experience and while the hair was a vast improvement, it still wasn't what I asked for and Ashi Moto is responsible. To top it off, Meryl and the girl who did my hair were also pretty rude, curt and standoffish. Very unprofessional and both had an attitude. Plus, the hair stylist was late and both her and Meryl rushed to get done so they could go to their next appt! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I had Meryl for makeup and Eva for hair on the day of my wedding for 11 people- and wow what a fantastic job they did! Everyone loved them, and they made everyone look beautiful! They were on time (6am!), and stayed until we were ready to go- doing last minute touch ups to make everything perfect. My airbrushing was flawless, and my hair exquisite.

We all loved them, and I would highly recommend them to any bride who does not want to worry about hair and makeup on their wedding day!
I had Meryl for makeup and Eva for hair on the day of my wedding for 11 people- and wow what a fantastic job they did! Read more...
I had Meryl for makeup and Eva for hair on the day of my wedding for 11 people- and wow what a fantastic job they did! Everyone loved them, and they made everyone look beautiful! They were on time (6am!), and stayed until we were ready to go- doing last minute touch ups to make everything perfect. My airbrushing was flawless, and my hair exquisite.

We all loved them, and I would highly recommend them to any bride who does not want to worry about hair and makeup on their wedding day! Read less
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Jodi
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
If I ever have to get my make-up done for ANYTHING again I will be asking Meryl and her team at Ashimoto to help me. I LOVED the way that I looked and all of the girls in my wedding party did as well. Meryl is kind, down to earth and on top of her game so that you never need to worry about having her with you on a high stress day.
If I ever have to get my make-up done for ANYTHING again I will be asking Meryl and her team at Ashimoto to help me. I Read more...
If I ever have to get my make-up done for ANYTHING again I will be asking Meryl and her team at Ashimoto to help me. I LOVED the way that I looked and all of the girls in my wedding party did as well. Meryl is kind, down to earth and on top of her game so that you never need to worry about having her with you on a high stress day. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I had Gina and Sabrina do my hair and makeup for my wedding. They were fantastic!!! I have never loved my hair and makeup as much as I did that day. My bridesmaids and my mom loved their hair and makeup!!. Sabrina airbrushed myself and my sisters and it looked flawless. Gina came to the hotel at 6:30 in the morning to get our hair started and finished all 8 girls on time! I would definitely recommend them to someone else.
I had Gina and Sabrina do my hair and makeup for my wedding. They were fantastic!!! I have never loved my hair and makeup Read more...
I had Gina and Sabrina do my hair and makeup for my wedding. They were fantastic!!! I have never loved my hair and makeup as much as I did that day. My bridesmaids and my mom loved their hair and makeup!!. Sabrina airbrushed myself and my sisters and it looked flawless. Gina came to the hotel at 6:30 in the morning to get our hair started and finished all 8 girls on time! I would definitely recommend them to someone else. Read less
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tkg
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Eva did my hair and Sabrina did my makeup for my wedding day, and I really feel that I lucked out. I was so incredibly happy with the job they did on my hair and makeup. I felt that I truly never looked better in my life. They are both such professionals and were great to work with. They also did a fantastic job on my family and bridesmaids as well. If I ever have to get my hair or makeup done again, I will use them again without question. They both showed up exactly on time. I did a trial with both of them before the wedding, and they stuck to and remembered exactly what I liked (and it came out even better than the trial). They listened to me and tried very hard to make my hair and makeup the way I liked it (which was a more natural but finished look, with my hair down; I used airbrushing which I was hesitant to use but it came out so natural and lasted the whole night; I used lashes which I've never used before and it added a lot to the look). I felt that the work they did on my family, friends and myself were of the quality that is seen in fashion magazines. They were that good! Thank you for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day!
Eva did my hair and Sabrina did my makeup for my wedding day, and I really feel that I lucked out. I was so incredibly Read more...
Eva did my hair and Sabrina did my makeup for my wedding day, and I really feel that I lucked out. I was so incredibly happy with the job they did on my hair and makeup. I felt that I truly never looked better in my life. They are both such professionals and were great to work with. They also did a fantastic job on my family and bridesmaids as well. If I ever have to get my hair or makeup done again, I will use them again without question. They both showed up exactly on time. I did a trial with both of them before the wedding, and they stuck to and remembered exactly what I liked (and it came out even better than the trial). They listened to me and tried very hard to make my hair and makeup the way I liked it (which was a more natural but finished look, with my hair down; I used airbrushing which I was hesitant to use but it came out so natural and lasted the whole night; I used lashes which I've never used before and it added a lot to the look). I felt that the work they did on my family, friends and myself were of the quality that is seen in fashion magazines. They were that good! Thank you for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day! Read less
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sorianef
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.5/5.0
Kristin and Gina did my makeup and hair. Kristin was great to work with and did my makeup beautifully. She is highly recommended. Gina did my hair, and although mine and all the girls hair turned out great, she was rushing us on my wedding day as she was trying to get to the next appointment. Overall they were good, except it would've been nice if Gina was more accomodating to the bride's schedule rather than her schedule.
Kristin and Gina did my makeup and hair. Kristin was great to work with and did my makeup beautifully. She is highly Read more...
Kristin and Gina did my makeup and hair. Kristin was great to work with and did my makeup beautifully. She is highly recommended. Gina did my hair, and although mine and all the girls hair turned out great, she was rushing us on my wedding day as she was trying to get to the next appointment. Overall they were good, except it would've been nice if Gina was more accomodating to the bride's schedule rather than her schedule. Read less
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Misty
Wedding:
9/28/2008
3.7/5.0
Rita & Meryl were great, but it was very expensive. My makeup was lovely, but my hair fell flat very quickly. It was rainy out, but it was also rainy the day before when I did my own hair. My curls stayed with hot rollers that I did myself, but fell flat almost immediately from Rita's curling iron. She did a great job on my bridesmaid's up-do. She was nice, but I would only recommend up-do.

My makeup was lovely, but I thought $150 was way too much for makeup.
Rita & Meryl were great, but it was very expensive. My makeup was lovely, but my hair fell flat very quickly. It was rainy Read more...
Rita & Meryl were great, but it was very expensive. My makeup was lovely, but my hair fell flat very quickly. It was rainy out, but it was also rainy the day before when I did my own hair. My curls stayed with hot rollers that I did myself, but fell flat almost immediately from Rita's curling iron. She did a great job on my bridesmaid's up-do. She was nice, but I would only recommend up-do.

My makeup was lovely, but I thought $150 was way too much for makeup. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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heathergall
Wedding:
7/5/2008
5.0/5.0
I got my hair and makeup done here. The best thing about them is that they have entirely flexible hours. We had our wedding in the morning, and they scheduled me for 7am, which no regular salon would do! They are really nice people and you really feel like you're getting a makeover worthy of "What Not to Wear". They were able to hide my acne, and listened well to what I wanted my makeup and hair to look like. My pictures came out better than I ever could have imagined.
I got my hair and makeup done here. The best thing about them is that they have entirely flexible hours. We had our Read more...
I got my hair and makeup done here. The best thing about them is that they have entirely flexible hours. We had our wedding in the morning, and they scheduled me for 7am, which no regular salon would do! They are really nice people and you really feel like you're getting a makeover worthy of "What Not to Wear". They were able to hide my acne, and listened well to what I wanted my makeup and hair to look like. My pictures came out better than I ever could have imagined. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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erusso33
Wedding:
4/26/2008
4.6/5.0
Although I did not use Ashimoto for my wedding day my mother did and she looked great. Meryl did a great job on her make-up. And her hair stayed the entire night. A little on the pricey side though for a non-bride.
Although I did not use Ashimoto for my wedding day my mother did and she looked great. Meryl did a great job on her Read more...
Although I did not use Ashimoto for my wedding day my mother did and she looked great. Meryl did a great job on her make-up. And her hair stayed the entire night. A little on the pricey side though for a non-bride. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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