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Athena U, Airbrush Makeup & Hair Team

San Jose , CA

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San Jose, CA 95111 US
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Caroline
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
My friend used Athena for her wedding and raved about how good she is. Since I was a bridesmaid, I was able to interact with her personally. Fast forward 2 years, and now I am the bride! I knew right away that I would use Athena.

I would say the quality is totally worth it. I feel so bad for the brides who spend a little less money on their hair and makeup only to not look as nice. You seriously do get what you pay for (most of the time), and I am happy I shelled out for Athena. All night people complimented me on my make up and hair. Further, I'm completely satisfied with how I look in the pictures. How you look in real life is different than how you'll look in pictures, and I'll be happy every time I look at these pictures for years to come!

She seriously is AMAZING, and I totally recommend her to any bride out there. On top of everything, she is extremely flexible of our meeting place. I loved working with Athena!

Cost:
$ 450+ for hair & make up. Gratuity is up to you.
My friend used Athena for her wedding and raved about how good she is. Since I was a bridesmaid, I was able to interact Read more...
My friend used Athena for her wedding and raved about how good she is. Since I was a bridesmaid, I was able to interact with her personally. Fast forward 2 years, and now I am the bride! I knew right away that I would use Athena.

I would say the quality is totally worth it. I feel so bad for the brides who spend a little less money on their hair and makeup only to not look as nice. You seriously do get what you pay for (most of the time), and I am happy I shelled out for Athena. All night people complimented me on my make up and hair. Further, I'm completely satisfied with how I look in the pictures. How you look in real life is different than how you'll look in pictures, and I'll be happy every time I look at these pictures for years to come!

She seriously is AMAZING, and I totally recommend her to any bride out there. On top of everything, she is extremely flexible of our meeting place. I loved working with Athena!

Cost:
$ 450+ for hair & make up. Gratuity is up to you. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Kerry
Wedding:
10/29/2010
4.8/5.0
Athena, you were absolutely wonderful!! My hair and makeup looked sooo good and held up throughout the whole day. I really liked how you arranged the flowers in my hair and would recommend your brides to put flowers in their hair because it looks great in the pictures. Thank you again for being so great and making me feel beautiful on my special day!
Athena, you were absolutely wonderful!! My hair and makeup looked sooo good and held up throughout the whole day. I really Read more...
Athena, you were absolutely wonderful!! My hair and makeup looked sooo good and held up throughout the whole day. I really liked how you arranged the flowers in my hair and would recommend your brides to put flowers in their hair because it looks great in the pictures. Thank you again for being so great and making me feel beautiful on my special day! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Willa
Wedding:
9/25/2010
3.2/5.0
Athena is professional and will respond to your needs. She did a good job for my wedding. However, beware that she will book too many weddings on a day. I recommend that if she says that she has another wedding on your day, go with another vendor because her tardiness will stress you out. Also, she is not flexible with the amount of people who needs their hair done. I originally had 5 people who needed hair and make-up done, but one of them couldn't make it on the wedding day and Athena ended up charging me anyway for that fifth person even though the service that was not performed...
Athena is professional and will respond to your needs. She did a good job for my wedding. However, beware that she will Read more...
Athena is professional and will respond to your needs. She did a good job for my wedding. However, beware that she will book too many weddings on a day. I recommend that if she says that she has another wedding on your day, go with another vendor because her tardiness will stress you out. Also, she is not flexible with the amount of people who needs their hair done. I originally had 5 people who needed hair and make-up done, but one of them couldn't make it on the wedding day and Athena ended up charging me anyway for that fifth person even though the service that was not performed... Read less
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doug
Wedding:
9/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Worth every penny, even pay for extra touch-up during the day if you are taking pictures during the day light on a warm day. You dont want your make up running or smearing. Very professional and did a great job with hair and make up. Will use again, wish I could learn how to do more of this myself but just need to remember the tips and find my "style"
Worth every penny, even pay for extra touch-up during the day if you are taking pictures during the day light on a warm Read more...
Worth every penny, even pay for extra touch-up during the day if you are taking pictures during the day light on a warm day. You dont want your make up running or smearing. Very professional and did a great job with hair and make up. Will use again, wish I could learn how to do more of this myself but just need to remember the tips and find my "style" Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Donna
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.8/5.0
Athena is a wonderful hairstylist & makeup artist. She was kind, professional & sweet from the first time I contacted her over a year ago to inquire about her services & pricing.

I went to her for a makeup & hair trial prior to my wedding and all went smoothly. It was a really hot day and it gave me a chance to see how well the makeup stayed put (I "glisten" -- girls don't "sweat" :-p -- quite easily). The airbrushing was really light, didn't feel like anything was on. It didn't run or streak. My long hair retained its curls (even after I fell asleep!) until I washed it out the next morning.

Her prices are really reasonable. Even though my wedding took place in Carmel, she didn't charge me an arm & a leg for travel from San Jose. Nor was her early-morning charge (I had a morning ceremony, so her services had to begin at 7am). Most other Bay Area makeup artists had prices through the roof!

She also did hair & makeup for my mother that day. My mother looked & felt so pretty! Athena's make-up enhances one's look & doesn't make you look overdone (unless that's the look you're going for, of course). She even smoothed out my hubby's complexion for free!

Oh, and Athena, if you're reading this.... my brother said he thought you're really pretty cute, but he was too shy to tell you!
Athena is a wonderful hairstylist & makeup artist. She was kind, professional & sweet from the first time I contacted her Read more...
Athena is a wonderful hairstylist & makeup artist. She was kind, professional & sweet from the first time I contacted her over a year ago to inquire about her services & pricing.

I went to her for a makeup & hair trial prior to my wedding and all went smoothly. It was a really hot day and it gave me a chance to see how well the makeup stayed put (I "glisten" -- girls don't "sweat" :-p -- quite easily). The airbrushing was really light, didn't feel like anything was on. It didn't run or streak. My long hair retained its curls (even after I fell asleep!) until I washed it out the next morning.

Her prices are really reasonable. Even though my wedding took place in Carmel, she didn't charge me an arm & a leg for travel from San Jose. Nor was her early-morning charge (I had a morning ceremony, so her services had to begin at 7am). Most other Bay Area makeup artists had prices through the roof!

She also did hair & makeup for my mother that day. My mother looked & felt so pretty! Athena's make-up enhances one's look & doesn't make you look overdone (unless that's the look you're going for, of course). She even smoothed out my hubby's complexion for free!

Oh, and Athena, if you're reading this.... my brother said he thought you're really pretty cute, but he was too shy to tell you! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I love the make-up and hair Athena did for me. she made my special day perfect and did the look exactly as i asked and better. all my family and friends love her work too. I will definitely keep use her for my special occasions in the future and recommend her to any one needs this kind of service. GREAT job and GREAT personality, i enjoyed a lot working with her. Thank you and keep up with the good job. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the make-up and hair Athena did for me. she made my special day perfect and did the look exactly as i asked and Read more...
I love the make-up and hair Athena did for me. she made my special day perfect and did the look exactly as i asked and better. all my family and friends love her work too. I will definitely keep use her for my special occasions in the future and recommend her to any one needs this kind of service. GREAT job and GREAT personality, i enjoyed a lot working with her. Thank you and keep up with the good job. !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Dorothy
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.8/5.0
I was really happy with both my hair and make up! Athena came to the house. I paid extra for the airbrush make up, and it turned out great. I didn't even need to blot once between 1:30 pm and 1:30 am! She also mixes a custom lip color for you and puts a little bit on the end of one of your own lipsticks so you can reapply the same color all night.
The hair was really great - stayed in place through 2 clothing changes, veil, traditional Vietnamese headress and a lot of dancing.
She is a super sweet person and really open to your own comments. You bring some photos of make up and hair you like to the trial and she goes from there. I would definitely hire Athena again and recommend her without reservation!
I was really happy with both my hair and make up! Athena came to the house. I paid extra for the airbrush make up, and it Read more...
I was really happy with both my hair and make up! Athena came to the house. I paid extra for the airbrush make up, and it turned out great. I didn't even need to blot once between 1:30 pm and 1:30 am! She also mixes a custom lip color for you and puts a little bit on the end of one of your own lipsticks so you can reapply the same color all night.
The hair was really great - stayed in place through 2 clothing changes, veil, traditional Vietnamese headress and a lot of dancing.
She is a super sweet person and really open to your own comments. You bring some photos of make up and hair you like to the trial and she goes from there. I would definitely hire Athena again and recommend her without reservation! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Athena of Artistry by Athena AMAZING! Very easy to work with, reasonably priced, personable, flexible, and extremely talented! I can't say enough good things about their work! During my trial, I showed her pictures of what I'd like, she was able to recreate it completely...and made it even BETTER!
Athena were also very professional and I never had a doubt in my mind that Artistry by Athena and her other makeup artist were the perfect choice for my hair and make up for my wedding. They did my entire wedding party as well as myself and we all looked absolutely beautiful. We all had multiple compliments from everyone at the wedding as to how good our make up and hair looked. I liked about Athena's airbrush makeup was that my skin look flawless and they did EXACTLY what we wanted as we all wanted something a little different. A couple of girls in my wedding party weren't going to get their make up done, and then after seeing how good everyone else looked, they decided to have it done last minute and Athena accommodate them. Also, our hair and make up stayed put all night long! I never had to fix my hair or apply more make up. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely choose Artistry by Athena. I LOVE and LOVE her airbrush makeup. Must try it when you have trial run with her.
Athena of Artistry by Athena AMAZING! Very easy to work with, reasonably priced, personable, flexible, and extremely Read more...
Athena of Artistry by Athena AMAZING! Very easy to work with, reasonably priced, personable, flexible, and extremely talented! I can't say enough good things about their work! During my trial, I showed her pictures of what I'd like, she was able to recreate it completely...and made it even BETTER!
Athena were also very professional and I never had a doubt in my mind that Artistry by Athena and her other makeup artist were the perfect choice for my hair and make up for my wedding. They did my entire wedding party as well as myself and we all looked absolutely beautiful. We all had multiple compliments from everyone at the wedding as to how good our make up and hair looked. I liked about Athena's airbrush makeup was that my skin look flawless and they did EXACTLY what we wanted as we all wanted something a little different. A couple of girls in my wedding party weren't going to get their make up done, and then after seeing how good everyone else looked, they decided to have it done last minute and Athena accommodate them. Also, our hair and make up stayed put all night long! I never had to fix my hair or apply more make up. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely choose Artistry by Athena. I LOVE and LOVE her airbrush makeup. Must try it when you have trial run with her. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Vienna
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Athena did my make-up for my wedding. As the bride, I really wanted to look my best. Athena was absolutely fabulous. She was warm and friendly and yet extremely professional. Athena conducted a pre-wedding make up consultation. She is certainly service oriented and she is a professional in her field. The make-up quality excellent and it lasted through my entire wedding and reception. I couldn't believe it! I received numerous compliments. I can't get over how good I look in my wedding photos. I would highly recommend Athena's services to anyone. She is really a great makeup artist and a wonderful person!
Athena did my make-up for my wedding. As the bride, I really wanted to look my best. Athena was absolutely fabulous. She Read more...
Athena did my make-up for my wedding. As the bride, I really wanted to look my best. Athena was absolutely fabulous. She was warm and friendly and yet extremely professional. Athena conducted a pre-wedding make up consultation. She is certainly service oriented and she is a professional in her field. The make-up quality excellent and it lasted through my entire wedding and reception. I couldn't believe it! I received numerous compliments. I can't get over how good I look in my wedding photos. I would highly recommend Athena's services to anyone. She is really a great makeup artist and a wonderful person! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Patricia
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
Athena and her other makeup artists were amazing. My trial with Athena was great. On the day-of she was on time, set up quickly, and did an amazing job. I loved my hair and make-up and got so many compliments. She even stayed after she was done to wait for my florist to show up with the flowers for my hair.

Her assistant did all of the Mother’s and bridesmaid’s hair and they all loved what she did.
Athena and her other makeup artists were amazing. My trial with Athena was great. On the day-of she was on time, set up Read more...
Athena and her other makeup artists were amazing. My trial with Athena was great. On the day-of she was on time, set up quickly, and did an amazing job. I loved my hair and make-up and got so many compliments. She even stayed after she was done to wait for my florist to show up with the flowers for my hair.

Her assistant did all of the Mother’s and bridesmaid’s hair and they all loved what she did. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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