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Beautiful Brides by Carol & Co.

Fresno , CA

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Fresno, CA US 93710 (map)

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Krissa
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Carol to do my hair and make up based on a recommendation from my florist. Carol did an amazing job! We were not able to have a trial run because I live out of state, but that was not a problem. My hair looked better than the pictures I showed her and my make up was an "upgrade" of my own style. I have very sensetive skin but I had not issues with the make at all. I have evetremely baby fine hair, but that was not a problem for Carol either. My hair stayed perfect for the entire day. Actually, I had a family brinch the next morning and my hair still looked great. I highly recommend using Carol for any event.
Carol to do my hair and make up based on a recommendation from my florist. Carol did an amazing job! We were not able to Read more...
Carol to do my hair and make up based on a recommendation from my florist. Carol did an amazing job! We were not able to have a trial run because I live out of state, but that was not a problem. My hair looked better than the pictures I showed her and my make up was an "upgrade" of my own style. I have very sensetive skin but I had not issues with the make at all. I have evetremely baby fine hair, but that was not a problem for Carol either. My hair stayed perfect for the entire day. Actually, I had a family brinch the next morning and my hair still looked great. I highly recommend using Carol for any event. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Carol did the hair and makeup for my daughters wedding. She was amazing to work with and truly listened to what we wanted. My daughter had some acne issues that were a concern to her and carol gave her some helpful suggestions. She was early on the day of the wedding and kept my daughter and myself calm and relaxed through the whole morning! We both felt beautiful for her special day. Thank you Carol!!
Carol did the hair and makeup for my daughters wedding. She was amazing to work with and truly listened to what we wanted. Read more...
Carol did the hair and makeup for my daughters wedding. She was amazing to work with and truly listened to what we wanted. My daughter had some acne issues that were a concern to her and carol gave her some helpful suggestions. She was early on the day of the wedding and kept my daughter and myself calm and relaxed through the whole morning! We both felt beautiful for her special day. Thank you Carol!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Nava
Wedding:
9/20/2013
1.6/5.0
I would not recommend Carol to anyone ever, and it's good she recently left this business to pursue an opportunity elsewhere. Carol is brash and abrasive, and can be incredibly rude. For my wedding, I pre-paid for a practice session (hair and makeup) for me and my sister. The appointment was scheduled for 3 weeks before the wedding, but Carol called and asked to reschedule because she had gotten a new job. We did our best (but since we both work 8-5 it's not like we could drop everything) and she was very irritated we had a hard time accommodating her request, even though she only gave us 1 weeks notice. On top of that, when we arrived and she started working on my hair, she was INCREDIBLY rude to my sister, who had offered her opinion on my hairstyle. Carol basically told her to sit down and be silent because she had to "connect" with me. Totally ridiculous and unacceptable.

On my wedding day, all Carol talked about was her new job. My hair ended up looking terrible, and when I told her I was completely unhappy with it (because it looked NOTHING like the practice session) she literally pushed down on the top of my head and said "Oh, it will naturally lay down a bit with time.". After that, I couldn't push her out the door fast enough, and my sister, mom and I did our best to fix the mess. Oh yeah, and on top of all this, my makeup looked terrible. She didn't blend in the foundation, and my eyelashes weren't glued on properly. Again, after she left we fixed this.

All in all, my wedding day was absolutely perfect EXCEPT for Carol. She was the worst part of my day, and I hope the others find this review helpful if she does get back into the wedding hair/makeup business.
I would not recommend Carol to anyone ever, and it's good she recently left this business to pursue an opportunity Read more...
I would not recommend Carol to anyone ever, and it's good she recently left this business to pursue an opportunity elsewhere. Carol is brash and abrasive, and can be incredibly rude. For my wedding, I pre-paid for a practice session (hair and makeup) for me and my sister. The appointment was scheduled for 3 weeks before the wedding, but Carol called and asked to reschedule because she had gotten a new job. We did our best (but since we both work 8-5 it's not like we could drop everything) and she was very irritated we had a hard time accommodating her request, even though she only gave us 1 weeks notice. On top of that, when we arrived and she started working on my hair, she was INCREDIBLY rude to my sister, who had offered her opinion on my hairstyle. Carol basically told her to sit down and be silent because she had to "connect" with me. Totally ridiculous and unacceptable.

On my wedding day, all Carol talked about was her new job. My hair ended up looking terrible, and when I told her I was completely unhappy with it (because it looked NOTHING like the practice session) she literally pushed down on the top of my head and said "Oh, it will naturally lay down a bit with time.". After that, I couldn't push her out the door fast enough, and my sister, mom and I did our best to fix the mess. Oh yeah, and on top of all this, my makeup looked terrible. She didn't blend in the foundation, and my eyelashes weren't glued on properly. Again, after she left we fixed this.

All in all, my wedding day was absolutely perfect EXCEPT for Carol. She was the worst part of my day, and I hope the others find this review helpful if she does get back into the wedding hair/makeup business. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
Carol was very friendly. She was responsive and communicated everything completely and in a timely manner. I was happy that she was flexible with me, as I knew exactly what I wanted for my hair. She worked with me to make it happen. She was also very flexible, as we had multiple add-ons very close to the wedding day. She was able to get assistants at short notice to help with the add-ons.

I was very happy with how my make-up and hair turned out, though while she was doing it, she kept asking me to look, and when I would suggest something (especially when I didn't like something) she would say, "Oh well sit down, I haven't gotten to that yet!" which was kind of annoying. Overall though, I was happy with the service. My bridesmaids' and the mothers' hair all held well. Mine started to fall though. Mine was not really an updo, but was really curly and to the side, but down mostly. The curls started to fall. I wish she would have asked me what my hair does well with, instead of telling me what to do (wash and use specific shampoo and product, and using hot curlers when my hair does better with a curling iron.)

Overall, she was good, especially if you want an updo.
Carol was very friendly. She was responsive and communicated everything completely and in a timely manner. I was happy Read more...
Carol was very friendly. She was responsive and communicated everything completely and in a timely manner. I was happy that she was flexible with me, as I knew exactly what I wanted for my hair. She worked with me to make it happen. She was also very flexible, as we had multiple add-ons very close to the wedding day. She was able to get assistants at short notice to help with the add-ons.

I was very happy with how my make-up and hair turned out, though while she was doing it, she kept asking me to look, and when I would suggest something (especially when I didn't like something) she would say, "Oh well sit down, I haven't gotten to that yet!" which was kind of annoying. Overall though, I was happy with the service. My bridesmaids' and the mothers' hair all held well. Mine started to fall though. Mine was not really an updo, but was really curly and to the side, but down mostly. The curls started to fall. I wish she would have asked me what my hair does well with, instead of telling me what to do (wash and use specific shampoo and product, and using hot curlers when my hair does better with a curling iron.)

Overall, she was good, especially if you want an updo. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Beautiful Brides by Carol & Co. responded with the following comments:

Although this is an anonymous bride I am very certain who she is by what the review says and recognizing the other vendors for this destination wedding.

I am very sorry she was not happy with her services. It is my ultimate goal to assure every bride is completely happy with how they look for their wedding day, that is why I provide a 3hr. practice prior to the wedding. At the time of the practice we work out all the details including product and technique. This allows every bride and myself to decide what works best for their hair ie. hot curlers versus curling iron or a combination of both along with the product I suggest. I wish she would have let me know that she was concerned and preferred her hair curled with the curling iron. I would have made that adjustment for her. Her hair was curled beautifully when the service was complete on the wedding day.

As hair design professionals we cannot guarantee that hair styled down will stay as curled the duration of the event as it was earlier in the day. It is natural for curl to relax via hot curlers or curling iron do the weight of the hair, weather and moisture in the air. This bride was photographed out doors prior to the ceremony, it was a very cold damp day along with the steaming of several dresses in the room we were providing the services, we asked if it was possible that the dresses be steamed it another room and that was not possible.

I professionally suggest that if a bride chooses to where her down she hires her stylist to stay on to touch up the curl. I provide that service if the bride chooses it.

When working with a bride/client I will sometimes have her take a look at a section well the design is being creating especially if they are very particular as this bride was, this assures me that I am taking her in the direction she wants to go. Yes I will say "I am not done yet" and as I move to the next section or address her concern I will have her take another look. However I would not say "oh well just sit down" as if I don't care about her concerns.

I enjoyed working with her and her bridal party. I am disappointed that she was not fully satisfied with my services. She was very engaged in every step of the process of her hair design and makeup application...thank you
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meredithynewman
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Carol got there early, and she made everyone look stunning. She was happy, professional, and made me feel calm during a stressful day! She also made me look more beautiful than I have ever looked in my life! I wish I could look that way every day! Thanks Carol!!!
Carol got there early, and she made everyone look stunning. She was happy, professional, and made me feel calm during a Read more...
Carol got there early, and she made everyone look stunning. She was happy, professional, and made me feel calm during a stressful day! She also made me look more beautiful than I have ever looked in my life! I wish I could look that way every day! Thanks Carol!!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Beautiful Brides by Carol & Co. responded with the following comments:

Thanks Meredith it was wonderful working you and your wedding party...Continued Best Wishes Carol
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