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Beautiful Brides Philly

Philadelphia , PA
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1613 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148 US (map)

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267-679-4119

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ABOUT US

Beautiful Brides Philly understands that a wedding is one of the most important days of a woman's life. It is a time when a bride can express herself in the most unique way. Dana and her... Read more
Beautiful Brides Philly understands that a wedding is one of the most important days of a woman's life. It is a time when a bride can express herself in the most unique way. Dana and her team of experts know exactly how to translate your personal vision into reality and create your unique wedding day look. Dana Persia, owner and founder of this award-winning company, has assembled a bridal beauty team that brings the salon to YOU on your wedding day. There is no traveling, no hassle and no worries. No party is too large and because we employ so many talented stylists, we can book multiple weddings on any given day--including Saturdays.

The BBP Process

Your personal hair and makeup consultation and trial takes place at BBP’s cozy South Philadelphia “retro” studio, where you and your guests are surrounded by black and white photos of Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and other style icons of their time. During your consultation, Dana and her stylists cater only to you, unlike a traditional salon experience. We listen to what YOU want directing and guiding you along the way with the result of transforming you into the most "beautiful bride."

One to two weeks prior to the big day, Dana puts together a complete timeline for you and your party, so it's one less thing for you or your planner to worry about. On your wedding day, the BBP team will arrive at your location with a full array of hair and makeup professional products and tools ready to beautify the bride and her party. This convenient, personalized service allows you to get ready at home, the hotel, the ceremony site or venue or anywhere you choose. When Dana’s team comes directly to you rather than you having to visit a salon, it minimizes stress, saves time, and allows you and your wedding party to relax, be pampered, be beautiful, and have fun.

Our Services:

Makeup

•a personal, one-on-one consultation and trial where photo ideas and your overall wedding theme (colors, attire, embellishments, head piece, etc.) are discussed and used as a guide to create your unique wedding day look

•traditional and airbrush makeup complete with false lashes if needed (strip and individual)

•top-line makeup products like Laura Mercier, Makeup Forever, MAC, Smashbox, Beauty Addicts, Urban Decay, Ben Nye, and many others, along with primers, bonders and setting sprays to ensure optimum all-day coverage and staying power

Hair

•the latest techniques and trends in formal hair styling

•professional-grade products and styling tools

•styling of clip-in extensions along with placement into chosen hair style (Note: We DO NOT cut or color extensions and suggest that if they do need trimming that you have that done by your personal stylist before your trial.)

•day-of blow-outs and roller sets

•placement of veil, flowers and any other hair accessories/embellishments for all bridal party members

About the Owner

In less than two years of re-branding her company and launching Beautiful Brides Philly, Dana has grown from a one-person operation--herself--to a staff of over 15 stylists and assistants in both hair and makeup and has tripled her client base. A seasoned business professional with 25 years of corporate marketing, PR and sales experience, Dana combined a college degree from Rutgers University, her business acumen, an education in esthetics from Jean Madeline in Philadelphia and a passion for beauty and created a business she loves and grows each and every day.

Dana, a professional makeup artist, licensed esthetician, bridal beauty expert, and passionate entrepreneur and philanthropist, has built her beauty career in weddings, television, film and fashion. She has worked as a makeup artist for NBC’s 10! Show and Lifetime’s “The Fairy Jobmother.”

Most recently, Dana worked as a lead makeup artist on the set of “Iniquity,” an ultra-modern story line based on the life of King David and set in Philadelphia. She also created edgy and modern makeup looks for Philadelphia Fashion Week 2009 and is a freelance makeup artist with HDNet's concert series, working with Gavin Rossdale and the band Bush as well as Ted Nugent. Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Consultations, Hair, Licensed, Makeup, Multiple Stylists, On-Site Service, Trial Service
What hair services do you offer?
Blowouts, Updos/Styling
What makeup services do you offer?
Airbrush Makeup, Contour Makeup, Fake Lashes

REVIEWS

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Kristin
Wedding:
12/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Beautiful Brides created gorgeous looks for me and my bridesmaids! They were responsive to our wishes, accommodating to our needs and were sincere in their conversations.
Beautiful Brides created gorgeous looks for me and my bridesmaids! They were responsive to our wishes, accommodating to Read more...
Beautiful Brides created gorgeous looks for me and my bridesmaids! They were responsive to our wishes, accommodating to our needs and were sincere in their conversations. Read less
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reneemp
Wedding:
11/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Beautiful Brides was exceptional from start to finish. Dana, the owner, was incredibly understanding and accommodating for my short-notice need of a trial after an initial one that went pretty badly. I met with Maggie and Elisa for my trial. It was so much fun, they both completely understood what I was looking for (vintage and bold without looking like an old lady), and I felt beautiful. The day-of the wedding went so smoothly. They worked non-stop getting all 8 of us ready, including myself, my mother, mother-in-law, 4 bridesmaids, and a flower girl (they did her blush and brushed her hair out on the spot, which had not been planned for, without even a second thought and she loved being included!). They were fun, relaxed, and above all, professional. All of my bridesmaids loved their hair and their makeup and we all just really enjoyed the experience overall. Dana even stopped by when I was getting ready and it was such a pleasant and comforting surprise. I love this place and plan to work with them again when I need to look amazing and perfect.
Beautiful Brides was exceptional from start to finish. Dana, the owner, was incredibly understanding and accommodating for Read more...
Beautiful Brides was exceptional from start to finish. Dana, the owner, was incredibly understanding and accommodating for my short-notice need of a trial after an initial one that went pretty badly. I met with Maggie and Elisa for my trial. It was so much fun, they both completely understood what I was looking for (vintage and bold without looking like an old lady), and I felt beautiful. The day-of the wedding went so smoothly. They worked non-stop getting all 8 of us ready, including myself, my mother, mother-in-law, 4 bridesmaids, and a flower girl (they did her blush and brushed her hair out on the spot, which had not been planned for, without even a second thought and she loved being included!). They were fun, relaxed, and above all, professional. All of my bridesmaids loved their hair and their makeup and we all just really enjoyed the experience overall. Dana even stopped by when I was getting ready and it was such a pleasant and comforting surprise. I love this place and plan to work with them again when I need to look amazing and perfect. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
The Stylists at Beautiful Brides Philly were Amazing! After several trials with other stylists, we knew immediately that we had met the Best Ladies to take care of styling my daughter on her special day.....They were prompt & professional, styling hair and makeup for all the women including Grandmas and the Flower Girl for a look that complemented the bride....each lady looking Lovely!.... styling my daughter to be the Most Beautiful Stunning Bride on her Wedding Day! Thank You Ladies at Beautiful Brides Philly!
The Stylists at Beautiful Brides Philly were Amazing! After several trials with other stylists, we knew immediately that Read more...
The Stylists at Beautiful Brides Philly were Amazing! After several trials with other stylists, we knew immediately that we had met the Best Ladies to take care of styling my daughter on her special day.....They were prompt & professional, styling hair and makeup for all the women including Grandmas and the Flower Girl for a look that complemented the bride....each lady looking Lovely!.... styling my daughter to be the Most Beautiful Stunning Bride on her Wedding Day! Thank You Ladies at Beautiful Brides Philly! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Beautiful Brides did a wonderful job making everyone shine on the wedding day! The makeup artists showed up promptly and went with the flow of the morning. We had three stylists – one doing hair, one doing makeup, and another doing both – for 10 people plus a flower girl. Dana was responsive via email and worked hard to coordinate schedules. Everyone was pleased with their look and the photos are looking great so far! Also, my hair stayed up ALL night! I had a couple of trials with other companies and I was losing bobby pins and my hair was falling after a couple of hours – but NOT Beautiful Brides!
Beautiful Brides did a wonderful job making everyone shine on the wedding day! The makeup artists showed up promptly and Read more...
Beautiful Brides did a wonderful job making everyone shine on the wedding day! The makeup artists showed up promptly and went with the flow of the morning. We had three stylists – one doing hair, one doing makeup, and another doing both – for 10 people plus a flower girl. Dana was responsive via email and worked hard to coordinate schedules. Everyone was pleased with their look and the photos are looking great so far! Also, my hair stayed up ALL night! I had a couple of trials with other companies and I was losing bobby pins and my hair was falling after a couple of hours – but NOT Beautiful Brides! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Beautiful brides is amazing! Dana, the owner, was super responsive and flexible. We had a very early start on our wedding day so we could not use a salon. They were more than happy to accommodate us! Our hair and makeup stylists, Cate and Carmela were great. They arrived on time with tons of products and tools, and set up in our hotel room with no issues. They were able to mimic the "inspiration" photos we showed them perfectly. My hair was stunning and I received countless compliments on it! The updo I selected was intricate but it held ALL NIGHT LONG! I tried to repeat it with a different stylist at a later event and it wasn't even close! Beautiful brides delivered; everyone looked absolutely beautiful! We were all finished with tons of time to spare, which was perfect because we ended up having to move our photos up to avoid a rainstorm (it ended up not raining until way later anyway!). They are a bit pricey, but worth the convenience and excellent service!
Beautiful brides is amazing! Dana, the owner, was super responsive and flexible. We had a very early start on our wedding Read more...
Beautiful brides is amazing! Dana, the owner, was super responsive and flexible. We had a very early start on our wedding day so we could not use a salon. They were more than happy to accommodate us! Our hair and makeup stylists, Cate and Carmela were great. They arrived on time with tons of products and tools, and set up in our hotel room with no issues. They were able to mimic the "inspiration" photos we showed them perfectly. My hair was stunning and I received countless compliments on it! The updo I selected was intricate but it held ALL NIGHT LONG! I tried to repeat it with a different stylist at a later event and it wasn't even close! Beautiful brides delivered; everyone looked absolutely beautiful! We were all finished with tons of time to spare, which was perfect because we ended up having to move our photos up to avoid a rainstorm (it ended up not raining until way later anyway!). They are a bit pricey, but worth the convenience and excellent service! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Beautiful Brides Philly came the the hotel near our venue to do both hair and makeup services. I did a trial a couple of months before, and was able to meet Dana (the owner, who is fabulous), and my hair and makeup artists, Cate and Maggie. After my trial, as I always do in life, I was second guessing my choices. I kept finding slight tweaks with both the hair and the makeup, and really discussed it with Cate and Maggie on the day of my wedding. They completely understood my vision and made me look absolutely gorgeous! They are also very flexible when they have time - they added my niece into the hair schedule last minute, because Cate was so far ahead of our timeline! You won't regret hiring Beautiful Brides Philly - the convenience of them coming to you and the quality of service is top notch! Thank you!
Beautiful Brides Philly came the the hotel near our venue to do both hair and makeup services. I did a trial a couple of Read more...
Beautiful Brides Philly came the the hotel near our venue to do both hair and makeup services. I did a trial a couple of months before, and was able to meet Dana (the owner, who is fabulous), and my hair and makeup artists, Cate and Maggie. After my trial, as I always do in life, I was second guessing my choices. I kept finding slight tweaks with both the hair and the makeup, and really discussed it with Cate and Maggie on the day of my wedding. They completely understood my vision and made me look absolutely gorgeous! They are also very flexible when they have time - they added my niece into the hair schedule last minute, because Cate was so far ahead of our timeline! You won't regret hiring Beautiful Brides Philly - the convenience of them coming to you and the quality of service is top notch! Thank you! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Beautiful Brides Philly did an AMAZING job with hair and makeup on my wedding day. Cate, Lauren and Carmella did hair for 11 (including a flower girl) and makeup for 9 and everyone looked flawless. I did a lot of research on Philadelphia-area wedding hair and makeup prior to booking Beautiful Brides Philly and would highly recommend them to anyone! Their rates were very reasonable and Dana and Maggie were very responsive over email when it came to scheduling/coordinating. I also had a lot of diversity among my group in terms of skin tone, hair color, etc. and they were able to really make everyone look their best. Would use them again without hesitation!
Beautiful Brides Philly did an AMAZING job with hair and makeup on my wedding day. Cate, Lauren and Carmella did hair for Read more...
Beautiful Brides Philly did an AMAZING job with hair and makeup on my wedding day. Cate, Lauren and Carmella did hair for 11 (including a flower girl) and makeup for 9 and everyone looked flawless. I did a lot of research on Philadelphia-area wedding hair and makeup prior to booking Beautiful Brides Philly and would highly recommend them to anyone! Their rates were very reasonable and Dana and Maggie were very responsive over email when it came to scheduling/coordinating. I also had a lot of diversity among my group in terms of skin tone, hair color, etc. and they were able to really make everyone look their best. Would use them again without hesitation! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
BBP was wonderful!! They arrived early and did a great job on hair and makeup for myself, the bridesmaids and moms. All the BBP girls are super friendly and Dana is a pleasure to work with - very responsive. I would highly recommend BBP to anyone looking for hair and makeup services.
BBP was wonderful!! They arrived early and did a great job on hair and makeup for myself, the bridesmaids and moms. All Read more...
BBP was wonderful!! They arrived early and did a great job on hair and makeup for myself, the bridesmaids and moms. All the BBP girls are super friendly and Dana is a pleasure to work with - very responsive. I would highly recommend BBP to anyone looking for hair and makeup services. Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Beautiful Brides Philly was probably the vendor I was happiest with on my wedding day. They showed up to the hotel on time ans ready to do all 10 of my bridesmaids and even my mom and grandmom! EVERYONE was happy with their hair and makeup which is a pretty incredible feat! Cate and Maggie were our leads and they were so professional and talented - our hair looked fantastic and our makeup looked natural which is what we all wanted. Thanks BBP for making me feel beautiful on my wedding day!
Beautiful Brides Philly was probably the vendor I was happiest with on my wedding day. They showed up to the hotel on time Read more...
Beautiful Brides Philly was probably the vendor I was happiest with on my wedding day. They showed up to the hotel on time ans ready to do all 10 of my bridesmaids and even my mom and grandmom! EVERYONE was happy with their hair and makeup which is a pretty incredible feat! Cate and Maggie were our leads and they were so professional and talented - our hair looked fantastic and our makeup looked natural which is what we all wanted. Thanks BBP for making me feel beautiful on my wedding day! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience with this company during my trial and day-of services and would highly recommend them! We had a large bridal party (myself, seven bridesmaids, MOB and MOG and my aunt) and had 3 stylists, all of whom were very skilled, friendly and professional. Everyone's hair and makeup turned out absolutely stunning!

My only suggestion to other brides would be not to ask BBP to be started later in the timeline like I did, as I ended up being photographed and recorded by my videographer without my hair and makeup done while all my bridesmaids looked amazing, and we were actually ahead of schedule for hair and makeup. The BBP timeline was established before I finalized my photographer and videographer's arrival time, but it just didn't work out as planned (which often happens on a wedding day). Unfortunately in my case, my hair did not turn out like my trial because it was approached a little differently to make the style easier for the stylist. Sadly, this resulted in my hairstyle needing to be taken out and completely re-done, which didn't leave me with enough time to take some of the photos I wanted, like pinning my father's boutonniere and with my bridesmaids in our robes, and I ended up rushing into my dress and out the door to head to my first look. That said, even with the added stress, my stylist, Kristin, managed to keep me calm throughout that whole ordeal, and I ended up looking awesome for my photos!

Prior to the day of Dana, the owner, even worked with me to arrange to have Kristin come to the venue for my touch-ups before the ceremony after my first look, and I'm SO glad that she did! Definitely go with Beautiful Brides Philadelphia, you won't regret it!
I had a great experience with this company during my trial and day-of services and would highly recommend them! We had a Read more...
I had a great experience with this company during my trial and day-of services and would highly recommend them! We had a large bridal party (myself, seven bridesmaids, MOB and MOG and my aunt) and had 3 stylists, all of whom were very skilled, friendly and professional. Everyone's hair and makeup turned out absolutely stunning!

My only suggestion to other brides would be not to ask BBP to be started later in the timeline like I did, as I ended up being photographed and recorded by my videographer without my hair and makeup done while all my bridesmaids looked amazing, and we were actually ahead of schedule for hair and makeup. The BBP timeline was established before I finalized my photographer and videographer's arrival time, but it just didn't work out as planned (which often happens on a wedding day). Unfortunately in my case, my hair did not turn out like my trial because it was approached a little differently to make the style easier for the stylist. Sadly, this resulted in my hairstyle needing to be taken out and completely re-done, which didn't leave me with enough time to take some of the photos I wanted, like pinning my father's boutonniere and with my bridesmaids in our robes, and I ended up rushing into my dress and out the door to head to my first look. That said, even with the added stress, my stylist, Kristin, managed to keep me calm throughout that whole ordeal, and I ended up looking awesome for my photos!

Prior to the day of Dana, the owner, even worked with me to arrange to have Kristin come to the venue for my touch-ups before the ceremony after my first look, and I'm SO glad that she did! Definitely go with Beautiful Brides Philadelphia, you won't regret it! Read less
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