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Bellissimo Brides

Oakhurst , CA

LOCATION

40120 Hwy 41 Suite D
Oakhurst, CA US 93644 (map)

PHONE

559-641-7721

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ABOUT US

Bellissimo is a group of highly trained AWARD WINNiNG Stylists. Bellissimo will help you to relax and enjoy your special day. Every bride is beautiful. At Bellissimo we strive to enhance... Read more
Bellissimo is a group of highly trained AWARD WINNiNG Stylists. Bellissimo will help you to relax and enjoy your special day. Every bride is beautiful. At Bellissimo we strive to enhance your natural beauty; and create the most Beautiful you! Our make up is waterproof and smudge resistant. Our hair styles are soft and not at all crunchy yet last all night. Bellissimo means most beautiful. Bellissimo brides are the most Beautiful Brides. Read less
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KRIS
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I am a mountain girl who doesn't do much with my hair and makeup but what Carol did to me on my wedding day was absolutely breathtaking! Literally....those who saw the reaction on my now husband's face when he saw me was a look my friends say they will never forget. I asked her to leave my hair down so she did some soft curls and pinned a couple spots up and then made my face flawless and my pictures show it! Thank you Carol for making the day even more perfect!!
I am a mountain girl who doesn't do much with my hair and makeup but what Carol did to me on my wedding day was absolutely Read more...
I am a mountain girl who doesn't do much with my hair and makeup but what Carol did to me on my wedding day was absolutely breathtaking! Literally....those who saw the reaction on my now husband's face when he saw me was a look my friends say they will never forget. I asked her to leave my hair down so she did some soft curls and pinned a couple spots up and then made my face flawless and my pictures show it! Thank you Carol for making the day even more perfect!! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
11/2/2013
4.6/5.0
Carol was amazing -- she made me look and feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day -- I usually hate the way I look when I have someone do my hair and makeup, but this time I absolutely LOVED the way my hair and makeup turned out. She was also very friendly and efficient. Not only did I look great, but all the other ladies in my wedding party looked fabulous as well! I thought Carol's prices were very reasonable, especially considering that she had to drive 3 hours round trip to do the hair onsite at the Ahwahnee. The "extras" for lashes, extensions, etc. get a little steep, but Carol is up front about the prices and it is totally worth it :-) I would definitely recommend having Carol be a part of your wedding.
Carol was amazing -- she made me look and feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day -- I usually hate the way I look Read more...
Carol was amazing -- she made me look and feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day -- I usually hate the way I look when I have someone do my hair and makeup, but this time I absolutely LOVED the way my hair and makeup turned out. She was also very friendly and efficient. Not only did I look great, but all the other ladies in my wedding party looked fabulous as well! I thought Carol's prices were very reasonable, especially considering that she had to drive 3 hours round trip to do the hair onsite at the Ahwahnee. The "extras" for lashes, extensions, etc. get a little steep, but Carol is up front about the prices and it is totally worth it :-) I would definitely recommend having Carol be a part of your wedding. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
My makeup and hair were great and held up all night long! Carol was fun to work with, she has a wonderful personality! My bridesmaids looked wonderful. Fully recommend her services
My makeup and hair were great and held up all night long! Carol was fun to work with, she has a wonderful personality! My Read more...
My makeup and hair were great and held up all night long! Carol was fun to work with, she has a wonderful personality! My bridesmaids looked wonderful. Fully recommend her services Read less
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Drake
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Carol was wonderful to work with. She was flexible with some last-minute changes on timing and arrived early in the morning and ready to go. Despite spending a few hours doing hair and make-up for a bride, two moms, and hair for a sister-in-law and flower girl, she remained full of energy and took the time needed to give everyone just the look they wanted. Using some pictures I sent for inspiration, she created a great vintage look for me. And my niece looked like a princess as the flower girl! All of the ladies felt beautiful thanks to Carol and her lovely work. Pictures available at: http://athenakalindiphotography.com/blog/
Carol was wonderful to work with. She was flexible with some last-minute changes on timing and arrived early in the Read more...
Carol was wonderful to work with. She was flexible with some last-minute changes on timing and arrived early in the morning and ready to go. Despite spending a few hours doing hair and make-up for a bride, two moms, and hair for a sister-in-law and flower girl, she remained full of energy and took the time needed to give everyone just the look they wanted. Using some pictures I sent for inspiration, she created a great vintage look for me. And my niece looked like a princess as the flower girl! All of the ladies felt beautiful thanks to Carol and her lovely work. Pictures available at: http://athenakalindiphotography.com/blog/ Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Carol did both my hair and makeup for my wedding and was able to come up with some beautiful, and sustainable (due to my specific hair type and the weather) styles for my day. Everything turned out beautiful and she was a lot of fun to work with!
Carol did both my hair and makeup for my wedding and was able to come up with some beautiful, and sustainable (due to my Read more...
Carol did both my hair and makeup for my wedding and was able to come up with some beautiful, and sustainable (due to my specific hair type and the weather) styles for my day. Everything turned out beautiful and she was a lot of fun to work with! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fantastic - I looked great. If only I could get my falsies to stick perfectly like that it was a crime to take them off.
Absolutely fantastic - I looked great. If only I could get my falsies to stick perfectly like that it was a crime to take Read more...
Absolutely fantastic - I looked great. If only I could get my falsies to stick perfectly like that it was a crime to take them off. Read less
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Darci
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.9/5.0
While researching photographers online, I noticed quite a few mentioned Bellissimo Brides, and the photos of the brides were beautiful. I looked up Carol at Bellissimo and looked at her portfolio, and was instantly hooked. I knew I had to see if she was available on my wedding date. Luckily for me, she was, and had to problem with coming to the venue.
Carol was very flexible with my schedule for the trial run. I was in the middle of moving from Northern CA to Idaho, starting a new job, and planning a wedding. She worked with my schedule and we booked the trial. I was so happy with the trial, and she was so personable and friendly. She explained everything to me and what would work and not work (I'm not that savvy on make-up and hair).
The day of, Carol was right on time and got to work right away. She did my hair and make-up, my MOH hair and make-up, 2 bridesmaids hair, and 1 bridesmaid eye makeup. She was even able to help my fiancé with his under eye circles and made them disappear and he didn't look like he was wearing any make-up (a major concern for him). She did all this in 4 hours, by herself (and re-touched my make-up right before pictures). I was happy with the trial, but the day-of make-up was awesome, I've never felt that beautiful before. I was so confident, that I decided to do a Boudoir Session with the photographer before putting on my dress (something I was not sure if I was going to do or not). And I'm glad I did, the pictures came out beautiful, and I can't wait to surprise my fiancé with a little book for Christmas.
I can't praise Carol enough for all she did. She was professional and friendly and does awesome work. My make-up stayed on all day and night, I looked the same 10 hours later, even after dancing and hugging people and all the chaos. If you ask me, you should book with Carol. How many vendors will come to you? Not many in my research, and that made the day much more relaxing.
While researching photographers online, I noticed quite a few mentioned Bellissimo Brides, and the photos of the brides Read more...
While researching photographers online, I noticed quite a few mentioned Bellissimo Brides, and the photos of the brides were beautiful. I looked up Carol at Bellissimo and looked at her portfolio, and was instantly hooked. I knew I had to see if she was available on my wedding date. Luckily for me, she was, and had to problem with coming to the venue.
Carol was very flexible with my schedule for the trial run. I was in the middle of moving from Northern CA to Idaho, starting a new job, and planning a wedding. She worked with my schedule and we booked the trial. I was so happy with the trial, and she was so personable and friendly. She explained everything to me and what would work and not work (I'm not that savvy on make-up and hair).
The day of, Carol was right on time and got to work right away. She did my hair and make-up, my MOH hair and make-up, 2 bridesmaids hair, and 1 bridesmaid eye makeup. She was even able to help my fiancé with his under eye circles and made them disappear and he didn't look like he was wearing any make-up (a major concern for him). She did all this in 4 hours, by herself (and re-touched my make-up right before pictures). I was happy with the trial, but the day-of make-up was awesome, I've never felt that beautiful before. I was so confident, that I decided to do a Boudoir Session with the photographer before putting on my dress (something I was not sure if I was going to do or not). And I'm glad I did, the pictures came out beautiful, and I can't wait to surprise my fiancé with a little book for Christmas.
I can't praise Carol enough for all she did. She was professional and friendly and does awesome work. My make-up stayed on all day and night, I looked the same 10 hours later, even after dancing and hugging people and all the chaos. If you ask me, you should book with Carol. How many vendors will come to you? Not many in my research, and that made the day much more relaxing. Read less
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Teri
Wedding:
9/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved the way I looked! I provided a picture of what I wanted and Carol was able to replicate it and make it work with my hair (which is naturally curly and really thick). I've always been weary of having my makeup done because I don't usually wear makeup and I'm always afraid the result won't really look like me. She did a great job! Her makeup really enhanced my features without making me feel really made up. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
I loved the way I looked! I provided a picture of what I wanted and Carol was able to replicate it and make it work with Read more...
I loved the way I looked! I provided a picture of what I wanted and Carol was able to replicate it and make it work with my hair (which is naturally curly and really thick). I've always been weary of having my makeup done because I don't usually wear makeup and I'm always afraid the result won't really look like me. She did a great job! Her makeup really enhanced my features without making me feel really made up. I would definitely recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Kelli and Joshua's Wedding
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of working with Carol Cardinale to do my hair and makeup for my wedding. I cant begin to tell you how happy I was with the results. My wedding was held at the Tenaya Lodge in September. Carol and 2 of her stylists arrived on time the morning of my event to do hair and makeup for me (the bride), my mother and my MOH. Carol and her staff are fun, friendly and simply do beautiful work. They kept us on schedule for photographs and I just couldn’t have asked for more. My hair and makeup were perfect. The up-do held from 1pm until after 1am (when the party ended). I highly recommend her to anyone getting married in and around the Yosemite area.
I had the pleasure of working with Carol Cardinale to do my hair and makeup for my wedding. I cant begin to tell you how Read more...
I had the pleasure of working with Carol Cardinale to do my hair and makeup for my wedding. I cant begin to tell you how happy I was with the results. My wedding was held at the Tenaya Lodge in September. Carol and 2 of her stylists arrived on time the morning of my event to do hair and makeup for me (the bride), my mother and my MOH. Carol and her staff are fun, friendly and simply do beautiful work. They kept us on schedule for photographs and I just couldn’t have asked for more. My hair and makeup were perfect. The up-do held from 1pm until after 1am (when the party ended). I highly recommend her to anyone getting married in and around the Yosemite area. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/15/2013
4.6/5.0
Carol was wonderful to work with. She was very quick to reply to all of my emails, and she looked at the pictures I liked and did her own interpretation of them. Her team was very nice and also did the hair of my mother and mother-in-law. My hair photographed beautifully.

If you are having your wedding in Yosemite, Bellissimo Brides is a no-brainer.
Carol was wonderful to work with. She was very quick to reply to all of my emails, and she looked at the pictures I liked Read more...
Carol was wonderful to work with. She was very quick to reply to all of my emails, and she looked at the pictures I liked and did her own interpretation of them. Her team was very nice and also did the hair of my mother and mother-in-law. My hair photographed beautifully.

If you are having your wedding in Yosemite, Bellissimo Brides is a no-brainer. Read less
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Tania
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Carol was my hairstylist for the wedding and I highly recommend her services. She is professional, experienced hairstylist who can bring your ideas to reality. I have fine hair, very difficult to fix and I asked Carol to make a hairstyle for me using long hair-clip extensions. I was very happy with the result. The curled hair stayed beautiful, well fixed from 2 pm to 11 pm and it looked very natural. She also helped me to apply artificial lashes and added some more makeup to my eyes. When I followed the instructions and did my lashes myself, they never stayed longer than 2-3 hours and I often had issues with the inner corner where the lashes came off after some time. Carol explained to me how to do it better and helped me to apply the lashes. As a result, I didn’t have any problems the whole wedding. She has a very pleasant personality, easy to get along with and, she is not trying to push you with her ideas just to make her work easier. You will get what you’ve asked. It was my pleasure to work with her.
Carol was my hairstylist for the wedding and I highly recommend her services. She is professional, experienced hairstylist Read more...
Carol was my hairstylist for the wedding and I highly recommend her services. She is professional, experienced hairstylist who can bring your ideas to reality. I have fine hair, very difficult to fix and I asked Carol to make a hairstyle for me using long hair-clip extensions. I was very happy with the result. The curled hair stayed beautiful, well fixed from 2 pm to 11 pm and it looked very natural. She also helped me to apply artificial lashes and added some more makeup to my eyes. When I followed the instructions and did my lashes myself, they never stayed longer than 2-3 hours and I often had issues with the inner corner where the lashes came off after some time. Carol explained to me how to do it better and helped me to apply the lashes. As a result, I didn’t have any problems the whole wedding. She has a very pleasant personality, easy to get along with and, she is not trying to push you with her ideas just to make her work easier. You will get what you’ve asked. It was my pleasure to work with her. Read less
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Raquel
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I have been very blessed to have Carol be my hairstylist since High school. Me and my best friend Jasmine have always been clients of Carol and have only seen others when we moved away and had to. Carol did Jasmine's hair and mine for Jasmine's wedding and it was perfect. When my boyfriend KC proposed last year after calling my family with the exciting news I called Carol to book my appointment with her. There is no one else I would trust with my wedding hair and makeup than Carol. She is amazing at what she does and she will take whatever picture you want for your hair and make it happen and makes it even better and it lasts all day. The makeup was perfect and lasted all day, which was amazing since I cried through the whole ceremony. Carol is very comfortable to be with and makes you feel right at ease on your wonderful/stressful day. Like I said before Carol is the only one I have and ever will trust for a great hair and makeup experience and I promise she will make you look and feel beautiful on your important day.
I have been very blessed to have Carol be my hairstylist since High school. Me and my best friend Jasmine have always been Read more...
I have been very blessed to have Carol be my hairstylist since High school. Me and my best friend Jasmine have always been clients of Carol and have only seen others when we moved away and had to. Carol did Jasmine's hair and mine for Jasmine's wedding and it was perfect. When my boyfriend KC proposed last year after calling my family with the exciting news I called Carol to book my appointment with her. There is no one else I would trust with my wedding hair and makeup than Carol. She is amazing at what she does and she will take whatever picture you want for your hair and make it happen and makes it even better and it lasts all day. The makeup was perfect and lasted all day, which was amazing since I cried through the whole ceremony. Carol is very comfortable to be with and makes you feel right at ease on your wonderful/stressful day. Like I said before Carol is the only one I have and ever will trust for a great hair and makeup experience and I promise she will make you look and feel beautiful on your important day. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Carol was on time and ready to go. She was a sweet & calming presence the morning of my wedding.
Carol was on time and ready to go. She was a sweet & calming presence the morning of my wedding.
Carol was on time and ready to go. She was a sweet & calming presence the morning of my wedding. Read less
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katie
Wedding:
11/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Carol did a fantastic job with the hair and makeup for myself and my bridesmaids. We all had different looks but they all came together really well and each girl had makeup they were comfortable in. I personally do not like the "smokey eye" on me because I am very fair so I look like a raccoon. She covered up the stress blemishes I had gotten in the days leading up to the wedding but it was light and looked very natural. My hair and make up lasted all night and I loved how she incorporated a beautiful blingy ribbon I really wanted in my hair. The pictures and memories are what last a lifetime and I love how I looked!
Carol did a fantastic job with the hair and makeup for myself and my bridesmaids. We all had different looks but they all Read more...
Carol did a fantastic job with the hair and makeup for myself and my bridesmaids. We all had different looks but they all came together really well and each girl had makeup they were comfortable in. I personally do not like the "smokey eye" on me because I am very fair so I look like a raccoon. She covered up the stress blemishes I had gotten in the days leading up to the wedding but it was light and looked very natural. My hair and make up lasted all night and I loved how she incorporated a beautiful blingy ribbon I really wanted in my hair. The pictures and memories are what last a lifetime and I love how I looked! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I worked with Carol for my bridal hair and makeup and definitely recommend her! I live about 8 hours away from Bellissimo (and my wedding venue), but Carol worked with my schedule, making sure I was able to receive trial hair and makeup (coming in Monday during Labor Day Weekend).

On the day-of the wedding, Carol and her team were on time to the Ahwahnee Hotel and set-up very quickly. They were able to do 6 bridesmaids hair, my mom's makeup, and my hair and make-up ahead of schedule, and everyone looked great!

I received many compliments on my unique hairstyle, which turned out better than the trial. Carol listened to me, and took my thoughts/concerns/ideas into consideration. I would definitely recommend Bellissimo!
I worked with Carol for my bridal hair and makeup and definitely recommend her! I live about 8 hours away from Bellissimo Read more...
I worked with Carol for my bridal hair and makeup and definitely recommend her! I live about 8 hours away from Bellissimo (and my wedding venue), but Carol worked with my schedule, making sure I was able to receive trial hair and makeup (coming in Monday during Labor Day Weekend).

On the day-of the wedding, Carol and her team were on time to the Ahwahnee Hotel and set-up very quickly. They were able to do 6 bridesmaids hair, my mom's makeup, and my hair and make-up ahead of schedule, and everyone looked great!

I received many compliments on my unique hairstyle, which turned out better than the trial. Carol listened to me, and took my thoughts/concerns/ideas into consideration. I would definitely recommend Bellissimo! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Carol is the most wonderful person you could ever meet! She takes all your wants into consideration and is like a fairy godmother, performing magic to the most magical day of your life. She is an artist in her own right. All my bridesmaids were made up so beautifully and my hair could not have been done any better. Since my wedding was in the summer my husband wanted my hair down but I wanted it up and out of my face. Carol made sure to make both of us happy so she create a waterfall effect to my hair. This make it a wonderful compromise on what my husband wanted to see and what I wanted. My makeup was to die for. She knows exactly what will look good on a woman and what won't. I didn't know how I would like my lipstick/gloss done (because it was red) but Carol told me to trust her. I did and it was amazing!!! My lips popped giving contrast to my eyes and face. I couldn't of been happier with her decision. My eye makeup was to die for. I don't wear makeup very often so I didn't want to be to flashy with it. Carol understood and made my eyes glow, adding just enough makeup to notice I was wearing it but not to much to where I felt like I was overdoing myself. The makeup lasted throughout the night. My husband and I could not have been any happier. Thank you Carol for all your hard work and making my day that much better.
Carol is the most wonderful person you could ever meet! She takes all your wants into consideration and is like a fairy Read more...
Carol is the most wonderful person you could ever meet! She takes all your wants into consideration and is like a fairy godmother, performing magic to the most magical day of your life. She is an artist in her own right. All my bridesmaids were made up so beautifully and my hair could not have been done any better. Since my wedding was in the summer my husband wanted my hair down but I wanted it up and out of my face. Carol made sure to make both of us happy so she create a waterfall effect to my hair. This make it a wonderful compromise on what my husband wanted to see and what I wanted. My makeup was to die for. She knows exactly what will look good on a woman and what won't. I didn't know how I would like my lipstick/gloss done (because it was red) but Carol told me to trust her. I did and it was amazing!!! My lips popped giving contrast to my eyes and face. I couldn't of been happier with her decision. My eye makeup was to die for. I don't wear makeup very often so I didn't want to be to flashy with it. Carol understood and made my eyes glow, adding just enough makeup to notice I was wearing it but not to much to where I felt like I was overdoing myself. The makeup lasted throughout the night. My husband and I could not have been any happier. Thank you Carol for all your hard work and making my day that much better. Read less
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lindal0u
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Loved how my hair and makeup turned out!
Loved how my hair and makeup turned out!
Loved how my hair and makeup turned out! Read less
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azwers
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Carol is amazing. She came to Tenaya Lodge to do my hair and makeup for the wedding at the Ahwahnee. We didn't do a trial run or even talk about what I wanted until she came into the hotel room. I showed her a few pictures of hairstyles, and she somehow managed to combine pieces of each hairstyle and create something better than any of the photos I brought! She's great at creating soft, up-to-date styles that don't make you look you're attending a 1990s high school prom.

And just to attest to the quality of her materials and work--my makeup and hair did not smudge, run, or move an inch throughout a 5 hour photo shoot in direct sunlight in 90F+ weather (despite me sweating!), a 30 min ceremony facing into the sun, a pretty crazy dancing reception in a very hot room, and a 2 hour bus ride back to Tenaya! It actually still looked so great at 2am that I didn't want to wash off the makeup or take the pins out of my hair! :) I highly recommend Carol to anyone getting married in Yosemite!
Carol is amazing. She came to Tenaya Lodge to do my hair and makeup for the wedding at the Ahwahnee. We didn't do a trial Read more...
Carol is amazing. She came to Tenaya Lodge to do my hair and makeup for the wedding at the Ahwahnee. We didn't do a trial run or even talk about what I wanted until she came into the hotel room. I showed her a few pictures of hairstyles, and she somehow managed to combine pieces of each hairstyle and create something better than any of the photos I brought! She's great at creating soft, up-to-date styles that don't make you look you're attending a 1990s high school prom.

And just to attest to the quality of her materials and work--my makeup and hair did not smudge, run, or move an inch throughout a 5 hour photo shoot in direct sunlight in 90F+ weather (despite me sweating!), a 30 min ceremony facing into the sun, a pretty crazy dancing reception in a very hot room, and a 2 hour bus ride back to Tenaya! It actually still looked so great at 2am that I didn't want to wash off the makeup or take the pins out of my hair! :) I highly recommend Carol to anyone getting married in Yosemite! Read less
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Thank you for such a FABULOUS review Allison you were such a pleasure to work with...Sweet and pleasant although I arrived @ 7AM!
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Zara
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I've never been able to do anything with my hair and I don't wear makeup, so I was really unsure what to do for my wedding day. I was apprehensive because Carol didn't give me any pre-planning ideas, and I had no idea what to ask her for, but on the day of she came in like a magican and worked her magic, knowing exactly what would look great on me. My hair and makeup were amazing! She gave me a choice of "natural" makeup, but I asked her for a "top model" look and that's what I got. My guy sees me every day, so I wanted to look different and stun him. I know they always say that you want to look like he'd recognize you, but come on, you want him to see you like nothing else and dazzle him! Carol made it all happened and she brought out all of my best features. She did my mom's hair, too, and everyone commented on how great my mom looked. I had my wedding in Yosemite, which requires a travel fee, so I was unsure about paying so much and I only had her website photos to go by. Let me tell you -- she is worth EVERY penny!
I've never been able to do anything with my hair and I don't wear makeup, so I was really unsure what to do for my wedding Read more...
I've never been able to do anything with my hair and I don't wear makeup, so I was really unsure what to do for my wedding day. I was apprehensive because Carol didn't give me any pre-planning ideas, and I had no idea what to ask her for, but on the day of she came in like a magican and worked her magic, knowing exactly what would look great on me. My hair and makeup were amazing! She gave me a choice of "natural" makeup, but I asked her for a "top model" look and that's what I got. My guy sees me every day, so I wanted to look different and stun him. I know they always say that you want to look like he'd recognize you, but come on, you want him to see you like nothing else and dazzle him! Carol made it all happened and she brought out all of my best features. She did my mom's hair, too, and everyone commented on how great my mom looked. I had my wedding in Yosemite, which requires a travel fee, so I was unsure about paying so much and I only had her website photos to go by. Let me tell you -- she is worth EVERY penny! Read less
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Bellissimo Brides responded with the following comments:

Thank you Zara...you and your family were a pleasure to work with! Thank you !
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Shella
Wedding:
12/3/2010
5.0/5.0
What can't I say about Carol? She is nothing short of amazing!!! I would highly recommend her to anyone getting married. In the past I had, had a horror story with makeup and hair ( nonetheless at my sister's wedding)- I am also mixed with wild thick curly hair-naturally I was worried. Upon meeting Carol, she just laughed off my worries all the while straightening my hair in 45 minutes! Both the trial hair and makeup and the day- of went smoothly and were perfect. I have never had anyone do my hair, my makeup as well as my sisters' so good. I live 6 hours away, but when I want my hair cut, dyed, anything I will go back to her! She won't let you down and she really is amazing. Thank you so much Carol!
What can't I say about Carol? She is nothing short of amazing!!! I would highly recommend her to anyone getting married. Read more...
What can't I say about Carol? She is nothing short of amazing!!! I would highly recommend her to anyone getting married. In the past I had, had a horror story with makeup and hair ( nonetheless at my sister's wedding)- I am also mixed with wild thick curly hair-naturally I was worried. Upon meeting Carol, she just laughed off my worries all the while straightening my hair in 45 minutes! Both the trial hair and makeup and the day- of went smoothly and were perfect. I have never had anyone do my hair, my makeup as well as my sisters' so good. I live 6 hours away, but when I want my hair cut, dyed, anything I will go back to her! She won't let you down and she really is amazing. Thank you so much Carol! Read less
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Bellissimo Brides responded with the following comments:

Thank you Beautiful Bride! I enjoyed working with you and your family!
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Bre
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough about Bellissimo! I am totally happy with the service and overall performance of Bellissimo. They are caring ,calm and very artistic. Being an out of town bride I really wanted to be sure that I looked the best I ever! Carol did the job beyond my expectations.
I can not say enough about Bellissimo! I am totally happy with the service and overall performance of Bellissimo. They are Read more...
I can not say enough about Bellissimo! I am totally happy with the service and overall performance of Bellissimo. They are caring ,calm and very artistic. Being an out of town bride I really wanted to be sure that I looked the best I ever! Carol did the job beyond my expectations. Read less
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Thank you! Beautiful Bride!
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Nat
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
The girls at Bellissimo are the best ever! They are true artists Carol and her team did the most incredible job on hair and make up for myself and 13 other women! We were all extremely HAPPY! From the mothers to the maids all were perfectly satisfied! Carol and the Bellissimo girls were very proff and friendly! The did there job on time and without any problems! They all made us feel BEAUTIFUL! I Highly recommend Bellissimo for all you wedding hair and make up needs! Oh yes and the hair and make up lasted from 10 AM thru to the next morning!! Thank you Girls! We love Bellissimo!
The girls at Bellissimo are the best ever! They are true artists Carol and her team did the most incredible job on hair Read more...
The girls at Bellissimo are the best ever! They are true artists Carol and her team did the most incredible job on hair and make up for myself and 13 other women! We were all extremely HAPPY! From the mothers to the maids all were perfectly satisfied! Carol and the Bellissimo girls were very proff and friendly! The did there job on time and without any problems! They all made us feel BEAUTIFUL! I Highly recommend Bellissimo for all you wedding hair and make up needs! Oh yes and the hair and make up lasted from 10 AM thru to the next morning!! Thank you Girls! We love Bellissimo! Read less
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Bellissimo Brides responded with the following comments:

Thank you!
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RachelleV
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much Carol Julianna and Shelly you did an evan better job than I could Imagine! I looked stunning as did my bridesmaids! I truly thank you for all you did! I never thought I could look so pretty! I was a true Cinderella! You are a true artist Carol so are your team members! I will tell all my friends about you!
Thank you so much Carol Julianna and Shelly you did an evan better job than I could Imagine! I looked stunning as did my Read more...
Thank you so much Carol Julianna and Shelly you did an evan better job than I could Imagine! I looked stunning as did my bridesmaids! I truly thank you for all you did! I never thought I could look so pretty! I was a true Cinderella! You are a true artist Carol so are your team members! I will tell all my friends about you! Read less
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Bellissimo Brides responded with the following comments:

Thank you I appreciate your kindness!
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Carol was GREAT! My hair was perfect. She stayed away from the styles I said I hated, and really came up with something perfect for me and my dress style. She even squeezed in my mother-in-law late in the day when I realized I had forgotten to book a time for her (ops!). Everyone loved their hair and makeup!
Carol was GREAT! My hair was perfect. She stayed away from the styles I said I hated, and really came up with something Read more...
Carol was GREAT! My hair was perfect. She stayed away from the styles I said I hated, and really came up with something perfect for me and my dress style. She even squeezed in my mother-in-law late in the day when I realized I had forgotten to book a time for her (ops!). Everyone loved their hair and makeup! Read less
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Bellissimo Brides responded with the following comments:

Thank you Beautiful Bride!
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AMB
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
When I decided to get married in Yosemite National Park, my greatest fear was finding quality and reliable vendors in such a remote location. I live in Washington D.C., and my husband grew up in NYC, so you could say we are big city types with big city expectations and desires.

I found Carol after noticing several brides in my photographer's blog with unique hairstyles. Carol was responsive to all my emails, and clearly professional. I walked in for my trial with a picture of exactly what I wanted: finger curls, slightly asymmetrical and volume volume, volume. The problem: I have super fine hair without much natural volume which tends to fall out of pretty much any style I've ever had (even the ones done by the pros here in D.C.). Carol took one look at my inspiration photo, and created a unique variation that gave me more volume and style than I could have ever imagined. She took pictures of it, we discussed minor modifications and that was it.

On the wedding, she arrived with another stylist. They were prompt, and a lot of fun to be around. I got my dream hair and makeup and bet of all, the makeup AND the hair stayed flawlessly in place the WHOLE time-from its completion at 11 am till the end of the reception at 10 pm. She, along with one other stylist, completed gorgeous looks for myself, four bridesmaids and both my mother and mother-in-law, all within the allotted time. Everybody looked great-I cannot recommend her enough.
When I decided to get married in Yosemite National Park, my greatest fear was finding quality and reliable vendors in such Read more...
When I decided to get married in Yosemite National Park, my greatest fear was finding quality and reliable vendors in such a remote location. I live in Washington D.C., and my husband grew up in NYC, so you could say we are big city types with big city expectations and desires.

I found Carol after noticing several brides in my photographer's blog with unique hairstyles. Carol was responsive to all my emails, and clearly professional. I walked in for my trial with a picture of exactly what I wanted: finger curls, slightly asymmetrical and volume volume, volume. The problem: I have super fine hair without much natural volume which tends to fall out of pretty much any style I've ever had (even the ones done by the pros here in D.C.). Carol took one look at my inspiration photo, and created a unique variation that gave me more volume and style than I could have ever imagined. She took pictures of it, we discussed minor modifications and that was it.

On the wedding, she arrived with another stylist. They were prompt, and a lot of fun to be around. I got my dream hair and makeup and bet of all, the makeup AND the hair stayed flawlessly in place the WHOLE time-from its completion at 11 am till the end of the reception at 10 pm. She, along with one other stylist, completed gorgeous looks for myself, four bridesmaids and both my mother and mother-in-law, all within the allotted time. Everybody looked great-I cannot recommend her enough. Read less
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Bellissimo Brides responded with the following comments:

Thank you for allowing my creativity! I will truly enjoy your pics!
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mary
Wedding:
2/12/2010
4.9/5.0
Carol and her assistant was fantastic. She did a perfect job on my hair and make up. The music there was great and their price are very reasonable. I really want to thank them for making my special day perfect.
Carol and her assistant was fantastic. She did a perfect job on my hair and make up. The music there was great and their Read more...
Carol and her assistant was fantastic. She did a perfect job on my hair and make up. The music there was great and their price are very reasonable. I really want to thank them for making my special day perfect. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
1/30/2010
4.8/5.0
Carol was absolutely fantastic. I especially appreciated that she was able to cover up my blemishes and visualize how my hair and make-up would look with my dress. Everything turned out beautifully and while the cost of the services was a little high for my budget, it was well worth it.
Carol was absolutely fantastic. I especially appreciated that she was able to cover up my blemishes and visualize how my Read more...
Carol was absolutely fantastic. I especially appreciated that she was able to cover up my blemishes and visualize how my hair and make-up would look with my dress. Everything turned out beautifully and while the cost of the services was a little high for my budget, it was well worth it. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Carol is amazing!
She is unbelievably gifted! We never even met until the morning of my wedding. And being that we hadn't met, she clearly had never touched my hair and didn't know it's length, color or texture. She hadn't seen or touched my skin, and didn't know it's type or tone. But even so, on the big day she proceeded to, seemingly effortlessly, make me look exactly how I had dreamed I would. I felt instantly comfortable in her capable hands, and she made me feel like we were old friends throughout our entire interaction. Carol's skill, personality and professionalism are worth every penny.
The only heads up I will offer up is that Carol's assistant's abilities do not quite compare to her own. Her assistant's worked on 3 of my bridesmaids, and Carol worked on 1 bridesmaid, 1 mom and myself. The results of which, there was no comparison. And in no way does that mean her assistant's work is not beautiful, because it is. Just that by comparison it suffers because Carol's work is flawless. Nevertheless the outcome was that we all looked beautiful. I loved my experience and working with carol only enhanced the magic that was our wedding day! I highly recommend Carol, and Bellissimo!
Carol is amazing!
She is unbelievably gifted! We never even met until the morning of my wedding. And being that we Read more...
Carol is amazing!
She is unbelievably gifted! We never even met until the morning of my wedding. And being that we hadn't met, she clearly had never touched my hair and didn't know it's length, color or texture. She hadn't seen or touched my skin, and didn't know it's type or tone. But even so, on the big day she proceeded to, seemingly effortlessly, make me look exactly how I had dreamed I would. I felt instantly comfortable in her capable hands, and she made me feel like we were old friends throughout our entire interaction. Carol's skill, personality and professionalism are worth every penny.
The only heads up I will offer up is that Carol's assistant's abilities do not quite compare to her own. Her assistant's worked on 3 of my bridesmaids, and Carol worked on 1 bridesmaid, 1 mom and myself. The results of which, there was no comparison. And in no way does that mean her assistant's work is not beautiful, because it is. Just that by comparison it suffers because Carol's work is flawless. Nevertheless the outcome was that we all looked beautiful. I loved my experience and working with carol only enhanced the magic that was our wedding day! I highly recommend Carol, and Bellissimo! Read less
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Bellissimo Brides responded with the following comments:

Thank You!
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1 happy bride
Wedding:
10/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Thank you carol and your team! You made everyone look perfect! You also made everyone of the girls including my mother and Grandmother feel SPECIAL! Thank you for your professionalism and all your help! Deb
Thank you carol and your team! You made everyone look perfect! You also made everyone of the girls including my mother and Read more...
Thank you carol and your team! You made everyone look perfect! You also made everyone of the girls including my mother and Grandmother feel SPECIAL! Thank you for your professionalism and all your help! Deb Read less
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Missy
Wedding:
10/14/2009
5.0/5.0
FANTASTIC from my 1st visit to website thru my wedding day experience! Worth every penny I spent! Carol and her assistants did PERFECT! Work and were very pleasant. Thank you girls for making my day and my bridemaids day so PERFECT! We loved everything and the music as well! Also our hair and make up lasted all day and night what a relief!
FANTASTIC from my 1st visit to website thru my wedding day experience! Worth every penny I spent! Carol and her assistants Read more...
FANTASTIC from my 1st visit to website thru my wedding day experience! Worth every penny I spent! Carol and her assistants did PERFECT! Work and were very pleasant. Thank you girls for making my day and my bridemaids day so PERFECT! We loved everything and the music as well! Also our hair and make up lasted all day and night what a relief! Read less
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bhappy
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
My experience was top notch. I was quite impressed with how wonderful Carol and her team worked with myself and all my girls. We had many additional services and they really performed amazing. I was never worried or stressed they took what ever we gave them and actually finished early Thank you Ladies!
My experience was top notch. I was quite impressed with how wonderful Carol and her team worked with myself and all my Read more...
My experience was top notch. I was quite impressed with how wonderful Carol and her team worked with myself and all my girls. We had many additional services and they really performed amazing. I was never worried or stressed they took what ever we gave them and actually finished early Thank you Ladies! Read less
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Lady Love
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
I used Bellissimo for my wedding day hair and make up! They were amazing!!!! To say the least! The were prompt, Affordable and incredibly talented. They worked on the variety of ethnic groups I had in my wedding with no problems!! I truly enjoyed there professionalism and there sweet calm spirits! I will recommend them to all!!Thank you Judy!!
I used Bellissimo for my wedding day hair and make up! They were amazing!!!! To say the least! The were prompt, Affordable Read more...
I used Bellissimo for my wedding day hair and make up! They were amazing!!!! To say the least! The were prompt, Affordable and incredibly talented. They worked on the variety of ethnic groups I had in my wedding with no problems!! I truly enjoyed there professionalism and there sweet calm spirits! I will recommend them to all!!Thank you Judy!! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
9/19/2009
3.0/5.0
I was not completely happy with how Carol did my hair for my wedding. First I should say that I had two hair trials at her salon in Oakhurst, which required me to drive three hours round trip each time. In the first trial, my hair was lopsided in the back. In the second, I completely changed what I wanted. But Carol did not do a complete trial from scratch, which would have required washing and blow-drying my hair. So I did not have a chance to fully evaluate her. What she did was put some extra curl into my hair with a curling iron and figure out how the veil would attach. For this she charged me the full trial price of $55.

On my wedding day, she was 20 minutes late. Then, it took her another 10 minutes to set out her stuff and get ready (she did both my hair and makeup). When she did my hair, all I wanted was for her to blow it dry and style it the way I normally wear it every day -- just making the layers fall nicely. And then put a bit more curl into it with a curling iron. When she finished, it was not even on both sides; the layers did not curl softly under my chin on one side, they stuck up the other way, and it really bugs me every time I look at the wedding photos.

She did not place my veil high enough up on the back of my head either, and the way it looks bugs me in all the photos also.

My makeup was okay, but on your wedding you want to look STUNNING. It was not worth the money I paid to have her do it. I could have done better myself.

On the day of your wedding you are so full of adrenaline and thinking of a million things, so you do not notice all the details at that time. So on the day of the wedding it looked fine to me and I didn't say anything. But in the photos, I do not like the way my hair looks at all, and my makeup could have been much better also. I think I should have looked much better after spending $500.
I was not completely happy with how Carol did my hair for my wedding. First I should say that I had two hair trials at her Read more...
I was not completely happy with how Carol did my hair for my wedding. First I should say that I had two hair trials at her salon in Oakhurst, which required me to drive three hours round trip each time. In the first trial, my hair was lopsided in the back. In the second, I completely changed what I wanted. But Carol did not do a complete trial from scratch, which would have required washing and blow-drying my hair. So I did not have a chance to fully evaluate her. What she did was put some extra curl into my hair with a curling iron and figure out how the veil would attach. For this she charged me the full trial price of $55.

On my wedding day, she was 20 minutes late. Then, it took her another 10 minutes to set out her stuff and get ready (she did both my hair and makeup). When she did my hair, all I wanted was for her to blow it dry and style it the way I normally wear it every day -- just making the layers fall nicely. And then put a bit more curl into it with a curling iron. When she finished, it was not even on both sides; the layers did not curl softly under my chin on one side, they stuck up the other way, and it really bugs me every time I look at the wedding photos.

She did not place my veil high enough up on the back of my head either, and the way it looks bugs me in all the photos also.

My makeup was okay, but on your wedding you want to look STUNNING. It was not worth the money I paid to have her do it. I could have done better myself.

On the day of your wedding you are so full of adrenaline and thinking of a million things, so you do not notice all the details at that time. So on the day of the wedding it looked fine to me and I didn't say anything. But in the photos, I do not like the way my hair looks at all, and my makeup could have been much better also. I think I should have looked much better after spending $500. Read less
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Bellissimo Brides responded with the following comments:

In response to Beth's review 1st I would like to say she wanted the 2nd trial as she totally changed her look and style. The 1st trial may have been lopsided after pulling and pushing the hair around as we stylists do during a trial to adjust to the brides look. It is a trial and we many times will adjust the style for a trial. Beth did not evan book until the 1st trial was done and she was completely satisfied. Quite a few months later I received an email from her stating she wanted to try something different. I had no problem with this as I am always trying to please my brides. Beth arrived to the salon and we did another trial she came w/ clean dry hair as this is how we do trials I did do a full service I smoothed the hair w/ blowdrying and curling fit my trial veil in and the bride was happy and she left.
The wedding day I did not arrive late as in all weddings since we live in the mountains I will give a start time such as I will arrive between 6:15 and 6:40 as the streets in Yosemite National Park are ever changing and never predictable. I set up and did my services(10-15 minute set up time is more than normal) the bride expressed her satisfaction she evan said it was Perfect! I evan hung around for her to dress to make sure all was ok. She was happy and I left.
I did advise the bride during the trial and the day of about her natural growth pattern and that her hair would continue to flip up on the side and not stay perfect as it was when I left. Beth said she would bring a brush as her hair does this on a regular basis and she was aware of this.
I am sad Beth did not take my professional advise and stick w/ 1/2 up 1/2 down. I am also sorry that she chose to make me use her eyeliner and blush as my eyeliner and blush are a bit darker and would give her the POP affect. However I will not push a bride to conform to what I think she should look like as she knows what she wants. I can only advise. I wish also the bride would have contacted me with her dissatisfaction. I left with her satisfied and only heard that she was not happy after receiving this review.
As for her $$ amount written is the total cost for 3 trial services day of services and 3.5 hour roundtrip to the Ahwahnee Hotel. Over 6 hours worth of time not including the back and forth on email.
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kris
Wedding:
9/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Bellissimo did a perfect job on my hair and make up as well as my 2 maids. They were very flexible and reasonably priced. I really enjoyed my experience with Carol and her assistant. Thank you so much for all your hard work. You made our day PERFECT!!!! Kristin
Bellissimo did a perfect job on my hair and make up as well as my 2 maids. They were very flexible and reasonably priced. Read more...
Bellissimo did a perfect job on my hair and make up as well as my 2 maids. They were very flexible and reasonably priced. I really enjoyed my experience with Carol and her assistant. Thank you so much for all your hard work. You made our day PERFECT!!!! Kristin Read less
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bride@40
Wedding:
8/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Carol and Crystal did a fabulous job on my Sacramento wedding! They were easy to work with and they did a great job on my very fashion savvy girls! They evan made time to add a few extra services into the schedule although we were running behind! They waited patiently and did not make us feel rushed at all. They were professional,artistic and very calm! They also had an amazing choice of portable music. Thank you Ladies you are a classy team!
Carol and Crystal did a fabulous job on my Sacramento wedding! They were easy to work with and they did a great job on my Read more...
Carol and Crystal did a fabulous job on my Sacramento wedding! They were easy to work with and they did a great job on my very fashion savvy girls! They evan made time to add a few extra services into the schedule although we were running behind! They waited patiently and did not make us feel rushed at all. They were professional,artistic and very calm! They also had an amazing choice of portable music. Thank you Ladies you are a classy team! Read less
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Mare
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Carol and Marilyn were THE BEST EVER!!! They were calm sweet and just allover amazing the work was Perfect! I loved there music and there calm attitude which is nice for a very excited bride!
Carol and Marilyn were THE BEST EVER!!! They were calm sweet and just allover amazing the work was Perfect! I loved there Read more...
Carol and Marilyn were THE BEST EVER!!! They were calm sweet and just allover amazing the work was Perfect! I loved there music and there calm attitude which is nice for a very excited bride! Read less
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SPatel
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Carol did my hair and make up for my wedding in June 09. She has an amazing ability to manipulate hair into beautiful works of art. I am quite vain regarding my hair and I searched high and low for an artist who could bring what I had envisioned into fruition. Carol was the only one that did it. If you're very particular about your hair and make up or if you have no idea what you want except peace of mind on your big day, go with her. She's profession and great to work with. She's also a pretty good photographer. Thanks again Carol.
Carol did my hair and make up for my wedding in June 09. She has an amazing ability to manipulate hair into beautiful Read more...
Carol did my hair and make up for my wedding in June 09. She has an amazing ability to manipulate hair into beautiful works of art. I am quite vain regarding my hair and I searched high and low for an artist who could bring what I had envisioned into fruition. Carol was the only one that did it. If you're very particular about your hair and make up or if you have no idea what you want except peace of mind on your big day, go with her. She's profession and great to work with. She's also a pretty good photographer. Thanks again Carol. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/14/2009
4.6/5.0
They were very excellent to work with, highly recommended!
They were very excellent to work with, highly recommended!
They were very excellent to work with, highly recommended! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Carol and Julie were awesome. Carol really helped me through the wedding morning, as well as the day prior. She was professional, fun to work with, and most importantly, gave me the most beautiful hair and makeup that I could have asked for! Thank you Carol!
Carol and Julie were awesome. Carol really helped me through the wedding morning, as well as the day prior. She was Read more...
Carol and Julie were awesome. Carol really helped me through the wedding morning, as well as the day prior. She was professional, fun to work with, and most importantly, gave me the most beautiful hair and makeup that I could have asked for! Thank you Carol! Read less
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