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Bridal By Michele

Tri-state Area , NJ
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124 West End Ct
Tri-State Area, NJ US 07740 (map)

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Michele is committed to personalized care for each and every Bride by offering a full service menu of Bridal Hair and Make-up. Michele has been pleasing small and large Bridal parties... Read more
Michele is committed to personalized care for each and every Bride by offering a full service menu of Bridal Hair and Make-up. Michele has been pleasing small and large Bridal parties for over 25 years and provides these services on location, at your home (or in the hair salon) to make that special day a little less stressful for the Bride-To-Be.

Ask for Air make-up, Air Tan, hypoallergenic, sweatproof, smudge proof make-up that lasts all day. We can cover tattoos, add hair extensions and silk and fresh flowers.

"Michele has grown up in the beauty business first starting as a stylist in her Dad's salon then perfecting her skills, knowledge and talent eventually becoming a noted hair color consultant. She also has taught hair color techniques to students and professionals alike. Despite a successful career she had always wanted to work in the Wedding Industry so in 2002 her passion became a reality and Bridal by Michele was launched. Her goal was not only to provide a unique service but to keep up with the ever-changing trends of demanding brides..." Read less
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What beauty services do you offer?
Hair, Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Jenn
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
OMG Michele is absolutely amazing at everything that she does and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her!!! She was great to work with and she was so sweet, patient, helpful and had great ideas. From the first time I met her at a bridal event, I knew she was the one. I did 2 trials with her for hair & airbrush makeup and loved everything that we did and I definitely recommend doing a trial before your big day. I also highly recommend the airbrush makeup. It's amazing and so light-weight. It literally stayed on all day and didn't come off at all throughout the night; we got married outside and took pictures at the beach and it still stayed on which was awesome. She came to our hotel to do our hair & makeup. She showed up on time, actually a bit earlier which was great!! She came with another wonderful girl as well. My girls brought pictures of their hair and makeup ideas and Michele and her assistant made all the pictures come to life!! All my girls LOVED their hair and makeup and said it was exactly what they wanted, even better!!!! Both my hair & makeup came out perfect. I absolutely loved both and received so many compliments on both. I don't wear a lot of makeup ever and Michele literally made me look and feel myself, but just more beautiful for my wedding day!! I was so happy! It was wonderful working with Michele for my special day. I could go on forever about Michele and her work! I highly recommend her! Also, compared to a lot of hair/makeup people that I researched, she was the most reasonable. Michele is amazing and she will literally make you look like yourself, just more beautiful on your wedding day!!! Thanks Michele.
OMG Michele is absolutely amazing at everything that she does and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her!!! She Read more...
OMG Michele is absolutely amazing at everything that she does and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her!!! She was great to work with and she was so sweet, patient, helpful and had great ideas. From the first time I met her at a bridal event, I knew she was the one. I did 2 trials with her for hair & airbrush makeup and loved everything that we did and I definitely recommend doing a trial before your big day. I also highly recommend the airbrush makeup. It's amazing and so light-weight. It literally stayed on all day and didn't come off at all throughout the night; we got married outside and took pictures at the beach and it still stayed on which was awesome. She came to our hotel to do our hair & makeup. She showed up on time, actually a bit earlier which was great!! She came with another wonderful girl as well. My girls brought pictures of their hair and makeup ideas and Michele and her assistant made all the pictures come to life!! All my girls LOVED their hair and makeup and said it was exactly what they wanted, even better!!!! Both my hair & makeup came out perfect. I absolutely loved both and received so many compliments on both. I don't wear a lot of makeup ever and Michele literally made me look and feel myself, but just more beautiful for my wedding day!! I was so happy! It was wonderful working with Michele for my special day. I could go on forever about Michele and her work! I highly recommend her! Also, compared to a lot of hair/makeup people that I researched, she was the most reasonable. Michele is amazing and she will literally make you look like yourself, just more beautiful on your wedding day!!! Thanks Michele. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.2/5.0
I am writing this review so that future brides will not make the same mistake I did. I met with Michele a total of three times. She did my hair and makeup for my engagement shoot, as well as a trial before my wedding. The two times I met with Michele, I was happy with my hair. The day of the wedding, she did my mother, mother-in-law, and six bridesmaids hair. Michele had an assistant do everyone's make up which came out great. Michele did a great job on my mother and mother-in-law's hair but I wish i could say the same for the bridesmaids. None of my girls were happy with the way their hair came out and everyone had to have their hair redone by a family member who is also a hairdresser. My bridesmaids hair all looked frizzy and messy, definitely not how you want them to look for a wedding. When it came time to do my hair, I assumed it would be quick since Michele had already curled my hair earlier in the day but I was wrong. I was supposed to be ready for 3:00pm but by 3:30, Michele was still working on my hair. I wanted a simple half up, half down look with curls and she had to take my hair out four times because I was not pleased with it. For some reason, she could not get my hair to look how it did the day of the trial. By 3:30pm, the photographer was already there and everyone was ready except me. As Michele was working on my make up, I became very frustrated and asked that she stick the veil in my hair so I could get dressed. Needless to say, we missed out on an hour of pictures before the ceremony because of Michele. I was so upset about this, as I had purposely asked her to be done by 3:00pm to ensure ample time for pictures. I felt extremely rushed because of Michele and I hope that others do not have the same experience. Michele is very nice and personable but the day of the wedding, she was too high strong for an already nervous bride. I think Michele does great makeup but I would not recommend using her for hair if you are a young bride (I'm in my 20s).
I am writing this review so that future brides will not make the same mistake I did. I met with Michele a total of three Read more...
I am writing this review so that future brides will not make the same mistake I did. I met with Michele a total of three times. She did my hair and makeup for my engagement shoot, as well as a trial before my wedding. The two times I met with Michele, I was happy with my hair. The day of the wedding, she did my mother, mother-in-law, and six bridesmaids hair. Michele had an assistant do everyone's make up which came out great. Michele did a great job on my mother and mother-in-law's hair but I wish i could say the same for the bridesmaids. None of my girls were happy with the way their hair came out and everyone had to have their hair redone by a family member who is also a hairdresser. My bridesmaids hair all looked frizzy and messy, definitely not how you want them to look for a wedding. When it came time to do my hair, I assumed it would be quick since Michele had already curled my hair earlier in the day but I was wrong. I was supposed to be ready for 3:00pm but by 3:30, Michele was still working on my hair. I wanted a simple half up, half down look with curls and she had to take my hair out four times because I was not pleased with it. For some reason, she could not get my hair to look how it did the day of the trial. By 3:30pm, the photographer was already there and everyone was ready except me. As Michele was working on my make up, I became very frustrated and asked that she stick the veil in my hair so I could get dressed. Needless to say, we missed out on an hour of pictures before the ceremony because of Michele. I was so upset about this, as I had purposely asked her to be done by 3:00pm to ensure ample time for pictures. I felt extremely rushed because of Michele and I hope that others do not have the same experience. Michele is very nice and personable but the day of the wedding, she was too high strong for an already nervous bride. I think Michele does great makeup but I would not recommend using her for hair if you are a young bride (I'm in my 20s). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
TBD - My wedding is in May. So will keep you updated - but my hair and makeup trial was excellent!
TBD - My wedding is in May. So will keep you updated - but my hair and makeup trial was excellent!
TBD - My wedding is in May. So will keep you updated - but my hair and makeup trial was excellent! Read less
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Chrissie
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Michele just did my Daughter's wedding this past weekend. She took care of all the makeup and hair and did a wonderful job! She even met us later in the day to fix our windblow hair. She is personable and just wonderful to work with! Thank you Michele!
Chrissie
Michele just did my Daughter's wedding this past weekend. She took care of all the makeup and hair and did a wonderful Read more...
Michele just did my Daughter's wedding this past weekend. She took care of all the makeup and hair and did a wonderful job! She even met us later in the day to fix our windblow hair. She is personable and just wonderful to work with! Thank you Michele!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.9/5.0
I really wanted to write a good review for Michele, but unfortunately I can't. She was very friendly and knowledgeable and did make the bride look fabulous. However, she was hired to do the hair for four people and the makeup for three. In the end, the only one she actually completed was the bride and to some extent the mother of the bride. She did not do the makeup for the mother of the groom at all because there was no time and she only did her hair 3/4 of the way (saying she'd do the rest with the makeup). The mother of the groom thus did her own makeup (luckily she brought it with her) and completed her own hair. Michele also did my hair (bridesmaid) only 3/4 of the way - my hair was finished by the other bridesmaids. The mother of the bride was practically in tears because her hair too was only completed 3/4 of the way and she hadn't brought any makeup with her and she was missing out on taking pictures with her daughter. In the end, Michele did do her hair and makeup but an hour and a half after she was supposed to be completed. This extreme lateness caused a *tremendous* amount of stress on everyone - the bride, the groom, the mothers of both of them, the rest of the wedding party - and even the photographer! He was very upset that he wasn't getting the time to take the pictures he wanted and needed to do the album he was hired to do and felt that would ultimately reflect badly on him. Bottom line: Michele did not fulfill her contractual obligation to do four hairs and three makeups in the allotted time. Thus, I cannot in good conscience recommend her to others.

I also must comment on Michele’s comment to the other 1-star review below. Whether it is true or not (which I can assure you it is NOT), her comments are completely unprofessional and frankly stunning for anyone to make in the service profession. She should have owned up to her mistakes and taken the opportunity to address the criticisms.
I really wanted to write a good review for Michele, but unfortunately I can't. She was very friendly and knowledgeable and Read more...
I really wanted to write a good review for Michele, but unfortunately I can't. She was very friendly and knowledgeable and did make the bride look fabulous. However, she was hired to do the hair for four people and the makeup for three. In the end, the only one she actually completed was the bride and to some extent the mother of the bride. She did not do the makeup for the mother of the groom at all because there was no time and she only did her hair 3/4 of the way (saying she'd do the rest with the makeup). The mother of the groom thus did her own makeup (luckily she brought it with her) and completed her own hair. Michele also did my hair (bridesmaid) only 3/4 of the way - my hair was finished by the other bridesmaids. The mother of the bride was practically in tears because her hair too was only completed 3/4 of the way and she hadn't brought any makeup with her and she was missing out on taking pictures with her daughter. In the end, Michele did do her hair and makeup but an hour and a half after she was supposed to be completed. This extreme lateness caused a *tremendous* amount of stress on everyone - the bride, the groom, the mothers of both of them, the rest of the wedding party - and even the photographer! He was very upset that he wasn't getting the time to take the pictures he wanted and needed to do the album he was hired to do and felt that would ultimately reflect badly on him. Bottom line: Michele did not fulfill her contractual obligation to do four hairs and three makeups in the allotted time. Thus, I cannot in good conscience recommend her to others.

I also must comment on Michele’s comment to the other 1-star review below. Whether it is true or not (which I can assure you it is NOT), her comments are completely unprofessional and frankly stunning for anyone to make in the service profession. She should have owned up to her mistakes and taken the opportunity to address the criticisms. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.0/5.0
Michele almost ruined my son's wedding day. Although she arrived on time (7:45am), she was over two hrs late at the finish! She eventually finished the bride, but required three other people to also get their hair and makeup done. She only did about ¾ each of the other three people’s hair (which included me (mother of the groom), mother of the bride, and one bridesmaid (my daughter/groom’s sister)). The mother of the bride was very upset that it seemed her makeup would not be completed and her hairdo was falling out. She did get finished eventually but missed the opportunity to take special pictures with her daughter getting dressed. I was also upset and ended up finishing the rest of my own hair herself and doing my makeup by myself. Luckily I brought my own makeup but not all the tools and items needed, since I only thought I’d be doing touchups. My daughter also ended up doing her own makeup and having her hair finished by the other bridesmaids. Michele had also offered to throw in the flower girl’s hair but that turned out to be almost laughable in terms of time, and the bridesmaids ended up doing her hair as well. In the end, the amount of stress she caused to the entire bridal party (including the groom, who was waiting at the venue for everyone to arrive) AND the photographer – who was unable to get all the shots he was planning to get – was unbelievable. We were supposed to arrive at the wedding venue at 2 pm and we ended up getting there at 3:15 – again not leaving enough time for all the planned photos at the amazing venue which had amazing gardens (since the ceremony started at 4 pm sharp). Furthermore, Michele unexpectedly offered “to let herself out” after we had all left. The bride was having none of that (it was at her house) and so had to hustle her out so she could lock up. To top it off, Michele left a complete mess and one of her curling irons burned the beautiful and new countertop in the master bathroom.
DO NOT HIRE MICHELE.
Michele almost ruined my son's wedding day. Although she arrived on time (7:45am), she was over two hrs late at the Read more...
Michele almost ruined my son's wedding day. Although she arrived on time (7:45am), she was over two hrs late at the finish! She eventually finished the bride, but required three other people to also get their hair and makeup done. She only did about ¾ each of the other three people’s hair (which included me (mother of the groom), mother of the bride, and one bridesmaid (my daughter/groom’s sister)). The mother of the bride was very upset that it seemed her makeup would not be completed and her hairdo was falling out. She did get finished eventually but missed the opportunity to take special pictures with her daughter getting dressed. I was also upset and ended up finishing the rest of my own hair herself and doing my makeup by myself. Luckily I brought my own makeup but not all the tools and items needed, since I only thought I’d be doing touchups. My daughter also ended up doing her own makeup and having her hair finished by the other bridesmaids. Michele had also offered to throw in the flower girl’s hair but that turned out to be almost laughable in terms of time, and the bridesmaids ended up doing her hair as well. In the end, the amount of stress she caused to the entire bridal party (including the groom, who was waiting at the venue for everyone to arrive) AND the photographer – who was unable to get all the shots he was planning to get – was unbelievable. We were supposed to arrive at the wedding venue at 2 pm and we ended up getting there at 3:15 – again not leaving enough time for all the planned photos at the amazing venue which had amazing gardens (since the ceremony started at 4 pm sharp). Furthermore, Michele unexpectedly offered “to let herself out” after we had all left. The bride was having none of that (it was at her house) and so had to hustle her out so she could lock up. To top it off, Michele left a complete mess and one of her curling irons burned the beautiful and new countertop in the master bathroom.
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Bridal By Michele responded with the following comments:

the person who wrote this articles was a bitch she thought it was her wedding Bottom line was the bride was very pleased with what I did she looked stunning I did no damage there was another iron in the room that was not mine that did the damage not my appliances the mother n law is just a bitch she had very difficult hair and thought it was all about her
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Michele is amazing. She made us all look amazing the day of the wedding. She was fun and professional, which made the morning stress free. She is the best! Absolutely loved my hair and makeup.
Michele is amazing. She made us all look amazing the day of the wedding. She was fun and professional, which made the Read more...
Michele is amazing. She made us all look amazing the day of the wedding. She was fun and professional, which made the morning stress free. She is the best! Absolutely loved my hair and makeup. Read less
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Jordyn
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Michele has been an absolute professional and is incredibly talented when it comes to hair and makeup. Although I cannot speak for her performance on the day of the wedding yet (our wedding is June 14, 2014), I can say that she has been a pleasure to work with and I am very happy with my choice to book Bridal by Michele for my wedding day. I recently had my hair and makeup trial, and Michele created a beautiful up do that perfectly compliments my veil and gown. She also went above and beyond and before the trial, met me at a store in Red Bank to help me find a beautiful comb to help complete my look. The hair and makeup trial went great and I look forward to the next few months of working with Michele.
Michele has been an absolute professional and is incredibly talented when it comes to hair and makeup. Although I cannot Read more...
Michele has been an absolute professional and is incredibly talented when it comes to hair and makeup. Although I cannot speak for her performance on the day of the wedding yet (our wedding is June 14, 2014), I can say that she has been a pleasure to work with and I am very happy with my choice to book Bridal by Michele for my wedding day. I recently had my hair and makeup trial, and Michele created a beautiful up do that perfectly compliments my veil and gown. She also went above and beyond and before the trial, met me at a store in Red Bank to help me find a beautiful comb to help complete my look. The hair and makeup trial went great and I look forward to the next few months of working with Michele. Read less
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Vicki
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked Michele for hair and makeup for about 10 people on June 7, 2013. Michele and her assistants did an outstanding job! Everyone in the bridal party looked great and we were all completed with time to spare. She even gave us all lip glosses to take with us so we could do a touch-up later. Michele is a true pro! She was also very accommodating with schedule changes for that many people and she was a pleasure to work with!!
We booked Michele for hair and makeup for about 10 people on June 7, 2013. Michele and her assistants did an outstanding Read more...
We booked Michele for hair and makeup for about 10 people on June 7, 2013. Michele and her assistants did an outstanding job! Everyone in the bridal party looked great and we were all completed with time to spare. She even gave us all lip glosses to take with us so we could do a touch-up later. Michele is a true pro! She was also very accommodating with schedule changes for that many people and she was a pleasure to work with!! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Michele did my hair and make up for my wedding and I loved the way it came out. She knows how to make you look beautiful and natural!!! She knows how important it is to look like ourself on your wedding only more beautiful. My bridesmaids hair and make up looked incredible. Michele even came to my ceremony to help take my veil on and off and touch up my hair. She is extremely progressional and hardworking!
Michele did my hair and make up for my wedding and I loved the way it came out. She knows how to make you look beautiful Read more...
Michele did my hair and make up for my wedding and I loved the way it came out. She knows how to make you look beautiful and natural!!! She knows how important it is to look like ourself on your wedding only more beautiful. My bridesmaids hair and make up looked incredible. Michele even came to my ceremony to help take my veil on and off and touch up my hair. She is extremely progressional and hardworking! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I really wanted my hair and makeup to look perfect for my wedding. I searched on the internet to find pictures of possible hairstyles to show Michele when she came to my home for my trial. I showed her my pictures that I narrowed down to my 2 favorite styles. I asked her which one she thought would look the best, and to my surprise, she enthusiastically responded, "Let's try them both!" She never rushed and spent so much time with me, and it was only the trial! She also made a suggestion to put flowers in the bridesmaids' hair, which she purchased and brought to us for the wedding day. At the end of the trial, I told her which one I preferred, and she said that if I changed my mind on my wedding day, it would not be a problem, which made me feel at ease.

On my wedding day, she arrived on time and said, "I'm yours and will stay as long as you need me." I will say that I was incredibly nervous that morning, but her outgoing personality quickly took my mind off of my nerves. She did hair and makeup for me as well as my 3 bridesmaids. After she was done, I could not get over at how perfect it came out! I was so pleased! I had some blemishes on my face that she was able to hide - people commented at my wedding on how flawless my skin looked. I had an outdoor ceremony in 90 degree weather, and my hair and makeup looked that same as when she first did it by the end of the night! I was so impressed at how dedicated she was in getting to really know what look I wanted and offered suggestions as well. If you're looking for that "WOW" factor on your wedding day, Michele will definitely provided it!!!!
I really wanted my hair and makeup to look perfect for my wedding. I searched on the internet to find pictures of possible Read more...
I really wanted my hair and makeup to look perfect for my wedding. I searched on the internet to find pictures of possible hairstyles to show Michele when she came to my home for my trial. I showed her my pictures that I narrowed down to my 2 favorite styles. I asked her which one she thought would look the best, and to my surprise, she enthusiastically responded, "Let's try them both!" She never rushed and spent so much time with me, and it was only the trial! She also made a suggestion to put flowers in the bridesmaids' hair, which she purchased and brought to us for the wedding day. At the end of the trial, I told her which one I preferred, and she said that if I changed my mind on my wedding day, it would not be a problem, which made me feel at ease.

On my wedding day, she arrived on time and said, "I'm yours and will stay as long as you need me." I will say that I was incredibly nervous that morning, but her outgoing personality quickly took my mind off of my nerves. She did hair and makeup for me as well as my 3 bridesmaids. After she was done, I could not get over at how perfect it came out! I was so pleased! I had some blemishes on my face that she was able to hide - people commented at my wedding on how flawless my skin looked. I had an outdoor ceremony in 90 degree weather, and my hair and makeup looked that same as when she first did it by the end of the night! I was so impressed at how dedicated she was in getting to really know what look I wanted and offered suggestions as well. If you're looking for that "WOW" factor on your wedding day, Michele will definitely provided it!!!! Read less
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lotanoje
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Michele was hands down over accomodating for my bridal party, my mom and mother in law, as well as myself. My day went off without a hitch thanks to Michele and her assistant. To be in Atlantic City so early in the morning ready to go was a big help and sign of her professionalism. Not only did Michele make my wedding day perfect for all, but she made herself available for me before my shower which worked perfectly as a trial for the "big day". No matter what I write about her work, nothing can be put in to words to describe her enthusiasm and true joy to be doing what she does... Thanks Michele!!!
Michele was hands down over accomodating for my bridal party, my mom and mother in law, as well as myself. My day went off Read more...
Michele was hands down over accomodating for my bridal party, my mom and mother in law, as well as myself. My day went off without a hitch thanks to Michele and her assistant. To be in Atlantic City so early in the morning ready to go was a big help and sign of her professionalism. Not only did Michele make my wedding day perfect for all, but she made herself available for me before my shower which worked perfectly as a trial for the "big day". No matter what I write about her work, nothing can be put in to words to describe her enthusiasm and true joy to be doing what she does... Thanks Michele!!! Read less
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Grace
Wedding:
11/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I don't think that I could have looked more amazing. A few of my bridesmaids, my mother and myself had hair and makeup done. Michele was wonderful. I had contacted her about a month before my wedding looking for help. I had a bad experience and was iffy about finding someone. I knew from when I first spoke to Michele on the phone, that she was different. We clicked right away. The trial went smooth and I looked wonderful. She came to my house the day of and beautified us and every one she did looked stunning. I made sure to get a pic of the two of us. A wonderful person, excellent service and beautiful pricing. I couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you so much Michele.
I don't think that I could have looked more amazing. A few of my bridesmaids, my mother and myself had hair and makeup Read more...
I don't think that I could have looked more amazing. A few of my bridesmaids, my mother and myself had hair and makeup done. Michele was wonderful. I had contacted her about a month before my wedding looking for help. I had a bad experience and was iffy about finding someone. I knew from when I first spoke to Michele on the phone, that she was different. We clicked right away. The trial went smooth and I looked wonderful. She came to my house the day of and beautified us and every one she did looked stunning. I made sure to get a pic of the two of us. A wonderful person, excellent service and beautiful pricing. I couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you so much Michele. Read less
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Kathleen, June 2010 Bride :)
Wedding:
6/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Michele is FABULOUS!!! I cannot rave enough about her! I highly recommend her! She is amazingly talented in both hair styling and cosmetic artistry. In addition, she is personable, sweet, humorous, fun-loving, patient, and kind. Michele is “designed” to being a wedding stylist! (Pun intended :). She is perfectly punctual (if not early), calm, prepared, organized, focused, creative, and flexible.

On my wedding day, she transformed, my mom, several of my bridesmaids, and me into princesses! I showed her pictures in several bridal magazines of what I was hoping for re: hair and makeup; she skillfully (and seemingly effortlessly) made them come to life! To tell you the truth, I think I looked better than the magazine photos!

One of the reasons I chose Michele was that SHE drove to MY location [about 1.5 hours north] so I wouldn't need to leave my family and friends to drive to a salon 30 minutes away the morning of my wedding. I can't emphasize how comforting it was to have HER come to US! I was so nervous that morning, and this alleviated so much pressure. It was like we were having a little party in the "bridal suite" with all of us preparing together. (During our “hair trial” in advance with Michele, my mom and I were able to get to know Michele, chat, laugh, and share experiences. Then, on the morning of the wedding, Michele went straight to work … You could see the wheels turning in her mind as she concentrated intently on bringing forth the “beauty within us” … with some help from her curling iron, hair pins, airbrush machine, and other cosmetic supplies, of course :).

One of my bridesmaids wanted to add a hairpiece to help her hair seem fuller in the back (she had purchased the hairpiece ahead of time to have it ready for Michele). Michele seamlessly incorporated it into her design, and everyone raved about my bridesmaid's hair! In fact, my bridesmaid had a professional event the very next morning after the wedding at which she was going to speak, so she "kept" her hair until then. She told me that everyone complimented her on her gorgeous hair all day!

On my wedding day, I was even more nervous than I thought I would be . . . increasingly anxious about everything being “just right” as the ceremony approached (I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so it’s not surprising that I would be this way.) Michele STAYED until the ceremony started to be sure that I was alright (in case I broke into emotional tears [with this being the culmination of months of preparation & anticipation], she could touch-up my makeup. :). She was reassuring, understanding, patient, and kind. I was so very grateful for this.

I would absolutely recommend Michele, and I hope to have the opportunity to work with her again!
Michele is FABULOUS!!! I cannot rave enough about her! I highly recommend her! She is amazingly talented in both hair Read more...
Michele is FABULOUS!!! I cannot rave enough about her! I highly recommend her! She is amazingly talented in both hair styling and cosmetic artistry. In addition, she is personable, sweet, humorous, fun-loving, patient, and kind. Michele is “designed” to being a wedding stylist! (Pun intended :). She is perfectly punctual (if not early), calm, prepared, organized, focused, creative, and flexible.

On my wedding day, she transformed, my mom, several of my bridesmaids, and me into princesses! I showed her pictures in several bridal magazines of what I was hoping for re: hair and makeup; she skillfully (and seemingly effortlessly) made them come to life! To tell you the truth, I think I looked better than the magazine photos!

One of the reasons I chose Michele was that SHE drove to MY location [about 1.5 hours north] so I wouldn't need to leave my family and friends to drive to a salon 30 minutes away the morning of my wedding. I can't emphasize how comforting it was to have HER come to US! I was so nervous that morning, and this alleviated so much pressure. It was like we were having a little party in the "bridal suite" with all of us preparing together. (During our “hair trial” in advance with Michele, my mom and I were able to get to know Michele, chat, laugh, and share experiences. Then, on the morning of the wedding, Michele went straight to work … You could see the wheels turning in her mind as she concentrated intently on bringing forth the “beauty within us” … with some help from her curling iron, hair pins, airbrush machine, and other cosmetic supplies, of course :).

One of my bridesmaids wanted to add a hairpiece to help her hair seem fuller in the back (she had purchased the hairpiece ahead of time to have it ready for Michele). Michele seamlessly incorporated it into her design, and everyone raved about my bridesmaid's hair! In fact, my bridesmaid had a professional event the very next morning after the wedding at which she was going to speak, so she "kept" her hair until then. She told me that everyone complimented her on her gorgeous hair all day!

On my wedding day, I was even more nervous than I thought I would be . . . increasingly anxious about everything being “just right” as the ceremony approached (I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so it’s not surprising that I would be this way.) Michele STAYED until the ceremony started to be sure that I was alright (in case I broke into emotional tears [with this being the culmination of months of preparation & anticipation], she could touch-up my makeup. :). She was reassuring, understanding, patient, and kind. I was so very grateful for this.

I would absolutely recommend Michele, and I hope to have the opportunity to work with her again! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Michele
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8/21/2009
4.0/5.0
My hair and makeup looked fantastic!!!! Both held up over the course of a long day and night with tears, hugging, kissing, dancing and every other emotion one has on their wedding day. My mother and sister looked gorgeous and for my mother, who doesn't wear a lot of makeup, she did an excellent job of finding the balance between a finished/polished look without being 'made up'. Michele does airbrush makeup and hair which is the reason I chose to work with her. Like many hairstylists, what you ask for is not always what you get but I will say she was very nice about taking feedback to improve from the trial to the actual day. My biggest criticism is that she ran severely over our allotted time for hair which made me late for the start of photos. With every minute accounted for in a wedding day, it added some stress that we were so off our schedule. One of the reasons we were off is that she decided to sit down and eat lunch in the middle of my appointment! Since we didn't plan on a lunch break for her (she never asked for this), it really put us off schedule. That said, we were able to make up the time and I was extremely pleased with the quality of work she did.
My hair and makeup looked fantastic!!!! Both held up over the course of a long day and night with tears, hugging, kissing, Read more...
My hair and makeup looked fantastic!!!! Both held up over the course of a long day and night with tears, hugging, kissing, dancing and every other emotion one has on their wedding day. My mother and sister looked gorgeous and for my mother, who doesn't wear a lot of makeup, she did an excellent job of finding the balance between a finished/polished look without being 'made up'. Michele does airbrush makeup and hair which is the reason I chose to work with her. Like many hairstylists, what you ask for is not always what you get but I will say she was very nice about taking feedback to improve from the trial to the actual day. My biggest criticism is that she ran severely over our allotted time for hair which made me late for the start of photos. With every minute accounted for in a wedding day, it added some stress that we were so off our schedule. One of the reasons we were off is that she decided to sit down and eat lunch in the middle of my appointment! Since we didn't plan on a lunch break for her (she never asked for this), it really put us off schedule. That said, we were able to make up the time and I was extremely pleased with the quality of work she did. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health

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