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Calista Brides

Philadelphia , PA

LOCATION

Philadelphia, PA US 19001 (map)
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ABOUT US

We are the Premier Wedding Day Beauty Experts!

Award Winning Hair and Make-up Artistry performed on location. Specializing in all hair textures, and skin tones. We also... Read more
We are the Premier Wedding Day Beauty Experts!

Award Winning Hair and Make-up Artistry performed on location. Specializing in all hair textures, and skin tones. We also provide Airbrush makeup, 100% human handmade hair extensions, and eyelash extensions.

Stay relaxed and comfortable as you are "beautified" in the comfort of your home, hotel room, or venue of choice. Only the highest quality cosmetics and hair products used to ensure the ultimate in weatherproof, and emotion proof results!

Call today to book your trial. Travel is within the entire Tri-state area and beyond. Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

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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Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.9/5.0
Cali was so great to work with for my bridesmaids and my hair on my wedding day. She and the wonderful makeup artist Yvette came to our hotel room and styled 5 hairstyles and 6 make ups within the scheduled time frame. They also came to my apartment for my trial, which also was a great experience. Something you may not realize when you're planning your wedding is how much time you will spend with your hair and make up artists on such a special morning of your life - pick people that you will enjoy being around! Cali and Yvette felt like old friends, chatting and laughing, keeping up a happy atmosphere.
All of my bridesmaids (and my mother) looked so beautiful. And, my hair (long curls) stayed in all night despite heat, humidity, and dancing! Cali even showed one of my bridesmaids how to make a pretty ponytail in my hair once I got too hot for hair down my back. I would definitely recommend Calista Brides to any bride looking for quality, beautiful work, and friendly people!
Cali was so great to work with for my bridesmaids and my hair on my wedding day. She and the wonderful makeup artist Read more...
Cali was so great to work with for my bridesmaids and my hair on my wedding day. She and the wonderful makeup artist Yvette came to our hotel room and styled 5 hairstyles and 6 make ups within the scheduled time frame. They also came to my apartment for my trial, which also was a great experience. Something you may not realize when you're planning your wedding is how much time you will spend with your hair and make up artists on such a special morning of your life - pick people that you will enjoy being around! Cali and Yvette felt like old friends, chatting and laughing, keeping up a happy atmosphere.
All of my bridesmaids (and my mother) looked so beautiful. And, my hair (long curls) stayed in all night despite heat, humidity, and dancing! Cali even showed one of my bridesmaids how to make a pretty ponytail in my hair once I got too hot for hair down my back. I would definitely recommend Calista Brides to any bride looking for quality, beautiful work, and friendly people! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.7/5.0
Cali and her assistant (Rosi) performed hair and makeup services for myself, my bridesmaids and both mothers for my wedding in September. Overall, everyone was very happy with how they looked on the big day and our hair/makeup lasted all night long. Cali was very patient with the numerous changes I requested to my wedding day itinerary which I greatly appreciated. She was a little bit late on my wedding day but she and Rosi were able to make up the time so we still finished on schedule. During the planning process, she did sometimes take quite awhile to respond to emails which sometimes stressed me out. But she did always respond eventually and take care of any question or issue I had. She also rescheduled my trial only a few days before it was scheduled which was a pain – but in the end it worked out because she did my hair/makeup for my bachelorette party. Finally, I think it should be noted that Cali automatically adds an 18% gratuity to her services. This was not noted in my contract when I signed it and I think it would have been helpful to be aware of it. Even with this addition, her prices were in line with other services in the area and she does not make you pay ahead of time which is nice since I was making changes to the services up until the last minute! Thank you Cali for helping me to look my best on my wedding day!
Cali and her assistant (Rosi) performed hair and makeup services for myself, my bridesmaids and both mothers for my Read more...
Cali and her assistant (Rosi) performed hair and makeup services for myself, my bridesmaids and both mothers for my wedding in September. Overall, everyone was very happy with how they looked on the big day and our hair/makeup lasted all night long. Cali was very patient with the numerous changes I requested to my wedding day itinerary which I greatly appreciated. She was a little bit late on my wedding day but she and Rosi were able to make up the time so we still finished on schedule. During the planning process, she did sometimes take quite awhile to respond to emails which sometimes stressed me out. But she did always respond eventually and take care of any question or issue I had. She also rescheduled my trial only a few days before it was scheduled which was a pain – but in the end it worked out because she did my hair/makeup for my bachelorette party. Finally, I think it should be noted that Cali automatically adds an 18% gratuity to her services. This was not noted in my contract when I signed it and I think it would have been helpful to be aware of it. Even with this addition, her prices were in line with other services in the area and she does not make you pay ahead of time which is nice since I was making changes to the services up until the last minute! Thank you Cali for helping me to look my best on my wedding day! Read less
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Calista Brides responded with the following comments:

Hi Jen, thanks for taking time to review our services. We enjoyed working with you and your bridal party very much! While it's true, that we started services about 10 min later than planned, (primarily due to setting up our work area & finding ample lighting etc.), we did have a good cushion of time at the end of the schedule, which is why everyone was on time. Regarding responsiveness; if you recall, I had to switch ISP's because of a hacking issue, which deleted and/or spammed a lot of my client's emails, and unfortunately caused a slight delay in responding to the many emails I received. As far as your trial; You, in fact, had to reschedule twice and both times I willingly accommodated your schedule. The third time around, I rescheduled because I booked a very last minute wedding, which you seemingly were understanding about at the time. Weddings take precedence over trials, whenever time does not allow for two appointments in one day. I also gave you a complimentary hair style for your bachelorette party, as my way of thanking you for re-scheduling the trial. Regarding the contract terms; I just pulled up your contract and noticed that an entire paragraph is missing... where I detail additional costs and also gratuity. I don't know if it was deleted when I emailed to you but, I really wish this was discovered sooner, rather than assume it was an oversight on my behalf. I am very sensitive to disclosing all costs to my clients before going into a contract and all fees are noted on the agreement. That has never happened before and I sincerely apologize for that. I hope this has helped shed some light on any unanswered questions or concerns you had or were not clear on. We truly love what we do and work very hard to make our client's special day all they dream of and more! Thanks again for inviting us to be a part of your wedding. With warm Regards, Cali.
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Librady
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
A true professional and wonderful person to work with. Cali did a wonderful job of our hair and make up. She arrived early, was responsive to emails and calls and really took on board anything that I wanted to do. She gave helpful suggestions and even after changing my mind a little after the trial, she was ready and prepared to make my changes on the day. My bridesmaids brought pictures of what they were thinking they would like and she made a fantastic job of matching that. She also helped my grandmom with her hair which was truely uncessary but so glad she did. I would and am highly recommending her to anyone looking for a talented stylist.
A true professional and wonderful person to work with. Cali did a wonderful job of our hair and make up. She arrived Read more...
A true professional and wonderful person to work with. Cali did a wonderful job of our hair and make up. She arrived early, was responsive to emails and calls and really took on board anything that I wanted to do. She gave helpful suggestions and even after changing my mind a little after the trial, she was ready and prepared to make my changes on the day. My bridesmaids brought pictures of what they were thinking they would like and she made a fantastic job of matching that. She also helped my grandmom with her hair which was truely uncessary but so glad she did. I would and am highly recommending her to anyone looking for a talented stylist. Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
7/7/2012
4.9/5.0
Cali was absolutely fantastic! She did a wonderful job for myself, my bridesmaids, and the mothers! My Mom said she hadn't felt that pretty since her 20's. I had never felt or been so beautiful in my life! She got everyone done on time - and even showed up early! I would highly recommend her to anyone!

She was also very flexible about my trial when I got the date wrong - she made it work! (Which was a big help, since I live in DC and the wedding was in Philadelphia!)
Cali was absolutely fantastic! She did a wonderful job for myself, my bridesmaids, and the mothers! My Mom said she hadn't Read more...
Cali was absolutely fantastic! She did a wonderful job for myself, my bridesmaids, and the mothers! My Mom said she hadn't felt that pretty since her 20's. I had never felt or been so beautiful in my life! She got everyone done on time - and even showed up early! I would highly recommend her to anyone!

She was also very flexible about my trial when I got the date wrong - she made it work! (Which was a big help, since I live in DC and the wedding was in Philadelphia!) Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Cali, was great, everyone loved their hair, and she did great job getting all 9 of us ready by our scheduled time!
Cali, was great, everyone loved their hair, and she did great job getting all 9 of us ready by our scheduled time!
Cali, was great, everyone loved their hair, and she did great job getting all 9 of us ready by our scheduled time! Read less
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Lilly
Wedding:
4/29/2012
4.7/5.0
Cali and Yvette are awesome. They really listen to what everyone wanted and were very flexible with making adjustments. They arrived on time and did hair and make-up for my bridesmaids and the mothers, everyone looked great and the airbrush lasted all day. After my make-up and hair trial, I sent Cali a few pictures showing the adjustment I'd like to make on the day of, and she delivered exactly the vision I was looking for. I am so impressed at how Cali managed to make gorgeous messy bun out of my medium length hair!
Cali and Yvette are awesome. They really listen to what everyone wanted and were very flexible with making adjustments. Read more...
Cali and Yvette are awesome. They really listen to what everyone wanted and were very flexible with making adjustments. They arrived on time and did hair and make-up for my bridesmaids and the mothers, everyone looked great and the airbrush lasted all day. After my make-up and hair trial, I sent Cali a few pictures showing the adjustment I'd like to make on the day of, and she delivered exactly the vision I was looking for. I am so impressed at how Cali managed to make gorgeous messy bun out of my medium length hair! Read less
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dayanochka
Wedding:
4/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Calista is great at what she does. We had a trial and it was beautiful but not quite what I wanted. When I mentioned it on my wedding day, she said no problem and proceeded to give me THE look I wanted. It was so perfect, stayed on all night and didn't look cakey. She made my bridesmaids look great and did hair for some of them as well. She has a ton of makeup to choose from and will come to you wherever you are.
Calista is great at what she does. We had a trial and it was beautiful but not quite what I wanted. When I mentioned it on Read more...
Calista is great at what she does. We had a trial and it was beautiful but not quite what I wanted. When I mentioned it on my wedding day, she said no problem and proceeded to give me THE look I wanted. It was so perfect, stayed on all night and didn't look cakey. She made my bridesmaids look great and did hair for some of them as well. She has a ton of makeup to choose from and will come to you wherever you are. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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JS22
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
If you are undecided on who to chose for your hair and make up, stop looking and don't hesistate- call Cali!! Every single person in my bridal party and the mothers looked incredible. Everyone said how this was the happiest they had been after getting their hair and make up professionally done. As far as being the bride, I couldn't have been happier. I felt amazing with the outcome of my hair and make up. Cali and her team really listen to what you want and have an eye for how to make everyone look amazing and like an individual. The entire team was calm, friendly, on time, and wonderful to work with. She made the entire experience easy and enjoyable. I hope I can find other reasons to need my hair and make up done by Cali in the future!
If you are undecided on who to chose for your hair and make up, stop looking and don't hesistate- call Cali!! Every single Read more...
If you are undecided on who to chose for your hair and make up, stop looking and don't hesistate- call Cali!! Every single person in my bridal party and the mothers looked incredible. Everyone said how this was the happiest they had been after getting their hair and make up professionally done. As far as being the bride, I couldn't have been happier. I felt amazing with the outcome of my hair and make up. Cali and her team really listen to what you want and have an eye for how to make everyone look amazing and like an individual. The entire team was calm, friendly, on time, and wonderful to work with. She made the entire experience easy and enjoyable. I hope I can find other reasons to need my hair and make up done by Cali in the future! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Robyn
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Cali was WONDERFUL. I did two trials with her because I changed what I wanted for my wedding. We had a little bit of miscommunication with emails getting lost, but other than that, everything went very smoothly. Though I liked both trials, on the day of the wedding, I loved my hair and makeup even more than I could imagine! Everyone was saying what a wonderful job she did. Her and her colleagues were able to do hair and makeup for my 8 bridesmaids and 2 junior bridesmaids. On the day of the wedding, our mothers decided they wanted their hair done, and she was able to fit them in as well, finishing relatively on time. My only critique is that I wasn't as impressed with her assistant, Ashley. She did nice hair, but it was nowhere near as intricate and detailed as Cali's work. (but that's what you get when you have such a large bridal party). Overall, I was VERY pleased with the quality of work. Cali is very talented and reasonably priced. Having her come to our location alleviated lots of stress. I would highly recommend her for you and your bridal party.
Cali was WONDERFUL. I did two trials with her because I changed what I wanted for my wedding. We had a little bit of Read more...
Cali was WONDERFUL. I did two trials with her because I changed what I wanted for my wedding. We had a little bit of miscommunication with emails getting lost, but other than that, everything went very smoothly. Though I liked both trials, on the day of the wedding, I loved my hair and makeup even more than I could imagine! Everyone was saying what a wonderful job she did. Her and her colleagues were able to do hair and makeup for my 8 bridesmaids and 2 junior bridesmaids. On the day of the wedding, our mothers decided they wanted their hair done, and she was able to fit them in as well, finishing relatively on time. My only critique is that I wasn't as impressed with her assistant, Ashley. She did nice hair, but it was nowhere near as intricate and detailed as Cali's work. (but that's what you get when you have such a large bridal party). Overall, I was VERY pleased with the quality of work. Cali is very talented and reasonably priced. Having her come to our location alleviated lots of stress. I would highly recommend her for you and your bridal party. Read less
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Cailen Ascher Marone
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.8/5.0
Cali (and Yvette who came to help with makeup for my bridesmaids) were totally awesome - it was like hanging out with your girlfriends! They both did a spectacular job on hair and makeup, and my wedding hair and makeup were exactly like they were on my trial. They were total pros, and I (and all my bridesmaids) felt totally taken care of. Two of my bridesmaids said they would definitely hire them for their weddings in the future!
Cali (and Yvette who came to help with makeup for my bridesmaids) were totally awesome - it was like hanging out with your Read more...
Cali (and Yvette who came to help with makeup for my bridesmaids) were totally awesome - it was like hanging out with your girlfriends! They both did a spectacular job on hair and makeup, and my wedding hair and makeup were exactly like they were on my trial. They were total pros, and I (and all my bridesmaids) felt totally taken care of. Two of my bridesmaids said they would definitely hire them for their weddings in the future! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Cali did a great job for both my wedding and my sister's. She comes to wherever you are which is so convenient on your wedding day. Cali really made our wedding day so much fun as the girls all got hair and makeup and hung out all day.
Cali did a great job for both my wedding and my sister's. She comes to wherever you are which is so convenient on your Read more...
Cali did a great job for both my wedding and my sister's. She comes to wherever you are which is so convenient on your wedding day. Cali really made our wedding day so much fun as the girls all got hair and makeup and hung out all day. Read less
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mm
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I would definitely recommend Cali and Yvette,they're amazing girls and they really have talent!! I booked Cali because I've read alot of good reviews about her thru wedding wire. I was hesitant at first but then when I looked her portfolio, I know that she knows what's she's doing. Her price was really reasonable compared to other vendors out there, she's really nice and will tell you what's really good for you and not. During our trial makeup my mom didn't like how my make-up turned out, she tried different foundation and eye shows on me and at the end of the day, we have an idea of what my look is going to be. Cali was really approachable and responds to my emails really quickly. I sent her pictures of makeups that I love and she tells me if it's good for me or not. My bridal party loved their hair and makeups! On the day of the wedding Cali and Yvette showed up on the hotel on time and they were ready to roll! We were alittle behind schedule at first because some of my girls have thick hair that's why it took Cali forever to fix their hair but Cali did her thing and we were out of the hotel at exact time as we're suppose to leave!! My hair and makeup turned out really nice and I was really happy with the result! Definitely go with Cali if you're looking for a good result. Cali understands my Filipino culture which is the other factor I loved about her!! KUDOS to Cali and Yvette!
I would definitely recommend Cali and Yvette,they're amazing girls and they really have talent!! I booked Cali because Read more...
I would definitely recommend Cali and Yvette,they're amazing girls and they really have talent!! I booked Cali because I've read alot of good reviews about her thru wedding wire. I was hesitant at first but then when I looked her portfolio, I know that she knows what's she's doing. Her price was really reasonable compared to other vendors out there, she's really nice and will tell you what's really good for you and not. During our trial makeup my mom didn't like how my make-up turned out, she tried different foundation and eye shows on me and at the end of the day, we have an idea of what my look is going to be. Cali was really approachable and responds to my emails really quickly. I sent her pictures of makeups that I love and she tells me if it's good for me or not. My bridal party loved their hair and makeups! On the day of the wedding Cali and Yvette showed up on the hotel on time and they were ready to roll! We were alittle behind schedule at first because some of my girls have thick hair that's why it took Cali forever to fix their hair but Cali did her thing and we were out of the hotel at exact time as we're suppose to leave!! My hair and makeup turned out really nice and I was really happy with the result! Definitely go with Cali if you're looking for a good result. Cali understands my Filipino culture which is the other factor I loved about her!! KUDOS to Cali and Yvette! Read less
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MelB
Wedding:
7/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Cali and Yvette were AMAZING!!! They are both truly talented make-up artists, and Cali made my hair look gorgeous. All that everyone could say all night is how beautiful my hair looked! The airbrushed make up was fantastic, and looked so natural, I didn't want to ever take it off. They both made the hours prior to the wedding extremely enjoyable...they were hilarious. I would recommend Calista Brides to anyone who asks! Thank you so much for making me and my bridesmaids look beautiful on my wedding day!
Melissa B.
Cali and Yvette were AMAZING!!! They are both truly talented make-up artists, and Cali made my hair look gorgeous. All Read more...
Cali and Yvette were AMAZING!!! They are both truly talented make-up artists, and Cali made my hair look gorgeous. All that everyone could say all night is how beautiful my hair looked! The airbrushed make up was fantastic, and looked so natural, I didn't want to ever take it off. They both made the hours prior to the wedding extremely enjoyable...they were hilarious. I would recommend Calista Brides to anyone who asks! Thank you so much for making me and my bridesmaids look beautiful on my wedding day!
Melissa B. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Cali is wonderful!! She made my day perfect!!
Cali is wonderful!! She made my day perfect!!
Cali is wonderful!! She made my day perfect!! Read less
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Jroach2011
Wedding:
6/24/2011
4.9/5.0
My brother got married on 6/24/11. I booked Cali for hair & makeup for me, my sister and my mother. She was fantastic! Our hair and makeup lasted the entire night (including the 100 degree church ceremony) and we couldn't have been happier. Cali's used airbrush foundation, blush/bronzer & false eyelashes in addition to the stardard makeup applications. Trust me when I say that these treatments make all the difference!! We all looked amazing and we had Cali to thank for that. In fact, my eyelashes stayed on the entire weekend through several showers! A major bonus in my opinion...

I signed the contract months in advance because I knew Cali would book up fast. Because of this, I had little contact with her until right before the wedding. I have to admit that when I did try to contact her I got very nervous when I didn't hear back from her right away. It was a unecessary fear because Cali always eventually got back to me, showed up as scheduled, and had us all ready on time...we cut it very, very close, but we were all on time.

I suggest Cali to anyone who wants the BEST with the convenience of having her come to you. Her relaxed, calm, and easygoing attitude with the comfort of your own surroundings makes working with Cali a dream.
My brother got married on 6/24/11. I booked Cali for hair & makeup for me, my sister and my mother. She was fantastic! Our Read more...
My brother got married on 6/24/11. I booked Cali for hair & makeup for me, my sister and my mother. She was fantastic! Our hair and makeup lasted the entire night (including the 100 degree church ceremony) and we couldn't have been happier. Cali's used airbrush foundation, blush/bronzer & false eyelashes in addition to the stardard makeup applications. Trust me when I say that these treatments make all the difference!! We all looked amazing and we had Cali to thank for that. In fact, my eyelashes stayed on the entire weekend through several showers! A major bonus in my opinion...

I signed the contract months in advance because I knew Cali would book up fast. Because of this, I had little contact with her until right before the wedding. I have to admit that when I did try to contact her I got very nervous when I didn't hear back from her right away. It was a unecessary fear because Cali always eventually got back to me, showed up as scheduled, and had us all ready on time...we cut it very, very close, but we were all on time.

I suggest Cali to anyone who wants the BEST with the convenience of having her come to you. Her relaxed, calm, and easygoing attitude with the comfort of your own surroundings makes working with Cali a dream. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Marina
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding on Mat 29, 2011. Cali and Rosi made my mom, my four bridesmaids and me look amazing. We all looked Hollywood glam, yet it was not too much and we still looked like ourselves. Also, Cali showed up right on time to the location we were getting ready at and then later showed up on time at my venue for a touch-up. I would recommend Calista Brides to anyone and everyone!! :)
I just had my wedding on Mat 29, 2011. Cali and Rosi made my mom, my four bridesmaids and me look amazing. We all looked Read more...
I just had my wedding on Mat 29, 2011. Cali and Rosi made my mom, my four bridesmaids and me look amazing. We all looked Hollywood glam, yet it was not too much and we still looked like ourselves. Also, Cali showed up right on time to the location we were getting ready at and then later showed up on time at my venue for a touch-up. I would recommend Calista Brides to anyone and everyone!! :) Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Cali and Yvette were a pleasure to work with. My make up was beautiful all day long (even in the heat). Having my makeup done by Cali was one the most relaxing parts of my wedding day!!!

Thank you Cali!

Amy Chandler Jacobs
Cali and Yvette were a pleasure to work with. My make up was beautiful all day long (even in the heat). Having my makeup Read more...
Cali and Yvette were a pleasure to work with. My make up was beautiful all day long (even in the heat). Having my makeup done by Cali was one the most relaxing parts of my wedding day!!!

Thank you Cali!

Amy Chandler Jacobs Read less
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Sofia
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
I researched alot of so-called wedding hair and makeup people and none of them compared to Calista Brides. I'm usually hard to please but during my trial, Cali knew just what I wanted and I didn't have to change a thing. Yvette was also fantastic! She had my bridal party looking super glam and everyone was in love with their lashes and Yvette's smokey eye. Thank you Cali so much!!!!
I researched alot of so-called wedding hair and makeup people and none of them compared to Calista Brides. I'm usually Read more...
I researched alot of so-called wedding hair and makeup people and none of them compared to Calista Brides. I'm usually hard to please but during my trial, Cali knew just what I wanted and I didn't have to change a thing. Yvette was also fantastic! She had my bridal party looking super glam and everyone was in love with their lashes and Yvette's smokey eye. Thank you Cali so much!!!! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Cali and her team were incredible!!! I can honestly say I have never felt more gorgeous than I did on my wedding day (April 30, 2011). Cali has a wonderful personality and completely made me feel at ease on my big day. I had a very large wedding party (12 bridesmaids, a junior bridesmaid and flower girl). Plus, my mom got her hair and make-up done and two of my nieces got their hair done as well. Cali made sure not only were we all beautiful, but that we were also ready on time. I cannot even tell you how grateful I am that Cali was there because she was the one that made the morning go very smoothly. Cali also scheduled the times everyone needed to be there, which was a great relief to me! The 18 inch extensions Cali provided were amazing. Everyone’s make-up and hair stayed picture perfect all day. Thank you so much Calista Brides!!!!
Cali and her team were incredible!!! I can honestly say I have never felt more gorgeous than I did on my wedding day Read more...
Cali and her team were incredible!!! I can honestly say I have never felt more gorgeous than I did on my wedding day (April 30, 2011). Cali has a wonderful personality and completely made me feel at ease on my big day. I had a very large wedding party (12 bridesmaids, a junior bridesmaid and flower girl). Plus, my mom got her hair and make-up done and two of my nieces got their hair done as well. Cali made sure not only were we all beautiful, but that we were also ready on time. I cannot even tell you how grateful I am that Cali was there because she was the one that made the morning go very smoothly. Cali also scheduled the times everyone needed to be there, which was a great relief to me! The 18 inch extensions Cali provided were amazing. Everyone’s make-up and hair stayed picture perfect all day. Thank you so much Calista Brides!!!! Read less
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Halima
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I had a South Asian (Pakistani) wedding in March 2011 and Cali did my hair/makeup as well as makeup and hair for my mother, sister, aunt, and cousins. She did a fantastic job! My makeup turned out even better than I imagined- I've already had people ask me who did the makeup. She was wonderful, easy to work with, and very flexible. Everyone looked amazing and I would definitely recommend Cali to anyone.
I had a South Asian (Pakistani) wedding in March 2011 and Cali did my hair/makeup as well as makeup and hair for my Read more...
I had a South Asian (Pakistani) wedding in March 2011 and Cali did my hair/makeup as well as makeup and hair for my mother, sister, aunt, and cousins. She did a fantastic job! My makeup turned out even better than I imagined- I've already had people ask me who did the makeup. She was wonderful, easy to work with, and very flexible. Everyone looked amazing and I would definitely recommend Cali to anyone. Read less
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KaySim
Wedding:
3/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Calista Brides is truly a talented bunch of beauties!! I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. They arrived early to set up and had all 12 of us done way before we even had to leave! everyone looked so unique and beautiful. My cousin who's engaged, actually booked them that same day too! I highly recommend getting the airbrush and hair extensions if you're thinking of getting them. Our skin looked flawless and my hair never looked better. I am beyond impressed with their skills and talents.
Calista Brides is truly a talented bunch of beauties!! I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. They arrived Read more...
Calista Brides is truly a talented bunch of beauties!! I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. They arrived early to set up and had all 12 of us done way before we even had to leave! everyone looked so unique and beautiful. My cousin who's engaged, actually booked them that same day too! I highly recommend getting the airbrush and hair extensions if you're thinking of getting them. Our skin looked flawless and my hair never looked better. I am beyond impressed with their skills and talents. Read less
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Evie
Wedding:
11/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I'm so happy I found Calista Brides!!!! My wedding was very early in the morning and I had 10 people altogether. Cali and Yvette showed up early and had us ready with time to spare. I had Cali custom make extensions for me which to this day I still use!! My makeup lasted all day and night. Yvette did the rest of the bridesmaids, a junior bridesmaid and both mothers and everyone was ecstatic at how glamorous yet "real" they looked. They really know how to bring the best features out. Cali & Yvette were so accommodating with everyones needs & desires. If you show them a picture, thats exactly what you get! I cannot say enough wonderful things. I 100% recommend them!
I'm so happy I found Calista Brides!!!! My wedding was very early in the morning and I had 10 people altogether. Cali and Read more...
I'm so happy I found Calista Brides!!!! My wedding was very early in the morning and I had 10 people altogether. Cali and Yvette showed up early and had us ready with time to spare. I had Cali custom make extensions for me which to this day I still use!! My makeup lasted all day and night. Yvette did the rest of the bridesmaids, a junior bridesmaid and both mothers and everyone was ecstatic at how glamorous yet "real" they looked. They really know how to bring the best features out. Cali & Yvette were so accommodating with everyones needs & desires. If you show them a picture, thats exactly what you get! I cannot say enough wonderful things. I 100% recommend them! Read less
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christen
Wedding:
10/22/2010
4.9/5.0
I loved working with Cali!! I was very indecisive and changed my hair color several times as well as the look I was going for with my makeup- Cali was very flexible and gave me exactly what I wanted and I felt amazing all day! Neither hair nor makeup moved an inch and I was able to wear the extensions she made for me for the rest of the weekend. The whole process took a little longer than I thought- but it's bc Cali is thorough and meticulous and my bridesmaids and I couldn't have been happier with the results. One for my bridesmaids is even planning on using Cali at her own wedding. I would def recommend her and can't wait to work with her again! Thanks Cali!!
I loved working with Cali!! I was very indecisive and changed my hair color several times as well as the look I was going Read more...
I loved working with Cali!! I was very indecisive and changed my hair color several times as well as the look I was going for with my makeup- Cali was very flexible and gave me exactly what I wanted and I felt amazing all day! Neither hair nor makeup moved an inch and I was able to wear the extensions she made for me for the rest of the weekend. The whole process took a little longer than I thought- but it's bc Cali is thorough and meticulous and my bridesmaids and I couldn't have been happier with the results. One for my bridesmaids is even planning on using Cali at her own wedding. I would def recommend her and can't wait to work with her again! Thanks Cali!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Cali is incredible. She arrived on time and took the absolute best care of myself, 7 bridesmaids hair, and make-up for my mother, myself, and my maid-of-honor. We looked stunning. We looked like the best versions of ourselves-not overly made up at all. Everyone's hair stayed all day and into the night and it was a super windy day. It would be a mistake to go with anyone else if you live in the Philadelphia area and want to look fantastic. Thank you so much Cali, best wishes forthe future!
Cali is incredible. She arrived on time and took the absolute best care of myself, 7 bridesmaids hair, and make-up for my Read more...
Cali is incredible. She arrived on time and took the absolute best care of myself, 7 bridesmaids hair, and make-up for my mother, myself, and my maid-of-honor. We looked stunning. We looked like the best versions of ourselves-not overly made up at all. Everyone's hair stayed all day and into the night and it was a super windy day. It would be a mistake to go with anyone else if you live in the Philadelphia area and want to look fantastic. Thank you so much Cali, best wishes forthe future! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.9/5.0
Working with Cali was awesome from start to finish. She did an amazing job not only during my trial but on the big day she far exceeded my already hyped expectations. She also did the hair for each on my ladies and they all looked beautiful! Each girl got their own unique style that not only was flattering to the shape of their face but totally fit their individual personalities. I would totally work with Cali again!!!
Working with Cali was awesome from start to finish. She did an amazing job not only during my trial but on the big day she Read more...
Working with Cali was awesome from start to finish. She did an amazing job not only during my trial but on the big day she far exceeded my already hyped expectations. She also did the hair for each on my ladies and they all looked beautiful! Each girl got their own unique style that not only was flattering to the shape of their face but totally fit their individual personalities. I would totally work with Cali again!!! Read less
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PaulaT77
Wedding:
9/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I am really happy that I was able to secure Calista Brides for my wedding. I'd been through 2 bad hair trials already and both people were actually referrals from other wedding websites. But I knew as soon as I saw Cali's portfolio that I found THE Hair and makeup artist. She knew exactly what I wanted and suggested the best look for my features and hair. She made us all feel at ease and we really enjoyed having her around. Cali is truly a god send!!
I am really happy that I was able to secure Calista Brides for my wedding. I'd been through 2 bad hair trials already and Read more...
I am really happy that I was able to secure Calista Brides for my wedding. I'd been through 2 bad hair trials already and both people were actually referrals from other wedding websites. But I knew as soon as I saw Cali's portfolio that I found THE Hair and makeup artist. She knew exactly what I wanted and suggested the best look for my features and hair. She made us all feel at ease and we really enjoyed having her around. Cali is truly a god send!! Read less
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hugz415
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I love love loved Cali's work! Fabulous! Myself and my bridesmaids looked so beautiful! Cali was accomodating and friendly. All of my girls were very pleased with how their hair looked. And it was 97 degrees and everyone's hair and makeup looked great all night long!
I love love loved Cali's work! Fabulous! Myself and my bridesmaids looked so beautiful! Cali was accomodating and Read more...
I love love loved Cali's work! Fabulous! Myself and my bridesmaids looked so beautiful! Cali was accomodating and friendly. All of my girls were very pleased with how their hair looked. And it was 97 degrees and everyone's hair and makeup looked great all night long! Read less
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SaraG
Wedding:
7/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I will gladly recommend Calista Brides to everyone I know! Attention to detail, promptness, and professionalism are top priority with Calista. She really knows what bridal beauty is all about!
I will gladly recommend Calista Brides to everyone I know! Attention to detail, promptness, and professionalism are top Read more...
I will gladly recommend Calista Brides to everyone I know! Attention to detail, promptness, and professionalism are top priority with Calista. She really knows what bridal beauty is all about! Read less
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KirstFaith
Wedding:
6/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Cali does really beautiful work. My hair looked so smooth and shiny and soft and my curl lasted for 2 days even after I took my hair down. Our makeup was so clean and fresh. I looked and felt like a new woman. I can't wait to get my pictures!
Cali does really beautiful work. My hair looked so smooth and shiny and soft and my curl lasted for 2 days even after I Read more...
Cali does really beautiful work. My hair looked so smooth and shiny and soft and my curl lasted for 2 days even after I took my hair down. Our makeup was so clean and fresh. I looked and felt like a new woman. I can't wait to get my pictures! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/6/2010
4.6/5.0
Cali is great at her job. My hair and makeup were flawless on my wedding day, and held up very well. My hair was still looking good the next day! My only complaint would be her timing. On the wedding day, we were all supposed to be finished by 9:30 am, and we were not finished until almost 10:30. This really messed up the timing for the rest of the day.
Cali is great at her job. My hair and makeup were flawless on my wedding day, and held up very well. My hair was still Read more...
Cali is great at her job. My hair and makeup were flawless on my wedding day, and held up very well. My hair was still looking good the next day! My only complaint would be her timing. On the wedding day, we were all supposed to be finished by 9:30 am, and we were not finished until almost 10:30. This really messed up the timing for the rest of the day. Read less
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VeronicaN
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING all the way! Calista Brides is who you need to call for the best hair and make-up if you are getting married. I had 2 awful trials and finally found out about Calista thank god she was open on my date. Highly highy recommend!
AMAZING all the way! Calista Brides is who you need to call for the best hair and make-up if you are getting married. I Read more...
AMAZING all the way! Calista Brides is who you need to call for the best hair and make-up if you are getting married. I had 2 awful trials and finally found out about Calista thank god she was open on my date. Highly highy recommend! Read less
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laureen
Wedding:
6/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Cali was the absolute BEST! Her work is beautiful!! Makeup is absolutley flawless. She helped me so much with my indecisiveness on my hair and really helped make my hair/makeup perfect (because she is a total perfectionist). I would recommend Cali to all of those brides who want to look amazing and kick back and not worry about their hair/makeup the day of thier wedding.
Cali was the absolute BEST! Her work is beautiful!! Makeup is absolutley flawless. She helped me so much with my Read more...
Cali was the absolute BEST! Her work is beautiful!! Makeup is absolutley flawless. She helped me so much with my indecisiveness on my hair and really helped make my hair/makeup perfect (because she is a total perfectionist). I would recommend Cali to all of those brides who want to look amazing and kick back and not worry about their hair/makeup the day of thier wedding. Read less
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alicia
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't thank Calista Brides enough! My hair and make-up turned out beautiful and both held up all night, even after hrs of dancing. She knew exactly what I wanted. Very professional and easy to work with! I have no complaints whatsoever. Thank you So much for helping my wedding become a dream come true!!!!!!! :-D
I can't thank Calista Brides enough! My hair and make-up turned out beautiful and both held up all night, even after hrs Read more...
I can't thank Calista Brides enough! My hair and make-up turned out beautiful and both held up all night, even after hrs of dancing. She knew exactly what I wanted. Very professional and easy to work with! I have no complaints whatsoever. Thank you So much for helping my wedding become a dream come true!!!!!!! :-D Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
4/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Cali was amazing!!! If you want to look more beautiful than you thought possible, HIRE HER!

She came to my apartment a couple months before the big day for my trial. I didn't know whether I wanted an updo or down-do, so she was kind enough to do both hairstyles so I could decide. Also, being an Asian bride, the fake lashes made a huge difference!!!

When the big day came, my hair looked EXACTLY how I wanted it! And the makeup... so beautiful! I can't even describe how talented she is and how amazed I was at how beautiful everyone looked. I just got my pictures back today and am just so thrilled by my hair and makeup. I encourage all future brides to get their makeup done. Cali will make your face look flawless. She even did makeup for my groom. Trust me. She is seriously the best.
Cali was amazing!!! If you want to look more beautiful than you thought possible, HIRE HER!

She came to my Read more...
Cali was amazing!!! If you want to look more beautiful than you thought possible, HIRE HER!

She came to my apartment a couple months before the big day for my trial. I didn't know whether I wanted an updo or down-do, so she was kind enough to do both hairstyles so I could decide. Also, being an Asian bride, the fake lashes made a huge difference!!!

When the big day came, my hair looked EXACTLY how I wanted it! And the makeup... so beautiful! I can't even describe how talented she is and how amazed I was at how beautiful everyone looked. I just got my pictures back today and am just so thrilled by my hair and makeup. I encourage all future brides to get their makeup done. Cali will make your face look flawless. She even did makeup for my groom. Trust me. She is seriously the best. Read less
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sayfay
Wedding:
4/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Cali was wonderful! She was very responsive and professional. And her work was nothing short of amazing!! I had so many compliments on my hair and my makeup, as did everyone else who had Cali do their hair/makeup. She listened to my ideas and gave me some great tips. I would absolutely recommend her!
Cali was wonderful! She was very responsive and professional. And her work was nothing short of amazing!! I had so many Read more...
Cali was wonderful! She was very responsive and professional. And her work was nothing short of amazing!! I had so many compliments on my hair and my makeup, as did everyone else who had Cali do their hair/makeup. She listened to my ideas and gave me some great tips. I would absolutely recommend her! Read less
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AngiEric
Wedding:
3/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Cali was amazing! Her staff is so talented and gracious as well. They arrived early to set up and had us done early too. All of us looked so different and our hairstyles and makeup suited our personalities perfectly. Calista Brides is a MUST for wedding day beauty!!
Cali was amazing! Her staff is so talented and gracious as well. They arrived early to set up and had us done early too. Read more...
Cali was amazing! Her staff is so talented and gracious as well. They arrived early to set up and had us done early too. All of us looked so different and our hairstyles and makeup suited our personalities perfectly. Calista Brides is a MUST for wedding day beauty!! Read less
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carla
Wedding:
12/20/2009
5.0/5.0
A++++++ service all the way! Cali is a genius, she was on time and came with another makeup artist that works with her, who was also great. I couldn't have asked for a better day. My bridemaids looked beautiful and I never felt so glamorous. I just got my proofs back and I can't believe that my hair and makeup looked just as good at 1 am as it it did at 12 noon. I highly recommend Calista Brides!!
A++++++ service all the way! Cali is a genius, she was on time and came with another makeup artist that works with her, Read more...
A++++++ service all the way! Cali is a genius, she was on time and came with another makeup artist that works with her, who was also great. I couldn't have asked for a better day. My bridemaids looked beautiful and I never felt so glamorous. I just got my proofs back and I can't believe that my hair and makeup looked just as good at 1 am as it it did at 12 noon. I highly recommend Calista Brides!! Read less
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Philly Bride
Wedding:
9/12/2009
4.6/5.0
Cali is wonderful and I would recommend her to anyone getting married in the Philadelphia area. She comes to you for both your trial and the actual day of your wedding, which is nice if you have a busy schedule. She brings everything she needs with her, and does a great job with doing your makeup in a way that does not look heavy but brings out your best features. She made my eyes look so big! The makeup stays on very well - the only thing I had to touch up was lipstick, which was easy since she gave me miniature versions of lipsick and gloss to keep in my purse. She also does a mean updo! They stay forever. She was also responsive to changes that I wanted to be made from the trial to the wedding - she listened and tweaked the look, so I was very happy with the results. The last thing I want to mention is that she used hair extensions on me per my request, and no one could notice (not even me). That is talent. I was very happy with Cali and would highly recommend her services to anyone who wants to look and feel great on their wedding day. She is also super nice and relaxed, which helps to minimize your stress levels on the day. Go Cali!
Cali is wonderful and I would recommend her to anyone getting married in the Philadelphia area. She comes to you for both Read more...
Cali is wonderful and I would recommend her to anyone getting married in the Philadelphia area. She comes to you for both your trial and the actual day of your wedding, which is nice if you have a busy schedule. She brings everything she needs with her, and does a great job with doing your makeup in a way that does not look heavy but brings out your best features. She made my eyes look so big! The makeup stays on very well - the only thing I had to touch up was lipstick, which was easy since she gave me miniature versions of lipsick and gloss to keep in my purse. She also does a mean updo! They stay forever. She was also responsive to changes that I wanted to be made from the trial to the wedding - she listened and tweaked the look, so I was very happy with the results. The last thing I want to mention is that she used hair extensions on me per my request, and no one could notice (not even me). That is talent. I was very happy with Cali and would highly recommend her services to anyone who wants to look and feel great on their wedding day. She is also super nice and relaxed, which helps to minimize your stress levels on the day. Go Cali! Read less
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Leila
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Highly recommended hair and makeup artist! Cali is one of my favorite vendors we hired. She promised my makeup would not melt in the insane heat, and it lasted all day and night without fading, amazing!! My hair stayed intact until the nest morning when I took it down. Technical aside, Cali is someone that is so serene and laid back and the attention she gave everyone was impressive. I had 6 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls, myself and my mom and Cali had us all done in under 6 hours. Real Talent!
Highly recommended hair and makeup artist! Cali is one of my favorite vendors we hired. She promised my makeup would not Read more...
Highly recommended hair and makeup artist! Cali is one of my favorite vendors we hired. She promised my makeup would not melt in the insane heat, and it lasted all day and night without fading, amazing!! My hair stayed intact until the nest morning when I took it down. Technical aside, Cali is someone that is so serene and laid back and the attention she gave everyone was impressive. I had 6 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls, myself and my mom and Cali had us all done in under 6 hours. Real Talent! Read less
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Katelyn
Wedding:
7/26/2009
4.0/5.0
Cali did a wonderful job at my hair trial and we were looking forward to having her do her "magic" on the day of the wedding. Unfortunately, she was 30 minutes late on the day of our wedding and that meant not everyone got hair and make-up done. She did call and let us know that she was going to be late and she was very good at email communications.

As a bride, I was very happy with my look, but it did add stress to the day and we were not able to get all the pictures that we wanted to before the wedding and not everyone in the bridal party felt their best. She did refund some of our money for not being able to finish everyone which I thought was most fair of her but I wish that things could have gone more smoothly.
Cali did a wonderful job at my hair trial and we were looking forward to having her do her "magic" on the day of the Read more...
Cali did a wonderful job at my hair trial and we were looking forward to having her do her "magic" on the day of the wedding. Unfortunately, she was 30 minutes late on the day of our wedding and that meant not everyone got hair and make-up done. She did call and let us know that she was going to be late and she was very good at email communications.

As a bride, I was very happy with my look, but it did add stress to the day and we were not able to get all the pictures that we wanted to before the wedding and not everyone in the bridal party felt their best. She did refund some of our money for not being able to finish everyone which I thought was most fair of her but I wish that things could have gone more smoothly. Read less
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Calista Brides responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. It's always good to see things from a different perspective. Unfortunately, there are events that are beyond our control and sometimes this can affect the flow of things. I have to point out that everyone in fact did get their respective services, except for the mother of the bride, who had her hair done, but opted for doing her own makeup instead since she went home to get dressed. I had enough time to complete her makeup as well, but I wanted to make sure she felt comfortable. As a courtesy, I refunded the fee she had already paid for makeup. Overall, everyone looked their best and the ceremony started without a hitch.
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Meghann
Wedding:
6/6/2009
3.2/5.0
Cali's hair skills are phenomenal - she managed to make all (5) of my Bridesmaids, myself & my mother all look great, but different. A skill. My only hesitation is that she was 30 mins late, and consequently 30 mins late to finish. This did not adversely effect any timings on the day, as I had padded the schedule. I did not mention this to her on the day, because I did not want her to rush the Bridesmaids hair. Also, Cali has a very bubbly personality - which I normally look for in a hairstylist. However, on the day of my wedding, I would have preferred a more serene, calm environment. Even with those (2) caveats - I would recommend Cali for the amazing work she did on everyone's hair.
Cali's hair skills are phenomenal - she managed to make all (5) of my Bridesmaids, myself & my mother all look great, but Read more...
Cali's hair skills are phenomenal - she managed to make all (5) of my Bridesmaids, myself & my mother all look great, but different. A skill. My only hesitation is that she was 30 mins late, and consequently 30 mins late to finish. This did not adversely effect any timings on the day, as I had padded the schedule. I did not mention this to her on the day, because I did not want her to rush the Bridesmaids hair. Also, Cali has a very bubbly personality - which I normally look for in a hairstylist. However, on the day of my wedding, I would have preferred a more serene, calm environment. Even with those (2) caveats - I would recommend Cali for the amazing work she did on everyone's hair. Read less
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Calista Brides responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I arrived at the wrong Sheraton hotel that morning and that did in fact cause a slight delay in starting. I finished on time and everyone was very happy with the results.

I have to admit I laughed out loud when I read the part about wanting a "more serene environment". The bride "tested" the structure of her hairstyle by doing cartwheels throughout the room, haa! I am often complimented on being so laid back and patient. I am very focused when I work, but I always make sure to interact and engage in casual conversation when prompted. It's only natural and professional to do so. Furthermore, I was beyond prompt when communicating via email or telephone. Especially considering that the bride lives in the U.K. It would have been nice to see a realistic account of the day's events.
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kaitl
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.7/5.0
Cali's work is gorgeous! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding and hair for three bridesmaids-- all in under three hours! She was able to work with a variety of hair lengths and each woman looked gorgeous when Cali was done with her!

My hair stayed in its up-do from 9AM until 5PM when I took it out!

Only minor issue was that Cali was a few minutes late for our 7AM start time, but she still got us all in prior to our 10AM departure for the wedding venue.

Highly highly recommended!!
Cali's work is gorgeous! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding and hair for three bridesmaids-- all in under three Read more...
Cali's work is gorgeous! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding and hair for three bridesmaids-- all in under three hours! She was able to work with a variety of hair lengths and each woman looked gorgeous when Cali was done with her!

My hair stayed in its up-do from 9AM until 5PM when I took it out!

Only minor issue was that Cali was a few minutes late for our 7AM start time, but she still got us all in prior to our 10AM departure for the wedding venue.

Highly highly recommended!! Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
3/27/2009
4.8/5.0
Wonderful find! I had my makeup and my hair done with Calista and I paid for my bridemaids to also have their hair done. They loved my makeup so much that they all decided to have theirs done as well. We partied hard and went out for drinks after the reception and except for our lips, our makeup was still awesome! My lash extensions stayed on for 4 days and I didn't even feel them. My only thing is that I had a bridesmaid cancel her her hair appointment the day of the wedding (she was hungover- eek!) Calista let me know that unless someone took her place I would have to pay 50 % of the service fee. It is stated in the contract, but I never really read the contract, obviously not Calista's fault! Anyway, we convinced my grandmom to have her hair done so it all worked out. She books up quick so you'll be lucky if you get her!
Wonderful find! I had my makeup and my hair done with Calista and I paid for my bridemaids to also have their hair done. Read more...
Wonderful find! I had my makeup and my hair done with Calista and I paid for my bridemaids to also have their hair done. They loved my makeup so much that they all decided to have theirs done as well. We partied hard and went out for drinks after the reception and except for our lips, our makeup was still awesome! My lash extensions stayed on for 4 days and I didn't even feel them. My only thing is that I had a bridesmaid cancel her her hair appointment the day of the wedding (she was hungover- eek!) Calista let me know that unless someone took her place I would have to pay 50 % of the service fee. It is stated in the contract, but I never really read the contract, obviously not Calista's fault! Anyway, we convinced my grandmom to have her hair done so it all worked out. She books up quick so you'll be lucky if you get her! Read less
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Janessa
Wedding:
6/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Wonderful!! I am so happy that Cali was available for my wedding day. I had seen what magic she's done for previous brides and I was just as thrilled with the way my hair and makeup turned out. Nothing budged at all, even at 3 am!
Wonderful!! I am so happy that Cali was available for my wedding day. I had seen what magic she's done for previous brides Read more...
Wonderful!! I am so happy that Cali was available for my wedding day. I had seen what magic she's done for previous brides and I was just as thrilled with the way my hair and makeup turned out. Nothing budged at all, even at 3 am! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/9/2007
5.0/5.0
Calista Brides was recommended to me by numerous people. So when she was available on my wedding date I was ecstatic! She is extremely talented and did both our hair AND our makeup, flawless! I highly recommend her. She books up fast, hopefully you'll be as lucky as I was to have had her.
Calista Brides was recommended to me by numerous people. So when she was available on my wedding date I was ecstatic! She Read more...
Calista Brides was recommended to me by numerous people. So when she was available on my wedding date I was ecstatic! She is extremely talented and did both our hair AND our makeup, flawless! I highly recommend her. She books up fast, hopefully you'll be as lucky as I was to have had her. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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winniepooholiday
Wedding:
5/19/2007
5.0/5.0
Cali's great! She made us all feel very beautiful and my hair and makeup lasted all night. I highly recommend her!
Cali's great! She made us all feel very beautiful and my hair and makeup lasted all night. I highly recommend her!
Cali's great! She made us all feel very beautiful and my hair and makeup lasted all night. I highly recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I booked Cali on very short notice, and I'm so glad that she was available. My wedding was on a Sunday morning, and going to a salon was pretty impossible, since many are closed Sundays or don't open until much later than we needed, so we really needed someone to come to us at the venue. Cali did hair for me, my mother, and two of my bridesmaids, and everyone was so happy with the way it turned out. I got so many compliments, and my hair didn't budge all day long! Because I booked so close to my wedding, we didn't have time for a trial but Cali was able to do a great job even without it. I highly, highly recommend her!
I booked Cali on very short notice, and I'm so glad that she was available. My wedding was on a Sunday morning, and going Read more...
I booked Cali on very short notice, and I'm so glad that she was available. My wedding was on a Sunday morning, and going to a salon was pretty impossible, since many are closed Sundays or don't open until much later than we needed, so we really needed someone to come to us at the venue. Cali did hair for me, my mother, and two of my bridesmaids, and everyone was so happy with the way it turned out. I got so many compliments, and my hair didn't budge all day long! Because I booked so close to my wedding, we didn't have time for a trial but Cali was able to do a great job even without it. I highly, highly recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Overall, Cali did an AMAZING job on my hair and makeup--I have never felt so beautiful in my life and doubt I will ever look that good again. My husband still talks about my hair that day. I was worried we wouldn't end up with the look I wanted, especially since I didn't do a makeup trial, but she absolutely hit the nail on the head for both hair and makeup. My bridesmaids looked great as well--all of our curls lasted all day and all night, even in my maid of honor's super-fine hair (she swears she's never been able to have curls last more than an hour or two). Sometimes it took a bit of time to hear back from Cali when I contacted her, but for the most part, she was pretty responsive and always eventually got in touch. My only big complaint was that she was very late on the wedding day. Granted, it was a busy day downtown and difficult to find parking, but she didn't seem to have accounted for this at all, and we didn't start hair and makeup until over an hour later than planned, which was stressful on an already incredibly stressful day. But she managed to get everything done in time and did such a fabulous job that I totally forgave her! Honestly, I wouldn't trade her for anyone given the final outcome, even with the added stress of the delay.
Overall, Cali did an AMAZING job on my hair and makeup--I have never felt so beautiful in my life and doubt I will ever Read more...
Overall, Cali did an AMAZING job on my hair and makeup--I have never felt so beautiful in my life and doubt I will ever look that good again. My husband still talks about my hair that day. I was worried we wouldn't end up with the look I wanted, especially since I didn't do a makeup trial, but she absolutely hit the nail on the head for both hair and makeup. My bridesmaids looked great as well--all of our curls lasted all day and all night, even in my maid of honor's super-fine hair (she swears she's never been able to have curls last more than an hour or two). Sometimes it took a bit of time to hear back from Cali when I contacted her, but for the most part, she was pretty responsive and always eventually got in touch. My only big complaint was that she was very late on the wedding day. Granted, it was a busy day downtown and difficult to find parking, but she didn't seem to have accounted for this at all, and we didn't start hair and makeup until over an hour later than planned, which was stressful on an already incredibly stressful day. But she managed to get everything done in time and did such a fabulous job that I totally forgave her! Honestly, I wouldn't trade her for anyone given the final outcome, even with the added stress of the delay. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Cali was friendly, sweet, and professional during both my trial and the day of. We all enjoyed chatting with her as she worked on myself, my mom and bridesmaids. Arrived on time the day of my wedding and got us out the door on time for the ceremony. Lovely work.
Cali was friendly, sweet, and professional during both my trial and the day of. We all enjoyed chatting with her as she Read more...
Cali was friendly, sweet, and professional during both my trial and the day of. We all enjoyed chatting with her as she worked on myself, my mom and bridesmaids. Arrived on time the day of my wedding and got us out the door on time for the ceremony. Lovely work. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Cali made me and my sisters look truly beautiful, and she has a very cool and calm demeanor which is helpful on the day of someone's wedding! She was totally flexible about doing and re-doing my hair until I thought it was perfect, which I really appreciated. The make-up was gorgeous and just the right amount of drama for a bride without looking silly or artificial at all. Perfection!
Cali made me and my sisters look truly beautiful, and she has a very cool and calm demeanor which is helpful on the day of Read more...
Cali made me and my sisters look truly beautiful, and she has a very cool and calm demeanor which is helpful on the day of someone's wedding! She was totally flexible about doing and re-doing my hair until I thought it was perfect, which I really appreciated. The make-up was gorgeous and just the right amount of drama for a bride without looking silly or artificial at all. Perfection! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Cali was, for lack of a better word, incredible to work with. Her talent is tremendous and she is nothing short of a pleasure to deal with. She is incredibly professional, easygoing and genuinely loves working with her brides (and bridesmaids). I have never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day. I was lucky to have worked with her.
Cali was, for lack of a better word, incredible to work with. Her talent is tremendous and she is nothing short of a Read more...
Cali was, for lack of a better word, incredible to work with. Her talent is tremendous and she is nothing short of a pleasure to deal with. She is incredibly professional, easygoing and genuinely loves working with her brides (and bridesmaids). I have never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day. I was lucky to have worked with her. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
I was EXTREMELY happy with Cali (and Gigi's) hair and make-up services for my wedding. If you look at Cali's portfolio of the make-up and hairstyles she has done, you will see that she doesn't force the same look on every single girl, but is extremely versatile and takes each girl's features into consideration. Each of my bridesmaids looks significantly different than one another, and Cali made everyone look like themselves and not some crazy bridesmaid clone. She was also very responsive to suggestions (darker on eye makeup, more teased crown, etc) during my trial as well as on the actual day of. Not only is Cali talented, but she is confident, has a great sense of humor, and is fun to work with...all features you should look for in your hair/make-up team for your wedding day! My only suggestion would be to keep a closer eye on time. For whatever reason, we ended up getting extremely behind on time which significantly shortened our formal wedding party photo time. I didn't mind too much but it could cause a lot of last-minute stress for anyone who is really anxious and/or wants tons of formal photos. All in all, I highly recommend Calista Brides. People say that your wedding day is the day that you look the best in your whole life...Cali did such a great job that I'm SURE I will never look that good again!!! ;-)
I was EXTREMELY happy with Cali (and Gigi's) hair and make-up services for my wedding. If you look at Cali's portfolio of Read more...
I was EXTREMELY happy with Cali (and Gigi's) hair and make-up services for my wedding. If you look at Cali's portfolio of the make-up and hairstyles she has done, you will see that she doesn't force the same look on every single girl, but is extremely versatile and takes each girl's features into consideration. Each of my bridesmaids looks significantly different than one another, and Cali made everyone look like themselves and not some crazy bridesmaid clone. She was also very responsive to suggestions (darker on eye makeup, more teased crown, etc) during my trial as well as on the actual day of. Not only is Cali talented, but she is confident, has a great sense of humor, and is fun to work with...all features you should look for in your hair/make-up team for your wedding day! My only suggestion would be to keep a closer eye on time. For whatever reason, we ended up getting extremely behind on time which significantly shortened our formal wedding party photo time. I didn't mind too much but it could cause a lot of last-minute stress for anyone who is really anxious and/or wants tons of formal photos. All in all, I highly recommend Calista Brides. People say that your wedding day is the day that you look the best in your whole life...Cali did such a great job that I'm SURE I will never look that good again!!! ;-) Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health

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