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Calista Brides

Philadelphia , PA

LOCATION

Philadelphia, PA 19001 US (map)

PHONE

267-973-9488
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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
Cali does a great job, and I thought we looked super. People kept complimenting my MOH and me. She is not easiest to communicate with in advance, and can be somewhat unprofessional. Put that aside because it's all about how YOU look that day! I would recommend without hesitation.
Cali does a great job, and I thought we looked super. People kept complimenting my MOH and me. She is not easiest to Read more...
Cali does a great job, and I thought we looked super. People kept complimenting my MOH and me. She is not easiest to communicate with in advance, and can be somewhat unprofessional. Put that aside because it's all about how YOU look that day! I would recommend without hesitation. Read less
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Private User
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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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
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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
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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
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