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Denise Empey @ TwoToneUmbrella

Newport Beach , CA
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2817 Villa Way
Newport Beach, CA US 92663 (map)

PHONE

888-979-2221

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ABOUT US

We are proud & honored to be published in

OC Bride Magazine

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style



Denise Empey has been a make-up and hairstylist in... Read more
We are proud & honored to be published in

OC Bride Magazine

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style



Denise Empey has been a make-up and hairstylist in the San Francisco and Newport Beach area. She has worked with Orange Coast Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Sytle and the Dr. Phil Show.

Our passion is evident in our hair and make-up artistry. Current on the lastest trends, we will create classic to cutting-edge looks tailored to the unique needs of each bride.

In addition, to our hair and make-up services. Our Online Boutique/ Newport Beach location offers beautiful collection of couture and custom accessories to complement and enhance your special look.

Please vist our website www.deniseempey.com for updated events, accessories and photos. Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Facial, Hair, Makeup, Manicure / Pedicure
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Caitlin
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Denise is AMAZING!!! She went out of her way to accommodate me and I will be forever grateful! I felt like I had the Ultimate Glam Squad! The makeup was FLAWLESS! She made me feel so beautiful. I couldn't have dreamed of anything more. I HIGHLY recommend her!! Thank you Denise for helping make our wedding such a success!!!
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Rita
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Denise did a great job the day of getting myself (hair & makeup), my mom (hair & makeup), and 3 of my bridesmaids (hair only) ready in the amount of time that we had. She was very nice, accommodating, and had a great execution of who went first and next to get us done. Denise is great! I got so many compliments from my friends! Denise, thank you so much!
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Cynthia
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Denise Empey, Principal of Two Tone Umbrella, is the absolute best when it comes to hair and make-up. I’ve been working with Denise to do my hair/makeup for TV, Commercials, Print, and Film Premieres for over fifteen years and finally was able to hire her to do the hair/make-up for my daughter’s wedding. She and her assistant arrived at our venue exactly on time and with grace and ease performed magic for myself, the bride, five bridesmaids, and a grandmother. Everyone looked amazing for the Big Day, and Denise made it so easy. I am so dedicated to her expertise that since she moved to Newport Beach from the San Francisco Bay Area ten years ago, I am still a loyal client, flying to her salon whenever I need a hair fix. Denise is AMAZING!!!
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heather
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
The day a woman becomes a "Bride", is suppose to be the most amazing day of her life and the one day she will look more beautiful than she ever has before. Of course Brides look beautiful on this day because they are glowing with love and excitement, but let's be honest, one of the real reasons they look so amazing is because they had their hair and make-up professionally done!A Bride needs to choose the "Best".I know for a fact that I did:-). I booked Denise about 10 months out from my wedding and right from the start she was attentive and interested in what my vision for my wedding day look was. She asked me to compile a folder of hair and make-up looks ( cut out from magazine, Pinterest post, friends photos, make up adds, ect..) so that when met for my hair&make-up trial, we would have a clear vision. The trial was a complete success and on the day of my wedding, she not only beautified myself, but my 6 Bridesmaids, Mother, and Grandmother. Every woman looked so beautiful and had a blast during the process. I have never received so many compliments and upon recently receiving my wedding photos, I must say I have never seen myself look so beautiful. Denise is truly the BEST! 100% professional and 100% talented. One reason I chose Denise is that she has a history of working in film and television as a make-up artist (before venturing out on her own). As we know, actors always seem to look so flawless and perfect on the screen. The quality of product she used were just amazing. On my wedding day,I danced, laughed, cried, and partied the night away...and my hair and make-up still looked flawless until the wee hours of the night ( or should I say morning because our after party went on till about 3am :-) ).I would recommend her and her company to any bride that is looking for a professional hair and make-up artist for their big day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Denise and her crew were AMAZING!!! My expectations were exceeded. There were 9 of us getting ready the day of the wedding and Denise made it so stress free. She created a timeline as to when each girl was getting there services done - she was on time and gave herself enough time for each girl. Thanks to Denise, we all looked absolutely beautiful and the hair and make-up stayed together throughout the whole day into the last dance of the night. I highly recommend Denise, she is organized, professional, incredibly talented and amazing to work with.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My daughter was married in April 2013. The bride, MOB (me), seven bridesmaids and two flower girls were transformed from chicks in sweats to gorgeous wedding ready gals. She has an intuition to envision what hairstyle and makeup will look best and compliment each person. She and her assistants were a calming force amongst a whirlwind of activity the day of the wedding. There are not enough words to express how much we appreciate Denise's professionalism and calming attitude...she is a true artist. I would highly recommend Denise for any special occasion or just monthly hair updates.
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Katie
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Denise and her crew made me and my bridesmaids look absolutely beautiful on my wedding day! The hair and makeup was perfect. All of my girls were so impressed with the results. Denise is also great at creating a timeline for your big day and knowing how much time is needed for getting ready. She's very organized:)
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Hayley
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Denise and her team made my special day so easy and stress free when it came to our bridal hair and make up. My biggest request was that I looked natural for my wedding day and Denise met that request. The make up on myself, my mother and bridesmaids was so natural looking and everyone looked gorgeous. All of my bridesmaids told me that their hair and makeup was the best they have had for any wedding. I highly recommend Denise and her team for your wedding or any other special event.
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Susie
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Denise is amazing and created the perfect hairstyle for my wedding, it was gorgeous. I was very undecided on how to wear my hair and Denise was extremely patient and helpful in creating a style that captured my style, personality and fit my dress and wedding perfectly. In addition, she made my mum, sister and best friend all look stunning.

It is imperative that you work with someone that you feel comfortable with for your wedding and that you trust can make those in your wedding party feel comfortable, and look incredible, also. She was great and so easy to work with. I would highly recommend Denise to anyone looking for a hair stylist recommendation.
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Shauna
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Denise is Amazing! I never had my makeup or hair done for a event/photos and was a little nervous about it. Denise did my makeup for our engagement pictures and I knew I was in good hands. I went back for another photo shoot I had and Denise did my hair and makeup. Denise was the first person I saw on our wedding day and I couldn't have been happier to see her. I remember saying...."I am so glad you are here, you relax me". I see Denise not only for her extraordinary talent but as a good friend who stood by me during the most important time of my life.
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Christine
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Denise did hair and makeup for my mother and I for my wedding. We both came out absolutely beautiful and glowing. She has a real gift for both hair styling and makeup. I was having a destination wedding and flew in just a couple days before the wedding, so I was not able to meet with her beforehand. It didn’t seem to faze her though and she was able to work magic on both of us. I have never felt or looked so beautiful before in my life, and my mother felt the same way. She was very kind and relaxed while doing everything which is nice when you’re the opposite on your wedding day! My hair and makeup stayed perfectly intact through the whole day and night. I really can not say enough good things about her. She is 110% worth the money and peace of mind for on your wedding day.
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julie
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.6/5.0
Denise is very professional, friendly and I am glad that I had her did my hair and make up.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Very friendly and a good listener. My grandma, aunts, and my make-up on my wedding day were well done. We looked and felt beautiful.
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MrsKelley
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Denise was amazing and it was such a pleasure to work with her on my wedding day. She brought a team of 3 stylists with her to Palm Desert and they all were fantastic. I had 10 bridesmaids, the MOB and MOG, and myself.....and, everyone's hair turned out SO well!! I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome and all of the stylists, particularly Denise, were very professional, kind, efficient but also patient. Denise and I had a trial a month before the wedding, at which point I wanted to wear my hair down. But, after realizing that it was going to be over 100 degrees in the Desert, I had a change of heart. I live in Chicago so was not able to make it back out to CA for another hair trial before the wedding. I was a little nervous about having her put it up since we had not tried that before the big day, but she did it perfectly!! I honestly would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone. She made my wedding day stress free and enjoyable. She was quite organized throughout the process- even sent me pictures of possible hair styles to run by my bridesmaids so everyone had an idea of what they wanted going in to the day- and was very reliable. She and her team showed up early, stayed late and were high energy all the way through! I can't begin to say enough kind things...if you are looking for an amazing hair stylist for your wedding, she is absolutely the one to choose!!!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
2/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Denise and her team of stylists cant be beat!! I was in a horrible situation and they totally saved me from a major wedding day hair catastrophy! About a month from my wedding day the stylist i had originally chosen cancelled on me. Having 9 bridesmaid i was unsure i would be able to find a qualified stylist in time. Luckily i was highly recommended to Denise!! Denise is very professional and makes you feel extremely comfortable from the 1st phone call to the thank you card she sends immediately after. Denise meets with you twice before your big day. Once for the inital consulation where you bring pictures and ideas and she makes 100% sure you are comfortable with all expectations. The second appointment is a trial style where she plays with your hair until it is the exactly what you want. She is very talended and really listens to your overall vision. She makes every effort to make you special day perfect. One of the coolest things was that she took my hair down before i left the salon after my trial. She wanted my hair to be a total surpirse for everyone. And she was right! I kept it a secret and everone was blown away when they saw my hair the day of my wedding. Denise and her team of 2 other girls did amazing styles for all 9 of my bridesmaids, myself, and my mom. And believe it or not she finished early!! There was even a point in time where Denise and her team had a 45 minute break while they waited for the wedding party to finish with our makeup. I highly recommned Denise to anyone looking for 5 star service with a personal touch for their wedding day.
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Felicia
Wedding:
3/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Denise is simply wonderful! I couldn't have asked for a better experience. She is one of the best in the business and provides a quality of service that made me feel confident and at ease during such an important time in my life. I really loved her friendly personality and her willingness to work with my specific needs. She pays attention to detail and goes above and beyond to make sure to reveal a look that flatters my individual self while meeting any personal style I might have envisioned for the big day. Thank you again for the great memories!
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tammy
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Denise is absolutely amazing! She is professional, kind, and a true artist.
I can't say enough about my make-up on my wedding day. She did a beautiful job and I received so many compliments the day of our wedding. She will put you at ease from the moment you meet her, and make you feel so comfortable. I knew I was in perfect hands when we met during my initial trial run. On my wedding day, she even helped me with some last minute touch ups with my hair, veil etc. My bridesmaids and mother were so pleased and very happy with her too. She is a class act and listens to exactly what you envision for your day. She goes over all of the details.. I am so glad that I found her. You will not be disappointed.
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EvieB
Wedding:
10/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Denise was fabulous. Not only did she rescue my damaged hair, she managed to give me a perfect wedding hairstyle that matched my personality and complemented my dress. She was extremely flexible and reliable; she was also able to easily communicate with me and understood what I wanted. Above all, Denise was professional and represents herself honestly. She absolutely knows what she is doing, and her work speaks volumes. I highly recommend her!!
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hollyemcc
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Taking the few suggestions I had for hair and make-up, Denise did a fantastic job transforming me into a very beautiful version of myself. :) She's very easy to work with and made me feel comfortable and welcome.
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htol
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Denise is a fantastic hair stylist! She was nice enough to squeeze last minute (a month) before my wedding. She will come to you for a more expensive rate or you can go to her salon in Newport Beach. Since I didn't have time to do a trial run with her, I just emailed her a few pictures of what I was looking for. She really understood my vision and knows what she's doing. She created the updo I was looking for. A lot of people complimented me on my updo and overall I was very pleased with everything. She's super sweet, professional and talented!
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mimiyates
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Denise and her assistant did a brilliant job during my wedding day for myself, my bridesmaid, mother-in-law and mom! There was no stress and no worries on my big day with my hair and make-up!
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andree730
Wedding:
6/18/2010
4.8/5.0
Denise was wonderful and I felt totally at ease with the way she worked. She respects the look you want, but also adds her professional input to make everything perfect. A little on the higher side regarding cost, but well worth it. I would recommend her to any bride!
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susette13
Wedding:
5/21/2010
4.6/5.0
Denise was great!!!!!! I found her in a Best of bridal mag a year before my wedding and after going to her website, I knew she was the one I wanted. She was so friendly and professional at the same time. She has a great portfolio for those brides who aren't sure what "look" they want for their big day, like myself. Her makeup stayed in tact my whole wedding day and night, despite the plethora of happy tears I displayed. I highly recommend her!
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/14/2010
4.9/5.0
Denise was wonderful to work with. She has such a fresh taste and will make anyone look gorgeous on their wedding day. I loved having a practice session with her because it made the wedding day much less stressful. Also, it was a treat for her to come to my house to get me ready. It was nice not to have to worry about traffic or anything like that. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!
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paulandkristi
Wedding:
4/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Denise Empey is an amazing woman! Not only with her talent but she is a total sweetheart!

I first worked alongside Denise a few years ago at a wedding I was photographing, she was so professional and friendly and the bride and bridesmaids were flawless! No photoshop needed :) Their makeup was gorgeous and their hair was exactly what they asked for. She can also twist a little fashion flare in there or a little more traditional, whatever you need, she knows how to customize it to compliment your look.

I continue to be even more impressed with her work each time I work with her. She is professional and on time and that is so important on a time-crushing wedding day. When it was finally my turn to tie the knot, i knew who to call. Though it was a destination wedding, i HAD to have Denise!!! She was right there ready for touch ups on the hot humid day and even held my dress at times! She goes above and beyond to make sure you're look is exactly what you've dreamed of. I recommend her to everyone I meet for hair and makeup! Cut, color and brows too ;) She's AMAZING, LOVE HER!!! :)

Check out her new site at http://www.twotoneumbrella.com
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Blaire
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Denise helped me orchestrate the entire look of my wedding. When I picked out my veil, (which I absolutely adore) she carefully considered my hair (which she colored for me the week before my destination wedding in Mammoth Lakes, CA), my overall sense of style, my dress and the entire look of our wedding. She was patient and professional with me offering honest and helpful feedback about my selections. We picked out the veil that captured both my own sense of style and helped tie in the feel of the wedding. She also helped me pick out earrings to match not only my veil and dress but that also tied in my own baby pearl necklace which I have had since I was very young and really wanted to wear. She even helped my mom find the perfect pair of earrings for my brother's wedding which was 6 months after mine. Denise's own style is classic, beautiful, effortless and timeless and she translates these qualities into every look she creates. Her help in planning the look of my wedding was invaluable.
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Jewelry
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Molly
Wedding:
10/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Denise Empey is amazing! From our very first meeting to my wedding day, Denise was wonderful. She took my vision and description of what I wanted and made it even better than I could have ever imagined.

Denise was always professional, sweet, fun and most of all creative! A true artist, I have the photos to prove it!
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Darlene
Wedding:
7/26/2003
5.0/5.0
Denise is the most fashionable, original, creative, artistic, stylist I have ever met or worked with! From my very first visit, she was able to create and understand EXACTLY what I was looking for and pulled it off effortlessly. The ulitimate result was that she made me the most beautiful, picture perfect bride imaginable! My hair and makeup stayed on all day and night like magic, no touch ups needed. It was the perfect look, for the most special of days! I will truly never be able to thank her enough for the magic she created on that very special day!
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