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Katie B - Celebrity & Playboy Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist | Orange County Makeup Artist

Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Inland Empire , CA
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Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Inland Empire, CA US 92843 (map)

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ABOUT US

WEBSITES:

katiebcosmetics.com
projectwedding.com/vendor/show/makeup-by-katie-b
facebook.com/iheartkbc, facebook.com/heartskbc
myspace.com/makeupbykatie... Read more
WEBSITES:

katiebcosmetics.com
projectwedding.com/vendor/show/makeup-by-katie-b
facebook.com/iheartkbc, facebook.com/heartskbc
myspace.com/makeupbykatie (hundreds of photos here)
twitter.com/katiebcosmetics

AWARDS & POSITIONS:

*100% Perfect 5-Star Ratings on Project Wedding
*2 Time Winner of Best Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist in Los Angeles
*Bride's Choice Award 2011 and 2012 from Wedding Wire
*Winner of Hottest Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist in Orange County
*Playboy Lead Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist
*Celebrity Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist

EMAIL: info@katiebcosmetics.com

ABOUT KATIE B:

Celebrity Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Katie B: On location makeup and hair styling including hair extension for brides, bridal parties, and special occasions. With over 15 years of experience, working as a lead makeup artist and hairstylist for Playboy, awarded Best Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist in Los Angeles by Fox, & noted as one of the Hottest Makeup Artists in Orange County by the Orange County Register, Katie B. provides only quality work and is very easy to work with. Katie B. thrives on making brides feel beautiful and glamorous on their special day! Whether you want natural makeup or smokey eyes, she can give you the look you want. Contact her to set up a trial run!


Please also check out hundreds of photos of her work at www.myspace.com/makeupbykatie . 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

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Liz
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Katie B was an absolute doll! She was so sweet and professional. I admit I looked horrendous the morning of our wedding day after having only 2 hours of sleep. But Katie literally brushed life back into my face. I was traumatized from my sisters wedding since all of her vendors were either late or no-shows but Katie arrived promptly, kit in tow. I absolutely love her cosmetics, it works miracles!
Katie B was an absolute doll! She was so sweet and professional. I admit I looked horrendous the morning of our wedding Read more...
Katie B was an absolute doll! She was so sweet and professional. I admit I looked horrendous the morning of our wedding day after having only 2 hours of sleep. But Katie literally brushed life back into my face. I was traumatized from my sisters wedding since all of her vendors were either late or no-shows but Katie arrived promptly, kit in tow. I absolutely love her cosmetics, it works miracles! Read less
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Farah
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Using Katie B to do my hair and makeup for my wedding was one of the best wedding decisions I made. Prior to going with Katie B, I had two hair and makeup trials with other hair stylists and makeup artists but wasn't satisfied with some aspect of it--either the makeup was too heavy & outdated-looking or the hair wasn't as glamorous as I imagined. I'm so happy I went with Katie B who although is pricier than others is seriously the best in the industry! With Katie B, I didn't even need a trial because I could tell by looking at the pictures of her work, she is a true artist who knows how to enhance a bride's beauty to perfection! One thing that sets Katie B apart is that she is thoughtful and plans ahead. After booking her, she asked me to send the looks I wanted in advance so she could plan my hair/makeup look before the big day. Not only that, she used a mixture of her makeup products and mine to give me a glamorous look that also made me feel comfortable. Katie B was on time and managed the time perfectly to complete my look as well as those of my two bridesmaids. To top it off, I had the best experience with Katie B because while she is the best in her field, she is the sweetest, warmest person you'll ever meet. She's so down to earth that she puts you at ease on your big day. She gave me a beautiful, warm, glam and natural look for my makeup. For my hair, she and Shaun curled it, gave it volume, worked in my crystal headband and gave me a soft, romantic, side-swept look, which allowed me to show off the crystals and beading in the back of my dress. My makeup and hair stayed in place all day, did not smudge, and I got lots of compliments. Go with Katie B for your wedding because she is the best of the best!
Using Katie B to do my hair and makeup for my wedding was one of the best wedding decisions I made. Prior to going with Read more...
Using Katie B to do my hair and makeup for my wedding was one of the best wedding decisions I made. Prior to going with Katie B, I had two hair and makeup trials with other hair stylists and makeup artists but wasn't satisfied with some aspect of it--either the makeup was too heavy & outdated-looking or the hair wasn't as glamorous as I imagined. I'm so happy I went with Katie B who although is pricier than others is seriously the best in the industry! With Katie B, I didn't even need a trial because I could tell by looking at the pictures of her work, she is a true artist who knows how to enhance a bride's beauty to perfection! One thing that sets Katie B apart is that she is thoughtful and plans ahead. After booking her, she asked me to send the looks I wanted in advance so she could plan my hair/makeup look before the big day. Not only that, she used a mixture of her makeup products and mine to give me a glamorous look that also made me feel comfortable. Katie B was on time and managed the time perfectly to complete my look as well as those of my two bridesmaids. To top it off, I had the best experience with Katie B because while she is the best in her field, she is the sweetest, warmest person you'll ever meet. She's so down to earth that she puts you at ease on your big day. She gave me a beautiful, warm, glam and natural look for my makeup. For my hair, she and Shaun curled it, gave it volume, worked in my crystal headband and gave me a soft, romantic, side-swept look, which allowed me to show off the crystals and beading in the back of my dress. My makeup and hair stayed in place all day, did not smudge, and I got lots of compliments. Go with Katie B for your wedding because she is the best of the best! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Katie B captured the natural look I wanted. She is pure talent and super down to earth. Her artistic ability to enhance your beauty amazes me. She is definitely worth her fees. Katie listens to your wishes and makes them come to true. I highly recommend her on your special day. She also has products that are made of quality.
Katie B captured the natural look I wanted. She is pure talent and super down to earth. Her artistic ability to enhance Read more...
Katie B captured the natural look I wanted. She is pure talent and super down to earth. Her artistic ability to enhance your beauty amazes me. She is definitely worth her fees. Katie listens to your wishes and makes them come to true. I highly recommend her on your special day. She also has products that are made of quality. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Soon after I got engaged, I started looking for a makeup artist for my wedding. When I saw a lot of Katie B.'s pictures, I was immediately impressed. I reached out to Katie via email and I was really excited that she was available. Katie is very professional and she always responded quickly to any questions I had. She also asked for pictures of how I how I do my makeup and pictures of what I had in mind for my wedding. She really strives to create the look you want to have on your special day. On the day of my wedding, Katie B. arrived a few minutes early and went to work. Just after a few minutes of talking with Katie, I felt like I was talking to a friend. She's very personable. At the same time, she's asking you questions about your makeup, so she can perfect your look. She did such a wonderful job - she is truly an artist who is passionate about her work! So many people complimented me on my makeup that day. I also couldn't get over how beautiful she made my mother look. If you want to look your absolute best on your wedding day, book Katie B.!
Soon after I got engaged, I started looking for a makeup artist for my wedding. When I saw a lot of Katie B.'s pictures, I Read more...
Soon after I got engaged, I started looking for a makeup artist for my wedding. When I saw a lot of Katie B.'s pictures, I was immediately impressed. I reached out to Katie via email and I was really excited that she was available. Katie is very professional and she always responded quickly to any questions I had. She also asked for pictures of how I how I do my makeup and pictures of what I had in mind for my wedding. She really strives to create the look you want to have on your special day. On the day of my wedding, Katie B. arrived a few minutes early and went to work. Just after a few minutes of talking with Katie, I felt like I was talking to a friend. She's very personable. At the same time, she's asking you questions about your makeup, so she can perfect your look. She did such a wonderful job - she is truly an artist who is passionate about her work! So many people complimented me on my makeup that day. I also couldn't get over how beautiful she made my mother look. If you want to look your absolute best on your wedding day, book Katie B.! Read less
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Olga
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I LOVE KATIE !!!

Katie's work is amazing. When I got engaged I knew I just had to get her to do my hair and makeup for our big day. I would show my husband and tell him I need to get her for the wedding he would say wow " yes, you should get her, her work is great !!! "

She is really punctual, she got to the hotel right on time with her lovely husband :) they are both super sweet persons with great attitudes and hearts. Both helped me keep calm.

I wasn't sure really what I wanted I just knew it had to be WOW. I explained what I wanted and she went beyond my expectations. I felt like a QUEEN on my wedding day. I had a lot of compliments. My pictures came out amazing thanks to her. She gave me a new look and made me feel really WOW ( beautiful). She gave me more confidence throughout the entire night.

Everyone kept on looking at me and wouldn't stop admiring her work. I'm really blessed to have worked with just an amazing person. She really has talent. The make-up and hair lasted the entire day which I loved :)

She made me feel like I knew her for a long time, she is really nice and cool to work with. My husband was amazed when he saw me walk to the altar. His first words were "WOW, YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL" :D

i will never forget this day. THANK YOU KATIE :) it really was a great experience.
I LOVE KATIE !!!

Katie's work is amazing. When I got engaged I knew I just had to get her to do my hair and Read more...
I LOVE KATIE !!!

Katie's work is amazing. When I got engaged I knew I just had to get her to do my hair and makeup for our big day. I would show my husband and tell him I need to get her for the wedding he would say wow " yes, you should get her, her work is great !!! "

She is really punctual, she got to the hotel right on time with her lovely husband :) they are both super sweet persons with great attitudes and hearts. Both helped me keep calm.

I wasn't sure really what I wanted I just knew it had to be WOW. I explained what I wanted and she went beyond my expectations. I felt like a QUEEN on my wedding day. I had a lot of compliments. My pictures came out amazing thanks to her. She gave me a new look and made me feel really WOW ( beautiful). She gave me more confidence throughout the entire night.

Everyone kept on looking at me and wouldn't stop admiring her work. I'm really blessed to have worked with just an amazing person. She really has talent. The make-up and hair lasted the entire day which I loved :)

She made me feel like I knew her for a long time, she is really nice and cool to work with. My husband was amazed when he saw me walk to the altar. His first words were "WOW, YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL" :D

i will never forget this day. THANK YOU KATIE :) it really was a great experience. Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
4/6/2014
5.0/5.0
I am an avid Yelper so my first unofficial introduction to her services were on Yelp. I was amazed by the before and after photos.
After receiving her price list, I continued to search for another three months prior to making my final decision as I could never found a makeup artist that could measure up to Katie's work.
Katie is a very bubbly, down to earth and lovely lady. She does however, have a very serious "in the zone" face when she is beautifying you. She will not even let the smallest flyaway hair go if her eagle eye catches it in sight. She takes such pride in what she does.
When it came to the makeup, she used her own mineral makeup line. She is the master of makeup "plastic surgery." I have a very flat and round Asian face. I have always wanted the illusion of a smaller face, taller nose (bridge), and bigger eyes.
The end results were absolutely amazing. I could not believe my eyes. She even popped in my color contacts for me to enhance the look (yup, while in a standing position).
As expected, I cried to no end before, during and after the ceremony. However, her preservation techniques ensured my makeup stayed on through all the salty tears and sweat with minimal defects. While all my bridesmaids faces melted off with sweat, mine was still looking fresh without any touch ups or trips to the bathroom. (Only lip color was used for touch up).
I am so glad I booked with Katie for my wedding day. Even though it is quite an investment, it is surely worth the money. Katie's work speaks for itself. I felt like a million bucks on my big day & that is how all brides should feel. I will love you forever for giving me my desired "cosmetic surgery enhancements" without going through the pain and burning a hole in my wallet. Thank you so, so much Katie!
I am an avid Yelper so my first unofficial introduction to her services were on Yelp. I was amazed by the before and after Read more...
I am an avid Yelper so my first unofficial introduction to her services were on Yelp. I was amazed by the before and after photos.
After receiving her price list, I continued to search for another three months prior to making my final decision as I could never found a makeup artist that could measure up to Katie's work.
Katie is a very bubbly, down to earth and lovely lady. She does however, have a very serious "in the zone" face when she is beautifying you. She will not even let the smallest flyaway hair go if her eagle eye catches it in sight. She takes such pride in what she does.
When it came to the makeup, she used her own mineral makeup line. She is the master of makeup "plastic surgery." I have a very flat and round Asian face. I have always wanted the illusion of a smaller face, taller nose (bridge), and bigger eyes.
The end results were absolutely amazing. I could not believe my eyes. She even popped in my color contacts for me to enhance the look (yup, while in a standing position).
As expected, I cried to no end before, during and after the ceremony. However, her preservation techniques ensured my makeup stayed on through all the salty tears and sweat with minimal defects. While all my bridesmaids faces melted off with sweat, mine was still looking fresh without any touch ups or trips to the bathroom. (Only lip color was used for touch up).
I am so glad I booked with Katie for my wedding day. Even though it is quite an investment, it is surely worth the money. Katie's work speaks for itself. I felt like a million bucks on my big day & that is how all brides should feel. I will love you forever for giving me my desired "cosmetic surgery enhancements" without going through the pain and burning a hole in my wallet. Thank you so, so much Katie! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
PERFECTION!!! If you wanna look absolutely stunning on your wedding day and have the best time ever, please treat yourself to Katie!!!

I had the most beautiful experience with her (and her husband) on my wedding day! I adored my make up and hair, it was gorgeous in real life as well as in pictures!

I wish I could relive my wedding day over and over again, one reason would also be that I spent the morning being glammed up by the amazing Katie B. I would say I am super picky just like every bride and I could not be any happier with the way looked, I felt gorgeous as a bride and this feeling is priceless! I wanted my make up to look super light and natural yet elegant and glamorous and my hair to look effortless. Katie did exactly that and so much more.

She is not only incredibly talented, she is also a pure delight to be around, which made booking her as my make up artist the best decision I could have made!!! We spent wonderful hours talking about our lives (maybe I just talked and talked though lol and she was being the perfect listener). She made me feel super relaxed while she worked her magic, and trust me, she is a true magician and and a real perfectionist. You can tell she truly wants to make you happy, and she will not stop working on you until you are 1000% in love with your reflection in the mirror!

I could write a novel on why I love Katie B., but all I wanna say is: If you get the chance, please book her and enjoy!!!
PERFECTION!!! If you wanna look absolutely stunning on your wedding day and have the best time ever, please treat yourself Read more...
PERFECTION!!! If you wanna look absolutely stunning on your wedding day and have the best time ever, please treat yourself to Katie!!!

I had the most beautiful experience with her (and her husband) on my wedding day! I adored my make up and hair, it was gorgeous in real life as well as in pictures!

I wish I could relive my wedding day over and over again, one reason would also be that I spent the morning being glammed up by the amazing Katie B. I would say I am super picky just like every bride and I could not be any happier with the way looked, I felt gorgeous as a bride and this feeling is priceless! I wanted my make up to look super light and natural yet elegant and glamorous and my hair to look effortless. Katie did exactly that and so much more.

She is not only incredibly talented, she is also a pure delight to be around, which made booking her as my make up artist the best decision I could have made!!! We spent wonderful hours talking about our lives (maybe I just talked and talked though lol and she was being the perfect listener). She made me feel super relaxed while she worked her magic, and trust me, she is a true magician and and a real perfectionist. You can tell she truly wants to make you happy, and she will not stop working on you until you are 1000% in love with your reflection in the mirror!

I could write a novel on why I love Katie B., but all I wanna say is: If you get the chance, please book her and enjoy!!! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
1/31/2014
5.0/5.0
When booking a MUA please look at their before and after pictures, it gives you the best idea of what that person can do for you. Katie has an eye for beauty and will bring out the best in you so that you look and feel like a million dollars. That is priceless on your wedding day! I was very worried when it came to hair and makeup because I have a larger nose, and I wanted to have my hair to the side for my wedding. Needless to say, I was worried that if done wrong, this could be a potentially very unflattering look for me. Katie made it work because she does her homework BEFORE your appointment.

I had a different MUA for my engagement pictures, and my experience was that before they meet with you they ask you to send inspiration pictures of how you would like your hair and makeup to look like. This is a good approach, but I feel like it's not personalized enough. Katie went the extra mile and asked me to send her a picture of myself with my usual makeup on on top of the usual inspiration pictures. I LOVED that she did that because it made me feel like she was truly preparing and taking me as a client seriously. She made the look work for ME, since what looks good on one person doesn't necessarily look good on everyone else.

On the day of, she arrived on time and made me feel at ease. She is very down to earth and easy to talk to. It almost felt like getting ready with a friend, which is very comforting on a high stress day such as your wedding. She uses her own makeup line, Katie B Cosmetics, which is now my favorite. It makes your skin look flawless and doesn't have that cake-y feeling to it. I had my makeup done at 10 AM, and after crying tears of joy multiple times throughout the day, dancing nonstop for hours, and even through an after party my makeup still looked flawless at 3 AM when we finally made it home. My hair also held up the style the entire time, and it even looked good the next day when I woke up lol Worth every penny!!
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When booking a MUA please look at their before and after pictures, it gives you the best idea of what that person can do for you. Katie has an eye for beauty and will bring out the best in you so that you look and feel like a million dollars. That is priceless on your wedding day! I was very worried when it came to hair and makeup because I have a larger nose, and I wanted to have my hair to the side for my wedding. Needless to say, I was worried that if done wrong, this could be a potentially very unflattering look for me. Katie made it work because she does her homework BEFORE your appointment.

I had a different MUA for my engagement pictures, and my experience was that before they meet with you they ask you to send inspiration pictures of how you would like your hair and makeup to look like. This is a good approach, but I feel like it's not personalized enough. Katie went the extra mile and asked me to send her a picture of myself with my usual makeup on on top of the usual inspiration pictures. I LOVED that she did that because it made me feel like she was truly preparing and taking me as a client seriously. She made the look work for ME, since what looks good on one person doesn't necessarily look good on everyone else.

On the day of, she arrived on time and made me feel at ease. She is very down to earth and easy to talk to. It almost felt like getting ready with a friend, which is very comforting on a high stress day such as your wedding. She uses her own makeup line, Katie B Cosmetics, which is now my favorite. It makes your skin look flawless and doesn't have that cake-y feeling to it. I had my makeup done at 10 AM, and after crying tears of joy multiple times throughout the day, dancing nonstop for hours, and even through an after party my makeup still looked flawless at 3 AM when we finally made it home. My hair also held up the style the entire time, and it even looked good the next day when I woke up lol Worth every penny!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say anything negative about Katie B....been working with her for close to 10 years now and her makeup & hair skills are second to none! No attitude-beyond friendly & personable, professional, PUNCTUAL (#1 quality you need on the day of your wedding!) and her work is impeccable.....would like to put her in my pocket so I can have her at my beckon call 24/7!
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I cannot say anything negative about Katie B....been working with her for close to 10 years now and her makeup & hair skills are second to none! No attitude-beyond friendly & personable, professional, PUNCTUAL (#1 quality you need on the day of your wedding!) and her work is impeccable.....would like to put her in my pocket so I can have her at my beckon call 24/7! Read less
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Tifmany
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Katie is amazing. I've always admired her work that I just had to have her make me over. She is very prompt and responsive to all my questions and concerns. I've gone through multiple MUA and so far Katie has been the most professional and very considerate of my opinions. I would use Katie again for any big events. :) She made me feel so beautiful that I didn't want to wash the make up off my face! I definitely recommended her to my friends and family.
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Katie is amazing. I've always admired her work that I just had to have her make me over. She is very prompt and responsive to all my questions and concerns. I've gone through multiple MUA and so far Katie has been the most professional and very considerate of my opinions. I would use Katie again for any big events. :) She made me feel so beautiful that I didn't want to wash the make up off my face! I definitely recommended her to my friends and family. Read less
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Angel
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I've seen Katie B's work through my friends and my cousin and knew that she was one of the best make-up artist/stylist out there. I've known 4 different girls who have used her services so it was enough for me. As soon as I got my wedding date on the calendar I booked Katie B. I have had many bad experiences with make-up artists and can be very picky with my hair and make-up. I am 32 but can look very young so I had to be picky with the way I was styled for my wedding.
Katie was very professional and responded right away with any questions that I had. I was very surprised because I follow her on Instagram and Facebook and know how busy she is. That gave me a lot of comfort through the whole process. She was punctual and very personable on the day of my wedding. You spend hours in the seat getting ready so it's nice to be able to bond with your stylist. I can't explain what it was but I was very calm and peaceful on my wedding day. I believe it was because I LOVED the way I looked. It's so important to feel good and confident on your wedding day and she made me feel so beautiful. I have never felt so beautiful as I did on my wedding day.
She really has an eye for this. She knew how to bring out my eyes and accentuate my cheeks to flatter my face. It looked natural but sexy.
I would highly recommend her to a bride that wants to look sexy and beautiful. Her work speaks for itself, just Google her photos.
I am a very happy bride. Thank you Katie B.

PS.... I loved Shaun too! I call them the Dream Team!
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I've seen Katie B's work through my friends and my cousin and knew that she was one of the best make-up artist/stylist out there. I've known 4 different girls who have used her services so it was enough for me. As soon as I got my wedding date on the calendar I booked Katie B. I have had many bad experiences with make-up artists and can be very picky with my hair and make-up. I am 32 but can look very young so I had to be picky with the way I was styled for my wedding.
Katie was very professional and responded right away with any questions that I had. I was very surprised because I follow her on Instagram and Facebook and know how busy she is. That gave me a lot of comfort through the whole process. She was punctual and very personable on the day of my wedding. You spend hours in the seat getting ready so it's nice to be able to bond with your stylist. I can't explain what it was but I was very calm and peaceful on my wedding day. I believe it was because I LOVED the way I looked. It's so important to feel good and confident on your wedding day and she made me feel so beautiful. I have never felt so beautiful as I did on my wedding day.
She really has an eye for this. She knew how to bring out my eyes and accentuate my cheeks to flatter my face. It looked natural but sexy.
I would highly recommend her to a bride that wants to look sexy and beautiful. Her work speaks for itself, just Google her photos.
I am a very happy bride. Thank you Katie B.

PS.... I loved Shaun too! I call them the Dream Team! Read less
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Dephanie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
If you're wondering if this is going to be another amazing review about Katie B, then yes you're right. Even before I got engaged, I knew I'd want Katie B to be the one to help me with my hair and makeup on my wedding day. With today's struggles in planning a great wedding on a budget, there are tons to think about, tons to cut out, but i can guarantee you that Katie's help is not one to cut out. Not only is she talented, she is down to earth and listens to what you want for your special day. On the morning of the wedding, she arrived early with her team and kept me calm throughout the whole morning. As my mom said, "she fits right in with the family". My makeup was just the way I imagined along with my hair. The makeup and hair lasted all night. I had made a fuss over a year about how great she is, and that night, everyone understood what the fuss was about. Thank you Katie B for being a part of the start of my happily ever after! xoxoxo

p.s. If anyone is wondering about her makeup line, I've been using it for 2 years now and it is great. I have sensitive skin with really bad acne/rosacea. Her mineral foundation is amazing. It's lightweight and a great cover up for all the uneven skin tone on my face.
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If you're wondering if this is going to be another amazing review about Katie B, then yes you're right. Even before I got engaged, I knew I'd want Katie B to be the one to help me with my hair and makeup on my wedding day. With today's struggles in planning a great wedding on a budget, there are tons to think about, tons to cut out, but i can guarantee you that Katie's help is not one to cut out. Not only is she talented, she is down to earth and listens to what you want for your special day. On the morning of the wedding, she arrived early with her team and kept me calm throughout the whole morning. As my mom said, "she fits right in with the family". My makeup was just the way I imagined along with my hair. The makeup and hair lasted all night. I had made a fuss over a year about how great she is, and that night, everyone understood what the fuss was about. Thank you Katie B for being a part of the start of my happily ever after! xoxoxo

p.s. If anyone is wondering about her makeup line, I've been using it for 2 years now and it is great. I have sensitive skin with really bad acne/rosacea. Her mineral foundation is amazing. It's lightweight and a great cover up for all the uneven skin tone on my face. Read less
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Beverly
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My review for Katie B is way long overdue since today is my 1 year wedding anniversary but, I remember clearly the amazingness of the hair and makeup work Katie B and her husband did on me. As soon as I got engaged, my mission was to book Katie. My wedding date was determined by her availability, that was how much I wanted her! I had seen her in action when she did hair and makeup for my friend on her wedding day. At that moment, I knew I wanted to have Katie B for my wedding even though I wasn't even engaged at that time. Being an artist/designer myself, I am very particular about my makeup. After seeing Katie's work I had full confidence because her work is pure artistry. She is fantastic with eyebrows and contouring. I love the way she does eye makeup, it is absolutely flawless. They are like the images you would pin on Pinterest. Her work does not only translate well in photography, but it is impeccable in person. Her before and afters are not photoshopped in any way, it is really truly that amazing. I got so many compliments from family and friends.

Katie and her husband are true professionals. Following up to the wedding, Katie was always quick to respond to emails and the correspondence was always very good. They were very punctual on the wedding day. As soon as they showed up, I felt at ease. As professional as they are, I felt like Katie wasn't just another vendor. She doesn't just do her work and pack up and leave. She truly cares and engages with you. I highly recommend Katie B. I not only admire her as a professional but as an amazing person. I only hope I can have another occasion to use her again!
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My review for Katie B is way long overdue since today is my 1 year wedding anniversary but, I remember clearly the amazingness of the hair and makeup work Katie B and her husband did on me. As soon as I got engaged, my mission was to book Katie. My wedding date was determined by her availability, that was how much I wanted her! I had seen her in action when she did hair and makeup for my friend on her wedding day. At that moment, I knew I wanted to have Katie B for my wedding even though I wasn't even engaged at that time. Being an artist/designer myself, I am very particular about my makeup. After seeing Katie's work I had full confidence because her work is pure artistry. She is fantastic with eyebrows and contouring. I love the way she does eye makeup, it is absolutely flawless. They are like the images you would pin on Pinterest. Her work does not only translate well in photography, but it is impeccable in person. Her before and afters are not photoshopped in any way, it is really truly that amazing. I got so many compliments from family and friends.

Katie and her husband are true professionals. Following up to the wedding, Katie was always quick to respond to emails and the correspondence was always very good. They were very punctual on the wedding day. As soon as they showed up, I felt at ease. As professional as they are, I felt like Katie wasn't just another vendor. She doesn't just do her work and pack up and leave. She truly cares and engages with you. I highly recommend Katie B. I not only admire her as a professional but as an amazing person. I only hope I can have another occasion to use her again! Read less
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Eve
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I am one of those non photogenic people that needs 100 pictures taken to produce maybe one satisfactory one. Katie was not only sweet, punctual and out performed on my end result. She made me picture perfect on my wedding day! Need I say more.
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I am one of those non photogenic people that needs 100 pictures taken to produce maybe one satisfactory one. Katie was not only sweet, punctual and out performed on my end result. She made me picture perfect on my wedding day! Need I say more. Read less
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Aileen
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Katie B is part of that small percentage of people who provide for their family and love their job. I've been following her on instagram and her work is amazing.

I had the pleasure of being her client during my best friend's wedding. I had no photo or style of what i wanted. Based on the work I've seen on her instagram, I trusted her judgement. She made me feel beautiful and I wasn't even the bride. She is professional, humble, and easy to talk to.

My only regret was not having her as my MUA on my wedding day. She is simply the best in the business and never settle for anything less.
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Katie B is part of that small percentage of people who provide for their family and love their job. I've been following her on instagram and her work is amazing.

I had the pleasure of being her client during my best friend's wedding. I had no photo or style of what i wanted. Based on the work I've seen on her instagram, I trusted her judgement. She made me feel beautiful and I wasn't even the bride. She is professional, humble, and easy to talk to.

My only regret was not having her as my MUA on my wedding day. She is simply the best in the business and never settle for anything less. Read less
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ROVY
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
For years and years I have seen photos of Katie B.'s work and always admired her work she's done on friends and family. The moment I was engaged I had to book this woman! From the very beginning of the process of wedding planning she was very responsive to my questions and genuine; she would go over and beyond to make her clients happy. On the day of the wedding when I finally got to meet her I was very excited. Her work is very professional and this girl is THE best. I got nothing but compliments and raves on how flawless and beautiful my makeup and hair was. I would not hire anyone else. She made me look perfect on my day, and she was very easy to trust . I have no regrets. Katie B. is the sweetest person you will ever meet, down to earth, and the most professional business person. Love her! Would definitely hire her again.
For years and years I have seen photos of Katie B.'s work and always admired her work she's done on friends and family. Read more...
For years and years I have seen photos of Katie B.'s work and always admired her work she's done on friends and family. The moment I was engaged I had to book this woman! From the very beginning of the process of wedding planning she was very responsive to my questions and genuine; she would go over and beyond to make her clients happy. On the day of the wedding when I finally got to meet her I was very excited. Her work is very professional and this girl is THE best. I got nothing but compliments and raves on how flawless and beautiful my makeup and hair was. I would not hire anyone else. She made me look perfect on my day, and she was very easy to trust . I have no regrets. Katie B. is the sweetest person you will ever meet, down to earth, and the most professional business person. Love her! Would definitely hire her again. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how happy I am to have found Katie B to do my hair and make up on my big day. I had also booked her to do my mom’s make up. I have to admit, Katie’s services were over my budget for what I wanted to spend, but it was worth every penny. I have no regrets. In fact, it was one of the best decisions I have made towards my wedding planning. I had booked Katie B well over a year from my wedding date to insure I would have her do my hair and make up. There wasn’t any need for me to look at other artists, yes seriously, she’s that good at her craft.

Katie B and her husband Shaun arrived promptly to the hotel where I was the morning of my wedding to doll me up. That morning I was very excited to meet Katie B and to see the transformation she would do on me. Once Katie B had finished with my hair and make up my bridesmaids could not stop gushing great compliments about how stunning I looked. I then cannot wait for my groom to see me! The make up felt so light and I felt great! I did break out a little and my face did not look cake-y at all. Katie B even gave me tips on when I should blot my face and reapply lipstick and powder.

My mom was also very pleased with how her make up came out. Katie B did check in with me as she was doing my mom’s make up- to insure I was happy with the outcome. My mom also loved the fact that she was able to talk to Katie B in Vietnamese, haha that’s also a plus.

Katie B genuinely is a very kind person. One of my bridesmaid tried curling my youngest sister’s (my flower girl) hair and it did not turn out so great due to the fact that we had used the wrong curling iron.Katie B offered us one of her curling irons stating that that curling iron size would work best on my sister’s hair. It was very sweet of her.

If you want to look and feel stunningly gorgeous especially on your big day without having to worry if your make up and hair would look great or not, book Katie B and you will not regret it. I know I did.
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Words cannot describe how happy I am to have found Katie B to do my hair and make up on my big day. I had also booked her to do my mom’s make up. I have to admit, Katie’s services were over my budget for what I wanted to spend, but it was worth every penny. I have no regrets. In fact, it was one of the best decisions I have made towards my wedding planning. I had booked Katie B well over a year from my wedding date to insure I would have her do my hair and make up. There wasn’t any need for me to look at other artists, yes seriously, she’s that good at her craft.

Katie B and her husband Shaun arrived promptly to the hotel where I was the morning of my wedding to doll me up. That morning I was very excited to meet Katie B and to see the transformation she would do on me. Once Katie B had finished with my hair and make up my bridesmaids could not stop gushing great compliments about how stunning I looked. I then cannot wait for my groom to see me! The make up felt so light and I felt great! I did break out a little and my face did not look cake-y at all. Katie B even gave me tips on when I should blot my face and reapply lipstick and powder.

My mom was also very pleased with how her make up came out. Katie B did check in with me as she was doing my mom’s make up- to insure I was happy with the outcome. My mom also loved the fact that she was able to talk to Katie B in Vietnamese, haha that’s also a plus.

Katie B genuinely is a very kind person. One of my bridesmaid tried curling my youngest sister’s (my flower girl) hair and it did not turn out so great due to the fact that we had used the wrong curling iron.Katie B offered us one of her curling irons stating that that curling iron size would work best on my sister’s hair. It was very sweet of her.

If you want to look and feel stunningly gorgeous especially on your big day without having to worry if your make up and hair would look great or not, book Katie B and you will not regret it. I know I did. Read less
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Giang
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Katie B did make up for my sister-in-law on her wedding. My sister-in-law looked beautiful. Hence, my sister-in-law insisted that I hire Katie B to do my make-up on my wedding day. Choosing Katie B was one of the best decision. I hardly felt like I wore any make-up that day as I looked natural and felt natural. Female guests complimented on the make-up. Restaurant owner for reception asked for my make-up artist's info so she can recommend to future clients.
I love the way I looked on my wedding day. The photographer liked the way I looked as well. Katie and her husband were personal, genuine, prompt, down-to-earth, and efficient. Katie B's make-up lasted the whole day...through crying and withstanding an hour of direct sunlight.
Do yourself a favor by booking Katie B to do your make-up on you special day. You won't regret it.
Katie B did make up for my sister-in-law on her wedding. My sister-in-law looked beautiful. Hence, my sister-in-law Read more...
Katie B did make up for my sister-in-law on her wedding. My sister-in-law looked beautiful. Hence, my sister-in-law insisted that I hire Katie B to do my make-up on my wedding day. Choosing Katie B was one of the best decision. I hardly felt like I wore any make-up that day as I looked natural and felt natural. Female guests complimented on the make-up. Restaurant owner for reception asked for my make-up artist's info so she can recommend to future clients.
I love the way I looked on my wedding day. The photographer liked the way I looked as well. Katie and her husband were personal, genuine, prompt, down-to-earth, and efficient. Katie B's make-up lasted the whole day...through crying and withstanding an hour of direct sunlight.
Do yourself a favor by booking Katie B to do your make-up on you special day. You won't regret it. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Growing up I never really had an opportunity to get dolled up and capture that moment where family and friends beamed at how pretty I looked. So I figured when my wedding day came I would get one of the best makeup artists to make sure I made up for all those missed opportunities. This is where Katie comes in.

I found Katie a while back when she was first showing her wonderful work on myspace and I believe that was when she was first putting out her first makeup product--her mascara :) Since then she has only become more magnificent in her skills and it's difficult to compare an makeup artist to her. That's why when I first got engaged, the first thing I did was look her up. I didn't look at venues, I didn't look at photographers, videographers, or flowers-- I mean, what’s the point in spending all that extra money when you look like you’ve been shot with Homer Simpson’s make up gun?

I knew I wanted to be a stunning bride and I knew I would get this if I could get Katie B.

My husband asked me to shop around, but no one’s work could compare. Finally, he said yes because he knew I had always felt like an ugly duckling and he didn't want me to have any worries of feeling like I was less than beautiful on my big day. She didn’t rush me, she asked me what I wanted and she even asked my opinion. I loved what she did and so did a number of family and friends-- they beamed over me and it was hard to keep the tears back. So thank you Katie for being the wonderful humble and hard working person that you are and for sharing your wonderful gift with brides on one of the most important days of their lives.
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Growing up I never really had an opportunity to get dolled up and capture that moment where family and friends beamed at how pretty I looked. So I figured when my wedding day came I would get one of the best makeup artists to make sure I made up for all those missed opportunities. This is where Katie comes in.

I found Katie a while back when she was first showing her wonderful work on myspace and I believe that was when she was first putting out her first makeup product--her mascara :) Since then she has only become more magnificent in her skills and it's difficult to compare an makeup artist to her. That's why when I first got engaged, the first thing I did was look her up. I didn't look at venues, I didn't look at photographers, videographers, or flowers-- I mean, what’s the point in spending all that extra money when you look like you’ve been shot with Homer Simpson’s make up gun?

I knew I wanted to be a stunning bride and I knew I would get this if I could get Katie B.

My husband asked me to shop around, but no one’s work could compare. Finally, he said yes because he knew I had always felt like an ugly duckling and he didn't want me to have any worries of feeling like I was less than beautiful on my big day. She didn’t rush me, she asked me what I wanted and she even asked my opinion. I loved what she did and so did a number of family and friends-- they beamed over me and it was hard to keep the tears back. So thank you Katie for being the wonderful humble and hard working person that you are and for sharing your wonderful gift with brides on one of the most important days of their lives. Read less
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Visa
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Katie B. She is simply amazing. I contacted her 3 weeks before my wedding. It turned out that she was available the day of my wedding. I was very excited to booked her. Katie did my hair and makeup and everything turned out beautiful. I had so many compliments on my makeup and hair. Thanks Katie for making me look so beautiful on my special day. I couldn't have pick a better artist. Katie is very professional , creative and extremely talented. I would recommend Katie in a heart beat. Thanks again Katie
What can I say about Katie B. She is simply amazing. I contacted her 3 weeks before my wedding. It turned out that she was Read more...
What can I say about Katie B. She is simply amazing. I contacted her 3 weeks before my wedding. It turned out that she was available the day of my wedding. I was very excited to booked her. Katie did my hair and makeup and everything turned out beautiful. I had so many compliments on my makeup and hair. Thanks Katie for making me look so beautiful on my special day. I couldn't have pick a better artist. Katie is very professional , creative and extremely talented. I would recommend Katie in a heart beat. Thanks again Katie Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how pleased and blessed I am to have Katie B do my make up and hair for my engagement photos and wedding day! She envisioned me and gave me a look that was beyond my expectation! Sorry to be vain, but I looked so freakin gorgeous! =) Even my husband loved how Katie B beautify me especially when he typically prefers me without make up.

For brides who have a Vietnamese-American wedding that includes the Tea Ceremony, you know that it's a long day! My wedding day started at 5:00am, tea ceremony at 9:30, church 12, reception 6 til 11:00pm at night and yet, my hair and make-up was beautiful all day. Heck, I felt sooo beautiful like a princess (and I don't even think anyone could tell that I was only on 2 hours of sleep the night before)! Katie made me look so beautiful and I felt so beautiful that it shined through in the photos. In fact, my cousin-in-law commented "no one has to say it. you were picture perfect the whole night."

Katie has this natural God-given talent. She is such a gifted make-up artist and also fun to work with and so down to earth! =D Katie made the whole experience so fun and easy! She is professional, fun, and talented! On my wedding day, this awesome husband and wife team, Katie and Shaun, came on time even when it was 5:00am in the morning and was done with me 30 min earlier than expected! Having that extra time left over was perfect since there was more time for the photographers and videographers! Oh boy, did the photographers loved me for the engagement/wedding sessions! At times, my husband and I hear them groaning "wow..oh sh..f.." and all these orgasmic sounds while they were taking photos...it was pretty funny!

Having Katie B do your make up/hair is a decision that you will never regret! Not only do you look good- you know and feel it! Even though the wedding is done, I love how I look everytime I see my engagement and wedding photos and all I can think about is "Thank You so much Katie B! I love you!"
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Words cannot describe how pleased and blessed I am to have Katie B do my make up and hair for my engagement photos and wedding day! She envisioned me and gave me a look that was beyond my expectation! Sorry to be vain, but I looked so freakin gorgeous! =) Even my husband loved how Katie B beautify me especially when he typically prefers me without make up.

For brides who have a Vietnamese-American wedding that includes the Tea Ceremony, you know that it's a long day! My wedding day started at 5:00am, tea ceremony at 9:30, church 12, reception 6 til 11:00pm at night and yet, my hair and make-up was beautiful all day. Heck, I felt sooo beautiful like a princess (and I don't even think anyone could tell that I was only on 2 hours of sleep the night before)! Katie made me look so beautiful and I felt so beautiful that it shined through in the photos. In fact, my cousin-in-law commented "no one has to say it. you were picture perfect the whole night."

Katie has this natural God-given talent. She is such a gifted make-up artist and also fun to work with and so down to earth! =D Katie made the whole experience so fun and easy! She is professional, fun, and talented! On my wedding day, this awesome husband and wife team, Katie and Shaun, came on time even when it was 5:00am in the morning and was done with me 30 min earlier than expected! Having that extra time left over was perfect since there was more time for the photographers and videographers! Oh boy, did the photographers loved me for the engagement/wedding sessions! At times, my husband and I hear them groaning "wow..oh sh..f.." and all these orgasmic sounds while they were taking photos...it was pretty funny!

Having Katie B do your make up/hair is a decision that you will never regret! Not only do you look good- you know and feel it! Even though the wedding is done, I love how I look everytime I see my engagement and wedding photos and all I can think about is "Thank You so much Katie B! I love you!" Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I was introduced to Katie B. Cosmetics through my sister, Charlene about 5 years ago when she had bridal makeup and hair done. After witnessing Katie's work on my sister, I fell in love with her work and my sister looked so beautiful. Since then, I knew I wanted Katie B. to do my bridal makeup as well (one day). Throughout the years, I have been using her cosmetic products and I love them.

Let me tell you something. I've had modeling experiences and worked with various makeup artists for my photo shoots or fashion shows. There's no true makeup artist like Katie B.! She is absolutely a true artist and a professional. She is one of the very rare makeup artists. She makes all of her clients absolutely beautiful, no matter what. Look at her previous work on brides, models, etc before and after... they are exactly how they look in person from the photos. No cheating with touch up, photo editing, etc.

What I liked about her was that she asked what I wanted for my overall look and let me decide and then did it her way. She wanted to make sure both of us are absolutely satisfied. She arrived on time for my special day. She did my hair and makeup within 2 hours, but it felt like less than an hour because I was having so much fun and was very relaxed. I got an idea that I wanted to have a little braid. I trusted her opinion. When I got a chance to look at my curly hair and I was completely blown away. I was in awe because I've had never curly hair that gorgeous. Thanks to her and her wonderful assistant (and husband), Shaun. They were such pleasant people to work with.

I was this close to not booking her because her pricing was over my budget, but I'm glad I ended up booking her because I'm only going to have one wedding and wanted the best! People may complain that Katie B. is expensive but you get what you pay for. Not only that... it's not the cost, but it is definitely about the quality of the work. I highly recommend you to book her for your bridal makeup or any kind
I was introduced to Katie B. Cosmetics through my sister, Charlene about 5 years ago when she had bridal makeup and hair Read more...
I was introduced to Katie B. Cosmetics through my sister, Charlene about 5 years ago when she had bridal makeup and hair done. After witnessing Katie's work on my sister, I fell in love with her work and my sister looked so beautiful. Since then, I knew I wanted Katie B. to do my bridal makeup as well (one day). Throughout the years, I have been using her cosmetic products and I love them.

Let me tell you something. I've had modeling experiences and worked with various makeup artists for my photo shoots or fashion shows. There's no true makeup artist like Katie B.! She is absolutely a true artist and a professional. She is one of the very rare makeup artists. She makes all of her clients absolutely beautiful, no matter what. Look at her previous work on brides, models, etc before and after... they are exactly how they look in person from the photos. No cheating with touch up, photo editing, etc.

What I liked about her was that she asked what I wanted for my overall look and let me decide and then did it her way. She wanted to make sure both of us are absolutely satisfied. She arrived on time for my special day. She did my hair and makeup within 2 hours, but it felt like less than an hour because I was having so much fun and was very relaxed. I got an idea that I wanted to have a little braid. I trusted her opinion. When I got a chance to look at my curly hair and I was completely blown away. I was in awe because I've had never curly hair that gorgeous. Thanks to her and her wonderful assistant (and husband), Shaun. They were such pleasant people to work with.

I was this close to not booking her because her pricing was over my budget, but I'm glad I ended up booking her because I'm only going to have one wedding and wanted the best! People may complain that Katie B. is expensive but you get what you pay for. Not only that... it's not the cost, but it is definitely about the quality of the work. I highly recommend you to book her for your bridal makeup or any kind Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Katie B! Oh where do I start, you are so amazing in every way!! I couldn't book Katie for my wedding day and I was so ecstatic when my cousin booked her and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to work with her so being I was the Matron of Honor-I had to book her! I received so many compliments about my hair and makeup and it stayed all day!! Katie showed up on time (at 6:45am too) and was so professional! We had so much fun and had such great and funny conversations! She is so easy to talk to and although it’s wedding day and stressful enough for the bride and the wedding party, you will have so much laughter and memories with Katie! I truly recommend Katie for anyone who is getting married or for ANYTHING!! My mistake was not making sure Katie was available before I booked everything else so brides learn from my mistake and book her because you will not regret it and there is a reason why she is booked!! I looked and felt so beautiful and I cannot thank you enough Katie! She just makes everything perfect! She takes her time with everything and make sure you are beautified!!

Katie-I’ll be sure to contact you if I need you for anything!! Maternity shoots or renewing my vows you are so there!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE you!! You are truly amazing and inspiring! Thank you for everything!
Katie B! Oh where do I start, you are so amazing in every way!! I couldn't book Katie for my wedding day and I was so Read more...
Katie B! Oh where do I start, you are so amazing in every way!! I couldn't book Katie for my wedding day and I was so ecstatic when my cousin booked her and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to work with her so being I was the Matron of Honor-I had to book her! I received so many compliments about my hair and makeup and it stayed all day!! Katie showed up on time (at 6:45am too) and was so professional! We had so much fun and had such great and funny conversations! She is so easy to talk to and although it’s wedding day and stressful enough for the bride and the wedding party, you will have so much laughter and memories with Katie! I truly recommend Katie for anyone who is getting married or for ANYTHING!! My mistake was not making sure Katie was available before I booked everything else so brides learn from my mistake and book her because you will not regret it and there is a reason why she is booked!! I looked and felt so beautiful and I cannot thank you enough Katie! She just makes everything perfect! She takes her time with everything and make sure you are beautified!!

Katie-I’ll be sure to contact you if I need you for anything!! Maternity shoots or renewing my vows you are so there!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE you!! You are truly amazing and inspiring! Thank you for everything! Read less
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sophie
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
With little sleep and stress on the wedding day, Katie B made me look beautiful. She did my make up and hair at 7:30 and they still look great by midnight. The make up looks great on camera and it looks natural and not caking. My husband loved it and it was worth the money. To future brides, if you a guaranteed perfect look on your wedding day, book Katie B.
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With little sleep and stress on the wedding day, Katie B made me look beautiful. She did my make up and hair at 7:30 and they still look great by midnight. The make up looks great on camera and it looks natural and not caking. My husband loved it and it was worth the money. To future brides, if you a guaranteed perfect look on your wedding day, book Katie B. Read less
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Alisa
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Katie B is sooo amazing to work with! She was the first vendor I booked when I knew my wedding date! Let me tell you, she is one popular person! Get her booked for your big day! She is worth every single penny!! I had my engagement session and she did my make-up too! I have never felt so beautiful on both of my events (enegagement and wedding) until she beautified me! Her make-up stays on ALL day! Hair, the same too! Overall, she got the magic hands and she will make you feel amazing on your big day! Need I say more! :o)
Katie B is sooo amazing to work with! She was the first vendor I booked when I knew my wedding date! Let me tell you, she Read more...
Katie B is sooo amazing to work with! She was the first vendor I booked when I knew my wedding date! Let me tell you, she is one popular person! Get her booked for your big day! She is worth every single penny!! I had my engagement session and she did my make-up too! I have never felt so beautiful on both of my events (enegagement and wedding) until she beautified me! Her make-up stays on ALL day! Hair, the same too! Overall, she got the magic hands and she will make you feel amazing on your big day! Need I say more! :o) Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
WOW! What can I say about Katie's work? AMAZING!!!! Katie did such an AMAZING JOB and she really transforms you beautifully! The beautiful makeup just compliments your looks! I received nonstop compliments on my makeup at my sister's wedding! Not to mention how BEAUTIFUL my sister's make up looked as well, THANKS TO KATIE!!!! ;) I cannot say enough on how great Katie is as a professional make up artist! She is such an easy going person to work with you. She wants you to be comfortable and completely happy with the results. I would highly reccommend her for any and all of your special events or even just assisting you with the "how to wear make up" or reccomendation on make up!

I'm a very simple chick who don't wear much makeup to begin with or even shop for makeup. Not to mention I am a mother of a two year old and I'm such a busy woman that I sometimes don't even care for makeup. BUT....after Katie did my makeup for my sister's wedding, i WANT to start wearing more makeup and I fell in love with her makeup line! Her makeup feels grrrrreeeaeat!!!!

My sister and I LOOOOVE Katie's beautiful work, her absolute professionalism, her beautiful personality, she is just DARN AWESOME!!!!

Katie, we cannot tell you enough, THANK YOU!!!!! So glad that we met! I look forward to going to you for my future special events and also inquiring about makeup in general and purchasing your products!!! ;)

xoxo

Helen Tran =)
WOW! What can I say about Katie's work? AMAZING!!!! Katie did such an AMAZING JOB and she really transforms you Read more...
WOW! What can I say about Katie's work? AMAZING!!!! Katie did such an AMAZING JOB and she really transforms you beautifully! The beautiful makeup just compliments your looks! I received nonstop compliments on my makeup at my sister's wedding! Not to mention how BEAUTIFUL my sister's make up looked as well, THANKS TO KATIE!!!! ;) I cannot say enough on how great Katie is as a professional make up artist! She is such an easy going person to work with you. She wants you to be comfortable and completely happy with the results. I would highly reccommend her for any and all of your special events or even just assisting you with the "how to wear make up" or reccomendation on make up!

I'm a very simple chick who don't wear much makeup to begin with or even shop for makeup. Not to mention I am a mother of a two year old and I'm such a busy woman that I sometimes don't even care for makeup. BUT....after Katie did my makeup for my sister's wedding, i WANT to start wearing more makeup and I fell in love with her makeup line! Her makeup feels grrrrreeeaeat!!!!

My sister and I LOOOOVE Katie's beautiful work, her absolute professionalism, her beautiful personality, she is just DARN AWESOME!!!!

Katie, we cannot tell you enough, THANK YOU!!!!! So glad that we met! I look forward to going to you for my future special events and also inquiring about makeup in general and purchasing your products!!! ;)

xoxo

Helen Tran =) Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Having the best makeup artist is one of the most important investments you will need to make on your wedding day!!! You need and want to look absolutely fabulous or you just won't be happy with any of your wedding photos. I recently received proofs on my photos and I am so happy with the way my makeup turned out. Katie is truly a gem, talent, & such a hardworking gal! She performed services on myself and my 4 bridesmaids and they looked stunning! They kept commenting on how remarkable the makeup was. Such a beautiful makeup transformation. Take a look at her before & after pics of brides on her facebook website and you will not have to look any further for another makeup artist. She is very professional, punctual-came on time and finished on time as agreed upon in our contract, & is very easy to work with. Trust me when I say that she is a talented makeup artist. I am so happy and you will be too!!!! She graciously stepped up to the plate and attempted and succeeded in pinning and placing my tricky veil for me. Katie takes pride in the work that she does. She really wants to make you look beautiful and she definitely will on your wedding day!!!! I admire her work ethic, ambition, & vision and I am so happy that she will be achieving her dream of opening up her own salon store. Thank you so much Katie for making me look beautiful on my wedding day.
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Having the best makeup artist is one of the most important investments you will need to make on your wedding day!!! You need and want to look absolutely fabulous or you just won't be happy with any of your wedding photos. I recently received proofs on my photos and I am so happy with the way my makeup turned out. Katie is truly a gem, talent, & such a hardworking gal! She performed services on myself and my 4 bridesmaids and they looked stunning! They kept commenting on how remarkable the makeup was. Such a beautiful makeup transformation. Take a look at her before & after pics of brides on her facebook website and you will not have to look any further for another makeup artist. She is very professional, punctual-came on time and finished on time as agreed upon in our contract, & is very easy to work with. Trust me when I say that she is a talented makeup artist. I am so happy and you will be too!!!! She graciously stepped up to the plate and attempted and succeeded in pinning and placing my tricky veil for me. Katie takes pride in the work that she does. She really wants to make you look beautiful and she definitely will on your wedding day!!!! I admire her work ethic, ambition, & vision and I am so happy that she will be achieving her dream of opening up her own salon store. Thank you so much Katie for making me look beautiful on my wedding day. Read less
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Melody
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Katie, you are THE BEST! Words can't explain how beautiful you made me look and feel on my special day, and I can't thank you enough.

If only you can see my before and after photos, Katie B did not disappoint. She made me look the most beautiful that I have ever seen myself to look. I asked her to make my makeup like Kim Kardashian, and my mom was like, "You look so beautiful! You look like Kim Kardashian!" Katie and I laughed so much. All my bridesmaids and family in the room couldn't stop telling me how beautiful I looked. 

Katie B, thank you so much for my amazing transformation. You made me the happiest and most beautiful bride that day. I can't thank you enough. You are so beautiful inside and outside. 

PS- the makeup stayed on ALL day and night!!! I cried twice, and I didn't have to worry about mascara streaks and foundation/powder coming off from crying or wiping. All I did the whole day was pat my nose twice with powder and reapply my lipstick and gloss. My makeup was flawless the whole day! Katie B's makeup is amazing, just like her.

To all brides looking for a MUA and hair stylist, Katie B is THE ONE and ONLY MUA. You will not be disappointed. I honestly and whole-heartedly recommend Katie B.
Katie, you are THE BEST! Words can't explain how beautiful you made me look and feel on my special day, and I can't thank Read more...
Katie, you are THE BEST! Words can't explain how beautiful you made me look and feel on my special day, and I can't thank you enough.

If only you can see my before and after photos, Katie B did not disappoint. She made me look the most beautiful that I have ever seen myself to look. I asked her to make my makeup like Kim Kardashian, and my mom was like, "You look so beautiful! You look like Kim Kardashian!" Katie and I laughed so much. All my bridesmaids and family in the room couldn't stop telling me how beautiful I looked. 

Katie B, thank you so much for my amazing transformation. You made me the happiest and most beautiful bride that day. I can't thank you enough. You are so beautiful inside and outside. 

PS- the makeup stayed on ALL day and night!!! I cried twice, and I didn't have to worry about mascara streaks and foundation/powder coming off from crying or wiping. All I did the whole day was pat my nose twice with powder and reapply my lipstick and gloss. My makeup was flawless the whole day! Katie B's makeup is amazing, just like her.

To all brides looking for a MUA and hair stylist, Katie B is THE ONE and ONLY MUA. You will not be disappointed. I honestly and whole-heartedly recommend Katie B. Read less
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Lien
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin. We didn't have Katie B on our actual wedding day we had her the day before for our wedding photos. We live out of state and the wedding was held at his mothers's house wich was about a two hour drive to where she is located. There was so much to do in such little time. Photos are most important to us and of course being dolled up by Katie B. She made me beautiful and with the help of her husband Shaun along side her capturing the moment for us. She took a lot of stress off us cause we didn't have to find someone else ourselves to hire to do the photos. We are so grateful she was available to make this day happen for us and it was just as special as our wedding day. She made us feel comfortable and at the same time was also very professional. I've never met someone so beautiful, talented, and smart. I highly recommend booking her. It wasn't just a businesses transaction she made us feel like family.

Again thank you soooo much Katie B! I'll definitely be visiting your salon when we make it out that way.

I
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I don't even know where to begin. We didn't have Katie B on our actual wedding day we had her the day before for our wedding photos. We live out of state and the wedding was held at his mothers's house wich was about a two hour drive to where she is located. There was so much to do in such little time. Photos are most important to us and of course being dolled up by Katie B. She made me beautiful and with the help of her husband Shaun along side her capturing the moment for us. She took a lot of stress off us cause we didn't have to find someone else ourselves to hire to do the photos. We are so grateful she was available to make this day happen for us and it was just as special as our wedding day. She made us feel comfortable and at the same time was also very professional. I've never met someone so beautiful, talented, and smart. I highly recommend booking her. It wasn't just a businesses transaction she made us feel like family.

Again thank you soooo much Katie B! I'll definitely be visiting your salon when we make it out that way.

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Truc
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin – even though we’ve only met in person twice, Katie has a way of making people feel so special and close to her instantaneously. She listened to my every request and responded with care and detail to all of my e-mails and texts and even went way above and beyond with all her advice and compliments. Every girl deserves to feel like the most beautiful girl in the world on her wedding day and that’s exactly how I felt thanks to Katie! I truly felt like she was my fairy god sister, transforming me into Cinderella for the my ball! I hired a make-up artist and unexpectedly gained a friend with whom I plan to stay in close touch! I've been calling her Chi, sister in Vietnamese, because that's just what she is! <3 Shaun, her husband, is just wonderful, too. They both came down to San Diego bright and early to make sure that I was picture perfect for my special day. Shaun also has a photographer's eye and keen attention to detail and quietly make sures that your every angle is the perfect angle for the camera. What an amazing team they are!!!
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Where do I even begin – even though we’ve only met in person twice, Katie has a way of making people feel so special and close to her instantaneously. She listened to my every request and responded with care and detail to all of my e-mails and texts and even went way above and beyond with all her advice and compliments. Every girl deserves to feel like the most beautiful girl in the world on her wedding day and that’s exactly how I felt thanks to Katie! I truly felt like she was my fairy god sister, transforming me into Cinderella for the my ball! I hired a make-up artist and unexpectedly gained a friend with whom I plan to stay in close touch! I've been calling her Chi, sister in Vietnamese, because that's just what she is! <3 Shaun, her husband, is just wonderful, too. They both came down to San Diego bright and early to make sure that I was picture perfect for my special day. Shaun also has a photographer's eye and keen attention to detail and quietly make sures that your every angle is the perfect angle for the camera. What an amazing team they are!!! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I am sooooo glad I found Katie B!! I had looked everywhere for a makeup artist and no one really impressed me til I saw Katie's work. Katie did such a great job. Better than I expected, which is nearly impossible! The entire process with Katie was easy and professional. She responded to all my emails in a timely manner and answered all my questions. On the day of, she came on time and did what she does BEST --hair and makeup. I somewhat had an idea of what I wanted but I wasn't sure and Katie gave me her professional opinion and helped me make a decision. I'm so glad I trusted her. My hair came out gorgeous! I did my hair and makeup twice in one day with her, both times were equally fabulous.

With all the stress and uncertainty that comes with a weddng and on the wedding day, it was really nice to not have to worry about one important part of the day. My hair and makeup. I felt relaxed and confident in my makeup artist. Every bride should feel the same, it makes a world of difference. If your going to spend some money, spend it on your beauty. No one does it better than Katie B!
I can't tell you how many compliments I got on her work. More compliments than even my wedding dress!
Book her!!!!
I am sooooo glad I found Katie B!! I had looked everywhere for a makeup artist and no one really impressed me til I saw Read more...
I am sooooo glad I found Katie B!! I had looked everywhere for a makeup artist and no one really impressed me til I saw Katie's work. Katie did such a great job. Better than I expected, which is nearly impossible! The entire process with Katie was easy and professional. She responded to all my emails in a timely manner and answered all my questions. On the day of, she came on time and did what she does BEST --hair and makeup. I somewhat had an idea of what I wanted but I wasn't sure and Katie gave me her professional opinion and helped me make a decision. I'm so glad I trusted her. My hair came out gorgeous! I did my hair and makeup twice in one day with her, both times were equally fabulous.

With all the stress and uncertainty that comes with a weddng and on the wedding day, it was really nice to not have to worry about one important part of the day. My hair and makeup. I felt relaxed and confident in my makeup artist. Every bride should feel the same, it makes a world of difference. If your going to spend some money, spend it on your beauty. No one does it better than Katie B!
I can't tell you how many compliments I got on her work. More compliments than even my wedding dress!
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Tracy
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Booking Katie B was the best investment on my Wedding day! I had followed Katie B's work profile about two years ago when I was just browsing makeup artist. So, I did not hesitate when it was time for my big day to reserve her. After booking her, I never once worried about how I was going to look that day, because I know I was going to look radiant. She made me look classy! I had asked for lots of volume in my hair and she really did as I had asked! I am more that ecstatic in the way I look on my big day.

I had two ceremonies that day. The lady my family had reserved to do my makeup for the morning Tea ceremony made me look like a Geisha. She gave me extra eyelids when I have plenty. I should have had Katie B meet with me early in the morning to do my makeup for the rest of the day, however I didn't because I wanted to keep my husband in anticipation as what I would look like walking down that aisle. Katie B sure did all that! He and all the guests were very pleased with her work!

In judging how professional Katie B was, she was very supportive on the phone in making sure that I got the look that I wanted even without having met me. She responses to all of her emails within a decent time frame. She was on time and punctual. I was the one making her wait a bit that day. Sorry Katie! Pretty much, she made me a very worry free bride that day, at least in regards to how I look. Book her for your big day and you will not regret the way you look in all your photos and in person to person presence!
Booking Katie B was the best investment on my Wedding day! I had followed Katie B's work profile about two years ago when Read more...
Booking Katie B was the best investment on my Wedding day! I had followed Katie B's work profile about two years ago when I was just browsing makeup artist. So, I did not hesitate when it was time for my big day to reserve her. After booking her, I never once worried about how I was going to look that day, because I know I was going to look radiant. She made me look classy! I had asked for lots of volume in my hair and she really did as I had asked! I am more that ecstatic in the way I look on my big day.

I had two ceremonies that day. The lady my family had reserved to do my makeup for the morning Tea ceremony made me look like a Geisha. She gave me extra eyelids when I have plenty. I should have had Katie B meet with me early in the morning to do my makeup for the rest of the day, however I didn't because I wanted to keep my husband in anticipation as what I would look like walking down that aisle. Katie B sure did all that! He and all the guests were very pleased with her work!

In judging how professional Katie B was, she was very supportive on the phone in making sure that I got the look that I wanted even without having met me. She responses to all of her emails within a decent time frame. She was on time and punctual. I was the one making her wait a bit that day. Sorry Katie! Pretty much, she made me a very worry free bride that day, at least in regards to how I look. Book her for your big day and you will not regret the way you look in all your photos and in person to person presence! Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Best make up ever!!! Katie is the best at making you feel absolutely perfect on your wedding day!
Best make up ever!!! Katie is the best at making you feel absolutely perfect on your wedding day!
Best make up ever!!! Katie is the best at making you feel absolutely perfect on your wedding day! Read less
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Charity
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Bravo Katie! I was a brides maid this past weekend and Katie did the make up for us brides maids and the bride. Seriously our make up looked FABULOUS!

Four things I would like to point out ...

ONE: Not one of us had to touch up our make up. After she was done, we we're good all day! It stayed on all day!

TWO: Every single one of us looked FABULOUS and LOVED our make up. It felt really good and was so great to see everyone happy about the way they felt and looked.

THREE: THE MAKE UP LOOKED SOOOO GOOD IN PHOTOS! Seriously! There was a photo booth at the wedding so we were able to see our make up in a photo that day. That's when I appreciated her work even more! The colors popped and her skill to contour and blend was so evident in the pictures. OUR MAKE UP LOOKED AWESOME IN PICTURES!

FOUR: The bride looked beautiful! Her make up matched who she was, what she wanted and that made for a confident and happy bride! We all kept commenting on how beautiful she looked. I never seen her look so beautiful and happy as she did that day!

Brides! Grooms! Bridesmaids! you would be doing yourself a diservice if you didn't have Katie B do make up! I know there are wedding budgets but this one is a must! It's worth it! She did such a great job!

- Charity
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Bravo Katie! I was a brides maid this past weekend and Katie did the make up for us brides maids and the bride. Seriously our make up looked FABULOUS!

Four things I would like to point out ...

ONE: Not one of us had to touch up our make up. After she was done, we we're good all day! It stayed on all day!

TWO: Every single one of us looked FABULOUS and LOVED our make up. It felt really good and was so great to see everyone happy about the way they felt and looked.

THREE: THE MAKE UP LOOKED SOOOO GOOD IN PHOTOS! Seriously! There was a photo booth at the wedding so we were able to see our make up in a photo that day. That's when I appreciated her work even more! The colors popped and her skill to contour and blend was so evident in the pictures. OUR MAKE UP LOOKED AWESOME IN PICTURES!

FOUR: The bride looked beautiful! Her make up matched who she was, what she wanted and that made for a confident and happy bride! We all kept commenting on how beautiful she looked. I never seen her look so beautiful and happy as she did that day!

Brides! Grooms! Bridesmaids! you would be doing yourself a diservice if you didn't have Katie B do make up! I know there are wedding budgets but this one is a must! It's worth it! She did such a great job!

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Adrienne
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Katie B. is ahhhhmazing!!! Finding a makeup artist out there was quite the task. There are soo many out there...when a friend referred me to Katie B, I just hoped she was available on my wedding day. She books up fast! I am glad she was available!

Katie B is worth every penny!! The make up stayed on ALL night. We applied make up around 11am and danced till midnight! and partied till 3 am! The make up never needed to be touched up. I got married in JULY in ANAHEIM...it was HOT! Through all my sweat....make up was still perfect. My bridesmaids also had their make up done by Katie B....again, flawless.

Katie B also did my wedding hair. I hired her last minute to do my hair because my original girl flaked...long story...but I am 125% glad that she flaked because I got Katie B to do hair and make up!!

Brides and bridesmaids----- I didn't do a trial...and a trial wasn't needed. Katie is that good! If you want a trial, I recommend you to hire her for your engagement photos! Nonetheless, i trusted Katie do do my hair and makeup for my wedding...and I am very picky!

It was a perfect day! Again, it's your wedding day..why not look your best!!! Seriously, hire Katie B!....not only is she good, she is professional, punctual, fun, and now we can't wait for the next wedding to hire her again!!

Thanks Katie B and her amazing assistant, Shaun!
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Katie B. is ahhhhmazing!!! Finding a makeup artist out there was quite the task. There are soo many out there...when a friend referred me to Katie B, I just hoped she was available on my wedding day. She books up fast! I am glad she was available!

Katie B is worth every penny!! The make up stayed on ALL night. We applied make up around 11am and danced till midnight! and partied till 3 am! The make up never needed to be touched up. I got married in JULY in ANAHEIM...it was HOT! Through all my sweat....make up was still perfect. My bridesmaids also had their make up done by Katie B....again, flawless.

Katie B also did my wedding hair. I hired her last minute to do my hair because my original girl flaked...long story...but I am 125% glad that she flaked because I got Katie B to do hair and make up!!

Brides and bridesmaids----- I didn't do a trial...and a trial wasn't needed. Katie is that good! If you want a trial, I recommend you to hire her for your engagement photos! Nonetheless, i trusted Katie do do my hair and makeup for my wedding...and I am very picky!

It was a perfect day! Again, it's your wedding day..why not look your best!!! Seriously, hire Katie B!....not only is she good, she is professional, punctual, fun, and now we can't wait for the next wedding to hire her again!!

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Megumi
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
KATIE B! She is amazing! I was a bridesmaid in my friends wedding this past weekend and Katie B did all of our makeup. She made all of us look beautiful without over doing it! I didn't want to take my make up off the next day. They say "look good, feel good"....well I felt GOOD! She is punctual, professional, friendly, and I felt very comfortable with her. I wish she could be my personal make up artist everyday! I highly recommend her!!!
KATIE B! She is amazing! I was a bridesmaid in my friends wedding this past weekend and Katie B did all of our makeup. She Read more...
KATIE B! She is amazing! I was a bridesmaid in my friends wedding this past weekend and Katie B did all of our makeup. She made all of us look beautiful without over doing it! I didn't want to take my make up off the next day. They say "look good, feel good"....well I felt GOOD! She is punctual, professional, friendly, and I felt very comfortable with her. I wish she could be my personal make up artist everyday! I highly recommend her!!! Read less
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Thao
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so appreciative of Katie and Shaun. They are the sweetest and most talented duo I have met in a long time. Katie is extremely friendly and professional. She made me look and feel beautiful! Thanks to the B's, I felt confident during my entire wedding day. For the first time in a long time, I felt flawless. Thank you Katie and Shaun. I sincerely recommend Katie B's services to anyone and everyone. I know for sure they will love her and love how they look because of her! XOXO
I am so appreciative of Katie and Shaun. They are the sweetest and most talented duo I have met in a long time. Katie is Read more...
I am so appreciative of Katie and Shaun. They are the sweetest and most talented duo I have met in a long time. Katie is extremely friendly and professional. She made me look and feel beautiful! Thanks to the B's, I felt confident during my entire wedding day. For the first time in a long time, I felt flawless. Thank you Katie and Shaun. I sincerely recommend Katie B's services to anyone and everyone. I know for sure they will love her and love how they look because of her! XOXO Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
6/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Any future brides out there looking for a makeup artist and/or hairdresser...look no further you found her. Katie B did my makeup and styled my hair, also added extensions for my June 2012 wedding.She also made up my mom and she made her look gorgeous. Yes her prices are a little on the expensive side but you get what you pay for. Everyone at my wedding was so impressed at my makeup and hair they all had to get a closer look :). She is a pro at what she does, you will not regret booking her. You won't have any worries working with her. She provides quality work, is extremely friendly, and very punctual! She responds to your emails promptly and she is always happy to help with any other wedding questions you might have.
Thanks Katie ;) If i need to be made up again I will for sure call you again.
Any future brides out there looking for a makeup artist and/or hairdresser...look no further you found her. Katie B did my Read more...
Any future brides out there looking for a makeup artist and/or hairdresser...look no further you found her. Katie B did my makeup and styled my hair, also added extensions for my June 2012 wedding.She also made up my mom and she made her look gorgeous. Yes her prices are a little on the expensive side but you get what you pay for. Everyone at my wedding was so impressed at my makeup and hair they all had to get a closer look :). She is a pro at what she does, you will not regret booking her. You won't have any worries working with her. She provides quality work, is extremely friendly, and very punctual! She responds to your emails promptly and she is always happy to help with any other wedding questions you might have.
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Jung
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
oh WOW...what can I say about my lovely Katie B?!

I never wear makeup so I was really afraid of finding a makeup artist for my wedding. Before I met Katie B, I had makeup done with different makeup artists when I was a guest of weddings anticipating my wedding day but they made me uncomfortable with my look so I'd find myself wiping away my makeup before I walked out the door. I kept telling them I wanted to look natural but they always made me look like a total different person.

At a recommendation of a friend, I added Katie B as my friend on facebook. Through months of being friends on it, I was WOWed every time I saw a before and after of her past and current brides. Since then, I kept telling myself that Katie B has to do my makeup!

I worked with her 3 times and met her for the first time the day of my engagement pictures. After seeing her pictures on facebook, I felt comfortable enough to not go through the trial. I somehow knew that she'd listen to me and make me look beautiful the way I imagined myself on my special day and she did! Everyone thought I looked like a model and got so many compliments.

Not only did she make me beautiful all 3 times, she always made sure I was happy and ready for my big day. I would recommend her to anyone out there and you only get married once (hopefully) so i say go all out with Katie B!

Thanks again Katie for making me so beautiful! :) I can't wait until you work on my face again in the future!
oh WOW...what can I say about my lovely Katie B?!

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oh WOW...what can I say about my lovely Katie B?!

I never wear makeup so I was really afraid of finding a makeup artist for my wedding. Before I met Katie B, I had makeup done with different makeup artists when I was a guest of weddings anticipating my wedding day but they made me uncomfortable with my look so I'd find myself wiping away my makeup before I walked out the door. I kept telling them I wanted to look natural but they always made me look like a total different person.

At a recommendation of a friend, I added Katie B as my friend on facebook. Through months of being friends on it, I was WOWed every time I saw a before and after of her past and current brides. Since then, I kept telling myself that Katie B has to do my makeup!

I worked with her 3 times and met her for the first time the day of my engagement pictures. After seeing her pictures on facebook, I felt comfortable enough to not go through the trial. I somehow knew that she'd listen to me and make me look beautiful the way I imagined myself on my special day and she did! Everyone thought I looked like a model and got so many compliments.

Not only did she make me beautiful all 3 times, she always made sure I was happy and ready for my big day. I would recommend her to anyone out there and you only get married once (hopefully) so i say go all out with Katie B!

Thanks again Katie for making me so beautiful! :) I can't wait until you work on my face again in the future! Read less
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Lana
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Katie B is amazing! She is fantastic to work with and very professional, yet fun. She did my hair and makeup for my engagement and wedding day. Everything was perfect. I looked and felt like a princess. Before I met with Katie for my trial, we emailed back and forth many times and she listened to what I was wanted and made it more than what I could imagine! She is so sweet and personable. You can ask her anything and she will give you advices and suggestions. At first, I wasn't planning on wearing my traditional Vietnamese headpiece but I consulted with Katie the week before my wedding and she told me that I should. This will make my traditional bridal look complete. So at the last minute, few days before the wedding, I went and ordered a headpiece to wear. On the day of my wedding, when Katie was done with my hair/makeup, she placed the headpiece on my head. At that moment, I was so ecstatic about the way it looked with my hairstyle I couldn't be any happier. I am forever grateful to Katie B for her advice. I am so glad that I chose her for my wedding. My photos turned out beautiful and a huge part of that is to how great my hair and makeup looked. I highly recommend Katie to anyone, bride or not. Thank you Katie and Shaun!
Katie B is amazing! She is fantastic to work with and very professional, yet fun. She did my hair and makeup for my Read more...
Katie B is amazing! She is fantastic to work with and very professional, yet fun. She did my hair and makeup for my engagement and wedding day. Everything was perfect. I looked and felt like a princess. Before I met with Katie for my trial, we emailed back and forth many times and she listened to what I was wanted and made it more than what I could imagine! She is so sweet and personable. You can ask her anything and she will give you advices and suggestions. At first, I wasn't planning on wearing my traditional Vietnamese headpiece but I consulted with Katie the week before my wedding and she told me that I should. This will make my traditional bridal look complete. So at the last minute, few days before the wedding, I went and ordered a headpiece to wear. On the day of my wedding, when Katie was done with my hair/makeup, she placed the headpiece on my head. At that moment, I was so ecstatic about the way it looked with my hairstyle I couldn't be any happier. I am forever grateful to Katie B for her advice. I am so glad that I chose her for my wedding. My photos turned out beautiful and a huge part of that is to how great my hair and makeup looked. I highly recommend Katie to anyone, bride or not. Thank you Katie and Shaun! Read less
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Vince + Jocelyn
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Usually the groom doesn't care about makeup and hair but when I saw what Katie B did to my bride on our wedding day I was in awe.....! She did such an awesome job on my bride's makeup and hair, she looked like a princess on our wedding day and she made her feel like one! Katie B is a true artist, very professional, punctual, and friendly, we consider her now as one of our friends, even my mom loved her and speaks highly of her. I would gladly recommend her to everyone. She's worth it!
Usually the groom doesn't care about makeup and hair but when I saw what Katie B did to my bride on our wedding day I was Read more...
Usually the groom doesn't care about makeup and hair but when I saw what Katie B did to my bride on our wedding day I was in awe.....! She did such an awesome job on my bride's makeup and hair, she looked like a princess on our wedding day and she made her feel like one! Katie B is a true artist, very professional, punctual, and friendly, we consider her now as one of our friends, even my mom loved her and speaks highly of her. I would gladly recommend her to everyone. She's worth it! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Kate B. was my wedding makeup artist and hair stylist. She did an amazing job on both. My makeup and hair were flawless. It was worth the costs because my hair and makeup stayed on from morning until my wedding was over! It looked so natural in pictures. She was very professional, came, and finished on time.
Kate B. was my wedding makeup artist and hair stylist. She did an amazing job on both. My makeup and hair were flawless. Read more...
Kate B. was my wedding makeup artist and hair stylist. She did an amazing job on both. My makeup and hair were flawless. It was worth the costs because my hair and makeup stayed on from morning until my wedding was over! It looked so natural in pictures. She was very professional, came, and finished on time. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
4/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I recently just had my wedding on 04.20.12, I chose Katie B as my very own makeup artist to do my makeup & hair for my BIG DAY! One word: PROFESSIONAL!! Katie B's work is UNBELIEVABLE. Hands down, from the start to end she was very professional, her work was outstanding..she already new and had the vision of what I was looking for. I felt literally like a QUEEN on my wedding day. I have been saving Katie B as my makeup artist way before I was even engaged..lol! If you want a DRAMATIC change, and want to feel like a million bucks on your wedding day..Go for Katie B. She is an amazing person, and her work itself explains it all! You will not regret the experience:)
In conclusion, Thank you Katie for everything..you certainly made my experience a great one..you are a beautiful person inside through out! I only wish the best for you!!! :)

xoxo,
Melanie
I recently just had my wedding on 04.20.12, I chose Katie B as my very own makeup artist to do my makeup & hair for my BIG Read more...
I recently just had my wedding on 04.20.12, I chose Katie B as my very own makeup artist to do my makeup & hair for my BIG DAY! One word: PROFESSIONAL!! Katie B's work is UNBELIEVABLE. Hands down, from the start to end she was very professional, her work was outstanding..she already new and had the vision of what I was looking for. I felt literally like a QUEEN on my wedding day. I have been saving Katie B as my makeup artist way before I was even engaged..lol! If you want a DRAMATIC change, and want to feel like a million bucks on your wedding day..Go for Katie B. She is an amazing person, and her work itself explains it all! You will not regret the experience:)
In conclusion, Thank you Katie for everything..you certainly made my experience a great one..you are a beautiful person inside through out! I only wish the best for you!!! :)

xoxo,
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heyitslinda
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
I have been following Katie's work for awhile and knew I wanted to have her do my makeup on my wedding day. Every girls dream is to look beautiful on her special day and Katie has accomplished that for me. So also did makeup for my sister, which I thought she looked stunning also. My makeup stayed on all day, no touch ups, no oily look (!!)......bottom line...flawless until the end of the night. I've purchased several items from her makeup line and love it. My absolute favorite is the SPONGE =) That's an absolute must for every girl! On the day of the wedding, it rained but that didn't ruin my makeup at all. Katie was so fun to work with, she was very professional, upbeat, and really down to earth. I would love to get another makeover by her. Thank you so much Katie for making me look lovely!
Btw...when I walked down the aisle to meet my husband...the 1st thing he said was "you look beautiful".
Love ya babe!
Linda
I have been following Katie's work for awhile and knew I wanted to have her do my makeup on my wedding day. Every girls Read more...
I have been following Katie's work for awhile and knew I wanted to have her do my makeup on my wedding day. Every girls dream is to look beautiful on her special day and Katie has accomplished that for me. So also did makeup for my sister, which I thought she looked stunning also. My makeup stayed on all day, no touch ups, no oily look (!!)......bottom line...flawless until the end of the night. I've purchased several items from her makeup line and love it. My absolute favorite is the SPONGE =) That's an absolute must for every girl! On the day of the wedding, it rained but that didn't ruin my makeup at all. Katie was so fun to work with, she was very professional, upbeat, and really down to earth. I would love to get another makeover by her. Thank you so much Katie for making me look lovely!
Btw...when I walked down the aisle to meet my husband...the 1st thing he said was "you look beautiful".
Love ya babe!
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anh
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
When I was looking for a makeup artist I made a list of the top rated makeup artists on yelp and wedding wires. I asked my bridesmaids and my fiance to help me look at countless portfolios. We all unanimously agreed that Katie's makeup portfolio was the best!

I love how she did my makeup and hair. I didn't get to do the trial, and I still wasn't sure of what I want on the wedding day. Katie just asked me a few questions and she did an amazing side swept hairstyle for me. The makeup was flawless, and many guests said I look like a model.

Katie was very patient and took her time during the hair & makeup. She really cared about the details, and will not rush just to finish it up. She stayed until I was dressed up and helped me put the veil.

Katie simply the best makeup artist out there. You will not be disappointed if you hire her. She is worth every penny!
When I was looking for a makeup artist I made a list of the top rated makeup artists on yelp and wedding wires. I asked my Read more...
When I was looking for a makeup artist I made a list of the top rated makeup artists on yelp and wedding wires. I asked my bridesmaids and my fiance to help me look at countless portfolios. We all unanimously agreed that Katie's makeup portfolio was the best!

I love how she did my makeup and hair. I didn't get to do the trial, and I still wasn't sure of what I want on the wedding day. Katie just asked me a few questions and she did an amazing side swept hairstyle for me. The makeup was flawless, and many guests said I look like a model.

Katie was very patient and took her time during the hair & makeup. She really cared about the details, and will not rush just to finish it up. She stayed until I was dressed up and helped me put the veil.

Katie simply the best makeup artist out there. You will not be disappointed if you hire her. She is worth every penny! Read less
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Tin TN
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
My wife and I got married on December 17, 2011. I am writing this review from the perspective of the groom, aka Groom-Zilla.

We started browsing for makeup artists and photographers very very early during our wedding planning preparation. There is no point in hiring a high caliber photographer if you hire a low caliber makeup artist. There is no point in hiring a high caliber makeup artist if you hire a low caliber photographer. You need both because the weakest link will definitely destroy your permanent wedding photos (provided of course, that your marriage stays permanent). I've previously photographed professionally, so I've always been particular about makeup talent and skill.

Since I insisted on a good photographer for our wedding (in other words, muy expensivo), we had to be incredibly particular with the makeup artist for my bride. There is a plethora of makeup artists in the Los Angeles/Orange County area, including aspiring talents looking for a change in career, talents who've worked extensively in Hollywood, others who've posted videos on Youtube, and plenty of other shops in various Asian communities scattered throughout California.

We initially shied away from non-Asian artists, worrying that they'd be unfamiliar with Asian facial features. We were apprehensive about Vietnamese makeup stylists because we did not want the bride to look like a 50 year old Paris By Night pop-star, or worse, an underage Asian clubber that carries fake IDs (I think we've all seen THOSE makeup jobs, even at weddings!).

Somewhere along the way, my fiancee (now wife) found Katie B on the internet. Her resume is impressive. Her before and after pictures are impressive. But wait, not only is she a makeup artist, but she's also a full-fledged lawyer AND realtor?! I had to pause for a moment because that was just plain weird. My first question: is she for real?

The reviews on Yelp were positive. The reviews on other review sites were all positive. Plenty of people have left positive comments on her Facebook. The before and after photos speak for themselves. With a little bit of skepticism, we made the leap and booked her to do my fiancee's makeup for our engagement shoot.

I did not get a chance to meet Katie B that day, but my fiancee had only positive things to say about Katie B, her husband, and their son. They work as a team apparently, with the son cheering the mom on (he's really adorable).

We were pleased with her work, provided some feedback with photos of the engagement shoot, and discussed it with Katie. She was responsive, on the same page about the look we were after, and said she knew exactly how to improve my fiancee's makeup on the wedding day. I should mention that despite the critique we provided, we were both very happy with Katie's work on our engagement shoot. My fiancee and I were both convinced that we found the right makeup artist for our wedding, so we booked her.

The rest was history. My bride did not look like an underage clubber nor 50 year old Paris By Night pop-star. My bride was beautiful. I know that most grooms become ecstatic about their brides on the day of the wedding even if the brides look like William Hung. But I've photographed plenty of weddings, seen plenty of brides, and I know my wife's face very well. She looked fantastic on our wedding day and I'll try to explain why.

My wife is the type of person that looks relatively adorable at the average distance. Most people, however, fail to realize that my wife looks best at very close distances. This is exactly why I always step in very close and use a wide angle lens to photograph my wife. This is completely counter-intuitive since most portrait photographers prefer to stay at a good distance from the subject. It's usually more flattering to stand farther and zoom in tight, but not in my wife's case.

I'm sharing all these gory boring details because Katie B has been the only makeup artist to bring out those subtle facial features on my wife (we've tried other artists over the years for various events). When I first saw my bride that morning on our wedding day, I saw all the beauty on her face that would normally require very close distances. What I normally see upclose can now be seen across the hall or church. My family, who sees her on a daily basis, was blown away. That morning, I knew we made the right decision in hiring Katie B (and her family lol).

Katie is not only talented, but incredibly sweet and friendly. She was a pleasure to have on our stressful wedding day. I was pretty tense that day (remember, GroomZilla) but she provided absolutely no stress for us at all. She was punctual and incredibly easy going. I cannot stop raving about her talent and personality. Without a doubt, I will insist on Katie B for any wedding in my family.

In order to protect my masculinity: the groom did NOT use makeup that day!
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My wife and I got married on December 17, 2011. I am writing this review from the perspective of the groom, aka Groom-Zilla.

We started browsing for makeup artists and photographers very very early during our wedding planning preparation. There is no point in hiring a high caliber photographer if you hire a low caliber makeup artist. There is no point in hiring a high caliber makeup artist if you hire a low caliber photographer. You need both because the weakest link will definitely destroy your permanent wedding photos (provided of course, that your marriage stays permanent). I've previously photographed professionally, so I've always been particular about makeup talent and skill.

Since I insisted on a good photographer for our wedding (in other words, muy expensivo), we had to be incredibly particular with the makeup artist for my bride. There is a plethora of makeup artists in the Los Angeles/Orange County area, including aspiring talents looking for a change in career, talents who've worked extensively in Hollywood, others who've posted videos on Youtube, and plenty of other shops in various Asian communities scattered throughout California.

We initially shied away from non-Asian artists, worrying that they'd be unfamiliar with Asian facial features. We were apprehensive about Vietnamese makeup stylists because we did not want the bride to look like a 50 year old Paris By Night pop-star, or worse, an underage Asian clubber that carries fake IDs (I think we've all seen THOSE makeup jobs, even at weddings!).

Somewhere along the way, my fiancee (now wife) found Katie B on the internet. Her resume is impressive. Her before and after pictures are impressive. But wait, not only is she a makeup artist, but she's also a full-fledged lawyer AND realtor?! I had to pause for a moment because that was just plain weird. My first question: is she for real?

The reviews on Yelp were positive. The reviews on other review sites were all positive. Plenty of people have left positive comments on her Facebook. The before and after photos speak for themselves. With a little bit of skepticism, we made the leap and booked her to do my fiancee's makeup for our engagement shoot.

I did not get a chance to meet Katie B that day, but my fiancee had only positive things to say about Katie B, her husband, and their son. They work as a team apparently, with the son cheering the mom on (he's really adorable).

We were pleased with her work, provided some feedback with photos of the engagement shoot, and discussed it with Katie. She was responsive, on the same page about the look we were after, and said she knew exactly how to improve my fiancee's makeup on the wedding day. I should mention that despite the critique we provided, we were both very happy with Katie's work on our engagement shoot. My fiancee and I were both convinced that we found the right makeup artist for our wedding, so we booked her.

The rest was history. My bride did not look like an underage clubber nor 50 year old Paris By Night pop-star. My bride was beautiful. I know that most grooms become ecstatic about their brides on the day of the wedding even if the brides look like William Hung. But I've photographed plenty of weddings, seen plenty of brides, and I know my wife's face very well. She looked fantastic on our wedding day and I'll try to explain why.

My wife is the type of person that looks relatively adorable at the average distance. Most people, however, fail to realize that my wife looks best at very close distances. This is exactly why I always step in very close and use a wide angle lens to photograph my wife. This is completely counter-intuitive since most portrait photographers prefer to stay at a good distance from the subject. It's usually more flattering to stand farther and zoom in tight, but not in my wife's case.

I'm sharing all these gory boring details because Katie B has been the only makeup artist to bring out those subtle facial features on my wife (we've tried other artists over the years for various events). When I first saw my bride that morning on our wedding day, I saw all the beauty on her face that would normally require very close distances. What I normally see upclose can now be seen across the hall or church. My family, who sees her on a daily basis, was blown away. That morning, I knew we made the right decision in hiring Katie B (and her family lol).

Katie is not only talented, but incredibly sweet and friendly. She was a pleasure to have on our stressful wedding day. I was pretty tense that day (remember, GroomZilla) but she provided absolutely no stress for us at all. She was punctual and incredibly easy going. I cannot stop raving about her talent and personality. Without a doubt, I will insist on Katie B for any wedding in my family.

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kimmienguyen
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Every bride wants to look beautiful on her wedding day, even for a plain Jane like myself. Unlike many girls who'd dreamed about their wedding day since they were little girls, my planning took place while I waited with my mom at the doctor's office. For nearly 4.5 years, my mom would talk about my wedding day, how beautiful I'd look, what dress I'd wear, how my hair and make-up would be done...When I read Katie's profile and portfolio, I knew that if anyone could unlock the bride my mom knew I had the potential to be...it would be Katie B. Looking down from heaven, I know that Mom was smiling on Nov. 5th, 2011 because Katie made me look exactly how Mom had imagined I'd look on my wedding day.

Katie has a natural way of "seeing" your best self and using her artistic talents, she transforms you in a way that accentuates your natural features...not changing your features to make you fit some other societal view of what being beautiful means. She did not use eyeshadow on the side of my nose to make it appear longer and narrower like other make-up artists I've used in the past. She kept my cute button nose the way it was! Katie is honest and she lets you know up front what looks would work for you and what wouldn't. I definitely appreciated that.

When she asked me how I'd like to look on my wedding day, I simply said, "like a beautiful bride." Katie isn't your average make-up artist or the type who needs to practice on you once before she can perfect you for the real deal. She does magic with her brushes simply by looking at your pictures, samples of hair designs and make-up styles that you are considering. That's all I sent to her and by the end of our 2hr make-up session, I looked like myself...just enhanced. I've tried several make-up artists for different things and man, they can't seem to get it right even after your TRIAL! Katie's different, she truly cares about you, you're not just a client...you are a reflection of her masterpiece and thus, she takes time in giving you the complete and perfect look for your special occasions. Additionally, Katie's cosmetic line is beyond what words can describe! I didn't look cakey, I wasn't cracking, my blemishes were concealed, the color foundation was perfect, and I didn't need much touch up throughout the day. Furthermore, I'm not sure what she did to my hair but every curl stayed in place for the entire day (12+ hrs of mad crazy fun!). So with my hair and make-up PERFECTLY done, all I had to really worry about was having fun on my special day and I did just that...dancing the night away with family and friends. I had compliments on my hair and make-up from the time it was done until the minute my husband kissed me goodnight and said to me, "you looked so beautiful today."

From beginning to end, Katie was professional, prompt and very engaging! Your make-up artist is the first vendor that you work with on your wedding day, for me anyway, so it's important that they leave you with positive energy to last you the entire day. Katie was like the fresh brewed coffee that I needed to keep me going on my wedding day. With only three hours of sleep, I needed someone who could keep me alert, excited, and feeling beautiful! Upon arrival, Katie greeted me with her beautiful smile and a hug. We set-up shop quickly in my room and she went straight into working her magic. Along the way, she and I talked about everything! Two hours flew by with lots of laughs, respect for one another, and just pure fun.

When I saw myself completely finished, I couldn't believe what I saw in the mirror! I have to admit, when I went to go put on my ao dai (the Vietnamese traditional gown), I got a little teary-eyed because my hair, the crystal hair piece, the loose curls, and the natural-look that Katie gave me were the very things [minus the black lipstick] that Mom used to describe whenever she talked about her little girl getting married. Katie didn't only help me become the pretty bride my mom always saw in me, she helped me to hold on to a piece of memory that was very important me. The conversations that I once had with my mom at the doctor's office has been beautifully transformed and visually captured in my wedding pictures thanks to Katie B...

xoxo,
Kimmie
Every bride wants to look beautiful on her wedding day, even for a plain Jane like myself. Unlike many girls who'd dreamed Read more...
Every bride wants to look beautiful on her wedding day, even for a plain Jane like myself. Unlike many girls who'd dreamed about their wedding day since they were little girls, my planning took place while I waited with my mom at the doctor's office. For nearly 4.5 years, my mom would talk about my wedding day, how beautiful I'd look, what dress I'd wear, how my hair and make-up would be done...When I read Katie's profile and portfolio, I knew that if anyone could unlock the bride my mom knew I had the potential to be...it would be Katie B. Looking down from heaven, I know that Mom was smiling on Nov. 5th, 2011 because Katie made me look exactly how Mom had imagined I'd look on my wedding day.

Katie has a natural way of "seeing" your best self and using her artistic talents, she transforms you in a way that accentuates your natural features...not changing your features to make you fit some other societal view of what being beautiful means. She did not use eyeshadow on the side of my nose to make it appear longer and narrower like other make-up artists I've used in the past. She kept my cute button nose the way it was! Katie is honest and she lets you know up front what looks would work for you and what wouldn't. I definitely appreciated that.

When she asked me how I'd like to look on my wedding day, I simply said, "like a beautiful bride." Katie isn't your average make-up artist or the type who needs to practice on you once before she can perfect you for the real deal. She does magic with her brushes simply by looking at your pictures, samples of hair designs and make-up styles that you are considering. That's all I sent to her and by the end of our 2hr make-up session, I looked like myself...just enhanced. I've tried several make-up artists for different things and man, they can't seem to get it right even after your TRIAL! Katie's different, she truly cares about you, you're not just a client...you are a reflection of her masterpiece and thus, she takes time in giving you the complete and perfect look for your special occasions. Additionally, Katie's cosmetic line is beyond what words can describe! I didn't look cakey, I wasn't cracking, my blemishes were concealed, the color foundation was perfect, and I didn't need much touch up throughout the day. Furthermore, I'm not sure what she did to my hair but every curl stayed in place for the entire day (12+ hrs of mad crazy fun!). So with my hair and make-up PERFECTLY done, all I had to really worry about was having fun on my special day and I did just that...dancing the night away with family and friends. I had compliments on my hair and make-up from the time it was done until the minute my husband kissed me goodnight and said to me, "you looked so beautiful today."

From beginning to end, Katie was professional, prompt and very engaging! Your make-up artist is the first vendor that you work with on your wedding day, for me anyway, so it's important that they leave you with positive energy to last you the entire day. Katie was like the fresh brewed coffee that I needed to keep me going on my wedding day. With only three hours of sleep, I needed someone who could keep me alert, excited, and feeling beautiful! Upon arrival, Katie greeted me with her beautiful smile and a hug. We set-up shop quickly in my room and she went straight into working her magic. Along the way, she and I talked about everything! Two hours flew by with lots of laughs, respect for one another, and just pure fun.

When I saw myself completely finished, I couldn't believe what I saw in the mirror! I have to admit, when I went to go put on my ao dai (the Vietnamese traditional gown), I got a little teary-eyed because my hair, the crystal hair piece, the loose curls, and the natural-look that Katie gave me were the very things [minus the black lipstick] that Mom used to describe whenever she talked about her little girl getting married. Katie didn't only help me become the pretty bride my mom always saw in me, she helped me to hold on to a piece of memory that was very important me. The conversations that I once had with my mom at the doctor's office has been beautifully transformed and visually captured in my wedding pictures thanks to Katie B...

xoxo,
Kimmie Read less
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JTC
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.9/5.0
Katie B really is a master at what she does. Just take a look at her before and after portfolio. She is also a pleasure to deal with from the start. She answers emails very quickly even with her busy schedule and she is very accommodating. Take my advice ladies and make her the first vendor you book after you set your wedding date! She gets booked quick! She is on the expensive side but she is truly a professional and it's the one day where you can really splurge on yourself. What really stood out about Katie is that she really cares about your whole wedding day look. She asked to see my wedding jewelry and hair accessory to make sure everything looked right with her make-up and hair styling. She even had a great idea to use a flower from my wedding dress that I wasn’t going to use since I had gotten a sash. Her make-up is really also the best. I have extremely oily skin and my make-up seriously lasted all night. Also, the way she pinned my hair back stayed in place all night, even through a few wardrobe changes!
Katie B really is a master at what she does. Just take a look at her before and after portfolio. She is also a pleasure to Read more...
Katie B really is a master at what she does. Just take a look at her before and after portfolio. She is also a pleasure to deal with from the start. She answers emails very quickly even with her busy schedule and she is very accommodating. Take my advice ladies and make her the first vendor you book after you set your wedding date! She gets booked quick! She is on the expensive side but she is truly a professional and it's the one day where you can really splurge on yourself. What really stood out about Katie is that she really cares about your whole wedding day look. She asked to see my wedding jewelry and hair accessory to make sure everything looked right with her make-up and hair styling. She even had a great idea to use a flower from my wedding dress that I wasn’t going to use since I had gotten a sash. Her make-up is really also the best. I have extremely oily skin and my make-up seriously lasted all night. Also, the way she pinned my hair back stayed in place all night, even through a few wardrobe changes! Read less
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Edith
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Hire Katie B and you WILL NOT be disappointed! She is a complete professional and does absolutely amazing work. I got married on October 15th, 2011 at 2:15 in the afternoon. By 11pm that night, after the ceremony, the vows, the eating, dancing & getting cake shoved in my face, my makeup still looked flawless. I saw pics of myself taken late in the evening that people from the reception took of me & my husband, and I still looked great (and I'm my biggest critic!). Katie knows exactly what she's doing. She knew exactly how long the hair/makeup would take to apply, and got to my house on time. She knew exactly what colors worked for me and what didn't. I've always had this vision of smokey eyes for my wedding, but also wanted her to use pink, but have that "glowing, innocent bride" look and she completely nailed it. Even after she was done, she was willing to go back and fix anything I didn't like, but, you can't fix what's not broken! LOL! Another thing I liked about Katie was she was such a great conversationalist and made me feel so comfortable in her presence. That, to me, helped out a lot because (A) of the big day I was about to have and (B) it's nice to feel at ease with the person who is about to transform you into a Princess (which is how I felt all day long!) and I completely trusted what she did and I was not disappointed in the least. So hire Katie B for your big day or big event and I promise, you will look just like you envisioned....maybe even better!
Hire Katie B and you WILL NOT be disappointed! She is a complete professional and does absolutely amazing work. I got Read more...
Hire Katie B and you WILL NOT be disappointed! She is a complete professional and does absolutely amazing work. I got married on October 15th, 2011 at 2:15 in the afternoon. By 11pm that night, after the ceremony, the vows, the eating, dancing & getting cake shoved in my face, my makeup still looked flawless. I saw pics of myself taken late in the evening that people from the reception took of me & my husband, and I still looked great (and I'm my biggest critic!). Katie knows exactly what she's doing. She knew exactly how long the hair/makeup would take to apply, and got to my house on time. She knew exactly what colors worked for me and what didn't. I've always had this vision of smokey eyes for my wedding, but also wanted her to use pink, but have that "glowing, innocent bride" look and she completely nailed it. Even after she was done, she was willing to go back and fix anything I didn't like, but, you can't fix what's not broken! LOL! Another thing I liked about Katie was she was such a great conversationalist and made me feel so comfortable in her presence. That, to me, helped out a lot because (A) of the big day I was about to have and (B) it's nice to feel at ease with the person who is about to transform you into a Princess (which is how I felt all day long!) and I completely trusted what she did and I was not disappointed in the least. So hire Katie B for your big day or big event and I promise, you will look just like you envisioned....maybe even better! Read less
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Hong
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Katie did my hair and makeup for both my engagement and wedding sessions and I couldn't be happier with the results. She and her husband were prompt, professional, personable and very talented. I don't think I could have booked a better makeup artist for my special day. I knew of Katie's work years before I even met my husband, and once I got engaged, she was one of the first vendors I wanted to book right away. My face had broken out the last few weeks before the wedding because of all the stress, and Katie managed to make me look flawless. I received so many compliments on my hair and makeup at the wedding, even my husband was amazed by how I turned out. Katie is worth every penny!
Katie did my hair and makeup for both my engagement and wedding sessions and I couldn't be happier with the results. She Read more...
Katie did my hair and makeup for both my engagement and wedding sessions and I couldn't be happier with the results. She and her husband were prompt, professional, personable and very talented. I don't think I could have booked a better makeup artist for my special day. I knew of Katie's work years before I even met my husband, and once I got engaged, she was one of the first vendors I wanted to book right away. My face had broken out the last few weeks before the wedding because of all the stress, and Katie managed to make me look flawless. I received so many compliments on my hair and makeup at the wedding, even my husband was amazed by how I turned out. Katie is worth every penny! Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Words cannot explain how happy I am that I booked Katie B for my wedding!! I first heard of Katie through one of my bridesmaids, Bridget, and so I quickly looked into her work. Looking at her before and after pictures alone was enough for me to want to book her, but after a few emails, her ability to respond quickly is what I truly valued! Although she was booked and unable to do my whole bridal party she offered to do my maid of honor and my makeup which I truly appreciated. She could have quickly just told me she was already booked with another party, but her flexibility to make it work meant so much!!! Throughout the process she was quick to respond whenever I had questions, open on giving me her own expertise about my make-up questions, and overall just someone who went above and beyond to making sure I got everything I wanted and MORE. On the day of the wedding, she came in earlier than I expected, quickly set up and her personality was what I will never forget! She quickly bonded with my bridal party and myself and I admire that! She wears many different hats- a mother, a lawyer, a make-up artist and a real estate broker, AND I was just so amazed how into she is with her clients. Not only did she make me look BEYOND AMAZING, but she also helped with one of my bridesmaids who didn't have enough time for her hair and make-up with the other lady! SUCH A SWEETHEART WITH AMAZING TALENT!!! I will never forget how many comments I got with my make-up and hair and how beautiful I felt throughout the whole night!! Katie B's makeup lasted me all night (after all the crying, laughing, and sweating) I still looked great! She is the BEST OF THE BEST and if I didn't book her I doubt I would have looked as beautiful as i did! THANK YOU KATIE B <3
Words cannot explain how happy I am that I booked Katie B for my wedding!! I first heard of Katie through one of my Read more...
Words cannot explain how happy I am that I booked Katie B for my wedding!! I first heard of Katie through one of my bridesmaids, Bridget, and so I quickly looked into her work. Looking at her before and after pictures alone was enough for me to want to book her, but after a few emails, her ability to respond quickly is what I truly valued! Although she was booked and unable to do my whole bridal party she offered to do my maid of honor and my makeup which I truly appreciated. She could have quickly just told me she was already booked with another party, but her flexibility to make it work meant so much!!! Throughout the process she was quick to respond whenever I had questions, open on giving me her own expertise about my make-up questions, and overall just someone who went above and beyond to making sure I got everything I wanted and MORE. On the day of the wedding, she came in earlier than I expected, quickly set up and her personality was what I will never forget! She quickly bonded with my bridal party and myself and I admire that! She wears many different hats- a mother, a lawyer, a make-up artist and a real estate broker, AND I was just so amazed how into she is with her clients. Not only did she make me look BEYOND AMAZING, but she also helped with one of my bridesmaids who didn't have enough time for her hair and make-up with the other lady! SUCH A SWEETHEART WITH AMAZING TALENT!!! I will never forget how many comments I got with my make-up and hair and how beautiful I felt throughout the whole night!! Katie B's makeup lasted me all night (after all the crying, laughing, and sweating) I still looked great! She is the BEST OF THE BEST and if I didn't book her I doubt I would have looked as beautiful as i did! THANK YOU KATIE B <3 Read less
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jaj
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I was the Maid of Honor for my best friend’s wedding on 9/10/11. Right after she got engaged, we immediately booked Katie B to do our hair and makeup because we’ve heard how amazing her work was. On the morning of the wedding, Katie B and her husband Shaun arrived to the hotel right on time and came in with such a relaxed, confident attitude which was very refreshing considering we were all nervous and running around doing last minute wedding stuff. We both told Katie B that we wanted the “we’re wearing makeup but not too much makeup” look. They did my best friend Nina’s hair and makeup first and all I can say is WOW! Nina looked beautiful!! I almost cried when I saw her because she was just glowing! Then it was my turn. Before they started on me I began to get very worried about all my flaws. Katie B did my makeup while Shaun did my hair. So as Katie B was doing my makeup, I noticed that she seemed to catch every flaw I was thinking about! I mean she did everything I was hoping she would do but better!! She made my eyes look bigger without using too much eye shadow and she made my skin was flawless! As for my hair, I have a head full of thick medium length hair. I asked them to do wavy curls without making it look too full which is exactly what they did. After Katie B and Shaun were done, Katie quickly pinned my hair to the side which really completed my look. I looked in the mirror and I was amazed! Every flaw didn’t go unnoticed and every feature I wanted to enhance was perfect.

Katie B & her hubby Shaun work great together. You could tell they knew what worked for them and how to stay out of each other’s way while still working as a team. They get the job done quickly without compromising the quality of the hair and makeup.

After we were done, Katie B gave me a few tips to keep my bff looking hot on her wedding day, which I really appreciated. When we got to the reception, I saw that our makeup was intact and looked just as good as when it was first applied. No smudges, no creases, no problem!!! =D But the true test came when after a long night of fun, I did the unthinkable…I slept with my makeup on! Being prone to breakouts after nights like these, I woke up the next morning and jumped in the shower worrying about my skin. I looked in the mirror and NOT ONE SINGLE BREAKOUT! After spending so much money experimenting with different high-end makeup and skincare, I finally found the perfect makeup! I could really tell the difference with Katie B’s cosmetic line.

All in all, Katie B is a master of her work. She listens to what you want and creates the exact look you’re going for. She is professional and very fun to work with. But what I really appreciated about her is her work ethic, she’ll answer your emails at 3 am if she has to!

Thank you Katie B for making my bff’s day so much more special. I wish you continued success! And don’t forget…you’ll be the first to know! =D

Jill
I was the Maid of Honor for my best friend’s wedding on 9/10/11. Right after she got engaged, we immediately booked Katie Read more...
I was the Maid of Honor for my best friend’s wedding on 9/10/11. Right after she got engaged, we immediately booked Katie B to do our hair and makeup because we’ve heard how amazing her work was. On the morning of the wedding, Katie B and her husband Shaun arrived to the hotel right on time and came in with such a relaxed, confident attitude which was very refreshing considering we were all nervous and running around doing last minute wedding stuff. We both told Katie B that we wanted the “we’re wearing makeup but not too much makeup” look. They did my best friend Nina’s hair and makeup first and all I can say is WOW! Nina looked beautiful!! I almost cried when I saw her because she was just glowing! Then it was my turn. Before they started on me I began to get very worried about all my flaws. Katie B did my makeup while Shaun did my hair. So as Katie B was doing my makeup, I noticed that she seemed to catch every flaw I was thinking about! I mean she did everything I was hoping she would do but better!! She made my eyes look bigger without using too much eye shadow and she made my skin was flawless! As for my hair, I have a head full of thick medium length hair. I asked them to do wavy curls without making it look too full which is exactly what they did. After Katie B and Shaun were done, Katie quickly pinned my hair to the side which really completed my look. I looked in the mirror and I was amazed! Every flaw didn’t go unnoticed and every feature I wanted to enhance was perfect.

Katie B & her hubby Shaun work great together. You could tell they knew what worked for them and how to stay out of each other’s way while still working as a team. They get the job done quickly without compromising the quality of the hair and makeup.

After we were done, Katie B gave me a few tips to keep my bff looking hot on her wedding day, which I really appreciated. When we got to the reception, I saw that our makeup was intact and looked just as good as when it was first applied. No smudges, no creases, no problem!!! =D But the true test came when after a long night of fun, I did the unthinkable…I slept with my makeup on! Being prone to breakouts after nights like these, I woke up the next morning and jumped in the shower worrying about my skin. I looked in the mirror and NOT ONE SINGLE BREAKOUT! After spending so much money experimenting with different high-end makeup and skincare, I finally found the perfect makeup! I could really tell the difference with Katie B’s cosmetic line.

All in all, Katie B is a master of her work. She listens to what you want and creates the exact look you’re going for. She is professional and very fun to work with. But what I really appreciated about her is her work ethic, she’ll answer your emails at 3 am if she has to!

Thank you Katie B for making my bff’s day so much more special. I wish you continued success! And don’t forget…you’ll be the first to know! =D

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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Long before the engagement and during the MySpace days… I stumbled across Katie’s page and was blown away by her work. Her portfolio was nothing short of AMAZING and I was beyond impressed with her before and after shots.

I am a makeup fanatic who just loves playing around with makeup and started at an early age. I have been to countless makeup counters, spent mucho dinero on top of the line products, and have gotten makeovers done by many different artists. So when I came across Katie’s work, it was a breath of fresh air for me and I knew she would live up to my high expectations.

After the engagement and before booking with any other vendors, I knew I had to book Katie. She is highly sought after so the best advice I can give the brides out there is to hurry and shoot Katie an email to secure your date! Booking Katie was the easiest decision in my entire wedding planning process.
As a MUA, she is the best of the best- hands down! Just spend some time looking through her portfolio and you will see that these transformations make your jaw drop! Not only can I speak of her talent, but her professionalism is also something to smile about. I feel that she is the perfect example of someone going above and beyond to please her clients. She takes time to listen to your needs and offers wonderful suggestions as well.

This is the time when we ladies need to look our very best and you cannot trust just any Joe Shmoe to get your makeup and hair done. My makeup and hair ended up being exactly what I always envisioned it to be and in my honest opinion only Katie B could have delivered these results. My bridesmaids all looked gorgeous as well.

Katie’s products are also top notch quality and I was actually a bit surprised that my makeup lasted all night through all the tears and laughter. That’s the magic of Katie B!

Katie- you are definitely worth every penny and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
Long before the engagement and during the MySpace days… I stumbled across Katie’s page and was blown away by her work. Her Read more...
Long before the engagement and during the MySpace days… I stumbled across Katie’s page and was blown away by her work. Her portfolio was nothing short of AMAZING and I was beyond impressed with her before and after shots.

I am a makeup fanatic who just loves playing around with makeup and started at an early age. I have been to countless makeup counters, spent mucho dinero on top of the line products, and have gotten makeovers done by many different artists. So when I came across Katie’s work, it was a breath of fresh air for me and I knew she would live up to my high expectations.

After the engagement and before booking with any other vendors, I knew I had to book Katie. She is highly sought after so the best advice I can give the brides out there is to hurry and shoot Katie an email to secure your date! Booking Katie was the easiest decision in my entire wedding planning process.
As a MUA, she is the best of the best- hands down! Just spend some time looking through her portfolio and you will see that these transformations make your jaw drop! Not only can I speak of her talent, but her professionalism is also something to smile about. I feel that she is the perfect example of someone going above and beyond to please her clients. She takes time to listen to your needs and offers wonderful suggestions as well.

This is the time when we ladies need to look our very best and you cannot trust just any Joe Shmoe to get your makeup and hair done. My makeup and hair ended up being exactly what I always envisioned it to be and in my honest opinion only Katie B could have delivered these results. My bridesmaids all looked gorgeous as well.

Katie’s products are also top notch quality and I was actually a bit surprised that my makeup lasted all night through all the tears and laughter. That’s the magic of Katie B!

Katie- you are definitely worth every penny and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors! Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
8/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Katie B is amazing at what she does. I am from Illinois and we had a big wedding! We did some research and my wife seen pictures of her work and we picked her. She was fast to answer back with her email and to give prices. We hired her, she came out and did FLAWLESS work. She made my wife look like Miss America for the day, with her makeup and hair. I would hire her again for any big event! If you are looking for a makeup artist or looking to make your wife happy on a big day hire this lady! She works wonders!!! Thank you Katie!!!
Katie B is amazing at what she does. I am from Illinois and we had a big wedding! We did some research and my wife seen Read more...
Katie B is amazing at what she does. I am from Illinois and we had a big wedding! We did some research and my wife seen pictures of her work and we picked her. She was fast to answer back with her email and to give prices. We hired her, she came out and did FLAWLESS work. She made my wife look like Miss America for the day, with her makeup and hair. I would hire her again for any big event! If you are looking for a makeup artist or looking to make your wife happy on a big day hire this lady! She works wonders!!! Thank you Katie!!! Read less
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Huong
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Katie B is a true artisan with it comes to her work and there is certainly no one else in the industry that can do it better than her. I’ve been a huge fan of her work for a long time and instantaneously knew I had to have Katie B do my bridal makeup and hair on my wedding day. With her skills and expertise, Katie B has made amazing transformations and I wanted her to work her magic on me.

On my weekend of my wedding, Katie B arrived in my hometown earlier than expected, which totally put me at ease. There was a last minute change of location as to where to meet up but Katie B was very accommodating with the rearrangements. She was very cordial despite of all the last minute changes. In the end, her pleasant demeanor calmed all my pre-wedding jitters.

On my wedding day, Katie and Shaun arrived promptly and everything went smoothly from there. My bridesmaid and I were unsure of what looks we were going for but Katie B graciously offered us her expertise. She worked her magic and made my bridesmaid and I look absolutely stunning. Katie B would not stop until she was satisfied with the end results, exceeding beyond my expectations. She is such a perfectionist!

The quality of her makeup is phenomenal. I have extremely sensitive/combo skin and had concerns of how makeup will hold up and if it would irritate my skin. Again, Katie B reassured me her makeup products were of the highest quality. I was extremely pleased to see that my makeup looked fresh the whole day, without irritating my skin. My make up lasted over 12 hours without any touch ups! Katie B was also able to transform my fine limp hair into gorgeous voluminous curls that also lasted the whole day. Not to mention, her hair extensions were made by her and it has to be one of the highest quality extensions out there. My husband could not stop commenting how beautiful I looked. Indeed, I felt like a goddess on my wedding day. Even till this day, my guests are still talking about how wonderful I looked on my wedding day and how my hair and make up was completely flawless. My mother in-law is a tough critic and she absolutely loved it as well!

I’ve gained a friend through this experience as well. My wedding day was an important day for me and my family and just seeing Katie B share the same enthusiasm made me see how kind of a person she is. In addition to myself, she took the time to bond with my family and friends. Katie & Shaun, you two are always welcome into our homes!

Her amazing work will leave you speechless. I highly recommend Katie B to anyone! If I could give her a million stars instead of 5, I would in a heartbeat. Thank you Katie B for everything!
Katie B is a true artisan with it comes to her work and there is certainly no one else in the industry that can do it Read more...
Katie B is a true artisan with it comes to her work and there is certainly no one else in the industry that can do it better than her. I’ve been a huge fan of her work for a long time and instantaneously knew I had to have Katie B do my bridal makeup and hair on my wedding day. With her skills and expertise, Katie B has made amazing transformations and I wanted her to work her magic on me.

On my weekend of my wedding, Katie B arrived in my hometown earlier than expected, which totally put me at ease. There was a last minute change of location as to where to meet up but Katie B was very accommodating with the rearrangements. She was very cordial despite of all the last minute changes. In the end, her pleasant demeanor calmed all my pre-wedding jitters.

On my wedding day, Katie and Shaun arrived promptly and everything went smoothly from there. My bridesmaid and I were unsure of what looks we were going for but Katie B graciously offered us her expertise. She worked her magic and made my bridesmaid and I look absolutely stunning. Katie B would not stop until she was satisfied with the end results, exceeding beyond my expectations. She is such a perfectionist!

The quality of her makeup is phenomenal. I have extremely sensitive/combo skin and had concerns of how makeup will hold up and if it would irritate my skin. Again, Katie B reassured me her makeup products were of the highest quality. I was extremely pleased to see that my makeup looked fresh the whole day, without irritating my skin. My make up lasted over 12 hours without any touch ups! Katie B was also able to transform my fine limp hair into gorgeous voluminous curls that also lasted the whole day. Not to mention, her hair extensions were made by her and it has to be one of the highest quality extensions out there. My husband could not stop commenting how beautiful I looked. Indeed, I felt like a goddess on my wedding day. Even till this day, my guests are still talking about how wonderful I looked on my wedding day and how my hair and make up was completely flawless. My mother in-law is a tough critic and she absolutely loved it as well!

I’ve gained a friend through this experience as well. My wedding day was an important day for me and my family and just seeing Katie B share the same enthusiasm made me see how kind of a person she is. In addition to myself, she took the time to bond with my family and friends. Katie & Shaun, you two are always welcome into our homes!

Her amazing work will leave you speechless. I highly recommend Katie B to anyone! If I could give her a million stars instead of 5, I would in a heartbeat. Thank you Katie B for everything! Read less
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Beedo
Wedding:
5/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Since the start, Katie has been a pleasure to work with. You will never get one sentence responses from her. She has always been very thorough with input. She is definitely a take charge artist but takes the time to ask for your personal preferences and opinions every step of the way.

The weather was definitely not on my side and I was forced to reschedule our engagement shoot and as busy as Katie is, she was very accommodating! On the day of our shoot, she was half an hour early and stayed half an hour later. It was not at all like the make up artists I've dealt with in the past where they get in, do their thing, and get out. Katie takes her time to get to know you and personalizes everything from start to finish.

My hair is thick, heavy, and straight and there's a reason I hardly ever curl my hair...by the time I leave the house, my curls are gone. I wanted soft waves and she was able to achieve that without leaving my hair gunky or stiff. It was soft and bouncy throughout the day and I laid on it, pulled on it, hiked with it, and ran through the rain with it! Same with my makeup, I wanted a smaller nose, bigger eyes, and a more prominent chin and she made it all happen!

When I first inquired for wedding day hair and makeup, I asked if she offers touch ups and she said it’s generally not needed. I admit I was hesitant about that because every other artist I inquired with, emphasized that touch ups would be included in their price. But Katie was not lying, I roughed it out yesterday and hair a...nd makeup was able to keep up!

Bottom line, Katie's work is amazing! My expectations were set really high and somehow she still exceeded it. You combine talent with an admirable personality, and you get the whole darn package!

I'll see Katie again soon for my wedding and there is no one else I would rather rely on. She gives me one less thing to worry about. My fiance and I have really busy schedules and I have relied a whole lot on my coordinator to suggest and decide on vendors. From the day the ring was placed on my finger, I have been set on two vendors...Katie and our photographer. Someone to make me look my absolute best and someone to capture the look! :)
Since the start, Katie has been a pleasure to work with. You will never get one sentence responses from her. She has Read more...
Since the start, Katie has been a pleasure to work with. You will never get one sentence responses from her. She has always been very thorough with input. She is definitely a take charge artist but takes the time to ask for your personal preferences and opinions every step of the way.

The weather was definitely not on my side and I was forced to reschedule our engagement shoot and as busy as Katie is, she was very accommodating! On the day of our shoot, she was half an hour early and stayed half an hour later. It was not at all like the make up artists I've dealt with in the past where they get in, do their thing, and get out. Katie takes her time to get to know you and personalizes everything from start to finish.

My hair is thick, heavy, and straight and there's a reason I hardly ever curl my hair...by the time I leave the house, my curls are gone. I wanted soft waves and she was able to achieve that without leaving my hair gunky or stiff. It was soft and bouncy throughout the day and I laid on it, pulled on it, hiked with it, and ran through the rain with it! Same with my makeup, I wanted a smaller nose, bigger eyes, and a more prominent chin and she made it all happen!

When I first inquired for wedding day hair and makeup, I asked if she offers touch ups and she said it’s generally not needed. I admit I was hesitant about that because every other artist I inquired with, emphasized that touch ups would be included in their price. But Katie was not lying, I roughed it out yesterday and hair a...nd makeup was able to keep up!

Bottom line, Katie's work is amazing! My expectations were set really high and somehow she still exceeded it. You combine talent with an admirable personality, and you get the whole darn package!

I'll see Katie again soon for my wedding and there is no one else I would rather rely on. She gives me one less thing to worry about. My fiance and I have really busy schedules and I have relied a whole lot on my coordinator to suggest and decide on vendors. From the day the ring was placed on my finger, I have been set on two vendors...Katie and our photographer. Someone to make me look my absolute best and someone to capture the look! :) Read less
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TLL
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Very prompt and efficient. Spoke twice on the phone prior to the wedding, to go over the little details, but kept in touch via email every time I had a question (which was quite a few).

Katie made me feel comfortable and relaxed as she worked on me. I was very, very happy with the results. My makeup and hair lasted all day, so I didn't have to worry about reapplying once. For a bride, I believe that takes a bit of pressure off your shoulders, being hounded by everyone, and all. There's no time to spare.

To be short and direct, look at her previous work. Email her for pricing. Book her. Now, go worry about something else. :)
Very prompt and efficient. Spoke twice on the phone prior to the wedding, to go over the little details, but kept in touch Read more...
Very prompt and efficient. Spoke twice on the phone prior to the wedding, to go over the little details, but kept in touch via email every time I had a question (which was quite a few).

Katie made me feel comfortable and relaxed as she worked on me. I was very, very happy with the results. My makeup and hair lasted all day, so I didn't have to worry about reapplying once. For a bride, I believe that takes a bit of pressure off your shoulders, being hounded by everyone, and all. There's no time to spare.

To be short and direct, look at her previous work. Email her for pricing. Book her. Now, go worry about something else. :) Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
I would give Katie 6 stars if I could! She made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day, the prettiest I've ever felt. She knew the look I wanted before I even gave her any examples, and she executed perfectly. The products she uses are top quality, and last through sweat, tears, movement, hugs, you name it! My hair and makeup looked great all night (even through a very active salsa first dance, and lots of dancing and jumping around with the live band), my veil stayed in place through a very windy outdoor ceremony and was easily removed afterward, and she made my mom glow. My mom's signature makeup style is blue eyeshadow and red lips, and somehow Katie worked with what my mom wanted & made her absolutely gorgeous without being dated. From my wedding alone, I've already had 5 friends (in relationships and not in relationships) say that they want Katie for their big day. I can't blame them! The best decision I ever made was to book Katie as my first vendor. Who doesn't want to look their absolute best on their most special day ever? Especially with all the photographs and video; I'd hate to look back on my beautiful memories with sub-par makeup and hair. The beautiful photos have already started coming in, and in every single one my hair and makeup are flawless.
I would give Katie 6 stars if I could! She made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day, the prettiest I've ever felt. She Read more...
I would give Katie 6 stars if I could! She made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day, the prettiest I've ever felt. She knew the look I wanted before I even gave her any examples, and she executed perfectly. The products she uses are top quality, and last through sweat, tears, movement, hugs, you name it! My hair and makeup looked great all night (even through a very active salsa first dance, and lots of dancing and jumping around with the live band), my veil stayed in place through a very windy outdoor ceremony and was easily removed afterward, and she made my mom glow. My mom's signature makeup style is blue eyeshadow and red lips, and somehow Katie worked with what my mom wanted & made her absolutely gorgeous without being dated. From my wedding alone, I've already had 5 friends (in relationships and not in relationships) say that they want Katie for their big day. I can't blame them! The best decision I ever made was to book Katie as my first vendor. Who doesn't want to look their absolute best on their most special day ever? Especially with all the photographs and video; I'd hate to look back on my beautiful memories with sub-par makeup and hair. The beautiful photos have already started coming in, and in every single one my hair and makeup are flawless. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Katie B is fabulous! She is the most amazingly talented person I've ever met, and also the sweetest ever! She turned me into a gorgeous princess on my big day. I got TONS of compliments on my make-up and hair and she truly is a doll to work with. Katie was very professional, friendly and punctual. I would totally recommend her to anyone and EVERYONE! One last thing, I found her only 2 months before my wedding because I was initially going to go with someone else but once I saw her work I knew there was no turning back. When is doubt or just want to be turned into a TRUE BEAUTY, go with Katie B!!! <3
Katie B is fabulous! She is the most amazingly talented person I've ever met, and also the sweetest ever! She turned me Read more...
Katie B is fabulous! She is the most amazingly talented person I've ever met, and also the sweetest ever! She turned me into a gorgeous princess on my big day. I got TONS of compliments on my make-up and hair and she truly is a doll to work with. Katie was very professional, friendly and punctual. I would totally recommend her to anyone and EVERYONE! One last thing, I found her only 2 months before my wedding because I was initially going to go with someone else but once I saw her work I knew there was no turning back. When is doubt or just want to be turned into a TRUE BEAUTY, go with Katie B!!! <3 Read less
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Angelyn
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for an expert and professional Hair and Makeup Artist, Katie B should be your first choice – and then you should look no further. She will not only bring out your true beauty, but she will surpass all of your expectations. If there is anything I would like to emphasize regarding this review is: Katie B can make ANYONE look beautiful. Women are the hardest critic on themselves in terms of attractiveness; however, with a few artistic brush strokes from Katie B you can literally transform from ordinary to extraordinary. Her expertise makes you look like a model! I absolutely confess that my wedding day began with perfection because of Katie’s talent – she made me feel as beautiful as I looked!

My experience with Katie from start to finish was exceptional. She responded promptly to all of my e-mails and inquiries. On my wedding day, she arrived early with Shaun and was genuine, warm and friendly. Shaun and Katie make the perfect team; both are sweethearts by the support and care they show each other and for the passion they share of their work! My stress heightened and peaked the night before my wedding because around midnight I sent Katie a text requesting a last minute change to the hairstyle I originally selected. An all down and wavy style was changed to an all up do. With her kindness, understanding, and creative thinking we were able to create an impromptu style which made me feel attractive and elegant.

Since, I didn’t have much familiarity using makeup (I simply use lip gloss and eyeliner), Katie fashioned a gorgeous, fresh look for me and I loved the results. I was worried that my makeup wouldn’t last all day, but my session was complete at 10:30a.m. and lasted well past 11p.m. Because Katie used all of her high quality cosmetic products, it stayed on for 12+ hours without looking smudged or runny. I never received more compliments in my life than on my wedding day, from my entire bridal party to all of our guests. I put all of my TRUST in Katie and Shaun B and I was not disappointed.

Booking Katie is well worth the investment because her work speaks for itself. Her ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos convinced me of her talent so much that I didn’t even have a trial with her prior to my wedding day. Furthermore, it was effortless to coordinate her services from a different state because I don’t live in California.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be transformed and have Katie bring out the beauty in YOU on the most important day of your life! 

Thank you Katie and Shaun B for making me feel glamorous!

Hugs,
Angelyn
If you are looking for an expert and professional Hair and Makeup Artist, Katie B should be your first choice – and then Read more...
If you are looking for an expert and professional Hair and Makeup Artist, Katie B should be your first choice – and then you should look no further. She will not only bring out your true beauty, but she will surpass all of your expectations. If there is anything I would like to emphasize regarding this review is: Katie B can make ANYONE look beautiful. Women are the hardest critic on themselves in terms of attractiveness; however, with a few artistic brush strokes from Katie B you can literally transform from ordinary to extraordinary. Her expertise makes you look like a model! I absolutely confess that my wedding day began with perfection because of Katie’s talent – she made me feel as beautiful as I looked!

My experience with Katie from start to finish was exceptional. She responded promptly to all of my e-mails and inquiries. On my wedding day, she arrived early with Shaun and was genuine, warm and friendly. Shaun and Katie make the perfect team; both are sweethearts by the support and care they show each other and for the passion they share of their work! My stress heightened and peaked the night before my wedding because around midnight I sent Katie a text requesting a last minute change to the hairstyle I originally selected. An all down and wavy style was changed to an all up do. With her kindness, understanding, and creative thinking we were able to create an impromptu style which made me feel attractive and elegant.

Since, I didn’t have much familiarity using makeup (I simply use lip gloss and eyeliner), Katie fashioned a gorgeous, fresh look for me and I loved the results. I was worried that my makeup wouldn’t last all day, but my session was complete at 10:30a.m. and lasted well past 11p.m. Because Katie used all of her high quality cosmetic products, it stayed on for 12+ hours without looking smudged or runny. I never received more compliments in my life than on my wedding day, from my entire bridal party to all of our guests. I put all of my TRUST in Katie and Shaun B and I was not disappointed.

Booking Katie is well worth the investment because her work speaks for itself. Her ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos convinced me of her talent so much that I didn’t even have a trial with her prior to my wedding day. Furthermore, it was effortless to coordinate her services from a different state because I don’t live in California.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be transformed and have Katie bring out the beauty in YOU on the most important day of your life! 

Thank you Katie and Shaun B for making me feel glamorous!

Hugs,
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Karen
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I found Katie B's website about 1 year before my wedding, and I KNEW I had to have her as my makeup artist. I tried trials with other stylists, but they just couldn't seem to get it right. I went ahead and booked her w/o a trial for me and my mother. I am soooooo glad that we used her. My makeup turned out SOOOOOOOOOO awesome! Even better than I could have imagined. I got soo many compliments on my wedding day, and my mother's makeup looked fantastic too. I love the fact that she's a perfectionist at her work, because I'm the same way. Plus, she's super sweet and lovely to work with. Seriously she is the best in makeup - you won't find anyone who is even in the same playing field as her.
I found Katie B's website about 1 year before my wedding, and I KNEW I had to have her as my makeup artist. I tried trials Read more...
I found Katie B's website about 1 year before my wedding, and I KNEW I had to have her as my makeup artist. I tried trials with other stylists, but they just couldn't seem to get it right. I went ahead and booked her w/o a trial for me and my mother. I am soooooo glad that we used her. My makeup turned out SOOOOOOOOOO awesome! Even better than I could have imagined. I got soo many compliments on my wedding day, and my mother's makeup looked fantastic too. I love the fact that she's a perfectionist at her work, because I'm the same way. Plus, she's super sweet and lovely to work with. Seriously she is the best in makeup - you won't find anyone who is even in the same playing field as her. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
You have to book Katie ASAP if you have not done so already. Not only is she super nice but she was great from the first email I sent her to the very last. She explains everything to you in detail and makes you feel like you are her only client. She arrived to my home on my big day early and that was really nice. She right away made me feel at ease. Her professionalism and skills superseded all my expectations she is just AWESOME! My wedding day would not have been a success with out her making me feel and look as beautiful as she did. I got so many compliments on my makeup it was so nice especially when my husband saw me and said WOW! And the best part was from beginning to 12:30am the end of my wedding I still looked great. Her makeup line is great and I have tried them all from the most expensive to your drug store brands. Katie’s line had the best battle test ever and all day event with no touch up. Thank you so much Katie B you are the best XOXOXOXO
You have to book Katie ASAP if you have not done so already. Not only is she super nice but she was great from the first Read more...
You have to book Katie ASAP if you have not done so already. Not only is she super nice but she was great from the first email I sent her to the very last. She explains everything to you in detail and makes you feel like you are her only client. She arrived to my home on my big day early and that was really nice. She right away made me feel at ease. Her professionalism and skills superseded all my expectations she is just AWESOME! My wedding day would not have been a success with out her making me feel and look as beautiful as she did. I got so many compliments on my makeup it was so nice especially when my husband saw me and said WOW! And the best part was from beginning to 12:30am the end of my wedding I still looked great. Her makeup line is great and I have tried them all from the most expensive to your drug store brands. Katie’s line had the best battle test ever and all day event with no touch up. Thank you so much Katie B you are the best XOXOXOXO Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I was so fortunate to have booked Katie B. for my wedding. She's extremely talented, professional and super sweet. Hands down one of my favorite vendors. I looked AMAZING even though I was sick and it rained on our wedding day! Everything held up despite the bad weather.

Book Katie! You'll be in good hands:)
I was so fortunate to have booked Katie B. for my wedding. She's extremely talented, professional and super sweet. Hands Read more...
I was so fortunate to have booked Katie B. for my wedding. She's extremely talented, professional and super sweet. Hands down one of my favorite vendors. I looked AMAZING even though I was sick and it rained on our wedding day! Everything held up despite the bad weather.

Book Katie! You'll be in good hands:) Read less
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Dawn & Russell
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
What can we say about Katie B? Well one thing for sure is that there were no "negatives." Katie B is "awesome." There was something about her personality and her attitude in life that really gravitated us to her. She was very professional and "honest." She has an "eye" in bring out the beauty of a person. She knew what looks good on someone and she knew what "works."

Katie B was just not one of our vendors but she was a friend. This shows you the type of person Katie B was. With the small amount of time we've known her, it felt like we've known each other for years. She could relate to you as well as you could relate to her.

My wife looked beautiful during our engagement photos and also during our wedding. My wife was already beautiful but Katie B added that extra "somethin' somethin'. Katie B's products were good too. The make-up was outstanding. It even withstand my wife's tears. During the daughter and father dance in our wedding my wife could not stop crying. The tears did not even smeared the make-up. To this day my wife only uses Katie B's products on her.

We would recommend Katie B to our friends, families, and coworkers. Hands down Katie B should be on the top of everyone's list if they're looking for a vendor. Her service is top notch and her products are outstanding.

Katie B, thank you so much for making our wedding day a memorable one. Thank you for being honest and for being very professional. Finally thank you for being part of our circle of friends.

-Russ and Dawn
What can we say about Katie B? Well one thing for sure is that there were no "negatives." Katie B is "awesome." There was Read more...
What can we say about Katie B? Well one thing for sure is that there were no "negatives." Katie B is "awesome." There was something about her personality and her attitude in life that really gravitated us to her. She was very professional and "honest." She has an "eye" in bring out the beauty of a person. She knew what looks good on someone and she knew what "works."

Katie B was just not one of our vendors but she was a friend. This shows you the type of person Katie B was. With the small amount of time we've known her, it felt like we've known each other for years. She could relate to you as well as you could relate to her.

My wife looked beautiful during our engagement photos and also during our wedding. My wife was already beautiful but Katie B added that extra "somethin' somethin'. Katie B's products were good too. The make-up was outstanding. It even withstand my wife's tears. During the daughter and father dance in our wedding my wife could not stop crying. The tears did not even smeared the make-up. To this day my wife only uses Katie B's products on her.

We would recommend Katie B to our friends, families, and coworkers. Hands down Katie B should be on the top of everyone's list if they're looking for a vendor. Her service is top notch and her products are outstanding.

Katie B, thank you so much for making our wedding day a memorable one. Thank you for being honest and for being very professional. Finally thank you for being part of our circle of friends.

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Virginia
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Ladies if you are looking for the best bridal makeup artist there is out there, look no further! Hands down, I have got to say that Katie B is the BEST!! I just recently got married this past December and I was in search for a great makeup artist that could work with Asian skin, especially those with olive or yellow tones. I wanted someone that could make me look radiant and not make me look too cakey or made up. Let me tell you, in the past 3 years I have helped many of my girl friends plan for their weddings and I've helped them look for the right makeup artist for their weddings. I've found many that would suit the needs of girls with fair skin and dark skin, those that could cover up scars, and those who could make you look natural. Other artists could do just some of what I mentioned above, not all. Katie B on the other hand, can do it all. My wedding party consisted of eight girls in all different skin tones, colors, minor skin imperfections, etc. including my own skin. After she did her work on us, we all looked flawless and fresh from the beginning of the day to the end. Katie B was the first person I had a trial session with and she ended up being the last for me. That was the day I met her right hand guy... Katie's husband Shaun!! He is awesome! They make a dynamic duo !Ladies, if you have a trial session with her, you very likely not go to another for a trial because she is that good. She spent the time to listen to me and share with me her thoughts and recommendations about what we could do for my wedding day makeup and she also took into consideration that I wanted to look natural on my wedding day as well. She also uses her own high definition makeup line so I was confident that I had made the right choice for makeup artist. Her products were good and non-irritating on my sensitive skin. And because the products were great on my skin, I am a Katie B cosmetics user as well. On the wedding day, she spent a lot of time on not only me but my bridesmaids, making sure that our makeup complemented what we all wore that day and how we all looked with our hair done. She invests a great deal of time in her clients because she cares about them.Katie and Shaun make sure that their clients are happy and satisfied with her services. I knew that I wouldn't have to worry about anything when it came to Katie B and my wedding day. In then end, my wedding day was a day to remember as one of the best days of my life because I could not stop smiling. Not only did I feel great, my husband will never forget how I looked when he saw me walk down that isle. Thank you Katie B & Shaun B for everything!
Ladies if you are looking for the best bridal makeup artist there is out there, look no further! Hands down, I have got to Read more...
Ladies if you are looking for the best bridal makeup artist there is out there, look no further! Hands down, I have got to say that Katie B is the BEST!! I just recently got married this past December and I was in search for a great makeup artist that could work with Asian skin, especially those with olive or yellow tones. I wanted someone that could make me look radiant and not make me look too cakey or made up. Let me tell you, in the past 3 years I have helped many of my girl friends plan for their weddings and I've helped them look for the right makeup artist for their weddings. I've found many that would suit the needs of girls with fair skin and dark skin, those that could cover up scars, and those who could make you look natural. Other artists could do just some of what I mentioned above, not all. Katie B on the other hand, can do it all. My wedding party consisted of eight girls in all different skin tones, colors, minor skin imperfections, etc. including my own skin. After she did her work on us, we all looked flawless and fresh from the beginning of the day to the end. Katie B was the first person I had a trial session with and she ended up being the last for me. That was the day I met her right hand guy... Katie's husband Shaun!! He is awesome! They make a dynamic duo !Ladies, if you have a trial session with her, you very likely not go to another for a trial because she is that good. She spent the time to listen to me and share with me her thoughts and recommendations about what we could do for my wedding day makeup and she also took into consideration that I wanted to look natural on my wedding day as well. She also uses her own high definition makeup line so I was confident that I had made the right choice for makeup artist. Her products were good and non-irritating on my sensitive skin. And because the products were great on my skin, I am a Katie B cosmetics user as well. On the wedding day, she spent a lot of time on not only me but my bridesmaids, making sure that our makeup complemented what we all wore that day and how we all looked with our hair done. She invests a great deal of time in her clients because she cares about them.Katie and Shaun make sure that their clients are happy and satisfied with her services. I knew that I wouldn't have to worry about anything when it came to Katie B and my wedding day. In then end, my wedding day was a day to remember as one of the best days of my life because I could not stop smiling. Not only did I feel great, my husband will never forget how I looked when he saw me walk down that isle. Thank you Katie B & Shaun B for everything! Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Part II of my review of Katie B (Oct. 23, 2010): I cannot stress how incredibly happy I am with Katie B's services! This is my second experience with Katie B and I was not disappointed at all! I loved how she did my makeup on my wedding day! I trusted her completely with my makeup on my special day. I did not have to worry at all and that is a such great feeling. I was also very happy with how Katie did my hair. I remember being so busy that week of my wedding and I still didn't have any idea how I wanted to do my hair. Katie was so nice to send me a picture of a possible hairdo even though I knew she was so busy that week as well. Katie really put that extra effort and I appreciate it! Again, she was on time, very professional and extremely friendly. Her professionalism really makes a huge difference when you know that time can be a factor on your wedding day. I was so comfortable with her that day, it just made my wedding day such a great experience from beginning to end! I am going to recommend Katie to all my friends that will need makeup or hair done. To know that you will look fantastic on your special day is definitely worth the money! Thank you Katie!!

Part I of my review of Katie B (April 17, 2010): Katie B does an awesome job when it comes to makeup! I first met Katie B at my friend's wedding as the maid of honor. I was worried about how the makeup would look on me because I have never been happy with any makeup artist in the past. I was pleasantly surprised and really liked how she did my makeup at my friend's wedding. I had to hurry and find out if she was available for my wedding and I lucked out! I can't wait to work with her again on my wedding day. She's so friendly and professional! It is such a joy to have met her.
Part II of my review of Katie B (Oct. 23, 2010): I cannot stress how incredibly happy I am with Katie B's services! This Read more...
Part II of my review of Katie B (Oct. 23, 2010): I cannot stress how incredibly happy I am with Katie B's services! This is my second experience with Katie B and I was not disappointed at all! I loved how she did my makeup on my wedding day! I trusted her completely with my makeup on my special day. I did not have to worry at all and that is a such great feeling. I was also very happy with how Katie did my hair. I remember being so busy that week of my wedding and I still didn't have any idea how I wanted to do my hair. Katie was so nice to send me a picture of a possible hairdo even though I knew she was so busy that week as well. Katie really put that extra effort and I appreciate it! Again, she was on time, very professional and extremely friendly. Her professionalism really makes a huge difference when you know that time can be a factor on your wedding day. I was so comfortable with her that day, it just made my wedding day such a great experience from beginning to end! I am going to recommend Katie to all my friends that will need makeup or hair done. To know that you will look fantastic on your special day is definitely worth the money! Thank you Katie!!

Part I of my review of Katie B (April 17, 2010): Katie B does an awesome job when it comes to makeup! I first met Katie B at my friend's wedding as the maid of honor. I was worried about how the makeup would look on me because I have never been happy with any makeup artist in the past. I was pleasantly surprised and really liked how she did my makeup at my friend's wedding. I had to hurry and find out if she was available for my wedding and I lucked out! I can't wait to work with her again on my wedding day. She's so friendly and professional! It is such a joy to have met her. Read less
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Vannessa
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I first learned of Katie B in 2007 during my best friend’s wedding. As part of the bridal party I saw the great work she did for my friend. I was also very impressed when I saw the before and after photos on her website. After seeing her work I knew I wanted Katie to help me look my best for my own special day. I knew she was a person I could trust to do an awesome job. It was two years before my actual wedding day that I contacted Katie. She was the first vendor I made sure I booked. That’s how important she was to me for my wedding day.



On the day of the wedding, Katie & Shaun arrived right on time and were on schedule to have me ready by 10:30am for the early 12:00 noon church ceremony. She was very efficient with her time especially with my extra long hair that needed to be curled. She knew exactly how to do my hair and make-up to make me feel and look gorgeous on my wedding day. The hairstyle and the make-up complemented the look I was going for and framed my face well. I had never felt as beautiful as I did until I saw myself for the first time in the mirror. She also helped me place my hair accessory and veil so that it would stay put and look just perfect. And after looking back at the photos that were taken that day, I’m so thankful and glad I was able to work with Katie. I knew I made the right choice. The make-up and hair lasted and held up for our very long day from the early morning until the late night. And this was even after a lot of dancing to finish the night. My additional lashes that she put on stayed until I removed them myself before going to sleep. She did a wonderful job overall and I couldn't be more thankful for her hard work.



When I first spoke with Katie over the phone, I found she was very easy to talk to. She was even more friendly and down to earth when I met her in person. I felt like I had already known her for a long time. I just felt so comfortable with her and she had my complete trust. It must be her sweet personality that complements her work which makes the overall experience that much better.



After the wedding I began thinking, what other events could I use Katie B for that I would need my make-up professionally done. If I could I would use her all the time just to feel like a million bucks! I absolutely love her work and so does my husband. As he would say, “THANK GOD for KATIE B!” =)



I definitely recommend Katie B to anyone looking to be mesmerized by her work. Her courteousness is genuine. She is a constant professional. Her work says it all. Katie B will make you feel as beautiful as you look!


Love you!


~Vannessa
I first learned of Katie B in 2007 during my best friend’s wedding. As part of the bridal party I saw the great work she Read more...
I first learned of Katie B in 2007 during my best friend’s wedding. As part of the bridal party I saw the great work she did for my friend. I was also very impressed when I saw the before and after photos on her website. After seeing her work I knew I wanted Katie to help me look my best for my own special day. I knew she was a person I could trust to do an awesome job. It was two years before my actual wedding day that I contacted Katie. She was the first vendor I made sure I booked. That’s how important she was to me for my wedding day.



On the day of the wedding, Katie & Shaun arrived right on time and were on schedule to have me ready by 10:30am for the early 12:00 noon church ceremony. She was very efficient with her time especially with my extra long hair that needed to be curled. She knew exactly how to do my hair and make-up to make me feel and look gorgeous on my wedding day. The hairstyle and the make-up complemented the look I was going for and framed my face well. I had never felt as beautiful as I did until I saw myself for the first time in the mirror. She also helped me place my hair accessory and veil so that it would stay put and look just perfect. And after looking back at the photos that were taken that day, I’m so thankful and glad I was able to work with Katie. I knew I made the right choice. The make-up and hair lasted and held up for our very long day from the early morning until the late night. And this was even after a lot of dancing to finish the night. My additional lashes that she put on stayed until I removed them myself before going to sleep. She did a wonderful job overall and I couldn't be more thankful for her hard work.



When I first spoke with Katie over the phone, I found she was very easy to talk to. She was even more friendly and down to earth when I met her in person. I felt like I had already known her for a long time. I just felt so comfortable with her and she had my complete trust. It must be her sweet personality that complements her work which makes the overall experience that much better.



After the wedding I began thinking, what other events could I use Katie B for that I would need my make-up professionally done. If I could I would use her all the time just to feel like a million bucks! I absolutely love her work and so does my husband. As he would say, “THANK GOD for KATIE B!” =)



I definitely recommend Katie B to anyone looking to be mesmerized by her work. Her courteousness is genuine. She is a constant professional. Her work says it all. Katie B will make you feel as beautiful as you look!


Love you!


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Melissa
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I had the honor of having Katie B do my hair and makeup for both my engagement session and my wedding! After endless searches for a hair/makeup artist, I managed to stumble across Katie B's profile here on Project Wedding. Her profile completely stood out because her transformation photos literally took my breath away. I knew right then that I was going to hire her! I became anxious and contacted her right away and found out that she was available to do my wedding!

Working with Katie B for my engagement session and wedding confirmed her true talent right before my eyes. My "before" and "after" photos were a true testament of her ability to transform a bride into looking AND feeling so glamorous...like "a million bucks" as she says! She made me look and feel amazing on my wedding day...as a bride should feel. She is not only an amazingly talented, passionate, professional AND punctual hair and makeup artist, but she is also a very sweet and down-to-earth person who is a good listener and is very attuned to her clients wants and needs.

Katie has the great ability to visualize an end result and sometimes you just have to completely trust her in creating her vision on you. Trust me, you won't be sorry, only happy. I love that Katie is also very honest about what will and won't look good on a client. She always suggests something that will flatter a person's features the most. She is also very experienced in this industry and does work on many celebrities. She is very up to date on the current trends and styles especially for weddings.

I was also worried about my mom being happy with her hair/makeup on my wedding as she is hard to please. After Katie B worked on her, my mom was not only amazed and happy with the result, but she was speechless! She raves about how Katie B not only made her look younger and glamorous, but like a model too! She got so many compliments at the wedding and from pictures.

Katie also has her own mineral makeup line, that of which she completely uses on her clients. Let me tell you, this makeup is probably the best that I have ever worn! I've told Katie countless times how oily my skin is, that makeup usually slides off of my face, and how worried I was that I'd be "shiny" in my wedding photos. On my wedding day, I honestly didn't have to blot my face that much because her makeup not only stayed on, but it still looked fresh! It has great coverage! Even my eye makeup was intact 12 hours later (since she did my makeup in the morning)!

Katie is seriously worth every penny. Her and Shaun make a great team in transforming brides! With the help of Shaun, my hair was so full and voluminous AND it didn't fall flat at all throughout the evening. I also rented Katie B's 100% human hair and handmade (by her) extensions on my wedding day for added fullness and volume. I love her work and cannot rave about her enough. Even my bridesmaids loved her work and they were amazed just watching her transform me. I looked great in the photos that I've seen from friends and family. I can't wait to see my professional photos, as I'm sure that my hair/makeup will look even more amazing!

Book Katie B for your engagement session and wedding. You will be so glad you did the right thing!!!
I had the honor of having Katie B do my hair and makeup for both my engagement session and my wedding! After endless Read more...
I had the honor of having Katie B do my hair and makeup for both my engagement session and my wedding! After endless searches for a hair/makeup artist, I managed to stumble across Katie B's profile here on Project Wedding. Her profile completely stood out because her transformation photos literally took my breath away. I knew right then that I was going to hire her! I became anxious and contacted her right away and found out that she was available to do my wedding!

Working with Katie B for my engagement session and wedding confirmed her true talent right before my eyes. My "before" and "after" photos were a true testament of her ability to transform a bride into looking AND feeling so glamorous...like "a million bucks" as she says! She made me look and feel amazing on my wedding day...as a bride should feel. She is not only an amazingly talented, passionate, professional AND punctual hair and makeup artist, but she is also a very sweet and down-to-earth person who is a good listener and is very attuned to her clients wants and needs.

Katie has the great ability to visualize an end result and sometimes you just have to completely trust her in creating her vision on you. Trust me, you won't be sorry, only happy. I love that Katie is also very honest about what will and won't look good on a client. She always suggests something that will flatter a person's features the most. She is also very experienced in this industry and does work on many celebrities. She is very up to date on the current trends and styles especially for weddings.

I was also worried about my mom being happy with her hair/makeup on my wedding as she is hard to please. After Katie B worked on her, my mom was not only amazed and happy with the result, but she was speechless! She raves about how Katie B not only made her look younger and glamorous, but like a model too! She got so many compliments at the wedding and from pictures.

Katie also has her own mineral makeup line, that of which she completely uses on her clients. Let me tell you, this makeup is probably the best that I have ever worn! I've told Katie countless times how oily my skin is, that makeup usually slides off of my face, and how worried I was that I'd be "shiny" in my wedding photos. On my wedding day, I honestly didn't have to blot my face that much because her makeup not only stayed on, but it still looked fresh! It has great coverage! Even my eye makeup was intact 12 hours later (since she did my makeup in the morning)!

Katie is seriously worth every penny. Her and Shaun make a great team in transforming brides! With the help of Shaun, my hair was so full and voluminous AND it didn't fall flat at all throughout the evening. I also rented Katie B's 100% human hair and handmade (by her) extensions on my wedding day for added fullness and volume. I love her work and cannot rave about her enough. Even my bridesmaids loved her work and they were amazed just watching her transform me. I looked great in the photos that I've seen from friends and family. I can't wait to see my professional photos, as I'm sure that my hair/makeup will look even more amazing!

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NANCY
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Katie B's makeup artistry is truly amazing! I knew as soon as I got engaged that I wanted her to do my bridal makeup and hair because I've seen her flawless work in the past on other brides I know. She was a little over my budget, but she totally worked with me by offering to meet for a consultation instead of a preview. She always responded quickly when I had questions and made me feel at ease to the point where I felt like we were just good friends hanging out.

She is extremely professional and has her schedule/timing down to a science! Since she is high in demand, she easily does 2 to 3 weddings in one day (which made me nervous, but I realized on my wedding day that she is just that good!). She was punctual (actually even half an hour early!) and she did make sure there was more than enough time to do my hair and makeup on my wedding day without me feeling rushed! She took her time to make sure I looked perfect and that I was completely satisfied with every single detail of my makeup and hair before she left. The whole time she was very friendly which made me forget about the stress of my wedding day. Katie B and her husband-to-be made a great team!

Everyone loved my makeup and so did my husband...I truly felt and looked my best on my wedding day. Katie B assured me that my makeup would stay all day and night and it sure did! I even fell asleep with everything on because I was so exhausted and my makeup was still intact in the morning! On your wedding day you should look and feel your best which is why I highly recommend Katie B to everyone! She's worth every penny!
Katie B's makeup artistry is truly amazing! I knew as soon as I got engaged that I wanted her to do my bridal makeup and Read more...
Katie B's makeup artistry is truly amazing! I knew as soon as I got engaged that I wanted her to do my bridal makeup and hair because I've seen her flawless work in the past on other brides I know. She was a little over my budget, but she totally worked with me by offering to meet for a consultation instead of a preview. She always responded quickly when I had questions and made me feel at ease to the point where I felt like we were just good friends hanging out.

She is extremely professional and has her schedule/timing down to a science! Since she is high in demand, she easily does 2 to 3 weddings in one day (which made me nervous, but I realized on my wedding day that she is just that good!). She was punctual (actually even half an hour early!) and she did make sure there was more than enough time to do my hair and makeup on my wedding day without me feeling rushed! She took her time to make sure I looked perfect and that I was completely satisfied with every single detail of my makeup and hair before she left. The whole time she was very friendly which made me forget about the stress of my wedding day. Katie B and her husband-to-be made a great team!

Everyone loved my makeup and so did my husband...I truly felt and looked my best on my wedding day. Katie B assured me that my makeup would stay all day and night and it sure did! I even fell asleep with everything on because I was so exhausted and my makeup was still intact in the morning! On your wedding day you should look and feel your best which is why I highly recommend Katie B to everyone! She's worth every penny! Read less
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Mrs. T.
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Katie B. is exactly who I was looking for! I left it to Katie to decide what "look" would be best for my Big Day. I was over-the-moon with the final look and so was my husband! It was light and the color palette and technique enhanced my features. I really wanted my eyes to look big (as I have a scarce eye lid) and Katie did exactly that sans the eye tape. My mother also had her make-up done and she looked stunning. I have a handful of friends who were inquiring about my make-up. I continue to wear the compact and lip gloss and have friends who have asked where they too can get the same products. Thanks for everything Katie B.! XOXO Mary-Ann
Katie B. is exactly who I was looking for! I left it to Katie to decide what "look" would be best for my Big Day. I was Read more...
Katie B. is exactly who I was looking for! I left it to Katie to decide what "look" would be best for my Big Day. I was over-the-moon with the final look and so was my husband! It was light and the color palette and technique enhanced my features. I really wanted my eyes to look big (as I have a scarce eye lid) and Katie did exactly that sans the eye tape. My mother also had her make-up done and she looked stunning. I have a handful of friends who were inquiring about my make-up. I continue to wear the compact and lip gloss and have friends who have asked where they too can get the same products. Thanks for everything Katie B.! XOXO Mary-Ann Read less
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Riana
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Katie did such an amazing job on my make up and hair for my wedding day. I must say I looked at so many hair styles and makeup, I got confused. Of course Katie came to the rescue, she gave me suggestions on what to do. I basically left her in charge. Omg the result was absolutely stunning! Katie is super talented!!!! I got so many compliments on my makeup/hair basically from every single person there at my wedding and my neighbor:)....about 3 compliments from each person, yeah I looked that GOOD hehe

Not only that Katie is amazing at what she does, she is super nice. She helped me put on my wedding gown, skirt, and put on my veil because none of my bridesmaid showed up yet. She even told me that my elbows was a little ashy. Lol! I'm glad she told me because friends don't let friends go in public with ashy elbows! haha

For some of you who thinks Katie a bit pricy, please read the following:
-I know some of you think you need to do hair trial and makeup because you want to make sure that you will look good. If you book Katie you don't have to worry about that, she will do her magic and turn you into a STUNNING bride! just book her on your wedding day. You will save money at the end.
-Of course you heard, you get what you pay for. With Katie, This is so TRUE! GOOD quality (make up and hair stays all night) GOOD result (you will look gorgeous)GOOD company! Hope this will help you girls make the decision. For me, this was the most important thing, I was very pleased. 2 thumbs up!!!!!! I would give her 3 thumbs up if I have an extra thumb! Good Luck Ladies!
Katie did such an amazing job on my make up and hair for my wedding day. I must say I looked at so many hair styles and Read more...
Katie did such an amazing job on my make up and hair for my wedding day. I must say I looked at so many hair styles and makeup, I got confused. Of course Katie came to the rescue, she gave me suggestions on what to do. I basically left her in charge. Omg the result was absolutely stunning! Katie is super talented!!!! I got so many compliments on my makeup/hair basically from every single person there at my wedding and my neighbor:)....about 3 compliments from each person, yeah I looked that GOOD hehe

Not only that Katie is amazing at what she does, she is super nice. She helped me put on my wedding gown, skirt, and put on my veil because none of my bridesmaid showed up yet. She even told me that my elbows was a little ashy. Lol! I'm glad she told me because friends don't let friends go in public with ashy elbows! haha

For some of you who thinks Katie a bit pricy, please read the following:
-I know some of you think you need to do hair trial and makeup because you want to make sure that you will look good. If you book Katie you don't have to worry about that, she will do her magic and turn you into a STUNNING bride! just book her on your wedding day. You will save money at the end.
-Of course you heard, you get what you pay for. With Katie, This is so TRUE! GOOD quality (make up and hair stays all night) GOOD result (you will look gorgeous)GOOD company! Hope this will help you girls make the decision. For me, this was the most important thing, I was very pleased. 2 thumbs up!!!!!! I would give her 3 thumbs up if I have an extra thumb! Good Luck Ladies! Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.2/5.0
Katie saved me from the worst bridal nightmare.. 2 weeks before my wedding, my makeup artist cancelled on me. I found her from facebook, loved her work and tried to contact her. Although only way to contact her at first was through email, which was driving me crazy with all my anticipation. But finally, she confirmed that she can do the makeup for me, then the stress was gone.
She showed up on time and she was very fast and I was impress how she can change thing that I didn't like without messing it up like other makeup artists I tried before. I absolutely love her makeup line. I have a very oily face and nothing had work for me throughout the whole day but Katie assured me that with her products, I should be fine.. I didn't believe her at first (they all said that) but towards the end of the night.. I was still flawless. The way katie does the hair was amazing! I showed her 2 pictures and I asked her to do a combination between the two. She got my vision and my hair looks so soo sooooo amazing! Love it so much! I thought gay makeup artist was the way to go but Katie blows them away. You go Katie!
Overall I'm very happy with Katie. She very personable and I felt like I know her for years.
Katie saved me from the worst bridal nightmare.. 2 weeks before my wedding, my makeup artist cancelled on me. I found her Read more...
Katie saved me from the worst bridal nightmare.. 2 weeks before my wedding, my makeup artist cancelled on me. I found her from facebook, loved her work and tried to contact her. Although only way to contact her at first was through email, which was driving me crazy with all my anticipation. But finally, she confirmed that she can do the makeup for me, then the stress was gone.
She showed up on time and she was very fast and I was impress how she can change thing that I didn't like without messing it up like other makeup artists I tried before. I absolutely love her makeup line. I have a very oily face and nothing had work for me throughout the whole day but Katie assured me that with her products, I should be fine.. I didn't believe her at first (they all said that) but towards the end of the night.. I was still flawless. The way katie does the hair was amazing! I showed her 2 pictures and I asked her to do a combination between the two. She got my vision and my hair looks so soo sooooo amazing! Love it so much! I thought gay makeup artist was the way to go but Katie blows them away. You go Katie!
Overall I'm very happy with Katie. She very personable and I felt like I know her for years. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Katie B did my bridal hair and make up on June 26, 2010, and she did an absolutely fantastic job. I've rarely had my make up done by another person, and I've never been happy with the results until I met Katie B. One thing I truly appreciated was when she told me that she wanted me to recognize myself once the hair and make up were complete. This assured me right away that Katie B's first priority is the satisfaction of her clients. For my bridal look, I wanted a more glamorous version of my every day self, and she accomplished exactly what I wanted. She is an amazing artist with an eye for color and the ability to work miracles with hair. She is also a true professional--she responded quickly to email, confirmed our appointment by phone, and arrived punctually on the Big Day. I appreciated her professionalism because, as everyone knows how stressful weddings can be, she took the stress out of planning and executing a stunning wedding day look. I will always remember how Katie B did a fabulous job with my hair (which I wore all down and wavy), then helped me place the tiara and cathedral veil that covered the train of my gown. I looked and felt like a princess thanks to Katie B's artistry. I've already recommended her to my girlfriends who will be walking down the aisle soon, and highly highly recommend her to any soon-to-be brides reading this review. I can't thank her enough for my beautiful wedding day look and for her role in making my Big Day special.
Katie B did my bridal hair and make up on June 26, 2010, and she did an absolutely fantastic job. I've rarely had my make Read more...
Katie B did my bridal hair and make up on June 26, 2010, and she did an absolutely fantastic job. I've rarely had my make up done by another person, and I've never been happy with the results until I met Katie B. One thing I truly appreciated was when she told me that she wanted me to recognize myself once the hair and make up were complete. This assured me right away that Katie B's first priority is the satisfaction of her clients. For my bridal look, I wanted a more glamorous version of my every day self, and she accomplished exactly what I wanted. She is an amazing artist with an eye for color and the ability to work miracles with hair. She is also a true professional--she responded quickly to email, confirmed our appointment by phone, and arrived punctually on the Big Day. I appreciated her professionalism because, as everyone knows how stressful weddings can be, she took the stress out of planning and executing a stunning wedding day look. I will always remember how Katie B did a fabulous job with my hair (which I wore all down and wavy), then helped me place the tiara and cathedral veil that covered the train of my gown. I looked and felt like a princess thanks to Katie B's artistry. I've already recommended her to my girlfriends who will be walking down the aisle soon, and highly highly recommend her to any soon-to-be brides reading this review. I can't thank her enough for my beautiful wedding day look and for her role in making my Big Day special. Read less
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chi
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful!

From day 1, I knew that I didn't want anyone else but Katie doing my makeup. I didn't even have to do a trial run with her because I trusted her that much! She basically showed up the day of (on the dot and so on time that even I wasn't even ready for her!) and worked her magic. All she needed to know was what color my scheme was and a general idea of what I wanted and she literally created the perfect look for me! I'm not the type of person who wears a lot of makeup daily and I told Katie that I still wanted to look like "me" but just with makeup on. And she did it! I've never seen my eyes look so beautiful and delicate all at the same time!

Despite the time crunch, she and her charming assistant worked efficiently and meticulously and got me ready on time without skipping out on the quality and customer service. I was a nervous bride and Katie was so sweet to keep me calm and level headed. Not only was she professional in her artistry, but she knew the right things to say to ease my nerves to make me feel better. I would not have been able to start my day off right had it not been for her encouraging and light-hearted words to scare away the jitters.

My makeup stayed on the whole entire morning, day, and evening with only the occasional lipgloss touch up and oil blotting! I was still so impressed with it at 1:30am when I was getting ready to take it off after the night was over, because it still looked really fresh! Katie also did my hair for the morning, but it got snagged when I was changing out of my Vietnamese traditional dress...but the curls that Katie had put in were perfectly fabulous! So perfect that my aunt had no trouble adjusting my curls and resetting them! I was extrememly thankful for the time Katie had put into doing my curls and teasing my hair (she used almost all her hair arsenal on me...from the little curling iron to the big curling iron...even a flat iron!).

I highly recommend you go with Katie for your makeup and hair. You will not be dissapointed! Unlike other makeup artists who will make you look like an overdone barbie doll that barely even resembles you, Katie will highlight your natural beauty and bring out the gorgeous version of you (so that your soon-to-be husband will still see the girl he fell in love with underneath). She is super reliable and professional and actually cares about how you look and feel! She is the most genuine and down to earth girl you will ever meet...and truly does have a warm heart. Believe me, you don't want to go with anyone else but Katie B.
Absolutely wonderful!

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Absolutely wonderful!

From day 1, I knew that I didn't want anyone else but Katie doing my makeup. I didn't even have to do a trial run with her because I trusted her that much! She basically showed up the day of (on the dot and so on time that even I wasn't even ready for her!) and worked her magic. All she needed to know was what color my scheme was and a general idea of what I wanted and she literally created the perfect look for me! I'm not the type of person who wears a lot of makeup daily and I told Katie that I still wanted to look like "me" but just with makeup on. And she did it! I've never seen my eyes look so beautiful and delicate all at the same time!

Despite the time crunch, she and her charming assistant worked efficiently and meticulously and got me ready on time without skipping out on the quality and customer service. I was a nervous bride and Katie was so sweet to keep me calm and level headed. Not only was she professional in her artistry, but she knew the right things to say to ease my nerves to make me feel better. I would not have been able to start my day off right had it not been for her encouraging and light-hearted words to scare away the jitters.

My makeup stayed on the whole entire morning, day, and evening with only the occasional lipgloss touch up and oil blotting! I was still so impressed with it at 1:30am when I was getting ready to take it off after the night was over, because it still looked really fresh! Katie also did my hair for the morning, but it got snagged when I was changing out of my Vietnamese traditional dress...but the curls that Katie had put in were perfectly fabulous! So perfect that my aunt had no trouble adjusting my curls and resetting them! I was extrememly thankful for the time Katie had put into doing my curls and teasing my hair (she used almost all her hair arsenal on me...from the little curling iron to the big curling iron...even a flat iron!).

I highly recommend you go with Katie for your makeup and hair. You will not be dissapointed! Unlike other makeup artists who will make you look like an overdone barbie doll that barely even resembles you, Katie will highlight your natural beauty and bring out the gorgeous version of you (so that your soon-to-be husband will still see the girl he fell in love with underneath). She is super reliable and professional and actually cares about how you look and feel! She is the most genuine and down to earth girl you will ever meet...and truly does have a warm heart. Believe me, you don't want to go with anyone else but Katie B. Read less
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Ashleii
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
What can I say except that Katie Bee is now a part of our wedding memories whether she likes it or not ;). Every bride wants to look beautiful on her special day and I was no different? I've also never had a professional makeover done until I met Katie Bee. Anyone will tell you (and I know this to be true) that when you're shopping online you REALLY need to be careful what you sign up for! The point I'm getting at is that one day (several months before my wedding)I was looking online for bridal hair and makeup artists. It's so challenging to find a makeup/hair artist that knows just by looking at you what they need to do. I've literally spent hours upon hours at the office searching for that right one and had no luck! I've seen before and after photos of a few makeup/hair artists out there and nothing really caught my eye. They were all mediocre at best. As a bride you want to have that WOW factor! I was actually getting frustrated at one point because I know how important makeup and hair is to a bride and settling was not an option for me. I didn't give up though because eventually I would have to find something or someone pretty soon. And then all of sudden out of nowhere I came across this one before and after photo of a bride and I was like WOW!!! I was thinking to myself who the heck is this person??? At that point, I was SOLD!!! I HAD to research this person who I now know today to be Katie Bee. When you know someone is THE ONE you just KNOW!!! I started looking for more work that she has done and more before and after photos. The more I looked the more I was convinced that I MUST HIRE HER!!! At that point I didn't care HOW MUCH she charged...I just wanted HER!!! I was pleasantly surprised to know that she is a fellow asian as well? That put me at GREAT ease because I know that asians are a little bit more sensitive to looks. Asians I think just have a better idea how to do makeup on other asian women. I hope I don't sound racist and I'm not trying to, but I wouldn't hire an african-american or a caucasian to do my eye makeup because I just know it wouldn't work out. I have very small asian almond shaped eyes and these genders have big eyes. It's like asking a mechanic to do your taxes! I knew that she would be sensitive to my looks and work her magic around it somehow. Not trying to discredit other makeup/hair artists out there, but I do have to admit Katie Bee is beyond amazing and I feel she is the best of the best. She obviously knows what she is doing and it shows!!! Proof is in the pudding I always say!!! I'm a very hard critic to begin with and when I say she is the best I mean she is the best!!! I booked her immediately for a trial and actual makeup/hair session. Luckily, she was able to squeeze me in with another bride that day!!! On our trial session I had scheduled bridal shots that evening as well. I was having my pictures taken at the Hyatt Waterfront Hotel in Huntington Beach, CA. I kid you not, EVERYONE that came across my way was AWE struck!!! Almost everyone took a double take and even triple takes!!! I figured it was because I was dressed up as a bride, but I knew deep inside it was more than that?! It was the makeup and hair hands down!!! I felt like a true princess and/or celebrity and I can't stop telling you how special I felt!!! I was getting stared at so much to the point I was getting embarrassed even!!! If this is how it feels to be the center of attention then I don't think I can handle it for more than one day lol. My main concern with Katie Bee were my eyes!!! I have very small almond shaped eyes and I was hoping she could work some magic to make my eyes more bigger and she did!!! I gave her my word that I wouldn't reveal that secret hee hee, so you'll just have to find out for yourself!!! On the day of she came an extra 30 minutes earlier than scheduled. She and her fiancee got right on it and didn't waste any time at all. If that's not professionalism then I don't know what is?! A couple of hours later and VOILA!!! Pure magic all over again!!! To all future brides out there I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Katie Bee!!! Don't waste your time searching online!!! She is the BEST!!! Words cannot even describe how I felt on my wedding day!!! I asked Katie Bee to transform me into a Korean Princess/Bride and she OVER-DELIVERED!!! All of our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful and stunning I looked!!! Pictures are forever Katie Bee and everytime I look at my photos it's a constant reminder of you and your exceptional work!!! Not only was it a pleasure working with you, but I made a new bestie as well. Shaun B is very charming as well and you two make a beautiful couple and/or team!!! I can't thank you enough Katie Bee!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for making me feel special and at my very best!!! Best wishes on all of your future clientele :):):)
What can I say except that Katie Bee is now a part of our wedding memories whether she likes it or not ;). Every bride Read more...
What can I say except that Katie Bee is now a part of our wedding memories whether she likes it or not ;). Every bride wants to look beautiful on her special day and I was no different? I've also never had a professional makeover done until I met Katie Bee. Anyone will tell you (and I know this to be true) that when you're shopping online you REALLY need to be careful what you sign up for! The point I'm getting at is that one day (several months before my wedding)I was looking online for bridal hair and makeup artists. It's so challenging to find a makeup/hair artist that knows just by looking at you what they need to do. I've literally spent hours upon hours at the office searching for that right one and had no luck! I've seen before and after photos of a few makeup/hair artists out there and nothing really caught my eye. They were all mediocre at best. As a bride you want to have that WOW factor! I was actually getting frustrated at one point because I know how important makeup and hair is to a bride and settling was not an option for me. I didn't give up though because eventually I would have to find something or someone pretty soon. And then all of sudden out of nowhere I came across this one before and after photo of a bride and I was like WOW!!! I was thinking to myself who the heck is this person??? At that point, I was SOLD!!! I HAD to research this person who I now know today to be Katie Bee. When you know someone is THE ONE you just KNOW!!! I started looking for more work that she has done and more before and after photos. The more I looked the more I was convinced that I MUST HIRE HER!!! At that point I didn't care HOW MUCH she charged...I just wanted HER!!! I was pleasantly surprised to know that she is a fellow asian as well? That put me at GREAT ease because I know that asians are a little bit more sensitive to looks. Asians I think just have a better idea how to do makeup on other asian women. I hope I don't sound racist and I'm not trying to, but I wouldn't hire an african-american or a caucasian to do my eye makeup because I just know it wouldn't work out. I have very small asian almond shaped eyes and these genders have big eyes. It's like asking a mechanic to do your taxes! I knew that she would be sensitive to my looks and work her magic around it somehow. Not trying to discredit other makeup/hair artists out there, but I do have to admit Katie Bee is beyond amazing and I feel she is the best of the best. She obviously knows what she is doing and it shows!!! Proof is in the pudding I always say!!! I'm a very hard critic to begin with and when I say she is the best I mean she is the best!!! I booked her immediately for a trial and actual makeup/hair session. Luckily, she was able to squeeze me in with another bride that day!!! On our trial session I had scheduled bridal shots that evening as well. I was having my pictures taken at the Hyatt Waterfront Hotel in Huntington Beach, CA. I kid you not, EVERYONE that came across my way was AWE struck!!! Almost everyone took a double take and even triple takes!!! I figured it was because I was dressed up as a bride, but I knew deep inside it was more than that?! It was the makeup and hair hands down!!! I felt like a true princess and/or celebrity and I can't stop telling you how special I felt!!! I was getting stared at so much to the point I was getting embarrassed even!!! If this is how it feels to be the center of attention then I don't think I can handle it for more than one day lol. My main concern with Katie Bee were my eyes!!! I have very small almond shaped eyes and I was hoping she could work some magic to make my eyes more bigger and she did!!! I gave her my word that I wouldn't reveal that secret hee hee, so you'll just have to find out for yourself!!! On the day of she came an extra 30 minutes earlier than scheduled. She and her fiancee got right on it and didn't waste any time at all. If that's not professionalism then I don't know what is?! A couple of hours later and VOILA!!! Pure magic all over again!!! To all future brides out there I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Katie Bee!!! Don't waste your time searching online!!! She is the BEST!!! Words cannot even describe how I felt on my wedding day!!! I asked Katie Bee to transform me into a Korean Princess/Bride and she OVER-DELIVERED!!! All of our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful and stunning I looked!!! Pictures are forever Katie Bee and everytime I look at my photos it's a constant reminder of you and your exceptional work!!! Not only was it a pleasure working with you, but I made a new bestie as well. Shaun B is very charming as well and you two make a beautiful couple and/or team!!! I can't thank you enough Katie Bee!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for making me feel special and at my very best!!! Best wishes on all of your future clientele :):):) Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
What can I say...AMAZING!!!!

No trial needed! I put complete trust in her because of her before and after pictures. Told her she was the expert and she could do whatever she wanted....

Was told I looked like a Hawaiian princess ALL DAY LONG!!!! And I'm not even Hawaiian! LOL

Thank you so much for beautifying me on my wedding day. I didn't want to remove my makeup at the end of the night! Thanks Katie B!
What can I say...AMAZING!!!!

No trial needed! I put complete trust in her because of her before and after Read more...
What can I say...AMAZING!!!!

No trial needed! I put complete trust in her because of her before and after pictures. Told her she was the expert and she could do whatever she wanted....

Was told I looked like a Hawaiian princess ALL DAY LONG!!!! And I'm not even Hawaiian! LOL

Thank you so much for beautifying me on my wedding day. I didn't want to remove my makeup at the end of the night! Thanks Katie B! Read less
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Joelle
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Katie B is an excellent make-up artist for your wedding. My maid of honor found her after knowing I had been through several make-up trials unhappy. After reviewing her photos, I knew she would do a great job. Everyone told me and my maid of honor how amazing we looked on my wedding day. It is worth the money spent to look fabulous on your wedding day. Book her and you won't regret it!
Katie B is an excellent make-up artist for your wedding. My maid of honor found her after knowing I had been through Read more...
Katie B is an excellent make-up artist for your wedding. My maid of honor found her after knowing I had been through several make-up trials unhappy. After reviewing her photos, I knew she would do a great job. Everyone told me and my maid of honor how amazing we looked on my wedding day. It is worth the money spent to look fabulous on your wedding day. Book her and you won't regret it! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Katie did a beautiful job on both my makeup and my bridal party's. I was worried the makeup would look heavy or unnatural, but Katie knew exactly what she was doing and I looked like myself but much more beautiful! My maid-of-honor was so impressed with her work she wants to book Katie for her own wedding later this year. Katie was very professional during my makeup trial and wedding day. I had heard horror stories from friends about makeup artists canceling last minute on their wedding day, but after meeting Katie for my makeup trial I knew I could depend on her. She even managed to fit in hair and makeup for an extra person with only one week's notice! Thank you, Katie, for being so sweet and accommodating!
Katie did a beautiful job on both my makeup and my bridal party's. I was worried the makeup would look heavy or unnatural, Read more...
Katie did a beautiful job on both my makeup and my bridal party's. I was worried the makeup would look heavy or unnatural, but Katie knew exactly what she was doing and I looked like myself but much more beautiful! My maid-of-honor was so impressed with her work she wants to book Katie for her own wedding later this year. Katie was very professional during my makeup trial and wedding day. I had heard horror stories from friends about makeup artists canceling last minute on their wedding day, but after meeting Katie for my makeup trial I knew I could depend on her. She even managed to fit in hair and makeup for an extra person with only one week's notice! Thank you, Katie, for being so sweet and accommodating! Read less
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Namal
Wedding:
2/13/2010
5.0/5.0
After searching all over California for a makeup team for my wedding, I found Katie B. She did my makeup and hair for my engagement shoot and wedding. Katie is professional, sweet, smart, and the best thing is that she listens to exactly what you want. So for my engagement shoot, I had a look with smokey eyes and for the wedding, i had a much more natural look. Both events were amazing and Katie B helped make that happen. Her and Shawn B. are an excellent team- and I would endorse their work any time!!
After searching all over California for a makeup team for my wedding, I found Katie B. She did my makeup and hair for my Read more...
After searching all over California for a makeup team for my wedding, I found Katie B. She did my makeup and hair for my engagement shoot and wedding. Katie is professional, sweet, smart, and the best thing is that she listens to exactly what you want. So for my engagement shoot, I had a look with smokey eyes and for the wedding, i had a much more natural look. Both events were amazing and Katie B helped make that happen. Her and Shawn B. are an excellent team- and I would endorse their work any time!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Makeup & Hair:
I LOVED my hair and makeup for the wedding. Katie did an awesome job on me and my wedding party. I had bad experiences with makeup artists who were not familiar with Asian features, therefore it was very important to me that the makeup artist have extensive experience working with Asian brides. Katie is exactly that person. When I met her, she was so friendly and easy to work with. After the trial run, I was confident that Katie would do a great job for me on the day of the wedding.

On the day of the wedding, my makeup stayed put ALL DAY and my up-do was totally secure (I partied a bit too hard that night and slept on my up-do. My hair was still in near perfect condition when I woke up the next day =P). I did not have any fly away hair and I was picture perfect ALL DAY (from 10am through 10pm). I could not have asked for a better makeup and hair artist! A few of my girls from my wedding party are getting married and they have all contacted Katie to see if Katie would do their makeup for them!

I loved Katie's make up from the wedding so much that I have gotten a virtual make over from Katie and I am about to starting using her makeup line on daily basis.

Professionalism and responsiveness:
Katie is very easy going and flexible. It was extremely easy to work with Katie when I was planning for my wedding. I did not like making personal calls at work to contact vendors for the wedding. Katie made it easy for me since she was (and still is) super responsive via email. She travels to your location, which made it very easy for me. She came to my house to do the trial run and she (along with her crew) traveled to Temecula on the day of the wedding to work on me and my wedding party. She was on time for every meeting we had. If I had to rank all my vendors for my wedding, Katie would be ranked #1.

Thank you Katie for making me a beautiful bride!
Love Sarah
xoxoxo
Makeup & Hair:
I LOVED my hair and makeup for the wedding. Katie did an awesome job on me and my wedding party. I had Read more...
Makeup & Hair:
I LOVED my hair and makeup for the wedding. Katie did an awesome job on me and my wedding party. I had bad experiences with makeup artists who were not familiar with Asian features, therefore it was very important to me that the makeup artist have extensive experience working with Asian brides. Katie is exactly that person. When I met her, she was so friendly and easy to work with. After the trial run, I was confident that Katie would do a great job for me on the day of the wedding.

On the day of the wedding, my makeup stayed put ALL DAY and my up-do was totally secure (I partied a bit too hard that night and slept on my up-do. My hair was still in near perfect condition when I woke up the next day =P). I did not have any fly away hair and I was picture perfect ALL DAY (from 10am through 10pm). I could not have asked for a better makeup and hair artist! A few of my girls from my wedding party are getting married and they have all contacted Katie to see if Katie would do their makeup for them!

I loved Katie's make up from the wedding so much that I have gotten a virtual make over from Katie and I am about to starting using her makeup line on daily basis.

Professionalism and responsiveness:
Katie is very easy going and flexible. It was extremely easy to work with Katie when I was planning for my wedding. I did not like making personal calls at work to contact vendors for the wedding. Katie made it easy for me since she was (and still is) super responsive via email. She travels to your location, which made it very easy for me. She came to my house to do the trial run and she (along with her crew) traveled to Temecula on the day of the wedding to work on me and my wedding party. She was on time for every meeting we had. If I had to rank all my vendors for my wedding, Katie would be ranked #1.

Thank you Katie for making me a beautiful bride!
Love Sarah
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Christine
Wedding:
1/1/2008
5.0/5.0
I first had the opportunity to use Katie when she did my friend's wedding and I was one of the bridesmaids. She was wonderful to work with and it was one of the few if not only times I didn't look super Asiany (i.e. chinky eyes) with my makeup! I loved how the makeup and hair turned out great in pictures and lasted the ENTIRE night. Since I had such a good experience with Katie, I decided to give her makeup a try. I sent her a picture of me at my friend's wedding when she did my makeup and one with me without makeup and she was able to give me a "virtual" makeover by recommending which products to use and how to use them. I so far have used her baked mineral powder and stick concealer/foundation and LOVE them! They provide great coverage and the best thing about them is that a little goes a long way AND it lasts ALL day. I don't like that "caked-on" feeling or look but it feels and looks very light and clean since you don't have to use that much for it to work it's magic.

I would definitely recommend using Katie for any special occasion you need to be dolled up for or if you're looking for a fresh change in your makeup. It's great that with her crazy schedule she still takes the time to respond to your emails personally. You should feel like you're in good hands with Katie because she really does want to make sure you look your best!

Thanks Katie!
I first had the opportunity to use Katie when she did my friend's wedding and I was one of the bridesmaids. She was Read more...
I first had the opportunity to use Katie when she did my friend's wedding and I was one of the bridesmaids. She was wonderful to work with and it was one of the few if not only times I didn't look super Asiany (i.e. chinky eyes) with my makeup! I loved how the makeup and hair turned out great in pictures and lasted the ENTIRE night. Since I had such a good experience with Katie, I decided to give her makeup a try. I sent her a picture of me at my friend's wedding when she did my makeup and one with me without makeup and she was able to give me a "virtual" makeover by recommending which products to use and how to use them. I so far have used her baked mineral powder and stick concealer/foundation and LOVE them! They provide great coverage and the best thing about them is that a little goes a long way AND it lasts ALL day. I don't like that "caked-on" feeling or look but it feels and looks very light and clean since you don't have to use that much for it to work it's magic.

I would definitely recommend using Katie for any special occasion you need to be dolled up for or if you're looking for a fresh change in your makeup. It's great that with her crazy schedule she still takes the time to respond to your emails personally. You should feel like you're in good hands with Katie because she really does want to make sure you look your best!

Thanks Katie! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Katie B!! Was such a pleasure to have. She truly did an amazing job. To give you a rough time frame of the day, she started at around 8:00am, tea time was around 10:30am, wedding ceremony was at 2:00pm, photo opportunity from 3:00-5:00pm, reception started at 6:00pm. Barely any touch up was needed throughout the day; just a light dust of powder and lip gloss. I usually don't sweat, but my hands were clammy all day; that being said, the hair and make up did not budge. I was so happy with the outcome of her work. It was a wonderful and welcoming transformation on the morning of my wedding day. My sisters, bridesmaids, cousins were all in/out of the room while she was doing the hair & make up; managed to work at the same time chat with everyone. My sister is one of her superfan and I can easily see why. Katie B arrived on time, was very professional and friendly, unpacked quickly to get started, took pictures for her posts, made sure she had the latest style and looks I wanted to work with; before you know it, I was done up. Again, I can't express enough the wonderful work Katie B did. Very happy with outcome of friends & family pictures. Can't wait to see the professional ones while I will gladly send a few over her way. Will be ordering online to personally own a few of your great products. Thank you again & I definitely recommend. Worth it!!
Katie B!! Was such a pleasure to have. She truly did an amazing job. To give you a rough time frame of the day, she Read more...
Katie B!! Was such a pleasure to have. She truly did an amazing job. To give you a rough time frame of the day, she started at around 8:00am, tea time was around 10:30am, wedding ceremony was at 2:00pm, photo opportunity from 3:00-5:00pm, reception started at 6:00pm. Barely any touch up was needed throughout the day; just a light dust of powder and lip gloss. I usually don't sweat, but my hands were clammy all day; that being said, the hair and make up did not budge. I was so happy with the outcome of her work. It was a wonderful and welcoming transformation on the morning of my wedding day. My sisters, bridesmaids, cousins were all in/out of the room while she was doing the hair & make up; managed to work at the same time chat with everyone. My sister is one of her superfan and I can easily see why. Katie B arrived on time, was very professional and friendly, unpacked quickly to get started, took pictures for her posts, made sure she had the latest style and looks I wanted to work with; before you know it, I was done up. Again, I can't express enough the wonderful work Katie B did. Very happy with outcome of friends & family pictures. Can't wait to see the professional ones while I will gladly send a few over her way. Will be ordering online to personally own a few of your great products. Thank you again & I definitely recommend. Worth it!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Katie B does amazing work! She did my wedding hair and makeup and I was extremely pleased with her work. Like all the other brides, the makeup stayed on all day & night long and looked flawless until the very end. She arrived on time and made sure everything was perfect before she left.

Not only that, Katie is the sweetest person! (As well as her husband!!) She is so wonderful to work with, it felt like I was hanging out with a friend. Love her!!!!
Katie B does amazing work! She did my wedding hair and makeup and I was extremely pleased with her work. Like all the Read more...
Katie B does amazing work! She did my wedding hair and makeup and I was extremely pleased with her work. Like all the other brides, the makeup stayed on all day & night long and looked flawless until the very end. She arrived on time and made sure everything was perfect before she left.

Not only that, Katie is the sweetest person! (As well as her husband!!) She is so wonderful to work with, it felt like I was hanging out with a friend. Love her!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I've been in many weddings and had my makeup done in all of them, and none have ever wowed me like Katie's job did! My sisters and I all received so many compliments, in person and in pictures. Even our super picky mom really liked her work, which is truly saying something. Katie is definitely a find; she's well worth the money. She takes the time to get to know you, both before (by asking about your typical routine/look and requesting pictures) and during (asking questions about what we prefer and offering advice if needed), which results in a look that is you but better! Her products lasted and looked flawless for the duration of the event - day, evening, and night (I woke up to a still-fully made up face the next morning). She is also professional, prompt and has a great personality. All huge pluses for big and stressful events like weddings! I would absolutely recommend her - thanks Katie!
I've been in many weddings and had my makeup done in all of them, and none have ever wowed me like Katie's job did! My Read more...
I've been in many weddings and had my makeup done in all of them, and none have ever wowed me like Katie's job did! My sisters and I all received so many compliments, in person and in pictures. Even our super picky mom really liked her work, which is truly saying something. Katie is definitely a find; she's well worth the money. She takes the time to get to know you, both before (by asking about your typical routine/look and requesting pictures) and during (asking questions about what we prefer and offering advice if needed), which results in a look that is you but better! Her products lasted and looked flawless for the duration of the event - day, evening, and night (I woke up to a still-fully made up face the next morning). She is also professional, prompt and has a great personality. All huge pluses for big and stressful events like weddings! I would absolutely recommend her - thanks Katie! Read less
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