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La Belle Vie

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL US 60657 (map)

PHONE

773-525-0495

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ABOUT US

Bridal Beauty Services Finding true happiness through true beauty
La Belle Vie understands that you want to look and feel as beautiful as possible on your special day. Our team of... Read more
Bridal Beauty Services Finding true happiness through true beauty
La Belle Vie understands that you want to look and feel as beautiful as possible on your special day. Our team of beauty artisans is available to provide makeup and hair services at the location of your choosing. Working with the highest- quality products, La Belle Vie will give you a long-lasting, photo-ready look to remember. Whether you desire a natural, romantic look, a more contemporary up-do, or something completely new and different, we accommodate your tastes and preferences to the last detail.

At La Belle Vie, we take the time to get to know your personality, as well as how you wish to look on your special day. All so that we may select the appropriate make up artist and hairstylist for you. We coordinate a trial between you and our team of artisans to allow you to try out different looks and styles. Our artisans will then arrive on-time at your location, ready to make you and your bridal party beautiful.
In addition to wedding day services, we also offer hair and makeup services to help you look your very best for your engagement photos.
MAKE UP
Our make up artists have been involved in professional presentations from theatrical and film productions to runway shows and fashion photo shoots. They are familiar with a wide range of skin tones, ethnicities, and product lines – including Bobbi Brown, Chanel, MAC, NARS, Laura Mercier, Vincent Longo, and YSL.

HAIR
Whatever your hair texture or style, La Belle Vie hair stylists will know exactly how to make the most of your “crowning glory.” Whether you prefer a contemporary look or a classic up-do, our artisans will ensure you look your best on this special day.

Whatever your wedding day wishes, La Belle Vie is always ready to make them come true - beautifully.

About Face International Creating a more beautiful world
The services you’ll enjoy from La Belle Vie will be enhanced by knowing that a portion of the proceeds will go to About Face International. As you prepare for your wedding, you can take pride in knowing that you’re helping About Face International comfort, support, and assist your neighbors through a number of community-oriented programs. Read less
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Bess
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
I had a very large wedding with many challenges. la Belle vie expertly navigated the schedules and needs of eight very different bridesmaids. They all turned out looking fabulous! My makeup artist they matched me up with made my skin and especially my pictures really shine (i.e., I have combination skin that is prone to blotchiness and breakouts during stressful or exciting moments). I was also wanted a very romantic updo and I was overwhelmed with how great it looked. I would recommend la Belle vie to any bride who wants to look their very best on their wedding day. It was very much worth the money.
I had a very large wedding with many challenges. la Belle vie expertly navigated the schedules and needs of eight very Read more...
I had a very large wedding with many challenges. la Belle vie expertly navigated the schedules and needs of eight very different bridesmaids. They all turned out looking fabulous! My makeup artist they matched me up with made my skin and especially my pictures really shine (i.e., I have combination skin that is prone to blotchiness and breakouts during stressful or exciting moments). I was also wanted a very romantic updo and I was overwhelmed with how great it looked. I would recommend la Belle vie to any bride who wants to look their very best on their wedding day. It was very much worth the money. Read less
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JennB
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
It was truly refreshing to find La Belle Vie. They understood exactly what I was looking for. I filled out a compatibility sheet that helped them find me a perfect hairstylist and makeup artist. I LOVED the final result. I don't usually wear much makeup and I was really afraid of looking over done. My hair stayed in place all day without being drenched in hairspray and my makeup looked flawless even after the reception! Whenever I needed something or had a question it was easy to get a hold of them. They were always available to help me. All of my bridesmaids will be using La Belle Vie for their wedding services!!
THANKS!!!
It was truly refreshing to find La Belle Vie. They understood exactly what I was looking for. I filled out a compatibility Read more...
It was truly refreshing to find La Belle Vie. They understood exactly what I was looking for. I filled out a compatibility sheet that helped them find me a perfect hairstylist and makeup artist. I LOVED the final result. I don't usually wear much makeup and I was really afraid of looking over done. My hair stayed in place all day without being drenched in hairspray and my makeup looked flawless even after the reception! Whenever I needed something or had a question it was easy to get a hold of them. They were always available to help me. All of my bridesmaids will be using La Belle Vie for their wedding services!!
THANKS!!! Read less
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Chloe
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved my hairstylist and makeup artist for my wedding day! I am a hairstylist and makeup artist myself and it wasn't until a week before my wedding that I decided that I wanted to have someone else do my hair and makeup. I was nervous about having someone else do my hair and makeup because I am a perfectionist and my years in the industry have made me very critical of subpar makeup or hair. As soon as I called la Belle vie, I knew their people were legit. They were extremely accommodating as my wedding was so close. I --a nervous wreck-- also calmed me down and made me realize I had nothing to worry about. I have hair that goes to below my waist, and the hairstyle was absolutely beautiful. Wow! I am still stunned how beautiful it looked. I decided to go with airbrush makeup, and it looked fabulous. I really enjoyed working with la Belle vie and would recommend them to anyone.
I absolutely loved my hairstylist and makeup artist for my wedding day! I am a hairstylist and makeup artist myself and it Read more...
I absolutely loved my hairstylist and makeup artist for my wedding day! I am a hairstylist and makeup artist myself and it wasn't until a week before my wedding that I decided that I wanted to have someone else do my hair and makeup. I was nervous about having someone else do my hair and makeup because I am a perfectionist and my years in the industry have made me very critical of subpar makeup or hair. As soon as I called la Belle vie, I knew their people were legit. They were extremely accommodating as my wedding was so close. I --a nervous wreck-- also calmed me down and made me realize I had nothing to worry about. I have hair that goes to below my waist, and the hairstyle was absolutely beautiful. Wow! I am still stunned how beautiful it looked. I decided to go with airbrush makeup, and it looked fabulous. I really enjoyed working with la Belle vie and would recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Jacquelyn8685
Wedding:
10/4/2008
0.4/5.0
HORRIBLE!!! I used to do updo's myself.. so I'm very picky and I knew I wanted the best! I decided to use their "national" level hair stylist who supposedly has more experience than their 2 lower levels of stylists. The girl who did my hair trial was sweet, but what she did was TERRIBLE!! I told her I wanted to use my naturally curly hair, and she ended up completely using a curling iron over what was already curled, making them look very shirley temple!! Not only that, but she said she had never seen anyone with hair as thick as mine. I know I have a lot of hair, but that's not comforting. If she's been to other countries, and done SO many people's hair.. she should have experience with heavy heads of hair. I know people who haven't gone to beauty school who do AMAZING up-dos, so don't let the "national" level make you think that they are any better at up-dos. In fact.. sometimes the best ones are the ones right out of school because they know the most techniques that get forgotten after years of being in the business. After my terrible trial, I cancelled my makeup artist well but didn't get a refund! I spent 300 dollars on a lousy trial!!
HORRIBLE!!! I used to do updo's myself.. so I'm very picky and I knew I wanted the best! I decided to use their "national" Read more...
HORRIBLE!!! I used to do updo's myself.. so I'm very picky and I knew I wanted the best! I decided to use their "national" level hair stylist who supposedly has more experience than their 2 lower levels of stylists. The girl who did my hair trial was sweet, but what she did was TERRIBLE!! I told her I wanted to use my naturally curly hair, and she ended up completely using a curling iron over what was already curled, making them look very shirley temple!! Not only that, but she said she had never seen anyone with hair as thick as mine. I know I have a lot of hair, but that's not comforting. If she's been to other countries, and done SO many people's hair.. she should have experience with heavy heads of hair. I know people who haven't gone to beauty school who do AMAZING up-dos, so don't let the "national" level make you think that they are any better at up-dos. In fact.. sometimes the best ones are the ones right out of school because they know the most techniques that get forgotten after years of being in the business. After my terrible trial, I cancelled my makeup artist well but didn't get a refund! I spent 300 dollars on a lousy trial!! Read less
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chigirl08
Wedding:
10/3/2008
4.6/5.0
La Belle Vie was able to schedule me with one of their stylists fairly quickly. I had my hair done and the stylist understood exactly what I wanted at the trial. My hair looked great on the wedding day as well. It did start to fall out at one point, but it was easy to pin back up. My bridesmaids and moms also look fabulous.
La Belle Vie was able to schedule me with one of their stylists fairly quickly. I had my hair done and the stylist Read more...
La Belle Vie was able to schedule me with one of their stylists fairly quickly. I had my hair done and the stylist understood exactly what I wanted at the trial. My hair looked great on the wedding day as well. It did start to fall out at one point, but it was easy to pin back up. My bridesmaids and moms also look fabulous. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Hey, thank you guys again so much. All the detail you provided both before and during my wedding helped a ton! The bridal beauty schedule you sent was great b/c we has zero confusion as to who was getting ready when. Your office is so professional. Blew my expectations away and my makeup artist and hairstylist were the best! We all L-O-V-E-D them! Thank you guys again so much!!!
Hey, thank you guys again so much. All the detail you provided both before and during my wedding helped a ton! The bridal Read more...
Hey, thank you guys again so much. All the detail you provided both before and during my wedding helped a ton! The bridal beauty schedule you sent was great b/c we has zero confusion as to who was getting ready when. Your office is so professional. Blew my expectations away and my makeup artist and hairstylist were the best! We all L-O-V-E-D them! Thank you guys again so much!!! Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
6/15/2008
5.0/5.0
I contacted several other vendors (one of which didn't even show up for the trial) and no one had your level of expertise and personal touch. I wanted an all natural look and your team totally delivered. Every point of communication was so personal, you guys truly got to know me and both my hairstylist and makeup artist were amazing. My bridesmaids also had nothing but great things to say. Thanks again for making me feel so special. Your team did an outstanding job. I would recommend you to anyone who asks!

Thank you
I contacted several other vendors (one of which didn't even show up for the trial) and no one had your level of expertise Read more...
I contacted several other vendors (one of which didn't even show up for the trial) and no one had your level of expertise and personal touch. I wanted an all natural look and your team totally delivered. Every point of communication was so personal, you guys truly got to know me and both my hairstylist and makeup artist were amazing. My bridesmaids also had nothing but great things to say. Thanks again for making me feel so special. Your team did an outstanding job. I would recommend you to anyone who asks!

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Michelle
Wedding:
6/1/2008
5.0/5.0
I recommend that every bride use La Belle Vie for their wedding hair and makeup. They were extremely helpful in helping me determine the look I wanted. I also absolutely LOVED my hairstylist and makeup artist. They were reliable, professional, and made me look better than I ever expected on my wedding day. Thank you so much La Belle Vie!
I recommend that every bride use La Belle Vie for their wedding hair and makeup. They were extremely helpful in helping me Read more...
I recommend that every bride use La Belle Vie for their wedding hair and makeup. They were extremely helpful in helping me determine the look I wanted. I also absolutely LOVED my hairstylist and makeup artist. They were reliable, professional, and made me look better than I ever expected on my wedding day. Thank you so much La Belle Vie! Read less
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Lizzie
Wedding:
5/28/2008
5.0/5.0
It was really important to me that me and my bridesmaids look naturally beautiful on my wedding day. Not only did La Belle Vie provide me with a fantastic makeup artist and stylist, I looked amazing! La Belle Vie made me feel extremely comfortable. Everyone is so nice and are so easy to get in touch with. I would recommend La Belle Vie to any bride who wants a reliable, dependable, talented team to do their hair and makeup.
It was really important to me that me and my bridesmaids look naturally beautiful on my wedding day. Not only did La Belle Read more...
It was really important to me that me and my bridesmaids look naturally beautiful on my wedding day. Not only did La Belle Vie provide me with a fantastic makeup artist and stylist, I looked amazing! La Belle Vie made me feel extremely comfortable. Everyone is so nice and are so easy to get in touch with. I would recommend La Belle Vie to any bride who wants a reliable, dependable, talented team to do their hair and makeup. Read less
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Rumya
Wedding:
3/29/2008
5.0/5.0
As an Indian bride, I was a little worried you guys wouldn’t understand all the custom and tradition. However, I was hugely surprised your level of knowledge and expertise! I went with the National rate (the highest level) and it was totally worth it. Both the hairstylist and makeup artist performed all of my different looks perfectly and made the rest of my party look beautiful, as well. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. I will definitely be recommending you guys.
As an Indian bride, I was a little worried you guys wouldnt understand all the custom and tradition. However, I was hugely Read more...
As an Indian bride, I was a little worried you guys wouldn’t understand all the custom and tradition. However, I was hugely surprised your level of knowledge and expertise! I went with the National rate (the highest level) and it was totally worth it. Both the hairstylist and makeup artist performed all of my different looks perfectly and made the rest of my party look beautiful, as well. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. I will definitely be recommending you guys. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/24/2008
5.0/5.0
I was married a month ago and wanted to have my hair and makeup professionally done for my wedding day. I went through a few companies and different makeup artists and hairstylists until I found La Belle Vie. La Belle Vie was a lifesaver! So amazing! Karyn who works at La Belle Vie gave me a profile questionnaire to fill out. The questionnaire asks in depth questions about my personality, how I usually wear my makeup or hair, and how I wanted to wear my hair and makeup on my wedding day. She takes that information and matched me up with a makeup artist and hairstylist I loved. In addition to, La Belle Vie (no other company does this!!) allowed for me to look through my matches profile as well as interview my matches before my trial. Karyn also emailed me a makeup and hair look book that gave me even more ideas for my wedding day. Another cool thing about La Belle Vie is that they have a weekly e-newsletter that goes out with weekly bridal beauty tips. The e-newsletter is so great, I asked if I could continue to keep getting it after I got married. Plus, La Belle Vie is very involved with a nonprofit called About Face International. A percentage of what I paid for services was donated to AFI, which I thought was really cool. On my wedding day my makeup and hairstylist showed up where I was getting ready at on time and did myself and all my bridesmaids beautifully. Thank you La Belle Vie for making me look absolutely gorgeous on my wedding day!!!
I was married a month ago and wanted to have my hair and makeup professionally done for my wedding day. I went through a Read more...
I was married a month ago and wanted to have my hair and makeup professionally done for my wedding day. I went through a few companies and different makeup artists and hairstylists until I found La Belle Vie. La Belle Vie was a lifesaver! So amazing! Karyn who works at La Belle Vie gave me a profile questionnaire to fill out. The questionnaire asks in depth questions about my personality, how I usually wear my makeup or hair, and how I wanted to wear my hair and makeup on my wedding day. She takes that information and matched me up with a makeup artist and hairstylist I loved. In addition to, La Belle Vie (no other company does this!!) allowed for me to look through my matches profile as well as interview my matches before my trial. Karyn also emailed me a makeup and hair look book that gave me even more ideas for my wedding day. Another cool thing about La Belle Vie is that they have a weekly e-newsletter that goes out with weekly bridal beauty tips. The e-newsletter is so great, I asked if I could continue to keep getting it after I got married. Plus, La Belle Vie is very involved with a nonprofit called About Face International. A percentage of what I paid for services was donated to AFI, which I thought was really cool. On my wedding day my makeup and hairstylist showed up where I was getting ready at on time and did myself and all my bridesmaids beautifully. Thank you La Belle Vie for making me look absolutely gorgeous on my wedding day!!! Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
3/15/2008
5.0/5.0
I truly want to thank the entire team at LBV! The office ladies were so professional and on top of every last detail. When I got the bridal beauty schedule in Excel…I was in heaven. Yes, I am that anal and you guys dealt with it! Everyone loved my “up-do” and considering I always wear my hair down it was a shocker for most of my guests. I got so many compliments! You guys made me feel so special all the way through. For any professional woman, I highly recommend La Belle Vie!
I truly want to thank the entire team at LBV! The office ladies were so professional and on top of every last detail. When Read more...
I truly want to thank the entire team at LBV! The office ladies were so professional and on top of every last detail. When I got the bridal beauty schedule in Excel…I was in heaven. Yes, I am that anal and you guys dealt with it! Everyone loved my “up-do” and considering I always wear my hair down it was a shocker for most of my guests. I got so many compliments! You guys made me feel so special all the way through. For any professional woman, I highly recommend La Belle Vie! Read less
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