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LaV Beauty

Ulster Park , NY

LOCATION

POB 161
Ulster Park, NY 12487 US

PHONE

845-339-3368

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Karen Schrowang, owner of LaV Beauty
has made women of the Hudson Valley & surrounding areas more beautiful for over 20 years!
She provides personalized, on-location Makeup and... Read more
Karen Schrowang, owner of LaV Beauty
has made women of the Hudson Valley & surrounding areas more beautiful for over 20 years!
She provides personalized, on-location Makeup and Hair services for you
featuring her exclusive brand of cosmetics.

Karen’s artistry highlights and draws focus to each womans best features.
Whether you desire a natural glow or a more glamorous touch,
LaV will give you the perfect look on your Wedding day.



Her experience with photographers and stylists will ease your mind and reveal your true beauty. Read less
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REVIEWS

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Jacqueline
Wedding:
11/16/2014
4.6/5.0
LaV was a great choice for our beauty needs. I was able to get a consultation quickly. Both Karen and Anna worked with me to decide on the best hair and make-up for my desired look. They were very nice and helpful. I even got to meet Karens awesome little girl who was even sweeter.

On the day of the wedding Karen and Anna came to do hair and make-up for me, 6 bridesmaids, and my future mother-in-law. We were taken care of quickly and professionally. The hair and make-up choices were excellent. I was even able to purchase a touch up kit with my colors.

My only issue was with my hair. I was very concerned that it would not stay through the wedding due to the wind during pictures and moving around all night. I was told it would be fine but the bobby-pins felt very loose. My hair lasted about 2 out of the total 5 1/2 hours before bobby-pins were falling out. It was not so bad since it was generally still held in place but I was upset that pins were actually coming out. I hate to have to say this since everything else was great! I would still highly recommend this team!
LaV was a great choice for our beauty needs. I was able to get a consultation quickly. Both Karen and Anna worked with me Read more...
LaV was a great choice for our beauty needs. I was able to get a consultation quickly. Both Karen and Anna worked with me to decide on the best hair and make-up for my desired look. They were very nice and helpful. I even got to meet Karens awesome little girl who was even sweeter.

On the day of the wedding Karen and Anna came to do hair and make-up for me, 6 bridesmaids, and my future mother-in-law. We were taken care of quickly and professionally. The hair and make-up choices were excellent. I was even able to purchase a touch up kit with my colors.

My only issue was with my hair. I was very concerned that it would not stay through the wedding due to the wind during pictures and moving around all night. I was told it would be fine but the bobby-pins felt very loose. My hair lasted about 2 out of the total 5 1/2 hours before bobby-pins were falling out. It was not so bad since it was generally still held in place but I was upset that pins were actually coming out. I hate to have to say this since everything else was great! I would still highly recommend this team! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
There are so many wonderful things I can say about Karen and Anna. I will start with this, she is an artist. Anna is amazing with hair. They transform you. I looked amazing on my wedding day as did my girls. During my trial she suggested different options and we discussed lighting, photography and hair color everything that you wouldn't think about but they knew first hand.
We had to switch locations in mid "updo" due to my destination, it wasn't a problem. They didn't flinch. We had the best time while my 6 bridesmaids, 2 mothers and me (the bride) all got hair and makeup done. I know she probably thought we were all a little crazy, especially one of my bridesmaids but we really had the best time with lots of laughs. It felt like one of your best friends was hanging out and doing your hair and makeup. They both did a flawless job and I could not have been happier with the results. I felt like a bride that day because of how they made me feel and look.
Thanks again to both of you!
Theresa Ranzie
There are so many wonderful things I can say about Karen and Anna. I will start with this, she is an artist. Anna is Read more...
There are so many wonderful things I can say about Karen and Anna. I will start with this, she is an artist. Anna is amazing with hair. They transform you. I looked amazing on my wedding day as did my girls. During my trial she suggested different options and we discussed lighting, photography and hair color everything that you wouldn't think about but they knew first hand.
We had to switch locations in mid "updo" due to my destination, it wasn't a problem. They didn't flinch. We had the best time while my 6 bridesmaids, 2 mothers and me (the bride) all got hair and makeup done. I know she probably thought we were all a little crazy, especially one of my bridesmaids but we really had the best time with lots of laughs. It felt like one of your best friends was hanging out and doing your hair and makeup. They both did a flawless job and I could not have been happier with the results. I felt like a bride that day because of how they made me feel and look.
Thanks again to both of you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Very talented, kind and do awesome work!
Very talented, kind and do awesome work!
Very talented, kind and do awesome work! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.7/5.0
Karen and her team did a phenomenal job for my wedding! We each received an individual look that perfectly suited our features and tastes, and brought out the best in each of us. They put us at ease the whole time with their professionalism, enthusiasm, and caring ways. All the ladies felt great about their hair and makeup, and received LOTS of compliments! Karen and Anna really listened to what we each wanted, provided their suggestions, and ultimately got everything "just right." THANK YOU!!!
Karen and her team did a phenomenal job for my wedding! We each received an individual look that perfectly suited our Read more...
Karen and her team did a phenomenal job for my wedding! We each received an individual look that perfectly suited our features and tastes, and brought out the best in each of us. They put us at ease the whole time with their professionalism, enthusiasm, and caring ways. All the ladies felt great about their hair and makeup, and received LOTS of compliments! Karen and Anna really listened to what we each wanted, provided their suggestions, and ultimately got everything "just right." THANK YOU!!! Read less
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Juliet
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.4/5.0
Anna and Eileen were amazing! They spent the whole morning with us doing all of the girls hair and makeup and everything was so comfortable (it felt like we were all old friends!) I can only imagine how long the morning would've been if it was filled with awkward silence! They did a fabulous job on everyone! As the bride, I was a hot mess during the whole ceremony into wee hours of dancing in an outdoor venue in the middle of July and throughout the sweat and tears, my hair and makeup held up like a champ!

I would definitely recommend this team!

Karen was flexible and accommodating when it came booking the trial run (it was real struggle for me to commit to spending money on a trial, I am not a regular makeup wearer). Karen understood this and worked me so that we could find a middle ground. :)
Anna and Eileen were amazing! They spent the whole morning with us doing all of the girls hair and makeup and everything Read more...
Anna and Eileen were amazing! They spent the whole morning with us doing all of the girls hair and makeup and everything was so comfortable (it felt like we were all old friends!) I can only imagine how long the morning would've been if it was filled with awkward silence! They did a fabulous job on everyone! As the bride, I was a hot mess during the whole ceremony into wee hours of dancing in an outdoor venue in the middle of July and throughout the sweat and tears, my hair and makeup held up like a champ!

I would definitely recommend this team!

Karen was flexible and accommodating when it came booking the trial run (it was real struggle for me to commit to spending money on a trial, I am not a regular makeup wearer). Karen understood this and worked me so that we could find a middle ground. :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I planned my wedding from 600 miles away and Karen was so friendly and helpful to me. She answered all my questions and was very flexible since I lived so far away. Karen and her team did an excellent job on the hair and makeup for me and my mom and my bridal party. They worked quickly and efficiently and did a fabulous job. Everyone looked gorgeous!
I planned my wedding from 600 miles away and Karen was so friendly and helpful to me. She answered all my questions and Read more...
I planned my wedding from 600 miles away and Karen was so friendly and helpful to me. She answered all my questions and was very flexible since I lived so far away. Karen and her team did an excellent job on the hair and makeup for me and my mom and my bridal party. They worked quickly and efficiently and did a fabulous job. Everyone looked gorgeous! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I first met Karen when she did makeup for my best friend's wedding. I thought she did a great job so I decided to hire her for my big day. She didn't disappoint. Due to a pre-wedding snafu, we were almost two hours behind schedule. Not only did she finish everyone's makeup (six girls plus the bride) on time, she also made everyone look fabulous, My mom and I liked her so much, we bought her makeup products and are planning on taking makeup lessons from her.
I first met Karen when she did makeup for my best friend's wedding. I thought she did a great job so I decided to hire her Read more...
I first met Karen when she did makeup for my best friend's wedding. I thought she did a great job so I decided to hire her for my big day. She didn't disappoint. Due to a pre-wedding snafu, we were almost two hours behind schedule. Not only did she finish everyone's makeup (six girls plus the bride) on time, she also made everyone look fabulous, My mom and I liked her so much, we bought her makeup products and are planning on taking makeup lessons from her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Karen does amazing work, she makes you look fresh and beautiful. She came to my house and made the whole process so easy. My wedding was on Nov. 16th. I love her from the start and she has her own wonderful makeup that you can buy too. Simply amazing. Book her!
Karen does amazing work, she makes you look fresh and beautiful. She came to my house and made the whole process so easy. Read more...
Karen does amazing work, she makes you look fresh and beautiful. She came to my house and made the whole process so easy. My wedding was on Nov. 16th. I love her from the start and she has her own wonderful makeup that you can buy too. Simply amazing. Book her! Read less
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LaV Beauty responded with the following comments:

Aawww, thanks my Anonymous friend, G.C.! So happy I could be there for you and your sister.
You looked amazingly gorgeous and I cant wait for your formal wedding pix!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen of LaV Beauty was wonderful to work with! I'd met her at a Bridal Expo about a year before my wedding day and knew from the very first moment that I was going to hire her. Her portfolio was amazing and just what I was looking for, the brides were beautiful without being "made-up". And that is just how I felt on my wedding day. I felt like I was myself, but a prettier version than the every day life. I was more than happy with my wedding day look, but what I loved even more was how beautiful my mom looked. I had never seen my mom wear the slightest touch of make up my whole life. When Karen turned her chair around and I saw how gorgeous she looked I nearly cried. All day long we got compliments on how beautiful our make up looked. Karen was a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to working with her again in the future. I will utilize her services for a private consultation to perfect my day to day look. I've already recommended her services to friends who are getting married in 2013.
Karen of LaV Beauty was wonderful to work with! I'd met her at a Bridal Expo about a year before my wedding day and knew Read more...
Karen of LaV Beauty was wonderful to work with! I'd met her at a Bridal Expo about a year before my wedding day and knew from the very first moment that I was going to hire her. Her portfolio was amazing and just what I was looking for, the brides were beautiful without being "made-up". And that is just how I felt on my wedding day. I felt like I was myself, but a prettier version than the every day life. I was more than happy with my wedding day look, but what I loved even more was how beautiful my mom looked. I had never seen my mom wear the slightest touch of make up my whole life. When Karen turned her chair around and I saw how gorgeous she looked I nearly cried. All day long we got compliments on how beautiful our make up looked. Karen was a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to working with her again in the future. I will utilize her services for a private consultation to perfect my day to day look. I've already recommended her services to friends who are getting married in 2013. Read less
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LaV Beauty responded with the following comments:

You are so beautiful!! It was a pleasure to make your mother look as special as she could be, too. As women, we ALL deserve to feel our prettiest, no matter the occasion, but most certainly on our childrens wedding day!
I love creating looks for my brides, and their mothers and even grandmothers, too!
Cant wait to meet up for your day-to-day looks!
Thank you, Catina.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen and her team did an AMAZING job with myself and my bridesmaids. They were so accommodating, and she had no problem with my large bridal party! We communicated by phone and email, and she was always prompt with her responses. I got so many compliments on my hair and makeup that day and I couldn't have asked for a better team to take care of myself and all my friends! Thanks again Karen:)
Karen and her team did an AMAZING job with myself and my bridesmaids. They were so accommodating, and she had no problem Read more...
Karen and her team did an AMAZING job with myself and my bridesmaids. They were so accommodating, and she had no problem with my large bridal party! We communicated by phone and email, and she was always prompt with her responses. I got so many compliments on my hair and makeup that day and I couldn't have asked for a better team to take care of myself and all my friends! Thanks again Karen:) Read less
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LaV Beauty responded with the following comments:

Many Thanks, Jennifer! You were soooo beautiful and it was a pleasure having it all to come together so smoothly for you! I know your pix will be fantastic for you!
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