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M.A.L.I. By Gretchen Marie | Makeup And Hair | Long Island

Halesite , NY
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LOCATION

P.O. Box 2443, ON LOCATION-WE COME TO YOU!
Halesite, NY US 11743 (map)

PHONE

631-470-4221

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Welcome Brides!

Gretchen Marie, is the owner of M.A.L.I. Makeup Artist And Hair Stylist Services based out of Long Island, NY. I, as well as a team are highly experienced... Read more
Welcome Brides!

Gretchen Marie, is the owner of M.A.L.I. Makeup Artist And Hair Stylist Services based out of Long Island, NY. I, as well as a team are highly experienced makeup artists and hair stylists who will provide you with superior makeup (including airbrush), hair design for weddings, and individualized service that is unparalelled.

From high paced events, to early mornings and easy going afternoon weddings, you will find us very relaxed, adaptable and accommodating.With our experience and expertise, as well as unparalelled professionalism, you can rest assure that your makeup and hair will be flawless, and will hold up to the hot flashing lights of the cameras, the tears of joy, and the kisses of congratulations

Long Island's Best Wedding Makeup Artists

Long Island's Best Wedding Hair Stylists

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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
Do you charge for trials?
Yes.
Do you specialize in textured hair?
Yes.
Do you provide any specialty services? (airbrushing, hair extensions, etc.)
Large wedding party acommodations providing a team of Long Island's TOP makeup artists & hair stylists, Airbrush Makeup (Water based ONLY!!! Please inquire for details), tattoo adornment with swarovski crystals (if you don't want to hide it, decorate it!.
Do you travel to the client on the day of the event? If yes, is there a fee?
Yes, we provide the option of on location makeup artists & hair stylists. Fee is based upon location. Please call or email for details!
How many customers can you serve at one time if the bride were to book her entire bridal party? Are there discounts for doing so?
We can acommodate any size bridal party you give us! We have done many open forums of hair & makeup services at hotels. This provides your guests with the option of hair & makeup as well! Rates are based on the number of clients booked.
How far in advance should clients book your services?
Anywhere from 1 day up to 24 months in advance! It all depends on client timeline, budget, and desire to book our services to secure a peticular date. There is never a lull in business for us, so do take into consideration that every weekend of the year does eventually book up!
What is your cancellation policy?
Based upon individual contract.

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Hopie
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but great things to say about Gretchen and her team. She is truly a professional. Gretchen did my hair for my wedding day and my bridesmaids' hair/makeup. We all received so many compliments all day long. I wish I could post a picture on here to show everyone how AMAZING my hair looked!

Gretchen is punctual and professional. The morning of the wedding I was not anticipating how nervous I was going to be. I felt nauseous because of my nerves and was SO unorganized! Gretchen stayed professional and even helped me calm down a little! A couple of my bridesmaids were late (which caused me to stress!), but Gretchen and her team worked quickly and efficiently to get the job done.

I was SO pleased with my results and I highly recommend her to EVERYONE!
I have nothing but great things to say about Gretchen and her team. She is truly a professional. Gretchen did my hair for Read more...
I have nothing but great things to say about Gretchen and her team. She is truly a professional. Gretchen did my hair for my wedding day and my bridesmaids' hair/makeup. We all received so many compliments all day long. I wish I could post a picture on here to show everyone how AMAZING my hair looked!

Gretchen is punctual and professional. The morning of the wedding I was not anticipating how nervous I was going to be. I felt nauseous because of my nerves and was SO unorganized! Gretchen stayed professional and even helped me calm down a little! A couple of my bridesmaids were late (which caused me to stress!), but Gretchen and her team worked quickly and efficiently to get the job done.

I was SO pleased with my results and I highly recommend her to EVERYONE! Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Gretchen and her team. They provided hair & makeup services for me and my bridesmaids and everyone looked so gorgeous! Gretchen is a true professional and her responsiveness, advice and organization will put any bride at ease.
I highly recommend Gretchen and her team. They provided hair & makeup services for me and my bridesmaids and everyone Read more...
I highly recommend Gretchen and her team. They provided hair & makeup services for me and my bridesmaids and everyone looked so gorgeous! Gretchen is a true professional and her responsiveness, advice and organization will put any bride at ease. Read less
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Natasha
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
My experience with Gretchen has been amazing. The first time I used her was in 2010 as a Bridesmaid for my best friends wedding. When I saw my reflection on that day, I knew that Gretchen would be the one to do my Wedding - no question.

When I got engaged, Gretchen was one of the first services I was able to book! I knew she was the only Artist I would allow to do my make-up, and some of my bridesmaids felt the same way.

For my July 4th wedding, Gretchen and her team were early on a really early start time (5:30am) and professional. We ordered 13 services, and this team moved like no other. EVERYONE was happy with their hair and make up.

Gretchen and her team are amazing. I highly recommend them for any special occasion -
My experience with Gretchen has been amazing. The first time I used her was in 2010 as a Bridesmaid for my best friends Read more...
My experience with Gretchen has been amazing. The first time I used her was in 2010 as a Bridesmaid for my best friends wedding. When I saw my reflection on that day, I knew that Gretchen would be the one to do my Wedding - no question.

When I got engaged, Gretchen was one of the first services I was able to book! I knew she was the only Artist I would allow to do my make-up, and some of my bridesmaids felt the same way.

For my July 4th wedding, Gretchen and her team were early on a really early start time (5:30am) and professional. We ordered 13 services, and this team moved like no other. EVERYONE was happy with their hair and make up.

Gretchen and her team are amazing. I highly recommend them for any special occasion - Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We decided to do a destination wedding in NYC, and nearly everything was planned remotely. I'm not from NY and none of my girls are either, so we had to do our research and hope for the best on most things. Gretchen far exceeded any expectations I might have had for any of the vendors.

Professionally, she nails it. I appreciated how clearly everything was laid out in the contract and in her day-of itinerary. She was on time (early even) and kept us on schedule without us ever feeling like we were on a schedule. Her policies are very clear and purposeful, which I enjoyed having all those details settled ahead of time.

As far as talent, she has it. I felt through the planning process that many of the wedding vendors have pre-fabricated ideas that somehow they try to sell you as your own authentic wedding vision. Gretchen doesn't sell. She listens. She truly hears what you're envisioning. Then she produces on the concept. I was very pleased with how well she created my vision without ever having met me.

As for quality, she delivered that too. We went to Gantry Park after the ceremony for our pictures only to find ourselves in the middle of a downpour. We were able to get out of the rain without getting soggy. My hair is naturally curly and defaults to frizz on most dry days. After the photo session, I only looked a little wind-tossed, but my MOH was able to touch it up before the reception with just a bit of hairspray. Makeup stayed in place with no under-eye mess after crying and rain and receiving line hugs and all of it. I think we all look really good in the reception pictures, and you can't even tell we were out in the weather.

Thanks, Gretchen!
We decided to do a destination wedding in NYC, and nearly everything was planned remotely. I'm not from NY and none of my Read more...
We decided to do a destination wedding in NYC, and nearly everything was planned remotely. I'm not from NY and none of my girls are either, so we had to do our research and hope for the best on most things. Gretchen far exceeded any expectations I might have had for any of the vendors.

Professionally, she nails it. I appreciated how clearly everything was laid out in the contract and in her day-of itinerary. She was on time (early even) and kept us on schedule without us ever feeling like we were on a schedule. Her policies are very clear and purposeful, which I enjoyed having all those details settled ahead of time.

As far as talent, she has it. I felt through the planning process that many of the wedding vendors have pre-fabricated ideas that somehow they try to sell you as your own authentic wedding vision. Gretchen doesn't sell. She listens. She truly hears what you're envisioning. Then she produces on the concept. I was very pleased with how well she created my vision without ever having met me.

As for quality, she delivered that too. We went to Gantry Park after the ceremony for our pictures only to find ourselves in the middle of a downpour. We were able to get out of the rain without getting soggy. My hair is naturally curly and defaults to frizz on most dry days. After the photo session, I only looked a little wind-tossed, but my MOH was able to touch it up before the reception with just a bit of hairspray. Makeup stayed in place with no under-eye mess after crying and rain and receiving line hugs and all of it. I think we all look really good in the reception pictures, and you can't even tell we were out in the weather.

Thanks, Gretchen! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Gretchen was amazing throughout my whole wedding process. Her team, Shannon, Michelle, and Jen, were also all wonderful. I loved my hair and makeup and my whole wedding party loved theirs. Gretchen is the utmost professional, and dealt with me through 2 trials and a lot of back and forth about how I wanted my hair, but never got annoyed with me. I loved her, and don't think you should look any further!!
Gretchen was amazing throughout my whole wedding process. Her team, Shannon, Michelle, and Jen, were also all wonderful. I Read more...
Gretchen was amazing throughout my whole wedding process. Her team, Shannon, Michelle, and Jen, were also all wonderful. I loved my hair and makeup and my whole wedding party loved theirs. Gretchen is the utmost professional, and dealt with me through 2 trials and a lot of back and forth about how I wanted my hair, but never got annoyed with me. I loved her, and don't think you should look any further!! Read less
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Sara & Michael
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Gretchen did an amazing and beautiful job of hair and makeup! My hair and makeup stayed perfect through a very hot limo ride, a very cold and snowy outdoors photo session, and throughout hours of hugging people and dancing. I got so many compliments on how beautiful and elegant my hairstyle was, and also how "me" it was. Between the makeup/hair trial and my actual wedding i had some ideas of minor changes I wanted, and Gretchen was so flexible and supportive and really took her time with me while I figured out how to put what I was imagining into words. I actually struggled to describe it but somehow she just seemed to know exactly what I was going for! The curls she created stayed in place and did not fall flat at all through the night, yet still managed to have movement! This was important to me because I don't like a robotic look- I wanted to look real. On the day of the wedding I had completely overlooked selecting a hair comb or accessory, but Gretchen came to the rescue when she pulled out delicate and gorgeous pearly pins from her bag to add to my half up half down look. Gretchen has a really calm and friendly demeanor which was critical during times when any bride could get a little nervous or stressed. Gretchen also gave a lot of good advice like when she said how important it was to start early to give some wiggle room, and also when she suggested that as the bride i did not get my makeup and hair done last. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Gretchen and her team!

Sara
Gretchen did an amazing and beautiful job of hair and makeup! My hair and makeup stayed perfect through a very hot limo Read more...
Gretchen did an amazing and beautiful job of hair and makeup! My hair and makeup stayed perfect through a very hot limo ride, a very cold and snowy outdoors photo session, and throughout hours of hugging people and dancing. I got so many compliments on how beautiful and elegant my hairstyle was, and also how "me" it was. Between the makeup/hair trial and my actual wedding i had some ideas of minor changes I wanted, and Gretchen was so flexible and supportive and really took her time with me while I figured out how to put what I was imagining into words. I actually struggled to describe it but somehow she just seemed to know exactly what I was going for! The curls she created stayed in place and did not fall flat at all through the night, yet still managed to have movement! This was important to me because I don't like a robotic look- I wanted to look real. On the day of the wedding I had completely overlooked selecting a hair comb or accessory, but Gretchen came to the rescue when she pulled out delicate and gorgeous pearly pins from her bag to add to my half up half down look. Gretchen has a really calm and friendly demeanor which was critical during times when any bride could get a little nervous or stressed. Gretchen also gave a lot of good advice like when she said how important it was to start early to give some wiggle room, and also when she suggested that as the bride i did not get my makeup and hair done last. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Gretchen and her team!

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Shoshana
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently just had my wedding this past weekend October 19, 2013 and used Gretchen Marie and her team, Shannon, Sheri and Stacy to do hair and makeup for my bridal party. I had a bridal party consisting of 13 girls, meaning lots of services and being pressed for time to make pictures.

Throughout the entire process Gretchen was extremely accomodating with me the entire way, to make sure everything the day of went seamless. She was extremely flexible and together we came up with a schedule that would work best for the amount of girls I had.

Each bridesmaid was given full face make up and eye lash extensions included, as well as, an amazing hairstyle. Not one bridesmaid was unhappy with the way that they looked, and I must say they each came out beyond stunning.

I could not have been happier working with Gretchen and her girls, they were professional, nice and fun to work with. I would 100% recommend Gretchen Marie and her girls to anyone looking for a seamless day of getting ready. In fact, my bridesmaids have already been asking me for her contact information.

Great work!! Thank you again.

Shana Gaon
I recently just had my wedding this past weekend October 19, 2013 and used Gretchen Marie and her team, Shannon, Sheri and Read more...
I recently just had my wedding this past weekend October 19, 2013 and used Gretchen Marie and her team, Shannon, Sheri and Stacy to do hair and makeup for my bridal party. I had a bridal party consisting of 13 girls, meaning lots of services and being pressed for time to make pictures.

Throughout the entire process Gretchen was extremely accomodating with me the entire way, to make sure everything the day of went seamless. She was extremely flexible and together we came up with a schedule that would work best for the amount of girls I had.

Each bridesmaid was given full face make up and eye lash extensions included, as well as, an amazing hairstyle. Not one bridesmaid was unhappy with the way that they looked, and I must say they each came out beyond stunning.

I could not have been happier working with Gretchen and her girls, they were professional, nice and fun to work with. I would 100% recommend Gretchen Marie and her girls to anyone looking for a seamless day of getting ready. In fact, my bridesmaids have already been asking me for her contact information.

Great work!! Thank you again.

Shana Gaon Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Gretchen did my hair and makeup for my wedding which just passed on Oct 18th. . I cant even begine to find the words to describe how amazing she is. From the 1st time I met her I knew this wasn't just a job to her, it's a passion!! A work of art. I never felt more beautiful in my life as I did on my wedding day! She without a doubt exceeded my highest expectations!!! She also did hair and makeup for my bridal party. Everyone was so pleased. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you again Gretchen from the bottom of my heart!
Gretchen did my hair and makeup for my wedding which just passed on Oct 18th. . I cant even begine to find the words to Read more...
Gretchen did my hair and makeup for my wedding which just passed on Oct 18th. . I cant even begine to find the words to describe how amazing she is. From the 1st time I met her I knew this wasn't just a job to her, it's a passion!! A work of art. I never felt more beautiful in my life as I did on my wedding day! She without a doubt exceeded my highest expectations!!! She also did hair and makeup for my bridal party. Everyone was so pleased. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you again Gretchen from the bottom of my heart! Read less
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Karin
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I went to about 3 trials before I went to Gretchen. She by far and away was the most impressive. I loved how she did my hair and makeup, giving me excellent advice for my makeup and hair.

She spent HOURS with me for just the trial! She even offered to drive me back to the train! I had come out from the city, and it was so amazing and thoughtful.

She does hair and makeup and has a team. I hired her to do my hair and makeup and hair and makeup for the moms and most of my bridal party.

She arrived right on time, early in the morning for our 2pm wedding. We were doing all hair and makeup in the bridal suite, which worked out well.

As soon as I got up that morning, I began having a mini meltdown and became a little unglued. Looking back it was so funny, after 2 years of planning, I suddenly got the jitters big time. The first thing I said to Gretchen when she arrived was, “I don’t think I can do this today!” She just said, go lie back down and rest, we will take care of everything. Sure enough, they got to work, my girls came in one by one to get their work done and I rested for a few minutes. (and said my rosary!) Soon I was up and just fine.

Gretchen was so friendly, everyone liked her and the work was great. Our hair and makeup held up really well, even though some of our styles were complicated.

Since my wedding, I have really gotten into having my makeup done for special events because of my good experience with Gretchen and if we lived on the Island I would go to her all the time!
MALI was about the best price wise of all that I tried, and it was so convenient to have an artist who did both.
I went to about 3 trials before I went to Gretchen. She by far and away was the most impressive. I loved how she did my Read more...
I went to about 3 trials before I went to Gretchen. She by far and away was the most impressive. I loved how she did my hair and makeup, giving me excellent advice for my makeup and hair.

She spent HOURS with me for just the trial! She even offered to drive me back to the train! I had come out from the city, and it was so amazing and thoughtful.

She does hair and makeup and has a team. I hired her to do my hair and makeup and hair and makeup for the moms and most of my bridal party.

She arrived right on time, early in the morning for our 2pm wedding. We were doing all hair and makeup in the bridal suite, which worked out well.

As soon as I got up that morning, I began having a mini meltdown and became a little unglued. Looking back it was so funny, after 2 years of planning, I suddenly got the jitters big time. The first thing I said to Gretchen when she arrived was, “I don’t think I can do this today!” She just said, go lie back down and rest, we will take care of everything. Sure enough, they got to work, my girls came in one by one to get their work done and I rested for a few minutes. (and said my rosary!) Soon I was up and just fine.

Gretchen was so friendly, everyone liked her and the work was great. Our hair and makeup held up really well, even though some of our styles were complicated.

Since my wedding, I have really gotten into having my makeup done for special events because of my good experience with Gretchen and if we lived on the Island I would go to her all the time!
MALI was about the best price wise of all that I tried, and it was so convenient to have an artist who did both. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Gretchen and her team were absolutely amazing from the trial to the day of the wedding. Talk about professionalism!!!!!! She laid out exactly what was expected and went over all the details. She is a truly talented makeup and hair artist and knows her stuff! I only had to tell her what my vision was ONCE and she got it spot on, the first time. Gretchen is also one of the only certified makeup artists on long island, so beware that if you book with someone else, they may be a hair stylist who just calls themselves a makeup artist. Gretchen is the REAL DEAL!!!!!!!! Don't book with anyone else.
Gretchen and her team were absolutely amazing from the trial to the day of the wedding. Talk about professionalism!!!!!! Read more...
Gretchen and her team were absolutely amazing from the trial to the day of the wedding. Talk about professionalism!!!!!! She laid out exactly what was expected and went over all the details. She is a truly talented makeup and hair artist and knows her stuff! I only had to tell her what my vision was ONCE and she got it spot on, the first time. Gretchen is also one of the only certified makeup artists on long island, so beware that if you book with someone else, they may be a hair stylist who just calls themselves a makeup artist. Gretchen is the REAL DEAL!!!!!!!! Don't book with anyone else. Read less
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M.A.L.I. By Gretchen Marie | Makeup And Hair | Long Island responded with the following comments:

Dana! Thank you so much for this fantastic review! We loved working with you as much as you did with us...and we could not have asked for a more beautiful and easy-going group of girls making our job a pleasure! I also have to mention that Fade To Black New York Inc photographers captured the best of our work on all of you...great photography, and makeup and hair go hand in hand :) To any clients reading my response to my lovely client Dana, come check out Fade To Black and some incredible photos of our work captured by them at http://facebook.com/makeuplongisland
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Gretchen and Jen were AWESOME! I booked Gretchen for my wedding after reading her reviews online. All the positive reviews are true! She is an incredible makeup and hair artist and is fairly priced - particularly for the bridal party. She is the only makeup artist I found that didn't charge an additional fee for airbrush makeup and lashes. Which let’s be honest - everyone wants!
As for the Bride - Gretchen truly wants you to be happy! I chose an incredibly complicated hair style and Gretchen did not rest until she got it right. At my second hair trial we couldn't get it quite the way I wanted it so she gave me a 3rd trial for free and nailed it! I was so happy with my hair - I can't tell you!!!

The hair and makeup held up all day!!! Great experience all around!
Gretchen and Jen were AWESOME! I booked Gretchen for my wedding after reading her reviews online. All the positive reviews Read more...
Gretchen and Jen were AWESOME! I booked Gretchen for my wedding after reading her reviews online. All the positive reviews are true! She is an incredible makeup and hair artist and is fairly priced - particularly for the bridal party. She is the only makeup artist I found that didn't charge an additional fee for airbrush makeup and lashes. Which let’s be honest - everyone wants!
As for the Bride - Gretchen truly wants you to be happy! I chose an incredibly complicated hair style and Gretchen did not rest until she got it right. At my second hair trial we couldn't get it quite the way I wanted it so she gave me a 3rd trial for free and nailed it! I was so happy with my hair - I can't tell you!!!

The hair and makeup held up all day!!! Great experience all around! Read less
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M.A.L.I. By Gretchen Marie | Makeup And Hair | Long Island responded with the following comments:

Dear Shannon,

I cannot thank you enough for being such a wonderful client (and Griffin your fur-baby too), I loved that he came to the last trial :) Though I was certainly challenged by this hair design I have to say it was one of my favorites, and I learned something new! To any of my potential clients reading this review...I am going to pic-stitch the photo of what Shannon wanted, and the photo of my version in my photos on Wedding Wire (come take a look)...WE DID GREAT SHANNON! Jen F. (Owner of JRS Beauty and My good friend) will be so happy to see this. All the best to a beautiful couple!
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Gerriann
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Gretchen is the best for hair and makeup! She was patient with me and helped me through many hair trials because it took me awhile to find a hairstyle that fit me best. Throughout all the trials, she was kind and helpful and did an amazing job.
Gretchen is the best for hair and makeup! She was patient with me and helped me through many hair trials because it took Read more...
Gretchen is the best for hair and makeup! She was patient with me and helped me through many hair trials because it took me awhile to find a hairstyle that fit me best. Throughout all the trials, she was kind and helpful and did an amazing job. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Gretchen and Sheri provided hair and makeup for my daughter's wedding, which besides the bride and bridal party, included both my mother and me. I found them to be extremely professional, kind, flexible, and patient. They listened to what their clients desired in the way of hair and makeup and everyone was extremely pleased with their results. Everyone looked amazing! I cannot praise M.A.L.I Hair and Makeup By Gretchen Marie & Co. highly enough! I am very grateful that they were there to add beauty and artistry to the most important day in my daughter's life.
Gretchen and Sheri provided hair and makeup for my daughter's wedding, which besides the bride and bridal party, included Read more...
Gretchen and Sheri provided hair and makeup for my daughter's wedding, which besides the bride and bridal party, included both my mother and me. I found them to be extremely professional, kind, flexible, and patient. They listened to what their clients desired in the way of hair and makeup and everyone was extremely pleased with their results. Everyone looked amazing! I cannot praise M.A.L.I Hair and Makeup By Gretchen Marie & Co. highly enough! I am very grateful that they were there to add beauty and artistry to the most important day in my daughter's life. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Gretchen. My makeup and hair held up all day into late hours of the night. My hair looked great the next day too! I have gotten all my negatives back and must say all the pictures look beautiful.
I cant thank Gretchen enough for all her beautiful work that day.
ps my maid of honor's hair and makeup was just stunning =)
It was a pleasure working with Gretchen. My makeup and hair held up all day into late hours of the night. My hair looked Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Gretchen. My makeup and hair held up all day into late hours of the night. My hair looked great the next day too! I have gotten all my negatives back and must say all the pictures look beautiful.
I cant thank Gretchen enough for all her beautiful work that day.
ps my maid of honor's hair and makeup was just stunning =) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Gretchen did my hair and makeup for my boyfriend's prom, which was on June 15th, 2012. She was very professional and wonderful to work with, and listened to what I wanted. I would highly recommend her; she helped to make it a very special day for me!
Gretchen did my hair and makeup for my boyfriend's prom, which was on June 15th, 2012. She was very professional and Read more...
Gretchen did my hair and makeup for my boyfriend's prom, which was on June 15th, 2012. She was very professional and wonderful to work with, and listened to what I wanted. I would highly recommend her; she helped to make it a very special day for me! Read less
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MICHELE
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I had the privilege of having Gretchen on my wedding day this Saturday, March 10th. She was incredible. I cannot even begin to express my gratitude. She did a cover of my large back tattoo that didn't really "go" with the look I was going for that day. The coverage was unbelievable and I received so many comments on how well it was done. She also did my hair and makeup and I could not be happier. I originally wanted to do my own makeup since I am rarely satisfied with the looks I have gotten in the past from other artists. Gretchen really listened to what I was looking for. She asked every step of the way what I like and how I wanted it and she made the alterations accordingly. Gretchen is one of those rare gems that should be doused with praise every single day for what she does. I feel completely privileged that I was able to have her there to prepare me for the most important day of my life thus far, and I could NOT have been more satisfied with her work. ~Michele Maestre
I had the privilege of having Gretchen on my wedding day this Saturday, March 10th. She was incredible. I cannot even Read more...
I had the privilege of having Gretchen on my wedding day this Saturday, March 10th. She was incredible. I cannot even begin to express my gratitude. She did a cover of my large back tattoo that didn't really "go" with the look I was going for that day. The coverage was unbelievable and I received so many comments on how well it was done. She also did my hair and makeup and I could not be happier. I originally wanted to do my own makeup since I am rarely satisfied with the looks I have gotten in the past from other artists. Gretchen really listened to what I was looking for. She asked every step of the way what I like and how I wanted it and she made the alterations accordingly. Gretchen is one of those rare gems that should be doused with praise every single day for what she does. I feel completely privileged that I was able to have her there to prepare me for the most important day of my life thus far, and I could NOT have been more satisfied with her work. ~Michele Maestre Read less
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Sagigs26
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
I would HIGHLY recommend Gretchen Marie's services! She made me feel relaxed and asked all the right questions during our trial, she made sure to achive the look that I wanted. And when I was unsure, her professionalism was seen in her suggestions of looks and ideas! She was friendly and has a soft touch, nothing seemed rushed and my look wasn't cookie cutter. I feel she best suited my individual needs and her knowledge helped me look my best on my wedding day. Thanks again Gretchen! xoxo
I would HIGHLY recommend Gretchen Marie's services! She made me feel relaxed and asked all the right questions during our Read more...
I would HIGHLY recommend Gretchen Marie's services! She made me feel relaxed and asked all the right questions during our trial, she made sure to achive the look that I wanted. And when I was unsure, her professionalism was seen in her suggestions of looks and ideas! She was friendly and has a soft touch, nothing seemed rushed and my look wasn't cookie cutter. I feel she best suited my individual needs and her knowledge helped me look my best on my wedding day. Thanks again Gretchen! xoxo Read less
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Janel
Wedding:
10/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I was extremely pleased with the results of both my makeup trial and the day of the wedding. Gretchen listened to what I wanted and checked in multiple times throughout the trial to show me options of different looks. The end result was perfect. The makeup held up well for both the trial (which was for a friends bachelorette party) and the wedding. She was always easy to get in touch with and very pleasant to work with. She was organized taking notes of different color selections and palettes used for the trial for reference on the actual wedding day. She came to me by recommendation of my sister who's sister-in-law had used her as well.
I was extremely pleased with the results of both my makeup trial and the day of the wedding. Gretchen listened to what I Read more...
I was extremely pleased with the results of both my makeup trial and the day of the wedding. Gretchen listened to what I wanted and checked in multiple times throughout the trial to show me options of different looks. The end result was perfect. The makeup held up well for both the trial (which was for a friends bachelorette party) and the wedding. She was always easy to get in touch with and very pleasant to work with. She was organized taking notes of different color selections and palettes used for the trial for reference on the actual wedding day. She came to me by recommendation of my sister who's sister-in-law had used her as well. Read less
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JAlbano
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Gretchen did a fantastic job on my makeup. I wanted smokey eyes done for the day of my wedding & Gretchen was reluctant to do it when I went for my trial. Gretchen was concerned that doing a smokey look would not come out how I would have anticipated due to the shape of my eyes. I insisited that she at least try & if it looked terrible she would not be held accountable. I've asked markup artists in the past to give me the smokey look & they declined clearly because they were not up for the challenge. She took me thru step by step & showed me little by little when she was applying the makeup to get my approval on each detail. I was so happy with the end result & she was stunned how awesome of a job she did because of the challenge she had with the shape of my eyes. Four of my bridesmaids also had gotten their makeup done & they also very happy with the outcome. I'm not a woman that wears much makeup (I know sounds crazy especially since I was going for a dramatic look) but Gretchen really made me feel so beautiful the day of my wedding....I got so many compliments and I just got my wedding proofs back and they look amazing! Thank you so much, Gretchen! You totally stepped out of our comfort zone & rocked it! ;)
Gretchen did a fantastic job on my makeup. I wanted smokey eyes done for the day of my wedding & Gretchen was reluctant to Read more...
Gretchen did a fantastic job on my makeup. I wanted smokey eyes done for the day of my wedding & Gretchen was reluctant to do it when I went for my trial. Gretchen was concerned that doing a smokey look would not come out how I would have anticipated due to the shape of my eyes. I insisited that she at least try & if it looked terrible she would not be held accountable. I've asked markup artists in the past to give me the smokey look & they declined clearly because they were not up for the challenge. She took me thru step by step & showed me little by little when she was applying the makeup to get my approval on each detail. I was so happy with the end result & she was stunned how awesome of a job she did because of the challenge she had with the shape of my eyes. Four of my bridesmaids also had gotten their makeup done & they also very happy with the outcome. I'm not a woman that wears much makeup (I know sounds crazy especially since I was going for a dramatic look) but Gretchen really made me feel so beautiful the day of my wedding....I got so many compliments and I just got my wedding proofs back and they look amazing! Thank you so much, Gretchen! You totally stepped out of our comfort zone & rocked it! ;) Read less
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mari
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I got married October 1 and was looking for a makeup artist when I came across Gretchen.I gave her a call and was able to set a trial appt. with her.I loved how it looked I booked her on the spot.She did my bridesmaids,mom and myself and we all looked beautiful.We all loved the final results.I also had a tattoo cover-up and that was amazing you couldn't even see a trace.Gretchen is so amazing to work with that I will book her again when the time comes.If you are looking for bridal makeup definitely give Gretchen a call and book her.
I got married October 1 and was looking for a makeup artist when I came across Gretchen.I gave her a call and was able to Read more...
I got married October 1 and was looking for a makeup artist when I came across Gretchen.I gave her a call and was able to set a trial appt. with her.I loved how it looked I booked her on the spot.She did my bridesmaids,mom and myself and we all looked beautiful.We all loved the final results.I also had a tattoo cover-up and that was amazing you couldn't even see a trace.Gretchen is so amazing to work with that I will book her again when the time comes.If you are looking for bridal makeup definitely give Gretchen a call and book her. Read less
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Bellium
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Gretchen was wonderful. She responded quickly to all my inquiries and was very accommodating. Most of all she did a beautiful job on myself, my mother, and my bridesmaids on my wedding day.
Gretchen was wonderful. She responded quickly to all my inquiries and was very accommodating. Most of all she did a Read more...
Gretchen was wonderful. She responded quickly to all my inquiries and was very accommodating. Most of all she did a beautiful job on myself, my mother, and my bridesmaids on my wedding day. Read less
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Vineeta
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Gretchen has done a very amazing job on my wedding weekend, she is very professional on time easy to work with and friendly.
thank you so much for making me feel and look amazing on my special day...
Gretchen has done a very amazing job on my wedding weekend, she is very professional on time easy to work with and Read more...
Gretchen has done a very amazing job on my wedding weekend, she is very professional on time easy to work with and friendly.
thank you so much for making me feel and look amazing on my special day... Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
6/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Gretchen did my make-up on my wedding day and she was amazing! I was such a picky bride when it came to hair and make up. I had multiple hair and make-up trials. When I met Gretchen, I gave her a picture of what I wanted ( the same picture I had give multiple other make-up artists) and she nailed it! It was exactly what I wanted and I loved it. I went home and showed my bridesmaids and they were crazy about it as well. My bridesmaids were going to do their own make-up and as soon as they saw what an awesome job Gretchen did, they scheduled appointments with her. In addition to doing great make-up, she was wonderful to work with. I had 8 bridesmaids! You can imagine how difficult it is to get 8 girls together. I had to change the appointment time the week of the wedding and Gretchen was really flexible about it. Then, One of my girls was late for her appointment and Gretchen was patient and waited for her to arrive. My 6 year old neice was at the house while all the girls were getting ready and she started to cry because she wanted her make-up done too. Gretchen was so sweet. Even though she was on a tight schedule (because my bridesmaid was late ) she took the time to do my neice's make-up.

Overall, she was a great make-up artist and she great to work with. Everyone in the bridal party looked beutiful and most importanly, everyone loved their make-up! If you have a large bridal party, you will understand how difficult it is to make everyone happy and she managed to do it. I would absolutely recommend her to all my friends and family. I hope I have another occasion to work with her again.
Gretchen did my make-up on my wedding day and she was amazing! I was such a picky bride when it came to hair and make up. Read more...
Gretchen did my make-up on my wedding day and she was amazing! I was such a picky bride when it came to hair and make up. I had multiple hair and make-up trials. When I met Gretchen, I gave her a picture of what I wanted ( the same picture I had give multiple other make-up artists) and she nailed it! It was exactly what I wanted and I loved it. I went home and showed my bridesmaids and they were crazy about it as well. My bridesmaids were going to do their own make-up and as soon as they saw what an awesome job Gretchen did, they scheduled appointments with her. In addition to doing great make-up, she was wonderful to work with. I had 8 bridesmaids! You can imagine how difficult it is to get 8 girls together. I had to change the appointment time the week of the wedding and Gretchen was really flexible about it. Then, One of my girls was late for her appointment and Gretchen was patient and waited for her to arrive. My 6 year old neice was at the house while all the girls were getting ready and she started to cry because she wanted her make-up done too. Gretchen was so sweet. Even though she was on a tight schedule (because my bridesmaid was late ) she took the time to do my neice's make-up.

Overall, she was a great make-up artist and she great to work with. Everyone in the bridal party looked beutiful and most importanly, everyone loved their make-up! If you have a large bridal party, you will understand how difficult it is to make everyone happy and she managed to do it. I would absolutely recommend her to all my friends and family. I hope I have another occasion to work with her again. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Gretchen made me feel like a princess, and for a person like me very close to a tom boy. A dog groomer who hates to dress up, and never wears make up. I had no idea, and i had no direction on where to take her. She had the exact look that would be perfect for my personality. I looked beautiful, and she was on time, which believe me you all know everything runs the last minute on the day rushing around, everyone has to be on point or everything goes wrong. She had a calming sense of humor. I recommend her! She made me feel beautiful, and really was a big part in making my day something ill remember forever.
Gretchen made me feel like a princess, and for a person like me very close to a tom boy. A dog groomer who hates to dress Read more...
Gretchen made me feel like a princess, and for a person like me very close to a tom boy. A dog groomer who hates to dress up, and never wears make up. I had no idea, and i had no direction on where to take her. She had the exact look that would be perfect for my personality. I looked beautiful, and she was on time, which believe me you all know everything runs the last minute on the day rushing around, everyone has to be on point or everything goes wrong. She had a calming sense of humor. I recommend her! She made me feel beautiful, and really was a big part in making my day something ill remember forever. Read less
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Gauri
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Gretchen did my makeup and my mom's makeup for my brother's wedding. She did a fantastic job and we both received a lot of compliments. She was exceptionally professional. She was very patient with me and especially with my mom to get the right look. Her work was flawless and she got the job done well ahead of time. I was personally very happy and more than satisfied with her services. I would love to hire her again for future events.
THANKS GRETCHEN FOR MAKING US LOOK GREAT ON OUR DAY SPECIAL!!!
-Gauri
Gretchen did my makeup and my mom's makeup for my brother's wedding. She did a fantastic job and we both received a lot of Read more...
Gretchen did my makeup and my mom's makeup for my brother's wedding. She did a fantastic job and we both received a lot of compliments. She was exceptionally professional. She was very patient with me and especially with my mom to get the right look. Her work was flawless and she got the job done well ahead of time. I was personally very happy and more than satisfied with her services. I would love to hire her again for future events.
THANKS GRETCHEN FOR MAKING US LOOK GREAT ON OUR DAY SPECIAL!!!
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Jen
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Gretchen had done my make-up for my wedding as well as my bridal party and had covered up a tattoo on my arm.
She was absolutely FANTASTIC and I have been raving about her to everyone I know! She is so talented and so very nice! The whole experience was so smooth and alot of fun .

She had come out to the East Wind in Wading River where I was getting married at 6am and started on my tattoo cover up and then everyones make up. There were 4 bridemaids, 2 flower girls, me and my mom and everyones make up was flawless.
We had so many compliments on the girls make-up as well as mine.

A lot of the guest came up to me as well and asked...didn't you have a tattoo?? The job she did was AMAZING!!! You could not even tell at all!!
Gretchen had done my make-up for my wedding as well as my bridal party and had covered up a tattoo on my arm.
She was Read more...
Gretchen had done my make-up for my wedding as well as my bridal party and had covered up a tattoo on my arm.
She was absolutely FANTASTIC and I have been raving about her to everyone I know! She is so talented and so very nice! The whole experience was so smooth and alot of fun .

She had come out to the East Wind in Wading River where I was getting married at 6am and started on my tattoo cover up and then everyones make up. There were 4 bridemaids, 2 flower girls, me and my mom and everyones make up was flawless.
We had so many compliments on the girls make-up as well as mine.

A lot of the guest came up to me as well and asked...didn't you have a tattoo?? The job she did was AMAZING!!! You could not even tell at all!! Read less
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Eden
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Gretchen made me feel and look like a movie star on my wedding day, I could not stop staring in the mirror and when I looked in the mirror I didn't recognize the beautiful woman staring back at me. I highly reccomend her to every bride and or woman looking to feel and look fabulous for a special occassion. She is the best and she is very friendly :)
Gretchen made me feel and look like a movie star on my wedding day, I could not stop staring in the mirror and when I Read more...
Gretchen made me feel and look like a movie star on my wedding day, I could not stop staring in the mirror and when I looked in the mirror I didn't recognize the beautiful woman staring back at me. I highly reccomend her to every bride and or woman looking to feel and look fabulous for a special occassion. She is the best and she is very friendly :) Read less
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Chrissymissy310
Wedding:
10/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I hired Gretchen for my October Wedding and couldn't be happier! She did a beautiful job on my mom and sister, as well as the rest of my bridal party, and myself. Many people have asked who did my make up and I always refer them to Gretchen because of the great service I received. She was flexible with my schedule, highly professional, and did a beautiful job meeting the needs of all that she worked on! I felt beautiful on my wedding day and didn't have to retouch at all! Everyone looked beautiful from the beginning of the night until the end . I wouldn't recommend nor go to another make up artist after working with Gretchen.
I hired Gretchen for my October Wedding and couldn't be happier! She did a beautiful job on my mom and sister, as well as Read more...
I hired Gretchen for my October Wedding and couldn't be happier! She did a beautiful job on my mom and sister, as well as the rest of my bridal party, and myself. Many people have asked who did my make up and I always refer them to Gretchen because of the great service I received. She was flexible with my schedule, highly professional, and did a beautiful job meeting the needs of all that she worked on! I felt beautiful on my wedding day and didn't have to retouch at all! Everyone looked beautiful from the beginning of the night until the end . I wouldn't recommend nor go to another make up artist after working with Gretchen. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
I hired Gretchen to do makeup for my bridal party. She is such a sweetheart and was a pleasure to deal with, not to mention her prices are affordable. She arrived early and got right to work. All of the girls makeup looked beautiful and best of all natural!! She even stayed later than she was suppose to and waited for my sister who was running late getting to the hotel. Throughout all the madness of our small hotel room filled with about 9 girls plus vendors, Gretchen did her thing!!! I highly recommend her, you will not be let down.
I hired Gretchen to do makeup for my bridal party. She is such a sweetheart and was a pleasure to deal with, not to Read more...
I hired Gretchen to do makeup for my bridal party. She is such a sweetheart and was a pleasure to deal with, not to mention her prices are affordable. She arrived early and got right to work. All of the girls makeup looked beautiful and best of all natural!! She even stayed later than she was suppose to and waited for my sister who was running late getting to the hotel. Throughout all the madness of our small hotel room filled with about 9 girls plus vendors, Gretchen did her thing!!! I highly recommend her, you will not be let down. Read less
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labounah
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Gretchen was truly a professional when it came down to my big day. She would really listened to what style of makeup I wanted (Middle Eastern) and came through 100%. On top of all that, the prices are very affortable and she's a big sweetheart! Four of my bridesmaids got their makeup done as well, and they looked gorgeous! I truly felt like a princess and received so many compliments that day which made me feel like a million bucks :) Thank you again Gretchen for making me look amazing!
Oh and another thing.. airbrush makeup made me look so flawless and natural in the pictures and best part of all, it's a very lightweight feeling on your skin!
Gretchen was truly a professional when it came down to my big day. She would really listened to what style of makeup I Read more...
Gretchen was truly a professional when it came down to my big day. She would really listened to what style of makeup I wanted (Middle Eastern) and came through 100%. On top of all that, the prices are very affortable and she's a big sweetheart! Four of my bridesmaids got their makeup done as well, and they looked gorgeous! I truly felt like a princess and received so many compliments that day which made me feel like a million bucks :) Thank you again Gretchen for making me look amazing!
Oh and another thing.. airbrush makeup made me look so flawless and natural in the pictures and best part of all, it's a very lightweight feeling on your skin! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I was very please with Gretchen. She did a great job! I had a large bridal party and she was able to do the make up on all the girls and everyone was done before the photographer came! I would recommend her to my friends as well!
I was very please with Gretchen. She did a great job! I had a large bridal party and she was able to do the make up on all Read more...
I was very please with Gretchen. She did a great job! I had a large bridal party and she was able to do the make up on all the girls and everyone was done before the photographer came! I would recommend her to my friends as well! Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I was a full time makeup artist and now just do makeup for friends and family. It was very hard for me to relinquish the control to someone else, but I knew I did not want to do my own makeup on my wedding day. I met with Gretchen and knew after my trial, she was the one to do my makeup. I looked like me when she was done. I've had other makeup artists do my makeup, when they were finished I looked in the mirror and wasn't sure who was looking back! She was very easy to work with, she listened to my requests. The day of my wedding, she was on time and very professional. I would highly recommend Gretchen! Thanks Gretchen...Debbie G April10, 2010
I was a full time makeup artist and now just do makeup for friends and family. It was very hard for me to relinquish the Read more...
I was a full time makeup artist and now just do makeup for friends and family. It was very hard for me to relinquish the control to someone else, but I knew I did not want to do my own makeup on my wedding day. I met with Gretchen and knew after my trial, she was the one to do my makeup. I looked like me when she was done. I've had other makeup artists do my makeup, when they were finished I looked in the mirror and wasn't sure who was looking back! She was very easy to work with, she listened to my requests. The day of my wedding, she was on time and very professional. I would highly recommend Gretchen! Thanks Gretchen...Debbie G April10, 2010 Read less
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Jaygeff
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
As the Mother of the Groom, for my only child, I was SO fortunate to have found Makeup Artistry Of Long Island by Gretchen Marie! She is FABULOUS!

I sent her a photo of myself, since I did not choose to get a trial makeup session. Gretchen arrived to my home, on time, the morning of the wedding, with her supplies. She brought colors she specifically chose for my skin and dress, from a simple photograph.

When she was finished, I think my first words were, "I look like a model!"

While at the reception hall, women from other weddings actually came over to me and told me my makeup was stunning. I can not tell you how wonderful I felt and looked on my son's special day!

I recommend Gretchen for ANY event where you want to look better than you can even imagine.

Joyce
As the Mother of the Groom, for my only child, I was SO fortunate to have found Makeup Artistry Of Long Island by Gretchen Read more...
As the Mother of the Groom, for my only child, I was SO fortunate to have found Makeup Artistry Of Long Island by Gretchen Marie! She is FABULOUS!

I sent her a photo of myself, since I did not choose to get a trial makeup session. Gretchen arrived to my home, on time, the morning of the wedding, with her supplies. She brought colors she specifically chose for my skin and dress, from a simple photograph.

When she was finished, I think my first words were, "I look like a model!"

While at the reception hall, women from other weddings actually came over to me and told me my makeup was stunning. I can not tell you how wonderful I felt and looked on my son's special day!

I recommend Gretchen for ANY event where you want to look better than you can even imagine.

Joyce Read less
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M.A.L.I. By Gretchen Marie | Makeup And Hair | Long Island responded with the following comments:

Hello Joyce! Thank you for such a heart-felt review! I really enjoyed working with you! Congratulations to you, and your son!
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Marisa
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Gretchen of Make-Up Artistry of Long Island as the make-up artist for my wedding. She is super professional and extremely talented!! She made me look absolutely amazing and listened to all my feedback and requests-which as a bride-I had many, yet offered her insight and comments being an expert make-up artist :) Gretchen's make-up application made me feel incredibily beautiful. Also, I couldn't have asked for better service. I HIGHLY recommend her to any bride looking for a great make-up artist who is affordable, knowledgable, and an expert in making women look their best!
It was a pleasure working with Gretchen of Make-Up Artistry of Long Island as the make-up artist for my wedding. She is Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Gretchen of Make-Up Artistry of Long Island as the make-up artist for my wedding. She is super professional and extremely talented!! She made me look absolutely amazing and listened to all my feedback and requests-which as a bride-I had many, yet offered her insight and comments being an expert make-up artist :) Gretchen's make-up application made me feel incredibily beautiful. Also, I couldn't have asked for better service. I HIGHLY recommend her to any bride looking for a great make-up artist who is affordable, knowledgable, and an expert in making women look their best! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
M.A.L.I. By Gretchen Marie | Makeup And Hair | Long Island responded with the following comments:

Awww...Thank you Marisa for such a fast response and lovely comliments! I hope you and your Husband are doing well!

Wishing you all the best!

~Gretchen
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marlenet
Wedding:
5/8/2009
5.0/5.0
I loved the make up that was done for both my indian and american wedding ceremony, Gretchen was on time, patient, and worked really well with my skin tone and features, she let me have input on the make up that was applied which made me feel secure and made me the beautiful bride I was, you can never put a price on prefection, thank you so much!!!!
I loved the make up that was done for both my indian and american wedding ceremony, Gretchen was on time, patient, and Read more...
I loved the make up that was done for both my indian and american wedding ceremony, Gretchen was on time, patient, and worked really well with my skin tone and features, she let me have input on the make up that was applied which made me feel secure and made me the beautiful bride I was, you can never put a price on prefection, thank you so much!!!! Read less
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M.A.L.I. By Gretchen Marie | Makeup And Hair | Long Island responded with the following comments:

Hi Marlene!
Thank you for the 5 star review! I am thrilled that I was able to make you feel as beautiful as you already are on both of your special days! P.S. The photos are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for letting me access them!
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Vicki
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.9/5.0
A real professional indeed, Gretchen is a classy, lovely and creative makeup artist. As an owner of Angel Bridals in East Islip I suggest her frequently to my brides and moms for their special day. I only reccomend vendors who I have personally used and this past March Gretchen did my makeup (fabulous "smokey eyes") for a family wedding in Manhattan...I loved the finished product! You will be so very pleased and satisfied with her makeup artistry! Vicki Buckwald
A real professional indeed, Gretchen is a classy, lovely and creative makeup artist. As an owner of Angel Bridals in East Read more...
A real professional indeed, Gretchen is a classy, lovely and creative makeup artist. As an owner of Angel Bridals in East Islip I suggest her frequently to my brides and moms for their special day. I only reccomend vendors who I have personally used and this past March Gretchen did my makeup (fabulous "smokey eyes") for a family wedding in Manhattan...I loved the finished product! You will be so very pleased and satisfied with her makeup artistry! Vicki Buckwald Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
Gretchen did my hair and makeup for my wedding day and the result was fantastic! I had a trial with another woman before deciding to go with Gretchen. She listens to what YOU want and works with you to find the look that you want. She was on time and finished when she said she was supposed to. I would def. recommend her to anyone looking for a great hair and make up artist.
Gretchen did my hair and makeup for my wedding day and the result was fantastic! I had a trial with another woman before Read more...
Gretchen did my hair and makeup for my wedding day and the result was fantastic! I had a trial with another woman before deciding to go with Gretchen. She listens to what YOU want and works with you to find the look that you want. She was on time and finished when she said she was supposed to. I would def. recommend her to anyone looking for a great hair and make up artist. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.5/5.0
Gretchen and her assistant were my makeup/hair artists for the my wedding and were just fabulous! Everyone was very pleased with their services. I received so many compliments on my hair and my makeup was just enough to make me look a little different for a special day but not unlike myself. The reason for the not "All 5s" score was just because they arrived a bit late (due to traffic) which was obviously out of their control but had to include in my review. I had gave myself and all the girls enough flexible time so this was not really and issue and Gretchen and her assistant did everything they could to keep as close to schedule as possible. They were great and I would absolutely recommend them!
Gretchen and her assistant were my makeup/hair artists for the my wedding and were just fabulous! Everyone was very Read more...
Gretchen and her assistant were my makeup/hair artists for the my wedding and were just fabulous! Everyone was very pleased with their services. I received so many compliments on my hair and my makeup was just enough to make me look a little different for a special day but not unlike myself. The reason for the not "All 5s" score was just because they arrived a bit late (due to traffic) which was obviously out of their control but had to include in my review. I had gave myself and all the girls enough flexible time so this was not really and issue and Gretchen and her assistant did everything they could to keep as close to schedule as possible. They were great and I would absolutely recommend them! Read less
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atorres
Wedding:
7/21/2011
4.5/5.0
All parties involved were happy with gretchen's services. She listened carefully to what we wanted and fulfilled our requests very well. we were all happy with the end result
All parties involved were happy with gretchen's services. She listened carefully to what we wanted and fulfilled our Read more...
All parties involved were happy with gretchen's services. She listened carefully to what we wanted and fulfilled our requests very well. we were all happy with the end result Read less
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M
Wedding:
7/3/2011
3.2/5.0
Unfortunately I am sorry to say I did not have a great experience with Gretchen. While we were scheduled to meet at 2pm, I called to let her know we'd be half an hour late, which worked for her because she was running late, but Gretchen did not show up till 3pm. While we can pay her for her time waiting, Id rather not sit and wait for my vendors to show up when I need them. I had let her and the hair lady know that I needed to be ready by 6pm, but they said they'd start the other girls first. I should have insisted on going first because I wasn't ready till 7pm. I like my makeup to be done in a very specific manner, and wanted to check after every step that Gretchen was doing, which caused her to be very irritated and that irritated me in return. Being flustered that day, the last thing I needed was for someone to show irritation with me. She told me I was overthinking it and she was not happy that I was checking to see after every step, again, another reason why it would have been wise for me to go first. Unfortunately, I was from out of state so I didnt get a chance to have a trial. Her unfriendly demeanor with me really turned me off. I was not impressed with the final result either. I told her specifically which lashes I wanted and she ended up using other ones without informing me, and one was placed higher than the other and it showed in all my pictures. She was however quick to respond to emails and phone calls.
Unfortunately I am sorry to say I did not have a great experience with Gretchen. While we were scheduled to meet at 2pm, I Read more...
Unfortunately I am sorry to say I did not have a great experience with Gretchen. While we were scheduled to meet at 2pm, I called to let her know we'd be half an hour late, which worked for her because she was running late, but Gretchen did not show up till 3pm. While we can pay her for her time waiting, Id rather not sit and wait for my vendors to show up when I need them. I had let her and the hair lady know that I needed to be ready by 6pm, but they said they'd start the other girls first. I should have insisted on going first because I wasn't ready till 7pm. I like my makeup to be done in a very specific manner, and wanted to check after every step that Gretchen was doing, which caused her to be very irritated and that irritated me in return. Being flustered that day, the last thing I needed was for someone to show irritation with me. She told me I was overthinking it and she was not happy that I was checking to see after every step, again, another reason why it would have been wise for me to go first. Unfortunately, I was from out of state so I didnt get a chance to have a trial. Her unfriendly demeanor with me really turned me off. I was not impressed with the final result either. I told her specifically which lashes I wanted and she ended up using other ones without informing me, and one was placed higher than the other and it showed in all my pictures. She was however quick to respond to emails and phone calls. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
M.A.L.I. By Gretchen Marie | Makeup And Hair | Long Island responded with the following comments:

My Client: Mariam booked 7.3.11 with me online from out of state without my permission. I had to track down who she was to let her know I was previously booked, and that my website clearly stated NOT to leave a deposit before speaking with me. Luckily, I was able to fit her in, but stated to her I may be running behind, but that I would send the team of stylists ahead of me (no charge for hiring extra girls). My stylists called me to inform me that it was one hour past start time, and nobody was in sight at the venue. When I arrived, there was no electric in the venue, and we could not start hair & airbrush makeup for over an hour after I arrived. We had to wait for the owner! We also had to take turns working out of the bathroom, and moving equipment so the fuses would not blow out again. There was no way to complete the amount of girls for hair & makeup with the time frame given, plus she added 2 girls! I also provided NEW lashes for her, instead of the old and used ones she provided me with. They were both Ardells, and the same style #. Makeup-everything I showed her...she would reply with "NO!" She then showed me her personal makeup...it happened to be the identical shadows I suggested from MAC! She literally had me shaking, and ready to cry. At one point, in my chair her mom came over and started messing up the hair my stylist just did on her...the mother stated, "I don't like this." A horrible experience! to be The makeup...look at my fanpages, website, ask for references...they are all amazing. I went above and beyond to accommodate this client, and put myself and my team of girls in undesirable work conditions and she was still not happy. Luckily her mother-in-law tipped us VERY generously because she felt bad about the trouble the bride caused us. I will leave it at that.

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