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Nkd Waxing, Lashes & Makeup

Worcester , MA

LOCATION

12 Portland Street
Worcester, MA US 01608 (map)

PHONE

508-581-0881

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ABOUT US

Recently featured on TLC's hit series, "Four Weddings," and named one of the "Ten Booming Hipster Businesses" in Worcester by GoLocal.com; Nkd aims to make your bridal dreams a reality.... Read more
Recently featured on TLC's hit series, "Four Weddings," and named one of the "Ten Booming Hipster Businesses" in Worcester by GoLocal.com; Nkd aims to make your bridal dreams a reality. Our studio is conveniently located inside Ubi Hair Studio, on 12 Portland Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Nkd specializes in high-definition makeup applications that photograph and video beautifully, lasting throughout the ceremony and reception. We customize every bridal makeup application to suit your personality, skin concerns and overall vision. Offering everything from airbrush to 100% natural mineral cosmetics, we have cosmetics for every bride.

Offering convenient bridal services in our downtown Worcester studio, as well as on-location applications; Nkd makeup artists will consult with you to create the look that perfectly captures what you have been envisioning. Not sure what look you want? Nkd artists are here to help and offer suggestions based on your individual look and style.

In addition to providing makeup services, Nkd is your source for facial and body waxing and lash extensions.

But don't just trust us- hear what a happy bride had to say about Nkd:

"This September I had the honor of marrying the most amazing man on Earth. I insisted on having the best of everything for my wedding. That is why I choose the ladies of NKD to make me beautiful for my wedding. A few days before my wedding, Kristie Lee applied my lash extensions. They were A-MAZ-ING!! My lashes were so long and thick. Better than a Kardashian! On my wedding day, Crystal did the make-up for me and my bridesmaids. Crystal did a fabulous job!! We were all beautiful and absolutely glowing. The quality of her products and her technique kept all of us looking lovely well into the night. My skin has never been so flawless and my eyes were to die for. I have never felt as beautiful as on my wedding day & I have Crystal & Kristie Lee to thank for that. To add to the standard wedding pressure, my wedding was being filmed for TV, so Crystal had the added task of making me both groom and camera ready. She executed perfectly with a perfect mix of professionalism, fun and skill. I want to thank NKD for helping to make my wedding so memorable and making me feel like a princess."

-Jessica

We want to make you feel like a princess on the day you marry the partner of your dreams! Contact Nkd Waxing, Lashes & Makeup today. Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Hair Removal, Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes
Do you charge for trials?
Consultations are complimentary and are generally about 15 minutes. In a consultation, you meet with an Nkd artist, review our portfolio, discuss the contract and ask any questions. If you decide to move forward wtih Nkd and have a bridal trial appointment , the charge is $60 for a HD application or $95 for an airbrush application. (Strip lashes are extra if you would like them the day of the trial.) This is approximately a 60-minute trial, where we discuss the specifics of what your vision is for your wedding day and the makeup is applied as it would be the day of the wedding.
Do you provide any specialty services? (airbrushing, hair extensions, etc.)
Nkd offers HD (High Definition) makeup applications using cream based foundation that is specialized for photographs and video. For brides that prefer a more natural approach, we also offer mineral makeup applications which are certified gluten-free. If you would like an airbrush application, we also have that as an option. Nkd is also proud to be an Xtreme Lash studio, offering the eyelash extensions as an alternative to a strip lash. Visit www.xtremelash.com for more information about our lash extensions.
Do you travel to the client on the day of the event? If yes, is there a fee?
Nkd offers in-studio and on-location makeup services. Our on-location service fee is $100 and there is also a travel charge of .55 cents per mile (or the current IRS rate) roundtrip, which is determined from the address of the salon, 12 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608. For on-location services, Nkd requests a minimum of (3) applications. If a client wishes to hire Nkd and has less than (3) applications, there is an option to hire them at a rate of $280 (which equals the total of 3 regular applications plus the on-location charge). Travel charges would still apply. Please do no hesitate to contact us with any questions.
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?
Nkd can accomodate any size bridal party. Depending on the timeline of the event and the number of applications, two artists will be assigned to the wedding if Nkd deems neccessary. Please contact us to discuss the details of your individual event.
How far in advance should clients book your services?
Nkd books twelve months out and we require a $100 deposit (which is deducted from your balance) and signed contract to secure your date. We recommend you book your makeup services as soon as you know your wedding date.
What is your cancellation policy?
After Nkd secures your date with a deposit and a signed contract, there is a (3) day grace period to cancel services. After that, the deposit is not refundable or transferrable.

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Caitlin
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about NKD!! Not only are Crystal and Kristie beyond talented, they are some of the most fun, accommodating, and creative people I've ever met!! My wedding would NOT have been as gorgeous as it was without the Crystal's makeup and lash applications! She was generous enough to do my wedding in NH - very flexible!! My girls raved about how they looked and I felt like a princess! I have been in weddings in the past and the makeup was always so-so, with NKD I knew I'd be in great hands, Not only are they amazing for weddings but I use them for almost every big event I attend! If you are hesitant about lashes I have some advice - DO THEM! They make sure a difference and they will help you decide on size! I will be a client of theirs for as long as they are in business, which I can see being a very long and prosperous time!
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Alicia
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Kristie Lee was absolutely amazing! When I walked in to her shop to do my trial, I knew I was in good hands! She immediately eliminated my nervousness and worked with me on a look that was a better version of myself.
She was very responsive leading up to the wedding in answering my questions and confirming details for the day. She arrived on time and was a great addition to the excitement of the day. My wedding makeup was flawless. I felt like a million bucks! She also did the makeup for my mother, mother in law and sister who were equally as pleased! Her products were high quality and gentle on the sensitive skin. My mother typically can't wear makeup due to her sensitive skin and allergies and she had no problems with the makeup!
I would hire Kristie Lee again in a heart beat. Super professional, friendly and competitively priced - she's amazing!
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I was referred to Kristie at NKD by a friend of mine who had nothing but great things to say about her work! She did my make up for myself and my bridal party at my wedding and I absolutely loved it! Everyone looked amazing and Kristie was great! She was very flexible with my timeline and made sure everything was perfect for my big day!
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Brittany
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Kristy was amazing. She came to the location of my wedding and did makeup for about 7 people. Everyone was extremely happy with the outcome. She was very friendly and made the experience enjoyable. I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking for makeup or extreme lashes!
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Kayla
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Kristie was a pleasure to work wig! She listened to all my suggestions and made me feel like the most beautiful bride!
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Lori
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal was fantastic to work with. I met Crystal when she had done my makeup as a bridesmaid the previous year for my brother's wedding and she did such an amazing job! So, when it came to my wedding, it was no question whom I would choose to do my makeup/lashes (not to mention all 5 of my bridesmaids and my two mothers!) I'm extremely picky and critical of my makeup and Crystal stayed within my and ALL of my bridemaids 'comfort-zones' to make us feel beautiful and comfortable on my wedding day. Job well done!! :) I would highly reccommend her to anyone looking for a make-up artist that truly listens to their client and doesnt make them look like a make-up monster!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My bridal party and I all got our makeup done at NKD for my wedding. Kristie Lee was amazing & I was so happy with the outcome of my airbrush make up & lashes. It looked really good in pictures as well. I really loved that all the girls were able to come in and get our make up done together. Some of us did airbrush and some did the high definition make up, everyone wanted something a little different and all of our makeup came out incredible! Thank you Kristie Lee!
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Leyla
Wedding:
9/28/2013
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Kristie lee at nkd is amazing. I had several makeup trial for my wedding before being referred to nkd. Before going to nkd I was loosing hope that my makeup would look the way I wanted for my wedding day. The day of my trial kristie lee was amazing she immediately put me at ease and my makeup was flawless it was exactly what I envisioned it would look like. Kristie lee provided advice and tips on what would look best. On my wedding day I did not doubt that my makeup would look perfect. She made me feel.so.special on my wedding day and so at ease. She and her staff also did my maid of honors who got airbrushed as well as my god mother. I could not have been happier with our makeup. I continue to go.to kristie lee for services and would recommend her to.any bride who wants to look stunning on their wedding day. Thank you so much kristie lee.
Leyla
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Debbie
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I’m a person who doesn’t wear much makeup and wasn’t too sure about having my makeup done. However the products and application that Crystal used made me not only beautiful … but looking very natural. And that includes eyelashes … once the makeup was on I didn’t give it a thought … just sat back and listened to all the complements!!
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Janice
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
When you're searching for a makeup artist for an event that is as important as your wedding, it's always scary to think that you could hire the wrong person.

I hired Crystal from Nkd to work with me on the day of my wedding and I could not have been any happier with my decision.

Many of my bridesmaids don't wear heavy makeup and were hesitant to have makeup done at all. I had to assure them that Crystal was going to make them look amazing and they had nothing to worry about ... and boy was I right!

Everyone looked so natural and absolutely stunning! I look back at my pictures and am so happy that I could bring such a great day of pampering to my closest friends! You could see it on their faces that they were smiling on the inside because of how beautiful they looked!

I met with Crystal for a trial run and we had a great time brainstorming about the look.
I got just what I asked for. It was a huge sense of relief to know that I could go into the wedding day and know just how I was going to look. No stress, or worrying - just excitement!

On the day of the wedding, Crystal came to the hotel where we were staying. She was prepared with everything she needed to transform all of us! We started early in the day because I had so many bridesmaids and everyone still looked like they had just gotten their makeup done even though there had been hours in between. I honestly thought that was pretty amazing!

Crystal has many years of experience as a makeup artist and it shows. She regularly works with photographers on photo shoots so she has valuable advice she can offer on a day where so much of your time will be photographed!

If you want someone you can trust, that will make you relaxed on the day of your wedding - someone that is professional, responsible and absolutely talented, give Crystal a call. You won't be sorry!
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Kerri
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal Thank You so much for transforming me into a beauty! I received so many compliments on the way my makeup looked and I was amazed at how long it lasted throughout the day. You are amazing at what you do and it showed on all of us!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I have so many wonderful things to say about Kristie at NKD. I will start with my first conversation with Kristie, I had questions about what I would expect from having lashes, how long they would last, how many in each eye and so on, she was super nice and answered all of my questions. I wanted to make sure that she knew that I wanted A TON of lashes in each eye. I was getting married and I didn't want to have to wear mascara on my wedding day but I am a huge fan of mascara so the only way that I wouldn't wear mascara is if the lashes were full and dark. Kristie assured me that the "Fabulash" set would be prefect for me, so I set up the appointment to get it done. From the moment I walked into her salon she made me feel welcomed. The lashes took 3 hours and Kristie and I talked the entire time, she even did my eye brows! Even though Kristie told me that I was going to have amazing lashes, I was still a little nervous to see the ending result. Once she was finished and she handed me the mirror, I was shocked! I had beautiful, long, lashes! It was exactly what I was looking for and I knew I was going to look great on my wedding day. Today is October 30th and I still have lashes in! I have not needed to wear mascara since my wedding!! I will definitely be going back to see Kristie in the future and you should too!
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Emma
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently moved to worcester (but was getting married in my hometown in Eastern Connecticut) and I met Crystal at a small bridal fair at Crompton Collective here in town. As someone who is not that into makeup and had never had it done professionally before, she was gracious enough to walk me through the whole process. I went in for a trial and was BLOWN AWAY, it was the most beautiful, and most natural I have ever looked! Needless to say, I booked her for my wedding in September - and she drove all the way to CT! My bridesmaids, mother and new mother - in - law, loved her, loved their makeup and the whole process could not have gone smoother. I thank her and kristie for all their help in making the day perfect!
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
This is the second wedding that I've had Crystal do my make-up for; my friend's last year, and mine this year. For both weddings Crystal was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!! She is fun and relaxed, yet still makes your day special. Not to mention her work is FLAWLESS!! My make-up was perfect and lasted all day through the heat. I wish I could post a picture of my post-cake-in-the-face make up. Even after I wiped chocolate frosting off my face, my make-up looked amazing!

DEFINITELY book Crystal! You won't be disappointed!
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Jen
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Crystal was my make-up artist for my wedding. I absolutely loved the natural look she gave me (and all my bridesmaids)! I don't typically wear much in the way of make-up so I was nervous about it feeling heavy but that wasnt the case! it wa...s perfect! The application felt light and I barely noticed that I even had make-up on! I would gladly recommend Crystal to anyone looking to have a flawless make-up application for any event! Thanks Crystal!! :)
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Gina
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Kristie Lee with NKD did my bridal makeup, 5 bridesmaids, and my mom's makeup the day of my wedding. She made us all look absolutlely stunning! I had a very early morning wedding (9:30am ceremony) and Kristie showed up at my mom's house awake and ready to go at 5am. She was extremely helpful prior to the wedding, providing me with a trial, consultation and helpful advice that really helped shape my final look for the wedding day. Our makeup looked amazing all day and into the night and I couldn't be happier with her service. Highly recommended!
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maria
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Kristie Lee did my bridal make up, 5 bridesmaids and a mother of the bride make up the day of my wedding. She really took into account the feel of the wedding along with the skin and hair of each woman. She was very helpful leading up to the big day along with the day of. All of our make up stayed on all night long while we danced but didn't feel heavy or overdone.
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Kristie did my waxing for my honeymoon. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the salon, the professional staff, and the welcoming atmosphere of NKD. I will definitely be going back this summer and have just referred my friend for her first wax!
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Karyn
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Crystal did the makeup for my wedding last June. I met her when she was still working for bare minerals. She did the makeup for one of my bridesmaids there, and I fell in love. I couldn't have been happier with the results. She did an amazing job giving me and my girls exactly what they were looking for. She is very professional, but a lot of fun! Our photographer got a lot of comments on the pictures asking if he used real models for the wedding album because they thought the makeup looked "too professional." I would absolutely recommend Crystal to anyone needing their makeup done for any special occasion!!!
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of having Crystal of Nkd Waxing, Lashes and Makeup apply my makeup on my Wedding Day! She is very professional, creative and an amazing makeup artist! I received so many compliments on how natural and long lasting my makeup was throughout the day. I would recommend her to anyone! You won't be disappointed!

Thank you for making me feel so beautiful on my Wedding Day!! :)
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hunnie687
Wedding:
10/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Crystal did my makeup for my wedding and it was everything I wanted and more. She is very professional and was very punctual. I would hire her again for all of my make up needs
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