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Once Upon a Bride

New York , NY

LOCATION

122 W 26th st, suite 1205
New York, NY US 10001 (map)

PHONE

212-353-2350

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

A company dedicated to the peace of mind and the inner and outer radiance of the bride on her wedding day.

Once Upon A Bride has extensive experience in fashioning and... Read more
A company dedicated to the peace of mind and the inner and outer radiance of the bride on her wedding day.

Once Upon A Bride has extensive experience in fashioning and bringing out the exquisite beauty of the bride.

The elite staff is comprised of New York's finest celebrity makeup and hair artists,all of whom specialize in brides and

bridal parties. We look forward to hearing from you. Beauty@ouab.com. 212-535-2350 Or 516-840-5160 Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Hair, Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Megan
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Once Upon a Bride was the perfect choice for my wedding. Stacey was very attentive every step of the way. Tiffany and Sofia were absolutely amazing and easy to work with! My make up and hair turned out exactly as I had hoped and lasted throughout the night. I felt great from start to finish!
Once Upon a Bride was the perfect choice for my wedding. Stacey was very attentive every step of the way. Tiffany and Read more...
Once Upon a Bride was the perfect choice for my wedding. Stacey was very attentive every step of the way. Tiffany and Sofia were absolutely amazing and easy to work with! My make up and hair turned out exactly as I had hoped and lasted throughout the night. I felt great from start to finish! Read less
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Once Upon a Bride responded with the following comments:

Hello Megan!
We heard the wedding day at Bear Mountain was amazing.
Good luck to you!

Loren
Manager
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kim
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Outstanding! Stacey Weinstein, the owner and head stylist of Once Upon A Bride, is talented, professional, creative, responsive, flexible, accommodating, warm and on her game! Stacey's confidence shines through from the moment you meet her. She takes great pride in her work and will not be satisfied with anything less than absolute happiness from her clients. She listens and follows up with creating the look you described, and can easily work with those who put their hair in her hands as she creates on the spot. Although more expensive than most, Stacey is a guarantee. If you want to look your most beautiful and have it last all night, choose Stacey. Not only is she super talented, she is also someone you want in your bridal suite as you are getting ready because she is fun and funny. You'll be laughing your way into your dress.
Outstanding! Stacey Weinstein, the owner and head stylist of Once Upon A Bride, is talented, professional, creative, Read more...
Outstanding! Stacey Weinstein, the owner and head stylist of Once Upon A Bride, is talented, professional, creative, responsive, flexible, accommodating, warm and on her game! Stacey's confidence shines through from the moment you meet her. She takes great pride in her work and will not be satisfied with anything less than absolute happiness from her clients. She listens and follows up with creating the look you described, and can easily work with those who put their hair in her hands as she creates on the spot. Although more expensive than most, Stacey is a guarantee. If you want to look your most beautiful and have it last all night, choose Stacey. Not only is she super talented, she is also someone you want in your bridal suite as you are getting ready because she is fun and funny. You'll be laughing your way into your dress. Read less
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Once Upon a Bride responded with the following comments:

Hello Kim!
I saw your photos and heard all about The Liberty Warehouse.
Glad you had a great time with Stacey and you feel you looked your best. ( Yes, she keeps us all laughing at the salon and she insists on getting each hair in place and glad you are ok with that OCD ).
I was there for your trial and it was lovely meeting you.
All the best.
Loren
Manager
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Christine
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Stacy and Sofia - I'm forever grateful for making me such a beautiful bride on my wedding day. The hair and make up were a dream - it was just perfect!

You ladies are an absolute pleasure to work with - we had so much fun the morning you were getting us ready!

Every bride should go to Once Upon a Bride for hair and make up - these ladies know what they are doing!
I'm also so glad I could now go to your salon for all my hair needs - my hair has never been this heathly and long....THANK YOU!!!!!

bonus points - my hair and make up were exactly the same by the end of night as when it was just put on!!
Stacy and Sofia - I'm forever grateful for making me such a beautiful bride on my wedding day. The hair and make up were a Read more...
Stacy and Sofia - I'm forever grateful for making me such a beautiful bride on my wedding day. The hair and make up were a dream - it was just perfect!

You ladies are an absolute pleasure to work with - we had so much fun the morning you were getting us ready!

Every bride should go to Once Upon a Bride for hair and make up - these ladies know what they are doing!
I'm also so glad I could now go to your salon for all my hair needs - my hair has never been this heathly and long....THANK YOU!!!!!

bonus points - my hair and make up were exactly the same by the end of night as when it was just put on!! Read less
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Once Upon a Bride responded with the following comments:

YAY! Glad you were happy.
Love those two together.
Two perfectionists who love to laugh and smile.

Good luck to you!
Loren,
Manager
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Lauren
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
After having numerous hair trials, I was so excited to find Stacey and Once upon a Bride. Stacey made sure I looked my best the day of my wedding - giving me advice on how to best prepare my hair for the day of and working to find the best style for me. She was in constant contact up until the day of and put up with my ever changing numbers of people getting their hair and makeup done. She brought a second stylist the day of to make sure everyone was finished in time and Stacey helped style everyone to make sure they looked their best.

We had a last minute makeup artist switch and Stacey had Karen fill in - she was fabulous and got everything just right!! I can't imagine my makeup being any different. My mom and I bought most of the makeup Karen used on us...

I (and everyone who used them) got compliments throughout the night about hair/makeup and how well everything held up. My mom, bridesmaids and I had so much fun getting ready with Stacey and Karen - it was an amazing day.
After having numerous hair trials, I was so excited to find Stacey and Once upon a Bride. Stacey made sure I looked my Read more...
After having numerous hair trials, I was so excited to find Stacey and Once upon a Bride. Stacey made sure I looked my best the day of my wedding - giving me advice on how to best prepare my hair for the day of and working to find the best style for me. She was in constant contact up until the day of and put up with my ever changing numbers of people getting their hair and makeup done. She brought a second stylist the day of to make sure everyone was finished in time and Stacey helped style everyone to make sure they looked their best.

We had a last minute makeup artist switch and Stacey had Karen fill in - she was fabulous and got everything just right!! I can't imagine my makeup being any different. My mom and I bought most of the makeup Karen used on us...

I (and everyone who used them) got compliments throughout the night about hair/makeup and how well everything held up. My mom, bridesmaids and I had so much fun getting ready with Stacey and Karen - it was an amazing day. Read less
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Once Upon a Bride responded with the following comments:

Hi Lauren,
I heard about your wedding at The Tribeca Rooftop.
I think your mom sent us a bride I just matched extensions for.
Wedding is Oct 22nd?

Glad you loved everything and Karen is so talented.
Stacey loves speaking with her brides and glad you got all the attention you needed.
Your photos are up on our website. Take a peek!

Loren,
Manager
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Really flexible and great company to have with you when you get ready on your big day. Very professional and efficient so we had even more time for portraits. They really understood what styles I wanted and gave me a really natural look for our outdoor wedding. They were also able to accommodate additional bridesmaids who had initially opted not to get hair and makeup done. Highly recommend!
Really flexible and great company to have with you when you get ready on your big day. Very professional and efficient so Read more...
Really flexible and great company to have with you when you get ready on your big day. Very professional and efficient so we had even more time for portraits. They really understood what styles I wanted and gave me a really natural look for our outdoor wedding. They were also able to accommodate additional bridesmaids who had initially opted not to get hair and makeup done. Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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schmeden
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I was beyond happy with Sofia (makeup) and Alesha (hair). They were both so amazing on my wedding day. Hair and makeup were both over the top amazing and perfect and I had a great time with them in the hotel room getting ready. I got SOOO many comments on my hair. Alesha really was fabulous. Sofia too - the makeup stayed on all night - we were out until 4am and still looked flawless.
I was beyond happy with Sofia (makeup) and Alesha (hair). They were both so amazing on my wedding day. Hair and makeup Read more...
I was beyond happy with Sofia (makeup) and Alesha (hair). They were both so amazing on my wedding day. Hair and makeup were both over the top amazing and perfect and I had a great time with them in the hotel room getting ready. I got SOOO many comments on my hair. Alesha really was fabulous. Sofia too - the makeup stayed on all night - we were out until 4am and still looked flawless. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Vivian
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous hair and make-up!
Gorgeous hair and make-up!
Gorgeous hair and make-up! Read less
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dka189
Wedding:
7/19/2009
5.0/5.0
They were worth every penny! My mother, my sister and I all looked and felt amazing. The hair and make up stayed perfect all evening. They were professional, flexible and so easy to work with. Do not mess with your hair and make up and make room in your budget for them!
Book them now!
They were worth every penny! My mother, my sister and I all looked and felt amazing. The hair and make up stayed perfect Read more...
They were worth every penny! My mother, my sister and I all looked and felt amazing. The hair and make up stayed perfect all evening. They were professional, flexible and so easy to work with. Do not mess with your hair and make up and make room in your budget for them!
Book them now! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.8/5.0
Stacy and Sofia did an amazing job on my hair and make-up, I could not have been happier!
Stacy and Sofia did an amazing job on my hair and make-up, I could not have been happier!
Stacy and Sofia did an amazing job on my hair and make-up, I could not have been happier! Read less
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floweryflipflops
Wedding:
10/18/2008
3.5/5.0
They did a great job for myself and the bridesmaids. However my hair did not keep very well and they were extremely expensive.
They did a great job for myself and the bridesmaids. However my hair did not keep very well and they were extremely Read more...
They did a great job for myself and the bridesmaids. However my hair did not keep very well and they were extremely expensive. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.4/5.0
I have such mixed feelings about Once Upon a Bride. I had a wonderful experience the day of my wedding - Angela and Jamie were the stylists and Jonny did makeup. They were so pleasant to work with and did such an amazing job on everyone.

On the other hand, my experience with Stacey was terrible. She made the experience so much more stressful than necessary. She refused to provide any sort of schedule and/or confirm the time her team would arrive to begin hair/makeup. When I asked again a month before the wedding she told me "I have 20 weddings before yours and don't have time to make mistakes and changes" ??

She also tried to charge me an additional $200 days before the wedding because they needed to add an additional hair stylist (I had confirmed the number of girls getting hair done months ago) and due to travel time (I had told them the venue when i initially signed the contract). This made me upset for obvious reasons and Stacey said (direct quote) "I NEVER have brides attack me. I feel you need to calm down so we can move forward." She always made me feel that my simple requests and questions were unreasonable.

I realize she does this every day, but as a bride you are incredibly stressed out and look to your vendors for guidance and support. This salon is incredibly expensive - I never expect to be treated this way by any vendor, let alone as a bride spending almost $1000 on hair/makeup just for me. If it weren't for the confidence I had in Jonny/Angela/Jamie I would have fired her immediately. Sadly not recommended.
I have such mixed feelings about Once Upon a Bride. I had a wonderful experience the day of my wedding - Angela and Jamie Read more...
I have such mixed feelings about Once Upon a Bride. I had a wonderful experience the day of my wedding - Angela and Jamie were the stylists and Jonny did makeup. They were so pleasant to work with and did such an amazing job on everyone.

On the other hand, my experience with Stacey was terrible. She made the experience so much more stressful than necessary. She refused to provide any sort of schedule and/or confirm the time her team would arrive to begin hair/makeup. When I asked again a month before the wedding she told me "I have 20 weddings before yours and don't have time to make mistakes and changes" ??

She also tried to charge me an additional $200 days before the wedding because they needed to add an additional hair stylist (I had confirmed the number of girls getting hair done months ago) and due to travel time (I had told them the venue when i initially signed the contract). This made me upset for obvious reasons and Stacey said (direct quote) "I NEVER have brides attack me. I feel you need to calm down so we can move forward." She always made me feel that my simple requests and questions were unreasonable.

I realize she does this every day, but as a bride you are incredibly stressed out and look to your vendors for guidance and support. This salon is incredibly expensive - I never expect to be treated this way by any vendor, let alone as a bride spending almost $1000 on hair/makeup just for me. If it weren't for the confidence I had in Jonny/Angela/Jamie I would have fired her immediately. Sadly not recommended. Read less
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Once Upon a Bride responded with the following comments:

Hello.
Loren the manager of OUAB here!!



The team had a wonderful time working with you on your big day.
We have a system in place so the teams going out each weekend are organized perfectly. After 15 years in business we still like to keep our weddings tight and organized and for us that means we focus on each wedding that is coming up. Yes, we have many weddings per weekend and some teams travel so we have to keep it tight.
Therefore each bride gets a phone call, schedule and confirmation close to her wedding day and preferably and final confirmation and any changes 1 week before.
We have noticed that some brides like to make a few changes leading up to the big day and this can/has caused mistakes so we found it best to finalize everything as close to the day as possible.

You loved a team that Stacey kept organized, personally hand picked and trained. Glad you were happy as I am sure they would not work for her if the company was disorganized.

Glad you had a wonderful wedding day and we wish you the very best. Sorry you felt you needed a schedule so far in advance and due to us wanting to stay organized you were upset. We apologize again.

Loren
Manager
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.0/5.0
BUYER BEWARE! Stacey promises to help you get the most of your wedding trial, which should include 2-3 signature looks, makeup from modest to dramatic, and pictures throughout to help recreate the looks, but she definitely did not do so with us. I do not doubt that she has been amazing in the past but it seems that she is now resting on her laurels, so take past positive reviews with a grain of salt.

The minute we walked into the door for our wedding trial, we were asked to pay right away (not the most professional, honestly), but then we never got all the services for which we had paid and generously tipped. The artists were wonderful and did a great job in the time they had but they were rushing to another wedding and so I left with only 1 hair look (that wasn't even the complete look for my wedding) and without the eye makeup I had requested (and no information on recreating the looks whatsoever). I was just told to come back to finish my trial, which I was happy to do even though I was flying from out of town. But then, I found out I would have to pay for a new trial (another $400!) when I talked to the owner, who was extremely rude to me and refused to do anything at all to rectify the situation fairly.

All I wanted was to receive the services I was promised and paid a great deal for so that I could comfortably hire them to do my makeup and hair and that of all of my bridesmaids and know they'd be worth their ultra-expensive prices. I was really hoping to love OUAB and use them for my wedding but I simply cannot recommend this company based on my unfair trial experience there. Their work seems to be quite inconsistent (depending on how much time they have not what you paid) and it is clear that you cannot rely on Stacey to deliver what was advertised (even with at her friend as your wedding planner) at ultra-expensive prices.
BUYER BEWARE! Stacey promises to help you get the most of your wedding trial, which should include 2-3 signature looks, Read more...
BUYER BEWARE! Stacey promises to help you get the most of your wedding trial, which should include 2-3 signature looks, makeup from modest to dramatic, and pictures throughout to help recreate the looks, but she definitely did not do so with us. I do not doubt that she has been amazing in the past but it seems that she is now resting on her laurels, so take past positive reviews with a grain of salt.

The minute we walked into the door for our wedding trial, we were asked to pay right away (not the most professional, honestly), but then we never got all the services for which we had paid and generously tipped. The artists were wonderful and did a great job in the time they had but they were rushing to another wedding and so I left with only 1 hair look (that wasn't even the complete look for my wedding) and without the eye makeup I had requested (and no information on recreating the looks whatsoever). I was just told to come back to finish my trial, which I was happy to do even though I was flying from out of town. But then, I found out I would have to pay for a new trial (another $400!) when I talked to the owner, who was extremely rude to me and refused to do anything at all to rectify the situation fairly.

All I wanted was to receive the services I was promised and paid a great deal for so that I could comfortably hire them to do my makeup and hair and that of all of my bridesmaids and know they'd be worth their ultra-expensive prices. I was really hoping to love OUAB and use them for my wedding but I simply cannot recommend this company based on my unfair trial experience there. Their work seems to be quite inconsistent (depending on how much time they have not what you paid) and it is clear that you cannot rely on Stacey to deliver what was advertised (even with at her friend as your wedding planner) at ultra-expensive prices. Read less
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Once Upon a Bride responded with the following comments:

Hello Dina,
This is Loren and I was in the salon during your service to over see that all went well. I asked you to pay in advance because we kept the salon open late for you and had to close down the computer which takes awhile. Sorry, this was an issue.

As you know the girls at Once Upon A Bride provided a great service for you, and you and your parents loved it. You asked for a look at the girls delivered and you were thrilled! I know because we all were swarming around you. I know you asked for a certain look since you were going to your engagement photo shoot and told Tiffany multiple times not to change the hair.
We are sorry you were 45minutes late and your appt got cut short due to your shoot. The girls were done for the day as it was 6pm and didnt have any other work after.
I know Stacey spoke with you on a conference call and offered you a big discount to come back in to meet the girls again for a second time. I know you wanted another session for free but the girls did 110% as I was there to see it all happen.
We are glad you had a wonderful wedding and wish you the very best.
Loren
Manager

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