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Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists

Phoenix , AZ

LOCATION

4801 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ US 85018 (map)
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ABOUT US

Park Avenue -

A bridal beauty destination with style and flair, perfect for creating those girl time memories. Lounge in our living room and pop some bubbly with your bridal... Read more
Park Avenue -

A bridal beauty destination with style and flair, perfect for creating those girl time memories. Lounge in our living room and pop some bubbly with your bridal party, while our professional artists design your perfect look.

Plus! Brides get a free membership for the entire month before the wedding!





Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists-

You provide the champagne, we provide the party!

Don’t stress about running around town!

Relax and have Kensington come on-location to provide makeup and hair for you and your entire bridal party,

no matter how big or small. Read less

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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Facial, Hair, Makeup, Manicure / Pedicure, Spa
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes
Do you charge for trials?
Yes ... all of our services are à la carte to best customize to our clients needs.
Do you provide any specialty services? (airbrushing, hair extensions, etc.)
airbrush makeup, Bridal hair dos
Do you travel to the client on the day of the event? If yes, is there a fee?
Yes we are on-location. no travel fee within 50 mile radius of Central Phx. -
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?
As many as you want. We have provided hair and makeup to 16 in 5 hours! We have amazing package prices to best fit your needs.
How far in advance should clients book your services?
1 year to 1 week ... we have a large staff and are flexible.

REVIEWS

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Melissa
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about Park Ave/Kensington. They did my hair and make up for my trial, my engagement pics, my rehearsal dinner and the wedding and every time I felt more beautiful than ever before. They are ridiculously talented. Lino and Jessica were an amazing team! Don't even shop around, just use Kesington!
I can't say enough wonderful things about Park Ave/Kensington. They did my hair and make up for my trial, my engagement Read more...
I can't say enough wonderful things about Park Ave/Kensington. They did my hair and make up for my trial, my engagement pics, my rehearsal dinner and the wedding and every time I felt more beautiful than ever before. They are ridiculously talented. Lino and Jessica were an amazing team! Don't even shop around, just use Kesington! Read less
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Tyler
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I worked with Rayanna at Kensington and had never had my makeup professionally done up before. She was very helpful and didn't pressure me to do anything I didn't want to do. She did an excellent job, was very friendly and I looked more beautiful on my wedding day than I have ever looked before!
I worked with Rayanna at Kensington and had never had my makeup professionally done up before. She was very helpful and Read more...
I worked with Rayanna at Kensington and had never had my makeup professionally done up before. She was very helpful and didn't pressure me to do anything I didn't want to do. She did an excellent job, was very friendly and I looked more beautiful on my wedding day than I have ever looked before! Read less
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Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

So glad you loved working with Ray!! We (and she) would love to see some of your photos and see you in the salon soon to catch up! Hope you're enjoying married life! ;-)
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Molly
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I chose Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists after reading great reviews on various sites and I am so glad I did! Jessica did a great job organizing and scheduling our day. I had a hair and makeup trial a month before the wedding and loved both, but wanted to change it up a little bit for the day of. Both my hair and makeup changes were made and I could not have been happier with them both! We had three stylists come to my house the day of (Clarice, Vanessa and Tianna) and they did the hair and makeup for my bridal party, my mother in law and my mother. All of us were extremely pleased with the way everything turned out and most importantly, all the stylists were on time (which was not the easiest task since we started hair and makeup at 6:30 in the morning). I am really picky about hair and makeup and one of my biggest concerns on the wedding day was that I wouldn't feel like I looked like myself. I definitely think the girls did an amazing job making my whole bridal party look like absolutely stunning versions of themselves.
I chose Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists after reading great reviews on various sites and I am so glad I did! Jessica Read more...
I chose Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists after reading great reviews on various sites and I am so glad I did! Jessica did a great job organizing and scheduling our day. I had a hair and makeup trial a month before the wedding and loved both, but wanted to change it up a little bit for the day of. Both my hair and makeup changes were made and I could not have been happier with them both! We had three stylists come to my house the day of (Clarice, Vanessa and Tianna) and they did the hair and makeup for my bridal party, my mother in law and my mother. All of us were extremely pleased with the way everything turned out and most importantly, all the stylists were on time (which was not the easiest task since we started hair and makeup at 6:30 in the morning). I am really picky about hair and makeup and one of my biggest concerns on the wedding day was that I wouldn't feel like I looked like myself. I definitely think the girls did an amazing job making my whole bridal party look like absolutely stunning versions of themselves. Read less
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Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Molly! We loved working with you and hope to see you again soon! You'll have to send us some photos!! :-)
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Lino was fantastic! He did my trial and wedding day hair and makeup. He took my vision in my head and put it into my hair and makeup. I looked amazing!
Lino was fantastic! He did my trial and wedding day hair and makeup. He took my vision in my head and put it into my hair Read more...
Lino was fantastic! He did my trial and wedding day hair and makeup. He took my vision in my head and put it into my hair and makeup. I looked amazing! Read less
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Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your nice review, Amanda! Lino says he had a great time with you and was happy to be a part of your big day! You know where to find him now! ;-)
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Jenn
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists did a fantastic job with makeup and hair for my full wedding party, 7 women and 4 little girls. Each lady got exactly what they wanted and looked stunning. The salon is a great place for a group because everyone was able to walk around and visit and it is orange and pink (my favorite colors). Holli Chris did my makeup and hair and all night I got compliments on both my hair and makeup. I felt and looked beautiful. They also offer a service where she will come to the venue for touch-ups and she was fantastic. She styled us, fixed our flaws, and was relaxed and a pleasure to work with. Our photographer was also a big fan. He said that was one of the best ideas he's seen because a lot of people take their pictures after the ceremony. All of her staff was nice and professional and all of my wedding party and moms loved the salon, staff, and end results.
Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists did a fantastic job with makeup and hair for my full wedding party, 7 women and 4 Read more...
Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists did a fantastic job with makeup and hair for my full wedding party, 7 women and 4 little girls. Each lady got exactly what they wanted and looked stunning. The salon is a great place for a group because everyone was able to walk around and visit and it is orange and pink (my favorite colors). Holli Chris did my makeup and hair and all night I got compliments on both my hair and makeup. I felt and looked beautiful. They also offer a service where she will come to the venue for touch-ups and she was fantastic. She styled us, fixed our flaws, and was relaxed and a pleasure to work with. Our photographer was also a big fan. He said that was one of the best ideas he's seen because a lot of people take their pictures after the ceremony. All of her staff was nice and professional and all of my wedding party and moms loved the salon, staff, and end results. Read less
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Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

Thanks for sharing, Jenn! :-) We are so glad you had a great experience with us! Holli loved working with you and your group. Let us know next time you want to get all dolled up! ;-) Hope you're enjoying married life!
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Private User
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with both Jessica & Britini for my bridal makeup. Jessica was very patient and helpful while I was trying to figure out what services I wanted to book. Britini was very calming, professional yet fun, patient and did amazing work. I had soooo many compliments, especially on my lashes! I loved the on site service too - made the day that much less stressful! I would recommend them to anyone for your big day :)
I absolutely loved working with both Jessica & Britini for my bridal makeup. Jessica was very patient and helpful while I Read more...
I absolutely loved working with both Jessica & Britini for my bridal makeup. Jessica was very patient and helpful while I was trying to figure out what services I wanted to book. Britini was very calming, professional yet fun, patient and did amazing work. I had soooo many compliments, especially on my lashes! I loved the on site service too - made the day that much less stressful! I would recommend them to anyone for your big day :) Read less
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Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you in the future for any of your beauty needs! ;-)
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Shawna
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Vanessa from Park Avenue was an amazing find! I searched like crazy to find an airbrush makeup artist. She listened to my wants for my day and made me and three of my girls feel like Disney princesses. My husband could not stop looking at me and I have never felt so beautiful. Thank you Vanessa for making my day special! I even has friends saying they wished they had you for their previous weddings!

Shawna
Vanessa from Park Avenue was an amazing find! I searched like crazy to find an airbrush makeup artist. She listened to my Read more...
Vanessa from Park Avenue was an amazing find! I searched like crazy to find an airbrush makeup artist. She listened to my wants for my day and made me and three of my girls feel like Disney princesses. My husband could not stop looking at me and I have never felt so beautiful. Thank you Vanessa for making my day special! I even has friends saying they wished they had you for their previous weddings!

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Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

Aw, this is great, Shawna, thank you! I will pass this along to Vanessa! So glad you enjoyed working with us! Have a great day!
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tiffany
Wedding:
2/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Jessica the wedding coordinator and Holli the owner are amazing! I was so amazed with the talent that park avenue provided to myself and my bridal party. I am a picky bride and let me tell you I had no doubt that they would not only make me beautiful for my valentines 2.14.14 wedding but they made my girls and mother so breath taking. I truly am so happy with all the help they have done for me. Everyone there has talent and are friendly, professional, fun, and really want you to feel your best and will make sure when you walk out that you look absolutely stunning.
Thank you Park Avenue Blow Dry.

With you help my hubby could not stop crying and looking at me :)
Jessica the wedding coordinator and Holli the owner are amazing! I was so amazed with the talent that park avenue provided Read more...
Jessica the wedding coordinator and Holli the owner are amazing! I was so amazed with the talent that park avenue provided to myself and my bridal party. I am a picky bride and let me tell you I had no doubt that they would not only make me beautiful for my valentines 2.14.14 wedding but they made my girls and mother so breath taking. I truly am so happy with all the help they have done for me. Everyone there has talent and are friendly, professional, fun, and really want you to feel your best and will make sure when you walk out that you look absolutely stunning.
Thank you Park Avenue Blow Dry.

With you help my hubby could not stop crying and looking at me :) Read less
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Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

Aww tear! lol You are so great Tiffany, you were so much fun to work with! I know Holli, Lino, and the rest of our team feel the same way! We are so glad we got to share your special day with you! I CANNOT wait to see pics!! We will be seeing you soon and can't wait to hear about everything! Mwah! -Jessica
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Katie
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVED the experience I received from Kensington! Vanessa was AMAZING and I highly recommend them for your special day. They took the time to listen to my vision and also give suggestions when asked and I felt beautiful.
I absolutely LOVED the experience I received from Kensington! Vanessa was AMAZING and I highly recommend them for your Read more...
I absolutely LOVED the experience I received from Kensington! Vanessa was AMAZING and I highly recommend them for your special day. They took the time to listen to my vision and also give suggestions when asked and I felt beautiful. Read less
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Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

Thank you Katie, I am so happy we were a part of your special day! I'm glad you loved Vanessa, so do I!! We look forward to seeing you again in the future, and thanks so much for the nice review!
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Erin
Wedding:
11/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I searched for a very long time trying to find hair and makeup for me and my girls for my wedding. I'm so glad I found Park Avenue! They had multiple options for us (dry hair with curls, blow out, blow out with curls, or updo) with a variety of price points which was great. They were very flexble and accommodating through the entire process. They had everyone that was needed ready and waiting when we arrived at 10AM for our appointment. There were 7 bridesmaids, me, and my mom and we were all done in 2 hours, exactly on time. I LOVED my hair and makeup and so did my bridesmaids. We were all very happy. Great value for the price!
I searched for a very long time trying to find hair and makeup for me and my girls for my wedding. I'm so glad I found Read more...
I searched for a very long time trying to find hair and makeup for me and my girls for my wedding. I'm so glad I found Park Avenue! They had multiple options for us (dry hair with curls, blow out, blow out with curls, or updo) with a variety of price points which was great. They were very flexble and accommodating through the entire process. They had everyone that was needed ready and waiting when we arrived at 10AM for our appointment. There were 7 bridesmaids, me, and my mom and we were all done in 2 hours, exactly on time. I LOVED my hair and makeup and so did my bridesmaids. We were all very happy. Great value for the price! Read less
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Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Erin for your lovely review! We always give it our best effort to get everyone done on schedule. I hope you all come in again for a fun affordable day of pampering, maybe a nail party? ;-) Congratulations again and thanks for everything!
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Private User
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Clarice from Kensington Hair did my on-site wedding day hair for me and my 4 bridesmaids and my mom. She was absolutely fabulous! Not only was she great at doing hair, but she was also just fun and relaxed to have around the morning of my wedding. The bridesmaids just looked up photos of hairstyles on Pinterest that morning and Clarice made them all look fabulous! And everything held well and looked great the whole night. She spent some extra time on my bridal hair making sure that it was perfect and exactly how I wanted. The whole experience of working with Park Avenue/Kensington was easy and professional. They were helpful sending me a quote in the first place and then also responsive whenever I contacted them. It was all around a great experience!
Clarice from Kensington Hair did my on-site wedding day hair for me and my 4 bridesmaids and my mom. She was absolutely Read more...
Clarice from Kensington Hair did my on-site wedding day hair for me and my 4 bridesmaids and my mom. She was absolutely fabulous! Not only was she great at doing hair, but she was also just fun and relaxed to have around the morning of my wedding. The bridesmaids just looked up photos of hairstyles on Pinterest that morning and Clarice made them all look fabulous! And everything held well and looked great the whole night. She spent some extra time on my bridal hair making sure that it was perfect and exactly how I wanted. The whole experience of working with Park Avenue/Kensington was easy and professional. They were helpful sending me a quote in the first place and then also responsive whenever I contacted them. It was all around a great experience! Read less
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Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

Yay! We are so glad you got to work with Clarice, she is amazing! We love reading your feedback and we thank you again for booking us for your wedding. We hope to see you again in our salon Park Avenue! Feel free to share some of your photos with us, we'd love to see them! :-)
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Veronica
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved my hair and makeup, Rayann did an excellent job. I definitely recommend a trial first to go over exactly what is expected and suggest any changes for the actual wedding day.
I loved my hair and makeup, Rayann did an excellent job. I definitely recommend a trial first to go over exactly what is Read more...
I loved my hair and makeup, Rayann did an excellent job. I definitely recommend a trial first to go over exactly what is expected and suggest any changes for the actual wedding day. Read less
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Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

Thank you Veronica! Hope all is well and hope to see you again!
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Paula
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Holli and Billy were AMAZING! They captured the EXACT look I was going for with both my hairstyle and make-up. I was very pleased with the trial run we did, but the job they did on the day of my wedding completely blew me away. They far exceeded my expectations in every way. Their pricing structure was more than reasonable, given that I had almost 10 girls in my party and they had to drive 95 miles to my wedding location in the early morning. I commend them on their professionalism as well as their flexibility in that they ended up adding on several more hair and make-up jobs than anticipated that day for my wedding party. I couldn’t have been more pleased with Park Avenue Blow Dry and Beauty Bar/Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists and would recommend them to any bride!!
Holli and Billy were AMAZING! They captured the EXACT look I was going for with both my hairstyle and make-up. I was very Read more...
Holli and Billy were AMAZING! They captured the EXACT look I was going for with both my hairstyle and make-up. I was very pleased with the trial run we did, but the job they did on the day of my wedding completely blew me away. They far exceeded my expectations in every way. Their pricing structure was more than reasonable, given that I had almost 10 girls in my party and they had to drive 95 miles to my wedding location in the early morning. I commend them on their professionalism as well as their flexibility in that they ended up adding on several more hair and make-up jobs than anticipated that day for my wedding party. I couldn’t have been more pleased with Park Avenue Blow Dry and Beauty Bar/Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists and would recommend them to any bride!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
great service. Got so many compliments on my hair and makeup. my bridal party looked beautiful and it was all done in a timely manner. the staff was really nice too
great service. Got so many compliments on my hair and makeup. my bridal party looked beautiful and it was all done in a Read more...
great service. Got so many compliments on my hair and makeup. my bridal party looked beautiful and it was all done in a timely manner. the staff was really nice too Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Kristen was my hair and make up artist for my wedding. She came out to my locations and stayed with me for a few hours. She was very professional and I got a TON of compliments on both! She was def. one of the best, professional and easiest vendors to work with on a day full of people. I had my trial a few days before and she was open to the small changes that I wanted. All in all she and the company were great! I even put a little plug on facebook for her because a lot of people asked who helped make me so beautiful that day..... lets be honest, it was all her! I just put a dress on!
Kristen was my hair and make up artist for my wedding. She came out to my locations and stayed with me for a few hours. Read more...
Kristen was my hair and make up artist for my wedding. She came out to my locations and stayed with me for a few hours. She was very professional and I got a TON of compliments on both! She was def. one of the best, professional and easiest vendors to work with on a day full of people. I had my trial a few days before and she was open to the small changes that I wanted. All in all she and the company were great! I even put a little plug on facebook for her because a lot of people asked who helped make me so beautiful that day..... lets be honest, it was all her! I just put a dress on! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Holli and her team were AMAZINGGG!!! I'm so glad I found them ! All my bridemaids looked awesome and I loved my makeup and hair. Ever since my wedding I've been a regular client at park avenue blow and dry bar salon. I'd recommend them to anyone and I do when I see ladies looking for services. Holli is very professional as so is her team. Go check them out you won't regret it! ;)
Holli and her team were AMAZINGGG!!! I'm so glad I found them ! All my bridemaids looked awesome and I loved my makeup and Read more...
Holli and her team were AMAZINGGG!!! I'm so glad I found them ! All my bridemaids looked awesome and I loved my makeup and hair. Ever since my wedding I've been a regular client at park avenue blow and dry bar salon. I'd recommend them to anyone and I do when I see ladies looking for services. Holli is very professional as so is her team. Go check them out you won't regret it! ;) Read less
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Alexia
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful work. Holli was amazing and the make up was flawless. I wanted to arrange my trial at 7am on a Sunday morning because I had my engagement session planned at 10am and my bridal shower after that. She was happy to do it and the result was phenomenal, everyone was commenting on my make up that day. On the day of the wedding, she sent her team first to start with my bridesmaid's hair and make up and she came to do mine. She also ended up doing one of my bridesmaid's hair who wanted something more complicated. She is very friendly and very professional. I also visited her salon the day of the rehearsal dinner to have my hair done and her stylist was fantastic too. I have to say that here in AZ there are not a lot of salons that can do great up dos or even blow dry well but at Park Avenue they know what they are doing and Holli is amazing.
Beautiful work. Holli was amazing and the make up was flawless. I wanted to arrange my trial at 7am on a Sunday morning Read more...
Beautiful work. Holli was amazing and the make up was flawless. I wanted to arrange my trial at 7am on a Sunday morning because I had my engagement session planned at 10am and my bridal shower after that. She was happy to do it and the result was phenomenal, everyone was commenting on my make up that day. On the day of the wedding, she sent her team first to start with my bridesmaid's hair and make up and she came to do mine. She also ended up doing one of my bridesmaid's hair who wanted something more complicated. She is very friendly and very professional. I also visited her salon the day of the rehearsal dinner to have my hair done and her stylist was fantastic too. I have to say that here in AZ there are not a lot of salons that can do great up dos or even blow dry well but at Park Avenue they know what they are doing and Holli is amazing. Read less
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Sheenaa29
Wedding:
10/25/2012
5.0/5.0
This team is amazing! My makeup was perfect! I had Holli and a couple of assistants on my big day, and they all were incredible. We had such a big group (13 girls needing services total!) and they handled it with calm, kindness and professionalism. They did everything on time and made all of us feel beautiful. I would recommend Kensington to anyone needing hair and makeup. I will definitely go back if I need any beautifying :)
This team is amazing! My makeup was perfect! I had Holli and a couple of assistants on my big day, and they all were Read more...
This team is amazing! My makeup was perfect! I had Holli and a couple of assistants on my big day, and they all were incredible. We had such a big group (13 girls needing services total!) and they handled it with calm, kindness and professionalism. They did everything on time and made all of us feel beautiful. I would recommend Kensington to anyone needing hair and makeup. I will definitely go back if I need any beautifying :) Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
We had hair done on June 9, 2012 for 10 people, and make-up for 11.

I have no idea how many updos my kids have had for school, weddings, or other special occasions. Their hair is really long, and sometimes it is hit or miss with their updos. With Kensington, we had a trial run with Lauren, and things looked great. The prices were even better than a vendor we had used for my older daughter's event two years prior, and yet we were so much happier with the service from the ladies of Kensington.

The e-mail for the timeframe was 3 and 1/2 hours which concerned me. Having had hair and make up done in our home before, I thought it was not enough time. As a reflection of their customer service, they came an hour earlier to ease my concerns.

Well, I was wrong. The ladies came in and did everyone's hair beautifully. My hair was the best updo I have ever had. My make-up was done by Holli, and I loved it!! I don't usually wear much make-up, so I was a little shocked to see the "pop" of the smokey look on my green eyes, but everyone loved it. I cannot wait to see the pictures. The other make up artist (whose name I cannot remember!) was wonderful too. She listened to what I wanted for the girls and made sure to not make them look "overdone."

All of our make up looked great all night. The hair looked pretty good, but some got a little crazy due to nonstop dancing! The ladies finished in the timeframe which was suggested to me in the initial e-mail. I wish I had trusted their judgment and not deferred to prior experience. It would have allowed us to sleep in a little more! We will definitely be repeat customers either in the store or with the home service they offer.
We had hair done on June 9, 2012 for 10 people, and make-up for 11.

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We had hair done on June 9, 2012 for 10 people, and make-up for 11.

I have no idea how many updos my kids have had for school, weddings, or other special occasions. Their hair is really long, and sometimes it is hit or miss with their updos. With Kensington, we had a trial run with Lauren, and things looked great. The prices were even better than a vendor we had used for my older daughter's event two years prior, and yet we were so much happier with the service from the ladies of Kensington.

The e-mail for the timeframe was 3 and 1/2 hours which concerned me. Having had hair and make up done in our home before, I thought it was not enough time. As a reflection of their customer service, they came an hour earlier to ease my concerns.

Well, I was wrong. The ladies came in and did everyone's hair beautifully. My hair was the best updo I have ever had. My make-up was done by Holli, and I loved it!! I don't usually wear much make-up, so I was a little shocked to see the "pop" of the smokey look on my green eyes, but everyone loved it. I cannot wait to see the pictures. The other make up artist (whose name I cannot remember!) was wonderful too. She listened to what I wanted for the girls and made sure to not make them look "overdone."

All of our make up looked great all night. The hair looked pretty good, but some got a little crazy due to nonstop dancing! The ladies finished in the timeframe which was suggested to me in the initial e-mail. I wish I had trusted their judgment and not deferred to prior experience. It would have allowed us to sleep in a little more! We will definitely be repeat customers either in the store or with the home service they offer. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I met Holly a couple months before my wedding and immediately liked her. During the time working up to the big day, she was supportive, helpful, and full of ideas that would look great for the look that I was going for. My bridesmaids and I all came into the salon on the morning of the wedding and everything went very smoothly. Park Avenue and Holly helped us budget for enough time and went above and beyond in making everyone feel comfortable. Holly and I had gotten to be such good friends during this time that I invited her to the wedding and I think she had a great time. She seemed to fit in just perfectly which I believe is on account of her stellar personality and being able to get along with anyone. Not only are the services we received top notch but so are Holly and her team. Over one year later, Holly and I remain good friends and I still go to Park Avenue to get my hair and nails done. They sure won my business!
I met Holly a couple months before my wedding and immediately liked her. During the time working up to the big day, she Read more...
I met Holly a couple months before my wedding and immediately liked her. During the time working up to the big day, she was supportive, helpful, and full of ideas that would look great for the look that I was going for. My bridesmaids and I all came into the salon on the morning of the wedding and everything went very smoothly. Park Avenue and Holly helped us budget for enough time and went above and beyond in making everyone feel comfortable. Holly and I had gotten to be such good friends during this time that I invited her to the wedding and I think she had a great time. She seemed to fit in just perfectly which I believe is on account of her stellar personality and being able to get along with anyone. Not only are the services we received top notch but so are Holly and her team. Over one year later, Holly and I remain good friends and I still go to Park Avenue to get my hair and nails done. They sure won my business! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Unique Services
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Andrea
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Payments here are interesting, but the quality is amazing. We went to the Bar instead of having them come to us. We had one minor setback with a new comer, but it was fixed. Everyone looked amazing, they do an excellent job. I felt very beautiful and my makeup and hair stayed very well. Can't wait for the pictures!
Payments here are interesting, but the quality is amazing. We went to the Bar instead of having them come to us. We had Read more...
Payments here are interesting, but the quality is amazing. We went to the Bar instead of having them come to us. We had one minor setback with a new comer, but it was fixed. Everyone looked amazing, they do an excellent job. I felt very beautiful and my makeup and hair stayed very well. Can't wait for the pictures! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Courtney
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Brooke and Vanessa were wonderful! Brooke is the most amazing make-up artist (and woman) and has done my make-up a few times for various events. I always get compliments on my make-up after visiting her :-) My wedding day was no exception! Vanessa did my hair and it was everything I wanted. She always does a fantastic job and is a perfectionist so you know your hair will be done right. My mom and bridesmaids also had their hair and make-up done on the day of the wedding and everyone left looking and feeling beautiful.
Brooke and Vanessa were wonderful! Brooke is the most amazing make-up artist (and woman) and has done my make-up a few Read more...
Brooke and Vanessa were wonderful! Brooke is the most amazing make-up artist (and woman) and has done my make-up a few times for various events. I always get compliments on my make-up after visiting her :-) My wedding day was no exception! Vanessa did my hair and it was everything I wanted. She always does a fantastic job and is a perfectionist so you know your hair will be done right. My mom and bridesmaids also had their hair and make-up done on the day of the wedding and everyone left looking and feeling beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Susanne
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Kensington did an amazing job with not just my hair and makeup, but my entire bridal party. They came to us at a hotel I was staying at and got everyones hair and makeup done beautifully there. Holli did my hair and makeup and then everyone elses makeup only and she is just absolutely wonderful.
Kensington did an amazing job with not just my hair and makeup, but my entire bridal party. They came to us at a hotel I Read more...
Kensington did an amazing job with not just my hair and makeup, but my entire bridal party. They came to us at a hotel I was staying at and got everyones hair and makeup done beautifully there. Holli did my hair and makeup and then everyone elses makeup only and she is just absolutely wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Unique Services
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
The girls at the Beauty Bar did my hair for my wedding and all of my 6 bridesmaids, mother, and grandmothers hair! We all looked beautiful and the atmosphere was so relaxing and fun! I also got a spray tan there as well! it was a beautiful bridal "glow." This will now be where i go for all my beauty needs!
The girls at the Beauty Bar did my hair for my wedding and all of my 6 bridesmaids, mother, and grandmothers hair! We all Read more...
The girls at the Beauty Bar did my hair for my wedding and all of my 6 bridesmaids, mother, and grandmothers hair! We all looked beautiful and the atmosphere was so relaxing and fun! I also got a spray tan there as well! it was a beautiful bridal "glow." This will now be where i go for all my beauty needs! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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kimkm
Wedding:
1/13/2012
5.0/5.0
i felt like a princess. the girl who did my make vup was awesome and sweet, as were all the girls their
i felt like a princess. the girl who did my make vup was awesome and sweet, as were all the girls their
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Abbee
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
I was SO pleased with my hair and make-up on my wedding day. Two ladies came to my house the morning of my wedding and did my mother and I's hair and make-up. It was so nice to relax in my own home while I was pampered. The make-up artist did an amazing job and my make-up lasted 16 hours! It looked great! They did my hair exactly as I wanted and I was so happy with how it all turned out!
I was SO pleased with my hair and make-up on my wedding day. Two ladies came to my house the morning of my wedding and did Read more...
I was SO pleased with my hair and make-up on my wedding day. Two ladies came to my house the morning of my wedding and did my mother and I's hair and make-up. It was so nice to relax in my own home while I was pampered. The make-up artist did an amazing job and my make-up lasted 16 hours! It looked great! They did my hair exactly as I wanted and I was so happy with how it all turned out! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Michon
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I LOVED my wedding makeup!

Paloma from Kensington is the BEST!
She did my bridal makeup and my mom and mother in law's as well. Everyone commented on how beautiful and natural we all looked.
We all three did the air brushed makeup and it was wonderful and lasted the whole day!

I would highly recommend Kensington and request Paloma! :)
I LOVED my wedding makeup!

Paloma from Kensington is the BEST!
She did my bridal makeup and my mom and mother Read more...
I LOVED my wedding makeup!

Paloma from Kensington is the BEST!
She did my bridal makeup and my mom and mother in law's as well. Everyone commented on how beautiful and natural we all looked.
We all three did the air brushed makeup and it was wonderful and lasted the whole day!

I would highly recommend Kensington and request Paloma! :) Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Unique Services
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Aria
Wedding:
9/22/2011
5.0/5.0
My Make-up and hair team did an amazing job during my trial and my actual wedding day. They listened to what I wanted and made me look and feel more beautiful than I ever have...and I am very good at my own make-up and hair, quite the perfectionist, and a control freak for the most part. Bonnie did my hair and Jessica did my flawless make-up, both girls had amazing personalities and they were extremely talented. When my time was runing short and the town car had arrived, Bonnie actually had to tie up my corset for me as the rest of the bridal party finsihed getting ready. These girls were fabulous and I was amazed at how well connected I felt to them by the time my sessions were over. Jessica escorted me to my town car, assisting me with my train...when we approached the car she took one look at my smile and told me "this is why I do this job, you get to be a part of something special in someone's life"...and no doubt I will never forget these girls and the amazing service and direction from Kensington. I will continue to recommend Kensington and their artists to anoyone I know with the full confidence that you will LOVE what they do...and who they are! Bravo!


Thanks Kensington! XOXO
My Make-up and hair team did an amazing job during my trial and my actual wedding day. They listened to what I wanted and Read more...
My Make-up and hair team did an amazing job during my trial and my actual wedding day. They listened to what I wanted and made me look and feel more beautiful than I ever have...and I am very good at my own make-up and hair, quite the perfectionist, and a control freak for the most part. Bonnie did my hair and Jessica did my flawless make-up, both girls had amazing personalities and they were extremely talented. When my time was runing short and the town car had arrived, Bonnie actually had to tie up my corset for me as the rest of the bridal party finsihed getting ready. These girls were fabulous and I was amazed at how well connected I felt to them by the time my sessions were over. Jessica escorted me to my town car, assisting me with my train...when we approached the car she took one look at my smile and told me "this is why I do this job, you get to be a part of something special in someone's life"...and no doubt I will never forget these girls and the amazing service and direction from Kensington. I will continue to recommend Kensington and their artists to anoyone I know with the full confidence that you will LOVE what they do...and who they are! Bravo!


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StephnBritt
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I had originally asked someone I knew who dallied in makeup to do my makeup for our wedding and then the more I thought about it, the more I realized you can't have just anyone beautify you for one of the most important days of your life!!! During my research, I stumbled upon Kensington's website and loved what I saw! Looking at the wedding beautification packages definitely made me even happier knowing that the artists would come to us, and since I had bridemaids from out of state, this was essential! All of the artists had a lot of experience and was assigned to the silver or gold package based on that experience! For the trial, the artists came to my house and worked until we were all happy with the results, what could be better?! They were on time and professional, personable and thoughtful. I had Jessica for my makeup and Bonnie for my hair and they did a gorgeous job! Bonnie even did an updo after my trial so my fiancee wouldn't know how my hair would look for our wedding. Another stylist, Tiffany, came on the wedding day as well to assist in having everyone's hair done beautifully and in time for the festivities. Everyone was so relaxed and enjoyed their time in the chairs so much! Jessica truly tailored every girl's makeup to highlight their natural beauty and took the time to bond with each of us. And Holli, the owner, is amazing! She quelled my nerves when she had a staff shift and the cooridnator that I had been working with for months followed a dream teaching job to Europe and her replacement fell quite short of filling her shoes. Holli was beyond on top of the situation and not only handled the scheduling and remaining details, but she also did them with finesse and confidence, something I truly appreciated in the weeks before the wedding. If you want your beautification schedule and results to be top notch and enjoyable, I don't know why you would chose anyone other than Kensington! Thank you so much ladies!!!
I had originally asked someone I knew who dallied in makeup to do my makeup for our wedding and then the more I thought Read more...
I had originally asked someone I knew who dallied in makeup to do my makeup for our wedding and then the more I thought about it, the more I realized you can't have just anyone beautify you for one of the most important days of your life!!! During my research, I stumbled upon Kensington's website and loved what I saw! Looking at the wedding beautification packages definitely made me even happier knowing that the artists would come to us, and since I had bridemaids from out of state, this was essential! All of the artists had a lot of experience and was assigned to the silver or gold package based on that experience! For the trial, the artists came to my house and worked until we were all happy with the results, what could be better?! They were on time and professional, personable and thoughtful. I had Jessica for my makeup and Bonnie for my hair and they did a gorgeous job! Bonnie even did an updo after my trial so my fiancee wouldn't know how my hair would look for our wedding. Another stylist, Tiffany, came on the wedding day as well to assist in having everyone's hair done beautifully and in time for the festivities. Everyone was so relaxed and enjoyed their time in the chairs so much! Jessica truly tailored every girl's makeup to highlight their natural beauty and took the time to bond with each of us. And Holli, the owner, is amazing! She quelled my nerves when she had a staff shift and the cooridnator that I had been working with for months followed a dream teaching job to Europe and her replacement fell quite short of filling her shoes. Holli was beyond on top of the situation and not only handled the scheduling and remaining details, but she also did them with finesse and confidence, something I truly appreciated in the weeks before the wedding. If you want your beautification schedule and results to be top notch and enjoyable, I don't know why you would chose anyone other than Kensington! Thank you so much ladies!!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Unique Services
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Evangeline
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I had jessica for makeup and lily for hair and they rock!! I did two trials because I wasn't happy with the first but they wanted it to be perfect for me. They came back a 2nd time and did it PERFECTLY!!! i loved my hair and makeup and they delivered. Personable, professional and most of all TALENTED, they became friends by my wedding day. Another makeup artist from out-of-state did my bridesmaids and mother at a different house. When one of my bridesmaids and mom came to see me the morning of the wedding they were so distraught! They hated their hair and makeup. BUT! Jessica and Lily saved the day. While still keeping me their priority they helped my mom and best friend look and feel their best. They touched up my mom and bestfriend and because my family was happy, i was an even MORE happy bride that day. Kensington rocks.
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i have stubborn hair that is difficult to curl and lily used wool shake for my hair from REdken and my hair stayed CURLED even till the next morning. Loved it.
I had jessica for makeup and lily for hair and they rock!! I did two trials because I wasn't happy with the first but they Read more...
I had jessica for makeup and lily for hair and they rock!! I did two trials because I wasn't happy with the first but they wanted it to be perfect for me. They came back a 2nd time and did it PERFECTLY!!! i loved my hair and makeup and they delivered. Personable, professional and most of all TALENTED, they became friends by my wedding day. Another makeup artist from out-of-state did my bridesmaids and mother at a different house. When one of my bridesmaids and mom came to see me the morning of the wedding they were so distraught! They hated their hair and makeup. BUT! Jessica and Lily saved the day. While still keeping me their priority they helped my mom and best friend look and feel their best. They touched up my mom and bestfriend and because my family was happy, i was an even MORE happy bride that day. Kensington rocks.
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i have stubborn hair that is difficult to curl and lily used wool shake for my hair from REdken and my hair stayed CURLED even till the next morning. Loved it. Read less
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akfink
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
We hired Paloma for makeup and Lily for hair. Since the bridesmaid, mother of the bride and myself all live in the northwest, we had to do the trial the day before the wedding. Both Paloma and Lily were extremely professional, kind and did an excellent job. Originally, my mom wanted a complicated hair style which after the rehearsal dinner she decided didn’t work for her. On the day of the wedding, my mom didn’t know what she wanted to have done with her hair, but did know she didn’t want what she had for the rehearsal. Lily was completely fine with changing the hair style the day of the wedding and my mom loved the new style.
Although I have thin hair that doesn’t hold a curl very well, I was determined to wear my hair down and in soft waves for the wedding. When Lily did my hair for the rehearsal, the curls fell out within an hour. I explained this to her the next day and she said she had the perfect product. Whatever she used worked because my hair looked great the day of the wedding and held up throughout the pre-wedding pictures, ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
Paloma did the make up for the two bridesmaids, the mother of the bride and myself. She did an excellent job with all of our makeup and we were all pleased with how we looked. Everyone commented on how amazing my makeup looked the day of the wedding and my makeup, even in the non-professional pictures, looks great!
We hired Paloma for makeup and Lily for hair. Since the bridesmaid, mother of the bride and myself all live in the Read more...
We hired Paloma for makeup and Lily for hair. Since the bridesmaid, mother of the bride and myself all live in the northwest, we had to do the trial the day before the wedding. Both Paloma and Lily were extremely professional, kind and did an excellent job. Originally, my mom wanted a complicated hair style which after the rehearsal dinner she decided didn’t work for her. On the day of the wedding, my mom didn’t know what she wanted to have done with her hair, but did know she didn’t want what she had for the rehearsal. Lily was completely fine with changing the hair style the day of the wedding and my mom loved the new style.
Although I have thin hair that doesn’t hold a curl very well, I was determined to wear my hair down and in soft waves for the wedding. When Lily did my hair for the rehearsal, the curls fell out within an hour. I explained this to her the next day and she said she had the perfect product. Whatever she used worked because my hair looked great the day of the wedding and held up throughout the pre-wedding pictures, ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
Paloma did the make up for the two bridesmaids, the mother of the bride and myself. She did an excellent job with all of our makeup and we were all pleased with how we looked. Everyone commented on how amazing my makeup looked the day of the wedding and my makeup, even in the non-professional pictures, looks great! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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yabelbv
Wedding:
1/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Kesington was great. The girls arrived at my venue on time, it took them minutes to set up and begging working on eight bridesmaids, they were very patient with my girls, as some of my girls did not take pictures of the hairstyle they wanted. The makeup artist was phenomenal. We all paid extra for the airbrush and it was worth it, one of my bridesmaids has acne scars and they covered them so well that in the pictures her face looks flawless. The hairstylist made recommendation to us and explained why. At the end of the night our makeup was still enact.
Kesington was great. The girls arrived at my venue on time, it took them minutes to set up and begging working on eight Read more...
Kesington was great. The girls arrived at my venue on time, it took them minutes to set up and begging working on eight bridesmaids, they were very patient with my girls, as some of my girls did not take pictures of the hairstyle they wanted. The makeup artist was phenomenal. We all paid extra for the airbrush and it was worth it, one of my bridesmaids has acne scars and they covered them so well that in the pictures her face looks flawless. The hairstylist made recommendation to us and explained why. At the end of the night our makeup was still enact. Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
This company is great! They did an amazing job for a great price and even traveled up to my wedding in Prescott;)
This company is great! They did an amazing job for a great price and even traveled up to my wedding in Prescott;)
This company is great! They did an amazing job for a great price and even traveled up to my wedding in Prescott;) Read less
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Selina
Wedding:
9/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Wonderful! My ladies and myself looked amazing on my day! they listened to what I wanted and made me look flawless on my day! My bridesmaids and my mother looked so beautiful! The hair and make up was wonderful! It was so nice to have them come to the hotel my wedding was at and be able to relax after I was finished. THey were so nice!
Wonderful! My ladies and myself looked amazing on my day! they listened to what I wanted and made me look flawless on my Read more...
Wonderful! My ladies and myself looked amazing on my day! they listened to what I wanted and made me look flawless on my day! My bridesmaids and my mother looked so beautiful! The hair and make up was wonderful! It was so nice to have them come to the hotel my wedding was at and be able to relax after I was finished. THey were so nice! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Laurie
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Kensington was wonderful. My bridesmaids and I don't tend to wear much makeup and they did an amazing job of making sure we had just the right amount to look great be feel like our best selves! The hair was great, everyone was able to have a unique style.
Kensington was wonderful. My bridesmaids and I don't tend to wear much makeup and they did an amazing job of making sure Read more...
Kensington was wonderful. My bridesmaids and I don't tend to wear much makeup and they did an amazing job of making sure we had just the right amount to look great be feel like our best selves! The hair was great, everyone was able to have a unique style. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Steph72
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Paloma did a beautiful job on my bridesmaids, mother in law, and my make-up! I looked like me, but better. I received a ton of compliments on my wedding day. Everyone commented on how beautiful my eyes looked. Thank you Paloma!
Paloma did a beautiful job on my bridesmaids, mother in law, and my make-up! I looked like me, but better. I received a Read more...
Paloma did a beautiful job on my bridesmaids, mother in law, and my make-up! I looked like me, but better. I received a ton of compliments on my wedding day. Everyone commented on how beautiful my eyes looked. Thank you Paloma! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Julie
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I used Kensington for my wedding. They were great! I got Corrina for hair, Stephanie for makeup & Natasha as an assistant. We had lots of fun getting ready and no stress at all. They came at 6am to give us enough time :)
The price was great and they were able to achive exactly what I wanted. I would definitly recommend this company for any bride.
I used Kensington for my wedding. They were great! I got Corrina for hair, Stephanie for makeup & Natasha as an assistant. Read more...
I used Kensington for my wedding. They were great! I got Corrina for hair, Stephanie for makeup & Natasha as an assistant. We had lots of fun getting ready and no stress at all. They came at 6am to give us enough time :)
The price was great and they were able to achive exactly what I wanted. I would definitly recommend this company for any bride. Read less
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Gayle
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.9/5.0
Kensington is great. They travelled to my venue for a reasonable fee and made us all look beautiful.
Kensington is great. They travelled to my venue for a reasonable fee and made us all look beautiful.
Kensington is great. They travelled to my venue for a reasonable fee and made us all look beautiful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Holli Chris was great for my wedding, she's very personable and reliable. Her work was wonderful everything I wanted she did and it was just as I would have imagined it. Though the pricing is some what expensive, I feel that its worth it; she's fairly competitive with the pricing and she travels, so that way you don't have to travel to have your hair and make-up done!
Holli Chris was great for my wedding, she's very personable and reliable. Her work was wonderful everything I wanted she Read more...
Holli Chris was great for my wedding, she's very personable and reliable. Her work was wonderful everything I wanted she did and it was just as I would have imagined it. Though the pricing is some what expensive, I feel that its worth it; she's fairly competitive with the pricing and she travels, so that way you don't have to travel to have your hair and make-up done! Read less
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Becca
Wedding:
2/25/2012
4.8/5.0
Kensington Make-up artists were amazing and it was the lightest, most natural, long lasting make-up I have ever worn! So perfect for the whole day! The artists were professional, upbeat and made the day personalized for me!
Kensington Make-up artists were amazing and it was the lightest, most natural, long lasting make-up I have ever worn! So Read more...
Kensington Make-up artists were amazing and it was the lightest, most natural, long lasting make-up I have ever worn! So perfect for the whole day! The artists were professional, upbeat and made the day personalized for me! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.8/5.0
Feda was my makeup artist for the wedding day and she was amazing!! She listened to what I wanted and did a fantastic job, I was really pleased with how I looked at the end of the night. I wanted to get airbrush makeup because I have an oily face and didn't want to end up shiny in any pictures, and it stayed on great.
I gave a lower score on responsiveness because you are never allowed to communicate directly with the makeup artist before the event, all correspondence goes through Kensington and sometimes they are a bit slow to answer emails. But overall, I was very pleased with the services they provided
Feda was my makeup artist for the wedding day and she was amazing!! She listened to what I wanted and did a fantastic job, Read more...
Feda was my makeup artist for the wedding day and she was amazing!! She listened to what I wanted and did a fantastic job, I was really pleased with how I looked at the end of the night. I wanted to get airbrush makeup because I have an oily face and didn't want to end up shiny in any pictures, and it stayed on great.
I gave a lower score on responsiveness because you are never allowed to communicate directly with the makeup artist before the event, all correspondence goes through Kensington and sometimes they are a bit slow to answer emails. But overall, I was very pleased with the services they provided Read less
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ER
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.8/5.0
Holli, the President of Kensington, did my makeup for my wedding, and I have never felt more beautiful in my life. I looked flawless all day, and the only thing I had to reapply was my lipgloss. Even through tears and the heat, I looked picture perfect the entire time. Even better, I looked like me, just a more glamorous bridal version of me. She is incredible, and I would recommend her to anyone. I also recommend the trial so you can try out colors and ideas with her ahead of time, so that you can relax on the big day.
Holli, the President of Kensington, did my makeup for my wedding, and I have never felt more beautiful in my life. I Read more...
Holli, the President of Kensington, did my makeup for my wedding, and I have never felt more beautiful in my life. I looked flawless all day, and the only thing I had to reapply was my lipgloss. Even through tears and the heat, I looked picture perfect the entire time. Even better, I looked like me, just a more glamorous bridal version of me. She is incredible, and I would recommend her to anyone. I also recommend the trial so you can try out colors and ideas with her ahead of time, so that you can relax on the big day. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.6/5.0
When it was all said and done, I thought my makeup artist did a great job on my makeup for my wedding. He listened to what I wanted and did what I asked.....except for touching my hair! He stressed me out because I had already gotten my hair done for my wedding (an up do) and he continued to put his hand on my head as he did my makeup and would forget that I asked him kindly not to -- because my hair dresser said it would be fine as long as it went untouched. Make up = great job.....listening skills and not stressing out the bride = could use some improvement.
When it was all said and done, I thought my makeup artist did a great job on my makeup for my wedding. He listened to what Read more...
When it was all said and done, I thought my makeup artist did a great job on my makeup for my wedding. He listened to what I wanted and did what I asked.....except for touching my hair! He stressed me out because I had already gotten my hair done for my wedding (an up do) and he continued to put his hand on my head as he did my makeup and would forget that I asked him kindly not to -- because my hair dresser said it would be fine as long as it went untouched. Make up = great job.....listening skills and not stressing out the bride = could use some improvement. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Unique Services
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.5/5.0
So my hair and makeup were awesome for my big day. We had 9 people that they did hair and make up for and they even did a trial run before hand. I purchased some extensions and they put them in and they looked great. If I could post a picture of it I would.
So my hair and makeup were awesome for my big day. We had 9 people that they did hair and make up for and they even did a Read more...
So my hair and makeup were awesome for my big day. We had 9 people that they did hair and make up for and they even did a trial run before hand. I purchased some extensions and they put them in and they looked great. If I could post a picture of it I would. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Unique Services
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bkramer
Wedding:
11/21/2009
4.5/5.0
Kensington Makeup did a great job on our hair and makeup. They allowed for plenty of time to get ready and were fun and relaxed.
Kensington Makeup did a great job on our hair and makeup. They allowed for plenty of time to get ready and were fun and Read more...
Kensington Makeup did a great job on our hair and makeup. They allowed for plenty of time to get ready and were fun and relaxed. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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feisty77
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.3/5.0
We used Kensington for all of the girls' hair and makeup for the day of. There seemed to be a little confusion as to which makeup artists did airbrush make up - I had wanted to do airbrush, but just got traditional. I was very happy with the way everyone's hair and makeup turned out though. Most of us didn't wear too much makeup and they really did a great job giving us all a more neutral beautiful look. We need to be done by 2, and think we were all ready by 1, which was great. However, as the bride - I was ready by 11:30 and seemed a little early since things didn't hold up until the end of the reception. They also forgot to put my veil on (course I forgot as well). We all looked and felt great, and I scheduled things at the last minute so I was happy that they were able to get our group in.
We used Kensington for all of the girls' hair and makeup for the day of. There seemed to be a little confusion as to which Read more...
We used Kensington for all of the girls' hair and makeup for the day of. There seemed to be a little confusion as to which makeup artists did airbrush make up - I had wanted to do airbrush, but just got traditional. I was very happy with the way everyone's hair and makeup turned out though. Most of us didn't wear too much makeup and they really did a great job giving us all a more neutral beautiful look. We need to be done by 2, and think we were all ready by 1, which was great. However, as the bride - I was ready by 11:30 and seemed a little early since things didn't hold up until the end of the reception. They also forgot to put my veil on (course I forgot as well). We all looked and felt great, and I scheduled things at the last minute so I was happy that they were able to get our group in. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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jbigar
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.3/5.0
They did a great job. Only disappointment was they came a little too early and we had to do MANY touch ups on hair and makeup. Other than that they made the process smooth and fun. it was nice not to worry about my hair and makeup being done on time!
They did a great job. Only disappointment was they came a little too early and we had to do MANY touch ups on hair and Read more...
They did a great job. Only disappointment was they came a little too early and we had to do MANY touch ups on hair and makeup. Other than that they made the process smooth and fun. it was nice not to worry about my hair and makeup being done on time! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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carissa
Wedding:
12/10/2011
4.1/5.0
First I want to say that I was at this venue for 3 different weddings in less than 3 months, 2 that I was in and my own. Brooke was my make up artist for all three and Clarise did my hair for 2 of them and then Trina did it one time, Clarise was offsite. They were fabulous - I am interested in having Trina cut my hair.

I had trouble getting in touch with and nailing down the appointment times with our coordinator there. It was very frustrating. BUT - the artists there are WONDERFUL and worth every minute. They remembered me by name and I was greeted with hugs and left doing the same. They are flexible and they make things work, even when it comes down to the wire!

It is wonderful for weddings. There is a little place in the center where those that are not even customers of theirs can sit and chat with you. It is a cute little place with an awesome atmosphere. They let you roam, bring bagels, cry, sing, shout across the room and they are so much fun.

My only advise, get your appointments nailed down ahead of time (at least 2 weeks) and confirm that nothing changes. You will have a WONDERFUL experience!
First I want to say that I was at this venue for 3 different weddings in less than 3 months, 2 that I was in and my own. Read more...
First I want to say that I was at this venue for 3 different weddings in less than 3 months, 2 that I was in and my own. Brooke was my make up artist for all three and Clarise did my hair for 2 of them and then Trina did it one time, Clarise was offsite. They were fabulous - I am interested in having Trina cut my hair.

I had trouble getting in touch with and nailing down the appointment times with our coordinator there. It was very frustrating. BUT - the artists there are WONDERFUL and worth every minute. They remembered me by name and I was greeted with hugs and left doing the same. They are flexible and they make things work, even when it comes down to the wire!

It is wonderful for weddings. There is a little place in the center where those that are not even customers of theirs can sit and chat with you. It is a cute little place with an awesome atmosphere. They let you roam, bring bagels, cry, sing, shout across the room and they are so much fun.

My only advise, get your appointments nailed down ahead of time (at least 2 weeks) and confirm that nothing changes. You will have a WONDERFUL experience! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Danielle
Wedding:
3/3/2012
4.0/5.0
My make-up artist did an excellent job and I would use her again but the front desk staff was not the best. I arrived a few mins late to my appointment the day of my wedding and she told me that I would have to wait a hour to get my make-up done by someone else because I was 5 mins late. I explained that I did not have a hour to wait because I was getting married in a few hours. The make-up artist herself came out and said that it was not an issue and she would be fine. In the end it all worked out great!
My make-up artist did an excellent job and I would use her again but the front desk staff was not the best. I arrived a Read more...
My make-up artist did an excellent job and I would use her again but the front desk staff was not the best. I arrived a few mins late to my appointment the day of my wedding and she told me that I would have to wait a hour to get my make-up done by someone else because I was 5 mins late. I explained that I did not have a hour to wait because I was getting married in a few hours. The make-up artist herself came out and said that it was not an issue and she would be fine. In the end it all worked out great! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/10/2012
3.9/5.0
We used Kensington for on-location hair and makeup for my wedding day. The administrative side of the process was stressful for me as it was very difficult to get in touch with the coordinator (never answered the phone and did not return phone calls) and thus challenging to nail down details. The artists arrived late on my wedding day which also caused me stress. However, everyone looked great and I would recommend our hair artist, Clarice, for anyone wanting an updo!
We used Kensington for on-location hair and makeup for my wedding day. The administrative side of the process was Read more...
We used Kensington for on-location hair and makeup for my wedding day. The administrative side of the process was stressful for me as it was very difficult to get in touch with the coordinator (never answered the phone and did not return phone calls) and thus challenging to nail down details. The artists arrived late on my wedding day which also caused me stress. However, everyone looked great and I would recommend our hair artist, Clarice, for anyone wanting an updo! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Casey
Wedding:
9/10/2011
3.5/5.0
park ave was ok. i received a living social deal for them. the spray tan was gross and didnt stay, the curls were really pretty so lauren rocks. the first lady that did my makeup trial was rude (chari) but the second lady was AMAZING. she was so nice and sweet the whole time. lauren did my hair both times and my hair tured out great both times. the owner (or mangeger im not sure of her title) called me the DAY BEFORE my wedding and told me that because i had not paid for the wedding hair and make up that they would not let me use the last portion of my deal. the deal was for 3 services and i purchased 2 sets of them. the fine print didnt have a limit on how many i could buy. i did use the first deal till it was finished. the second deal was for hair and makup then i would use the facial when i got back from my honey moon. i never ever asked for bridal make up. i wanted just regular make up that they offer in their 30 minute make over. i never had bridal hair. i just wanted curls since i could finish it myself later. i will not go back there because of the way the manager treated me and voided out the last living social deal that i had paid for.
park ave was ok. i received a living social deal for them. the spray tan was gross and didnt stay, the curls were really Read more...
park ave was ok. i received a living social deal for them. the spray tan was gross and didnt stay, the curls were really pretty so lauren rocks. the first lady that did my makeup trial was rude (chari) but the second lady was AMAZING. she was so nice and sweet the whole time. lauren did my hair both times and my hair tured out great both times. the owner (or mangeger im not sure of her title) called me the DAY BEFORE my wedding and told me that because i had not paid for the wedding hair and make up that they would not let me use the last portion of my deal. the deal was for 3 services and i purchased 2 sets of them. the fine print didnt have a limit on how many i could buy. i did use the first deal till it was finished. the second deal was for hair and makup then i would use the facial when i got back from my honey moon. i never ever asked for bridal make up. i wanted just regular make up that they offer in their 30 minute make over. i never had bridal hair. i just wanted curls since i could finish it myself later. i will not go back there because of the way the manager treated me and voided out the last living social deal that i had paid for. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.2/5.0
Our hair and make-up were done wonderfully; however, we were told many times that they had to get to their next wedding. When paying $1200 for hair and make-up you would expect to be the top priority for that day. I completely understand booking more than one wedding, and bringing extra staff, which was done. Unfortunately, two of the stylist left for their next appointment, and the two that stayed behind could not wait to escape. If I had been warned that this was the case, and they were going off of the schedule they had made and sent me, I would have made arrangements so none of my family or friends would be rushed. If this review was completely on hair and make-up it would be 5 Stars; however, 3 Stars is very generous for the overall service. I would totally recommend Kensington to my friends, but suggest when setting the schedule – it is clear the time slots and what is expected.
Our hair and make-up were done wonderfully; however, we were told many times that they had to get to their next wedding. Read more...
Our hair and make-up were done wonderfully; however, we were told many times that they had to get to their next wedding. When paying $1200 for hair and make-up you would expect to be the top priority for that day. I completely understand booking more than one wedding, and bringing extra staff, which was done. Unfortunately, two of the stylist left for their next appointment, and the two that stayed behind could not wait to escape. If I had been warned that this was the case, and they were going off of the schedule they had made and sent me, I would have made arrangements so none of my family or friends would be rushed. If this review was completely on hair and make-up it would be 5 Stars; however, 3 Stars is very generous for the overall service. I would totally recommend Kensington to my friends, but suggest when setting the schedule – it is clear the time slots and what is expected. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Unique Services
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Rebecca
Wedding:
12/7/2013
2.7/5.0
After reading the great reviews on Wedding Wire, I decided to book Park Ave. for bridal party makeup the day of my wedding. My trial was awesome, Lino did a fantastic job on my makeup. He even curled my hair because I told him I had an event that night. I wanted him to do my makeup and finalized the contract for my wedding day. Because I am a planner, in advance I paid for myself, three bridesmaids and my mother. I was really looking forward to getting our makeup done together.

We arrived the day of and were told the Beauty Bar only had four appointments booked. The young woman at the front desk told me 'you paid for five but we only have four booked'. The young woman then gave me attitude as if it was my fault. I asked if my mom would have her makeup done at the same time as myself and bridesmaids. I was not worried, I was not upset - I kept my cool and said 'ok' when I was told it would be worked out.

Myself and the three bridesmaids were taken back and our makeup artists began to work. I sat watching my mom, sit by herself in the waiting room as we got our makeup done. She sat and sat and sat. It ruined the fun moment I had envisioned in my head. All five of us getting our makeup done, the photographer taking our photos but there sat my mom - sitting by herself in the lobby.

It might not be a big deal to the young woman or even the owner but it was a big deal to me. I wanted my mom to be included and instead, she got her makeup done by herself. Myself and the bridesmaids could not wait because of our timeline, we had to get back to our house to get ready. We never received an apology - not one word, even to me. Not even the owner. So unprofessional and an upsetting experience.

Lino is the ONLY reason I gave this place five stars for quality. He is kind and he flawlessly did exactly what I wanted (actually so much more than I expected). Even pinned my hair because it was a little loose. He's great but I won't be back.
After reading the great reviews on Wedding Wire, I decided to book Park Ave. for bridal party makeup the day of my Read more...
After reading the great reviews on Wedding Wire, I decided to book Park Ave. for bridal party makeup the day of my wedding. My trial was awesome, Lino did a fantastic job on my makeup. He even curled my hair because I told him I had an event that night. I wanted him to do my makeup and finalized the contract for my wedding day. Because I am a planner, in advance I paid for myself, three bridesmaids and my mother. I was really looking forward to getting our makeup done together.

We arrived the day of and were told the Beauty Bar only had four appointments booked. The young woman at the front desk told me 'you paid for five but we only have four booked'. The young woman then gave me attitude as if it was my fault. I asked if my mom would have her makeup done at the same time as myself and bridesmaids. I was not worried, I was not upset - I kept my cool and said 'ok' when I was told it would be worked out.

Myself and the three bridesmaids were taken back and our makeup artists began to work. I sat watching my mom, sit by herself in the waiting room as we got our makeup done. She sat and sat and sat. It ruined the fun moment I had envisioned in my head. All five of us getting our makeup done, the photographer taking our photos but there sat my mom - sitting by herself in the lobby.

It might not be a big deal to the young woman or even the owner but it was a big deal to me. I wanted my mom to be included and instead, she got her makeup done by herself. Myself and the bridesmaids could not wait because of our timeline, we had to get back to our house to get ready. We never received an apology - not one word, even to me. Not even the owner. So unprofessional and an upsetting experience.

Lino is the ONLY reason I gave this place five stars for quality. He is kind and he flawlessly did exactly what I wanted (actually so much more than I expected). Even pinned my hair because it was a little loose. He's great but I won't be back. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

Hi Rebecca,
Thank you so much for your honest feedback. I apologize for the late response! Reading this review breaks my heart and we will do anything we can to make it up to both you and your Mother. My Mom is my best friend and I totally understand how you feel, it would devastate me to not have my Mom be a part of it all along the way. The mistake was mine alone as far as scheduling, I need to double check, and then triple and quadruple check that the services scheduled are exactly the same as what has been paid for on the invoice. Lindsay, the salon coordinator, and I are doing everything in our power to make sure this will never happen again. Mistakes happen, but there is no excuse and I know I can't have your wedding day again to make it right, but give me another day! You and your Mom can come in anytime you'd like and get treated. Get your hair or makeup done before going out, or come in for nails or facials to relax.
Thank you again for sharing your experience, it has helped us to give a better experience to brides. We hope to hear from you or your Mother in the future and look forward to building a better relationship with you both! You can reach out to us anytime at parkaveblowdry@me.com, or call me at 480-321-7780.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.1/5.0
I had hair and make up done for my bridal party and the moms. Plus $65 for each flower girls hair. Everyone loved their make-up. Everyone's hair except mine was a disaster. My flower girls hair had to be redone 4 times!! Before the ceremony I took her hair down and redid it again. After my aunt had her hair done she went back to her room and redid her own hair because the lady didn't listen. My daughter wanted her hair straight..which it already was. I was charged full price for them to run a straightner threw it. 3 people came to my hotel for hair and make-up for 11 people. They say the time line is 5 1/2 hours. .with the exception of the man who did my hair and make-up..they were done in less than 4 hours. Everyone was friendly but the quality was horrible. Not worth what I paid.
I had hair and make up done for my bridal party and the moms. Plus $65 for each flower girls hair. Everyone loved their Read more...
I had hair and make up done for my bridal party and the moms. Plus $65 for each flower girls hair. Everyone loved their make-up. Everyone's hair except mine was a disaster. My flower girls hair had to be redone 4 times!! Before the ceremony I took her hair down and redid it again. After my aunt had her hair done she went back to her room and redid her own hair because the lady didn't listen. My daughter wanted her hair straight..which it already was. I was charged full price for them to run a straightner threw it. 3 people came to my hotel for hair and make-up for 11 people. They say the time line is 5 1/2 hours. .with the exception of the man who did my hair and make-up..they were done in less than 4 hours. Everyone was friendly but the quality was horrible. Not worth what I paid. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Park Avenue Blow Dry Salon & Nail Bar/ Kensington Makeup and Hair Artists responded with the following comments:

HI Amber! I am so sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the hair services on the day of your wedding. We strive to have the best bridal stylists on our team, and you were booked with two of our salon Master Stylists, which was surprising to me. After reviewing with Billy and Tiara, they were surprised that you were so unhappy with your services, as they had no idea.
I always stress that communication is key when working with your stylist and if something is not coming to your vision, the stylists know to continue to work with you until you are happy. Knowing that bridal party members do not typically come in for trial runs, we over budget time in our service time-frame to account for such adjustments.
To all of our future brides, we do recommend that your bridal party members bring in photos of hair and makeup inspirations to show to the stylists... and if you are not happy, please let your stylist know - they are happy to make the adjustments - with a smile! :-)

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