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Reiko Utsugi

Astoria , NY
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25-40 Shore Blvd, 3N
Astoria, NY 11102 US (map)

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718-777-7607
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Consultations, Hair, Licensed, Makeup, On-Site Service, Trial Service
What hair services do you offer?
Hair Extensions, Textured Hair Styling, Updos/Styling
What makeup services do you offer?
Airbrush Makeup, Contour Makeup, Fake Lashes, Tattoo Coverage
What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?
10

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
9/4/2016
4.8/5.0
Reiko was so accommodating and easy to work with. The trial worked out perfectly and she knew what looked best for my facial structure/skin tone. My wedding was this past Sunday, and I felt so beautiful and comfortable the whole day. Everyone complemented on our make-up and hair! The make-up lasted for over 10 hours. My bridesmaids all loved the make-up too. Reiko was willing to travel for my wedding and was very accommodating! Thanks so much :)
Reiko was so accommodating and easy to work with. The trial worked out perfectly and she knew what looked best for my Read more...
Reiko was so accommodating and easy to work with. The trial worked out perfectly and she knew what looked best for my facial structure/skin tone. My wedding was this past Sunday, and I felt so beautiful and comfortable the whole day. Everyone complemented on our make-up and hair! The make-up lasted for over 10 hours. My bridesmaids all loved the make-up too. Reiko was willing to travel for my wedding and was very accommodating! Thanks so much :) Read less
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LF2007
Wedding:
6/3/2016
5.0/5.0
I booked Reiko Utsugi for my June 2016 wedding. I found Reiko and contacted her via her website, but didn't get a reply, so I called/emailed her for a makeup trial. I had my parents come along since they wanted to provide some input (and I couldn't get my maid of honor/sister to come that day). Reiko was fabulous - we did hair and makeup for 3-4 hours and she was amazing. The trial did cost some money (I forget how much) but I knew immediately that she knew what she was doing and that she was extremely talented. I ended up going with the airbrush foundation which lasted about 12 hours! (And in the rain, since it rained on our outdoor ceremony...womp womp!!!) but through it all, my hair and makeup lasted pretty well!!!

I had Reiko come in very early in the morning - starting at 7am and she did makeup for 4 of my bridesmaids and hair for 1 of my bridesmaids and both for my mom. Then, I booked her for extra because I wanted her to do touch-ups right before the wedding ceremony (which wouldn't be until 6pm) so I booked her for about 10 hours. She did touch-ups right around 4pm and was fantastic, even doing some hair touching up for my husband's grandmother (who did not get any services done with her)....Reiko overall was amazing. I tipped her very well because she worked so hard and she was just so friendly and lovely. I wish I could hire her to do my everyday makeup because I would look so fabulous!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me! I would not hesitate to recommend her for YOUR wedding day!
I booked Reiko Utsugi for my June 2016 wedding. I found Reiko and contacted her via her website, but didn't get a reply, Read more...
I booked Reiko Utsugi for my June 2016 wedding. I found Reiko and contacted her via her website, but didn't get a reply, so I called/emailed her for a makeup trial. I had my parents come along since they wanted to provide some input (and I couldn't get my maid of honor/sister to come that day). Reiko was fabulous - we did hair and makeup for 3-4 hours and she was amazing. The trial did cost some money (I forget how much) but I knew immediately that she knew what she was doing and that she was extremely talented. I ended up going with the airbrush foundation which lasted about 12 hours! (And in the rain, since it rained on our outdoor ceremony...womp womp!!!) but through it all, my hair and makeup lasted pretty well!!!

I had Reiko come in very early in the morning - starting at 7am and she did makeup for 4 of my bridesmaids and hair for 1 of my bridesmaids and both for my mom. Then, I booked her for extra because I wanted her to do touch-ups right before the wedding ceremony (which wouldn't be until 6pm) so I booked her for about 10 hours. She did touch-ups right around 4pm and was fantastic, even doing some hair touching up for my husband's grandmother (who did not get any services done with her)....Reiko overall was amazing. I tipped her very well because she worked so hard and she was just so friendly and lovely. I wish I could hire her to do my everyday makeup because I would look so fabulous!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me! I would not hesitate to recommend her for YOUR wedding day! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Reiko was phenomenal and so professional. All the girls loved her and her assistant. She provided 12 services (each "service" is hair or makeup) for us in a little over 4 hours and everyone looked amazing after. I really wanted to find someone who could do Asian makeup and hair as well as work on Caucasian hair and I'm so glad I found her. She came out to NJ for my wedding and working with her was a breeze. Affordable and reasonable rates for her packages!
Reiko was phenomenal and so professional. All the girls loved her and her assistant. She provided 12 services (each Read more...
Reiko was phenomenal and so professional. All the girls loved her and her assistant. She provided 12 services (each "service" is hair or makeup) for us in a little over 4 hours and everyone looked amazing after. I really wanted to find someone who could do Asian makeup and hair as well as work on Caucasian hair and I'm so glad I found her. She came out to NJ for my wedding and working with her was a breeze. Affordable and reasonable rates for her packages! Read less
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wifey
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Reiko was really nice and great to work with. Her prices are reasonably afforable too especially because of the package plans she has and I ended up paying for all of the services, which only came out to roughly $1800 for almost 18 services. The hair and makeup trial went very well, she worked with me to try out the looks I wanted. Afterwards, I changed my mind and was not able to go back for another trial, so we just primarily conversed via email, with Reiko giving me suggestions and tips. A few weeks before the wedding, I finally sent her some ideas that I wanted for the big day, I had grown my hair out for 3 years just for the wedding, and now I wanted it up instead of down. My hair was too long for the new style I wanted, and would require shorter hair. I was crazy stressed out about it, and it was kind of risky but I eventually chopped off like 6 inches of hair, 2 days before the wedding. Reiko worked her magic on me. I, along with my entire bridal party of 8 girls and 2 moms, were quite pleased with Reiko and her team of makeup artists! I ended up with a almost kind of retro hollywood style look and felt so beautiful. Thank you Reiko for your part in making my day so special!
Reiko was really nice and great to work with. Her prices are reasonably afforable too especially because of the package Read more...
Reiko was really nice and great to work with. Her prices are reasonably afforable too especially because of the package plans she has and I ended up paying for all of the services, which only came out to roughly $1800 for almost 18 services. The hair and makeup trial went very well, she worked with me to try out the looks I wanted. Afterwards, I changed my mind and was not able to go back for another trial, so we just primarily conversed via email, with Reiko giving me suggestions and tips. A few weeks before the wedding, I finally sent her some ideas that I wanted for the big day, I had grown my hair out for 3 years just for the wedding, and now I wanted it up instead of down. My hair was too long for the new style I wanted, and would require shorter hair. I was crazy stressed out about it, and it was kind of risky but I eventually chopped off like 6 inches of hair, 2 days before the wedding. Reiko worked her magic on me. I, along with my entire bridal party of 8 girls and 2 moms, were quite pleased with Reiko and her team of makeup artists! I ended up with a almost kind of retro hollywood style look and felt so beautiful. Thank you Reiko for your part in making my day so special! Read less
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Sharmi
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
i love Reiko! She is such a professional, but with a warm and welcoming approach. I did a hair and makeup trial with her (highly recommended!) which is where we worked out what I exactly wanted to do with my hair style and makeup approach. She had great ideas and confidently was able to execute. It made me feel so reassured which was really important on the day of the wedding - as I had no fear I was going to look my best on the big day!

On the big day, Reiko and her friend, Aki, who she brought along did a fantastic job on my 5 bridesmaids, my mother and me. They kept to schedule - worked efficiently but effectively. We all looked amazing - dressed up to know its a formal event but kept it natural enough to not feel heavy or overdone. I think every other time I've gotten my make up done, I've thought I looked like a clown. I'm glad Reiko was able to show me that makeup can be done correctly to enhance your natural features and not overshadow them!

Also wedding hair and makeup can be super expensive. Reiko offers some great packages and though nothing is cheap when it comes to weddings, its a really great price for the quality of service you are getting. Furthermore, she is very professional and responsive. I highly recommend her...but call her early as she books up quickly!
i love Reiko! She is such a professional, but with a warm and welcoming approach. I did a hair and makeup trial with her Read more...
i love Reiko! She is such a professional, but with a warm and welcoming approach. I did a hair and makeup trial with her (highly recommended!) which is where we worked out what I exactly wanted to do with my hair style and makeup approach. She had great ideas and confidently was able to execute. It made me feel so reassured which was really important on the day of the wedding - as I had no fear I was going to look my best on the big day!

On the big day, Reiko and her friend, Aki, who she brought along did a fantastic job on my 5 bridesmaids, my mother and me. They kept to schedule - worked efficiently but effectively. We all looked amazing - dressed up to know its a formal event but kept it natural enough to not feel heavy or overdone. I think every other time I've gotten my make up done, I've thought I looked like a clown. I'm glad Reiko was able to show me that makeup can be done correctly to enhance your natural features and not overshadow them!

Also wedding hair and makeup can be super expensive. Reiko offers some great packages and though nothing is cheap when it comes to weddings, its a really great price for the quality of service you are getting. Furthermore, she is very professional and responsive. I highly recommend her...but call her early as she books up quickly! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Reiko Utsugi made me feel more beautiful and happy than I could possibly imagine for my wedding day. I'm Chinese-American so I wanted an Asian makeup artist for my wedding, and Reiko came highly recommended by a friend. After going to her apartment for a trial, I knew she'd do a spectacular job on my hair and makeup for the big day and I was right!

Her prices are extremely reasonable and all listed on her site, which I found to be really convenient and fair while searching for a makeup artist. For my trial I visited her apartment, and she picked me up from the station in Queens as part of the process. And she really does wonders with hair -- I have finicky straight asian hair that she managed to make voluminous for my engagement photos and gorgeous for the wedding photos.

She worked with an assistant, was on time, and everyone in my bridal party was so grateful to her for making our tired eyes and faces transform into gorgeousness. I had a very diverse bridal party ethnicity wise, and i know I've said this many times already, but Reiko and her assistant Aki made everyone look beautiful and amazing. Plus, our hair and makeup stayed in tact from 10am to past midnight -- amazing.

I can't wait to work with Reiko again -- I would highly recommend her for any event or occasion where one might need some hair or beauty assistance.
Reiko Utsugi made me feel more beautiful and happy than I could possibly imagine for my wedding day. I'm Chinese-American Read more...
Reiko Utsugi made me feel more beautiful and happy than I could possibly imagine for my wedding day. I'm Chinese-American so I wanted an Asian makeup artist for my wedding, and Reiko came highly recommended by a friend. After going to her apartment for a trial, I knew she'd do a spectacular job on my hair and makeup for the big day and I was right!

Her prices are extremely reasonable and all listed on her site, which I found to be really convenient and fair while searching for a makeup artist. For my trial I visited her apartment, and she picked me up from the station in Queens as part of the process. And she really does wonders with hair -- I have finicky straight asian hair that she managed to make voluminous for my engagement photos and gorgeous for the wedding photos.

She worked with an assistant, was on time, and everyone in my bridal party was so grateful to her for making our tired eyes and faces transform into gorgeousness. I had a very diverse bridal party ethnicity wise, and i know I've said this many times already, but Reiko and her assistant Aki made everyone look beautiful and amazing. Plus, our hair and makeup stayed in tact from 10am to past midnight -- amazing.

I can't wait to work with Reiko again -- I would highly recommend her for any event or occasion where one might need some hair or beauty assistance. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Reiko was so easy to work with! We did the 10 hour package and was totally worth it. She made the girls and my mother in law look absolutely beautiful. She was very attentive and did touch ups throughout our pre-ceremony photos. Couldn't have asked for more!
Reiko was so easy to work with! We did the 10 hour package and was totally worth it. She made the girls and my mother in Read more...
Reiko was so easy to work with! We did the 10 hour package and was totally worth it. She made the girls and my mother in law look absolutely beautiful. She was very attentive and did touch ups throughout our pre-ceremony photos. Couldn't have asked for more! Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
If I could give Reiko 10 stars I would. I actually only had two hair trials, one with StylesonB and then with Reiko. To compare, StylesonB cost $150 for 1 hour hair trial (up to 3 different styles). Reiko however cost $150 for nearly 3 hours of a hair trial! I must've tried 6-7 different styles but eventually landed on the picture I brought with me. She nearly replicated it to a tee! It was definitely helpful to have that extra time so she could perfect the style. I didnt feel rushed at all.

I ofcourse had to go with Reiko and chose a 10 hour package so she could stay with me from early AM all the way to cocktail hour since I wanted a 2nd hairstyle for my reception. During that entire timeframe, she was there every second, styling my 6 bridesmaids, fixing my hair and my mother(s) for pictures. She also does make-up but I got mine done through a family friend. Reiko went as far as touching up my make-up during those emotional moments (first look, letter exchange etc.) and really went above and beyond. Everyone was impressed with her service and I HIGHLY recommend her.
If I could give Reiko 10 stars I would. I actually only had two hair trials, one with StylesonB and then with Reiko. To Read more...
If I could give Reiko 10 stars I would. I actually only had two hair trials, one with StylesonB and then with Reiko. To compare, StylesonB cost $150 for 1 hour hair trial (up to 3 different styles). Reiko however cost $150 for nearly 3 hours of a hair trial! I must've tried 6-7 different styles but eventually landed on the picture I brought with me. She nearly replicated it to a tee! It was definitely helpful to have that extra time so she could perfect the style. I didnt feel rushed at all.

I ofcourse had to go with Reiko and chose a 10 hour package so she could stay with me from early AM all the way to cocktail hour since I wanted a 2nd hairstyle for my reception. During that entire timeframe, she was there every second, styling my 6 bridesmaids, fixing my hair and my mother(s) for pictures. She also does make-up but I got mine done through a family friend. Reiko went as far as touching up my make-up during those emotional moments (first look, letter exchange etc.) and really went above and beyond. Everyone was impressed with her service and I HIGHLY recommend her. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't normally write reviews but when one has found a gem, it is absolutely worth sharing to everybody. Reiko did my hair and makeup for not just one, but TWO ceremonies in one day, in addition to also doing my mom's hair and makeup, and my bridesmaids' and flower girl's hairdos. I had a Hindu ceremony where my hair needed to be down and loose with makeup that is a bit more dramatic, then I wanted my hair up for my Catholic ceremony with more subdued makeup. Reiko did such a wonderful job - she listened to what I wanted, she gave me her input and she put them both together to create exactly the look that I wanted and more. She was definitely under some time pressure due to the fact that she needed to transition my look from one to another in such a short period, but she was so cool about it that I can honestly say that Reiko took a lot of weight off my shoulders since I didn't need to worry about her at all. She even found the time to touch up my husband before both ceremonies too!

She is an absolute dream to work with: very communicative, flexible and professional. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking hair & makeup services for their big day, and I also advise that you be as open as you can with her about the look you want to achieve because she will listen, take it and will give you exactly what you want.
I don't normally write reviews but when one has found a gem, it is absolutely worth sharing to everybody. Reiko did my Read more...
I don't normally write reviews but when one has found a gem, it is absolutely worth sharing to everybody. Reiko did my hair and makeup for not just one, but TWO ceremonies in one day, in addition to also doing my mom's hair and makeup, and my bridesmaids' and flower girl's hairdos. I had a Hindu ceremony where my hair needed to be down and loose with makeup that is a bit more dramatic, then I wanted my hair up for my Catholic ceremony with more subdued makeup. Reiko did such a wonderful job - she listened to what I wanted, she gave me her input and she put them both together to create exactly the look that I wanted and more. She was definitely under some time pressure due to the fact that she needed to transition my look from one to another in such a short period, but she was so cool about it that I can honestly say that Reiko took a lot of weight off my shoulders since I didn't need to worry about her at all. She even found the time to touch up my husband before both ceremonies too!

She is an absolute dream to work with: very communicative, flexible and professional. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking hair & makeup services for their big day, and I also advise that you be as open as you can with her about the look you want to achieve because she will listen, take it and will give you exactly what you want. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
I am so happy that I hired Reiko as my hair and makeup artist for my wedding day. She did a PHENOMENAL job and I could not recommend her more highly. I originally chose Reiko for my wedding because she had been the hair and makeup artist for one of my bridesmaid's wedding and her sister's wedding. Reiko and her assistant Erica Ogawa (also amazing!) arrived on time at my venue to set up their equipment and stayed true to the timeline I gave them prior to the wedding. The two ladies did the hair and makeup for my 5 bridesmaids, mother, mother-in-law, and me. All of my girls looked stunning after Reiko and Erica were done with them. I hired Reiko for the 10-hour package, so she stayed with me throughout the entire day up until the beginning of the reception. She worked tirelessly throughout those 10 hours. After all the original hair and makeup sessions were complete, she remained by my side - through all of the portrait taking and up until the time I walked down the aisle - touching up my hair and makeup to make sure I looked perfect through the entire day. I have never felt more beautiful than on my wedding day, and that is due, in large part, to Reiko and her hair and makeup magic.
I am so happy that I hired Reiko as my hair and makeup artist for my wedding day. She did a PHENOMENAL job and I could not Read more...
I am so happy that I hired Reiko as my hair and makeup artist for my wedding day. She did a PHENOMENAL job and I could not recommend her more highly. I originally chose Reiko for my wedding because she had been the hair and makeup artist for one of my bridesmaid's wedding and her sister's wedding. Reiko and her assistant Erica Ogawa (also amazing!) arrived on time at my venue to set up their equipment and stayed true to the timeline I gave them prior to the wedding. The two ladies did the hair and makeup for my 5 bridesmaids, mother, mother-in-law, and me. All of my girls looked stunning after Reiko and Erica were done with them. I hired Reiko for the 10-hour package, so she stayed with me throughout the entire day up until the beginning of the reception. She worked tirelessly throughout those 10 hours. After all the original hair and makeup sessions were complete, she remained by my side - through all of the portrait taking and up until the time I walked down the aisle - touching up my hair and makeup to make sure I looked perfect through the entire day. I have never felt more beautiful than on my wedding day, and that is due, in large part, to Reiko and her hair and makeup magic. Read less
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