Sabrina Gilbert NYC
I was a resident of Virginia, but getting married in my hometown of New York (March 2013). And I was struggling trying to find all of my NYC vendors while living out of town. You can imagine looking for someone to do my hair and makeup was a chore in and of itself! I, like all brides I was looking for perfection (or something close to it). I found Sabrina on yelp, then took it a step further and put her in all other search engines. After reading all reviews, then actually seeing her picture, I made my decision. We set up a trial for a weekend when I was home for other vendor appointments. I brought a picture with me, and she started to make magic happen. We went over color choices for lips and eyes. We talked about the hair accessories I'd be using. I showed her pictures of all 6 of my bridesmaids, and by the end of our appointment we had a set plan of action!
Sabrina and her assistant started working on myself and my 6 bridesmaids at 9:15AM. Together they finished 7 hairstyles and 7 faces (with airbrushed makeup) by 3:15PM. We were ready for pictures by 4PM! The girls were gorgeous. The hairstyles were modern and the faces were fresh and radiant! And Sabrina NAILED my look! I couldn't have been happier or more satisfied.
All I've gotten were compliments about how good my "team" looked! Everyone says the hairstyles were hot and the faces were flawless! I have to admit, Sabrina did have a pretty easy palate to work with! :) Really though, everything came out perfect. I'm very happy I selected her to share her talent and skills to contribute to a perfect affair.
I cannot say enough great things about sabrina. I used her to do my hair and makeup for my wedding day and I was very pleased with how everything turned out. We first met for a trial for hair and makeup. She was very professional and flexible with time. Planning a wedding, one defintiely needs flexibiity! She asked me for pics of what I wanted but more so listened to what I was saying about how I wanted my hair and makeup done. She also gave very good suggestions. During the trial you make the changes you want. She even let me come back for a second trial of makeup because i was having second thoughts about what i wanted to look like. The day of the wedding she was extremely professional, on time, ready with all her equipment set up and most importantly made me beautiful for my big day. Besides having great end results, she was very pleasant and fun to work with. She even helped calm my nerves the morning of my wedding. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Not only is Sabrina a true expert when it comes to hair and makeup, but she is a real gem to work with. I needed a hair/makeup artist for a video shoot and Sabrina came highly recommended to me by a friend in the fashion world. I couldn't have been more pleased with her professionalism and insight for creating the perfect look. She listened to my ideas and helped me achieve something that even exceeded my expectations. I would absolutely recommend Sabrina to a friend because there is no artist I trust as much as her! I was very pleased with her services and I'm sure you will be too!
Working with Sabrina was a pleasure. She is professional, punctual and very cooperative.
The trial went smoothly as did the day of my event.
I originally discovered Sabrina through "Face the Day NY" and hired her to do my wedding day hair and makeup; I couldn't be happier with my choice!
Sabrina showed-up on time to my hotel and immediately rolled out the best beauty products. My eyes starting misting over as I saw products from all my favorite companies (MAC, Temptu, Smashbox, plus others) paraded before me. Sabrina definitely uses the best! I showed her pictures of the "look" I was going for and she got straight to work and recreated it perfectly in under two hours. A plus: Sabrina is fun and easy to talk to. She'll make your wedding-prep experience all the more fun!
Although Sabrina's rates are reasonable (meaning below the insane NYC standard), don't be afraid that you'll be sacrificing quality. You don't need to pay $800 for your dream wedding look. Hire Sabrina and she'll make you look like a princess!
Thanks for everything, Sabrina! My groom started crying when he saw me so I guess you did your job :)
I live in Australia and arranged my NY wedding over the web. I was lucky enough to find Sabrina via a google search.
Right from the word go, she was just fantastic and everything was easy. Obviously planning something only via email makes you nervous that something will go wrong but Sabrina put all nerves to rest.
I had a makeup and hair trial done as well as have her do my wedding day and she was immediately able to capture what I wanted first go. Her work was amazing and I even learned a few tips from her which I'm now using in my day to day. She is such a talented hair and make-up artist. I have no hesitation in recommending Sabrina and if I lived in NY she would be on speed dial for all my special occassions.
Vendor response to review
Natalie Its was such a pleasure working with you on your big day! I hope you had a wonderful time in New York City!!! Xo
I used Sabrina for both my wedding hair and make up and the hair and make up for a party we had the night before the wedding. She was absolutely amazing! I don't wear a lot of make up and had a lot of concerns about not looking like a drag queen or not looking like myself and she was sensitive to all my concerns. She also did an AMAZING job on my bridesmaids, mom and flower girl. The flower girl was a last minute addition and she came up with a great hair style on the spot and everything was perfect. I would 100% use Sabrina again for a party or formal occasion.
Sabrina was absolutely amazing! She did a phenomenal job on the hair and make up services for myself, two mothers and three bridesmaids. She was on time, well prepared and the final looks were stunning. I was quite impressed with her flexibility and patience. My photographers ended up being quite intrusive for the "getting ready" shots but Sabrina was an absolute doll the entire time. Thank you for such a great morning!
Sabrina was extremely professional, responsive, and highly skilled. After about three hair and makeup trials with other stylists, I was very disappointed. Many stylists were trained either in hair or makeup and did not have the total package. However, after visiting Sabrina's studio, I was blown away by how meticulously she did both my hair and makeup. I looked and felt beautiful!
In the months leading up to the wedding, Sabrina was highly responsive via email, which was important to me, as I work during business hours. She was able to give me a run down of the day-of the wedding schedule months in advance. She was also able to make additions to the contract without hassle.
On the day of the wedding, Sabrina and her assistants were on time and prepared. Every girl in my bridal party had a different look, but all in all, I was surprised to see that each style fit perfectly with the dresses and the vintage look of the wedding.
I could not have been happier with my hair and makeup during the day of the wedding. I received so many compliments on how I looked. My makeup stayed put during the entirety of July wedding. Also, Sabrina does airbrush makeup, so it was waterproof, sweatproof, and lightweight.
Sabrina did my makeup for my wedding and has since done both my hair and makeup for numerous other events. She is amazing, she listens to what you want and does an excellent job. It's also very convenient that she is able to come to you. I highly recommend her!
Sabrina was awesome. She was very helpful and detailed in my initial trial. She listened to my ideas and made them come true. She was very efficient on the actual wedding day - I had 8 people who had to get their hair and makeup done. She worked with precision and her expertise showed in the work she did on my bridal party. Her prices are very reasonable and I would definitely use her again!
I hired sabrina to do hair and makeup for myself and 5 other ladies on my wedding day. All of us were very happy with the services we received. The makeup held up great and looked flawless even at the end of a 90degree/humid day. I still get comments over a year after my wedding about how great my hair and makeup looked. I also found that sabrina worked quickly and efficiently, and had everyone ready on time. Her prices were very reasonable as well. I highly recommend her services over all and tell all my friends getting married to not hesitate to hire her!
Sabrina is THE vendor you want to work with! She is highly professional, artistic, creative and very responsible. I have had numerous clients coming back extremely happy with the look Sabrina achieved for them for their wedding day and a happy customer is the best feedback you can get for the work you do. Highly recommend Sabrina & her team for your makeup/hair wedding needs!
Not only is Sabrina a seasoned professional makeup up artist, but an extraordinary hair stylist as well! We know because she’s has done our hair MANY times and we always receive compliments on it…true story! Being great at both hair and makeup is definitely a plus when hiring her! That dual ability really gives Sabrina a unique edge in the industry! We LOVE Sabrina and everything about her! Not only is she a ROCKSTAR she is also down to earth and funny too! Her style and technique speaks for itself! We believe that she always brings out the best in a person’s look and are really timeless.
Hair and makeup services for brides in the Tri-State area and beyond! I use nothing but the best products that are meant to last the MORNING, NOON and NIGHT of your special day. Traditional and airbrush foundation are available. All makeup is sweat-proof/water-proof and last 8-15 hours. I also specialize in bridal updos and styles that will last through all of the nights activities. From the ceremony to the reception:)
Trials or “run throughs” are deeply encouraged to ensure you and Sabrina know what look fits you best for your wedding day and all runs smoothly the day of. Sabrina is available for national and international travel for weddings, please contact her for rates.
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