To anyone searching for a stylist, stop right now. You're search is over. Scroll up and call Sonia right now. You will not be disappointed. I can attest to that as they had done my hair and the rest of my bridal party for my wedding a week ago. Everyone looked elegant and fabulous and my flower girl was simply angelic.
Sonia's Team is wonderful. They aim to take the stress away and just please their client. Beth was excellent to work with in coordinating schedules and was extremely patient, even with the last minute changes with my contract. To Beth, everything was simply "no problem." Korena had done all of our hair, and to say that she is the best just doesn't seem enough. Korena is SUPER! She's the GREATEST!!!! Korena is beyond excellent with styling hair, but what makes her the GREATEST is her personality and patience. From the first time I met her at my hair trial, she made me feel like we've known each other for a long time. She listened to what style I wanted and also had a good understanding of what would look good on me. On the day of the wedding, she had done my mom's hair. My mom tends to be picky with hair stylists and don't care much for them. After meeting Korena, all she talked about that evening to her friends was how wonderful and pretty Korena was. Need less to say, my mom fell in love with her :) I had the opportunity to meet Sonia Roselli during my hair trial, and she is such a gracious woman. Just extremely nice!!! Thank you for making all of us look beautiful on the most beautiful day of my life.
Sonia and Korena were absolutely AMAZING and not only made me, (the bride) look and feel beautiful, but they made all of my bridesmaids and MOB/MOG look stunning!! Sonia and her team are so much fun and will make your day the best it can be!!
Jessica, my day-of beautician, delivered exactly the look I wanted, but somehow elevated it to look even more beautiful than I had anticipated. FYI, I'm an amateur makeup junkie, so I brought all my own products with me (some of which she used). Originally, I was really worried about whether or not my beautician would be able to do my makeup better than I could. I hate that caked on makeup look! Looking back, I had nothing to worry about. Jessica is a real pro. oh, fyi, she made my mom + bridesmaids stunning too. :)
Sonia did a great job at my wedding and overall I was very pleased. We also used her for a group class as part of my bachelorette party. Overall her services are a bit pricey and perhaps a bit overpriced, but I enjoyed the group lesson and overall enjoyed having her at my wedding as well. She clearly knows the trade well. I usually never wear make-up and now she has made me comfortable with applying light/natural looks. Her opinion is on point and she takes everything into account - what you are looking for, what your dress looks like, what the lighting is going to be like. She has a wonderful personality and keeps things fun. Her products are quality though again probably a bit overpriced, but I guess that is what it costs for the convenience. I was planning my wedding from afar so I actually did not do a trial run. We did a free skype consultation which was great. We used Korena from the studio for hair who was also wonderful. She was very laid back and able to give us the looks we wanted and was very flexible. Everyone was very punctual. Overall a bit pricey for what you get but in the end it's just a drop in the bucket.
From the second I contacted Sonia Roselli Makeup Studio and spoke with Susan, I knew that I had made the right decision. After looking at the porfolios online we chose Sana to be our makeup artist for all of the lovely ladies in the wedding. I did my trial before the wedding and it went so well! I felt that Sana really grasped how I wanted to look the day of. Needless to say, she more than delivered! Not only did all of the girls and moms look absolutely stunning, but I felt as the bride that she totally NAILED it!!! The level of professionalism and outstanding customer service and attention to detail at Sonia Roselli is second to none. I would not hesitate for a second referring all future brides to this knockout makeup studio and Sana! All I have to say is that the pictures will speak for themselves!
The girl Jessica who did my make-up was amazing. I received so many compliments and the make-up lasted all night long. It was expensive and I wouldn't have paid that much unless I was going to be looking at pictures of myself for the rest of my life. Worth the splurge for a wedding but definitely not for a birthday or night out.
Sonia is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. She also cracks me up. I fell in love with her shop during my trial. It’s one of those incredibly feminine spaces that make me wish I were girlier. I booked Sonia at the trial – it was by far the best make-up application I’d ever had (flashbacks to my horrific oompa-loompa experiences). Day-of was no different…she made me look like a better version of myself, not like someone else all together. She also did four of my bridesmaids and they all looked fabulous. Her bubbly personality was a wonderful addition to the day, so happy she was part of it!
Sonia made me look beautiful all day- it was unreal how good I look in even my guest photos! The makeup was applied so quickly by her experiened hands, and she upped my dramatic look from the trial when I showed her a updated inspiration photo with no problem and gave me exactly what I was looking for.
Because of scheduliing issues, even though I had booked more than a year ahead of time, she didn't do me and the bridesmaids- just me. An assistant Jo did the bridesmaids, and we don't think she did as good of a job as Sonia. However, Sonia refunded the difference between her price and Jo so I am satisfied and would definitely recommend.
I have had my makeup done by Sonia 3 times now and each time I couldn't believe her talent. I love Sonia and it really was amazing having her be a part of my day. I was so happy with my makeup. I had mile long lashes!!!! I was in love with my lashes and received soo many compliments on my makeup and eyes! My mom for the first time ever got her makeup done by a professional and had eyelashes put on as well and all her friends were jealous. My husbands sisters also had their makeup done for the first time and loved the way they looked. All the girls looked beautiful and fresh. Sonia knew exactly what to do for each girl to make her beautiful and unique.
Makeup lasted through dancing all night long!
I felt soo amazing on my wedding day.
Sonia kindly gave me the lipstick and gloss she used on me so I could reapply during the wedding...not only did I reapply during the wedding I used the gloss everyday on my honeymoon. She picked the most perfect color for my skin. I received many compliments on my lipgloss on Honeymoon.
Highly recommend. Definitely worth every penny!
I spent $90 for the trial and I must say, I could have done a better job. Sonia did not do my make up; one of her artists did. She put light pink eye shadow on me and it did nothing for me. I understand you don't want to overdo the eye shadown on your wedding day, but they actually underdid it. They did not trim down the eye lashes so it looked very fake. I was pretty disappointed. The shop was very cute, but the service didn't follow through. They charge $225 for bridal make up and then additional for any overtime. I would have paid it if I felt it was worth it, but it wasn't.
Sonia completely came to my rescue! I was planning my Chicago wedding from New York and had had a disappointing makeup trial run with another vendor. With only weeks before my wedding, Sonia, who books up very quickly, fit me in for a trial run, which exceeded my expectations. She listened to what I was asking for and, most importantly, gave me suggestions for makeup ideas I had not thought about. All through my wedding, I was being complimented on the transformation and the makeup kept up throughout (touched up once). Sonia even referred me to a hair vendor she works with who was able to fit me in as well. Sonia did not have to do all that she did, but she just did it to help me out.She was one of the most pleasant and funny people, and really kept me de-stressed. I would highly recommend her (and have) to pending brides. Check out her website and see the amazing work she does!
What can I say that hasn't been said before? Sonia is a rock star when she "beats" your face. Between the two trials I had with her, we came up with the perfect look for me. She is fabulous. I love her.
Sonia specializes in airbrush make-up. Between my mother-in-law and bridesmaids, I would thankfully able to meet her minimum. Sonia applied my make-up at noon and it was still looking fabulous at 2AM. I didn't lose one faux eyelash!
I am anxiously awaiting the opening of her new store. I would highly recommend.
Five stars is not enough for Sonia! She is truly a talented professional that you should not do without on your wedding day (or any other day you need make-up, skin care or other beauty services.) She is entirely devoted to her craft, and it shows in the end result. SONIA IS PRICELESS!!!!
Her sense of humor made the entire process feel as though my friend was doing my make-up! I loved every part of the process with her! Don't delay, call her today!
I've told Sonia that she has the ability to help every woman -- even the most insecure -- find her inner diva. Whether it's on her wedding day or for another special occasion, Sonia can read a woman and use makeup to enhance her appearance and make her glow. She certainly did this for me and my mom on my wedding day. It's not just her skill with makeup but also her ability to set people at ease and make them laugh that helps her make everyone look their absolute best!
Her dedication to her work and her clients is remarkable
If I could give Sonia 10 stars, I would. She made us all look absolutely gorgeous, and our makeup held up throughout the entire night yet looked incredibly natural at the same time -- no caked-on foundation or creepy eye makeup. We looked like ourselves, but hotter! She was also incredibly professional, gracious, accomodating, and just plain fun to be around! I was so impressed with her talent, service and products that I only buy makeup for at-home use from her now as well! I've been to her for several facials and special-event makeup since my wedding, too. Sonia will be doing the makeup for a wedding that I am standing up in this fall, and I can't wait!
I used Sonia for my 2006 May wedding makeup. She was absolutely AMAZING! I still get compliments on how great everyone looked.
She did makeup for 2 of my bridesmaids, my mom, my mother in law and myself. It was 90 degrees on my wedding day and all of our makeup stayed perfectly, even through our tears! She is very sweet and funny and made everyone feel at ease. She was able to do all 5 of us and kept the morning of the wedding running smoothly.
My 2 other bridesmaids went to the clinique counter for their makeup and were touching up their eyes near the end of the night. The clinique makeup didn't last as long Sonia's makeup.
She also made each of my girls a custom lipgloss. The girls all loved their gift and still use their custom glosses. I have had Sonia make me several glosses since my wedding. I am hooked on them! She customizes the color and the flavor to you.
She also has a cosmetics line coming out when she opens her studio. I have had the opportunity to try some of her products. They are fabulous and are as good or even better as the product lines you can buy at Sephora. I would use her again for any weddings or special occasions that call for fabulous makeup.
I can't wait for her studio to open!
Sonia is fabulous!! Book her if you can!! I had Sonia do airbrush make-up for me, my 4 bridesmaids, my mom, MIL and SIL and everyone's make-up was flawless. I've never seen my sisters and mom look so gorgeous. We had fun getting ready together and Sonia did lashes on everyone and wow - STUNNING!! As a testament to how great airbrush make-up is, I bawled something awful during the ceremony - I'm talking tears and snot running down my face and my make-up still looked fresh even after I wiped a few times with a handkerchief. My MOH was afraid of what I would look like since I was crying so much I started laughing, but I turned around and she didn't even have to do a touch up. Sonia is a sweetheart and so much fun to be around. I'd almost get married again just to have her do my make-up!! LOL.
Sonia & Andie's makeup is impeccable. The make my brides look like movie stars and their pictures flawless. I absolutely love photographing their work!
I have worked with Sonia many times and I have to say that her work is outstanding. I always know that when Sonia is doing a brides make-up, she will always look flawless and the make-up will last throughout the day. Not only is Sonia an amazing make-up artist she is loads of fun to have around... a girlie girl :) I highly recommend her!!!
Honey Bee Weddings
Sonia Roselli is the best make-up artist in Chicago. I would recommend her to any bride that wants to look flawless on her wedding day.
David Rothstein Music, Inc
To look as beautiful as you've dreamed of, there's only one person you need to call.... Sonia Roselli. She is an absolute expert when it comes to making you and your bridal party look absolutely gorgeous for your big day. Sonia has the experience, skills and passion to give you the best results. You'll also love her fun "girlfriend" personality. Every client I've sent to her has thanked me for referring her. As an experienced wedding professional myself, I know who the REAL pros are. Sonia Roselli is the leader in make-up for your wedding. Call her now and thank me later!!
Her celebrity clientele includes, Chris Botti, Elton John, Ben Affeleck, Vanessa Williams, Linda Evangalista and many others.
Sonia's new makeup studio, "Esthétique" is a beauty haven for brides. With professional working makeup artists who work in media and print projects, she has taken the city's best makeup artists and made them available to Chicago brides to travel to their locations on the wedding day.
In addition to the on location services, Esthétique's skin services includes facials and waxing. Also on the menu is makeup lessons for the Do It yourself Bride.
You have invested thousands of dollars in photography and your dress. Don't leave your beauty routine to just anyone.