Makeup Artist for Asian Bride in NYC? Please help

posted 10 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2008 - The Fountainhead

Hi Lychee!

If you’re not afraid of makeup, I would definitely recommend Maureen Pedala (http://www.nyweddingmakeup.com/).  She doesn’t specialize in Asian makeup per se, but she has tons of experience with Asians and even admitted to me that she loves doing makeup on Asians.  She is on a pricey side but IMO, worth every penny.  Her trials are free, so it’s worth checking out.  You can read about my trial with her and her sister Claudia (who does hair) at http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/11/06/is-that-really-me/

Other good choices are Sachiko Yanese (I’ve hired her to do my bridesmaids’ hair & makeup), Jacqueline Nicole, Oksana, Ai Sakai (Mrs Snowpea used her), Sissi Chan, and Reiko Utsugi.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Newbee

Hi Lychee,

I wave the flag of the girl who did my wedding http://www.ericadoesmakeup.com  I thought she did a phenomenal job, she is chinese and she is brutually honest and that was EXACTLY what I needed!

 

*k*

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I second Sachiko for Hair and makeup!  I am using her for my upcoming wedding and I’m so excited!!!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I third Sachiko Yanese. I had a hair/MU trial with her and she went through 5 different hair styles with me to find the one I like and I wanted very natural makeup, but highlighting my eyes and she did a great job!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

i am using sachiko as well.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
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  • 10 years ago

i read about sachiki but she was already booked on my wedding day~!  she recommended reiko and i’ve already had my trial with her and love her 🙂  she’s doing me and my bridal party~!  you have to go to reiko for your trial (to her apartment in astoria), but she’s traveling out to me in long island for the wedding day (at like 6am~!!)

Post # 9
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Wannabee

Sachiko was also booked on my day but i read about Nam http://www.makeupnv.com and was very happ! She made me look natural but i think i photographed well!

Post # 11
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Newbee

I used Ai Sakai and loved her! I highly recommend her. She was so personable and created exactly the look I wanted for me, my mom and maid of honor.

http://www.ailovehair.com

Post # 12
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Newbee

you can also check out http://www.vickyc5.com.  i hired a team of make-up AND hair ppl from her (vicky is korean and she’s done MANY asian weddings).  plus, they can travel to wherever you are…not far from LI actually.  she is based in bayside 🙂

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I JUST booked Nam Vo for my wedding in New York (May, 09) and she is WONDERFUL!

She was able to work w/ the look I am going for…. the makeup did NOT feel cakey – which is sooo important! 

It was a lot of fun chatting with her.  I’m really not sure how a lot of you are w/ dealing w/ vendors but I MUST be able to click with them to ensure that we have good communication (ie: NO SURPRISES).

You should check her out! http://www.makeupnv.com

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thank you, ladies, for all your suggestions and to you lychee for asking this question. As a Korean-American bride-to-be, I was stressing out about who to hire for make-up! I looked into some of your suggestions and feel so much relieved!!!  Wink

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Can someone give me an idea of about how much it is for the artists mentioned here for hair and make-up? (Sachiko Yanase, Ai Sakai, Reiko Utsugi, Okasana and/or Nam Vo). I’m having a very small and low-key ceremony with just a few friends and wasn’t thinking about getting my hair and make-up done but if it’s reasonable, I might go for it…

Thank youWink

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Michiko is great.. in fact she’s not only done the make-up for my engagement party and my friend’s wedding recently but we hired her to give an asian girls make-up lesson to a group recently, which was a fun night. SHe’s got a great personality.

 I felt the cost was very reasonable, $80 make up or hair only, $125 for make up and hair, $175-$225 for the bride hair and make-up and she comes to whereever you are.

 

http://www.michikoboorberg.com/hair_makeup_NYC.html

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