Post # 1
I am looking for recommendations for an on-location hair and make-up service for early morning service at our hotel in River North (the hotel itself doesn’t have a salon or services).
Bride and two bridesmaids.
Hoping to find someone with a light touch and who can do a more natural look. I don’t wear a lot of makeup at all and am pretty clueless in general about it!
If you can tell me who you used and why you loved them, that would be awesome (price point would be great, too, if you have that info).
If they are new and smaller up and coming operation that’d be just great, too.
Post # 3
I used Visage Joli for myself and Bridal Beauty Chicago for my BMs. Both were great. I also used Jules Fleming for BM makeup for myself for another wedding recently and really liked her – her website is spellbindingcolorconcepts.com
Post # 4
They were all 75 for BMs – dont remember how much for bride (i got services through a charity auction)
btw i also almost never wear makeup and neither do any of my bridesmaids.
Post # 5
I used Ashley Condron for hair and Rachel Reiman for makeup. Info here: http://www.rcbeauty.com/. They were not cheap, but they both did an excellent job and were very nice to work with.
For hair, it was $75 for my trial and $150 for the wedding. For my bridesmaid, it was $75. For makeup, it was $150 including trial. I did the trial the day of my engagement photos in order to get my money’s worth, and also see how the makeup looked in photos (great!). She charged $75 to do makeup for my mom. Like you, I don’t wear a lot of makeup so I was looking for something more natural, but that would also photograph well, and I was really pleased with what she did.
Post # 6
There’s a ton of makeup artists with residencies at Lacuna Artist Lofts. Maybe try checking out who has space there? Also I bet if you call the Paul Mitchell or the Aveda schools, you can find someone there as well?
I’ve only ever gotten my makeup done at Benefit in Lincoln Park but I’m sure you could work it out to send one of their artists down to your hotel as well. Good luck!!
Post # 7
Commenting to follow – I’m wondering the same!
Post # 8
@KayDeee: My event hasn’t happened yet, but I’ve booked both my hair and makeup on location starting at 5am (for my 10:30am ceremony) with one of the Nika Vaughan artists. http://www.nikavaughan.com/
We haven’t done a trial yet, but one of my coworkers used them for her wedding and they all looked phenomenal!