- 9 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
I’m looking for a hair/make up person for the asian bride too… and having a very hard time. It seems like all the good ones are booked.
Sachiko Yanase was my first choice, she was booked, but very nice called me back right away, so was Nam Vo, she was very helpful in suggesting other vendors. Also called Ai Sakai who was also booked (a friend of mine reccomended her) She seems stronger in hair than makeup.
Had a horrible experience with Reiko Utsugi, I am furious at her. She took 2 weeks to get back to me and said that another bride was also interested in my date but that she would book with whoever put down a deposit first. So I rushed to send her a paypal payment (she confirmed by phone that she received it) and then called me later to say her assistant took a deposit from someone else a week earlier before she received my deposit (mind you I checked with her about availabiltiy by phone and email before sending payment) I can’t stand wedding vendors who bid brides against each other or cancel for a higher bid or pressure brides to book by saying someone else is inetrested in the date. (which I found that a lot of reception venues do) You are either available or not avialable. She gave me a refund but I wasted a whole afternoon dealing with her unprofessionalism.
And now I am starting from scratch… I’ll write another update when book someone, I am stil so mad.
Gonna try looking at other places, will repost when I have more info.
FYI, if you are an asian bride book your makeup/hair person sooner than later, because apparently they are in very high demand!!!!!!! Ok, I only have 6 months ot my wedding, but I got engaged 3 months ago and I did not think hair/maekup was so scarce.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions!!! I am specifically looking for someone with experience with asian harir/ makeup bc Ive had my hair makeup done by non-asian artists and I felt overdone or that my eyes looked weird/ hair would not curl etc….etc…