I am incredibly sad to be writing a negative review, however my experience with this makeup artist was extremely poor. I got married three weeks ago. I hired Bri to come with her assistant AND a traveling artist ( I paid extra for this) to do the hair and makeup for me and my 9 bridesmaids. We did a hair and makeup trial a few months prior and decided on everything. Two days before the wedding we confirmed all details.
On the morning of the wedding, Bri texted me 2 hours before she was scheduled to arrive to tell me that there was an issue, that she was unable to get in touch with the 2nd artist. She was attempting to find another artist, however, to me this was incredibly poor planning on her part. I was worried that it would just be her with her assistant doing all 10 women for hair and makeup. She was initially scheduled to arrive at 9am and had to be done with everyone no later than 2pm. If she had known that she wouldn't have a second artist, she should have contacted me sooner and made plans to arrive at least a 2 hours earlier! She assured me that everything would be okay.
When Bri arrived, she was ALONE. She didn't even have her assistant with her, and stated "Because we had a second artist coming, I didn't think we needed the assistant." This was NOT what we had arranged! We needed two artists and an assistant to do all 10 womens hair and makeup in 5 hours. Already I knew things weren't going to go so well. She got started on hair and makeup and was taking incredibly long for each person, to the point where I KNEW we were not going to be done on time. Every person's hair that she did, the hairstyle DID NOT stay. She didn't use enough hair product, put pins loosely, and not a single hairstyle lasted more than 30 minutes. How do you call yourself a hair stylist and have something like this happen?? The girls ended up doing their own hair and makeup in the bathroom (we still had to pay for their hairstyles though!). Thankfully one of my bridesmaids brought one of her own curling irons to use and re-did everyone's hair.
Bri was very nonchalant about the whole thing. Eventually she got a second artist to show up at 12:30PM - 3 1/2 hours late(!!). By the time Bri got started on my hair, we were already behind. What's worse is that the curls would not stay. After 2 hours on my hair and using almost an entire can of hairspray and attempting to re-curl all the hair that had already been done, we realized that it was her tools. My friend took over and started curling my hair with her curling iron. My other bridesmaid had her husband run to a local pharmacy to pick up a better bottle of hairspray and they started fixing my hair. At this point, it was already 2:15pm and I completely broke down, crying.
At 2:30pm (30 minutes after we were SUPPOSED to be done), the photographer arrived to start doing the getting ready shots, however, I wasn't even halfway done with my hair and makeup! In fact, I wasn't done until 4pm! The wedding was scheduled to start at 5pm. I missed ALL of the getting ready shots with my bridesmaids. Bri had turned the morning of my wedding into a disaster, and she didn't even care! At the end, Bri rushed to get her payment, NEVER apologized for the horrible work she did and even OVERCHARGED by $130 for the services. To whoever is reading this, here is some advice - DO NOT HIRE this person to do your wedding. She has NO business doing hair as was evidenced by the fact that EVERY bridesmaid and MYSELF had to get everything done over last minute. I never got to take any getting ready shots with my mother, my sister or my bridesmaids and instead, after being done at 4pm, had to hurry to put my dress on and run out the door within 15 minutes to get to the wedding on time. All Bri cared about was getting her payment and leaving, stating that she had somewhere else to be. She even left the traveling artist alone with us without even making sure that the job was adequately done.
The day after the wedding, I texted Bri to ask her for a complete break down of the charges. She ended up having to refund me the $130 she overcharged me, stating that she was "sorry she didn't tell me that the price of the traveling artist increased from 100 -$150.. and that she mistakenly charged extra for each person's makeup. I should've never even had to pay for a traveling artist after what happened, let alone be overcharged for it. I also should never have been charged for the hairstyles that didn't even last 30 minutes, and were being re-done right in front of her by my other bridesmaids! She has no business doing weddings!