I'm jealous of all you brides out there who still have your wedding day ahead of you, complete with the chance to spend a full morning with Christi's talent, charm, and hilarious good company. For my wedding day, Christi worked her magic on me, my bridesmaids, and all the mothers of my party. We felt beautiful, confident, and bubbly the entire day, and everyone, including the folks who hate getting their pictures taken, smiled easily for the camera. Christi perfectly executed my vision of natural, light makeup with a touch of drama in the eyes. I've never felt more gorgeous as I did that day, and I've become a complete and total narcissist since the pictures were delivered, staring at cheekbones, eyelashes, and eyebrows I never realized I had. For my hair, Christi brought along a ridiculously talented assistant named Michelle Chiquet who gave me the most magnificent updo I have ever seen--on my head or anyone else's. Working from a collection of about 5 inspiration photos, Michelle sculpted my hair into a piece of art--a tumble of curls, somehow weightless but never budging for the entire night. Pure perfection. Christi's talent is rivaled only by her sparkling personality and sharp sense of humor, which kept me cracking up with each delightful email communication, and kept all my bridesmaids giggling and ready for the party on the morning of. Seriously: the girl will not only make you beautiful, she'll make you LAUGH. The only downside to hiring Christi is that sad, fluorescent-lit, Cinderella-at-12:01 moment of staring into the hotel mirror, sweeping off your gorgeous face and taking all bagillion-and-one bobby pins out of your gorgeous hair. But fear not, because a few weeks later, your pictures will arrive and there you'll be, laughing and glowing and even more beautiful than you remember, with a face that you can admire and drool over forever, all thanks to the work of an über-talented, professional little pixie named Christi.
Christi did my hair and makeup for my wedding day in May. She added two assistants and took care of a total of 24 hair and makeup services for the big day! I am not your average California bride and was not looking for beach waves and natural makeup as I am ALL about the drama and Christi more than delivered my vision. My favorite moment with Christi was when it was time for the "Dad Reveal" with my father. My dad and I shared a good cry when we saw each other but to my surprise Christi was just as invested in the special moment. She couldn't hold back the tears and I cherish the pictures of myself laughing and crying at the same time remembering looking at her and saying, "Oh, Christi!! Are you okay!?". I truly felt like I was sharing a moment with one of my longest friends. Christi made me look like I had never balled my eyes out after seeing my dad and I truly felt that I looked the best I ever had. She stayed with me after the ceremony, pinned my hair from down to half up half down, and did touch ups during family photos! Christi is the real bridal dream. I promise you she will exceed all of your expectations!
Wow, where to begin. Christi is incredible, a consummate professional with such a warm and caring heart. I truly would not have made it through my wedding day as calmly and as happily without her. Christi was absolutely essential in the success of our day. She really kept our timeline on track and completely exuded a sense of calm that radiated through my husband and I. It must be mentioned that I am rather picky and used to work in the cosmetic industry, I felt completely confident in Christi's skills and ability to provide the look I was seeking. I opted for Christi's full service package. HIGHLY recommend this option along with scheduling a separate trial run appointment. The extra investment will really pay off in your photos. This service was 1000% worth every penny! Honestly she could charge a larger sum and it would still be worth the money! Christi was there with me from the early afternoon to complete my bridal makeup and hair. She stayed with me until the start of our reception after doing a stunning second hair style and touching up my makeup. She beautifully did both makeup and hair for a few other family and friends. She seamlessly transitioned from providing a stunning and stylish look for my best friend who is in her early 30's, to providing an elegant and classy look for my mother who is almost 60. Christi is one of the rare few artists that is able to achieve a stylish look without it being too trendy or something you will regret while looking at your wedding photos 15 years from now. Christi truly made my day so incredibly special. I cannot thank her enough for making me feel so well cared for on such a milestone occasion. You could not hire a better person with such a keen attention to detail to making your big day even more amazing!
Christi did my hair and makeup for my wedding day in April and I couldn't have been happier with the results. Communicating with her was always fast and easy and I felt confident about having made the right choice even before our pre-wedding trial session. I had picked an uncommon hairstyle and Christi enjoyed the challenge. She also really understood what I was hoping for in my makeup and created a look which made me feel beautiful, feminine and confident on my wedding day. On the wedding day she even walked around the venue with us and the photographer during our photo session and made sure that I always looked flawless. Needless to say that the pictures turned out great and I am so happy that I did not skimp when researching and picking my hair and makeup artist. Christi is very sweet, always professional and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone who would like to look their best - no matter the occasion.
Well, I had Christi as my makeup artist for my wedding in May and she did an absolutely amazing job. I got to know her pretty well as I had about 6 hair and makeup trials leading up to the wedding ( I had her do my hair and makeup about 3 looks total for wedding related events). At each trial I felt completely at home in her studio- it is a beautiful space. It felt like I was just with a friend getting my hair and makeup done fabulously! At each trial she was very open to suggestion, willing to try out all the different ideas I had and perfect them. I booked her for my wedding immediately after the first trial and was not disappointed with my engagement pics. The makeup she uses is tried and true- she did my first looks with regular makeup and then she got the airbrush but my skin looked flawless both ways. She always puts lashes on which was a big treat. Her brushes and products are always clean (I had gone to a prior makeup artist for a trial whose brushes smelled :( On the day of the wedding, I had her stay with me almost the whole day and she did my makeup and my bridesmaids makeup beautifully. My only regret was that I did not have her stay longer! She makes you feel very comfortable and at the same time is professional and efficient. I have never gotten so many compliments on my makeup- and the photos are coming out now and look amazing. PS- I am Indian and she was able to do my makeup and my ethnically varied bridesmaid group with no problem. In closing, I would absolutely recommend her to any bride or for anyone who just wants to look fab for the day. She is a great person along with a fabulous makeup artist. If I could afford it, I would want her to do my makeup every day!
I found Christi early on in the wedding planning process after reading many positive reviews, but wasn't prepared to commit so far in advance of my wedding. When my wedding planner recommended her a few months later, I took it as a sign! Christi was warm, professional and I am so grateful she was available for our wedding date. I booked her all inclusive wedding package and am really glad I did. Having the trial prior to our wedding proved to be pivotal, as I ended up changing my look after the trial (the trial was beautiful, it just made me realize the hairstyle I thought I wanted was not right for me on my wedding day). Christi was warm and more than receptive to my adjustments which was great. On my wedding day, Christi was an easy, warm, presence and an absolute artist. My bridesmaids were so happy with the end results and felt beautiful, so did I. Christi is fabulous and I would highly recommend her services to anyone wanting to look their absolute best.
Christi was probably the most amazing part of my wedding besides the groom of course! Her services are by far the BEST! I was skeptical about spending extra money to get my hair and makeup professionally done because of added cost, but it is SOOOO WORTH IT WITH CHRISTI! I chose to have her stay up until after the ceremony so she could touch-ups for pictures. I had some drama at my wedding, and she not only kept me gorgeous, she was my therapist as well! She kept me sane and calm! She really does care about YOU as a person. She is the sweetest person ever and her skills on makeup and hair are absolutely amazing. LOVE HER!
Christi is absolutely, 100% amazing! We met for a bridal trial run (see pictures attached) and I instantly felt at ease with her and sensed that she was a kind, caring, professional, artistic person! She was really attentive and listened to what I wanted. On the actual day, Christi did my makeup and all my bridesmaids. She even helped fix some of my bridesmaids hairstyles and provided a small gift. I originally found her as I was looking for someone to airbrush my tattoo (see my back photo under mesh, you cannot even tell it's there!), but quickly found that she is an all around, excellent makeup artist/stylist. I hired her for her work, but definitely appreciate her for her warmth and the way she makes you feel cared for. Could not recommend her more!