122 W 26th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000140.745064 -73.992638
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Chelsea
Made myself and my bridesmaids beautiful! – I just got married yesterday and I wanted to write a quick review before my honeymoon tomorrow, but Sofia did a BEAUTIFUL job for my makeup and all my bridesmaids. My bridesmaids loved their makeup as well. I was complimented all day about my makeup too.
Stacey was a pleasure to work with as well. She was very responsive to my emails. Thank you!
Unprofessional Business...Doesn't make you feel like a bride – So I figured I'd update this from my previous review that said they were amazing here...
First, I should have never pursued to keep going to this place after the first trial. On the first day, which was supposed to be hair AND make-up...I show up ready to see the whole picture (hair with make-up). Come to find out Stacey called out sick that day. So I only got make up done and had to return the following week for hair. When I showed up for hair a week later, I had to wait 15 minutes for Stacey to come over because she was running around with another stylist trying to decide what color she should put on her hair extensions. I should have walked out!!! Instead, I figured ok she's a little crazy but maybe she's cool. Seriously I should have never returned. Ended up loving my hair, so I made sure I confirmed with Stacey that she was available on my wedding date. Her reply, "of course, I wouldn't be doing a trail if I wasn't." Yeah sure! Seriously 2 weeks went by until I heard anything about doing a price proposal. Instead, I get an email saying that she has to leave with Betheny Frankel to do a show the week before my wedding so I'd have to come in for ANOTHER hair trial. Ok, i agreed. Instead of accommodating the person with the money (me) they replied ( another 2 weeks later) that the 2 stylists I was to meet are only available at certain days and times. Totally inconvenient!!! Let me remind you, this all is taking place OVER A MONTH after the first trial. So for one month I got messed around with. And I wasn't planning a wedding within a year like usual, I only had 4 months until my wedding date. So having hair & make-up was kind of a matter of urgency at this point, especially for a June wedding. I'm still waiting for a refund but I doubt that will happen! I also found it to be really strange that Stacey and her receptionist asked me to write reviews on here. So I did. I wrote a really nice review before this, and less than a week later Stacey flaked on me.
You have been warned about this place. Honestly, you only get to have these experiences once in your life...go somewhere where you'll feel like a bride, and they'll treat you the way you deserve. This place deserves negative 10 stars!!!!!!!!!!
My situation for cancelling and offering another artist is for a big reason. My company is my first love and first priority. With many months notice, not flaking, I had other stylists available. we have never not shown, cancelled last minute or been unable to help a bride. I would never just flake or bail. I offered trial money back, as many free trials needed with other stylists.
Amazing - Once Upon A Bride & Shari Cohen A – I cannot begin to express how happy I was on my wedding day when Once Upon A Bride and Shari Cohen made me feel magical. Not only was I stressed beyond belief but also the pouring rain did not help; yet Shari made every crease, blemish and under eye puff disappear. I truly looked like a movie star, effortless, flawless, glamorous makeup. My pictures are stunning and I am still floating from my magical day. Shari Cohen is a genius. Could not recommend them higher!!!!
All-Around Amazing – I can't recommend Once Upon a Bride enough! My best friend/maid of honor used these services for her wedding in October 2004, and I was struck by how beautiful her hair and make-up looked at her event, along with the professionalism of the staff who styled her. I kept Once Upon a Bride in mind when it came time for my own event, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results thus far. First of all, Stacey was prompt and informative in answering all questions, either via phone or email, which goes far in alleviating pre-wedding day stress. Angela, the hair stylist with whom I was paired at my hair trial, understood the look I was going for right away: I brought in a few pictures that appealed to me, and she was able to replicate it exactly. However, before deciding upon the style, she encouraged me to try out a few similar yet distinct looks just to make sure that I was confident in my choice--and when I decided that my initial choice was the final one, Angela not only made my hair look beautiful, but it felt natural and comfortable. When it came time for my make-up trial, Jonny sat down with me and discussed the look that I was going for, and he created a beautiful and classic look for me. However, when both my fiance and father felt that the look wasn't "me" enough. Jonny and I met for another trial, where he was able to tweak the look that I desired to suit everyone's needs. On top of both of Angela's and Jonny's obvious skill, they couldn't have been nicer. I'm so excited for my upcoming wedding day, thanks in no small part of Stacey, Angela, Jonny, and the entire atmosphere of Once Upon a Bride!
Stunning & Funky = Beautiful Me! – 'Beautiful, Amazing, Natural, Stunning"....were just some of the words I heard from my guests that attended my wedding and I would agree..I felt gorgeous and yet, still me.
Moani did an amazing job making a person who never wears alot of makeup feel natural and fresh. The most important thing that Moani did for me was walk me thru her process at the trial. On the day, my makeup looked great from the start to the finish.
Angela did an FANTASTIC job on my hair! She helped turn my bob hairstyle into funky full braids/bun. I LOVED it! I wanted to keep my new hairstyle for days!!!! Guests loved it so much they kept saying how all of things, my hair was the best part!!
Both ladies listened so well which helped me gain the look and feel I was hoping to attain for my special day. They were both on time and worked very professionally.
Looking forward to hiriing them again for future parties!
Amazing Hair & Makeup! – Stefanie and Sophia did an amazing job with my hair & makeup respectively! They were soo nice and easy to work with and both were super accommodating and flexible. I have never felt more beautiful in my life!
And Stacey was extremely responsive and responsible! She made sure everything was set up (as I had a out of town wedding in Vermont) and everything went off without a hitch!
Now i just need another excuse to get my hair and makeup done so I can hire them again!
Perfect!!! – My experience with OUAB was exceptional! Stacey did my hair and Sofia did my makeup for my wedding. I had never felt as beautiful as I did that day. They both did such an amzing job. In addition to being extremely talented, Stacey and Sofia were such a pleasure to work with. Everything was perfect. I cannot thank them enough!
Great stylist, great people – I came to Once Upon a Bride for my Aug 2011 wedding hair. I had a specific up do in mind and when I went to Angela at OUAB, she was not only able to replicate the hairstyle, she made it better than what I had pictured. I also tried out another hairstylists at a different shop, but Angela was a million times better. Angela was a pleasure to work with and by the end of the trial, my mom and I had fallen in love with Angela.
Unfortunately, my wedding date fell on the weekend of Hurricane Irene. When my (family friend) makeup artist bailed the night before my wedding, Stacey was able to find me a makeup artist within an hour... and when we had to cancel our wedding the next day, Stacey was amazingly sympathetic. She made a very difficult situation much easier to deal with.
I would highly recommend OUAB. Stacey and her crew are quite amazing.
Loving OUAB!! – If you want the the BEST in the business, look no further! As Stacey told me, she was born to do hair. I have very long, pin straight hair, not easy to work with and I had no clue how I wanted to wear it at my trial. She worked wonders and guided me to the right style for me. Be prepared, Stacey is opinionated, only because she knows what she's talking about! She is also one of those hands-on owners, which I loved - she called me directly to discuss my hair, what would/wouldn't work, and prepared the big-day schedule putting me completely at ease.
For make-up, Moani was AMAZING. I don't wear a lot of make-up normally, so I was very concerned about looking overdone. The result was beautiful, I still looked like me...just a little more WOW factor.
Looking forward to the wedding day, hair and make-up is one thing I don't have to worry about with OUAB on the job!
Perfect Hair & Makeup Trial! – I had my trial for hair and makeup with Stacey and Moani back in May. I couldn't have been more pleased! I absolutely loved both! They both worked with me to acheve the look I wanted, and with their professional guidance, I left my trial feeling completely at ease and so happy! Throughout the whole process from booking my trial and now the final months leading up to my wedding day, Stacey has been extremely helpful to me and has always been very accessible. My experience as a whole with Once Upon A Bride is one I would definitely recommend and I can't wait for my actual wedding day!!
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