58 total reviews
Wedding Date: 6/7/2014
I first got in touch with Erica & Nicole after reading only positive reviews online while looking for a makeup & hair team for my wedding. At that time I had gone to 2 other trials & didn’t like the end result nor the personalities of the vendors. I knew I was going to be spending hours with whomever I chose, so it was important for me to feel comfortable with them as well loving the look for my day. As soon as I met Erica & Nicole I had a good feeling. They both have outgoing personalities, can talk to you & relate to you & they were able to help guide me to a bridal ready look for the day while not putting down some ideas that probably weren’t the best. I booked Erica & Nicole after my trial & felt comfortable from that point on me & my bridal party would look amazing. My high expectation mother also loved them, making me feel even more confident about the choice.
In between the time of my trial & my wedding, I was in touch with Erica about coordination, planning & even lining up trials for other people in my bridal party that wanted them. I even asked Erica some advice on other beauty tips & she was happy to help me. I was never waiting for a response, she always promptly returned my emails & those of my bridal party. I heard positive reviews about Erica Does Makeup after I booked them from other friends who knew the stellar reputation of the company.
Erica & Nicole were on hand for over 8 hours to complete 9 services of hair & makeup, a combination of bride, MOH, bridesmaids, moms & 5 yr old. I asked them to stay with us through the cocktail hour for touch-ups before the reception. I can’t imagine having picked a better glam team! With all the different personalities in our group, Erica & Nicole worked their magic while personally connecting with each person making them beautiful, comfortable & confident.
I let everyone chose their service (hair, makeup or both) & asked that everyone bring inspirational pics. Well, one of my bridesmaids wanted a runway 60’s look, I thought it was a joke at first. I got nervous for minute & thought how am I going to tell her I don’t like it. But I decided to let Erica handle it - that she did. Erica was able to transform that scary look into a bridal look while still making my friend feel like she got what she wanted. No stress involved. Another place where I thought I’d have an issue was with hair. I have pin straight hair but wanted beachy waves & I wanted a wreath in my niece’s hair which I wasn’t sure she’d go for that. Both – no problem for Nicole! She gently did my niece’s hair with not 1 complaint from a 5 yr old & did something to my hair where those waves were still wavy into the night!
I LOVED my look. I have never felt that beautiful, but yet I felt like myself. The look that they helped me decide on went with our wedding perfectly. My bridal party all looked themselves, yet cohesive & beautiful. They each felt they got exactly what they wanted which was important to me. We had 3 moms & they all looked killer. Literally every single person was thrilled with the outcome.
When it was time for Erica & Nicole to depart for the day, I was a little bummed. I wanted them to stay, they had been with me all day & we all had a great time. I am now looking for an excuse to get all glammed up again so I can call them to help me out! BOOK these ladies while they are available, I know they are highly in demand & I know why.
Wedding Date: 4/19/2014
This is a long overdue review and it is not at all a reflection on the work that Erica, Nicole and E2 did for my wedding (life just got way too busy after the wedding). Anyway, I would whole heartedly recommend Erica Does Makeup to anyone who will ask. From the moment I met Erica and Nicole for my trial, I knew I didn't have to try any other hair/makeup artists; they immediately made me feel at ease and gave great feedback with what I had in mind. On the day of the wedding, they came promptly and the three ladies worked like a well-oiled machine. They also made the atmosphere so fun and made everyone feel great and loose (the ladies are a fun bunch to hang out with). I thought my wedding party was already a great looking crew, but Erica and her team made them look flawless! Erica even gave me a touch-up when my husband's bride's gift made me cry :) All of the guests (and everyone who saw my pictures) commented on the great job that Erica and her team did. They made me feel so beautiful (and just overall wonderful) during my wedding and I really can't thank them enough for their professionalism and hard work. Book Erica Does Makeup ASAP!
Wedding Date: 5/17/2014
There really are no words that can describe what it is like to welcome two new women into your home on the biggest day of your life and then feel like you have two new friends. BUT besides how AWESOME they are as people, the work that they do (Erica with makeup/Nicole hair) speaks for itself. Please find Erica Does Makeup on facebook and like the page. She posts a TON of before/after pics of bride and you can really see the way they enhance beauty!! Just stop looking at reviews because they are IT! I PROMISE YOU!
Wedding Date: 6/28/2014
For my wedding day Erica did our make up and Nicole did our hair. They were wonderful! All the girls looked absolutely fabulous. They brought out each girls natural beauty and created a look that totally suited each girl. They were so sweet and fun to be with all morning while we were getting ready for the wedding. They were also very professional and efficient. Everyone's makeup and hair lasted well into the night and still looked fantastic after hours of dancing! I would recommend them to any bride!
Wedding Date: 8/10/2014
I wanted a very natural romantic look for my wedding. Erica had some wonderful ideas, and truly did a superb job, beyond what I dreamed. Erica is a true professional, she understood makeup, lighting, and how you would look when taking pictures. My wedding party just adored her. If you want a makeup genius, who is professional and really thoughtful and kind, hire Erica!
Wedding Date: 5/10/2014
Erica and Nicole are amazing! I never felt more beautiful than I did on my wedding day. They listened to what I wanted and had no problem creating the look I desired. My hair and makeup were flawless, and everything was still perfect at the end of the night. The bridesmaids, MOB, and MOG all looked gorgeous! Erica and Nicole were able to create looks that made each person feel beautiful and comfortable. We all received so many compliments. They were professional and a lot of fun. I would absolutely use them again and highly recommend them to everyone!
Wedding Date: 5/31/2014
Jenn and Crystal provided hair and makeup services for my wedding on May 31 for myself and four bridesmaids. I could not have been happier with how we all looked. Jenn and Crystal are experienced, professional, punctual, friendly, and super talented. They really listened to what I pictured and gave us exactly that. It was clear that they both understand the products they work with, how to use them on different people, and most importantly, they really enjoy their craft. Erica was very easy to communicate with. She responded quickly and thoroughly and was so accommodating to my schedule. She clearly cares about giving her customers high quality service.
Erica Does Makeup, Jenn, and Crystal will be highly recommended!!
Wedding Date: 6/14/2014
Erica did my makeup for many events and she was amazing for the wedding. She did 8 girls and everyone couldn't stop talking about how great of a job she did. I didn't get my hair done with them but Nicole did the bridesmaids and they all looked beautiful! Book them ASAP!
Wedding Date: 8/24/2014
Erica and her team are super responsive. I'll email her at night and get a response within 20 minutes. They're very friendly and likable and my makeup came out amazing and lasted through the entire night. I was a bit nervous because I wanted something different from the trial but I'm so happy everything came out perfectly. The team is very professional and I would highly recommend this vendor.
Wedding Date: 5/10/2014
My wedding was May 2014. I hired Erica(2) to do my hair, and Jen to do my makeup.
Leading up to the service, Erica (the owner) was extremely helpful and responsive via email/phone. Unlike other vendors who make you travel to them for a meeting/conultation, talk on the phone M-F 9-5... Erica does makeup was available when I needed them. I received prompt, clear and friendly responses.
Regarding my hair- I was hesitant to get extensions, but Erica gave me some advice about which clip ins I could purchase and use for the wedding day only. This was not an extra charge. I was able to send them Pinterest boards of looks that I wanted for myself and my bridesmaids- which they executed beautifully.
I had a hair/makeup trial, on the day of my engagement photos (another priceless gem of advice from Erica). Jen and Erica(2) came to my house promptly, and we had a great time.
For the wedding day, I purchased hair/makeup services for myself, bridesmaids, and they even touched up my man of honor- and made him look flawless! you couldn't even tell he had makeup on.
Jen used airbrush makeup on us all, which lasted hours after the wedding ended, through tears, sweat and everything else. I also LOVED my fake eyelashes.
Erica (2) advised me on clip in extensions which she added in to my hairstyle flawlessly. Everyone kept asking me how my hair grew so fast.
I chose to keep them there through the ceremony, since I took first look photos before. They were able to touch up my makeup, remove my veil and shift my headpiece. I am so glad that I purchased these extra hours.
Overall, they were perfect. I loved everything they did. My bridesmaids looked gorgeous, and I completely trusted that they knew what they were doing. I also feel like I learned some beauty tips that I can use in the future. They were fabulous people and I am so thankful for their professional, friendly and unmatched services.
I wish I could have them be my glam squad every day!
Wedding Date: 5/9/2014
I don't even know where to begin to say how much I love Erica and her team.
After speaking with Erica, I decided to book her without even meeting her for our May 9th wedding. Saying she is hilarious is an understatement. I live out of town, and set my trial months in advance. Due to snow, my trip got cancelled, but Erica was extremely flexible in making sure we could get it done when I finally got back in town. She showed up on time and immediately I knew I had made the right decision. We talked the entire time like we had known each other forever, I knew she would make me super calm and entertained the morning of the wedding. The trial went amazing, she truly understood the look I was going for, while offering her professional opinion on how it should be done, not just what I wanted, which I 100% appreciated. She's the professional- not me!
Crystal came to do my hair trial, and she was amazing as well! She was so patient in listening to what I wanted, and even more patient when I had her changing it 3 times.
The morning of the wedding, they were both early and ready to go! I was calm the entire morning of the wedding, because it truly felt like just a fun girls day getting our hair and makeup done. We laughed the entire time.
And of course- the hair and makeup were perfect. Erica and Crystal made each bridesmaid look so unbelievably stunning! When my mothers hair appointment fell through, Crystal fit her in and made her look amazing as well. Lastly, they made me feel beautiful. The hair and makeup stayed perfectly throughout the entire night (literally! We stayed up all night for our flight to Mexico- it lasted all the way until 3pm the next day until I washed it off!)
I couldn't recommend them higher and would use them again and again.
Wedding Date: 4/5/2014
Jen and Nicole were great! They were fun to work with and professional. They are super talented and did a great job on my hair and makeup as well as my bridesmaids. Everyone was so happy and looked beautiful. I highly recommend them.
Wedding Date: 4/12/2014
They were all amazing. From my hair and makeup trials to the big day - I was very happy. Communication was great. Whenever I had a question it was answered quickly. My bridesmaids, mother, mother-in-law and I all looked stunning. I couldn't have been happier with Erica, Nikki and Amanda!
Wedding Date: 3/22/2014
Erica Does Makeup was my only vendor that was not from a personal referral. I read her reviews on wedding websites and I took a chance. Thankfully the reviews were accurate and she was amazing! Right from the trial I had full confidence in Erica for my makeup. She knows what she's talking about.....from what colors look good with what skin tone, to what will look good in photos, to what type of eye makeup goes with what type of lips. She got the feel of my style right away and recommended Nicole for my hair. Nicole was perfect! She did my hair exactly like I had wanted, in an old school Hollywood glam sort of way. Everyone in my wedding who used Erica and Nicole looked fabulous, and exactly how they had desired to look. I've been a bridesmaid many times and that is pretty rare! They made us all look so beautiful and we were confident in our hair and makeup choices for the evening. They were also extremely professional and understood the schedule of a wedding (better that I did!). I really couldn't be happier with how both my make up and hair looked at my wedding, and I know that everyone who used them feels the same! A bonus to hiring them is that they are great and fun team that will add some laughs to your day!
Wedding Date: 3/14/2014
I cannot say enough how AMAZING Erica & E2 were to work with on my wedding day!! Although exceptionally professional and punctual, we had a great morning of laughter, girl talk, and fun with music playing in the background. They both made my bridesmaids look and feel BEAUTIFUL. Erica also worked miracles with my mom who woke up with a popped blood vessel under her eye on the morning of. My mom was so thankful and no one could see any signs of the bruising. I was told how beautiful my makeup was and everyone raved about my dramatic eyes. I couldnt have felt more special and beautiful on my wedding day. Every bride should feel like this when they look in the mirror at their hair and makeup. My husband LOVED how natural Erica had done my makeup and couldnt stop staring into my eyes all day. I couldnt have asked for a better team to glamorize my ladies and myself. Erica & E2 were so much fun to work with and it was great to share the morning of my wedding with them both. They are the kindest ladies that bring all smiles and magical makeup and hair wands in tote. Thank you so much for such a great experience!!
Wedding Date: 9/28/2013
I used Erica Does Makeup for my wedding. The team is very talented and professional. They showed up as early as 5:30am to get my bridesmaids and I ready for my ceremony (I had an afternoon wedding). I loved my hair that Nicole did for me and my makeup was perfect from Jenn. I received so many compliments on the day of and even now after people look at pictures. I have been recommending Erica Does Makeup to all my friends. Hope I get to work with them again for another occasion.
Wedding Date: 11/10/2013
Erica did my makeup for my wedding on November 10th in Napa, CA!
She is amazing at what she does, I looked better then I ever have! My makeup was beautiful, felt light and lasted all night and even looked good the next morning- I never even had to freshen it up!
I highly recommend her because she is professional, knowledgeable and fun!
Wedding Date: 10/12/2013
Erica and her team are not only professional but really made a connection with me, my family and my bridal party. From the moment I met Erica she made me feel so comfortable and I could tell she was a fun person - the kind of vibe I would want around me the morning of my wedding. Her pricing is fair and most definitely worth it - she made me feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day and my bridesmaids felt the same. Thank you - Thank You - Thank You!
Wedding Date: 11/1/2013
I couldn't be happier with the results and how I looked on our wedding day. E2 did my hair and my bridal parties hair and Jenn did our makeup and they were amazing!!! Not only are these ladies ridic good at what they do, but they are the sweetest nicest girls and it was like they were part of our group from start to finish. We even added in a few more people from my family for makeup at the last minute and Jenn killed it with every single one of them.
I felt like a star the entire day, everything was flawless about my hair and my makeup and I looked as good at the end of the day as I looked when we started.
Thank you so much for everything ladies! Fingers crossed we can use you again very soon for another wedding in our group.
Wedding Date: 11/1/2013
I wish I could give Erica more than 5 stars!! As soon as I had my trial with Erica and Nicole I instantly knew they were the ones I wanted for my makeup and hair. Erica's talent is amazing!!! My trial was a natural look and I changed to dramatic on my wedding day. I was ecstatic with the way I looked as well as my MOH, bridesmaids and moms. We looked fantastic!!!! Our makeup looked just as gorgeous at the end of the night as it did when it was first applied. Not only did we look beautiful but the fun times we had getting ready were priceless. Erica is fun and such a wonderful person. My family and I are still talking about the fun we had with Erica and Nicole. My wedding day wouldn't have been the same without these girls!
Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
Erica and her team currently serve all of NYC, Long Island and Westchester County. The team makes trips to your home for personal consultations. As skilled professionals in their industry, they can offer constructive and helpful advice on how to look and feel your best.
- Type: Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013