35 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!
Valley Stream, NY
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!
Middle Village, NY
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!!
New York, NY
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!
Seven Fields, PA
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.
Queens Village, NY
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: 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.
Oak Park, IL
Wedding Date: 11/2/2013
My hair and make-up looked great, and natural--loved it!
New York, NY
Wedding Date: 10/18/2013
I hired Erica Does Makeup and had an excellent experience working with Jenn. Jenn was super responsive and quick to set up a makeup trial. At the trial, she was very helpful and listened to how I typically wear makeup, and asked me questions to get a sense for my style and the wedding. On the day of my wedding, Jenn did makeup for myself and four family members. Jenn was super accommodating of everyone's time and was even able to fit my grandmother in the schedule. The makeup application felt light and comfortable and I love pictures from my wedding. I highly recommend Jenn and Erica Does Makeup!
West Hempstead, NY
Wedding Date: 9/27/2013
Erica arrived with her hair assistant on time to my parents house. They did a wonderful job with everyones hair and makeup. I was very pleased with the trial and hair/makeup for my wedding day! I changed up both my hair and makeup from the trial and they both went with the flow. Overall I would highly recommend there business!
The only hiccup was two of my ladies had issues with their eye makeup due to sensitive skin and having a reaction, but everything worked out in the end!
Wedding Date: 7/28/2013
When I initially contacted some make up artists for my daughter they were all very hard to get in touch with, not very informative or willing to work with me. The response I received from Erica was more than I could ask for. She was willing to work with me on price and even gave me some tips for me and my daughter to keep our skin in great shape.
Erica and Nicole were amazing. My daughter looked beautiful on her day.
Thank you Erica and team!!!
Wedding Date: 9/7/2013
I had the pleasure of working with Erica, Daniella, Nicole, and E2 for my wedding day. They were absolutely amazing! They did hair and makeup for me, 6 bridesmaid and 1 junior bridesmaid. They were on time ( they had to be at the house around 515 am) and had us ready for the limo and photographers by 10am. I can't thank them enough for being there for my wedding. My hair and makeup looked amazing and it is all because of these girls. My bridesmaids loved it also and loved how their hair and makeup came out. It was a pleasure emailing with Erica throughout the whole experience and was awesome to work with. She made everything go smoothly. Once again they made my entire wedding day perfect because I felt perfect for my day. I will be recommending them to my friends and family for their special day! Thank you so much guys!
Wedding Date: 9/1/2013
Erica Does Makeup provides OUTSTANDING service. Erica and Erica (E2) did my hair and makeup, and Jennifer did all my bridesmaids and the moms. They are all very experienced and showed true professionalism. They were not just on time, but early. Jenn listened to what each girl wanted, acknowledged each girl's usual makeup style, answered any questions about makeup and made intuitive suggestions-all with a smile. Everyone looked so beautiful. They were delighted to see before and after shots.
As for me, I truly loved how I looked on my special day. It was even better than my trial. I don't wear much makeup on a regular basis, and Erica was made me look and feel beautiful, flawless in fact, without feeling uncomfortably overdone. E2 did a great job on my hair. She really listened to what I wanted. It looked so elegant the day of, and so pretty the morning after! The morning after, I had a post-wedding breakfast. I rolled out of bed, took down all the bobby pins and looked in the mirror. My hair and makeup STILL looked so great. So down to breakfast I went! (Don't judge me lol) 2 looks for the price of one!
The team of Erica Does Makeup does great work. Everyone was extremely satisfied. If I can I'll use them for all my upcoming special occasions! I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone.
Miller Place, NY
Wedding Date: 5/28/2011
Erica was phenomenal from the very beginning. I was unable to do a trial as I was out of town, however through conversations we had over the phone my fears were eliminated and I had nothing but confidence that Erica would do a beautiful job. The day of my wedding, Erica arrived on time with a smile and ready to go! My bridesmaids looked stunning and were all so happy with their looks! We even convinced my mother to wear false eyelashes, which she loved, and made all the difference! Erica listened to each of our individual wants and needs and adapted without a hitch! We all felt so beautiful. We can't thank Erica enough for her wonderful work and her awesome ability to make us feel like old friends rather than clients. Thanks again Erica!
Wedding Date: 8/31/2013
I normally don't write reviews .. But I am that happy!! Erica & E2 did my hair & makeup for my wedding, also my sisters & my mother who is very hard to please .. Well ladies that woman was beyond pleased along with all of us! My hair: PERFECT not a strand out of place, what I wanted was exactly what I got!! My makeup: FLAWLESS so good it lasted not only my entire wedding day but the entire next day too 😂 I can't wait for the opportunity to use them again! There on time, friendly, & know what there doing!!! I am greatful for the job they did on me my mom my 4 sisters and making me 1 happy bride that day! For all who book with them consider yourself lucky .. That's how good they are! It was an absolute pleasure working with them!
Wedding Date: 7/20/2013
Jenn (makeup) and Nicole (hair) did an amazing job on my wedding trial and again on the wedding day. They showed up right on time (at 5am!) ready to get to work. They made my mom, maid of honor, two bridesmaids and myself look flawless! They were the perfect team and the perfect people to spend the morning getting ready with! Jenn and Nicole truly listened to what my girls wanted done. I would highly recommend both Nicole and Jenn from Erica Does Makeup!
Mount Vernon, NY
Wedding Date: 6/29/2013
Erica, Nicole and Kaitlin were the most amazing makeup and hair team ever! Not only were they extremely professional and fabulous, but also fun, easy going and an absolute pleasure to work with! I had a very large bridal party (and unfortunately some difficult people as well) and they were more than willing to take care of everyone and with a smile!. I also completely changed my looks from my trial and it wasn't remotely an issue. We all felt so comfortable around them- like we were with friends or family. Everyone RAVED about how beautiful everyone looked and I couldn't be happier. I had my wedding out in Westhampton Beach and Erica, Nicole & Kaitlin traveled without a single complaint. They Were so much fun, had a great attitude and were a pleasure to work with. I would recommend them hands down and will miss them so much!!!
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