99 total reviews
Wedding Date: 8/7/2011
Nikki, the owner of Gloss and Glam, did my makeup as well as the makeup for my mom, my 3 bridesmaids, and my MIL. She made everyone comfortable with what she was doing, as my mom and I had had a trial with her. I actually had 2 trials when I decided to change my look before my wedding. She is friendly, smart, VERY knowledgeable, and a wonderful makeup artist. Gloss and Glam also does hair, and they'll go to whatever location you are getting ready. Please use them! You'll be very happy that you did. I felt so beautiful.
Wedding Date: 6/1/2013
We just did a session so I could see how my face will look.
So fantastic. My cheeks were amazing. And my eye makeup was so beautiful. I can't wait to see how this will look in my wedding photos.
Wedding Date: 11/2/2012
On my wedding day I expected to look better than stars at the Red carpet and Gloss and Glam totally made that come true. I'm truly happy with how I looked! I would most definitely recommend this place.
Wedding Date: 10/12/2013
We had Gloss and Glam do the make up for our wedding party and the bride and they were fantastic! Exceptionally good at handling crazy family.
Wedding Date: 7/13/2013
I hired Gloss and Glam to do makeup and hair for my entire bridal party for my wedding. Nikki and her team were absolutely wonderful; they were professional, efficient, and overall a pleasure to work with. We did several trial runs, and Nikki listened to my feedback and ensured that my makeup and hair were done to my exact specifications. It was beautiful, natural-looking, and the makeup application was flawless and turned out great in photos. All of the artists are truly experts in their fields. I would definitely recommend this to friends.
Wedding Date: 10/8/2015
The Gloss and Glam team is stellar. The team is personable and professional. The service is exceptional. Our special day was made 100x easier because of them. Go for them!
Wedding Date: 10/18/2015
I really loved the work that Gloss & Glam did for my friend's wedding. Normally the bride is caked in make-up and has an otherworldly sick quality to her that while great for photos is garish and unsightly in person. This was not so for Gloss & Glam. My friend's bride looked beautiful, vibrant and human. I really appreciate the subtle work they did to make her look amazing on her special day, which was very much appreciated by all present.
Wedding Date: 6/7/2014
Firstly, I will say that James did amazing makeup for my trial and wedding. I know a lot about makeup and had 2 trials I was unhappy with before I stumbled onto this company. They assured me I will love James and he is the top level (read most expensive level) of their offered services.
Now things I didn't love - their menu is very confusing with different prices for weddings on site vs not vs just "on premises" services. I have a masters degree and it took me 3 tries to understand why they are charging me more for my wedding. On top of that, I was dealing with a pleasant sales associate but felt that the minute I spoke with the owner she was rude and actually owned that fact. I thought to myself - It's fine. I am simply just booking through them.
Then leading up to the wedding, I kept sending communications to the sales lead and somehow the changes I needed to make were not being reflected in updated schedule for all bridesmaids and mothers getting make up done. I was told there was confusion etc but I did go over all final details on phone. Well the day that the make up artists arrived (by the way, they were on time - all good!) they did not have the updated schedule we discussed and also did not have extras selections such as eyelashes which I also discussed. They each carried extra lashes with them so crisis averted but I was not happy I had to have one of my bridesmaids read out the final schedule I DISCUSSED AND EMAILED TO OFFICE to keep our day on track.
It gets worse - As I am on my honeymoon, I keep getting calls and emails from the office saying to pay for the extra 2 people we added day of (mind you - one I didn't approve but no one asked me if it was ok to add her to schedule - no big deal, just another $250). I told the woman I dealt with previously here is my credit card info - just charge my card. She begins to tell me how I need to send in a signed authrorization form...once again on my honeymoon as I am on a somewhat remote island at this point. I told her I will not be faxing anything in and she can either charge CC or wait till I get back. I then saw my final charge go through on my card. I thought this story was over. So then 3 days later I get a call from a collections person from their firm saying I owe $450 and an invoice of $250 (mind you I already paid final amount of $450) and the $250 was some errored invoice I was sent before the wedding. I emailed the woman I dealt with and was told she no longer works there and that I have 2 invoices in my name although no record of payment. At that point, I got pretty pissed off and wrote a nasty email detailing everything that happened and urging them to check their CC payments. After that I never heard back. No apology for causing all this havoc on my honeymoon or being disorganized day of my wedding. Will not use again, although as I mentioned the girls looked beautiful - was happy with the makeup artist work but the office was a nightmare for me. I understand other people may have had different experiences.
Wedding Date: 4/5/2014
I am taking the time to share this as I don't want anyone else to deal with their operational ridiculousness. This is not a review of the service - I never moved forward with them. That said, the issue is they charged me for the makeup test service the day before my appointment (unbeknownst to me) and when I informed them 24 hours in advance that I did not want to proceed with the service, they said it was fine and emailed me, after I asked for a refund, that it was "Not a problem, you should see the refund within 30 days." This was in January of this year. It took me nearly FIVE months (and multiple emails/requests) to get reimbursed. Weeks after they said they would credit my card (but nothing was credited), I reached back out and was told "we've NEVER done a refund before so we didn't know how to do one, and we're asking our accountant." So then they were going to write a check, and that never came (said it would take 30 days, still didn't come) and they then finally paid me the WRONG (lesser) amount through Paypal. After more chasing they ultimately paid me the remaining balance through Paypal (but only after I had said I was going to have to contest the remaining amount with my credit card company), which wasn't even for the full amount as they didn't take the service charge into account! Therefore, while I have no idea of their service quality/value, operationally they were a mess.
Wedding Date: 2/8/2014
I had done several hair and makeup trials with a handful of different companies before choosing Gloss and Glam; I just felt that I needed to do my due diligence and no one was really hitting the nail on the head. Gloss and Glam assigned me James (hair) and Erik (makeup) who both knocked it out of the park! After supplying reference photos, and listening carefully to what I had in mind, did want, and didn't want- they got it 100% right and did an incredible job. One thing I noticed about other makeup trials was that the foundation looked SO heavy and anything but natural; Erik make me look luminous, while still prepping me for a day of dancing, occasional tears and photos. James made all of the flower girls and bridesmades' hair look wonderful and did a great job on both my Mom and my now mother-in-law; he listened carefully kept my hair shiny and bouncy, while still making it stay put for an entire day in my updo with fresh flowers. Bonus: they were a total pleasure to be around. I actually can't wait to find an occasion to hire them again- and I have every intention of doing so!
Wedding Date: 7/20/2013
I married my long time boyfriend on a sunny Saturday afternoon in July on a Cape May beach. A friend of mine who looked gorgeous on her own wedding day had recommended me Gloss and Glam and since I can barely apply mascara let alone eyeshadow, I thought "give it a try". Trust me guys, it was the best decision I ever made. We had a test two weeks before the wedding so I could tell Nikki, the founder, what I wanted and show her my dress. As it was a beach wedding and the weather was so hot, it was definitely a good idea to be able to meet before the big day. I was freaking out on the wedding day but Nikki was able to find the words to reassure me and trust me, I looked gorgeous!! Thank you so much Nikki, I love you!!
Wedding Date: 8/24/2013
I used Gloss and Glam for my wedding, I had a trial at my home everything went well, I was really happy with my hair and makeup. But on my wedding day, there was an accident on the road and a lot of traffic and they arrived 30min late. I was freaking out but the artists reassured me, they have been efficient, professional and finally finished all of us on time ! I loved my hair this day and will probably use Gloss and Glam again in the future for very special events !
Wedding Date: 12/8/2012
Nikki offered her makeup services to our High School Reunion committee on the evening of our 20th Reunion. She was able to beautifully make up four women in a short period of time – she was very professional, and we had a lot of fun, too! Our “faces” lasted all evening and we all looked gorgeous. As a matter of fact, I was so pleased that I asked her to do the makeup for my wedding the following December.
Wedding Date: 8/3/2013
I hired Gloss and Glam artists to do the makeup for myself and my bridal party. Like most brides, it was an incredibly stressful day, but the Gloss and Glam artists were very calming and easygoing. They listened to the feedback from each of the ladies and catered to their comfort zone while offering their professional suggestions at the same time. This was especially important for the two mothers, both in their 60's, who also had their makeup done. I thought everyone looked absolutely beautiful...glamorous but natural at the same time. It was truly a magical night.
Wedding Date: 7/20/2013
I called Gloss and Glam for my wedding on July 20th for both hair and makeup. They were really efficient, I had a trial the week after I contacted them. I was so happy with the trial that I convinced my mother and mother in law to go with Gloss and Glam ! On the big day, they did an amazing job for my 3 bridesmaids and my mother and mother in law, listenning and adapting to everybody’s tastes. It was a real pleasure working with Gloss and Glam and I will definitely recommend it to all my friends !
Wedding Date: 10/7/2012
Gloss & Glam went above and beyond to make my friend's special day all that more magical. Nikki and her team were complete professionals and, despite all that was going on, they never took the focus off of the bride and her bridesmaids. Highly recommended!
Wedding Date: 1/1/0001
Nikki has an amazingly talented and professional staff. Everyone looked amazing. It was a fabulous day
Wedding Date: 10/28/2012
I had only a few weeks to plan my wedding and was a bit hysterical by the time the big day came. Nikki was great. Cool, calm and collected. She made my experience so wonderful. I looked and felt great. Even my mother (who is amazingly picky) loved her hair and make-up. I could not have asked for a better experience!
Wedding Date: 8/21/2012
I have to say that this is an aspect of wedding planning that I was very nervous about. I am not well versed in makeup and styling, so the help that G&G can offer is wonderful. From the first consultation, I knew that they would make me feel like the most beautiful bride in the world
Wedding Date: 10/15/2011
Gloss and glam did a fabulous job! They were able to go above and beyond my expectations! I loved the results and my photos came out amazing because of the great makeup !!
Gloss and Glam
Gloss and Glam is a team of celebrity hair and makeup artists available for your bridal needs! You can also catch their work on the pages of Vanity Fair and Chanel Runways! They know how to make you look perfect in person, on camera, in pictures, and in film. Brides start at $250, others at $100.
- Type: Eyelash Extensions, Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists, Nails
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013