testimonials

 

"Working with Santa Barbara Hair & Makeup was a great experience! Emily and her team were amazing with my group's hair and makeup day of. I felt like everyone looked like the best versions of themselves - I think the highest compliment you could give a makeup artist! Emily really has such a great talent and is so sweet and made me feel confident and comfortable. I didn't have to worry about hair or makeup because I knew Emily and her team had it handled. I would highly recommend Santa Barbara Hair & Makeup and would work with Emily again in a heart beat!" ~ Lauren T., Venice, CA

"We planned our wedding in one week! Santa Barbara Hair and Makeup was highly recommended by my wedding photographer for our courthouse elopement in October 2016. Our courthouse appointment was early, but Emily arrived right on time, went to work, and made me look so much better than the 2 photos I had sent her the night before for hair and makeup inspiration. I had a major acne breakout, but you can't tell in any of the photos! She stayed several minutes later to help me into my dress, and help me with the final finishing touches. In the end, she was my best asset that day. I'm not sure what I would have done without her. ~ Erin B., Los Angeles, CA.

"Emily did my and my three bridesmaids' hair and makeup on March 11th, 2016. We were all extremely happy with her work. Everyone's hair and make up stayed looking great throughout the night. I had my hair trial the day after my bachelorette party and was not feeling so great and she was so understanding and helpful. I would highly recommend Emily!!" -Dianne Z., Bakersfield, CA

"Emily was great to have around on my wedding day and I'm so glad I chose her. I wanted a loose low natural up do. She did a fantastic trial and the tiny tweaks I wanted to the style on the day, she understood perfectly. I was thrilled with my wedding hair and my husband love it too. Emily was very punctual, calming & reassuring and I would recommend her to anyone wanting a professional affordable wedding stylist." -Adrienne W., Los Angeles, CA

"Emily and her team did my hair and makeup for my wedding as well as my bridesmaids, mothers and the groom! She was fantastic, I was so happy with both my hair and makeup and felt beautiful! I had almost no sleep the night before the wedding but with her expert makeup skills you couldn't tell. For my hair, she listened carefully to what I wanted, took inspiration from pictures I showed and took into account any feedback I had along the way. The end result was so beautiful and perfect for my beach wedding. She's a lovely person and fun to chat to in the hours spent in the trial and in the prep for the wedding. Her lovely assistants were highly skilled and also very nice. I thoroughly recommend using Emily and her team, she is amazing at what she does and will work hard to get you looking perfect." -Katherine W., Los Angeles, CA

"Emily is an absolute artist with a sparkle of a personality to go with her talent. She did my hair and makeup for a class reunion. My makeup was flawless and I received so many compliments on it. I came with an idea of how I wanted my hair styled and she recommended something different to compliment my face shape as well as show off the neckline on my dress. Emily is a true professional and was so much fun to be around. I will absolutely book her for my next event!" -Samantha T., Ojai, CA

"I've worked with Emily and her crew on several weddings, being a wedding photographer. I'm always amazed that when I show up where the wedding party is getting ready, that there's a feeling of calm in the air. Everyone looks fabulous, and people are ready to go on time. That really helps me, as people look happy and excited in my photos, rather than stressed and rushed. I would highly recommend her as the stylist for your wedding!" -Sylvia S., Santa Barbara, CA

"Emily has been my personal stylist for 3 years now, and I don't know what I would do without her! What I really enjoy is that I don't have to give her much direction. I just tell her what the event is and what I'm planning to wear, and the rest is magic." -Christie G., Montecito, CA

"Being a model, I've worked with hundreds of makeup artists throughout my career, and Emily is definitely one of the best I've worked with. Not only is she a master stylist, but she's truly a professional on set. She is pro-active, and an asset to the whole crew." -Shannon D., Santa Barbara, CA

"I feel so fortunate that I went with SB Hair & Makeup for my wedding. Emily is so talented! They even made my grandma look beautiful, lol! They made everyone feel comfortable, and look incredible. Every time I look at my wedding album, I have to thank SB Hair & Makeup for how beautiful everyone turned-out." -Carolyn T., Santa Barbara, CA

"I loved working with Emily on a recent photo shoot for a very high-profile family. She has great ideas and suggestions... angles or locations I hadn't considered. Plus, the makeup was flawless, which meant I didn't have to spend time re-touching in Photoshop. She just has great energy and is a pleasure to be around." -Christopher B., Photographer, Oregon

"Having SB Hair & Makeup at a wedding means that my job is that much easier. I'm a wedding planner, and cannot say enough good things about SB Hair & Makeup. I usually arrive when hair and makeup is almost finished. Instead of the usual chaos of last-minute primping, Emily is usually just finishing up with the bride and making her look gorgeous and feel calm." -Julie B., Santa Barbara, CA

"We hired Emily for my daughter's styling before her senior portraits. My daughter is a natural beauty, but has acne and some scarring. We were worried that makeup would not be able to cover her blemishes. Emily made my daughter's skin look flawless, and gave her such a timeless, classic, but natural look for her portraits. Needless to say, we couldn't be happier with the photos." -Diane K., Ventura, CA

"Emily is truly an artist. She has a vision for hair and makeup and the talent and skills to implement her vision. The fact that she's been doing this for 15 years is evident - she knows all the best techniques, tips and tricks. I love working with her because I always learn so much!" -Jessica M., Santa Paula, CA

"I was timid about hiring someone to do my hair and makeup for my wedding, because I normally don't wear any makeup and wear my hair in a ponytail, but my sister talked me into it. I'm so glad I went with Emily, because she made me look like myself, just a whole lot more polished! She didn't try to talk me into a lot of makeup, and I was really pleased with the end result." -Sarah C., San Francisco, CA

"I hired SB Hair & Makeup for my wedding one year ago and they did an incredible job! So, Emily is now my "go to" every time I need fancy hair and makeup for special occasions. In fact, I recently hired her to be the stylist for my website photo shoot. The models all looked gorgeous, the photos turned out awesome!" -Kylie C., Santa Barbara, CA