There aren't enough positive words in the dictionary to express just how wonderful, amazingly talented, and perfect Ann and her team are. I found Ann after a series of horrible make-up trials - I was in my last year of law school studying for finals, getting ready for a move, raising a new puppy, and also planning a wedding for 150 of our closest friends and family in another city. I was almost about to give up when I came across All Brides, and more specifically, Ann. All I can say is WOW - I was in tears after seeing just how beautiful she made feel and look both during my trial and my wedding day! Ann is more than just an exceptional makeup artist and hair stylist - she is a therapist, a hype woman, and your go to for anything related to beauty!
For me to be able to really explain just how amazing she is, requires that I provide some context as to what she was up against: Ann and her team got all of my 8 bridesmaids, both my mother and mother-in-law, a flower girl, as well as myself ready for my wedding in 4.5 hours. Each and every single girl/woman was given full attention - their complexion, idiosyncratic needs and desires, ethnic diversity, and most importantly, creative desires were given FULL consideration. The bridesmaids ranged from backgrounds from all over the world, including: German, Jewish, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Anglo-American. How is it possible for someone to be able to make every single girl feel like it was just wasn't just about the bride on this special day, but about every single one of them? Well, leave it up to Ann because she is honestly a magician!
For me, as the bride, the most important thing was that this day was shared with my bridesmaids, my mother and mother-in-law - Ann was the driving force behind why my wedding day was as special as it was! Her talent is unparalleled, her patience and kindness is simply unbelievable, and lastly, her ability to make you feel and look like a princess on your special day is unlike anything I have ever experienced before. If you still haven't booked a makeup artist/hair stylist, you really do not have to look any further. Thank you Ann for making a girl's dreams come true!
Ann was beyond fantastic and everything I could have asked for in a make up artist for my wedding day! She listened to everything I wanted in terms of make up style and product and executed it perfectly. Currently being in the modeling industry, I meet a lot of make up artists and I can certainly say Ann is one of my favorites. I am very particular and picky with how I like my make up done and I was pleasantly thrilled after my trial and even more so on the big day. Thank you Ann!!!
Ann is the queen of soft, glamorous and tasteful makeup! I could not have been in better hands on my wedding day. She was so warm and friendly during the trial, open to my thoughts and hadvery helpful suggestions. She went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and at ease on my wedding day and got along so well with my whole family and bridal party. I knew I wanted to have a natural glow for my wedding look and Ann got it perfectly! It didn’t feel like I had too much makeup on at all and she was there to touch it up throughout. I can’t give her enough praise, she’s a total rockstar!
Ann was incredible and so professional! I recently got married and had a discouraging trial with a different make-up artist. As my wedding date was approaching I became nervous that I would not be able to find someone. Ann was the answer to my prayers. She was so responsive to my questions and emails and she did an incredible job doing my make-up as well as my mother and sister's. She even covered-up my tattoo! She was always on time and I received so many compliments on my wedding day about how lovely my make-up looked. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for the sweetest and most talented make-up artist.
Ann (owner/makeup artist) and Jessica (hairstylist) were the All Brides Dream Team to work with! They made me, my mother and mother-in-law, and my five bridesmaids look and feel our best on the day of my wedding. I was looking for a makeup artist who knew how to do Asian makeup well, and Ann is super talented and can do it all- my bridal party was a multi-racial mix, and everyone loved loved loved how Ann and Jessica made them feel beautiful and also made them feel like themselves. Ann was such a great listener and understood that I didn’t want my makeup to look too heavy (I barely wear makeup on a daily basis)- I wanted it to look natural and just slightly enhanced for the day/pictures. She nailed it! And Jessica is so incredible with hair! Both Ann and Jessica were super professional and flexible throughout the whole wedding planning process and my gals and I had the BEST time getting ready with them on the morning of my wedding- they are not only super talented, but also super kind and fun! Look no further for the dream team in makeup and hair!
I just got married a few weeks ago and had Ann do mine and my girls makeup. Honestly, makeup was the thing I was worried about the most because it's very important to me. Ann did the most amazing job. I had a very diverse bridal party and everyone looked incredible. I would hire Ann again and again. She's the best.
Sarah K. River Edge, NJ
Reviews from January, 2019
2 words: HIRE ANN!
I used Ann for my engagement photo shoot back in May since I had a sunrise shoot in Brooklyn. It's fairly difficult to find a good makeup artist that can make you look that beautiful so early. I ended up booking her for my wedding (this past December) after a long search. The only reason I was hesitant to book Ann again was due to her pricing. However, let me tell you it is 100% worth it. She is the sweetest person that'll make sure you feel and look like an absolute queen!! My bridesmaids and mother's absolutely loved her work and would probably hire her again if they ever needed a MUA. Don't be afraid to tell her exactly what you want too- she's super easy to talk to, understanding, and willing to do whatever to make sure you are happy! Thank you Ann for making me feel the prettiest I've ever felt on my special day.
Review from May,2018
Ann is an absolute LIFE saver ! I had a sunrise shoot on a Friday morning and had the hardest time finding a great makeup artist to come to our hotel at 4 in the morning. While I was looking for makeup artists, it was also important to find an artist that is familiar with asian faces.
Ann had a great portfolio, and was actually recommended by my photographer (Monika Eisenbart). I felt comfortable enough to trust she'll do exactly what I want, and wasn't afraid to also suggest some changes. Ann was easy to talk to and work with. Thank you so much Ann!!!! Our photos came out amazing thanks to you!!
Elise S. Manhattan, NY
Ann and her team absolutely made my wedding!! They were fabulous to work with - they came early, stayed late and made sure every single one of my bridesmaids was happy with their hair and makeup - all with a happy-go-lucky and positive attitude. I am a picky bride who gets her hair done a lot via Glamsquad and other NYC services and cannot say enough about Ann and her fabulous team. They are next level! You MUST book them for your event!
Ann is a true talent and a delight to work with. She is incredibly responsive and made the entire experience, start to finish, incredibly stress free. She added a calm presence to a hectic day and was prompt, professional and created very individual looks that accentuated our natural features. We were sad to remove our makeup at the end of the day! We were so impressed by her work and would not hesitate to book her again.
Camille M. Chicago, IL
Ann is absolutely phenomenal. Not being from NYC, I had no idea where to start finding someone for hair and makeup for my wedding day, and I'm SO glad I found All Brides New York.
From the beginning Ann was super easy to work with, and very up front about the cost. We organized everything over text, and if I had any questions she was extremely quick to respond. I had 9 ladies to get through hair and makeup in a very short amount of time on wedding day, and they did it like it was no big deal :). She brought a few extra staff members, and they blasted through! We had varied features and hair types, including Latin, Asian and Caucasian and everyone looked flawless. Also Vanessa is an amazing hair stylist who did wonders with my thick Puerto Rican hair, it is wise to heed all of her advice!
Needless to say, everyone looked AMAZING!! And so natural! Everyone at the wedding asked me where we got our hair and makeup done. I would highly recommend All Brides New York as the right choice for any event!
Marisa R. Manhattan, New York
I had been through 4 makeup trials before I found Ann. I’m not a picky person at all, however makeup was the one thing that was very important to me on my wedding day. No matter how many times I would tell artists I wanted my makeup look natural, I always ended up looking like a clown or orange. When I finally found Ann, she came right over and did a trial for me. It was the biggest relief. I’ve actually never seen makeup done so well before...
she is so talented at knowing what products are right for your skin and matching your skin tone. She left me feeling so confident and beautiful and the day of the wedding I had people asking non stop who did the makeup for myself and the bridal party. I really can’t say enough good things about how talented she is... and her personality is exactly the kind of personality you want to have around you while getting ready on your wedding
Alina H. Manhattan, New York
When looking for a makeup artist for my wedding day, I wanted someone that could work with Asian features and that would be able to achieve the glamorous and natural bridal look I wanted. After going through a few makeup trials, I was getting frantic that I wouldn’t be able to find the right person, until I found Ann. She listened and understood what I wanted and I felt like we were on the same page. Her pricing is fair, if a little more than I was hoping to spend. However, it was important to me to look my best on my wedding day, so it was definitely worth it for me. We set up a makeup trial months before the wedding and it went perfectly. She understood that I wanted to look done-up, but not overly so, and still look like myself. I was so relieved that I finally found the right makeup artist for me and decided to use her for my engagement photos as well.
She arrived super early the day of our engagement shoot, and did an amazing job, even covering up my puffy allergy eyes. The photos turned out beautiful and largely thanks to her!
On the day of the wedding, she showed up with her hair stylist, Vanessa, right on time. They worked calmly and stayed on schedule the whole day. Having been in friends’ weddings, this isn’t always the case, and falling behind schedule can cause unnecessary stress—the last thing you want on your wedding day. My bridesmaids, mother, and future mother-in-law all loved their looks. As for me, I couldn’t have been more happy with how everything turned out. My makeup and hair looked flawless and also lasted the entire day and night, all the way through until after the after-party. I can’t wait to see how our photos turn out, but I’m sure they will look great. Thanks for all your hard work, Ann
Erin L. Manhattan,New York
Ann is an amazing person. I searched for several weeks to find someone who can do my pre-wedding photoshoot not too girly or pretty, but somehow special and artsy and her makeup came out really nice!!! Everyone who saw my pictures said that they love my hair and makeup. I'm so glad that I met her since she is so sweet and easy to work with and also, professional!! And also, she exactly knew what kind of makeup I want by showing her some inspiration photos before I get the makeup. She has tons of experience in fashion and bridal photo shoot, so you can't never go wrong!.
Suegene L. New York
I was initially overwhelmed with the number of make up artists that were in NYC, but after doing some research, I decided to go with Ann for my city hall wedding and I was extremely happy with the outcomes! Not only did she listen to my requests and concerns and execute it perfectly, she was extremely professional (especially in terms of punctuality, communication, etc) throughout the whole process and made this experience stress-free for me.
Bridget Manhattan, New York
Ann did my bridesmaid make up at a friend's wedding, and then my bridal make up at my own wedding. Both times she was so, so easy to work with - really nice, accommodating and so, so, talented. I absolutely loved both looks! I can't recommend Ann enough!!
Natalie K. Brooklyn, New York
I hired Ann to do my bridesmaids and family's make up for my wedding day and I couldnt be happier with my decision. She listened to what each and every girl wanted and even knew that mother's tend to want a wee bit less and everyone walked away soooooo happy with their look. She was kind, courteous, and so extremely professional. If i could get married all over again, i would and I would definitely hire Ann again!!!
Janice L. Manhattan, NY
I found Ann through Yelp when I was looking to work with a makeup artist who knew how to do makeup on asian brides. I have been to several friends/family's weddings in the past and had makeup artists who had no idea how to apply makeup on asian features. Some of you may know what I mean when I say that you can't use the same techniques of applying makeup (especially eyes!) on such different features, such as hooded/monolids versus deep-set/ double eye-lids.
I reached out to Ann because she had such great reviews, and straight off the bat, she was responsive and super friendly. We met for a makeup trial months before the wedding and she was so sweet and open to hearing about how I wanted my bridal makeup. She got me right away and I was so excited to work with her from the start!
On the wedding day, Ann was a dream to work with. She has such a wonderful and calm demeanor about her that as soon as she started to do my makeup, I just felt so relaxed and my anxiety subsided. What can I say, she did an AMAZING JOB. The makeup was flawless and I was just in awe of how she made my make-up look both, natural and glamorous! I was so thrilled! Oh, and I also was recovering from a cold-sore that popped up just a few days before the wedding (YES, a bride's worst nightmare! I get them at times when I'm really stressed/not getting proper sleep! ugh) and she miraculously made it disappear with makeup magic. I was so relieved and so happy with my whole look.
I recommend EVERY bride to work with Ann because she is true professional at what she does. The makeup lasted ALL NIGHT (and i mean ALL NIGHt until we got back to our hotel at 3am). Our wedding photos look amazing, thanks to her amazing work! Thank you so much, Ann!
Alison F. Cambridge, MA
Ann did an amazing job with the makeup for my wedding!!! It was my first time working with a professional, and she listened to what I wanted - but also wasn't afraid to make suggestions about what styles would work best for me. The end result was perfect - a natural (but polished) style that still looked "like me".
Thanya V. New York, NY
I just wanted to say thank you for organizing my hair and make up for my wedding yesterday and sincerely for being so professional to work with. There's so much to keep track of on the big day and Ann arrived early and worked hard all day.
She was very kind she clearly knew what she was doing, keeping the style elegant.The end result ended up being much more perfect than what I originally was looking for your services were incredible and I felt so beautiful.
Mary Q. Los Angeles, CA
Ann was fantastic- she is a true professional and listened to exactly what I said I did and didn't like. I've had some bad makeup experiences before with artists who wanted to put excessive amounts of eyeshadow and bronzer on me despite my asking to look 'natural'. Ann actually listened to everything I was saying and made me look beautiful but also I looked like myself. She also put on some amazing eyelashes that lasted me an extra 3 days. Would highly recommend her for your wedding or any other event!
Sushma G. Bellerose, NY
Ann is one of the most professional, attentive and organized vendors I worked with for my wedding. She was always quick to respond to questions/concerns (24 hours or less). Her website made it easy to keep track of services/payments.
She did a great job for my makeup trial and was able to switch the look based on my preferences. She was fast and efficient on the big day! My bridal party and I are a diverse group and she was able to work well with multiple different skin tones and conditions.
Ann was recommended to me by a friend who got her bridal makeup done by her. She was a great recommendation!
Elle D Manhattan, NY
4/3/2018 Updated review
I worked with Ann for my elopement in 2017, and was so excited to work with her for big family celebration this spring! She is amazing! She worked seamlessly on my family with a variety of skin tones and make-up preferences! She is so sweet and easy to work with. The make-up looks flawless in all the photos, and I am so happy to have had the chance to work with her again! I can't say enough good things!
2/27/2017 Previous review
I was so lucky to discover Ann and All Brides for a NYC elopement. She is sweet, responsive, punctual, and... most importantly...extremely talented. The thing I appreciated the most was how much I felt she truly listened to me and worked with me to achieve my dream. As someone who doesn't wear make up normally, it was crucial to feel like myself. I felt stunning at my wedding!
Emily B. Queens, Queens, NY
Ann was incredible! From the first time I spoke to her up until the day she did my makeup and hair for my engagement pictures, she was so reliable and dependable. She always responded quickly and I knew from the start I would want her to work on me. I highly recommend her, and will definitely be using her again for hair and makeup. She is amazing!
Annie L. Manhattan, NY
Amazingggggg!!! I am incredibly lucky to have found Ann. What an absolute talent to work with! I found her after a disastrous wedding makeup trial and after I told her about that experience SHE apologized for someone else's unsatisfactory work. She was extremely attentive to my needs and concerns and really made me feel at ease. My wedding day makeup lasted through tears sweat and more tears all hours of the day! I highly recommend her and her flawless work for any and all occasion!
Phylesha S. Brentwood, CA
Ann knows how to be very professional and can do makeup quickly and efficiently. I loved my makeup. It last all day and into the next day as well. Highly recommend her and she can do all skin types.
Ann is a wonderful makeup artist, who is understanding, kind and professional. She worked with meto find the perfect look for my special day and was always ready to listen tomy needs.
The day of my trail I got a lot of ploblem aboutmy hair and Ann was so kind and understanding.
Then the day of the wedding I felt at ease knowing I was in Ann's hands. When she finished with me. I felt so beautiful andeveryone loved my makeup and hair. It was natural but gorgeous. Ann has a realgift and she is a true artist! Greatly recommend her services!
Phenpatson L.,New York, NY
Panyagal C. Manhattan, NY
I just want to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did on my makeup for the gala night, I really loved. It was very natural which was exactly what I had wanted, and it lasted all night too.
Being a person that has no clue about makeup, Ann has not only done my makeup, but she has also given me tips on how to contour and highlight and what kind of makeups that fit my look. Ann takes her work very sincerely and is very creative. She will tell you what works and what doesn't.
I couldn't have been happier on the night and would highly recommend Ann to anyone who is looking for a professional make-up artist for their wedding or any special occasion. It was a pleasure to have you on that evening.
Thank you so much again.
Ann is an amazing person. I searched for several weeks to find someone who can do my pre-wedding photoshoot not too girly, pretty, but somehow special and artsy and her makeup came out really nice!!! Everyone saw my pictures said love your hair and makeup. I'm so glad that I met her since she is so sweet and easy to work with and also, professional!!
Elizabeth L, New York
Amazing day with Ann!
Today is a very long day job but Ann handle it absolutely professional. We have 5 girls that all has different skin tone and all need different looks and Ann able to execute everything perfectly! Nice effortless natural looking skin she gave us also with a just a right amount of pop! This lady totally able to handle everything. Extras point, she is so friendly with all thw energy keeping everyone happy all time.
Nott T. New York, NY
I have now worked withAnn a total of 3 times now. I met Ann on another shoot I was booked for. All I have to say is, I was extremely impressed by her work and herprofessionalism. So when it came time for me to choose a make up artistto work with, Ann naturally came to mind. I highly recommend her. Idefinitely look forward to working with her in the near future. if you'rethinking about hiring her, do it! You won't regret it.
Roman Y.,New York, NY
Had such a greatexperience with Ann -- I was nervous about doing an online video interview andshe came to my house and did my make-up so I looked great. I told her Iwanted to look natural, like me only better and she completely delivered.
She is great at getting back to you; very responsive and completely willing to make it work in your schedule. Iwould use her again in a heartbeat and highly recommend her.
Donna T.,Manhattan, NY
Ann was incredible. I amdoing a show and need to look like Carole lombard and she came to my house andhelped me learn how to do the makeup! The end result was amazing! She is superwarm and lots of fun to work with. I hope to work with her again in the future!
Diana K.,New York, NY
I had an amazingexperience with Ann.
At the first time, I had no idea what kind of lookI wanted and she helped me with her expert opinion and I put my face in herhands. So ...I received so many compliments from myfriends at party.!!!!! Now, I strongly recommend her for anymakeup. You will see how professional she is.
Pooppup T. Elmhurst, Queens, NY
Ann is easily one of the most talented makeup artists I know. I'm a fashion filmmaker and photographer, and she is my go-to makeup artist for important jobs. She is incredibly easy to work with. Not only is she great at creating amazing looks based on her years of experience, but she also takes direction extremely well and is always happy to take the makeup in whatever direction you want. Whether it's simple and natural or something more complex for editorial photoshoots and films, Ann is able to handle a wide diversity of faces and styles. I highly recommend her your makeup needs!
Chris V. Brooklyn, NY
Anne is one of the best makeup artists ever! My face loves her hand! Super professional a delight to work with! I'm blessed to shoot with her whenever I can
Victoria B New York, NY
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