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Swell Beauty Testimonials

Ever wonder how brides felt about day of makeup and hair artists on their wedding day or special event? Here’s what our Clients have to say

-I contacted Dee after seeing her great reviews on Yelp and Wedding Wire, and she met all my expectations. Let me start out by saying I have had nightmares about my wedding day makeup and hair. In addition, I have never been completely satisfied with makeup and hair when I get it done. I have Native American (olive) skin with almond eyes and straight hair. I have had artists try to match me to Latin or Asian tones but I am neither. It is hard to explain because my skin tone is so weird! Lol, but Dee made sure I was happy with everything!! When she asks you to let her know what you really think, she means it and if you are honest with her, she will make it happen!

I had a great experience with the trial and my engagement pictures came out beautifully. All the girls at Swell were, umm.. swell (lol), really! And Dee was there to make sure things went the way I wanted it to go. On my wedding day, I had Laura as our Makeup artist and Megan (?) as our hairstylist. They worked on two of the toughest, most picky, stubborn girls I know (my close friends/bodyguards, haha) and both girls were so in love with their looks. In addition, they worked on my mother in-law and two flower girls and everyone looked stunning. I have never seen my mother in-law look so beautiful and she loved her glamour look. I was last and I thought for a minute that they would not have enough time but these girls were awesome and efficient! I was in and out within maybe an hour (curls were preset, though) and my look stayed beautiful the whole day! These girls thought of everything; how Makeup changes color with the heat, and how sunblock makes you look grey in pictures (wow! great pointers!) etc.

I love the pictures I’ve seen so far and I can’t wait to see the professional shots. Swell made me the happiest bride ever and I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Shannon

-Dee
You are so awesome!!! I had such a great experience and so much fun. You were so nice and understanding and I am so thankful that I called you and you were able to work with me last minute. When I left your salon, the huge burden and all the stress that I was carrying around was gone. It felt great!!!
You did an amazing job and I love it all. I really do appreciate the extra effort that you put in for my sexy golf photo shoot. I wouldn’t have made it happen without your help.

Many Thanks!!!!
Denise

I cannot tell you how awesome these girls are!! I had a LONG wedding, it lasted about 15 hours, my hair stayed the WHOLE time and makeup did as well. I only had to touch up once for my makeup. The girls are so easy to work with and will do whatever it takes to make you happy. I am honestly so happy that I booked them for my wedding and referred all my friends to them as well. They are a great team and work well together. Can’t thank them enough for what they did and how amazing they were! Dee/Laura- you guys are great!!!!!!
Kristie

-I was so impressed with the group from Swell Beauty. I was the mother of the groom and felt so pampered with Dee following me around and fixing my hair and makeup all day. It was amazing. Great company to hire for an event!!!!
Sharon

Dee and her crew were absolutely AMAZING. They made me look my best on my wedding day and I was so impressed at how quickly they got everything done. They came to my house, which was super convenient, and were so sweet to my whole family! Laura did an amazing job with my makeup and Dee knew exactly what I wanted with my hair after just showing her a couple pictures. Everyone the entire day was complimenting my hair and makeup, and still to this day I have people coming up to me saying how much they loved it!

I highly recommend Swell Beauty to anyone wanting to look absolutely stunning–I wish I could just have them do my hair and makeup everyday! They are without a doubt the best of the best. Thanks again guys!!
Marissa

-This review is long over due since my wedding was back in August of 2012. Dee and Laura made me look and feel SO beautiful on my wedding day, along with my bridesmaids and mother. They both were so impeccable with all of the details of my look, which made me feel so at ease. My hair and make up looked flawless from my first reveal which was around 2pm all through the night of dancing and breaking a few sweats along the way. If you are in need of an amazing team of professional artists, you will be so happy with choosing Swell Beauty!
Ashley

-I absolutely loved my hair and make up that Dee & Laura Did at my Trial, and wouldn’t want to change anything for the day of!
Courtney-

-Thank you Dee…..you all did a fabulous job on the wedding party…..I have never seen more excited girls then this group……they loved every minute of your team making them beautiful!!!
MANY thanks!!!
Dede

-Dee of Swell Beauty is amazing. She is the ultimate professional who can make any face look flawless. I dont know what I would have done without her on my wedding day. She was prompt, kind, and amazing at her craft! Thank u Dee!
Kate

-Swell Beauty is amazing and I would recommend their services to everyone. The entire team drove out to the valley for my wedding doing different looks for my 6 bridesmaids, my moms and myself. Dee and Laura are amazing and they made my special day amazing! I had two looks for my wedding and within 5 minutes Dee and Laura took my ceremony look to a completly different reception look.

I cannot stress how amazed I am with Swell Beauty and I will use their services for every event I have! My hair and makeup are more than I could have ever imagined and I thank them for everything. A+
Vanessa

-My bridal party and I looked fabulous! Everyone was extremely pleased with their hair and makeup. Dee and Laura are very meticulous and they did an amazing job to ensure my wedding look was absolutely perfect. I’ve never felt more beautiful. Thanks Ladies!
Maggie

-I had such a good experience with Dee and Laura making me beautiful for my wedding. I highly recommend their services. I came to CA from another state for my wedding so was unable to meet with them ahead of time or do a preview and still they helped me prepare and make plans as well as possible from long distance. Even without a preview, when they showed up on the day of my wedding, they listened to my input, went right to work and the end result was that I looked my absolute best. I still frequently get compliments on how great my hair looked that day. On my wedding day I felt like I looked beautiful and all that was reaffirmed now, months later, when I got my first look at my wedding pictures and re-realized how great they really made me look. I’m so grateful for the talents of these girls and how professional and easy to work with they were. It was overall a stress-free experience.
Melyssa

-Dee was amazing! She flew out to Hawaii to do my hair for my wedding. It started to rain after the wedding so she redid my hair for the reception so that it would be beautiful the whole night long! I am so happy she was there to make sure I looked fabulous:) I would recommend her 100% Thanks Dee!
C

-Swell Beauty knows their stuff! Dee did my hair for my wedding and I was thrilled with her design. Not knowing much about hair myself, I just had a vague picture in my mind when I asked for an up-do. Dee totally nailed it, and came up with a timeless, artistic style that made me feel gorgeous on my special day. She was even willing to come back after the ceremony to re-style me for my reception. If you want to look your best, go with Swell Beauty!
Natalie

-Can’t say enough about these girls. Never thought I could look as pretty as they made me for my wedding. I looked at over 10 different businesses that do hair and make up for special events. I had previews with two I didn’t like but Swell beauty made me and my girlfriends look beautiful. I was a little hesitant about putting down a deposit but am so glad I did. I have another friend who tried to use them but they were booked. They were so professional, punctual and super fun. I would recommend them to everyone!
Candice

-Hello future Brides,

I would like start off by saying what an amazing company swell beauty is. Dee did my hair and Elaina did my makeup. I was absolutely impressed and satisfied with their professionalism and quality of work. I would definitely recommend their services if you want to look amazing on your wedding day.

I received so many compliments the of the wedding and even now with pictures. My hair and makeup stayed in tact the whole night. If your looking for a classic, natural look, look no further. Swell beauty is your company for hair and makeup. Thanks again Dee and Elaina. You ladies were awesome!
Love,
Marianna

-Dee and Laura are an impeccable team!! They are so personable and really care and make sure that the look you are getting is everything you dreamed of!! They were my hair and makeup team for my wedding and I could not have been happier. I got married in a vineyard on a warm summer day and let me tell you my hair and makeup stayed fresh until 2 am!! Thank you Dee and Laura for making me feel and look so beautiful on my Wedding day!!
Ashley

-I was looking for a makeup and hair artist for the day of my brother’s wedding. I was in a rush and I needed an affordable artist because, my last one that I hired fell through a few weeks prior to the wedding. Laura and Dee were great! They took my suggestions after the trial preview session and I looked beautiful the day of! I was receiving compliments all night and it felt great to look my best, being one of the bridesmaids and all :)
Jenny

-I have photographed about a dozen brides after Swell Beauty rocked the hair and makeup. Dee and her team has always impressed me with something on the unique and fun side which makes a huge difference in getting amazing images. Their clientele always seem to have good style. Keep up the great work!
Chris

-I used Swell Beauty for my wedding last yea and I definitely would recommend them. We didn’t do a trial run but exchanged enough emails for them to have a clear idea of what look I wanted. Actually, I had two looks for my wedding – the first one was a little brighter and very early in the morning for which they showed up on time; and the second one in the afternoon (they also showed up on time then) :)

The team of two ladies work well together and they are very time efficient having established a shorthand. They will welcome your suggestions if you want to modify anything regarding your hair or make-up. I was happy with my two looks. These ladies are very professional and serious about their work!
K

-I booked Swell Beauty for my engagement pictures on 11/3/12. They did NOT let me down!! Laura was AMAZING!! I am so happy with how my make up and hair turned out!! She listened to what I wanted and got some inspiration from some eye make up pictures I showed her, but the rest I really left up to her and she did not let me down at all! In fact, I loved it so much, I wish I didn’t have to wash my face and lose all the work she did! Dee is WONDERFUL!!!!! She kept in contact with me, answered ALL my questions. She was out of this wold wonderful. I would recommend them to everyone in need of some hair and make up in the OC area!!!!!!! They are BEYOND worth it! :)
Belen

-Dee and her team at swell beauty are absolutely fantastic!!! They showed up to our hotel and did the hair and makeup for 11 women on my wedding day. Everyone looked fabulous and had a blast with the swell beauty team during the multiple hour session!! They are all so professional and extremely talented. I would recommend swell beauty to anyone who wants to look their best on their special day and have peace of mind knowing the team will be on time, efficient, and very professional!! They are the best and are now doing the wedding of a very good friend of mine. Thank you Dee and the rest of the swell beauty team for making my wedding even more special!!!
Lisa

-Dee and her assistant made my wedding perfect! They showed up at our hotel where we had service for 3 bridesmaids and myself (the bride). Besides being absolutely warm and making us feel so comfotable, they were friendly and it felt like we had been old friends. Dee hit the nail on the head with my makeup. It was so beautiful and just what I wanted, I loved my hair as well, and she did it based on a picture I had found. My bridesmaids looked amazing. I HIGHLY recommend Swell Beauty for any event. Very professional, and very talented. A friend of mine used them for their wedding and gave me the recommendation. Very pleased!!!
Jennifer

-The Swell Beauty Team was awesome. They came to my aunts house at 9am and had everyone done by 115. They were sweet, energetic and professional. Everyone loved their makeup!!! Dee did my bridal makeup and I could not have been happier! My eyes looked amazing and I loved my hair! We were all very impressed with these women and their talent. I would totally use Swell Beauty again and I would definately recommend them to anyone and everyone I know! Thanks Dee!
Julie

-Dee and her team are nothing short of AMAZING!! From the preview session to the actual BIG DAY everything was perfect. They arrived early to our destination wedding in the mountains and got right to work. They just “got it”. They were sweet and courteous and very professional. I can’t recommend Swell Beauty enough. All the bridesmaids looked gorgeous and people are still talking about the cool celtic looking braids in my hair.
Theresa

-What a pleasure it was to have Laura do my hair and makeup for my son’s wedding. It was very special for me, as I rarely wear makeup and am just sort of a “wash & wear”…..jeans & t-shirt” type of woman. At age 56, I didn’t want to look too “made up” with heavy makeup or look like the “frumpy” mother of the groom. Laura did a wonderful job with both my hair and makeup and throughout the wedding day and evening, I received many, many compliments about how great I looked. I appreciate that she made me look so good and glowing for my son’s wedding day!!

Additional Stars: 1) Reasonably priced. 2) Informed of specific details regarding services available and costs involved prior to booking my appointment and paying a deposit. 3) Payment available by credit card, PayPal or check, 4) Continual contact with Dee through email regarding questions, procedures, preparation, etc. 5) Best of all….the makeup artist comes to you, which makes for relaxation and no worries!
Shirley

-Hi Dee
We just watched your small bit on My Fair Wedding, and I thought I would take this opportunity to thank you for your work on Sarah’s wedding day. Thank you for making her look so gorgeous and happy. I know it wasn’t that difficult for the gorgeous part, but I think she looked stunning! I appreciate your patience and expertise during our hours with you all. I think your business will continue to be a success!
Susan

-I just had to take a moment to tell you how amazing yesterday was. The girls you sent were absolutely
wonderful. They both did an amazing job of both hair and makeup. Everyone was sooooo happy with
the outcome.
Thanks again for all that you have done to help Terry during this hectic time!!!!

Can’t wait to see your TV debut!!!!
S

-Dear Dee and Laura-

I can’t thank you both enough. You saved me an immense amount of stress and made all the women in my family gorgeous for my wedding day. I really don’t think any of us have ever felt prettier, and I could see the confidence in all our faces. That really meant the world to me!! It means so much that you went above and beyond, and helped past just doing amazing hair and makeup. I also appreciate how you were both willing to be flexible and stay later to do extra work on a moment’s notice. Your help absolutely contributed to my fairytale wedding, and I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate everything you did.

Thank you again. You both are lifesavers, and I would recommend you any day!
Sarah

-I LOVED Laura & Dee. They made me feel so beautiful for my bridals & my wedding day. They are AMAZING and so knowledgeable at what they do and we had so much fun!! I wish they could do my hair and makeup everyday
Annie

-Swell Beauty did my make up for my wedding this last March and did my make up for nearly every formal dance in high school. I can STRONGLY recommend this company. When Laura has done my make up, it stays on and perfect for the whole day or night. In addition to this, after doing a ton of research for my wedding, I promise that Swell Beauty has the best “bang for your buck.” My experience has been extremely positive. I felt beautiful on my wedding day and never had a headache when it came to scheduling, money, quality, or flexibility. The only thing I can suggest to brides is definitely have them do a preview for you. It will put your mind at ease to know exactly what you will look like on your wedding day.
Evi

-Thank you so much for making me and my bridesmaids look so wonderful! Everyone loved their hair and makeup and I just thought everybody looked so beautiful and classy….just perfect!!!
Allison

-Just wanted to tell both you ladies you did a SPECTACULAR job on me and my wedding party on Saturday. Graham said it was the best he has ever seen me and nothing like my wedding day for that. You ladies outdid yourselves in my opinion. Thank you thank you!!!
Jenna

-I wanted to say thank you for such wonderful job with our hair and make-up. I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed having you both be a part of this special day. The girls and my mother and grandmother all looked gorgeous!!!
Allyson

-Just a quick note to thank you for making me look beautiful on my wedding day.You’re talented and were so lovely and easy to work with. I was determined to have a stress-free day and you contributed to that. I’d recommend you to anyone. Keep doing what you’re doing.
Melyssa

-Beautiful work yesterday at Allyson’s US Grant wedding! All of the ladies looked so gorgeous!! You two are fabulous!! Thank you!!:)
Christina- Bliss Events Coordinator

-WOW! Thanks so much for featuring our special day on your site and on your blog.
We were so lucky to have you.Thank you so much for working with us, We loved having you and all the talent that you brought to this special day. I was thrilled about the whole package! You two were so in touch with every part of the process.
Allyson

-Dee from Swell Beauty came over to my home for a hair and make up for myself & 10 year old daughter. She arrived 30 mins earlier than expected which was a plus.
She took her time with my daughter to make sure everything was perfect. She loved her hair. I knew that my hair and make up would be nice for the wedding because of the preview session. Dee & Laura both gave me their input to give me ideas on what looked like a right style for me. My wedding day was spectacular. I could not thank her how happy I was. I will recommend Swell Beauty to my friends & family.
Desiree