Testimonials from our beautiful brides!

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posted 9/25/2013 Professional, Patient, and Talented!

Kristen was amazing! She took me from indecisive, insecure (and somewhat neurotic) to happy, confident, and totally satisfied with my hair and airbrush makeup! She also did an amazing job on my 4 bridesmaids as well as my mother. One of my bridesmaids has very long, thick hair and said that my wedding was the first time she has had her hair styled in an up do that didn't result in a horrible headache (and she's been a bridesmaid several times). Kristen was patient with me through my trial and even made day of adjustments to make me feel confident and beautiful. I'm a makeup novice and Kristen helped me go out of my comfort zone to make my makeup look amazing for my pictures without making me look too made up. I will definitely be recommending Kristen and Rare Bird Brides to everyone I know! ~ERIN GERBING

posted 8/17/2013  The best of the best!

Kristen is not only an artist, she is an incredibly sweet and caring person that I very much enjoyed working with. She is exactly the kind of person you want around you the morning of your wedding, especially if that morning is as hectic as mine was!

Kristen was always quick to respond to my questions and concerns, and even arrived a bit early the morning of the wedding to set-up and spend a few minutes with us. I was glad that I had the foresight to get a pre-wedding haircut with Kristen, which allowed us to confirm all the final details for the event, and my hair and make-up turned out even better than it had in my trial. What I most appreciated about her services, however, was how much she calmed me down that morning! I was very stressed with all my family around me, and having to run back and forth to the reception venue to take care of a few details, and ended up forgetting a couple crucial things, such as the lipstick I had picked out for the event. Luckily, Kristen saved the day by letting me have a tube of hers, in the same shade. Kristen is worth the money and more- you will look and feel beautiful, as well as calmer for knowing so! ~SOPHIA GEORGHIOU

posted 12/9/2012 Excellent and very professional    

I found Rare Bird Brides here at wedding channel's vendor list. I could not have been happier with my decision. From the beginning, Kristen Martin (owner of Rare Bird Brides), was welcoming and understanding of my particular concerns. Since my wedding was non traditional because it had two brides, it was essential to me to find a vendor who was open-minded and willing to work with the different needs of two very dissimilar brides. Furthermore, Kristen's rates were very reasonable, especially given her attention to detail and experience.
Kristen was very patient with me and made sure that my "vision" of how I wanted to look came to live... and it did. I looked and felt beautiful on my wedding day, just the way I had envisioned it.
I would absolutely recommend Rare Bird Brides and Kristen Martin. ~MIRANDA FREITAS

posted 4/7/2014 Never Felt So Beautiful    

I really wanted one person to do my hair and makeup, and got perfect results with Kristen of Rare Bird Brides.

What I appreciate most was that Kristen showed a lot of patience and determination. During my first trial, she must have tried a dozen different hairstyles on me because I couldn't find one that was just right. After Kristen provided her input on what to do, it was like a Eureka moment. I should have asked her professional opinion from the beginning.

The makeup was something that took a couple of trials to do. I don't usually wear a lot of makeup, and thought I wanted to go all glam. However, I realized that was the wrong path. On the second trial, Kristen worked with me and the pictures I provided and we got the perfect look down.

On the day of the wedding, Kristen came earlier than we had discussed, which I appreciated very, very much!

When Kristen did my hair on my wedding day, I didn't think it could look even better than during my trial. Kristen is like a hair wizard. She can really work some magic.

With the makeup and lashes, my transformation was complete. I got so many compliments that day. I never felt so special and beautiful ever, and owe many thanks to Kristen!

She also did hair and make up for my Maid of Honor, and hair only for my 2 flower girls. Everyone looked beautiful as well, with plenty of time to spare before picture time! ~ALLYSON MANAOIS