All of the following testimonials are reviews we received this year on theknot.com.
"I was introduced to this phenomenal team at my best friends wedding this past June. Colleen and Adrienne gave everyone in the bridal party stunning hairdos and gave us all (10 of us ladies in total) individualized looks that we wanted that stayed the whole night while we were dancing away!! Angelina and Sherri’s glam makeup gave us life! They made the whole experience an amazing one-it’s hard to get hair not to frizz and makeup not to run on a hot, steamy June afternoon but these rock stars went above and beyond and made it such a fun experience! Would HIGHLY recommend!"
"Colleen and her team were AMAZING. I've been a part of many weddings, and the hair and makeup is always so stressful. With Colleen, the day was completely relaxed -- everyone got exactly what they wanted, and we were able to relax together for a full 45 minutes before heading to the ceremony. I *loved* the look -- she was able to make even my very fine hair look amazing in an updo! I would recommend Colleen to literally everyone. She is fantastic."
"Colleen Paiva at Boston Ever After is an absolute pro! She not only made sure I looked beautiful (which she did spectacularly) she also kept a very nervous bride calm in the hours leading up to my wedding. She even traveled from the hotel to the venue with us when I was worried about time. The makeup she gave me was flawless (hard with my sensitive and often red skin) and comfortable. And it photographed beautifully. The hair was exactly what I wanted and stayed in place the whole night. And she's just also really really fun to talk to! Couldn't recommend more highly. If you are getting married in the Boston area....seek out Colleen. You won't be sorry!"
"Colleen and her team were amazing in providing hair and makeup for me and my bridesmaids. I first got to know Colleen when she did my makeup for my engagement photos, and found her easy going, friendly nature so easy to talk to and be honest about what I was looking for (and ask questions when I wasn't sure!) I knew she'd be perfect for my wedding day! For my wedding, Colleen made sure that my hair and makeup looked amazing and the curls she put in lasted for days which NEVER typically happens with my hair. Her team made everyone, including my anxious mom and an anti-beauty regimen friend feel super comfortable and at the end of the day, beautiful."
"Colleen and Angelina did an amazing job with the hair and makeup for my wedding. I initially met them as a bridesmaid for my cousins NYE wedding, where they did a great job glamming us up. Everyone looked so good that I decided to hire them for my own. My wedding was a completely different vibe, taking place at a summer camp, and they were able to capture the more natural look we were going for. It is impressive that they can really roll with the Bride's vision and do a great job for such drastically different events! Our hair and makeup looked great all night, and the touch-up kits the provided were a nice addition. Plus, they are very fun to chat with! I would definitely recommend them!"
"Colleen and her awesome team did my hair and make up as well as all of my bridesmaids (10 of us in total). I can't say enough good things about them. I was nervous about there being so many of us that needed to be ready for first look photos in afternoon. They arrived right on time, set up quickly and began right away. I couldn't believe that we were able to stick to our schedule so well! They took their time doing each persons hair and make up based on their individual needs. Everything came out flawless, seriously perfect. I usually don't wear my hair up because my head is sensitive but Colleen did an up-do that didn't bother me at all. Would HIGHLY recommend Boston Ever After to anyone looking for hair and make up artists for their wedding day! :)"
"Colleen and Angelina were amazing to work with! Colleen was in touch before the wedding if I had any questions. They were very conscious of our schedule and timed everything perfectly. All of our makeup lasted the whole night! One of the bridesmaids was afraid to have false lashes and they were so patient with her and made her feel comfortable to have them. We all wear glasses and were going without glasses for the ceremony. They made sure the makeup would look good with and without glasses and that the eyelashes did not hit the glasses. They included touch up kits which came in handy! I was very specific about the lipstick shade I like and Colleen went on the hunt and had 4 or 5 for me to choose from!! So good!! We all looked fabulous! I can't say enough!!"
Honored to have been featured as a trailblazer for Boston Voyager! This interview made me realize how far I have come from the beginning of my career to now. I can only hope to inspire others in my industry and continue to grow and build my craft and my business.
Thank you, Boston Voyager and thank you to one of my very special brides for recommending me!
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We love to hear feedback from our Bridal clients and we appreciate all of the kind words.
The following reviews were posted on TheKnot.com from our 2017 Wedding Season clients.
"Colleen is amazing!!! From the very beginning she was fantastic. She is quick with responses, kind, professional and really cares about her business. From the hair and make up trial to the wedding day she was there for me with any questions, ideas, and scheduling I had.
Colleen and her team are great! I can't say enough about them. Myself and all of the girls in my wedding party looked beautiful! We were all so happy with our hair and makeup. I had a slight makeup malfunction when my eye would not stop watering! Yes of all days to have watery eyes it had to be my wedding day!!! I was freaking out, and Colleen calmed me down, fixed the problem, and had my eyes perfect again!!! I don't think I could have gotten to the alter without her!! She is the best!!!
I highly recommend Colleen and her team for any bride and her bridal party."
Hi! I'm Colleen, proud owner of Boston Ever After. As a mother of two toddlers and Kimbo the cat, this is my fourth baby! I got an early start in the beauty industry officially when I was 14 years old. Not quite ready to take on the task of doing hair and makeup for clients on their wedding day, I was hired for kids' birthday parties to braid hair and paint nails. I knew from the moment I started my freshman year in the Cosmetology program at Minuteman Regional HS, that I wanted to run my own event styling business.
In June 2006, I passed my state board exam and officially became licensed in the state of Massachusetts. There was no Instagram, Pinterest, or Snapchat; I had to build my company the old fashioned way - hard work and word of mouth. I learned a lot about business the hard way, for which I am grateful because it helped direct and shape my dream company.
In an ever-evolving industry, continuing my education and training is SO important to stay relevant and motivated. I've trained with L'Anza, Kevin Murphy, Aquage, Make Up For Ever, Temptu, Bobbi Brown, and many many many more.
When you are preparing for your preview with Boston Ever After, there are a few tips to remember to get the most out of your appointment. The goal of a trial is to have an idea and plan for your Bridal look.
Before your appointment, make sure that you have clean, moisturized skin. Dry skin acts like a magnet for the pigment in all makeup and will only look more dry with makeup. It is SO important to stay hydrated and moisturized, while preparing for your big day (don't forget your lips!!). Our makeup artists specialize in bridal makeup and will be able to best determine if your look requires airbrush or traditional makeup application. Our hair stylists prefer clean, dry hair. You don't want to waste time at your trial appointment having your hair blown dry. Dirty hair is not longer recommended for formal hair styling. We prefer clean hair, because we can add product to suit the style of the look, but we can't clean dirty hair with products (no, not even dry shampoo).
There are only 6 weeks left in the 2017 wedding season! That doesn't sound like much, but with a wedding every week, we will be as busy as ever!
This poor little blog has been at a stand still because we have to give 100% to our clients and the blog falls to the bottom of the to-do list.
If you have had your hair or makeup done by us this season (or ever!), we would be honored if you would write us a review here.
In addition, we would love to see photos from your event! Please send an email to email@example.com or comment on this post.
A month into 2017 Wedding Season and we are busier than ever! However, we still have a few dates available for 2017 weddings AND we are already reserving dates for 2018! So, if you or someone you know has not booked professional hair and airbrush makeup services for the wedding day, contact us for more information!
How are we already ten days into April?! Where does the time go? We are SO excited about the upcoming wedding season and we are super busy preparing. There's a lot more that goes into it behind the scenes than just the actual day-of beauty services. Inventory, ordering, marketing, emails, networking, trials, the list goes on and on (and blogging is at the bottom of the list).
So much is going on over here at Boston Ever After and we can't wait until we can share everything we have been working on. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @bostoneverafter for more frequent updates.
New England knows how to keep us on our toes. She wasn't ready to give us signs of Spring yet. Well, if you're like us here at Boston Ever After, you're making the most of being snowed in at home and getting Wedding planning done!!
If you haven't found your hair and makeup dream team for your 2017 or 2018 wedding, look no further. We are a fully licensed, award winning team of professional Cosmetologists. We all have at least over a decade (some 15+ years) experience specializing in Bride work. We travel to you and your Bridal Party on your wedding day.
Check out our work here on the blog and fill out a contact form for more info!
March is here and we are one month closer to Wedding Season! This means we are busier than ever with bookings and Pre Wedding Hair & Makeup Trials! If you haven't reserved us for your 2017 wedding date yet or scheduled your trial, don't wait! Fill out our contact form here.
We are kicking off March with TONS of continuing education and restocking our inventory with gorgeous new makeup, lashes, and hair products and tools! We also have exciting news to announce later this week, so stay tuned :)
To all of the New England couples who got engaged on my favorite holiday, Congratulations! What a Valentine's Day to remember!
When planning gets under way and you have your wedding date set, send us an inquiry to book our award winning hair and makeup professionals for your whole bridal party! We travel to you, anywhere in New England and can accommodate groups of any size.
Limited availability left for May-October 2017 and booking into 2018, so don't wait!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Just over a month into the new year and we are already having our busiest year yet! We are so excited for all of the weddings and events 2017 has already brought our way!
If you haven't reserved your date yet, we book out up to 18months in advance (through August 2018). However, we book up really quickly, especially during peak season (May-October). Send an email with your wedding date and location to firstname.lastname@example.org for info!
We are still honored and so grateful to have received The Knot Best of Weddings 2017 and Wedding Wire Couples Choice 2017! Hard work pays off!
Stay tuned for more updates- big things coming this year- a new assistant, styled photo shoots, and more!
We are so honored and humbled to be chosen as part of the 5% of wedding vendors who receive this award!! A huge Thank You to all of our wonderful past Brides and Clients for all of your kind words and recommendations. We could not do this without you!!
Here's to our busiest year yet!! Stay tuned!!
We are absolutely honored to receive this award. Thank you to all of our wonderful Brides, Clients, and TheKnot!!
Here's to a busy 2017!!
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