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 my 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, paint nails, etc. I knew from the moment I started my freshman year at Minuteman Regional High School for Cosmetology, that I wanted to run my own event styling business.
In 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 of things about business the hard way and 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 trial 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.
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!
With 2017 Wedding Season (May-October) only two months away, now is a perfect time to schedule your pre wedding makeup trial.
A trial run is a great way to get comfortable with us, if we've never worked together before, and for us to try a few looks to find the perfect look for your big day. Doing this helps us all be better prepared for the day of the wedding, which allows for a more relaxed experience for you, the Bride!
The day of your makeup trial, all you need to do is have a clean, makeup free face. It also helps to have any photos of yourself where you liked your makeup look or any photos you may find online or Pinterest. Having photos of your dress and other wedding elements help get the overall style idea. Before we begin applying the makeup, we will talk about your look and your bridal party's look. We will talk about what to expect the day of the wedding. This is also a great time to ask any questions you may have.
If you are unsure if you want to wear false lashes on your wedding day, let's put them on them at the trial! Not sure if you would like traditional or airbrush application better, let's determine that at the trial!
Some Brides choose to schedule their trial on a day where they have engagement photos, bridal shower, or another event. Other Brides choose a day they're not going out, so they don't feel pressed for time. This appointment is the time to try anything you may want on your wedding day, so it shouldn't feel rushed.
Most trials take about 1-2hrs. It all depends on how many looks you would like to see. After we finish applying the makeup, we will make a face chart that shows what products and shades we used on each part of the face, so we are ready to go on the wedding day!
Haven't scheduled your trial or reserved your wedding day makeup artists? Don't wait, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form here.
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!
I couldn't be more excited to debut my bigger & better website AND fresh, new brand! This is literally YEARS in the works and it is finally coming together.
Some updates to look out for:
Thank you all for over 14 years of continued support & cheers to many more!
on the blog...
Click the "weddings" categories tab to see our portfolio. xo..