Vendor Review II: Hair & Make Up

Jill Gosser & Lisa Caputo: A+

Hair and make up are really and truly the unsung heroes of almost any wedding. I mean, really, when have you ever seen someone come out of a couple hours of professional hair and make up not looking great?! Never. Take the Olsen twins, for example; those are some simian looking girls, but you'd never know it from the way they look on the red carpet. But, I digress. The real purpose of this post is to give all Chicago brides-to-be the vendor tip of a lifetime...an affordable make up artist.

Jill Gosser is a senior make up artist who I found through BOC. Even though I paid BOC's prices for her services (because I had already signed a contract), I felt it absolutely imperative to pass along Jill's contact info, as her personal pricing is far less than BOC's. While her pricing varies depending on the size of the bridal party (i.e., the more people, the less it is per person), it is still afforable no matter how you slice it! For instance, if you and 3 bridesmaids would like full make up, and you're in the city, it's only $70 per person!!!! (note: to go to the burbs, there's an additional $30 one-time charge...) Compare that to BOC's $275 for the bride and $100 for each bridesmaid... INSANE! And, on top of that, she's so good! She made me look like me, but the best version of me there is! I can't recommend Jill enough. Seriously, use her!

Now for the pièce de résistance, my hair!!! I had always known that my stylist, Lisa, from Salon Envy would do my wedding day hair. She is the best hair stylist I've ever gone to, so much so, that I simply had to follow her when she made the move to Salon Envy... She interpreted my ideal look perfectly: loose waves, half-up with lots of height, and pretty to look at from the back... Voila, perfection! Lisa, I LOVE YOU!

photo credit: Essence Photo and Video
related posts: our budget-friendly wedding I: Attire, The photos are in!!!, Vendor Review I: Reception Music

8 comments:

Jenny.Lee said...

You looked gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Your hair looks amazing! Was Lisa able to come to your house or did you have to go to Salon Envy?

The Everyday Bride said...

Hi Anonymous (sorry, I couldn't resist). I hired Lisa for a few hours and she came to The W. With traffic and unpredictable weather in Chicago, "on site" hair and make up were on the top of my priority list...

Tara said...

Oh you look gorgeous!

And I used to go to Salon Envy too- I have seen Lisa many times- funny that maybe at one time we were both there next to each other...

Smart move to have on site hair and makeup- one less thing to worry about.

J & E said...

I emailed Jill already, you look so pretty! and your hair is seriously gorgeous, I must start getting my hair done there! you are so sweet, thanks for offering to help - I might need it!!!

Kimberly (a.k.a. Anonymous) said...

I'm still so impressed with how great your hair looked - natural and put together at the same time! I'd love to talk to Lisa about doing my hair for my wedding in April. I'm guessing that her on-site work is freelance rather than through the salon....do you happen to have an email or phone # for her? If so, do you mind emailing it to kcbaz at aol?

Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for a cheap(ish) makeup artist forEVER, and look, it's right here. Do you think she'd bring her cost down even more if we went to her?

Colleen @ The Everyday Bride said...

to all: for lisa's contact info, please email me at theeverydaybride at gmail dot com. i'll be happy to give you her personal email address!