Member Since: 10/29/2011
From the moment I met Samara for my bridal trial, I had total confidence in that she would make me and my bridal party look fabulous for my wedding. You can tell Samara has a real passion and love for what she does.
The day of the wedding, Samara and Kyla arrived at 9am sharp at our hotel. There was no fuss with phone calls or trying finding our room. I heard a knock at my door and saw two smiling faces armed and ready for the task at hand. They had 6 bridesmaids who needed hair and makeup as well as myself. I thought I was going to be a nervous wreck on my wedding day, but it was so relaxing sitting with my bridesmaids, chatting and laughing while they all had their hair and makeup done. A few of the bridesmaids had previous experience with having their hair and makeup done and were hesitant to do it again. After their hair and makeup was complete they couldn’t stop looking in the mirror at how perfect everything turned out!! Samara and Kyla worked from 9a-1p straight. We were able to head to the venue at 1p and I wanted to get ready there. Samara, without question packed up her stuff and said “we’ll see you at the venue in a few!” I looked far and wide for “on location” hair and makeup artists and I am SO happy I went with Samara. I know for a fact most artists would not move locations to accommodate the bride and bridal party. When we arrived at the venue, Samara and Kyla started my hair and makeup right away. It went so smoothly. I was ecstatic about how my hair and makeup turned out – absolutely perfect! Any nerves I may have had when out the window when I looked at myself. My hair was exactly how I imagined it and my makeup looked so natural (love airbrush!) Samara and Kyla were so patient and did any touchups the girls wanted. When I saw all the girls together I couldn’t believe how great everyone looked. The hair and makeup remained flawless the entire night, through the tears, hugs and dancing!
It’s been over 2 weeks since our wedding and I am still receiving compliments on how beautiful and unique each of the girl’s hair and makeup looked.
I cannot thank Samara and Kyla enough for their beautiful work. You both are truly gifted! I have already referred Samara to a few of my friends getting married. I can’t wait to be in a wedding where Samara and Kyla do hair and makeup because I want mine done again!
Member Since: 9/14/2009
First let me say... I have never had my makeup done so well by someone. I had done one trial for my wedding and was not completely happy. I was VERY fortunate to find out about Samara's talents through a mutual friend a few weeks after that first trial. I was excited to meet with Samara because I saw the "I do" pictures she posted on her website. The girls looked phenomenal.. hair and makeup! Samara and her assistant Kyla did the hair and makeup for me, my mom, and about 4-5 of my bridesmaids. She came on time and ready to go. My bridesmaids and mom were so happy with how their hair and makeup came out. My maid of honor had a bittersweet moment because she wished she had Samara for her wedding day a year ago! She looks at you and instantly knows how to bring out your best features. I have had my makeup done by makeup artists and honestly none have even come close. If you have Samara for your bridal artist (she is definitely an "artist" in this sense) you will feel like a model. And who doesn't want to feel like a model on their wedding day :) It also helps that she has a wonderful, funny, and calming personality! I will be sure to keep in touch with her for any future events.
Member Since: 12/5/2010
I honestly could not be happier - Samara is AMAZING! She planned the PERFECT amount of time for her and her assistant to get my bridesmaids and I done with hair and makeup in time. She was punctual, came to the hotel room without having to call me and ask where I was, she brought everything with her - it was great to not have to worry about anything - she handled it. I got SO many compliments on my hair and my makeup was natural looking and lasted all night. Some hair/make up places I looked at were much more expensive. I thought Samara's prices were very reasonable. In fact, my mom went out to a salon to get her hair done with my gramma and spent $85 on her hair, came back to the hotel and had Samara touch it up - she even said, I should have done my hair here! Samara is great and I would highly recommend her!
Member Since: 11/21/2013
Samara owns a beautiful passion for life! God has blessed her with a spirit of inner beauty, grace and a divine talent she so graciously shares with her clients on the most important day of their life!
In a word - Passion - In a sentence - Passion for Jesus equals passion for people!
Member Since: 11/27/2012
Airbrush makeup by Courtney was amazing!! Super nice, eye for detail, great overall experience
Member Since: 4/16/2012
When I was looking for a makeup artist, I was having a terrible time getting answers to basic questions. When I contacted Serai, I got quick and informative responses. Our makeup artist was Felicia and she did a great job on the bridal party and moms alike.
Member Since: 4/10/2012
I love the girls at Serai Beauty!! They are fresh and modern - exactly what i was looking for. They will listen to what you want and work with you to make sure you look your best! The airbrush is amazing, makes you feel like you aren't wearinig any makeup but you are flawless all day long. My bridesmaids also all looked GORGEOUS - seriously perfect! And on top that the girls are so nice to be around. I highly recommend any bride in the Rhode Island area to book Serai Beauty - you won't regret it!
Member Since: 6/3/2012
I was really happy to find Samara and her team for my wedding. I was extremely thrilled with my hair and makeup trial and the Before & After shots are a FANTASTIC idea...and great selling point! I felt they were on par with other on site companies' price points and extremely friendly to work with. Unfortunately, I was disappointed that my hair on the wedding day looked almost nothing like my trial hair. On the big day, I had asked for the exact same style, just with a little more volume on top (meaning just a little looser, not plastered as close to my head). Unfortunately, this got interpreted as completely taking out all of the intricate twists that she had done originally...and because there was no mirror given during the process, I couldn't see this until she was completely done. By then, it was obviously too late. I also had a few tendrils that kept falling out of the updo. This was the only thing about the whole day that was disappointing. That said, I had a large wedding party and they were able to get everyone done not only on time, but with time to spare....a huge feat that is uncommon, according to my photographer. And our makeup rocked! I would recommend Serai Beauty for your event....just be sure that you are particular in your explanations!
Member Since: 9/30/2013
I was married on April 20, and Felicia Digby from Salon Serai was my makeup artist. Felicia was calm, creative, open, and honest. We had one trial which went very well but after careful deliberation felt that a less dramatic look would be the way to go!! On my wedding day I could not have been happier with the makeup artist I chose, Felicia. Felicia you made me feel stunning, flawless, and like a goddess!! Thank you for making "MY DAY" the best ever because of your impeccable talent!! I highly recommend Felicia Digby of Salon Serai for makeup!
Member Since: 7/5/2007
I had my trial before booking with Serai for my 9/14/13 wedding. They worked with my need for a late night appointment, made me feel super comfortable and gave me exactly what I asked for. On wedding day, the ladies showed up on time, bright and early, and got right to work. They interacted with us and it felt like they were one of the girls. We had 4 bridesmaids, myself, 2 moms and 1 grandmother. All the girls looved their hair and makeup and we all felt and looked gorgeous!! The makeup even lasted the day after the wedding. My hair stayed in place all day and night and my makeup looked just as good at night as it did when I had it done that morning. I CANNOT wait to have Serai do my hair and makeup for my Maid of Honor's wedding in June. I will use Serai for any event that I have to attend because they are THAT good. You won't be disappointed!!
Member Since: 6/14/2012
I had 3 ladies from Serai come to my hotel the day of my wedding to do hair and makeup for myself and my 8 bridesmaids, 2 moms, and a flower girl. They did an amazing job on everyone! I was so happy with my hair and makeup, and the girls were a fun addition to our time getting ready on the big day. Their pricing is very reasonable and they will make you look fabulous! They were super nice and easy to work with, and even helped fix people's hair when they decided they wanted to change their do's a bit after they were finished. They were professional, fun, and made us look great! I would recommend them again and again!
Member Since: 8/29/2011
I can't say enough good things about Samara - she did my entire bridal party and our moms in record time (even me - through all my blinking and squirming) and everyone kept saying how amazing my makeup was all day! My mom looked like a movie star. The airbrush feels like you don't have anything on and holds up through anything. Heat, wind, no worries. Samara is amazing - book her for your wedding!
Member Since: 7/30/2013
I have had two really fabulous experiences with Felicia from Serai. She has done makeup for two of my family's weddings in the past year. Both weddings occurred shortly after I had just had my second child. Like most women I was feeling a little insecure and I was worried about looking like a tired old mommy, but Felicia really brought my face to life. I was so happy with the outcome, and felt truly beautiful inside and out!
All of her products and equipment are top of the line, and she is a true Professional. Thanks Felicia and Serai, I am looking for any excuse to have my makeup done again!
Member Since: 8/27/2012
I chose Serai Beauty for my makeup and hair on my wedding day. I can not say enough wonderful things about them. They showed up on time, looked professional, took the time to do everyone's hair and makeup, and everyone was very happy with their looks. Best of all, I felt like a princess. The air brushing was amazing and made me look flawless all day for my pictures! Highly recommend. Thank you to Samara and Kyla for all your hard work and patience!
Member Since: 10/15/2012
I can't say enough good things about Samara. She did an absolutely amazing job on my hair and make up and those in my bridal party. From day one she listened to exactly what I wanted and did a better job than I could have even hoped. I chose to have extensions and she matched my hair perfectly. Samara is not only exceptional at what she does but also extremely friendly and professional. I would recommend Samara and Serai to any of my friends getting married. She is awesome !
Member Since: 3/26/2012
A big thank you to Serai for taking care of me and my girls! Everyone looked to beautiful! You kept us right on time and on track, and everyone looked amazing!
Member Since: 4/30/2011
Serai beauty was my third makeup trial after some-not-so good experiences. I decided to try them after reading some good reviews. It was hard for me to find the place at first but eventually did. Felicia did a great job during the trial. I provided minimal directions and she got the idea. After holding the date for May 2013 I received my invoice and a day off schedule which I was happy about. The schedule is based on the number of people they are doing makeup for. The day of the wedding Felicia arrived right on time and was ready to go. She finished a little early and even ended up doing my mother in laws makeup, who was not on the list. Everyone said they were happy with their makeup. I loved that the products they used are very high quality. The makeup lasted all day (and night), even after some tears it still looked nice. It also photographed great in photos and make you look like you paid a celebrity makeup artist. In terms of fees, there is a small travel fee (based on location), the prices for services are on their website. They have a minimal spending amount depending on wedding month, particularly if you are getting married during peak season. My wedding was May 18 and I didn't have to do that.
Member Since: 12/28/2010
I could not be more pleased with the team at Serai. They attended to our every need and made everyone look absolutely stunning. Being a bride is very stressful and Serai made sure to ease the stress. My hair and makeup looked flawless.
Choosing Serai was the best decision I could make. I will continue to refer them to other brides.
Thank you for making me feel gorgeous on my wedding day!
Member Since: 7/31/2012
I just got married and I used SERAi for both my hair and make-up and I loved them! After looking several other places, I booked SERAi. They were at least on par with costs, and cheaper than many. They also were always great at getting back to my emails, and any miscommunications were easily and quickly adjusted. I had a trial with them where I looked great, but it was much more dramatic than I wanted. At the trial I also decided I wanted to order hair extentions for my wedding day, which I did not have another trial for, but felt confident they would look great on my wedding day. Samara did my make-up and Kyla did my hair, though both worked on my bridesmaids hair (no make-up for them). They were able to tone down my make-up and it looked awesome, as well as cover up a scar I had on y shoulder (because I had a strapless dress). My extensions were really great, and they kept fixing even the smallest details about our hair we wanted until we were 100% happy with it. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone!
Member Since: 8/28/2010
I chose serai mostly because I loved how she took pictures of so many of her clients and posted them on her FB account..her work was always exceptional! That, along with so many good reviews I trusted her without even doing a trial run! I was a little nervous about that but she knew EXACTLY what I wanted and executed it. I felt so beautiful and just how a Bride SHOULD feel on her wedding day. Right on time and it was the first time I felt calm all day. You will not be disappointed by choosng SERAi Hair and Makeup! I plan on using them again for another event!
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