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I just got back from my honeymoon and am just settling down with my very long list of thank yous for everyone who made the day possible. Nini is at the top of this list.

My usual routine is very wash and go. Sunscreen and a hair tie, tinted lip balm at most. The idea of full hair and makeup was very intimidating to me. I was worried that I wouldn't look like myself and that I would spend the night having to do touch ups.

Nini was recommended by a friend, and I am so so happy that I found her. She is a great listener, honest about her opinions, and makes sure that you are totally comfortable with how you look, no matter how many tries or last minute changes it takes. I knew that I wanted my hair to be simple since my dress was very elaborate. We had to change the entire look at the last minute since my veil and flower crown weren't paying nicely with the original updo. Nini went right in and fixed everything right before the ceremony, a total pro. She did my mom's look too and I have never seen my mom so happy with her hair and makeup.

One final note and word of advice. I had no idea how busy and nonstop the day would be and I feel like it really made a difference to work with someone I could trust. I had a total BLAST and never had to worry for a second about my hair or makeup. No touch ups or hair out of place, it all stayed on perfectly.

...even at the very end of the night when I passed out without washing my face. The last thing I remembered was my (now) husband literally helping me take bobby pins out of my hair. I woke up the next morning and you know what? It all still looked damn good :)
~ S.C., Burlingame, CA, 8/1/2015

I went with Nini to do my make up and hair for my wedding in November, and it was an amazing experience! Since my three bridesmaids were doing their own make up and going to a salon themselves for hair, it was only Nini that was working with me.

Before my wedding day, Nini and I communicated via email and phone to set up a time to do a trial for both hair and make up. She was patient, friendly, and had a keen way of connecting to me in order to understand what style and look I wanted.

On the day of the wedding, she met me at my house on time and very prepared. She made me feel comfortable during this process and though we made some last minute changes to our initial looks/goals, it turned out wonderfully! She was even very cooperative and friendly to my videographer team and photographer!

Nini went above and beyond even on the day of my wedding! My husband and I rented a convertible Lamborghini and unfortunately a drive down the freeway before the reception caused my hair to be in chaos (but it was so FUN). I was fortunately able to catch Nini, that night, and asked if she could help me. She graciously re-did my hair and helped me freshen up for the rest of the night!

I could not have asked for better support, service and expertise from Nini! She was absolutely caring and dependable on my nerve wrecking (but meaningful and exhilarating!) day! It was a load off my shoulders knowing that I was in good hands with her.
~ Prisilly A., San Mateo, California, 1/25/2014

Nini is a fabulous artist! I got to experience her artistry as a client for a photoshoot of my own, and as a partner for a shoot. I'll break down the review into 2:

As a client: I was getting some headshot done for my photography business and contacted Nini for hair and makeup services. I wasn't exactly sure what I had wanted so I had given her a very vague description of the type of makeup I liked. She totally nailed it! I got so many compliments afterwards! Thanks for making me feel pretty Nini!

As a partner: After my first experience with Nini, I hired her as a makeup artist for a bridal photoshoot. Again, I was beyond pleased with her work! She made our bride (and groom) look spectacular for our shoot!

Thank you Nini! You're a treasure! I can't wait to book you again!
~ Isabell L., San Francisco, CA, 1/14/2014

I was so happy that I booked Nini for my wedding hair and makeup! I don't typically wear makeup, but Nini did such a terrific job- it wasn't too overwhelming but it was certainly beautiful. I had her come to my hotel room the day of the wedding and she was prompt and professional. In addition to myself, she also had an assistant help her with my 2 bridesmaids. I really appreciated that she brought in additional help so that she was able to focus on me during our session together. I highly recommend her.
~ Holly O., Oakland, CA 9/7/2012

I went with Nini for my wedding day hair and makeup, for myself and my 3 bridesmaids, and she was great! I had done a makeup trial with her a couple of months before the wedding (the day we did our engagement pics) so we were able to figure out what type of makeup worked well with my skin tone. didn't do a trial for hair per my friends' suggestions that most stylists should be able to take a pic and replicate the hairstyle and this was absolutely the case!

On our wedding day, we asked Nini to meet us at my brother's place at 8 am and when we arrived around 8:05 she was already there and had begun setting up. Her assistant arrived an hour later and we finished everything with time to spare! She was professional, friendly (I had a great time just chatting with her about all sorts of things while she was working on my hair), and she incorporated all the tweaks we had talked about during the makeup trial. When I whipped out a few pics of hairstyles I liked and described to her what I envisioned, she was able to do my hair just the way I wanted it - a simple updo with side sweeping bangs. She could tell right away that I would have a tough time keeping the curls in my hair all day long, so she set the curls and then styled it and it lasted throughout the entire evening without a problem. My bridesmaids were also really happy with the way their hair/makeup turned out! We all received a lot of compliments throughout the day from family and friends.

Nini was recommended by a friend, and I am so so happy that I found her. She is a great listener, honest about her opinions, and makes sure that you are totally comfortable with how you look, no matter how many tries or last minute changes it takes. I knew that I wanted my hair to be simple since my dress was very elaborate. We had to change the entire look at the last minute since my veil and flower crown weren't paying nicely with the original updo. Nini went right in and fixed everything right before the ceremony, a total pro. She did my mom's look too and I have never seen my mom so happy with her hair and makeup.

I would definitely recommend Nini for your wedding hair/makeup if you're currently shopping around. Not only is she reliable and invested in making sure you're happy with the results, but her prices are way more reasonable than some of the other places I looked at.

~ S.C., Burlingame, CA, 8/1/2015

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