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Aside from marrying the love of your life, the (second) best part of your wedding day is the morning of: getting pampered and beautified with your best girls as you kick back, relax, sip mimosas and prepare for the best day of your life. Check out these five NJ-based glam squads offering BOTH bridal hair and makeup — within close proximity to NYC — because hey, Jersey can glam up city brides, too.
Melissa D'Aloia and Co.
Owner Melissa D'Aloia and her team of talented hair designers and makeup artists boast both years of experience and rave reviews from brides throughout the tri-state area. With credits including work for Liz Cho and the Eyewitness News team and celebrity clientele including Kelly Ripa and Nick Jonas (just to name a few!), Melissa and team have received accolades consecutively since 2011. Offering airbrush makeup and hair extensions as well as other bridal services, this MAC=certified team promises to "keep you feeling like you, but a better version." Read real brides' reviews here!
Up & Out Beauty Bar
Owner and stylist Niki Klaczany has been styling bridal hair for over 10 years and as her business and services have grown, so has her bridal team. With 7 talented ladies ready to curl, twirl, braid, spray, and airbrush you and your entire bridal party, Up and Out Beauty Bar will travel to your venue to doll you and your girls up on the big day. Whether you desire long flowing curls or an intricately braided up-do, in the hands of these beauty gurus, you'll be sure to wow all day long.
Gianna Giacona Hair & Makeup Artistry
Giana and her beauty crew aim to "pamper you into gorgeous on your very special day." What more could you want? Consisting of MAC Pro Artists and Kett Airbrush makeup artists, Giana Giaconna has been in the bridal-glam industry for over 15 years, and her team has received such numerous accolades including Wedding Wire's Couples Choice Award. Using HD airbrush makeup and specializing in red carpet glam, you can rest assured you will look as amazing as you feel on your wedding day — courtesy of Gianna and her team. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Posh Bride Hair and Makeup
This northern-New Jersey company is only minutes outside of NYC and specializes in bridal beauty. Available for on-site services for all your big day beauty needs, the Posh team will perfect your hair and makeup, giving you your ideal bridal look you've undoubtedly been dreaming about since you said "yes" to the love of your life. With over 10 years experience, Posh Bride promises they can "create any style, on any person, anywhere" and with their reviews from happy brides everywhere and impressive portfolio, we believe them! Read real brides' reviews here!
Dina's Kiss and Makeup
Dina and her team of talented hair and makeup artists encourage their clients to sit back, relax, and enjoy the process while they roll up their sleeves and glam you up. Embracing the importance of bridal beauty and client communication, Dina & her team sit with each client to discuss their ideal look and address any questions they may have. Specializing in airbrush makeup and bridal hairstyles (as well as organic airbrush tans), this glam squad covers it all. Dina also has her own line of cosmetics that make perfect bridal party gifts. Opt for a bridal trial before the big day (we recommend doing a trial on a day where you'll be taking photos), and we guarantee you'll be turning heads for your walk down the aisle with your flawless face and flowing locks. Read real brides' reviews here!