122 W 26th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000140.745064 -73.992638
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Chelsea
Amazing Experience with Once Upon A Bride – I was in need of a hairstylist for my wedding and I was refered to Once Upon a Bride from one of my co-workers. I looked them up on line and contacted them immediatley. I heard back from Stacey herself (owner) that day! She was super helpful on helping me decide what type of stylist I would need based upon what I wanted done to my hair. She explained their pricing system which is completely resonable and I went in for a trial.
I couldn't have been matched with a better stylist than the one I had. Her name was Stefanie and she was amazing. I showed her one picture and she was able to create my vision on the very first try! Plus which was more important to me, her personality was amazing! We hit it off immediatly.
Day of, she was amazing. She made my mother and mother in law look beautiful and she transformed me in to the princess that I always dreamed about. Stacey was amazing on coordinating all of the logistics for my day. Stefanie arrived on time and stayed right until I walked down the aisle. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Kudos to Once Upon A Bride – Stacey did not disappoint us. Once Upon a Bride is a wonderful salon that caters to the needs of a bride. My daughter got married in May and Stacey tried out numerous hair styles until my daughter choose the perfect one. Stacey is very professional and takes much pride in her work. My daughter's two matron of honors plus a bridesmaid were thrilled with their hair styles - as were my sister and myself. And most important my daughter loved how she looked. KUDOS to Stacey for a job well done.
OUAB is Fantastic! – I have used Once Upon a Bride twice in the past 5 years -- the first time was for my own wedding and the second time was earlier this month for another wedding I was in. Stacey, the owner, did my hair for my wedding and I LOVED it. She is very pleasant to work with and transformed me on my wedding day into exactly what I wanted to look like. This time around, we used Sofia and Angela for hair and make up. They were both amazing. They had great ideas for those who didn't know what they wanted and were happy to do exactly what was asked for those who did know what they wanted. They arrived on time and were able to get everyone looking beautiful in the allotted time without stress or worry.
I would definitely recommend Once Upon a Bride to anyone who wants to make sure they look wonderful for a big event. I had no reservations about putting myself in their hands -- I knew they would do a good job. Stacey hires only the best and is herself, the supreme best.
In terms of cost, OUAB is comparable and sometimes lower than other hair/makeup salons. OUAB has different levels of expertise, so there is something for everyone's budget. Take it from someone who has had a lot of experience with hair and make up in NYC, OUAB is wonderful and should be at the top of everyone's list.
Saved my wedding! – I had gone to 3 horrible, horrible hair trials (that cost a fortune) before I went to Once Upon a Bride. I could do my hair better than these other 3 stylists did, so I thought I was never going to find someone to do my hair for the wedding.
Then luckily I heard about Once Upon a Bride. Stacey gave me the exact look I wanted. I didn't even think my hair could look as good as it did when she was done with it. It exceeded my expectations for what I wanted to look like on my wedding day. I was smiling for the rest of the day because I was so happy with how my hair looked. I am so excited to have Stacey do my hair on my wedding. I can't wait to see how it turns out! I'm just mad that I wasted all of that money/time on the other hair trials before going to OUAB. Also, the whole experience at OUAB was much more professional than any other trial I went to.
My makeup trial from OUAB was really good too, but I mainly was so relieved/impressed with my hair trial that I needed to write this review.
Just save yourself time and money and go here first. I really wish I would have.
Flawless – I had 15 people that needed hair and make-up on my wedding day and I was so concerned about how everyone was going to get done in time for pictures. Once Upon a Bride made it such an enjoyable experience. Everything was flawless, from everyone's hair, make-up and timing, things really could not have gone any more perfect. It was just all around such a great experience working with Stacey, Stephanie, Janet and their team!! I wish Stephanie and Janet could do my hair and make-up everyday!
I've never looked prettier! – My wedding day isn't here yet but after just having a trial with Stacey and color treatment with Loren I am SUPER excited and know I am in great hands. Stacey is a miracle worker, she was totally honest with me about what would look best and on her first try I looked exactly how I envisioned I would. Loren made my hair super shiny and gorgeous and I will continue to go back to Loft 26 (sister salon) up until and way beyond my wedding day! Thanks gals at OUAB ;)
Amazing Hair/Make-Up – OUAB was amazing - they did hair and make-up for me, my bridesmaids and the mothers, and everyone loved their looks! We had Alesha and Stephanie for hair and Janet and Sofia for make-up - the timing was perfect and they were so fun to be around. I loved my hair and make-up and I'm SO happy I went with OUAB for my wedding day. I highly recommend OUAB, Stacey is personable, professional and very organized, and you will be in great hands!
Amazing hair/makeup trial! Can't wait for my wedding day!! – Stacey (owner) is fabulous to work with -- incredibly organized and very personable. Stephanie styled my hair and Sofia applied my makeup. Between their personalities and their incredible talent, I was completely swept away and was 100% at ease. Stephanie nailed the romantic waves I so desperately desired, and Sofia made me look like the best version of myself. I cannot wait for my wedding day!
Update: Wedding day hair/make up = INCREDIBLE! I have never felt so beautiful -- Thank you OUAB!!!!!!!! Stephanie and Sofia are the best!!
OUAB the Best! – After a quick phone conversation I knew Dana was the perfect makeup artist for DD's wedding. We did one trial and that sealed it. Dana did the make-up for my daughter's wedding and she made this 57 year old MOB look beyond good- and I never think I look good! Not even my husband could tell I had on lashes - they looked so natural. My beautiful DD hates make up and Dana made her feel so comfortable that she even let Dana put lashes on her- they were individual and natural looking. We looked like ourselves but even better versions! The make-up lasted all night long and never faded, never felt yucky - even at 3AM - yes we did party that late and even later! Every photo is fabulous because we look so good - Dana was even able to cover my dark circles! ABSOLUTELY worth every penny and more!
Best Hair/Makeup ever – Stacey did my hair and Dana did my makeup perfectly. I explained what I wanted over the phone and Stacey knew exactly how to execute the look perfectly. My hair and face has never looked better. I am thrilled I loved the way I looked on my wedding day.
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