Laurena has been my go to makeup artist for about 2 years now! I first discovered her when my sister booked her for her wedding. She is great at communication, time management/efficiency, and her work was absolutely flawless! All of our makeup came out exactly as my sister had envisioned and we all felt gorgeous from the inside out which is one thing that definitely sets her apart from most. Her goal is to promote self love in knowing that you are beautiful even before the makeup is applied! I have booked with her numerous times after the wedding from concerts to my graduation and really any special event where I want to feel a little more glamorous than usual. She continues to amaze me time and time again while she is able to keep up with the highly developing beauty industry by constantly learning new techniques. I always recommend her to anyone I know and they are always so thankful because she exceeds all of their expectations as well! Laurena is by far the most talented and hard working makeup artist that I have come across and you’d be absolutely crazy not to book with her! I never have to worry whenever I need an artist because she is always so reliable and I know she will always give me the flawless face of my dreams!

♡ Sarah C. { 12/15/18 }

 

Where do I begin! I have too many wonderful things to say about Laurena (and Sheri–see the third paragraph), so I think a little background story is in order, so you can truly get a full picture of how amazing she is and why I 100% recommend that you trust her with all of your bridal hair/makeup needs!

My husband and I were married last Friday 10/26/18 (woo hoo!) and several months prior to the wedding, I had booked with a different hair/makeup vendor.  I grew up in Hawai’i, but now live in California so I could not plan a hair/makeup trial in advance. Four days before our wedding, I had my hair/makeup trial and the results unfortunately were lackluster.  Even my family and friends urged me to cancel services and agreed that I would be better off doing my hair and makeup myself. You can imagine how stressed out I quickly became! Thankfully, this makeup/hair vendor was very gracious and understanding in allowing me to cancel with such short notice however, my next big worry was how would I do my own makeup/hair (I am terrible at this!) and would it be possible to find someone with only FOUR days until the BIG day?! With all the other details of the wedding I still had to do, this was the last thing I wanted to have to worry about…

The next day, after several unsuccessful attempts at finding hair/makeup artists available, I drove to Nordstrom at Ala Moana and walked into the makeup section, head down and spirits low, and hoping to find someone to help me find makeup that I could use to do it myself =/ Then I met SHERI who instantly brightened my day with her infectious personality and sincere interest in helping me any way that she could! I told her the situation, showed her pictures of my bridal trial, and not only did she make wonderful recommendations for makeup, she immediately called LAURENA, told her the situation, and provided me Laurena’s website/contact information.

After leaving Nordstrom, I quickly filled out Laurena’s questionnaire on her website (it reviews types of services requested, you can even upload pictures of your desired hair/makeup looks).  She responded to my questions within minutes and even requested pictures of my bridal trial so that she knew what to avoid, which I greatly appreciated. She reviewed my questionnaire instantly and to my surprise she was available!!! She literally sent me an invoice and contract that same day! I had to make a few changes to the services (as a few bridesmaids made changes to the type of service they wanted) and she quickly sent over the updated versions within minutes. With Laurena’s user friendly website, her quick and friendly responses to my questions, and taking the time to review pictures of what I did and did NOT want, I was reassured instantly that I would be taken care of throughout the booking process and on the BIG DAY! A HUGE weight was lifted off my shoulders because from this moment– all of my worries just melted away.

Friday, our wedding day came in the blink of an eye and Laurena showed up to the estate in Hauula (which is far and she had no problem traveling here!) with to my surprise, SHERI!! They quickly came inside and got to work on our makeup and hair.  What I loved about Laurena is that she made professional recommendations on the pictures of possible bridal looks I sent to her (I am clueless when it comes to makeup!).  She pointed out that the picture I sent was beautiful but the eye shadow was a bit too simple and she wanted to make sure my makeup was still natural but had that WOW ‘I’m a bride!’ factor.  Without hesitation I said yes to all of the above and the result -STUNNING makeup and hair that I have always pictured having on my wedding day and MORE.  This is not an exaggeration, once I have pictures from my friends and photographer I will upload them asap! The way she did my makeup, she brought out my features in the most beautiful way and she curled my hair in a way that had that ‘Victoria Secret-esque’ voluminous curls I’ve always wanted. I also wanted the left side of my hair above my ear pinned and detailed with white orchids and she did this exactly how I wanted.  Sheri also did an absolutely amazing job on my bridesmaids! They also were so in love with how she did their makeup and hair.

Phew! That was long! But a short review would not have done Laurena justice. All in all, she was extremely friendly, professional, attentive, responsive to my questions, and so incredibly talented. I don’t wear makeup or do my hair often but wanted to make sure that on my Wedding day everything would be flawless, and I can confidently say that her services exceeded my expectations in every way possible.  For all of you brides-to-be out there, book her ASAP! She will take care of you from the moment you book all the way until your big day!

Laurena, I wish I had a word to describe how amazing you are. I cannot thank you enough!

♡ Melanie P. { 11/02/18 } 

 

I was very pleased with my makeup and hair for my auntie’s wedding (I was a bridesmaid – this section may be for brides but it’s where the link took me so I am going to stick with it.), done by Laurena and her associate Haunani, respectively. They were super accommodating and a lot of fun, it was a great start to my day. I received a ton of compliments on both my hair and my makeup. Both lasted throughout the day with no issues.

♡ Laura P. { 02/08/18 } 

 

Absolutely fantastic! Had my make up done for a wedding whilst visiting Oahu from Australia & couldn’t possibly be happier with the result. Thank you!

♡ Steph G. { 12/02/17 }

 

Laurena is absolutely amazing! She did my make up for my wedding last June and I loved it! I had booked another MUA but two weeks before the wedding they had canceled! I was so so stressed but a friend recommended Laurena and she was so flexible and helped me to figure out what I wanted and contacted all of my bridesmaids for me and just made everything so easy and so stress free! I don’t know what I would have done without her! She’s so professional and very up to date with all of her styles. I highly recommend Love by Laur.

♡ Mikela W.  { 07/06/17 }

 

I recently had prom and Laurena is honestly the best! Appointments are easy to make, and she’s such a friendly person that it makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable. Her skills are of course AMAZING, and my makeup lasted all night, even through dancing on a crowded dance floor! If you need your makeup done for a special event or even if you just want to treat yourself, make sure to contact Laurena.

♡ Pua T. { 05/08/17 }

 

Laurena does amazing work and is very accommodating with literally everything. I was able to easily and quickly get into contact with her. She is very friendly and takes the time to really get to connect with her clients and their needs. She asks questions like: what kind of skin type do you have? How bold do you want your lip color? And what kind of look would you like? She listens and performs wonderfully. If I could give her 10 stars, I would.

♡ Cami S. { 04/25/17 }

 

Laurena did my hair and makeup for a senior prom and I got so many compliments and I didn’t want to take it off at the end of the night!

♡ Chloe F. { 04/17/17 }

 

Laurena did my makeup for my sister’s wedding and I absolutely LOVED it, so I booked her again for a concert that I went to. She is very professional and easy to communicate with. She made sure she knew what look I was going for and recreated it perfectly! She’s my go to makeup artist because I always know that my makeup is going to turn out flawless. I recommend her to all of my family and friends for any special events that they have!

♡ Sarah C. { 04/16/17 } 

 

Laurena did my hair and makeup for my sister’s wedding. She also did my mother and my two other sisters makeup as well. She is super professional and is great at communicating. We didn’t have any worries booking with her because she is so responsive and trustworthy! Laurena brings such a positive energy and is very friendly which makes her personable. She is extremely talented and each one of us was very impressed with how our makeup turned out and how long it lasted throughout the entire night! She has become my go to makeup artist for any special event because I know my makeup will always turn out flawless whenever I book with her! I recommend her to all of my friends and family for any special events that they have! Laurena truly is the best and you will not be disappointed when booking with her!

♡ Sarah C. { 07/04/16 }