Our Reviews

 

Yelp

5stars-yelp

I came here for a blowout for the first time at their new studio a while ago and will definitely be back again. The first time I came across Vanity Belle was when I had another hairdresser do my hair for a wedding I was attending.

First off – finding the location is a little difficult. The boutique is located behind the Market near the backbay, and if you park in the back, you can go through the front of the entrance directly. However if you’re like me and park in the front and walk up the stairs, you’ll end up walking through what’s basically a large window of the boutique. It’s a small space but they definitely make it work and it has a cute girly feel to it. The salon chairs are comfortable and just like any other blowout bar, they offer you drinks too.

My hairdresser was Laura and I thought she did fantastic- she was friendly, sweet, considerate of how I like and don’t like my hair, and gave me suggestions and recommendations. Prices are comparable to other salons in the area and it’s easy to book an appointment online.

Can’t wait for my next event to return! 🙂

Lalida S.
Irvine, CA

 

5stars-yelp

I came here with just a simple idea of having a vintage look to complement my old hollywood dress but I left with was a complete transformation thanks to Kaity and Natalie!

Kaity did my hair which was a vintage wave look with a side part and it came out better than I could have ever imagined! The part and the pouf and the waves were great and she made sure they were perfect in a very short amount of time! Natalie did my makeup and it was beyond gorgeous. I was in love with everything from the dark lips to the blended eye shadow perfection to the highlighting! Everything from the hair with the pouf to the makeup was on point!!

Not only were they super attentive and professional , asking what I wanted each step of the way but making suggestions and spent how ever much time was needed to make everything perfect (Kaity even helped with choosing the lip color and it came out amazing), but they were also super nice and hilarious!

Thank you Kaity and Natalie!! I recommend using them whenever possible!! You definitely need to go to them! I know I’m definitely coming back here!!

Natalie M.
Riverside, CA

 

5stars-yelp

The staff at Vanity Belle were very professional but great to talk to! Jonathan Nino was quick at the email responses and replied within 24 hours with thorough answers to my questions along with additional information I might need. Raven did the makeup for my mom, MOH, and me for my wedding on 12/5/14…and boy did she work her magic!! We all looked amazing, and she did it like it was nothing!! I felt so confident with how I looked, especially since I naturally have a baby Asian face that makes me look 12 years old.

During our trial run she made sure to meet our needs and preferences…I rarely wear makeup so I had no idea of what I wanted, so she gave suggestions and made sure to stay more natural – looking so my husband would recognize me!! Raven came early to the hotel room on the day of, and she was done way ahead of schedule (thank you for that!) We all used airbrush makeup, which was very light and stayed on all night through all the tears and sweat from dancing! And believe me, we were rockin. Thank you, Raven and Vanity Belle, for making that special day extra special 🙂

Jessica C.
La Verne, CA

 

5stars-yelp

Came back here for a makeup lesson with Ravan. And she was soo helpful. She seriously took the time to help me step by step. And she wrote everything for me. Which I love. And I just love this place. They will make you feel beautiful. And also try to give you tips on hair or makeup

Annette N.
Cypress, CA

 

5stars-yelp

My girlfriend and I went today for the Valentine’s Day boudoir picture special. I knew the photographer (Wendy Kathleen) and love her but didn’t know the salon. What an amazingly pleasant surprise! The salon itself was very pretty. The girls that work there are so friendly and sweet and made us feel so comfortable. Very professional. But best yet, they did an amazing job on our hair and makeup. Made us both look and feel beautiful! We will definitely come back for a primping for our next special night out! 🙂

Tina S.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

 

5stars-yelp

My first impression was simply…WOW!!! Finally, a place that I can go to for a blow out, makeup and curls!!! Love the ambience and staff! Highly recommend Breana!!!

Dez C.
Ladera Ranch, CA

 

5stars-yelp

I heard about the grand opening of Vanity Belle this weekend and took a chance. I do not take chances ever with my hair, and decided to be bold and go for a reddish/ copper reverse ombre for a fall makeover. Kaity took care of me, and I have never been treated like such a queen! First of all she offered me a glass of champagne, or a beer to get started. Um, yes please, made me wish I had my girlfriends with me. Champagne always makes for the cherry on top for a perfect girls night, c’mon ladies! Not only did Kaity get the color I have had in my mind perfect, talk about a ‘bombre,’ but she created my first experience at Vanity Belle so warm and welcoming. My boyfriend came to keep me company and he goes “It is like walking into a faitytale!”

Ladies- this is heaven on earth, and I recommend this gorgeous, hidden gem for any beautifying needs!! I have always either been let down, not treated right, or upset with my initial color job, but not this time.Thank you SO MUCH Kaity and Vanity Belle for restoring my faith, you have officially made me a for-lifer!! LADIES YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Can not wait to go get Belle’ified again!!

Paige R.
Newport Beach, CA

 

5stars-yelp

Laura was awesome!! She took great care to make sure that you were happy with the results. She was very precise with cutting hair and making sure that everything came out perfect. Hair color came out great! The place is cute and very clean.

K P.
Huntington Beach, CA

 

5stars-yelp

Like many of the reviewers here before me, I can’t say enough about how great Vanity Belle Beauty Boutique is!

I originally used them for my wedding. I am very picky when it comes to my makeup. I usually hate how my eyes look after a professional does them. I was so incredibly happy with the work Victoria did for me and my ladies on my wedding day! Not only did it look great, but it stayed on! (I was crying my face off all day and everything stayed put!)

Based on photos I have posted on facebook and instagram I have had several people request my makeup artist’s information for their wedding day!

Recently, I went to the new blow dry bar to have a blow out. Breana did my hair and did a great job. I have a TON of thick, unruly hair that takes forever to dry. Seriously forever. My usual stylist gives herself an extra hour for blow drying time whenever I come in. Breana never complained, but rather complimented my crazy hair and made it look great and did it surprisingly quickly too!

I will definitely be back for makeup services and to the blow dry bar! I hate drying my hair myself, so I may start becoming a regular over there! 🙂

Love this place!

Catherine F.
Newport Beach, CA

 

5stars-yelp

Love love love this place coz they made me beautiful and my whole family during a wedding event, staff is all friendly and they make you feel like at home and a “family”. Definitely recommend this place if you want to get your hair and make up done! Special thanks to Victoria for my makeup and Kandice for my hair and for the amazing service!!! You guys are “A”wwweeesome!!! I Got lots of compliments and I really felt beautiful…Keep up the good work!!

Tracie T.
Newport Beach, CA

 

The Knot

5stars-yelp

After a horrible trail I turned to Yelp and The Knot for local vendors who could help me 12 weeks before the wedding. I came across Vanity Belle and emailed them pictures of what had my hair and make up looked like after the terrible trail. The next day I received a phone call from Jonathan the owner and he genuinely wanted to help me and forget about the bad experience.

I booked a trail and loved that the 2 girls working with me were so attentive and detail oriented. I left happy and relieved.

The day of the wedding the team arrived on time and stuck pretty close to timeline for that day. I looked and felt absolutely gorgeous even after making adjustments to make up I had selected from the trail. My bridesmaids also looked stunning and loved the quality of there work.

They are a bit on the pricey side but hey you get what you pay for.

Thank you Vanity Belle and your wonderful team.
 
 
eener14

 

5stars-yelp

I worked with Lauren and she was amazing. My makeup was absolutely stunning!! She made me look and feel like a million dollars! The makeup photographed so well and she was just so pleasant to work with. Vanity Belle is a little on the expensive end, but trust me, it was totally worth it!
 
 
katiehaldorsen

 

 

5stars-yelp

Leah and Sam are so amazing! I did a bridal hair and makeup trial back in February and they listened to everything I wanted and offered suggestions to make my vision a reality. My hair and makeup looked better than I was expected and totally wanted to cry when I saw what a great job these girls had done. They are so upbeat and really bring a lot of fun energy.

All emails/calls/texts are responded to very quickly. I did the trial at their studio in Costa Mesa (which is so cute btw) but they can come to you as well. These girls are fun, super professional, and great at what they do…don’t hesitate to call them!

On the wedding day they arrived on time (early even!) and made sure everyone had enough time to get the attention they needed. I LOVED my hair and makeup, and it kept all night. Our wedding & reception was outside (in August) and when I started to sweat a little on my forehead, my friend told me I even looked pretty while sweating, the makeup was that good lol. They made my Mom feel so beautiful on a day that was equally as important to her, and for that I am eternally grateful!

Extremely professional and skilled, and they were SO MUCH FUN to work with! Thanks again ladies!
 
 
amandadelapa

 

5stars-yelp

I used them for my wedding a little over a week ago. Let me start by saying that I myself do hair and makeup as a side job and are very particular about my makeup and hair. My friends were actually surprised that I was going to have mine done by someone other than my self. I searched for my vendors early on back in February. My requirements were to find a reasonable priced company as I didn’t want my bridesmaids paying a lot (they too do their own makeup pretty well) and a company that doesn’t make you look too white in pictures or like you don’t have anything on at all. I’ve been in many weddings where I had to re-do or touch up my makeup or hair. Their quick response time, affordable rates, pictures on their websites and the link they have to photographer Wendy Kathleen Photography were the reasons why I ended up booking with them. Wendy had a deal where she would deduct the price of my hair and makeup from my photography package. Awesome deal! (Wendy is amazing too. Check out my review on her coming soon).

I did 2 trials with them because I booked so early that I changed my mind on the looks I wanted. I had Victoria and Sarah (Amanda came the day of to do some of the BM’s). They are all so awesome and fun! They listen to what you want and provide their thoughts on what they would recommend. They keep it real and are willing to try different things if you’re not satisfied. My first trial was a half up do and the second was an all up volumized do. My fiance later told me he wanted it half up. I was thinking great, I just did my trial twice and now he tells me. Because Victoria and Sarah made me feel so comfortable and I saw first hand how good they were I wasn’t worried and knew they’d be able to create the looks I wanted for my big day.

The wedding was finally here. They arrived earlier than scheduled which was good. I was actually nervous for the VB team given how picky my friends are with their hair and makeup (they’re like me!). Everyone was completely satisfied with their makeup and blown away on how good it came out. I was so happy to see and hear their reactions when they were done! I did have some girls want to re-do their hair a few times and Sarah and Amanda were actually good sports about it. I did airbrush which I would recommend as the look comes out great in the professional pics.

On another note- they are very honest as well. I had to adjust the # of hair and makeup services and Victoria realized that she overcharged me for 1 service and immediately emailed me to let me know and she mailed me a refund check. Not something many would do. Everything about my experience with them was awesome and I would def recommend them to anyone. Remember, that’s coming from a perfectionist!
 
 
Danarose13

 

5stars-yelp

Vanity Belle is extremely professional – they always respond to emails immediately, and they are highly organized. Sam did our hair and Diane did our makeup – both ladies were extremely friendly and provided a high level of service. We couldn’t have asked for more!
 
 
kellyha99

 

5stars-yelp

A couple of weeks before the wedding, Vanity Belle contacted me to tell me that the person who I had a trial make up run with was no longer with the company. I didn’t have time to do another trial run, so I was a bit nervous, but everything turned out great! Sammie & Leah were my hair & make up artists for the big day. They came to Temecula (bright and early) and set up in my hotel room. They were highly accommodating to everyone’s hair and make up requests! Poor Sammie had burned two of her fingers on a curling iron but still pushed to come in and work. Leah was much more accommodating to my requests than the person who was originally assigned to me, and my makeup turned out great! Thanks, girls! =)
 
 
Cinhue

 

5stars-yelp

Leah (makeup) and Sarah (hair) did an AWESOME job for my wedding last weekend! They are super friendly, easy to talk to, and professional. The girls and I felt so beautiful all night. I definitely recommend Vanity Belle! 🙂
 
 
corinneriane

 

5stars-yelp

When doing all the preparations for our wedding, hiring a hair and makeup artist was the last thing on my mind. I email at least 10 other makeup artists in the Orange County and Inland Empire, but Vanity Belle’s prompt and professional response impressed me the most. Some of the other artists I contacted were either rude or unprofessional (One thing that you definitely not want on the day of your wedding).

After comparing prices and browsing through some of the other artists’ portfolios, it was Vanity Belle’s professionalism, prompt response, and overall style that made choose them over the others. There is nothing more frustrating to a bride then having to wait for answer (ladies, you know what I’m talking about). But what really sealed the deal and made me ABSOLUTELY confident in Vanity Belle was their artists’ personalities.

During my trial, Leah and Sarah were absolutely lovley, amiable, fun, and energetic (just the right vibe you want to have on the day of your wedding). Leah and Sarah were very quick to respond and were absolutely awesome. After my bridal trial, Leah sent me over a timeline of makeup/hair. I had 3 bridesmaids and 1 junior bridesmaid (45 minutes each).

Leah and Sarah arrived early to set up and cracked me and my bridesmaids up the whole morning (which I loved). These are the girls you definitely want to have around (they’re true keepers), and having them around to make you and bridesmaids laugh definitely shows in the pictures. When you’re having a good time, it really shows.

Not only did my make-up last ALL morning, it pulled a “Lionel Richie” and lasted all night long as well. (Ceremony started at 10am, reception ended at 11pm). Getting airbrushed (extra $10) was definitely worth it. Not to mention my hair was BANGING too! I was a little worried that it would get frizzy from the rain and cold, but it stayed true to form without looking like a helmet.

I would definitely RECOMMEND Leah and Sarah from Vanity Belle!They should be your 1st choice.
 
 
Garylovesnikki

 

5stars-yelp

Vanity Belle did an amazing job doing the hair and makeup for my bridal party and I. I was referred to Vanity Belle by a co-worker. I set up a makeup and hair trial with Victoria the owner and stylist for the company, whereI was able to show her pictures and let her know what I wanted. I loved my hair and makeup! I loved her input on makeup and hair ideas, eyelashes were even included. The team of stylists arrived on time and were very friendly and professional.
 
 
ccosta424

 

Wedding Wire

5stars-yelp

most definitely the best service I have ever received. there boutique is very clean and beautiful. I highly recommend this boutique to everyone.

Wedding: 12/19/2014
 
 
patty

 

5stars-yelp

Toni & Raven were outstanding. From my trial appointment to the day of the wedding, they were prompt, friendly, and listened to feedback and/or what me & the bridal party wanted. The make up & hair turned out perfect & gorgeous. I never wear that much make up but in pictures, they looked extremely natural & not overdone. And I was really picky with my hair since all my experiences for other weddings never turn out the way I show the artist. But Toni listened and was flexible with changes to make sure it was something I liked.

Wedding: Recently Married
 
 
Private User

 

5stars-yelp

Let me start off by saying I am picky with my hair and makeup and have had it done times before by other makeup/hair artists and have hated it. My hair is tough! I’ve got thick and frizzy curls everywhere and most never style it to my liking, with the exception of Vanity Belle! I had Sammie do mine and my bridesmaids’ hair and Victoria do our makeup.

Victoria and Sammie were extremely professional from the second I rang the doorbell for my bridal trial. I was greeted and walked to a small room set up as a makeup studio area. It was not cramped at all, and I even brought my maid of honor with me and she sat in a chair to watch Sammie and Victoria work. Throughout the entire process, both trial and my wedding day, Sammie and Victoria were a dream! They made sure it was exactly what I wanted and best of all we had the most amazing conversations while they worked. They even added an extra makeup artist (Lisa) for the mothers’ makeup and she was just as sweet. On my wedding day, Victoria took me outside in natural lighting to make sure my makeup was perfect from EVERY angle. She truly is an artist and very detail oriented (which I completely appreciated). She went above and beyond and even reviewed some of my photographer’s shots to make sure my makeup was perfect in photographs.

Booking Vanity Belle was the best decision I made and I wish I had more excuses to book them to do my hair and makeup! Thank you SO very much Victoria, Sammie, and Lisa for making me, my girls, and my moms’ feel and look amazing for my wedding. They are also in the process of opening up a studio, and I cannot wait to visit them again!

One more thing, Jonathan is also speedy with emails and efficient in setting up trial appointments and drawing up and fine tuning the contract. Trust me brides-to-be, speedy and efficient communication is a must with ALL vendors.

Wedding: 07/26/2014
 
 
Nikitinack

 

5stars-yelp

Vanity Belle was great! Let me just start off by saying that I only used them for hair. My sister-in-law is a professional makeup artist so we used her for makeup.

My first hair trial didn’t turn out perfectly and when I mentioned it to Jonathan, he was so quick to offer me a re-trial at no cost. He gave me the choice of going with the same stylist but try out a different hair-do or going with a completely different stylist. I chose the latter and am so glad that I did. My stylist Desiree did an amazing job. I loved that she listened to me and also gave feedback based on her experience. I have extremely heavy hair that is also slippery too, so the half-up, half-down style was the best for me. She created this gorgeous design, I was so in love with it, and my family was too! I also had a Vietnamese tea ceremony where I had to wear this hat that looks like a saucer. Desiree made sure the hat would go on and work with the style that she gave me. It was great.

Vanity Belle also was very generous and gave me a second stylist, Meghan, at no extra-artist charge. Meghan worked on some of my bridesmaids and my mom and everyone was commenting on how great of a job she did, especially with my mom. My mom was so HOT that day! Since our tea ceremony was early in the morning and I had six other bridesmaids and my mother signed up to do hair, by giving us a second stylist, we didn’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn. It was so nice of Vanity Belle to do that for us.

The overall experience was wonderful from the administrative/logistical point to the actual hair service. I would definitely recommend Vanity Belle for anyone looking for hair service on their wedding day. 🙂

Wedding: 06/28/2014
 
 
Anh

 

5stars-yelp

Amanda at Vanity Belle was absolutely awesome! A perfect fit for me! Her talent is exceptional. The wedding make-up was exactly as I had hoped!
Not only was she beautiful inside and out, she was calm and professional and a joy to be around!!!!
She mane my day extra special!

Wedding: 06/01/2014
 
 
Rebecca

 

5stars-yelp

Vanity Belle was the perfect choice for my wedding hair/makeup. I had a big wedding party (8 girls and 2 moms) and they got through all of us in a professional timely matter on my big day. They did a fantastic job on all of the bridesmaid hair/makup and captured amazingly what I wanted for my look. Couldn’t be happier going with them. They helped make the day seamless:)

Wedding: 05/31/2014
 
 
Ashley

 

5stars-yelp

We just had Vanity Belle come up and do our hair and makeup for my wedding last weekend. They traveled a far distance to come to my wedding, and I’m so grateful for them making the trek up there. They do amazing work! Everyone looked so beautiful! Samantha got their first to get hair going, and she was such an awesome chick! She would share stories and talk with us and was such a delight to be around, which helped me not stress and be nervous. Madelyn then came and got straight to work. Wow the transformation from no makeup to full makeup is like night and day. She definitely is one talented girl! We got a little behind schedule, but nothing to fret about, as we still were on time to getting to the venue and everyone looked beautiful! Couldn’t have picked a better team to help me for my big day!

Wedding: 05/25/2014
 
 
Denise

 

5stars-yelp

From the beginning working with Jonathan was great, he set up everything up and fit my trial in on a day that normally they don’t do trials. The girls were amazing. Kaity worked with me on my makeup until I was completely satisfied. I had 2 trials and my wedding day she absolutely nailed it! Desi did my hair and was amazing, I kept saying more volume and she achieved that and my hair was just perfect! This team is amazing and I would use them again in a heartbeat!

Wedding: 05/24/2014
 
 
Natalie

 

5stars-yelp

Diane did an awesome job and finished myself and the bridal party on time!

Wedding: 05/23/2014
 
 
Julie

 

5stars-yelp

Vanity belles exceeded my expectation. I got so many compliments on my hair and makeup for my wedding. It is difficult to find an artist that can do both hair and makeup exceptionally, and Victoria can!! Also love that they have airbrush makeup as an option. It stands true to its reputation, airbrush looks flawless. Great job! I will highly recommend vanity belle to anyone wanting to look and feel great at their event!!!

Wedding: 05/17/2014
 
 
Erin

 

5stars-yelp

I thoroughly enjoyed Raven (my make up artist) and Toni (my hair stylist). They both were so very friendly and confident in what they were doing. They did hair and make up for my bridal shower and my wedding day! I had so many compliments. It wasn’t too much or too little, it was perfect! I would definitely recomment Vanity Belle for any huge event 🙂

Wedding: 05/09/2014
 
 
Siai

 

5stars-yelp

Kaity is amazing. Not only is she excellent at her work, but she is also a pleasure to be around. She can create the most versatile look for any type of skin/features. I am in awe of how creative, efficient and respectful she is. She made me feel comfortable and relaxed before my wedding ceremony. I absolutely loved her work and will happily refer her to family and friends.

I also worked with Victoria on my engagement day. She is phenomenal. Perfect blending of colors, tons of knowledge about the field, fabulous makeup application skills – Victoria has it all.

Jonathan is an excellent business manager. He is efficient, kind and easy to work with.

Wedding: Recently Married
 
 
Private User

 

5stars-yelp

I worked with Lauren and she was amazing! She really took her time to make sure my day was extra special. My makeup on my wedding day was absolutely stunning! I felt and looked like a million dollars! I would definitely use Lauren and Vanity Belle again for any makeup and special occasion needs.

Wedding: 04/26/2014
 
 
Katie

 

5stars-yelp

The make up & hair stylists did such an AWSOME job!! I switched the hair styles twice on the day of my wedding for my bridesmaids and the hair stylists were so sweet.

Wedding: Recently Married
 
 
Private User

 

5stars-yelp

Toni showed up and styled my hair, my four bridesmaids, and my mother and mother-in-laws hair. I was worried that we might run behind schedule, but Toni was very aware of the time and even finished a bit early. I was also worried because everyone’s hair was so different- long, short, straight, and extremely curly. I was impressed Toni was able to accommodate everyone’s hairstyle. Everyone had a picture of how they wanted their hair and Toni delivered! Everyone was happy and I would definitely recommend Vanity Belle.

Wedding: 04/12/2014
 
 
Jessica

 

5stars-yelp

Vanity Belle is AMAZING! All their artists, both hair and makeup, are tremendously talented. My friends and I have used their services for several of our weddings now, and they have done a great job every time. They are consummate professionals. Most recently, for my wedding, we had Sammie for hair and Lauren for makeup. Both girls are so sweet. They made sure we all felt comfortable and everyone looked gorgeous! They truly are the best. Thank you for everything Vanity Belle! 🙂

Wedding: 04/12/2014
 
 
Sara

 

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