From the first moment that I got in touch with Ariel, she explained the process and services she offered clearly and concisely. During our trial, she was so patient with me and talked me through a lot of what she was doing since I had never had my hair or makeup done professionally before. She requested that if I wanted any changes to get in touch with her. I felt so bad showing her so many photos of ideas for hair and makeup, but Ariel assured me that they were all extremely helpful and the more photos that I had, the better because she could get a sense for what I wanted. On the day of the wedding, Ariel showed up early and breezed through my mother, mother-in-law, and my maid of honor's hair and makeup. When it came time for me, I mentioned that the florist was bringing flowers for my hair and she was so excited about it that it put me at ease since I wasn't entirely sure if I wanted flowers in my hair until that very moment. When the flowers arrived, I told Ariel that she could arrange them in any way that she saw fit and she knocked it out of the park! Everyone commented on how gorgeous my hair was and my makeup was beautifully done as well. Ariel went above and beyond any expectation that I had for my special day. Not only was she prompt and professional, she was also extremely sweet and provided me with encouragement to help calm my nerves leading up to the big moment. I'm so glad that she was there to share our special day and I would recommend her to everyone!
I was so fortunate to find Ariel to perform hair and makeup services for myself, my bridesmaids and my mom. Ariel does amazing work. She was able to re-create basically any style from photos and was very interactive as she did her hair styling--always asking the girl what her preference was when there were options for a specific style. Ariel scheduled her services so that we had ample time to get everyone ready and when we got "ahead of schedule" she stayed with us in the suite to make sure that my hair and makeup was done immediately before I needed to get into my dress for pictures. I loved that Ariel was available to come do our hair on location, it made my special day go so smoothly. Ariel only added to the fun and celebratory atmosphere in the bridal suite and she was fun to be around on top of being an amazing hair and makeup professional. -Brenna
Ariel was the perfect choice for hair and airbrush makeup for my recent wedding. She listened to exactly what I wanted and delivered above and beyond my expectations. On top of that, she made the process easy and she was incredibly sweet and personable throughout the process. Oh and the airbrush makeup still looked great at the after party. No regrets here! Pick Ariel! -Lisa
Ariel came out to my home in the midst of Storm Nemo on Saturday, February 9th. That alone is incredible. My big day was so important to her that the biggest snow storm in 30 years still wouldn't stop her from getting to me. She is amazing- classy, charismatic, and professional. I had no pictures for her- she just listened to me and gave me more than I could have asked for. On top of it, I ended up purchasing one of her handmade hairpieces and it completely finished off my look. I was so moved by not only her talent but her dedication and passion for her work. She was a delight to be around and I could never thank her enough for everything she did for me on my wedding day. Truly impressive.
Ariel Johnson is amazing at what she does! She will travel to your event location, and is very friendly! Prior to my wedding day she met with me to decide on the perfect hair style! I wore one of the flowers she crafted in my hair and she made me look like a Grecian princess!!! I would rate her 10 stars!! -Arianna
Ariel Johnson did my hair and makeup for my wedding along with hair for my bridesmaids and makeup for a few others. It was great getting a trial done with her as well due to me being really indecisive at first on what I wanted for my hair, we ended up completely changing my hair and she even met me another time to pick out/up extensions as I wanted my hair down and full, she went above and beyond! She showed up on time and came in ready to go even though she had quite the commute to get to the wedding site! I absolutely loved my hair and makeup, and my bridesmaids loved their work as well, it all came out great and held for the whole day/night! Ariel was extremely responsive throughout the process with all of my questions/concerns, beyond that she’s organized, sweet and talented at what she does! I would highly recommend working with her! -Whitney
Ariel was recommended to myself and my fiancee by our photographer, Kimberly Howard, who had seen the results of her work at various weddings she had photographed. While we weren't familiar with her as we are from Boston, we took the risk since we trusted our photographer and saw the work that Ariel did after visiting various websites she is featured on. We are so happy that we did! Ariel responded to our inquiry right away and was happy to fit us in on Mothers' day weekend (May is a busy time for anyone working in the wedding industry! We were relieved she made the time!) for a makeup and hair trial. We were pleased not only with her work then, but with her responsiveness when we emailed her, months later, with slight changes we wanted to make, a few weeks before our wedding. Though we were a little worried since timing is key and we were down to the wire, Ariel had no problem with the adjustments and did a fantastic job on our big day :) She was early to arrive on the day of, and was patient with us, as we were still getting ourselves in order. We absolutely loved our hair and makeup (and our mothers' hair and makeup, since she worked with them as well!), as she really listened to what we needed, and focused on what would make us look the best we possibly could on our wedding day :) Best part - the hair stayed in place (something we were worried about, since it was inevitably going to be a long day/night) and our makeup was vibrant and beautiful as well. I'd say that we'd use her again, though.....i'm hoping we don't have to get married again... ;) Both of us would highly recommend her to anyone. She's professional, friendly, funny, and made us both feel very relaxed, despite the surrounding stress. She's awesome. -Jamie and Erin
Ariel was fantastic to work with right from the beginning! She was super accessible (answered any of my questions within a few hours) and always upbeat! I met with Ariel for a trial before the wedding and LOVED what she did, then somehow on wedding day she made it even better! Ariel gave me the exact look I was going for and I couldn't have been happier. She also did a great job on my mom and sisters! Ariel arrived early and was finished with plenty of time for us to get ready. She really made the day totally stress free! I would highly recommend her to anyone! -Kelsey
To put it simply, Ariel was absolutely amazing to work with! She was the utmost professional; returning my emails and phone calls promptly. She made coordinating the trial and day-of schedule a breeze. The day of my wedding my bridesmaids and I looked flawless. Not only was the airbrushing applied perfectly but it lasted through heat, dancing and the entirety of my day. She really went above and beyond when a few days before my wedding I decided I needed clip-in hair extensions; she was there with a solution and I was ecstatic. She was also so personable it made it easy for my bridesmaids to speak up about how they wanted their makeup to look and Ariel was quick to oblige. She is truly a dream come true to work with! I would highly recommend her services for hair and makeup; just perfect! - Sarah
Ariel was great. Cool, calm, collected, & fun. We all looked amazing . Make-up was very natural as we requested. A better version of ourselves. Would absolutely have her again!! Thanks ariel! - Bridget
Choosing Ariel Johnson to do hair and makeup for my wedding was one of the best decisions I made in planning the big day. Ariel had no problem traveling over 100 miles away from her base in Wiscasset to do on-location styles for my three bridesmaids and me. She even arrived early! I'm 100% a control freak, but after talking to Ariel I had no problem turning myself over to her masterful work. I was a very indecisive bride and, despite a hair trial (which Ariel spent over an hour on) I didn't decide on the style I wanted until the day of and it was totally Ariel's suggestion and not what I had originally thought of. Both my makeup and hair turned out to be natural and polished, which is exactly what I wanted. My bridesmaids were also thrilled with her work. Overall, Ariel is sweet, hard-working, and incredibly talented and I would highly recommend her to any bride! -Alyssa