I used Donna for my September 27th wedding for my make-up and she was amazing. I told her I dont normally wear much make-up and that I was looking for a natural look. She gave me exactly what I was looking for and made me look so beautiful. I also used her for my hair and Rana was the one who did that for me and my bridal party. She also did excellent work. Both Donna and Rana are a great team and they have wonderful personalities. I would highly recommend them for your wedding day hair and make-up. They do excellent work.
Donna and her team are truly amazing! First, they are very accommodating and come to you and work around your schedule to set up a trial. Their prices are very fair and reasonable for this market of service. They use the best products and really listen to what you want on your wedding day. I was so pleased with my trial that I used them for my shower and wedding. They took their time with each girl and everyone was absolutely stunning on the wedding day!
I got married on June 28, 2013 and Donna Lance and her partner Rana did my hair and makeup as well as my whole bridal party, mother, MIL, and aunts. I was staying at a hotel near my wedding venue the night before and was really looking for a hair and makeup artist who were willing to travel to the hotel and that way all the girls could hang out and have fun that day instead of all being crammed in a salon. I was getting a little frustrated in doing my research to find a hair and make-up artist from a salon that would travel to the hotel as it was very expensive with a travel fee and they just charge more on everything. My lovely maid of honor came to the rescue and did a lot of research and came upon Donna Lance and I was so thrilled her prices were not only so reasonable but the pictures on her website of the hair and makeup looked beautiful. There was no traveling fee to the hotel and she was even willing to work on the price even more because there was so many of us. Donna was very professional and got back to me right away about scheduling a hair and makeup trial. I had wanted airbrush makeup since it was going to be a long day but I had heard from people that it looks fake and cakey in pictures so I was a little hesitant but when I had the hair and makeup trial Donna alleviated all of my fears. The airbrush makeup looked amazing and I took pictures that day and looked great not fake or cakey at all. The day of the wedding Donna, her makeup assistant, Rana, and her hair assistant all showed up early ready to go which was great because I was a little concerned about getting 13 people done on time. They were all very good at keeping everyone done on time while still doing an amazing job. I didn’t have extensions at the time of the hair and makeup trial and have never had extensions in so I was a little nervous about that but I cannot explain much I loved how my hair came out it was exactly how I wanted in the picture that I showed Rana. My make-up looked flawless – very natural, gorgeous and lasted the whole long day. I can honestly say I never felt more beautiful than I did on my wedding day. My mom never likes the way her make up comes out and when she saw mine done at the trial she said she definitely wanted it done and couldn’t wait to get the airbrush and eyelash extensions. My wedding day she couldn’t stop telling me how pretty she felt. When I got the pictures from the wedding I even couldn’t stop telling my mom how young and beautiful she looked. All the girls’ hair and makeup looked amazing and I think they got as much compliments as I did. Some of the girls even had some intricate hair designs they printed out and Rana and her hair assistant were able to do it with no problem. Donna and Rana were so sweet and we had so much fun joking around with them. They made me so calm on such a crazy nerve racking day. I really was able to enjoy getting ready with my girls and will always have some wonderful memories since the rest of the wedding just flew by. I highly recommend Donna Lance Hair & Makeup, such a wonderful experience that I will never forget.
I got married out of state and was originally trying to find a hair and makeup artist that was recommended to me. I found Donna Lance on The Knot and based on her amazing reviews, I decided to give her a call. She has the best prices for the professional services she provides. Because I got married out of the state I live in, I was worried that I would not be able to have a hair/makeup trial. After speaking to Donna the first time, she calmed my nerves. She was very responsive to emails/phone calls and let me send her pictures of hair/makeup ideas. The day of the wedding, she and Rena (hair artist) were so professional and so efficient. All of my bridesmaids received services and were so happy with the results. Donna and Rena listened to what we wanted and delivered with results. I was in tears after seeing how beautiful my hair and makeup came out. I highly recommend using Donna Lance. I can’t stop raving about her and how amazing my hair/makeup looked as well as all my bridesmaids. You will not be disappointed if you go with Donna!!
I was a bridesmaid at my best friends wedding a couple weeks ago in West Orange, NJ. They hired Donna Lance for hair and makeup and I wanted to say what a wonderful experience it was. Vanessa Ann Cirillo did my hair and she listened to exactly what I wanted and added her own little twist to the updo which really made my hairstyle unique and fun! Aside from great hair, she is a great person to be around and makes you feel calm and relaxed. She is warm and fun and added a great feel to what was a very special day! I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a great time and great hair at their special occasion!
Donna did beautiful makeup for myself, bridesmaids, and mother-in-law. We all felt so amazing an gorgeous and everyone looked fabulous! I actually has someone ask me for a recommendation for her from facebook pictures (not even the professional pictures!). She is so calm and does such amazing work!
Donna was a TRUE makeup genius! She transformed my beautiful yet exhausted bridesmaids into MODELS for my August wedding. Their makeup stayed on and they received complements on their makeup all night. I could not be happier
Donna did my makeup for my wedding. It was airbrush. She also put airbrush makeup on my mother and two bridesmaids. Prior to the wedding, she came to my house for the makeup trial. From the beginning, Donna was super friendly and professional (on time, polite, responded quickly, etc.). She clearly explained my choices for makeup and the prices of everything. She answered all of my endless questions and was always patient with me, even when I got stressed out on the wedding day. The makeup looked absolutely amazing! I put makeup on myself everyday, but the difference when it is done by a skilled professional is shocking. Her work was so fantastic. My mom felt great after Donna put on her makeup and my bridesmaids were really happy as well. We got compliments all night and everyone asked who had done our hair and makeup. The makeup made everyone look great in the pictures as well. I am so glad that I hired Donna to do my makeup on my wedding day. It turned out just the way I wanted it.
I recently got married and used Donna as my makeup artist as well as her hair partner, Rana, for my bridesmaids. During my planning process I was frantically looking for a makeup artist, and found this aspect to be one of the most difficult parts of planning the wedding. Luckily, Donna was referred to me by a friend and I felt confident in her positive reviews and pictures that were shown to me. From the very start, Donna was reliable and professional. I was happy with my trial and immediately booked her for my wedding. As the day approached, I started to get a little nervous about the makeup look that I had chosen and called Donna. Without any hesitation, she came to my parent’s house the next day to do a re-trial, free of charge to nail down the look. I was beyond happy with the outcome and felt even more confident in Donna.
The day of the wedding, Donna arrived early with her Rana, her hair partner, and her makeup assistant. My mother, my mother in-law, and my bridesmaids, and myself looked AMAZING!!! I never have felt more beautiful than on my wedding day. Donna spent a lot of time on each of the girls and myself. Everyone was extremely happy. Her assistant did at least 3 touch-ups before Donna left, so everyone’s make up looked fresh. I would HIGHLY recommend Donna as she is very talented, reliable, reasonable, punctual, and professional. I can promise that anyone who books Donna will be very happy with their wedding day make up.
Donna was everything that I was looking for in a makeup artist for my May 26, 2012 wedding. From the first moment that I contacted her via email, Donna was prompt with her responses and helped me feel comfortable with the services that she offers. My trial was fantastic… I’m a person who likes a little bit more dramatic eye makeup but not a lot of face makeup and she balanced it perfectly. I had never worn lashes before and she applied them so precisely that I didn’t even feel them. I knew immediately that I had to book her for my wedding. I liked the way that Donna did my makeup so much, that I asked her to come to my house the day of my bridal shower and bachelorette party to do my make up for those events as well. She did my makeup at 8:00 am the morning of shower and at 3:00am after we returned from the bachelorette party, it was still perfect. The day of my wedding, Donna arrived to the hotel early to set up her makeup station in my bridal suite. She immediately fit in with my bridal party…Like she was a friend of ours for years! She completed bridal makeup, four bridesmaids and the mother of the bride with plenty of time to spare. Each bridesmaid had differences as to what they were looking for with their makeup and each one of them was absolutely thrilled with their final result. My mother does not wear makeup on a regular basis and Donna did a fantastic job making her feel beautiful as the mother of the bride. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I looked at my friends and families makeup and told them how beautiful they all looked. Donna even gave us lip gloss to take with us for the day! I can’t thank Donna enough for the beautiful work that she did on my wedding day. My proofs just came in and I absolutely love the way everyone looks in the pictures!
Every bride needs to have Donna on their special day!