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How you manage to find the “hidden me” when you do my makeup, mystifies me. Not only do I look in the mirror when you’re done and see some facet of myself that I’d never seen, but you manage to find a pretty lady hiding under the usual wrinkles and bags. No wonder my friends and colleagues say to me each time you’ve “worked me over” : “Why don’t you look like that all the time?”It’s amazing that each “job” you’ve done on my face and hair literally allows me to put on a different face. So, by turns, I’ve been a 20”s vamp for a costume ball, a respectable authority (for an appearance on Charlie Rose), a glamourous professor, (for an NYU promotional video), and glowing mother-of-the groom. Whoever is out there looking magic, -she will find it in you!” -Susan Zolla-Pazner

Ilise! Just wanted to thank you so much for everything this weekend-- all the girls looked beautiful and I LOVED how you did my hair and make up! I got so many compliments. :) Thanks so much for being so flexible and awesome, you really helped make our day! :) -Katy

I wanted to write to say how much I enjoyed working with you!!!  I could not have dreamed of a better hair and make-up experience!  You made me feel so beautiful and it was a delight to get to spend the morning of my wedding with you.  Sincerely, Emily Thank you for everything yesterday. You truly brought so much more than was expected and your work is absolutely flawless. Having you there was so calming. The wedding was so amazing-a night I will always remember. Christina I just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful job you did on my hair and makeup! It was better than I could have expected! It was just perfect! You did a great job. Jen Ilise, I just wanted to take a moment and thank you again for everything you did to add to our special day. Kathryn was beautiful and radiant. I felt so good, my hair and my makeup was perfect! ( I loved the eyelashes and was really sad when they came off) But thank you again! You made a difference in our lives and you will always be part of this very special moment. Very warmly, Holly

Years ago, I had my first makeup trial with Ilise when I was researching an article on different, local beauty boutiques. Out of the half-dozen or so makeovers I received, Ilise's made me feel the most beautiful while also feeling the most natural. She truly achieved the ideal of enhancing my look while still making me feel 100% like myself. Years later, when it was time to plan my wedding, Ilise was the first and only person I thought of to do my wedding hair and makeup--I'd saved her contact information for all that time. Immediately she understood the fun, less formal vibe I was going for and created a look that was better than any inspiration photo I gave her. It still felt totally natural, and totally like myself. She also created a more glamorous look for my maid-of-honor, who was looking for something more dramatic.  --Marisa LaScala

Thanks Ilise!You did such a fantastic job on all of us. I couldn’t believe how you whipped my hair into an amazing sculpture in no time and really captured a glamorous yet natural feel. My mom’s make-up and hair were both perfect (not something she could have done by herself, for sure), and it was amazing how you swept Jen’s hair up into a style that worked perfectly for her. Lest I forgot, Andrew’s mom & sister’s hair were both stunning, especially considering they both felt completely comfortable in the glamorous yet not over-done hairstyles you did for them. I think you were really successful at quickly getting a feel for each of our personalities and creating a hairstyle to match. Most importantly, you kept us all sane because you being there allowed us to not stress over all these details!Thanks so much for your patience and hard work in making us all look gorgeous!-ChristineDear Ilise, I really want to thank you so much for taking such good care of me and my "girls" last Saturday. You did an amazing job which was noticed by all. You are not only a talented professional in hair and makeup but also wise and full of knowledge and more than willing to share. I appreciate everything that you did and said, (even having to sacrifice your scissors to free me from my very embarrassing underwear dilemma). So my dear Ilise, thank you, thank you, thank you. -Sherry

Dear Ilise,I cannot believe the wedding has come and gone. I wanted to thank you and Margot (so nice to meet her!) for your beautiful work, transforming all of us into our best selves, for Rebecca's special day. She looked beautiful. The evening was a success and now she and Chris are off to their honeymoon. Rebecca received so many compliments on her hair, I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated all of your attention to detail, hard work and calming influence!! You were amazing from day one! Thank you, thank you! If you ever need a referral for future brides, please don't hesitate to share my email. All the best and thanks again, -Charlene

“Ilise is a double threat…she does both hair and makeup. She did both my daughters as brides, one being an Earth child, and the other a Prada girl, and each looked magnificent. She talks and finds out exactly what each bride wants, then uses her own skill and talent to carry out their wishes. She’s great for moms and sisters, too. She is a joy to be around and we loved working with her her!” -Regina Resnick

With all the activity on our wedding day, I tried to stay focused on the important things. Patty. When I saw her coming down the aisle I saw her smile and that said it all. The entire scene was perfect; the dress, the hair, the makeup. This was the moment we had waited for and talked about, and here it was, perfect. Patty is naturally beautiful and very rarely wears makeup. I think Ilise realized this and paid careful attention to Patty’s aesthetic. The look was subtle but very effective. When Patty and I look back at the pictures, we feel like we looked great at our wedding, but very much like us. –Evan Pazner

Thank you for everything yesterday. You truly brought so much more than was expected and your work is absolutely flawless. Having you there was so calming. The wedding was so amazing-a night I will always remember. Christina I just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful job you did on my hair and makeup! It was better than I could have expected! It was just perfect! You did a great job. Jen Ilise, I just wanted to take a moment and thank you again for everything you did to add to our special day. Kathryn was beautiful and radiant. I felt so good, my hair and my makeup was perfect! ( I loved the eyelashes and was really sad when they came off) But thank you again! You made a difference in our lives and you will always be part of this very special moment. Very warmly, Holly