Each year we receive dozens of handwritten notes, emails, and messages from clients thanking us for the work that we do. We are proud to be able to offer a unique and heartfelt experience that is meaningful to each and every client we have worked with. This is why we do what we do.

Want to send a note or leave us a review? You can do so here.
Jump down to see the press and awards the studio has received!

Michelle //

I have been working with Brett the last 3 years for 100% of my needs when it comes to marketing collateral, headshots and guidance on personal branding.

I can confidently share with you she offers a premium product with a high touch client experience and spot on advice. I highly recommend her to everyone!

And if my words are not enough to convince you...everyone who sees my website, book cover, podcast art, etc. asks me where I had my photos done because they recognize how amazing they are too!

Just today I had someone tell me how they appreciated I looked like my photos...another reason I love Brett! She helps you to look your best but still look like you!

Bev //

I met Brett when she provided services for my daughter's wedding (no pressure there!) I found her professional expertise very comforting and relaxing. Just having her there reduced my potential stress level. I knew she was the perfect choice for my professional headshots for work. They turned out beautifully and I couldn't be happier!

Carla //

Professional photos: Brett is amazing, from the start her communication, then her assistance in recommending outfits, and her makeup and styling (natural and beautiful!) and finally photography and advice on posture, standing and relaxing created the best photos I’ve ever had taken.

I do did the duo package for professional photos which is the perfect excuse for a girls’ day out with your best friend! Highly recommend!!

James //

Brett was a blast to work with! She did a great job with our wedding and was even more fun to work with when she was taking our family photos. I highly recommend her very reasonably priced professional services!

JoAnne //

I hired Brett for an update of my professional photos. She has great ideas, creative and knows how to show your best features. She is patient, easy to work with and offered many options to choose from. I would highly recommend her services.

Linda //

Brett is the absolute best. I have quite limited knowledge about professional photography. Brett was tireless in guiding me to make fabulous choices, resulting in superb photos for my professional images for my university. In fact, all of the 50+ proofs where so great, it was had to narrow down to final choices. I would like to use them all if it were possible. Thanks again A+++++++ work.

Robin //

I had a lovely experience working with Brett for my daughter's 1st birthday cake smash session. Brett was positive and thoughtful about accommodating my daughter to keep her having fun during the session. We fit in outfit and backdrop changes and got some adorable pictures! If you're looking for a quick session to capture the awesomeness of your kiddo at a given phase I say go ahead and book! For me it was a great deal to quickly get photos and own the rights. Brett had the white back drop that I was interested in and I brought along a few props to make the session personal e.g., cake, balloons, outfits, and little pom poms / confetti. Highly recommend!

Susan //

I gave myself a makeover for my 54th birthday-a half day package with Brett. I was very excited to do it but also kind of intimidated. I knew absolutely nothing about the products or the process, but Brett put me at ease right away. We met outside the Sephora store & shopped together, then continued on to Ulta for hair products, then to her studio. All the while she is advising me about what goes best with my features and complexion, and really simplifying the process so that I can do this on my own at home. And the results...I could not believe my eyes and almost didn't recognize myself (speechless is good!)-how enhanced and not-made-up those neutral shades could make me...and that every day could be a good hair day! This was just what I wanted-I just wish I hadn't waited so long. Thank you, Brett!

Valerie //

Excellent experience! Brett was fantastic, offered great makeup lesson and product advice. Her studio is gorgeous and offered a wide range of background/backdrop options. Photos turned out great! I highly recommend her now to my friends and colleagues who are looking to update their professional profiles or for any special events.

Elizabeth //

I just completed my photo shoot with Brett Dorrian. I would like to thank her for her kind, welcoming and positive approach to my photo shoot yesterday. Her expertise clearly shows through in so many facets of her business - from hair, makeup, photography and her professionalism. I had a great experience and really appreciate Brett. This shoot was for professional head shots, I will be back for 10-year wedding anniversary shots soon!

Barbara //

Brett is easy to work with, creative and fun! Her family session is perfect for busy, no frills people who know a kid can only handle so much. We loved her workspace, the building and the surrounding area for great backdrops to our session. Highly recommend. On time delivery. Super professional (and again, fun!).

Theresa //

Once again I worked with Brett Dorrian, this time for stage-ready makeup and hair. I had an important presentation I was delivering that was going to be videotaped, and I wanted to look the best I could possibly look. Brett delivered and then some! She made me look like my Best Me, which enabled me to be as confident, polished, and fabulous as possible! I consider Brett a valued partner in my business and will continue to work with her for years to come. Thanks, Brett, for everything!

Pamela //

My son had so much fun doing his senior portraits with Brett. She is kind, smart, funny and very talented. Her studio space and outdoor area surrounding the Solar Arts building made for beautiful backgrounds.
The price of the senior package is a great value-you get to keep all your pics!
Thanks again Brett-I am seeing family photos on the horizon.

Lauren //

We just had another family photo shoot with Brett! Our son is going to be 2 in just a couple days! Yet again, we had a wonderful experience, and SO many new fantastic photos now! Brett even took the time to make sure my husband and I got some snapshots on our own. As most parents probably know, these types of photos become rare after the kiddos arrive ;-) As always, I look forward to seeing Brett again for whatever service I/we might need next! Thanks again, Brett!

Annette //

Brett Dorrian and her team did a fantastic job with my makeup (bride) and my bridesmaids. Not only did everyone look and feel beautiful, but her team was extremely accommodating when it came to us using their studio for getting ready the morning of the wedding. Many of bridesmaids commented how comfortable, pretty and "girly" their space was for us to get ready in- which added more excitement to the day, but Brett was also just super helpful. She has accommodated many, many brides so her opinion, perspective and overall help was instrumental in setting the tone for the rest of the day. I would definitely recommend Brett's team, especially if you're looking for more than just a great makeup artist!!

Shannon //

Brett helped my daughter and I to feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She captured beautiful images that we will cherish and we had a lot of fun! I love that I was given all the images digitally and the rights to use them as well.

Denise //

Thank you for helping make Jenny’s wedding so special.  As a “tomboy” mom, I was a bit anxious to get a spray tan and hair/makeup done.  That changed as soon as I met you!  You were so professional and you made those experiences so relaxing.  I couldn’t have been happier with how I looked as Mother of the Bride.  I received numerous compliments!!  Best of luck with your business.  Your hard work and dedication will no doubt lead to continued success!

Julie //

Thank you for being so professional, fun, and understanding.  I knew from the moment I first contacted you that you would be the ones working with me and my girls on my special day.  You have been so kind and wonderful in all my interactions with you Brett and your staff.  You can tell that you take pride in what you do and when it comes to customer satisfaction.  Brett, it was so much fun working with you on my boudoir and during my trial run.  You truly listened to me and made my wishes a reality; as a bride that was such a relief – someone who is so understanding and patient.  Thank you for that.  My girls and I were so beautiful because of you and your equally remarkable team.  I can’t thank you enough!


Andrea //

You are a genius!  Thank you for making me (and my girls) feel like a millions bucks on my wedding day!  You are so kind to work with our requests and continue to go above and beyond my expectations.  You are truly a gem of a girl and I’m so proud to now call you a friend.  Thank you for making me feel so loved and special- I can’t tell you that enough!  Thank you!!!

Liz //

I had previously attended a happy hour makeup tutorial with Brett Dorrian at her studio so I was familiar with her talent.  When it came time to book a hair and makeup artist for my wedding day, Brett was the obvious choice. The services don’t come cheap, but they are worth it.  Originally, I was kind of skeptical and even considered doing my own hair and makeup. I have never liked the way my makeup looked when it was done professionally.  But, working with Brett changed all of that. During my trial run, Brett nailed my dream wedding look right away.  I felt like we were on the same page with everything.  She can clearly recreated hair and makeup looks based off of photos or explanations of what you want.  She also asks you questions as you go, which is very different than other experiences I have had in the past.  By asking how you like things as she goes along, there is no need to re-do your look at the end if you don’t like something.  The whole process felt comfortable and easy.  Once I had experienced that, I could rest easy knowing I’d look awesome on my Wedding day.  As my wedding day went on, my airbrush makeup looked equally flawless from 1 PM through 1 AM, and my hair held up through hours of sweaty dancing. On the big day, Brett completely delivered.  I could not have been happier with my hair and makeup. Not only did I look exactly like I did at the trial run, but she achieved the look quickly and easily avoid any type of nervousness I may have experienced with a less-skilled artist. Brett also provided hair and makeup services for my maid of honor and mother as well on the Wedding day.  Both were absolutely thrilled with how they looked.  My mom was so impressed with how she looked that she immediately made plans to go buy the products Brett recommended for her.  Some people (including me) had an extremely specific vision of how they wanted to look which Brett completely nailed on her first try.  Others (like my mother) were not really sure what they wanted but were able to work with Brett on what they liked and didn’t like until they were happy with the outcome.  So regardless if your vision is specific or vague- Brett can help you look like the best version of you. Beyond her insane talent, Brett is also a joy to be around and a complete professional to work with.  She was one of my easiest vendors to work with and was a component of my wedding planning that I never had to worry about.  She arrived early on my wedding time, the studio’s online booking system was easy to use and all policies, expectations, and gratuity guidelines were very clearly communicated. Overall, I have no complaints after working with Brett.  Her amazing hair and makeup artistry are well worth the price.  On a day when you want to look your best, Brett takes any potential worry out of the process completely through her skill and professionalism.


Danielle //

Our day would not have been the same without you, my dear!  Thanks a million for all that you do and all that you are- a stunning person, inside and out.  You are doing/will do big things.  This I know for certain.  Thanks again for all that you did to make our day unbelievably perfect.  Infinite x’s + o’s!

Connie //

Many many thanks for sharing your extraordinary gift of design on Christine’s wedding day.  Your expertise and gift of makeup and hair created the most beautiful wedding party.  Needless to say- everyone loved YOU and your team!  Thank you, thank you! Brett- my warmest of thoughts are with you always.  Take care and know that you are loved by Christine and her mom!


Christine //

Brett and her team were fabulous – from initial contact through the final day, she was extremely responsive and on top of every single detail – and, when you plan a wedding this is so incredibly helpful and critical.  Not only was she responsive but also professional.  She has amazing talent.  I have had my makeup and hair done for various functions for many years and she is by far the best!  I will continue to use her services moving forward and recommend her.

Rachel //

Brett Dorrian and her crew are fantastic!! I would highly recommend them to anyone. Brett is very professional and personable; she truly makes the experience about you. My wedding was fantastic and all my bridesmaids raved about their hair and makeup. I will be returning to her in the future!! Thanks Brett!!!

Amanda //

I cannot even begin to say how wonderful Brett and her team are! Brett did my hair and make-up for my wedding day and I am so glad I chose her. She made me feel like the absolute best version of myself. From the day I contacted her she made me feel at ease and I knew I was in good hands. Brett is so professional and incredible at what she does. On the day of my wedding, her and her team arrived and set up and then went to work making me, my mom, my bridesmaids, my junior bridesmaids, and a special family friend look absolutely gorgeous! Brett and her team took the time to talk to each girl and get to know their style. Every single girl had a look of her own and everyone was so happy! Aside from marring my groom, hiring Brett to do my hair and make-up was the best decision I made for my wedding. She was a great vendor to work with from start to finish. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to look absolutely beautiful on their wedding day.

Megan //

Cannot say enough good things about Brett and her staff. From day one, Brett made me feel like a princess. Her professionalism and TALENT is out of this world. Brett and her team showed up early to setup for the big day, made all my bridesmaids and myself look flawless, and then saw us off as we left for the big reveal. So seamless and easy, just what a bride is looking for! If you are on the fence about using a "traditional upscale salon" or paying an actual hair and makeup artist to beautify you on your big day, look no further than Brett Dorrian and her talented team.

Nicole //

Brett and her team are truly artists in every sense of the word. I have never felt so beautiful as I did after Brett did my hair and makeup. All of my bridesmaids were ecstatic with their looks as well. The team made sure that all the women were comfortable in their looks and worked with their natural features to enhance their appearance, while still looking like themselves. Brett stayed late at our wedding to help me change into a headpiece from my veil. Her and her team made us all feel our best. I am so lucky that I got to work with Brett.


Katie //

Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios did a fantastic job with hair and makeup at our wedding! They were fun to work with and everything turned out perfectly! We would recommend them to everyone!

Ashley //

Working with Brett was such a wonderful experience! From the minute that I first contacted her about getting my hair and makeup done for engagement photos, doing a trial run and the actually wedding day the experience was absolutely awesome. Brett is a strong communicator, honest, helpful and just an overall pleasant person to be around. Her team made my wedding party beautiful and the helped to make the wedding day a great success. I felt so gorgeous! Our wedding was in northern Minnesota which was a bit more difficult to coordinate with other vendors, but Brett's professionalism made the entire experience a breeze. I would highly recommend her and her team to anyone who wants to look and feel amazing on their wedding day (or any other occasion).

Andrea //

Brett & her team work with the utmost professionalism...and they are FUN to work with too! Brett is incredibly well-educated and is creative beyond words. I put 100% of my faith in her and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for hair and/or makeup services.

Julie //

Brett and her team are unlike any other, they are true artists. I first met Brett during my boudoir shoot and she created such a stunning look for me then, I was overjoyed to have her for my wedding day. During the trial, she truly took the time to listen to everything I wished for in my look. I wanted to keep it more natural & dewy with soft waves and she did just that. I loved that she took pictures in all kinds of lighting to show me how it would appear in pictures, such a great touch. I even had a vision of my hair being up and loose for the ceremony and down and wavy for the reception and she was able to create that, it looked even better than I had imagined. People were in awe, they couldn't believe my hair went from up to down with such ease and how beautiful and perfect it fell. She was so kind and attentive to my every request, when I wanted little things tweaked, she would listen and assure me that that could be done. My final look was flawless, it is EXACTLY what I wanted. This is so important because I would never want to look back at my pictures and think that I don't look like myself or that my hair wasn't really what I wanted. Brett is just an unreal person and an extremely talented artist, I am blessed to have had her be a part of my day. Her and her team created such timeless looks for my girls and we were NEVER rushed, they were perfect in their timing. From start to finish, it was a wonderful experience. Mallory, her studio coordinator, answered my emails within the day, sometimes in just minutes. I loved working with them and would do so again in a heartbeat! Thank you Brett for making me beautiful for such an important, special day.


Lauren //

Where do I begin!  I cannot thank you enough for all you did for our big day- truly it was perfect and you played a LARGE part in ensuring it was perfect.  It amazes me how selfless someone can be.  The way you run your business is truly amazing.  Brett- the person you are is even better if that’s possible! We were absolutely blown away by the pictures- I can’t wait to show you the canvas we ordered!  I can’t forget to mention how flawless my hair and makeup were as well. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

Lindsey //

Thanks so much for last week. Looking in the mirror I was reminded how important a little time for me is each day :) I felt like Lindsey again and wasn't just defined as a mother, wife, co-worker, etc. (insert big sigh here!)  Thank you again!

Courtney //

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! Brett did such a beautiful job on not only my hair & make-up, but also my 3 bridesmaids. I did the air brush add-on which I would recommend to anyone. My skin looked flawless from when she applied it at 9am until the end of the night (12am). Both my hair and make-up made it through the entire day, even surviving the rain!  Brett is super easy to deal with, one of the most prompt vendors I had! She is very understanding to what you want for the big day and has a lot of ideas as well. She is a very relatable person and has a calming personality, which is what any bride needs on her wedding day. She traveled to my location, in which she arrived and finished early!  Brett is worth every penny, so stop your research on other artists. I highly recommend you book her!

Amanda //

Brett did my makeup and my bridesmaids makeup for my wedding. She was awesome. She really cares about her brides. She did two makeup trial runs for me in order to make sure I was happy and had the perfect look for me, for my day! She is very organized, kind, and professional. I couldn't have been more happy with everything she did. It was perfect!


Ashley //

The decision to use Brett Dorrian Artistry for my wedding day hair and makeup was, ultimately, one of the best decisions I made throughout my wedding planning process. Though stress is often a bride's constant companion, I can genuinely say my "getting ready" experience - at the hands of Brett and her assistant - left me feeling calm, confident and beautiful. Over the course of the morning, and despite having eight other women (7 bridesmaids and my wonderful mother) who also needed their hair done, I was never made to feel hurried or stressed. We left the hotel, on schedule, with every one of my girls thrilled by their finished styles - including my sweet, 16 year-old sister-in-law, whose long hair Brett's assistant not only expertly, but age-appropriately, arranged. Having had a practice session with Brett several months prior, which was supremely helpful when it came to nailing down the right style, I was pleased on the day to find that all of our tweaks and talking really paid off - leaving me with a style I was comfortable in, but which was also suitably bridal and "grand" (to borrow Brett's word). On the day of the wedding, and in the weeks since, I have been flooded by messages asking who did my hair and makeup - a testament to how skilled Brett truly is - and I have been more than happy to point them all in the studio's direction. If you are wanting a full-service, friendly and, above all, talented stylist on your wedding day, I would highly recommend Brett and her team.

Kat //

Brett and her team were amazing! They were so well-organized ahead of time, I didn't worry or stress about anything. The run-through was very helpful. It was really important I look like me on my wedding day (I don't normally wear much makeup) and Brett did just that -- I looked like me, just a bit more glamorous. And, more important to me, the experience the morning of the wedding was calming and full of laughing. I never would have guessed I'd feel so relaxed, and that's totally thanks to Brett! I recommend unconditionally.

Amanda //

Brett did my makeup for my wedding. She was INCREDIBLE! She was on time, did quick work, and the end result was amazing! She made me look as beautiful as I feel everyday! The pictures turned out phenomenally. She really did a great job of balancing makeup to be seen and makeup to be photographed. I am definitely recommending Brett and her studio to my friends and perhaps I'll find an occasion to hire her for myself again.

Lindsay //

Working with Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding! Brett provided both hair and make-up for me, and I've never felt so beautiful in my life! And I'm going to be honest -- I'm in my 30's and that means that I have a few age spots, wrinkles, etc. to work with, but I looked absolutely flawless. The best part -- I didn't look like I was wearing a make-up mask or anything. I looked natural and like myself. And my hair...unbelievable. I asked for a vintage-feel, but not to look costumey and that's exactly what I got. I received so many compliments on my hair. I am to thankful to have worked with Brett. I would recommend her to all of my friends & family!


Laura //

I loved having my make-up and hair done by a real studio! My services were: bridal hair & make-up by Brett. It was also really awesome that my bridesmaids could choose whether or not to have their hair done professionally- so 2 chose too and loved it!! That really helped me in giving that choice to the girls, rather then telling them all that they would HAVE to get their hair done. Brett did such a great job!!! My hair and make-up turned out so well! I have only seen a few photos of the wedding day but I was sooo happy with what I have seen and felt so beautiful all day!!!  I would strongly recommend this studio to anyone!! It is well worth the money to have a true professional do your hair and make-up on your wedding day! I had no worries of make-up lines as Brett did a custom concealer color!! I had touch-up products left with me and she paid special attention to any or my concerns or last minute changes!!  Again, highly recommend Brett & her studio!

Leslie //

Brett is one of a kind! Her professionalism, detail and attitude is exceptional and I would recommend her to anyone!!! She is a very take charge individual that makes all parties involved feel special and a priority. Her attitude is a 'can do' and 'will do' whatever makes her client happy and to make their event a success. Thank you Brett - you are amazing!

Carol //

I cannot stress enough how professional and helpful Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios was for my wedding.  They were quick to respond to all of my emails and were very flexible when working with me.  I was out-of-state while planning my wedding, and they allowed me so much flexibility when scheduling appointments based on when I would be in town.  I used their services for my wedding as well as my engagement photos, and both were amazing. I worked exclusively with a lead artist, who was so talented and nice, but I bet all of the ladies are equally skilled. I usually do not like getting my photo taken, but I felt so beautiful on my wedding day. To quote one of my bridesmaids after viewing my finished look for the first time, "That is the best bridal makeup I have ever seen." She was right. I got SO many compliments on how stunning I looked, and I know that was because of my artist's amazing skills.  As a graduate student planning a wedding, money was tight, but the services I received from Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios were worth every single cent.  Their work made me feel confident and beautiful on my wedding day, which will forever be reflected in my wedding photos. Thank you ladies so much for your spectacular work!

Kasey //

The lead artists are AMAZING!!! My artist made me feel like the most beautiful bride on my wedding day! I received so many compliments on my hair and makeup! Sarah had her hands full creating the most glamorous hair styles for my five bridesmaids, mom, and mother-in-law in just four hours. Everyone looked absolutely stunning and we had a blast with them! My airbrush makeup lasted throughout the entire evening and didn't require any touch ups. And on the windiest of days, everyone's hair stayed put! Fantastic!


Amy //

Brett's work is amazing! I first fell in love with her work when she did my sister-in-law's wedding and then when I got engaged, Brett was the first person I booked for MY wedding! She is very professional, easy to work with and very knowledgeable in the field. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for hair and makeup for their wedding or other special events. My mom, mother-in-law and bridesmaids all used her for their own hair and makeup and they too think she does amazing work! Thank you for making me feel and look beautiful on my wedding day!!!

Maggie //

Just got back from our honeymoon and wanted to thank my artist for the amazing job she did on my hair and make-up for the wedding!! She listened to what I wanted, kept me calm, and made me a beautiful, glowing bride. I loved my hair and my make-up and would recommend Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios to all of my friends for their professionalism, talent, and kindness. Thanks again!

Angie //

I don't normally give out such high scores for vendors or really much of anything, but Brett truly deserves every single point I gave her. She was, by far, my favorite vendor to work with. Her prices are a little on the high side for the area, but her work speaks for itself, so it was well worth it. I looked just as good at 11:00 pm as I did at 11:00 am. Brett was exceedingly flexible with her schedule and little changes that I made after our trial, and went above and beyond to make sure that I got the best styling possible. No other vendor I dealt with had the level of professionalism that Brett had. Sure, there are cheaper stylists in the area, but you cannot match the quality and service that Brett offers.

Jessamina //

Brett is an extremely talented hair and makeup artist (or I should just say artist, because what she does transcends your typical hairdo). We didn't have a traditional wedding so my idea of bridal makeup and hair were a little different than the usual up-do. Brett was able to take the vision that I had in my mind and make it a reality that FAR exceeded my expectations. My makeup and hair lasted the entire evening and probably would have lasted into the next day had I let it! She takes great care in every aspect and listens to what you really want. I would recommend Brett a million times over and wish that I had more occasions to use her talents!


Emily //

I truly enjoyed working with Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios. Brett's genuine warmth and professionalism sets the tone for a very pleasant, personalized experience. She took the time to get to know me and the aesthetic I was going for. When a booking error kept her from showing up to my initial consultation, she quickly dropped what she was doing at the moment, raced to the studio, apologized sincerely, and comped the men's grooming service for my groom. This demonstrated her studio's dedication to keeping me as a customer! My artist did beautiful work on me and my attendants. Brett Dorrian's prices are not cheap, but I believe the personalized boutique experience and quality of the work are worth the price, not to mention the saved hassle of rushing to a beauty shop the morning of the wedding. I simply showed up at the church (at a sane hour of the morning) and my day started with my artist making me beautiful. What could be better than that?  I also appreciate Brett's commitment to being part of a community of vendors and artists who support each other and make the world a more beautiful place. Thanks for the great experience Brett!

Khrissy //

I would definitely recommend Brett Dorrian Artistry to anyone looking for a hair or makeup artist. My lead artist was awesome, after my trial run she listened to all my feedback and tweaked the design to completely suit me. I felt so beautiful at my wedding and my hair and makeup stayed put throughout the event, without any touch-ups. Brett was so quick to respond to any phone calls or emails, which made me feel very reassured prior to the day of our wedding. I most definitely feel that I got a great value by booking through Brett Dorrian in terms of service and value- I would not hesitate to work with them again.

Jess //

Brett is fantastic! She did my hair and makeup as well as the photography for the day! It was a perfect day! Brett arrived early to get everything set up and to chat about what I was looking for in hair and makeup (since I didn't have a trial). Through the whole process she explained what she was doing, took photos so I could see how my look would photograph, and asked for my feedback! What a gem! My hair and makeup lasted through the day, even through a night of dancing! I felt truly beautiful!  I should also mention that she is SO responsive. Every email I sent (and believe me, there were many) was returned quickly. She understood what I wanted quickly and was able to make it a reality!  Thanks, Brett!


Julie //

Brett is amazing to work with. I can be picky about my hair but Brett created the perfect style for me. I have to say that my hair looked even better on my wedding day than it did after my hair trial, and I thought it was great that day too! Brett was super responsive by email and totally on top of things. She came alone but has assistants if the bridal party is large. Brett did my hair and 3 of my bridesmaids. Two of them have super difficult hair (very thick and very curly) but she easily tamed and beautified them!

Ashley //

AWESOME. Brett and her team are amazing! From the beginning, Brett’s professionalism and responsiveness had far exceeded my expectations. I am very particular and have never been so happy with my hair and make-up! I would definitely recommend Brett and her team to anyone looking for hair and/or make-up. Brett was great at listening to my vision and ideas, and incorporating her expertise for a final look that I loved. She has a great personality and is very relaxed- which was super helpful for the wedding day!

Rachael //

Brett was amazing. We had 4 bridesmaids, and 1 bride, with varying hair lengths, thicknesses, and tastes and skin types. Brett listened to everybody and gave every woman what she wanted (or better than we had dreamed). She did this with a relaxed and professional attitude that really helped everybody enjoy their time with her on what could have been a very stressful day. Brett and her studio is fabulous. I would (and have) recommend her to any bride who wants to be herself at her best on her wedding day.

Heather //

Words cannot express....I know everyone says to you how you look good on your wedding day, but I have NEVER felt as beautiful as I did with Brett's hair & makeup. I actually felt as thought I could do a vogue shoot. It was incredible. Brett stepped in at the last minute to help when I had a time change in the schedule and couldn't use my initial artist....and I have to say I am SO thankful. I looked back at my trial photos versus my hair/makeup done by Brett and it was about 1000 times better! She knew what I was going for without having to describe it that much…as another reviewer said, she just KNEW! Also- she explained the process as we went along and it was fun and helpful to learn the "science" of makeup, and why certain things are done. I really cannot even say enough good things about her professionalism, timeliness, and work overall. I felt like I had made a friend when I was done, too. GREAT!!!!! HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommended!

Ericka //

Brett did a fantastic job on my wedding makeup and the mother of the bride's hair and makeup. I have previously had my makeup done by other people, and have never been happy with the outcome. I have always had to wash my face and start over when others have done my makeup. Because of this, I did a trial run with Brett and absolutely loved everything she did. On the day of the wedding, she came she did exactly what we had done for the trial run, was quick and stayed perfectly within the time schedule, and helped keep the mood relaxing. She is always prompt in responding to emails and has no problem with any changes you want to make.  I would definitely recommend Brett to any bride!


Stephanie //

Best makeup application I have ever had! With all of the stress I had from graduating college I had a major breakout before my wedding! No worries though, with the makeup application done by Brett no one could tell that my skin wasn't flawless! The makeup looked PERFECT and was just what I was looking for on my wedding day.

Erin //

Brett was my wedding day angel. Not only did she make me look the best I ever had, she went above and beyond to help me out personally. When I had an issue with my wedding dress, she used her connections to get me a back-up one at the last minute. Then ran all over town getting it to me! It was incredible service. My bridesmaids all loved her and her team, and they all looked gorgeous! I also loved that Brett really listened to what I had to say after the trial. I didn't know how she was going to improve what she did, but she DID! It was amazing!! I can't imagine my wedding day without Brett, and I wish every bride could experience what I did! I absolutely, positively, 100% recommend her!

Kristina //

I just wanted to say "thank you" to Brett for the fabulous personal makeup lesson she gave. As a gal who doesn't wear much makeup, but wanted to look more grown-up and professional, she adjusted the lesson to fit my ideal look and then walked me through how to do it myself. She also helped me keep the makeup costs down by choosing items that I can find at any drug store, but matched my coloring perfectly, and explained the professional products to me as well for future reference. And in addition to the makeup, she even helped me style my hair and gave some great hair product tips! All in all, I left feeling like a new woman, but one who has the know-how to make herself look good anytime she wants. Thank you!


Katie //

From the start, Brett was always there to handle any questions I had regarding their services, and believe me, I had a lot of questions! I felt totally comfortable and trusted everything would be taken care of the day of the wedding. She also took care our bridesmaids hair the day of and they looked great!


Bobbi //

Brett you are awesome! I love the head shots that you did for me. I rarely like photos of myself and I had a hard time choosing my favorites because they were all so good. The whole experience was wonderful. My hair and make-up looked great! It looked like me only better :) I would highly recommend Brett. I am so glad I had her do my hair and make-up. She knows what works and looks good in photos. The whole experience was relaxing and fun. Thank you so much Brett!

Alyssa //

In need of new professional headshots? Don't look any further than Brett! My hair and makeup looked fabulous and Brett is so helpful in making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. I had so many awesome photos to choose from and am beyond happy with the results.

Jolly //

I didn't know what to expect a but Brett made it comfortable and so much fun. Highly recommend Brett for branding and marketing collateral, as well as professional headshots that ranges from traditional to modern. Thank you Brett.

Anne //

Exceptional! Brett is truly exceptional!

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Brett several times over the last few years. She helped my bridal party and myself feel beyond BEAUTIFUL while transforming us into our best selves on my wedding day. She gave my squad makeovers for a girls night out—easily turning our night from fab to FABULOUS! And most recently she spent time with myself, mom, sister and niece, for a group makeup lesson, teaching us all how to recapture her magic at home-Wow! What a great way to spend an afternoon.

Brett has extensive training and is impressively accomplished in her field. Beyond that, and what makes her unique, is that she has the artistry, creativity and innate talent that allow her to truly individualize her medium in a way that leaves you truly feeling like your best self.

And if that weren’t enough! She’s also fun, generous, energetic, and passionate about giving you an amazing experience! When my friends ask me for referrals for wedding vendors-I always start with Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios. I highly recommend Brett’s services. I know you will be so pleased with them!

Brad //

Brett was first class. This was a family shoot with our 2 1/2 year old toddler. She was beyond patient with him and made the entire shoot a fun experience. Brett was even able to get our son to smile for a picture, a miracle in itself! I can not recommend Brett enough for anyone.

Kari //

I can't say enough good things about Brett and her team! I have worked with Brett on several occasions-- both styling and photography. She is incredibly professional and yet you feel like you're talking with an old friend when you work with her. She makes you comfortable and it's hard not to enjoy yourself when you work with Brett. I've never been disappointed in her services. I wouldn't even consider recommending anyone else. Brett and her team are the absolute best!

Katie //

Thank you Brett! I worked with Brett for a headshot as part of starting my own business and getting a website put together. I could not be happier with how the photos turned out. She made the process easy and fun. I usually don't like getting my photo taken but she put me right at ease. My hair and makeup looked professional and natural – not over done. I also appreciated the help picking out what to wear. Glad to know you!

Kate //

I had never gotten professional headshots done and I was pretty nervous going in ("what do I wear? How do I pose?" "Oh my gosh I'm so awkward in front of cameras! This is going to be a Trainwreck!") but I had a great experience with Brett! She did an amazing job with my hair and makeup, and then did a great job energizing and guiding me during the photoshoot! I loved it!

Tiffany //

Brett is a wonderful Artist in every form! She pays attention to detail and ensures her clients are always getting exactly what they ask for! Thanks Brett for being an awesome person and business owner!

Ashleigh //

Brett Dorrian is amazing. I was enrolled in the Refinery Program and it was a very impactful program. She provided tools and resources that were far beyond any mastermind program I have been in. It was beyond the hocus pocus get your energy right and it encompassed a financial aspect that essential to a successful business. If you are looking for a well-rounded program that really sets you up to thrive, this is for you. She allows you to develop your own unique plan based on your talents.

Caroline //

I booked an Express Headshot package with Brett and could not have been happier with the experience and the results. As someone entering a professional field and having creative interests, I wanted headshots that were both appropriate for my field and unique to stand out from standard headshots. Brett fulfilled both things and went above and beyond my expectations!

During the shoot, Brett made me feel totally relaxed and confident, and she offered a unique array of backdrops and compositions, from formal settings to informal settings. Very promptly, she sent me dozens of beautiful photos from which to select favorites. I am so happy that I found Brett and would recommend her in a heartbeat for anyone needing professional photos. Her Express Headshot package is also perfect for young professionals like me on a budget!

Patrick //

Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios is best of class in service and exceptional photography. Her online scheduling is a breeze, the studio is creative and colorful with large windows that allows natural light to radiate in. Brett is charming, funny, and creative, when we were together I've never smiled so much. I'll definitely hire Brett for all my family, business and special occasion photos.

Xinyi //

So we went back to Brett for my daughter's two-year-old portraits. How we love her new studio space! And again, Brett delivered a wonderful experience and beautiful photos! We look forward to going back to Brett for my daughter's three-year-old portraits!

Kaela //

What a wonderfully, amazingly talented artist you are!!  Thank you so much for beautifying me and my friends for my wedding!  What an amazing job you have done!  Thank you for doing this for me on such short notice.  It has been a true joy working with you!  Thank you so much!

Tracey //

WOW!!  You are beyond fabulous and your team is uber amazing!  Thank you VERY MUCH for making our entire wedding party look natural and beautiful.  Working with you and your team was one of the most special and fun parts of our wedding- truly awesome service + great results!  Double wow!

Cindy //

You are an amazing, creative, gifted, intelligent, fun girl!  Thank you for using all your gifts and sharing them very passionately to whomever is lucky enough to meet you! Our experience from beginning to end couldn’t have been better.  Information and correspondence was always prompt and professionalJacque’s trial run day was fantastic.  You listened to her and read her so well.  She trusted your instincts within minutes.  The studio is warm yet eclectic and fun. Your artists were amazing that came along with you to the bridal room at the Mayowood Stone Barn.  They were so professional, confident, yet also listened and tuned in to each of the bridesmaids desires. It was such a treat to start out all of our days with you all taking complete care of us.  We all truly felt so pampered and it was so wonderful to know that we didn’t need to worry about our makeup or hair for the entire day and evening.



Lauren //

I was lucky enough to choose Brett Dorrian & Artistry Studios for my own bridal makeup and hair, my bridal party makeup and hair, as well as day of wedding photography. Triple Threat! But honestly it becomes even more than a triple threat – Brett is so incredibly organized and professional that she truly becomes a day-of wedding planner throughout the whole process as well. I met with Brett about a year before my wedding in the midst of meeting with many photographers as well as make-up artists. After only a few minutes of meeting with Brett, I knew her and her team were it! Brett laid out the entire day for me with a timeline of hair and makeup as well as a photography timeline. If I had questions or changes I wanted to make, Brett took those with ease and made the change almost immediately. Brett is so organized and professional, yet I always felt so comfortable and at ease with her – Almost like she had been a lifelong friend! On the day of the wedding, Brett and her team were AMAZING with the makeup and hair set up. Each and every one of my bridesmaids adored their hair and makeup. My wedding makeup and hair was everything I had ever imagined it would be – Brett made me feel and look so beautiful and glamorous! For the day of photography, Brett was shooting as well as another photographer. They did not miss a moment and were so personable throughout the entire process and day. The pictures were not forced and REAL moments were caught. Choosing Brett & her team for our big day was the best decision I made regarding our wedding day – Except for saying yes to the groom of course!


Danielle //

One of the best/easiest decisions I made was choosing Brett Dorrian and her team to do hair/makeup for our autumn wedding. Brett exceeded my expectations in every possible way. From the very first email exchange she wowed me with her promptness, professionalism, organization, flexibility, and kindness. I have always been very picky about my own hair and makeup so it was something I was quite nervous about. From the moment I stepped into Brett's studio space for my trial run, I was completely put at ease. Brett was so welcoming, easy to talk to, and open to feedback (whether it be positive or negative). She so clearly didn't take anything too personally and was only concerned about getting my look absolutely perfect for our wedding day. Throughout my 9 months of communicating with Brett via email, she not only responded to, but tracked/remembered/documented everything I sent her that I liked and didn't like as well as details about the day. Little did I know in booking my hair/makeup for our wedding, I was also investing in a mini-wedding planner! :) Brett clearly laid out a detailed agenda of services for the day of for our large wedding party. One month before the wedding, we learned of a venue/schedule-related change, Brett was so understanding, helpful, and accommodating, even though it was highly inconvenient for her team, she made it work for us by reworking a new schedule multiple times, which meant the world to me. Our wedding day had a late start, but Brett and her team, though rushed, never appeared flustered or annoyed. Just like at my trial run, Brett put us all at ease. Our entire wedding party looked stunning. I hold Brett and her team in the highest regard, though she does countless weddings/other important events each year, she is so responsive, sweet, and accommodating, she makes you feel as though your's is the only event she has! Thanks to Brett + Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios for the truly amazing experience! xo.

Kristin //

My original hairstylist had to bow out of my event about a month away from my wedding. I called Brett and let her know my situation and she was happy to be a part of our big day even on extremely short notice. I was nervous about having her do makeup because I rarely wear it, but she made look and feel so beautiful. I have never had such amazing service from a design artist and she made our day incredible.

Neha //

Brett was absolutely amazing to work with. From the moment I first got in touch with her via email, she was very receptive to my needs, and was quick to respond to all of my questions. Meeting Brett for the first time for my wedding makeup and hair trial was like catching up with an old friend! Brett immediately put me at ease, with the 3 different looks I had planned for the day. Her fun and friendly manner made her easy to talk to. During the trial Brett perfectly executed what I was looking for the first time. She went slow and asked a lot of questions along the way to make sure I was happy with it and see if there was anything I wanted to change. Brett was great at keeping in touch throughout the months between the trial and my wedding. I worry a lot about timing and details, and she took care of all of that beforehand so I didn't have to. On the day of, she came and set up, and even brought music to set the tone. Brett is fabulous! She is so personable, charming and flexible. I had to add a few people to get their makeup done closer to the wedding, and she had no problem scheduling it in. The day of she even did a little something for the flowergirl, which was so sweet! She did such a fantastic job. Everyone looked truly stunning!! I am so happy with the outcome because I felt beautiful and looked so in the pictures as well! So, Brett I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me look and feel as fabulous as possible! I would definitely recommend Brett for your very special day. Brett you are fantastic! I would love to work with Brett again, and I would highly recommend her!! Thank you Brett!


Lindsay //

Brett was amazing. When I emailed her questions she always got back to me right away. I never felt rushed or hurried because she took the time to really listen to me. She does fantastic work and I felt so beautiful on my wedding day. She is the best!

Jocelyn //

Brett was fabulous from the moment I met her. From my initial inquiry to the date of service, I never once had to worry about my makeup services because I knew that Brett would be on top of it. Brett is truly an artist and its apparent that she is fully invested in what she does. My wedding party consisted of 8 ladies having their makeup done as well as an airbrush tan in advance of the wedding for me. It was the most flawless airbrush tan I have ever had and I got MANY compliments on it. The makeup looked amazing on each and every person, playing up the features of each individual instead of putting the same color on everyone. The entire wedding party commented on Brett's warm yet professional demeanor. I find myself thinking of excuses to go back to Brett for services in the future. Thanks Brett!!!

Christa //

My artist did such a wonderful job! Our hair and makeup held up through the whole night and I received so many compliments. They had us all done in the exact time promised without ever feeling rushed. It was so much fun too!! Highly recommended.

Alex //

I am absolutely thrilled that I chose to work with Brett for my wedding hair and make-up! This was definitely my "splurge" in the budget but I absolutely have no regrets and can't say enough good things about Brett.  I had worked with Brett a few years ago when I did a boudoir session with Jen Wheeler (Serendipity Photography). I was really happy and impressed with my hair and make-up that day, and also really happy with how well everything photographed. I also loved Brett's personality! I did know her pricing for weddings though, and at first I didn't consider hiring her when I started searching for wedding day beauty. As I searched the internet for affordable hair and make up vendors though, I just kept coming up disappointed. I wanted to look gorgeous and stunning on my wedding day, and not look like I had just done my make up and hair myself. I kept coming back to Brett's website, and finally decided to just go for it. Why go with another vendor when I already knew I was going to be thrilled with Brett's services? I also decided to book her for hair and make up for the moms and bridesmaids and do this as a gift to the ladies. Everyone looked so amazing! Brett was worth every penny and I cannot thank her enough. I truly felt beautiful on my wedding day! Communication, flexibility, professionalism...everything was perfect!

Michelle //

Brett is awesome! She was easy to get a hold of during the planning process, provided direction for the bridal party services and most importantly, made me look fabulous of my wedding day! Brett and another artist took care of hair and make-up for 8 members of the wedding party and was incredibly efficient. I would recommend Brett to any bride that wants a professional, fun and highly talented artist for their wedding day.


Razaan //

Brett and her team were absolutely fantastic. I was so impressed! On my wedding day, they took care of hair and makeup for myself, five bridesmaids, two mothers, a family friend, and two flower girls. Half of us had specific ideas as to what we wanted for hair and makeup, and half had no idea and told Brett and her team to "make us look awesome". Every single person was thrilled with the results! The entire morning was stress-free and relaxing, and it was a wonderful start to my wedding day. If I were to do it all over again, I would definitely hire Brett again! Hiring Brett Dorrian Artistry was one of the best decisions I made.

Sarah //

I can't say enough wonderful things about the people I worked with at Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios. I had gone with them because of the positive experience I had as a bridesmaid in a wedding they did a few years ago. I was not disappointed for my own wedding. I wanted to look like a movie star from the '40s and they did such a fantastic job. The hair and makeup were PERFECT. I loved the way I looked. I also loved that they came to our hotel room and got us all ready without any of us having to go anywhere. It was an awesome morning. All the bridesmaids looked perfect as well. Although they aren't the least expensive on the market for bridal hair and makeup, it is definitely worth every penny. Everybody looked flawless!

Keisha //

I worked directly with Brett during our wedding. I was completely floored with the talent of Brett and her team. The makeup and hair was FLAWLESS. Brett was so knowledgeable and easy to work with. She made everything so comfortable and fun! Brett Dorrian went above and beyond for my expectations!

Bridget //

Brett Dorrian and her crew were one of the highlights of my wedding experience. Everything about working with them was seamless -- they were prompt with communication from the start of the process until after the wedding, when I received a thank you note in the mail. My artist was lovely and did a perfect job on my make-up and hair. I also had the chance to work with Brett and two other studio artists during my time as a bride-to-be and they were all fantastic. I've recommended two friends to Brett Dorrian since last month and I will continue to spread the word every chance I get. Oh! And their spray-tanning services are AWESOME as well (and nothing came off on my dress or my mom's dress...I hear that others may have encountered this issue from other spray tans). Just one more reason that Brett Dorrian is the best.


Rebecca //

My bridesmaids and I had the best experience possible with Brett Dorrian and her team. They came to our hotel the day of the wedding and were absolutely wonderful. They did an incredible job on the hair and makeup for 18 women in a high stress environment and were so accommodating and calm it was amazing. They finished hair and makeup for 18 people all on schedule with everyone loving their hair and makeup (which it’s hard to please everyone!) If I had to do it all again I would choose them in a heartbeat. I also loved that my trial-run was with Brett and she also did my hair and makeup the day of so I knew exactly what I was getting and also had a friendly, calm person to talk to when I was stressed the day of :) They have a true talent and I can't say enough good things - Please contact me for any further questions about this vendor!

Alana //

My artist was awesome for the trial-run and all of the day-of craziness! The two artists staffed at the wedding were so flexible, friendly, fun, and did a wonderful job on both me, the bridesmaids, and the MOB and MOG. The best part was that neither the hair nor makeup budged all night long, but still looked natural and effortless. I highly recommend Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios!

Monica //

When I first started wedding planning, I didn't think about finding makeup/hair services. I figured we would just go to a salon the morning of the wedding. It wasn't until about 4 months before the wedding that I realized how important it is to find a trustworthy, professional service. When you spend so much money on your photographer and wedding day, you want to make sure you look and feel great! I have known Brett for awhile and I know her studio is the best of the best. There was no other choice for me. I am lucky they still had availability on my wedding day. Brett is so professional and passionate about her business. She puts her heart and soul into this business and it is apparent! One of the lead artists did my hair and makeup. My artist was so friendly from the moment I met her at the trial run. I didn't have a clear vision of what I wanted, but after I showed her pictures of ideas she came up with an updo I loved. On the makeup side, I'll admit I am picky. I was nervous to have someone else do my makeup. However, my artist did a fantastic job! She listened to my requests and took pictures of my final look. A great benefit is seeing how you look in photographs prior to your wedding day. The day of the wedding I felt calm knowing I was in good hands. A second studio artist came to my house the day of the wedding to help out. She also did a great job on the bridesmaids. Everyone had fun, creative updos. It is well worth the money to invest in professional makeup and hair services. I can't thank my artist enough for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day!  Bonus- I was a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding last weekend and was lucky enough to have the studio style my hair again. Once again, I loved my updo and got many compliments!


Sarah //

Brett and all the ladies that helped out on my wedding day were amazing!! I felt like I could put everything in their capable hands and just relax, which was really nice! All of my Bridesmaids looked and felt great! And most important I felt unstoppable, and confident. The entire process with Brett was enjoyable, and easy. She listened to all of my requests and turned them into something really great. I would trust her with my hair and face every day!

Kelin //

Brett and her artists were fantastic. I came in with a complex vision for the styling of our wedding, and instead of giving me choices, Brett helped develop the style with me—and she was there every step of the way to help make style decisions. I was more confident because of working with Brett and her artists—both in the overall alternative styling of our wedding day, and in the tiny details of my style. Brett built my hair and makeup so that I looked like a glowing version of myself, a version of myself without a bad angle. My makeup did a lot of the grace for me from the ceremony all the way to the after party. They did a fantastic job with both mothers and the whole wedding party (men included!)—everyone felt and looked amazing. Working with Brett's studio showed me the real artistry in makeup and hair design. They were an essential part in the absolutely amazing weekend we had, and the photographs and visual memories we’ll have.

Erin //

I cannot rave enough about the wonderful job that my stylist from Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios did. She was wonderfully communicative with me via email and phone while trying to schedule a trial-run since I had to come in from out of town and work it around childcare needs. Her work was fabulous at the trial-run and the few tweaks that we needed to make for the big day were done seamlessly and literally flawlessly. I have never felt more beautiful in my life. She was a pleasure to work with in every sense of the phrase. I know that there are cheaper options out there for hair or makeup, but you pay for quality and when you work with Brett Dorrian Studios, you will receive it.

Amanda //

My artists from Brett Dorrian Artistry studios are amazing! Not only did they get up at 4 am to get everyone in my bridal party ready by 11am, but they were also very flexible and responsive when I asked to add two attendants for hair the night before the wedding. I was hesitant to do a hair trial run, but I’m so glad I did, the style my artist created was better than any of the ideas I had and my makeup was fabulous! Brett is very organized, professional and great to work with, hair and makeup was the easiest things I booked for my wedding. You will not be disappointed if you book any of the Brett Dorrian Artistry Studio artists for your wedding.


Lindsay //

Brett is fantastic. After a dismal trial run with another vendor who was supposed to hair and makeup for myself and my wedding party I was at my wit's end trying to figure out what I was going to do! I was only too lucky that somehow, my wedding weekend was virtually the only one that Brett hadn't booked for the wedding season yet. She jumped into action, responded to me immediately, and even put together a contract for me to review and sent it to me at midnight so that I would have all of that information readily available and put my mind at ease that everything was taken care of. Not only is her responsiveness and her professionalism amazing, but her talent as a hair and makeup artist is spectacular! After watching her work her magic on my mom and the maid of bridesmaids who hadn't previously signed up to have their makeup done were practically begging her jump on board! If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely call Brett......and I would call her EARLY!!

Melissa //

I was lucky enough to have Brett make my wedding party; mother and I look phenomenal on the day of my wedding. Everything turned out truly amazing, we all looked stunning! I was so impressed with my makeup; it looked both beautiful in pictures and in person. It also made it through a day full of tears and an accidental Champaign blast to my face. My makeup withstood the entire day and looked perfect even until the very last dance. I would recommend Brett’s services to all of my friends and family, I could not have asked for anything more!

Hyedi //

I had a beyond-perfect experience with Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios and my lead artist! Brett was easy to work with and made sure that I had all of the services I needed and that every last detail was taken care of...and my artist just rocks! She listened carefully to what I was looking for, for my bridal look, and worked her magic to make me feel and look amazing on my wedding... day. It was so nice to not have to worry about my hair and makeup on the day of my wedding -- everything stay put the entire night! No touch-ups! She also did my mom's makeup and hair and my mom was thrilled with her look, too! Thank you so, so much to my lead artist and Brett -- I'd recommend you and your team to anyone!

Calli //

I feel so lucky to have had Brett do my hair & makeup for my wedding! She is a true professional, and I could not have been happier with her work. And, she is a genuine and cool person that I really enjoyed spending time with! There is no doubt about it...Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios is THE best!


Nora //

I contacted Brett before I had anything but a date set. I had been watching her work for years and knew on my wedding day that she had to be there. In fact, following BDA on facebook, I learned she needed a hair model for a studio training event - I volunteered and that is when I knew for sure she had to be there on my wedding day. Brett and her team worked incredibly efficiently to have hair and makeup done for 8 (bride, 6 bridesmaids, and my mom) on my wedding day, All of the girls had unique and stylish updo's for the wedding. From my trial run, we worked together and I had exactly what I wanted for my wedding day. I'm also a huge crier - and my makeup, false eyelashes and all - lasted perfectly the whole day! After I put on my dress, and I saw how I looked hair, makeup and dress, that was one of the best moments of my life. I've never felt more beautiful and like myself. I'd highly recommend utlizing the services from Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios as she and her team are true professionals and sincerely want the best for their clients.

Steph //

I would recommend Brett and her team to everyone getting married - or just wanting to look their best for an event! I had a studio lead artist for my wedding (and we had her for my sisters wedding as well!!) although we missed Brett, my artist was so much fun to work with. Everyone looked their very best! If you're thinking of doing your own makeup - don't! Let Brett's team work their magic, your photographers will thank you for it! :) :) Loved them!!

Betsy //

Brett is a true artist and a real gem of a person too!! I could not have been more happy with her work and her friendly, fun, professional attitude throughout the process! I felt like a real Princess on my wedding day and loved how the photos turned out with the natural beautiful makeup! As many times as tears of joy were shed (and the fact that it was 90+ and humid), my makeup looked almost the same at the end of the night as it did at the beginning of the day which was so so important!!! Thank you Brett, for your stunning work and your commitment to helping Brides look beautiful!

Erin //

Brett- Only one word  comes to my mind to describe Brett Dorrian Artistry and that is BEAUTIFUL! Her work is a work of art that captures Individuals Beauty inside and out. I have never seen Such AMAZING work! It's breath taking on what she can do and her work of talent! The feeling that you have once you leave Brett's presence is unbelievable and that's passion in what she does. I'm Brett's number one fan and Will Always go back with any Occasion that I may have! Beautiful work!

Heidi //

Brett is amazing and so is her team! My bridesmaids and the mothers looked stunning on the day of my wedding. Brett really listens to what you like and don't like. I was pickier than I thought I would be about my make-up and Brett fixed everything to my liking with a smile on her face. She was never annoyed at how many times we needed to "tweak" my eye make-up. I looked amazing on my wedding day and I owe it all to Brett!! AND - my make-up and hair stayed all night...even with humidity.


Mallory //

Brett and her team could not have done a more perfect job with my wedding makeup. They did fantastic work with the makeup for me, my bridesmaids, and the moms. Everyone looked (and felt) truly gorgeous! Not only is the end product great, but Brett is also a complete joy to work with-- super organized and helpful throughout the planning process; I can't recommend her enough! I will be searching for any excuse I can find to have her do my makeup again.

Tricia //

Brett and her team were phenomenal for my wedding hair and makeup. They styled numerous people, including three squirming girls, who then proceeded to run around the suite chaotically while Brett and her team calmly finished other hair/makeup. We had bridal hair and makeup, one bridesmaid hair and makeup, two bridesmaids’ hair, three kids updos, grandma hair and makeup and mother of groom hair and makeup. Everyone was done in the allotted time and Brett checked in on everyone's pins and updos to make sure they would last throughout the day and did any additional pinning necessary. She was fabulous and incredibly flexible to work with. I could not be more pleased with the service I received.

Ashley //

Brett is fantastic!!! She creates a look for you that truly brings our your best features. When someone from a salon does your hair, they usually wait until the end to see if you like it which can make it hard to change. With Brett, during the trail run, she goes step by step to make sure you like everything BEFORE you see the final look. She is truly amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone!!

Jamie //

I was fortunate to work with Brett twice in ‘09 - both for our wedding and engagement photo session. Communication was fantastic. She frequently checked in with me to keep in touch and get updates on hairstyle/makeup thoughts and ideas as well as plans for the big day. Brett listened to my vision, and then mixed in her own creative ideas to make the finished outcome truly unique. Many kudos to Brett and her dedication to artistic perfection and flare for design (and did I mention she was the photographer, too?). She is permanently in my contact list for personal styling and photography.


Valerie //

My bridal services in Spring 2012 were performed by Brett herself. My package included spray tanning, airbrush/full-face makeup, and hair. I was so happy that I hired Brett. She is extremely professional and has a calming demeanor perfect for quieting a bride’s nerves. My maid of honor called her an “old soul,” and her new studio on Selby and Snelling certainly reflects a certain vintage charm. I highly recommend Brett to anyone looking for styling services. She is a good listener, a patient practitioner of her craft, and someone who has perfected what she does while continuing to learn what’s new in the field. Brett is also a lot of fun, and I find her creative energy rather inspiring!  We did trial runs for my tanning, makeup, and hair and this was crucial in creating a plan for the big day. Brett took “before and after” pictures at the trials and these were very helpful in showing us what we needed to do in order to capture the right look in photos. After the trials, I shared my feedback, and we put a plan in place. I felt so comfortable knowing I would be in Brett’s care on my wedding day!  When the day arrived, Brett put together the looks that we had discussed, and knew just what needed to be done to have them last throughout the entire day. Everything turned out great, and certainly would not have been as successful without Brett’s careful planning and attention to detail! With her seemingly effortless execution, one would think that Brett has been doing this forever! She was so caring and responsive to all of my concerns. I felt so perfect thanks to Brett… as did my mom and maid of honor!

Angella //

Brett did a fantastic job on my wedding makeup and the mother of the bride's hair and makeup. I have previously had my makeup done by other people, and have never been happy with the outcome. I have always had to wash my face and start over when others have done my makeup. Because of this, I did a trial run with Brett and absolutely loved everything she did. On the day of the wedding, she came she did exactly what we had done for the trial run, was quick and stayed perfectly within the time schedule, and helped keep the mood relaxing. She is always prompt in responding to emails and has no problem with any changes you want to make.  I would definitely recommend Brett to any bride!

Mary Beth //

I have used Brett's styling services a couple of times for different occasions, and she's always done a great job. She really came through for me and getting the perfect makeup. I looked so great, and everyone was so pleased with her professionalism, expertise, and sense of humor! Always appreciated on stressful days!


Rachael //

Brett did my sister's wedding and she did a fabulous job. She asked all the bridesmaids as individuals what they wanted as their style so that we didn't look like masked robots coming down the aisle. She excelled at all the different hair-styles and worked flawlessly with multiple skin and hair types. We all looked fabulous that day and we will definitely be calling on her skills again.

Liz //

...Brett’s unmistakable natural talent and passion for makeup artistry shines through consistently.  It was obvious that I would trust Brett to do my makeup on one of the most important and exciting days of my life…my wedding day.  Not only did Brett make me look great, she also made me feel great by keeping me calm while applying my makeup.  She asked me questions and described what she was doing so that I knew what to expect when I looked in the mirror.  Brett has the talent and the drive for makeup artistry that makes people feel confident in her work.  She truly wants to make her clients happy with how they look and bring out the beauty they have on the inside...

Brittany //

Brett is absolutely AMAZING. I worked with Brett on multiple occasions (boudoir, wedding and trash the dress) this year and what fun each and every session was! Brett was open to hearing my ideas and really helped me translate them to reality each and every time - I barely had to explain things to her and she just KNEW what I wanted! Each look was phenomenal - every time we went for a different vintage style (30's and 40's once, then romantic vintage, and 60's mod another time!) and each and every time Brett pulled out all the stops. Everyone that saw me or my photos was floored by how fantastic I looked and I owe it all to Brett, as she truly brought out my most beautiful aspects with her artistry. She is a joy to work with, and after working with her so frequently in 2009, I am so happy to now call her my friend!



Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios is proud and grateful to be an award-winning and published studio recognized for our high quality custom media makeup, hairstyling, and photography services.

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