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Allison was fantastic, she made me look and feel incredible for my civil ceremony and wedding day.
She is very talented and organized, she took care of 8 of us and kept perfectly on schedule.
My bridesmaids and mom were all happy about their hair and makeup, we all look wonderful in the wedding photos.
Allison gives great advice and listens to any comments or concerns,
I'm very happy I trusted her for the weekend!
I would recommend Modern Beauties to every bride. Merci encore!

Catherine Gogel
From Boston / October 2021

I met Modern Beauties years ago at a French Bal in Paris and was blown away by how Allison and her partner made me look. Since then I keep booking Allison whenever I'm in Paris or London, and I even flew her to New York for my wedding celebrations. Her style can be glamorous and spotless if that's what you want but she also has this remarkable gift to make me look perfectly undone.
The French carefree je ne sais quoi that I can't get with anyone else! You're at the right place if your style is natural, sophisticated and minimal.

Isabel Blondeau, NYC

The French "je ne sais quoi" that I can't get with anyone else!

She made me look and feel incredible!

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We had Allison do hair and Maeva do makeup for myself, all my girls, and both moms. They were both incredible. Allison started as my hairstylist, did an awesome trial, but when we had a need for makeup, she added her colleague Maeva. And I'm so glad she did. My makeup looked absolutely flawless. We didn't do a trial, I was just able to send pictures of styles I liked, and what she created was wonderful.

Allison came in with such a happy and patient spirit!
This is was very appreciated on such a stressful morning. We all had different wants and needs and she adapted easily to create exactly what we had in mind.
Everyone was happy and felt good about themselves!

At first, I was very concerned about having makeup that looked great on camera but not in real life. I've seen this happen at many weddings and that's the reason why I originally planned to do it myself. When I explained this to Allison at our hair trial, she ensured me that this was not her philosophy about beauty. Less is more! she said. And I'm very happy that I trusted her and booked Modern Beauties for makeup as well.
My wedding pictures are gorgeous!!
Look no further ;) She's one of Paris Wonders!

Kim Maelle
From Boston / March 2018

She's one of Paris Wonders!

I felt like she knew me forever and read through my mind.

I could not be happier with my decision to hire Modern Beauties to do hair and makeup for my wedding events. I'm very specific about how I like my hair and makeup to be, so I was nervous about finding someone who would understand my wishes without making me feel like I'm a pain in the neck. But when I went to Allison for my hair and makeup trial she made me feel like my requests were no big deal. For example, unlike most people, I hate volume on my head and I wanted no volume at all, but I still wanted texture, nothing sleek or classic. I had a long list of things I didn't want without actually knowing what I wanted!

Allison patiently listened to me. She suggested a few things and then she started working... I was completely overwhelmed when she showed me the hairstyle she came up with. I felt like she knew me forever and read through my mind.

She also provided me with the most stunning hair piece. She brought many accessories for me to choose from and it was one less thing for me to worry about. I would probably have spent hours looking for what I wanted without even being sure it would fit my hairstyle. I thought it was a huge help!!

On the wedding day, Allison traveled to my hotel in Paris and was amongst the very few vendors being on time. It was a "Car free sunday" in Paris and she was organized accordingly.

I have never felt more beautiful in my life as I did on my wedding weekend, and I have Allison to thank for that! I would definitely recommend her for anyone and any kind of event!

Nesha Teoni from Vancouver
Wedding in Greece, September 2017
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Allison is AMAZING! So friendly and knowledgeable about makeup. I am so very happy with the way my makeup looked in person and in my wedding photos as well. Beautiful job! I would definitely book with her again in the future!

Rachael Gajdos

From Alpine, USA / August 2013

Fantastic Allison made our day so wonderful! She came to our hotel and helped me get ready with hair and make up. She even took the time so she could help my little girl with her hair. She is truly an artist! Hair and make up was great the whole day! It is not easy organizing a whole wedding in another country but Allison took the time to answer emails, helping me out with ideas and sending me different pictures so I could make up my mind.

Hege Damaris Kvam

Sweden / June 2015

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Allison travelled from Paris to do my hair and makeup on my wedding day plus 5 bridesmaids and mum-of-the-bride.


She did an absolutely gorgeous job. I felt like the most beautiful version of myself, my makeup was stunning and she managed to work wonders styling my short hair into a beautiful voluminous, low up-do.

I would highly recommend Modern Beauties.

Helaina Storey / Bride & Wedding Planner

From Greenhithe, United Kingdom / August 2016

Thank you so much Allison for the amazing hair & make up you did for me for our wedding renewal.

You make sure the person is so happy with what you have done, you were so lovely & sweet & you are a delight to work with. 

Wish you lived closer so I could treat myself for special occasions!

If you want the perfect hair/make up look no further!

She's da bomb!

Nicole Leigh

Australia / October 2014

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Modern Beauties c’est Allison, une talentueuse maquilleuse et coiffeuse, qui en plus de sublimer les mariées lors de leur jour J, maquille aussi les mannequins pendant les défilés de mode.


Ce que j’apprécie chez Allison c’est son côté moderne et poétique à la fois, elle sait parfaitement manier pinceaux et brosses pour obtenir un résultat la hauteur de vos attentes.


A contacter absolument !

Iwona, photographe Mon Conte de Fées

Provence, France

As a wedding planner working in France for internationally based couples, I pay great attention to the providers that I recommend to my clients. And I have to admit, Allison from Modern beauties always does an amazing job on my client's hair and makeup. She understands very well what my clients dream of and what suits them best based on their dress, skin type and hair texture. She always knows how to advise them with tact and professionalism and above all, makes them feel relaxed during the whole process. Can't wait to work again with you!

Dorothee Le Goater from DLG Events
Wedding Planner in France

Allison helped me to do my makeup and hairstyle on my big day. I'm so impressed by her professional. I'm a Chinese living in France, so before contact with her, I'm afraid that it would be hard for a western stylist to do makeup for asian because of different aesthetic and facial structure between western and eastern. But Allison dispel my misgivings. She arrived at my place in time, and just glance at the picture of my ideal style, she began to work. It seems like she has the magic power to do all this stuff, just within 1.5 hours, everything in done(including groom style), really efficient. The makeup and hairstyle is amazing, even better than the picture which I've shown her. I love it !!!! As well all my family and friends!!!! I'm so grateful that I had Allison helped me on my most important day, she made it perfect!!

Allison在我结婚这天帮我化妆做造型。她专业的工作让我印象深刻。我是一个在法国生活的中国人,在此之前出于中西方审美观以及中西方脸型骨骼的不同,很担心欧美化妆师是否能完美的给亚洲人化妆。但是Allison彻底打消了我的顾虑。由于我们双方都没有时间试妆,所以只能在结婚之前邮件沟通理想的发型和妆容。结婚当天她准时到我家,就扫了一眼我想要的发型和妆容,然后开始工作。非常有效率,有条理。她就像有魔法一样一个半小时内就完成了所有的工作,还帮新郎做了简单的发型和妆容。效率很高,效果也非常好!!甚至比我先前给她看的参考照片上的发型妆容还要好。我和我的家人朋友都特别喜欢这个发型妆容,朋友们一直称赞。非常感谢感激在我最重要的一天有Allison 帮助我化妆,她让这一天变得完美。

Ying Ying Wong

From China / January 2017

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