“I live in NY and was recently married in Palm Springs, CA. I found Kat online and felt comfortable with her from the start. She worked with me on creating a 'day-of' beauty time-line for myself and all of my girls and encouraged me to send her pictures of hair & makeup that I liked from magazines. She was great at staying in contact with me and showed up on time and ready to go the day of the wedding. She was completely professional and has such an easy way about her that she made the day very fun and stress-free. (My dad actually thought she was a girlfriend of mine from way back because she fit in so well.) My hair and makeup turned out better than I could have ever expected. The airbrushed makeup photographed beautifully, but also did not look overdone in person. Kat is a doll deluxe and I would recommend her to any of my girlfriends.” 
Jillian B.

“Kat is an incredible makeup artist and hair stylist! She does such a beautiful job and is such a pro and pleasure to work with. We would definitely work with her again and HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for a professional artist.” 
Jasmine A.

"I am so thankful that I had Kat as part of my wedding dream team! From the beginning, she was so accommodating and easy to work with. Her work is amazing and she only wants to execute your vision (no ego like some other artists!). She did an amazing job juggling my bridal party and the moms and everyone looked gorgeous! I can't thank her enough! I would HIGHLY recommend her to any bride!"
Lindsay R.

"KAT IS AMAZING!!! This review is very much long overdue! I got married in February earlier this year, and am so glad I had Kat to do my hair and makeup, and my girl's makeup. (Only reason the girls didn't do their hair with her is we had already planned for a family friend doit, otherwise Kat would've been the one!).She truly is amazing at what she does and I would use her over and over again! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for someone who gives you an absolutely beautiful finish at the end, all the while giving you a natural look. I knew after the makeup/hair trial that I would go with Kat. My first instinct when I looked in the mirror that time was "Wow, this is Amazing". Not only is she talented, but she has such a wonderful, kind personality as well. I also appreciated her asking me if I wanted her to get me any makeup to keep with me throughout the night. I trusted her, she bought me the lip color, I reimbursed her and it was perfect. Kat even followed up with me a couple months later to see how the newlyweds were doing. I cannot say enough how thankful I am to have had Kat. My sisters, bridesmaids, all who were there to help me get ready were very impressed with Kat as well and hope to use her too for future engagements. THANK YOU KAT!"
Alia S.

"Kat Laskey from Absolutely Beautiful was awesome!! She was very patient and helpful. I had no idea about make up and I wanted something that looked natural and flawless and she did such an amazing job. I needed to be in church very early and she was very flexible and was there for me when I most needed it. She did my hair and make up exactly how I wanted for an affordable price. I highly recommend her...she is the best."
Vanessa D.
"Kat...  Everyone LOVED their hair and makeup.  The pictures turned out beautiful.  I gave your information to a friend of mine that is getting married because she saw the pictures and loved the hair and makeup.  We cannot thank you enough for all of your help that day!  I attached a few pictures that the photographer took to show how amazing the hair and makeup looked on everyone.  Thank you Thank you Thank you for the absolutely amazing job that you did on that day.  It truly helped make everything turn out perfectly!!!"
Laura V.
 
"I hadn't met Kat before the day & what a pleasant surprise she was! They showed up early, were so kind & ready to make the girls look lovely! Make-up was awesome & hair perfection! Each girl looked BEAUTIFUL!! THANK YOU KAT!"
Brynne Y.
 
"I'm not sure I'll be able to say enough good things about Kat, but here goes! I'm not a big make-up person so I was a little nervous going into it. I did a trial first with Kat and she put all my fears at ease. She wasn't all up in my face or overwhelming. Instead, I gave a rough idea of what I was thinking and she used her creative genius to make it a beautiful reality. On the day of the wedding, Kat and her assistant drove miles, went through a creek (!) in order to do the make-up of me and my bridesmaids in a ranch house. My theme was nature-y, ethereal type and she absolutely did the beautiful finishing touches on our fairytale wedding. She's such a visionary, laid back, and a pleasure to be around. I can't say how grateful I am for her!"
Alana P.

"Kat was AMAZING! She did my makeup for my wedding in April, and completed a bridesmaid's makeup as well, and I couldn't have been happier. Kat responded quickly to my initial email inquiry and we booked a trial for shortly there after. During my trial, she listened to what I liked and what I didn't like, and didn't make me feel bad for saying no to some of her ideas, or for tweaking some of her work. I didn't have to tweak too much though, because I looked beautiful! After the trial, I emailed her a few times with questions. Kat was super helpful and didn't make me feel like I was inconveniencing her. It was clear that she was truly committed to giving me a look that I wanted. On the day of my wedding, I felt PERFECT. It is amazing how great makeup can make someone feel so beautiful! I was glowing! Even without a trial for my bridesmaid, Kat did a wonderful job. My bridesmaid looked her best! Kat was on time, was efficient on the wedding day, was helpful with suggestions, and was a pleasure to have in the room with my friends and family. I will be using Kat again, and would recommend her to anyone. You won't be sorry if you book Absolutely Beautiful!"
Adrianne R.
 
"I got married in Sarasota in 2006 and Kat did an amazing job! Not only did I feel gorgeous that day, but the pictures turned out so beautiful, thanks to the awesome makeup she did for me that day. She is extremely professional and was a true pleasure to work with. I definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a stylist."
Carrie R.
 
"Kat did an amazing job! She was extremely professional and helpful every step of the way. I was not very sure of what I wanted and she was very patient with me and made sure in the end the look was "me". I got so many compliments on both the hair and the make up and didn't feel completely overdone and fake which was perfect for me. She also did my mom and sister's make up and they were really happy with the way everything turned out. Lastly she was extremely sweet and kind to everyone and maintained a very calming presence throughout the day, which was VERY much appreciated. I would recommend her to everyone!"
Marina F.
 
"Kat is absolutely amazing. She is the sweetest girl and she is very talented with hair and makeup. I am so happy with her. Her assistant, Carla, was just as wonderful. Kat and Carla listened to everything we wanted and bent over backwards to make us happy. Very very pleased. HIGHLY recommended."
Jacqueline P.
 
"Kat and her assistant Amber were very calming, down-to-Earth presences on my wedding day. They were on time and adapted their schedule to our needs. I felt radiant on my wedding day, but still felt like I looked like myself. Leading up to the wedding day, I actually had two trial runs since I changed my mind about my hair style, and Kat fit me in, no problem! She was also wonderful and timely with her email communication. I would recommend her to any bride, no matter what her needs are. Thank you, Kat!"
Jackie T.
 
"Kat and her staff did an absolutely fabulous job on the hair and makeup for my wedding. Their timeliness and professionalism helped my day to run smoothly and seamlessly while their friendliness, approachability, and expertise helped my family and I to feel “absolutely beautiful” and confident on my big day.
I rarely wear make-up and fuss with my hair, so I wanted an overall very natural, minimalist look. Kat took my wishes to heart and really communicated with me throughout my trial and the day-of to make sure that I was happy with my look. In addition, Kat was easy to work with, patient and flexible. My bridal party had many similar sentiments after working with Kat’s staff and loved their looks as well.
I would highly recommend Kat and Absolutely Beautiful to any interested bride."
Megan D.
 
"Kat did such an amazing job on my hair and makeup for our wedding. I received so many compliments! She also did hair and makeup on one of my bridesmaids, who looked gorgeous, and her assistant for the day, Carla, did fabulous hair on the rest of the girls. Kat is very personable and made me feel comfortable and relaxed, which is great leading up to one of the biggest moments of my life! Overall I had a wonderful experience with Kat, and I would definitely recommend her to other brides. :)"
Shannon K.
 
"Absolutely Beautiful exceeded my highest expectations!! Kat was professional, punctual, and made me look and feel like a million bucks on my big day. Being an Asian-American, I had my reservations and did not want to look fake or painted for my wedding. I asked Kat to transform me, but still keep me looking classic, simple and refined. She delivered on her promise and I would highly recommend her to any bride."
Christina W.
 
"Kat did an amazing job on my hair and make-up for my wedding day. I don’t usually wear a lot of make-up and wanted to look natural yet still stand out in photos. Kat did just that! I received lots of compliments and my pictures turned out great! 
She has a very diverse background as a make-up artist so it was easy for her to understand my skin and what colors would work well. 
Not only is Kat a talented make-up artist she also did a great job on my hair. I originally had one style in mind, but when I came home, my then-fiancee didn’t necessarily agree. I was bummed only because he didn’t like it and told Kat what happened. She was so understanding and offered to do another hair session so both my husband and would be happy with it. It turned out to be a great decision to change the original style because the final look was even better! 
From the trial to the big day, my experience with Kat was really wonderful. She is so easy to talk to and made me look and feel so pretty!"
Nhu-Chi T.
 
"Kat was such an amazing find for my wedding. She was the perfect addition to my special day. I met with her for a trial and felt so comfortable with her right away. She really made it all about what I wanted and worked with me to find the perfect look. 
On the day, she was such a blessing. She has such a calming presence, which is nice to have on such a crazy day, and her work was absolutely divine. 
Her assistant Carla worked on my Mom and two of my bridesmaids, who all looked beautiful as well. 
I was told I was the most beautiful bride, like I had just stepped out of a magazine, and it was all due to Kat. I am going to use her for another wedding I'm attending and one of my bridesmaids said she wants to use her for her wedding. 
You can't beat her price for the quality of work you recieve. Get her while you can."
Charlie G.
 
"Kat did my hair and makeup for my wedding and was absolutely indispensable as part of my wedding team. Right from our first conversation she made me feel at ease and well taken care of. On my wedding day I decided halfway through her styling my hair that I wanted something else and she adapted to my change of heart easily and without any fuss. She made me look and feel exactly like I wanted to on my wedding day. I recommend her with full confidence."
Breetel S.
 
"Kat is an Absolutely Beautiful person and a very talented makeup artist! I first found out about Kat through her website www.absolutelybeautifulbrides.com. Then, as any insane bride like myself would do, I researched her a little more and quickly found that she was no ordinary makeup artist, but a pro with a huge amount of experience and knowledge. I decided to come out and do a trial with her and ended up having such a fun time with her and her precious puppies. I didn't have time for another trial before the wedding but I trusted her 100% to wing the changes I asked for. It ended up raining the day of (I was late...she was on time!), which stressed me out just a bit (a lot!). But she was so calm that I had no choice but to sit back and enjoy the transformation. In the end, I felt like a princess with a beautiful up-do, amazing makeup and a huge smile! I received lots of compliments and I'm also pleased to say that all of the women in my bridal party were equally as happy with her and Carla's (her assistant) work! A huge thank you to you both!"
Candace Q.
"Kat did such an amazing job on my hair and makeup for our wedding. I 
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I rarely use makeup but wanted to look nice for my wedding. I initially wanted to do my own makeup so that I didn't look overly made up, but figured I had to hire someone to do my hair anyways. I looked at > 20 makeup vendors portfolios and reviews, then asked some of them questions about timing for the day. 
I ended up going with Kat, and I'm so glad she did. Her portfolio contains clients of many ethnic backgrounds, which was important to me, since the entire wedding party is Asian. When I did my trial with her, she really listened to what I was going for (not overly dramatic), and her hair was really great too. On the day of the wedding, she arrived promptly to the venue at 5AM(!), and she and Carla (hair) were able to finish doing hair and makeup for the bride, three bridesmaids, and two mothers in 3.5 hours. They both did an excellent job. I had them use my makeup. Everyone said I looked beautiful. The mothers (who are hardest to please) even liked their hair and makeup. The makeup also photographed well. Carla is a magician with hair too. My hair and makeup lasted the entire day, and I hardly needed touchups, except for the lips. Kat also provided a touchup kit, which was super helpful. Luckily, I didn't cry, so didn't have any major smudging issues. :) 
Overall, they did a wonderful job and were professional and efficient. Would definitely recommend their services."
Evelyn C.
 
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