I first met Sam when she did my hair for a styled photo-shoot, and was instantly struck by her professional talent and calming presence. When I got engaged shortly after, I knew that I had to have her do my hair for my wedding (and for my sister’s wedding, and my other sister’s wedding after that.)

One of the challenges of planning your wedding look is figuring out how to translate ideas and inspiration into reality. Sam took the time to talk through my thoughts and concerns, and found a way to bring my ideas to life in a way that I could never have done on my own. By the time my wedding came around, having Sam do my hair felt like having a dear friend around that I knew I could trust. I absolutely recommend Lula Hair and Makeup to anyone preparing for a special occasion!

-Bridget H. 

At every step, Samantha went above and beyond to make sure she understood the look & style I was going for. We exchanged many emails and pictures, and also scheduled a trial session. She took detailed notes and made adjustments throughout the trial based on my comments. Since I am generally indecisive but also very particular, I had several concerns come up after the trial — to which she responded graciously/enthusiastically with a bullet-list of her suggestions for the wedding day. She never made me feel like I was too fussy or demanding… even on the wedding day when I requested a last-minute tweak to the plan!

Moreover, she delivered on what we discussed: simple, glowing makeup & a soft side updo. I am picking photos for a potential album and don’t think I will ever feel or look as fresh & beautiful as I did that day — through whatever magic she worked on me! She also provided makeup & hair styling for my sister and mom — and, like me, they would say they looked like the best versions of themselves.

Beyond her hair & makeup services, Samantha brings a unique, kind spirit to her work. I fondly remember our trial, where she baked muffins and made tea (just one example of the care & thoughtfulness she brings to her clients!). On the wedding day, she was a calming, sweet presence as I wrestled with my nerves & tiredness. She is exactly the type of person you want to have around as you get ready.

-Karmel C.

I found Samantha through word of mouth among friends and am so glad I had her do my hair on my wedding day! Samantha is the perfect combination of friendly and calming, which made the “getting ready” experience stress-free. She has such talent when it comes to style and hair. She turned a vision into something truly extraordinary. I couldn’t be happier with my choice for a wedding hair stylist and will always be thankful for Samantha’s role in that special day!

-Bridgette L. 

I could write a book on my adoration for Sam with Lula! If you’re looking for a wondrous, romantic hairstylist and makeup artist for your day — Sam is your gal. She prepares you from day one all the way to the BIG day and keeps you relaxed all the while. Her personality is bright and bubbly while still maintaining professionalism and reliability. Highly recommend her for all occasions.

Joanne M.

As an out of state bride, hair/makeup was one of the things I was most nervous about booking. After reading reviews I found Sam, and knew instantly that she was the one I wanted for our big day. Sam was so flexible in booking my trial the week of the wedding (the only time I would be in town!) and making sure I felt relaxed and comfortable in my hair/makeup on our wedding day. She planned a great timeline for the day so we didn’t have to rush getting everyone ready, and after final touchups she left me with a kit to stay fresh throughout the evening. Sam made me feel like the most beautiful version of myself on our wedding day and I cannot say thank you enough!

-Whitney V.

Samantha was such a pleasure to work with! She really took the time to listen to what we wanted & never made us feel rushed. Samantha has a unique ability to find your inner beauty and make it shine. Truly a joy!