Heather Mesina

chicago hairstylist & makeup artist


I have been going to Heather for my hair and makeup needs for years, therefore, it was a given that I would ask her to style me and my bridal party for my wedding day. I went into my hair and makeup trial not really having a definitive idea on the look I wanted. Heather was very patient throughout the whole trial and created a look that made me feel beautiful and comfortable. I've had my makeup done by other people in the past and it felt like I was wearing pounds of makeup on my face. I never feel that way after Heather works her magic!

On top of her cosmetic talents, Heather is extremely organized and manages her team of stylists very well. My bridal party consisted of 9 bridesmaids, 1 groomsmaid, my mother, and mother-in-law. Everyone's hair and makeup was wonderfully done with plenty of time to spare before the ceremony and everyone only had positive things to say about their experience with Heather and her team.

Other hair and makeup stylists should take notes from Heather. She is extremely talented, professional, and genuinely cares about her clients and will go above and beyond to make them look and feel beautiful.

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Heather is unbelievably amazing - her work and her personality. From beginning to end, she was great to work with! From the planning to the trial to the big day, she helped me feel so comfortable and at ease that everything would turn out perfectly. 

And sure enough, it did! Come the big day, she was so great at helping me feel calm and relaxed. With her great attention to detail and work ethic, we were able to finish early with everyone's hair and makeup looking flawless and beautiful. 

Everyone was so pleased and loved the outcome of their look. I never wear makeup, so I always get nervous whenever I need to wear it, but Heather was so great in helping me feel comfortable and attaining that natural look that I wanted. The day of the wedding was super windy and it was even raining a bit during the pictorials, but despite the bad weather, there was not a hair out of place or a blotch on our faces. A true testament of how great her work is! 

Thank you, Heather, for your beautiful heart and your beautiful work. I couldn't have asked for a better hair and makeup artist and friend as you to help me on my big day! 

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Heather’s work is amazing and top notch. I will not let anyone do my hair or makeup unless it is done by Heather or her crew. For the past 10 years she has been my main go to for hair and makeup, but when I hired her for my wedding last year September 2015, she really wowed me. During my trial she really paid attention to the detail and finesse I was striving for. She made sure I did not leave the trial until I was satisfied, and that I was. I could have not felt more beautiful on the day of my wedding. She did my hair and makeup with such care and precision, and made me feel comfortable the whole time as I was getting ready for my big day. When she was done, and I looked at the mirror, I could not believe the amazing job she did. Actually I could believe it, because she’s that good…hehehe.

Oh! And even after taking pictures all day, and dancing all night my makeup and hair all stayed intact. If you are looking for professionalism and raw talent when it comes to your beauty needs, Heather is your girl, and I don’t know what I would do without her!

Photography by: Misha Media

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I highly and confidently recommend Heather for her hair and air brush makeup services. She has exceeded my expectations and went way above and beyond her role to make me feel comfortable, relaxed and excited about my big day.

EVERY ONE of my bridesmaid, my mom, aunts, and sisters LOVED her and agreed with me on how professional, timely, and was always two steps ahead of us when it came to touch-ups. I have gotten so many compliments on my makeup and hair styles! I wanted a natural look (requested by my husband) and she did exactly that. It was crisp, elegant and beautiful.

Beyond her skills and amazing creativity is her warm heart and awesome personality! She is such a blast to work with and completely understands how to work within a wedding timeframe, and let me tell you, that is SO important for a bride. I had a lot of anxiety leading up to the wedding about my hair and makeup, because it’s the one thing you want to be close to perfect as possible, and being a detailed oriented perfectionist I am so happy I had someone like Heather there for me.

My pictures came out so pretty and flawless, because of how perfect everything was done by Heather. I had no fly away, frizz, or messed up makeup. Thank you so much Heather for being a wonderful artist and friend during one of the biggest day of my life. I would hire you over and over and over!!!!! You truly are an expert in your field, and I promise anyone who goes to Heather will NEVER walk away disappointed!!!!

Photography by Joshua Albanese

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I met Heather through a family member. I was looking for someone to take care of my large bridal party, and once I met Heather, I knew she would be awesome. She is talented, organized, and easy to talk to and communicate with. Everything on the morning of the wedding went smoothly and on time, and the ladies looked beautiful. I couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out – thank you Heather! I highly recommend her for your hair and makeup needs!

Photography by David Lai

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Heather was truly accommodating from the moment I inquired about her services. She was thorough in answering any questions I had and worked closely with me, making sure I was comfortable with everything, from the trial run to finalizing the timeline. 

On the day of, we managed to finish ahead of schedule. Her work ethic makes her a great person to work with and her talent makes her a gifted hair and makeup stylist, which gives you the best possible product and experience. 

I’m always hesitant to get my hair and makeup done because I am always afraid I won’t look like myself, but Heather did a great job of listening to what I wanted (and what the rest of my bridal party wanted). On the day of my wedding, my hair and makeup were perfect. I didn’t look like I had “made up”, but just a a more radiant version of myself. For that, I am genuinely grateful. The entire night, people complimented Heather’s work, and from those who see pictures, I still get compliments. Hands down, one of the best and easiest experiences I could have had as a bride.

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