When it came to bridal hair and makeup, I decided that I was not going to settle, and had doubts that I would find anyone who lived up to my expectations. Not only did Anjali live up to the challenge, but she made it an absolute no-brainer for me to work with her! If anything, Anjali ended up making me look even better than what I had initially pictured, raising the bar for even my own standard.
Anjali is a professional who specializes in bringing out your natural glam, to give you the perfect bridal glow on your wedding day. I loved the soft smokey look she did on my eyes -- an exemplary balance of subtlety, drama, and femininity. As an expert, she was also able to tie in my lip and blush colors to compliment my eyes in a way that all the shades looked like they were born to be there. With many other makeup artists, you find that they apply so much makeup that you start to look like a different person. What I love about Anjali is that she knows how to bring out every girl's natural/inherent "queen" vibes to make you look like the best version of yourself. My makeup was even set so perfectly that it didn't cake or melt off even after 15 hours of wear time!
In regards to hair, my biggest worries were that it wouldn't stay in place all night, and that my dupatta/head jewelry would eventually slide off. However, Anjali was able to set my hair so well that even after hours of intense dancing, my hair did not budge! Even after she set my hair, she made me do the "head shake" test to prove that nothing would move. This girl definitely knows what she's doing and has so many tricks up her sleeve that she might as well be the Houdini of glam.
Anjali is truly wonderful to work with, and has the ability to be your friend while remaining professional through every bit of communication. Especially when you are already so stressed about your wedding day, you don't want anyone to add to the headache. Anjali is an incredible listener, and is great about understanding your vision before starting the day. She wants you to be happy with your final look, just as much as you do. Her polite and kind demeanor, mixed with her insane knowledge of Beauty 101, makes her the perfect person to help you prepare for your special day.
- Aniya, July 2017
I wanted to reach out to you and thank you so very much for all the hard work you put into my hair and make up for all 3 events.
When I first described my Sangeet look to you, I was nervous as I have never really worn lighter make up colors and was scared of the concept of Peach lipstick. But you so easily vanished all my fears when I saw myself in the mirror that day. You were able to incorporate all these colors just amazingly. So many people's initial reaction to seeing me that evening were just complete shock, and I can't thank you enough for working so hard to achieve that shock moment.
For the wedding, I had really wanted a glowing natural look but still look like myself. You completely blew my mind with how amazing everything came out! You were super understanding of my complaining and lip color change, and you managed to do everything at such a quick speed with a smile on your face.
I know you had a very limited time between the wedding and reception but you changed the look SO drastically that I was amazed I could look so different in such a less amount of time! Thank you so much for accommodating our strict schedule. I wanted a fierce and big look for this event and you were able to accomplish that with such ease. The hair lasted well through the night despite all my dancing and jumping.
Folks are always concerned they will hire a vendor who doesn't understand their vision and I went through that mistake before as well. But I cannot begin to tell you how comforting it was to meet one that did. From the beginning of this whole process, you have been very clear with your expectations from me [which as a planner, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate] and with what you think would look good with my outfit and skin color. You are super easy to talk to and are able to relate with the randomest issues I had. I'm so very glad that I found you in my search for a MUA artist, your job is truly the difference between a happy and unhappy bride. You made me look so amazing and exactly the way I wanted.
Thank you Anjali for everything during those crazy 2 days, you truly are an amazing MUA and I'm so excited to see what the future holds for you :) Out of all my vendors during the week, you are truly the one I would recommend with my eyes closed, so thank you for making me look so beautiful and happy during my wedding events!
- Aastha, April 2017
Anjali did an incredible job on my bridal hair and make up. She is an artist! I am so glad she was a part of my wedding team.
First of all, she has vision and a very good eye. I gave her a vague idea of what I had in mind and she created a bridal look for my wedding day that was better than I could have imagined. It was very soft and pretty, and I loved that my face still looked like me! It held up through lots of happy tears and photographed beautifully. Anjali creates a lot of her products and color mixes herself, including the hair extensions.
Speaking of the hair, I LOVED it. For the wedding, she created a bun that carried the weight of my very heavy dupatta. I was expecting to be in pain from the heavy dupatta putting pressure on my scalp and neck, but the way she structured the hair and placed the dupatta, I felt comfortable and during the ceremony didn't even notice it. The reception hair was my favorite. It was glamorous and made a statement without being over the top, and it was different than any other reception hairstyle I've seen.
Finally, she is a total joy to work with. The hours in the chair flew by with easy conversation. It felt like hanging out with a friend. I especially loved hearing about all of her projects. She has hustle, and I really respect everything she is doing with her brand.
I would recommend Anjali to all of my friends who are getting married.
- Shefali, February 2017
Working with Anjali for my wedding was an amazing experience! I could not imagine a better hair stylist to do my wedding hair. She also did my rehearsal hair and makeup and I was so impressed and in love with my look. She really listened to the look that I wanted and executed my vision flawlessly. Both her makeup and work is so clean and long-lasting and I received sooo many compliments all throughout the night! truly felt like a princess. It was so easy to text her with any questions, and she was so responsive. I felt so comfortable and relaxed working with her and immediately trusted her for one of the most important days of my life. Thank you so much Anjali!! I will definitely be recommending all my friends to you!
- Nina, August 2016
Anjali was such a pleasure to work with and really made my Valima day so perfect! She's extremely professional and thorough in her work and really communicates with her clients to achieve their desired look. I wasn't in the area prior to my event, but Anjali was able to coordinate a FaceTime consultation so we could meet and go over potential hair and makeup looks. On the day of, Anjali made me feel so comfortable and relaxed! She takes her time and is open to suggestions or changes throughout the process. I absolutely loved my whole look and got a million compliments throughout the night!! Thank you, Anjali!
- Khadija, July 2016
Anjali was such a pleasure to work with! I was a bit apprehensive because I have heard horror stories about wedding day make-up but I could not have asked for a better experience. I first met with Anjali during the make-up trial, where we talked about my preferences and the general feel I was going for. She was very patient and tried several looks until I was completely satisfied. Booking with her was a breeze and everything was accomplished online. On my wedding day, she was such a calm, positive presence and I really enjoyed chatting with her to ease my nerves. Per my now husband’s request, we changed the make-up plan a bit and Anjali did an impressive job making sure to satisfy both his and my tastes. I got so many compliments on my make-up and it lasted all night, through tears and hours of dancing. I also want to note that the make-up was beautiful in person as well as in photos, not too heavy or cakey. I am so grateful to Anjali and would recommend her to anyone looking for make-up artistry. Thank you Anj!!
- Michele, July 2016
Anjali is an amazing hair and makeup artist. She really listens to you to understand the look you are going for, and knows what looks good for your skin tone, face shape, and outfit to create a personalized look for you. She did my hair and makeup for my wedding reception, and I was extremely happy with the results. I thought my hair and makeup looked amazing both in person and in pictures, and I received so many compliments throughout the night. She is also extremely professional, and very easy to work with. I highly recommend Anjali for special occasion makeup!
- Swetha, July 2016
Anjali was awesome to work with for my wedding! She took a lot of care during the trial and listened to what I wanted. She created two very separate looks for my wedding and reception and I loved both of them! I have never received as many compliments on my hair and makeup in my entire life. The look lasted all day (4am - 10pm) and turned out beautiful in the photos. Anjali is also very personable and lovely to be around, especially at 3am before you've had your coffee. I loved working with Anjali and would highly recommend her for doing bridal hair and make-up.
- Archana, June 2016
Anjali did a phenomenal job with my make up for all my wedding events. I had multiple make up trials but Anjali was the only one who actually listened to my concerns and paid attention to what I really wanted as an overall look. Almost everyone I interacted with at the wedding asked me about who did my make up and even after the wedding people approached me for pictures so they could get my look replicated! I was very nervous about getting a dramatic look and Anjali understood that, without it looking dramatic she made it glamorous and I don't think anyone else could have accomplished it the way she did. Thank you Anjali, for making sure I was comfortable and for doing such an amazing job. I will be sure to go to you in the future for any other big events!
- Surabhi, February 2016
Anjali is absolutely amazing! I found her online, and after my hair and make-up trial, I asked her to do my sangeet in addition to my wedding. I was so impressed. She's professional, punctual and super talented - all around so great to work with. I received so many compliments on my hair and make-up all weekend! I would highly recommend Anjali to anyone for any occasion, but especially for bridal. Trust her recommendations! She definitely knows what she's doing. She will make you look and feel amazing - just as you should! Thanks, Anjali!
- Smita, January 2016
Anjali's main goal is to ensure her client is completely satisfied with their look. My family hired Anjali for my brother-in-law's wedding and we were thrilled with the results. She provides thoughtful recommendations to create a beautiful and cohesive look. I also found Anjali to be super professional and organized -- a very important factor during chaotic weddings! I've already recommended her to several of my friends and would jump at the chance to book her again!
- Maryam, December 2015
Anjali is nothing short of amazing. From our first email exchange to the final touches of my big day- she was the consummate professional. Prior to the wedding we set up a call to discuss the look. She had amazing ideas and was so great to dialogue with. On the day, she remembered every little detail we discussed and made me the most beautiful version of myself. She was such a sweetheart to work with and her portfolio speaks for itself. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to any bride. I felt so lucky to have found her and that she was able to be a part of my wedding.
- Amina, November 2015
My daughter got engaged recently and she called Anjali for her makeup and hairstyle.Anjali offered her services to do my makeup and hairstyle too. Anjali was very professional and artistic. She caters to the needs of her clients. She not only did an excellent job on my daughter's makeup and hairdo, but also made me look really good. My husband couldn't even recognize me! It was really a hard work but Anjali did everything with patience and with a smile on her face. I definitely recommend GLAM Angélique to my friends and family.
- Rina, November 2015
My experience with GLAM Angélique was absolutely amazing! Anjali made my mom and I feel so glamorous for my engagement party. Anjali created an updo for my hair and did an outstanding job with my makeup. I was so happy with how it turned out! I really loved how Anjali FaceTimed with me a week before the party to discuss different hairstyle and make up options. She has a fun and bubbly personality, and at the same time, remains professional. Anjali exceeded all my expectations. I would definitely recommend GLAM Angélique to anyone who is interested!
- Pragya, October 2015
My sister's engagement was the first time I had bridal party hair & make-up done, and after working with Anjali I wish I had her artistry and skill by my side for every event! We had vetted a couple local artists but never felt truly confidant in their style for South Asian wedding parties or their professionalism until we connected with Anjali. Our expectations were far exceeded - Anjali truly understands the intricacies of Indian hair, skin, and style. My make up lasted all day and night, without even a smudge of eyeliner into the wee hours of the morning after the event. She perfected the look I had in mind for my hair after just seeing a photo and knew exactly how to place a tikka. Anjali is fun and easy to work with, very professional, and able to make useful and unique recommendations while still taking your own taste and style into consideration. Anjali also knew how to take care of the wedding party, putting enough attention into glamming me up for the event, while still keeping the main focus on the bride.
- Vineesha, July 2015
I personally have never gotten my hair and makeup done before so I was super nervous that I might look too intense or fake or cakey, but I was in such amazing hands with Anjali. Anjali FaceTimed me a few weeks before my party date to get an idea of what I was looking for and delivered exactly what I was imagining. I really really loved the overall look! She added just the right amount of sparkle to my natural look. I got soooooo many compliments on my hair and makeup, it was crazy. Even weeks after the event, people were still calling me to tell me how amazing my makeup looked. I can't get over how great of a job she did. During the speeches I was seriously sobbing and my makeup stayed perfectly- everyone was amazed with how flawlessly it stayed. My mom was even gushing at the end of the event about how perfectly my makeup stayed on through everything and how Anjali did such an amazing job (and we all know mothers-of-the-bride are the true judges)! Thank you so much, GLAM Angélique, you're incredible! I'm totally obsessed with you and your work, so good luck getting rid of me now!
- Roshni, June 2015
I learned about Anjali through a friend and I immediately fell in love with the way she did makeup by looking at her portfolio on her website. She was so nice about fitting me in on the day of my prom even when she had to do the makeup of nine bridesmaids right before me. She knew exactly what foundations to mix to match my skin tone which turned out perfectly. Also, I was really scared about getting my makeup done overall since I had never had my makeup done and did not know how dramatic I wanted it. She knew exactly how to balance out the eye makeup so I didn't feel like it was too much and I LOVED it. She is honestly one of the most amazing makeup artists I've ever seen and I would definitely recommend her to anyone who asks about makeup.
- Sumedha, May 2015
Anjali is a bridal artist extraordinaire, and that is no exaggeration. She can do it all from applying intricate make-up exquisitely to whipping your hair into your favorite style from Pinterest, topped by adorning your special wedding accessories and dupata. She has got this art down to a science that even a trial run wasn't necessary when she worked on me for my engagement and civil wedding ceremonies in the Bay Area. If I had done my Indian wedding ceremony here as well, I would have booked her in a second!
The whole process with GLAM Angélique was seamless. Anjali and I simply video-chatted twice to brainstorm looks and then she came over the day of, no trials! I truly appreciated her encouragement and opinions even though she hadn't seen my skin and hair in person. I didn't want to be recreated so that I wouldn't recognize myself when looking back at photos years from now, yet I definitely wanted to look dressed up and bridal. I found that many other artists I considered did not know how to walk that fine line. I was originally concerned because I have naturally curly hair and it is rare to find someone who can work with my texture. Anjali was open and honest in telling me she wasn't as experienced with my hair texture, but I trusted her judgement on a few ideas she had for me and I'm happy that I overcame my reservations and followed her advice.
Anjali is professional, timely and fun to chat with as she glamours you up! Her estimated time on full completion was right on, in under two hours! She also takes the time to clean her brushes between individuals which was very important to me. I received a ton of compliments from everyone including my Mom who is a tough one to please! My looks lasted for more than twelve hours and were picture perfect for our professional photos, both in day light and at night. I would no doubt encourage any woman preparing for a major occasion to quickly call Anjali of GLAM Angélique to solve all of your needs! Thanks so much Anjali for turning my bridal dreams into a reality.
- Dimple, May 2015
I have to thank Anjali for her professionalism in approaching this booking. This is the very first time I booked a make-up artist, it was the best decision that I made. Anjali gave us clear instructions on how we should prepare for the appointment. With a houseful of guests, I would not have been able to handle this without Anjali's help. She was fantastic, came on time, put on some music and got my daughter to relax. I could hear the chatting and the laughing from her room and then in a jiffy the hair and make-up was done. There was no tension at all. Everyone who came to the recital was asking me about the make-up and hair. Anjali you are the best!!!! Thank you for spending mother's day with us. I will put up the 2 looks as soon as I get the professional photographs.
- Rekha, May 2015 Facebook Comment
Anjali did my hair and makeup for my engagement photo shoot and I loved how flexible, professional, and polished she was! She came early to the appointment to set up and after a quick consultation was ready to begin her work. I especially loved how well she matched the foundation to my skin tone. She has the skill of quickly identifying what foundation colors to match together to get a perfect color for your specific skin tone. The same goes for lip stick. I loved the different pink colors she matched together to get a perfect light pink I had envisioned for my lips. She even gave me a lipstick touch-up kit to take with me to my shoot so I could keep my lipstick fresh throughout the day! Throughout our email communications, Anjali was extremely prompt and professional. It was refreshing to work with someone who is great at what she does and very down to earth! I highly recommend Anjali for all of your beauty needs!
-Sheila, April 2015
I must start by saying, I LOVE GLAM Angélique, and Anjali Chatwani. She is punctual, professional, and truly cares about the outcome of her work. She takes her time and makes sure you are absolutely in love with the way you look. She is incredibly down to earth, easy to talk to, and if you ask, she is prepared to give you suggestions on what looks she believes will best suit you. As an Indian bride-to-be, I was completely overwhelmed with the whole process and all of the pre-events associated with it. Anjali has been very accommodating and helpful in trying to match the looks I have in mind. She is great about giving advice on how to take care of your skin and hair, and travels directly to you if need be. I would highly recommend her! She truly is amazing.
- Shivani, March 2015
Anjali of GLAM Angélique was a lifesaver in my time of need. I was searching for an artist that did both hair, makeup, and could come to my house to get me ready for my wedding reception. An added bonus is that she is very affordable. Anjali was very reliable, flexible, and was in constant communication to ensure that every detail was taken care of before the event. I sent her a picture of a hairstyle I had found on pinterest and she was very enthusiastic to make sure I was happy and got exactly what I had envisioned. She was very patient in curling my super long hair and personalized it with flower accessories. Furthermore, her makeup skills are superb! I received so many compliments and the makeup lasted the whole night, I didn't even have to touch up my lipstick after eating. She perfectly covered all of my blemishes and highlighted all my features without making me look like a totally different person. I would highly recommend Anjali for any special event and I would definitely use her services in the future!
- Rashmi, February 2015
It was such a pleasure to have Anjali do the makeup for the entire groom's family. From the get go, with our first email exchange to the day we met, Anjali kept a professional composure. Despite all the last minute timing issues we were having, Anjali was consistently cooperative and understanding. While she did our hair and makeup, she listened to our needs and offered suggestions of her own. The final look she created on each of us was more than what we imagined it could be. We were extremely happy and pleased with our final looks! We truly enjoyed working with her and look forward to getting glammed by her again in the near future! Thank you so much for everything Anjali! You really went above and beyond!!
- Randeep, February 2015
Anjali from GLAM Angélique was so incredible to work with. I’m a photographer and worked with Anjali on two photo shoots that had two completely different concepts and looks. From our initial conversation, she was so easy to work with and very professional. Any questions or special requests, she quickly responded to before the shoot. When she arrived at both photo shoots, she came more than prepared with her makeup kit. Anjali was able to recreate both concepts from photographs I had shown her and transform the makeup to look even more beautiful than the original concepts I sent. Anjali also gave me total peace of mind. For instance, when a prop would not hold in place, without even asking, she sourced a clip in her kit that saved my photo shoot. Another time, not only did she apply such flawless makeup for my client, but she also created the most alluring hair style and even brought in her own silk flowers to place in my client’s hair. In addition, she always stayed the entire photo shoot for touch ups and was always there if I needed further help. Anjali is more than a talented hair and makeup artist that goes above and beyond, she is also a very sweet person and such a joy to be around. I would hire Anjali many times over and would recommend her to anyone looking for a talented, professional and hardworking makeup artist!
- Joelle Andrea Photography, February 2015
Anjali's work is simply amazing! I felt so glamorous and pampered for my baby shower, it was definitely worth it. She is very attentive to detail and will happily incorporate your input with regards to likes/dislikes. By the end of my makeover, my skin looked airbrushed! Her work ethic is above par as well, she arrived on time with all the industry appropriate tools to make anyone look like a movie star! Thank you Anjali soooo much for making me look so pretty, especially at a time of my life when I don't feel so glamorous. I got lots of compliments and I cannot wait to get dolled up again soon!
- Bharti, February 2015
If there's anyone who can execute any makeup look you desire, it's Anjali. Not only is she excellent and talented at what she does, but she is also highly professional and a pleasure to work with. She's extremely prompt and always on time. If you're looking for one of the top make-up artists in the Bay Area, GLAM Angélique is the go-to makeup artist to book with!
- Wangechi / January, 2015
I have had the pleasure to work with Anjali a couple of times where she has done my hair and makeup for my blog photoshoots. I run a personal style blog and showcase different outfits, so I try to be as creative as possible with hair and makeup based on the look. Anjali is SO talented, each time she has created a different look for me - be it a dramatic holiday glam look or a girl next door kind of natural look . She is very patient and pays great attention to detail; many times I have sent her some photos from pinterest for inspiration for the look I want her to recreate and she has always achieved the look to perfection! I also love the fact that she gives me many tips during the session both for makeup tricks as well as best products for my skin. Being brown skinned, more often than not I get matched very poorly when it comes to foundation/skin color . In this regard, Anjali is able to get the perfect match and my makeup always looks so well blended with my natural complexion. I love getting my makeup and hair done by Anjali and cant wait to work with her for future shoots :)
- Jyotsna, January 2015
Anjali has been an absolute blessing to work with. Right from the very beginning, she was extremely calm and professional throughout the entire process. Anjali handled the makeup for 4 of us, my grandmother, mother, sister and I during my other sister's wedding, and I could not have asked for a better experience. Each and every single one of us loved getting pampered by Anjali! Whether it was my grandmother who actually began treating Anjali like her own granddaughter, felt so comfortable with her as Anjali knew what type of makeup would suit an elder woman, or compared to my 13 year old sister who just wanted enough makeup to look like she was all dolled up for her elder sister's wedding but not so much that she didn't look her age, all the way to my mom and I who were told that we looked like we just walked out of Bollywood. Anjali did an amazing job with each of our looks and made sure the whole outfit was complete and in place so we would not have any difficulties during any of the wedding functions.
Anjali was punctual and clean, she had everything organized and was able to get 4 people ready in a matter of a couple of hours. She even told us she was going to come at 4am on one of the days just to make sure all of us, including the bride, were all set for the wedding and fixed up all of our last minute issues with tikkas and dupattas. That morning, Anjali worked for 5 hours straight and was just as happy and energetic as always, which is extremely commendable because she was working hard under major time crunch. Anjali was not only easy to get along with, but was a lot of fun to work with, too. She listened to our own ideas about our looks and knew exactly what to do to make each and every look unique and go above and beyond what was expected of her. She was so thoughtful and had all of our material lined up for us in case we needed touch ups at the events, which is funny because she did such a good job applying it that none of us had to touch up anything during any of the events. The makeup looked stunning! We received so many compliments and I've already passed on her number to so many of our friends, because so many of us know that it is difficult to find a hardworking, trustworthy makeup artist in the Bay Area who understands what South Asian women are looking for at weddings and parties, and who also understands our skin type and makeup preferences. We have loved Anjali's work so much that we're already blocking her for my own wedding that's coming up in a few months.
Finally, I know we had a lot going on in our house while Anjali was getting all of us ready, but she did not let any of this interrupt her work. In fact, she took it all so gracefully in her stride and even worked really well with our hair stylist to ensure everything was properly pinned.
Overall, Anjali was OUTSTANDING to work with and we could not have asked for a better make up artist. She is so easy to work with that you can actually fall asleep while getting your make up done, and wake up and look like you're worth a million bucks!
- Guneet, January 2015
I am so glad to have discovered Anjali through Instagram. She is probably the most beautiful make up artist I have ever worked with inside and out. My experience with her has been nothing but satisfying. She is very well prepared and likes to plan ahead when it comes to photoshoots. During the make up session, she has been such a humble person in explaining everything she applies on you and is also up for having conversations with her clients. I also love the fact that she is always willing to experiment and try new concepts to make sure her clients get exactly the look that they want. Even during our photoshoots, Anjali has a good eye with determining what may be lacking due to the different lighting challenges we face. Photographers really love her for that! Overall I know if I wanted to try something new, Anjali would be open to collaborating concepts while maintaining her incredibly high standard of quality work. I love the fact that her makeup is bare minimum but so elegantly done. In a heartbeat, I would totally recommend her to all clients for their wedding or for events and photoshoots. She's such a sweet heart and so talented.
- Manvir, January 2015
Anjali is extremely professional and was such a pleasure to work with! The look she created for our dance troupe's performance was fun and glamorous enough for the stage and it really helped us get the extra confidence needed to perform our best. Even after the entire performance, all of the girls' makeup was intact and looked just as fresh and beautiful as when she first applied it - amazing!
- Ramya, November 2014
Anjali has such a great eye for detail and knows exactly which features to bring out in someone to make them feel and look their best. Aside from being such a skilled artist, she was a great communicator with the look she was about to provide for me, which I really appreciated during my hair styling and makeover. She did a phenomenal job with my make up for a photoshoot and I highly recommend coming to her for your next event!
- Sonia, October 2014
Anjali is the only makeup artist and hair stylist that gets it right every time. I can trust her to make me look flawless or any and every photoshoot I do for my fashion blog. She somehow is able to apply makeup that looks flawless in photos AND in person - I have worked with one too many MUAs in the past who made my face beautiful in photographs but frighteningly cakey in person or beautiful in person but washed out in my pictures. I am not very well-versed in makeup, and she just does a great job at advising on appropriate colors and hairstyles that go with my skin tone and outfits. Her attention to detail is unmatched - whatever she does, she does it RIGHT and tailors it exactly to her client's wishes and expectations, not to mention that her makeup is incredibly long-lasting that I never need to touch it up. She just knows how to go above and beyond by bringing her own flowers and hair accessories to make sure her looks have the perfect finishing touch. I would highly recommend her for everyone's special occasion hair styling and makeovers or photoshoot and cannot wait to continue creating beautiful looks for my blog with her. Bonus - she is also a very sweet young lady! Very polite, professional, and easy to get along with.
- Nisha, October 2014