"Hi Kendal, Thank you so much again for our make-up! You did such a fantastic job and I am so pleased with how everything looked and lasted throughout the day. You were so helpful and knowledgeable, especially because most of us didn't really give you much to go off. As I don't really wear make-up I am not used to the feeling, but the kind you used was not heavy or uncomfortable at all, which was so fantastic."
Shannon Copelin Wedding May 8th 2015
"Finding a hair and makeup stylist for your wedding that suits your location, style and budget can be difficult (especially if it is during peak wedding season). In my search I came across Kendal who offered a lovely mix of all of these elements and on top of that has a wonderfully bright personality. Kendal was always easy to get in contact with and it was a lot of fun discussing the “look” for myself and my three bridesmaids with her. From the outset I felt that she understood exactly what I was wanting to create and she was very flexible with options. Kendal is professional and fun and it was a pleasure having her help get the girls ready on the wedding day."
Laura Krumins (28th February 2015)
"Dear Kendal, Thank you so much for your beautiful work with the hair & makeup for me,the bridesmaids & my mum for my wedding on March 15th 2014. I was so happy with how everyone looked & all the hair-styles & makeup held up perfectly throughout the day despite some not-so-perfect weather conditions! Your cheerful personality was great on the morning of the wedding,& made for a beautifully,relaxing time while we were getting ready. Thank you once again & I will definitely recommend you to any friends with special events in the future. Best Regards,"
Meredith & Steve Read
"I've just got back from honeymoon in Thailand but really wanted to send a HUGE thanks for doing my,my sisters and mother's hair/make up for my wedding on 8th September 2012. I really appreciated you jumping to my rescue after my first trial went wrong.
You are so lovely and listened to what I wanted and you do amazing work.
My mum and sister loved their makeup & hair too and everyone at the wedding thought we looked natural and not too "made up".
You really made me feel comfortable and natural in the world of hair and make up that I'm not used too and it helped me feel pretty for my wedding.Thanks again!"
"Kendal was recommended to me by a friend, so I had a lot of confidence the she would be able to help me and would be friendly to work with. I was not at all disappointed. Kendal was just lovely; she listened to what I was after and was able to completely customize two different looks for me.
I was getting married in Malaysia so I needed to be able to do my own makeup. I was confident of applying make-up as I had done many a dance eisteddfod with stage make-up but I wanted someone who could help me select the right products for my special day. Kendall gave me step by step instructions on how to apply the make-up. Which I followed strictly on the morning of the wedding as I was too nervous to be able to think properly!
I had spent the days before the wedding trying out the different products and experimenting with the eye shadow colors to be comfortable with applying the make-up. Everyone commented on how beautiful the colors were which I can give all credit to Kendal.
I was extremely happy with the support and training that Kendal gave me. She clearly understood what I wanted and delivered a perfect result. Combating even the extreme humidity that was experienced in Malaysia, the make-up lasted and matched my wedding outfits beautifully. I thank Kendal very much for her time and patience, I am very grateful to have had Kendal share her professional knowledge with me. Thank you!"
Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job with my wedding makeup. Everyone commented on how good the bridesmaids & I looked and we were really happy that the makeup stayed on for the entire night.
I would be happy to recommend you to any of my friends/family for their weddings or special events.
Thanks again, I really couldn’t have been happier.
Nikki Walton, Events Coordinator Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel
I have been meaning to email you to tell you that everything went fantastically for the wedding and that we had a lot of fun. The hair and makeup was brilliant and flawless until the very end of the night. Everything was perfect.
Thanks so much for being so wonderful and joining in with the crazy fun we had at mum's house before the wedding. I have attached a couple of photo's taken by the family for you.
I'll definitely be recommending you to friends and hopefully I will see you again for many more special occasions in the years to come.
Thanks again and best of luck"
June 27th, 2010
I would just like to thank you so much for the wonderful work you did for my wedding. My mum, bridesmaids and I LOVED our hair and make up. Not only did you know what would suit us, but the hair and make up lasted all day and night! It was a pleasure to have you as our hair and make up artist."
June 6th, 2010
"I just wanted to say a huge thank-you for doing mine and Sook-San's hair and make-up on the 13th of last month. It was the first time I truly felt beautiful and like a princess, and everyone kept commenting on the day about how beautiful my hair and makeup was. Many many thanks again."
Thank you for helping me look and truly feel old-wordly,timeless and beautiful on my wedding day. Thank you for your patience, raw talent and warm nature which made the entire experience calming, fun and completely unforgettable for myself and all the girls! For me, having my makeup done is such a personal and daunting experience as I am so fussy with my skin and my face! You spent so much time gaining complete understanding of the look I was hoping to create, and made me feel completely at ease and faithful in your abilities. I am so grateful to be able to look back on my photos and feel I looked the best I possibly could, without looking like someone else. For me, that is such a gift, so thank you!"
I've been meaning to write you and say Thank you for everything on the day, and for trying to keep me sane. All went beautifully. Everyone commented on how beautiful my hair and make up looked on the day. You did such an amazing job. Especially for me being a perfectionist, you did my hair perfectly! I couldn't have asked for more. The photos turned out really well. The girls also were having such a great day especially since everyone kept telling them how beautiful they looked. So they felt very special too. Thanks again for your beautiful hair and makeup on the day and for your professionalism in organising everyone so well. I will highly recommend you to everyone."
Thank you so much for your help and support prior to and on the day of our wedding. Your professionalism, calm manner and personality made for a fun and stress free morning! On a 50 degree day, we still looked beautiful and our makeup stayed put."
Donna & Matthew
"Kendal did an outstanding job doing the makeup & hair for myself and my bridesmaids on my wedding day. She was able to obtain the exact look that I have always wanted to achieve and she was fun & friendly. Kendal is a extremely reliable & steadfast talent, always on time and she carries herself with a strong spirit of excellence."
June 21st 2007
"Kendal was a pleasure to work with. She was easy going and friendly which really helps when you are stressed about your big day! The final product was amazing. Many friends commented on how good the makeup was and the photos turned out beautifully.Thankyou for your help in making my day memorable."
Dr. Elsa Hart
April 21st 2007
"Firstly Amanda and I would like to say a big thank you for making us look so great!!
I came across Kendal while having glamour photography. I'd never had my makeup professionally done before and was nervous and excited. In no time at all, Kendal put me at my ease and made me feel special. I was really impressed by the techniques used, her priority for hygiene, her ongoing explanations of the process and titbits of advice on makeup for me - which she did not need to do. All through this, Kendal's main focus was making sure I was happy with what she was doing and achieving a result we were both happy with. Kendal worked to highlight the good and downplay what I thought were not so good and this she achieved! The one thing which really impressed me was Kendal did not try to take any shortcuts and was constantly checking my makeup during the different poses and outfits to ensure it remained looking great and suited the different outfits. I was so happy with the result and impressed with Kendal as a person, her professionalism, wealth of knowledge and varied experience that I booked her to do my daughter Amanda's Debutante makeup.
Amanda thoroughly enjoyed the experience of having her makeup done as she has not really experimented much with makeup before. Amanda found, like me, Kendal down to earth and able to give her advice and a look which fully complemented her gown and hairstyle which lasted for the entire length of the Ball without needing to be retouched.
Amanda and I are looking forward to doing lessons with Kendal to work on our own individual makeup techniques to suit our lifestyles. We can hardly wait!
We recommend Kendal to you without hesitation. We hope you have an enjoyable association with her as we have."
Leanne and Amanda Johnson
Melbourne, Australia July 2007
"Kendal Deckert truly puts the 'artist' into 'make-up artist'. You leave her thoughtful hands feeling like a priceless work of art."
"My cast, production crew and I were preparing for some very expensive and high profile production and headshots. If we didn't look right, our advertising would be in vain. In the first five minutes of meeting Kendal, I knew that my cast and I were in good hands. She was not only totally focused on her clients needs, but also their feelings. We didn't feel that we were at the mercy of someone else's fashion tastes, but rather we were working with someone who was truly focused on providing the exact vibe we were striving for. She became a part of our team.
Kendal is a thoughtful listener who doesn't rush past your input. She is also an excellent communicator in explaining her products and different techniques. In the past, when I have gotten my make-up done, I have usually felt like the make-up was dripping off my face or caked on. However, with Kendal, it looked natural and light. I came out of her chair not feeling like a 'fad' but rather 'fabulous'.
She is professional, punctual, a problem solver and fast without sacrificing style.
Kendal has a wonderful warm personality that makes you feel at ease. You don't feel like a prisoner in her chair, waiting for the experience to be over, but rather like you're hanging out with an old friend getting caught up with your favourite beverage.
I can't imagine getting my make-up done by somebody else now. Canada's loss is Australia's gain."
Maureen Smith, Producer of Shipbrecht Theatre Productions
"My husband and I were married on February 18, 2006. I knew as soon as we started wedding plans that I would ask Kendal to do my makeup.
Kendal was excellent during our trial meeting together. I was able to talk to her about ideas and pictures for the look I had in mind and she created it perfectly. The products felt great, the look was amazing, and I felt so comfortable with how the makeup would look on the big day!
When that big day arrived, Kendal was wonderful. She arrived at my hotel room early and was such a comfort amidst a day of excitement and nerves! The makeup went beautifully; even more so than I remembered from the trial day. I am so happy with how I looked that day – a soft, elegant, romantic look – and I got so many compliments from my friends and family.
Kendal – you have a true gift!"
"My Name is Natalie Colosimo
I was married on July 15, 2006, at the Estates of Sunnybrook in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
I came upon Kendal's web site after seeing some gorgeous print photos that I saw at my dressmakers. Kendal was prompt and easy to get a hold of. She was available by email and phone. Our initial consultation was loads of fun, and taught me a lot about how to enhance my best features.
My wedding day came, and as with every wedding, it was full of some surprises. It was horribly hot, we were late and everyone was nervous. Kendal arrived at my house very very early to greet me. She effortlessly applied beautiful makeup in the same tones to all of my bridesmaids. It was amazing to see how she could apply the same colors to so many different skin tones and make it look flawless. My makeup and hair was beautiful and survived one of the hottest days on Toronto's record! Kendal went beyond the call of duty by spontaneously driving us to venue when our transportation fell through! You were a great help and went above and beyond what I could have imagined from a makeup artist! The experience was personal and heartfelt, and I consider you my friend for it ! Thank you!"
"I had requested the services of Kendal for my personal use to teach me how to apply makeup to suit and enhance my features.
During this session which spanned over 3 hours Kendal taught me application, colour and techniques that work for me. The end result was a total transformation with before and after shots. Kendal worked on key features of my face and emphasized on enhancing these features. The key areas were my eyes and cheekbones. Results were stunning – my face from what I consider average (I am very critical of myself) was turned into a movie star appearance and I couldn't point out which specific element of the make-up caused this difference, but it was like magic. After the session was over Kendal gave me a blank facial drawing where she then shaded in and labeled the different areas with make up followed by personal make-up notes for my future use.
Kendal's integrity, knowledge, creativity, professionalism and attention to detail is reflected in her work as a professional make-up artist. Kendal has a vision how one's face will look when finished before she starts and she works with her clients to achieve the ultimate results."
Toronto, Canada 2006