Valentine Bride

Your Wedding Day Hair & Makeup Services

              For Your Wedding Day Hair and Makeup

 

TANJA HUDSON has dedicated herself  to making brides absolutely stunning on their wedding day. She has years of experience working with brides and understanding their direction for hair and makeup that they have envisioned for themselves and being able to create that vision. 

Before your wedding day, Tanja will set up a two hour Trial with you to go over ideas that you have, discuss the different options that will suit you best, address any concerns and make all the arrangements necessary in advance to schedule her freelance services for your day. 

Don’t be afraid to go all out.  If you'd like airbrushing, need hair extensions, false eyelashes, Tanja can pull it all together for you, making you and your bridal party look FABULOUS!! 

 

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                       To schedule a Trial and to get Pricing Information:

 

Phone: 973-726-3030

Email: tanja@valentinebride.net

Tanja is located in Andover, NewJersey

                                    Testimonials from My Brides

Tanja, by far was the best decision I had made when it came to planning my wedding. She made us all feel so comfortable and relaxed all morning before the Ceremony. She made my vision of hair and makeup come true for all my bridesmaids and my mother. What I loved most about Tanja's work was her vision and the outcome of my hair and makeup. She listens to what you want and succeeds it. I had a slight change in how I wanted my hair the day of my wedding and she helped me out to make my hair look exactly how I wanted it to look. I was really unsure of how I wanted my makeup done, yet she made me feel and look amazing. I will continue in recommending her to my friends and family. I am so thankful for Tanja and her work. My wedding day could have not gone any sooner.  Thanks again Tanja!

Kayla

 

 

My name is Stephanie, and I had the honor and pleasure of having Tanja as my makeup and hair artist for my wedding in August for both my court and myself. Words can not even begin to describe her delicate and angelic touch and the atmosphere she brings along with her many talents.  She is an amazing woman inside and out. She listens to you, laughs with you, and I'm sure if given the opportunity she would cry with you. I knew the vision I wanted for my makeup an hair but wasn't able to verbally communicate it as well as I thought. After having been to three stylists I knew Tanja was the one. Most stylists rush you, and also don't listen. They take over and assume they're doing you a favor and promise you the day of the wedding it'll look 10 times nicer than in the trial. NOT TANJA! She gives you the exact look for your wedding on the day of the trial; therefore, giving the bride the confidence and assurance that she made the right choice. I truly felt like a princess, and the best part about it is that it lasted ALL DAY!!  So for those who are contemplating airbrush vs powder makeup I recommended airbrush. Tanja has the ability to make you look beautiful but most importantly natural.

         

 

Tanja was a pleasure to work with. From the first time we met for my trial, I knew I was in good hands. My hair and airbrushed makeup came out flawless that day, and looked even better on my wedding day. She proceeded to make me, my mom, and my maid of honor look gorgeous. Our hair came out just as we envisioned and our makeup looked natural which is just what we wanted. Tanja kept us all calm and on schedule and contributed to the relaxed atmosphere of my wedding morning. Her creations lasted all day long, and we looked just as good at 10pm as we did at 10am. If you want a fun spirit with excellent hair and makeup skills, go see Tanja!  

Karin

 

 

I will never forget the first time I had the pleasure of meeting Tanja.  She was doing hair and makeup for a photoshoot at my job.  I was newly engaged, and talking excitedly about my wedding plans. She asked if I had found a hair and makeup artist yet, to which I responded no.  The wedding planning gods clearly put her in my path intentionally because Tanja was the absolute perfect fit. I was worried about looking too made-up and not like myself on my wedding day, but at my trial it was clear Tanja knew how to nail the natural but glamorous look I was hoping to achieve. On the big day she had her hands full between me and my 9 bridesmaids, but she listened to what we wanted and executed each individual look perfectly.  Not only is she extremely talented in her trade,  but as a person she is an absolute gem. Tanja is the type of person where after 5 minutes of talking to her, you feel like you have been friends for years.  She is so warm and friendly and has such a calming presence, which is so important for anxious brides like me. Tanja did such a fantastic job at my wedding that my maid of honor hired her immediately for her own wedding. I cannot say enough positive things about Tanja.  I would recommend her for anyone’s big day!

Nikki

 

 

Thank you Tanja!  I first did my hair and makeup trial with Tanja in Feb 2014.  I think I must have come with 5 different hairdo pictures and I liked one thing from them all.  Tanja worked with me and came up with an original.  Something from each of them for my special day.  I booked her right away.  My ceremony was on a Saturday morning in October.  Tanja was at the B&B at 4:30am!  That's impressive!  She did my hair and makeup and hair for three of my bridesmaids.  It's just her and she can do it all.    Tanja understood my rustic theme and all my girls looked beautiful!  Tanja suggested airbrush for my makeup and it felt light, not cakey and stayed on all day!  I have asian eyes and extra long silky straight hair that does not hold curls well and it was refreshing to find someone who could work with both.  Tanja made me feel calm and beautiful! Thank you again! I will definitely refer my friends for their special day.

Shio

 

From first contact with Tanja, I knew we would have a great working relationship. I met with her for a trial several months prior to our wedding. We talked and laughed the whole time! She is so easy to get along with, I felt very comfortable with her and most importantly, the outcome was phenomenal. I chose an updo and airbrush makeup. She made it look so natural which is exactly what I wanted. I almost cried when I had to wash it all out the next day!  Her professional background impressed me and her outlook on life is admirable. On the day of our wedding, she got right to work! I had 6 girls in my bridal party, plus myself, a junior bridesmaid and my mother. Her and her assistant, Kate, were so fun to be with the morning of my big day! They worked diligently to make sure everyone got what they wanted and that we stayed on schedule. When my 5 year old son arrived in his tuxedo and came up to see me, I immediately started to cry. Tanja and Kate were right there to show me how to protect my makeup from my emotional tears which came in handy serveral times throughout the day! Even 3 months after the wedding, the girls still talk about how beautiful they looked and felt and how impressed they were with Tanja's work. I highly recommend Tanja for your hair and makeup needs!

Christy 

 

Tanja is SO amazing!!  Hair and makeup were two things I wanted the least amount of stress about, and she did such a tremendous job at my trial that I knew I could be worry free on the big day.  I felt totally comfortable telling her exactly what I did and didn’t want and liked/didn’t like, and she went above and beyond my expectations.  Choosing her to do my hair and makeup, as well as 6 of my bridesmaids, for my wedding day was one of my first (and best!) decisions I made!   She was fantastic to work with, and I’d recommend her to all future brides.   I truly felt flawless and fabulous!

Ellen

 

 

I can't thank you enough for being part of my wedding day.  My mother was thrilled with her hair and makeup (she's a tough customer!) and my sisters and cousin looked gorgeous- their makeup was flawless and lasted all night long.  I was especially happy with how my makeup and hair came out.  I rarely ever wear more than mascara, and was nervous about getting all made-up for my wedding day, because I didn't want to look like someone else.  However, when I got my photos back, I couldn't believe how natural and effortless my makeup looked.  It was me, just enhanced.  It was perfect! Additionally, my hair stayed the way you styled it all night long- even into the next morning!  I  had guests telling me they couldn't believe how great it still looked at the end of the night after four hours of dancing. 

Your professionalism through out the whole process of trials and communication right up to the day of my wedding was exactly what I was looking for.  You really listened to what my mother, my sisters and I wanted, and made the whole process so easy.  Of all the things there are to fret about during the wedding planning process and you wedding day, you made hair and makeup (which are such a huge part of the day and lasting memories) completely worry-free.  I felt confident and beautiful all evening, and I have you to thank!

I hope you enjoy your holidays and I will absolutely be referring you to anyone I know getting married in the future!  Thank you so much, again, Tanja!

Kate

 

Hiring Tanja couldn't have been a better decision. From day one, she made me feel at ease and confident in her work, something that is rare to experience when planning a wedding. She was so professional and wonderful and made the whole process, from trial to aisle, completely perfect. I highly recommend her to anyone considering her. Honestly, look no further. I am confident she will go above and beyond your expectations. Thank you for making all of us ladies look absolutely beautiful!  Kara 

            

 

 

Tanja is a very talented hair and make up artist. She is great at what she does and super fun to hang out with. She is kind and patient, really listens to your ideas, and comes up with wonderful suggestions of her own. She made my mother, sister, cousin and I all look and feel completely beautiful on the day of the wedding. I can’t recommend her highly enough!    Sophie

                       

 

Tanja is such a creative and talented make-up artist and hair stylist! She is also very reliable. From the moment you meet her you gain a great friendship with her. She is such a beautiful person inside and out. The day of my wedding she helped calm my nerves. You talk with her and you feel like you have known her for years. She made me look like a princess the day of my wedding. I'm so glad I chose her to do my hair and makeup because all through out the day everyone was complimenting my hair and makeup. And when I got the pictures I was so impressed at how she did my makeup. 
Thank you again Tanja.

Jennifer 

 

 

 

I seriously lucked out with everything for my wedding. Especially with Tanja. Not only is she just a completely wonderful person...her talent is above and beyond. When I look at pictures of the day, I look like me, not some made up clown. Everyone was extremely happy with the way they looked, and if they had any problems she was only too happy to make everyone feel great. We started very early in the morning but everyone's makeup lasted all day long and it didn't even feel like i was wearing a ton. I was so happy with using Tanja and can’t recommend her enough!

Erin

 

 

   "Thank you so much again for everything you did on my big day!  My makeup literally lasted all through my wedding night until the next morning!  You really did a wonderful job and myself and all the girls were so happy with our hair and makeup!  Until this day I still get complimented on how beautiful my makeup and hair came out.  I couldn't have asked for anyone better to make me feel and look amazing that day!  A million thanks!"

Thanks again!!!
Leila                                        

Tanja words can not describe how beautiful you made me look and feel on my wedding day. I can't thank you enough for all your hard work and patience. You truly have an amazing gift to see something once and create it to a tee. Flawless is the word I would use to describe you. My girls and I looked absolute gorgeous, thank you very much to Dawn as well. The amount of compliments I received on how gorgeous my hair and makeup was and the same for my girls was countless. Thank you for making me look and feel like a princess on my wedding night! Congratulations again on marrying your prince charming. Your pictures are as stunning as you are.

Thank you, Carryne


Thank you so much for making me look so beautiful on my wedding day.  From your amazing personality to your flawless hair and makeup skills.  I couldn't have picked a more perfect stylist!  You truly are a gem!


Brittany

 

Thanks so much for doing our hair and make up - my now husband was loving how I looked on the day! We really enjoyed your company and we all felt really relaxed...apart from putting on the dress - thank goodness you were there to help with all those ties!

Our hair and make up were perfect on the day - thanks very much Tanja.

Rachel

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Tanja not only did an AMAZING job with my hair & makeup for my wedding but she made me feel like a princess the entire time she was with me! She has a gentle touch & works SO quickly that I could hardly believe the transformation that took place! All my girls loved her! Everyone felt fantastic, looked beautiful & nobody even needed to touch themselves up after hours of dancing & celebrating! THANK YOU Tanja!!

    Kate

Tanja,  Thank you so much for all your help the morning of our wedding.  Everyone's hair and makeup looked gorgeous!  Your kindness and friendly demeanor also made it a comfortable and relaxing morning.  Thank you again for making my vision become a reality.

  Jaime

Tanja was a pleasure to work with. From the first time we met her for the trial to the day of the wedding. There were 10 woman for hair and make-up and everyone looked wonderful. She was on time, and was finished by the time she said. My daughter was the bride and she never looked more beautiful!

I personally never felt like I look good enough and I felt amazing! I think I am addicted to air brushed make-up. It's so light, lasted all day in July weather and the compliments I received truly boosted my ego ( even if it was for one day).

I hope that I am lucky enough to use the services of Tanja again, besides being unbelievably talented and professional she is a wonderful person and one I feel I can now call a friend.

    Susan

 Tanja was fantastic. Not only was she fun to hang out with, she understood the look I was going for and executed it perfectly!!! Also, I had a scar from an injury 3 wks prior to wedding that she covered and no one knew a thing! She was great!!!!

    Kristen

 I used Tanja and her assistant for myself and all my girls for both hair and makeup on my wedding day. Not only did she do beautiful work that I was absolutely thrilled with, she really made the morning of the wedding a nice, relaxing time. I would highly recommend using Tanja!

    Diana

Tanja, Thank you for making my girls and I beautiful.  You have been such a pleasure to work with.  It's been a great time.  Thank you for listening and not just doing.

   Carryne

Tanja---you made us look AMAZING! Our hair and makeup stayed perfect all day and I cannot tell you how many compliments I got all through the night. Thank you for making the best day of my life even more special.

You are wonderful!

    Sam