I’m from Kansas City and I eloped on 10-20-12 in Alton, IL. I had never been to Alton before the wedding day and so I needed an artist that was confident in their ability to do bridal hair and makeup on someone who they had never met. I was desperate to find the perfect person. I found Valerie by looking at reviews online. I knew I had to have an appointment with her when I found out she uses Jane Iredale makeup. She went out of her way to squeeze me in that morning. I texted her pictures of myself, my dress, and hair and makeup ideas. She completely reassured me that she knew the look I was going for and my makeup and hair would be perfect for my wedding. The morning of the wedding I was pretty nervous, but Valerie made sure I was comfortable. She has such a beautiful radiant personality. My hair and makeup turned out amazing. I truly felt like a stunning, beautiful bride that day, the way every bride should feel. I wish I lived closer to Valerie so that she could do my hair all the time.