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About:

Reiko Murphy is a New York city based Hair & Makeup Artist specializing weddings. While she was growing up in Japan, her interest was always something creative. Then she entered the world of Hair & Makeup Artistry.
Her passion is to enhance a client’s natural beauty using various techniques. She enjoys helping many women whether it be for weddings or other special occasions.
Reiko is a New York State licensed cosmetologist.

Testimonial

Reiko did my hair and make up for my elopement in New York City and she did a fantastic job! As I was coming from Australia we didn't have the opportunity to do a practice run together so she had to pull my look together on the day which turned out to be no problem for her whatsoever. I left myself in her capable hands for the make up and she created a look that was beautiful and natural without looking 'overdone'. For my hair I showed her a photo of a style I liked and she worked from that. I couldn't have been happier with the results and the photos turned out amazing. Reiko was a pleasure to deal with and was more than happy to work with any ideas that I had. I would definitely recommend her services.

Maryann
Wedding: 07/18/2014

I am a wedding planner & officiant and Reiko has been working with me for 4 years. I am so happy I found her!!
All of my brides have always been extremely happy with the results! She is a fantastic professional, always on time and very attentive to the client's needs and personal style. She respects their wishes and every bride she has worked on looks incredible without looking like she has a lot of make up on her.
She also does amazing up dos, very elaborate and sophisticated!

Veronica
Wedding: 07/01/2014

Reiko knows how to create Japanese women's hair most beautiful and attractive.
She also provided a perfect make-up to make me look 20 years younger!
If I ever marry again (LOL), I'd ask her to do my hair and make-up again.

Wedding: Recently Married

I met Ms. Reiko on June of 2013 for hair and make-up trial. I must tell you that she truly listened to your needs and made useful suggestions on how to enhance my hair and face. I have some skin imperfections and she did a great job in covering them. On the day of my wedding, she came 7:00 a.m. on the dot and finished and hour and a half early. I am greatly satisfied with her services and I even gave her a limo ride to train station as a sign of appreciation. Her prices were reasonable. I highly recommend Ms. Reiko for the future brides out there who needs a make-up artist that made your wedding day stress-free.

Cindy
Wedding: 10/19/2013

Reiko did my hair for my wedding. She was extremely responsive. I contacted her about a month before my date when my other arrangement had backed out and we had a hair trial within the week. During the trial she did 3 variations of the style I had in my head before we made a decision. I did not feel rushed at all even though I came at the end of the day. She helped me find accessories and she then came to me on the day of the wedding. She was very prompt and efficient. The timing was perfect and I was even early to the ceremony! More importantly, I have very fine hair and got married in August and the curls lasted longer than I thought they would.

Wedding: 08/04/2012

Reiko did a wonderful job with my wedding day hair and makeup. Leading up to the big day, she was always quickly responsive via email with my questions. I was concerned about my facial eczema and she made sure during our trial that there were no flareups. She was also very flexible - she traveled out to new jersey where I was setting up and she even did my mother's hair even though we didn't schedule her in - Reiko was a pleasure to work with.

Barbara
Wedding: 02/19/2012

I had trouble finding someone for an upstate wedding, and Reiko could do both hair and make up -- and was willing to take a bus upstate to see me and my family. Talk about flexible.

I am glad I hired her. I've never looked prettier -- my mom, Maid of Honor, grandma and aunt all looked great and liked their hair -- my super straight Asian hair stayed curled all night... and my make-up kept me looking like me-- but better. Well, I started the day with some eyebags (wedding stress) but after she was done with me, I was the beautiful bride I hoped to be. Reiko worked with me to tweak things that I didn't start 100 percent happy with (the falsies and the height of my updo) until I was really happy with it.

She's a definite hire, especially if you know what you want and are great at communicating. Everyone says I looked amazing and I have Reiko to thank for that.

jmg925
Wedding: 10/15/2011

I live in SF, but my wedding was at New York.It was difficult to manage the time with people for trial.However,Reiko was so flexible. I did trial a week before my wedding and she was great.My mother in law liked her make-up & hair style a lot.I really recommend her and I would use her for my future event for sure.

Aya
Wedding: 08/08/2010

I've had the pleasure of working with Reiko for my june 12th wedding. Reiko did my hair and what a superb job she did! Not only did I feel and look beautiful on all of my pictures, my hair held up in 80% humidity in Central Park and were stunning during the ceremony (held outside) and the reception hall hours later. Through out the evening , people complimented my hair and were asking me for the # of the magician that turned my frizzy mess of ponytail into the gorgeous hair that any bride can only dream of. If you want to look beautiful on your wedding day(or any day for that matter) give Reiko a call.

Marina
Wedding: 06/12/2010