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Erica Luong - Chief Makeup Artist & Owner

A makeup lover since she was a young girl, she honed her talents first by tormenting her older sister with makeup tutorials and forced beauty sessions before realizing her skills could be better utilized on more willing participants.

After receiving her Bachelors Degree in Information Science from the University at Albany in 2005 she realized it was not the direction her life was meant to take. For most of her life, she had always loved makeup and the creativity the field inspired in her. So, she went for her dream. It came as no surprise when she was recruited by an industry leader where she remained for nearly six years. After much consideration, she left the company due to her high demand in the bridal industry. Her dream was more than she had, or ever could, imagine for herself.

Erica loves being part of the sometimes hectic and chaotic morning of a wedding and is honored that brides have chosen her to share that day with them. Not only is she a makeup artist; she calms, soothes and relaxes her clients on their special day as only she can do. There are many things occurring on the day of a wedding and Erica must marshal all her resources and energy to devote individual time and attention to each person. Erica understands that getting one’s makeup done is not only fun and exciting but transformative as well.

She has recently launched her own lash line, Le Petit Lapin Lashes, and is excited to share them with her brides. When she is not obsessively checking email she can be found at the park with her pit bull Boscoe. 

Jennifer Yan - Lead Makeup Artist

Jenn always knew she was going to be an artist. With little to no interest in other subjects except drawing and painting she obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration from Fashion Institute of Technology in 2006. She chooses her mediums depending on what she is trying to achieve. On newsprint paper she likes to use conte, realistic portraits she uses oil paints and relies on good old ball point pens for doodling during meetings. She draws on her art background when consulting with clients and uses her knowledge of color theory in every aspect.

Erica and Jenn met years ago when Jenn acted as her assistant. It was no surprise that when business grew, Erica would bring Jenn in to work together again. Their diverse personalities and similar passions for makeup have fostered a deep friendship and a dynamic professional relationship. They share a love for false eyelashes and Starbucks shaken ice tea lemonades.

Jenn’s favorite part about being a makeup artist is seeing her client's reaction when they see themselves with hair & makeup done. She loves to be a part of their happiness and joy.

Daniella Ragonese - Makeup Artist

Daniella has been in the beauty industry since 2000. Unsure of what she really wanted to do she went on to college, graduating in 2004 with a BA in Early Childhood Education K-5. As soon as she finished she realized her passion lay in artistry. Her dream of possibly teaching the future leaders of America changed to educating women on the importance of wearing mascara. She followed her heart and headed full-time into a career in makeup and has not looked back since. Her love for makeup is evident in her vivacious personality, boisterous outlook on life and her love of false eyelashes. She loves what she does and making others fabulous and doesn't shy away from telling her friends and clients what she thinks will be best for them.

Daniella and Erica met in 2008 when Daniella acted as Erica's assistant (do you see a trend here?) and remained close friends ever since. A native of Suffolk County, she enjoys spending her free time visiting her family in North Carolina and wondering how women ever got along without high heels and lashes.

Kaitlin Mercurio - Makeup Artist

The first thing Kaitlin Mercurio would tell you about makeup is how it can transform a person into someone entirely new. She should know: as the only actress in the group she discovered her passion for makeup while pursuing her degree in Musical Theater. Transforming herself into the eclectic characters she would end up performing in front of an audience sparked her imagination and her love and lust for makeup has continued as she continues to pursue her acting career. Kaitlin graduated in 2006 from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Erica and Kaitlin met by chance in 2008 and instantly connected. Many people may recognize Kaitlin as the face of Erica Does Makeup 2012's Bridal Season (Erica was her makeup artist). After getting married in 2012, she moved to North Carolina but recently returned to the NY/NJ area. When she's not auditioning, she spends time with her beloved dog Bear and practices her Tony award speech in the mirror.

Ann Raiola - Makeup Artist

Bio coming soon!

Nicole Digilio - Lead Hair Stylist

Nicole has been providing numerous brides with beautiful and trendy updos for over 14 years. She can either create a hairstyle that says "you" all over it or can work with something classic, unique, modern, beautifully loose or romantic. She has studied and worked with companies such as TIGI Bed Head, L'oreal, Matrix and Pravana. She is also extremely skilled in different types of hair extension application.

Crystal Romano - Lead Hair Stylist

Crystal Romano brings over 12 years of experience to the team, not only as a hair stylist but as a seasoned entrepreneur who once owned her own salon. Her talent for hair was discovered in one of the best ways: winning hair competitions!

An avid skier, Crystal makes time to unwind by enjoying the therapeutic effects of painting and refinishing old furniture. When she has spare time, she is working on a top secret project to clone herself so she can indulge in her other passions; saving the world’s sea creatures by day, rock star by night.

She balances the joys of motherhood by working one day a week at her salon, freelancing and reveling in the antics of her two awesome sons.

Nicole Antos - Lead Hair Stylist

A master stylist for 12 years, Nicole specializes in bridal work and especially skilled in editorial and photo shoot work. Passionate and enthusiastic, she loves what she does and is one of the few people who can say she is doing what she was born to do. She stays on top of the latest trends in fashion and beauty because her passion for hair is only matched by her passion to learn.

A native of the Bronx and a fan of old school hip hop and R&B, Nicole maintains a healthy balance between her personal and professional life with dedication to her mind and body; a long distance runner since high school, she prefers a bike ride to watching television and highly recommends yoga, which she just started.

When Nicole is not commuting from Long Island to the Bronx (and vice versa), you can find her running the Towel of Towers race from Brooklyn to Manhattan each year with her loyal girlfriends and partying with the dedicated firemen of our great city at night!

Samantha Arrow - Hair Stylist

Samantha did not appreciate her hairdressing talents until she was older, when she finally realized how powerful her art was, bringing confidence and beauty to a person on her special day. She brings over ten years of experience to the Erica Does Makeup team and is a woman with diverse artistic ambitions.

Currently based in Connecticut, Samantha enjoys yoga, painting and selling her artwork. She would love to style the cast of “The New Girl” but would prefer to join the offbeat characters as a rollerblading art lover with incredible hair! In her spare time, she adores her rescue animals, London & Shiva, beating her boyfriend at video games without breaking a sweat and working on her long gestating novel, “How London and Shiva Save the World.”

Wallace Peters - Hair Stylist

Bio coming soon!

Bridal

Erica and her team currently serve all of Long Island and Westchester County. The team makes trips to your home for personal consultations. As skilled professionals in their industry, they can offer constructive and helpful advice on how to look and feel your best on the most important day of your life. Erica along with her team have been awarded The Knot Best of Weddings Pick 2013-2016, WeddingWire's Bride's Choice Award 2012-2016 and Erica was named Best of Long Island 2013 First Place Winner for Wedding Makeup Artist.