I hired Amplified Soul to do my hair, makeup and dressing for my Sangeet, Wedding & Reception. Shobana & Nirisha make an AMAZING team!! Not only is their work phenomenal, but they are so fun to work with and really know how to make you feel beautiful on your big day! I wish I could get married again just so I could work with them again! Thanks for being amazing vendors and truly making my bridal experience amazing!
~ Anees, 2011 Bride
Shobana and Nirisha are great! They know how to adapt cutting edge Western trends to South Asian brides. I hired them for a post-wedding event and was very happy with the look. Shobana is also one of the sweetest wedding vendors I dealt with through the process.
~ Sidra, 2011 Bride
A professional, knowledgable and fun team to work with! Both Shobana and Nirisha did an amazing job and made me feel and look great! They provided me with sound advice and were able to answer all of my questions about hair/makeup. I would recommend them to anyone! By far, one of my fav vendors!
~ Ashima, 2011 Bride
“You girls rock! Thank you for being sooo fantastic to work with. You both totally enhanced my wedding experience and if I don’t say so myself, I looked fabulous thanks to you 🙂 Wishing you lots of success! Rinee 🙂
~ Rinee, 2011 Bride
You guys are amazing! I cannot express how happy Cass and I were with your work. Your my recommendation to everyone who is looking for a flawless look! Thank you once again for everything! xoxo
~ Sana, 2011, Maid of Honor
Thank you so much Amplified Soul! You guys did such an amazing job with the hairand make-up for my sister’s wedding, everyone looked amazing! Your professionalism and ability to stay calm under pressure really helped ease the bride during very stressful times! You guys were a blast to work with and I can’t wait to get “dressed up” with you guys again!”
Honestly you guys were so amazing and so much fun to work with, the funniest duo!
~ Hema Goti, 2010 Sister of the Bride
3 weeks before my wedding Amplified Soul saved me from having a nervous break down! I wasn’t happy with the makeup person I had originally booked, so my wedding planner told me to book a trial with Amplified Soul because they had a fresh look, and this was probably the best advice she had given me. They squeezed me into their schedule and were so much fun to work with, totally relaxed and professional, and so fast! On your wedding day, you don’t have a single minute to waste, and I was fortunate enough to have saved so much time because they got me ready in half the time I had budgeted! Because they were doing hair and makeup at the same time, I didn’t have to sit in a chair for 3 hours waiting for one, or the other to get done. I wish I had some before and after shots because the transformation was amazing. Everyone remarked at how great my hair and makeup looked, and what impressed me the most was after a crazy night of dancing, my makeup looked as fresh as and as when it was first applied it in all my pictures, no touch ups were ever required. Always keeping their attention to detail, after getting me ready, the girls took their time to survey how I looked, then added small finishing touches, and reinforcements, to ensure I was confident and looking my best.
At other makeup trials I had seen, or been to, I found the makeup looked cakey, amateur, or boring, but because of Shobana’s background in applying commercial makeup, her look was so clean, it was like I wasn’t even wearing makeup! Nisha did an amazing job with my hair, even visiting relatives from India were shocked at how well put together my jura was, and I never felt like my hair was uncomfortably tight causing those infamous headaches you hear about! The entire process seemed so effortless but the end result was fabulous!
Thanks again guys for making me feel so beautiful on my special day!
~ Sonya, 2010 Bride
Thank you for making me look and feel beautiful on my big day. You and Nirisha made me feel so comfortable. I am so happy that you guys were part of my posse.
~Jasmine, 2010 Bride
Thank you so much for all the hard work. You ladies did an amazing job for my wedding and reception. I had so much fun with you girls, it was a great experience. I love the way my makeup and hair turned out. Thanks for making me the happiest bride!
We wish you girls all the best!
~ Madhavi+Chirag, 2010 Bride+Groom
Thank you for creating an elegant, timeless look for me on my wedding day. It was such a pleasure working with you.All the girls were thrilled with your work!
~Kali+Mike, 2010 Bride+Groom
I just wanted to send over a HUGE thank you and a “cyber hug” to you and your staff for your amazing work.
You guys made us all look like so hot…so hot. All of my girls were extremely happy with their hair and makeup. Your level of professionalism is amazing and I really do believe that your company is going to continue to flourish (which will make me SOO happy for you!!)
~ Nondini, 2010 Bride
Shobana and Nirisha were amazing – not just in their talents but also in their professionalism. Not only were they able to create a different bridal look for all three events, they had that fresh modern touch that I was looking for. Best of all, it stayed put – regardless of a hot humid park shoot or a long tiring reception – my makeup looked flawless and needed no touch-ups (my biggest fear); nor did it look caked on. While their talents are unquestionable, I appreciated them even more – knowing how to handle a bride and her nerves is not something just anyone can manage. They were understanding, compassionate and sincere – all rare qualities – throughout my experience with them – from consultation to after the wedding. These two gems have the ability to make anyone feel confident and gorgeous!
~ Nausheen, 2010 Bride
Thank you so much for making my wedding day so special. You girls did such an amazing job with my hair and makeup. You make such an amazing team and are so pleasant to be around 🙂 Thanks again for the amazing work and I wish you nothing but the best.
~ Huda, 2010 Bride
I sincerely wanted to thank you both for working so hard and giving me the PERFECT look I wanted. You guys are extremely pleasant and professional to work with. And I can’t emphasize on how glad I am that I chose Amplified Soul for my big day.
You guys made me feel very comfortable with everything and the way I looked and I can’t thank you guys enough for that. Can’t wait to book you guys soon again 🙂
I highly recommend Amplified and guaranteed you won’t be disappointed!!! Thanks again for making me the happiest bride! Keep up the good work ladies.
~ Sakshi, 2010 Bride
Shobana & Nirisha
I honestly do not know how to thank you both for all of your hard work in making me look absolutely perfect and beautiful for my engagement. Meeting you two and seeing how much you love what you do made me feel very comfortable. As well as seeing the results of the trial, I could not believe that was me in the mirror!
Thank you for being so punctual and listening to what kind of look I wanted. Both of you were amazing to work with. Till this day people are calling me to compliment me on how nice I looked You two are definitely doing something you are truly talented at and happy with.
I can’t thank you guys enough for everything. You both are truly AMAZING inside and out. I wish the both of you every happiness and success that life has to offer. I can’t wait to work with you again next year.
~ Harinder, 2010+2011 Bride
Ladies, thank you for going so above and beyond for the weddings yesterday. You were an absolute delight to work with and I would reccomend your services without a doubt to future clients! You’re amazing!
~ Jenn Dobrijevic, 2010, Wedding Planner + Founder, Diva Events and Planning
Just wanted to thank you and your wonderful team for doing such an amazing job at Shelly’s wedding. Shelly looked beautiful along with the whole bridal party. Hope you had fun at the wedding and reception! Thanks again!
~ Shivani, 2010 Bridesmaid
Just wanted to thank you for all your hard work and effort that you two put in for my brothers wedding! You were amazing!! You guys provided us with amazing service from the day of the consultation till the end of the wedding. You were able to accommodate our entire family as well as the bride and her family with ease and had us looking beautiful for all the events… and best of all, it all happened on time! We had a great time with you ladies and you got each of our events off to a great start! Thank you!
~ Annu, 2009 Sister of the Groom
I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing job you did on my wedding and reception day. You arrived right on time (4:00am!) and did exactly what I wanted (unlike my other vendors!). I couldn’t believe how fast you were able to get my 6 bridesmaids and flower girl done too! Very impressive! I also loved how you didn’t overdo my hair and makeup and asked me every step of the way what changes you needed to make so that I loved the way I looked. It was evident that you cared deeply that I was happy with the way I looked on my special day, and that’s very important to a stressed out bride! I have already recommended you to a friend!
~ Rita, 2009 Bride
Thank you ladies for such a wonderful experience throughout my wedding day! You girls present such a unique fusion look combining traditional make-up and hair methods with a contemporary ‘wow’ factor. Everyone loved it and most importantly I felt like a stunning bride! Well done on the website and hope to see you two soon. Miss ya lots, Muds
~ Madhu, 2009 Bride
It was a great pleasure and honour working on a photo shoot with Amplified Soul. Their professionalism, creativity, and attention to detail always results in a successful, personalized experience. As a professional recording artist of Trinidadian heritage, I often am challenged with finding professional make-up artists who cater to my specific needs, especially when using the right foundation base colour. However, working with Shobana, it is great to know that her artistic visions are unique and brings out the best in your personal features. Also, thanks to Amplified Soul, I’ve learned more about the colours that work best for me to ensure that every look I portray is always amplified with soul! 🙂
~ Ashley a.k.a. Ms Paige, 2009 Artist
Amplified Soul were highly recommended to me when it came time to find hair/makeup artists for my wedding.
I went in for the trial, somewhat unprepared and unsure of what I actually wanted because I didn’t wear makeup, nor had I ever styled my hair. Shobana and Nirisha listened intently to which I’m sure confused the heck of out them at the time!They offered to go slow with the transformation and that I had the final say at the end of the day. From that time forward, I felt totally at ease with them. They were very understanding, flexible and patient with me. They had some great, fresh ideas and I could tell that their work was atypical and individual based. By the end of the trial I had full faith and trust in Shobana and Nirisha, and booked them for my wedding right away.
They did a fantastic job on the day of the wedding! I had two totally different looks for the wedding and reception, but can honestly say that both were equally gorgeous! I received so many compliments on their work, people were blown away…especially my husband! These talented ladies are gifted, and it definitely shows through their work. I would go back to them in a heartbeat!
~ Saiya, 2009 Bride
I wanted to thank Shobana & Nirisha for the AWESOME job they did with hair and make-up this past weekend!!! My Mum, sister, Bhabhi, cousins and Aunt looked gorgeous! Thanks again ladies!!! You really made our wedding weekend extra special with your talents! XXX
~Esha S, 2009, Bridesmaid
Your website turned out amazing! I would like to state for the record that I trusted in your talents even before your website was up. Nevertheless, you girls have been doing an awseome job on my friends who I have directed your way. I can’t help it, you girls made me the happiest bride, the least I could do is tell everyone, “If you liked, what you saw at my wedding, then call these girls!” Anyway, keep up the good work!
~Navreet Boprai, 2009 Bride
Hey ladies,just wanted to say thank you for coping with my non stop calls. You girls did a great job on my make-up, and hair for my engagement. Everyone loved it. Thanks once again….till next year.
~ Seema Patel, 2009 Bride
Professional, talented, fresh and extremely artistic sum up the duo of Amplified Soul. You have such wonderful energy that makes all of your clients feel amazing on their special day. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with all of us. Best wishes and I can’t wait to work with you again!!!
~ Shivani, Piece Of Cake, 2009, Frendor (Vendor +Friend) + Bridesmaid
I had stumbled upon the Amplified Soul website while searching for vendors on-line and knew, at first glance, that I’d found the gals for me. I loved the pics on their site, their great attitude, and that they gave back to causes they believe in. Humming the song from their site (so catchy, I still hum it sometimes!), I emailed them and I crossed my fingers that they’d be free for my wedding day.
The girls came to my home for a trial. This was *huge* as I don’t have a car (city gal) and I run my own business which leaves very little ‘me’ time.That they made every effort to make beauty truly effortless was something I really appreciated.
Here’s the thing though: I don’t usually wear makeup nor do much more than blow-dry my hair. A little eyeliner and gloss and running a straight iron though the ol’ frizz is my idea of high glamour. So on the day of the trial, I was oh-so-slightly terrified. In an awe-struck stupor, I watched the girls arrive with what seemed to me to be a full-on arsenal of beautification…But the fear was short-lived. They quickly had me laughing and joking … and fully made up! I looked in the mirror and just stared. “Who is this girl?”, I thought, unnerved. But then it hit me — this was me, but with late-nights at work erased and not a blemish on my face. “Goodness”, I thought. “I look like a bride!”
All joking aside, the girls found separate bridal and reception looks for me that not only complimented my two outfits to a tee but also addressed my most important concern: in full bridal make-up, I still wanted to look like me. When that antarpat came down, I wanted Geoff to see his girl of nine years sitting across from him. Except a little prettier than usual 😉
On the day of the wedding, while Shobana put the finishing touches on my eyes and Nirisha smoothed my last fly-away, getting ready felt special and glamourous but also relaxing and 100% natural.
So much so, that I (now a beauty-product convert) have already excited tried out many of the pearls of wisdom that I picked up from S&N during the time we spent together: from finding the right foundation, to current opinions on hair removal, to maintaining my layered tresses, to creative esthetic uses for eyelash glue…
I couldn’t have been happier with my experience with Amplified Soul. These gals are *pros*!
Sonya, 2009 Bride
“As a high-fashion Indian boutique, we needed Bridal Makeup & Hair experts that would partner with us to create a unique look specific to the needs of each our designs, allowing our brides and models to showcase our designs with a “complete” look that is unpredictable because it is fresh and ahead of its time.
With our magazine advertisements, fashion shows and joint bridal clients, Amplified Soul always goes a step further by testing boundaries with new, original, beauty trends that work to highlight our avant-garde, trend-setting designs. Shobana and Nirisha are also wonderful to work with and create a relaxing, personable atmosphere that is especially important on a bride’s special day!”
~ CTC West, Frendor
For my wedding which was the most important day of my life, it was very important for me to look my best. For this reason I wanted have someone who was professional, reliable, artistic, organized, efficient, eager, kind and someone who was good at what they do. Amplified Soul was all that and much more. I found both Shobana and Nirisha to be extremely friendly, and very efficient. They helped me get ready in the morning for my wedding and my reception and for both times they were able to get me ready within 1.5 hrs. They were both very honest and they both cared about making me look my best. Due to lack of time prior to the wedding I did not have a trial with them but i had enough confidence in them to do a great job which they did. I told them what i liked and disliked and based on that they were able to fulfill my expectations. During the panning stages I also called and emailed them several times and they were excellent in responding to both in a timely fashion which I really appreciated. If I had to recommend someone for bridal services or for hair and makeup to one of my family members or friends, i would definitly recommend Amplified Soul. Thank you guys for all your hard work and your creative minds. You guys are truly amazing!!!!
~ Baljeet, 2009 Bride
I had the pleasure of meeting Amplified Soul last year when I was part of a fashion show. Along with her sweetness, I knew Nirisha was no amateur when she was able to style my long mane into beautiful thick curls, and was straightforward and frank with her feedback regarding the texture and length of my hair. She was confident in recommending products and styling techniques to me, and was even able to suggest the right colour/highlights and type of cut for my hair texture. Now I have to admit I have commitment-phobia when it comes to hair stylists many times because I never felt any stylist understood my skin tone, and I never felt my voice was heard. From that one experience having my hair styled by Nirisha , I knew I had to find her and see what type of magic she could work. Since that day, Nirisha has been my hair stylist and has truly listened to and interpreted my ideas in such an amazing way, that I’ve received dozens of compliments on my colour and cut, and now have several friends who also utilize her services. She has taught me how to style my hair correctly using the right blow dryer, brush and products, and I’ve been able to finally master styling my own hair. I’ve also had her style my hair in up-do’s for some weddings I’ve attended, and despite the texture and short length of my hair, she was able to skillfully set my hair into such beautiful styles that guests at these weddings have stopped me to ask where I get my hair done. And those up-do’s have lasted through many hours of non-stop dancing!!
I was floored with Shobana’s confidence, knowledge and command of her work, while still being so friendly and easy-going. I am always hesitant to have my make-up done for fear of the wrong foundation colour, or overdone eye make-up, etc. I distinctly remember looking in the mirror and thinking how I still looked like myself but with a much more polished look. She has also done my make-up for weddings and was able to complement my outfit perfectly but still kept it natural looking and radiant. I remember receiving so many compliments at that wedding and not having to worry about my make-up as it stayed put all night despite the crazy dancing, and I knew I had found the perfect artist for me! I contacted her after the wedding, and Shobana was so kind and helpful in recommending what specific products she used on me (e.g. foundation, concealer, powder) and where I could buy them. Even once I purchased the products and had certain questions about application or techniques, Shobana was more than willing to help me. I am happily still using those recommended products and have been so satisfied with them, that I’ve also recommended them to some friends.
I wanted to finish off by saying that both Shobana and Nirisha have demonstrated their abundant knowledge and skill for make-up and hair. They both radiate confidence in their work, which has made me feel at ease when they are working on me; they know how to play up my best features or compensate for other issues (e.g. short hair while styling an up-do, or bags under the eyes!). They also are so friendly and down-to-earth that I feel like I’m spending time with some good girlfriends as opposed to some hired ‘strangers’, as they love to crack jokes and converse about a variety of topics. I specifically remember my father making them tea as they were getting my mother and I ready for my brother’s wedding, and they actually took the time to sit down for a few minutes, have some tea and snacks and chat with us instead of rushing out and asking for a payment. I must also mention how these two go above and beyond what is expected of them, as they helped me when I was in a bit of a ‘wardrobe bind’ at a wedding they also attended, by taking the time to assist me, just like good friends would. It was an appreciated gesture as it was outside of their ‘work time’.
I could keep going but there are so many reasons I choose to recommend these two to anyone I know who is in the market for hair/make-up services. I believe their refreshing and friendly personalities along with their amazing skill and knowledge make these two an unbeatable duo!
~ Neetu Dhillon, 2009 Bridesmaid