Testimonials | The Art Of Illusion – Mobile Wedding Hairdresser & Makeup Artist Sydney


I highly recommend Samantha as your hairdresser for your wedding day.  She is everything you could possibly hope for:  experienced, talented, professional and a lovely woman as well.  My daughter’s bridal party – she had four bridesmaids all in their mid 30s – realised quickly that they were in very capable hands.  And compared to other hairdressers offering a similar service, Samantha’s prices are extremely reasonable.


I found Samantha’s website by searching online for mobile hair dressers on the north side of Sydney.  I chose her because I was impressed with her experience and also the testimonials of other bridal parties.  Finding Samantha was my lucky day.  She has all of those skills and more.  Samantha also has is the ability to work with different faces, hair types and body shapes and make each woman look gorgeous while creating a uniform look among the bridal party.  This is quite a skill!   My daughter’s hair was particularly tricky – she not only has thick long hair, but also is extremely fussy about how she looks.


Samantha’s professionalism and calming, can-do personality reassured my daughter at the hair trial and on her wedding day.  Samantha listened to what the bride wanted, thought about her dress, veil and hair fascinator and where the ceremony was going to take place, then gave her professional input to help my daughter achieve what she wanted.  I have no hesitation in telling everyone how wonderful Samantha is.  You could not find a more caring, talented woman for this special day or for any day when appearance really matters.

Wendy Selby  October 2010


Samantha and Trish did a brilliant job for me, my bridesmaids and my mum at our wedding in helping us look our absolute best. They were extremely professional and their relaxed friendly manner was much appreciated on what is obviously an exciting but nervy and emotional time for any bride getting ready on the morning of her wedding.


Our hair was perfect. The make-up was natural, simple but gorgeous. Nothing was too much trouble. My hair stood the test of the wind and elements on the day and was still exactly as Samantha had styled it as I left our reception venue to begin our honeymoon. Thanks so much ladies, wish we could do it all again. I wouldn’t change a thing.




Hi Samantha,

Firstly let me thank you for helping to make our day perfect!  You really gave me the confidence to walk out there in front of all those people with no nerves and a smile on my face because I knew that I looked as good as I possibly could look.  Plus you are so calm and it obviously rubbed off!



Dear Samantha,

Thank you so much for the exceptional service you provided. I really appreciated the time & care you took with both my hair & make-up. My make-up was very natural looking for the day & with your advice, I was able to take it to night without a problem. I received a lot of compliments on the day & have recommended you to many of my friends. I will definitely be calling upon your services again for future special events.

Thanks again,

F. Luong


Dear Samantha,

Just a note to say thank you so much for the wonderful job you did for my wedding.

You were a source of calm and expertise on the day! And our wedding photos look gorgeous thanks to the stunning makeup you did for my bridesmaid, sister and for me.

Thank you again – I have already given two brides my recommendation of you.

Best wishes for the Christmas and New Year season.

x Annie Taylor


Dear Samantha,

I want to express my sincere gratitude for the exceptional work you have done in making my sisters wedding day extra special. Your attention to detail and natural flare and creativity was and still is highly appreciated. I received numerous compliments on how great the bridesmaids, flower girl, mother of the bride and of course bride looked. You made everyone feel completely relaxed and comfortable.

We all really appreciate your intuition when it comes to styling hair. We were all fussy but you managed to accommodate everyone’s requests with no stress at all! I have no hesitation in recommending your professional, friendly and caring company to all my colleagues. I will definitely be using THE ART OF ILLUSION again.

Thank you. Yours truly,

Biljana Ivanisic


It was with great delight that I found Samantha La Rosa of Art of Illusion for my wedding day. I had in mind “my look” for the day and Samantha and I met for a trial for my hair and make-up.  It was perfect.

On the day of our wedding I changed my mind for my hairstyle due to it being a windy day – something other stylists would not be happy with!  Samantha did not blink an eye with my change of plans. Samantha’s professionalism and fantastic styling before and on our special day means I have no hesitation in recommending her to others.

Charmaine Ward


Dear Samantha,

Thankyou so much for making us all look beautiful on Saturday. We all appreciate all your effort & assistance on the day.

Love from Wendy


Dear Samantha,

It was wonderful not to be stressed at the beginning of the day, but to be at home in my environment. Excellent.

Thank you, Janet R


To The Art of Illusion,

Samantha was so obliging to us & she hadn’t met the bride previous to the day & dealt with our requests to perfection.

Thank you,

H. Crewes


Dear Art of Illusion,

On my wedding day Samantha came to my home & was great with the kids, our hair looked wonderful & she was friendly, bubbly & fabulous.

Many thanks,  Sharon H