Reviews

And the reward for a career that I LOVE so much are your reviews.  Thank you to all of the brides and ladies who trusted me with one of the most important days of their lives.  I am honored and fulfilled to have been a part of it and for our paths to have crossed on such a special occasion.
The endearing love I get from meeting each and every one of my brides and her ladies is what fuels my passion to create more beautiful brides and makes me feel blessed.

I am deeply honored that you are considering my team and me to take care of your most important bridal hair and makeup needs.  My team and I are very excited to help you live the fantasy that you have had since being a little girl.  We are ready to make those dreams come true for your Riviera Maya destination wedding..

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Sara M.

Planning a wedding in Playa from the US is nerve-wracking! My hair and makeup caused me probably the highest form of anxiety overall. (well, that and how my dress fit) but it was REALLY hard to put my trust in someone for this special day.
I met Doranna the day before our ceremony date and we hit it off immediately!…

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Nida K.

I loved working with Doranna before my wedding day for a trial and the day of the wedding as well! She was so easy to work with and has a talent to know what works and what does not…

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Fiona S.

If I could put Doranna in my suitcase and bring her back to NY, I would have! She is an artist to say the least. I got married at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa and I hired her services to do my hair and to make me look fabulous.

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Michelle S.

Doranna was amazing from start to finish! I was really nervous about trying to find someone in a different country to do my hair and makeup for my destination ceremony. After researching and reading a LOT of reviews I decided to book hair and makeup with Doranna. …

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Carly H.

This was one of the biggest decisions for me, whether to just book at the resort or to find an alternative vendor. I had 6 ladies plus my mother and my self. So it was all on me to make the decision for everyone, and I am so thankful I did. I did my research, read reviews and looked around, I contacted a few other artists other than Doranna. But it was the constant reassurance that she would be able to make my BIG DAY perfect. …

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Jessica

Doranna did my hair and makeup for my beach wedding at Rosewood Mayakoba. They are not kidding about the humidity, and there’s no way I would have been able to do it myself. She did an amazing hairstyle…

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Kristin M.

We got married at the Moon Palace in Cancun. I did contact a few vendors until I found Doranna and her team. Her prices are awesome and they are amazing! I sent ideas of what I wanted, and it’s exactly what I got, even better! …

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Paty M.

Doranna and her crew were amazing! She went above and beyond my expectations. The day of my wedding I felt the prettiest I have ever felt, my husband even geared up seeing me walk down the aisle!…

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Julia M.

This January I traveled to Mexico for my best friend’s wedding. I was her maid of honour. Carly is a beautiful individual who always seeks to have a unique experience. Doranna your service and presence on Carly and Scott’s day exceeded all my expectations. I loved meeting you, your bright, kind and sweet personality made […]

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Adriana D.

I was really nervous about hiring someone in Playa Del Carmen without meeting them in person or having a trial with them months before the wedding, but Doranna’s portfolio and reviews were impressive. It was also great to find someone that did both hair and makeup. Through our email communication I could tell she was […]

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Christina G.

I used Doranna for my hair and makeup for my wedding and she is absolutely AMAZING!!! I was so worried about booking a hair stylist that I had never met, but she made me feel at ease right away!!

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Lanna D.

I was lucky to get to meet Doranna when I came to Riviera Maya to site plan at the resort. Right away I knew that I wanted her to do my hair and makeup. She was an absolute joy to be around!

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Leticia

I had a wonderful experience with Doranna. The work she does is truly a work of art. My hair was gorgeous and my makeup stayed the entire night. I was very pleased

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Tere C.

Doranna was really kind and nice to my family and I. I really loved her work, she listened to me and perfectly got what I wanted, she is patient and organized with time. Also, when I was getting ready the time was pleasant with her….

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Shelby T.

I would highly recommend Doranna to everyone. I fell in love with Doranna from the first day I met her at my hair trial. She was so accommodating, professional and not to mention super sweet!

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Allison M.

Doranna gave me exactly what I envisioned for my wedding hair! She is very kind and easy to work with and a good listener. She put up with my perfectionist tendencies with ease! Would definitely recommend her!

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Ruth R.

I loved working with Doranna. She was very professional and helped me put together a great prep timeline the morning of my wedding. The morning of the wedding, she arrived right on time and with a smile. This was so important to keeping my nerves at bay!

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Shana G.

Doranna was fantastic! She made the day fun while we were all getting makeup and hair done for my wedding. She recommended each and every hairstyle based on the person she was introduced to and each style looked absolutely perfect for the person! She was amazing,…

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Jeannine S.

 Doranna was amazing… I had so many problems getting in touch with other hairstylists in Playa Del Carmen being in Toronto (Canada), no one would reply back to me or it would be weeks between correspondence. I contacted Doranna and she was prompt, attentive and very professional with her communication.

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Patricia A.

She is absolutely attentive to details. I did not have a wedding veil and she decorated my hair with flowers from my HUGE bouquet. It was her idea and it was beautiful.

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Margarita

Doranna was recommended by my Wedding planner for our symbolic ceremony in Riviera Maya. It was the first time for me that I had professional make up, and of course I was very excited. Doranna did both, my hair and make-up. Although we had plenty of time, she came even half an hour earlier to discuss the styles.

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Eva M.

Thank you Doranna for helping my bridal party and me feel spectacular on my special day. You listened and truly understood what each one of us wanted…

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Gladis M.

Una de las cosas más difíciles para una novia es seleccionar el estilista perfecto, sobre todo cuando la boda es en una ciudad distinta en la que vives, busque’ muchas opciones antes de llegar contigo Doranna, sin duda dios me puso en ese lugar…

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Claudia A.

Después de tantas bodas coordinadas… me toco a mi  ser la novia!
Así que no dude ni un minuto en pensar en Doranna, yo sabía que si le enseñaba una foto del peinado que yo quería, ella no iba a tener problema en hacerlo y mejorarlo!  No tuve la necesidad de hacerme una prueba antes del día de mi boda;…

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Pilar R.

Hace casi 8 años una amiga cercana me recomendó una muy buena estilista en Playa del Carmen, pero yo viviendo en México DF no pensé que algún día la visitaría. El día que mi novio y yo decidimos casarnos en la Riviera Maya, no tenía idea de nada, más que de la persona que quería que me peinara y fue Doranna…

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Antonella

Estaba planeando mi matrimonio desde el extranjero y Doranna fue recomendada por la coordinadora que había contratado. Desde el primer email Doranna fue atenta y profesional, pero en persona Doranna es una verdaderamente increíble…

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Marina K.

Tuve la oportunidad de encontrar a Doranna en Internet. Yo estaba un poco estresada porque yo tengo el pelo negro, pero finalmente me quedé satisfecha con su servicio y profesionalismo.

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Sara Averbach

I have very curly hair that can be difficult to style, and I booked Doranna over email having never met her, so at first I was a little nervous—but she turned out to be fabulous! I did a trial with her at…

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Andrea Hentschel

We all loved the styles that you did for us and you were wonderful to work with. I’m so happy that Christine booked you – you were amazing! I was so shocked at the end of the night to find that there were only about 40 pins in my hair…

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Jen Persico

Doranna did my hair for my wedding, which was on the beach in Mexico in January. It was truly beautiful. She knew exactly what I was looking for after only describing it to her briefly and it came out perfectly…

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Kate Snyder

Doranna was recommended to me by my wedding planner Erica Bressan, and she did such a great job! I was really nervous without having had a chance to do a practice run, but she was very patient and helpful with …

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Miranda Hugs

My hair was done by Doranna. I did not have any expectations because it was all arranged by my wedding planner. I immediately felt relaxed and trustful. What else could i do?. The result was so beautiful and it held the whole evening. We gave…

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Paula C

I have lived in Playa del Carmen for 9 years and for every offical event there is only 1 woman who I trust with my hair and that woman is Doranna. The last eventI needed her was for my wedding and as always it was exactly what I wanted and more…

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Ashley Morgan

I was very nervous about having someone I have never met style my hair for my wedding. I am very particular about my hair, and knew that if I loved my hair on my wedding day, that the whole day would be a success. I didn’t want a traditional updo…

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Jo-Anne Calderon

Doranna was wonderful to work with. I’m so glad I found her. She did a fantastic job on my hair. It lasted all day…throughout the humidity, wind and all the dancing! She also styled my mom’s hair and one of my bridesmaids. They both looked beautiful…

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Michelle Messina

I am so thankful that I found Doranna. She was absolutely amazing to work with. My hair looked absolutely STUNNNING on my wedding day and lasted the entire night through the heat, wind and humidity, though our salsa/tango performance….

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Sally Upson

Hi Doranna Thank you so much for making myself and my bridesmaids feel so special on my wedding day. We were all so happy with our hair and makeup. It was so windy and hot on the day yet my hair and makeup stayed perfect….

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Molly Dardis

Doranna was a delight to work with and she did a wonderful job doing 7 different hairstyles for our wedding. She consulted each of us throughout so she knew exactly what we wanted. There was not a hair out of place….

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Lisa L

I got married on January 15th, 2010 in Playa del Carmen. I stumbled upon Doranna’s website when I was searching for a hair dresser online. While the resort offered full wedding services, it was important for me….

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Tara Mickelson

Doranna was our best friend from the moment we met her. Do not hesitate to have this lovely lady do your wedding hair, her speed and precision at curling very long thick hair was amazing. It was a very windy beach wedding….

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Lesley Kelly

Doranna was our best friend from the moment we met her. Do not hesitate to have this lovely lady do your wedding hair, her speed and precision at curling very long thick hair was amazing. It was a very windy beach wedding….

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Lindsay Kelly

Doranna, thank you so much for your doing my hair and the hair of my 2 bridesmaid, mom and flower girl for my wedding in Playa Del Carmen. It was an amazing experience to have you come to the resort to our room and do our hair….

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Erika Reiker Fitzgerald

I am probably the pickiest person when it comes to my hair. I have long straight hair that can be very difficult to work with especially in a humid climate. I didn’t want an up-do and instead wanted loose wavy curls…

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Jaclyn Thorgersen

I was very nervous about getting my hair done in Mexico since I couldn’t get a trial in NY beforehand, but the second I met Doranna she eased my mind and I immediately felt like we were on the same page. I didn’t want anything that was too much of a traditional up-do…

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Ana Paola Sanchez

Hola Doranna! Además de saludarte quería darte las gracias por tu trabajo tan profesional, el peinado que sugeriste fue perfecto! Varios de los invitados me comentaron que el peinado era muy adecuado y me dijeron que me veía muy bien, la verdad yo quedé muy contenta…

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Chantel Toth

I couldn’t say anything else but WOW when Doranna was done. Everyone was in aw about the wonderful job she did on my hair. It was more then I could have imagined. To top it off she is just a wonderful person to be with the couple hours before the wedding…

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Linda Leal

If you want to look stunning and feel like a model from Bride Magazine, you have to hire Doranna to style your hair for your wedding! She is amazing. I felt so beautiful on my wedding day and it’s all because of how perfect my hair and make-up turned out because of Doranna…

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Brandi Freeman

I used Doranna’s services to do my hair for my wedding in Playa and it was the BEST decision!! I had an idea for what I wanted and explained it to Doranna and she knew exactly what I wanted and what would look fantastic on me. …

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Federica Frezza

My hair before I met Doranna… I think the best definition would be a corn broom on a head! A bad hair day was a normal day for me, and I would contemplate shaving it off every morning. No hair dresser could help me fix…

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Jamie Ward

Doranna did such a fabulous job on my hair! I just gave her a picture of what I wanted my hair to look like and she made it look exactly like I imagined. She is very professional and makes things so easy on your stressful wedding day …

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Lindsay Maria Craten

I had an initial “consultation” hair style with Doranna a few months before my wedding, so I knew she had skill, but what she pulled off for my wedding day blew me away! I gave Doranna my “hair inspiration,” which was a photo of a celebrity …

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Sharon Brown Sorrel.

When my husband and I decided to have a destination wedding there were only a few things that made me extremely nervous and at the top of my list was my hair and make-up in a foreign country! As women, we all have our own stylists at home that…

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Christina Weber

I was very concerned about getting my hair/make-up done in Mexico. I have very difficult hair to work with (the humidity didn’t help.) I had heard so many nightmare stories of brides having a hard time due to language barrier and having …

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Rashan Ghoraishy

Being bride-researcher i was convinced i found the best hair stylist in playa del Carmen . Her portfolio blew me away and spoke louder than all the wonderful testimonials…

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Nydia Flores

Doranna Muchisimas Gracias por haber sido parte de este gran dia, siempre como mujer estamos inquietas como vamos a lucir y algo que encontre en ti fue un gran carisma y la absoluta confianza de …

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Alyssa Macomber

Doranna is not only an insanely talented hairstylist, but also the perfect addition to a room full of your loved ones. She is calm, accomplished, efficient, and an absolute joy to be around. She made my mother’s hair the prettiest I have ever seen it! Even though my mother has short hair to her ears, […]

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Marie Willis

I am very picky when it comes to my hair. I honestly considered paying for my home-based hairstylist to fly down for the wedding. It was very important for me to feel comfortable about my wedding hairstyle so …

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Christine C.

I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a fantastic job on my hair and makeup for my November wedding in Xpu Ha! My hair turned out exactly how I pictured it…

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Alexis Hyuna

Doranna was a real pleasure to work with! I had 4 bridesmaids and she did an amazing work on all of us in such a short period of time. Her style is versatile and quick to implement, I was surprised! Not…

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Lilia Martinez

“Desde el primer momento en que hicimos la prueba de peinado supe que tú serias parte de mi Boda por tu Talento, Carisma , Servicio y Profesionalismo que demostraste, me encanto el estilo de peinado…

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Dallas Roche

“When we decided to get married in Mexico, my biggest fear was finding someone that can “deal” with my wild hair. The humidity makes it grow and grow. I started looking online for a hairstylist, and…

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Dylis Chow

Doranna, you were so helpful and friendly and have made our experience at Playa del Carmen so comfortable. Your magical touches have turned me into a beautiful bride. I LOVEEEE the makeup…

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Christine Cafusco

“As I was planning my destination wedding the one aspect that I was the most nervous about was my hair and makeup! Realizing that I had to find someone over the internet who I never met before…

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Andrea Ammel

“I had a great experience with Doranna who did my hair and makeup for my wedding. I was hesitant to hire someone I hadn’t met, especially having lived in Mexico City for years and…

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Christine L

“Doranna is fantastic. My mother, mother in law and myself had our hair styled by Doranna and we all loved it. She has an amazing reputation and it is well deserved. Very friendly, professional and…

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Erika Halasz

When I saw the website and the pictures and all the great things bride’s have to tell about her, I thought I have to have this lady no matter what. We got in touch, than we found out the resort will not…

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Caitlin Burns

“We wanted to let you know how happy we all were with our hair and makeup! Everyone said it was the best their hair had ever looked. The girls still rave about their hairstyles a year later! We all felt gorgeous, so thank you for all your hard work. Hair and makeup are so important […]

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Jenna Lynne

“Doranna is absolutely amazing at what she does. My hair turned out better than I could have ever imagined. She did updos for five girls plus myself (the bride), as well as doing my makeup. Every one…

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Marina Rusanov

Doranna did my hair for my destination wedding in Playa del Carmen and I have never felt as beautiful as I did that day. I didn’t even have to tell her exactly what I wanted and she gave it to me!…

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Nicole Lembi O’Shea

“Doranna did an amazing job with my hair as well as the hair of all of my bridesmaids, mother, mother of the bride and great grandmother! I was very nervous about how my hair would turn out in a tropical…

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Eneida Gongora

“Contar con tu trabajo tan profesional y elegante para tener no solo lindos peinados pero también de mucha calidad para mi mamá, hermana. Me transmitiste serenidad y certidumbre lo cual se tradujo en lucir espléndidamente lo cual siempre estará en nuestras mentes y corazones así como la de nuestros otros seres queridos e invitados al […]

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Sengmany Manivanh

“Hello Doranna, just wanted to say thank you soooooooo much for doing my hair and make up as well as both my mom and mother in laws hair and make up. I was more than pleased with the results…

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Donna

“Doranna did an outstanding job with hair and makeup for my wedding. My bridesmaids looked phenomenal, and I was completely blown away by how fantastic my hair and makeup was. When my mom…

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Melissa C

“Let me start off by saying Doranna is the most talented hairstylist I have met. She takes her time and is a perfectionist. She makes sure you are satisfied and goes out of her way to ensure you are happy…

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Joslyn T.

I am African American and found Doranna on a forum for African American brides. I have a relaxer and was so worried about booking a good hairdresser because I planned on swimming before my wedding …

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