Melanie’s hair and makeup skills are top notch. If you want glam, BOOK. HER. She is highly experienced and has been doing wedding hair and makeup for nearly a decade and knew exactly what I wanted. She has a great sense of humor and fit right in with my girls and was so fun to work with during our 5 am wake up call. I look forward to booking her for future photo shoots!
Thank you for making me look my best on the most important day of my entire life! Melanie was my most favorite vendor to work with at my wedding. I booked a last minute trial just a couple days before the wedding and I had no doubt that I would look AMAZING on the most important day of my life. On the wedding day, I already felt so comfortable, as if I’ve known her forever! She made my wedding jitters disappear as soon as I sat in that chair. I even cried when she was all done because it all hit me at once. I saw how beautiful she made me look when I looked in that mirror and I just knew that I would look so good in every angle of those photos and damn, I was right but it was because Melanie did that!!!! I showed her an inspiration photo for my hair and makeup and it’s like she copied and pasted that right on to my face! I’m 1000% booking Melanie for my future maternity shoots, my baby shower, and when I get admitted to the hospital! End your search now and book Melanie for your events. You will not regret it!
Melanie is incredibly talented and super sweet. I did a hair/make up trial in November before my engagement photos. She instantly made me feel very welcomed and comfortable. She knew exactly what to do for my look and I felt reassured throughout the entire process. I also booked Melanie for my wedding on April 30, 2022 for myself, bridesmaids, auntie, MOB, and MOG. She was very easy to reach and made the booking process easy. On the day of, she was on time with her assistant. She was very fast and efficient. She made sure that everyone was satisfied with their look and did a touch up, if needed. I felt glam, beautiful, and amazing. My make up and hair lasted all day. I definitely recommend booking with her asap. Thank you so much!
First off, Melanie is such a beautiful person inside and out. She noticed the weight of the day was starting to hit me and I’m so thankful that she was there to help me get over my nerves and center me before the day started. Truly a woman you want to start your wedding day with! Melanie’s work is not something you come across often. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this is the most beautiful I’ve ever looked or felt. I don’t know much about hair and makeup but despite that, Melanie knew exactly how to make me look AMAZING for my big day—both in-person and in photos (especially in SF City Hall). She is a trooper for arriving at 5am and finishing up exactly on time to give me time to relax before getting ready. I am constantly looking at my wedding photos because I cannot believe that I looked like that!! I highly recommend her to everyone and anyone who wants to feel glamorous and cared for. Thank you again Melanie!
I don't know how I'm going to be able to put into words how amazing Melanie is not only as a person, but also as a professional! She had great communication from the time I reached out with an inquiry, all the way till she left me feeling my best right before the big moment. I opted to do the hair trial, which helped both her and I immensely know how my hair was going to act throughout the day, and I'm so glad I did! She was able to see if the curls needed to be tighter/looser and that was a concern for me as I permanently straightened my hair at the salon earlier that year. On the day of, she had done my bridesmaid makeup flawlessly, but also mines as well! I have never felt as beautiful and the makeup held up throughout the entire night even through all the crying. On top of it all, her and I had amazing conversations as if I'd known her for a long time both during the trial and onto the day of. I can't recommend Melanie enough! She was hands down on of my favorite vendors of the day, and if you're hesitating to reach out, don't! She'll nail it and then some. Thank you again Melanie for all that you did! Love you girlie!
Melanie is absolutely the BEST! From flawless pictures to amazing reviews from her clients, I just knew she'd be the one to do my makeup for my wedding one day. The moment I got engaged, I emailed her right away for my wedding date. She is definitely in high demand and luckily I was able to book her. I was so excited and happy! She was so easy to communicate with and very responsive. I booked her for a total of 11 girls, including myself. When I did my makeup trial, I showed her some pictures I had in mind and she knew exactly was I was going for. It made me feel more confident and excited about the big day. Her and her assistant Meliza arrived on time. She was able to get through everyone in a timely manner and made everyone look beautiful! Everyone loved how their makeup turned out. Her work is truly amazing! Would definitely recommend without hesitation. Thank you again, Melanie! I hope to have my makeup done by you again!
First off, I want to say that Melanie was my life saver for my wedding. My original makeup and hair artist ended up getting Covid 5 days before my wedding. My MOH and sister went looking for a replacement and found Melanie. They explained my situation to Melanie and Melanie went above and beyond. She moved some appointments to help accommodate a last minute makeup/hair trial with me and traveling to my home to do it. Plus, was able to make my wedding day work with her busy schedule and with such a last minute request. Melanie's work was amazing! She makes you feel comfortable while she works her magic and I loved the conversations we we had which made me forget about my nervousness for the wedding. Melanie made me feel like most beautiful bride. I HIGHLY recommend Melanie and hope to use her again in the future....cough cough...maternity shoot maybe. ;) Thank you again Melanie for being my life saver!
I wanted to get super glammed up for my 1 year anniversary and do not regret booking with Melanie. She was so easy to coordinate with over email and made me feel like a queen the day of the event. We didn't do a trial (as it was a little last minute), but she UNDERSTOOD the assignment. Literally looking forward to getting pregnant to book her again for a maternity shoot!
I first contact Melanie early 2020, before everything shut down. But when things finally started opening back up in 2021, I contacted her again about our new dates and every single interaction I had with her was ALWAYS so friendly, professional, and accommodating. When we did a trial run of my hair and make up about two months before the wedding, I KNEW I had picked the right person. Melanie is so calming, extremely positive, and really just made me feel so damn beautiful. The whole glam turned out amazing. I had asked for a more romantic take on a full glam and she knew exactly what I meant. She took all my inspo photos, looked at my dress, and talked with me about my visions and gave her input where she needed to, and I can't thank her enough for being so collaborative throughout the whole process. The day of the wedding, my bridesmaids were all raving about her too, saying that if/when they get married they'd definitely be hitting her up. As you should! Going with Melanie will mean you're in the best hands, and you will feel SO special on your big day thanks to her magic. :)
Melanie made all my bridesmaids and myself look flawless for my wedding. The makeup lasted from morning until night (tears, sweat, and all). The makeup wasn't cakey and made my face look and feel smooth and picture ready! She is so much fun and I definitely recommend her to anyone and everyone!
I am so glad I found Melanie! She did not disappoint! I love her and her amazing work! She is such a sweetheart and knew exactly what I wanted for my wedding look. She even went above and beyond to help me with getting dressed and even took some pictures and videos of my first look with hubby! My family and I had so much fun working with her. If you are looking for someone genuine and talented, Melanie is the one! Thank you so much for being apart of my wedding day Melanie!!
Where do I even start with how amazing Melanie is! I remember looking her up on instagram and instantly falling in love with her work! The way her brides makeup looked natural and like they were GLOWING really stood out to me. I knew within seconds that’s exactly how I wanted to look on my special day. A few months after booking her we scheduled a hair and makeup trail and it was such a fun experience. I remember being nervous and taking my sister but all those nerves quickly went away the second we started talking. Melanie is seriously the funnest and sweetest girl, she made me feel and look so beautiful. Flash forward to the big day... after she completed my look. I looked just how I wished and imagined I would.. like a glowing bride. I was super excited for my husband to see me. Melanie did such an amazing job not only with me but also with my bridesmaids. Literally one of the best decisions I made during my wedding planning was hiring her. THANK YOU for your talent and hard work!
I was so calm all morning because I knew I was in such great hands. My makeup looked great all day and night long with no touch up. When Mel told me that her make up will last until the next day, she didn’t lie. Our wedding is in Walnut Creek and it was an outside ceremony with almost 100 degrees weather but my make up still looked flawless until the end of our reception. I can't recommend Mel enough. Not only she is so talented at her craft and you can tell she really loves what she does, but she really made me feel like Beyonce that day. She had my back during the most awkward moment. She has a beautiful soul and her work really reflects that. If you're thinking of booking Mel, act quick before she gets booked up! She will be my go-to for everything!
Melanie is absolutely amazing! I contacted her about a year ago for my wedding. She was easy to communicate with and answered any questions I had. I went ahead and booked her for my make up trial for engagement shoot too and loved the look. She knew not to over do it for the shoot and save the glitz n' glam for wedding day. And I couldn't agree more. She made me look GOOD! A month before the wedding I had a couple changes and questions and she was super nice and accommodating. There were 6 of us in total to get hair and make up done. Melanie had a second person, Cathleen, to help her out on the day of the wedding and both did an amazing job. We started at 5am and finished by 8/8:30am with plenty of time to spare. I had asked about touch up make up but she said no need and was confident that her make up stays all day long. It has been tested! My make up lasted all day and night! Everyone commented on how well the make up looked that day and I've never felt more beautiful. Thank you Melanie!!
I don’t know where to even begin because Melanie is absolutely amazing!!! I have been following Melanie’s Instagram for a few years now and knew that I would contact her when I was going to get married... she was definitely one of the first few vendors I contacted! Melanie is so sweet and made all of us feel so comfortable! In regards to Melanie’s work, she is magical!!! I told her that I wanted natural looks for all my events and she did just that and I received a ton of compliments! Not only is her work amazing but it really lasts all day!!! On the day of my wedding, Melanie did my makeup at 4 am and it stayed perfect all day until I removed it at midnight!!! I can’t wait to work with Melanie again for future events!
Melanie was so awesome! Morning of the big wedding day, Melanie showed up at our hotel room right on time. She did my hair and makeup along with three bridesmaids and my mothers make up. We all needed to be ready by 10am and she made it happen. I couldn't believe how much she can do in such a short time. She was very understanding and accommodating of our tight schedule that morning. I wanted something a little more than just neutral plus no shimmer and she worked her magic! My hair and make up literally held up from 9:30am until 1am, which is so crazy but of course in a good way. I loved it so much it was so sad washing it all away. Seriously, Melanie is beyond talented and she has such a sweet heart. She really made me feel so beautiful on my special day. Thank you so much girl! :)
As soon as I set a wedding date I knew I wanted Melanie to do my hair and makeup. Booking her for my wedding day was one of the best decisions I made. She was super professional and fun and made me feel at ease the entire morning. When it came to how I wanted my hair and makeup I really just trusted her and I am so glad I did! She knows exactly what she’s doing and what looks best and I swear she works magic! My hair and makeup were GORGEOUS and lasted all night! Through all my happy tears of my wedding day, all the hugs and kisses, my makeup did not move one bit. If I could give her more stars I would because she is incredible!
Melanie made me feel like the prettiest girl in town. She made me look flawless, without looking like I had too much makeup. She knows what she is doing. So, if you’re that person who doesn’t know what they want, you can trust her to be that artist! If you just peep my photos, my face is just glowing! And luckily, I booked her 1.5 years in advance. That’s how in demand she is in!
Trust me! You won’t disappoint! I have done and seen makeup on people and clients, and I can truly say my overall experience with Melanie was absolutely great, from our trial to my big day! I found Melanie on IG and hired her my hair and makeup. I told her my style and type of look and she delivered! I thought I was a perfectionist, but so is Melanie. :D She’s not going to leave you until you feel 100% ready to walk down that aisle. And I was ready 5 hours before my I do! My make up and hair lasted all day and all night! I usually sweat around my face and I would have to reapply my makeup but on this day, my face beat by Melanie, I didn’t have to reapply anything. I only had to blot my sweat away bc I was dancing all day. And when I look back at my photos, all my makeup was still there and my hair still intact. Let’s just say I had to deep scrub my makeup off at the end of the night. To top it off, her makeup products were safe and I didn’t have any skin reaction(s). I received so many nice compliments from my guests - my make-up look still looks like me, and no clown business! Melanie enhanced and beautified my features! Thank you for making me extra stunning and gorgeous on my wedding day! :) To all the future brides: go book now before Melanie becomes unavailable!
There are not enough words to explain how amazing Melanie is. From the moment she walked through the door, her energy was calming and I knew that myself, my bridesmaids & mother were in the best hands. From excited tears, to tears of missing my passed father the day of my wedding, the makeup held through~ maybe even looked better by the end of the night!! And don't even get me started on what a phenomenal job she did on my hair. With the help of some extensions, I truly felt that her work made me look and feel like a queen. If I could give her more stars I would do it in a heartbeat. You WILL have the best of the best on your big day if you choose Melanie like I did.
Melanie is the best of the best! I hired her to do our wedding party hair and makeup. She's very professional and punctual! She's very efficient as we got done way ahead of time! The wedding party was able to relax and do other things before the ceremony. She was so sweet, she was able to squeeze in a hair-do for one of the flower girls, and still got done early:) Everyone was gorgeous and we received compliments all day! She made me feel like a princess on my wedding day. My make-up stayed on all through the tears!! She's super sweet and made sure she meets our expectations while at the same time giving her professional advise. I will definitely hire Melanie again for all our future events!!
Melanie, Melanie, Melanie....I cant put into words how talented this women right here is! She did such an amazzzzzing job with us October 5th, 2018. There were 7 of us girls (bride, bridesmaid mom, grooms mother, and 4 bridesmaid) she did each & everyone of us back to back with set time. Her work is flawless...mind you I got my make up done early @ 930am & the wedding didn’t start until 430pm. My makeup lasted all night & through the day with my tears & sweat. Trust me even through the whole day of my makeup it even lasted the next day still looking amazing. & believe it I had th makeup on the next day too. I’m not one to wear lots of make up so I asked to look natural but also like I’m wearing something and she did the job! She made it happen alllll the way! It’s a bummer she’s not located here in San Jose otherwise I’ll be driving to her house every morning before work to get my makeup done. Lol. She’s soooo sweet & relatable. Never a dull moment when she does your makeup. You’re so interested & entertained the whole way through & then she’s like “boom your done!” You look in the mirror & you’re like “she got skills!” Everyone at the wedding was in awe of the bridesmaids makeup & commented so much about how we looked flawless. Even after till this day people who are at this wedding says “hey who did your make up that one time” I say BeautybyMelanie hooked me up. Here’s her instagram follow her- message her. She commuted that time so I would def. let her know I’m advance if you need her service. Overall I’m so happy with the outcome & will never forget what & how she made me feel that day....if you are reading this Melanie...girl you are the best hands down! & so beautiful your soul, your heart, everything. For those who are wondering if you should book her. YOU SHOULD! No questions asked...just do it. I promise she will not let you down!
Melanie did an amazing job doing my hair and makeup during my wedding on 1/4/19. She worked very fast and I had so much time just relaxing and taking pictures while my other bridesmaids get ready. Melanie also recommended to do a side low bun when I showed her my dress instead of having my hair down. I'm so glad I listened to her.. She knows what looks best because of her experience. I highly recommend her. Every bride needs to feel confident and beautiful on their wedding day and Melanie gave me that feeling on the most special day of my life. ❤️
Melanie was amazing!!! I've seen her work on IG and instantly loved her talent. I booked her for my wedding hair & makeup and she made everyone look GORGEOUS! Everything lasted over 8 hours. Thank you so much, Melanie'
I first found Melanie on IG then later while looking through my videographers preferred vendors list I saw her name. I took it as a sign and reached out to her. I met her on the day of my trial hair & makeup and I just immediately knew my wedding day was going to be a good day. Not only do you need to have a good hair & makeup artist, it needs to be someone you can trust. I never once told her how to do anything because she’s the professional. On the day of she did such an amazing job on my hair & makeup. She also did my 6 bridesmaids & they just loved it. She began make up on my first bridesmaid at 6 am. And after the wedding at 2:30 am I remember looking over at her and asking her if she had touched it up her self because she still looked flawless. Just 4 hours shy of 24 hours with no touch ups and we still looked amazing!! All of this because Melanie is truly amazing & talented.
As many have already mentioned, Melanie is amazing! Words cannot describe how much I love her and how happy I am that she was a part of my special day! Melanie is one of the sweetest, funniest, brightest people I have ever met. From the moment I reached out to her to the moment we met for my trial session, I never had a doubt that she would be the best. We clicked INSTANTLY and the rest is history. As someone who wears very minimal makeup on a daily basis, I did not think the look she created for me was possible, but of course Melanie blew me away! My bridesmaids looked beautiful and my wedding GLAM was ON POINT! It lasted all night with no touch-ups. I highly recommend Melanie and will always recommend her to any friends or family looking for makeup services. Not only did I find a wonderful makeup artist, but I ended up gaining a precious friendship with a beautiful soul. I love you Melanie!
Words can’t express how happy I am to have chosen Melanie to glam me up for my special day! Her bright personality and her amazing talent! She made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day! Love her!!
Where do I begin with how amazing Melanie is...she had me feeling my most beautiful on my wedding day. She knows how to highlight all the right features and cover any imperfections. I still looked like myself, but just a better more glamorous version (which is obviously the goal). She also did the makeup on all 7 of my bridesmaids, my mom and my step mom...and everyone looked beautiful! In a nutshell, if you're lucky enough to have a date where she is available you need to book her. Because if you don't someone else will. Thanks again Melanie! xoxo, Mika
Melanie is amazing!! She's professional, on time, sweet, and fun to work with. Melanie and my mom had good laughs. She did an amazing job on my bridal party, my mom, MIL, and of course, myself. I felt like a true bride. I don't know how she does it, but my make up lasted all night even after I was sweating so much from dancing.
One of the best decision ever!! In all modesty, I was a damn beautiful bride and I owe it to her. I have never looked and felt so beautiful getting up at 3am on less than 2 hours of sleep. In addition, she did an amazing job on my bridesmaids, both mothers and the rest of the ladies on both sides of the family. Melanie is one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever met and although she is kind, funny, down to earth and is accommodating she is also very professional and punctual. To date, Melanie has done my make-up 3x and on all three occasions her make-up has lasted the entire day!! (One of those occasions was spent outdoor in the San Francisco wind and light rain for an engagement photo shoot). She is truly a talented and skilled artist. So if you’re thinking about booking her you better do it quick. Her process from the date of inquiry to getting a contract executed is seamless. My advice: trust her to work her magic on you. You won't regret it. I promise.
I can't recall how I found Melanie, I think I was referred to her by another makeup/hair artist who was unavailable. As soon as I scrolled through Melanie's Instagram and saw all of the beautiful brides she's worked on, I was instantly sold and emailed her immediately, crossing my fingers that she was available for our wedding date. She's had 10+ years of experience, so I completely trusted her! Melanie did an amazing job for my 2 bridesmaids and I. My wedding was in Napa at 10am. Melanie was such a good sport about starting as early at 2am (she drove all the way to Napa from the Bay Area!) She was so friendly and kind-hearted, both at the bridal makeup/hair trial (about 1 month prior to my wedding) and on the morning of the wedding. And the makeup and hair lasted all day and into the night. I didn't want to wash it off at the end of the night! And one more thing: initially I didn't want to hire a makeup/hair artist for my wedding. I thought I'd go cheap and just watch a few YouTube tutorials, then do my own makeup and hair on the morning of. My best girlfriend (also one of my bridesmaids) pushed me into hiring an artist because she told me how stressed I would be on the morning of my wedding. And you know what? She was right. It was such a blessing to just relax on the morning of my wedding as Melanie did her magic on me. Honestly, the money was completely worth it. Thank you so much Melanie! I felt like princess on my special day!
Melanie is such an amazing person with a beautiful heart and soul. She was so easy to communicate with from the first e-mail to my wedding day. I was so lucky to have her as my make up and hair artist the day of my wedding, I don’t know if I could trust anyone else to accomplish my dream looks for future occasions in my life. Melanie’s work is unique, crafty and overall flawless in person and pictured. She is truly talented at what she does and her talent shined when she did 7 bridesmaids hair, 1 mother of bride, 1 groom of bride and 1 grandmother of groom all in one morning. She showed up on time and ready to go the morning of my wedding and made magic happen with each and every woman that was part of our wedding party. I was truly amazed with how long everyone’s hair was styled and how our make up stayed up until the very end of the night! I’m truly blessed to have met Melanie and definitely plan to hire her for more occasions. Thank you so much girl, your talents are a dream come true! :)
As soon as I got engaged in July 2016, I immediately started searching for a makeup artist. I wanted someone who was able to work with my Asian features (i.e. round face, high cheekbones, almond eyes). I discovered Melanie when a fashion blogger I was following on IG had just gotten married and her features were similar to mine and her wedding makeup was gorgeous and flawless. I contacted Melanie for a quote and booked her right away which was also a year before my wedding date on February 17, 2018. As I anxiously waited for my wedding date, I enjoyed all of the bridal looks Melanie posted on IG of her brides and I couldn't wait for her to do my hair and makeup. The morning of my wedding date, Melanie arrived bright and early to work on my bridesmaids and me. While she worked on all of our hair and makeup, she was so laid back and fun to talk to. We all really enjoyed her company and her easygoing personality. Melanie did an AMAZING job on everyone and we were all extremely happy with how our makeup and hair turned out. Her eyebrow skills are especially fantastic. I am huge on eyebrows and believe they are one of the most important features on the face and Melanie did an excellent job on everyone's eyebrows. Best part was our makeup stayed put the entire day and night. My eyeliner did not smear or smudge and I've always had that problem when doing my own makeup. Although our lipsticks did fade, but that was because we were constantly wiping them while eating and drinking. Everything else did not budge. Pictures don't really do justice to how my makeup looked in person. I received compliments from all of my guests for my hair and makeup and how good it still looked at the end of the night. I would HIGHLY recommend Melanie. Thank you again Melanie!!
Melanie did my makeup for my wedding shower and wedding and she is truly talented at what she does. I'm pretty simple and plain and I told her I wanted to look like me but flawless and she delivered. The makeup lasted all day and all night! When I look at the pictures from my wedding and see me and my bridesmaids I tell myself, "Damn, we look HELLA good!" I told people, if you're not going to book Melanie for your wedding, you're not planning your wedding right.
Melanie arrived on time and was super easy to work with! She did an amazing job on my hair and makeup, which lasted the whole day even through all the crying. She also did hair for 3 of my bridesmaids and makeup for my mother in law and one sponsor. I am so glad I decided to go with Melanie for my wedding because she was definitely worth it!
Melanie is an amazing and talented makeup artist! She’s down-to-earth, accommodating and an absolute pleasure to work with. I instantly hit it off with her and she made me feel like we’ve been friends forever. She makes you feel beautiful inside and out because she has genuine positive energy. Im so grateful to have had Melanie glam me up for my wedding day. She gave me advice on how to upkeep my makeup throughout the day, but I didn’t actually need it because my makeup continued to look amazing up until the wee hours of the night. She’s fabulous and you won’t be disappointed by her work!
Melanie is a true professional MUA and HA. She was super easy and prompt to book for my intimate elopement ceremony. Her follow up and organization in providing the details of the day was impressive. Being i have worked with Melanie before but as a bridesmaid, she made my experience as a Bride so essy and it helped knowing she would come through with her best work for me and my 4 SILs, MIL and flower girl. Melanie arrived early and finished on time, she even made sure all girls had double touch ups before leaving considering it was raining that day! My hair and makeup lasted throughout despite the rain and i felt beautiful as ever! I highly recommend Melanie and look forward to working with her again. Anytime a family member or friend is in need, i am quick to name drop Melanie. Melanie, thank you for making our day special and being part of the long lasting memories from the day!
If you're thinking about booking Melanie to do your makeup or hair then stop thinking about it and just book her! You will not go wrong with having her beautify you!! Booking Melanie for my wedding back in September 2017 was the best decision I've made! She did my hair and my make up for my bridesmaids, mothers, and I and she made my whole wedding party beautiful. After she was done with my hair and makeup and she showed me what I looked like I couldn't believe my eyes!! She made me feel so special and beautiful on my wedding day and my husband couldn't stop looking at me. He was amazed as well!!! She started hair and makeup for my wedding party and I around 6am (my wedding was at 4) and I swear that my hair and make up lasted ALL DAY through the ceremony, eating, dancing, walking around, drinking, and having fun!! At the end of the night my hair and makeup were still perfect just like how it was in the beginning of the day. If I could relive this whole day and had a chance to book someone else then I'd still book Melanie as she worked her magic on me and my bridal party. I promise you that you will not be let down by booking her!
I have witnessed Melanie perfect her craft for over 10 years, and it has been such a pleasure to see her grow into an exceptional makeup artist and hair stylist. She has done my makeup twice and hair once. Both times I was a bridesmaid for my close friends. Being that she is so professional and humble, I never hesitate to recommend Melanie to anyone who is need of a makeup artist or hair stylist. She promptly and concisely responds to emails. She is always organized and punctual. She has a calm aura which makes your experience with her amazing, especially for you brides after all that planning. She genuinely cares about her clients, and loves striking up a conversation when she is beautifying your face or hair. Which is relieving, because I don’t like awkward situations. When I had my makeup done by her, both times my make up lasted ALL DAY AND NIGHT. The first time, I actually had TWO weddings in one day! My makeup was done at about 9am, and I was so sad to take it off at 1am because it still looked so good. The second time, Melanie did my hair and makeup. Despite how hectic I knew the day was going to be, I felt reassured to know that at least my hair and makeup would turn out great. My makeup felt so light and it stayed on like a champ. My face tends to get very oily, but I didn’t feel the least bit cakey or that I needed to reapply anything. Even after an open bar wedding and amazing dinner, my lipstick stayed on through it all. When Melanie did my hair, it was a classy updo as shown in my picture. I have very thick and long hair, but my hair felt secure and withstood a very breezy outdoor ceremony and photoshoot. Most importantly, after she’s completed your makeup and/or hair, it is evident that she’s proud of her work and grateful that you chose her amongst all other artists. She even follows up to make sure you were satisfied with your hair or makeup. Personally, that means a lot. To Melanie, it’s not just business. It’s making sure we see and feel the beauty and grace we all possess. Thank you Melanie for your services!
Melanie has done my make up a total of 3 times: as a bridesmaid, for my bridal shower, and for my wedding, and each time she has delivered above and beyond my expectations. No matter what time of day you need her to show up, she shows up on time, moves ahead of schedule, and is SUCH pleasure to work with (which is incredibly impressive and relieving, considering my early morning call time). What I love most about Mel is her knowledge on what will work best with your look – a lot of the time, brides aren't sure exactly what they're looking for, but Mel can hit the nail on the head with descriptions as little as "something glam, but not too heavy.. but romantic..?" or as descriptive as showing her a picture of exactly what you'd like. I'm not one who wears a ton of make up on an everyday basis, so naturally I was worried that I'd look like a completely different person, but each time, she's managed to find that balance of making me feel confident in my look without feeling self-conscious. Not once did I ever feel like she "caked" on too much make up. I'm sure if you've done your research, you know Mel is one of the top Bay Area MUAs, so if you're even considering booking her (which you should!), I recommend you book her ASAP, as she fills up fast! Last I heard, she was already booking 2019 weddings. Thanks for working your magic, Mel! I hope to work with you again in the future :) (I'll update my photo once I receive our professional pictures!)
Melanie was absolutely amazing. From start to finish- she made hair and makeup the easiest part of our wedding planning. Melanie responds quickly to your emails, super professional and friggen gorgeous inside and out! My hair and makeup trial was such a great experience, I was extremely happy with the results and immediately started texting all my girlfriends to book her for their weddings! Melanie provided additional references when I needed to find an additional hair person for my bridesmaids and made all the arrangements, so I didn’t have to do anything. When it came to the day of wedding- hair and makeup lasted all day. The girls loved the outcome and gave great feedback. I truly felt and looked beautiful on my wedding day, thanks to Melanie. I would book her again in a heartbeat! So glad to have met such a beautiful, professional, and talented person.
I cannot say enough positive things about working with Melanie! Having someone that can do both makeup AND hair is extremely rare to find and it really helped with cutting down the stress in wedding planning. She is highly skilled in countless hair/make up looks and she takes time to understand what look you’re trying to achieve on your big day. Melanie was responsive to my inquiry and very professional when it came to setting up logistics and timing. She is in high demand and I recommend booking early- you will not be disappointed. One thing I really like about Melanie is that she is so efficient with getting you ready on time, but still takes her time to make sure every detail is flawless. After the sessions, Melanie always sent me names of the products used and that really helped with recreating the look for special occasions. I was so happy with both my looks for engagement/wedding (almost makes me want to get married again to use her again! Haha). I had my engagement photos done on a windy day at the beach and my look stayed throughout the day! I was just as happy with my hair/makeup on the wedding day. I received so many compliments on my gorgeous Hollywood curls! You only get one shot at looking your best on your wedding day- hands down Melanie will deliver and exceed expectations.
Melanie was amazing! After following her on Instagram for months prior to my engagement, she was the first vendor I reached out to once I set my wedding date! I loved her work and could not wait for her to make me as beautiful as she makes all of her other brides! Personally, I rarely wear make up/don't even know how to apply proper make up so I completely trusted Melanie with my look. She did an amazing job highlighting my features! All of her make up felt and looked natural, which I loved! It lasted all day, even though I was sobbing throughout my entire wedding day! She also did my hair the way I perfectly envisioned it! She is extremely talented and you would be very fortunate to be able to book her for your wedding! She fills up quite fast so hurry up and email her already! The attached photo is several hours after my hair/make up trial. Never looked better!
Continuing from the review I just posted I want to share how well the make-up had lasted. After the 10 plus hours, my make up still looked as fresh as the beginning of the day! Melanie was such a sweet, genuine, and fun person to be around during a potentially stressful time. She makes you feel at ease and achieve such beautiful results. Can not express how lucky I was to have one of the best MUA in the bay area. So please take a look at her portfolio and give her a shot!
Melanie did a phenomenal job on my make-up for my wedding day this December. She applied her amazing contouring and highlighting skills to perfection and knew where to accentuate my greatest features. She chose complimentary colors for my fair to medium complexion while adding a gorgeous port wine to deep red for my lip color. Her quality of make up is also outstanding because I did not have to retouch up the entire night. Even my lips stayed on with all the sipping and eating I did at my reception. This went on for over 10 hours because in addition to our Tea Ceremony earlier that day. My natural oils were well held together by Melanie's matte look and still looked great throughout the evening. She is a true master of her craft and can accentuate or recreate a beautiful version of yourself. So please don't hesitate to book her right away!
Melanie transformed my bare face into a stunning vision with her careful eye for detail and color. She has the ability to transform you without using a heavy hand but instead enhancing your features. Melanie is not only talented in her craft but she is so pleasant to work with her easygoing and humorous personality. I was happy, comfortable, and confident in the way I looked at my engagement shoot and throughout my wedding day. And don’t stress about touch-ups since her magnificent face art is long lasting since the products she uses are great high-end quality.
Melanie was such a pleasure to work with for my wedding. She listened and did exactly what I wanted, even when I changed my mind a few times! The wedding day was so hectic, Melanie was so prepared! She did makeup for me, 3 bridesmaids and 2 moms. She had a schedule starting at 6 am so we could finish at noon, everyone was amazingly on time and gorgeous! The makeup lasted all day in 104 degree sun/sweat and through the night! I would gladding recommend her to anyone.
I don't even know where to start... Melanie is TRULY GIFTED! Not only does she make you look and feel so beautiful, but she is so sweet and genuinely cares for all of her clients. I've had so many bad experiences with makeup artists that I can't even count, but Melanie has a client/fan in me forever! When I had my trial with her, she became an instant friend. She asked and listened to my preferences to ensure she gave me the look I wanted for my big day. She was in constant contact to ensure timing and changes were right for my big day. Thank goodness she had a bride cancel for my wedding date because that allowed her to do the makeup for my entire bridal party and mom. THE BIG DAY: I got married May 19, 2017. Leading up to the wedding she made sure to confirm all the details and schedule with me beforehand so I was at ease on the day of. She showed up right on time and made sure to stick to the schedule. I also loved how she also ensured that the bridesmaids looked amazing without outshining the bride (helps that all my cousins are beautiful too!). And although we all have different styles, she tied it all in and everyone absolutely LOVED their looks, they couldn't have been happier with her work and attention to detail. She also spent the time to get to know each person as she worked on them, I think that's an important personal touch. It never felt like she was just there for a paycheck. For my bridal makeup, she chatted with me to put me at ease as I was a ball of nerves that day. She also complimented me the entire time and made sure to take her time with me to get the look just right. She also did my hair, and for someone with a lot of hair that tends to be resistant may hair looked great and stayed in all day. The best thing is, the end result is FLAWLESS and never looks overdone or unnatural. AND it lasted ALL NIGHT! I had me ceremony in the early afternoon (1pm) and reception in the late evening and at the end of the night my face was still flawless. I didn't need any touch-ups and no creases!! Now THAT is worth every single penny. I cannot recommend her enough. Keep in mind that because she is so talented and in high demand, she books up months in advance. But that should be a testament to her work. She will forever be my face goddess, and I am truly thankful that I had the opportunity to work with her.
I know picking someone to do your makeup on your special day is nerve racking, but do not hesitate to choose Melanie! She is very professional and communicates throughout the entire process. She offers trials and really takes the time to listen to what you want and offers her honest opinion. My makeup looked good the entire wedding - through the nervous jitters and dancing! She books up far in advance so if she has your date available book her!!
Melanie was an absolute dream MUA for my wedding. She’s incredibly talented, sweet and really down to earth. Every one of my girls looked absolutely stunning and I know will choose her for their weddings in the future. My makeup lasted ALL night, I honestly probably could have still looked as good the next morning had I not washed my face, haha. Booking her was my favorite experience for my wedding and I recommend her 100%!
Melanie did my makeup as well as my bridesmaids on my wedding on June 10th and I honestly LOVEDDDDD how it all turned out. All the pictures came out amazing and it literally lasted from 6am which is the time she did my makeup until midnight. No grease or oily face and I'm usually really oily. She's amazing and hilarious too!! Lol would totally hire her for any upcoming event.
Wedding Date: May 20, 2017 To see more photos: http://bluelacephotography.com/khanh-daniel-regale-winery/ http://sweetandpetite.me/2017/07/07/wedding-day-photos/ To see our wedding video: http://sweetandpetite.me/2017/07/07/our-wedding-video/ My girl!!!! Melanie is seriously an amazing makeup artist - wedding or just for any event you can’t go wrong with her doing your makeup! I added links above to see more wedding photos and our video just so you can see how beautifully the makeup lasted throughout the day. I found Melanie through IG (beautybymelaniep) and instantly fell in love with her work. She is freaking TALENTED. She worked at MAC for years and is self taught. She books up super quick so if you’re thinking about booking her for your wedding do it NOW lol. Once I met her for our trial session, I fell even more love with her sweet personality, how funny she is, and of course the flawless makeup she did on me. She worked with me to get my perfect bridal look. I’m a makeup lover myself so I LOVED learning new tips and new products to try out. I still use lots of the products she recommended everyday! Melanie was always there to answer questions throughout the wedding process and on the day of, she arrived early and she was just so great to have around all day. Her presence is so calming :) She did my hair/makeup and then I gifted my bridal party and my mom makeup as well. My hair and makeup turned out perfect and seriously lasted ALL day - like I’m not kidding when I say I cried and danced and laughed and at the end of night my makeup was still perfection ;) The makeup she does just gets better throughout the day. She even gives tips for any blotting or touch ups needed throughout the night. The real difference is how the makeup looks at the end of the night. Everyone's makeup looks good when it's just done, but the unique techniques Melanie uses makes the makeup last ALL day and night. My bridal party and mom also loved her as well - their makeup turned out amazing!! They all felt so glammed up and could not believe how much they loved their makeup. I love how she’s so good at doing makeup for ALL faces and knows how to do makeup to accentuate and highlight everyone’s natural beauty. I mean... there’s really not enough great things I can say about her. She’s just the best and I love her and I know you will too!! Investing in your hair and makeup for your big day is so important - the day will pass, memories will last but how you looked and felt all dolled up as you became a Mrs will live on forever in your photos! -Khanh Cagley