Julie is a licensed cosmetologist specializing in print, fashion, television, special events and weddings. Likewise, she has an extensive portfolio, with clients such as Melissa Ethridge, Phil Jackson, as well as top models and actors as seen on her website.
In addition to offering on location hair and make-up, Julie has been teaching photography make-up for over 20 years to upper division photography students at Brooks Institute, a world renowned photography school in Santa Barbara California. Julie uses many make up lines ( Chanel, Too Faced, Christian Dior, Lancome, Laura Mercier etc ) including Julie's own exclusive line of cosmetics.
Julie is known by her clients and professionals in the wedding industry for being reliable, calm and confident with skill and expertise including her unique signature hair and makeup style that stands out above the rest and is easily recognizable as a soft and natural look that is subtle and elegant, similar what you might see on the Red Carpet, perfect for a bride on her wedding day. Julie's top priority is that a bride is relaxed, happy and the most beautiful she could possibly be on her wedding day. Julie has been inspiration and trailblazer for many hair and makeup artists who are trying their hand at simulating Julie's creative techniques on their own clients.
"I feel that most anyone can apply make-up. However, most of my clients don't want to look " Made up ". The real challenge and true artistry of the professional hair and make up artist is in the ability to create a final look where all eyes are on the individual.....not merely focused on the make up or the hair. This is especially important on the wedding day when a bride wants to look her best! Make up needs to be applied properly to look great on camera, while also looking great for friends and family.
Therefore, my ultimate goal as a hair and make-up artist is to enhance my client's best features, but also not to distract from their natural beauty with too much make-up or " prom hair " stiff and over done. The end result should be, the client feels that they are not wearing a mask or a helmet, but they feel comfortable and like themselves, but better. "
Serving Northern California (San Francisco, Napa, Carmel) Southern California (Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego) Hawaii and Nationwide.
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