With her keen eye for precision and detail, Kelly Zhang has become one of the most in-demand bridal makeup artists and hair stylists in Southern California. She began her career in fashion; studying fashion at FIDM. Working in fashion led her to her current passion for makeup and it’s ability to truly transform an individual.
She has earned a reputation in the entertainment industry and in the makeup and beauty community for her expertise, talent, and passion for her work. While she has worked with big names at MTV, the Emmy’s, and the Oscar’s; her most rewarding experience has been in working with everyday women, like herself.
Kelly’s expertise is most notable in her ability to accentuate and highlight the eyes. Her technique produces a resulting appearance of effortless definition that is both feminine and timeless. Kelly also showcases her talent in her ability to create a soft, youthful radiance with a distinct focus on emphasizing her clients’ natural beauty.
Kelly’s ambition is to use her talent to educate, empower, and enable women to feel and look their best, not only on their wedding day, but every day.
Kelly Zhang Makeup & Hair Team
Kelly Zhang Studio began as a humble dream and has since transformed into an industry leader for bridal hair and makeup. Kelly began the business in 2007, out of her own home, with just herself and one other artist. Her studio has since blossomed into impressive team of 10-15 devoted artists with a sister company, Studio K Hair Designory, devoted to blowouts, cuts, and color.
Our team of passionate artists are dedicated to creating a unique and unforgettable look for each client. With their own personal makeup styles and tastes, we try to match each artists’ skills to our clients’ wants and needs. Kelly and her team are renowned for their hard work and talent in ensuring that each client leaves the studio feeling absolutely gorgeous and, most importantly, like themselves. This is why many of our clients continue to entrust life’s special occasions to our team of artists.
Each of our artists uses the highest quality of professional products and tools, with a clear understanding of the best application for each skin type and skin tone. With backgrounds in film, television, and photography, each of our artists has undergone vigorous training in makeup principles, application, and technique; as well as hair styling artistry. Most importantly, every member of our team is committed to furthering their skills and keeping informed of the latest beauty trends through regular workshops with beauty industry experts.
Kelly Zhang Makeup Line
My makeup line was inspired directly by the thousands of brides and women who I have served over the years. My clients told me repeatedly that they wanted to look beautiful, natural, and flawless on their big day. I wanted to enable them to feel that way every day. It pained me to hear their stories about overspending on products that were ineffective and sometimes even damaging to their skin.
After months of research and testing (never on animals, but sometimes on myself!), Kelly Zhang Cosmetics was born. Each and every product is packed with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that care for your skin as it delivers superior, long lasting color and pigmentation.
My cosmetics line is designed to help you feel naturally beautiful not only on your wedding day, but every day thereafter. It is both affordable and accessible, without sacrificing quality. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about Kelly Zhang Cosmetics. I know that once you try the phenomenal products in this line, you will be as excited about its launch as I am.
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Kimberly Marrone · Married on 12/21/2018
Oh my goodness I do not have enough words for how much I loved Kelly Zhang Studio and my experience for my wedding! I reached out two weeks before my wedding and received an instant reply from Caroline who was AMAZING throughout the whole process. She was kind, patient, descriptive, clear, and made everything from the trial to the day-of so easy! I sent my "inspiration" photos to Caroline for my hair and makeup and she matched me with an artist who fit my style and look the most :) She then sent me the Pinterest of my artist so I could look at her prior works of art! :) It was the best! Thank you, Caroline!
I went to my trial and fell in love with the studio! It's clean, so cute, and everyone there was so kind and energetic. My mom came with me and it was one of our favorite mother/daughter wedding experiences. My makeup and hair artist was Valarie. I LOVED her! She instantly felt like a friend. Beyond her awesome personality and warmth, her skills as a makeup and hair artist are indescribable. I felt so beautiful and amazing even on the day of my trial. She listened and was attentive to my wishes and implemented everything I was hoping for beautifully. They took photos of my hair and makeup and followed up with communication to determine if I wanted to change or alter anything for the big day :) I didn't! Valarie captured everything I was hoping for and more! My mom and two sisters were also getting their hair and makeup done on the day of the wedding, so Caroline sent a schedule for the big day and that made it even easier to organize and feel prepared on the day of the wedding :)
On the day of the wedding, Valarie just completely blew me away. After she was done with my hair and makeup, I looked in the mirror and cried. She made me feel so beautiful and confident. My husband also cried when he saw me for the first time and said "I am just taken away at how beautiful you are!" and I truly owe so much of that to Valarie and her skills! Valarie even sent me a message the following day that was so heartfelt and I truly believe her and I will be friends in the future! Before she left she gave me a kit with powder, my lip color, hair spray, and more to ensure that I had everything I needed to touch up for the rest of the day!
My mom and sisters had another artist, Mieko, who was equally as amazing! They felt transformed and were so happy with their hair and makeup! She did touch ups before she left and again, captured their desired look perfectly!
Overall, it was an amazing experience and truly made my wedding process and day so enjoyable, peaceful and exciting! I would 110% recommend anyone to Kelly Zhang Studios!!
Laura · Married on 07/28/2018
10/10! Would definitely use them again and will be recommending their services to EVERYONE I know. Valarie was amazing on my wedding day and prior to that, Cindy was great at setting everything up and handling all my questions and concerns. They helped make my day just a little bit less chaotic on my big day and my hair/makeup lasted the entire day and well into the night.
Jenny · Married on 07/15/2018
I've had a really wonderful experience with Kelly and her team. I had very bad experience with other makeup artist. But Kelly did a great job on me. I loved it! Kelly truly felt like my close friends with me on my wedding day. She is there in a very early morning, She is patience and calmness in dealing with the ordinary wedding stresses. I want to thank them for doing such a great job and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for talented makeup artists.