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Professional Makeup Artistry is often hailed as one of the premier Hair & Makeup Agencies in Northern California. A commitment to excellence has earned us a reputation of exceptional customer service. PMA is the recipient of many accolades including the coveted Grace Ormonde Platinum Vendor List, Project Wedding Bride's Choice Awards, and stellar reviews in Wedding Wire, giving us a five star vendor ranking.

Beyond excellence in Hair & Makeup design, the PMA experience is about tending to the pampered bride. Years of experience working closely with brides, their mothers, and their bridal parties has prepared us to work with you. We know how to anticipate and tackle every imaginable beauty "crisis": from developing a meticulous hair and makeup schedule, to helping you get out the door on time, to dealing with emergency dress repairs, to making sure your photo sessions look good and go off smoothly.

These are just a few of the "little things" past brides have said really made a big difference. Even the most dedicated bridal party members often do not have the time or the expertise to assist or tend to the bride. It is our pleasure to help you in any way on the most important day of your life.

"PMA exclusive services are designed to make your experience an unforgettable one.."

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Jessie Sent on 05/20/2011
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Maria is beyond just a make up artist. She goes above and beyond and actually stays with you for most of the day. She is there to lend a hand to the photographer, she is there to do touchups, she is there to give you words of encouragement, she is simply amazing. She carries an arsenal of emergency supplies and is there to fix last minute stains, tears, rips, anything! As a makeup artist, she is beyond phenomenal. She can take her time and use the fake lash strips, but instead, she takes her time to put on individual lashes so her brides look more natural. She also airbrushes the makeup on so it lasts and looks natural and not caked on. She really knows her craft and does it exceptionally well. A bride who has Maria will feel incredibly lucky to have her there.
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Hannah Sent on 03/03/2016
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Maria and the entire PMA team are absolute angels! I cannot speak highly enough of their talent, professionalism, and grace under pressure. Do yourself a favor and book PMA for your wedding day.

Starting with my trial a couple of months before the wedding, I knew I made the right choice in hiring PMA. Maria took so much time helping me create my dream look during the trial, going way over the time allotted so we could perfect my hair and makeup.

When the wedding day came, I had no worries that my girls and I would look exactly how I imagined. Because I wanted my bridesmaids to all have braided up-dos, Maria made sure to have a stylist who specialized in braids. This is just one example of how Maria goes above and beyond to make her brides happy.

The team made the (very early) morning fun for all of us. They were friendly, positive, and made sure to stay on schedule so I didn't have to worry about it. When I did start to get overwhelmed, Maria was the one who calmed me down and helped me refocus. Seriously, I can't express how grateful I am she was there with me - having a professional like her was so comforting and reassuring. Her #1 priority was my happiness, which is exactly what I needed.

Maria stayed with me the ENTIRE wedding day, constantly touching up my hair and makeup so it stayed perfect for every picture. Once again, she made it so I didn't have to worry about a thing! I got to enjoy every moment of my wedding day thanks to amazing people like Maria.

Hiring PMA was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. Maria and her team went above and beyond to make sure I was happy, calm, and completely taken care of. Plus, they are all incredibly talented artists, creating gorgeous looks for my entire bridal party. Believe me, you want PMA by your side on your wedding day.
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Natalie Sent on 01/30/2013
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Maria is exceptional! She made my day better than I could have imagined! She's worth every penny and more!

I booked with Maria and she was catering to me from the beginning. It was first hard to schedule a time with her to do a trial because I'm from out of town but she definitely worked with my schedule and met up with me during her off hours.

On the day of the wedding, she was very prompt and of course, finished me right on time! She was such a sweetheart that for my other girls, she fixed the disaster that happened with the other MUA that wasn't with her. I should have just booked with Maria's team for the BMS. That was definitely my mistake.

She definitely goes above and beyond your expectations for her. She stayed with me throughout the ceremony and helped me with not just looking good but also helping me on how to pose for my photos! I don't know what else to say except she's completely awesome, wonderful and a must have for your wedding!!!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Robin Jolin Weddings Robin Jolin Weddings Wedding Photographers

Professional Make-up Artistry is the absolute best! It is always a pleasure working with Maria!

Luke Goodman Cinematography Luke Goodman Cinematography Wedding Videographers

Maria Chang and her team at PMA are truly talented artists! They do amazing work to make you look and feel stunningly gorgeous. She has en eye for all the details from getting your lashes just right to making sure your dress or veil is not snagged on something. She is a sweetheart who is fun to be with, and will put you at ease knowing she will take care of you in every way. <3 for Maria!

Wedding Documentary Photography and Videography Wedding Documentary Photography and Videography Wedding Photographers

Maria Chang is by far one of the most talented stylists in the Bay Area. Her work is incredible and we at Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema recommend her highly!

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