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California brides - who is your hair and makeup artist?

earias, on November 15, 2018 at 2:10 PM Posted in California Planning 0 22
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Have you found your hair and makeup artist (HMUA)? Or, if you're already married who did you use? Share who you used or plan to use so those brides who are still searching can get some ideas.

I used Christi Reynolds Beauty based in the Sacramento area. She did both my hair and makeup and was amazing! I highly recommend her.

Who do you recommend?

California brides - who is your hair and makeup artist? 1

California brides - who is your hair and makeup artist? 2

California brides - who is your hair and makeup artist? 3


  • Meagan
    Dedicated June 2019
    Meagan ·
    Still looking
  • Christine
    Devoted September 2020
    Christine ·

    I'm just starting to browse so I can get an idea of the going rates for the Bay Area to put in my budget! What did hair/makeup cost people around San Francisco?

  • R
    Just Said Yes December 2018
    Rawan ·
    Farahwiththegoodhair for hair and Jaxvicious for makeup.. those are their Instagram account names.
  • Jennifer
    Just Said Yes April 2019
    Jennifer ·
    I just started looking too.
  • Maren
    Champion October 2021
    Maren ·

    Hi Earias! Thank you for sharing!

    Your hair and makeup both looked absolutely gorgeous on your wedding day! I really loved how you went with a bold red lip!

    Christi Reynolds has great reviews on her vendor page, too , and I'm so glad you were so happy with your experience!

    Christi Reynolds Beauty

  • J
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Jesse ·

    Hi friends! My fiance is going to get her hair and makeup done with Veronica Fensel! Her work is incredible and she's super nice! https://veronicafensel.com/

  • C
    Savvy September 2019
    Carrie ·

    I've got a great hair/make-up person! I'd recommend her for any bridal party. She's great at what she does, and is super sweet.

    Allison Snyder Beauty
    Phone: 925-783-4462

  • Trisha
    Savvy May 2019
    Trisha ·
    My normal hair dresser is doing my hair and make up she did it for the engagement photos too.

    Mandi Jo Unruh
    West138 Salon
    138 W. Bonita Ave.
    San Dimas, CA 91773

    California brides - who is your hair and makeup artist? 4
  • AdventuresofRobinHed
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    AdventuresofRobinHed ·

    Courtney Reinsel in Westlake Village for hair and Kelli Walter in Simi Valley for make-up

  • J
    Savvy October 2019
    Jessie ·
    I’m a trained makeup artist so I’m going to be doing my own. I thought about hiring someone but honestly there isn’t anyone I trust as much as myself. I’m probably going to hire someone for hair since I have a really specific idea in mind but I haven’t figured out who that’s going to be yet.
  • Cristy
    Rockstar May 2020
    Cristy ·

    Still looking. Comparing prices for different vendors in the SF Bay Area.

  • L
    Expert June 2019
    Lori ·
    Still looking, it is so expensive in the Bay Area and I want to do HMU for my wedding party too. Thinking about my hairdresser doing hair and trying to find MU artist sill. Getting married in Manteca, CA.
  • L
    Expert June 2019
    Lori ·
    MU recommdations near Manteca would be greatly appreciated.
  • M
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Mercy ·

    I'm looking Temecula Valley

  • Jaime
    Dedicated March 2019
    Jaime ·

    Salon Maison for orange county area:]


  • D
    Just Said Yes May 2019
    Dorothy-Faye ·
    I booked with Adela from The Traveling Stylist. Shes awesome and checks up on you every step of the way. Love her!
  • Trisha
    Savvy May 2019
    Trisha ·
    I’m in Southern California in LA county.... I’m using my normal hair stylist she did my hair and make up for engagement photos also. She has a make up artist who will be doing the make up but my hair stylist’s name is Mandi Unruh and she works at West138 salon in San Dimas
  • flowersfaerie
    Just Said Yes June 2019
    flowersfaerie ·
    We are using the talents and services of Julia Pankiv who is the best stylist and colorist at the Style Lounge which is based in Davis, CA, about 10 minutes west of Sacramento and about an hour east of San Francisco.

  • Harley
    Just Said Yes August 2019
    Harley ·
    In the Tahoe, Northern California and Reno area I recommend on instagram Harley Bristol Hair and Decaf MUA. We used to work for a big company and just switched to just us and we love it! We charge a little less now since here’s nothing being taken off the top. Please look at our stuff!!
  • I
    Dedicated December 2019
    isabel1115 ·
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    Did you find anyone? I've been looking at some with lots of experience with Asian brides and most of their 1 look packages plus trial (don't get me started on the multi look packages) have been $750-800! One even told me $1350! *sobs*

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