Faces by Emily
Emily was the sweetest to work with! For my first makeup consultation, we met at her office location and for the hair trial (which was months later considering my short hair) we met at her house. She was always quick to respond to my emails/texts and was so personable and easy to talk to; I really didn’t know what I wanted but sent her pictures of what I liked and she worked it like a charm. During my hair trial, I really liked my soft/romantic bun. Just tell her what you like/want and she can make adjustments as needed (bring/send pictures!). Remember to communicate with your MUA!
On my wedding day, I decided to move my bun to the opposite side with a more teased poof on my head and she spent around three hours to put on my face and hair. She put tons of bobby pins in my hair to keep it up and gave me a touch-up kit to help keep things in order.
***Gosh, she made me feel so GLAMOROUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!***
Thank you Emily! You are such a doll!!!
Go with her because you definitely won’t be disappointed. =)
— MT
Wonderful MUA... I booked Emily just a few weeks before my wedding after canceled a rude MUA. Before booking her I have no ideas about her work, but many of my friends recommended me to go with her, and I did. We had no trial makeup session before my engagement photo shoot, cuz I have no time, but she amazed me. Im lucky to have her do the makeup on my wedding day since i booked her so late, but she did a great job. Our makeup began at 4:30 AM in the morning, in a very dim light but my makeup turned out gorgeous and beautiful. I would recommend Emily if my relatives or friends seek for a MUA.
— Lisa L
Emily is absolutely amazing! The first time I had my makeup done by her actually happened by accident funny enough. I had originally reserved a different makeup artist for my high school homecoming dance through A-List Makeup. Unfortunately the day of my event she had a family emergency so Emily came to fill her place last minute. She was extremely calm and collected for taking on such a sudden job. I was also completely amazed by the quality of her work. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so beautiful! She did both my hair and makeup that day, also for my Senior Prom later that year. On top of everything I am such a picky person but I would definitely recommend Emily to everyone out there! This girl is awesome!
— Kaitlin
EMILY is the best. I just had my wedding this July. Things can’t be that perfect without Emily’s beauty treatment. She knew exactly what I want when the first time we met. She is amazing and fantastic with respect to natural and beautiful look, and she know how to bring out each one’s unique beauty. She is very patient and extremely talented. I highly recommend her for any event, i will definitely sure be returning to her.
— Shinhye N
Emily is VERY TALENTED! Believe me, I don’t say that about anyone. I am an overseas bride from Asia, so I’ve had my make up and hair done by many MUAs in Hong Kong and Taiwan for my engagement session, pre-wedding session and numerous weddings as a bridesmaid. It’s true that most make up artists will do an okay job, but Emily’s work is definitely NOT average.
She doesn’t do cookie-cutter type of bridal make up and hair. She knows how to highlight your best features and has her ways to hide/correct your flaws. She also listens and doesn’t force you to sport a look you don’t like.
She’s also a very sweet and nice girl to work with. I had a lot of fun chatting with her at our trial session and on the wedding day. She did an awesome job for the trial; I remember leaving her studio feeling like a million buck. On the wedding day, I had to change one of the looks we previously agreed at the trial since I couldn’t find the right accessories for the hair. She looked at the new accessories I got and suggested a different hairstyle to go with it. I trusted her and let her work her magic. The end results were of course fabulous, just the way I would have wanted it - a clean, classic and romantic look.
I like her so much that I asked her for a private make up lesson after my wedding!
I’ll definitely recommend her to anyone who’s looking for a make up artist in the Bay Area. You won’t regret it!
— Vanessa
Where do I even begin ... Emily is such an amazing make up artist and she is the sweetest person too. When I first met Emily during our consultation meeting, she was really nice and down to earth. I did a little research on her work prior to reaching out and after meeting her for the first time, I knew she was the one I want to hire to do my hair and make up for my wedding.
I wanted someone not only who has talent, but someone I was able to work with, someone who also listens to my opinions and ideas, and someone who simply I can click with during the makeup session.
I met with her again when she did her trial hair and makeup for my engagement shoot. I think the whole session took about 2 hours but it felt like half hour. The whole time we were chatting away and laughing over the craziest stories. Keep in mind, this was at like 6 in the morning and she was still full on energy.
She did an amazing job on my hair and makeup for both engagement and wedding sessions. I love how she was able to add hair extensions to make me hair look fuller and longer. All the guests at the wedding kept complimenting on my makeup and how natural it looked.
During the morning of the wedding, I had 4 bridesmaids and two moms for make overs. She had a team of one additional makeup artist and one for hair. They were able to finish the whole process within 3 hours.
For additional photos, here is the link to my photographers blog. Thank you Emily!
— Karen C
Emily did my hair and makeup for my wedding and I couldn’t have asked for better results! Her and her team made me and my bridesmaids look great, but still natural and everyone was really happy w the way they looked (which is tough because some of my friends including my mom are extremely picky). Emily was such a pleasure to work with and I would definitely go to her again should I need a makeover for whatever reason (holiday pics, whatever). Thank you Emily for your fabulous expertise and for making my special day extra special.
— Selina
I’m glad I found Emily through a friend. Ever since I came to her for makeup & hair styling. She’s very quick to response to my texts & phone calls. She’s very talent in her profession. She knows exactly what to blend to make my makeup look so natural in my photo shoot. I would recommend Emily for any special occasion.
— Kalyn
Thank you Emily for making me feel like the most beautiful bride. Emily is truly the best at what she does and so pleasant to work with!! I am so happy I chose her to do my hair & makeup for the wedding.
At the makeup trial, she was extremely helpful & answered all of my questions. Since I’m not the best at conveying my thoughts on what I wanted, Emily tried a variety of looks and styles until I found what I liked. She explained to me what to expect, and gave me a lot of ideas and feedback on different looks.
On the day of, her entire team was extremely professional and so kind! No surprises, and everything that we talked about at the trial happened on the day of. They finished everything on time, and even had some time left over to just hangout and chat. She worked on me while the other artists worked on my bridesmaids and the two moms. She did such a fantastic job with everything, and even stayed longer to wait for my florist to drop off my hair floral piece so she could help me put it on.
Emily is not only extremely talented, but also such a kind person to know & work with. Highly recommend her!
— Iris
I was lucky to have Emily be my makeup artist for my wedding! She is very talented and I loved my hair and makeup! She was very responsive and made things easy planning-wise. She was also funny and easy to talk to-which was a plus!
At the trial she was very informative (I typically don’t wear much makeup) and listened to what I wanted and also gave her opinion of what looks good and what looks good in photos.
On the wedding day, Emily worked on my makeup while her other makeup artists worked on the bridesmaids. She was also able to coordinate a different makeup artist at a separate location that spoke Vietnamese for my mom. It all went very smoothly and according to plan. Highly recommend!
— Nancy L