Award winning makeup artist, photographer and creative director
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 YELP and 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.
* 3 hrs Preview Session
* 8 hrs Wedding Coverage
* Touch-up Assistance
* Two Locations
* 3 hrs Preview Session
* 4 hrs Wedding Coverage
* One Location
* No touch-ups
* 2hrs Session
* In-Studio (San Francisco)
* Weekdays Only
45 min makeup service
*lash design included
45 min hair service
*regardless of length and texture
DO YOU TRAVEL ON-LOCATION?
A.Our convenient mobile service brings the salon to you, allowing you to save time, money, and have a relaxed wedding day. We bring all the equipment, setup, and materials. All local travel, tolls, & parking fees are included in our pricing. Special arrangements can be made for travel outside the Bay Area, we are experts in destination weddings. Preview sessions are held in our studio in San Francisco on weekdays by appointment only.
DO YOU REQUIRE A MINIMUM TO BOOK?
A.No, there is no minimum services required; our main focus is always the bride. However, we offer the bridal party entourage rates at a lower rate than the bride for your convenience. Pricing is non-negotiable.
WHY ARE YOUR RATES NON-NEGOTIABLE?
A.We provide the best value in the bridal beauty industry. Our rates are extremely competitive when compared to other companies, as we provide unmatched personal service thoughout your wedding day. Other companies may have lower rates but will leave as soon as you are done, which in doing the math, you are actually paying more per hour. We also want to be fair to all of our clients by keeping same pricing for all.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
A.You may cancel at any time for any reason. Cancellations must be made in writing by certified mail. There will be no refund of the non-refundable retainer. PMA appreciates at least a 30 day cancellation notice. PMA Cancellation: In the very unlikely event that PMA may need to cancel due to extraordinary circumstances, PMA will notify the client by certified mail; PMA is only liable to refund the retainer and all monies received.
CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO THE CONTRACT?
A.(adding/removing services, timeline changes, location changes) Yes. If you're not sure of how many services are needed, you can contract us for the 'Bride Only Package' and add on services at a later date. All revisions to the contract must be made in writing and will be subject to price change and timeline adjustments. The dateline for the last revision to the contract is 30 days prior to the wedding date.
WHEN CAN I REQUEST A PREVIEW SESSION?
A.We recommend 2-3 months before the wedding. Preview sessions are held in our studio in San Francisco, CA on weekdays (by appointment only). If you wish to experience a trial session before you sign a contract with us, the preview session fee is $500. This would count towards your retainer and total if you decide to book with us after your session. If you sign a contract with us before your preview, we will notify you when its time for your preview session via email.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE PREVIEW SESSION?
A.It is our utmost desire that you feel beautiful on your wedding day and your input is so invaluable for us to accomplish this. We couldn’t do it without your guidance and assistance. We expect complete honesty and full collaboration between artist and client. We will begin with a 15 minute consultation; we request that you collect sample photos of the style of makeup, hair, dress and wedding day colors to bring to the trial session. Having your veil and hair accessories is recommended but not required. We will then re-create the look you desire for your wedding day. Lastly, a photo-shoot of the final look for our file and reference (a link to a viewing gallery will be sent to you within a week). Approximately 3 hours per trial session. A friend or a family member is welcomed to come with you if you wish.