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Kelly Zhang Makeup | Hair Studio {Airbrush.Extension}

Pasadena , CA
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690 East Green Street, Suite 100
Pasadena, CA US 91101 (map)

PHONE

626-710-4266

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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Hair, Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes
Do you charge for trials?
We do offer trial. We always have different promotion going on, Please check out out Website and Blog for updates.
Do you travel to the client on the day of the event? If yes, is there a fee?
We do travel on wedding day becuase we want our bride to be calm and stressfree on such a important day. We will cover 30 miles round trip. If it's over 30 miles, each additional mile is $1.00.
How many customers can you serve at one time if the bride were to book her entire bridal party? Are there discounts for doing so?
We have 9 Employes that is on our team working with us. We can do Big bridal party. On the wedding day, Our lead makeup artist of that day will be only working with our bride's makeup and hair. and rest of the team member will be working with bridal party!
How far in advance should clients book your services?
We suggest to makeup Reservations as soon as possible. Most of our bride will book 6~8 month in advance.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I wish Jennifer Thai could do my make-up everyday. She is the best and will be my go-to for makeup in the future! After a spreadsheet of 7 different makeup artists, I finally decided to have my makeup done by Kelly Zhang Makeup, and my bridesmaids' makeup by another team.

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-Per the other reviews, booking process through Kelly Zhang is very professional
-For my wedding, Jennifer texted the day prior confirming the time & location, and arrived early the day of
-Professionalism alone wouldn't warrant five stars, the quality of Jennifer's work is truly what earns the five stars
-She spent as much time as needed to ensure the look was exactly as I wanted both for the trial and the wedding day, and offered recommendations on accessories, extensions, etc.
-She is very meticulous with her work, and I appreciate that. My mom was sad that Jennifer wasn't her make-up artist as well :(
-I didn't think hair was as important as make-up to me initially, but she completely wowed me by offering two completely different looks for the ceremony and reception. And, she taught my bridesmaid how to switch it up, since she wouldn't be there for the swap
-Best of all Jennifer is truly the sweetest and is so cute!!

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Unfortunately, there was no flexibility in pricing for adding hair/makeup for an additional 8 girls in my wedding party. That's ok though, if their business doesn't need to do that, I respect that
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Jackie
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Yuzu was the best makeup and hair artist I could ask for! Initially when researching who I wanted to do my hair and make-up, I did a few trials with other artists (not related to Kelly Zhang's company) but was not completely satisfied with any of my trials. After researching and asking around I came across Studio K and the Kelly Zhang team. Each member there is extremely helpful. They want to ensure that perfect look for you. If there is something that you want to change about the look, they are more than happy to do that during your trial with them. I especially enjoyed Yuzu's make-up artistry skills. She was very precise and I felt as if she was one of the few artists that understood how makeup should be applied on me. I felt as if my hair and make-up had a very natural and romantic feel. I was able to show her a picture of what I wanted and she was able to replicate that beautifully.

For each appointment scheduled with Yuzu, she was extremely prompt and ready to begin. This is especially important when it comes to one of the biggest events in your life. This showed me that Yuzu was reliable! During each appointment and especially on my wedding day, she was very calm. This contributed to me having low stress during that day. Whenever Yuzu completed my look, I always marveled at the beautiful job she had done. She is truly a rare gem and simply amazing at what she does, a true artist.

I will definitely use Yuzu and the Kelly Zhang team for future hair and makeup needs!!!
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Used Kelly Zhang's team for my Wedding Day and they were amazing!! Mieko did my hair as the main artist and she is the best- so sweet and so talented! She got what I described to her right away and it was perfect the first time at trial, and even more perfect on my Wedding Day! The whole team we had to help with 11 Bridesmaid's the morning of the Wedding worked quickly to stay on schedule, and everyone's hair looked SO GORGEOUS! Everyone was happy which is hard to do!! I have been in another wedding when we used them and they were on par that time as well. HIGHLY recommend to any brides!! The communication is fantastic as well leading up to your big day.
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Rae
Wedding:
9/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding and used Kelly Zhang Studios for my hair and makeup. I am so glad I found them and highly recommend them. I was having a lot of trouble finding a makeup artist and it made it so much easier to find a company that has a team. So if one makeup artist isn't available, there's others to choose from. Lots of the artists do hair and makeup, which was great because my hairstylist fell through at the last minute. I had Mieko do my hair and makeup and she was a real pro and very sweet. I don't have much experience doing elaborate hair and makeup so I left it to Mieko and she just went straight to work. The great thing is, you know the senior artists have done 50+ weddings, so this made me trust them. I got lots of compliments at my wedding and using Kelly Zhang made it really stress free!
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tiffany
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Jennifer from the Kelly Zhang team was a dream! She did both mine and my Maid of Honor's makeup...then even helped my mom when my mom came home disappointed with her salon makeup!

Jennifer texted me the day before the wedding to reconfirm our appointment. She showed up 15min early to my house and make sure to call before ringing the doorbell to see if we were ready. She was so easy to work with and even had my sample hairstyle/makeup pictures loaded onto her iPad.

While many wedding vendors will charge fees for every little thing, I was so impressed when Jennifer offered to help fix my mom's botched penciled eyebrows after my mom went to a local salon to get her makeup done. Jennifer not only made me and my MOH look beautiful, she went above and beyond and helped fix my mom's makeup too!

Jennifer was patient, sweet, and calm throughout the entire morning. She's such a true professional, she even declined our lunch offer for her to take a break! Our makeup was done AHEAD of the scheduled time -- a feat that even our photographer complimented. I am so happy that I went with Jennifer and the Kelly Zhang team.

Consider how you'll spend thousands on wedding photography, then think about how many closeups will be taken of your face. You'll want to have your makeup done by the best.
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Marichelle
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I am completely impressed with Kelly Zhang and her team. I had initial contact with Kelly who provided me a look book of her artists, so I can choose one for my trial. Through e-mail communication (after hours), she set-up an appointment -- coordinating my schedule and her artists' availability. Logistically, she is organized and efficient. Pricing is posted on her website. No hidden costs. From confirmation e-mails for the trial, engagement session and actual wedding day, I knew what to do, what to expect...It's so helpful when you're trying to juggle so many things! (Note: Final balance is cash or cashiers check only.)

My lead artist was Rachel who was absolutely amazing. She was early to all appointments. What I loved about her was her calm nature which is critical on the wedding day. I gave her information on my dress and the location (for engagement shoot and wedding), and she was able to tailor the make-up accordingly. And she was cool when I preferred to wash my hair the day of -- contrary to the directions.

The assisting artists Sarah and Valerie where just as great. Sarah worked on my sister, sister-in-law and niece. She was a whiz at braids! Valerie made my mother-in-law, other sister and younger niece look ravishing. The wedding party had different hair styles, coloring and looks and yet no one clashed with one another.

We all looked great, and we can thank Kelly and her team for that! Unlike other wedding vendors, I can use Kelly's team again. Hair and make-up for any special occasion. Woohoo!
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Heather
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The hair and make-up artists that work at Kelly Zhang are fantastic. They are personable, hard working, and produce amazing results. I booked a wedding package with a senior artist, and then my bridesmaids had additional services. They travel to you, and bring everything. I was so impressed with how professional they were. They were also interacted well with all my bridesmaids, and my flower girl. They really helped my day be so special. I couldn't have asked for anything better. And it may seem expensive at first, but they are worth every penny!!
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Mary
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding was on June 1, 2013. Jennifer was my hair/make up stylist and she did an amazing job! I loved my hair and make up. I love the fact that they use air brush which does not make your face feel cakey. My hair in the wind looked beautiful until the end of the evening. Jennifer and Valerie also did my mom and mother in laws hair and make up, they looked so beautiful. Both my mother and mother in law loved their hair and make up, which is a big compliment since they don't wear very much make up at all let alone fake eyelashes. Valerie did an amazing job on my maid of honor's hair and mimicked an updo she requested. They are even so sweet to provided a goody bag with bobby pins, hairspray, lip gloss, powder, etc. If you are looking for a hair and make up stylist for your wedding, you can't go wrong with Kelly Zhang and their crew.
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Jaime
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Kelly is awesome! She’s extremely responsive and she’s so easy to talk to. During our initial appt., we went over the kind of look I was going for and she helped set me up with an artist she felt would match me.

I ended up booking with one of her senior artists, Rachel. She was extremely patient and friendly. I had scheduled the trial run and my engagement photo session on the same day. After the different hairstyles, I wanted my hair let down for the photo session and Rachel was able to help touch up my hair for the photos. I was a little concerned because the hair style I wanted for my wedding day wasn’t exact at the trial due to my bangs being too short (ladies, don’t cut your hair if you want more hairstyle options). However, on the wedding day, everything was perfect! My hair and makeup came out really nice! I received so many compliments. The makeup style was more of a natural look since I don’t usually wear a lot of makeup. My hair held for the entire event and I never felt oily/shiny from the air brush foundation even though it was a warm day. The only thing was some of the eye makeup started to smudge under my lower eyelids, but it was easily cleaned with a q-tip. Other than that, I was very satisfied with Kelly Zhang and her team! I would highly recommend her to any future bride that wants a natural yet beautiful look for her wedding day.
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Elaine
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Denise is the best! I can't thank her enough for her excellent work on my special day. Everyone loved my hair and make up. She made me shine that day and it will stay in my memory forever.
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maebeline
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
KELLYYYYYY!!! Im so blessed that i booked her early because she is sooo in demand in the market. I love her and her team so much :) Linda (i hope i remember her name correct this time around lol) did my engagement photo shoot make up wayy back Aug 2012 & i also loved how it all turned out. I just told Kelly that i want my make up to be natural looking, but wanted to make my chinky eyes big :) no inspirational pictures needed and BAAAAMMM she gave me a look that i love on my wedding day haha.. Thanks to her so much. Kelly indeed has a talent--no doubt! I even let her decide on my hairstyles & yes, she never failed to amaze me with her works :) i love her soo much. Kelly seems to know her client's dos & donts lol. My bridesmaids love them too. they even said they will recommend kelly zhang to their families & friends too. They came in on time & well prepared. Rachel, was the one who did my retouch and she is also amazing :) kelly & her team are very friendly & lovable. I will definitely keep on coming back to their shop. I'll bug kelly for sure hahaha! Seriously, you will never go wrong with kelly zhang! She is worth every penny you pay.. Never had a problem with them. Maria, kelly's secretary, answers all our questions on time. I'll miss kelly sooo much :( thank u million times!
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Cynthia
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't a very "done up" person when it comes to hair and make-up these days...I keep it pretty simple so finding a hair and make-up person who could enhance my features without making me look like a drag queen was critical! You want to feel like yourself on your wedding day and you want your groom to recognize you...more is not always more :)

Kelly Zhang is a studio with several hair and make-up artists which was great for the size of my bridal party. They will work with you to find the artist that meets what you are looking for and will redo your trial if you are not pleased. On that note, I did opt to redo my make-up trial as although my make-up was "pretty" the first go around, it was not the specific retro glam Audrey Hepburn eye I had tried to articulate. They did not make me feel bad about asking for a redo. Rachel was my artist and I was so pleased with her work. My hair and make-up lasted through the night.
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C
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Rachel was the Senior Artist I booked for my wedding and I LOVED what she did for my makeup and hair! Rachel and her assistant (who did my MOH's hair and makeup) arrived on time and they were very professional.

I would definitely recommend Kelly Zhang Makeup Studio to anyone. They may not be the cheapest but they are worth it. After all, its your special day! Don't take any chances! I am glad I hired them.

If Kelly (The MASTER, hands down) is already booked on your day (like in my case) and you cant decide which Senior Artist to go with, I'd recommend Rachel. I am sure all Sr. Artists on Kelly's team are very qualified and great but since I had Rachel and she did such a phenomenal job, I highly recommend her.

Have fun planning your wedding! :)
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Rose
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Mieko, a Senior Artist from the Kelly Zhang team, was a total superstar; no other word does her justice. Her professionalism, warmth, and talent is unparalleled. She showed an extraordinary command of the entire beauty process; highly-skilled and trustworthy. It is clear that she enjoys her work tremendously, has high standards for herself, and is dedicated to the highest quality of outcomes. That is always a virtue that is lovely and heartening to witness in any professional. On a personal level, she was engaged, displayed a lovely sense of humor, was humble, and immediately made me feel comfortable and at ease. Considering the whole wedding process with all of the people you work with, she was a breath of fresh air.

Loved my hair and makeup on the trial and the wedding day. Never received so many compliments in my life! Thank you, Mieko!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Does Kelly Zhang Makeup and Hair need another raving review? Probably not, but I'd love to give one anyway, since I loved my wedding hair & makeup so much! Kelly Zhang's team is truly the best, elite hair/makeup vendor in Southern CA. If you are a bride to be, and want to look like a beautiful, blushing bride on your wedding day, schedule a consult with Kelly ASAP!!!

I must admit, when I first came to see Kelly, I was a skeptic. I didn't understand WHY anyone would want to spend so much money on hair/makeup, so I did my share of "shopping" around. I talked to various other makeup artists, and even booked a trial with someone else, and I was just not sold by any of them. Then I remembered Kelly. I reached back out to Kelly about 6 months prior to my wedding day and needless to say, since Kelly's so popular, she told me she was already booked :( However, she told me a few of her senior artists were still available, and sent me their portfolio. I looked thru all the photos and decided I wanted to book with Linda and that was honest to God, the best decision ever.

I did my trial with Linda not long after I found out she's available for my wedding day and Linda was really sweet :) I even invited one of my friends who is a makeup guru to join me at the trial...she had a lot to say, lol! Linda was patient with the both of us - she offered her advice as a professional but really listened to my wishes as her client. She made me feel at ease - she was good at both hair and makeup, which apparently is really hard to find, but a common skill set at Kelly's studio :) Needless to say, I was super blown away by Linda that I booked her right away!

On my wedding day, Linda and her assistant arrived on time at the hotel and went to work. Both Linda & her assistant made me and my bridal party feel at ease :) I felt like a beautiful bride and was also very happy to see all my girls and my mom so done up and radiant! I cannot thank Linda enough for coming through for me!!!
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Kristen
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Every bride wants to feel gorgeous on her wedding day, and that is exactly what Kelly Zhang and her fantastic team did for me! Kelly is so professional - she was so accommodating with last minute changes and really listened to exactly what I wanted for hair and makeup alike. She arrived early with her team on the big day, and everyone was so friendly! My bridesmaids looked beautiful, too! Thank you, Kelly, for helping make my day perfect!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I love them. I had Leann and Valerie on my wedding day and they are worth every penny even though they are expensive. I had so many compliments on my makeup and hair. My whole family wanted to get their hair and makeup done after seeing me and my bridemaids. I can't say enough about how great I felt that day. I usually don't wear makeup on a daily basis because I have very sensitive skin but on my wedding day, I felt awesome!
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Grace
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I used Kelly Zhang's makeup and hair for my engagement photo session and wedding day. I don't usually wear too much makeup so I wanted to look natural but beautiful. "Natural" can mean many different things to different people but my artist, Jennifer, understood completely and did an amazing job. My hair and makeup stayed on for 18 hours from 6 a.m. until midnight! Their pricing is a little expensive compared to some salons, but they are absolutely worth it. Usually when I have my makeup done it just doesn't look right. Something is always too heavy and I don't look like me anymore. But with Kelly Zhang's artists, they are pros at emphasizing you, to a gorgeous level. I highly recommend them to everyone!
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William
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team are great and their work is impeccable. We had two morning make-up locations and then a touch-up location later in the day. She and her team were on-time, professional and very supportive. You won't go wrong choosing Kelly Zhang.
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/6/2013
5.0/5.0
At first I was a little leery about the price range of Kelly Zhang, but I was assigned Linda and I absolutely loved her. She was awesome to work with, friendly without being overbearingly chatty. She took me through a trial run, making sure that I was absolutely happy with what I was seeing. At first I was a little hesitant to suggest changes that I may like, but she was really supportive of anything I wanted to try and was awesomely creative with what little detail I could give her. I told her I wanted up, loose, with something interesting on the bun. I got a fantastic looking up-do. Day of, she and her assistant showed up on time (after quite a drive) and got straight to work. My hair and makeup looked exactly how it looked at the trial and it was perfect. She also got a random idea to steal one of the orchids from my bouquet to put into my hair which I adored. If anyone is looking for a great hair/makeup stylist that's dependable and sweet, I'd suggest Linda without hesitation.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Excellent deal. Recommend for everyone.
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Jennie C
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I LOVE Kelly Zhang... literally, I am in love with Kelly. I wish I could take her home with me and have her do my hair and makeup every single day!!! Not only is she an amazing artist, but also an awesome person. The minute we met, I felt like we had been long lost friends. She's easy to talk to and super friendly, but at the same time very professional and always responsive to emails or phone calls.

My husband doesn't like it when I wear a lot of makeup... but after having done my hair and makeup trial with Kelly, he actually LOVED it! Then, when she did my hair and makeup for my engagement photos, he loved it even more!

The morning of my wedding, Kelly and her team showed up to my hotel room bright and early at 5:15 am ready to work. I don't think it's an easy task to have 11 people with hair and makeup done in one morning, but everything went seamlessly and we finished right on time!

I LOVED my hair and makeup on my wedding day, and what's even better was the look on my husband's face when he saw me for the first time. He kept telling me the whole day how beautiful I looked.... and all thanks to KELLY ZHANG! =) I have never received so many compliments on my hair and makeup in my entire life. My bridesmaids also got a ton of compliments as well!

For anyone who is debating on whether or not to pick Kelly Zhang & her team for their wedding day... just know that she is worth every penny you'll spend. THANK YOU KELLY!!!!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Normally I hate wearing makeup and doing my hair, but Ailien and her assistant made it a great experience! She talked me into doing false eyelashes which looked amazing, and my hair couldn't have been prettier. It is also so awesome that they came to my venue in downtown LA for no extra cost, on time and super friendly, too! They were on the upper level of my price range, but it was totally worth it for the star treatment we got.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I am so happy that I booked Mieko from Kelly Zhang's Studio for my engagement and wedding day hair and makeup.

I'm not too picky about hair, but I've never had make up done that I've loved. I can honestly say though that I LOVED the make up Mieko did for me. I wish someone recorded the look of delighted shock on my face when I saw the completed makeup before my engagement session. I always have such anxiety before looking in the mirror, but Mieko's work was absolutely perfect, much better anything than I could have asked for.

I normally don't wear a ton of makeup so it's difficult to see my face with tons of make up on, but Mieko did an amazing job of making look like a more beautiful version of me. The make up looked so natural but glamorous at the same time.

I loved that all I had to do was show Mieko a few pictures of what I wanted for hair and make up and she instantly worked her magic. Thank you Mieko (and the Kelly Zhang Studio) for helping me look beautiful on my big day and for an experience that was beyond 5 stars.
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Anneli
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
What else can I say that hasn't been said about Kelly Zhang?!?!
Believe everything that they say about how good their team is - they're even better than that.

Marie and two more artists from their team helped my ladies and I with our hair and make-up for our wedding this past August. They came earlier than anticipated, expertly set up shop, and went to work on their magic.

They made my Mom glow. They made my Maids of Honor look stunning. And my Bridesmaids were all radiant.

As the Bride, I never felt more beautiful - and that's worth every penny on my wedding day!

Marie, THANK YOU!!! You are the best :-)

Bride-to-be's, make Kelly Zhang your first call after you set your wedding date! (She and her team get booked waaaay in advance! If in the unfortunate event that they are booked on your day, beg, plead, and bribe them - do whatever it takes because no alternatives would do!)
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Joanna
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team of makeup artists are amazing at making brides, bridesmaids, basically anyone look gorgeous. I've used Kelly before years ago for my birthday and loved the makeup so when it was time to look for a wedding makeup artist my first choice was Kelly. I had no worries that she would make me look gorgeous and my hair and makeup turned out exactly the way I wanted it. Kelly's team of makeup artists also made each of my bridesmaids look gorgeous and no one's hair and makeup turned out exactly the same. Even some of my bridesmaids who don't wear makeup were thrilled by the results and we all decided that a makeup lesson from Kelly in the future is a must.
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Grace
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I always knew I wanted to get my makeup and hair done by Kelly Zhang Studio. Just look at their portfolio, amazing transformations! The makeup trial is a must for any bride that wants to look her best on the day of. I'll admit, I came in with no idea of how or what I wanted to look like, thinking my makeup artist will be able to stir something up. But, it was too natural for me and it didn't hit me until I got home to look at it even more. However, I did love my hair during that session. I expressed my feelings to them a coupld days later and they immediately set me up with another trial session at no extra charge. I went in just for the makeup this time and showed them a few pics (brides, make sure you bring in pics! Thsi will def help your makeup artist and save you time). Mieko was on point with the look and I left super pleased and super excited for the day of. This experience left me thinking not only will they work with you until you are happy, but they are super nice and not mean about anything at all, which I loved. They sort of treat you like a long time friend and only want what's best for you. On the day of the wedding, I was super pleased with the overall look. I also booked them for my bridesmaids and they loved their makeup too. I'm just so glad I got to secure them for my big day! I don't know how anyone couldn't be pleased with their service and work! Thanks Kelly Zhang Studio!
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Cathy
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly made me and my bridal party look amazing! I don't wear a lot of makeup, so it was important for me to find an artist who gave me a "me but better" look. When I looked at Kelly's portfolio, I liked that the brides looked like a better version of themselves but still natural. That was the exact look I was going for! I wanted to look good in real life but also in pictures. Kelly Zhang was actually the second vendor I booked (after the venue). I booked over a year in advance to make sure I got Kelly.

On the day of the wedding, Kelly arrived on time (5:00 am in the morning) and did our hair and makeup very efficiently. I got a lot of compliments that day! Everyone was telling me that I looked so naturally beautiful! Even with the 90 degree weather, my curls lasted! My bridesmaids also got a lot of compliments!

Kelly, thank you for making me look beautiful on my wedding day. You are truly a master of your craft!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly's team came to my hotel room early and well prepared. I looked great and so did my party. Highly recommended.
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Ji
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly is a rockstar! I was fortunate enough to hire her for my wedding day and I couldn't be happier. She made me so beautiful I got so many compliments that day. She knows exactly what you want and what look would look the best on you. She's also a very sweet person I felt so lucky to work with someone like her. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kelly to any bride really! She's SOOO good. =)
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Paulette
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly did my e-session, loved everything! She was unavailable for the day of, but Mieko did not disappoint! I love Kelly and her team, highly recommend!
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Alice
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Denise did the makeup for me, my sister, my mom, and my cousin. She did a great job on everyone and she was early! Kelly and company are highly responsive from the very beginning and scheduling and such was a breeze. Kelly (when trying to book a date) and Jennie (my contact for the rest of the period before my wedding) patiently answer all my questions. The price is a bit high to me but I splurged on this since it was my wedding and I love their work, but just on the makeup. I had my friend (who is a hair stylist) do our hair.

I had airbrush done and it felt like I was wearing nothing. I usually don't wear any makeup at all so that's a good thing. The makeup lasted all night and even after someone accidentally exploded a soda bottle (at the end of the night) and drenched me, my makeup was still good after I dried off the cola! The only awkward thing was my long lashes kept getting caught in my veil (when I had it down over my face during the ceremony); other than that, all was well and I am highly satisfied at their service. A very stress-free choice if you go with them and they will make you beautiful~ =)
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mina
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Marie did my hair/makeup, & hair of my bridesmaids. She did a wonderful job! Kelly Zhang and her whole team are so great :)
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Caroline
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team are the best!!

From the beginning, I knew I wanted Kelly to do my hair and make-up for my wedding day. My best friend had hired her for her wedding earlier in the year and Kelly and her team did a fabulous job, making us all look and feel beautiful. I made sure I booked Kelly as soon as I had my wedding day set, a little over a year in advance. Warning that Kelly is in super high demand, so book her as soon as possible because she really is the best!

At my trial session, I showed Kelly the hair styles that I liked and talked to her about the type of look I wanted. I felt she really listened to me and made sure that I liked my eyebrows, eye make up and achieved the look that I was hoping for on my special day. I actually had so much fun at the trial that it got me really excited for my wedding day. On the actual wedding day, Kelly and her team arrived on-time (even a bit early) and were very friendly and professional. They did an amazing job on all the girls - my mom, groom's mom, my sister-in-law and 4 bridesmaids all looked gorgeous!

Kelly is truly amazing and the very best at what she does! She will make you look and feel so beautiful! And to top it off, she is one of the nicest and most sincere people you will ever meet. My only wish is that I could have Kelly and her team do my make-up every day. :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I had searched Yelp! for make-up artists near Pasadena, CA and ended up with Kelly Zhang due to the numerous positive reviews she had. Apparently my wedding day (5/26/12) was a popular weekend, so we couldn't book Kelly herself, and ended up with Rachel and Jessica, who were SO sweet and amazing! They did my hair + makeup, the moms hair + makeup, and 5 bridesmaids hair only. I had my make up trial with Rachel a few months before and decided on a half-up/half-down style. A few days before the wedding, I decided that since I have 2 dresses, I wanted 2 hair styles, so Rachel did my first hair-do: low side ponytail with curls, and Jennifer stayed extra 2 hours to re-do my hair after the Chinese Tea Ceremony and I changed into my wedding gown. I'm so glad that I was able to add this service this the last minute - thanks Rachel, Jennifer, and Kelly for being so flexible :) My hair & make-up (and the rest of the bridal party) turned out so beautiful. I LOVED how all the pictures turned out. Rachel also provided me with touch-up kit that my bridesmaids used throughout the day to "freshen" up my look. I'm so glad we booked Kelly Zhang and her team for my wedding day. Thanks Rachel & Jennifer - you guys are the sweetest! <3 PS: Talking about being on time, these girls were on point! They came at 6:10am for our 6:30 am appointment! Bright & early and ready to go!!
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Christine
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Couldn't have asked for the perfect make-up artist for my big day! Kelly went above and beyond my expectations and, therefore, all my wedding day photos came out flawlessly. She matches up to your own style and taste, but makes it even better! Thanks Kelly for making me look my best! ~*
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with the Kelly Zhang team. Jennie, who was in charge of my booking, was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions. Rachel did my hair and make-up for the trial and did an amazing job. I tried 2 hairstyles, 1 updo and 1 down. She used hair extensions and really made sure that my hair style would last from 8am to midnight, for an outdoor wedding ceremony and a full night of dancing. The morning of my wedding, Rachel and two other stylists arrived at my house at 5:50am, right on time. My entire bridal party of 6 women got their hair and make-up done as well. It all looked natural, light, and beautiful! Thank you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Worth every penny. Be sure to get Kelly herself to do yours and your mom's makeup and let her team handle your bridesmaids.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team are real professionals. The entire process was easy and well organized. I had Meiko as my hair and makeup artist and I absolutely LOVED her! Thanks Meiko for making me look great for my special day!
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Susan
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team made us look like models! She was so great to have accomodated my large party (myself, 4 bridesmaids, 2 moms, and 2 sisters) and was especially gracious to my incredibly picky mom. I'm usually pretty critical of my looks (I don't ever wear makeup) but she made me look so beautiful, my husband cried like a baby during the first look! The airbrush makeup she used on me was weightless but lasted well into the night, and my purple eyeshadow looked elegant and not like I jumped out of an 80's movie! I will definately use her expertise again!
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lsk81
Wedding:
4/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang and her team are amazing! Booking, my trial, the wedding day... everything went well. Jennie was great as a contact for any questions I had during the months leading up to the wedding. The communication and follow up was just the right amount. She made me feel like I mattered.

Mieko did a great job on my hair and make-up, I got a ton of compliments on both! She made me feel beautiful while keeping it natural and still looking like ME. At my trial I initially wanted a smokey eye but after I left I decided to just do a natural look. I was nervous because I hadn't gotten that done at the trial but went for it anyway and I am soooo happy I changed my mind because it came out wonderfully.

Mieko showed up on time at my getting ready location and was able to get everything done in 2 hours. Also, she listened to my suggestions since after my trial I did have a few issues with my hair sliding out of the style really quickly (I requested a structured up-do). She made sure to use extra hair spray and pins for the wedding. My hair stayed up all night and I never had to touch up my makeup.

I am soooo happy to have found Kelly Zhang and her team, they really work some magic!! Sometimes it can be hard for Asian girls to get done up by people who aren't familiar with Asian facial structure or hair type, but Kelly and her team completely know what they are doing. I would definitely recommend them to any brides looking for amazing make-up and hair artists. It was worth every penny. :)
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MrsNickieB
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team were amazing. My bridesmaids and I looked flawless the whole day. I think what I loved the most about my experience with them was that they were in constant contact with me to make sure I was staying calm and getting through the wedding planning process. This was a gesture completely outside of their services but they went the extra mile to make sure we were doing well. Leann did my hair and make-up the day of and for my trial. It looked a little different between the two, but both hairstyles were wonderful. Kelly even called me a couple weeks after my wedding to ask how we were doing. Just remember to ask for your day-of touch up kit the day of the wedding. We were in such a rush to get to the chapel that I completely forgot to ask for it and my lipstick needed touching up throughout the day. But, overall it was amazing and their studio is beautiful so it looked great in the video and pictures we have of the girls getting ready! Thanks Kelly, Leann, and the rest of the girls!
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Kristine
Wedding:
4/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I hired Kelly Zhang and her team to do my hair and makeup for my wedding day, as well as my bridesmaids’ hair. We absolutely loved the result! I got so many compliments during the day, and my girls loved the way their hair turned out.

Kelly brought one other artist with her the morning of my wedding--bright and early at 6AM! They were on time and are great with their time planning--we were finished earlier than anticipated and we looked fabulous! I was exhausted after only 4 hours of sleep, but as soon as my eye makeup was applied, I looked like I was awake and ready to face the day.

A couple days before the wedding, my bridesmaids asked me if they would be able to get false lashes applied, and it was no problem. The gorgeous flower comb that I had bought for my hair started to fall apart unexpectedly and Kelly was able to salvage it and secure it (even better than before) without the comb. After a full day of dancing, hugging, and crying, my hair and makeup (and false lashes) were still flawless. We were able to take some more photos with our photographer after the wedding...11 hours after Kelly started applying my makeup. Thank you so much, Kelly!
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tnguyen353
Wedding:
4/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang Studios was great and professional. It was the most stressfree part of planning the wedding. I contacted them, sign the contract, put in the deposit to save the date and that was it. I booked Kathy (senior makeup artist) and on the day of the wedding she was early and ready to work. Kathy is amazing and her work proves it. What I like most about Kelly Zhang Studios is that they make you look like yourself but 100x better. They don't cover up your face with makeup, but instead, they eccentuate your natural beauty.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team did an awesome job. All my bridesmaids looked beautiful. She really captured their individual style. They're very flexible in terms of scheduling and very professional. It was a big risk skipping the trial and meeting her for the first time on my wedding day, but I knew she would do an awesome job. My makeup felt natural and light, and I didn't have to retouch the whole day. I highly recommend Kelly and her team.
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Diana
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly was awesome. It is rare to find a makeup artist that can also do hair and do it so well. I had so many compliments on my hair and makeup. I usually don't wear a lot of makeup and I was worried that putting on so much makeup would me look weird. But Kelly was able to make me look great in person as well as in pictures while still making me look like me. I would highly recommend her.
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aileen
Wedding:
2/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team did an amazing job on my wedding day. They were punctual, professional, and the nicest people ever. They really make the effort to listen to what each girl has in mind for her hair and make up. They're great people who really care about their clients.

I loved how Kelly made me look SO natural, yet just a little more special than my usual look. My husband Kevin hates heavy make up, but Kelly was able to make me look great in a subtle way. He LOVED the entire look that day, from the make up to the hair. She's also really great at making suggestions for what fits your face, dress, etc.

Kelly and her team are super talented. They come ready to make every girl gorgeous and can fix any make up or hair emergency possible. Kelly is super sweet and a lot of fun to be around. I'm so glad we had them there with us on our wedding day!
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OCtypeA
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Asian barbie. That's what people said I looked like on my wedding day, and trust me I don't look like a model. I was disappointed when Kelly wasn't available on my wedding day and I was nervous about using one of her artists. But I booked with Jennie who was unbelievable. She did my hair, makeup and extensions. It transformed my face and hair, yet somehow still looked natural. I have flat volumeless hair and oily skin. I kept waiting for the curls to fall out and for my makeup to start smearing around my eyes. It never happened. And I have to admit, without sounding arrogant, that I felt really good about how I looked on my wedding day. It looked great in person and looked great in photos. I tested with many makeup studios and makeup counters and no one even came close to Jennie. It would either look great in person, but I looked like I had no makeup on in the photos. Or I looked like a crazy prostitute in person and looked normal in the photos. Jennie was able to achieve a beautiful look for both.
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fellantine
Wedding:
1/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang's makeup and hair team are awesome! From my engagement shoot to my bridal trial to my wedding day, I felt so comfortable having these ladies work with me to help me look beautiful! First, I had Jennie who did my engagement session hair and makeup. She is so fun and sweet and so easy to talk to! I felt like a new woman going into my engagement shoot. She made me truly feel beautiful!

And then I worked with Leann for my bridal trial and for my wedding day! She is sooo great to work with and so much fun. She truly helped put me at ease, especially on the big day. You can tell that she really loves what she does and has such a passion for making brides feel gorgeous on their wedding day. Her and her team of 4 other makeup artists came in bright and early on the wedding day (6 am!) and got right to work! They were very pleasant and so professional! They definitely worked with with my big wedding party (9 bridesmaids and 2 moms) with the small amount of space we had in my hotel room. But everything worked out and everyone loved their look! Leann was wonderful as always, and I can never thank her enough for making me feel so beautiful l that day! :) I couldn't wait to show my future husband how I looked! :) I will always be happy to recommend Kelly Zhang and her team to future brides!
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Joanna
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
I went with Kelly Zhang's Make Up team for my wedding day & engagement photo shoot! Mieko was my hair & make up artist for both and she did a fabulous job!! I wish I had someone like her to do my make up everyday! She is super sweet & if theres something you don't feel comfortable with, she'll fix it without hesitation. On my wedding day, all my bridesmaids make up & hair also came out absolutely gorgeous, thanks to her assistants that day: Denise & Jennifer. I would hire them for my everyday hair and make up needs if i could..!!!
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kueister
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
During my wedding planning process, I searched long and hard for a solid makeup artist. I stumbled across Kelly Zhang on Yelp and noticed how many glowing reviews she received along with a large and impressive hair/makeup portfolio.

After my wedding trial with Kelly this past Spring, I booked her immediately and was 100% confident she would nail it on my big day. She definitely "gets it" and knows how important it is to look your most beautiful on your wedding day. I still remember what Kelly said - "You only have one shot so you have to get it right." I signed up my entire bridal party along with the mother's since I wanted everyone to look amazing.

On the actual day, Kelly and team arrived right on the dot (they would've arrived 30 minutes early but traffic on PCH was bad that weekend) with makeup equipment in tow and ready to rock. Kelly is extremely professional but very easy to talk to and has a friendly demeanor. But what I love most about her is that she is so extraordinarily talented in making you look your best by enhancing your features without piling it on.

Kelly knows exactly what colors to use and the best way to contour your face - and she is ridiculously fast and efficient. I received compliments all night long about how gorgeous I looked and how great my hair looked. I was definitely on cloud 9 the entire evening - it was the best night of my entire life!

Ladies, if you're looking for a phenomenal hair/makeup artist for your wedding, look no further. Remember, you only have "one shot" to look your best on your wedding day which means you need to recruit the best vendors. I loved the way I looked in my pictures - Thank you, thank you Kelly Zhang!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I love Kelly Zhang Makeup! Kelly did my engagement and wedding makeup and she has amazing makeup skills and she is the easiest to work with. A few of my friends have used Kelly at their wedding, so I have seen her work first hand. Her makeup is flawless and natural. She makes you looks like you, but a "beautified" version of yourself. I can go on bragging about how talented Kelly and her team are, but their portfolios speak for themselves.

When it comes to choosing a wedding vendor or makeup artist, it is also important to consider their reputation and their services. If you book with Kelly, you will not have to deal with any vendor nightmares. Kelly is flexible, always accessible and delightful to work with.

On the day of our wedding, she arrives 30 mins early to make sure we start on time. Kelly does have magical hands, all the girls' makeup looked amazing and the makeup lasted throughout the day too! Thank you so very much, Kelly! You are a Saint in the makeup world! =)
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Yiching & Danny
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I'm so grateful that I found Kelly Zhang Makeup through Wedding Wire. From the moment I first contacted Kelly, I knew I was in good hands. The photos on the website speak for themselves - Kelly and her team of makeup artists are the best. I also appreciated Kelly's warmth and professionalism throughout the booking process. Her emails were always friendly and helpful and I could always count on a quick response from her.

Marie was my makeup artist for my trial and on my wedding day. She is friendly and sweet and I felt very much at ease with her as soon as we met. She is an amazing makeup artist. On my wedding day, I felt like the prettiest version of myself. When I looked in the mirror I saw a beautiful girl, glowing on the inside from unparalleled happiness and radiant on the outside because of unparalleled expertise in makeup application, thanks to Marie! Every girl should be so lucky and feel so beautiful on her wedding day!
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ivy
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Love the Kelly Zhang team! You definitely want to do the trial session so that you know what kind of hair and makeup you will want for your day and they were great for my wedding. Denise showed up early and started on my mom's hair first. She then worked on my hair and makeup and it turned out great. I received nothing but compliments throughout the evening/night at the ceremony and reception. They also provide you with a touch-up kit of the makeup that was used, along with straws and mints. :) I highly recommend the Kelly Zhang team for your wedding day hair and makeup.
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jennifhn
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang and her hair/make-up team are truly amazing! Kelly is so professional, friendly, and really makes a bride feel like part of their family. I was beyond pleased with my hair and makeup on my wedding day. I never felt more like a princess! My husband was so thrilled to see me at our first look, that it really set the tone for the rest of the day. The makeup was perfect, and felt like I had nothing on with the airbrush makeup. My hair was down in curls all day and didn't go flat. Meiko, the lead artist, made me feel so comfortable that morning and relaxed. I love Kelly and her team, and I thank them so much for make my day extra special. Thank you guys! <3
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly was amazing. I was so pleased with all of her work, and the work of her assistants. She was very professional, calming, easy to talk to, talented, and most importantly I feel like she understood what I was envisioning though I was horribly prepared at our consultation and at articulating what I wanted. In total- there were three ladies who had their makeup done, four bridesmaids w/ both hair and makeup, and mine own hair and makeup. All of the girls looked amazing. I had a beautiful bridal party to begin with, but they really did look great.

TIP #1- buy one of those makeup/hair books from amazon or buy some magazines with great pictures in it for you and your ladies to go through. I really suggest the makeup books since you can see the eye-makeup, lip color close up as opposed to some paparazzi shot of a celebrity. It really is so important. Sounds so simple, but with everything else going on it is so easy to forget. I had forgotten this at my consultation and was completely rushed at the last minute trying to pull up celebrity pics of hair/makeup I liked on my phone. Right when you need a picture of Kim Kardashian there is suddenly none to be found!??!! So when it came for the wedding day I was sure to bring in extra pictures. However, I brought in pictures that I liked for my own makeup/hair....I hadn't brought in much of a variety for the girls. Even if you ask them to bring in pictures, they most likely won't; just accept it and buy a good book with pictures of hair and makeup, it's worth it.

FYI, if you go to Kelly's blog website, you can see my picture of the before and after http://blog.kellyzhang.com/?p=2651 and you can also see pics from wedding day on www.priscilavalentina.net, our pictures were just posted on 12/25/11 Matt and Jacqueline.
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Trinky
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang is a preferred vendor from my wedding reception vendor (fantasea yachts) and looked at her website right away. Right when I saw her work online, I immediately booked her for my wedding day even though it was 10 months in advance! Lead artist Jennie did my hair and make-up for the engagement photo shoot and everyone who saw the engagement photos loved my look! Jennie was so much fun to work with, she can entertain you while she works with you ;). I had so much fun with her and was impressed with her work, so I made sure that Jennie was going to do my hair and make-up for the big day. On the big day, Jennie & Kelly Zhang team arrived right on time and even brought an extra artist with them to make sure that there would be no delay. All the girls at my wedding party totally loved their hair and make-up, and of course I was totally more than satisfied with my own. Jennie gave me a natural look for the wedding! Everyone was complementing how I was glowing on my wedding day! The hair and make-up lasted the whole day. Jennie is a great artist and now consider her a good friend. Only met Kelly Zhang team 3 times, but I miss them already and appreciate all their hard work and talent. Would love to come back for a make-up lesson to learn from the best in the industry and just to have fun hanging out with them! I would highly recommend Kelly Zhang and team for wedding and any other special events.
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Bokmeowbev
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team well exceeded my expectations. Kelly called me at 3:45am to let me know she and her team were on their way, and they also arrived sooner than expected for a 5:00am start, making me feel comfortable we will finish on time. When I asked how many additional staff Kelly was planning to bring, there were initially 3 artists, and then Kelly brought an extra artist to be on the safe side. I really appreciate that! We ended up finishing around 8:15am 1 bride, 5 bridesmaids, and 3 relatives without a rush and everyone loved their hair and make up.

In addition to the 9 people mentioned above, I also hired Kelly and her team to do hair and make up for 3 additional relatives in another city. My relatives had a positive experience with Kelly's artists.

Thank you Kelly and your staff for arriving on time, making us all feel so beautiful, and staying professional. I am so happy with my decision to have you and your team provide hair and make up services. I definitely recommend Kelly and her team to my friends and family.
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are at all remotely interested in getting Kelly Zhang for your wedding, BOOK A TRIAL EARLY! I contacted her in January for my wedding in September & she was already booked!

I saw some crazy before & after transformations on their website so I was intrigued. The after photos have a common aesthetic: fresh faced, flawless complexion. The hairstyles range from sophisticated up dos to laid back curls & they're adept with birdcage veils & hairpieces. Here's what got me: they know how to make hooded Asian eyes POP & not in that anime kind of way.

Jessica C. did my bridal hair & makeup trial. While I didn't get 2 different hair styles as quoted on their website, she pulled together an up do that fit all the things I was looking for. I was a little hesitant about the makeup. It photographed well & didn't look cakey in person, but Jessica's stepwise fashion & slow graduation from natural look to more defined got me a little worried I would look too bare faced the day of.

I was asked to make a decision 2 weeks after the trial & booked Jessica C. No regrets here. I felt that Jessica C. did an even better job the day of, meeting requests of further eye popping and bone structure contouring spot on. The hair & makeup lasted through 10 hours of laughter, tears, & sweaty dancing, no fading, no hair falling out of place, & no false eyelashes coming off. No headaches either from the up do and obscene amounts of bobby pins used to hold it up. I really appreciated how Jessica C. was on time, calming, professional, & even allowed me to eat while she was doing my hair.

I booked with Mieko for my engagement shoot and was really pleased with how it photographed. Her enthusiasm & energy make the hair and makeup session a fun experience. She is also very knowledgeable about her craft & offered some great tips.

My interface with Kelly was the initial introductory meeting about bridal styles and booking. Kelly was so patient with the process. Circumstances kept changing & I had to keep updating the amount of bridesmaids & relatives getting hair & makeup. I appreciated how understanding & professional she was.

TIPS: Again, book a trial early. I cannot emphasize this enough. Their makeup artists get booked fast.

Try airbrush before you commit. I got the airbrush foundation for the engagement shoot & the application stung like a mother. The compliant Asian in me didn't say anything so it's really not fair to bring it up. Although it photographed well, airbrush looked cakey on me live. I'm glad I stuck with the traditional foundation for the big day.

Leave a lot of cushion time for hair/makeup sessions the day of. We went a little over the estimated time because I had 1 person in my camp not feeling how her hair & makeup were going. It's good to take that into consideration when planning.
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fei
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I found Kelly Zhang from http://theKnot.com and was impressed by the good reviews for her online. It turned out that she was also the recommended makeup artist by my wedding coordinator. I did a trial with Kelly 5 months before the wedding and was very very happy about the result. I went to take my engagement photo shoot right after the trial make up, and those photos looked amazing; I knew I wouldn't have to worry about how I look on the wedding day. On my wedding day, Kelly arrived early and worked her magic on me again. The result looks natural and beautiful and it lasted all day long. I didn't even do any touch up. I cannot be happier.

I wish I could get her to do my make up everyday :)

Highly recommend Kelly!
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Rosemary
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang and her team are wonderful! She was able to squeeze her team in on my wedding day.... 2 days before my wedding! Her team was on time, very professional, and they are great at doing makeup and hair. I got many compliments on my makeup and my mom's hair was GORGEOUS. Our makeup lasted all day too! I would not hesitate to refer them to my friends. Thank you so much Kellly! You saved my wedding day.
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A
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly did my hair and makeup for my engagement session and for the day-of. She was AMAZING on both occasions. I had so many compliments regarding my hair on our wedding day. She listened to what I wanted and created something even better than I had imagined. In addition, she made me look gorgeous, but still looking like ME. Her team also did a fabulous job on all of my 5 bridesmaids, my mom, and my sister-in-law! She was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to any bride out there. Thanks Kelly, Marie, Jennifer, and Jessica!!
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Takara
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Great Value, awesome job
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Karen
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly does amazing work!!! I have always been very picky when getting my hair and makeup done but I didn't have one complaint with Kelly. She made me look my absolute best on my wedding day. My hair and makeup looked great in photos and in person. Also, the air brush is a must...it lasted all day with minimal touch ups. I wouldn't trust anyone else on such an important day...you won't be sorry!
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El Jefe
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly was awesome! She did hair and makeup for the bride and her mother. She even came to the venue that night for touch-up work and for working on the bridge's 2nd hairstyle. What a pro! We love Kelly and would absolutely book her next time we need hair and makeup for another fancy event. Thanks Kelly! ^__^
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Cary
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Kelly Zhang and Mieko! My make up trial was so good and I couldn't decide which look I wanted --- I ended up with an updo for the ceremony and hair down for the reception. Mieko worked with me -- she was awesome. She arrived very early (earlier than I was, actually!) and was super prompt. I loved my make up -- it wasn't overdone. She's equally good at both make up and hair. She worked really fast too, came prepared (she was already fully set up when I arrived at my getting ready location and reception area), and was dressed very well!

Kelly too has always been very sweet and accomodating! She would answer emails even after midnight (!!!) -- she's always been very prompt to reply! I also had to adjust a couple things the *night* before the wedding and she has been so understanding!
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JacQueline
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
The Kelly Zhang Team.. one word: amazing. My bridesmaids had the look they wanted and it turned out beautifully. Her team was Leann, Claudia and I can't remember who the other girl was. But they made everyone feel comfortable and beautiful. They finished early even! That was a bonus. Kelly is the sweetest person.. I would definitely recommend her and her team to anyone that wants to look/feel beautiful on any occasion. Thanks ladies for showing us your passion! :)
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625YAY
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Marie was my hair and make up artist. She is awesome!!! I even changed my hair style a little after the trial and she had no problem with the change. It was very helpful to have a trial and be able to see the before and after. I have a TON of hair so I know how exhausting it is to curl every piece - I really appreciate it Marie!! The make up looked awesome - not too overdone, but definitely glamorous. I cannot tell you how convenient it was to have the girls come to my location. With all the craziness on your wedding day, it is small things like this that make your day go smoother. And they came at the crack of dawn which I needed since my wedding day started very early. They worked on 7 people in my wedding party and all of them looked great. I was very happy with their services :)
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on3britestar
Wedding:
6/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang and her team are AMAZING!! I booked Kelly Zhang for my wedding day the day after my friend (Amy P.) got married. I was in Amy P's wedding as one of her bridesmaids, and was very impressed with how our hair and make up came out. It lasted all day and all night! I was sold!

Between the time I booked Kelly for my wedding and the day of the wedding, we had tons of emails between each other. She was quick to reply to my questions and was flexible with my many changes. She even was able to calm me down when I had emailed her, freaking out about the tan lines on my chest that appeared after walking my dog a week and half before my wedding date. Kelly reassured me that she would be able to cover it with air brushed make up and not to worry.

The day of the wedding, 06.17.11, Kelly and her team arrived bright and early! Like Amy, my girls and I were eating breakfast at the hotel, and then we heard the footprints and suitcases! Sure enough, Kelly was there with her team, 15 minutes early! They set up quickly and began to work their magic!

I never had any other trials or engagement sessions with Kelly, just the bridal party hair and make up for Amy P's wedding on 09.03.10. The day of the wedding, I showed her a picture of how I wanted my hair, described how I wanted my makeup to look and showed her my veil and fascinator, and boy did she deliver! My hair and make up came out great!! She also made my tan lines go away, leaving my chest all one color, so that I looked fabulous in my strapless gown!

My bridesmaids, mom, mother in law, aunts, grandma, and of course, Amy P, all looked fabulous!!! Just to piggy back on what Amy P said, Kelly and her team really do make you look like yourself, but a better version. Everyone that had their hair and make up done by Kelly and team received complements all day and night!

Do not hesitate to hire Kelly Zhang to do your hair and make up - you will not be disappointed! Kelly is professional, personable, and kind! Her team is awesome too! I have no complaints about Kelly Zhang, only kind words! So hurry, pick up that phone or compose that email to contact Kelly Zhang ASAP to do your hair and make up for your wedding day!!
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Erika
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team were fantastic to work with. Marie and Leann were my specified artists. I requested to work with Marie at the recommendation of my MOH who worked with her previously. Both artists were fantastic, they had wonderful personalities and did an excellent job making us look like super models. They worked on my 4 bridesmaids, my mom and myself and finished before their expected departure time. I couldn’t be more pleased. Makeup and lashes were perfect the entire night! Thanks ladies for making my day so special!
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding last weekend on June 11, 2011 and Kelly Zhang and her team did an amazing and stunning job on me and my bridal party. I absolutely LOVED, LOVED, LOOOOOOVED my hair and makeup. I am a pretty picky person and it almost took me about 1 month to finally decide on who my hair/makeup artist will be and when I found Kelly zhang, the choice suddenly became so easy. Her website and facebook are awesome b/c she frequently updates all her latest brides almost every weekend, which helped me see her work consistently. Kelly is OBVIOUSLY a professional makeup artist, someone I completely trust and know will make me beautiful on my wedding day.

Kelly listened to every request I had at my trial and perfected all of them and even asked me to email her a progress report that evening. I loved my hair and makeup and it was even MORE beautiful on my wedding day. I asked for dark, smokey eyes using natural earthtones and Kelly was such an awesome makeup artist. I got EXACTLY what I wanted and she made me feel and look so beautiful. I've honestly never felt pretty like that before and I really felt pretty on my wedding day. Kelly knows ALL the beauty secrets to enhance asian features and she made me feel like a GORGEOUS bride on my wedding day. EVERYONE kept complimenting how natural and beautiful my makeup was, and it lasted ALL DAY LONG without even fading at all. I never got oily skin, or oily lids, or any breakouts; it was just perfect. My bridesmaids all looked gorgeous and they were SOOO happy with their hair and makeup. Trust me, my BM's are SUUUUUUUPER picky and even they were so thrilled and already want to book Kelly for their future wedding!!!!

Kelly showed up ON time for the morning hair and makeup session on my wedding day, and on time for my afternoon hair change and touchup. She is extremely professional and responsive. She called several times during the days and weeks leading up to my wedding day, confirming everything and making sure I was okay and if I needed anything. Now that's first class service! She even offered to bring me coffee in the morning! so thoughtful!!!!

I did hair extensions and air brush foundations, two things i HIGHLY recommend for every bride out there.

Believe me when I say this, BOOK KELLY FOR YOUR WEDDING!!! She is so talented and truly amazing!!! You can tell that she LOVES what she does, and that's so important when you are looking for an artist. I was lucky I even got to book kelly as my artist b/c I booked her pretty late (about 8 months before my wedding!) I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Kelly Zhang!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING ME FEEL SO BEAUTIFUL ON MY WEDDING DAY, KELLY!!! YOU ARE THE BESTTTT!!!!! - Michelle
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Tricia
Wedding:
5/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I found Kelly Zhang through Yelp and Wedding Wire so I first have to thank all the "reviewer" brides for bringing me to Kelly (and her Studio) in the first place. What I immediately loved about Kelly was her incredible response time to all of my emails. She was one of the best wedding vendors when it came to answering any of my concerns and questions. I did a few make-up trials with other artists in the area and it was pretty unanimous from family and friends that my trial run with Kelly was the best by far. What's amazing is although the make-up may appear heavier in person, in photos, Kelly manages her make-up to look light weight and flawless. The word...perfection comes to mind.

Price wise- Kelly is extremely fair to honor the price based upon what the rates are at the time you sign up. I hired her in 2010 but she agreed to offer me the 2010 rate even though I was getting married in 2011. I appreciated her professionalism in this regard.

What I love about Kelly is not only her excellence in make-up but the fact that she managed to keep the naturalness in me and my 5 other bridesmaids but enhance our appearances to feel and look beautiful, confident and comfortable. Kelly can work with different hair types and skin tones which I was thankful for (my bridesmaids were of different ethnicities). It was a breath of fresh air to know I was working with a true professional. My bridesmaids and I received compliments all day on how natural and beautiful our make-up and hair looked.

Although I had my hair styled by another artist, I was really impressed how Kelly styled each of my bridesmaids. Kelly made all of us look fantastic. She was wonderful to work with on the day of my wedding. She has a warm personality that is so nice to enjoy on a stressful and exciting day such as your wedding. Kelly arrived early, began to set-up quickly and smoothly transitioned each girl in her chair without any delay. I am so thankful and happy I went with Kelly.

Thank you Kelly! You made me feel beautiful on one of the most special days of my life...I'll never forget it and I will make sure to recommend you to anyone in So Cal getting married (and needing a professional make-up/hairstylist).

A couple recommendation to future brides:
When getting a make-up trial, give yourself plenty of time to get to Kelly's location in Pasadena. I ended up getting there late because I was unfamiliar with the area (and traffic was bad that day due to heavy rain). Unfortunately, I was 45 minutes late so it cut down on my hair trial. I was disappointed I didn't have the chance to see how Kelly would have done my hair had she had more time to work with me.

Kelly gave me a wonderful wedding make-up emergency kit but because I was so nervous and excited about the day, I forgot to ask her what was in each little container (and how to put it on). I would recommend having either your Maid/Matron of Honor or Bridesmaid receive make-up application instructions from Kelly so that way you have someone throughout the evening touching you up just in case. You probably won't really need it -my make-up stayed pretty much all night. Exception of the lipgloss because of dinner and cake-tasting).
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang and her girls are amazing. Mieko was my specific hair/make up artist and she was so sweet and great. She worked quickly, efficiently, and most importantly she did a FANTASTIC job. She is really talented and everyone looked amazing.

I did a hair/make up trial with her for my engagement session: http://sarahkchen.net/?p=4039

And she did my hair/make up for my wedding. All of the hair and make up stayed fresh and looked flawless ALL day (even until midnight!!) =)

I would definitely highly recommend Kelly Zhang and her girls to anyone.
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Shanifare
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I hired The Kelly Zhang company for my wedding day purely on reviews. I live in another state so I never had an engagement session or bridal trial session. My wedding day was the first time having my hair and makeup done by the Kelly Zhang team and I could not be happier with the results.

Kelly Zhang was wonderful at contacting me. They made sure to ask exactly how I would like my hair and makeup done for myself and bridesmaids. They confirmed the time and location of where they needed to be.

My wedding ceremony was early so I needed everyone's hair and makeup done by 830am. We had 9 women including myself and they had three Artists to work on all of us. Our appointment time was 4:00am. I was impressed that the Artists arrived 15 mins early to my house and were ready to start exactly at 4:00am.

My friends are beautiful, but The kelly Zhang team made them all look gorgeous. My mom and mother in law never wear make up and they received complements all day long.

The best part about the makeup is that I cried a lot. I balled down the aisle. I was sure I ruined my makeup. I was wrong, even after crying my makeup was flawless. Yay!!

Another thing i loved was that they did everyone's lips last. that way we could eat and drink without ruining our lips.

just look at my bridesmaid http://carlosdelgadophoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/James-Jennifer-Wedding-5-28-11/G0000zOaXPBRh2aE/I0000HViXY6jKVfw

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Susy
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I got married on May 14, 2011, and after thorough research of the best hair and makeup artist in the OC/LA area, Kelly Zhang topped it all. Kelly and her assistant, Linda, created the look that my bridesmaids and I wanted for my special day. I couldn't ask for a better artist that listened to what I wanted, and also gave her professional input. She provided me with the security that I would look my best for my wedding day.
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Angeline
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Highly recommended make up artist. Everyone gets nervous on the big day. I worried if things will turn out well or if any vender will have issues on my big day…. Kelly is definitely a reliable person to work with. She arrived early on my wedding day, relief my fears. Took care my mom, mother-in-law and myself. We all got great complement on our make up, and hair design. Thank you Kelly
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Riar
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I had Marie as my hair/makeup styles for my wedding. She's very friendly and sweet. Marie and her assistant Leann did an amazing job. I highly recommend them both.
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cindeelimm
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly is FABULOUS!! She has the eye for beauty and amazing skills to make anyone look beautiful. I am so happy that I chose Kelly to be my MUA on my wedding day. Not only is her work absolutely flawless, she is friendly, accommodating and understanding. Dealing with so many ladies with different personality in a day is not easy but she was really patient and listened to our requests and likings. She is just awesome! My mom, 5 bridesmaids and I were all very satisfied with her excellent service. I seriously cannot ask for more. Kelly went above and beyond my expectations.

I highly recommend Kelly to all engaged ladies out there. Be rest assured that you will look absolutely stunning!
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Shelley
Wedding:
3/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly is awesome! I had done one m.u. & hair trial before going to Kelly. The first trial with a different m.u.a. was good, but being someone who doesn't usually wear makeup, I wanted a second trial to compare.

I'm so glad I went to Kelly. From the trial and on, Kelly was receptive to my ideas as well as providing me with her professional opinion and knowledge. She's so easy to talk to and work with, plus she and her team works hard to make sure everything goes smoothly and that you're stress free on wedding day.

Prior to wedding day, I received both confirmation calls and emails from Kelly and Jennie. On wedding day, Kelly and Sherry arrive to the hotel early, got set up and went right to work. My BMs looked gorgeous, and both my mom and my mother-in-law looked fabulous. My mom never wears any makeup, gave Kelly few instruction and Kelly was able to make her feel pretty and comfortable - AMAZING! It also helped a ton that Kelly speaks Mandarin and understands both Mandarin & Cantonese. As for my makeup - I loved it! Kelly did it perfectly. She's also super sweet & thoughtful. She reminded me to eat and drink since it was going to be a long day. She also gave me a touch up kit that included straws! I didn't even think of that!

Overall, hair & m.u. is one of the most important parts of wedding day. My hubbie & I are really happy that we went with Kelly & her team.
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Bernadette
Wedding:
3/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Had a trial session with Kelly and LOVED it! Came time to my wedding and LOVED it even more! Thanks Kelly for making me look beautiful on my wedding day and the touch up kit came in handy. Will definitely have you do my makeup again for a special occasion.
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mrspat
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Hiring Kelly Zhang for my wedding day hair and make up was the best decision I could have made for such an important day. She came on time, finished on time (in fact, early) and simply did the best "natural" make up on me that I could have ever imagined. My side up do was also exactly the way I wanted it and lasted all night! Kelly really has skills! She has such a sweet & outgoing personality too that it was fun working with her.

I received tons of compliments on my hair & make up (and I've already referred some friends to her). My only regret is that I should have had Kelly do my make up for my engagement pictures too (pics would have turned out so much better!)...lesson learned. Going forward, if I ever need my hair and make up professionally done, I would not hesitate to call Kelly.

She did a wonderful job on my mom too who really doesn't wear much make up and wanted more of a natural look than I did. My mom looked beautiful, but also felt comfortable and not like she had a bunch of make up caked on her.

If i could, I would give Kelly 10 stars...she is just THAT good!
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David
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
I was initially disappointed that Kelly was booked for my wedding day but once I started working with one of her lead artists, Jennie, I was very happy. Jennie did my trial, engagement session, and of course my wedding day. By the time my wedding day came, she knew what I would want, even though I wasn't sure! I liked what I saw in the mirror but hopefully the pictures come out well...

I watched Kelly do a trial for a potential client as Jennie did my engagement session hair/make-up, and this bride looked amazing afterwards! I hope she chose to go with Kelly!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I got so many compliments about my hair and makeup on my wedding day thanks to Jennie from Kelly Zhang Makeup Studio. Jennie totally understood the style that I was going for and made it work for my face shape and skin tone. She also did an amazing job on my bridesmaids too.

Kathy was our 2nd artist and she did a great job on my mom and my other bridesmaids. Everyone looked beautiful and natural. They showed up on time, got us done right on schedule and provided extra touchup items for me and the girls.

Kelly was great to work with when it came to scheduling and details. She was great with all my last minute changes and really went above and beyond to accommodate all my requests.

I went with someone else for my engagement session and I wish I would've stuck with Kelly and her makeup artists for all by bridal makeup. I'm going to be in a friends wedding next year and if I have a choice, I'm going to use Kelly's services again.
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jltong
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Kathy did my hair and makeup (I did go in for a trial run and met Kelly who is a hoot). Amazing job - everyone told me that I looked beautiful (which of course they have to because you are the bride and it is your day). They made my eyes look huge (without taping them) merely through use of makeup and falsies. My skin looked flawless and natural. Everyone who saw the photos said that I looked so happy - and I have to attribute some of that to how beautiful Kathy made me feel. I still looked like me but a more made up me.

My maids and my mom also got some of their hair and makeup done - my mom looked amazing. Everyone had huge eyes (thank you falsies) and perfect skin (no airbrushing!). Kathy even introduced some of them to new products to use that would really hold makeup in place throughout the day (combatting shine).

All in all, the best money I could spend - if you're going to shell out so much money for photos, you should look amazing in them as well.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I LOVE KELLY ZHANG!!!! After stalking her for several weeks via Facebook and other wedding websites I knew she was the make up artist I wanted to hire for my wedding. Before I go on and talk about how wonderful and great she is (and SHE IS!) I remember this one telephone conversation I had with my wedding planner. We were talking one day about make up artists and I was telling her about this make up artist I was really interested in. My wedding planner then went on to say, that she already had someone in mind to do hair and make up for my wedding. And at the same time we both said, "Kellly Zhang." :) Great minds think alike apparently! :)

Kelly and her team arrived early at the hotel the day of my wedding (9.3.10). They were suppose to arrive at 7:00 AM. My girls and I were still downstairs in the hotel eating breakfast at 6:55 AM, when we heard the sound of footsteps and suitcases rolling into the lobby area. It was Kelly and her team, ready to go!!! So we quickly swallowed our breakfast and returned to our suite to let them in. They set up shop really quick!

Kelly was awesome to work with! She is professional, kind, sweet, and works FAST!!!!! Working with her, I felt at ease the whole time. Not once did I feel doubt or hesitation in what she was doing. She does some amazing work! When she does your hair and make up you still look like yourself, but just a better version. I was amazed how she and her team made my mom, my sister, mother in law, aunts and bridesmaids look absolutely gorgeous!!! Everyone looked breathtakingly beautiful! Best part was, the hair and make up lasted ALL DAY!!! One of my bridesmaids who is getting married next June was so impressed by her, that she wants to use Kelly for her wedding too! I would totally, and absolutely 100% recommend Kelly Zhang to anyone who is looking for a make up/hair artist for their wedding day.
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krislim83
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
My bridesmaids an i absolutely LOVED having jennie from kelly zhang's team! She's the sweetest girl ever! She makes you feel comfortable and I felt horrible changing and switching around the schedule on the wedding day, but jennie was extremely flexible and understanding. As far as her expertise goes, it was amazing! The way she applied the foundation felt lightweight but the coverage was outstanding. My bridesmaids all had their own wants as far as hair and makeup goes and jennie was able to execute each look even better than what the girls expected :) the kelly zhang makeup an hair team is outstanding!! Book jennie before she gets booked on your day!
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flik_9
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang and her staff are absolutely amazing! I booked Kelly and her staff for hair and makeup for my wedding in October. Having heard from a friend that she is super busy, I called in early February to book Kelly for my wedding but she was already taken! No worries though. Kelly asked if I would be willing to work with her very talented staff. Of course I said yes. I did a trial run with Karen and she was awesome. She truly understood my Asian features (i.e. small eyes, pale skin tone) and made sure to enhance them. She also took extra care to make sure that my makeup looked natural but not too dark so that it wouldn't show up in pictures. On my wedding day, Karen and Kelly's other makeup staff person, Leann showed up right on time. Leann did a fantastic job on all of my bridesmaids. Even when my maid of honor decided she wanted to change her hair because she didn't like her down do, Leann immediately fixed it and gave her a fantastic up do. She was really fun to work with - laughing and making jokes with all of us as one of her favorite movies played on tv. It was a great time! By the time Karen and Leann were finished, it was 1 PM (they started at 9 AM). My makeup and hair remained flawless throughout the night with very few touch ups because of the high quality of products they used. If you're looking for a top makeup and hair person, I highly recommend Kelly and her staff! Book early as she gets very busy. You will not be disappointed! Thank you Kelly, Karen, and Leann for making me and my bridesmaids look absolutely beautiful on my wedding day!
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jen
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang is absolutely amazing. I used to work for Chanel cosmetics, and often do wedding makeup myself...so my standards are pretty high. She exceeded all my expectations. I also have problem/sensitive skin, and her products did not aggravate my skin. Kelly is a pro...and especially talented with Asian makeup, which is a definite skill! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
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totorro267
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang and her team was so great! They did such a perfect job for me and my bridesmaid in the very limited time that we had. The makeup and hair was exactly what I wanted, and I still felt like myself. Kelly even placed individual fake eye lashes for me. And the make up lasted the whole 8 hours!
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acabordo
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Love...love...LOVE Kelly & Co.!


I hadn't even met her in person and I loved her! I booked her before I had my trial and she was just so calm and relaxed, even on my wedding day. I felt gorgeous on my Big Day--although (in my opinion) I looked completely different, my make-up felt light and my hair extenstion felt great! (I actually felt like Beyonce in all her fabulous-ness!)

The majority of my 10 bridesmaids used her team for their hair and just loved all their looks. Those that got their make-up done all commented how natural the products felt on their face. Her prices were excellent for the quality of work they do!

Kelly and her team arrived 30 minutes early (4:30am!) and were ready to work--no sleepy eyes and tireness. They were all very professional and so easy to work with.

I am SO lucky to have had the pleasure of having Kelly & Co. on our Big Day and would book her again in an instant! Not to mention recommend anyone else who's in need of an amazing beauty team!
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Terri
Wedding:
9/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly is an expert at what she does, and she makes all her brides feel and look spectacular on their wedding day. She is professional, understands the nuances/personalities of large wedding parties and provides a source of relaxation and comfort for her brides. She and her team are just wonderful to work with and DEFINITELY worth the price.
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Thao
Wedding:
9/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly is very talented and her team are very good at hair and makeup. I felt beautiful on my wedding day despite having very little sleep that whole week. She made me look very refreshing and although I cried the whole day during my wedding, my makeup still last very well (with minor touch up at night time). My bridesmaids and mom also looked amazing. I will go back to Kelly and her team for future makeup and hair needs.
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I was so worried about the "beauty" part when I planned my wedding because I don't know anything about makeup nor hair, and Kelly found me a perfect make-up artist - Karen that eased my stress.

I never wear makeup, so I was hoping for something simple that I won't be so concious about myself & Karen just did a GREAT job. She was very detail oriented and made sure everything was done perfectly. During the make-up & hair trial, Kelley & her tried to make sure that I was pleased with the result & also gave me some advises on what kind of hair style I should keep, so it would look better on my wedding day...

I loved what Karen did for me on my wedding, and I believe every makeup artist in Kelly Zhang Makeup/Hair Studio would give you a perfect look that you'd love on your wedding day!
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amber
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
The Kelly Zhang team did mine and my bridesmaids make up and hair for my wedding and i absolutely loved how it turned out! I looked exactly like my trial session but better! My bridesmaids also loved the way their hair and make up turned out!! The team is so professional and even showed up earlier than the scheduled time, which i loved!! Kelly replied to all of my emails no later than a day after i sent them. She helped make my day stress free! I recommend everyone to Kelly Zhang Hair and Makeup Team! They will definitely make you more than happy with the outcome!
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Chu
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
From the moment I met Kelly at her studio in Pasadena for my makeup trial, I knew she was awesome! I booked her right away for my wedding and everybody looked gorgeous! The bridal party & mothers looked amazing and I received a ton of compliments on my hair & makeup on our special day. Kelly and Helen were prompt and even called to give me an update in the morning. They were both so fun to talk to and were very calming in the "getting ready" room. Kelly is a true pro and knows exactly how to stay on schedule and time everything perfectly. The touchup kit came in handy too after all the hug/hug, kiss/kiss, cry/cry. =D I only wish I could have used her for my engagement session too. When it comes to hair & makeup (especially asian makeup), Kelly & her team are the best in the business!
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Tina
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
For all you brides to be out there, you guys will regret not having Kelly Zhang and her team to beautify you and your bridal party on your big day!! Let me just say that I actually went through 2 long and dreadful trials from other artists prior to having a trial with Kelly. Unlike the other 2 artists I had trials with, Kelly actually listened and followed through. She put my nerves at ease and calmed me down as I rambled about my worries and stresses. Now, I don't know about you guys, but I expect my hair and makeup portion of the day to be relaxing and soothing and Kelly definitely made me feel just that during our trial. The other artists I had trials with kept trying to force colors and styles on me that I clearly did not want..As for Kelly, she went over pictures and color suggestions with me so that we could be on the same page. She was not forceful at all. As it came close to finishing up, you could definitely tell why Kelly is rated such highly. She goes above and beyond to cater to you because she UNDERSTANDS that it's your wedding day. That's extremely important for me. On our wedding day (August 21,2010) Kelly arrive early to set up and got right to work! She even gave me a call the night before to check up on me! Just little things like that puts me at ease and it comforts me to know that she's dedicated and won't flake at the last minute. She takes care of her clients! Book Kelly and do it now!! You won't regret it one bit!!

Oh, and her chic and antique studio wasn't too shabby either! It actually gave me ideas on how to decorate my room! =)
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realsimple
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Attention all brides-to-be: book Kelly Zhang for your make-up and hair and YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!

Kelly did my make-up for my engagement session and my make-up and hair for my wedding day. Everything was flawless and lasted ALL DAY!

I did a lot of online research, read reviews, compared prices, and even did a trial with another vendor because Kelly was only available from 6-8am on my wedding day (but my wedding was at 4pm). I could've saved a lot of stress, time, and money if I had just stuck with my instinct and booked Kelly earlier! I contacted her again and booked her for 6-8am on my wedding day. She arrived at my hotel room a little before 6am, made both me and my mom feel comfortable while she worked (even though it was so early in the morning), and finished my hair and make-up before 8am. My wedding ceremony didn't begin until 4pm, but my make-up and hair stayed intact throughout the entire day (even through sweat and tears). Basically, Kelly is amazing and works magic!

No matter what type of wedding you are having, this is the one vendor that I recommend for every bride. My only advice is to book her early and you will not regret it!
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imnotarunner
Wedding:
8/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly you are amazing. I wish you would open up Kelly Zhang salons/boutiques all over the USA
Asians need you badly!!! I love your style. No one else can replicate your skills. Some come close but not the same. I want to go back to Cali just to get my makeover for no reason. I felt gorgeous!!!
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Maggie
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
I was a very satisfied bride! Choosing the best make up artist was my second priority behind finding the perfect dress. Kelly Zhang was the first make up artist I tried, and I KNEW that she did a fabulous job, but I couldn't pull the trigger when I hadn't had any other trials. I booked appointments with a few other makeup artists, but I quickly figured out that Kelly was the best at applying my make up the way I envisioned it. Luckily when I contacted Kelly she was still available on my wedding date. I wanted a glamorous look with a smokey eye and Kelly did just that - the blending was the best I'd ever seen on myself. Kelly was also very patient with the many requests and questions from my group and we all really appreciated that. She was great to work with and brought a good vibe to the whole day. I recommended Kelly to a girlfriend of mine that was getting married a few months after me and I will continue to recommend her because she just flat out did a fabulous job. No complaints from me and really nothing but praise for her and her team.
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly, Kelly, Kelly...I literally could go on and on for days about how fabulous Kelly and her team are. They are true masters at what they do and make any gal feel her absolute bridal best!
I actually worked with Miz Kelly on three occasions- once for my engagement party, once for my engagement photos, and, of course, for my wedding. We did a different look each time (low do, hair down, updo- respectively) and she nailed- NAILED- each one. I absolutely would not have changed a thing. Her makeup was flawless and stayed on the entire duration of each event. It never felt heavy or overdone- just classic and enhancing. Somehow she took my minimal direction and translated my image into reality. I always felt like we were on the same page. She was excellent at playing up my good features and equally talented at hiding the not-so-beautiful ones. In the week up to the wedding, I was stressed, didn't drink enough water and broke out all over my face. Despite the ginormous, Everest-sized zits, Kelly was able to make me feel great about myself and covered those suckers up skillfully. It was like they weren't even there. In addition, I have a LOT of hair (prob about an inch and a half diameter in a ponytail) and Kelly's low do and updo stayed in all night long for each event. She really knew how to structure the design so that it prevented pulling or headaches and still looked fabulous.
On the day of the wedding, Kelly brought an assistant, Denise, and she was fabulous! All of my girls were really happy with their hair and makeup! I definitely had a stunning bridal party!
As for professionalism- Kelly is about as legit as they come. Emails were answered promptly, she was always on time if not early, and hair and makeup on the wedding day ran on time (so important!). She's so genuine and every compliment she gives you seems so earnest and from the heart- even if you have any self esteem issues, Kelly has a way of making you feel like a super model! Seriously! I enjoyed every moment of being around her and my experience with Kelly was a complete joy! I highly, highly recommend her!

*oh, and just as a side note- Kelly is also incredibly talented with more mature faces. She did the makeup for my mother on two occasions (engagement party and wedding) and my mom looked absolutely fabulous. Sometimes, older women with too much makeup end up looking like they're trying too hard, but Kelly is a master at subtlety. My mom looked fresh, age-appropriate, and absolutely stunning. And she loves Kelly, too!
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beewu
Wedding:
7/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly is amazingly talented and also very friendly and professional. I really enjoyed having her do my hair and makeup and it looked soooo beautiful! She and one of her girls came to my hotel room and did hair and makeup for myself, my maid of honor, and my mom. They also did hair on 2 other bridesmaids and my stepdaughter. They were on time and on schedule, were quite quick for the quality of everything. All of my girls were happy and everyone looked beautiful. Cannot recommend her more!
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Vivian
Wedding:
7/11/2010
5.0/5.0
"KELLY I LOVE YOU!!" This is the one and only thing I want to say to her every time when I see her. I met Kelly when I went to a trial with my friend two years ago and I saw what a great job she did for my friend's hair/make up so I said to myself that I will definitely book her for my own wedding. A year later, I was engaged, and the first vendor I booked without hesitation was Kelly! She's very responsive, not to mention, extremely friendly and helpful to your needs. She is never rude to her clients (listening to her on the phone with other clients) and she always respects what you want. But believe me, you want to TRUST HER with all your heart if you want to be a hot bride. :)

She arrived promptly on my wedding day and of course did an amazing job on my hair and make-up. I showed her some pictures of the hair styles I like, and she did exactly what I had in mind! Also, I was looking for an earthy-toned make-up so I don't look like I'm going to clubbing after the wedding - Kelly did a wonderful job so I looked gorgeous even without the smokey-eye make-up. :) In addition, I really appreciate the fact that she took the extra mile to do touch-up for my mom and my mother-in-law. She didn't have to do this (especially she has another wedding to run to from Newport Beach to Pasadena!) so when she did, I was absolutely grateful.

I love it how she is able to enhance your positive features and improve (or cover up) the negative. I was really worried about my eye brows not being the way I like - but Kelly managed to do an excellent job on my brows! I was really happy on my wedding day and very satisfied with her work. I received numerous compliments from all my guests the entire night. Everyone told me that I look absolutely stunning! I know that people say brides are ALWAYS beautiful, but believe me, Kelly will make sure NO ONE is hotter than you on your big day. :)

Kelly! Thank you so much for making me the happiest/most beautiful bride on my wedding day! :)
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annchi224
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Professional & friendly. I am very happy with the service. Thank you!
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Tamie
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
If you haven't found a makeup artist for your wedding yet, please book a trial with Kelly right away. I want Kelly for both e-session and wedding but she was not available on my e-session day :( She is so popular that I had to book her 1 year in advanced but it is so worth it.

The 1st trial didn't go well with Denise but Kelly made sure I'm satisfied and she did the 2nd trial for me. On my e-sesison day, Denise did a wonderful job based on what Kelly and I agreed during my trial. On my wedding day, Kelly and Mieko arrived 10 minute early (4:50AM) and they were very professional and friendly. My mom, dad, nd hubby and bridesmaids are very picky but they loved how I looked on my big day. I look like me but a better version of myself.

I also had a makeup class with Kelly before I moved to other state and I loved her makeup! I wish I live close by to Kelly so I can attend her workshop often.

I love you Kelly!

Check out my wedding highlight to see how Kelly transformed me on my big day (morning ceremony and night reception @ minute 4:30 of the clip). The makeup I wear outside was not done by her.
http://youtu.be/JEQzGi2SrZo
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tina
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang team are the BEST!

Before my wedding, I went did so many trials with different artists. They are either make me super pale or make me look like I have a bad tan. Kelly is the only artist that can achieve the look I want. She make me flawless!

On the wedding day, Kelly and her crew came on time, very professional! I felt very relaxed and enjoy my makeup time with kelly. My bridesmaid are usually very picky, but on the wedding day, they love their makeup and hair done by Kelly's artist.

Everyone love my makeup on my wedding day. Thank you Kelly for doing a such a great job! She become my new best friend!!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
What can I say that hasn't already been said? Kelly is an amazingly talented hair and make-up artist. I was so nervous about not "looking like myself" or just not totally loving my look on my big day. Kelly is so good at sizing up your personal style, and coming up with a look that fits you perfectly. She did my hair and make-up for both my wedding and engagement session, and not only did she make me feel like an A-list celebrity, both looks photographed so well! She also beautified other members of my bridal party, and all were thrilled with her work. Kelly is super sweet, very accommodating, completely professional, and always quick to respond to questions and concerns. Kelly, if you are reading this- I can't thank you enough!!!
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Jenny
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
What can I say that hasn't already been said? Kelly is an amazingly talented hair and make-up artist. I was so nervous about not "looking like myself" or just not totally loving my look on my big day. Kelly is so good at sizing up your personal style, and coming up with a look that fits you perfectly. She did my hair and make-up for both my wedding and engagement session, and not only did she make me feel like an A-list celebrity, both looks photographed so well! She also beautified other members of my bridal party, and all were thrilled with her work. Kelly is super sweet, very accommodating, completely professional, and always quick to respond to questions and concerns. Kelly, if you are reading this- I can't thank you enough!!!
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Joan
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team did both my engagement photo and wedding day makeup and hair. I was complimented more on those days/photos than I have ever been in my life. My husband, who's kind of unexpressive, told me I looked amazing. :) But most importantly, I felt beautiful and loved the way I looked. She was accommodating to meet me wherever I wanted to get ready for both sessions, easy to talk to and work with and a great person to do business with. I was so happy I went with Kelly. Go to her website and look at her before and after photos. She's magical!
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lammy
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Picking a makeup artist was the one of the easiest wedding decisions I had to make thanks to Kelly. I don't wear makeup on a daily basis (just blush and a little eyeliner) and Kelly was very thoughtful about creating a natural look so I still felt like myself on my wedding day. Her false eyelashes (from her own line) are awesome! She also did my bridesmaids and the mother's makeup and everyone looked great! My mom (who doesn't EVER wear makeup) looked AMAZING and absolutely loved Kelly. I would recommend Kelly to anyone :) Hint: book in advance!
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Jill
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I went to Kelly for both my engagement session and for my wedding day. She did a wonderful job on both events. I loved the way my hair and make up looked! I never felt more beautiful. Kelly is also very punctual, personable, and great at what she does. My bridesmaids and family members were very pleased with the way their hair and make up turned out as well. I would recommend Kelly to anyone getting married!
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that'sMRStoyou
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang studios is a must for any bride wanting to look and feel absolutely gorgeous. Mikeo, one of the artists, and an assistant did my bridesmaid and my makeup. It looked flawless. We just got our HD video back yesterday and the makeup looks even better on film. I thought my makeup was perfect, but it was so nice to have friends and family tell me that my makeup, not only looked beautiful, but was very natural looking too. I just looked like a more glowing version of myself.

The girls from Kelly Zhang are prompt, professional, and fabulous.

I am so glad they could do my event.
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AJ
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
I used Kelly and her team for my engagement session and my wedding (May 2010), and would use her over and over again if I ever need a hair and makeup artist! I have been a bridesmaid 4 times, and each time, I have never been completely satisfied with my hair and makeup. I never wear makeup, so each time I felt like the artists made me look like a doll with a lot of makeup, rather than using makeup to bring out natural features. Kelly, on the other hand, knows how to use makeup in a way that brings out your natural beauty in a way that makes you look your absolute best while also making you feel completely comfortable. I really cannot say enough for her talent and how much time and care she devotes to her clients. She also genuinely enjoys what she does, and her personality makes your wedding day just that much more fantastic. She and her team are the utmost professionals - they are prompt, and very responsive to your questions, and communications before the wedding day. I cannot say enough good things! Thank you to Kelly + team for making my day fabulous!
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Belinda
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team are awesome. Kelly and her team showed up early on the wedding day and started right away on the MOG and MOB. They were very easy to work with and talk to and the MOG and MOB were in perfect hands. She finished everyone's makeup early and even helped me get into my dress.

I received so many compliments from everyone at the wedding. Thank you Kelly and team!
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NANCY
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang did an amazing job with my hair and makeup for my engagement photos. Unfortunately she was already booked to do my hair and makeup for the wedding. Karen did a wonderful job as well. I would highly recommend them. FYI book Kelly early if you really want her.
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wlee03
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly is just about the best investment any bride can make on her wedding day! she's a true miracle worker! I have tiny eyes, poor skin complexion, and thick stubbornly straight hair!!! Kelly made my eyes look HUUUGE, my skin look FLAWLESS and curled my stubbornly straight hair (AND i have a TON of hair - and my style was half up half down....so everything had to be curled!!!) and to top it all off.....everything lasted all night!!! She's amazing!!! will DEFINATELY be going back to take her makeup lessons!!! as i definately need help in that area!!!
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ShortieBride
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I used Karen, Kelly's lead make up artist. Upon hearing that Kelly was booked the day of my wedding, she told me what that her asst was available. I was a little hestitant but after the trial and after my wedding day, i am over the moon with her services.

I have no regrets about anything that had to do with how i looked the wedding day. when you feel stunning, it shows. And i received soo many compliment about my hair and makeup!!

i even asked her to change my hair and makeup a little bit after the trial and she happily obliged. It was great! i just wished she stayed with me all day but she does give a touch kit to take away with me for the entire day. you wont regret booking this vendor. the before and after shots on the website are pretty accurate of what the girls are capable of.
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syn
Wedding:
3/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly is best vendor I had for my wedding. She is there on time and did a wonderful job on me and my bridesmaid!
I found out Kelly at my best friend's wedding 2 years ago. I was falling in love with her work ever since! She is a very sweet person and her team is very professional!
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Peggy
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team were amazing! I booked her first for a trial and loved the results. She listened to what I had to say, but made suggestions as well on what she thought would look good.

On the big day, Kelly and Jenny showed up on time (5:30am!) and they did a wonderful job for me and my bridesmaids. They were professional, easy to talk to and helped me to not feel so nervous about everything. Everyone was happy with the end results and I received so many compliments on my hair and make up. Kelly is very skilled at what she does and knows a lot about make up and what will look flattering on each individual.

She also packed a touch up kit which came in handy. About 2 weeks after the wedding, I also received a thank you card and a note pad, which I thought was really sweet. I would definitely book her again if I ever need to get hair and make up done. I highly recommend her to any brides in Southern California :)
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bijoux13
Wedding:
3/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly is THE BEST! She's totally friendly and low-key, and knows exactly what she is doing. She did a great hair and makeup trial for me, then did the makeup for our engagement photos, which came out great. On the wedding day, she did hair and makeup for me, plus makeup for the two moms and my grandma. All of this work called for a wide range of looks, and Kelly was able to come up with perfect, flattering makeup for each. Everybody loved how they looked (it's a month after the wedding and my 87-year-old grandmother can't stop talking about it!), and our makeup held up until the end of the night without a problem. I would highly recommend Kelly's services to anyone.
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Kingston
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved my hair and makeup. She also did my bridesmaid's hair and makeup and it also turned out perfect. She was on time and had all of us done and ready by tea time. =) Kelly was on the ball with exactly what I wanted at my trial run and replicated it on my actual day. Now whenever my friends are in need of a hair and make up team, my first and only recommendation is Kelly. Thank you!!!!
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Jenny
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
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.
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LAbride
Wedding:
2/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely love Kelly! She is great and she does amazing work! I did a practice session but on the day of the wedding I asked for a couple makeup changes, which she did perfectly. It was exactly what I wanted and my makeup lasted all night long!! Would absolutely recommend Kelly.
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Linha
Wedding:
12/27/2009
5.0/5.0
I love and enjoy with working with kelly and her team! They arrived on time for my wedding day. Make all of us look the best. I highly recommend her and think she is sooo worth the money!
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xing
Wedding:
12/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Kelly is best! Her work speak for herself! She did my makeup and hair for my wedding in Nov. 



After so many researching , I decided to do trials with 2 of my favorites makeup artist. I set up a trial with Kelly first. Kelly responds quickly to emails and phone calls and is very accommodating. At my trial day, She really takes her time and does not rush you. I ask for a brown smokey eyes, and she did a great job. It wasn't too overpowering, yet enough to make a statement. She is very good at blending and contouring the eyes. She is not afraid to try new things which gives you a wide range of different looks to choose from. Also, My hair is very flat, I’m still amazed how she did my hair with so much volume! i LOVE it! I had so much fun working with her at my trial,I actually cancelled my other makeup trial and have decided to go with her on my big day.

On my wedding day, I ask her to come in at 6:00am, and she even came in early for us. she wants everything to be perfect. My make up stay fresh all day long. I got so much complements on my makeup and hair. Not only kelly outdid herself, but she was able to accommodate me with changes at the last minute. She definitely work well under pressure!

Kelly is fun,sweet,very on time and professional. Its worth it every penny. 
Even my photographer she says my hair and makeup looked thousands times better than the bride in her last wedding shot.
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lily
Wedding:
10/4/2009
5.0/5.0
We used Kelly's team earlier this month for our wedding and could not be more pleased with their work. Karen and Mieko did the makeup and hair, and it turned out beautifully. All of our makeup and hair stayed put the entire day, and everyone commented on how beautiful all of us looked. When we were looking for makeup/hair artists we really wanted someone who knew how to work with asian features and keep the makeup natural. This is exactly what we got with Kelly's team. Check out Kelly's website for some amazing before/afters, and you'll see exactly what I mean. Kelly's prices are also extremely reasonable. Thanks to the Kelly Zhang team for making us feel and look fabulous on the big day.
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Noel
Wedding:
8/2/2009
5.0/5.0
I decided to do trials with 2 of my favorites makeup artist. I set up a trial with Kelly first. Kelly responds quickly to emails and phone calls and is very accommodating. At my trial day, She really takes her time and does not rush you. I ask for a brown smokey eyes, and she did a great job. It wasn't too overpowering, yet enough to make a statement. She is very good at blending and contouring the eyes. She is not afraid to try new things which gives you a wide range of different looks to choose from. Also, My hair is very flat, I’m still amazed how she did my hair with so much volume! i LOVE it! I had so much fun working with her at my trial,I actually cancelled my other makeup trial and have decided to go with her on my big day.

On my wedding day, I ask her to come in at 6:00am, and she even came in early for us. she wants everything to be perfect. My make up stay fresh all day long. I got so much complements on my makeup and hair. Not only kelly outdid herself, but she was able to accommodate me with changes at the last minute. She definitely work well under pressure!

Kelly is fun,sweet,very on time and professional. Its worth it every penny. 
Even my photographer she says my hair and makeup looked thousands times better than the bride in her last wedding shot.
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joobeelee
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team are great! She did my makeup for two engagement sessions, one trial, and the "big day!" Her specialty is asian brides (she studied with a makeup artist in china for a while), but she does amazing work on anybody! She's also easy to get along with and is really prompt and efficient at getting back to emails. There are a lot of really expensive, overpriced wedding makeup artists in southern california that totally aren't worth it. Kelly is much cheaper and does a fantastic job. I got tons of compliments on both my hair and makeup. She makes you look glamorous, without looking cheap or TOO made up. My friend (maid of honor) hired her for her wedding in which I was a bridesmaid and both times we loved the result.
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Cintroung
Wedding:
3/21/2009
5.0/5.0
I booked kelly right after my trial session with her. Before my trial, I don't really know what I want, but Kelly was able to give me options and suggest How i can look my best.
On my wedding day, kelly and her team arrived at my hotel on time, They did me , bridesmaid and family members. They finished within 5 hours. Everyone looked amazing, and we couldn't have been happier with the results.
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Josie
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Kelly was great and super cool. At my hair trial she was really nice and gave great suggestions, the day of the wedding she showed up on time and was very quick and efficient. Everyone loved my hair and makeup and I look great in the pics.
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Nisaya
Wedding:
6/18/2008
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Kelly and her team. They did a such a good job on my wedding. They arrived early to our hotel, and customized different makeup to my bridesmate and my mom. Kelly and her team has a talent for make-up and hair and her prices are extremely reasonable.
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Teresa
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Thank you Kelly, you did a good job on my wedding!!! thank you
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Jenny
Wedding:
4/20/2014
4.9/5.0
Kelly's team is the definition of professional, they were great about accommodating a last minute addition the day before the wedding and they did an excellent job with making my maids look and feel beautiful. We had a really early start to the day in order to fit in my large wedding party and the team arrived on time and finished on time. It really make the day much easier because everyone was ready on time and all my girls loved their makeup. Communication was quick and easy and from the make up trial to the wedding day, everyone was great to work with and that gave me complete confidence that the hair and makeup would be amazing!
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.9/5.0
My bridesmaids and I (and my mom) all loved our hair and makeup for my wedding. No complaints! :) Kelly and her assistant were on time (she was even a little early), finished early, and the whole experience honestly felt easy and effortless. The amazing hair and makeup plus the calm and ease of Kelly's presence really set the tone for the rest of the day. I felt comfortable in my hair and makeup, which really helped me to stay calm throughout the rest of the day. My wedding coordinator was surprised that there was not more commotion in the bridal room before the wedding.

I received a ton of compliments on my hair and makeup and it lasted throughout the day (even in the amazingly hot 100 degree weather). Thank you so much Kelly!!! And I will definitely recommend her to future brides. Some may argue that one shouldn't spend so much on hair and makeup for a wedding. I think Kelly and her team are worth every penny! ;)
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Kriss
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.9/5.0
There is no doubt that Kelly Zhang is very popular to many brides and special events because she is really the best at what she does. Her associates (forgot their names) did hair and make-up for my 6 BMs and 2 moms, and Kelly did my hair and make-up. Kelly and her team arrived 30 minutes early so that helped us stayed within schedule. I wanted a natural look for myself and my BMs on my big day, and she and the other artists perfectly delivered what I had envisioned! Her skills were just impeccable! Not to sound conceited but my guests kept raving of how beautiful I looked even months after the wedding. I received many queries about who my make-artist. The make-up stayed for more than 12 hours. I didn't even get to use the retouch kit she gave me. That's how long lasting her make-up was. Her price was a bit above the average but who settles for an average when you can have the best during your wedding day? She was worth every penny! Book her in advance because she fills up so fast and you might regret that you didn't get to try her expertise.

Thank you Kelly for the wonderful working experience. I hope I am still your second funniest bride. LOL.. I look forward to working with you again in the future.....Highly recommended!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
I started serious wedding planning about 6 months out from my date, and contacted Kelly about 5 months out - thought this would be plenty of time, but this is apparently "late" in the wedding world (my dress vendor also gave me crap about putting a rush on my dress when ordering 6 months out...). Kelly sent me a link with portfolios from several of her artists and asked me to select three. However, when I sent back my three requests, she said they were all booked and suggested someone else not even on the list.

In the end, I was happy with the service. The hair and makeup looked great. She is just too popular, so there was some miscommunication about artists available on certain dates. Apparently I also picked a very popular wedding date, so she was even more strapped for artists than usual. Anyway, lesson learned - contact her early if you want to get your pick. However, even if you don't get your pick, I'm sure the artist will do a stellar job. Last comment - if you want to get in touch with her quickly, call rather than email.
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Abigail
Wedding:
5/20/2011
4.9/5.0
Kelly did my makeup for the wedding and it was absolutely flawless and amazing. She is awesome at what she does and can make anyone look and feel like a million dollars. I am so thrilled I chose Kelly to do my makeup and it looked incredible on my big day. She also gives you a cute little bag for touch ups to use throughout the day. She made me, my mom and my bridal party look stunning!
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mahray
Wedding:
2/26/2011
4.9/5.0
I absolutely loved how Kelly did my wedding makeup and hair! It turned out looking so natural and flawless and my makeup and hair stayed on ALL DAY. My wedding ceremony started at 11 am so Kelly and her team (she brought 2 assistants to help with mothers + bridesmaids) arrived on time at 5:45 AM. They were easy to get along with and made everyone feel very comfortable and pampered. Even one of my bridesmaids who usually hates putting on makeup loved the whole experience.

The planning process was very smooth and easy as Kelly knew exactly what I wanted after showing her a few photos. Since I am from out of town, a trial session was not possible but it didn't matter - everything came out EXACTLY how I wanted. Kelly was very responsive to emails/phone calls and made it very stress-free.

One of my BMs liked Kelly's work so much she is considering using her for her own wedding next year. I would highly recommend Kelly and her team to anyone wishing to look stunning on any special occassion!
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Angie
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.9/5.0
You won't regret hiring Kelly Zhang! Trust me, I did TONS of research when looking for my hair and makeup artists for my wedding, and Kelly and her team are not only VERY talentend, but SO well priced!! My maid of honor said she's never loved her makeup as much as she did that day. And mine was fabulous! Kelly is so sweet and will always listen to your opinion. I am an actress and have had my makeup done by many professionals, so I have high standards, and Kelly was AWESOME.
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Sofya
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.9/5.0
I hired Marie for my wedding day, and she did an incredible job! She did my hair and makeup as well as my sister-in-law and one of the bridesmaids, it all looked fantastic! Both makeup and hair stayed put all day and night (I had my hair up in a lose bun). I was so surprised my bun didn't fall out after all the dancing, but it was secured with tons and tons of pins. Best of all, my hair and makeup looked really natural, which was important to me and my husband. Everyone commented on what a great job she did!
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Angela
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.9/5.0
I loved her!!! Kelly Zhang's makeup studio did my bridal makeup and after my trial session, all of my bridesmaids wanted to work with her too. I was referred to her by a friend of a friend which should already say a lot since my friend gushed about her without ever actually having experienced working with her!
I'm not someone that normally puts on a lot of makeup so I didn't really know how to express what I wanted with my makeup. I worked with one of Kelly's makeup artists, Jessica C - she was so professional and with only a minimal amount of information about what I wanted for my wedding, she made me look so flawless! I couldn't even tell I had makeup on except for the fact that she covered all the imperfections. I even had my mother come with me on the day of so they could do her make up as well. My mom has not had professional makeup applied since her own wedding almost 30 years ago. She was so nervous but after a couple of minutes in the chair was already so comfortable that she was telling them what she wanted. And she looked so beautiful!!

I TOTALLY recommend Kelly Zhang and her makeup staff! They were really flexible with working with my schedule that kept changing (brides, I know huh). Jessica even followed up with me after my wedding to make sure everything worked out well. LOVE love!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
I am so happy I found Kelly Zhang Makeup online. I had a trial session for my hair and makeup and was SO pleased. My hair and makeup for the day-of turned out beautifully and I received many compliments! :) It is a bit on the pricey side, but it was nice that they came to us at the hotel where we were getting ready and were prompt and professional. Beautiful work.
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.9/5.0
Kelly Zhang did an absolutely amazing job on my hair and make up on my wedding day!!! Kelly knew exactly the look I wanted, and she also gave really helpful recommendations on what would and wouldn't work. I received so many compliments on how beautiful my hair and make up was the entire day. I first met Kelly and her team when I was a bridesmaid; they did an excellent job on the whole bridal party. In fact, I've seen Kelly do a few friends' hair and makeup now and, each time, she did a wonderful job and the girls always looked so gorgeous. Kelly Zhang is very talented, extremely professional, responsive to emails/telephone calls, super friendly, and really cares about how the bride wants to look. I have and continue to recommend her services to all my family and friends.
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itzcherrybao
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.9/5.0
If you are looking for a hair & makeup artist, KELLY ZHANG MAKEUP is your right choice. My day-of hair & makeup artist was Marie and she's great & punctual (trust me, this is very important. you dont want your makeup artist to be late on your big day!)! She was also very creative when doing my bridesmaids' hair since not all of them have same length of hair.

If you are like me, who is indecisive, you can always count on her for great advice! For example, I didn't want to have the typical hair updo. I wanted to have part of my hair down on my shoulder. But of course I didn't want to "blend" in with my bridesmaids either. So she has suggested to have all my bridesmaids pushed their hair to one side. Kelly is always very helpful and very fast in replying emails/phone calls.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (especially you are looking for the perfect yet natural look)

Note: If you want to book Kelly, you better book one year in advance before her schedule gets booked up!
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.9/5.0
Kelly & her team are the best! Prior to the wedding I had Kelly do my extensions twice because I always wanted to have long hair for my engagement pics & my wedding. She did a really good job & they were a really good deal! Kelly did my makeup for my engagement photos & it looked so beautiful. It was exactly what I wanted...very natural yet pretty. Kelly is just an all around cool person, super easy to talk to & very talented. Karen did my hair & makeup for the wedding day & Jennie & her did the hair & makeup for my wedding party & mom. Every single girls hair & makeup turned out beautiful. Very glamorous yet not too over the top. I loved my hair & makeup & am still getting compliments on how it turned out. If you can book with Kelly & her teams!! But do it ASAP because they book up fast!
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BB
Wedding:
2/20/2010
4.9/5.0
Kelly's team (my hair and make-up artist was Marie and Mieko was the assistant artist for my bridesmaids). They did a awesome job. Most importantly, they were there on time and making sure we liked the job they've done. I highly recommend Kelly Zhang's make up and hair services to my friends who are getting married.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/14/2009
4.9/5.0
Kelly and her girls did a fabulous job! I had 2 trial sessions and on the day of the wedding they worked on me and my 4 bridesmaids. We were all very happy with the results. The first trial I went for a more dramatic "vintage" look. Although I liked how it looked, it wasn't me. I went back for my engagement session and LOVED it. Very natural looking yet not plain, they do magic with eyes!! My bridesmaids are all Latinas and were a bit hesitant about someone doing their makeup. We are all different shades of brown with different types of hair. Karen and Jennie did an excellent job, they were patient and professional, even though my BM kept making adjustments. We look flawless in our pics, they truly work magic. I highly recommend Kelly and her staff, they are very talented at a reasonable price!!!
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wawa704
Wedding:
2/16/2008
4.9/5.0
Kelly was probably my FAVORITE vendor. Thanks to her, my makeup was flawless but natural...everyone remarked how I still looked like me. She was on time, brought her assistant as promised, and allowed for several pre-wedding day trials all at a VERY affordable price. She is an expert at what she does and can work magic (see her before and after shots on her webpage to be wowed). I was allowed THREE hairstyle changes and changes of makeup to match my different outfits! AND, she brought hair jewelry for me w/o charge.
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Diana
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.8/5.0
I had artist Mieko do my hair + make-up for my May 2013 wedding and OMGoodness it was PERFECT! I couldn't have been happier with the results. Mieko was on time (maybe even 5 minutes early) and gave herself plenty of time to do mine and my moms hair + make-up. I think I was about 30 minutes early. Unfortunately Kelly Zhang's prices were too high for me to pay for my entire wedding party but it was worth the splurge for my mom and I. ;)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Kelly is a little more expensive than other make up artists from the Pasadena/Los Angeles area, but I was extremely happy with her work on my wedding day. I never felt more beautiful. Her team also did the hair and make up for my bridesmaids and they were all beautiful. Some minor things that happened were that the cashier forgot to include the $500 deposit i already paid in my bill, but we sorted that out easily. Also, I had asked for a touch up for my husband but I forgot to remind Kelly to do it and Kelly also forgot about it, so that never happened. Not a huge deal. I'm still happy with Kelly's services and would highly recommend her. Reserve her months in advance because she books fast.
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Lydia
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.8/5.0
Kelly and her team are amazing! Kelly did my engagement + wedding hair/makeup and both turned out fabulous! They were very punctual as they arrived at our hotel room earlier than expected.

I was really stressed out on my wedding day because I woke up with a stye on my eye. It was really swollen and puffy all morning and Kelly was able to cover it up with makeup that nobody knew stye ever existed. *Whew! *

My hair/makeup turned out amazingly beautiful and my pictures look absolutely gorgeous! I got so many compliments from everyone that I plan on referring all my friends to Kelly & her team! I cannot thank you enough for everything! Thank You so much! :)
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Caroline
Wedding:
10/28/2012
4.8/5.0
I hired Kelly to do my hair and make-up for my wedding. Most of Kelly's clients are Asian (as am I) and I wanted a make-up artist who understands Asian skin and what looks best on Asian faces. She did a great job making me look beautiful without making me look like I was wearing a ton of make-up.

I went to Kelly for a trial run before booking her. She does charge for a trial run but it's a good idea to do a trial before booking because you want to see if you get along with your make-up artist and you want to see if she does a good job! Kelly does natural-looking make-up but made my hair look lush and gorgeous, like a Hollywood starlet (I did ask her to tone the hair down just a little for the wedding).

On the day of the wedding, she actually arrived EARLY and when my parents couldn't find their way to the hotel, she was nice enough to stay on the phone with my mom to give them directions, since I wasn't familiar with the area. I was very happy with my hair and make-up.

Kelly also does blow-outs and make-up lessons and I (almost) wish I lived in LA so I could have her do my hair and make-up more often. I would highly recommend her for weddings and other special events.
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stone0015
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.8/5.0
Kelly was the make-up artist for my Matron of Honor's wedding back in September of 2011 and came more than highly recommended. I have had the pleasure of working with then 4 times: my Matron of Honor's wedding, trial session, engagement session, and wedding day. I have also had 3 different artists work on me and every single time I was amazed by thier work.

Since I was a very stressed out bride, I completely broke out. I was convinced that the pimples would show through on the photos (I really broke out), but Kelly's team did an amazing job! I wouldn't say my skin looked completely flawless, but it came pretty darn close. I was constantly amazed by the transformation (thier site has before and after shots and my before shots were horrendous)!

Mieko was my wedding day artist and my makeup lasted through a lot of tears, like gushing tears! My hair also looked fabulous - I can never get my hair to do anything and she did an awesome side bun that held up through a lot of fussing with my head piece/veil.

I loved working with this studio and would highly recommend them!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Kelly and her team are real professionals. Kelly did my make-up for my Paebaek (Korean ceremony) and after a 1 minute explanation of what I wanted, she knew exactly how to execute my look. She is so fast and efficient, but definitely not rushed. I have always hated getting my H&M done because I always end up looking so different from how I normally do my own hair and make-up. However with Kelly, that will not be the case. She enhances your own look and really listens to you. Meiko did my actual wedding day hair and make-up and she is just as amazing as Kelly. Also, both are VERY LIKABLE and personable, which is important when you are sitting in a chair for at least two hours :) Thank you so much Kelly & Meiko! I will definitely be returning for any and every special occasion.

P.S. Make sure you book WAY in advance! It is no surprise how popular their services are. They are 100% amazing.
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/15/2012
4.8/5.0
Kelly is just AWESOME!!! Every bride wants to look natural yet stunning on their wedding day- she does just that. She is able to apply makeup on and make you look like yourself but yet better without caking on 10 lbs of makeup. I got so many compliments about my makeup as well as my hair- the curls stayed in day!!! She is so very easy to work with- always so responsive via email or phone call. I would refer her to any bride of anyone who needs their makeup and hair done. 5 stars!!! Kelly Zhang- thank you for being such a greater vendor! It was my pleasure to have you as a part of our special day. I hope to see you again for other special events from here on...
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shiehcarson2606
Wedding:
6/26/2011
4.8/5.0
I hired Kelly Zhang to do my wedding hair and makeup, as well as the hair and makeup of 3 of my bridesmaids and my mom. She and her assistant, Rachel, did a BEAUTIFUL job! You can tell they are truly experts in how to bring out someone's beauty in a very natural way. She didn't cake on the makeup; rather, she highlighted the beauty of our faces. We all got compliments on how we looked without looking "not ourselves."

Even from hiring her, Kelly was flexible and so nice about everything. Because of others changing their minds around, I had to keep changing plans with Kelly, but she did her best to meet my needs without giving any sort of attitude. When I finally met her, she was bubbly and just excited for me, making me feel like a longtime friend!

For my trial, Kelly listened to all my requests, but also gave some of her own opinions/suggestions. I'm so glad she did! She really knows what she's doing and wants you to look your best on the wedding day.

She was above our budget, especially since the trial doesn't come with the package, but Kelly's work is exceptional, and not at all as expensive as other artists out there. You'll see that she has a great reputation in the LA area, and always comes highly recommended. I'm glad I listened to my friends/family's recommendations to hire her!
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Alexandra D
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.8/5.0
Kelly is amazing. She is a true artist. She did my hair and makeup for my May 2011 wedding, and I couldn't have been happier with how I looked. She and her team were fun to work with, and they are very flexible. You can give her a lot of direction, or let her have free rein--either way you will be thrilled with the outcome :) I would highly recommend Kelly to any bride-to-be!
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Alexis
Wedding:
3/19/2011
4.8/5.0
My lead makeup artist was Marie and her work was absolutely flawless. She was very responsive to what I wanted and really understood my vision for the wedding. On the wedding day, Marie was joined by Claudia and they did an amazing job on everyone's hair and makeup. All nine people (3 bridesmaids, 2 moms, 2 grandmas, me (the bride), and my brother's girlfriend) looked great the entire day.

My only minor issue was that sometimes Kelly was not always accessible or quick to respond. She is incredibly busy and I think she is starting to shift some of the client responsibilities to some of her associates, which I think will help her ability to reach her clients.

Overall, I had a great experience and would definitely use Kelly Zhang again
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jksalimi
Wedding:
3/19/2011
4.8/5.0
I booked Jennie for my hair and makeup trial and Jennie, Jessica, and LeAnn for my wedding day. Jennie was so great at the trial session - I love her energy. Then on my wedding day, her energy was great on what started out as a gloomy looking day weather-wise, yet she had a calmness about her that helped me with wedding-day jitters. She was great, and Jessica and LeAnn who I met for the first time that day were also really great. All 3 were so professional and nice, very easy to work with. The work they produced was also so beautiful. I had some changes from my trial, which Jennie was able to fix to my liking. All my girls and the mothers looked fabulous. I would highly recommend booking these ladies!
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Peggy
Wedding:
3/5/2011
4.8/5.0
I was referred to Kelly Zhang by one of my good friends who used her for her e-session. When I went for my own trial, I absolutely loved my makeup and ended up booking her for both my engagement photos and wedding day! She is extremely talented in making people look their most beautiful - especially bringing out Asian features. Above that, she's also super friendly, genuine, and funny!

I am really looking forward to taking make-up lessons from Kelly and learning all her tricks!
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Kimi
Wedding:
1/1/2011
4.8/5.0
I love Kelly !!! She did my trial and the makeup was stunning. When I suggested things on my hair (she used my clip-in extensions) that I didn't particularly liked, she would change it until it was something I liked better.

I got married on New Year's Day and Kelly & LeAnn showed up at 6am sharp to do my hair/makeup and 11 more services to my bridesmaids and Mom. They did not leave my house until we were all pleased with the final results and boy did they make us look terrific. I would highly recommend Kelly and her staff.
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SmellyCat131
Wedding:
10/3/2010
4.8/5.0
Kelly and her team are great!! She is super professional but still down to earth and makes you feel comfortable around her. She did my entire bridal party plus our moms hair and make-up with just one assistant, Leanne, and was able to provide quality work and on schedule. I have been a bridesmaid in a few other weddings and a couple times were at the Korean salons, but there is no comparison to Kelly's work. And for the same price!! Kelly truly knows the Asian face and how to enhance your features in a natural way. Even my mom was shocked at how effortlessly she applied make-up and did my hair (with extensions)...she is truly an artist and our faces her palette. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to be transformed into their most beautiful self for any occasion!!
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Julie H
Wedding:
9/19/2010
4.8/5.0
There are so many good things to say about Kelly. She was, by far, one of the easiest and best vendor decisions I made for my wedding. I found Kelly through one of my friends who used her for her own wedding. When I looked at my friend's wedding pictures, the first thing I immediately noticed was how naturally pretty her make-up was. It still looked like my friend-- just an enhanced version! And that was exactly what I was looking for my own wedding. As I looked through Kelly's work on her blog, I noticed that all of the girls in the "before and after" pictures looked so glamorous in a natural way and their hair styles were so natural and chic. I contacted Kelly and decided to do a trial before my wedding. During the trial, Kelly tried out 2 different hair styles on me and applied my makeup. Throughout the entire trial, I felt so at ease-- Kelly has such a great personality and is very relaxed and easy to talk to. I never knew how valuable this would be until the day of the wedding. Kelly was the first vendor to arrive on the big day (she was on time and ready to go) and throughout the morning, as I watched her do my bridesmaids hair, my mom's hair and makeup, and as she did helped me get ready, I didn’t feel an ounce of stress! I had the upmost confidence that Kelly would help me achieve the look that I was after. That confidence goes a long way on a day where so many details must finally come together. Thanks to Kelly, my bridesmaids looked wonderful, my mom looked the most beautiful I have ever seen her, and I felt so stunning, sexy, and glamorous. Thank you, Kelly, for sharing your talent with me on one of the most important days of my life.
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.7/5.0
I booked senior Artist Ailien for my wedding and everything turned out great. Kelly's team was also very easy to work with when I came into the studio for my hair and makeup trial.

Ailien was very sweet and easy to work with. My hair and makeup turned out great, just the way I wanted even though I had changed my mind on both hair and makeup since my trial. The makeup lasted all day even on a hot and humid weekend. I never had to reapply anything other than my lipstick even though they did give me a touch up kit just in case.

Overall I was very happy with my experience.
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Private User
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.7/5.0
I had Linda as my hair and make-up person. She was wonderful. She did a great job on both and was willing to change anything I didn't like. It's a little expensive, but you only get married once and since I don't know how to do hair and make-up, I thought I would splurg. I highly recommend Linda.
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kat
Wedding:
9/9/2012
4.7/5.0
Leann and Linda did my makeup along with 3 bridesmaids and my mom. They were on time which was fabulous and they really took their time with us.

The price for the bride is a bit steep, but leann really took her time with me and my makeup was pretty flawless with the airbrushing and contouring (it was a super hot day 9/9/12 and I got married on a rooftop deck of a hotel). We also took pictures at the beach and pier and I did not look one bit sweaty!

I was a bit disappointed that the bridesmaids or MOB did not receive a touchup kit (at least just some blotting paper and a bit of gloss). I did receive a touchup kit with everything I can think of, which was great! Our makeup and hair looked amazing in the photos so we are very happy we hired them! I would highly recommend them!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
I had to make a lot of last minute changes regarding my hair and make-up and Kelly Zhang did her best to accomodate me! Also, my hair and make-up artist arrived early and finished even before her allotted time.
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hanna
Wedding:
10/29/2011
4.6/5.0
Meeting with Kelly in person was very helpful- she directed to the right make-up artist who had tons of experience creating the exact make up look I was looking for. I was planning my wedding from New York, and had some very tight scheduling demands, but Kelly was very flexible and accommodated to my every need. It made my day less stressful, and I trusted my make-up artist to make my day perfect.
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Talley
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.6/5.0
Very flexible. We had some "day-of" scheduling issues as the flowers went awry and so many of the bridesmaids had to help and were not available at their original time for makeup. Beautiful job making up everyone - the only one that had a gripe was my Mom, of which her hair is very short and was not styled nicely (so my mom redid it herself). All-in-all, we looked good. I felt sexy, Kathy was by far the strongest of the bunch in terms of her skills in aesthetics. They were professional, got there on time and made us look good. No makeup meltdown, great eyelash application. A little pricey for some of the "green" service we got from the folks helping Kathy (they were assigned to the bridesmaid and mothers).
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mcbride14
Wedding:
10/30/2010
4.6/5.0
I did not have a makeup artist 2 weeks before my wedding day and Kelly saved me! I contacted her to see if she or any of her artists are available on my date, and she responded to me almost immediately. She had set me up with Mieko.

I had my trial on a rainy Tuesday night with Mieko - my Japanese/almost Filipino artist! =D She was very friendly and had a lot of funny stories to tell about her love for Filipino food and surprisingly, she even attempted to make pancit! She made me feel very comfy that night. I wasn't too crazy about the trial though so I sent some more makeup and hair inspirations to them for the changes I wanted on the hair, and to add some colors on the makeup. I thought she was able to execute them very well. My husband and I loved the colors that she used! My hair turned out really nice, and the height of the bun went well with my dress. =D She did a great job on my wedding day, and I loved it! I wish she was able to eat as much pancit as she wanted before she left! =D

I think the only thing that I didn't like was the touch-up kit provided, I thought did not have enough. I know I mentioned to them that one of my problems was my t-zone and finding out that there was not enough powder, I didn't even bother to retouch the makeup. I haven't received a lot of my pictures back from our photographer so I'm not sure if my face even got shiny. I guess for now I can say that the makeup held up well. =) I also did not have the lip gloss so my lips got so dry by the end of the night. But I have already addressed this to Kelly and she made sure that they will provide the right amount of products according to the client's needs.

The other artist was Claudia. She got there I think 30 mins earlier than the call time which I thought was awesome. =) She did a great job on both moms! I especially love what she did with my mother-in-law's hair. My MIL was worried about what to do with her hair because it was thinning and she didn't know how to cover it up. Claudia did a nice bun and some loose curls on the side just like what my MIL requested - she was very happy! My mom and I loved the makeup she did on hers too - covered her freckles and took care of the t-zone. My only problem was that, my flower girl did not get her hair done and did not have any kind of makeup. I got so busy getting ready that I wasn't able to check up on hers. She came out of the room with just the hair flower that my mom bought for her. I thought anybody could've clipped that on to her hair. I was really bummed out about it. I've addressed this issue to Kelly as well and she was very courteous in handling the matter, and refunded a check for my flower girl's contract.

Overall, they all did an awesome job! Kelly, Mieko and Claudia, again, thank you so much!!! Hoping to work with you again! =)
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bridezilla
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.6/5.0
I saw Kelly's work at my roommate's wedding before I was even engaged. When I saw how beautiful my roommate looked, i vowed to book Kelly for my own wedding (whenever that would be). 1 year later, i was engaged, and as soon as the date was set, I contacted Kelly to book her (yes, even before my trial run).

Kelly is a bit expensive, but WORTH IT! She is great with asian features and worked with me to find the perfect hair and makeup style for me. (Trust me on this, you get what you pay for - last weekend we had our second reception in NorCal and my mom booked an appt with me at an asian salon. WORST decision ever. She butchered my hair/makeup and i looked like a drag queen. Yes, i paid much less than i did for Kelly, but the quality was laughable).

You can see Kelly's work at her website. There are some pretty amazing transformations yet none of the girls look like they are wearing a ton of makeup). The look is natural, but very beautiful.

Kelly is very busy though so her weekends fill up very quickly... so book NOW! It was also tough finding a date to do a trial but i ended up taking a day off and heading to Pasadena.

My hair and makeup stayed ALL night without a problem. I didn't even have time to do a touch up so I was a little shiny by the end of the night, but that was my own doing. Kelly left me with a mini touch up kit to use after she left. She is very friendly and both her and Kathy were great. I am SO GLAD i booked her for my wedding!
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Jamie
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.6/5.0
I met with Kelly and Kathy on my trial makeup session and originally was a little hesistant with the results and then when my pictures from the trial went missing I was even more leary. However, Kelly, offered me a free 2nd trial to ensure that I would be happy with everything and the results from Kathy's work were amazing. On the day of, Kathy came right on time and did my MOH, BM and my makeup and we were all so pleased with the outcome. My BM's hair was a piece of art and considering that Kathy had to work with a hairpiece for me made things even more challenging, but she made miracles happen and I had so many people tell me how beautiful I looked. Furthermore, our makeup and eyelashes stayed in place all night long and we had our makeup and hair styled at 9am that morning. Although it may be a little pricey I think it was all worth it and you get what you pay for. Thank you so much for a great job!!!
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Michelle
Wedding:
2/11/2010
4.6/5.0
WOW!! I look flawless on my wedding day Thank you soooo much,you all are GREAT!!!!I found Your Beautiful Face on WeddingWire and all the ladies and I were very happy with all that was provided.
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B.
Wedding:
9/15/2013
4.5/5.0
Kelly Zhang and her team did a wonderful job getting me ready for my wedding day. Everything leading up was super easy and I didn't have to worry about it at all. Jennifer was my make-up and hair stylist and she took detailed notes on my trial run so that it would be seamless for my wedding day. She showed up at my house on time and got me ready at 4am in the morning for a 10am wedding. I received so many compliments on my hair and makeup, I felt very beautiful. Thanks so much Jennifer and the Kelly Zhang studio.

PS. I also had my hair blown out for my rehearsal the day before at her blow up studio in Pasadena and I was really happy with my hair as well.
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Grace and Kelvin
Wedding:
5/22/2011
4.1/5.0
Mieko was my lead hair and make up artist. She brought Marie as the junior artist on the day. They arrived at our hotel room promptly. Mieko created hairstyles for two of my bridesmaids on the fly and they looked stunning. Then she did hair and markup for me, following exactly what we had discussed at my trial. I was very happy with the way I looked. I also liked how Mieko gave me various beauty tips and advices here and there. At the same time, Marie worked on matron of honor and my mother. She did not seem as skillful as Mieko, as Marie was the junior artist after all. The makeup she did for matron of honor was just okay. Mom's hair was fine, but I wasn't exactly satisfied with mom's makeup. Also her faux lashes came off before the ceremony started. They finished their work on time though, so the photographers could start their job. Overall I thought their services were pricey, considering I also had to pay a lot for travel charges.
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Kelly Zhang Makeup | Hair Studio {Airbrush.Extension} responded with the following comments:

Dear Grace
Thank you for your feedback. I am truly sorry that our service was not to your 100% satisfaction. Other than Maire didn't perform the way you wanted, both Mieko and Marie failed to communicate and make sure all the girls were happy with their makeup/hair afterwards. This is not acceptable. I will definitely talk to both of them and make sure this never happens again. As far as the traveling charge, we always inform the clients about the exact amount before signing the contract and we only charge to cover the gasoline and time spent in traveling. Please let us know if there is anything we can improve on so it doesn't come as a surprise to our client next time. Thank you.
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yulia
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.0/5.0
The staff is very friendly, polite and willing to work with you according to your preference and need.
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toreepfursich
Wedding:
7/22/2011
3.9/5.0
Nice employees, professional. Expensive and the price doesn't include the trial run. My trial run was great and I really liked my hair and makeup, but the day of my makeup looked the same but my hair was totally different. It still looked ok so I didn't complain but it wasn't the hairstyle that we had agreed upon so I was a little disappointed. The little makeup packet that they gave me wasn't very helpful other than the lip gloss, but the makeup stayed on all night and the fake eyelashes were comfortable.
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Kelly Zhang Makeup | Hair Studio {Airbrush.Extension} responded with the following comments:

Hi Toree,

I just received the picture from your photographer, please just let me say you looked amazing in all the pictures. =)

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you are disappointed, and it didn't come out the way you want. We will definitely pay more attention to all the finest details. Hope you have a great honeymoon.
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kate
Wedding:
8/8/2010
3.7/5.0
Kelly was booked for my day so I was given Jenny and another girl. Both of them had less than 1 year of experience- or so they giggled when I asked them how long they had done this. One of them said less than 6 months. The other girl avoided my question.

My hair was botched by Jenny so I asked the other girl to redo it after it had already been sprayed down. I didn't know how bad it was but my bridesmaids sat me down and said they couldn't let me walk out with extremely messing looking hair. I had chosen an updo. When I asked the other girl to redo it, things felt awkward. It turned out nice but this made me 45 minutes late for taking photos at the ceremony venue. So I got to my venue late and unfortunately some of my guests were able to see me walk in prior to the ceremony.

My makeup was also nice. I think I needed a little more pink on my cheeks in hindsight though.

I should have gone with my gut and used my favorite lipstick color that day instead of using hers. It was so dark and ugly and I had to borrow some of my bridesmaids lipstick.

They also did my bridesmaids hair and it turned out really cute.
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Kelly Zhang Makeup | Hair Studio {Airbrush.Extension} responded with the following comments:

I want to firstly say how sorry I am that I was not able to meet your expectations let alone have you late 45 minutes. It's very important to me that I do not ignore reviews such as this because customer satisfaction is what I strive for and anything less than perfection is not acceptable. I apologize for what it seemed like we were ignoring how long we've been working with the team. At the date of your wedding day, I have been with the company for 2+ years and I would not try to cover that information.

I also want to apologize for executing a hairstyle that was not what you liked. Of course there is no excuse and there's no rewinding time, but I will take this incident into bettering myself in my craft. I hope you understand that at the end of the day, I stand by what every bride wants and needs and I am committed to doing whatever it takes to let each bride walk down happy and completely confident in themselves inside and out.

I am deeply sorry that you experienced a negative time on the morning of your big day. I really do hope that regardless, you had an extraordinary day.
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LoloKilv
Wedding:
9/4/2010
3.1/5.0
I used Kelly Zhang for the makeup and hair for myself, my bridesmaids and two mothers-inlaw. There was a team of three people, Mieko, Denise and Claudia. Mieko was in charge of my hair and makeup.

During my initial consultation with Mieko we agreed on a makeup style, which we altered for the wedding and a hair style. They hairstyle she created was wonderful, but with one major problem, she changed it completely on me the day of my wedding! All I asked for her to alter was to add a part right of center, and a hairpin, which she included... but along with a whole different hairstyle. Lucky for her I liked it, but it was very different from the original style that she even had pictures of while she was doing my hair day of... I was a pretty easy going bride, so it didn't stress me out, but I'm sure it really would have ruined part of the day for others.

The rest of the team, Denise and Claudia, were wonderful and everyone looked beautiful and seemed happy with their hair and makeup. If it hadn't been for Mikeo's hair mistake, I would have rated the whole group much higher.
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Kelly Zhang Makeup | Hair Studio {Airbrush.Extension} responded with the following comments:

Dear Lauren,
Thank you for your honest review. We made a mistake not following the original plan. There is no excuse and I sincerely apologize. This will be an important lesson for myself and all my artists.

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