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Kelly Zhang Studio

Pasadena , CA

LOCATION

238 S Arroyo Pkwy, Suite 130
Pasadena, CA 91105 US

PHONE

626-710-4266

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About Kelly

With her keen eye for precision and detail, Kelly Zhang has become one of the most in-demand bridal makeup artists and hair stylists in Southern California. She... Read more
About Kelly

With her keen eye for precision and detail, Kelly Zhang has become one of the most in-demand bridal makeup artists and hair stylists in Southern California. She began her career in fashion; studying fashion at FIDM. Working in fashion led her to her current passion for makeup and it’s ability to truly transform an individual.

She has earned a reputation in the entertainment industry and in the makeup and beauty community for her expertise, talent, and passion for her work. While she has worked with big names at MTV, the Emmy’s, and the Oscar’s; her most rewarding experience has been in working with everyday women, like herself.

Kelly’s expertise is most notable in her ability to accentuate and highlight the eyes. Her technique produces a resulting appearance of effortless definition that is both feminine and timeless. Kelly also showcases her talent in her ability to create a soft, youthful radiance with a distinct focus on emphasizing her clients’ natural beauty.

Kelly’s ambition is to use her talent to educate, empower, and enable women to feel and look their best, not only on their wedding day, but every day.



Kelly Zhang Makeup & Hair Team

Kelly Zhang Studio began as a humble dream and has since transformed into an industry leader for bridal hair and makeup. Kelly began the business in 2007, out of her own home, with just herself and one other artist. Her studio has since blossomed into impressive team of 10-15 devoted artists with a sister company, Studio K Hair Designory, devoted to blowouts, cuts, and color.

Our team of passionate artists are dedicated to creating a unique and unforgettable look for each client. With their own personal makeup styles and tastes, we try to match each artists’ skills to our clients’ wants and needs. Kelly and her team are renowned for their hard work and talent in ensuring that each client leaves the studio feeling absolutely gorgeous and, most importantly, like themselves. This is why many of our clients continue to entrust life’s special occasions to our team of artists.

Each of our artists uses the highest quality of professional products and tools, with a clear understanding of the best application for each skin type and skin tone. With backgrounds in film, television, and photography, each of our artists has undergone vigorous training in makeup principles, application, and technique; as well as hair styling artistry. Most importantly, every member of our team is committed to furthering their skills and keeping informed of the latest beauty trends through regular workshops with beauty industry experts.



Kelly Zhang Makeup Line

My makeup line was inspired directly by the thousands of brides and women who I have served over the years. My clients told me repeatedly that they wanted to look beautiful, natural, and flawless on their big day. I wanted to enable them to feel that way every day. It pained me to hear their stories about overspending on products that were ineffective and sometimes even damaging to their skin.

After months of research and testing (never on animals, but sometimes on myself!), Kelly Zhang Cosmetics was born. Each and every product is packed with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that care for your skin as it delivers superior, long lasting color and pigmentation.

My cosmetics line is designed to help you feel naturally beautiful not only on your wedding day, but every day thereafter. It is both affordable and accessible, without sacrificing quality. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about Kelly Zhang Cosmetics. I know that once you try the phenomenal products in this line, you will be as excited about its launch as I am. Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
5/29/2016
5.0/5.0
I had seen Kelly Zhang Studio mentioned in numerous wedding blogs, so I knew that booking them would be a safe bet. I ended up booking Jenny Ung as my hair and makeup artist for my wedding, and I am so happy with the results. I looked through so many photos of brides to look for hair and makeup inspiration, but nothing was quite what I wanted, so I ended up having to give Jenny a description of what I wanted, and she did a great job with it. The hair and makeup trial was really important, as I thought I wanted one look, but ended up having to adjust it because I changed my mind afterwards. Since I didn't have a clear picture of what I wanted and couldn't go back to the studio for a re-trial (because I live in Chicago), I was nervous that I wouldn't like my look on the day of. However, Jenny did an amazing job regardless. She has really great taste and was able to put together a perfect look for me! Plus, her fun and upbeat personality made the 3-4 hour sessions much more enjoyable.
We also hired 4 assistants to do hair and makeup for my bridal party and family members, and they all did great. Everyone was friendly, easy to work with, and right on schedule. Maria, who does the scheduling, is very helpful and quick to respond to emails. Thanks to the whole team!
I had seen Kelly Zhang Studio mentioned in numerous wedding blogs, so I knew that booking them would be a safe bet. I Read more...
I had seen Kelly Zhang Studio mentioned in numerous wedding blogs, so I knew that booking them would be a safe bet. I ended up booking Jenny Ung as my hair and makeup artist for my wedding, and I am so happy with the results. I looked through so many photos of brides to look for hair and makeup inspiration, but nothing was quite what I wanted, so I ended up having to give Jenny a description of what I wanted, and she did a great job with it. The hair and makeup trial was really important, as I thought I wanted one look, but ended up having to adjust it because I changed my mind afterwards. Since I didn't have a clear picture of what I wanted and couldn't go back to the studio for a re-trial (because I live in Chicago), I was nervous that I wouldn't like my look on the day of. However, Jenny did an amazing job regardless. She has really great taste and was able to put together a perfect look for me! Plus, her fun and upbeat personality made the 3-4 hour sessions much more enjoyable.
We also hired 4 assistants to do hair and makeup for my bridal party and family members, and they all did great. Everyone was friendly, easy to work with, and right on schedule. Maria, who does the scheduling, is very helpful and quick to respond to emails. Thanks to the whole team! Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
I've used professional make up service twice in my life before my wedding. Both times, I either cried my make up off in horror or excused myself to wipe off the atrocity on my face. After months of researching Asian make up artists (because that's what a girl with uneven eyes requires), I found Kelly Zhang Studio, and ultimately Mieko.

I had a make up trial with Mieko about 6 weeks out and, through no fault of her own, I totally changed the look for the wedding. I must have sent Cindy and Maria a novel of an email detailing what I liked and didn't like with visual references. They were so helpful in forwarding my feedback to Mieko who took it like a champ and even went out to Sephora to purchase products that aligned more closely with my requests. Although there were a few technical problems with my make up trial (smudges, eyelash popped off, waterline ran) I was confident that she would be able to fix it at the wedding.

The entire team was incredibly communicative and helpful during the booking process, trial, and the week leading up. On the day of the wedding, Mieko and her assistant Lisa arrived about 20 minutes early and were ahead of schedule by 30 minutes the rest of the day. They took care of 1 bride, 1 groom, and 7 other ladies (make up only).

When my aunt's eyelash started falling off, they were fixed it as many times as they needed to. They were able to work with me when I requested my make up to be done first (for a 3pm tea ceremony) and then hair later (for the 5pm wedding). Mieko was so calm and accommodating. Never once did I hesitate to ask for exactly what I wanted because she remedied it immediately.

Something that couples should consider is make up for the groom, which Kelly Zhang Studio offers. It only took 15 min and he looked like himself but flawless—they smoothed out his complexion, covered blemishes and under eye circles, and made sure he didn't look washed out or shine for the entire night despite the hours of dancing.
I've used professional make up service twice in my life before my wedding. Both times, I either cried my make up off in Read more...
I've used professional make up service twice in my life before my wedding. Both times, I either cried my make up off in horror or excused myself to wipe off the atrocity on my face. After months of researching Asian make up artists (because that's what a girl with uneven eyes requires), I found Kelly Zhang Studio, and ultimately Mieko.

I had a make up trial with Mieko about 6 weeks out and, through no fault of her own, I totally changed the look for the wedding. I must have sent Cindy and Maria a novel of an email detailing what I liked and didn't like with visual references. They were so helpful in forwarding my feedback to Mieko who took it like a champ and even went out to Sephora to purchase products that aligned more closely with my requests. Although there were a few technical problems with my make up trial (smudges, eyelash popped off, waterline ran) I was confident that she would be able to fix it at the wedding.

The entire team was incredibly communicative and helpful during the booking process, trial, and the week leading up. On the day of the wedding, Mieko and her assistant Lisa arrived about 20 minutes early and were ahead of schedule by 30 minutes the rest of the day. They took care of 1 bride, 1 groom, and 7 other ladies (make up only).

When my aunt's eyelash started falling off, they were fixed it as many times as they needed to. They were able to work with me when I requested my make up to be done first (for a 3pm tea ceremony) and then hair later (for the 5pm wedding). Mieko was so calm and accommodating. Never once did I hesitate to ask for exactly what I wanted because she remedied it immediately.

Something that couples should consider is make up for the groom, which Kelly Zhang Studio offers. It only took 15 min and he looked like himself but flawless—they smoothed out his complexion, covered blemishes and under eye circles, and made sure he didn't look washed out or shine for the entire night despite the hours of dancing. Read less
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Kim Rubin
Wedding:
3/26/2016
5.0/5.0
I found out about Kelly Zhang Studio from my wedding planner who recommended her and her team very highly. After looking through some of her before and afters online, I was sold! I booked my wedding day hair and makeup trial with Kelly on the day of my engagement photo shoot. My mom booked a hair and makeup trial with one of the other stylists. The studio is so cute and chic, we felt instantly at home and completely pampered when we arrived. We were both blown away with our finished product! Kelly is incredible with both hair and makeup. I felt perfectly polished and beautiful but not overly done-up. My mom looked amazing, too! We decided to definitely book Kelly and her team for the wedding day. I knew my mom, my bridesmaids, and I would look incredible.

On the day of the wedding, Kelly and two of her other stylists arrived. They got right to it. Kelly began on my mom and the other stylists worked on my bridesmaids. They were quick, yet thorough and everyone ended up beautiful and perfect! Kelly is so sweet and has a very calming demeanor which meant a lot to me on that day. She did my hair and makeup after everyone else was done. She paid attention to every detail, every eyelash, every brush stroke. I ended up looking the best I have EVER LOOKED! Thank you, Kelly! I felt so beautiful that day. The makeup and hair stayed put ALL day and ALL night! Through the sun and sweat and all the dancing! Not only did we all feel so beautiful, we all looked great in the photos. So glad to have chosen Kelly and her team. They are true hair and makeup artists!

I was so impressed with her salon during my hair and makeup trial, I have actually continued to go there for regular haircuts and color! It will be my go-to salon from now on for sure!
I found out about Kelly Zhang Studio from my wedding planner who recommended her and her team very highly. After looking Read more...
I found out about Kelly Zhang Studio from my wedding planner who recommended her and her team very highly. After looking through some of her before and afters online, I was sold! I booked my wedding day hair and makeup trial with Kelly on the day of my engagement photo shoot. My mom booked a hair and makeup trial with one of the other stylists. The studio is so cute and chic, we felt instantly at home and completely pampered when we arrived. We were both blown away with our finished product! Kelly is incredible with both hair and makeup. I felt perfectly polished and beautiful but not overly done-up. My mom looked amazing, too! We decided to definitely book Kelly and her team for the wedding day. I knew my mom, my bridesmaids, and I would look incredible.

On the day of the wedding, Kelly and two of her other stylists arrived. They got right to it. Kelly began on my mom and the other stylists worked on my bridesmaids. They were quick, yet thorough and everyone ended up beautiful and perfect! Kelly is so sweet and has a very calming demeanor which meant a lot to me on that day. She did my hair and makeup after everyone else was done. She paid attention to every detail, every eyelash, every brush stroke. I ended up looking the best I have EVER LOOKED! Thank you, Kelly! I felt so beautiful that day. The makeup and hair stayed put ALL day and ALL night! Through the sun and sweat and all the dancing! Not only did we all feel so beautiful, we all looked great in the photos. So glad to have chosen Kelly and her team. They are true hair and makeup artists!

I was so impressed with her salon during my hair and makeup trial, I have actually continued to go there for regular haircuts and color! It will be my go-to salon from now on for sure! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had Leanne for my wedding day and she is just wonderful. I loved my trial and my wedding day hair and make up. She came to the hotel early to set up, so she could start right on time. I highly recommend this studio and Leanne.
I had Leanne for my wedding day and she is just wonderful. I loved my trial and my wedding day hair and make up. She came Read more...
I had Leanne for my wedding day and she is just wonderful. I loved my trial and my wedding day hair and make up. She came to the hotel early to set up, so she could start right on time. I highly recommend this studio and Leanne. Read less
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DoRiZaNe
Wedding:
11/15/2015
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for makeup & hair services with an easy booking process, personable staff, & highly trained artists who use quality products, then look no further than Kelly Zhang Studios.

My orig. MUA from another company bailed so in my search for a replacement, I made a spreadsheet to figure out who offered the best value for all the services I’d need (as any true planner/smart shopper would). Although they weren't the cheapest, I really liked their work & Kelly's responsiveness.

I shared my Pinterest with her to give her a sense of the look I wanted. She then suggested artists that were available for my date that also had expertise in the style I wanted. I reviewed their portfolios thereafter & chose to go with Jennifer Thai for the trial session.

Jen was attentive/knowledgeable. I asked for 2 looks: an updo & a half-up/half-down do. I was so in love with BOTH of my looks from the trial that I booked her for my wedding on the spot. Also, Maria followed up promptly with my Before & After pics & to see how the look held up for the rest of the day.

The booking process was easy & hassle-free! They didn't try to upsell me (like other vendors). They’ll assign an assisting artist to help you stay on schedule if you book 6+ services. I highly suggest this. Services I booked: bridal makeup+hair, makeup for 3 bridesmaids & 2 moms.

Jen Thai & her assisting artist, Veronica, arrived 30mins early to set-up. We started at 8:30am & finished at 1pm. Jen recreated my look from the trial PERFECTLY. I had a few dark spots from old zits that she covered up. She made my skin FLAWLESS & I was a GLOWING, BEAUTIFUL BRIDE!

Jen gave me touch-up kit all labeled for my convenience. Honestly, I only needed to touch up my face once & my lips twice. My look lasted til the very end (10pm). My mom hates when I wear any makeup at all but she said it looked light/natural. All of my friends & family were fans as well. I highly recommend them to ANYONE, not just brides!
If you're looking for makeup & hair services with an easy booking process, personable staff, & highly trained artists who Read more...
If you're looking for makeup & hair services with an easy booking process, personable staff, & highly trained artists who use quality products, then look no further than Kelly Zhang Studios.

My orig. MUA from another company bailed so in my search for a replacement, I made a spreadsheet to figure out who offered the best value for all the services I’d need (as any true planner/smart shopper would). Although they weren't the cheapest, I really liked their work & Kelly's responsiveness.

I shared my Pinterest with her to give her a sense of the look I wanted. She then suggested artists that were available for my date that also had expertise in the style I wanted. I reviewed their portfolios thereafter & chose to go with Jennifer Thai for the trial session.

Jen was attentive/knowledgeable. I asked for 2 looks: an updo & a half-up/half-down do. I was so in love with BOTH of my looks from the trial that I booked her for my wedding on the spot. Also, Maria followed up promptly with my Before & After pics & to see how the look held up for the rest of the day.

The booking process was easy & hassle-free! They didn't try to upsell me (like other vendors). They’ll assign an assisting artist to help you stay on schedule if you book 6+ services. I highly suggest this. Services I booked: bridal makeup+hair, makeup for 3 bridesmaids & 2 moms.

Jen Thai & her assisting artist, Veronica, arrived 30mins early to set-up. We started at 8:30am & finished at 1pm. Jen recreated my look from the trial PERFECTLY. I had a few dark spots from old zits that she covered up. She made my skin FLAWLESS & I was a GLOWING, BEAUTIFUL BRIDE!

Jen gave me touch-up kit all labeled for my convenience. Honestly, I only needed to touch up my face once & my lips twice. My look lasted til the very end (10pm). My mom hates when I wear any makeup at all but she said it looked light/natural. All of my friends & family were fans as well. I highly recommend them to ANYONE, not just brides! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I booked my hair and make-up with Rachel, who was one of the Senior Artists from Kelly Zhang. Rachel also did my hair and make-up for my e-session. What I loved most about Rachel is that she listens to the client, but also adds her own touch to the overall look. I like the understated style that she puts into her work. On our wedding day, Rachel and her two assistants arrived on time and worked their magic on a dozen women in our bridal party. They were efficient, but no one felt rushed. They made sure that each bridesmaid/mother/sponsor got the hair and make-up that they envisioned. My sister, who will be getting married in May, has already booked Rachel as well.
I booked my hair and make-up with Rachel, who was one of the Senior Artists from Kelly Zhang. Rachel also did my hair and Read more...
I booked my hair and make-up with Rachel, who was one of the Senior Artists from Kelly Zhang. Rachel also did my hair and make-up for my e-session. What I loved most about Rachel is that she listens to the client, but also adds her own touch to the overall look. I like the understated style that she puts into her work. On our wedding day, Rachel and her two assistants arrived on time and worked their magic on a dozen women in our bridal party. They were efficient, but no one felt rushed. They made sure that each bridesmaid/mother/sponsor got the hair and make-up that they envisioned. My sister, who will be getting married in May, has already booked Rachel as well. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
I had to book my bridal hair and makeup artist last minute, and I reached out to Kelly Zhang studio about a month in advance. I was nervous because I knew they were popular, but I was pleasantly surprised at how willing they were to work with me and accommodate my needs. Maria reached out to me via phone and email to help me pick the right makeup artist and promptly corresponded with them, so that within two weeks, I had peace of mind! I booked valarie brenes, who reached out to me in advance to discuss specific needs. She was detail oriented, and I could tell she took her work seriously. Valarie's style is natural and effortlessly radiant--she has a great eye for beauty without caking on layers! I was nervous that I booked her so late and did not have time to do a trial, but her work was very consistent with her portfolio, and I could not have been happier with the results.
I had to book my bridal hair and makeup artist last minute, and I reached out to Kelly Zhang studio about a month in Read more...
I had to book my bridal hair and makeup artist last minute, and I reached out to Kelly Zhang studio about a month in advance. I was nervous because I knew they were popular, but I was pleasantly surprised at how willing they were to work with me and accommodate my needs. Maria reached out to me via phone and email to help me pick the right makeup artist and promptly corresponded with them, so that within two weeks, I had peace of mind! I booked valarie brenes, who reached out to me in advance to discuss specific needs. She was detail oriented, and I could tell she took her work seriously. Valarie's style is natural and effortlessly radiant--she has a great eye for beauty without caking on layers! I was nervous that I booked her so late and did not have time to do a trial, but her work was very consistent with her portfolio, and I could not have been happier with the results. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang Studio does a great job! They made everything so easy for me. I called to inquire about their services and they sent me an email of their prices and "lookbook" so i can pick the artist that i wanted. I picked Jennifer D. During the preview, i brought in pictures of the look i wanted and she gave me her input. She did 2 different looks for me to choose from. Must say i love what she did. After that everything else was done via email which was super easy. Maria, their event coordinator was a breeze to work with, flexible and quick to respond to any concerns or requests.
Fast forward to the day, Jennifer and Kala arrived on time. Two bridesmaids, both mothers, and a flower girl was to be done. Both of them were very patient but made sure we finished on time. I highly recommend this for any bride. Their prices are way better compared to any other and excellent work!
Kelly Zhang Studio does a great job! They made everything so easy for me. I called to inquire about their services and Read more...
Kelly Zhang Studio does a great job! They made everything so easy for me. I called to inquire about their services and they sent me an email of their prices and "lookbook" so i can pick the artist that i wanted. I picked Jennifer D. During the preview, i brought in pictures of the look i wanted and she gave me her input. She did 2 different looks for me to choose from. Must say i love what she did. After that everything else was done via email which was super easy. Maria, their event coordinator was a breeze to work with, flexible and quick to respond to any concerns or requests.
Fast forward to the day, Jennifer and Kala arrived on time. Two bridesmaids, both mothers, and a flower girl was to be done. Both of them were very patient but made sure we finished on time. I highly recommend this for any bride. Their prices are way better compared to any other and excellent work! Read less
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Candace
Wedding:
4/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang Studio was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with! Their artists are so talented! I went with Yuzu, who is just lovely. She made me feel so calm, and she did a really beautiful job making me look natural. I felt like myself, and I almost never wear make-up, so that is quite a feat!

The studio representatives were super helpful and organized, and answered all of my questions thoroughly and in a timely fashion. The assistant artists were all great as well - they were all incredibly nice people and made my bridesmaids, mother and mother-in-law feel special and beautiful. I let the studio know in advance what I was looking for for their looks, and on the day of, they just did it. I didn't have to worry about anything!

I really enjoyed working with Kelly Zhang Studio and would recommend them in a heartbeat!
Kelly Zhang Studio was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with! Their artists are so talented! I went with Read more...
Kelly Zhang Studio was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with! Their artists are so talented! I went with Yuzu, who is just lovely. She made me feel so calm, and she did a really beautiful job making me look natural. I felt like myself, and I almost never wear make-up, so that is quite a feat!

The studio representatives were super helpful and organized, and answered all of my questions thoroughly and in a timely fashion. The assistant artists were all great as well - they were all incredibly nice people and made my bridesmaids, mother and mother-in-law feel special and beautiful. I let the studio know in advance what I was looking for for their looks, and on the day of, they just did it. I didn't have to worry about anything!

I really enjoyed working with Kelly Zhang Studio and would recommend them in a heartbeat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly Zhang Studio made my bridal party and myself beautiful on my wedding day! It was very easy to set up a hair and makeup trial and lock down the date. Denise (my hair and makeup artist) was so great at listening to what I wanted and adjusting even when I changed my mind on the look I was going for. All of my bridesmaids came out beautifully. I am extremely happy with Kelly Zhang and highly recommend them to make you beautiful for your next event!
Kelly Zhang Studio made my bridal party and myself beautiful on my wedding day! It was very easy to set up a hair and Read more...
Kelly Zhang Studio made my bridal party and myself beautiful on my wedding day! It was very easy to set up a hair and makeup trial and lock down the date. Denise (my hair and makeup artist) was so great at listening to what I wanted and adjusting even when I changed my mind on the look I was going for. All of my bridesmaids came out beautifully. I am extremely happy with Kelly Zhang and highly recommend them to make you beautiful for your next event! Read less
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