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MakeuphairV2 - Berkeley,CA

Berkeley , CA

LOCATION

Berkeley, CA 94705 US (map)

PHONE

510-545-2848
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ABOUT US

Freelance Makeup Artist & Hair stylist. Offering on location hair do and makeup services (for group with minimum). Expert in hair and makeup makeover for engagement, wedding, portrait,... Read more
Freelance Makeup Artist & Hair stylist. Offering on location hair do and makeup services (for group with minimum). Expert in hair and makeup makeover for engagement, wedding, portrait, portfolio comp, corporate profile, editorial, video marketing, runway fashion shows and television. Please visit website for more details. Best way to contact is by email to: makeuphairv2@gmail.com

Please provide information: What event, what date, how many ppl and what kind of services needed.
"The best satisfaction is to see a glimpse of smile that grows into a big grin in my client's face by the time I finish the hair and makeup"

History:
Established in 2006

MakeuphairV2.com started in Asia from 2005 and moved to California in 2006.

Credentials for Makeup and Hair training:
MAC Pro
CIdesco.com Specializing in Bridal and Fashion Photography and Runway Makeup and Hair

Cidesco International Makeup School's (cidesco.com) HQ is in Switzerland. The school is very well known through out Europe and Asia.

Celebrity work:

Makeup/ Hair Artist for Red Carpet Bay Area an Emmy Award Winning magazine style TV show
Featured on Red Carpet Bay Area for makeup tips
Television Makeup on Food Network Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello
Collaboration with Project Runway Runner Up, Alexandria Von Bromssen
Television Makeup on The President of Turkey President Abdullah Gul on his recent US visit

Please visit website: http://www.MakeuphairV2.com for more details.

More past reviews can be found on:

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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Consultations, Hair, Makeup
What hair services do you offer?
Blowouts, Textured Hair Styling
What makeup services do you offer?
Contour Makeup, Fake Lashes
What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?
8

REVIEWS

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Nicole
Wedding:
9/17/2017
5.0/5.0
Vivi was my hair and makeup artist for my 2-day photoshoot as well as the trial session. I found Vivi through Yelp, took a look at her work, loved it, and e-mailed her for a quote of her prices. Vivi was very quick to reply whenever I e-mailed her and she was very flexible with her scheduling. She was one of the few hair and makeup artists who were able to do my hair and makeup for both days of the photoshoot. We collaborated over a few weeks about different hair styles/looks I was going for for each day of the photoshoot. I created a Pinterest board with pins for her to look at ahead of time. Her prices are very reasonable, compared to other hair and makeup artists in the bay area, yet the quality of her work is well worth the price! My photographer was surprised when he found out how much I had paid for the trial and 2 days of hair and makeup! Keep in mind, it's cash only though!

My skin tends to break out after using makeup, but my skin did not break out at all after the trial session and two photoshoot days! I was shocked! The makeup also lasted all day for my trial and my photoshoot. Although my hair is thick and long, Vivi styled it very well. My hair looked just like my Pinterest pins, and it held very well against the strong SF wind! At the end of the first photoshoot day in SF, my hair style and curls were still intact and on point (I have straight Asian hair).

Although the trial and photoshoot hair and makeup sessions took place at her home studio, everything was neat and clean. She also played some music during the sessions, which made me more relaxed. She also offered me a room to change to my photoshoot dress, which was super helpful, especially since my photographer, my fiance, and I were on a time crunch.

Thank you Vivi for the amazing work! Just as I flew my photographer to norcal, I am hoping to fly Vivi down to socal for her hair and makeup services on my wedding day!
Vivi was my hair and makeup artist for my 2-day photoshoot as well as the trial session. I found Vivi through Yelp, took a Read more...
Vivi was my hair and makeup artist for my 2-day photoshoot as well as the trial session. I found Vivi through Yelp, took a look at her work, loved it, and e-mailed her for a quote of her prices. Vivi was very quick to reply whenever I e-mailed her and she was very flexible with her scheduling. She was one of the few hair and makeup artists who were able to do my hair and makeup for both days of the photoshoot. We collaborated over a few weeks about different hair styles/looks I was going for for each day of the photoshoot. I created a Pinterest board with pins for her to look at ahead of time. Her prices are very reasonable, compared to other hair and makeup artists in the bay area, yet the quality of her work is well worth the price! My photographer was surprised when he found out how much I had paid for the trial and 2 days of hair and makeup! Keep in mind, it's cash only though!

My skin tends to break out after using makeup, but my skin did not break out at all after the trial session and two photoshoot days! I was shocked! The makeup also lasted all day for my trial and my photoshoot. Although my hair is thick and long, Vivi styled it very well. My hair looked just like my Pinterest pins, and it held very well against the strong SF wind! At the end of the first photoshoot day in SF, my hair style and curls were still intact and on point (I have straight Asian hair).

Although the trial and photoshoot hair and makeup sessions took place at her home studio, everything was neat and clean. She also played some music during the sessions, which made me more relaxed. She also offered me a room to change to my photoshoot dress, which was super helpful, especially since my photographer, my fiance, and I were on a time crunch.

Thank you Vivi for the amazing work! Just as I flew my photographer to norcal, I am hoping to fly Vivi down to socal for her hair and makeup services on my wedding day! Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
I found Vivi while I was looking for a hair and make up artist for my engagement shoot in Berkeley. I live in Southern California, so I had to depend on online searches and hoped for the best that I got a great stylist. Well, Vivi certainly did not disappoint!! She was always fast to respond to my emails, and setting up the appointment was a breeze with her. She even offered me her home studio since I didn't have a place to get my makeup done in. She took the time to make sure that my makeup and hair were perfect, especially with my eyes since I have the typical Asian eyes. She is really great to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a stylist around Berkeley area.
I found Vivi while I was looking for a hair and make up artist for my engagement shoot in Berkeley. I live in Southern Read more...
I found Vivi while I was looking for a hair and make up artist for my engagement shoot in Berkeley. I live in Southern California, so I had to depend on online searches and hoped for the best that I got a great stylist. Well, Vivi certainly did not disappoint!! She was always fast to respond to my emails, and setting up the appointment was a breeze with her. She even offered me her home studio since I didn't have a place to get my makeup done in. She took the time to make sure that my makeup and hair were perfect, especially with my eyes since I have the typical Asian eyes. She is really great to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a stylist around Berkeley area. Read less
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bappybride
Wedding:
8/20/2016
4.8/5.0
If your wedding is in Berkeley, Vivi delivers incredible value. Her prices are the best in the area!
She arrived right on time, but took longer than the timeline budgeted for my group so that the last person (MOG) was a little late for photos, but it wasn't a big deal.
The hair and makeup trial was not quite what I was looking for, but on the wedding day she listened to my changes really well and nailed the look I wanted. My makeup stayed on all day and looked great in every photo.
She also was very responsive whenever I had to email her about a change in the timeline. Overall, I highly recommend her!
If your wedding is in Berkeley, Vivi delivers incredible value. Her prices are the best in the area!
She arrived Read more...
If your wedding is in Berkeley, Vivi delivers incredible value. Her prices are the best in the area!
She arrived right on time, but took longer than the timeline budgeted for my group so that the last person (MOG) was a little late for photos, but it wasn't a big deal.
The hair and makeup trial was not quite what I was looking for, but on the wedding day she listened to my changes really well and nailed the look I wanted. My makeup stayed on all day and looked great in every photo.
She also was very responsive whenever I had to email her about a change in the timeline. Overall, I highly recommend her! Read less
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Connie
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Vivi was recommended to me by a friend, who also used her for another wedding event. I was scrambling to find a hairstylist almost at the last moment, because things didn't work out with my original stylist. Vivi came through for me and was available on my wedding day. She is very kind and personable, and the quality of her work made me feel at ease to know I was looking beautiful on my wedding day. She also did my daughter's hair, and made my little girl look like a princess. The overall experience with Vivi was great, and I would work with her again.
Vivi was recommended to me by a friend, who also used her for another wedding event. I was scrambling to find a Read more...
Vivi was recommended to me by a friend, who also used her for another wedding event. I was scrambling to find a hairstylist almost at the last moment, because things didn't work out with my original stylist. Vivi came through for me and was available on my wedding day. She is very kind and personable, and the quality of her work made me feel at ease to know I was looking beautiful on my wedding day. She also did my daughter's hair, and made my little girl look like a princess. The overall experience with Vivi was great, and I would work with her again. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently got married, and decided on the day (Nov 10th) with only a month's time to prepare! Needless to say, there were many things to plan- my beauty (hair and make up) being one of the most important. After shopping around for hair/makeup stylists who would travel in the SF Bay area, I found Vivi and was thrilled with her rates. Compared to other traveling stylists, she charges at least $100 less, while delivering professional results. I checked out her website before making set plans, and Vivi also offered a trial run, but I decided to just "wing it" the day of the ceremony. Vivi arrived on time (early even), and carried with her all of the equipment necessary to make me look great! She was very attentive, and listened to all of my thoughts before starting the hair and makeup. I had never worn false eyelashes before, but Vivi insisted they would look great in pictures, and was totally right! My hair stayed in place throughout the entire day and night, and even after sweating and crying in my makeup, my face looked just as put-together at midnight as it did in the afternoon! Perhaps most impressive of all, Vivi has a a sweet and calming demeanor that put me and my nerves at ease. Getting ready together in my hotel room before the ceremony was the best medicine for nervous tummy! I am so grateful for the professional and affordable experience Vivi provides. Don't waste your money on the other services in the area- Vivi is the best!
I recently got married, and decided on the day (Nov 10th) with only a month's time to prepare! Needless to say, there were Read more...
I recently got married, and decided on the day (Nov 10th) with only a month's time to prepare! Needless to say, there were many things to plan- my beauty (hair and make up) being one of the most important. After shopping around for hair/makeup stylists who would travel in the SF Bay area, I found Vivi and was thrilled with her rates. Compared to other traveling stylists, she charges at least $100 less, while delivering professional results. I checked out her website before making set plans, and Vivi also offered a trial run, but I decided to just "wing it" the day of the ceremony. Vivi arrived on time (early even), and carried with her all of the equipment necessary to make me look great! She was very attentive, and listened to all of my thoughts before starting the hair and makeup. I had never worn false eyelashes before, but Vivi insisted they would look great in pictures, and was totally right! My hair stayed in place throughout the entire day and night, and even after sweating and crying in my makeup, my face looked just as put-together at midnight as it did in the afternoon! Perhaps most impressive of all, Vivi has a a sweet and calming demeanor that put me and my nerves at ease. Getting ready together in my hotel room before the ceremony was the best medicine for nervous tummy! I am so grateful for the professional and affordable experience Vivi provides. Don't waste your money on the other services in the area- Vivi is the best! Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
9/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I got married last September and Vivi did my hair and makeup. I was so lucky I found her! She's really an angel from the heavens! I was so worried I couldn't find someone who can really give me "that perfect blooming bride" look, at the same time, affordable and not overpriced! not only she did a very great job with my hair and makeup but everyone told me how gorgeous I was that day! and what's really amazing was that, she has no idea about my dress but my whole look really goes perfect with my wedding dress too! it was classy and elegant. She's very professional and very easy to talk to. She's very helpful too, she even helped me tie my sash. She's like my bridesmaid. Shes super duper nice. I highly recommend her excellent skills and creativity in hair & makeup services.
I got married last September and Vivi did my hair and makeup. I was so lucky I found her! She's really an angel from the Read more...
I got married last September and Vivi did my hair and makeup. I was so lucky I found her! She's really an angel from the heavens! I was so worried I couldn't find someone who can really give me "that perfect blooming bride" look, at the same time, affordable and not overpriced! not only she did a very great job with my hair and makeup but everyone told me how gorgeous I was that day! and what's really amazing was that, she has no idea about my dress but my whole look really goes perfect with my wedding dress too! it was classy and elegant. She's very professional and very easy to talk to. She's very helpful too, she even helped me tie my sash. She's like my bridesmaid. Shes super duper nice. I highly recommend her excellent skills and creativity in hair & makeup services. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Vivi was amazing! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding and it was flawless all day! She was able to completely understand my vision and turn it into a reality. I have impossible thick long hair and she was able to do my hair and makeup effortlessly! I felt (and looked) like a goddess!!! I could not recommend her any higher! I wish I had more excuses to have her make me over! Not only is she incredibly talented and well trained but she is the most pleasant person! Even keeping in touch after our wedding to see how our honeymoon was! She is an angel!!!! As soon as you meet her, you will want to be best friends!
Vivi was amazing! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding and it was flawless all day! She was able to completely Read more...
Vivi was amazing! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding and it was flawless all day! She was able to completely understand my vision and turn it into a reality. I have impossible thick long hair and she was able to do my hair and makeup effortlessly! I felt (and looked) like a goddess!!! I could not recommend her any higher! I wish I had more excuses to have her make me over! Not only is she incredibly talented and well trained but she is the most pleasant person! Even keeping in touch after our wedding to see how our honeymoon was! She is an angel!!!! As soon as you meet her, you will want to be best friends! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Vivi was completely flexible, and able to turn my unintelligble murmurings of what I wanted into a style far beyond my expectations. The look I had was classic, understated, but also a far better rendition of myself-- and didn't look bare, or under or overdone. And, the hair and makeup were SOLID: no touchups needed! she also managed to make my incredibly short pixie cut look chic, which is commendable as I just don't have much hair to work with.

Also, throughout the entire process she was professional, timely with feedback, easy to work with, and managed to please my non-English speaking Chinese mother and mother in law as well (totally takes talent here; that is a really tough demographic to work with!!).

I would recommend her to anyone who needs makeup and hair services. Cash only, which is typical, and her prices are extraordinarily fair.
Vivi was completely flexible, and able to turn my unintelligble murmurings of what I wanted into a style far beyond my Read more...
Vivi was completely flexible, and able to turn my unintelligble murmurings of what I wanted into a style far beyond my expectations. The look I had was classic, understated, but also a far better rendition of myself-- and didn't look bare, or under or overdone. And, the hair and makeup were SOLID: no touchups needed! she also managed to make my incredibly short pixie cut look chic, which is commendable as I just don't have much hair to work with.

Also, throughout the entire process she was professional, timely with feedback, easy to work with, and managed to please my non-English speaking Chinese mother and mother in law as well (totally takes talent here; that is a really tough demographic to work with!!).

I would recommend her to anyone who needs makeup and hair services. Cash only, which is typical, and her prices are extraordinarily fair. Read less
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karlyk
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.6/5.0
Vivi did my make-up and hair for my wedding in August 2011. She also did makeup and hair for my bridesmaids and mom. Everyone really loved their look and I got a lot of compliments on my look as well! Even the photographer said it looked really nice and photographed well. The make-up really lasted all night which was great because I didn't have to waste any time during the whirlwind of a night touching up my makeup. Vivi struck the right balance between perfection and timeliness. She spent a lot of time making sure that everyone looked great and did not rush through the job--but at the same time really stuck to the schedule and did not fall behind at all. We were ready right on time and so did not have to stress, rush in the end, or keep the guests waiting. I would definitely recommend Vivi!
Vivi did my make-up and hair for my wedding in August 2011. She also did makeup and hair for my bridesmaids and mom. Read more...
Vivi did my make-up and hair for my wedding in August 2011. She also did makeup and hair for my bridesmaids and mom. Everyone really loved their look and I got a lot of compliments on my look as well! Even the photographer said it looked really nice and photographed well. The make-up really lasted all night which was great because I didn't have to waste any time during the whirlwind of a night touching up my makeup. Vivi struck the right balance between perfection and timeliness. She spent a lot of time making sure that everyone looked great and did not rush through the job--but at the same time really stuck to the schedule and did not fall behind at all. We were ready right on time and so did not have to stress, rush in the end, or keep the guests waiting. I would definitely recommend Vivi! Read less
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vchan5
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Vivi is wonderful! I was actually looking to book with another makeup artist, but because she was already booked for my wedding day, she recommended Vivi- and I'm glad that she did!

Vivi is an extremely nice and wonderful person. She knew exactly what I wanted and how to do it. My bridesmaids also looked gorgeous! Vivi is definitely an expert at her job and I would absolutely recommend her for anyone who needs a hair and makeup artist on their special day!
Vivi is wonderful! I was actually looking to book with another makeup artist, but because she was already booked for my Read more...
Vivi is wonderful! I was actually looking to book with another makeup artist, but because she was already booked for my wedding day, she recommended Vivi- and I'm glad that she did!

Vivi is an extremely nice and wonderful person. She knew exactly what I wanted and how to do it. My bridesmaids also looked gorgeous! Vivi is definitely an expert at her job and I would absolutely recommend her for anyone who needs a hair and makeup artist on their special day! Read less
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Group Deal: With minimum 4 people inluding Bride. $200 Bride's Hair & Makeup; $100 Entourage's Hair & Makeup. Moreover, take advantage by scheduling you Hair & Makeup trial with a 3 hour Engagement Session for $450 all together.
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