Best Makeup Artists in San Jose

Why These Makeup Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Jose Makeup Artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Aimee Makeup & Hair Design

Aimee Makeup & Hair Design is a makeup and hair styling service with clients in San Jose. The beauty services' firm specializes in body makeovers, fashion makeup, hair care, and bridal makeup. Aimee Lam is the business’ founder. She has worked with thousands of clients over a 12-year career. Aimee’s formal background is in design studies and photography but sees her education to be just as relevant in her hair and makeup career. She sees hair design as sculpturing and makeup as painting.

San Jose, CA 95132


Beauty By Cherise

Beauty By Cherise is a hair and makeup service in Campbell. The service specializes in bridal hair and makeup but also provides in-salon services like hair coloring, hair cutting for both women and men, and hair extensions. Cherise has been working in the hair and makeup services industry for over 12 years. She received her training at MAC Cosmetics, with Michael O’Rourke of Big Sexy Hair, and served her hair extensions’ apprenticeship at Babe Brand Hair Extensions in Las Vegas.

Campbell, CA 95124


Chelsey Cueva

Chelsey Cueva is professional makeup artist who has been providing custom makeup services for her clients in San Jose for the past eight years. Chelsey is a licensed aesthetician who has worked for such cosmetics' companies as Bare Essentials, Bobbi Brown, Powder Room Beauty Bar, Clinique, and Nordstrom Cosmetics. The aesthetician also provides waxing and skincare services. Her work has been featured in San Diego Wedding Style Magazine and website, on Style Me Pretty 2015, and on Wedding Chicks 2015.

San Jose, CA 95125


Emma Woods

Emma Woods is a hair and makeup artist whose lifelong fascination with color and makeup encouraged her to pursue a career in makeup and hair styling. Emma received top industry training at the Redken Academy for Salon Professionals and immediately began her career serving clients in Los Gatos. She understands that the hair and makeup industry is changing all the time. As such, she makes constant efforts to improve her skills and is always pushing her creativity to adapt to changing client tastes.

Los Gatos, CA 95030


Joule Face

Joule Face is a professional makeup services company serving San Jose. The company is run by a licensed aesthetician who has worked for leading cosmetics companies including Chanel Cosmetics. She began her journey in makeup services in 1985 working at John Robert Powers before attending cosmetology school for her license. The aesthetician is certified with PCA Skin, a blended chemical peels' company. She is proud of her recent work which includes makeup work for the Cinequest Film Festival and Maverick Spirit Award Recipient Rosario Dawson.

San Jose, CA 95124


Kristen Calderaro

Kristen Calderaro is a makeup artist who has provided freelance makeup services for clients in Redwood City and beyond for over 15 years. Kristen obtained her aesthetician license in 1992 and has worked at fashion shows and with film and print companies. She keeps abreast with the latest trends in her field by taking advanced skin care and makeup courses with Temptu Airbrushing, The Makeup Institute, Martin Westmore, MAC, Jan Marini, Make Up For Ever, Yonka, Mark Lees, and other industry professionals and organizations. Kristen offers several skin care packages for skin repair, rejuvenation, exfoliation, anti-aging, and moisturization.

Redwood City, CA 94062


Melissa Hoffman

Melissa Hoffman is a makeup and hair artist and photographer who loves helping women in San Jose look beautiful. Melissa specializes in hair and makeup as well as photography services. Her wedding and other special event clients have the unique advantage of dealing with only one provider for both their makeup and photography needs. A client praised her saying, "I love the pictures that were taken with Melissa's support more than any others that have ever been taken of me. I’m so spoiled now; I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to work with another hair & makeup person again. Book her!"

San Jose, CA 95124


Phi Phi and Yvonne

Phi Phi and Yvonne are makeup artists and hair stylists specializing in beauty consultation and cosmetics assistance services. The mother and daughter team received their certifications while working in Hollywood but have since moved and now offer their services from San Jose. Yvonne has over 15 years' experience providing makeup services for top Vietnamese music professionals. She is a perfectionist who takes her art seriously.

San Jose, CA 95111


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