We approach beauty with you in mind
My team and I strongly believe there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to designing a look for clients. We consider all things including your features, personal style, the dress(es), and the venue when it comes to figuring out what look will be best for you. That said, we do have a couple of standards to our approach: (1) your makeup should bring your best features forward (2) your skin should look healthy, youthful, and photographed nicely in most lighting conditions, (3) your final look is something that will always be in style. We like to express beauty in a modern & romantic way but also effortlessly elegant. We want you to look back at your wedding photos 10 years from now and still love the way you look.
In order to best understand our clients’ needs, we make communication between the artists (us) and our clients our number one priority. What we mean by communication is that there is an agreement between your vision and what the artist feels is the best design for your event. For example, when we get a request to have a “natural look”, we as artists know there are different levels and expressions of what “natural” means. Through a trial and discussions with you, we can ensure your vision is realized and you feel beautiful for your day.
Aimee & Team specializes in weddings, but we also design looks for other events including engagements, portraits or headshots and boudoir.
Frequently Asked Questions
From our website here, click on CONTACT button and follow through with the form. A quote will be sent to you after. Once you accept the quote, a contract is to followed. Your date is considered secured once you've signed the contract and paid the retainer fee.
Yes! Aimee&Team will come to you with all needed equipments and materials to get you and your bridal party all dolled up and ready for the event. Travel fee will apply if your location is more than 20 miles from AMA's studio (Daly city)
I usually do not recommend it. The focus of the trial should be about trying out the wedding day makeup and hair for you, with your beautiful dress and many other wedding details in mind. As your HMUA, I'd love to take the time to create and make adjustments along the way if need be. Also, you may want to save the makeup/hair look as a "surprise" to your groom!
On the other hand, the look for the Engagement session is usually much more relaxed and casual.
However, by all means, you are welcomed to use our trial look for your engagement session.
We will send you a "Prepare for Trial" email prior to your appointment. But few things to considered before the trial AND before wedding day:
(1) take good care of your skin, if you have problematic skin, do seek a dermatologist or a reputable clinic to help you figure out a good regiment. If you have relatively dry or normal skin, feel free to indulge in wonderful facial masks. A few good brands in our opinion include: SKII Facial Treatment Mask, Origins Retexturing Mask, Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask, and Dr Jart+ Water-Fuse Sleeping Mask.
(2) have your brows cleaned up if possible (waxed or threaded)
(3) pay your favorite hairstylist a visit (especially 2-3 weeks before the wedding day) for a cut/trim or get a shine treatment to get your hair looking its most healthy. If you're unsure how long you should keep your hair length at, ask us before or at the trial.
The whole makeup and hair process should take about 3.5hrs to 4hrs total. It seems like a long time but it actually will go by very fast.