TESTIMONIALS

 

Photo of Mira N. Mira N. Los Angeles, CA

6/5/2013

Minia and her staff was absolutely amazing the day of one of my best friend’s weddings! They were so professional, yet sweet and did such a great job in a speedy time frame! I would 100% use her again!

 

 

Photo of Tyler N. Kat D. San Bruno, CA

6/4/2013

I loved getting my hair and makeup done by Minia! she is so attentive to executing the look you are seeking. She gives her best opinion on what looks good & how to get the look you want. She always asks if there is any changes you want to your look and is super professional and caring. I have three kids and hate getting myself ready for special events, not getting the look I intended, and feeling so rushed & fatigued at the end of it all; having Minia do my hair and makeup was so fun and it was a treat to work with her. If you are wanting a sweet & professional artist who has a zeal for what she does and can make you look beautiful whilst making you feel happy throughout the whole experience, Minia is your GoTo girl.

Photo of Tyler N.Tyler N. Englewood, CO

3/28/2013

We employed Minia’s services as a makeup artist for a corporate video shoot in Palo Alto. Minia’s professionalism was evident throughout, from our initial discussions through how she interacted with our talent and clients during the filming. Her skill in making our talent looking amazing on HD cameras and her efficiency in doing so demonstrated that she knows her stuff.  We look forward to an opportunity to work with Minia again soon!

 

 

Photo of Andrea S.Andrea S. San Francisco, CA

3/23/2013

omg! if you are reading this you need to hurry up and call this girl to do your makeup! She is amazing! She is the person who made my night! The makeup and hairstyle was exactly what I wanted!! She is so nice and willing to tend to whatever problem you need. She is very friendly and not like those awkward hairstylists who just want to get the job done and leave. She’ll take the time and talk to you and get to know you. A really down to earth person. And if you don’t like how your makeup is going you can just tell her and she’ll be more than happy to fix it. She does not argue with you and she is always willing to make your night the best you can ever imagine. Please choose her to do your makeup. You won’t regret it! Thanks Minia!

 

 

Photo of Richard T. Richard T. San Jose, CA

3/28/2012

I will start off by saying that my girlfriend was gorgeous before Minia gave her a makeover. Minia gave my beautiful girlfriend a makeover for an event we were going to.  She was very nice, punctual, and professional.  Not only did she do my girlfriend’s makeup, but she also gave her a few makeup tips too!  She also has a few tutorials on YouTube.  It seems like she is genuinely invested in the client’s satisfaction. My girlfriend and I both loved the results and she charged us a reasonable price.  If you’re considering an appointment with her, just ask for some pictures of her work and your decision will be easy.

 

 

Photo of R L.R L. Kissimmee, FL

2/5/2013

Minia is fabulous!!! She arrived in time, and made my hair and makeup on my Wedding day. I were impressed about the amazing result in such short time. I didn’t make a makeup trial, and can say that wasn’t necessary. She knows exactly what she needs to do, and  executed exactly what I wanted. Everybody that praised me, said I were looking like a Princess, and that was exactly how I felt. Minia is gorgeous, friendly, sympathetic, sweet and an amazing professional. I highly recommend her if you want look perfect for your special event paying a reasonable price. She made me look glamorous on my special day!!! Thank you a lot Minia! My best regards!

 

 

Photo of Jasmine J.Jasmine J. Oakland, CA

1/2/2013

Minia did my hair and make up and hair for 3 gals for my wedding. Wow – she was everything I could have hoped for and more… extremely responsive, professional, warm, and really good with time management given that we ran a bit late on my wedding day. She was like a zen master, her presence really calmed me down! And she is really affordable. She showed up on time, responded promptly to emails and phone calls before the big day, and was just an overall pleasure to work with. She really made my wedding day go very smoothly, and was responsive to my taste in make up (I have no clue about make up!). She helped me find a look that I was comfortable with. Planning a wedding is really stressful, and Minia was definitely one of the best vendors I worked with, so I owe her yet another thank you by writing this review.

 

 

 

Photo of Christina F.Christina F. Belmont, CA

3/3/2012

Minia stepped in super last minute and did my makeup for a pin up photoshoot.  She did an AMAZING job – when I got home and got a better look at the work I realized even more how talented she was.  She’s super sweet, extremely good at what she does, and very affordable!  I would definitely book her again!

Photo of LINDA L. Linda L. Sacramento, CA

2/1/201

This is my very frist time getting my make up professionally done by a make up artist and I was so impressed and amazed by Minia make up skills. My older sister’s wedding was last month and a friend had recommended Minia make up to me. So because my good friend had recommanded Minia make up I went with it. I had a really good time getting all glam up and looking all beautiful. Make up does wonder especially if you’re getting it professionally done. I would recommand Minia Make up to other friends and family. I would definitely use Minia make up in the future.

Photo of Leslie A.Leslie A. San Mateo, CA

12/6/2011

I look forward to working with Minia Make Up for my wedding come 4/2012! With very sensitive skin, my first option was to go with Bare Escentuals as I utilize them for my daily regimen and basic makeup. Trying to test the waters, I was unfortunately displeased with the turnout. I went up to get eyelashes at MAC and got the opportunity to meet P.Lo and boy was I glad! She not only took and fixed the test run on my face, but really listened to what I wanted and was after, look-wise for my wedding. Ecstatic and can’t wait!

Photo of B. M. C.B. M. C. Fremont, CA

10/2/2012

I can’t thank Minia enough for coming through at the last  minute to do my hair and makeup for my wedding! I got in contact with her less than a week away from saying, “I do” for a hair and makeup trial, and she was there before the week ended. By the time it was morning of, even though she had another wedding party scheduled, she fit me right in and made me feel beautiful and special. She did an amazing job and was so professional, answering all my questions and even gave me cute little tips on taking care of my mind to ensure I enjoyed my special day. She asked a few questions about what I was wanting to achieve for hair and makeup so I showed her a few pictures. Just like that, she recreated the look and I couldn’t have been more pleased. (I’m not into crazy wild colors because I’m not sure how to apply it all, but with her experience, I would love for her to apply it on me next time I’m in need of a makeover/makeup artist.) My hair was glamorous just like I imagined it would be and it stayed put the entire day. Long and curled locks off to one side, volume on top…it was perfect! If you are a bride and think you don’t need your makeup/hair done by a professional, think again and call Minia. I’m glad she was easygoing and knowledgeable because she eased my mind during both meetings.  I truly did enjoy my wedding that much more knowing she made me glow.

Photo of Jaque H.Jaque H. San Francisco, CA

11/15/2011

This gal showed up to my apartment at 9:15am on a Sunday morning to do my makeup. Not only is she just a lovely bubbly gal, I love LOVED my look. She really listened to what I wanted. I wanted more than natural, but not ultra glam for my engagement photo shoot. It was perfect. I wish I could bring her to Maui for the wedding, but instead I’m settling for another session with her-this time a lesson to try and recreate her look as close as possible. She used Mac makeup and we used lashes. It lasted ALL DAY.

Photo of Rimi G.Rimi G. Las Vegas, NV

7/4/2012

Minia did hair and makeup for my sister and I for an indian wedding and it was great! We only had about an hour per person for both hair and make up and she was able to do what we wanted in the limited amount of time! She is very professional and was on time for the appointment. You could also tell that she really cared about her clients as she was emailing me up-do pictures and asking for pictures of my outfit so that she could be prepared. All in all a great experience and would recommend her to friends!

Photo of Ong L.Ong L. Nashville, TN

7/2/2012

thanks for doing my make up and the make up samples and tips.

Photo of danielle f.Danielle f. Castro Valley, CA 

9/22/2012

Minia is absolutely wonderful!! Minia did the makeup for my wedding earlier this month, Sept 2nd. She did my entire bridal party and mothers’ hair as well as mine, the bride. Everyone looked gorgeous! For my wedding hair and makeup trial, Minia was warm and welcoming. We emailed back and forth with ideas, hers, since I was pretty clueless. She was supportive and had great ideas, positive the entire time. The day of my wedding she arrived with an assistant, ready to make me look and feel beautiful for my special day. (she did all of our hair and makeup at the facility that my wedding was going to take place at.) She talked with each bridesmaids and helped guide the style, based on their preferences and her suggestions. A few had hair and makeup, including my mother. My mother looked radiant! As for myself, Minia did a wonderful job. I received unending compliments, that day, and continue to based on my pictures. My photographer, who has been in the business for a while, was so impressed she asked for Minia’s contact info, to be able to refer futures brides. Thank you Minia!!!

Photo of Christine M.Christine M. Baton Rouge, LA 

8/27/2012

Minia is amazing! I booked her for my wedding, including 6 bridesmaids and two moms for hair and makeup. It was so hard to find someone who could accommodate such a large group, offer airbrush makeup, and still have it be reasonably priced. Minia was able to deliver on all 3 accounts.  She was punctual, professional, and really fun to work with. We all looked amazing on the wedding day and she was very good at working with a variety of skin tones and face shapes to bring out all of our features. She brought in a hairstylist as part of the team to do trendy braided looks for the bridesmaids–they were perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. Minia understood my vision and was very responsive to all of my emails and photos that I sent her constantly. I would definitely recommend Minia to anyone who is on a budget but knows and wants a QUALITY product from someone who is professionally trained. She is just great! Thanks, Minia!

Photo of Ren P.Ren P. Visalia, CA

7/14/2012

Minia is absolutely amazing. I spent weeks bombarding her with emails and she responded very quickly and went above and beyond in answering all of my questions. She was so sweet, funny and accomodating. She went out of her way to meet me at a friends house for the trial. She was prompt, professional and very friendly. She put my nerves at ease with her great ability to do hair and make up. I booked her immediately for my Big Day. She was full of tips and ideas to make my vision come to life.  Even after the trial I would continue to email her questions and she is always quick to respond to them with her professional tips.  She is extremely well priced for hair and make-up and does great work! Can’t wait to work with her for my wedding and the day after.

Photo of Tripti P.Tripti P.San Francisco, CA

7/7/2012

I am in love with this girl! She has done my makeup for family picture, a wedding that I was attending and my son’s birthday. She also has done my mother and mother-in-law. I never want to do my own makeup again! After I see her, I get so many compliments that it is hard to go back to my plain jane ways! In addition, she is darling and funny and gorgeous. It’s an easy way to spend some time and feel glam. All of her stuff is MAC, but it doesn’t feel super heavy handed. I always leave feeling great. Her prices are really good and she is a dream to schedule with. Call her – you won’t be sorry!

 

Photo of Kendall M.Kendall M. Belmont, CA

4/26/2012

Minia was completley and totally awesome!!…The best out there!!  You can tell she is very good at what she does.  She was very prepared and professional and knows what she is talking about!  She was super helpful and open to answering all my questions.  She handed out tips freely and was very friendly and easy to talk to as well.  She did my make up and hair and I was very impressed and happy with both.. I totally recommend giving her a call if you have any special events coming up..shes worth it!!

 

Photo of Cindy M.Cindy M. Berkeley, CA

4/22/2012

I have had my make up done for various ocassions and have never been as satisfied as I was with the job Minia did.  Prior to our make up session, I communicated with Minia.  She asked the right questions and came prepared with something she believed I would like. The make up stayed on all day, which I loved because a friend and I were enjoying a dinner date in Napa.  Though the make up stayed on  day and night, it did not feel heavy.  I loved the way she made my eyes seem bigger and captivating!  I even received compliments from another patron at the restaurant were we dinned.  My only regret is that I will never be able to emulate what she did. Minia is extremely talented and if I ever have another reason to get my make up professionally done I will not hesitate to book her.

 

Photo of Tami S.Tami S. Sacramento, CA

1/25/2012

I recently used Mania for my hair and makeup for my wedding in SF and I absolutely loved her work! She has a very skilled hand and knows her stuff she matched the colors to me perfectly and was very personable She is a great girl and I would totally use her again or refer her to anyone looking for a great priced professional makeup artist. She listens to what you want and does a wonderful job! Thank you So much Mania for making my day so special!
Cheers to you lady!

Tami-Salas-Ruiz
Sacramento, CA

 

 

Photo of Sommar V.Sommar V. Half Moon Bay, CA

12/13/2011

All I can say is Wow!!! This girl is amazing:)… She did my friend and my makeup for my friends wedding.  She came to the salon where we were getting are hair done, which was so convenient. She is on time and very fast.. She made us look absolutly amazing.. I  highly recommend her.. I have brought several of my friends to her to do there makeup and they are all very happy.