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All About Swell Beauty

All About Swell Beauty

Swell Beauty is a Published Salon & On-location Hair & Makeup Company specializing in weddings and special occasions. The Swell Beauty team of Artists, are focused on bringing out the true beauty of our clients, to make them look and feel amazing. We believe every women should have a chance to be glamorous and timeless. These are special moments in your life, and we are honored to be a part of them!
~Swell Beauty Artistic Team

                                              -Meet the Artists-



The Owner

Dee – Head Hair & Makeup Artist

Dee has a love for Beauty and everything that goes along with it. Starting at the age of four, she was always insistent on doing her own hair/makeup and everyone else’s. She did her First real Wedding at 14 and since then has truly found the passion in Hair & Makeup Styling. That was only the beginning of what she is today.
Dee took her talents to one of the Top Hair Schools, “The Paul Mitchell School”, where she graduated in 2002 with a licence in Cosmetology. She has trained with some of
the best in the industry, learning great techniques in both Hair & Makeup. Since Graduating, Dee has been doing Hair & Makeup professionally for over 17 years. She has worked in many Top Salons, directing the Artistic Teams, Styling many Photoshoots & a part of Product Design. She truly found her passion and love for Weddings & Special Occasions. Almost 5.5 years ago, Her Dreams turned into reality when she started her On-location Wedding & Special Occasion business “Swell Beauty” Hair & Makeup Artistry.  She then expanded her on-location business and opened her First Salon in her favorite city, Laguna Beach 3 years ago.  She has been honored to be a part of over 2500 Weddings,countless Special Occasions,Many Fashion Shows, Charity Events,TV and Professional Photo-shoots & Print Work.

Her Hair & Makeup work, has been published in many Wedding & Fashion Magazines such as: Martha Stewart Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks, The Knot, Carrots & Cake, Inspired by this, Style Me Pretty, Adorn Magazine, Mod Weddings, Equisite Weddings, Ruffled, Winnie Couture, Magnolia Magazine, Southern California Bride, Cover of Oc Register, 2015 Holiday Cover Issue of LA Travel Magazine & Summer Issue 2014, Locale Magazine, Lucky Magazine, Swim Spot, Oc Style Report, Wedding Reality Tv Shows (My Fair Wedding) & many more Websites & Blogs. As well as listed on Preferred Vendor Lists with Coordinators, Hotels and Venues across Southern California. Her company also has won “Best of Weddings” on Wedding Wire and the Knot since 2012. She has been very excited to expand her Swell Education Workshops, where she has taught, trained & educated Professional Stylists & Hair Salons in her Industry. Lastly, A Swell Beauty Wedding Venue is also in the near future as she expands her Business.
Although being a Business Owner and Hair & Makeup Artist is a big part of her life, she is most grateful to be married to her Husband for 13 years and being a mother to her 3 Handsome boys.

 The Team

Phaithe- Hair & Makeup Artist/Executive Assistant to Dee

IMG_1744As a young girl Phaithe grew up as a tomboy with a mom who modeled and loved hair and makeup. While she wasn’t a fan of her mom trying to get her to grow up girly she still loved beautiful things and expressed her love of color and creativity with drawing and writing. Once she started a family with her husband and having 2 daughters, she began embracing more of her girly side and tried her artistic skills in a new hobby and a new medium, in Hair & Makeup.

Phaithe didn’t grab a hold of the beauty industry until several years ago. She started with side jobs doing hair & makeup for Weddings,Photo shoots and then dove into the bridal world. It was there she discovered her passion. It wasn’t long before she was in beauty school with the encouragement and support of her best friend and family, She got her license in Cosmetology & graduated with honors, won multiple competition awards and earned makeup credit in an independent film for Chapman University. Today she is in love with her career and is an artist in makeup, hair styling, braiding, hair extensions, and eyelash/eyebrow extensions. She has been a part of the Swell Beauty team for the Past Year as an Executive Hair and Makeup Assistant to Dee. She has assisted with many weddings, bridal events, fashion photoshoots/Education Classes and style events and has been published in L.A. Travel Magazine and Style Me Pretty alongside owner Dee. She feels that being an artist is a fun and rewarding career “…because there’s nothing more rewarding than helping a client enhance the beauty she’s already got and seeing how happy it makes her to see it and feel it.”

Rebecca- Makeup Artist

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From a very young age, Rebecca continually expressed herself through her artwork and writing. These natural Artistic talents developed into a love for makeup and design. Desiring to expand her knowledge and talent, she received her Multi-Media Makeup Artist Degree from the Make-Up Designery of Los Angeles (MUD). Rebecca Enjoys the opportunity to make her clients feel and look flawless through her work. Her outgoing personality make it easy to communicate and connect with each individual client. In her free time, Rebecca is a active beach lover and a active volunteer for animal rescue.


Courtney- Hair & Makeup Artist

9UGoRYLvEfO8jMX8orR_jtFJOvldS6QXmwooKBTfkFUCourtney Rogers is a professional makeup artist, aesthetician and hair stylist with 12 years of experience in the beauty industry. She began working at MAC Cosmetics at the age of 18, and was with the company for several years before she began her freelance work as a makeup and hair artist. She specializes in doing hair and makeup for weddings and special occasions, and loves to help women feel beautiful. Her work has been featured on The Girls With Glasses, Eliza Magazine, William Rast, Chic Critique Magazine, as well as on several wedding websites and photography blogs. She is also Application and Fashion Show certified by MAC. Courtney is one half of the duo The Beauty Mark Girls, who founded their fashion and beauty business/website in 2010. She loves beautifying people, but she also feels grateful to be able to be a mom to her three sweet sons and a wife to her amazing husband of 10 years.


Mamica- Hair & Makeup Artist

Micaela Blasco started doing make-up at the age of 15 while she was performing on her high school dance team. Within a few short years, she was doing it professionally for a Hollywood production company and continued on that path by becoming a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician where she got her cosmetology license at Marinello. She has 17 years behind her belt as a Hair & Makeup Artist.
Micaela is passionate about beauty and the arts, especially Beauty as an art. Which is why she continues to keep up on the latest styles and trends, treating each individual as a canvas to bring out the beauty in each one.

Ashley- Hair Artist

Since 2003, Ashley has specialized in color, cuts, up-dos, and hair smoothing techniques. She enjoys working with her clients to come up with styles individualized to their wants and needs by utilizing her artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail. As the Artistic Director at Kenworthy Salon in Beverly Hills, Ashley keeps herself and the stylists up-to-date with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene. As much as Ashley loves being in the salon, she also enjoys sharing her talent with the fashion/print and bridal industry. A recent newlywed herself, Ashley understands everything that goes into making a bride look and feel beautiful on her wedding day.


Cindy- Makeup Artist

CindyCindy has always had a passion for makeup and admires how it makes women feel beautiful but most important, confident. Her love of beauty led her to plead with her mom to allow her to wear makeup as a young girl. After months and months, she gave in and Cindy was the proud owner of clear mascara, clear lip gloss and her very own translucent powder compact. For the last twelve years, she has loved being able to practice her talents on family and friends. She was also able to pick up a few tips and tricks from a few years spent in front of the camera. Her desire to continue growing as a makeup artist only gets stronger each day and she feels so blessed to be able to pursue her dreams. She is excited to continue her education and looks forward to new challenges and experiences. Cindy adores being a single mom to her 8 year old daughter and enjoys being newly engaged to her biggest supporter.

Vicky- Hair & Makeup Artist

swell-beauty-artist-vickyAt a very early age Vicky would bring her mother’s makeup to daycare. She would always be the go to person in her group of friends and family whenever they needed to be dolled up for an event or advice on hair and makeup. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and working for the music industry, Vicky feels blessed that she is still able to make room to do what she loves which is making someone feel special on their wedding day or bringing a photo shoot idea to life. Having done weddings, test shoots and photo-shoots for clothing, jewelry and EP covers, she is always learning to improve and evolve as a hair and makeup artist by testing out various looks from fashion magazines and reading beauty blogs.