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-
Dee – Head Hair Artist & 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 like Wynn Claybaugh, Robert Cromeans, Douglas Parks, and many more great Mentors, learning great techniques in both Hair & Makeup. Since Graduating, Dee has been doing Hair & Makeup professionally for over 16 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. Her Dreams turned into reality when she started her On-location business “Swell Beauty” Hair & Makeup Artistry almost 5 years ago. She then expanded her on-location business and opened her First Special Occasions Salon in her favorite city, Laguna Beach 3 years ago. She has been honored to be a part of over 1000 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 (Martha Stewart, Green Wedding Shoes, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Winnie Couture, Magnolia Magazine,Oc Style Report, LA Travel Magazine, Locale Magazine,Lucky Magazine,Swim Spot, Wedding Reality Tv Shows (My Fair Wedding) & many more Websites, Blogs, Newspapers, and listed on Preferred Vendor Lists with Coordinators,Hotels and Venues. She is very excited for what the future has in store with her own Wedding Venue in the works.
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 12 years and being a mother to her 3 Handsome boys.
Stacey – Hair & Makeup Artist
Stacey grew up as a total tomboy. It wasn’t until high school that she fell completely in love with girl world. She was highly involved in the art programs at school and her love of painting and music turned into a love of makeup & hair Styling, just another way to turn something simple and beautiful into a masterpiece. She quickly became involved with local photo shoots, senior pictures and many weddings. She currently works at the Disneyland resort portraying the role of Cinderella and has been doing makeup & hair there since 2007. Meeting thousands of little girls each day, she understands how much girls, and women, long to look and feel beautiful. Since then she has been part of several LA fashion photo shoots and even more weddings. Her work has been featured in Ceremony Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes, Style Me Pretty, and LA Confidential. Stacey is a recent newlywed of December 2013 herself and understands the importance and privilege it is to be part of that special day. She is now offering Eye Lash Extensions at the Swell Beauty Salon. She is so happy to be part of the Swell Beauty team and very thankful for her wonderful husband and puppy, Duke.
Haley- Makeup Artist
Haley has always been passionate about beauty, and from a young age performed make-overs on friends and family.She started her makeup career at 13 for high school theater productions and continued working as a freelance makeup artist throughout university. While attending USC, Haley helped sororities get ready for events and also worked in conjunction with the LA Film School on some short films.She perfected her technique as a beauty advisor with Christian Dior, and is currently working as a Freelance Artist for Estee Lauder.Her work has been featured in music videos, on album covers and in short films. She loves helping clients create a perfect, elegant look for any occasion, and prides herself on making people feel beautiful.
Rebecca- Makeup Artist
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.
Madison- Hair & Makeup Artist
Madison has been in the makeup & beauty industry for 13 years, beginning her career fresh out of high school. Growing up, She always knew makeup artistry was something that she wanted to do. Her passion for makeup has allowed her to pursue her love for hair & makeup full time. While discovering her ability to manage others, She worked her way up the corporate ladder and found herself running one of the largest MAC stores on the West Coast. Since then, she has had the opportunity to work in multiple fashion weeks, go through extensive trainings to keep up with current trends, and has even been able to work with a few celebrities. She is so fortunate that she gets to feed her creative side through her makeup artistry, and is eager to see what the future holds.
Elisa- Hair & Makeup Artist
Hair and beauty have always interested Elisa ever since she was a young girl because of the art it involved and the feeling of confidence it exposed in people. From age 16-18 she helped with high school productions with performance makeup and hair. After high school she graduated & continued her love for beauty, doing Weddings and Fashion. She then attended the prestigious Toni and Guy Academy, developing her skills in hair, makeup, eyebrows and nails, graduating & earning her cosmetologist license. She has also worked on many editorial and fashion photo shoots, runway shows and attended advance courses at the academy in Orange County and Santa Monica. She continued her education and training in performing, educating and plate form artistry with hair and makeup under Riccardo Altieri from the Altieri Brothers. She continues to love the hair and makeup industry and especially loves Weddings.
Lauren– Hair Artist
Lauren Wheeler has a long and vibrant career in the relm of beauty. Since her youth she was a natural born artist, and to this day is very involved in multi-medium arts including photography, portraiture, and painting. Drawing inspiration from her world travels, she carries this artistic flare into her passion for styling hair and has always said, “I feel that hair is just another natural material to create beauty and art.” Her uniquic perspective and attention to detail are just a few features that make up Lauren’s true point of difference. With no shortage of creativity, she is a great listener and thrives off the satisfaction of a job well done.
Melody– Hair & Makeup Artist
Melody is a hairstylist and makeup artist who takes great pride in making people look and feel beautiful on their wedding day. She is a licensed Cosmetologist, and for over 10 years she has worked at creating a great reputation with all of her clientele.
Her work has been featured in The Knot Magazine, Southern Bride Magazine, Polka Dot Bride, Forget Me Knot Weddings, and Green Wedding Shoes. Her desire to learn and constantly improve in her craft is evident in her work. She will always bring a warm and personal approach to each and every one of her clients.
Melody has been married for 8 years and loves being a mom to two sweet boys.
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.
Renee– Makeup Artist
Renee has been doing makeup for weddings, advertisements and editorial shoots for over 12 years. With a clean and precise style of makeup, she likes to capture and bring out the best features for each face. Having a sensitivity to color allows her to individualize each look and create custom blends tailored to each skin tone.
Renee’s work has been seen in Health Mag,Oprah Magazine,Men’s Health, and Advertisements such as Armani Exchange, Apple, Billabong, Kohls, Roxy, Target, and many many more.
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
Cindy 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
At 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.