Swell Beauty is a 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 Wedding at 14 and has truly found the passion in Weddings ever since.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 13 years. She has worked in many Top Salons doing Cut & Color, directing the Artistic Teams,& a part of Product Design.
She truly found her passion and love in doing Styling and Makeup for Special Occasions and making the her Clients look and feel fabulous. Her Dreams have turned into reality when she started Swell Beauty Hair & Makeup Artistry almost 3 years ago. She has been blessed to be a part of over 400+ Weddings,countless Special Occasions, many Fashion Shows, Charity Events, and Professional Photo-shoots & Print Work. Her work, has been featured on a episode of ““My Fair Wedding with David Tutera” as well as featured in Bridal magazines, blogs, websites and listed on Preferred Vendor Lists with Coordinators,Hotels and Venues. Her most recent Hair & Makeup work is featured on “WINNIE COUTURES” Website home page and amongst the Models throughout her Site.
She most recently expanded her on-location business and opened her First Bridal Salon in her favorite city, Laguna Beach. She is loving that her Clients can come get Salon and Spa Services for any occasion with her and her Swell Beauty Artists in her French Vintage Parlor inspired Salon.
Although being a Salon Owner and Hair & Makeup Artist is a big part of her life, she is most grateful to be married to her Husband for 11 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 so happy to be part of the Swell Beauty team and very thankful for her wonderful husband and puppy, Duke.
Laura – Makeup Artist
Laura has always been passionate about making people look beautiful. Growing up with three little sisters, there was always an opportunity to play “stylist” and “makeovers”.
Having had an interest in art and design, she went on to get her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and Visual Communication. She found her true talent and passion in learning to blend and match colors, and perfecting her skills with a brush. She then decided to use those skills toward something she also loved . . . Makeup! She worked for various cosmetic companies including Estee Lauder and Laura Mericer, until she found her home with Stila Cosmetics. She joined Stila’s Southern California Pro Artistry Team for seven years, training and working alongside top celebrity makeup artists. She has years of experience with special events, weddings, make-overs, photo shoots, and fashion shows.
Weddings have always been her specialty, helping a bride look and feel her very best for such an important day. Having a creative eye and attention to detail, she succeeds in flawless applications. Laura takes great pride in her work and will never give up on making people beautiful! She is married to a wonderful loving husband, and they have 3 children.
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.
Michele-Hair & Makeup Artist
Michele has been obsessed with makeup and hair since she was a child. At 2 years old her aunt had to pry her makeup bag away from her every day. She couldnt get enough. Her passion for the beauty industry flourished at 18, when she began to find an interest in extensions. Always doing hair and makeup for family and friends, she decided to enroll in Cosmetology School and make her passion a career. After extensive training, she began doing extensions for clients at school. Graduating top in her class for Color and Extensions, she went straight into a salon working full time doing what she loves.At 22 she got married and became passionate with the wedding industry. Bridal hair and makeup became all she looked at, practiced and studied. She started traveling doing on location hair and makeup for brides every weekend. Since then she has worked on photoshoots for countless photographers from Bali, Indonesia to North Shore, Hawaii, to everyday photoshoots for family photos, boudoir, and beyond. Michele is certfied in Goldwell Color Systems, Aveda Color, Keratin Extensions, Microbead Extensions, Skin Weft Extensions, and Brazilian Blowout Systems as well. Theres nothing she loves more in the world then working with brides, making clients feel beautiful on their special day, and working with them from trial to the big moment. Whether its your wedding, a night out event, a new style for a season, or getting long luscious locks,Michele is your girl.
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.
Shayla- Makeup Artist
Shayla has always had the love for Art and found her passion for makeup while she was young. She use to visit her Mom at Estee Lauder while growing up and loved every part of watching her do makeup. She grew to love the same passion and decided to Start doing makeup Proffessionally. She Trained at Bobby Brown Makeup School while working at Nordstrom for two Years and has been doing freelance makeup for 5 years which includes Weddings,Special Events, Print work and TV.
She loves being a part of someones Special Day, making them feel even more beautiful and comfortable in their own Skin.
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.
Stephanie- Airbrush Tanning Artist
Stephanie has a love for making women feel beautiful,Tan and Sun kissed. She has found much Joy in mobile Spray Tanning and even loves to be Tan hersel. She loves that you can get a healthy tan with amazing organic Products. She has been a local Beach girl for over 16 years, is happily married with 3 kids.
Brittney- Eyelash Technician
I always thought having short, blonde eyelashes was a curse and wearing gunky waterproof mascara was going to be the bane of my existence. And then, 4 years ago, all my dreams came true…eyelash extensions!! On top of being waterproof, there was no more need for mascara or an eyelash curler! I got them on and have never went back!
Moving to California, I quickly realized that all eyelash technicians were not created equal. It was hard to find someone I really liked or who I felt I could trust to do my lashes. That’s when I thought, “Hey, I could do that!” From that moment, I decided to get trained and certified to become an eyelash technician. Whether it’s a natural eye or a glam cat eye, it never ceases to amaze me how a set of eyelash extensions can transform a face. My goal has always been to achieve a higher standard of customer satisfaction, making each client feel beautiful an “eye” catching!
Danielle- Hair Artist
Danielle has a passion and eye for creating Natural looking hair extensions. After being in the industry for over 12 years and trying up to 10 different types of hair extensions in her own hair, Danielle decided to take her experience and creativity to develop her own way of custom coloring, placing natural looking hair extensions. Many stylists started to notice and asked if she could train them. This led her to develop her own brand, now called Natural Beaded Row hair extensions, in which she educates all over the world with her online home study course. She also loves the art and science of hair color, this has helped to blend and perfect NBR extensions, to give her clients a full tranformation.