12 Picks for Wedding Hair and Makeup Pros in Los Angeles

These beauty experts will have you looking like an angel in the city named for them.
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Elle Cashin
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  • Elle writes for The Knot online with a focus on fashion, covering gown design trends and shoppable accessories.
  • Elle is a contributor to wedding publications across the country, including Brides, The New York Times Vows and Modern Luxury Weddings.
  • Prior to shifting to weddings, Elle covered lifestyle, culture and celebrity across Chicago as the editor of the Chicago Tribune’s SPLASH magazine, where she interviewed cele...
Updated Apr 18, 2024

Trying to find wedding hair and makeup in Los Angeles is like sifting through a haystack: The options are endless in a city so centered around beauty. But there are a handful of key factors to consider—this isn't just any hair and makeup after all, it's your wedding hair and makeup. So, where to begin? Check out The Knot Vendor Marketplace for a curated list of award-winning and highly rated hair and makeup artists in Los Angeles, and browse our list of top picks below. Then, get to the fun part: Scour the internet for inspiration pics of makeup and hairstyles you love, and craft a list of questions to ask your beauty team in the trial and leading up to the big day. Pro tip: If you're a destination bride getting married in LA but are not familiar with the market there, consider using a beauty concierge to help you book the right vendors. (Two we love are Anomalie Beauty Agency and Ellwyn & Cass.) Once you've got your vendors locked in, let the skincare prep begin!

Bliss Bridal Beauty

No matter what look you're going for, the Bliss Bridal Beauty team can execute it. In addition to full-service bridal hair and wedding makeup in Los Angeles, the team's range of services includes everything from airbrush makeup to men's grooming to light touch ups for flower girls, and their signature aesthetic is pure timeless elegance with a luxury twist. Bliss is a Best of Weddings Hall of Famer, and "our mission is simple," the team shares: "to enhance your natural beauty while ensuring you feel like the best version of yourself." If you aren't convinced yet, take note: Bliss' signature airbrush makeup formula is designed to last 12 to 18 hours—just what you'll need to party all night.

Review Spotlight: "I am SO grateful for the Bliss Bridal team. They were easy to work with, quick to reply during the planning process and incredible on the day of the wedding. As the bride, they were able to accomplish exactly what I envisioned. I did something a little different than in my trial and they pivoted and still gave me the PERFECT look that lasted all night. They were also so wonderful getting my bridesmaids and moms ready. The stylists were on time and ready to go, keeping everything on schedule. What I love about Bliss is they give you the number of stylists needed for your services - which allows you to pay a good price without also having to get people up at the crack of dawn. I couldn't recommend Bliss more!!" –Kelly S., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Mia Mo Styles

Owner Mia Morrison got into the beauty business 14 years ago but just recently began beautifying brides in Southern California—and they're all the luckier for it. "I noticed there was something missing on the bridal platforms in Southern California, and I was shocked," Morrison says. "I've had brides that were in countless weddings before their own, and they opted out of getting their hair and makeup done because they just didn't trust the artists and stylists were skilled enough to service them with confidence. I want all brides to feel seen, heard and represented." Now, she's doing just that, with Mia Mo Styles' signature aesthetic of soft glam. "I consider myself a glam goddess, so my focus with every bride is to elevate her natural beauty and also create timeless matte looks with a hint of that goddess glow," Morrison says. She's also a master of hair extensions. "I specialize in healthy hair extensions and soft glam for multicultural parties. We have over 12 textures and 10 lengths, with three signature extension installs and makeup looks available."

Review Spotlight: "I had a destination wedding and the main stressor was finding a local hair stylist that would be able to do (Black) natural hair. My girlfriend was helping me search online and found Mia's profile on the knot. After our first consultation, I was relieved to know Mia was a stylist that specializes in natural hair. She was so easy to talk to and had great input. Communication was clear and easy during the months leading up to my wedding. My hair was AMAZINGLY beautiful and just what we discussed. I opted for extensions and Mia took care of ordering and prepping those for me, which made the wedding day run so smoothly. I could not have SLAYED my look without her." –Gabrielle W., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Makeup & Skincare by Teresa Miranda

Prepping your skin is the first step to beautiful bridal makeup, and Makeup & Skincare by Teresa Miranda is full-service in that way. Though she's on location for the big day, Miranda has a studio in the San Fernando Valley where she offers facials, lash lifts, brow lamination and more. Brides can book appointments leading up to the big day so their skin is a fresh and clean canvas when the wedding arrives. Her goal? To pull that magical glow out of each bride, and her track record proves she's doing just that: Miranda has exclusively 5-star reviews and received a Best of Weddings award from The Knot in 2024.

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Review Spotlight: "Teresa did an amazing job with my hair and makeup for my special day! I liked how easygoing she was in addition to her creative craft, which made me feel at ease as I shared how I'd like my hair and makeup to look for the big day! My hair and makeup made me feel so confident and happy, thank you so much Teresa and to your team!" –Stephanie P., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Christy Yoo Artistry

Christy Yoo Artistry's signature service is known as the Bridal Concierge and includes an onsite hair and makeup artist to be with the bride all day long, helping with touch ups for photos and available to change up the look from ceremony to reception (classic down waves to a party pony is our current favorite change-up). The signature aesthetic is glamorous and luxe, and the team caters to all skin tones; they're a particular favorite for Asian bridal makeup in Los Angeles, and owner Christy Yoo is a dark hair styling expert and educator.

Review Spotlight: "If you are looking for an artist you can trust as an East Asian bride looking for Hollywood waves, Christy is your girl! Hair and makeup was an absolute priority for me, and Christy was always kind, professional and thorough. She made me feel so heard and taken care of throughout the whole process, not just the day of, but also in the weeks leading up to the day. She definitely earned my trust!" –Regina L., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Beauty Lounge LA

Owner Lisa Erin Freshman has been doing celebs' hair and makeup in Los Angeles for 15 years, and it's the stories she hears in the chair that keep her coming back. "Everyone has a story, and everyone is a 'celebrity' in their own right," Freshman says. "What I love most about this industry is hearing where everyone is from and how they end up where they are." She's known for great conversation and setting her brides at ease on the wedding day, keeping things relaxed and light. "I pride myself on my calm, cool, collective self," she says. "I bring a calmness and reassurance to the day that ensures the bride and bridal party feel confident and comfortable." Beauty Lounge LA's hair and makeup services in Los Angeles are reasonably priced and have earned her a place in The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, not to mention more than 50 glowing reviews.

Review Spotlight: "Loved working with Lisa!! She did my bridal hair & makeup as well as my mom + bridesmaids, and she totally got my vision! I did a trial with her and she was very receptive and listened to my feedback and executed my look perfectly the day of. I felt incredibly beautiful and both hair & makeup lasted all night, even on a randomly rainy LA day. Would work with her again!" –Abby M., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

FUSE Hair + Beauty

A Best of Weddings Hall of Famer and recipient of more than 80 standout reviews on The Knot Vendor Marketplace, FUSE Hair + Beauty has two hubs: Nashville and Southern California. Founded by experienced beauty pro Chelsea Sanfillippo, this hair and makeup vendor offers a plethora of services to have you looking your best, from spray tans leading up to the big day to airbrush makeup for the wedding, luxe hair extensions and lash application, men's grooming and more. Pro tip: Book early. Though there are more than 30 stylists between its two branches, FUSE sends dedicated teams to spend the whole wedding day with brides and their bridesmaids (rather than book multiple weddings per day). With that type of commitment, they're booking up to two years in advance.

Review Spotlight: "Chelsea and her team went above and beyond for my special day. The team did an A-plus job also fitting the makeup and hair to everyone's personalities as well. It wasn't just bridal hair, but styled to fit the person. One of my bridesmaids had the coolest viking braids hairstyle with edgy makeup that fit her perfectly, while others had glam and classy styles that fit them better. Overall, an amazing experience! 10/10." –Julie H., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Absolutely Beautiful Hair and Makeup

This mobile makeup artist in Los Angeles has been ranked in The Knot's Best of Weddings every year since 2012; and, in addition to their proven bridal experience, owner Kat Laskey and her Absolutely Beautiful Hair and Makeup team boast a decade of experience doing hair and makeup in the entertainment world. Their services are fully customizable, but we love the Queen for a Day package, which keeps an artist with you for 12 hours, assisting in touch-ups for the bride and her bridesmaids, hair and makeup changes for the reception and looking photo-ready at all times. As for products, they use the best: Nars, Dior, Chanel and Laura Mercier, to name a few. If cruelty-free products are important to you or you have a favorite product to incorporate, just say the word. Laskey and her team will curate the perfect product lineup for each bride.

Review Spotlight: "Kat and her team were so absolutely incredible! First, she really took the time to make sure that I looked good and felt amazing (I really don't know too much about makeup and hair, so her help here was so appreciated). Her team was professional and kind and kept us on time (we did my bridal hair and makeup + hair & makeup for 7 bridesmaids plus my mom). Everyone looked beautiful! Lastly, I danced SO HARD at my wedding and my makeup and hair still looked so good at the end of the night. Idk what magic Kat worked to keep me from looking like a swamp witch by the end of the night but I literally couldn't recommend her more!" –Erin C., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Emily Lynn & Co.

Finished look of stunning bride as she looks at her bouquet
Photo: Emily Lynn & Co.

This mega crew of talented hair and makeup artists is all about good vibes—and bringing them to cool-girl brides on their big days. Their track record proves that it works: Emily Lynn & Co.'s beauty work has been published nationwide and appeared on billboards and on film and TV. "We specialize in natural, effortless, modern hair and makeup looks, allowing our clients to feel like the best version of themselves and not overdone," says founder Emily Wright. "Embracing individualism and empowering natural beauty is what we are all about!" The team is available for Los Angeles weddings and destination events.

Review Spotlight: "Emily is the best! She helped me look my absolute best on the wedding day. I also did a pre-wedding trial run and that was so worth it! Emily took the time to ask me questions on what I like and want, and explained everything she was doing. I could not believe how beautiful and healthy my face looked. Airbrushing the foundation was a game-changer for me. I wish she could come over and do my makeup every day!" –Cyndy

Salt Spell Beauty

Gorgeous bride putting on her traditional headpiece to finish the look
Photo: Salt Spell Beauty

If you're looking for a unique experience on your wedding day, especially if you're seeking an Indian bridal makeup artist in Los Angeles, look no further. Salt Spell Beauty goes above and beyond hair and makeup: Their Bridal Ritual includes deep breathing and intention setting to transform you into a radiant bride before even the first brush of bronzer. For Indian weddings—and any of the events leading up to them—the ritual includes early morning arrival, ritual bath preparation, a lifting rose quartz facial massage and help with jewelry setting. It's an experience that prepares you physically and mentally for the most important day of your life. (And, by the way, the beauty itself is flawless.)

Review Spotlight: "The Salt Spell ladies made my day SO special! The second they walked into my room, we all immediately clicked and I knew I made the right decision for my hair & makeup. The pre-glam facial was so calming, and the perfect way to kick off our session. My hair and makeup turned out FLAWLESS and I could not be happier. They have a contagious energy and truly made me feel beautiful. I would highly recommend these girls for your wedding day!" –Jesse J.

Amy H Makeup

Earning The Knot's Best of Weddings award seven years running, Amy H Makeup also has a spot in the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and more than 130 stellar reviews. It's no wonder: Her aesthetic is timeless and elegant, and her service offerings are unique. Of particular note in this era of changing up your bridal look is Amy's Bridal Secretary Service. It includes not only hair and makeup in the morning but also multiple on-site hair changes to change your look with the second dress. And with Amy, the prep starts early. Her bridal trials include a skin tone analysis in which she recommends the right products to prep your face leading up to the wedding, a brow reshaping and false lash application.

Review Spotlight: "Amy is so incredibly kind, professional and talented—I was very anxious and stressed about the wedding and had no idea where to even begin with makeup/hair services, but Amy guided me through every step of the way. My makeup and hair held up for the entire six-hour event, through the Western first half of our wedding and into the Chinese half. I will 100000% come back to Amy the next time I have a major event I need to look AMAZING for! 100% recommend for talent and excellent service!" –Krystal S., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

With Love by: Kelsie Lyn

Her client roster reads like a Who's Who: Kelsie Lyn has beautified the likes of Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Chloe Bailey and, most recently, Peloton star Tunde Oyeneyin. So it's safe to say she's a go-to for bridal beauty and, as a Black makeup artist in Los Angeles, she specializes in a variety of skin tones and hair textures (tap her for wig application, braids, locs, updos, soft waves and more). As for skincare, meet with her leading up to the wedding, and she'll have you prepped and ready with services and products. Education is key, and she'll be by your side all the way up to "I do."

Review Spotlight: "Kelsie Lyn works wonders with wedding hair. I requested a natural hairstyle that still had all the drama and elegance one would want for their wedding day. She more than delivered on the most beautiful avant-garde bun that perfectly complemented the most perfect day. She's a consummate professional, friendly, timely, pays close attention to detail and oh so talented and flexible with any texture of hair. There's no one else I would've wanted for such a special day." –Lynessa M., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Lucy Luna Beauty

A winner of The Knot Best of Weddings for the last three years, Lucy Luna and her team have experience that goes beyond bridal: They bring a dose of red-carpet beauty expertise to brides, as well. From hair extensions to full glam, they excel in A-list beauty. The team offers fully onsite hair and makeup services—but if you have an unconventional venue or aren't using a hotel as a home base, check out their Bridal Studio, a chic space for your girls to gather for big-day beauty prep.

Review Spotlight: "Lucy recently did the makeup for my daughter's wedding in Laguna Beach. She has a wonderful personality, creating a positive and enjoyable experience for us all. She was friendly and thoughtful to each person's needs and wants, and she was calm, especially with the nervous bride. Lucy used high-quality products that lasted throughout the wedding, and the results looked fantastic on each person. She maintained hygiene standards by using clean applicators, ensuring a safe and professional service. The makeup photographed exceptionally well, capturing the beauty of the wedding party. I highly recommend Lucy!" –Ilene C.

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