Aimee Lam is a Bay Area makeup artist specializing in bridal hair and makeup. With a background in design art and photography, Aimee can help bring out the best features and beauty in you. So relax and ready to be pampered.
I found Aimee through a combination of social media and recommendation from an old colleague. Her prices, while on the higher end, were still within reason and competitive with the rates I received from other vendors. Since hair and makeup play...
s such a big role on the wedding day, we felt that this would be well worth it given Aimee's body of work, and the fact that we would be booking the team for myself, my bridesmaids, and our Moms.
The package I booked included a hair and makeup trial with Aimee. I told Aimee I wanted to look like myself, but a more done up and glamorous version. I had had some bad experiences at makeup counters previously who didn't know how to do makeup for Asian eyes. Aimee ended up doing eyeliner, false lashes, and eyeshadow - things that I feel never look good on me, but somehow Aimee made it look so natural and beautiful in test photos! I only wish I was paying more attention to what she was doing.
What I appreciated most about Aimee was her demeanor. Planning a wedding, and especially the wedding day itself, can be extremely stressful and chaotic. Aimee was very calm and relaxing. She really put me at ease and gave me a moment to sit in the hair and makeup chair and just breathe and take it all in. While she was still socializing, she was very focused and respectful of our timelines to make sure that everyone's look could be completed to their satisfaction and with time to spare for photos. Demi and Grace were also so patient and kind with juggling my bridesmaids' and Moms' preferences. Everyone ended up looking so beautiful! Even though I was emotional and it was particularly windy during the ceremony, my makeup didn't run and my curls and half-up/half-down hairstyle stayed in place.
It can be so difficult trusting strangers with such an important life event, but I am so glad that I ended up booking Aimee. I felt like my most beautiful self on my wedding day and can only hope that every bride can feel as comfortable as I did in my own skin.
Reviewed On 12/08/2016 by Sara T
I engaged with a handful of different makeup artists for my wedding celebrations and Aimee was, by far, my absolute favorite. She’s really fun, sweet, friendly, professional, and personable. She’s not just a makeup/hair artist. She’s a passiona...
te one and her work truly speaks volumes to that. She has an eye for such detail, even the tiniest little ones, that you KNOW she wants you to not only look your best and also FEEL your best and that’s so crucial on the big day.
Sometimes the email responses are a little slow but with a follow up, there is always a response. When she’s in the room with you doing a trial or your day of, she is there 110% which is more than respectable. She’s always on time if not early. Was never late and that’s a quality I really value (especially on such important days!). My makeup and hair were flawless on the day of, seriously. After 10+ hours of wear including some perspiration due to the warm weather, all the hugs and kisses and guests literally putting their face to mine, everything still looked PERFECT! Not joking. So many guests asked me who had done my makeup and hair. Aimee is the best. I wish I could have another wedding but only so that I could have her do my makeup and hair again, haha!
Also, don’t be turned off by her pricing. At first, I was like “this is way too much, I’d never spend this much..” but Aimee is more than worth it. I’ve now tried a handful of other makeup artists in addition to Aimee and can confidently recommend you NOT waste your time with other trials (they do add up!) and if Aimee’s style is what you’re looking for, just book a trial with her already! Trust me. You won’t regret it!
Reviewed On 11/15/2016 by Dee S
OMG! Amiee is an amazing artist! Very simply put, she turned the clock back more than 30 years for me looking like 20 something! Not only can she do magic with her brushes and makeup, her hairstyling was also amazing. She puts in more than 100%...
of her efforts. She is also very nice, soft spoken and always smiling and fun to work with.
Reviewed On 4/21/2016 by Kim N
I love Aimee!! She's so sweet and talented! I learned about her after reading a wedding magazine that featured her as a make-up artist. I fell in love with her work because she's able to make a bride look glamorous yet natural. She's very appro...
achable, professional, and responsive.
I had a trial make-up session with her months before the wedding, and prior to our meeting, she asked me to send her a photo of me without and with make-up as well as photos of hair and make-up that I wanted for the wedding. She wanted to be prepared when she met with me so that our time would be efficient. I loved how I looked from our session, and she took photos from that day so she could remember how I wanted to look that day.
On the day of the wedding, she showed up early to ensure that I would be ready in time for the photographers' arrival. She was also very flexible and helped do my mom's make-up last minute. My mom wanted to do her own make-up but I insisted she got professional help after seeing her the night prior at my rehearsal dinner. My mom ended up loving the make-up Aimee did for her as well. I also had my bridesmaids hair done, so Aimee had an assistant to help with them. Everything turned out just the way I wanted, and I felt beautiful on my wedding day. :)
Reviewed On 6/22/2011 by Dana S
Aimee's wonderful! She has such great insight. She was recommended to me by my friend, and seeing what a great job Aimee did for my friend on her wedding day, and hearing all the positive comments from my friend, I wanted Aimee as my makeup art...
ist also. I'm glad she was available that day! She did a wonderful job on my bridesmaids' makeup, and my makeup and hair. She was quick too! We all loved her and her work. Compliments were plentiful from all the guests.
Aimee's so easy to talk to and get along with. She asked me what look I wanted, and being so naive to makeup and hair, I really had no idea. I flipped through some magazines, but her ideas were so much more helpful. Her work is just beautiful!!
I definitely recommend her--enough said!