Destination Beauty by CassandraMcClure.com

Palo Alto, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Cassandra rises above the rest with her experience as a licensed HD makeup and hair artist and team leader. She is well-known in the bay area for her her passion for beauty education at CMA (Cassandra McClure Academy) at Vizazvoo Salon in Palo Alto. Her female-only team includes an on site micro-blading specialist, expert eyelash extension artists, a masseuse, aestheticians and even a slew of photographers specializing in weddings and events. The CM team continue to produce luxury services on location at the clients' request. CMA only uses quality HD makeup products and certified artists. "We don't book multiple weddings in one day. We care about how your photos turn out so we make sure they go smoothly. We make an effort to coordinate with the your wedding planner and photographer to set up a time line that's right for you. We can't wait to be apart of your bride tribe. All of our business comes from referrals so we make sure you love us enough to brag! We love our clients and prove it and we plan to keep it that way!" -Cassandra McClure, Bride Magazine

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Cassandra takes great pride in her work as a beauty HD makeup artist and mentor. She has a passion for educating women of all ages on topics like products and trends while striving to create a comfortable environment where each woman feels empowered and beautiful. "Less is more. Makeup should be used to enhance natural beauty, not overpower it." -Cassandra McClure, Bride Magazine
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Location

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Years in business

5

Number of employees

15

Times hired on Thumbtack

465

Reviews

44 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Jun 20, 2017
    Cassandra M. Jun 21, 2017

    Hi, Thank you for leaving us a star rating based on our services! ✨💕 Best, Cassandra

  • Bianca A. Jun 14, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review Updated
    Cassandra M. Jun 21, 2017

    Hi Bianca, Sorry Ayana was a bit late to your wedding! You and your bridesmaids looked fabulous and I hope we can service you again sometime! Best, Cassandra

  • Verified Review Original
    I had a contract for myself and 2 of my bridesmaids. It included Bride makeup & hair and for my 2 bridesmaids only make up with lashes. Months before the wedding I had sent out pictures of the make up and hair due we desired. The day before my wedding Cassandra texted me the pictures I had sent to her previously of our looks. She said make up artist Ayana would arrive at my hotel door at 5:30 am to set up and start my hair @ 6:00am, then bridesmaid #1 @ 7:00am for make up and 2nd bridesmaid at 8:00am for make up then to follow it would be myself @ 9:00am to do my makeup. I agreed and said it was great sent her my hotel room number. I was aiming to be done by 10 am. Her make up artist Ayana showed up 1 hour late. I had called Cassandras mobile number 2 times and left a voicemail, she then texted me back at 5:55am," Hi! I just called Ayana, she must be running late! So Sorry!.." and "Just spoke with her. She's driving from San Mateo and said she'll arrive by 6:30 or so, which is more than enough time for everyone! No worries!!!" She started to work on me at 7:00am. Ayana did half of my hair and while doing it she used our crulying iorns because she only brought one. I was completely fine with it. Ayana mentioned that Cassandra never told her to show up @5:30am that she took the job because it was a last minute thing and Cassandra had no one else to do the job. She then continued with my make up & it did not come out nearly what I had previously sent to them. I was still optimistic being that it was my wedding day and I wanted things to go smooth. She did not completely finish my work and started working on one of my bridesmaid at 9:50am. By this time we knew she would not be able to complete my 2nd bridesmaid make up, therefore my bridesmaid left to MAC to try and get her makeup done. Luckily they took her in. My bridesmaid that had her makeup started at 9:50 am was still not complete and it was already 11am. I was not able to take pictures with my bridesmaid due to timing. Every one was running late. Finally, the bridesmaid who left to MAC came back looking flawless and Ayana had ask to take a picture because she would let Cassandra know she did not have time so she had to go to MAC. My other bridesmaid make up was HORRIBLE and rushed!!! 11:15 am and still not complete. She was also unaware that we were all doing lashes because she said Cassandra did not inform her. This was a very disturbing experience and I am looking forward for a refund! No bride should ever go through anything this horrendous. Moral of the story, if you have a small bridal party do not book them because you will not be their priority!!! Cassandra and I had a few text the day of my wedding. Anaya had lied and sent her a picture of my bridesmaid with MAC makeup and tried getting credit for it. I instantly gave her a little background of what had happened and Cassandra said she was not late and that Anaya had more than enough time to finish all three of us. Such a bad experience. Looking forward to getting refunded. Bianca Acero
  • Kha D. Jun 9, 2017
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    This girl took my money for wedding hair and makeup and did NOT show up on my WEDDING DAY!!! What a joke this business is!!! Contacted her several times and all i got back was a text "oh we didn't have you on our books for some reason" 🤷🏽‍♀️. Are you fucking kidding me? My fucking wedding day!!! If you can not organize your fucking schedule don't even do business!!! Did NOT even call or anything! One TEXT that is it! No apology was received!!! And guess what, she literally was at a club the night before and posted all over her social media!!! Fucking ruin my wedding day and being so fucking unprofessional and irresponsible!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
    Cassandra M. Jun 10, 2017

    Hi Kha, We refunded your money since no contract was received. You did not sign the documents so we did not have you on our calendar. We never got any calls or texts to follow up with us. We did send you a message explaining this but maybe you missed it. Also, we did apologize and we are sorry about the misunderstanding! Best, Cassandra

  • Janet C. Jun 5, 2017
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Did not follow through on quote. I marked her as hired and did not hear back. In the future please follow through.
    Cassandra M. Jun 10, 2017

    Hi Janet, As described in our message to you, we request that you get in touch with us via phone. We never heard from you to secure the deposit and sign contracts. Sorry for the confusion! Best, Cassandra McClure

  • Thumbtack Customer May 24, 2017
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    Cassandra M. Jun 21, 2017

    Hi! Thanks for leaving honest feedback! Best, Cassandra

  • Hang L. Apr 23, 2017
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    I'm new to the area and didn't know which make up artist to hire so I decided to google up some and look at some profiles. Thumbtack popped up and I filled in the form of what I needed. Not long after I filled out the form, I received few make up artist emails. Cassandra was the first one I received. She gave me a quote right up front. At that time, I was not sure of the wedding date so I didn't response right away. Others gave up on me but Cassandra followed up and I'm glad she did. I was tight on the budget but Cassandra was very understanding and worked with me. I texted her few pictures of what I liked and she had no problem, even though I did changed my mind of a hairdo a week before my wedding. On the wedding day, she arrived on time and ready to make me look beautiful. I appreciated her for booking me even though it was on a Holiday. It was very cold that day but not once she complained. Thank you, Cassandra.
    Cassandra M. Jun 21, 2017

    Hi Hang, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure helping you get ready for your wedding! I hope to see you again soon! Best, Cassandea

  • Cole B. Apr 22, 2017
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Thank you!
    She did wonderfully!
    Cassandra M. Jun 21, 2017

    Hi Cole, THANK YOU! 🙏🏼

  • Ivonne G. Apr 4, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review Updated
    Celebrity Makeup Artist!!
    Cassandra and her team arrived early and brought their A game! Cassandra is professional and is all about obtaining perfect results which I appreciate. She allowed me to derail her a bit when I asked her to join in my wedding festivities including a morning meditation. My mother had never had professional makeup application and was resistant but she accepted a little touch up. She embraced my exacting demands and showed love and compassion while remaining in control. Cassandra, welcome to my tribe!
    Cassandra M. Apr 4, 2017

    Ivonne, We still can't believe we got to be your glam squad for you and your family during the morning, ceremony and evening reception. We are truly honored to (still) have such a strong group accept us with loving arms. The meditation was something we hadn't experienced before but we all loved it and think every bride should have a moment of peace before the big day! Thank you for your feedback. I will be passing this information along to my team. Best of luck on your new journey, Cassandra CEO & Founder, CassandraMcClure.com

  • Verified Review Original
    Celebrity Makeup Artist!!
    Cassandra and her team arrived early and brought their A game! Cassandra is professional and is all about obtaining perfect results which I appreciate. She allowed me to derail her a bit when I asked her to join in my wedding festivities including a morning meditation. My mother had never had professional makeup application and was resistant but she accepted a little touch up. She embraced my exacting demands and showed love and compassion while remaining in control. Cassandra, welcome to my tribe!
  • Trish B. Mar 30, 2017
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    REDICULOSLY frustrating to get service.
    No service accepted. Too many requests, texts, etc. She may be good, but the service for initial info is awful.
    Cassandra M. Apr 22, 2017

    Hi Trish, We did get ahold of you but you didn't provide us with your address and details for service to be provided. We require that information for the contract we send to each client. I'm sorry you didn't understand. Best of luck, Cassandra

  • Nicole M. Mar 28, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Amazing makeup
    Cassandra and her tram gave me dream makeup for my wedding. The pictures speak for themselves. She had great attention to detail and everything came out perfectly. I would definitely hire her again for future events :)
    Cassandra M. Mar 28, 2017

    Hi Nicole, You looked amazing last weekend and so did your mother and all of your bridesmaids! I'm so glad you choose us to glam you all up and even happier we could make everyone smile! Thank you so much for the kind words.. I hope we meet again soon, maybe for a maternity shoot? 😄 👶🏼 Wishing you and David all the happiness in the world! ❤ Best, Cassandra

  • Dana M. Mar 26, 2017
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Total Pro!
    I hired Cassandra based on excellent reviews and wonderful before/after photos. She was responsive, communicative, and clearly knows her craft! Unfortunately, my circumstances changed a bit so I wasn't able to move forward with the services she and her team offer. She was understanding and professional about everything. The next time I'm in the Bay Area, I will gladly hire Cassandra!
    Cassandra M. Mar 28, 2017

    Hi Dana, Thanks for taking the time to do your research on our company. As you can tell we pride ourselves in the 100's of reviews on Wedding Wire, Facebook, Yelp and Thumbtack! We are sure to make all of our clients happy by pampering them to the fullest extent, even if they are on a budget. I'm glad we were able to connect and it's so unfortunate we didn't get to meet. I was happy to offer you a refund because of your circumstances and I wish you and your husband all the blessings in the universe! Thank you for the kind review. Yours truly, Cassandra

  • Candice D. Jan 20, 2017
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review Updated
    True Professional!
    Thank you Cassandra! The photos came out fantastic and I loved my looks! I will be calling you again, soon!
    Cassandra M. Feb 9, 2017

    Thank you, Candice!

  • Verified Review Original
    Love the services she provides! So accomplished in all her ventures!!
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    Hi Candice, We really enjoyed servicing your engagement photo shoot and can't wait until the big day! See you soon, The Cassandra McClure Washington State Mobile Division

  • Sam G. Jan 12, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Fun & professional
    Cassandra was a ton of fun and made everyone comfortable for our office photo shoot. Having her come in changed headshot day from a pretty mundane task into a really fun activity the team is still talking about.
    Cassandra M. Jan 15, 2017

    Hi Sam, Thank you so much for having me come to the Man Crates office! I had a blast myself and can't wait to see how the photos come out! Best of luck this year, Cassandra

  • Rob F. Jan 9, 2017
    Makeup Artistry Lessons
    Verified Review
    Cassandra saved the day!
    After a local thumbtack "pro" cancelled on me a week before my sisters wedding I was hesitant to put out another request, but when I did Cassandra responded within minutes assuring me that she was reliable and licenced. After reading over her profile and checking out her (amazing) website and photos I was still hesitant to send any money for a deposit before service, so she offered to meet my sister & I (at no cost) in Palo Alto for coffee. Once we met her we were so happy we did! I don't know where we would have been without Cassandra and her amazing team but I don't want to know ! They are truly worth every penny. . Being a man I didn't understand how makeup could cost over $100 (the other gal quoted $60 without a contract but flaked!) Cassandra was actually excited to explain all that goes into what she does from the training, contracts, travel, business expenses and her top-of-the-line makeup and hair products. At the end I felt confident my money was going to a good company. My sister loves makeup and was simply blown away with Cassandra's expertise with makeup, skincare and her overall career background in the makeup world. We can't thank Cassandra enough for her work and impact on our family and friends and we wish her the best in her Mobile Styling start-up. She knows we will do anything we can to help her because I know she'll give the best advice and price within the beauty industry. Thanks Cassandra, Robert F. Smith
    Cassandra M. Jan 9, 2017

    Hi Rob, Thanks so much to you and your family for such lovely detailed review! I will be seeing you soon, Cassandra

  • Crystal F. Jan 8, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Brothers Wedding
    We had hair and makeup. Very professional finish and a great first time experience. Hair could have held a lot better, but the weather was a huge factor.
    Cassandra M. Jan 9, 2017

    Hi Crystal, Thanks for the lovely and honest review! We hope to see you and your sisters again soon and I'm so sorry the hair didn't hold up in the rain! Congratulations again, Cassandra

  • Kayliegh L. Jan 6, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review Updated
    (See photos) UNPROFESSIONAL and it got worse
    This woman is a nightmare. She sent me these messages AFTER MIDNIGHT last night. I explained my reasoning for hiring another stylist (price, location, and better reviews) and asked her to kindly leave me alone or I would leave a review of my experience and attached is her response. She pricematched and then when she created the contract she didn't keep her word on the price and accused me of wanting free services. The messages between us are clear as day on the amount we agreed upon, and I made it clear I from the beginning that I was interested in the best price or would work with someone else. Nothing personal at all. I'm confused why she thought she could get away with this, and then had the audacity to message me repeatedly about the (INCORRECT) price we agreed upon in the middle of the night. Adding "Lolll :)" ......seriously? I responded with HER WORDS and HER MESSAGE indicating the price we agreed upon, and only then did she stop responding and messaging me. You can't treat people like this, Cassandra. I'm just so thankful I waited to see the contract before making any payment. I don't care how nice you can curl hair, it's no excuse for being a terrible business woman and so disrespectful to a potential client. Just a tip: If you don't want to prepare a contract before you get payment then don't advertise that on your website. Contact me again and I will continue to leave reviews.
    Cassandra M. Jan 10, 2017

    This women never hired us. After price adjusting for her twice in one week, she put out new requests to "beat" our price. A great example of getting what you pay for.

  • Verified Review Original
    (See photos) UNPROFESSIONAL and MONEY HUNGRY
    I will let the photos of the messages between Cassandra and I speak for themselves. Overall, awful experience, and she didn't even touch my hair. I requested a contract before I paid my deposit and I received a tremendous amount of push back and overall unpleasant messages throughout the entire communication with Cassandra. I called her to clear the air regarding wanting a contract before paying her (which is listed on her website as something they do), and she continued to be abrasive so I looked into another stylist. I then made the decision to go with another stylist in the area, with better reviews, for a lower rate. I contacted Cassandra to politely decline her services, and she attacked me personally in the attached photos. I have never encountered a more condescending "professional" who acted so entitled. I am horrified with my experience with Cassandra and she didn't pay any attention to what myself and my bridal party wanted for my wedding. She was only concerned with recieving the deposit. I recommend taking your business somewhere you will be treated with respect and as a client not a paycheck.
    Cassandra M. Jan 6, 2017

    This potential customer kept asking for lower prices repeatedly before she "hired" us. Once we price matched she wanted free services. Like most things in life you get exactly what you pay for. As stated, We wish her the best.

  • Kelly P. Dec 12, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Good but not great
    My appointment took 45 minutes longer than was scheduled for. My face make up was too light for my face. Given that my appointment went over the allotted time and I had guests coming over - it didn't leave any time for me to make changes. Otherwise, the service was good and very professional.
    Cassandra M. Dec 15, 2016

    Hi Kelly, I'm very sorry to hear about the inconvenience with timing and we hope to service you better next time. I'm sorry to hear you wanted a heavier makeup application, as the photos we discussed appeared light, if you would have let us know while at your home we would have enhanced it before leaving. I wish you had reached out to me directly about this issue before, during or after it occurred-rather than seeing a review here because we do everything we can to make things right with our customers. We graciously offer you a complimentary voucher for the next time you are in need of styling services. *For future reference please note that hair and makeup services tend to take up to an hour each, and with only one stylist it can take up to three hours total with set up and tear down. Have a great holiday season, Cassandra

  • Danielle K. Nov 22, 2016
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Quick
    Quick responses!
    Cassandra M. Nov 26, 2016

    Thanks for the feedback, Danielle! See you soon, Cassandra

  • Jessica R. Nov 22, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    The best
    Amazing customer service.
    Cassandra M. Nov 26, 2016

    Hi Jessica, Thank you! All the best, Cassandra

  • Kayla P. Nov 21, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Super fast and friendly response
    Although I did not use Cassandra's services, she was very quick to respond with a quote and offer any information that I needed. I would definitely reach out to her in the future for any makeup services that I may need!
    Cassandra M. Nov 21, 2016

    Hi Kayla! Thank you so much for leaving feedback about our communication back and forth! We really hope to meet you soon. Best, Cassandra

  • Belinda A. Nov 8, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Very Happy!
    I booked my hair and make up for a black tie event. The artist - Mauricio was amazing! He arrived on time, was polite, engaging with my children and husband (they were all home at the time). Mauricio was calm, and worked fast. He was incredibly professional. I was so happy with my hair and makeup. Thank you for your assistance, I hope to have another event in the future where I can call on your services again. Many Thanks, Belinda
    Cassandra M. Nov 19, 2016

    Hi Belinda! Thank you for your amazing review! We are glad you were happy with the services provided and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Cassandra Cassandramcclure.com

  • Nathan F. Oct 24, 2016
    Makeup Artistry Lessons
    Verified Review
    I trained with Cassandra at her makeup academy to become certified in HD Makeup because I didn't have enough money to attend a regular school and I'm so happy with my choice. She's a real teacher at Blush School of Makeup so I trusted she would teach me everything there is to know about makeup. She even went out of her way to help me learn more about basic and bridal makeup. She taught me the fundamentals to build my portfolio and website too, which has helped me with booking amazing jobs. I like that Cassandra was flexible with my crazy schedule. The best part? I received a letter of recommendation and master certificate for my hours of training at the academy. Thank you, Cassandra!
    Cassandra M. Nov 19, 2016

    Hi, Nathan Thank you for trusting in me to train and educated you about makeup and styling! I was happy to work with your schedule and am so lucky to know you. I'm glad you liked the letter I wrote for you! All the best, Cassandra

  • Nicole M. Oct 13, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Convenient mobile makeup & hair service
    Make up and hair was done professionally. Cassandra sent her stylist Rae'lyn and she brought all the make up and hair tools along with a chair to sit in. We were short on time but she still did a great job. She was kind, courteous and professional. I would recommend booking your time a little earlier just in case of traffic.
    Cassandra M. Oct 24, 2016

    Hi Nicole, Thank you for leaving your honest feedback about our services. We are very sorry to hear Rae'lyn arrived a few minutes late to your appointment, so we've credited you a complimentary coupon for the next time you our services! Also, We have updated our policy so that our stylists arrive an extra 15 minutes early to their scheduled appointments in case they hit traffic. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon, Cassandra

  • Letty M. Oct 6, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Did not work out
    Contracted them and they never showed up. When I called and asked why they said we did not pay them. I never received a call asking for payment or a deposit which would have been fine.
    Cassandra M. Oct 6, 2016

    Hi Letty, As specified in our messages we must collect payment prior to our arrival to conduct our mobile services. No payment was received, so unfortunately we could not book the requested time. We had no way of contacting you. Your number was not listed on your inquiry. I'm sorry we couldn't communicate! Best, Cassandra

  • Peggy C. Oct 3, 2016
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Hair and makeup
    Arrived early, very personable, nice job.
    Cassandra M. Oct 5, 2016

    Hi, Peggy! Thank you so much for leaving a nice review of hair and makeup services catered to your home! We had a blast helping you get ready for your big day! We can't wait to see you again soon! Best, Cassandra McClure

  • Whitney J. Sep 30, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Cancelled on me 12 hours before I spoke to 3,000 people.
    I had hired her firm, and had several exchanges via e-mail, but when she couldn't reach me by phone, she took another job, and left me without anyone to do my make-up twelve hours before I was supposed to present in front of 3,000 people. Terribly disappointing.
    Cassandra M. Oct 5, 2016

    Whitney, We never "cancelled" on you. You requested that we provide fewer services for less money and our stylist couldn't meet that budget. We never signed a contract or agreed to work with you based on your newly changed circumstances. I'm sorry you didn't want to accept the terms offered. We had a stylist willing and available to work the event but you refused to pay, and we require a full deposit prior to us arriving and you wanted service less than 24 hours after we started communicating. This is our policy and standard procedure for most professional stylists. All the best, Cassandra McClure

  • Erica M. Sep 24, 2016
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Awkwardly Satisified
    I hired for hair during my wedding & my bridesmaids were very satisfied with the way their hair turned out. I was so happy that the stylist arrived on time & they were ready to work. They were very sweet. The only issue was that after they were finished they asked for a 15% gratuity per person after I had already signed a contract stating that the service was paid in full & that the company was to distribute money to the stylists. According to the contract everything was included AND it stated in the contract that I was not to give the stylist money. It was awkward to have the stylist upset with me & demanding money. I asked her to call her company b/c I had already paid in full according to the contract for their gas, time, & styling. It was resolved but it was awkward! I'm still very happy with the final product :)
    Cassandra M. Oct 5, 2016

    Hi Erica, Thanks for your informative review! We made sure our new stylists are well aware that we provide them with the funds after they complete the job (tip included!) Sorry for the miscommunication but we are so happy to hear everything went well, and the photos turned out AMAZING! We hope to work with you again in the future! Sincerely, Cassandra

  • Savannah S. Sep 13, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Punctual and Professional
    Our makeup artist showed up on time and did exactly what was expected to do and was very professional.
    Cassandra M. Sep 22, 2016

    Hi, It was our pleasure servicing you and your bridal party! Thank you for the kind words, Savannah! Best, The CM Team

  • Alyssa S. Sep 1, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Great communication!
    Cassandra was super quick to respond to my request and was informative and detailed in my booking. Excited to get my makeup done next week!
    Cassandra M. Sep 10, 2016

    Hi Alyssa, Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy to have met you today! Have a great time at your wedding! Best, Cassandra

  • Jas B. Aug 30, 2016
    Makeup Artistry Lessons
    Verified Review
    Cassandra M. Aug 31, 2016

    We were happy to accommodate you with Makeup Artistry Lessons! Thank you for being a loyal customer!

  • Karen K. Aug 29, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    Thank you, Karen!

  • Johnny T. Aug 26, 2016
    Cassandra is such a pleasure to work with! And I cannot say enough good things about her company! I received so many compliments on my wife's makeup the day of my wedding and the pictures came out great. I wish she could do my wife's makeup every day, so I bought her a package to train with Cassandra personally. (My wife didn't know ANYthing about makeup and is literally scarred of the stuff.)
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    Hi Johnny, Thank you so much for your well written review of our mobile services. We really enjoyed styling your whole family! We hope to work with you again soon. Best, Cassandra McClure

  • Corey O. Aug 26, 2016
    On my wedding day Cassandra made my bridesmaids and I feel and look stunning! She accommodated my large group and understood each of our personal style. The girls loved her... She made me look perfect!.. I was really happy with the outcome and I highly recommend her to all brides! Thanks Cassandra!
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    Hi Corey, We take these reviews to heart and really appreciate this review! Thank you, Cassandra McClure

  • Carol R. Aug 19, 2016
    Makeup Artistry Lessons
    Verified Review
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    Hi Carol, Thank you for leaving us a star rating!

  • Adrienne's V. Jul 25, 2016
    She is full of knowledge, a well rounded, experienced and culturally diversed individual. Completely profession and a delight to talk with.
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    Hello Adrienne, Thank you for being so kind!

  • Mikaela K. Jul 21, 2016
    Cassandra was amazing! Extremely professional, gorgeous work, and got the job done in no time! Would definitely recommend to anyone.
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    Mikaela, We appreciate your honesty! Thank you!

  • Isaac R. Jul 19, 2016
    Cassandra and her team rock, will be using them again in the future 😌
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    Greetings Isaac, Thank you for the compliment! -The CM team

  • Rose F. Jul 19, 2016
    Cassandra McClure is a fabulous makeup artist. I was floored with the difference between my before & after photos after my makeover. So creative!! Her on-location beauty and makeup services are stellar!
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    Hello Beautiful, We really loved having you in the studio and wish you all the best in your music and modeling career! Thanks a ton, The Cassandra McClure Team

  • Jennie M. Jul 19, 2016
    Cassandra and her team is awesome ! They did my makeup and my bridesmaids for my wedding . We all looked Perfect ! The whole team was professional , reliable and the best makeup artist . I would highly recommend .
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    Jennie, Thank you for the recommendation! Wishing you a happy marriage, The Cassandra McClure Team

  • James A. H. Jul 19, 2016
    Hair and Makeup! As a photographer we need the best makeup artist and stylist, and Cassandra is the best! If fact amazing!! Can't thank her enough!! Amazing work and person! Thank you so much!!!! 🙏🏾
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    James, Thanks for leaving us feedback as a Photographer. We believe your opinion matters and greatly appreciate your expert opinion! Thank you, Cassandra McClure CEO & Founder CassandraMcClure.com

  • Sirena L. Jul 19, 2016
    I had two photoshoots with Cassandra. She is an amazing artist. Very creative and professional. Her work is outstanding. I am very happy with her service. Highly recommend her.
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    Hello Sirena, You were a pleasure to work with! You are a beautiful person and model and we hope to continue to work with you during your future print advertising campaigns! Best, Cassandra McClure Mobile Styling Team

  • Stephanie T. Jul 19, 2016
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    It was a pleasure servicing you for your wedding, Stephanie! Thank you for the star rating. -The CM team

  • Christina C. May 31, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    N/A
  • Jennifer B. May 21, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Cassandra was a doll! She understood what I wanted and executed beautifully! Thank you!
    Cassandra M. Aug 29, 2016

    Hi Jennifer, It was a pleasure working closely with you and your bridesmaids. Thank you for your feedback, The Cassandra McClure Washington State Mobile Division

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
"Cassandra does things the right way, the first time. She believes a consultation should be free, followed by a preview of services to make sure she is the right fit for your event or wedding. She embraces small detail. She wants to know what your dress looks like so she can help style the bride to reflect that image. If things feel good she sends out a contract. Everything she does is by the book and very organized, but also quick. Cassandra knows your time is valuable. She does her best to answer questions before you think of them." -Cindy, Palo Alto "One of my favorite things about Cassandra is how dedicated she is to her clients. She was available 24/7 by email or phone before I ever sent her a deposit. She is patient and isn't pushy. She's really there for you, like a wedding planner for styling!" - Ciara, San Francisco Bride "I didn't end up being able to use Cassandra personally for my wedding, as she was already booked, but she had ties to a great local stylist in my area and I am forever grateful for her help in connecting us!" - Francine P., Sonoma
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Cassandra attended special bridal beauty courses in London and Los Angeles at MAC and Make Up For Ever and recently educated students on HD makeup at Blush Academy in San Francisco. She is inspiring and determined to make her clients happy by continuing education while learning new beauty trends and makeup techniques. She's trained with some of the worlds most influential names in beauty including Huda, Donna Mee, Kandee Johnson and Michelle Phan. She pours knowledge into her artists making sure they are on her level with color theory and matching, skin analysis and product knowledge.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Cassandra takes pride in being able to service special high-end clients with a budget to match her advanced styling services. She also understands that not everyone can afford premium service, so she's developed a system for her students that are still building their portfolio and client relations. Cassandra does a great job of matching her stylists with her customers personality.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
At 16 Cassandra immersed herself into the world of modelling in Los Angeles, she grew curious about makeup and application while being on set of major commercials like Doritos and starring in music videos with musicians such as Five Iron Frenzy. From there her destiny into styling and makeup was born. She started attending MKC Beauty Academy in Hollywood, California and immediately landed her first job working with famous photographer Ash Gupta of 838 Media Group along with The Food Network's hit show "Top Chef". She gained years of experience mens grooming, jewellery and wardrobe styling for photoshoots and makeup art on runway shows for L.A. Fashion Week. Cassandra was approached by a few friends to assist with wedding and event makeup that she couldn't refuse and fell in love with the bridal industry. "Weddings are like a fingerprint, not one is the same." Cassandra says "I love that we get transform an ordinary woman into a bride. The focal point of every wedding. It's more than amazing. It's magical." -Bride USA Blog
What types of customers have you worked with?
Cassandra and her team works with brides all year. "We are proud to have weddings booked into 2019." she boasts at Rising Tide Society Bride meeting. Cassandra has worked all over the globe from Dubai and Johannesburg to Key West and Hong Kong. She's worked with photographers, T.V. stations, film crews, celebs, fashion designers and boutiques, models, music videos, fashion shows, boudoir, engagement and wedding clients. Past celebrity clients include: Kim Kardashian, Rym Ghazali, Natalie Nunn, Lionel Richie, Five Iron Frenzy, Buckcherry, Chris Brown, Tyga, Deadmau5, Eric Morillo, Lee & Malinda Kalt Past brands include: Bvlgari, Disney Channel, HGTV, Adult Swim, A&E, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, BMW, Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis, Target, SCHAI, Older Brother, Clear Coated, Blum, Esthetica, New York Times Fashion, NY Fashion Week, Posh, NW Couture, King 5 Evening show, Köesch Magazine publications include: W, Vanity Fair, GQ, Lucky, Harper's Bazaar, Like A Lion, PUMP
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
"Our bride Jane S. was in tears after we finished makeup and hair for her and her bridal party. It was a very emotional moment for all of us. We formed a close friendship with this group of women over a span of 3 months (bachelorette party, engagement and 3 day wedding ceremony.) It took us countless hours day and night changing hair and makeup for 8 women but it was worth every second." - Cassandra McClure 💄
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I always tell my brides to... 1. Research the artists' photos and reviews you want AFTER you know she's available for your big day. Pro Tip: Researching the artist prior to asking availability can be a waste of time. 2. If you fail to find styles that you want from that artist be sure to send photos you like so they can let you know if its something they offer, like up-dos. Pro Tip: Chances are, they can achieve the up-do but haven't had a request for that particular look. 3. Set aside a budget and time for a preview appointment for your desired hair and/or makeup looks prior to any big event. Remember: It will calm your nerves and create confidence in your decision. 4. When you find the right stylist, book them immediately Pro Tip: The best stylists have limited availability and tend to get bookings years in advance. 5. Get it in writing Pro Tip: It's a red flag if the artist doesn't have professional contracts or documents outlining your agreement. Legally you could lose time and money investing in someone who may not show up.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
⏱ Timing: Does the artist have a time line? 📑 Expectations: Is there written agreement on timing, product or services you are requesting? 💸 Pricing: Is there a clear understanding of how much the service will cost and how much its worth? 💡 Remember you get what you pay for.