Introduction: Hello, I'm Jaji, short for Angela :-) I'm originally from San Diego but am a bit of a nomad and have lived in Italy, Spain, Texas and now San Francisco. I love traveling and spending time with my husband and our two hairy kids *woof*.
I've been doing makeup professionally since 2016, but in reality I started on the kindergarten playground with a set of stackable lipsticks :-)
I love helping others feel their best and express themselves through makeup. When you're in my chair, you have my attention 100%. My goal is that you leave looking and feeling your best, and that the makeup reflects YOU and your personality. I am often told that I'm friendly and easy to talk to, and I love that my clients let me be a part of their big day whether its a wedding, photoshoot or event.
I am professionally trained. I am trained in proper sanitation practices and always use clean tools and have a clean workspace. I always use high-quality and professional grade makeup and skincare. I am also available for light hairstyling. Most of my work is in commercial photography and video, so I am very experienced and skilled with makeup and hair for on-camera.
I offer services for all ages, genders, skin-tones and skin concerns. I believe that makeup is an accessory to our personalities, and everyone can wear makeup.
My favorite type of makeup is fresh skin and a bold eye-- but I'm skilled to create any type of look you are hoping to achieve. Soft and Romantic, Smokey and Sultry, Graphic and Modern, Natural and Neutral, Coverage and Contoured-- whatever you want, let's do it!
Brands in my kit: Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Ford, Dior and Dior Backstage, Chanel, MAC Cosmetics, Face Atelier, Make Up For Ever, Patrick TA, Viseart, Graftobian, Kryolan, NYX
Hair: Kevin Murphy, VERB, Hot Tools, Amika
**Vegan kit available upon request**
I began my career by taking a professional course under renown makeup artist Maria Nebrera in Madrid, Spain. When I moved to Austin, Texas I started working in bridal, e-commerce, commercial, branding and editorial. I have also worked for Tom Ford Beauty and MAC Cosmetics in Artistry roles, and as the Training Manager for 3INA Makeup.