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Nov 29, 2011

St. Ignatius & Private Club, San Francisco Wedding Photos : Jen + Evan

Photography : Lori Paladino
Wedding Planner: Aimee Wendell, 2Chic Events & Design
Ceremony: St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco
Reception & Catering: Private Club
Floral Design: Main Street Floragardens
Hair & Make-up: WowPretty Team
Band: Hip-Service
Cake: Katrina Rozelle

The review from Jen @
Jira and her team did my hair and makeup (plus my bridal party's hair and makeup) for my wedding on October 22. I chose her after an initial makeup trial with someone else -- this first person's work was fine, but she was so unpleasant I couldn't imagine spending several hours with her on my wedding day. Luckily, after some additional searching, my photographer (Lori Paladino...who I also can't recommend highly enough) pointed me toward Jira.

I went in for my trial several months out and decided on the spot that I wanted to work with Jira -- she was extremely friendly and helpful and I could tell she was incredibly skilled, even though I wasn't 100% in love with the first look we came up with. She had a slightly different vision of what would look best on me, but I did some additional thinking / research between my first and second trials and got a firmer idea of what I wanted. When I came back with more specific instructions, she did exactly what I had in mind -- even if I did get the impression that it wasn't what she might have chosen -- and I thought it looked amazing.

The day of the wedding, Jira and her team showed up on time, stayed on schedule without making us feel rushed, and were calm and fun to work with. Everyone in my bridal party had a great experience, especially my maid of honor, Michelle -- she was having her hair done by Sylvie and didn't really like the first attempt, and Sylvie completely re-did her hair, no complaints. Michelle ended up thrilled with her style in the end. The other thing I would mention how uniformly skilled and professional Jira and all of her junior stylists were -- I would have been 100% happy to have any of them work on me, they were all that good.

I haven't got my professional wedding photos back yet, but from the number of compliments I got on my hair and makeup that day, plus the informal shots my friends took, I know Jira did a great job transforming me from my everyday self! I absolutely recommend her.

If I was going to offer any constructive criticism, I'd warn that her prices are slightly higher than average, and I did have to pay full price for both of my two trials, which I thought was somewhat off-market. However, you get what you pay for, and I was VERY glad I went with her in the end.


Nov 28, 2011

Nov 18, 2011

Wowpretty is Celebrating our 11th Year Anniversary in bay area

Wowpretty is celebrating our 11th year anniversary here in the Bay Area!  I still remember every moment and every wedding.  It has been such a good time. 

I also still remember Wowpretty’s start back in 2000 in the Bay Area.  We wouldn’t be where we are without a fantastic and strong team.  I am very fortunate and lucky to have them.

It was that time again!  Wowpretty company photoshoot and party!  We had such a great opportunity to have Matt Kim photographer work the Wowpretty Photoshoot

My four senior stylist and myself had such a wonderful day but unfortunately we had two senior stylist and master stylists who were not able to make the photoshoot.  All of us are looking forward towards the 2012 Wowpretty photoshoot.

Nov 7, 2011

San Francisco Wedding day : Barbara + Wayne

VDO by Matthieu Meynier of  Cinematt
Wedding Planner Patty Lee of  8events
Photography F.C Wong

Nov 1, 2011

Half Moon Bay Wedding Makeup and Hair : Kristen + Jeremy

Photo by Bay Photo Photography

Jira is amazing. Not only is she beautiful but she is also a very kind person. The thing I valued most able Jira is her honesty. So many vendors will tell you want to hear---not Jira---she straight up tells you the truth. You don't know how much I appreciated that.

She did an outstanding job helping me create the "look" I wanted for my wedding---1920s old Hollywood. My make-up and hair never looked so great. They looked so good, I now have her cut, color, and style my hair on a regular basis at her salon in San Mateo! Her team also did H & M for 6 other people in my wedding. All were pleased with her work and looked great.

Finally, Jira made communication super easy. She is very responsive over email, always returning calls/emails within 24 hours. Her contracting is straight forward and she was even EARLY to do my H & M on wedding day.

Overall experience: A+!
Kristen~ (Review from

The Vitale Hotel, San Francisco Wedding: Megan + Allan

Photo by Jamie Grenough Photography

Hi Jira,

Wedding was amazing - as was the hair and makeup.  I (and all the bridesmaids/moms) had a blast with you and the 2 other girls (Elena and Anna).  Everything was perfect, thank you so much!!

Oct 30, 2011

Nestldown Los Gatos, Wedding Makeup and Hair : Deanna and Jason

Hi Jira,
Jason and I had a wonderful time, and I've shared a few teaser photos and the slideshow from Augie on Facebook. They turned out really well -- thanks in part to you for making me look my absolute best! And there was no stress on our wedding day at all since you and your team were so on time and efficient! That was certainly very much appreciated!
All my best,
Photo by Augie Chang