MAKEUP ARTIST & HAIRSTYLIST
My name is Annabelle Antonio. I'm a bay area native and have always had a love for makeup, hairstyling, and any and everything to do with the beauty industry.
I love making other people feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. I'm just here living out this passion of mine, and i'm loving every second of it.
"Annabelle was my make-up artist and stylist for my wedding this past September'16 and I couldn't have made a better decision. She did such and amazing job!! Her expertise is so on point and she's also very honest about what works well and what doesn't. For my hair and make-up trial, Annabelle was super attentive to what look I wanted to have on my wedding day. I wanted a classic up-do, curls and she infused her styling into it, and a glamorous eye make-up. On my wedding day she was very professional and timely. She works with your vision, and makes the make-up and hair styling process enjoyable. She came in and got my hair and make-up done on time ! She made me feel so beautiful ! My make-up was done flawlessly, plus both hair and make-up stayed put throughout my entire wedding even as I was running around and dancing! I cannot recommend Annabelle enough!
If you are looking for a MUA in the Bay Area, whether it is for a wedding or a special event, I highly recommend you give Annabelle a call she's fantastic."
-Bride, Aimee Sabadlab
"Annabelle was referred to me by my sister-in-law after having a failed wedding hair trial with another hair stylist. Annabelle was a savior! I showed her the same photos that I showed the previous hairstylist and Annabelle was able to dissect how the style was done in order to achieve the look that I wanted. She executed the look perfectly, even the photographers were amazed how editorial the hair was. Annabelle is very meticulous and has good attention to detail since she made sure my hair would last all through the day and night. She truly cares about her clients and listens to what her clients want. I highly recommend her without any hesitation. "
-Bride, Marissa Geise
"I had the wonderful opportunity to have Annabelle Antonio do my make-up and hair for my wedding recently in September 2016. I first worked with her in June of 2016 for my makeup/hair trial and it was so convenient to have her come to my house and I felt so at ease talking to her. I loved the way my make-up and hair came out on my trial and was able to use it towards my engagement photoshoot. On my wedding day, my make-up and hair was flawless. My friends and family complimented me all night about how great my makeup and hair looked. Annabelle is a very friendly and a talented make-up artist. I highly recommend her, not just for the beautiful makeup and hair she does, but for her personality and upbeat manner. She is now my go-to makeup/hair artist."
-Bride, Stayse Zepeda
"Choosing Annabelle of ‘Beauty by Bellez’ as my engagement shoot and wedding make-up artist was the best decision I made while wedding planning! Planning a wedding was one of the most stressful events in my life thus far. Annabelle made it easy on me because she is very dependable and showed up early to both appointments even though she lives far away from both of my destinations. I never had to stress or worry about her as a vendor. She is very professional and came well prepared with all the make-up, tools, and equipment she needed to transform me into a better version of myself. What I liked about Annabelle’s make-up application is that it didn’t feel heavy or caked on. I still felt like myself but looked as though I could be a model on a magazine cover. (Okay, slight exaggeration... but I felt really beautiful!) Annabelle made me feel relaxed and comfortable in the chair as she worked her magic. On my wedding day, I woke up after only managing to sleep an hour. I looked and felt like a zombie that morning! Miraculously, Annabelle came to the rescue and somehow made me look rested and the most incredible I’ve ever looked! Thankfully, my make-up lasted all day with some minor touch-ups due to the summer heat. I looked hot and that was all thanks to Annabelle! I would hire her again in a heartbeat."
-Bride, AngeLin Vo
"Annabelle did my makeup and hair for my wedding reception and she totally nailed the look I wanted (went for Bollywood style because my hubby is half Punjabi). First, Annabelle gave me a make up and hair trial and she asked me many questions to ensure that I was happy with everything. I was blown away by the trial. Moreover, on the day of my reception, she came to my hotel on time, came very organized and always made sure all the face brushes and hair brushes were very clean each time she applied on me. She is highly detailed with both the face and hair; a true perfectionist! As a matter of fact, she not only nailed the look I wanted, she made the look way better than planned! I seriously felt like a Punjabi princess! Her make up and hair technique is flawless and had zero complaints! It was perfect! I would definitely go to her again and I highly recommend her for weddings or any event. Not only is she a great make up artist, she also has a great personality! Felt very comfy while she glammed me up! "
-Bride, Ashley Grewal
"Annabelle completely saved my life!! I was so caught up with all the wedding planning that I had completely forgotten to book a hairstylist. It was only three weeks before the big day when I realized I didn't have one. I asked around for any suggestions and a friend of mine recommended Annabelle! I immediately contacted Annabelle and was pleasantly surprised by her quick response. She was very approachable and super nice right away! Although I had no trial before my wedding I had peace of mind knowing that Annabelle knew exactly what look I was going for and I trusted her 100%. She was punctual the day of the wedding and ready to start doing my hair! My hair came out looking flawless, just how I imagined it! Everyone kept complimenting on it all day and night. Annabelle is the best, she made my special day complete and with her expertise and professionalism she also made my wedding day less stressful and enjoyable! I will definitely go back to her for any future event I may have and I also will recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great hairstylist/makeup artist for this big day or any other occasion!"
-Bride, Lizette Mangano
"Annabelle is an amazing make up artist! Not only is her work great, but she has a way of making you feel very comfortable while she works. There is never that awkward silence that can make the whole appointment weird. She truly listens to what her clients want as their final look and she delivers. Annabelle has the ability to work on all different skin tones and skin types. She carries a variety of product to make sure her clients look their best. She is able to do a natural subtle look, to a very dramatic night out on the town look. I have personally never been disappointed with her skills with make up. You can tell that doing make up for people is not a job or just a hobby, but it has become a passion for her."
"I always knew Annabelle would do so well doing makeup and hair. I had to get both done during a wedding and received so many compliments. I felt like a different person. She's a perfectionist too. Biggest thing is that she gets it just how you want it. 5 stars from me!"
-Makeup/Hair Client, Arlene Trias
-Makeup Client, Brittany Graham
"So I scheduled and planned my makeup to be done by MAC and after my trial only 2 weeks before my wedding I was in tears. It was absolutely horrible, I remember seeing Annabelle's work and how amazing it looked and was upset I hadn't thought of her earlier so to all the wedding chaos. I messaged her pictures of hair I wanted for my girls and how I wanted my makeup done and she was so quick to respond and answer all of my questions. She even gave me more ideas and suggestions that were incredible. She drove to my house the day of the wedding 15 minutes early and literally worked MAGIC on my face. I've never felt more beautiful in my life, she nailed everything I wanted and beyond expectations. All 3 of my daughters hair half up do was beautiful and even better lasted all night which is hard to do with kid's hair. I give Annabelle 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend her and refer her to anyone who needs makeup or hair done. Thanks to her I can look back to my wedding photos without photoshopping anything because my face was flawless!!!!"
-Bride, Jennifer Carper
AMAZING BEYOND WORDS!!!
A GREAT hairstylist is a dime a dozen! For special events, I really like to get my hair done. I mostly find many makeup artists, but don't see too many hairstylists that do a superb job on hair. Well, I'm so ecstatic that Annabelle has the amazing gift to do both services!
I was actually referred to Annabelle through word of mouth. She gave me her Instagram name and after browsing through her pictures I knew she truly had talent in fixing hair! I communicated with Annabelle via email and text and we discussed hairstyles I was interested in for a particular look I was going for, and her pricing were very fair and affordable. Annabelle actually traveled to the hotel I was staying at for the event which was a plus! She is so sweet and she is so funny to talk to while she is fixing your hair. Once hair & makeup was done, and after I slipped on my dress and heels for the event, once my husband saw me his jaw dropped LOL! Having great hair to complete your look is EVERYTHING! My hairstyle lasted the entire night and didn't once fall flat! Annabelle uses really great tools which helps keep the hairstyle lasting for hours, and for my case till the next morning till I hopped in the shower lol! I remember receiving so many compliments on my hair the entire night since it outlasted a lot of my friends hair, that was fixed by other hairstylists other than Annabelle :/
I also had the the honors of working with Annabelle again for my bridal hair. I wanted long, romantic, loose curls. Previously we had discussed adding hair extensions in for length and volume, and she was very knowledgeable about weight in grams and what was a suitable weight to buy to achieve a very full look.
Annabelle was very organized and really great to work with when making a schedule for myself and my bridal party! The day of the wedding she arrived on time and set up quickly to start! She is great at what she does! She really executed my wishes and visions I wanted for my bridal hair. She takes her time, and is a true perfectionist and has great attention to detail when it comes to styling, and molding the hair precisely.
Once my entire bridal look was complete I couldn't believe how I looked! I felt so beautiful on the most important day of my life! I received so many compliments on my hair once I got to the ceremony, and once my husband first saw me enter the ceremony area, his face was priceless. Once again Anabelle really delivered on achieving a great hairstyle for me. Even weeks after the wedding, I'm still receiving compliments on how great my hair turned out and many inquiries on who my hairstylist is!
This is exactly what you need in finding, and securing a great glam squad. You need not only a great makeup artist but a great hairstylist! You need both in order to achieve a great look and be the knockout that you are! I always feel so confident and beautiful when Anabelle does an amazing job on my hair for an event! I'm so thankful that I found Anabelle, and I seriously consider myself now a loyal client.
-Bride, Lydia Flores