Wedding Makeup and Hair
Main Office Location:
440 W. Julian Street #235
San Jose, California 95110
Servicing the Greater Bay Area, Sonoma County and Monterey area.
Here Comes The Guide brides: Receive a complimentary Touch Up Kit when you book your wedding with Moderne Beauty. A minimum is required, please call for further information.
Moderne Beauty specializes in on-location makeup and hairstyling for weddings and special events. Monina Wright not only creates flawless, natural makeup looks and stunning hairstyles, but she’s also a licensed esthetician, offering the latest in skincare, waxing, and treatments to help address a large range of skin conditions.
Moderne Beauty will bring everything needed to create the perfect look on your special day. Contact them for a consultation to help create a makeup and hair design that’s perfect for you. Bridal packages starting at $750. They also offer all-day services starting at $1800.
Artistic, Refreshing. Timeless.
When I first started doing wedding makeup, I knew I wanted to work with brides who wanted someone to bring out their inner beauty, so I created Natural Images. I then changed my business name to Moderne Beauty to better represent the kinds of looks I help my brides achieve today, while still maintaining their own natural beauty.
My job as an artist is to help my brides look and feel how they've always dreamed of on their special day. I achieve that by collaborating with my clients instead of just offering my professional suggestions. We hammer out all the details and final points at the trial run so that I can easily recreate their dream look on the wedding day.
As a teenager, my makeup and hair abilities started out as a necessity rather then a passion, because it was how I covered up my terribly acneic skin condition. In college it became a fun hobby. When I got married, it became my passion and with the encouragement of my husband I went into business for myself.
I get a lot of inspiration for hairstyles from old classic films that I put a modern twist on. As for makeup, I get my inspiration from learning about my client's own personal style.
Getting to watch family traditions unfold as we get the bride and bridal party ready in the morning. I had a bride use the same cake topper that her great-great-grandmother used at her wedding.
How important it is to share this day with family and close friends. Every wedding is special because I see the love and support they have for the bride.
I would love to have super speed. That way, I could get the bride and the entire bridal party done in a flash and spend the rest of the time just touching up and taking lots of pictures to document our day's work.
Cheerful. Accommodating. Fun.
"The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering." —Bruce Lee
Never go to bed angry. Spend each night like it was your first, and each day like it was your last.
Spending time with my kids and husband, being a dance mom and baseball mom.
Event coordinator, or be in business with my sister.
Sit with my kids and hear about their day while sipping on some nice red wine.
Any Teppan restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory and for splurges we go to La Fondue in Saratoga.
- East Bay
- Monterey and Carmel
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- San Francisco
- Santa Cruz
- South Bay / San Jose
- Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.
“I really had the most fun getting ready and you can tell from my photos. Almost every photo my photographer took of me in Monina’s chair, I’m smiling from ear to ear or laughing. It was just the experience I wanted on my wedding day.”
“I looked exactly as I hoped for my special day, and my make up lasted through all the festivities and emotions…and dancing!”
If a bride would like to look beautiful, natural, and not heavily ‘made up,’ Monina is the person to use!”
“I would say my hair was definitely the star of the show and I loved everything about it.”
“My makeup was absolutely perfect the day of my wedding and so many people commented on how I looked. It made me feel so beautiful.”
“She was so easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable the entire time.”
“I wanted to wear makeup without looking like I was wearing makeup—so choosing Monina was a no brainer.”
“I’m a perfectionist and picky so for her to meet my expectations, it was a really big deal!”
“She was so great throughout the trial process, took all of my feedback and implemented it really well.”
“Monina was always available and she responded in a timely fashion every time I contacted her.”
“I loved working with Monina and think she’s such a genuine person!”
Alternate Info: Natural Images Makeup