Kim Baker Beauty
Wedding Makeup / Hair
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Serving the greater Bay Area from Monterey and Carmel, Santa Cruz, Morgan Hill, San Jose, San Francisco to Napa and Sonoma.
After your virtual consultation with owner, Kim, you will receive a formal proposal for your wedding day makeup and hair services. When you book within 2 days, you receive $100 off your total invoice!
Services OfferedRead More Show Less
Kim Baker Beauty believes that makeup and hair styling is a means of self-expression and self-care. It's so much more than skin deep—it's how you feel from the inside out and how you experience and interact with the world around you.
The Kim Baker Beauty team is licensed, vaccinated, and award-winning. Their style is timeless, classic, and elevated, and they focus on looks that help you feel like the best version of yourself.
Prices and/or Package Info
The Signature Kim Baker Beauty Experience starts at $1,200 and includes:
- Virtual skincare consultation
- Bespoke hair and makeup creation and styling
- Beauty preview trial for makeup and hair
- Day-of application based on the preview and feedback
- Support along the way, including vendor recommendations
- Wedding morning timeline for a relaxing start to your day
- Custom lash application
- Hair accessory, veil, and extension installation
Wedding guests services:
- $300 for makeup AND hair
- $160 for makeup OR hair
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"Kim Baker Beauty was everything I could have dreamed for in a makeup artist at my wedding. I would absolutely recommend Kim Baker Beauty to anyone needing makeup and hair service."
"Kim was super friendly and really wanted me to feel confident, beautiful, and happy with my look for the wedding."
"I was really glad Kim had a background in skin care and put skin care prep at the forefront of her makeup, since I definitely wanted my skin to feel glowy and natural but stay on all day and be ready for the camera without being cakey."
"The whole hair and makeup team arrived on time, was super professional, and completed everyone's hair and makeup on time. My mother in law and Godmother who had never gotten their hair or makeup done were so overcome with emotion because they felt so confident and looked so beautiful on my wedding day."
"She definitely listened to what I wanted and brought out a beautiful natural glow on all of my wedding party and myself."
"I was tremendously happy with how professional and welcoming she was."
"Kim asked all the right questions to understand what I wanted to look like on my special day. I don’t wear much makeup and she made me look like myself but glowing."
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Questions and AnswersRead More Show Less
What 3 words best describe your work?
Elevated. Classic. Bespoke.
Why should someone hire you?
Your happiness is our priority. We provide in-depth consultations for all clients to make sure everyone walks away looking exactly how they want to, comfortable, and confident! We provide intimate experiences to help you feel grounded and present on such an important day!
What drew you to this field/how did you get started?
As a competitive dancer through high school, I was often requested to do my teammates' makeup and found I not only loved the process, but their reaction after seeing themselves. It wasn't until graduating college for education and working in preschool that I realized I could make a career out of makeup. I attended esthetician school where I met my first mentor and fell in love with weddings right away. After years of serving brides, to-be-weds, and weddings parties on my own, I expanded my team to better serve my clients.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?
My clients and peers are my biggest inspirations. It's not about a trend or a product. It's about the experience we provide and how we make people feel. I go into each consultation with a blank slate and create a look custom to each person.
What makes a wedding memorable for you?
The look on a client's face when they see themselves for the first time brings me so much joy!
What have weddings taught you?
I have learned how to have quiet control. Not only do I want my clients to be happy and feel great, but to be on time. All of which require planning, intuition, and subtleties that come with experience. This might include switching the timeline to stay on track, changing the music to reduce overwhelm, recommending a banana to sooth a nervous tummy, etc. It's so much more than just makeup and hair on a wedding day.
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?
Honor yourselves and do what makes you happy. When you are having fun, your guests will too!
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?
Intuition! Many of my team members and myself are highly intuitive which allows us to connect more deeply with our clients and better support them.
What are 3 words that describe your personality?
Calm, warm, organized.
What's your favorite marriage advice?
Don't argue when you're tired. It's ok to go to bed angry so long as you talk after resting.
What’s your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?
You can find me watching reality tv while eating cookies and oat milk.
What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges?
You can find my wife and I at Orchard City Kitchen, Cedar Room, or Sushi Confidential for a date night or with our toddler.
Kim Baker Beauty Covers These Areas:
- San Jose / South Bay
- And other areas by special arrangement.