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I developed a love for all things beauty related at an early age. I credit this partly to my mom who was in Cosmetology school at the time. I was fascinated by the incredible array of colors and textures in her makeup collection and loved sitting by her while she practiced on a mannequin head. I cherished those moments and they have played a wonderful part in cultivating my talent and passion for makeup and hair styling. In high school, I became the go to person for my friends and family, transforming them for dances and special occasions. I had no formal training then, but I did what came naturally to me. It was always just a hobby, something that I enjoyed immensely, but I never considered it as a profession. After exploring other fields of art and earning a BFA in Fashion Design, I ultimately found my way back to my canvas of choice — faces.
I started specializing in bridal beauty after working with several brides and found it an awesomely gratifying way to utilize my skills! As a California licensed Esthetician & Cosmetologist, I’m committed to upholding the standards of beauty and customer care. I aspire to be creative, work meticulously, and always with a smile. I’m dedicated to providing individualized attention and making sure that my clients have the best experience, especially on a big wedding day!
You could say that I’m a hopeless romantic, but I savor the loveliness of each and every wedding. When I’m not working, you might find me with my husband, trying out a new fooding spot, or just lazing about with our two adorable pups!
What Bellamina Brides are saying on Yelp
Anne I., San Francisco
Mina stands up to even the most expensive, high-end wedding makeup and hair artists. Seriously. I did trials with nearly a half-dozen of the most ‘acclaimed’ Bay Area wedding makeup and hair artist, and Mina out shined them all, hands down..
Tasha S., Santa Clara
All in all, I cannot recommend Mina enough, not only is she a perfectionist at application who works with fantastic media and products, she’s also so nice, it’s more like having a close friend do your makeup, the whole process is stress free, we had a great time.
Ciara M., Redwood City
If I could give Bellamina Makeup 100 stars I would!! This will simply be the BEST investment you could make for your wedding or special occasion. Mina and her team are true artists who take great pride in their work. They are so detailed oriented and spend a lot of time perfecting your makeup to ensure it is flawless, bringing out the natural beauty in everyone.
Sarah B., San Francisco
Mina is such an amazing makeup and hair artist, I couldn’t be more pleased with the results! She made me look my very best on the wedding day. What’s more, Mina is a delightful person and I really enjoyed spending the hours with her that it takes to make sure everything is just right. She listened to my suggestions for what I wanted and also offered her professional opinion for what would look best. Working with Mina was one of the highlights of wedding prep and I would highly recommend her to any and all!
Ann D., San Jose
I love Mina! She did my make-up and hair for a special event. She was warm, sweet, and an amazing artist. She made me look and feel beautiful!She did such an amazing job I had to ask her to help me and my bridesmaids get ready for my wedding. She was absolutely wonderful. Very attentive and listened to what I wanted and got it SPOT on!!!