As Northern California Wine Country's preeminent, award-winning, celebrity wedding and event make-up artist, Alan's the recipient of Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice Award for 2012.
ALAN is a Multiple Award Winning Make-Up Artist – The recipient of an EMMY Award and two EMMY Award Nominations, a Cable Ace Award nomination and a CLIO Award for Best Make-up for a Commercial, 2001.
ALAN is a Hollywood Make-Up Artist utilizing his award winning make-up techniques from Marin to Healdsburg – From San Francisco to Sacramento – Over the past 10 years, ALAN has created wedding make-up illusions for hundreds of brides, adding his special touch of natural glamour to weddings all over California, the East Coast and Japan, creating cosmetic illusions with all ethnic groups of all ages.
In Hollywood, ALAN supervised the make-up for Motion Pictures and Television shows, creating unique make-up styles for celebrities, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hillary Swank, Diane Lane, Kirstin Dunst, Teri Hatcher, Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Alyssa Milano, Calista Flockhart, Brooke Shields, Barbara Walters, Barbra Streisand, Missy Elliot and Cyndi Lauper.
ALAN is an International Lecturer, Teacher and Demonstrator for numerous cosmetic companies. Licensed by the State of California as a Make-Up Instructor; sought-after as a Teacher and Director of Education for various make-up schools.
ALAN also instructs patients in post surgical cosmetic applications and the American Cancer Society's “Look Good...Feel Better” program and is a member of the “WISH UPON A WEDDING” Team of Preferred Vendors, granting “Dream Weddings” to those with terminal illnesses.
What They Said about
ALAN’S MAKE-UP ARTISTRY:
“Thank you so much! The reviews are true — you ARE a miracle worker! The wedding was amazing and beautiful — just like my make-up. It was wonderful to meet you and spend some time with you. Thank you for being such a professional and lovely person.
Thank you again and talk soon!”
Washington, D.C. - 04/17/2012
“Alan was perfect in every sense of the word.
The most important thing to a woman on her wedding day is how she looks (with getting married following as a close second, ha!), and Alan helped me to look more beautiful than I could have imagined.
'The Miracle Worker', as he is known, was not only wonderful to work with the day of the wedding, but before the wedding as well. Planning a wedding for 100 people in 10 months, on my own, while also working a full time job, let's just say that as the wedding got closer, I was losing my mind. Through all the chaos, Alan was a rock. He was patient, kind and understanding. A few weeks before the wedding he sent me his famous list of 'Do'z-N-Dont'z', helping me to have the best skin I could for the big day. The best part though is that he is such a talented makeup artist (did you know he won an EMMY when he worked in Hollywood???), even if I had a last minute blemish, he could fix it. I cannot tell you how much weight it took off my knowing that he had everything under control.
Fast-forward to the day of the wedding. Alan not only showed up early, but he brought with him an entire set up - a tall directors chair, lighting, a mirror and amazing makeup. He made sure to schedule plenty of time for my makeup, as well as each bridesmaid and my mother-in-law to be. He mentioned several times that we should schedule in a little extra time, because at just about every wedding there will be one person who wanted to do their own makeup and after watching him do his magic, they will change their mind and ask if he can do the same for them. I laughed pretty hysterically when this person ended up being my own mother! She told me that she had 'done her own makeup for the past 40 years - why would she need someone to do it for her?'. She is a beautiful lady, so I didn't disagree, but I am so glad she changed her mind and I am so glad Alan had the intuition to schedule extra time, because she looked absolutely glamorous!
If you are considering getting a makeup artist (and even if you aren't), Alan needs to be your choice. He is hands down one of the best decisions I made for myself and he will be for you too!”
Walnut Creek, CA - 03/29/2012
“Alan was amazing to work with!! I did a lot of research in order to find the best make-up for my mom and I on my wedding day. He was extremely easy to work with right from the beginning, and does a truly amazing job.
He arrived at our house rental and had EVERYTHING necessary to get to work...including lighting. My make-up looked great all night long and the only touch up I needed was lip color. I would highly recommend him for your big day!!”
San Francisco, CA - 02/01/2012
“It was an Absolute pleasure having Alan do the makeup for my wedding in October. He was right on time to begin our amazing transformations! In total, he did transformed 5 women including my mother, mother in-law, maid of honor, bridesmaid and me, the bride! He was extremely accommodating to our needs and traveled to downtown Napa for us.
I cried like a baby through the ENTIRE ceremony but my make-up looked flawless throughout the entire event! To make it even better, his special highlight/lowlight techniques ensured that we looked amazing in every single photo!
I would Highly recommend him for any special event that you would like to look Fabulous for! Thank you ALAN!”
K. Ciccotti - 01/24/2012
“I recently had the honor of having Alan do my make-up for a Red Carpet event that I was attending and he did an amazing job! He was extremely professional and the quality of the products he used were the best of the best. Alan knew how to flawlessly execute the look I was going for and it was awesome to see my transformation go from drab to fab right before my eyes. I received numerous compliments on my make-up throughout the entire evening and I have Alan to thank for making me look as beautiful on the outside as I felt on the inside. If you want to look, feel and be treated like a star on your special day, look no further than Alan because he is truly the REAL deal.”
Napa, CA - 01/17/2012
“Don’t spend another moment looking any further than Alan for your wedding day makeup! I did a ton of research, made numerous inquires and was absolutely delighted when I finally found Alan!
While you won’t find a fancy website you will find a professional that delivers. Alan also has great recommendations for hairstylists. Alan will answer any question you may have, is available by phone and email and arrived early on my wedding day.
I had a blast listening to his fascinating Hollywood stories and watched as he transformed me into a beautiful bride.
I have never been told that I look like a movie star-until my wedding day. My mother who wears no makeup at all loved the way I looked because it was very natural looking. EVERYONE commented on how beautiful I looked and I have never felt as wonderful as I did on my wedding day. Indeed a miracle as I am 55 years old.
You are truly amazing Alan! Thank you for making me the star at my wedding!”
Cool, CA - 01/06/2012
“Alan is timely, fun, and darn good! He made my sister especially beautiful at her wedding, getting the exact look she wanted. He is very experienced, and did a great job on the 4 bridesmaids, as well as the mothers.
My mother has an affinity for hot pink lipstick, but with Alan's help, he put her in something elegant and appropriate, so we didn't have to hurt her feelings.
He is great with eyelashes, which always pains me. Also like that he brought his own lighting and mirror. Just shows another level of professionalism. As a six time bridesmaid, I can tell you Alan is very good!”
Denver, CO - 01/04/2011
“Since I have always enjoyed doing my own make-up, I didn't sign up to use Alan at my daughter's wedding. However when I walked into the suite where everyone was getting ready, Alan had already done the make-up for the bridesmaids and was putting makeup on the mother of the groom. I thought "WOW"and asked if he could work me in. I am so grateful he did as he used makeup that doesn't run should you cry, and colors and techniques I would have never thought of. He brought out my best features and believe me, it shows up in the wedding photos. This was my first experience as mother of the bride and it made me feel great to look good for my daughter's big day.”
Albany, OR - 11/05/2011
“Alan, where to begin. He works miracles. I have never felt so beautiful. I have had my makeup done many, many times but Alan is about 5 times better than any other makeup artist I've ever worked with. He is calm and cool and such a happy person, someone a bride would want around them while getting ready. I really can't say enough about his skill and artistry. He is absolutely amazing and a true delight to work with. AND my makeup looked as good at the end of night as it did after he first applied it.
Because of Alan's beautiful makeup application I walked even more confidently down the aisle knowing I looked my best. I highly recommend Alan's services. He is top quality!”
Jacksonville, FL - 10/27/2011
“I had a wonderful experience with Alan on my special day. I was lucky enough to have a great wedding planner that recommended him. He did an out standing job on me, I felt amazing! And everyone in my wedding party looked so beautiful. Alan was very professional and fun at the same time. I have never felt more beautiful then on my wedding day! Alan truly is the BEST! Thank you so much for being part of our special day!!!”
Chico, CA - 10/29/2011
“My wedding planner referred me to Alan for my wedding make up, the results were wonderful. Alan met me at the wedding venue twice (once for the trial and once for the actual wedding). I brought pictures of advertisements and magazine cut outs to show the kind of look I was going for. Alan really delivered! After he was done all my blemishes disappeared without the makeup looking cakey. His technique was incredible- he highlights and shades drawing attention to all my best features, while making those less flattering seem flawless. In addition he also did my mom's makeup really well- she never wears make up and refused to even for the wedding- with a little convincing she agreed and the results were great. I would recommend to Alan for all occasions- tell him how you'd like to look and he will deliver.”
San Carlos, CA - 01/03/2011
“I too was referred to Alan by my wedding planner, and I am so glad I was. The experience was nothing short of amazing, literally every blemish disappeared by the time he was done. I recommend bringing pictures of advertisements and celebs to really show what sort of look you are going for, and Alan will deliver. I was extremely pleased with the experience and would recommend Alan to anyone.”
Manhattan, NY - 12/30/2010
I was referred to my Alan by wedding planner. He was ABSOLUTELY the best vendor I selected for my wedding. My make up on my wedding day was absolutely flawless!! I look back at my wedding photos today and admire the beautiful women in all my wedding photos. Aside from being a master of his craft, he is very pleasant to work with. I was planning my wedding long distance so we talked over the phone a couple of times and I sent him several photos of how I wanted to look.
Alan exceeded all my expectations and I LOVED my wedding day make up!”
Santa Clarita, CA - 12/17/2010
“Alan was fabulous... From the very first meeting, we love him! He was punctual, brilliant in his artistry and made us all look like a million dollars!!! The makeup stayed on all throughout our daughter's wedding...even through all the tears!
We would recommend Alan highly! He was a lot of fun that day!!”
St. Helena, CA - 10/26/10
“Alan did my makeup for my wedding in August. I have red blotchy skins prone to breakouts - not fun at 43! I was terrified I'd look like a boiled lobster on the day. Alan literally does work miracles - my make up was fantastic, a smooth complexion with a very low key natural result. I couldn't have been happier - what a great job. We booked our wedding, makeup etc from the UK before flying out to California for the St. Helena ceremony so it was a bit of a risk not knowing what to expect. Alan did a great job of engaging me via email a couple of weeks before, sending me photos of his work and answering my questions. I couldn't have been more relaxed and happy with the results - for once I'm not dreading the photos, thanks to Alan.”
London, England - 08/19/2010
“It was truly a pleasure to have you as a part of our special day! You made my friends & me feel amazing while in the pleasure of your company. Many thanks -- You truly are a ‘miracle worker!’”
Shreveport, LA - 07/23/2011
“Oh my GOSH! What can I write to possibly express how incredible my make-up looked and felt! You took a puffy-eyed 51-year-old and ‘transformed’ her into a blushing bride. I also really appreciated your enthusiasm and humor. Being with you was a great start to my special day. I will send you some copies of the ‘Pro’ photos for you to view in a couple of weeks. Thanks, again!!!”
Sonoma, CA - 06/07/2011
“Loved him!! Alan did makeup for my mom, maid of honor, and me on my wedding day and did an UNBELIEVABLE job. I never have looked as good as I looked on my wedding day and in our wedding photos. The same went for my mom and maid of honor!! I would absolutely recommend him to all of my family members and friends should they need help in looking amazing for any type of event. He has an extensive background in doing the makeup artistry on movies and tv shows, so I had very high expectations for him, nevertheless he still surpassed my expectations! Hope this feedback is helpful.”
San Francisco, CA - 12/20/2010
“After 6 months of interviewing over 9 well-known make-up artists in the Bay Area, I am glad to finally announce - “You are the Best!” Becoming a Bride is very exciting and make-up was on the top of my list of priorities and importance. I wanted a natural look, but at the same time wanted to stand out as a beautiful bride. You captured that exactly and I'm so excited to have found you for my wedding! Every bride should be so lucky. After you completed my make-up, my finance could not stop saying how beautiful I looked. You made me look like the “Princess Bride” every girl wants to be.
You’re Passion Shows!!!”
San Francisco, CA - 11/21/10
“Ever since I met and first worked with Alan (I am an event planner in Northern California) he has consistently been an absolute professional. When I send brides to him, I know that they will be well taken care of. He does an amazing job from the initial phone call until the day of the event. Not only does he bring out the inner beauty of my clients through makeup, but he has the ability to keep them calm throughout the process, as well. This is a definite asset to have. He also understands what makeup should look like for the camera. And that's so very important.
For all these reasons, I continue to refer him.”
Napa, CA - 06/05/10
“Every Bride should feel as beautiful as I did on my wedding day. Thank you for your incredible professionalism and for a flawless finished product. Thank you for the touch-up tools, but you should know that none of it was needed. My make-up looked flawless even after the event was over at 1:00 AM! I don’t know how you do it, but my wedding make-up has inspired me to up-the-ante on my daily routine... I’m learning to put on false lashes and have been using mascara, concealer and brow color daily. Your make-up artistry has created a cosmetic convert!”
San Francisco ,CA - 05/19/2007
“Thanks so much for coming out to the Christian Brothers Retreat and repairing the many faces for our wedding on February 14th. We were all delighted — even my ‘crabby’ little aunt, whose hard life has never allowed such a luxury. Thanks a million!”
Los Angeles, CA - 03/18/2006
“I was recently married in Napa at the lovely Andretti Winery. I needed a make-up artist and Alan came highly recommended by more than one of our other ‘Pros’. Alan made me feel like a queen and helped to make our special day even more perfect. He showed up on time, was engaging and has the skills to make you feel like a movie star!”
Atlanta,GA - 10/19/2005
Availability & Pricing
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Like yours, each event is unique. Please contact us with some details so we may give you an estimate of our fees. We customize our pricing based on the number of people in your bridal party.
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