Who I am
Thank you for visiting page but let me introduce myself before you peruse around! My name is Christine Nguyen (formally Christine Tran) and I am married to the most amazing man whom I call my husband. We have one baby girl that is the diamond to our lives named Audrey and one more baby girl on the way!. I am born and raised in San Diego and love it too much here to locate anywhere else!
I have been doing makeup most of my life but have been a bridal makeup artist for 5 years now. It all started with doing makeup for a friends wedding and I instantly fell in love with the happiness and joy of being able to be a part of such a big day and wanted to submerge myself in everything bridal! From there, I am extremely fortunate to have experienced so many weddings and met such amazing individuals whom I can call friends now!
What I Do
Fast forward many years and here I am. I have created my own company, MakeupbyChristranx3 where myself and my team glam up beautiful women for weddings, special events and photo shoots, working on an array of faces. I am more than grateful that I am able to turn my passion from such a young age into a career that I have always dreamed of. It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.
Senior Elite Makeup Artist : Alicia
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My name is Alicia and I'm 22 years old! I have been doing makeup for a total of 5 years. I met Christine when I was about 18 when she just so happened to be the makeup artist for pageant I entered. She found out that I also did makeup and from there she basically kidnapped me... just kidding! More like take me under her wing and teach me nearly everything she knows. She basically molded me into the makeup artist I am today. Having a sister who is 10 years older I was able to get my hands into different type of products (secretly of course). Slowly as I got older I found that using makeup to creatively express myself helped me get through my high school experience and I then dreamt about making beauty my life. Never did I think I would be where I am today living my dream!
Senior Makeup Artist : Thuy
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Born and raised in Sunny San Diego. Thuy (pronounced as Twee) is a licensed Esthetician/Manicurist and Makeup Artist with over 6 years experience, she's very passionate about what she does and takes pride in her love as a makeup artist. When she’s not busy with weddings, she’s adores spending time with her silly two year old boy name Carter. As a mommy and makeup artist it gives her the ultimate joy in both worlds. Being on Christine’s ( we’re like soul sisters) team with full of talented artist is an honor. She’s knowledgeable and are always willing to share her skills.
Senior Hair Stylist : Sara
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Sara Ortega specializes Wedding & event up-styling With over 10 years experience, she has developed her skills in intricate hair design Sara strives to deliver quality to each and every client. “I love to create memories with my clients. Making them FEEL & LOOK beautiful is my #1 priority. I care about the detail and strive for the “wow” factor.
Senior Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist : Cherry
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Cherry Estrella is a licensed cosmetologist and a certified makeup artist currently based in San Diego, California. Cherry is an on-site makeup artist/ hairstylist. Being both a beauty enthusiast as well as a hair stylist, she is looking to turn the industry on its head and reinvent the way people view beauty standards. Through her work she wants her clients to feel beautiful and confident that will stay within themselves even after her services. She wishes to enhance the beauty that is already there, and believe in simplicity and allowing her clients' beauty speak for itself. However, she can always turn natural into glamour or Avante Garde! She specializes in Bridal makeup and hair for all skin tones. Cherry's makeup kit consists of high-end luxury products
Senior Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist : Eddie
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Eddie Sakatani is a graduate of the Master Make-Up Artistry program at Bellus Academy. Through her Mexican and Japanese background, she has developed a versatility in her skill, therefore allowing the client to feel beautiful and comfortable. Her experience in countless weddings have only advanced her performance in hair and makeup, as well as improved her communication skills making sure her clients are able to communicate the perfect look they desire.
Makeup Artist : Caroline
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Caroline Luong has been a freelance makeup artist for the last 5 years, finding joy in beautifying her clients for the most special occasion. As an artist who has been working solely through word of mouth, she is excited to join Christine’s team as a makeup artist! Caroline works full-time in marketing at a software company, but finds ultimate joy in being a part of beauty industry part-time. Her favorite brands include MAC, Urban Decay, Tarte, and Bare Minerals. She is a false lash advocate, lover of all versions of glam, and makes it her priority to ensure 100% client satisfaction. When she is not working full time or doing makeup on the weekends, you can catch her wedding planning with her fiancé, vacationing in Hawaii, or spending quality time with her loved ones.
Hair Stylist : Jessica
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Some will say I was born to be a hairstylist. Coming from a family of artists, creativity was of second nature to me and I realized at a very young age that hair would be my medium. Today, twelve years into my career, I’ve found that doing someone’s hair doesn’t just change their appearance on the outside but also how they feel about themselves on the inside and that, is priceless. I started my career in my home town of Santa Barbara where I attended school and completed my cosmetology training. After becoming licensed, I moved north and had the opportunity to train under some of the best hairdressers in San Francisco. Learning Balayage techniques before they were mainstream and mastering the foundations of bridal styling, are just some of the reasons this team of stylists helped me become the well-versed stylist I am today. However, I eventually followed my roots back to the sun-kissed shores of Southern California. I found an amazing home in La Jolla, California where I joined Koda Salon and was given opportunities to grow in ways I never thought possible. Assisting at New York Fashion Week, styling the San Diego Charger Girls, and teaching for L’Oreal Professionnel are just some of the experiences I had while working there. As great as Koda Salon was, the true artist in me and my passion for bridal styling and a more personalized experience led me to where I am today. Savy & Sage Beauty Co is a quaint little salon located in the beachy cove of Del Mar, California. With a clean white interior and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, this secret escape is a place where you can clear your mind or contemplate new exciting ideas. Whether you are a Bride I have the honor of styling, or a new client to the salon. My promise to you is to always make you feel at home like family, making sure you have a drink in hand and are always heard. Whether you are looking to maintain your look or are ready for a big change I am there to help you achieve the hair of your dreams! So let’s get started and I can’t wait to meet you!
Makeup Artist : Jenny
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Hi! My name is Jenny Nambounmy & I am a certified makeup artist. I’ve been doing makeup for 4 years now. I’m also a mommy to 3 baby girls! I’ve always had such a Strong passion for doing others’ makeup & making my clients feel good on their special day! Work never feels like “work” to me if I LOVE what I’m doing!
Makeup Artist : Christina
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Hi everyone, my name is Christina and I’ve been a freelance makeup artists for a little over 5 years. As an adolescent, I quickly learned the power of makeup and witness how instantly it made people feel more confident. There is nothing like seeing someone look in the mirror for the first time after completing their look and watching them just light up. Since then makeup has always been my creative outlet and I love creating looks that enhance ones natural features. Being in the beauty industry has been incredibly rewarding because I get to meet and work with some amazing women. I’m so excited to be a part of Christine’s team of artists and work alongside some talented individuals while helping clients look and feel their absolute best.