Meet the team of Artists
My team and I take pleasure in providing the upmost premier service to all our clients, we are so honored to be apart of your special day! Makeup by Despina is here for you from the moment you book our services as we pride ourselves in creating an experience for the bride, building a relationship, so when your bridal beauty moment arrives you are left to enjoy yourself and take in all the pampering you deserve on your wedding day! We love keeping in contact with our brides too in continuing to offer you beauty advice and services when you need it!
My team of professionals have experience in all areas of makeup and hair including; TV/Film, Celebrity, Red Carpet, Private Services, Editorial, Commercial and Print work. Fashion Weeks in New York,
Los Angeles & Europe. plus strong backrounds in
Training/Education and Artist Relations with various prestige cosmetic brands.
Lead Hair | Makeup Artist
A Los Angeles native with twenty years’ experience as a working Hair and Makeup Artist, Lio has known since a young age he wanted a career in Makeup and Hair always being inspired by the strong woman in his life, his first muses being his mother, grandmother and younger sister doing their hair and makeup throughtout the years. Lio, fluent in Spanish having spent his time between Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Lio thrives on his ability to be creative and appreciates the value of telling a complete story using hair and makeup and finds nothing more satisfying than working closely with clients on profound events in their lives.
Lio's experience in both Hair and Makeup includes;
MAC Cosmetics Fashion Certified Makeup Artist, Fashions Weeks in New York, LA, London and Milan, Makeup/Hair Artist for Steiner LTD plus Senior Artist and Academy Trainer for Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics. Lio also Licensed in Cosmetology completed advanced courses in Los Angeles, New York and London is reason why he is one of the most sought after Hair and Makeup Artists in Southern California he specializes in Bridal, Print, Editorial and Celebrity work.
Born and raised in a small town of Nebraska, Audrey relocated to pursue her dreams working as a makeup artist in Los Angeles, CA. Growing up with a huge dance background, she knew she wanted to take her passion to the next level. She enrolled at the Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy where she focused on bridal, glamour and fashion. Finishing top in her class she began working as one of their top artists at their Flagship Store, eventually becoming a trainer.
Audrey has experience working on set, photoshoots, LA Fashion Week as well as private services. Her recent work includes doing makeup for KTLA's Rachel Zalis Hottest Swim Trends for summer.
With her focus on beauty and bridal, and her noticeable attention to detail Audrey continues to provide excellent client service through her passion in making sure every client feels beautiful.
Makeup Artist, Licensed Esthetician
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, Washington to Greek Immigrant parents. My upbringing I can say was just a tad bit similar to the movie 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' I did marry a "Xeno" and my parents names are Constantinos & Maria... just a couple similarities from the movie! I guess I relate to it having been through the process myself.. been happily married eight years and counting!
I have had a long blessed career in the Beauty Industry specializing in Bridal & Red Carpet Beauty for thirteen years and hold a Diploma in Makeup Artistry from prestigious school, The Blanche MacDonald Centre located in the heart of Vancouver, B.C. Canada and my Esthetics License from The Academy of Salon Professionals in Los Angeles, CA . I still continue to keep my education current by attending major industry events, workshops and seminars through The Powder Group, The Makeup Show, The International Congress of Esthetics & Spa to name a few.
I also have strong back round in product knowledge and client relations having been an Educator/Artist for various prestige cosmetic brands in luxury department stores and cosmetics boutiques while continuing to work in the industry in many different capacities including TV/Film, Print, Editorial, Runway, Celebrity, Private Clientele.
I thrive the most when working with Brides through their whole bridal beauty process we work together preforming spa facial treatments and regime to compliment the makeup design we create together. I love to bring forward my Bride's best features and assist her in making her feel the most glamorous on their big day is a huge passion for me!
One of my favorite moments working with Brides is witnessing the moment the father of the bride sees his daughter for the first time on her special day, the connection between a Father and the Bride is something that will always continue to tug at the heartstrings.
My team and I are Los Angeles based. The team I have built are people who are important in my life and I trust to give the same exceptional service my brand is known for.
Look forward to meeting you and bringing your bridal beauty vision to life!
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I could never thank you enough for everything you did for my wedding it was so incredibly great to work with you! If I ever come back to Cali for an event you'll be my first call. On top of your awesome professionalism and makeup artist skills.. your character is really one of a kind! THANK YOU!
We seriously can't express to you enough of how grateful we were to have you there on our special day.. our skin looked amazing!! Thanks again for your talents!! Lots of love
-Ray & Kevin xoxo
You made me BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for all you did for our special day! It was unforgettable and we are extremely grateful!