Award Winning Bridal Hair & Airbrush Makeup in San Diego

Rare Bird Brides provides on location Hair & Makeup in the Southern California area. Let us enhance your natural beauty and find a look for your wedding day that is truly unique to you.

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Hello beautiful! Welcome to our nest, a creative space to inspire you! We are in love with finding and creating beautiful looks that excite you. Wedding photography and Hair & Makeup go hand in hand and investing in professional Bridal Hair & Makeup will leave you with amazing photographs to appreciate for years to come. Let us show you how we can create something amazing together! Every bride that we have the privilege to work with is so unique and putting our touch on this important day in your life is special to us. You're not just hiring a company, you're hiring a creative who is committed to making you look beautiful, but most importantly, feel beautiful. We can't wait to meet you!

Our Rare Bird Brides From San Diego & Beyond

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Winter Wedding Inspiration

With my busiest season(s) of the year coming to an end, I've finally had some time to look for inspiration for the weddings I'm working on in the coming winter months. So today, I thought I would share with you some...
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Wedding Hair & Makeup: Natural, Yet Polished Look

This wedding was a true family affair. I flew to Gainsville, Florida earlier this year, not only as the bridal hairstylist and makeup artist, but also as a bridesmaid for my cousin, Sara. It was so special & such a fun...
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Bridal Hair & Makeup: Elegant San Diego Wedding

It was such a pleasure working with Chicago-based bride, Hannah, and her beautiful bridal party this summer. It was an idyllic day at one of my favorite venues in North County San Diego, Twin Oaks House & Garden. Everything about this wedding was timeless...

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WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

PROFESSIONAL, PATIENT, AND TALENTED!

ERIN GERBING

Kristen was amazing! She took me from indecisive, insecure (and somewhat neurotic) to happy, confident, and totally satisfied with my hair and airbrush makeup! She also did an amazing job on my 4 bridesmaids as well as my mother. One of my bridesmaids has very long, thick hair and said that my wedding was the first time she has had her hair styled in an up do that didn't result in a horrible headache (and she's been a bridesmaid several times). Kristen was patient with me through my trial and even made day of adjustments to make me feel confident and beautiful. I'm a makeup novice and Kristen helped me go out of my comfort zone to make my makeup look amazing for my pictures without making me look too made up. I will definitely be recommending Kristen and Rare Bird Brides to everyone I know!

THE BEST OF THE BEST!

SOPHIA GEORGHIOU

Kristen is not only an artist, she is an incredibly sweet and caring person that I very much enjoyed working with. She is exactly the kind of person you want around you the morning of your wedding, especially if that morning is as hectic as mine was!

Kristen was always quick to respond to my questions and concerns, and even arrived a bit early the morning of the wedding to set-up and spend a few minutes with us. I was glad that I had the foresight to get a pre-wedding haircut with Kristen, which allowed us to confirm all the final details for the event, and my hair and make-up turned out even better than it had in my trial. What I most appreciated about her services, however, was how much she calmed me down that morning! I was very stressed with all my family around me, and having to run back and forth to the reception venue to take care of a few details, and ended up forgetting a couple crucial things, such as the lipstick I had picked out for the event. Luckily, Kristen saved the day by letting me have a tube of hers, in the same shade. Kristen is worth the money and more- you will look and feel beautiful, as well as calmer for knowing so!

EXCELLENT AND VERY PROFESSIONAL

MIRANDA FREITAS

I found Rare Bird Brides here at wedding channel's vendor list. I could not have been happier with my decision. From the beginning, Kristen Martin (owner of Rare Bird Brides), was welcoming and understanding of my particular concerns. Since my wedding was non traditional because it had two brides, it was essential to me to find a vendor who was open-minded and willing to work with the different needs of two very dissimilar brides. Furthermore, Kristen's rates were very reasonable, especially given her attention to detail and experience.

Kristen was very patient with me and made sure that my "vision" of how I wanted to look came to live... and it did. I looked and felt beautiful on my wedding day, just the way I had envisioned it.
I would absolutely recommend Rare Bird Brides and Kristen Martin

KRISTEN WAS THE BEST DECISION I MADE REGARDING THE WEDDING!

JORDAN DUNCAN

Kristen was the best decision I made regarding the wedding! She is very knowledgeable about Hair and Makeup and her work for both are an absolute dream. I wanted a natural look for my Makeup and she was able to make sure that I had the look I wanted and that it would last all night long and look fabulous in pictures!! Initially, I thought that I wanted my Hair to be down but after my Hair trial, Kristen helped me to realize that having my Hair up might be the better option because of my Hair type.  She hit it out of the park for both my Hair and my Makeup! She has the ability to do any look that you want and make you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Her work is versatile and I really think that she can do whatever is asked of her with no hesitation. It was very important to me that my mom had a good experience and liked her Makeup and that was easily accomplished by the Rare Bird Brides team. You will not regret hiring Kristen and her amazing talent! Thank you Rare Bird Brides!!

CALM DEMEANOR AND HIGH LEVEL OF ORGANIZATION.

SAMANTHA BRUMIT

Kristen did an amazing job on the hair/makeup of myself and my bridal party. All of the girls hair looked gorgeous as well as the makeup. Kristen was extremely accommodating and flexible. She has a great attention to detail and made sure we were on schedule and on time for the wedding day. I appreciated Kristen's sense of calm that morning and her high level of organization! Highly recommend Kristen-- her work is awesome!

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