A team of artists available to service you…

Artists are the core of what we believe makes Vanity Belle a success. We look for a mix of talent, passion and connection. With talent, we look for the best of the best — artists at the highest level who constantly reach beyond themselves. For us, that’s the true mark of artist achievement, powered by both passion and vision.

Victoria Nino – Founder

Founder/CEO & Certified Makeup Artist
Instagram #vanitybellevictoria

The secret to happy clients is quite simple — do the best you possibly can and be nice to everyone. A true artist is dedicated to the art form. This dedication comes from a deeply personal place. The desire to create and uncover beauty is not something you can easily teach others. You are born with it. It comes from within.

Favorite Part of Your Job: The transformation. At my core, I am an artist and each beautiful woman I work with is a like a fresh canvas. I treat my clients with the seriousness and dedication of a painter finishing their masterpiece. There are few moments as thrilling as the first few seconds after a client looks in the mirror and gets a glimpse at her new self. It brings me so much joy. Every woman should get to experience that feeling.

Secret Weapon: My brushes, I don’t leave home without them! Whether it’s painting a canvas, a face or a body, my brushes are what make the magic. Some might say, I am a little obsessed with blending. My artists always laugh when I say “just when you think you are done blending, blend some more!” Blending makes things look so smooth and natural.

Breaking the Ice: I love meeting new people and hearing their stories — it gives you a new perspective on your own life. I used to keep a journal of all the random quotes I would get from complete strangers. I still look back on it and read them from time to time. There is always something to learn from someone else, even years later when you’ve grown enough to understand their perspective.

Something You Might Not Know About Me: I love an elaborate party — especially one with a great theme. I’ll be throwing theme parties and dressing in costumes until I’m old and gray. Life is supposed to be fun!

Kaity – Orange County

Boutique Manager – Costa Mesa
Certified Makeup Artist & Licensed Hair Stylist
Instagram #vanitybellekaity

Vintage. Timeless. Classic.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: Getting to know people. Not only do I get to enhance people’s natural beauty but I get to know their inner beauty as well. Prior to the big event I love seeing the radiance and glow shine from the individual.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Harness your confidence! You’re beautiful!

Something that Makes Me Smile. Line dancing! Most don’t know this, but I lived in Japan. Konnichiwa!!

Lainey – Brand Ambassador

“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life.” -Else de Wolfe

Favorite Part of Your Job: I love being able to help showcase our amazing artists! Vanity Belle is filled with talented, hard-working women, and I love to be able to connect with them Brides who are looking for the ultimate glam squad for their big day!

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Smile! It’s the best accessory you could ever wear!

Something that Makes Me Smile: Spending time with my loved ones!

 
 

Diane – Orange County

Certified Makeup Artist, Product Specialist & Educator
Instagram #vanitybellediane

I love classic looks with modern motifs.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: I love seeing everyone feeling beautiful, getting ready for one of the biggest days of their lives!

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Figure out what you’re comfortable with! Mess around, play with colors on your lips/eyes, and you will find what works for you! Not sure how to do it? Youtube is a great way to learn, there’s tutorials for everything and anything. All it takes is practice, practice, so don’t give up! Flip through magazines to see current trends in not only makeup but clothes! Find some styles you like then make it your own.

Something that Makes Me Smile. Yoga. I practice every day! I am also a vegan. My absolute worst fear is butterflies, strange I know. I’m not quite sure what the correct pronunciation of my last name is, I’ve been told different from everyone in my family. I am fluent in Romanian.

Kandice – Orange County

Licensed Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist
Instagram #vanitybellekandice

Smooth, Sleek and Trendy

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: My favorite part of doing someone’s hair prior to a big event is by making them feel as beautiful and as important as they are by achieving the look they desire before they step out in front of their friends and family.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: A simple way for someone to achieve a new look is by changing your part and adding volume. Try switching the side of your part or parting down the middle, this will give you a more dramatic side swept bang look for evening or a subtle bang for day wear. You can also back comb and lightly spray with hairspray to hold for added volume in the top and crown part of your head.

Something that Makes Me Smile. I am a mother of three, two boys and a girl. I enjoy traveling, going to the beach, eating out, being creative and trying new things. My work never feels like a job because I love what I do.

Meghan – Orange County

Licensed Hair Stylist
Instagram #vanitybellemeghan

True Beauty comes from within

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: My favorite part of my job is that it doesn’t even feel like a job! I have such a passion for hair and makeup artistry that when I get to do weddings I get so lost in it and excited to be a part of such an intimate day in a woman’s life. I also love just talking to the bridal party and feeling all the love and good energy in the room while getting everyone ready. It’s such a fun, happy experience and I take something new away from every wedding that I work.

Best tip for improving one’s style: Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with your hair or make-up. Don’t usually wear eye shadow? It’s not too late to start. You can recreate your look everyday by doing simple things like trying a new eye shadow or lip shade. For hair, try adding a patterned or flowery headband to add a flirty look or try new bangs you’ve never had before. Switching shampoos is also something I’ve experimented with that I have found out to help maintain the healthiness of your hair and to give it added lift or shine.

Something that makes me smile: In my free time I enjoy a good movie, I’d like to say I’m quite the movie buff. I love trying new places to eat and hike with my boyfriend on the weekends. Being outdoors and having a fun adventure or even staying in and relaxing with friends and family can always make for a good time in the right company.

Natalie – Orange County

Certified Makeup Artist
Instagram #vanitybellenatalie

Be bold, unique & simply flawless.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: The thing I love most about my job is seeing my clients face light up and shine with confidence after they leave my chair. Whether the look is dark and dramatic or subtle and soft, it can make you feel like a whole new version of your already wonderful self. Transforming someone from a blank canvas into a piece of art work is very gratifying and so much fun! I get really excited when I have a client that wants colorful & sparkly makeup. I love playing with bright colors and turning them into a wearable look.

Best tip for improving ones style: It only takes a couple easy steps to spice up your look! A winged liner and a beautiful bright red lip is quick and eye catching, no matter who you are or what skin tone you have! I also recommend a lip plumper to all of my clients, it moisturizes really well and your lips will love you for it!

Something that makes me smile: Besides my loving Boyfriend, I love spending time with my sweet pup, Teddy. I love taking him to the beach and running around with him, or just laying in the sun relaxing.

Sam A.- Orange County

Licensed Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, Lash Artist & Educator
Instagram #vanitybellesam

Smile. It’s the best accessory a gal could have!

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: My absolute favorite part of my job is being able to share a small piece of someone’s big day with them. I love seeing how confident they feel after I’m done working on with them.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Wear your confidence and don’t be afraid to change up your look. Don’t let anyone define what your style is. If you want to change your hair color or cut it all off, do it! I guarantee you will feel more empowered.

Something that Makes Me Smile: Quality family time and food! I’m a huge foodie, so I love trying out the new trendy food spots (and more especially dessert places). And nothing beats sharing memories and laughter with my massive family.

Kat – Orange County

Licensed Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist & Educator
Instagram #vanitybellekat

Boho, natural, effortless style, that brings out the best in you!

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: I love being a mobile hair/makeup artist! I love working in different locations from our boutique, hotels, on set or on location. It always brings more excitement to my work. My favorite thing about the whole experience is connecting with my client! Not only in beautifying her for her special day, event, or photo shoot, but building relationships with my clients. Some of my best clients have become my best friendships.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Don’t be afraid to play with different hairstyles or makeup. The beauty of hair and makeup is that it is temporary, and you can play with different styles without committing. Don’t be afraid to let your true beauty shine through. One thing I know is that sometimes, less is more. There’s beauty in everyone. Through our style we inspire others, but remember, being confident is the best accessory.

Something that Makes Me Smile: The ocean, freckles and feeling confident and sexy within myself. Seeing others succeed, having a good time. Enjoying the moment. House music, dancing like no one is watching. Having a glass of champagne. Having a great conversation with someone you care about or someone you made a connection with. Trying new things or styles. Being open to many possibilities and opportunities. Love is the most beautiful feeling,
that makes me smile the most. And new makeup of course!

Sammie P.- Orange County

Licensed Hair Stylist and Certified Makeup Artist
Instagram #vanitybellesammie

If I were a veil, I’d be a birdcage

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: I look at each client as a new work of art. I can take any modern style and add my own fun touches to it, to best embody the individuals face shape. I love fun loose relaxed looks but can also throw down on a classic elegant hairstyle.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Have fun with it! Pick up a styling wand and it’ll instantly transform anyone into a pro! The simple waves you’ll get will sass up your style in minutes! BOOM! Also a simple change in your part can drastically bring your look from drab to fab!

Something that Makes Me Smile: ART! I love to draw and paint! I’m also a huge antique collector and estate sale junkie! I beat to my own drum, as my mom always says. I’ve always created things my own way and revamped things into me inner image. I speak fluent jiberish.

Suzy – Orange County

Certified Makeup Artist
Instagram #vanitybellesuzy

Subtle and polished by day, and smoky by night!

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: A quote I live by – Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. This is every day at Vanity Belle!! We love what we do! My favorite part of doing makeup/hair for big events is all the love, laughter, and excitement in the room. Where else can you go to work every day where everyone is so happy? It’s truly special to know that I helped make lasting memories.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: My favorite beauty secret is a full coverage under eye concealer that doubles as a highlight applied from the under eye up and out to the temple. It’ll take 5 years off in an instant!! I don’t leave home without it. Add a bold lipstick, double it sparingly as a light cream blush to the cheeks, plus a touch of mascara and Voila! It’s perfect for the everyday busy women and also my personal mom beauty regimen while I’m trying to get ready in a hurry with my baby.

Something that Makes Me Smile I’ve always wanted to learn how to breakdance. In fact I love watching You Tube breakdance offs!! I’d be lying if I said I haven’t tried to bust a move in the living room once or twice. I took a class while living in Chicago and coined the B-girl name “Cornbread” in honor of my home state-Nebraska.

Joanna – Orange County

Licensed Hair Stylist
Instagram #vanitybellejoanna

Be honest and love what you do!

Favorite Part of Your Job: Making people feel beautiful, teaching them how to improve their styling techniques at home, and of course, girl talk!

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Practice makes perfect!

Something That Makes Me Smile: My four legged baby, Jax, a great pair of heels, and a fabulous shade of lipstick!
 
 

Elizabeth – Orange County

Licensed Hair Stylist
Instagram #vanitybelleelizabeth

The perfect balance of BoHo and Beachy with a little GLAM!

Favorite Part of Your Job: It feels good to make a client smile, but to make that lasting smile when they leave you and look at themselves and feel beautiful is what really fuels my passion for hair design.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Stay AWAY from the box dye! I repeat – STAY AWAY! Also, please don’t try DIY color, just come hangout with me. 🙂

Something That Makes Me Smile: I’m always smiling before, during and after I’m eating my favorite foods. Good food. Good hair. Good life.
 
 

Amanda – Boutique Assistant Manager

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful, confidence!

Favorite Part of Your Job: I am in love with ensuring people feel beautiful and comfortable on the big day & everyday. Bringing out ones self confidence is one of the most rewarding things about this industry, not to mention it never feels like work it’s a passion! Love yourself. Love what you do.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Get ready everyday for yourself. All you need is a good coat of mascara, face moisturizer, and a pretty lip color! Find one feature you love most about yourself!

Something that Makes Me Smile. I LOVE the satisfaction of making a long ToDo List and crossing each task OFF! You could say I’m a GOAL DIGGER!

 
 

Lavonne – Orange County

Certified Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist
Instagram #vanitybellelavonne

Be your own kind of beautiful.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: It’s a special moment in a woman’s life and being part of the reason why she feels beautiful gives me a true purpose for being the best at my craft.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Break the rules and change it up. Do something different with your eyes, lips, hair and skin every 3 months. You will never get in a rut and be continually reinventing yourself.

Something That Makes Me Smile: Hopping on a plane and traveling to a new destination.
 
 

Lauren K. – Orange County

Certified Makeup Artist
Instagram #vanitybellelaurenk

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: A woman’s face when she sees the end result. I love making women feel confident and beautiful!

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Take care of your skin. If you want your makeup to look good, you have to maintain your skin – moisturize, exfoliate and always wear sunscreen.

Something That Makes Me Smile: My babies. My daughter says the craziest things and I just want to squish my baby boy.
 

Aline – Orange County

Licensed Hair Stylist
Instagram #vanitybellealine

“A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous” – Coco Chanel

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: As a bridal artist I love being able to be a part of someone’s special day and making them smile. When they look at their final look you can see how happy you have made them and that is the most rewarding part of my job as an artist.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Don’t be afraid of change! Trying out new colors or even just accessories can change your look and it can make you feel more confident! Do something that makes you feel better about yourself and brings out your best features.

Something That Makes Me Smile: Pizza always makes me smile, but most of important is making people feel amazing. It makes it seem like I don’t work I just enhance the beauty in these women and that’s the best feeling!

Erika – Orange County

Certified Makeup Artist, Licensed Cosmetologist
Instagram #vanitybelleerika

Say what you mean, but never say it mean.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: My favorite part of what I do is honestly that I truly love to make people happy. There is nothing more gratifying than making someone feel amazing on one of the biggest days of their life, and not just amazing on the outside but inside too. I love to bring a fun , lightness to a day that can be stressful for most, and most important all the amazing people I have gotten to meet throughout the years from co workers, to clients.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Knowing how much time you want to invest in getting ready everyday ! I love a good coverage foundation, and using a loose translucent powder to set. I love the finish. For those who don’t like to wear a lot of makeup, I love suggesting having different lipstick shades on deck! Just the change of one lipstick with soft eyes can change your whole make up finish from soft to dramatic!

Something That Makes Me Smile: The ocean, the woods, road trips ( any chance to travel) and a glass of Chardonnay. Watching other artists in their element and learning new tricks! Seeing people be kind to each other and lift each other up really fills the soul!

Rachel V – Orange County

Certified Makeup Artist
Instagram #vanitybellerachelv

Do what you love, because life is short.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: It is such an amazing feeling to get to be part of someone’s special day! I love getting to meet so many new people! It is always so cool to hear about everyone’s stories, whether it has to do with their career, love life, how everyone met, where they are from, etc. Another favorite part for me is getting to make someone feel good! Life can be stressful and especially on a wedding day it can be even more stressful, but I love listening to clients open up to me and just relax as I do what I love. Getting your makeup done can be very therapeutic!

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: My main tip is- don’t use makeup to hide yourself! Makeup is not meant to cover you, it is meant to enhance you! Of course, if you want to have a fun and change it up with some bright colors go for it! Never feel you need to change the way you look, because you are beautifulthe way you are!

Something That Makes Me Smile: When I get to see my family and friends from back home it means a lot to me. I love going to the beach and being outdoors! Any chance my boyfriend and I get to go on an adventure we take it! I love hanging out with friends, dancing, doing arts and crafts and just enjoying every moment life gives me! Oh, I also have a slight obsession with mermaids! Yes Ariel is my favorite Princess! Also, making someone smile or making someones day is always something I aim to do and when I do it is the best feeling.

Jessica – Orange County

Certified Makeup Artist, Licensed Cosmetologist
Instagram #vanitybellejessica

Stunning, Romantic, and Absolutely Flawless!

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: There is no better feeling then seeing a bride so happy with her look on her wedding day! And to know the role I played in it, feels amazing. I love Love! And I love beauty! so it is a perfect fit! I believe true beauty comes from within, but I enjoy helping the outside match the inside.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Do not be afraid to try something new! Especially with Makeup! Nine times out of ten you will love it, and if you don’t, then it’s just temporary! Makeup is your best accessory! Eyebrows also play a huge roll in your complete look – they frame your face!

Something That Makes Me Smile: I am obsessed with anything that has to do with my nephews! And makeup shopping comes in a close second!

Kristen – Orange County

Certified Makeup Artist
Instagram #vanitybellekristen

Coffee in one hand. Lipstick in the other.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: I love being a bridal artist, because we get to be part of one of the best days of your life! I enjoy the opportunity to enhance the natural beauty of the bride and share these amazing memories. I love creating a timeless and flawless look customized just for you. Bridal is by far my favorite industry I have worked in within the beauty world.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Don’t be afraid to try something new. If you see something that catches your eye, just go for it! A pop of color or glitter is always a fun way to change things up. Be Confident and do what makes you happy.

Something That Makes Me Smile: My family makes me the happiest! I have two amazing kids and married my best friend. I love to travel, boat trips and soaking up the sun. I enjoy good company, good music and good food. One thing that never fails to put a smile on my face would be new makeup, I am forever trying new products.

Vanessa – Orange County

Certified Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist
Instagram #vanitybellevanessa

Romantic and keeping it effortless

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: I consider my profession to be both gratifying and humbling. I’m a bridal artist simply because I love it and it brings me great joy. Furthermore, to know that I’m playing a small role in what will be a start of a loving couple’s marriage brings me a feeling of purpose. The love and excitement of the wedding atmosphere in which I perform my services is heartfelt and heartwarming.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: I’m unable to provide a generic answer to this question. To provide a tip to improve a style, will be one that is dependent and unique to each customer. I strive to make open communication with each and everyone of my customers in order to establish a foundation for what type of feedback and tips that I will give to them. This will enable me to not only meet but exceed their expectations.

Something That Makes Me Smile: Pretty much anything that’s good for the soul. I enjoy traveling, cooking and spending good quality time with family and friends! I love music, singing and dancing seriously like no one is watching.

Merielle – Orange County

Licensed Esthetician & Certified Makeup Artist
Instagram #vanitybellemerielle

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: The happiness I can bring to someone by enhancing their natural beauty. Whether it’s a fresh and glowing bridal look, or a deep smokey eye, it truly is a rewarding job!

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Be adventurous! You never know if a certain style or color looks great on you unless you try. Makeup is there to have fun. Let your own creativity shine!

Something That Makes Me Smile: Being outdoors! I was born and raised in Alaska and have such an adventurous side. I love to hike, bike, run, fish, you name it! I also have a not so secret obsession with corgis! They’re just so cute!

Dannielle – San Diego

Boutique Manager – La Jolla
Licensed Hair Stylist
Instagram #vanitybelledannielle

I love vintage, timeless and a little funk to stir things up.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: Being able to be creative and using that ability to help bring out the beauty in others, whether it’s some classic curls or neatly manicured updo and everything in between. I love giving and nurturing and working with my clients gives me the ability to do all of that and at the end of it all seeing their faces light up when they get to see their complete look…that is what I LOVE!

Best Tip For Improving One’s Style: Be you, if it feels good and right go with it! Be bold experiment and try new things…you are never too old to try something new. Also maintain your ends…best way to grow long luscious locks ESPECIALLY if you love those hot tools!

Something That Makes Me Smile: My family, the outdoors, flowers, yoga, baking, Frozen yogurt (although I am not supposed to have dairy) fruits and veggies, anything creative really, singing loudly in the car…and lastly Washington State…it’s my home state and nothing beats its vibrant beauty.

Amber – San Diego

Licensed Esthetician & Certified Makeup Artist
Instagram #vanitybelleamber

It’s a beautiful thing when passion and career come together.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: Meeting all of you beautiful people! I love when my clients are happy and feel amazing! I’m so grateful to apart of their special day.

Best tip for improving ones style: Just be yourself! Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.

Something That Makes Me Smile: I love all things creative! ( drawing, painting, crafts) I also love being outdoors, new adventures and spending time with my husband and pup.

 

Brittany – San Diego

Licensed Hair Stylist
Instagram #vanitybellebrittany

Natural beauty has no limits. Be confident, be beautiful, be you.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: Making my clients happy and making them feel absolutely beautiful. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the smile on a client’s face after I create a desired hairstyle or look. A hair style can make or break your look — so as a hairstylist, having the ability to make women feel beautiful and confident is truly what fuels my passion for this job.

Best tip for improving ones style: Switch it up and be open to change! Think of your hair as an accessory. Adding a couple curls and pinning a side up can give your look a whole new twist! As long as you never leave home without a Bobbie pin, you’ll be set for life.

Something That Makes Me Smile: Give me a dance floor and some country music and I’m as happy as can be! I also love the outdoors, staying active and being adventurous. I’m a thrill seeker and am always up for trying new and exciting things. But above all, making memories and spending time with my family and loved ones is what makes me smile most!

Rachel E. – San Diego

Licensed Esthetician & Certified Makeup Artist
Instagram #vanitybellerachele

Blending is my cardio.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: Collaborating with beautiful people on their special day, knowing that I helped make them look and feel their absolute best is the most rewarding feeling as an artist.

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Self confidence, sense of humor, and a smile!

Something That Makes Me Smile: Traveling, discovering new beaches, puppies, meeting new people, and visiting my amazing family!

Tanya – San Diego

Licensed Hair Stylist
Instagram #vanitybelletanya

Inspired by beauty.

Why I love being a Bridal Artist: I have a true passion for pampering! I believe every bride deserves to be ridiculously spoiled!

Best Tip for Improving One’s Style: Work with what you’ve got! If you have excessively curly hair, rock it! Finding your style that suits your individual needs is so important.

Something That Makes Me Smile: I love a good practical joke! I enjoy being outside and exploring new places in San Diego with my family. I stay busy taking care of 2 kids, a husband, 3 dogs and a cat! I feel beyond blessed to have a wonderful life and a profession that I absolutely enjoy!

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