Elissya Barel - Chief Makeup Artist and Owner

Ms. Elissya Bar-El is a certified freelance makeup artist with 12+ years of experience working for top names in the makeup industry, including Bobbi Brown, Aveda and Yves Saint Laurent. She credits much of her ongoing success to the fact that she takes the time to thoroughly discuss her client’s expectations in order to achieve a customized, flawless and desired application. She offers various makeup styles and techniques, ranging from a clean, natural look to dramatic, high fashion renditions, using only the best quality makeup, including Stila, Laura Mercier, Nars, Bobbi Brown, Chanel and Dior, just to name a few. Elissya will travel to your desired location and bring out your best features and natural beauty with her artistic talent – guaranteed to turn heads at your next event! View Elissya's Before and After Photos. Click here

Review on Yelp By Brittany Oliver-San Francisco

"I don't normally write reviews, but I had to tell everyone how amazing Elissya is.  Where to start...

Personable: Elissya is very easy to talk to and listens very well, with regard to how you want your makeup done AND any venting you might need to get off of your chest.

Creative: Elissya will listen and get the job done when it comes to your preference of flawless makeup.  She is also very creative and not afraid to try new things, so if you're looking for makeup to feel glam one night or to rock it at a fashion show the next, she is your (wo)man!

Efficient: If you need your makeup done fast, she can do it! I can't tell you how many times I have gone in to get my makeup done and it has taken an hour if not longer.  She will take her time, or be quick if you have places to go. She is without a doubt one of the best makeup artists I have come across (I'm kind of addicted to makeup) so trust, Elissya is your best bet."


Bridal Hairstylist & Airbrush Makeup - Rachel

Rachel loves helping individuals feel radiant and beautiful! She works with you to fulfill your vision and delivers flawless results. Well grounded and attentive, Rachel will bring a calm, professional energy to your wedding day or shoot.


I'm a professional portrait photographer working with high level entrepeners and business women. They expect and receive the best from me and I need the same from the people I hire.  I've worked with many very talented makeup artists, but unfortunately they are not all very professional makeup artists. I reached out to Elyssia at Fresh Face Makeup while waiting for a client due to a late makeup artist. I finally had enough. Elyssia answered the phone and was professional, clear and easy to communicate with. I recently hired one of her MUA people and and was very happy with the women's professionalism, gentle nature, communication skills and talent. -Jennifer

"Rachel and Marcela were an excellent team in getting all 6 of my bridesmaids plus my mom and me ready in time for our wedding in Healdsburg.  It was difficult finding someone with the skill to handle Asian make-up and hair because my features are quite different. Both stylists worked quickly and didn't even stop for lunch!  They were on time, on top of their job, and fun to work with.

Elissya was very efficient in planning the whole process and executing the appropriate solution to a few of my concerns early on.  She gave me more comfort about my upcoming big day and her team really delivered excellent results at my wedding.  All my bridesmaids were very happy with their hair and make-up -- and that goes a long way considering we are all used to top quality service. 

To avoid paying extra for touch-ups, Fresh Face Makeup offered a solution of giving me extra face powder and lip color.  They used only the higher quality eyelashes (individual versus lump) and waterproof products when they could.  All and all very impressed with their overall service and I felt gorgeous on my wedding day.-Lisa


Airbrush Makeup & Hairstylist - Sye 

Sye is a professional makeup artist and hair stylist with over 8 years of industry experience. She specializes in airbrush Makeup. Prior to coming to the US, she often collaborated with one of the most famous makeup artists and beauty bloggers in Thailand. Sye's work includes weddings, engagement photoshoots, special events, and even television shows. 

This Thai-born artist was introduced to makeup at an early age, and she demonstrated her precocious talent by doing makeup for her peers during grade school. Her interest in makeup led her to pursue a BFA in Theater Design. This pursuit has given Sye the opportunity to develop a wide variety of makeup skills, ranging from corrective makeup to special effects for stage. Additionally, she has experience with costume design, lighting design, scene design, and acting, giving her a unique perspective for the arts.

Sye believes in helping people become the best version of themselves by listening to what they really want. She will give her best advice to help her clients feel confident no matter what the occasion.



Hairstylist - Cary 

Cary's goal is to provide you with a look that suits and complements your natural features. He has a keen eye for creating stunning creations that grow out beautifully. Additionally, when it's time for your special event or wedding hairstyle, Cary is the best hairstylist to turn to for wedding, party, and special event updos and styles.

"Elissya and another of her staffers did an amazing job on my hair and makeup for my wedding day last April. They were super friendly and willing to accommodate to my style while still making great suggestions to me so I could look my best. They came to my hotel room on time and we finished earlier than expected - didn't feel rushed at all. I felt beautiful and so satisfied, if I had to do it all over again I would choose Fresh Face Makeup in a heartbeat! LOVELY, BEAUTIFUL, GREAT PRICE - SO HAPPY!"-Yelp Review/Alyssa H-San Francisco



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