J'Adore Beauty


2019 San Francisco Small Business Excellence Award

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J'Adore Beauty selected for 2019 San Francisco Small Business Excellence Award

San Francisco,CA - 6/13/2019

J'Adore Beauty has been selected for the 2019 San Francisco Small Business Excellence Award in the Makeup Artists classification by the San Francisco Small Business Excellence Award Program.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 San Francisco Small Business Excellence Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the San Francisco Small Business Excellence Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About the San Francisco Small Business Excellence Awards Program

The San Francisco Small Business Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding small businesses that serve the San Francisco area. Each year, our selection committee identifies businesses that we believe have achieved outstanding marketing success in their local community and business classification.

Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. These are small businesses that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the San Francisco area a vibrant and vital place to live.

The San Francisco Small Business Excellence Awards was established to reward the best of small businesses in San Francisco. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to award the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Thank you San Francisco, we are so grateful!

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Flower power

Spring is here & it’s our favorite time for flowers in our hair!

We love to create floral designs into your ‘do with each flower & stem perfectly placed into your hairstyle. Each floral design is entirely unique and handcrafted by us! 

Often, we have brides and bridesmaids wonder how we can incorporate their flowers into the hair and the truth is there are just so many ways. In order for us to customize and select each flower we place, the main objectives are to look at the size, color and texture of each piece. Then we allow our creative juices to flow and place each piece.

We found some great ideas on flower placement and floral designs for your hair, check them out below.

Love, Joy & Blessings

The best part of working in the bridal industry is being a part of someone’s special day. A day that marks a milestone in each persons’ life as they join in union under the name of love. As a die-hard romantic, I believe that love transcends through time and space.

Beyond the transcendental nature of love, working with brides has exposed me to a world of culture, vibrant colors and traditions. It is a huge blessing to be a part of such a special time in someone’s life and I am grateful for brides sharing their family values and cultures with me as well.

As a result, Indian weddings are some of my favorite celebrations to be a part of. Below are some snapshots of an amazing, vibrant wedding that filled my heart with joy.


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In The Boudoir...

Romance is in the air around this time of year as Valentine’s Day sets the mood and exudes energy full of love and passion. I love the thoughtfulness that goes behind the verbal affirmations and gift exchanges to simply remind your lover that they still capture your heart. The roses, the chocolates, the serenades, basically, I’m here for it all.

Some of my favorite styled shoots are in boudoir, where elegance meets sexy in the bedroom. The shoots can be simply for yourself or for your lover. I love seeing the transformations where clients are empowered, feel beautiful and look amazing. Victoria’s Secret’ models, watch out!

This shoot features Florence in the boudoir and the photography by the fantastic Brittany McLaren of Sunshine+Rosé. The vision was a modern take on the 60’s in the boudoir.

Au revoir chéri.

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Eternal Love ~ Gigi & Vuthna

In the sunny month of June, we were honored to do the makeup and hair for our beautiful bride Gigi. The bride Gigi and her bridal party were one of the sweetest we have gotten the chance to work with. We received photos from her wedding and can't wait to show them off! 

Take a look below:


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Love Notes

Thank You notes are our favorites!! 
We feel honored to be a part of such a special day in someone's life. These are the reminders to appreciate the little things in life and truly love what you do. 
Thank you Gigi!

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BayFashion Magazine Shoot for Fairmont

BayFashion Photoshoot feautring Jin Wang

Shot by Tim Engle at The Fairmont: San Francisco

MUA- Karla Emm of J'Adore Beauty


Here's a snapshot of the recent shoot we had with BayFashion Magazine...The Fairmont has such a gorgeous view of San Francisco! Stay tuned for the official shots that are to be published in BayFashion's Wedding Edition Magazine coming out soon!

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What to expect from your Makeup Artist and Hairstylist

Over time, we have come to meet tons of people who have been in all types of situations with the artists that they hire for hair and makeup services... We have heard amazing stories and some... ehhh not so nice. 

Its important to choose an artist that can fit your dreams! One that can fulfill your vision and desired look because feeling gorgeous and glamourous is priceless. Be sure to have open and fluid communication with your artist, so that they can accomodate to YOU.. not the other way around!

Here's a list of some things to expect from your artist!


  • A "look" you love
  • Beautiful, timeless makeup
  • Long-lasting, impeccable hair
  • On-time for services
  • Work in a timely fashion
  • Open to communication and feedback
  • Great customer service
  • Clean, CLEAN brushes and tools
  • Quality products 
  • Prepared with necessary tools
  • Professional but fun attitudes


Getting dolled up should be fun experience... sometimes unevitable things come up during the day but your artist should help the day run smoother all together! Not be the cause for more stress. Be stress-free!

We pride ourselves in being able to provide services in an industry we love and we hard work daily to meet your wants and needs. We always try to show as much love, patience and professionalism as possible!



The J'Adore Beauty Team


Below is a photo of Karla Emm working on the previous Editor-in-Chief of Votive Magazine.

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