Andrew Velazquez - Makeup/Brow/Hair Artist

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100 S Maryland Ave #154
Glendale, CA 91205
(323) 506-7334//Email//Map//

Makeup is emotional! If you look good, then you feel good—you can really transform someone’s self-esteem with the magic of makeup,” explains Makeup Artist, Andrew Velazquez. This born and bred Angeleno always knew he was meant for a career in beauty; he shares, “I knew from early on that I wanted to be a part of the industry that makes people feel and look their very best.”
 
Making people look and feel beautiful is truly what Andrew does best. Andrew has a background in Fashion Design, Arts and is a licensed Cosmetologist. He began his career as the Lead Makeup Artist at Aveda Spa and then a year later moved to Gauthier Total Image Spa. His artistry evolution took off at M•A•C Cosmetics, where he spent ten years carefully honing his technique and artistry, developing an unerring eye for understanding and translating beauty. While at M•A•C Cosmetics, he quickly joined the management team, where he wore multiple hats—from spearheading M•A•C’s globally recognized education programs to overseeing department store accounts and the Los Angeles flagship store, coordinating events, and developing trend-based looks—all further providing him with the necessary tools to be an industry leader.
 
He has created signature looks for some of Hollywood’s brightest stars—from Lady Gaga to Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Neil Patrick Harris & Carmen Electra. As a makeup artist on ”Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Andrew regularly created the sisters red carpet ready looks and at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, he was the key makeup artist for Florence and the Machine, including applying avatar- like body makeup for her radiant dancers.
 
As the National Makeup Artist for Anastasia Beverly Hills, Andrew brought his unique passion and talent to a new platform. Subscribe to Andrew's theory of balanced eyebrows and natural beauty. Andrew is guiding seasonal trends, while educating women and men across the globe on how to bring about the perfect marriage of beauty proportion and balance through their makeup to look—and feel—their best.

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Eyebrow Artist/Perfectionist

Andrew has been doing my eyebrows for the past three years. My philosophy is the thicker the better and he is completely respectful on how I want my eyebrows to look. He is always professional and always on time, which I appreciate.
Posted By: | Mar 28th, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Listens to his clients and helps them create their

I am an attorney - white female in early 50s - and when I wanted someone to do my makeup for a professional event or for a fundraiser for my son's school (80s prom theme channeling Madonna) or doing my eyebrows . . . Andrew can do it all. He can do minimalist professional makeup or go all glam. He has clients of every look and ethnicity and what I see is that he listens to me. I had a makeup artist do my work photos last year and I looked like a drag queen (I'm very tall) . . . no such risk with Andrew. He gets it. And fast - I can tell him in 1 minute what I want and that's it. That's the benefit of him working in entertainment -- he gets the job done and there's no 1 look. Here's a before and after at the school fundraiser party (I was the belle of the ball since everyone wanted to sit with Madonna!)
Posted By: | Mar 11th, 2015 | View all my reviews
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He made me feel how a bride is supposed to feel li

I have never felt more beautiful in my life. Andrew is such a talented artist, I felt like a celebrity. When I saw myself in the mirror after he did my makeup and hair I wanted to cry of immense joy. He really loves what he does because when he is complete you look like a master piece. My profile pic is that of my wedding day and that is proof that he does amazing work. I told him the look I was going for and he just went above and beyond. I will recommend him to friends and family because I know I can trust him. He is also such an amazing person with such a warm heart and a spunky attitude. I fell in love with not just him but his talent and I'm sure you will too!
Posted By: | Mar 10th, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Andrew Velazquez

Andrew is a genius. He did my daughter's hair and makeup for a photo shoot. She is 15 and he did a natural look for her photo shoot. Her hair, makeup and eyebrows looked amazing. I have never seen her eyebrow's look better. She received tons of compliments from her friends. I would highly recommend Andrew, he is extremely talented and professional. I would give him 10 stars if I could.
Posted By: | Mar 9th, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Always reliable and super thoughtful

I've hired Andrew for a few photoshoots/events in the past and have had nothing but wonderful experiences. He cares, he listens and I have the utmost confidence in his ability. =)
Posted By: | Mar 8th, 2015 | View all my reviews
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The Greatest

I had the pleasure of being Andrews canvas for a day look and a night look and must I say both looks were incredible. My experience with him was amazing. He made me feel so comfortable, beautiful and confident. I would do it all over again. Anyone would be lucky to have him as a make up artist!
Posted By: | Mar 6th, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Amazing artist

Andrew is an amazing artist, he is professional, personable and truly cares to give his clients an unforgettable experience. His work reflects the love he has for his craft. I would highly recommend Andrew for any and all occasions.
Posted By: | Mar 5th, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Beautiful Experience

Andrew helped to make my wedding day a truly beautiful experience. Thanks to him, both my maid of honor and I looked fantastic and his zen, easy personality was perfect for keeping the mood stress free and fun while we got ready. I would recommend Andrew to any bride-to-be hoping to look glam and fabulous on her big day!
Posted By: | Mar 5th, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Class act all the way!!

Andrew is the "Go-To" guy for everything! I'm serious! The make-up he does is nothing short of amazing! He def has the "eye" for beauty & knows how to bring out the best in each person. He makes you feel at ease and he's such a pleasure to be around! I can't wait to see him again. He's now my official "brow doctor" and I highly recommend him for any wedding or special event!! You don't come across true talent like his often.. You just don't. Book him!!! Trust me, you'll be so happy you did!!
Posted By: | Mar 5th, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Amazing Makeup Artist

Andrew did the make up for my 1920's themed wedding. His work is AMAZING and really brought the theme to life with his impeccable artistry skills. He is great with blending color together and working with all different skin tones. I would highly recommend Andrew for any wedding or special event! His professionalism is a breath of fresh air to work with during the stressful planning process as well. You will be happy you chose him! Trust me!!
Posted By: | Mar 4th, 2015 | View all my reviews
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The Best!

He is amazing! He can do everything from a day look to a performance look. You name it. He is such a sweet heart and he makes me feel so comfortable which escalates my confidence. I would recommend him to everyone!
Posted By: | Mar 4th, 2015 | View all my reviews
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The Best In The Industry

Andrew has been doing my make-up for more than 10 years now. No matter what the occasion I book him immediately so I know that I will look my absolute best on whatever event I have going on in life. The reasons why I have been so loyal to Andrew are simple 1. His work is impeccable, 2. He caters to what looks I want without losing his originality and 3. He has the most competitive rates out there. Without a doubt, my make up comes out flawless and beautiful Every.Single.Time. I highly recommend his services for brows, day looks, night look and especially special events like weddings.
Posted By: | Mar 4th, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Amazing!!!!!

Andrew did my wedding trial and all I can say is WOW! Not only is it great that he can do both hair and makeup, but he is excellent at both. It's your big day and you want everything to be perfect and I can already tell it's going to be. He really listened to me and executed the look I really wanted! He is so talented and I felt at ease with him. Will definitely use him for photos and any other special events.
Posted By: | Mar 3rd, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Never felt more beautiful!!

Andrew is amazing!! words can not describe what a exceptional job he did on my makeup and hair for my wedding. He gave me a look where I felt glamed up but yet with a elegant natural look. He wanted to make sure I felt and looked my best,and understood exactly the look I was going for. His love for his job truly shows in his work, what an amazing artist!
Posted By: | Mar 3rd, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Andrew Velazquez

I've known Andrew since 2001, & worked with him personally on numerous occasions. He is an amazing artist all the way around. He's professional, punctual, well rounded, courteous & an absolute master at all he does. He's VERY knowledgeable & always leads you in the right direction. I HIGHLY recommend him, you won't be disappointed.
Posted By: | Mar 3rd, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Joy is the best makeup any girl can wear!

Let's face the truth: This is a tough world for a girl. The media tells us that we have to have a flawless face and perfect features. But, that's hard to achieve because we can't just photoshop our faces before going to work! But here's another truth: Andrew Velazquez is the best makeup artist alive. I've seen at least ten makeup artists in my life - but have not and will never see another one after meeting Andrew. Here's why. First, Andrew is exceptionally talented. He understands his clients' needs! I cannot begin to even tell you how many makeup artists I've seen who have not listened to what I wanted from them. For example, I'm a student and I hate going to school with too much makeup. I don't want to look like "that girl" who just got home from a long night at the clubs: I have to see and face my professors - and I cannot expect them to respect me as an intellectual if I look like I've spent the entire night in WeHo clubbing! Of all the makeup artists I've seen, Andrew is the ONLY artist who understands this. He has given me makeup lessons and has taught me how to do "natural" looks for days that I go to school or court. But he has also taught me how to do "night/party" looks for the (rare) nights that I do go out clubbing! In sum, he LISTENS to his clients' needs. Second, Andrew is the most accommodating artist I've ever met. I'm so busy with school and work that it's so hard to find time to schedule my regular appointments. But Andrew is so responsible - he ALWAYS finds a way to contact me and schedule and appointment with me for brow waxing. Also, if I'm having a rough week because of midterms, court, or finals, Andrew will ALWAYS make time for me. I really appreciate that. Honestly, how many people do you know who are willing to work around YOUR schedule? Third, Andrew is not only a gifted makeup artists but he's also a gifted eye brow "shaper." My brows, which were also so thin and unnatural looking, are not beautiful and full because of Andrew. But, this didn't happen overnight. Unfortunately, the brow-artist-girl I saw before Andrew waxed my brows too thin and destroyed some of the hair follicles. But Andrew never lost hope in my brows! He gave me a special serum to apply to them and now they are the most beautiful, natural, and full brows in the world. (And you can have perfect brows too! Just see Andrew!) Last - and most importantly - Andrew has a rare and almost magical talent: He doesn't only make you look physically beautifully but he also helps make you feel beautiful. Let me explain this further. Every time I see Andrew he does more than just my brows - he "checks in" with me because he cares about me - because he cares about each of his clients as though we are his family. He is always so thoughtful. When I get my brows or makeup done, Andrew is always so personable. We talk about a lot of fun and silly things but we also talk about some "challenges" in my life. Throughout it all, Andrew never fails to let me know that my smile is all I need to be beautiful - and the thing is - I've come to believe him because he is right. But, I also need perfect brows because the Frida-Kahlo look isn't exactly my style, you know what I mean? The bottom line is that I've never felt more confident about my looks - and this is because of Andrew. I rarely wear a bunch makeup anymore because, quite honestly, my brows are so great that I don't need to. People take for granted how important brows are - if you have perfect brows than you don't need much makeup! Honestly, you just need a bit of mascara and probably, as Andrew would say, a nice bronzer to keep your skin looking flawless and healthy. But when I do wear makeup - like I will be later this week because I'm heading into midterms and NO ONE likes bags under their eyes - I have many "looks" to choose from: my natural school-look, my natural professional-look, my natural-professional-but-also-flirty look. These are all looks that Andrew has taught me! And when my midterms are over and I'm ready to hit the club with my sorority sisters then I'll be ready to put on my best "night-out" look - another look that Andrew taught me. I cannot thank Andrew enough for what he has done for me. He hasn't just helped me understand the very overwhelming world of makeup (because there are SO many products out there to choose from), but he has also helped me to better understand myself. He's taught me that beauty comes from within and - most importantly - the best makeup any girl can wear is a smile, joy, and happiness...and full beautiful brows never hurt!!
Posted By: | Mar 3rd, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Amazingly spectacular

Andrew has done the make-up for both my sister's wedding as well as my own. My sister looked drop dead gorgeous because of him. He made her feel at ease and relaxed on her big day. She already had enough to stress about, yet Andrew sat her down in the make up chair and she managed to relax. Once he was done she wanted to cry. We told her not to so as not to ruin his beautiful work. Andrew was punctual, polite, professional and very fun. He made my sister's special day that much more special. We loved his work so much my wife hired Andrew to do her make up for our wedding. I would just like to say he did not disappoint. My wife looked stunning, we could not have asked for a better person to make her even more beautiful on her special day. She was left in awe at how amazing Andrew is with a brush and her brows were flawless. I know that her eyebrows are very important to her. She has found a permanent eyebrow specialist for life. Again Andrew was early for the wedding l, had his station ready to go by the time she arrived and he got to work immediately. Andrew made the day that little bit less stressful. We highly recommend him, he will be a friend for life. He's on her speed dial.
Posted By: | Mar 3rd, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Amazingly talented and super professional

Andrew is amazing not only does he do beautiful makeup but he made me feel so incredibly special. I cannot say enough great things about him. He was punctual and super professional when we met. He really listened to my vision of what I was looking for and together we got there. I walked away feeling like I was on cloud 9 with no stress. The day of everything went so smooth and I felt so beautiful. My makeup stayed all day and through photos!!! I will definitely be using Andrew again whenever I need to be dolled up and I refered him to 3 of my girlfriends. Thank you Andrew you are the best!!!
Posted By: | Mar 3rd, 2015 | View all my reviews
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Perfection & Professionalism

Andrew is hands down the best makeup artist that I've ever worked with. Not only is he very professional but he is also very punctual, personable and knowledgeable. He really listens to what his customers ask of him and is very detail oriented. These are all things that I was looking for in a makeup artist for my wedding, and my engagement photo shoot.

Andrew scheduled time with me for a consultation and test run. Everything went so smoothly. I was able to tell him about the setting for our big day, my possible hair style, the style of my dress and all the other important details that would go into our deciding what type of look we\\'d be trying to achieve. Andrew really knows his stuff!! He asked me what I was hoping for and that\\'s exactly what he was able to deliver.

Andrew was imperative at helping me to prepare myself and my bridal party for the big day. We laughed and talked throughout my makeup application. He helped me to get rid of any last minute stresses and jitters that I was dealing with.

I can't even begin to tell you how amazing I felt. My makeup was not only flawless but it lasted me the entire day and well on into the evening. Not only that but my husband gave me compliments on my makeup all throughout the night. My bridal party looked amazing too, everyone looked so flawless and yet so natural. I loved it. Our photos came out wonderfully and Andrew even was able to help out a couple of our grooms\\' men who needed a bit of foundation and loose powder for their shiny spots.

If I ever need to have my makeup done, for any kind of an event, I shall NOT hesitate to call Andrew. He has mastered his craft and he completely understood what I was looking for. I could not have been any happier. After 5 years of being married and looking back on our wedding photos, I am still amazed at how remarkable a job he did.

I really could not have asked for any better.

One Word: PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: | Nov 15th, 2014 | View all my reviews
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Fabulous Wedding Hair & Makeup

After describing my ideal wedding hair/makeup and providing Andrew with a few pics for reference I couldn't wait to see how he would make my vision come to life. He did not disappoint!

He was very attentive to detail and wanted to know all about my gown to ensure the entire look would be cohesive. During his consultation he advised me about which styles, products and hues would work best with my hair texture and skin type to accomplish the look I envisioned. The trial allowed me to see what to expect on my wedding day, and ensure that I was happy with all aspects of my vision.

It was very helpful that Andrew was available to travel to my location for wedding day. Andrew was punctual and equipped with a beauty arsenal which he quickly and neatly set-up to get started. His caring and friendly nature quickly helped me put my pre-wedding jitters at ease. Andrew also did the makeup for my mom who lives out of state so we weren't able to do a trial with her. We described to him what she likes and does not like (feeling of heavy makeup) but did not have any pictures for reference. He asked what my mom would be wearing and with that he created a look that we were both exceptionally happy with. My final look was breath taking and I couldn't wait for my soon-to-be husband to see me. I got loads of compliments throughout our reception and I have never felt better about my appearance. By its very nature, a wedding is extremely stressful and I\\'m so thankful that amid the chaos of my happy day I looked amazing thanks to Andrew!

PS he also styled my hair/makeup for my engagement photos... I couldn't have been happier with his work.
Posted By: | Sep 22nd, 2014 | View all my reviews
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Great wedding makeup artist

Andrew has a great range of skills and he catered to exactly what I wanted. He did my makeup and hair for my wedding. Sometimes makeup artists overdo makeup so the photos look good but it's "too much" when you see it in person. Andrew did it just right and I felt amazing in person and my pictures look great.

Trial session was great. I don't usually wear makeup so it's hard to describe what I'm looking for, but Andrew knew what I was trying to say. He recommended extensions for my shoulder length hair. When I told him that it was out of my budget, he didn't push further.

Last but not least, he showed up on time and got my makeup and hair done in the amount of time he said it would.
Posted By: | Sep 5th, 2014 | View all my reviews
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Unforgettable

Andrew definitely made my wedding day special. He was so kind and patient with all the commotion a wedding day can bring. My makeup was flawless and my hair looked amazing! Not one hair was out of place. I looked and felt beautiful as a bride should. Thank you Andrew!!
Posted By: | Sep 5th, 2014 | View all my reviews
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Amazing Artist

To all those ladies looking for an artist to make you look and feel like a princess on your wedding day, Drew is your man! I cannot say enough about how truly talented he is at what he does, which is complete magic. Drew did both my hair and my makeup, and was with me throughout the entire wedding to create a new look for my reception within minutes. He also did my mother's hair and makeup, and to this day, she has not stopped talking about this transformative experience in 2012. To the details...Drew was extremely patient in taking the time to listen to my ideas and vision, and trying out some hair and makeup ideas months before the wedding to ensure that I was happy and that everything would go smoothly on the day of the wedding. Drew transformed my long, wavy, curly hair into the smoothest, shiny and most full strands I have ever experienced, taking the time to curl it section by section, and placing it perfectly around my headpiece. The makeup was just as stunning-big fake eyelashes to make my eyes pop complemented by neutral shades. For the reception, I took out the headpiece, so we decided to let my hair down more and give it a beachy wave, parted to the side, with a flower barrette, accentuated by red lipstick. Drew was right on time for every part of the event-showing up with three hours to do both my hair and makeup and my mom's and being at the ready after we were married to transform me once again. Drew is also very personable, funny, smart and a joy to talk with and have around on your special day. Every time I look back at my wedding pictures, every one of them looks like a magazine photo due to Drew's meticulous artistry, and I cannot thank him enough. Overall ladies, I know wedding planning is stressful, so relieve yourself of this stress and book your wedding makeup and hair with Drew.
Posted By: | Sep 5th, 2014 | View all my reviews
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Amazing!!!

Andrew is exceptionally talented! He is a dedicated and passionate makeup ARTIST! A perfectionist who pays attention to every detail. He can transform and bring out the beauty in everyone he touches with his expert eyes and skilled hands. I had the pleasure of experiencing his work and I was more than impressed! Not only is he a superb makeup artist, he is charming and personable. He will be your best friend by the end of your makeup session. And the brows...amazing!!!
Posted By: | Sep 4th, 2014 | View all my reviews
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