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about us

Veiled Vanity Artistry is a full-service, on-location Hair and Makeup team based in Southern California (outside of SoCal? No problem! Shoot us an email – we love to travel!). After working  in the industry FOR OVER 12 YEARS EACH, owners Carissa Mestaz and Amanda Tomczak were inspired to build their own handpicked group of incredibly talented hair and makeup artists. Whether it’s your wedding day or you’re in need of a hair and makeup team for a photoshoot, Veiled Vanity Artistry does it all and then some.

 
 
 Carissa Mestaz has been in the hair industry for over 10 years. While working for DryBar, Carissa discovered a strong passion for styling, and it was then that she decided to pursue this aspect of her craft. She attended Bumble & Bumble University, and has also worked on editorial shoots with noteworthy names. Carissa’s work is always evolving as she prides herself on being ahead-of-the-game in the world of fashion and beauty. She loves nothing more than seeing the smiles on her clients’ faces after she works her magic on their locks.

Carissa Mestaz has been in the hair industry for over 10 years. While working for DryBar, Carissa discovered a strong passion for styling, and it was then that she decided to pursue this aspect of her craft. She attended Bumble & Bumble University, and has also worked on editorial shoots with noteworthy names. Carissa’s work is always evolving as she prides herself on being ahead-of-the-game in the world of fashion and beauty. She loves nothing more than seeing the smiles on her clients’ faces after she works her magic on their locks.

 
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AMANDA TOMCZAK A SINGER FOR THE MAJORITY OF HER LIFE, ATTENDED THE PRESTIGIOUS MUD SCHOOL IN BURBANK, CA. SOON AFTER, SHE SCORED A JOB WORKING WITH MAC COSMETICS, WHERE SHE WAS NOT ONLY A MANAGER, BUT ALSO A TRAVELING ARTIST. THERE, SHE WORKED ON EVENTS, FASHION SHOWS, AND EDITORIAL SHOOTS, PERFECTING HER CRAFT, BUT ALSO LEARNING THE BUSINESS SIDE OF THE INDUSTRY. AFTER MAC, AMANDA WORKED AS AN EDUCATOR FOR BRANDS LIKE HOURGLASS, JOSIE MARAN, BECCA COSMETICS, AND MOST RECENTLY A WELL KNOWN COSMETICS START-UP. ALTHOUGH SHE’S BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR OVER 10 YEARS, AMANDA STILL FEELS IMMENSELY GRATEFUL THAT CLIENTS PUT THEIR TRUST IN HER TO MAKE THEM FEEL BEAUTIFUL FOR THEIR MOST SPECIAL MOMENTS.