Meet: Sarah J.

Meet Sarah Jones! Sarah is an invaluable part of the BIJOU team. Not only is she highly skilled with both hair and makeup (an amazing talent in itself!) she has over six years of experience working with brides. Sarah has a dynamite personality and an ability to deliver red carpet worthy looks to any woman, keeping her busy with brides across Southern California.

How did you get your start in the beauty industry?

I have always had a love for hair & makeup, I love the way it changes a person’s attitude and makes them feel confident, sexy, beautiful, cute depending on the look they want that day. So it was no surprise with I enrolled in beauty school right after high school.

What excites you the most about working with brides?

In the beauty industry I have traveled just about every path but I have chosen to work with brides for the past 6+ years because it is so fulfilling & exciting every week. I love being able to build a connection with my brides at their trial, then to see their vision come together on the wedding day, and knowing their hair & makeup that day will be looked for years to come in photos is truly an honor to be apart of.

Where do you get your inspiration for the looks you create?

I really get my inspiration from my brides. Talking to them at the
consultation I can really start to imagine the complete wedding and them
walking down the aisle, from there I get a sense of their personality & style
that they are comfortable in to make them feel confident & beautiful on a
day centered around the bride.

Can you share an experience from a wedding that made you love your job even more?

I was doing a bride’s look for a charity event hosting a wedding. She had
never had her hair or makeup done, we did not even do a trial, she just
trusted me completely with her look. When I was done and she was able to
look in the mirror, she was so ecstatic she was teary! It just made me
realize how important my job is.

What is your advice for brides?

Hire a great hair & makeup artist! Haha.. But really my advice would be to enjoy everything about your wedding day. Take every moment in and cherish it. Walk slowly down the aisle and listen to each word of the vows as each other says them.

What is your secret weapon product?

Lashes! They make all the difference even if you don’t want a heavy lash, making that lash line a little darker & fuller really makes your eyes stand out in pictures. OH! And blush! The perfect colored blush for a “blushing bride” gives you that fresh, glowing look!

Reviews From Real Brides

“Sarah showed up on the day of our wedding and was so sweet and professional. She truly listened to what each of us wanted and mimicked the pictures the bridesmaids brought perfectly! She got straight to work and was actually pretty quick. My bridesmaids looked absolutely beautiful and they were each so thrilled with the results! I’m so happy I decided to go with Sarah because looking back at my wedding pictures, I’m in love with how we all looked and there will definitely be no regrets in the future.”

“ very professional, personable and patient. very flexible in accommodating my last minute hair additions for the day of my wedding. Sarah was my artist and she arrived 15 minutes before our scheduled time and did a wonderful job doing the hair for mother of the bride and maid of honor. She also did my bridal hair and makeup which I was complemented on all night. She was very receptive to the tweaks I thought of since my trial and exceeded my expectations. I looked and felt beautiful!”

“Well, Sarah was the complete opposite and gave me such a wonderful preview experience. She listened to what I wanted and looked at the Emmy Rossum photo and then photos of my dress and earrings. She explained to me what she was doing with my hair step by step. And she did the style with completely 100% effort, so it looked like I could go straight to my wedding. It felt totally secure, which made me really happy. Sarah also did my makeup. I didn’t have any inspiration photos and told her that I just wanted to look natural and beautiful. I was so happy with what she did and will just have her recreate that look on the big day. She really made my eyes pop. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but I can say with total confidence that I will not be nervous about the way my hair and makeup look at the wedding”