Hi! I’m Michelle and I am a licensed and nationally published makeup artist and hairstylist. People often ask me when I knew I wanted to do hair and makeup. I guess I’ve kind of always known. At 5 years old I decided to cut my 4 year old cousins hair who had never had a haircut. I also remember frequently having my mom and my grandma sit down so that I could brush out their hair and put pretend makeup on them. As I got a bit older I actually started to blowout my moms hair and eventually started to put real makeup on her and my friends. I was always amazed at how styling a persons hair and doing their makeup would give them such a boost of confidence. Shortly after high school I attended Cosmetology School. While I was there I took an advanced makeup course which led me to pursue a position as a freelance makeup artist for MAC. After completing Cosmetology School, I found a salon in Redondo Beach, CA where I did an apprenticeship and then went on to work there until I relocated to Murrieta, CA.

In 2012 after relocating to the Temecula Valley, I decided to open Sandra Michelle Artistry. I had a vision to deliver the very best services to my brides and clients while also providing a calm and relaxing experience on some of the biggest days of their lives. When I look back on my wedding day I remember how it felt to be taken care of by my friends and colleagues. It was such a personal experience because of my relationship with my hair and makeup team. They knew who I was and because of this I was confident that I would look and feel like the best version of myself. I want my clients to feel the same way and to look in the mirror after a service and say, “I feel beautiful!” My job is not to make you look different but to assist you in seeing the most radiant and gorgeous version of yourself.  I hope that every woman who leaves my chair sees herself the way that I see them… simply radiant!

– Michelle Villalobos