Years of experience: 17+
Areas of specialty: makeup & hair, men's grooming, commercial, print, TV, film, weddings, red carpet events
"When I can transform how people see themselves and make them feel beautiful... That is what this career is all about. Showing people the beauty that lies within each one of them."
Sophia Nawabi has always had a passion for the arts and loves her career as a makeup artist dearly. One of Sophia's favorite aspects of her job is the clientele. She loves working with them and helping them to feel like the most beautiful version of themselves. Sophia is continually inspired by her clients and the creative collaborators she works alongside.
Sophia started her professional career in Makeup and Hair at age 15 and started retail in 2007, working for Mac, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chanel. Sophia received her cosmetology license for hair in 2010 and is currently working as a freelance artist. She has had several celebrity clients including Taylor Hill, Robin Thicke, Kathy Griffin, and Gwen Stefani. One of the highlights in her career was when she worked on Kendrick Lamar for a music video with 50 Cent. With a fine attention to detail, artistic ability comes natural to Sophia. She loves her chosen career path and it clearly shows in her work.
~ SOPHIA'S PORTFOLIO ~
~ PRICING FOR SOPHIA~
ENGAGEMENT, BOUDOIR, and SPECIAL EVENT OTHER THAN WEDDINGS
* Makeup & Hair $275 (In Studio. Includes optional lashes)
* On-location travel in SF: $25. Any hotel valet parking fees are additional.
(Please note: Engagement makeup & hair sessions should not be used as your wedding trial unless you want your engagement and wedding photos to have the exact same makeup and hair styling. The majority of brides want a more casual style for their engagement photos.
WEEKEND WEDDING SAN FRANCISCO / BAY AREA
Consultation & Trial
(Required for non city hall weddings. Please allow up to 3 hours at Maria Lee's SF studio.)
* Makeup & Hair $300 (Includes optional lashes)
* Makeup Only $175
* Hair Only $175
Bride Services A'La Carte (On Location)
* Makeup & Hair $700 (Includes optional lash application and airbrush makeup)
* Makeup Only $375
* Hair Only $375
* Travel within SF and parking
Bride (On Location) Platinum Package $1095
* Makeup & Hair (includes custom lashes and airbrush makeup)
* Touch up Services for bride and entire bridal party before and after ceremony (up to 4 hours after
* Optional Makeup & Hairstyle change before reception
* Makeup Touch up Kit (lip color, lip pencil, blotting papers, bobby pins, etc.)
* Travel (up to 50 miles outside SF), tolls, and parking
Additional People (bridesmaids, mother of bride, etc.)
* Makeup or Hair (one service only) $150
* Makeup and Hair package (includes optional lashes) $275
SF CITY HALL WEDDING - WEEKDAYS
(On location in SF or Maria Lee's SF Studio)
A LA CARTE SERVICES
* Makeup & Hair (includes lashes) $300
* Makeup only (includes lashes) $175
* Hair only $175
* DIAMOND PACKAGE $425
~ Hair styling
~ Custom lashes
~ Optional Airbrush Makeup (water- and rub-resistant)
~ full size lip color & bobby pins for touch ups
~ On-location service within SF, travel & parking for Sophia
OTHER FEES & ADD ONS FOR BRIDAL OR BEAUTY SERVICE
* Airbrush Makeup (flawless, water-resistant and rub-proof) $50
* False lash application without makeup service $35
* Clip-on Hair Extensions application $40+ (Bring your own extensions or purchase from Maria Lee Makeup & Hair studio)
* Parking at Hotel - $75 flat fee
* Early Morning Fee before 8am $50+
* On Location Travel Fee outside SF $1.50/hr R/T
* Stay and Touch Up $100/hr
Please contact for more info and a custom quote.
Please note: For large bridal parties, assistants may be hired. Bookings are on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Wedding dates are not reserved until a 50% deposit and signed contract are received. Reserving your wedding date early is recommended since Maria Lee Make-up & Hair gets booked quickly. Cash and all credit cards are accepted. Any gratuity is preferred in cash.