San Francisco Bay Area Professional Beauty Stylist
Hi beauties! I am a certified makeup and bridal airbrush beauty stylist serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
I have had a strong passion for art, fashion, beauty, and culture from a very young age instilled by my grandmother- a native Japanese/ Russian/Dutch descent who has been my sole inspiration. She was a woman of grace, full of multi-cultural heritage always exuding timeless beauty and elegance. She was the reason I pursued such an endeavor.
Pursuing my passion has led me to visit and live in vibrant cities full of artistic culture including Barcelona, Tokyo, Italy, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, and now in San Francisco Bay Area, where I currently reside. Exposure to these cities have highly influenced my artistic background. I’ve not only studied at top fashion and beauty schools but also worked with some of the top makeup artists in New York and Los Angeles giving me a wealth of knowledge.
My work encompasses a variety of makeup styles, specializing in creating unique, captivating looks while embracing individuality. I emphasize natural beauty while maintaining a flawless and glamorous approach.
Whether you are interested in wedding services, bridal makeup, special events services, makeup tutorials, makeovers or just interested in a private consultation, I am excited to meet you and work with you. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me!
Emi Grave is one of the most professional makeup artists that I've worked with. She enhances my features rather than making me look like someone else. Emi is aware of industry trends and teaches her clients about new techniques/products to enhance their everyday look/feel—which I really appreciate. I love working with Emi—she is fun, full of energy and positive!
I recently had my make-up done by Emi for my wedding and she did an amazing job. She listened very carefully to what I wanted and took it seriously. We had a trial run where she asked me a lot of questions while going through my make-up step by step so that she could get it perfect. On the day of my wedding, Emi was great! She did everyone's make-up within a time line and made everyone look amazing. My make-up was better than I could have ever imagined. I could not have been happier with the way my makeup and my bridesmaids make up turned out. Emi is fantastic!
Emi is a truly gifted artist, superbly organized and professional! She makes you feel at ease and comfortable in her capable hands. Emi pays close attention to detail. She listens to your needs and concerns before beginning the makeup up process. She's honestly amazing!
Emi is truly one of the best makeup artist I have worked with. She is professional, reliable, gifted, easy to work with and her makeup skills are incredible. She has done my makeup for a few weddings and events and I have loved the way my makeup has turned out every time. I keep calling on her each time I have a special occasion to attend because she always manages to target the look I am going for. She always keeps the look flawless and gorgeous. Emi is talented at what she does.
My experience with Emi was amazing. She listened and did my makeup exactly how I wanted. I normally don't wear a lot of makeup so she made me feel comfortable and made some great recommendations. She was so sweet and extremely professional. Emi contributed in making our wedding day perfect. I loved my wedding photos and am so glad I had chosen her to do my makeup! I highly recommend her, she will make you looking and feeling gorgeous on your wedding day.
So thankful for Emi! I had a friend's engagement party that I wanted to look my best and a friend told me about Emi. From the beginning Emi was great to work with. I contacted her and she got back to me right away and she listened. I requested a goldne, glowy look and she did just that. Her color choices were spot on and I was complimented all night long. To anyone that is looking for a great artist, Emi is the best.
I have had the pleasure of working with Emi in Talum, Mexico. She was my makeup artist for my wedding. I loved the makeup and styling she did for me. Her positive and calm attitude was also a wonderful addition to the busy day. She truly cares for her clients and is sure to become a lifelong friend as well.
One of the best decisions I made for my wedding was having Emi Grave do my makeup. I can honestly say, I have never been more impressed with my makeup. It was important to me that I looked like myself as a bride but really wanted to enhance my features. Emi listened to every word I was saying and worked with me to achieve the look I wanted. All I can say is that she nailed the look I was going for. She is so passionate about what she does and it shows. If I can give any advice to any future bride, it would be to have Emi Grave do your makeup. She is professional, kind, knowledgeable about the beauty industry and extremely talented!
Emi is an amazing makeup artist. I hired her for my wedding and her work speaks for itself. She made my wedding party flawless without covering them up. She enhanced their natural beauty in a way that only a true professional can. Emi is professional, dedicated and punctual. She is an amazing person to have around on what can be a very stressful day. I was so impressed with her that she is going to do my make-up for another special event and photo shoot. She has the talent, ambition and personality that will make her a star in her career. I believe that Emi is going to be someone to watch in the future and I cannot wait to see where her talent takes her.