Guest post Monday! Pauline Castillo, Professional hair and makeup artist Temecula California

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Guest Post-Monday! Pauline Castillo

Professional Hair, And Makeup Artist Temecula California

Happy Monday Friends!

Today I wanted to introduce my friend and super talented go-to hair and makeup artist, Pauline Castillo! Pauline is extremely passionate about her work and always has her clients best interest in mind. Pauline focuses on how her clients feel when they see themselves. When I asked her about enhancing a client’s look she said she wants her artistry to reflect a beautiful version of who they already are, not CHANGING who they are. I really liked that philosophy! Today we can get so caught up in Instagram transformations that don’t even look like the original person anymore. This was actually refreshing! When I asked Pauline if she wanted to be a part of my Monday industry feature she was happy to share her knowledge and tips with us! It was very apparent after our phone convo (that lasted well over an hour) that she really knows her stuff and is extremely humble with all of her achievements in the industry. I told her this was a great place to start! Whether you a bride to be, Going on a hot date with your finance, or having a boudoir session done, Pauline has you covered in the makeup AND hair department. She is actually licensed in both. It is not easy to find someone in the Temecula Valley who has both of those amazing skills! Give her some love on the blog today, she is one rockstar girl boss!

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Pauline did such an amazing job on my client’s hair and makeup! Matching the look and tones perfectly

Tell me about yourself!

I am extremely passionate & take pride in my profession. Throughout the years I’ve invested in myself & career to enhance, perfect, and create an amazing experience for my clients! Receiving many certificates in training for hair & makeup. I have had the pleasure of participating in many special events such as Boys & Girls Club, Children’s Hospital of San Diego, Veteran Programs, City of Paris Girls Group Home Event, Beauty Colleges, Cancer Awareness Events & More! Many experiences in my career have been -Participating in Hair & Makeup competitions placing in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place -Stage Performer at the San Diego Hair Show -Guest Educator at many Beauty Schools -Contributor for a Las Vegas Magazine -Salon & Cosmetic Manager -Vendor & Artist for Multiple Cosmetic Companies such as MAC Cosmetics & Philosophy Skin Care. Just to name a few! With my knowledge, training, skills & experience I am confident that I can deliver a professional service for you! I continue to stay motivated through the feedback, reviews, referrals & kind words of my beautiful clients. Thank You for taking the time to read & learn about ME! ” Live the Life you Love & Love the Life you Live!”

What is your favorite part of your job?

One of my favorites parts of my job is being able to meet so many wonderful women and have them tell me their story. To see them relax and have faith in me while I beautify them for their special occasion is an amazing feeling.I usually don’t let my clients see themselves until the end! Why? Because during their time with me I want to engage in conversation & connect with them. Even though this is my business I want to leave something with them other than my professional makeup skills!

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 Who do you currently work with?

Currently, I work with multiple professional photographers, I am a preferred vendor for multiple wineries & venues including  Abbot Manor and LorimareWinery . I specialize in wedding hair styling & makeup including airbrush technique. I proudly hold a 5-star rating on wedding wire, social media & yelp.

Do you have a studio?

Yes! I do have my own studio that my clients can come to. I also can go to them. I want them to be comfortable and have the best client experience possible no matter where I go.

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How early should I book you in advance for my wedding?

It is highly recommended to book beauty services with me at least 6 months in advance. I am available for bookings 7 days a week! During wedding season which is typically May – September dates fill up quickly, therefore I encourage brides to contact me for availability as soon as they have their date to secure a booking with me. Temecula Wine Country is an up and coming wedding destination and it is only expected to get busier for special events moving forward!

Do you offer a trial run before my wedding day?
I have no idea what type of look I want how will I know what colors are best for me?

It is highly recommended to book a trial for many reasons! During this appointment, we focus on creating a polished look for your wedding date. I do my absolute best to listen to any of your concerns and answer any questions that you may have. This will help me to understand your needs and expectations for your final look. I offer feedback, suggestions, and recommendations to ensure that we create a look that you are pleased with. My goal is to help you achieve the vision that you have created for your wedding date.
Through my formal hairstyling skills and makeup skills including airbrush I am confident that together we can achieve your vision!


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Photo by Carrie McGuire Photography (

What should I expect to pay for bridal hair and makeup?

Hair and makeup packages Starts at $175   This luxury service allows you to not have to leave your home or venue on the day of to travel to another location for your service. It’s a time to relax and enjoy your wedding party making memories while you receive your beauty service.
This service includes round trip travel to the location within 20 miles. I provide a professional styling chair, cosmetics, hair products, tools and supplies including lashes. I also create a timeline schedule to ensure that each client is given the proper time for their service.
An additional travel fee is added if the location exceeds the 20 miles. The fee quote is given to the bride based on distance of the location.

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Last but not least! Let’s hear one of your favorite client stories!

Where do I begin! One story that really stayed with me has I had a client a couple of years ago who I was doing Hair & Makeup for her boudoir shoot and was really nervous because is was out of her comfort zone. She started to share with me her reason for wanting to do this. Apparently a year prior while she was giving birth to her daughter she had some severe complications that almost caused her to die. With having such a scary experience she was terrified to get pregnant again. It caused her not to want to be intimate with her husband because of that fear. A year had past and she wanted to do something special for him for being so supportive through this difficult time. She decided to do a boudoir session as a gift to him. By the time we were finished with our appointment not only did I feel honored that she shared such a personal story with me but also because she said she hadn’t felt this sexy and beautiful in a long time. Days later she messaged me to thank me for giving her the push that she needed to feel pretty again!

Thank you so much, Pauline for sharing so much of your compassion and knowledge!

If you would like to connect with Pauline, you can do so below!



PHONE- 619-339-2535



  1. Melissa says:

    Love Pauline and her incredible work!! She is the best in the biz!! <3

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you! I love what I do especially working with amazing women like yourself! I appreciate your kind words!

  2. Angela says:

    She does such a great job at highlighting a client’s natural beauty. It’s good information to know what the starting price is too. So many people expect hair/makeup to be cheap, then they wonder why they are disappointed with the results.

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Angela! I take pride in bringing out the best in my clients. Nothing makes me happier than to see their reaction of happiness!

  3. Melissa says:

    great post! I used to work as an mua so I can relate to this… beautiful work x

  4. Francesca says:

    Stories like the one she told about her Client really make you understand the power of makeup and beauty products in general. It’s much more than “just makeup” but it can boost self-esteem and help us get over difficult moment. Of course, it needs a sensitive person on the other side of the blush brush to achieve this… also, that first picture in the bathtub is stunning!

    • Pauline says:

      Yes! I agree! The ability to make a client feel Beautiful is a powerful gift. I am grateful for the many special moments of seeing a client’s reaction of pure shock because they didn’t think they can look that glamorous!

  5. Allyson says:

    Her work is so beautiful. This was an awesome interview, I love this article!!

  6. Liancho says:

    she does really nice work, I liked it a lot.

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