Missy Moran Studios


Missy Moran Studios

Where your self-care and wellness is my priority and bridal beauty is my specialty.

Dedicated to optimizing your self-care practice, I am known for my skills in make up artistry, wax wizardry and holistic skincare.

Vendor Profile - Missy Moran

Missy Moran

Missy Moran Studios is beauty and wellness studio in Oakland, California. Missy is the owner and operator of this business and she specializes in high-definition, photo-ready looks that are timeless and long-lasting. Her touch is lightweight and flawless that your makeup will stay in place throughout your entire event. Missy offers you an environment and beauty techniques designed to make you feel good in the skin you're in. She is a promoter of well-being and wants nothing less than to uplift and elevate your experience for your ultimate radiance and beauty!

Services Offered:
* High Definition Make up
* Brow and Lash Enhancement
* False eyelashes application
* Clean beauty & skincare
* Temporary tattoo coverage
* Face and Body Waxing
* Signature Feel Good Facials


In my experience, great results happen when there is a specialist chosen separately for hair and for make up. My expertise is in High Definition Bridal Beauty Make Up. So no, I do not have a 'hair and make up package' as I am an esthetician and specialize in skincare and clean beauty. Hair skills and make up skills are very different techniques and have different demands. There are many vendors who are able to offer a hair and make up package if they are working in teams. I am a one-woman show and you are guaranteed to get my full attention and focus on the day of your wedding!
My ‘Make Up Design & Trial Run’ sessions are created to give us a chance to get to know one another. I take my role as one of the last people you see before you step into your dress very seriously and knowing I am the right "vibe" for you is a big deal. It is a chance for me to design the make up and allow you to experience how it wears and feels throughout the day. It is also an opportunity to adjust, re-do, and alter the design to get you to feel most comfortable for the actual wedding day look. The session is 90-minutes long and created to ease your mind so you know that the last moments before you step into your dress will be as serene and as relaxing as possible while you are in my make up chair. My goal for this session is that by the time we get to your event, I have your back, and you will know that everything we discussed will be executed flawlessly on your wedding day. Note: no matter how beautiful you feel on your trial session, you will feel ten times more radiant on your wedding day - that's the truth!
I can do either! I have a full service skincare and wellness studio set up and ready to go. My studio is a private suite set up for you to relax and quiet your mind before you have to be at your bridal room to step into your dress. I can travel to you too. If you want me to come to you on your wedding day, my on-location rates are 2.5X more than my in-studio rate (per bride) due to the complexities of time, distance and make up station set up: tables, lights, make up kit- the works! I also offer group packages for bridal parties up to four people. Prices vary.
Absolutely! I always invite my brides for a nourishing “Signature Feel Good Facial” before and after the big day to keep it healthy and glowing. If you need brow shaping and any type of waxing before and after the event, I would be happy to assist you with any of those skincare needs. Getting your skin in its optimal state is my top priority. The make up looks a million times better when the skin underneath the make up is happy, healthy and nourished!
YES! Every high definition make up session is applied with a silicone based ultra lightweight airbrush foundation- so light it feels like a second skin! Natural strip lashes are also included with an option to upgrade to faux-mink lashes for extra oomph. It's waterproof and photographs so much better than mascara alone. You will also receive the lip color that we use for your look to have for touch ups throughout your event.


7 Reviews for Missy Moran Studios

  • Sarah H
    Sarah H wrote a review August 11, 2021

    Missy was exactly what I needed in planning for my wedding and helping ensure the day was a success!! I have been going to Missy for years for waxing ...and when I got engaged, we immediately started thinking about my makeup/beauty needs for my wedding day. I didn’t have a vision for what I wanted my makeup to look like (e.g. bold/subtle or how to coordinate with my location, dress, etc.) and Missy’s advice was really helpful. We scheduled an initial trial and then did a second one to try a different look. Missy also did make up for my mom and all my bridesmaids. For each of them, she was sensitive to their needs and responsive to their requests all the while ensuring we looked beautiful and coordinated. She was fantastic- supper supportive, great listener and excellent make up and beauty expertise. Working with her could not have gone smoother. Thank you!!

    Date of wedding: 10-08-2016

    Response from Missy Moran Studios

    Responded 17 Aug 2021

    Thank you, Sarah! It was an honor and pleasure to be a part of your wedding day. Meeting your amazing tribe of women around you was so memorable. Than...k you for believing in me and for all the years of continuing to allow me to be your go-to person for your beauty needs! I appreciate you!

  • Emma S
    Emma S wrote a review August 10, 2021
    Laughter and a flawless job!

    I’ve been seeing Missy for skincare and waxing for years and it was a no brained to use her as my makeup artist for my wedding. She worked with me t...o find the right look to compliment my dress and the overall feel of our wedding and I could not have been happier! Missy has an incredible spirit and she brought joy and laughter to my wedding day while making me look like the best version of myself.

    Date of wedding: 04-21-2018

    Response from Missy Moran Studios

    Responded 17 Aug 2021

    I loved being there to glam you up for your wedding day, Emma! Thank you for all the years of allowing me to be your go-to person for your skincare an...d beauty needs. It was and continues to be a joy & pleasure to serve you and your wonderful husband- thank you both for all your support and trust! I appreciate you both!

  • Sheena S
    Sheena S wrote a review August 9, 2021
    Beautiful day and wonderful experience!!

    Missy did my bridal makeup for my wedding in July 2019. She did such a fantastic job!! She brings such calm, positive and radiant energy to everything... she does. In our trial run I was worried about the intensity of the false lashes and she brought me a few options on my big day. I'm so glad she recommended the lashes I ended up using because they look SO great in pictures! The red lip she had for me was a perfect match for my wedding dress (Indian wedding). I would RUN, not walk to have Missy as my bridal makeup artist again!!

    Beautiful day and wonderful experience!!

    Date of wedding: 07-28-2019

    Response from Missy Moran Studios

    Responded 17 Aug 2021

    After almost a decade of being your beauty person, I was thrilled to be there to be your make up artist for your wedding! Not only did it tap into my ...creativity- it was so much fun to design the look for your special day. It was an honor and pleasure to meet your family an future in-laws. It was so exciting to see you turn into the queen that you are and rock that amazing red and gold dress of yours! Those lashes were everything indeed and I thank you so much for your belief and confidence in me all these years! Thank you again, Sheena. I am so grateful.

  • Casey W
    Casey W wrote a review July 29, 2021
    Simply. The. Best.

    Simply. The. Best.

    I’ve been seeing Missy for several years for skincare and makeup and can’t say enough good things about her! Missy has taken... care of my skin like no one else has, educated me in skincare and clean beauty, and been my makeup artist. Missy understands the differences between skin types and skin concerns. Missy takes the time to understand my skin and is constantly adjusting the process for my skin’s current state. I’ve always left feeling refreshed and happy with my skincare.

    For my wedding, Missy guided me through the process of trial makeup and listened to all of my questions and preferences so patiently. She designed a skincare regime that I followed for a few weeks to get my skin to look its best and did four different makeup looks (pre-party, rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception). I loved every single one of them and had some rather demanding requests. I wanted to rock a natural look for the pre-party, a deep maroon lip for the rehearsal dinner, a red lip for the ceremony, and a peachy/coral lip for the reception (I don’t know what she was thinking when I told her of my vision but she made it happen!) and her expertise was evident throughout the wedding.

    My heart was overflowing with happiness every time she put the last makeup brush down and handed me the mirror. She also used terrific products because the makeup stayed on perfectly, came out beautifully in pictures, and felt like it was conditioning my skin at the same time. The eyelashes she used on me were also perfect and came out beautifully in the pictures.

    And lastly, Missy is a complete professional. There were times during the wedding that she had to control the environment and Missy made sure we stayed on schedule. She is punctual and knows how to get things done.

    I can’t recommend Missy enough for skincare and makeup. We’ve got our wedding photos displayed in the house, and every time I see them, Missy definitely comes to mind for being the best makeup artist I could have asked for.

    Date of wedding: 09-23-2017

    Response from Missy Moran Studios

    Responded 30 Jul 2021

    My heart is swelling reading this, Kaysey! It was an honor and privilege to be a part of your wedding week! Also thank you for trusting in me with not... just your wedding make up but with your skincare needs all these years. I appreciate you! ??

  • Rica P
    Rica P wrote a review July 29, 2021

    Missy is the best! Wedding day was hectic and busy but she made me feel so calm and pampered and beautiful. She is so good at what she does that I jus...t sat back and the result was exactly what I wanted. Her energy and positivity are infectious and I always come out feeling great. She uses products that she’s curated backed by her philosophy of love for self and the environment. After more than 10 years, I still go to her for all my make-up and skin care needs.

    Date of wedding: 05-29-2021

    Response from Missy Moran Studios

    Responded 30 Jul 2021

    I will never forget the laughter and the good vibes of your gorgeous Chicago wedding. Thank you so much for having me and for trusting me with your we...llness and skincare needs all these years! I love seeing your photos and it brings back so much good memories. Thank you for this lovely review- I appreciate you so much! ??

  • Gia S
    Gia S wrote a review July 29, 2021
    I didn’t have to worry! Not one bit.

    Missy knew what I wanted. All I had to do was show up, sit down & relax. She made me feel gorgeous, yes, but the most important part, for me, was ...that I felt myself!!! Priceless!!! Went to my wedding feeling & knowing that the rest of the day was going to funnnn & magical! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!

    Date of wedding: 09-06-2021

    Response from Missy Moran Studios

    Responded 30 Jul 2021

    It’s been almost two decades and I still get emotional when I see photos of your wedding day! You were glowing!!! I am so happy and feel honored to ...have been a part of your destination wedding and able to be there to be your MUA and soldier on your big day. Thank you so much for this lovely review. ??

  • Paula R
    Paula R wrote a review July 26, 2021
    Skill, kindness, and calm

    Missy did my makeup for my city hall wedding when I was 8 months pregnant. I’d gone to her for waxing for years and wasn’t planning to do anything... fancy for the wedding but I’m so glad I did. She made me feel gorgeous and my face is flawless in every photo. And she did my makeup while making me laugh, smile, and feel completely relaxed and at ease. Missy is a wonderful make up artist and an even better human.

    Date of wedding: 07-19-2017

    Response from Missy Moran Studios

    Responded 30 Jul 2021

    Paula! I will always remember that day. I am soooo happy that you reached out and decided to pamper yourself for your city hall wedding. You looked ab...solutely amazing and it has been an honor and privilege to be your go-to skincare person all these years! Thank you for your trust and continued support! I appreciate YOU! ??

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