Face Painting by Wandie is a Bay Area based face painter that delivers professional quality services for a variety of events including: Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Festivals, Bridal Showers, and so much more.
How did I find my passion for face painting?
For those who are unaware; I am also a makeup artist and my journey towards face painting began there. Every year during Halloween clients would ask to be painted or turned into their favorite character, zombie or the most popular skull makeup. I did my research and decided to purchase face paints to make these designs stand out and look as amazing as the client wanted them to look. With each year passing by my passion for painting Halloween designs grew and I began to combine both face paints and makeup to create detailed works of art. It was then that I know I wanted to try something new and I feel in love with Face Painting.
How did my face painting business get started?
Back in 2012 my dad was diagnosed with Cancer and to be honest I was so worried about losing my father that my passion for face painting and makeup took a back seat. I decided to quit my job with MAC cosmetics and took a local job to be closer to home and be there for him.It was the BEST thing I could have ever done. I spent every day with my dad , many of those days him asking me what I wanted to do and him listening to me talk about makeup and face painting and him encouraging me pursue face painting. My dad told me to follow my heart and to do what I loved because only then will I be truly happy. Weeks later he passed. It was the hardest and saddest time of my life. The world stopped and all the mattered was my children and helping them get thru this heart-ache. It wasn't till months later that my dads and I conversation swept my mind and I decided that he was right and that I was going to give this a try... after all he did believe in me! I began reaching out to friends and family and doing face painting for their parties here and there to gain experience for about a year. It wasn't till the beginning on 2017 that I decided It was time to begin my business. I ordered business cards, high quality supplies and just began posting my work on social media. Little by little people noticed my work and bookings started coming in. Clients were having great experiences with me and telling their friends and family about me and my business took off. It was great!
I LOVE Y JOB! I mean I am fortunate enough to have a job that requires me to party with children and have a blast. I have 2 boys myself and I love being around kids... partly because I'm a child at heart :) The feeling I get when I show the kids their face in the mirror and their face lights up with excitement is priceless and I am so very thankful for all my clients who have allowed me the opportunity to be part of such wonderful and memorable events. That's why I focus so much on customer satisfaction and overall experience with each client. I want my clients to know that I truly appreciate them and I'm notorious for sending out small tokens via mail to my clients after each party/event. :)
My Experience and Growth as an artist
It is my mission to provide a fun and fresh selection of choices for kids. I try to paint every day and I keep current on all the new trends and popular designs for kids to choose from. I take online classes and learn from many of the best in the industry.
During my time face painting I have had the privilege of working with some local businesses, schools, and organizations. Here are just a few that I have worked with:
-Heart of a Hero events and fundraisers
-Vintage Parkway Elementary School
-Marsh Creek Elementary School
-Ron Nunnn Elementary School
"Wandie did my daughter's 4th bday party and it was a success! She was on time and super professional! She did such a great job with all the kids ages from 2-10 yrs old. And most Adults too! (Won't mention ages) 😉 She uses top of the line products and is very talented! There was tons of options for the kids to chose from. She even put glitter in the girl's hair and they loved it! My birthday girl couldn't stop talking about her unicorn painting! She also takes pictures of her work (permission granted by parent) and sends them to you via email. If your like me to busy hosting and not taking enough pictures this feature she gives is wonderful! I will definitely use Face Painting by Wandie over and over again! ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤THANK YOU!"
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Did you Know?
Did you know I also offer professional makeup services?
Whether it's your Birthday, School dance, Wedding, Quinceanera, Sweet sixteen or a Special night out, I have you covered.
Wandie offers individual and group makeup lessons for women and teens.