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Armando started his career as a cosmetologist in the early 90’s, although if you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s been doing hair his whole life. During the height of the dot-com, Armando owned a salon in Santa Clara, located right in the heart of Silicon Valley. At the decline of the dot-com, he decided to go freelance as a hair and make-up artist, while still maintaining an in-salon clientele. Armando followed his passion for styling and began chasing brides up the aisle with his on-location wedding services.

In the salon Armando is still in touch with his first loves- haircutting and coloring. As he puts it, “A great color and haircut is a necessary foundation for a great up-do”.


color | cut | style | makeup


As an artist and lover of visual art, Armando approaches the medium of hair through lines, shapes, forms and color. Once they are created, he then visualizes where texture will create movement and enhances that space with color. Trained at TIGI and Vidal Sassoon, Armando has worked as a color educator for Wella Haircolor and utilizes his past education and experience to take classic looks and modernize them for today’s client.


Armando has received numerous editorial accomplishments and special recognition from the wedding industry:

Editors Choice Award Winner for, Hair and Makeup, Northern California brides Magazine. 2012

Editors Pick, Best 'DO for your "I DO" The San Francisco Bay Guardian. 2011

VOTED BEST Wedding Make-up 2010 SF Bay-list. San Francisco Bay Area


Northern California, Brides Magazine

Style Me Pretty | San Francisco’s The Examiner

In Style Magazine, Germany

Gentry Magazine | Your Wedding Day Magazine

7x7 San Francisco Magazine

CBS Eye on the Bay

The Style Network’s, Who’s Wedding is it Anyways?.

Armando Sarabia
Northern California BRIDES Magazine - Editors Choice

Armando Sarabia/get your 'DO up!,
WINNER of the, 2011 BRIDES Northern California
Editors Choice Award
Hair and Makeup read more about it @ BRIDES.COM

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