Katie was amazing to work with! She instantly saw my vision and was great from the trial to the rehearsal and then finally the big day. She was so easy to work with and she fit in so well with my bridesmaids; she was definitely part of the group. Everyone loved their make-up and hair. I would definitely recommend her for weddings or even just a night out!

Katie B


I was so happy to find Katie. Not only is she sweet and easy to work with, but she is amazing with hair and makeup. I made an appt with Katie without meeting her until the day before my wedding.  She did a great job on my hair and makeup, I was worried about the time, but she assured me that she would have enough time on the day of the wedding.  Of course, she was done with time to spare.  I was happy with Katie's makeup, it was light and natural which is how I feel most comfortable.  She listened to my ideas on my hair and makeup and made me look beautiful!



Katie is amazing! Had a destination wedding in La Jolla this past March so I wasn't able to meet Katie in person until the day of my wedding. Sent pictures of hair and make up ideas before hand but was really open minded when it came to the day of. After talking out a few ideas she nailed it! Had beautiful, flawless blushing bride look and a perfect loose updo that held strong even in the wind. Katie is so sweet, easy going and wonderful to work with! Extremely happy with the work that was done and wish I lived closer so she could do my hair all the time!



Katie is wonderful! I had no idea where to start when looking for hair and makeup for my wedding, and I am so glad that I stumbled across all of Katie's amazing reviews on Yelp! The whole wedding experience was a little overwhelming for me--I wasn't really one of those girls that even thought about being a "bride" until it was happening to me--and I found that a lot of the pressure of a wedding comes with your appearance on that day. From my trial to the day of, Katie was perfectly accommodating, creative, and attentive. She made me look like an enhanced version of myself, not somebody I wouldn't recognize, which was very important to me.

My makeup was flawless and lasted all night, which I was shocked by. My hair was exactly what I envisioned it would be, and she worked wonderfully with the challenge of my large floral crown and veil. She also did hair and makeup for my three bridesmaids, and gave me exactly what I didn't know I wanted! They each worked with Katie the day of the wedding to come up with their own individual hair and makeup looks, and they all came out perfect.

The biggest fear I had with hair and makeup was timing--one girl to do all of our hair and makeup? No problem! We had time to spare!


Katie was professional, enjoyable to be around, and a lovely calming presence to add to my wedding day. I am so happy that I found her, and I highly recommend her to anyone needing professional hair and makeup--seriously, you will not be disappointed!Katie is so genuine and lovely to be around. She is also very, very good at what she does. I planned my wedding from San Francisco and was only able to sit down with her once before our big day. She listened to my needs and had tons of tips and advice. I was so very pleased with my makeup for our special day.



Katie did a stunning job on the makeup for my wedding. I highly recommend her to create a flawless, natural, and lovely look.

Katie has a wonderful eye for color and style, and she made me feel confident and comfortable in my skin. Katie is also very professional and conscientious, answering all my random questions during the planning process and putting me and my family at ease.

I appreciated how Katie asked all the right questions about the looks that my sister, mom, mother-in-law, and I wanted for my wedding. Katie is a good listener and respects your preferences, while also making helpful suggestions to make you look your best. Katie explains her ideas well, and I had fun learning a little bit about makeup artistry while picking out lipstick colors with her. I also appreciated how Katie made our morning of getting ready relaxing and special. Katie is exactly the kind of warm and centered person I wanted to be around on my wedding day.

I trusted Katie completely based on my past work with her, but I am still glad that I did a trial for my wedding makeup. It was fun and a treat. I recommend scheduling your trial for the same day as your engagement session or bridal photos. I loved having my makeup done for the photos, and the photos gave Katie good feedback on minor adjustments to make for the wedding.

Katie made my sister, mom, mother-in-law, and I all look beautiful and feel special. I recommend her wholeheartedly!



I am so glad that I chose Katie to do my hair for my wedding. She did an AMAZING job and was super fun, easy to work with and just a good person. My mom and I couldn't have been more happy with our hair and Katie's cool, midwestern demeanor helped to calm my pre-wedding nerves. I would recommend her a million times over.



To begin with, Katie is one of the sweetest and most personable people to work with!! I had the pleasure of Katie doing my wedding trial for my hair and makeup as well as my hair and makeup for the day of the wedding. She was also able to accommodate the mother of the bride with hair and makeup services. I went to the Model Call Salon for my trial and I had a blast. Katie listened to what I had envisioned and went straight to work. I showed her some pictures for her to get an idea and she nailed it!! I felt amazing...and that was just the trial! My fiance's face when he picked me up said it all! The airbrushed makeup was fantastic and if I was questioning anything about the hair, we would discuss and make changes, if needed. Her prices were also very reasonable compared to other salons I was looking at in the area.Being that I was an out of state bride (AZ) it was a little nerve racking trying to find someone reputable in the La Jolla area. Leaving the salon after my trial I had NO reservations about my choice to go with Katie as my hair and makeup guru! The day of the wedding was just as amazing! In all her pregnant beauty she drove to our wedding site and went right to work. My Mom and I had a blast hanging with Katie and letting her doll us up. My makeup and hair turned out to be even better than the trial, like Katie had said it would.

If you are an out of state bride getting married near La Jolla or an in-state bride looking for priceless beauty on your wedding day, Katie Hollis is the girl for you!!



Katie is so incredibly talented and so easy to work with! She did hair and makeup for me and makeup for my mom, and most of my bridesmaids for my wedding and everyone looked incredible!

She patiently worked with me on my look (I was very indecisive) and I could not have been happier with the results! I don't wear a lot of makeup but Katie made everything look very natural and the airbrush makeup looked still looked good 10 hours later! Amazing!! And my hair was absolutely perfect. The pictures came out sooo well.

She is worth every penny!



Katie is extremely talented, professional, thoughtful, and friendly--the perfect combination for a hair and makeup artist.  Katie did hair and makeup for a colleague and me for our work photos, and she delivered exactly what we needed in terms of a professional and polished look.   Katie is a very good listener, and I would highly recommend her for any type of event.  Thank you Katie!



"I was so stressed out because my original hair and makeup person had bailed out on me at the last moment. Slightly panicked, I was searching around online trying to find a replacement, and I found Katie's website. Her salon was just down the road from where I was getting ready, so I gave her a call and she was able to fit me in! I am so glad I found her, because the makeup she did was so much better than my original person. It was so flawless but natural looking, and my bridesmaids kept telling me I looked like a porcelain doll! And the hair...!!! It was so beautiful. I told Katie I can never keep my hair curled, but she worked her magic and it lasted all night! She is really talented and fun, and I am so glad the situation worked out the way it did - she helped make my wedding day perfect!"



Katie Hollis was not only an incredible hair stylist and make-up artist but her sweet personality and wonderful presence made my wedding day even more special. Her ability to recreate the idea I had for my hair was even better than I could have imagined. I had my guests telling me it was the most incredible design they had ever seen. Thanks Katie for your wonderful work and wonderful self!



Hi Katie!
I am just writing to let you know that my wedding day was wonderful and I can't thank you enough!  My hair and makeup were perfect and looked natural. My new husband told me that I was beautiful and he couldn't stop taking his eyes off me! The best part was that I was able to relax and enjoy myself before the ceremony.  I am someone that normally likes to do my own hair and makeup, but I am so glad that I decided to work with you.  You are so talented and very professional and I really enjoyed getting to know you.

I will definitely have you do my hair and makeup for my next important event or just come visit and say hi next time I'm in San Diego :-)




Katie Hollis is too good to be true!!!  She is not only an incredibly talented makeup artist, but she's also super skilled at styling hair!  First, the makeup - Katie's talent at makeup is absolute perfection - she did airbrush makeup for me and I was FLAWLESS on my wedding day.  Katie picked perfect colors and tones of airbrush foundation, blush, eyeshadow, and lipstick to accentuate my own colors, and my makeup remained perfect for the entire day and night!  I truly felt more beautiful than I have ever felt, which is exactly how every bride should feel on her wedding day. :)  Katie has serious skills at makeup artistry - and, her pricing is incredibly reasonable - I checked with other makeup artists that do airbrush, and the others were charging more than twice Katie's prices.

And, not only is Katie super skilled at makeup, but she's also incredibly talented (and has an awesome eye) for styling hair!  We did a trial run before the wedding, and I had pictures of hairstyles that were truly all over the map.  Katie was able to hone in on the styles that would flatter me the most and that would look the best with my gown; she tried several styles during our trial run, and we picked the best one, which looked wonderful and which also stayed perfect through the night!

Finally, the icing on the cake is Katie's personality - she is so sweet and calm and easygoing, which is exactly the type of person you want to be around on the morning of your wedding. :)  Katie was a major blessing to me - she is so unbelievably talented and will make you look and feel like perfection on your wedding day!



Hi Katie,

I just wanted to send you a note to say thank you so much for your help on Saturday. All of my girls absolutely loved you and their makeup. You and Lisa really made it a lot of fun for us. I was given so many compliments and we literally had the time of our lives! Everything was absolutely amazing and perfect!  




Thank you so much Katie for the amazing make up you did for me and my bridesmaids for my wedding. It looked great and lasted the whole day and night. The make up made such a difference in the pictures. I can't wait to get my make up done with you again the next time I have a special event!



I absolutely loved my wedding makeup; it wasn't caked on and lasted through the entire event. The best part, I looked like a flawless version of myself. Katie is so easy to work with and is sure to carry out your dream of perfection for your day.



It was a joy to have my makeup done by Katie on the day of my wedding.  She was professional and really listened to what I wanted.

Ann Marie



Just a note to say how much I appreciated your make up services for our wedding in July. The makeup turned out perfectly - natural and great for the pictures. I couldn't have been happier with the result. But more than anything, we had such a great time working with you. My sister, mom as well as the kids all really enjoyed you and it made it so much fun to have you as part of our day. I look forward to seeing you when in am back in La Jolla. Thank you!

Best regards,



Katie did such a great job with both me and my maid of honor's make-up! I met with Katie for a consultation before the wedding, and she was great with listening and understanding my style and what I was looking for in my special day. I was so pleased with how our make-up turned out on my wedding day! Katie was professional and I would highly recommend her to anyone!



Katie was fantastic to work with before, and on my wedding day.  My biggest concern was looking too "done up", but Katie gave me a beautiful, natural look.  I was so happy with my make-up consultation that I felt completely at ease during my wedding day appointment.  I would recommend Katie to any bride-to-be! 



Ever since I started going to Katie i've heard so many compliments about my hair! Katie is very personable, creative and consistently provides high quality. She makes great recommendations and insures I am satisfied every time I visit her. I highly recommend Katie.



I love going to Model Call Salon and getting my hair done by Katie Hollis. I am the type of client who expects my hairstylist to do what they think is best for my skin tone and face shape and Katie always suggests new ideas about what to do. I love going to Katie because she makes me look fabulous every time, and she always takes the extra time to touch everything up to a tee. Also, I love the shampoo and the head massage, it always makes really relaxed! Anyways, I definitely recommend her and the salon as I have never ever had a bad experience! It’s always great!



I have been going to Katie for my hair and make-up for 5 years now. She's amazing, she's so knowledgable and I cannot say enough positive things about her and her work. She has the best work ethic and a positive effervescent energy. You will not be disappointed with her.



Katie Hollis is the most talented stylist I have ever been to. She will listen to what I would like for my hair, and her creativity and attention to detail takes it from there.  I always leave the salon feeling like a million bucks.  I have been going to Katie for about 4 yrs now, and have gotten color, highlights, haircuts, and Keratin treatments.  Naturally curly hair can be difficult, and I have always trusted Katie to make me look and feel fabulous.



I was looking for a place that could do my hair and makeup for my wedding. I found good reviews of Model Call on Yelp and decided to try it out. I set up consultation makeup and hair sessions with Katie H. The makeup and hair trial went very well. Katie was very creative and took my somewhat limited suggestions and did a fantastic job with the hair and makeup. For my hair I decided to go with a half up, half down do since my hair is quite thick. I loved what Katie did with the back of my hair adding some soft waves and creating pretty little flowers with my hair. After the consultation, I decided that I wanted to do a bit more with the front of my hair. Katie was very open to suggestions and made sure I had all her contact info so that I could let her know if I wanted to make any changes. On the day of the wedding, Katie and Alex worked on the hair and makeup for me and my three bridesmaids. Alex did a fantastic job with the bridesmaids' hair. She created different styles for all three that looked great. Katie worked on the bridesmaids' makeup. The makeup looked very natural and perfectly highlighted each bridesmaid's best features. The bridesmaids and I put together all of the flower decorations ourselves, so we ended up with some extra flowers. Katie and Alex suggested incorporating the flowers into the hairstyles and the end result was perfect. Katie worked on my hair and makeup and I couldn't have been happier with the end result. She ended up modifying the makeup from the consultation session and it turned out looking even better than before. She really highlighted my eyes and the airbrush makeup felt very light and lasted all night. Katie added soft twists to the front of my hair, natural looking waves, and beautiful detailed work in the back. She added some orchids to my hair that would be fully visible when I took off my veil. I really appreciated that she took the time to make sure that none of the bobby pins were causing me pain, and even though I ended up with close to 70, I didn't feel any of them and my hair stayed perfectly in place all night. My hair and makeup looked fantastic and I got numerous compliments throughout the night. I couldn't be more pleased with what Katie and Alex did and I highly recommend them both.



My daughter chose to have her make-up done by Katie Hollis and she was so pleased by the results.  Her friends and relatives commented that she looked stunning and it was thanks to Katie's expertise.  My daughter did not want to look heavily made up and Katie worked with her to find the look that would be most natural yet enhance her beauty.  And Katie succeeded in doing both.  I want to thank Katie for all she did to help my daughter have a wonderful wedding day.



I had the great fortune of meeting Katie Hollis in December 2010.  My main home is in London UK, but have a home in San Diego where I spend a few months a year.  I have the privilege of going to some of the top salons in the world, so was very particular about the standard and quality of work.   I was looking specifically for a colourist who would also be able to do the Coppola Keratin Treatment.  Katie is a true professional, knows her business, techniques and it was also a delight to be in her company.   She got my colour absolutely perfectly, with a gloss I have only seen on a couple of occasions. She understands how to manage all types of hair.   The Keratin treatment was done on my very curly hair with skill, and I must say that I love my smooth, straight and manageable hair.

Thank you Katie.  I will be back again in the summer for my treatments.



Katie was calm and reassuring and great to have around on the hectic day. She was super accommodating with all of my family members, including any extra requests.  It was fantastic to be able to trust her to do the best job for me and my loved ones.