Friday, September 10, 2010

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

Come Join me and My Friends Corinne Okada, Colleen Quen & Rick Lee for their installation of TECHStyle SOFTwear at the  San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

Opening Reception on September 17, 2010
For more information click on the pic above

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Bentley Reserve Wedding

The Wedding of Helen and Hwa

Helen + Hwa's wedding, HD video from Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema on Vimeo.

Nestledown Wedding

A Nestledown Wedding

Meg Perotti Photographer
Nestledown Wedding
A Nestledown Wedding, read more about the details on Style Me Pretty

Photographer: Meg Perotti
Coordinator: MAP Events, Melissa Panico 
Venue: Nestldown, Los Gatos
Hair: get your 'Do up, Armando 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

get your Do up! takes BEST 'DO FOR YOUR "I DO" Editors Pick San Francisco Bay Guardian

From the: Best of the Bay San Francisco Bay Guardian

Weddings: they're all fun and games and exorbitant expenses and heterosexual privilege — until the bride's hair falls. Then? Disaster! Avoid any potential Bridezilla moments by calling upon the wizardly hair (and makeup) skills of one Armando Sarabia. His mobile beauty service, Get Your Do Up, brings the look to you, with on-location consultations and makeovers sure to guarantee love, honor, and obedience. He'll take you through it all in style, from initial makeup color palette consultation to frisky honeymoon runway takeoff look. Sarabia's talents aren't just reserved for romantic matrimonials, either: girls' nights out, media appearances, boudoir photography sessions, holiday gatherings, and just general cuts, colors, and styling all benefit from a good dose of Get Your Do Up glamour.

get your Do up! takes
Editors Pick for BEST 'DO FOR YOUR "I DO" San Francisco Bay Guardian

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Your Wedding in a week

5 More Days to Enter
Star 101.3 and WeddingWire have teamed up to give one lucky Bay Area couple the wedding of their dreams BUT they only have one week to plan! If you're engaged, tell us in 101 words or less why you'd like to get married. Then upload your photos for your chance to win.

With the help of Jamie Chang of
Mango Muse Events and our team of professionals, the winning couple will get it all from the wedding dress to the cake and everything in between. The ceremony and the reception will take place at Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, where the wedding party and guests will enjoy an elegant menu provided by Blue Heron Catering

The bride and groom- to-be will need help with important wedding details- stay tuned to vote on the cake, honeymoon, flowers and more! Give us a week and we will give you the wedding of your dreams!

  • 07.06 - Registration begins
  • 07.16 - Registration ends @ 5pm
  • 07.19 - Phase 1 voting begins @6am
  • 07.30 - Phase 2 Voting ends @ 5pm
  • 08.02 - Phase 2 voting begins @ 6am
  • 08.02-08.05 - Wedding details voting
  • 08.05 - Phase 2 voting ends @ 5pm
  • 08.06 - Winning Couple Announced
  • 08.13 - Wedding Day!

get your Do up! heads to Chapel Hill, NC

Going to the Chapel, Chapel Hill that is.. For Lisa and Joshua's Wedding ..

While Lisa is sealing envelopes and interviewing photographers... Joshua is off in South Africa for the World Cup. He is promising to bring Lisa gifts from his trip..
(Better be more than a Vuvuzela Joshua.)

I first met Lisa and Joshua at Bay to Breakers a couple of years ago.

that's me when my hair was extremely long ;)

If you have ever participated in Bay to Breakers you know it really isn't a run, it's a party!

That's where I met Lisa and Joshua somewhere near the half-way point. That's where the party was and that's where I needed to stay.

I'm sure the wedding at Chapel Hill is going to be quite the party as well.
Most of the people I met at Bay to Breakers will be there. :)

The Wedding of Megan and Kevin, Solage Calistoga

Solage Calistoga from Thomas Hughes Films on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Promises and Pearls

MB Weddings Design and Events and Especially Yours Chair Covers
Invite you to a evening of decadence
The Bentley Reserve
on July 7th

Monday, March 29, 2010

Bay List Nominee Best Wedding Make-up

get your DO up! has been nominated for Best Wedding Makeup 2010.
please click on the link below to cast your VOTE
Check get your DO up! out on the BayList!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Volume and Length

To create more volume and Length we added some extensions to Lindsey's hair...
I prepped the hair extensions with Prep by Bumble and Bumble Curled it using a flat iron to seal down the cuticle and hold that curl for the day... Even on a hot summer day in Napa, Valley that curl lasted throughout the ceremony and reception.

Photographed by: Nick Brown Photography
Hair & Make-up: Armando

Delicious Boudoir Workshop

images by: Kimberly Sayre of Mill Cottage Photography

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Did you miss The Wedding University?

Not to worry...

It was the first place of the year where I was giving out all kinds of FREE information re: hair and make-up for your wedding day..If you missed it not to worry you can catch up by visiting The Flirty Blog.
Check out all the information and food you missed...

More coverage about The Wedding University

photo from Bay Area Bride Guide hair and make-up by Armando of get your Do up! Gown by Gabrielles Bridal Aterlier

Check out what the Bay Area Bride Guide had to say about The Wedding University

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Wedding University is back!

January 31, 2010 11- 5a @ The Four Season's Palo Alto
If your just now starting to plan your wedding or are in the middle of making decisions on details this is the event for you.
The Wedding University will help you with your options when it comes to decisions and design.
Get some of your questions answered by the Professors

Meet the Professors:

Armando Sarabia of get your Do up!

Gabrielle Medrano of Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier

Paul Kuhn of Four Seasons Hotel

Gloria Wong Tritasavit of Gloria Wong Design

John Woods of Enhanced Lighting

Nancy Liu Chin of Nancy Liu Chin Designs

Cynthia Glinka of On the Dance Floor

Peter Rudolfi of Rudolfi Artists

Ron Grandia of A Different Kind of DJ

Mary Dann of Mary Dann Wedding and Party Coordinators

Kevin Chin of Kevin Chin Photography

Lara White of Geoff White Photographers

Andrew Hsu of Studio MSV

The cost for The Wedding University is $55 per student or $100 per couple.

Bay Area Groom's Workshop

What You Need to Know to Make Your Wedding Extraordinary

Feeling lost or left out of your wedding planning process? You would be amazed at what you can contribute, and have tons of fun doing it.

Attend the Silicon Valley's premiere workshop to focus specifically on the groom. It doesn't matter if you are getting married next year or next week, Jason Spencer will share with you (or your groom) many great tips and ideas on how to:
Get Involved
Surprise Your Bride
Stir Emotion
Shine on Your Wedding Day
Stress Less
Make Her Smile
Captivate Your Guests
...and ultimately be 'THE MAN'

This Event is for GROOMS ONLY!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Beverages and snacks will be provided.
Score updates from the San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings game.

The Terrace at Willow Glen
2125 Canoas Garden Avenue • San Jose, California

ABSOLUTELY FREE • Space is limited, so be sure to register early!

Please use the registration form link below or email your host directly at by January 17th, 2010 for more details. You can also call (408) 426-8117 and speak with Jason directly.

Friday, January 8, 2010

get your Do up! gets a New Look for 2010

I was giving all my salon clients new looks as 2009 was headed out. I wanted a new look too :( What to do with no hair? Give my website a new look instead.

Check it out @

Happy New Years!!!

Ah yes! the other photos...

Give me some jewelry, and some photographers...

Shannon Stellmacher Photography

I got a message from Carrie M. Nader asking me if I'd be available for a photoshoot for her jewelry line. Of course I said yes! I love getting creative minds together... Little did I know that we'd be joined by the creative minds of Shannon Stellmacher of Shannon Stellmacher Photography as well as Kimberly M. Sayre of Mill Cottage Photography. Well let me just say what a great day spent. Here are a few photos from that day..
Shannon Stellmacher Photography


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