Meet Bay Area Face Painters!
Face Painting, Henna, Glitter Tattoos, Hair Braiders, Nail Artists & Balloon Twisters!
Welcome to San Francisco, the realm of Bay Area Face Painters where fairies are ceo's and mermaids write code. .¸¸.•*¨`*• ☆ We are a network of professional full-time artists serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 2007. We specialize in booking artists who offer multiple services and create super high quality temporary body art for all ages & all ocassions!
Tag us in your social media posts! #BAFP is the official hashtag for Bay Area Face Painters. Tag us in your photos on instagram! Follow our page Bay Area Face Painters on facebook and find out where are artists will be vending at public events! When our balloon twisters are already booked, we love to recommend Balloon Twisting with Lien on the peninsula. We are SF Limos favorite face painters in San Francisco!
Robyn Jean, the founder, mastermind & lead artist for Bay Area Face Painters, is a professional full-time artist, specializing in: graphic and web design, face painting for kids and adults, all natural henna tattoos and jagua body art, freehand glitter tattoo designs, and event coordinating. Her home base is Emeryville, CA. Originally from Boston she won multiple Scholastic Art Awards in high school and studied art at Rhode Island School of Design, MassArt, Art Institute of Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and has a certification in graphic/web design from Clark University. Follow me :) ~ @bodyartbyrobynjean - instagram & Healing Henna by Robyn Jean - Facebook ..¸¸.•*¨`*• ☆
Lisa Flora is the booking assistant for Bay Area Face Painters and one of our top multi-talented face painters. Lisa is an award winning artist, placing 2nd at the BayFaba Face Painting competition 2016! Based in Santa Cruz, Lisa is also a muralist, and has worked as both a nanny and a daycare assistant for over 8 years. Lisa spent 3 years in the ArtQuest program in Santa Rosa and attended the Oxbow School of Art in Napa. She began face painting as a fun hobby, but very quickly found a passion for the unique art. She specializes in high quality face and body painting for all ages and all ocassions!
Valerie Franco, our resident balloon twister and our super multi-talented artist offering a wide variety of high quality professional services for your party. Valerie is a licensed manicurist. Based in Castro Valley, she has over 10 years experience as a face painter, balloon twister and is now offering amazing freehand water-proof Glitter Tattoos, Glamour Tattoos and Henna Tattoos! Valerie is available for Magical Makeovers, including Hair Braiding for small groups. You can often find her at the Farmer's Market in Castro Valley on Saturdays when she is not booked at a party!
Julia is our resident professional photographer and bridal mehndi quality henna artist based in Santa Cruz. Besides being a pro henna artist and face painter, she is a muralist and mixed media artist. Julia also works part-time with autistic children as a teacher's aide in Santa Cruz. "The intricacy of traditional henna designs has never failed to amaze me. I am a self-taught artist and love working with henna paste and other types of mediums (canvas, acrylic, pen & ink, body art paints and tattoo design) to create self-expressive art all based on perfect flow and movement within the design itself. Merging this, with ancient traditional henna patterning, to achieve something the eye looses itself within is my ultimate goal."
Connie Flora, is our Vending Event Coordinator! Once a native of Santa Rosa has experience and training in multiple art-mediums (painting, sketching ,oil pastels, charcoal). She was in Santa Rose High Artquest program for two years, designs her own clothing and jewelry, and makes art a lifestyle. Connie has worked closely with children for many years as a nanny and day care assistant. Now living in Santa Cruz, Connie is developing her skills and talents as a local emerging artist and businesswoman. When she isn't face painting Connie works full time on her eco-friendly pet treat business called Choice Wise Antlers. Connie and her partner travel state wide to dog shows and agility events selling their treats.
Maria of VersoBraiding completes our Magical Makeover Packages with super high quality french/european style hair braiding. She lives in San Mateo with her wonderful husband and 3 beautiful daughers. She is available for Hair Braiding and simple stylish face painting for kids on the peninsula and surrounding areas. Originially from Kaziksthan, Maria's creativity and love of hair braiding is rooted in ancient traditions. Hair braiding is a healthy way to maintain and improve the strength of your hair and her beautiful braids can last up to 5 days! She knows from experience that having your child's hair braided will save you some time getting ready for school in the morning on the week days!
Melody Sage our resident Nail Artist is a licensed Manicurist, as well as a professional face painter and body artist. She lives in Oakland, CA and is available to offer salon quality Nail Art as well as Face Painting, Glitter & Glamour Tattoos at your party in the East Bay, San Francisco and surrounding areas! Born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA her love for art and independent entrepreneurial nature was fostered at a young age. For many years she worked with youth as an Art Director for Common Vision, an ecology education non-profit, and as an after school program coordinator. She has developed a portfolio of Nail Art designs perfect for kids and adults with Bay Area Face Painters. She leads our team of professional licensed nail artists and manicurists. Follow me :) ~ @mzmelodymagic - instagram
Jenny Holladay is a favorite of our 2-6 year old clients and one of our most requested artists because of her ability to create super fun body art amongst many children! Jenny is an artist, singer and professional face painter. She taught elementary music, art and physical education in the Oakland Unified School district and has over 10 years experience working with children as a camp counselor, nanny and teacher. She has been a professional face painter for 5 years, and has painted faces and provided glitter tattoos at The Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Lemos Farm in Half Moon Bay and many private events and birthday parties in the Bay Area. Jenny's homebase is in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She is available for private parties and events in Santa Cruz, Pacifica, San Jose and throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area!
Jessica Yurash is a Bay Area native and grew up near the heart of Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale, CA. Now living in San Francisco she got started in face painting and balloon twisting as a birthday entertainer when she was 17-years-old. Jessica is the third person in California to be asked to be a member of FACE: The International Face Painters Association. She loves to be with children! She is a Trustline Certified Childcare provider, and is CPR and AED Certified. She worked at a large childcare center for about two years. Before finding her passion for temporary body art, Jessica was focused on acting and earned her Associate of Arts Degree in Performing Arts and Drama spring of 2011. She worked as a Teacher and the Production Assistant at the California Theater Center for about a year, which is a company that focuses on children's theatre.
Esther Disbot, one of our original face painters, is fulfilling her dreams and achieving happily ever after currently living in the heart of San Francisco near the Upper Haight with her darling husband and toddler son. Esther is studying to become a Certified Massage Therapist in San Francisco by day and is a fabulous face painter on weeknights and weekends! Esther was discovered painting faces at Burning Man by event coordinator Robyn Jean. Upon witnessing her natural talent and naturally sweet persona, she was invited to join the Bay Area Face Painters crew! Esther is available for events in the city of San Francisco, Daly City, South San Francisco, Pacifica, Marin, San Rafael and surrounding areas!
Kayla Gales is an accomplished caricature artist, illustrator and face painter! Art is her life! By day she works at a popular art supply store in downtown Berkeley and is available for face painting, henna & glitter tattoos, and balloon twisting for your weekend parties! She has many years experience working with kids and adults as a professional artist. She got her start as a face painter and caricature artist working for vendors in major theme parks like Six Flags and Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay Florida. She recently settled in Berkeley, California with her husband.
Yasmin Hussein is a professional face painter and full-time artist based in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art and the History of Art and Visual Culture. When she is not painting, you can find her working at the de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. There she interns with Family Programs, inspiring children with the magic of the museum's collection and guiding them through various art activities. Yasmin has been face painting for 3 years and working around children for more than 5 years. She has experience as a Nanny and as a Teaching Assistant for children K-8. She loves working with children in the arts because she strives to foster and empower the creative spirit in all young minds.