Kelly Branch

Kelly Dawn | San Diego Bridal Hair and Makeup Stylist

Sincerely hope I get the chance to connect with you!

Few facts about me: I would like to describe myself as a sweet, passionate and outgoing person! Some of my favorite things in life are family, my godson, youth group, and some yummy sushi. I am a loyal friend, I am a strong and hard worker, I am passionate and very ambitious. I love life and most importantly I love God.

In my spare time I love to volunteer and give back to the church community. I enjoy pampering myself and have a good time (work hard, pray harder). Since I was a child, my favorite hobby has been to first dream, then work hard to make those dreams come true.

I was born in Anchorage, but raised in San Diego. While I could never pull the “born and raised” card, I grew up in the heart of San Diego (North Park to be exact). I am a strong believer that dreams are super powerful (this goes back again to my favorite hobby). When I was young I always dreamed of owning my own salon and I would tell my family and friends about all my crazy, fun ideas. 

One of my favorite memories as a kid, was when I would sneak into my nana’s bathroom and do my hair and makeup.

Becoming a hairstylist and makeup artist was an obvious career path for me. It’s fair to say I have been doing makeup for quite a while. A couple of years after high school, I decided it was time to conquer the world of beauty. I attended the Marinello School of Beauty and graduated with a cosmetology license. I was so excited for this amazing accomplishment that I wasted no time and assisted many wonderful mentors who provided the best advice, techniques and tools to embark me into this beautiful cosmetology career.  


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I had such a great experience with Kelly doing my hair and makeup for my engagement shoot in September 2017. Kelly is so sweet and caring and she will make you feel like a queen! I loved the way my makeup came out and it lasted for a long time. She helped me with my hair extensions and made my hair look so beautiful and natural. I highly recommend Kelly!
— Bride, Micaela M. ***** Yelp
So glad I went to Kelly for my hair color change. She was ready and willing to help me go bold and took every precaution to ensure my hair could handle the change. I definitely recommend Kelly for all your hair care needs.
— Lysandra L. ***** Yelp
The space Kelly works in is a rustic modern oasis. It is so beautiful. Walking in, you never want to leave. On top of that, her styling skills are in point. She did my hair for a video shoot, she woke up early with me for the occasion and was her bubbly, happy self. She makes you feel so comfortable when you are at her salon.
— Kelly W. ***** Yelp
Kelly is fantastic! I have dark hair and it’s not easy to find a great color expert. Not only is she a great listener who asks questions to clarify when it comes to a color, cut & style, but she is also a great conversationalist! I thoroughly enjoy our style sessions together and look forward to a moment out of my day for pampering and relaxation when I sit in her chair. Highly recommend her!
— Daleanna M. ***** Yelp
I love my hair and I am so picky. Kelly does a great job!
— Candace A. ***** Yelp
Kelly styled my hair for my wedding and I loved it. She is such an amazing and positive soul, and very talented at what she does. She was so nice and open minded to my ideas. We planned on doing a different style on my hair trial, I changed my mind last minute and she was down to do a new style on the wedding day. I just loved the natural look and was extremely happy with the end result.
— Bride, Jessica C. ***** Yelp




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Do you take walk-ins?

I do not, sorry! Vine & Branch functions by-appointment only.

Do you accommodate late arrivals?

Life happens and I get that! As a courtesy to other clients, we can only conduct your session if you are running 5-10 minutes behind your scheduled appointment. Your promptness is greatly appreciated and required to properly serve you.

What is airbrush makeup?

In a nutshell, it’s foundation that is sprayed with a small air compressor. It is light weight, but will also give you full coverage. It looks flawless in photographs with a finished look. My favorite is that it’s water resistant it will not come off with hugs, sweat, tears or humidity. How cool is that?

Benefits: 1. For all skin types 2. Sanitary 3. Lasts all day 4. Hypoallergenic 5. Never looks "cakey"

What do I need to do to hold my wedding date?

A deposit is required to reserve your wedding date. The deposit is non-refundable and shall be used toward the final package price.

The Steps: 1. Let’s Meet  2. Set up a trial  3. Retain deposit  4. Fill out contract  5. See you on your wedding day!

When should I book my trial?

The sooner the better that way if we decide to move forward we can lock in your wedding date. Book your trial today! (start by selecting ‘wedding makeup trial’ or ‘wedding hair trial’ in my list of services)

Is there a standard travel fee you charge for on-site styling?

I love to travel for my brides, whether outside of the state or even the country! I charge a standard travel fee of $150. However, minimum booking services for travel begin at $500. Your travel fee can be put toward your booking minimum :)


If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me via email!