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Stan Lee

Terri Nunn

Sir Anthony Hopkins

Zachary Levi

Emily Bett Rickards

Felicia Day

Nathan Fillion

Stephen Amell

Blake Anderson

Elijah Wood

Joss Whedon

Jensen Ackles

Misha Collins

Illeana Douglas

Jane Lynch

Ed Begley Jr.

Brian Austin Green

Milo Ventimiglia

Shannen Doherty

Tim Meadows

Eric Lange

Patricia Heaton

Fred Willard
Lance Armstrong
Justin Bruening
Kate Earl
Alexis Bellini
Housewives of O.C.
Garon Grigsby
US Cylcling Team
Anaheim Angels
ASP Jr. Pro Team
Alexa Havins


Martha Stewart Weddings


O.C. Weekly
O.C. Register
Coast Magazine
Orange Coast Magazine


Award Shows:

2011 Academy Awards
2006 Daytime Emmy's
1999 Academy Awards

2013-16 Thirst Gala


"The Outer Chair"
Myspace music
Fox 11
Good Day LA





Spree Girl
Seven till Midnight
Care Credit

Home Depot

Jenny Lee Bridal
Love Culture


Southern California Edison


Meet the Team

Kimiko Kobayashi

Lead Artist

Kimiko began her artistry career as an art design major at Azusa Pacific University over 20 years ago, during which she was asked to be a freelance artist for Shiseido Cosmetics.  Shortly after being hired Kimiko began Cosmetology school where she learned hair styling skills and techniques.  She then continued her education at Empire Academy of Makeup, where she learned in-depth, advance makeup application techniques as well as business and professionalism skills.   
    In 2000 she began her career as an artist and has had the privilege to work with Lance Armstrong, Kate Earl, Justin Bruening, Alexis Bellini and many more.  Kimiko's published work can be seen in magazines such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Coast Magazine,  InStyle Weddings.  She has also  done campaigns for designers Jenny Lee Bridal, Tilly's and Love Culture, just to name a few.  Her deepest passion is in Brides, and over the past ten years she has focused on helping Brides and their family and friends feel beautiful on their special day.   In 2011 and 2012 Kimiko & Ki Ko Agency were named #1 Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist in the OC HOTLIST.   She looks forward to helping you book any project whether you are a Bride, Designer, or Movie Director, Kimiko and her team are eager to make our artistry your #1 choice or referral for every occasion.



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Sarah Bonnel

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area; Sarah now travels across the country, and works in new media, films, and episodic TV shows. She has had the privilege of working with Illeana Douglas, Jane Lynch, Ed Begley Jr., Brian Austin Green, Milo Ventimiglia, Shannen Doherty, Tim Meadows, Eric Lange, Patricia Heaton, Fred Willard, and many other artists. She received her training at Empire Academy of Makeup in the OC.

“I love the various locations my work takes me to and the adventures I get to embark upon as I meet new people in my industry who are as passionate about their work as I am. I feel very fortunate to have found a career that I love. I genuinely enjoy preparing for each job and working with everyone involved in this creative process.”

Her training at Empire included makeup artistry for TV/film, special FX, bald caps, basic beauty, corrective, fashion, skin care, and print. Her work is ever changing, always evolving, and she appreciates how it challenges her.

Brie Crouse

I grew up in the wineries of Temecula, CA as an aspiring painter, Brie decided to take all my education of light, form, and color theory into the beauty industry. It was a perfect fit for me! I am still mixing colors on a palette and using different brushes to achieve the right effect. I feel that I have a deep understanding of highlighting, contouring, color mixing, textures, and formulas to set me apart from other makeup artists. So here I am now... over 300 hrs of formal makeup training later, freelance positions with Armani and YSL, commercials, celebrities, runways, magazine editorials, countless weddings, special events and even personal shopping and beauty advising.

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