Makeup Lessons at Ayla

Makeup lessons at our studio are the best way we can think of to choose products and shades with confidence — and to master the techniques you'll need to use them with ease. Melissa and Kelly, our makeup artists, have both worked with us for years (Melissa's been with us since 2015!) and we couldn't love them more.

Check out our menu of options below. Please note that when you schedule, all times listed are on Pacific Time.

In-Depth Makeup Artist Lesson with Melissa McMillan or Kelly Crispen
50 minutes in person or via video (Not local? No problem: you can book a virtual lesson with Melissa here!)
Our longtime makeup artist, Melissa, delivers personalized coaching on an overall look, specific products and shades, and pro application techniques with expertise and a sense of humor that we adore; we're excited that Kelly is now available for makeup coaching, too. 
Cost: $60
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Two-Person Makeup Artist Lesson with Melissa McMillan
2 x 45 minutes in person (90 minutes total)
Sometimes, experimenting with makeup is extra fun with a friend. Bring a buddy with you for a lesson with Melissa that's just a few minutes shorter than her usual in-depth lesson. It's the perfect thing to do before a night out together.
Cost: $110
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Express Makeup Artist Lesson with Kelly Crispen
30 minutes
Looking for a seasonal color refresh, a makeup bag edit, or help finding the perfect shade? Kelly's a wonder with quick, actionable tutorials and tips. (An express lesson is also a great thing to do before a night out.)
Cost: $35
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About our makeup artists

Melissa McMillan has been helping our customers with makeup since our earliest days, and we still learn something new from her every time she visits. Years ago, she was a Glambassador at Benefit Cosmetics (a highest honor for their makeup and brow artists); these days, she's a tech executive, and makeup is her serious passion project. We are thrilled that Melissa brings her genuine love of makeup and her fun, engaging personality to our makeup bar. 

Kelly Crispen first came to us through Costa Brazil, where she handled their boutique sales after many years in the beauty business: she managed a Chanel counter during college, and after working with Bobbi Brown and MAC, she had her own lipstick range for 8 years. We're delighted that she's brought her love of indie brands and her warm, gracious personality to Ayla.

PS Curious about our skincare consultations, too? Learn about the options here.