Stewart Uy photography

Stewart Uy photography

Studio mm&b was established in 2013 when three girlfriends, Manning, Monica and Betty, who share the same passion for makeup, hair styling, arts, fashion, and all gorgeous things decided to join forces to create a team that celebrates our love for beauty and our enthusiasm in helping people look and feel beautiful. 

Now led by Manning and Monica, our team has  years of experience in bridal, fashion, runway, commercial, and various events styling, we enjoy the many genres and aspects of Beauty, and we are always looking for fresh, new projects to boost our creativity.

We are California State Board Licensed Cosmetologists; setting high standards for ourselves and being well-prepared allow us to offer our services knowledgeably and skillfully. 

We believe beauty comes from within, and that's why we believe our expertise and aesthetics, along with the highest-quality products in our kits, are tools that will help fulfill our client's visions.
It's our great joy to witness our clients fall in love with our artistry and allow us to transform an inspiration into a look that stays true to their personality and taste.

And we promise to always give 100%, because every client that entrusts us to enrich their event with our services deserves to enjoy life's special moments feeling Modern, Marvelous, Beautiful.

Every client deserves to enjoy life’s special moments feeling Modern, Marvelous, and Beautiful

Chief Stylist(s)

Manning Lee

I love makeup.

I dream about makeup.

I can study makeup and hair for hours, but can’t finish a page of Harry Potter.

I graduated from the best makeup school: Make Up Designory.

I wear makeup every day. (Well, almost every day.)

I heart all my brides, clients who I can play makeup/hair with.

I believe in high quality than high quantity.

I’m obsessed with my dog.

I possibly have the most beautiful hair in the world.  (At least that’s what everyone says ;)

I like everything new.  But friends!

I have two best partners.

I miss my mom.

I am doing what I love and I think I’m the luckiest girl in the world!

“I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me.” By Kevyn Aucoin 

And this is what I believe.

Monica Chiu

You grew up in a small town surrounded by sunshine, beach and mountains.  You learned art in its most natural way.

You are so blessed to have loving parents, sister, brother; best husband and a cute little one in life.

You are the oldest and the wildest kid of 3. You were (and still are) the bossy sister and known as a rule breaker.

You have overdeveloped tear ducts. You can cry in any location and any occasion.

You are a dead romantic, sometimes boarder unrealistic.  You believe every story needs to have a happy ending.

 You are picky and stubborn, and you don’t take no for an answer. You either do it right or don’t do it at all.

You spend way too many hours reading fashion magazines, tutorial YouTube videos, and wedding blogs instead of sleeping.

You have makeup and hair products enough for 4 life times, and yet you continue to buy.

You can’t leave the house without drawing your eye brow.

You think makeup is a reflection of a person’s true self, not a disguise.

You give 120% of yourself to your clients, and still think there is something more you should do.

You believe colors can produce art; but it is, - the heart that creates masterpiece.

You are Monica Chiu, the proud co-founder of studio mm&b.

Senior Stylist(s)