Owner | Founder | Premium Hairstylist and Makeup Artist
My name is Savanna Aragon Allen, owner and founder of A Toast to Beauty. I am a fully-licensed professional in hairstyling and makeup artistry and graduate of the amazing Paul Mitchell the School San Diego.
I after receiving my cosmetology license in 2008 I worked in the salon industry providing cut and color for 4 years. I worked among many talented stylists in the industry and had wonderful clients, however I felt my heart was longing for something more. In 2011 I discovered hair and makeup in a whole new light, the wedding industry. I instantly fell in love with everything about it. From the uniqueness of every bride and her style, to the passion and love her family and friends share with her on the wedding day, to the moment she steps into her wedding dress! My heart almost burst at the thought that my "job" could consist of sharing these precious moments with a bride on the most important day of her life over and over again. I decided at that moment, that I had found my true passion. I quickly made the transition out of the salon world and have never looked back.
In the wedding industry, I freelanced on my own, providing both hair and makeup for 4 years. I then rebranded my name and established A Toast to Beauty in July of 2015. In less than 3 years, A Toast to Beauty has provided hair and makeup services for over 400 events. To say I am extremely grateful is a supreme understatement! I am beyond blessed that my career is doing what I love and in the process, getting to share one of the greatest milestones in a bride's life.
A little note: My wonderful husband and I have been married for a little over 4 years. Our relationship and the time we spend together is our number one priority. With both of our busy schedules, we have chosen to dedicate Sunday's to spend time together. We attend our wonderful Church on Sunday mornings and afterwards, enjoy as much R&R as we possibly can. With that, this year (2018) I have decided to stop taking weddings on Sundays. If your wedding falls on a Sunday, I would love to set you up with one of my wonderful stylists below. Each girl has been hand selected by myself to represent my name, and my brand. You will be in exceptional hands with these gals. (these stylists, will also be your bridal stylist when I am booked for Friday and Saturday weddings) Thank you so much for your understanding in advance and I cannot wait to speak with you!
The below stylists are Savanna's assistant AT2B babes, available for large bridal parties and can be requested to speed up the process for $100 per stylist .
Carina has worked in the beauty industry for 10 years. She studied in Sacramento and Santa Barbara to become an ecologist in the tropics. She took a 180 degree career turn because she did not enjoy being in solitude, bug-covered and dirty! She moved up through the Nordstrom corporate ladder in apparel and then discovered her true passions: family, making people laugh and beauty! Carina worked for MAC for eight years. She had a dynamic and successful career at MAC but more importantly, her fellow artists became close friends and family. It was her husband, three children and these bonds that inspired her to find a career that she loved and also enabled her to be a present and involved mom.
Now, since 2015 she has solely worked as a personal and bridal makeup artist to extraordinary and amazing clients. She said "I am so blessed to have this cake and eat it too." She met Savanna by destiny and has been fortunate enough to be a part of the A Toast to Beauty team for over two years!
Bethany is one of our lead Hairstylists, and let us tell you, she is AMAZING! Bethany is a licensed cosmetologist and has been in the industry for over 8 years. Her favorite style to bring to life is a whimsical and romantic look. She has a sweet, bubbly personality and her passion for the bridal hair industry is so evident. We love having Bethany as a part of our team, she is the perfect fit!
Alexis is Ohio born and raised, now calling Southern California home. Makeup was just a creative outlet for her until about 3 years ago when she dedicated herself to making it her career. Just this past year, she was able to focus specifically on bridal and special events. She says "THIS is my passion!"
Denisse was born and raised in Southern California. She has over 2 years of experience as a Makeup Artist. Despite her obsession for makeup at a young age, she focused her career in Healthcare Admin and obtained her MBA. She then decided to follow her passion in makeup where her heart is. She loves working with brides and being a part of their special day.
Born in El Paso, TX & raised in Chihuahua, Mexico and now living in San Diego, California. Marianne is a 21 year old Certified Professional Makeup Artist. She is also a full time student at Southwestern College. Her passion for the beauty industry is insanely big. Her goal is to eventually have makeup seminars where she can teach her favorite looks, tricks & tips on achieving the perfect look.
She said, "I love being a part of this amazing team because we're all super talented, and we're not only making these women look beautiful, but we are working as a team to make sure they have the best services and one of the best experiences."
Makeup Artist & Hairstylist
Chrissy Flores is an accomplished makeup artist and hair stylist. She has been in the beauty industry for over 8 years and it all started at MAC cosmetics after she attended and received her cosmetology license. Chrissy started doing freelance work for both hair and makeup for music videos, photo shoots, weddings and other events while working for MAC cosmetics in Los Angeles. She then moved to San Diego, started building her clientele, met Savanna and has worked for A Toast to Beauty for 2 years now. Chrissy thrives on clients feeling as beautiful and unique on the outside as they do on the inside, she lives and breathes beauty and has a passion for creating hair and makeup that is perfectly sculpted to fit every individual for any event.
Her career started in the beauty industry about 8 years ago when she started working at MAC Cosmetics as a makeup artist. She has always had a passion for makeup ever since she was a little girl. Throughout her time at MAC, she attended many makeup classes to learn more and perfect her techniques. She absolutely fell in love with doing weddings. She said " I feel so honored to be entrusted with such an important day in my brides lives"
Click the links below to view features of our published hair and makeup accomplishments.
Another gem we adore is Kristin here. She too has been with us since the beginning of AT2B time. She was the first hairstylist we hired. We instantly fell in love with her sweet spirit, her passion for hairstyling and not to mention, the incredible talent she has in creating magic with hair!
Kristin has been a stylist for over 12 years. She not only has a career, but a passion for this industry. Working with brides for their weddings is such a dream, it is truly where she fell in love with hair. She said, she loves to see your vision and create something timeless and elegant for you. She wants every bride she has to feel even more beautiful than when they first sat down with her.
As a graduate of Bellus Academy, Katie has been styling hair for 4+ years. She has always had a passion for all things beauty since she was a little girl. She loves elegant and timeless styles that bring out the glamorous side in every woman.
Kayti will go above and beyond to ensure you love your hairstyle. Her bubbly personality is so fun, you will adore having her as your wedding day stylist!
Makeup Artist & Hairstylist
Laren was born and raised here in sunny San Diego. She knew she wanted to work in the beauty industry since she was a little girl. She has been licensed and professionally working in the industry for over 6 years. She said, that working in the wedding industry has been one of her favorite journeys in the beauty world. "I love so much to be a part of such a special day." Laren's number one focus is the Bride and making sure she has as little stress as possible on her big day.
Cecily has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2012 and an eyelash extension specialist since 2013. She found a distinct passion in bridal styling and has been working on the craft ever since! Her favorite part about the beauty industry is connecting to guests and making their experience a magical one!
Tara has been doing hair for 17 years!! She started out very young working on friends and family for special events. She has been a licensed cosmetologist for 10 years as of 2017 and Is dedicated to always learning and growing as a stylist. She LOVES helping women feel their absolute best and is passionate about making your special day everything you dreamed it to be and making sure you feel confident before you smile for the cameras.