Laurels
Best Makeup Artists
in Washington DC
2017

Why These Makeup Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored makeup artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best makeup artists in Washington DC.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Angela Vasoli Professional Makeup Artistry

Angela Vasoli Professional Makeup Artistry is a business in Ellicott that has been specializing in makeovers for bridesmaids, runways, films, portraits, brides, portraits, fashion, and special events since 2005. They also offer makeup trials and beauty packages. Angela Vasoli Professional Makeup Artistry won the 2012 WeddingWire Brides' Choice Awards and has earned positive reviews and high ratings from past clients.

Ellicott City, MD(410) 750-1513

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Audrey Bethards, Hair and Makeup, Inc

DC-based Audrey Bethards, Hair and Makeup, Inc. has been featured in the pages of Elle, American and Italian Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and Brazilian Vogue. She is very well recognized in the international and national fashion industries for her high-standard in hair and makeup services. Audrey Bethards and her team of artists specialize in hair, makeup, and grooming services for commercial and corporate work, fashion, runway shows, HDTV video/film, bridal, weddings, and special events.

Washington, DC(305) 962-5387

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Beauty DC

Beauty DC is a Washington beauty center that has been in the makeover industry for over 15 years. They offer engagement picture, wedding, photoshoot, and special occasion makeup services. This business also provides one-on-one and personalized makeup lessons for new moms, rookies, and teens. Beauty DC has won the WeddingWire Brides' Choice Awards in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Washington, DC(240) 481-2110

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Carl Ray

Carl Ray is a beauty business in Washington that is available by appointment. They offer domestic and foreign customers makeup services for commercial and editorial prints, weddings, galas, special events, HDTV, red carpets, and speaking engagements. Their clients include celebrities, models, authors, musicians, and actors. Carl Ray has appeared in magazines and periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, The New Yorker, Glamour, Allure, and Elle.

Washington, DC(202) 499-7371

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Creative Images Hair & Makeup Artistry LLC

Creative Images Hair & Makeup Artistry LLC is a beauty center in Fairfax that is led and owned by Clarissa, a professional makeover specialist with more than 15 years of experience in the industry and a background in aesthetics and MAC makeup application. This business is known for pageant, wedding, bridal, commercial, fashion, event, and editorial makeup services.

Fairfax, DC(571) 245-5142

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Flaminia Garioni

Flaminia Garioni is a makeup artistry business in Washington that has been in the beauty industry for over 15 years, with clientele including celebrities and White House and Capitol Hill staff. Their experienced team includes an eyebrow specialist who is an expert in brow shaping, maintenance, and tinting. Flaminia Garioni offers on-site and in-studio makeup services for the utmost in customer convenience.

Washington, DC(202) 986-1000

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Georgetown Bride

Georgetown Bride is an award-winning team of beauty experts in Washington who specialize in bridal hair and makeup as well as brow shaping and lash application. They work on-site using the high-standard beauty products available. They offer a variety of beauty service packages, makeup trials, and flexible payment options.

Washington, DC(202) 792-7470

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Kim Reyes

Kim Reyes is a makeup artist in Washington who specializes in creating new and fresh looks through makeup and hair styling. Some of her clientele include sports figures, elite politicians, and celebrities. Kim's work has been published in magazines like Marie Claire, Time, Newsweek, and Vanity Fair. Kim Reyes offers television, video, print, body painting, editorial, and special effects makeup artistry services.

Silver Spring, MD(301) 254-5282

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Kristin Elizabeth

Pro Makeup Artist Kristin Elizabeth specializes in the latest trends and techniques in today's industry through her luxury services that are tailored to her clientele. She offers wedding services in the Washington DC metropolitan area and loves to travel for her work. She happily accommodates photoshoots, proms, weddings, special events, avant-garde, television, and film. Kristin Elizabeth has been featured in Wedding Chicks, Elizabeth Ann Designs, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, Aisle Society, and Creative Portrait Magazine. Her work has been seen on ABC News & ESPN.

Montclair, VA(571) 265-5957

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Lorna Basse

Lorna Basse is a DC-based professional makeup artist whose makeup artistry has been seen in fashion, media, red carpet events, and weddings. She specializes in timeless and classic makeup looks that are tailored to the event and the client's comfort level. With nearly two decades of experience working with well-known personalities in America, Lorna Basse has collaborated with major TV and news networks like PBS, CNN, ABC, CBS, Bloomberg, BBC, NBC, Discovery, Smithsonian, and EWTN.

Alexandria, VA(571) 233-1859

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Makeup And Hair By Alina Karaman

Makeup And Hair By Alina Karaman is a beauty center in Washington that specializes in wedding, photo shoot, engagement, and event makeup services and hair styling. The have won The Couples' Choice Award from WeddingWire in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Makeup And Hair By Alina Karaman is affiliated with Hair Comes the Bride.

McLean, VA(202) 257-2447

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Makeup Artist Pro Group

Makeup Artist Pro Group is a leading team in Gaithersburg that specializes in makeup services. They are a group of professionals who are trained and certified in modeling, photography, acting, complete, and wedding makeovers. They also work on an appointment basis in most areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. Makeup Artist Pro Group uses only professional grade products and high-standard supplies to ensure quality, first-class results.

Gaithersburg, DC(301) 963-0908

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Melissa Schwartz Jones Makeup + Hair

Melissa Schwartz Jones Makeup + Hair is a professional makeover studio in Washington with nearly a decade of experience in the business. They specialize in print, red carpet, television, and runway makeup services. This company has partnered with well-known companies like ABC, Fox News, The United States Marine Corps, Comcast, US Olympic teams, and XM Radio. Melissa Schwartz Jones Makeup + Hair has also worked on international and national ad campaigns.

Washington, DC(202) 445-1464

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Nour Kazoun Makeup Artistry

Nour Kazoun Makeup Artistry is a Chevy Chase-based business that specializes in beauty solutions. This studio is owned by a celebrity makeup artist with over ten years of experience as a resident trainer with MAC Cosmetics. The studio specializes in editorial and bridal makeup application services. Nour Kazoun Makeup Artistry's past clients praise this business as dependable, responsive, detail-oriented, and driven.

Chevy Chase, MD(202) 459-1387

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Phenomenal Faces

Phenomenal Faces is a Columbia-located center that has an extensive experience in the professional beauty service industry. They do makeovers for bridal parties as well as public and social events. They are experts in traditional and airbrush makeup application, lash placement, and touch-up work. Phenomenal Faces provides tattoo covering, male grooming, and one-time event makeup solutions. They have packages available to suit the needs of each client. Phenomenal Faces also works in television, providing work for NBC, Universal, and MSNBC. Their work has been seen on BET Networks, on the Bravo show Thicker Than Water, and on AMC's Game of Arms.

Columbia, MD(202) 567-1367

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Suzanne Eden

Suzanne Eden is a professional beauty enhancement center based in Annapolis that specializes in bridal and special event makeup services. They also do makeup for the internet, television, print, and video. They customize every makeup look based on client's skin undertone, eye and hair color, and natural contour. Suzanne Eden provides private makeup lessons for students of any experience level. Suzanne Eden has been seen in Capitol Romance, Washington Life Magazine, Style Me Pretty, and the Baltimore Bride.

Annapolis, MD(240) 429-8171

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Tiffany Lumpkin

Tiffany Lumpkin is a highly experienced makeup artist in Washington that provides high-quality makeup artistry to all ages and ethnicities. She does makeup for editorial spreads, television, and advertising and her work has been seen on HLN, CNN, ABC, EBONY, and Bravo TV. Tiffany Lumpkin has been featured on Brides, The Knot, Aisle Perfect, and MunaLuchi Bridal Magazine and has earned many 5-star ratings on WeddingWire.

Washington, DC(202) 823-5800

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Tmak Artistry

Tmak Artistry is led by owner Tiffany Mak and her award-winning team of highly trained artists. They specialize in on-site hair and makeup for all occasions such as wedding day, editorial, photo shoots, red carpet events, television, and commercial prints. They are also experts in lashes and airbrush makeup. Tmak Artistry is available to travel worldwide has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, Untied with Love, Cottage Hill, Trendy Bride, and more.

Annandale, VA(571) 335-8625

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Victoria Stiles

Victoria Stiles is a Washington-based makeup artist who specializes in professional beauty makeovers. She offers editorial, HDTV, commercial print, red carpet event makeup services as well as beauty styling for television, beauty, advertising, and wedding purposes. Victoria's expertise in beauty products and application has been featured on television networks like MBC and WJLA. Victoria Stiles is available to travel worldwide.

Sterling, DC(571) 265-7138

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Wazy's Hair Salon

Wazy's Hair Salon is a family-friendly center in Waldorf that provides makeover services including hair and makeup in their comfortable and relaxed salon environment. They accommodate all hair types including the chemically treated or the natural ones. They also do hair extensions, braids, colors, and relaxers. Wazy's Hair Salon also offers makeup services for special events, providing a full face look that can include eyebrow shaping, standard or airbrush application, lash enhancement and contouring.

Waldorf, MD(301) 535-8255

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