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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 Richmond, VA.

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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.

Beauty By Tish, LLC

Beauty By Tish, LLC is a makeup artist located in Henrico, Virginia. Specialties include makeup, eyelash extensions, and waxing. Tish H. Perkins is a multi-award winning, professional makeup artist, and certified eyelash extensionist. She has eight years of experience in fashion, bridal, and event makeup. Beauty By Tish, LLC was rated by Wedding Wire in 2011.

Henrico, VA



Blush-N-Bronze is a beauty salon that is located in Richmond, Virginia. Candance is the makeup artist who can bring out her customers’ most stunning features. Makeup services include bridal makeup, media makeup, airbrush tanning, organic skin care, lash extensions, custom blend foundations, and more. Blush-N-Bronze specializes in bridal makeup, airbrush tanning, and skincare at affordable prices.

Richmond, VA(804) 349-6063


BRIDEface Richmond

BRIDEface Richmond is an award-winning on-site bridal artistry/makeup coaching business located in Richmond, Virginia. Hair services are also available. Whether their clients are looking for a formal style or something soft like beach waves or a blow-out, this business can help. The bridal package includes a full preview session, day-of wedding application, full makeup, individual lash enhancements, airbrush foundation, and brow shaping. BRIDEface Richmond won the 2016 Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award and The Knot Best of Weddings 2016 Pick Award. In addition, the business was featured on Style Me Pretty in 2014.

Richmond, VA(804) 822-0511


Brittany Claud Photography

Brittany Claud Photography is a photography studio that is located in Richmond, Virginia. Brittany Claud's passion for photography first started when she traveled to London, England and was in awe of the people, culture, architecture, and all that the city had to offer. The studio specializes in engagement, wedding and portrait photography plus offers a makeup artist as well. Brittany Claud Photography is available for travel worldwide.

Richmond, VA(804) 439-6733


Cameron B. Carson, LLC

Cameron B. Carson, LLC is a holistic makeup artistry business that is located in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Cameron is a Richmond, VA-based professional makeup artist. She began her artistry journey in 2014. This business specializes in traditional makeup, airbrush, false lashes, and glam school plus offers hand-crafted, waterproof, and traditional style of makeup application. Cameron B. Carson, LLC is certified, licensed, and insured.

Mechanicsville, VA(804) 514-9838


Dayna Cobb Makeup Design

Dayna Cobb Makeup Design is a makeup artist located in Mechanicsville, Virginia who specializes in bridal, fashion, and artistic makeup. When Dayna Cobb works with a bride, she focuses on the bride's natural beauty and highlights her best features. When approaching a fashion shoot, she draws inspiration from historical looks to cultural influences to current events. Artistic feathers, rhinestones, even coffee, twigs, and syrup might be included in artistic projects. That is why Dayna Cobb Makeup Design carries the kit for whenever the need arises.

Mechanicsville, VA(804) 617-6100


Elle Style Studio

Elle Style Studio is a makeup artist studio that is located in Richmond, Virginia. The studio specializes in hairstyling, haircuts, treatments, color treatments, waxing, and makeup. Tattoo cover-up services are also available and require a consultation. The studio offers affordable prices for services like fake eyelashes and makeup classes. Elle Style Studio has been seen in Southern Bride, Virginia Bride Magazine, and Style Me Pretty 2015.

Richmond, VA(804) 833-3374


Emily Artistry

Emily Artistry is a traveling hair and makeup team that is local to Richmond. Emily has more than a decade of professional experience and is known among her peers as the top hair and makeup artist. Her studio specializes in on-site luxury hair and makeup. Emily Artistry has been featured in Magnolia Rouge, Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, and many other publications.

Richmond, VA


Jennifer Saunders Bridal

Jennifer Saunders Bridal is a makeup artist located in Richmond, Virginia who specializes in wedding makeup. Services include airbrush makeup, bridal hair and makeup, and makeup education. Jennifer Saunders has gone through years of education and has worked beside makeup professionals. She gained the knowledge and experience that has brought her to where she is today.

Richmond, VA(804) 774-5972


Kara Waggoner Make Up Artistry LLC

Kara Waggoner Make Up Artistry, LLC is a full-service makeup artistry business that is located in Glen Allen, Virginia. Kara Waggoner fell in love with makeup artistry over 12 years ago. The business offers luxury on-site services such as traditional makeup application, false strip eyelash application, beauty trials, lessons, personal shopping/consultant, travel, and more. Kara Waggoner Make Up Artistry, LLC has been featured by Borrowed and Blue Wedding Vendor

Glen Allen, VA


Lina's Makeup Artistry

Lina's Makeup Artistry is a makeup artist located in Richmond, Virginia. Her specialties are natural beauty, glam, and FX. Lina's Makeup Artistry offers services such as makeup for films, videos and editorial/print, bridal beauty, and makeup for special occasions. Her additional specialties are hair and nails. Lina's Makeup Artistry will travel to anywhere on the East Coast.

Richmond, VA(804) 536-8117


Lou Stevens Glam Squad

Lou Stevens Glam Squad is comprised of makeup artists that are located in Richmond, Virginia and has been in the business for over 26 years. This company offers studio and on-location services. On-location services include traditional makeup application, airbrush makeup application, bridal hairstyle, bridal makeup application, special occasion hairstyle, false eyelash enhancement, and curling. Lou Stevens Glam Squad has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Carats and Cake, The Knot, and more.

Richmond, VA(804) 305-3965


Makeup Artist Studio

Makeup Artist Studio is a beauty school that is located in Richmond, Virginia and has been in the industry for more than 25 years. The school's desire is to train its students to earn their certificate as Pro Makeup Artists in the world of beauty and transformations. Makeup Artist Studio is accredited by SCHEV, Advancing Virginia Through Higher Education.

Richmond, VA(804) 232-3366


Makeup by Holly

Makeup by Holly, located in Glen Allen, Virginia, is a full-service makeup artistry business. Holly Byrd Miller, CEO/owner, is a professional makeup artist with over 15 years of makeup artistry experience. She freelances for Giorgio Armani Beauty, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Laura Mercier. Makeup by Holly offers corporate makeup services and in-studio, on location or home services. Makeup services include airbrush, runway, teen, mature, makeup for men, special occasions, and more.

Glen Allen, VA(804) 266-4564


Makeup by Meghan

Makeup by Meghan is a makeup artist who is located in Richmond, Virginia. She provides on-location professional makeup artistry services, right to her clients’ door. Makeup by Meghan specializes in airbrush foundation, which is long-wearing, virtually sweat-proof and tear-proof. She provides hours of picture-perfect coverage. Makeup by Meghan gives services that clients deserve, so they can be stress-free and feeling their best on the big day.

Richmond, VA(804) 482-0667


Nicole Laughlin

Nicole Laughlin is a makeup artist located in Richmond, Virginia and has over 15 years in the beauty industry and counting. Nicole Laughlin specializes in wedding makeup. She has won the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards 2015 and 2016. She has been featured on Love 4 Wed, Style Me Pretty, Aisle Society, The Knot, Borrowed and Blue Wedding Vendor, and Magnolia Rouge.

Richmond, VA(804) 253-5970


Stephanie Parker Makeup

Stephanie Parker Makeup is a makeup artist that is located in Richmond, Virginia. Services include wedding and special occasions, prom night makeup, commercial, makeup lessons, and parties. The work of Stephanie Parker Makeup has been featured on Borrowed & Blue Charlottesville and Richmond, Southern Weddings, The Knot, Summer Makeup Tips on Virginia This Morning, Martha Stewart Weddings, Geraldine Magazine, and Style Me Pretty.

Richmond, VA(804) 283-1038


Susie Galvez

Susie Galvez is a makeup artist who is located in Richmond, Virginia. She is an esthetician, makeup artist, cosmetic product formulator, and author of nine internationally launched books on beauty and lifestyle. This artist is armed with a quick wit, years of professional experience and more get-pretty tips than a beauty pageant coordinator. She offers cosmetics as well. Susie Galvez is an internationally-known beauty expert and a leading consultant in the spa industry.

Richmond, VA(804) 364-7113


The Virginia Film Office

The Virginia Film Office is dedicated to all elements of the art and business of filmmaking, inlcuding makeup services. This Richmond, VA-based company connects clients with amazing locations, resources, and creative solutions for projects of all types and sizes. From the infancy of an idea to the emotional goodbye at the wrap party, the agency is a production partner throughout the entire process. The Virginia Film Office has a makeup artist as well. The Virginia Film Office is proud to be recognized as one of the most knowledgeable, effective and helpful film commissions, worldwide.

Richmond, VA(804) 596-5444


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