In 2001, owner Barbara Hill started Bridal Artistry to provide excellent on location makeup services to brides in the greater Washington DC area. Over a decade, top professional makeup artists and hairstylists have partnered with Bridal Artistry to become the DC area’s premier multi-ethnic pro team for your wedding or special event. Our goal is to connect with the bride from the first contact and the trial consultation to get a feel for her wedding style and desired look. Our flawless signature foundation, friendly professionalism and team coordination has built our reputation for happy brides and beautiful results!
Check out some of our Bridal Artistry team below. We have worked with celebrities and major media outlets, done fashion shows, NY and DC Fashion Week as well as theatrical, film shoots, and training for prestige makeup companies. Let us create the special look that you will love.
Meet the Team
BARBARA, professional makeup artist and color analyst, began focusing on wedding makeup when she started Bridal Artistry in 2001. Her background in the field of international leader exchange has benefitted in serving multi-cultural brides and wedding parties in the DC area. Teaching makeup lessons & finding skin care solutions for clients are favorites for Barbara. She enjoys working with the variety of brides who favor a more natural look but loves doing the diva looks, too! Fala português.
AUDREY is a professional makeup artist. She began her training in Chicago and traveled around the country to refine her techniques. She incorporates the skills acquired from her diverse training and cultural background to create looks that are beautiful and timeless. She is an avid listener, who receives inspiration from the details of an event to provide each client a truly unique and personalized makeup experience. Audrey also speaks Korean.
Jacinda has been working in the beauty industry since 2002 and brings great personality and a keen creative sense of style to the team. Her specialty is making her clients feel just as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. A hair & makeup artist for the most natural of brides to the romantic types, boho chics to those favoring all out glam, she will work with your vision to create your own special custom bridal look.
KY is a hair designer, in the industry for 15 years. Having experience in tv, film & NY Fashion Week, Ky brings her custom styling to weddings naturally, and her personalized service makes for everyone’s enjoyment.
MANDY has been in the professional beauty industry for 4+ years, specializing in hair and makeup design. From highlighting a bride's best features naturally to high fashion looks that bring out your inner diva, Mandy loves working with a variety of clients. She is always ready to help clients find the right look that truly enhances their natural beauty.
Norma Rios is a professional hairstylist & makeup artist, who, as a teen, started studying hairstyling & makeup artistry while visiting in her mom’s native Bolivia. Having worked in salons, at a cosmetic counter, & on video & editorial shoots, along with doing wedding hair & makeup, Norma has broad experience (8+ years) and a calm professional demeanor. She does hair extensions as well.
Norma loves interacting with brides on their big day, giving joy & confidence through her creative skills right before they walk down the aisle! From natural looks to high fashion, Norma gives brides and their wedding parties a polished look of effortless beauty. Habla español.
Maria Pia is an accomplished, international makeup artist. She began doing makeup professionally for weddings and special events in the Punta del Este resort/conference area of Uruguay, before moving to the DC area in 2006. Pia loves emphasizing the eyes as the bride's most expressive feature and is always a calming presence in the busy getting ready time before the ceremony. Habla español.
Laura developed her passion for make up when she began working as a beauty consultant at Ulta Beauty in 2009. Gaining a talent for classic techniques, while also staying up to date with all current trends and skills, Laura is known for her ability to create a flawless face, specializes in subtle, classic transformations and aims to help women draw out the best version of their natural complexion and features. Laura creates fresh, fashion-forward results, consistently creating clean, timeless looks that aim to satisfy each bride’s vision. Habla Espanol.
STEPHANIE is a professional hairdresser who loves to create a beautiful custom look for clients. Although she has a BA in Russian Studies, she discovered that her true creative passion was doing hair! In addition to years working behind the chair in an upscale northern Virginia salon, Stephanie now adds her special touch on location to weddings and other special events.
Tanesha is a professional makeup artist that loves the way makeup can transform women and make them as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. She has created a name for herself by accentuating the beauty within women by enhancing their natural features, hiding imperfections, and creating a flawless face to make them feel beautiful and confident. Her mission is "Transforming Looks that Exude Confidence". She has the ability to bring out the best features in women with a light touch and attention to detail, while catering to each person's style and comfort level.
Known by many for her honest and thoughtful beauty advice, Sondra is a highly diverse and creative makeup artist with skillful knowledge of color and makeup application and sound skin care expertise. Sondra's approach to makeup is a natural one, lending to her creativity for an aesthetic that is fresh, modern, and glamorous.