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.
DAWN is a Master Makeup Artist who has been designing faces for all types of media for 16+ years. As a National Makeup Artist for Estee Lauder, she traveled extensively for events and training. Dawn knows that a great look starts with a great foundation, which coincides with her mission statement: “All things are possible with a Great Foundation – in life and in makeup.”
JACINDA has been a professional hair stylist since 2002. She brings great personality and a creative sense of style to the team that brides are sure to love. Having worked for many years with all ethnicities, Jacinda listens to the bride’s vision to make her special look happen.
KY is a celebrity makeup artist and hair designer. In the industry for 13 years, she has mastered the art of perfected skin and beautiful makeup looks. 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.
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.
SHAUNDA has been creating beautiful hairstyles on location for brides going on 5 years. A licensed cosmetologist, hairstyling is her specialty and Shaunda loves creating both classic and new edgy looks! Her expert knowledge in creating hair extensions and wigs as well as techniques like texturizing, brings special skills that can be useful to brides needing extras. She has styled hair for runway shows, tv and magazine editorial shoots but especially enjoys the personal touch with brides on their special day! Shaunda’s product knowledge is impressive.
SHAUNÉ is a professional makeup artist and certified eyelash extensionist with 10+ years experience in beauty, commercial print and fashion. She is a firm believer that great makeup begins with great skin, and her experience as a skin care specialist ensures each client achieves her beauty potential. Shauné loves bringing out a woman’s natural beauty, which explains her motto: “You, at your most beautiful.”
SONIA is a well established professional hair stylist and makeup artist with over 14 years of experience. Her experiences include runway, theater, special occasions, and weddings. Her clean style, modern approach, and natural flair for beauty flourished after a highly successful career as a freelance artist. Sonia frequently updates her technique and approach to create her client's signature look.
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.
SUZANNE, professional makeup artist, has a passion for making brides feel not only beautiful but well cared for on their wedding day. Suzanne loves the confidence that a polished look gives to women and works skillfully to bring out the expressive eyes that every woman wants to feature.