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Award-Winning Onsite Bridal Artistry/Hair Styling/Makeup Coaching in Virginia/DC and North Carolina

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Award-Winning Onsite Bridal Artistry/Hair Styling/Makeup Coaching in Virginia/DC and North Carolina


Why spend your wedding day rushing to salon appointments when you can have your own personal makeup artist and hair stylist in your home or hotel suite?

Weddings are the primary focus of BRIDEface Richmond and we understand that it's about more than making you and your bridal party look smokin' hot on your wedding day.

It's also about making sure everything runs on time, keeping everyone happy and calm and making you feel like a celebrity.

On the most photographed day of your life, have the peace of mind of knowing you are the most beautiful version of yourself.

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Welcome

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Why spend your wedding day rushing to salon appointments when you can have your own personal makeup artist and hair stylist in your home or hotel suite?

Weddings are the primary focus of BRIDEface Richmond and we understand that it's about more than making you and your bridal party look smokin' hot on your wedding day.

It's also about making sure everything runs on time, keeping everyone happy and calm and making you feel like a celebrity.

On the most photographed day of your life, have the peace of mind of knowing you are the most beautiful version of yourself.

Weddings

Our brides love that we take the time to really listen so we can create the exact look they want for their big day. Every bride is unique and so is their look! We can't wait to get the chance to work with YOU!!

“Always a bridesmaid but never a bride” is something we never hear at BRIDEface Richmond. We love to customize our looks for what will best suit each of your attendants. We love what we do; helping our brides to feel beautiful and confident.

Our on location services are perfect for the bride who knows what the wedding day is all about; creating memories that will last forever!

  • Bridal Package

    Includes a full preview session and day-of wedding application including: full makeup, individual lash enhancements, airbrush foundation, brow shaping and formal hair styling.

  • Attendants

    Includes full makeup for the wedding day with individual lash enhancements, airbrush foundation and hair styling.

  • Grooming the Groom

    If your man needs the shine taken away, a blemish concealed or his hair coiffed, we do that too! Simply talk with one of our experts to make sure your guy greets you in style on your big day. Our men’s grooming service can include:

    • Airbrush
    • Anti-Shine
    • Concealing
    • Brow Grooming
    • Facial Hair Grooming
    • Hair Styling

  • Additional Information

    Please inquire about on location weekend and Holiday minimums. Mileage rates available upon request.

    Our kits are comprised of the finest professional cosmetics and styling products available and are designed for photography and maximum durability.

    Maintaining the integrity of these kits is costly and is reflected in our rates, which are therefore non-negotiable.

    Touch up services available based on an hourly rate.

Weddings

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Our brides love that we take the time to really listen so we can create the exact look they want for their big day. Every bride is unique and so is their look! We can't wait to get the chance to work with YOU!!

“Always a bridesmaid but never a bride” is something we never hear at BRIDEface Richmond. We love to customize our looks for what will best suit each of your attendants. We love what we do; helping our brides to feel beautiful and confident.

Our on location services are perfect for the bride who knows what the wedding day is all about; creating memories that will last forever!

Tap each category to learn more about them.

  • Bridal Package

    Includes a full preview session and day-of wedding application including: full makeup, individual lash enhancements, airbrush foundation, brow shaping and formal hair styling.

  • Attendants

    Includes full makeup for the wedding day with individual lash enhancements, airbrush foundation and hair styling.

  • Grooming the Groom

    If your man needs the shine taken away, a blemish concealed or his hair coiffed, we do that too! Simply talk with one of our experts to make sure your guy greets you in style on your big day. Our men’s grooming service can include:

    • Airbrush
    • Anti-Shine
    • Concealing
    • Brow Grooming
    • Facial Hair Grooming
    • Hair Styling

  • Additional Information

    Please inquire about on location weekend and Holiday minimums. Mileage Rates available upon request.

    Our kits are comprised of the finest professional cosmetics and styling products available and are designed for photography and maximum durability.

    Maintaining the integrity of these kits is costly and is reflected in our rates, which are therefore non-negotiable.

    Touch up services available based on an hourly rate.

Classes

Tired of having drawers full of makeup mistakes? Hate that last snapshot someone tagged you in on social media? Want to look younger? More “hip?” More polished? More professional? More sexy?

Aaron saw a real need for women to feel more confident about their ability to transform their own appearance. He was constantly approached by women who were frustrated with wasting money on products that didn’t work, were wrong for them, or that they did not know how to use properly.

They would often purchase the product because a magazine’s beauty editor gave it a “top pick” or the beauty advisor at the mall talked them into buying a pricey product. Women spend, on average, $100 a month on beauty products and may not know how to use them.

Why not take a small fraction of your yearly beauty budget and actually invest it in gaining more knowledge? Learn how to shop for cosmetics, how to apply them yourself, and have lots of fun doing it. By taking a FACEing Class you can walk into that beauty specialty store empowered with confidence!

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Take Your Pick!

FACEing Class Options

DATE NIGHT DRAMA This class is designed to show how you can go from daytime to your favorite hot-spot by making your eyes more smoky or intense.

DEFYING GRAVITY We will teach you tips and tricks that will turn back the clock to bring out the youngest you.

FIVE-MINUTE FABULOUS Learn how you can go from a naked face to a polished look that you can accomplish in just five minutes.

CREATE YOUR CANVAS Master techniques such as contouring, highlighting, concealing and how to get a perfect canvas before color application.

DIY BRIDAL Perfect for a destination wedding, we will share with you all the insider tips that professional makeup artists use every day so that you will feel gorgeous on your big day.

FRESHman FACE Mom doesn’t know best? Don’t worry, just let us help guide your teen to an age appropriate look that all of her friends are going to want to copy.

Perfect for a girls night. Witness different looks and have fun while working with a FACEing artist to fine tune your application techniques!
$75.00 per person

Includes everything in the one-on-one lesson but with a friend!
$90.00 per person

Provides approximately 90 minutes of uninterrupted instruction. The individual attention allows you to be in control.

We will help you create a look that you can repeat on your own, assess your current products, and send you home with a shopping list and detailed “cheat sheet.”
$130.00

Classes

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Tired of having drawers full of makeup mistakes? Hate that last snapshot someone tagged you in on social media? Want to look younger? More “hip?” More polished? More professional? More sexy?

Aaron saw a real need for women to feel more confident about their ability to transform their own appearance. He was constantly approached by women who were frustrated with wasting money on products that didn’t work, were wrong for them, or that they did not know how to use properly.

They would often purchase the product because a magazine’s beauty editor gave it a “top pick” or the beauty advisor at the mall talked them into buying a pricey product. Women spend, on average, $100 a month on beauty products and may not know how to use them.

Why not take a small fraction of your yearly beauty budget and actually invest it in gaining more knowledge? Learn how to shop for cosmetics, how to apply them yourself, and have lots of fun doing it. By taking a FACEing Class you can walk into that beauty specialty store empowered with confidence!

Take Your Pick!

  • FACEing Class Options

    FACEing Class Options

    DATE NIGHT DRAMA This class is designed to show how you can go from daytime to your favorite hot-spot by making your eyes more smoky or intense.

    DEFYING GRAVITY We will teach you tips and tricks that will turn back the clock to bring out the youngest you.

    FIVE-MINUTE FABULOUS Learn how you can go from a naked face to a polished look that you can accomplish in just five minutes.

    CREATE YOUR CANVAS Master techniques such as contouring, highlighting, concealing and how to get a perfect canvas before color application.

    DIY BRIDAL Perfect for a destination wedding, we will share with you all the insider tips that professional makeup artists use every day so that you will feel gorgeous on your big day.

    FRESHman FACE Mom doesn’t know best? Don’t worry, just let us help guide your teen to an age appropriate look that all of her friends are going to want to copy.

  • One on One Lessons

    Provides approximately 90 minutes of uninterrupted instruction. The individual attention allows you to be in control.

    We will help you create a look that you can repeat on your own, assess your current products, and send you home with a shopping list and detailed “cheat sheet.”
    $130.00

  • Lessons for Two People

    Includes everything in the one-on-one lesson but with a friend!
    $90.00 per person

  • Small Group Lessons (3 - 6 people)

    Perfect for a girls night. Witness different looks and have fun while working with a FACEing artist to fine tune your application techniques!
    $75.00 per person

Event Makeup & Hair

Did you know that we do more than just weddings? BRIDEface Richmond is available for makeup and hair services for any occasion! We can come to you at your home or hotel room, or you can simply meet us at our studio.

Whether you want for a look that is dramatic and sleek or something that is simple and natural we have you covered. Don’t let that big event go by without visiting us first. For your makeup we use our signature “Air-sculpt” technique which employs a combination of hand applied products and airbrush.

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And, if you are feeling it we will also apply lash enhancements to make your eyes fun and flirty. Of course, our hair stylists can do just about anything! Just bring a picture of what you are thinking and then sit back and relax.

Black Tie Events
Charity Galas
Date Nights
Engagement Sessions

Holiday Parties
Corporate Events
Boudoir Sessions
Maternity Shoots

Head Shots
Birthday Parties
Senior Portraits

Contact us for a quote on services and to schedule your next event!

Our Team

Scroll left or right and click/tap on an artist's picture to learn more about them.

Aaron

Karen

Jonye

Leslie

Courtney

Dayna

Michelle

Shay

Testimonials

  • I wish I had a major event to attend everyday just so I could get the chance to keep working with Aaron.Katie V.
  • Aaron is so personable and fun that the entire bridal party was able to just relax and enjoy themselves while he made them beautiful. And when I say he made them beautiful, I mean absolutely stunning! Katie M.
  • I absolutely loved the makeup but I especially enjoyed working with Aaron!Brittany L.
  • I had a vision in my head of how I wanted to look on my wedding day, and BRIDEface Richmond was able to bring that vision to life! He made me feel confident and pretty; exactly how a bride should feel on her wedding day!Katina V.
  • He has a brilliant energy which is exactly the kind of happy, fun vibe I wanted around me on my wedding day. He’s an artist and it shows throughout his work.Alycia C.
  • From the moment he arrived on the day of the wedding, ALL of my bridesmaids were in love with him! They said that they had never felt more beautiful than they did that day!Katie H.
  • I don't wear makeup on a daily basis and can honestly say that I did not feel like I was wearing any makeup that day. I felt magnificent!Alicia C.
  • Aaron is incredibly talented and can make anyone look absolutely stunning. But more than that, Aaron is a ton of fun to be around and helped me to feel relaxed all day. Katie M.
  • After two minutes with Aaron, you feel at ease and know he is a true professional! Even with a wide age range of girls, from my 8 and 17 year old to my 70 year old mother we all felt stunning! Gretchen B.
  • He really took the time to listen to what I wanted, which really makes a difference. I have found my new makeup artist for life!!!Kimberly J.
  • He was responsive, patient, positive, upbeat, and fun. Not to mention, he did a fantastic job making me and my whole wedding party look flawless. BRIDEface Richmond is for anyone who is looking for a wedding day makeup artist who is reliable and easy to get along with, as well as very good at what they do.Devan H.
  • I can truly say that from the time of my first inquiry about the services, to hugging him goodbye on my wedding day, each and every interaction with him exceeded my expectations.Anna P.

FAQs

If someone were coming at our faces with a blush brush, we would want to ask a few questions first, too. We welcome them all because, honestly, you’ve most likely never had to hire a professional makeup artist – and that’s okay! Here are a few questions we get the most. Click on a question to reveal the answer.

  • I don’t wear much makeup. Am I going to look too “made up?”

    We know that most daily makeup routines don’t include an airbrush machine and false lashes. What we believe is that on your wedding day, you want to look the most beautiful you have ever looked in your entire life, right?

    We’re not in the business of making girls look like someone they aren’t. We’re in the business of enhancing your best self, using what we call “stealth makeup” – the kind that brings out all your best features and downplays the features you get squeamish about (We all have them. It’s a part of life).

  • I like how I do my makeup. Do I really need a pro?

    Yes, if not for any other reason than to be pampered for the day. You might be a little jittery the morning of your wedding and we both know a shaky hand and eyeliner are a horrible combination. One little mistake could send any of us over the edge on a typical Tuesday, so in our opinion, there’s no reason for the added pressure of applying your own makeup on your wedding day.

    Most daily makeup needs to hang in there from about 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. And that’s without smiling constantly, smooching your man, hugging his neck (and all the other guests that are going to want to get their mitts on you) and making sure that after all that, the makeup is going to survive for photos. I’m guessing you dropped a pretty penny on your photographer, so you want to make sure you’re happy with your photos when you get them back. Professional makeup is made for the long haul and most importantly, it will look natural both in person and on camera.

  • What’s so great about airbrush?

    Oh airbrush, how we sing your praises! We’ve all seen those fantastic t-shirts from the carnivals, right? The artist sprays on a mist of color to add as much or little color in a very controlled manner. The same idea goes for the application of airbrush foundation, producing a lightweight and breathable finish. Its almost much easier to even out your complexion without feeling heavy in those areas that need a little more coverage.

    Professional cameras also “read” airbrush foundation much better, as the foundation goes on in a pixelated manner, much like the pixels that make up a digital photo.

  • Can’t I just do hair and makeup at one of those big salons?

    Sure! But here are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, bridal salons – no matter how early you book your appointment – are notorious for running behind. That alone stresses me out and I’m not even the one getting married. Most makeup artists at the salons are hairdressers that can also apply makeup, which means they may not be the most seasoned makeup artist. They could go weeks or months without applying makeup on a client and the makeup lines they carry in-house are usually for day-to-day wear and not made to be camera ready.

    The biggest downside to having your makeup done in a salon is you most likely won’t be able to hang out with your bridal party, as you’ll be at the makeup station in a separate part of the salon as your girls.

  • Do I get false lashes?

    You sure do! Who doesn’t love lashes?! We use lashes that are individually applied clusters instead of the strips. The individual lashes look much more natural, feel virtually weightless and in close-up photos, you look like you have killer lashes! Plus, you don’t have worry about the edges starting to lift up since we apply the clusters at the base of your individual lashes.

  • What about touchups?

    Once you’ve jumped down from the chair, your makeup is pretty indestructible (unless Aunt Margie gets a hold of you with those Revlon Red lips), but we suggest you carry some blotting papers or a powder compact and your lip color. These are both items we can discuss during our trial run and you can purchase beforehand (I use my own line of lip color, so that’s an easy one to grab at the trial).

    Or, if you want to make sure you’re prepared for anything, we have a package that offers our services throughout the day. Some of our past clients have opted for a more reserved look for the ceremony during the day and then opt to go a little more dramatic for the reception at night.

  • What can I expect at my preview?

    Your trial is laid back and casual. We get to play a bit and test some color palettes, talk about the looks you love and find what look makes you feel the best. Just bring a photo of your dress, a photo of how you plan to wear your hair, a few looks you love and the colors of your wedding. This will give me the perfect picture of your wedding day and together we’ll create a look that fits your style.

  • What if I have (or someone in my party has) sensitive skin?

    The products we use are hypoallergenic and we’ll have the chance to try them out at your trial. If it’s one of your members of the bridal party or one of the mothers, bring her along to your trial and we can work together to see what will work best. If coming with you isn’t an option, we’d love to have a chat with her about what products she found to be irritants so we can customize her makeup application.

  • Are there any additional travel fees?

    Your bridal package gives you 50 miles in travel free. If your wedding takes place outside of that zone, there is a small per mile fee that we will added to your final invoice.

  • What do you need to set up at our location?

    We need you and your beautifully naked face! That’s about it. We bring a tall chair, the largest suitcase on earth packed with makeup, fresh breath as we do tend to get close, and a calm demeanor. If we can set up in natural light, that would be fantastic, but we can bring some additional lighting if needed.

  • What’s in your makeup kit?

    Disclaimer: Kits may vary amongst artists, but each BRIDEface Richmond artist travels with the best products currently available. Some examples are Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Temptu, Urban Decay, Benefit, Smashbox, Chanel and Cover FX . We are kind of makeup junkies. Some would call it hoarding, but whatever! We are constantly trying new products to make sure we’re armed and ready for every face that sits in the chair.

0 E 4th St., Studio 10
Richmond, VA 23224
804.822.0511