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About Beauty by Joy

Beauty by Joy. It's more than makeup. It's an experience. Discover the beauty in YOU!

Joy Lager is a freelance makeup artist available for on-location work, servicing all areas between Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, WV. Bridal makeup is not only her specialty, but her passion!

Having been in the industry since 2001, Joy is a licensed makeup artist with over 15 years in the industry. She is also employed as a freelance makeup artist by M.A.C. Cosmetics, and earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Her work has been featured in several magazine publications, including WV Wedding, The Knot, and Pittsburgh Magazine Wedding Edition. She is a recipient of Wedding Wire's Couples Choice Award from 2012-2017, and has also been voted as one of The Knot's 'Best Of' Wedding Picks from 2012-2017. Most recently, she has joined forces with several other Pittsburgh makeup artists to create the JL Makeup Studio, a one stop shop to where all of your bridal and beauty needs can be met! 

Joy has worked with hundreds of bridal parties and brings years of experience, skill, creativity, and professionalism to every client she meets. She will be with you for every step of the process, helping to create your perfect look for the big day!

Categories: Wedding Hair & Makeup

Regions serviced: Pittsburgh

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Joy was a lifesaver! She was super professional and great with what makeup she chose. She did my bridal makeup and then also for my mom and teenage daughter. We all felt so beautiful for the big day! Joy came on location to my home! I included pics of her setup with us! So pleased!!!!

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Profile Picture Krissy, 10/27/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Beauty & Health
Services Used: Airbrush Makeup, Eye Makeup, Fake Lashes, On-Site Makeup, Wedding Party Makeup, Makeup

Joy is a wonder to work with. She has a great personality and communicates well when talking about makeup. Her work is lovely and lasted the entirety of my wedding day! Highly recommended!

Profile Picture Ellen, 10/21/17, 6 Reviews
Category: Beauty & Health
Services Used: Consultations, Makeup, Airbrush Makeup, Contour Makeup, Eye Makeup, Fake Lashes, Makeup Trial, On-Site Makeup, Wedding Party Makeup

Joy is AMAZING!!! She was so accommodating, professional, fun and is absolutely the best makeup artist I have ever had!! She took her time during my trial to make sure my wedding day was a breeze as it was! She made me feel absolutely perfect on my wedding day!

Profile Picture Sara, 10/20/17, 1 Review
Category: Beauty & Health

Beauty by Joy Pricing

Makeup Pricing
Starting from $150.00
Bride - Trial
Starting from $100,00
Attendants/Family - Trial
Makeup Prices Include:
False Lashes
Airbrush Makeup Pricing
Starting from $150.00
Bride - Trial
Makeup Prices Include:
False Lashes

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Professional Network & Endorsements

Joy is awesome! She is very passionate about what she does and it shows it her work. She is an award winning esthetician and nail technician and goes above and beyond for her clients. We highly recommend her for your special day! Cheers, Bethany & Andrew

Ladies, Beauty by Joy is such an amazing make-up artist. Joy is very reliable but most of all, she is a talented artist. She works in conjunction with the photographer to make you look your best and knows exactly how to emphasize your beauty. She is amazing!

Joy is the best! All the brides look radiant and glowing the whole day! Exactly the look you want in your wedding photos for sure!


1445 Washington Rd, Washington , PA 15301   See On Map
724-366-3312 (phone)
By appointment only