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!
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Lisa · Married on 11/17/2018
Beautiful hair and makeup!
Joy did amazing makeup for myself and my bridal party. Kendall did a great job on hair as well. Both were prompt and professional. They really listened to what we all wanted and took the time to make sure everything was perfect, without running late. I would definitely recommend them.Sent on 01/26/2019
Beauty by Joy's reply:Thank you Lisa! You and your family were a JOY to work with! We wish you all the best and hope to cross paths again in the future!
KIRSTIE · Married on 06/24/2018
Joy and Katie at Beauty by Joy were absolutely incredible. Because of them, I felt like the most beautiful bride. My entire bridal party was so in love with them and could not have look any more gorgeous. Our makeup lasted the entire day - from 8 am until midnight. I'm so glad that I chose to work with them!Sent on 07/27/2018
Krissy · Married on 10/27/2017
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!!!!Sent on 10/31/2017
Beauty by Joy's reply:Thank you SO much! Love the photos and I really enjoyed working with you and your family! Wishing you all the best and hope to cross paths in the future!
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!