Skip to main content
Weddings
This vendor is popular with couples. Start a conversation

About

On WeddingWire since 2013

Best Face Forward- Skin, Makeup & Hair Artists is a wedding hair and makeup company that provides its services with teams throughout several major markets: a) northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, b) Hampton Roads, and c) South Texas. We specialize in on-site skin, makeup and hair services for all ethnicities and weddings of all cultures. Our founders are a mother-daughter team who have established an outstanding award-winning group of diverse professionals to serve any size of event, and provide superb service for couples.


Experience
Susie and Kara have been part of the bridal beauty industry since 2011. Susie has almost 40 years experience in the skincare and makeup industries, while Kara has more than 20 years of experience. The company's artists have been recognized by several wedding websites. The artists have also done hair and makeup for Grammy-nominated musicians, heads of states and cabinet officials, TV personalities, and top beauty pageant titleholders.

**All Artists are Barbicide and COVID-19 Sanitation Certified and insured.**

Services Offered
Best Face Forward- Skin, Makeup & Hair Artists provides touchup hours, multiple stylists for large parties, and men's grooming services in addition to the following:

  • Blowouts
  • Hair extensions
  • Hair trial
  • On-site hair
  • Textured styling
  • Updos/styling
  • On-site makeup
  • Contour, eye, natural, and wedding party makeup
  • Fake lashes
  • Makeup trial
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Does makeup price include false lashes?

No

Which of the following are included in prices?

Consultation
Trial Service

What beauty services do you offer?

Consultations
Men's Grooming
Skincare

What hair services do you offer?

Blowouts
Extensions
Textured Hair Styling
Updos / Styling
Hair Trial
On-Site Hair

What makeup services do you offer?

Contour Makeup
Eye Makeup
Natural Makeup
On-Site Makeup
Wedding Party Makeup
Makeup Trial
Fake Lashes
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor

Reviews of Best Face Forward- Skin, Makeup & Hair Artists

5.0 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
332 Reviews
99% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Review summary

Powered by AI

Best Face Forward is a highly recommended hair and makeup vendor for weddings. Reviewers praised the professional and friendly staff, as well as the excellent communication and organization throughout the process. Customers were impressed with the team's ability to tailor looks to individual preferences and were satisfied with the long-lasting results. The inclusive packages and assistance in finding other vendors were also appreciated. Overall, Best Face Forward made brides and their parties feel beautiful and confident on their wedding day.

Review summary

Powered by AI
This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Best Face Forward is a highly recommended hair and makeup vendor for weddings. Reviewers praised the professional and friendly staff, as well as the excellent communication and organization throughout the process. Customers were impressed with the team's ability to tailor looks to individual preferences and were satisfied with the long-lasting results. The inclusive packages and assistance in finding other vendors were also appreciated. Overall, Best Face Forward made brides and their parties feel beautiful and confident on their wedding day.

L
Laura F. Sent on 11/18/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dream team!

I am so incredibly thankful for the beautiful work the BFF team did for my crew on my wedding day! From my initial call with Kara, I knew they were the right team. In the months leading up to the big day, communication was good, and I felt like Kara really worked hard to make sure my vision was heard. My hair and makeup trial with Josh and Gina went better than expected, and they were very open to a few minor tweaks I asked for afterward. Josh, Gina, Priscilla, and Leanne were absolutely wonderful to work with on the big day. My group, which included myself, 5 bridesmaids, and my mom and MIL, had a wide variety of styles in mind and different comfort levels when it comes to wearing makeup, and everyone ended up with looks they loved. We added on groom’s services as well and they were able to tame my now husband’s notorious cowlick, lol. And the team was very efficient—we even finished getting everyone ready ahead of schedule! I highly, highly recommend the BFF team!
K
Katie G. Sent on 05/20/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great hair and makeup artists!

Tanya did my hair and makeup along with hair for my niece and mother-in-law. She did a wonderful job working with my fine hair and giving it a nice amount of volume with curl. For someone with naturally straight hair, this was quite the treat. I loved the makeup that she did for me and while natural, it appeared really stunning in photographs. She was very easy to work with and provided great guidance on what would work best with my hair and complexion. Highly recommend.
L
Lauren C. Sent on 05/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

All star hair and makeup team!

I had the best experience with the team - Kris, Dixie, Marta, and Kara for my wedding. They are all fabulous and had me and all of my ladies looking beautiful for the big day. Kara even gave me skin tips ahead of my wedding that helped my complex/oily/acne prone skin look beautiful for the wedding day. Thank you all!
illustration message bubble

Are you interested?

Message vendor

Awards

332
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

Arthur & Nicole
44 photos · 04/09/2022
Caroline & Greg
25 photos · 08/24/2019
Ariel & David
62 photos · 06/15/2019
Daniel & Emily
17 photos · 04/06/2019
Trey & Kristina
51 photos · 08/05/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

41 Endorsements
ARJ Productions ARJ Productions Wedding Planners

We love working with Kara and her seasoned team. A huge factor for me in hiring a vendor is responsiveness and she is amazingly responsive and attentive! Her team does a great job of making our clients feel at ease throughout the entire process which is why I always recommend her!

Strouse Photography Strouse Photography Wedding Photographers

We LOVED working with Susanne at Best Face Forward! She was so sweet, made everyone look STUNNING and super easy to work with! 100% recommend!

Meredith Ryncarz Photography Meredith Ryncarz Photography Wedding Photographers

A Fantastic company to work with. I can't recommend the amazing makeup artists here enough!

Preferred Vendors

Bristow Manor Golf Club
4.8 out of 5 rating , 279 Reviews
· Mansion Weddings
DoubleTree Tysons Corner
4.8 out of 5 rating , 63 Reviews
· Hotel Weddings
Ford's Colony Country Club
4.9 out of 5 rating , 87 Reviews
· Country Club Weddings
The Woman's Club of Portsmouth
4.9 out of 5 rating , 60 Reviews
· Banquet Halls
2941 Restaurant
4.8 out of 5 rating , 112 Reviews
· Restaurant Weddings
Colonial Heritage Club
4.9 out of 5 rating , 119 Reviews
· Country Club Weddings

Map

Other vendors in Washington DC for your wedding

Wedding Vendors

Responds within 24 hours