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 weddings of all cultures. Our founders are a mother-daughter team who have established an outstanding group of diverse professionals to serve any size of event, and provide superb service for couples.
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.
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:
208 Reviews for Best Face Forward- Skin, Makeup & Hair Artists
Recommended by 99% of couples
79 User photos
User7353504 · Recently married
Best Face Forward: Top Notch
Kara and the entire Best Face Forward team (Bri for hair, Susanne for makeup) were such a blast to work with. I knew everything was taken care of due to their extensive pre-work with my bridesmaids and I, and both Bri and Susanne showed up early for both the trial and the day-of services. All of my bridesmaids loved their hair and makeup, and miraculously, it stayed put over almost 14 hours of dancing and wedding celebrations. I cannot recommend Best Face Forward enough!Sent on 10/31/2019
Debbie Helmick · Married on 10/12/2019
Hair and makeup
Bri and Suzanne were wonderful!!!!! Everyones makeup was flawless! My 3 year old granddaughter was a flowergirl and she has thin hair and Bri turned her into a princess!! My other flower girl (another granddaughter) was beyond gorgeous! My bridesmaids hair was also beautiful!! Bri did tricks with my hair I never thought possible!! Both my hair and makeup phanominal!!! I would definitely recommend!Sent on 10/28/2019
Mary P Burke Barber · Married on 09/14/2019
BFF is a go-to!!
Oh my gosh, there aren't enough words to say how incredible Kara and her team at Best Face Forward are. I was first introduced to Kara years ago for a branding photo shoot with Heather Chesky (FAB photographer, might I add). Kara was so personable, down to earth, and funny. She makes every person who sits in her chair feel right at home, and walk out looking like a million bucks!! So naturally, I had to work with her again for my recent wedding! She was so flexible with our timeline (she came onsite at 7:00am to start bridesmaids makeup!!) and each one of my bridesmaids loved working with her! We were all so impressed that our makeup stayed on ALL day and night, a true testament to her expert application. She also uses products that work with all skin tones and sensitives. I would 100% recommend Kara and her team to anyone looking for professional makeup application!
Kara also works with a WONDERFUL hair artist named Leanne! I have very long, thick hair that is often very unruly. She managed to tame the beast and gave me the most beautiful updo for the wedding. She's incredibly thoughtful when looking at how styles may shape your face, how to bring out certain qualities in your hair that you like, and how to hide things you don't like. I would absolutely recommend that if you have hair and makeup done through BFF that you ask for Leanne!!Sent on 10/26/2019
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!
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!
A Fantastic company to work with. I can't recommend the amazing makeup artists here enough!