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.
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.**
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:
214 Reviews for Best Face Forward- Skin, Makeup & Hair Artists
Recommended by 99% of couples
83 User photos
Amy Pedagno · Married on 04/18/2020
A Wonderful Experience
When Covid19 forced my fiancé and I to have to rapidly change all our wedding plans, Kara and her team were there for us! My fiancé's family was in the country specifically for our wedding, so we decided to go forward with an intimate 10-person ceremony so that his parents could be there with us. Literally all of our other vendors cancelled, but BFF was there for us all the way. Antonia and Kara came to help me, my mother, and my sister get ready on the morning of our wedding. Even though the wedding was very different than planned, I still felt beautiful thanks to their great work! I'm so glad that even though we didn't have professional photography, everyone who got to see us via Zoom or our wedding selfies could still see our lovely hair-dos and make-up!Sent on 05/04/2020
I would say that if they can come through for me in the midst of a global pandemic, there's nothing they can't do for you for your wedding. I 100% recommend!
Best Face Forward- Skin, Makeup & Hair Artists's reply:Amy- you were so wonderful. Thank you so much for being so appreciative of our even more increased efforts to keep everyone safe!! Our processes and sanitation are really what helps us be there for you no matter what! THANK YOU!!!!!
Nancy Campbell · Married on 02/07/2020
Love Love Love!!!
Working with Kara and her team was fantastic. Leanne did my hair and Alena did my makeup. I was worried that to would look overly made up and my hair would look like 90s prom hair but they made me look like a more glamorous version of myself. They came to my house for the trial and made me feel so at ease. They provide a TON of information and are super thorough. It was rare to find a team who would come to me where I was getting ready without a large bridal party, but they do! I only had 2 bridesmaids. They loved their hair as well. My hair and makeup stayed in place all night. They even gave me skin care advice which I am still using and loving. Highly recommend!!!Sent on 03/14/2020
Best Face Forward- Skin, Makeup & Hair Artists's reply:Nancy- we love brides like you who we get to stay connected to through servicing you with products! Truly a full service experience that we strive to have for you!! We appreciate you so much!
Meredith C · Married on 01/18/2020
Perfect for My Big Day
I loved my hair and makeup. Kara and Leanne were so easy to work with. They performed a trial run before the wedding day, tried a couple looks, and then we figured out a final look. They took their time to make sure I looked exactly how I wanted to look on my wedding day. Day of the wedding, we even tried something a little different. I am so happy I chose them. I would highly recommend them to anyone.Sent on 02/04/2020
Best Face Forward- Skin, Makeup & Hair Artists's reply:Meredith- we loved your laid back nature. Clients like you make our job easy!!! We love that you get to continue with your great skin care and we get to be of service to you essentially every day!
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!