Empowder

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About Empowder

Empowder, aka Amola Surya, is an on-site wedding makeup artist and hair stylist for couple’s weddings in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Ms. Surya is a bridal specialist with advanced makeup and hair styling techniques for American and South Asian brides. She is an expert with multicultural brides and bridal parties. Ms. Surya's is a versatile artist who can give brides a anything from soft and romantic look to a glitz and glam look, which is very rare for artists in the DC, MD, VA area.

Services Offered
Empowder provides brides with makeup and hair trials prior to their big day, and on-site wedding makeup. Ms. Surya can even work with brides to provide tattoo coverage for the wedding day. Services include options for the entire wedding party as well as below:

  • Classic or airbrush makeup
  • Setting and styling hair extensions
  • Skin analysis and custom regimens
  • Highlighting and contouring techniques
  • Natural makeup
  • Glam makeup
  • False lashes
  • Romantic updos
  • Boho chic waves
  • Classic updos
  • Glam Hollywood waves
  • Much more!
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Bride going up
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Happily in love | Photo by Rohit Surya Studios
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Wavy half pin
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Almost ready for the wedding
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Sweet newlyweds on the street
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Happy newlyweds | Mary Sandoval Photography
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Bride with orange bouquet
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Gorgeous bride | Costola Photography
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Newlyweds | Photo by Concentria Weddings
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27 Reviews for Empowder

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Lauren · Married on 09/29/2018

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    Amola is AMAZING. We ended up having to change the wedding venue a few weeks out from the wedding and she was so accommodating! She got everyone’s makeup done on time and everyone looked fabulous. The hair and makeup stayed all night long. Everyone kept complimenting my hair and makeup. She is so friendly and makes you feel comfortable. Check out her Instagram and see her before and afters... she’s a miracle worker. Hire her. I promise you - you won’t regret it. She’s the best!

    Sent on 10/12/2018
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    Emily Treuth · Married on 08/25/2018

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    Talented & responsive!

    I found Empowder (Amola Surya) through the MD Wedding Consignment Facebook group. I decided to contact Amola after browsing her website and portfolio, along with her reviews on this website and others. I personally found it difficult to find a hair/makeup artist who actually had reviews on a "real" (AKA, non-Facebook) website, so it was a relief to find someone with a professional setup. After Amola sent me her pricing guidelines via email, we had a telephone call to discuss my ideas, general style, etc., after which I decided to schedule a trial.

    Amola conducts trials at her residence in Frederick, but she is also willing to travel. I opted to go to her home. She is very friendly and welcoming, and I feel that we "clicked" right away. Before the actual hair and makeup, she performed a skin analysis. For me, this was a bit extraneous because I have a set skincare routine already, but for brides who may not be as knowledgeable this is a great additional benefit in my opinion. For hair and makeup, I had some inspiration pictures for my hair, but I had less of an idea for makeup. I wear a full face of makeup everyday and wanted to look special/different but still like myself, so I described my usual routine and we went from there. I was so pleased with the entire look but did make some minor adjustments (hair placement, lip color), which is the entire purpose of the trial.

    After the trial, I contracted with Amola for hair and makeup for myself and my bridesmaids. I found her pricing to be very reasonable and well within my expectations. She provided false lashes for everyone, which was one less thing for us to worry about.

    Amola was probably the most responsive of any of our vendors - she was always easy to reach and quick to reply to email and texts. On the day of the wedding, she arrived right on time and finished around the time predicted, even with the last minute addition of my mom for hair. I would advise to accept her suggestion to add a little buffer in your timeline, just in case! She remembered my comments from the trial and adjusted my final look accordingly. I felt beautiful, and I know my bridesmaids did as well! Our makeup stayed in place all day and photographed wonderfully. My hair did NOT move, but it still looked soft and natural (not crunchy or stuck in place).

    Additionally, one of my friends/wedding guests contacted Amola after my wedding for her own wedding hair and makeup. Amola was not available on her date, but she recommended another artist who has done a wonderful job. I thought this said a lot about Amola, both in regards to her networking abilities and her professional kindness in helping my friend.

    Overall, I would highly recommend Amola for both hair and makeup! You could not ask for a nicer, more talented artist.

    Sent on 10/16/2018

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Empowder Pricing

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Empowder FAQ

  • What is the base price for updos/styling for brides? $ 125.00
  • What is the price of trial service for updos/styling for brides? $ 75.00
  • What is the base price for updos/styling for attendants/family members? $ 75.00
  • What is the price of trial service for updos/styling for attendants/family members? $ 50.00
  • What is the base price for traditional makeup for brides? $ 150.00
  • What is the price of trial service for traditional makeup for brides? $ 150.00
  • What is the base price for airbrush makeup for brides? $ 150.00
  • What is the price of trial service for airbrush makeup for brides? $ 75.00
  • What is the base price for traditional makeup for attendants/family members? $ 80.00
  • What is the price of trial service for traditional makeup for attendants/family members? $ 80.00
  • Does makeup price include false lashes? Yes
  • What is the starting price for facials? $ 75.00
  • What beauty services do you offer? Group Services, Makeup
  • What hair services do you offer? Updos / Styling, Hair Trial, On-Site Hair
  • What makeup services do you offer? Airbrush Makeup, Contour Makeup, Eye Makeup, Natural Makeup, On-Site Makeup, Wedding Party Makeup, Makeup Trial, Fake Lashes, Tattoo Coverage

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  • Frederick Frederick, District of Columbia, 21704 See on map
    929-227-6219 (Phone number)

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