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 anything from soft and romantic look to a glitz and glam look. Her aim is to hit that sweet spot between not looking too overdone but also looking like the bride at your own wedding.
COVID INFO: During this pandemic, Empowder is taking precautions to ensure safety for all clients and artists. We santize all makeup with 99 percent alchol. Brushes are also sanitized with a brush disinfectant and deep cleaned between each event. The artist will also sanitize hands before beginning any service and wear a mask throughout the entire appointment. Empowder will also inform clients if the artist is presenting symptoms and find a substitute (with client satisfaction/approval).
Empowder provides brides with makeup and hair trials prior to their big day, and on-site wedding makeup. Ms. Surya offers bridal packages for South Asian brides with hair, makeup, dupatta setting, draping, and jewelry setting services. Services include:
53 Reviews for Empowder
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Emily R Zweig · Married on 10/02/2020
I love Amola!
I had the best experience working with Amola for hair/makeup for my wedding. She was extremely flexible especially when we had to change the location and then the date of the wedding due to covid. Amola does incredible work. She knew exactly the look I was going for and executed it perfectly. She is so sweet and I had such a great time working with her.Sent on 10/22/2020
Christina · Married on 09/26/2020
Talented & Professional
Amola is absolutely fantastic to work with. She is incredibly talented and a truly nice person. She did both my hair and makeup- everything stayed in place all day. I also wanted to mention that Lyndsey (the hair stylist she brought) is very nice and did a great job with everyone else’s hair. I can’t recommend both of them enough.Sent on 09/28/2020
Lauren Kuenstner · Married on 09/12/2020
Amola was amazing to work with! I agree with one of the other brides, you are really getting a whole experience with Amola. She was incredibly flexible and accommodating as we kept having to change our plans and bridal party due to COVID. Amola also taught me what types of products work best with my skin tone and skin type, which will improve my daily make up routine. She was also very responsive.
I told her that I wanted my hair to look like Elsa and she executed my vision perfectly! I got so many compliments on my hair and make up on the day of the wedding. I felt amazing.
The trial was a very helpful experience, and definitely makes the wedding day go seamlessly. My hair is very thick and takes a long time to do, but Amola was so meticulous and thorough-tweaking it so it was just the way that I wanted.
She’s also very easy to talk to and makes you feel at ease. The room I was getting ready in on the day of the wedding was somewhat hectic, with different family members coming in and out, but she was so chill.
All around excellent experience! Highly recommend!Sent on 09/17/2020
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