Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman is a Falls Church, Virginia-based business that provides on-site beauty services at exciting wedding occasions. Alina is an experienced professional with a passion for people and helping nearly-wed individuals capture their dream style. Having had her work featured in an array of online and print publications, clients are guaranteed to be impressed with this expert’s extensive portfolio.
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman takes great pride in establishing genuine relationships with clients, finding inspiration by understanding their ultimate wedding vision. Trial appointments can be made and provide a perfect opportunity to discuss any expectations and specific requests. Alina and her talented team are happy to accommodate individuals or groups, ensuring that the entourage is looking on-point on the big day. Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman offers a myriad of services which include but are not limited to:
173 Reviews for Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Kerri U. · Getting married on 12/07/2021
Flawless Hair & Makeup
I used Alina for my hair and makeup for both my engagement photo shoot and my wedding day. My hair and makeup looked AMAZING!!!
Alina was great to work with - she was always on time and worked very quickly. We did a trial run before the big day, which helped ease my nerves. She took lots of pics so we would know exactly what we liked.
She and her team also did the makeup and hair for my mom, cousin, and bridal party. And they came to us! It helped so much to not have to worry about going somewhere else before the wedding. They made up a schedule and stuck to it. We didn't need to worry about making it to the venue on time. They made sure we all got done when we were supposed to, cleaned up, and had us out the door. They were very professional and got the job done.
Our wedding day was in July and it was HOT! However, my hair and makeup never showed it. My makeup remained flawless all night long! My hair never moved. I was beyond pleased! There are so many things you are worrying about on your wedding day - it was great that I didn't have to worry about my hair and makeup!Sent on 09/10/2020
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman's reply:Kerri, thank you for this wonderful review, I'm very happy everything went so well! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day in these weird times!
Ann R. · Married on 01/02/2021
Alina and her team were wonderful to work with. I had both my wedding and engagement hair and make-up done with her, and they both turned out exactly like I wanted. My bridal party and our moms were also well taken care of. They arrived exactly when they said they would and kept our timeline on schedule. The Covid precautions were also on-point. I would absolutely recommend this team for any wedding!Sent on 02/03/2021
Lia S. · Married on 08/08/2020
Couldn't have been happier!!
I hired Alina and her makeup team to do hair and makeup for me, my 7 bridesmaids, my mother, and mother in law. She was incredibly easy to work with from the very beginning. She was so flexible/helpful every time I made little changes or had questions. From my trial all the way until the end of my wedding night, there was not one single thing I did not absolutely love about her work. She is smart, kind, and she KNOWS what she is doing. I completely trusted her! My updo was exactly what I wanted. She easily incorporated my hair clip, “something borrowed” pins, and showed my mom how to put in and take out my long veil. My hair is usually super frizzy, but there was not a single strand out of place all day! I also LOVE the makeup she used and ended up buying a lot of it for myself. It’s all really great quality and she matches the colors perfectly. I had never worn fake lashes before, and she put them on so easily and they stayed perfectly all day. She made me feel so comfortable, beautiful and confident! Alina and her team worked really well with my bridesmaids, and stayed exactly on schedule. They dealt with personal concerns, issues, or requests from the girls the day of without a flinch. They were all incredibly professional. I would recommend her to anyone!Sent on 08/15/2020
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman's reply:Lia, thank you for this wonderful review! At a time we are now (quarantine) it was a breath of fresh air to work with you and your party, we are very happy this actually happened!
Team of Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman
Katherine is a great makeup artist and lately does hair as well. Katherine does same great job in natural makeup but also loves makeup on more fashion side. Katherine is one of Alina's main artists that works with brides as well. Katherine is originally from Moldova and speaks fluent English and Russian. You will see Katherine often working with Alina at big weddings
Rita has been working with Alina for quite some time now and you will see her name in reviews quite often. Rita does a great job with both hair and makeup and is Alina's one main stylist. Rita works with brides and also with Alina quite often at big weddings. Originally from Russia, Rita is fluent both in English and Russian
Zhanna has been one of Alina's main hair/makeup artist for quite a while and is a great team member that works with brides. Currently Zhanna is on maternity leave but should be back by the end of 2020 to help Alina making the world more beautiful
Alina is a wonderful make-up artist! She will come to your home or hotel for wedding make-up and is very professional. She is very talented and can put make-up on women who usually wear very little and make it look and feel totally natural. I highly recommend her services!
Alina is very talented! I love working with her and am always amazed at how beautifully she transforms her clients. I highly recommend Alina for your makeup services!
Alina is incredible. Her work is absolutely fantastic and she is extremely amiable and refreshing. Would recommend her as a lovely addition to any bride's special day.