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Bridal Makeup

About

On WeddingWire since 2009

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Blowouts
  • Updos
  • Airbrush makeup
  • False lashes
  • Group services
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the base price for blowouts for brides?

$150

What is the price of trial service for blowouts for brides?

$100

What is the base price for blowouts for attendants/family members?

$75

What is the price of trial service for blowouts for attendants/family members?

$75

What is the base price for updos/styling for brides?

$150

What is the price of trial service for updos/styling for brides?

$100

What is the base price for updos/styling for attendants/family members?

$100

What is the base price for traditional makeup for attendants/family members?

$100

Does makeup price include false lashes?

Yes

Which of the following are included in prices?

Assistant Fee
Consultation
Travel Fee

What beauty services do you offer?

Consultations
Men's Grooming

What hair services do you offer?

Blowouts
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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Reviews of Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman

4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
198 Reviews
99% recommend it
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating

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Alina and her team at Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman receive high praise from multiple reviewers for their exceptional hair and makeup services. Reviewers express gratitude for the calming and professional presence of the artists, particularly Zhanna and Svitlana. The team is commended for their ability to create natural, yet glamorous looks that highlight individual features. Reviewers appreciate the clear and timely communication from Alina, as well as the flexibility and efficiency demonstrated on the wedding day. The high-quality services provided by Alina and her team are highly recommended for brides and anyone looking for hair and makeup services for special occasions.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Alina and her team at Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman receive high praise from multiple reviewers for their exceptional hair and makeup services. Reviewers express gratitude for the calming and professional presence of the artists, particularly Zhanna and Svitlana. The team is commended for their ability to create natural, yet glamorous looks that highlight individual features. Reviewers appreciate the clear and timely communication from Alina, as well as the flexibility and efficiency demonstrated on the wedding day. The high-quality services provided by Alina and her team are highly recommended for brides and anyone looking for hair and makeup services for special occasions.

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Kara K. Sent on 10/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Most amazing hair and makeup vendor

My original hair and makeup team fell through about 3 weeks before my wedding and Alina was so professional and quick to help me get her team scheduled. I had Kamila, Alex, and Eka there for my wedding day and they were all so sweet, professional, efficient, and made everyones hair and makeup wishes come true! Everyone commented on how good our hair and makeup was. Kamila did my hair and makeup and was absolutely amazing to work with! We were all ready AHEAD of schedule and had plenty of time for touch ups! I called Alina day off and we added makeup for my mother in law because she liked the way everyones makeup was looking. Seriously so flexible, helpful, and kind. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
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Emily Sent on 12/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic!

Zhanna was my hair and makeup artist. Not only is she a calming, delightful presence, but she's fantastic and what she does. Cannot recommend her enough! Additionally, Alina was fast to respond to my booking request and displayed the highest level of professionalism - I was very thankful to find this vendor and appreciated how effortless they made the entire experience from inquiry through day-of support.
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Kristyna Sent on 10/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Super skilled, professional artists

Alina and her artists know their craft. They are all super professional but also friendly. Their energy helps you stay calm and confident and you basically forget any nervousness whatsoever. Alina did my hair and makeup; leading up to the wedding I was indecisive so we ended up doing 2 trials which turned out to be one of the best decisions regarding this wedding. Her specialty is natural look, she makes you look like you are effortlessly beautiful, but when I decided to go for more drama and glam, she was up to the task and really delivered. She absolutely nailed it and made me feel like an absolute queen. Our wedding was during a tropical storm, we spent the evening running outside taking pictures in the rain, but everything stayed in place all night and the makeup held up beautifully. Artists Eka and Maryna did hair and makeup for our moms and bridesmaids and they did a really great job as well; updos, hair down and blow dries, they made everyone feel very pretty.
Also, don’t take this for granted – communication with Alina is absolutely on spot, she always responded to me in timely fashion and you will appreciate her clear, concise answers to all your concerns and thoughts. She makes the wedding planning process easier.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Team

Rita
Rita
Makeup/Hair artist

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
Zhanna
Makeup/Hair artist

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

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Mindy's Catering Mindy's Catering Wedding Caterers

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!

Up Do Specialist Up Do Specialist Wedding Hair & Makeup

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!

Robin Tamara Hinson, Vocalist Robin Tamara Hinson, Vocalist Wedding Musicians

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.

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