Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC is based in Falls Church, VA, specializing in professional beauty services for brides. Providing on-site services for brides and bridal parties located in the Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area - no travel fee involved for most of the locations!
Alina Karaman is a professional makeup and hair artist providing services to brides and freelancing for Turner Network (CNN) and FOX. She has an extensive portfolio consisting of looks she has done for various events, including the White House Correspondents Dinner, the Kennedy Center Honor Awards etc. Alina been working in wedding industry for over 10 years
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC wants to get to know you and your vision for your hair and makeup on your wedding day. At your trial appointement, you will discuss the vision you have for your bridal look. The following services are offered:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Hayley · Married on 12/01/2017
This review is for bridal makeup trial:Sent on 11/15/2017
I contacted Alina with an extremely short timeline after an unsuccessful trial with another company. Alina answered my email straight away and we worked out a trial time. Before Alina showed up I lost hope in looking good on my wedding day: all the beautiful bridal pictures online? they're natural beauties, and I can never look like that.
Alina showed up on our trial day and we immediately started working together. She took in my preferences for make up: keeping everything natural and fresh, and did a wonderful wonderful job. She used all top quality products, and did not cause any irritation to my super sensitive skin. I am Asian, with hooded eyelids. Alina is the first make up artist I have ever had who customized make up to my facial structure. The eye cream she applied even brought my super puffy allergy eyes down! what more can i say?
And hair, I have extremely short hair. Before the trial I even thought about just keeping them as it is. I showed Alina a couple pictures, but not exactly sure whether or not they could be done on my hair. However she went above and beyond. I could not believe that was my own head.
Both my make up and hair held up extremely well, and I received tons of compliments. Thank you, Alina, for helping me regaining hope for my wedding day. I cannot wait for my big day :)
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman's reply:Hayley, thank you for your great review, before the wedding! I'm happy we were able to find the style for you that you liked, and look forward to see you soon on your wedding day! Thank you for posting this photo from the trial, I love it!
Somer Conley · Married on 08/10/2019
Beautiful wedding hair & makeup
After lots of searching and recommendations I decided to go with Alina's team for my wedding hair and makeup, and I'm thrilled I did! Alina is extremely responsive, attentive and flexible. There are so many vendors to deal with, all with their own timelines, not to mention we were getting married about two hours away from DC, and Alina made this process so easy and found a perfect team for my big day. I think I finally found a person who is more organized than I am :) Zhanna came by my house in DC for the trial, and then made the journey over for the wedding. My hair and makeup were perfect! It was natural but still a little bit of elegance. Absolutely loved working with you guys. I also had a diverse group of girls with various skin tones and hair colors/styles and everyone looked beautiful. You took awesome care of my bridesmaids and flower girls. Thanks for making my big day great!!Sent on 08/15/2019
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman's reply:Somer, thank you for such a great review, we were happy working with you, thank you for a compliment about being organized, this is a very important part of our work!
Alexandra Drucker · Married on 03/01/2019
100% positive experience
It was a pleasure working with Alina. I loved both my hair and makeup. My appointment was at noon and everything looked fresh through sleet, rain, high winds and an overheated restaurant. Other than a little lipstick, no touch ups were required for 10+ hours! I highly recommend Alina!Sent on 03/05/2019
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman's reply:Alexi, it was a pleasure working with you and great start to open weddings 2019 season! Thank you for your kind review!
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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.