27 Philadelphia-Area Wedding Hair and Makeup Pros You Need to Know
You’ll look your best on your Big Day.
Delivering the latest in style, inspiration, helpful tips and tricks, and everything else you need to know to plan the perfect Philly wedding.
We all want to put our freshest faces (and most stylish locks) forward during our wedding festivities, right? These Philadelphia-area wedding hair and makeup pros will help you do just that, whether they’re in studio or on site for your celebration. There are options for the statement-makers, the minimalists and everyone in between. And, of course, all have taken appropriate steps to meet COVID-19 health and safety standards and guidelines in their states, service areas and their industry, and have put in place their own personal precautions, practices and boundaries. Here, we did the prep work for all of your Big Day beauty needs.
Hair & Makeup
Center City; serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties, Delaware, New Jersey and destination
When Taylor Swift’s best friend got married, Aleksandra Ambrozy was at the helm of the bridal-beauty prep. Even before that, Ambrozy and her team were well-known within the tri-state area for their accessibility, versatility and talent. While she has a studio in Center City, the pro offers on-location wedding services. All packages include false eyelashes and the option of traditional or airbrush makeup, in addition to any pre-wedding email or phone consultations. Take note: A 24-hour cancellation policy applies to all appointments, otherwise the full amount will be charged. Bridal makeup and hair from $300 each, including trial and day-of services; wedding party from $125 per service; 1118 Pine Street, Center City.
Serving Lancaster County, surrounding areas and destination
Stefani Burket is a professional licensed cosmetologist specializing in on-location editorial, and bridal hair and makeup styling. She’s known for her boho braids and naturally elevated makeup. We love her preference for using vegan and cruelty-free products, as well as her work to spread positivity through her career; in fact, Burket says she has pulled back on social media because “there is a great deal of toxicity on the platform, and we want to keep our business focus on helping people feel confident on their best day.” Burket is booking for 2022 and beyond. Services a la carte and price upon request; packages include both hair and makeup.
New co-managers Katy Booth and Dana Gabor hold a combined 20 years in the wedding industry — coordination, decor and, of course, beauty. They manage the day-to-day operations of the salon and Capelli & Trucco’s artists. The company is licensed and insured, and specializes in full-glam hair and makeup in the salon (where light catering and Champagne are available upon request) or on-location, with no additional fee for up to 25 miles from the studio. Their timeline keeps you on schedule from booking to trial to the Big Day. (For trials, Booth and Gabor currently allow only one other guest to join you due to COVID guidelines.) Bridal hair and makeup from $190 each; wedding party and family member hair and makeup from $95 each; all pricing includes up or down styling and false eyelashes; parking fee $25 per artist; 927 North 2nd Street, Northern Liberties.
Serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties, New Jersey and Delaware
The on-location luxury bridal beauty company specializes in standard or airbrush makeup, hair, extensions, lengha and sari draping for South Asian couples and seeks to achieve a look that’s personal to you. CEO and founder Barbie Arrunategui and her team of artists (who live all over the tri-state area) help you create a soft glam aesthetic, with attention to skin tone, hair and eye color, and skin condition. Various options fulfill your needs. For example, there’s a Prince makeup offering to elevate natural features as well as bridal packages and options for your wedding party — you can even work with a “Fairy Godmother” artist who will remain on-site for the duration of your soiree. Hair and makeup price upon request.
Stylist Randy Currie recently opened a flagship locale at Hotel Du Pont, and it’s a serene space for your pre-wedding pampering. In addition to in-studio hair, makeup and brow and lash offerings (from henna brows to lash lifts) for your Big Day, the salon treats you with various wedding packages for the couple and their wedding party. There’s a Honeymoon package that comes complete with two facials, pedicures and sauna experiences, a mud treatment with thermal water from Montalcino, Tuscany, to detox your body, and a day of rejuvenation just for the fellas. Bridal makeup from $85; specialty styling from $72; lashes and brows from $15; package prices vary; 111 West 10th Street, Wilmington.
Conshohocken; serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties, Delaware and New Jersey
Marcia V. Williams has been a licensed hair and makeup artist for 25 years and has worked with celebs and on-air TV personalities. In 2010, she launched her on-location business for men and women in the tri-state area, providing Big Day looks fitting of your personal taste. A perk: Her beauty line features liquid lipsticks and glosses that are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and paraben-free, and she recently launched a new magnetic lash line, featuring 100 percent synthetic products that are bionic and vegan. The true-mink lashes are 3D and come with black or clear waterproof liners — for a natural or full-glam look. Hair and makeup price upon request.
Rittenhouse; serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties, New Jersey, Delaware and destination
It might have an unassuming exterior — above a Pretzel Factory, no less — but inside, House of Clarity is a manse of beauty expertise. The team of artists and stylists offers full hair and makeup services, hair extensions, and tanning. Then there’s the bridal and wedding-party options, available in the salon or via travel. Regardless, PayPal and Venmo are used for no-touch payments. Bridal hair or makeup from $150 ($300 combined); bridesmaid hair from $85 and makeup from $125, including airbrush and lashes; travel and on-location fee price upon request as needed; 532 Sansom Street, 2nd floor, Rittenhouse.
East Passyunk; serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and destination
Jazmin Rae & Co. is a by-appointment-only salon and spa providing wedding hair and makeup, customized facial plans for brides, spray tanning, lash enhancements, and Botox and fillers. The award-winning group takes a less-is-more mentality, working with clients to highlight their natural qualities. Services include airbrush makeup, men’s grooming, tattoo cover-ups and wedding-day touchups as well as on-location offerings. (There is also a private bridal suite in the studio.) False lashes are included for every client receiving makeup (in studio or on location), and travel is free within the Philly area. Rae and her team are booking through 2021 and into 2022. Bridal hair and makeup each from $180; wedding party hair and makeup each from $110 per person; 1605 East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk.
Drexel Hill; serving Philadelphia and the Main Line, Delaware, New Jersey and destination
With 20-plus years in the industry — including work with labels such as Chanel and celebs like Chandra Wilson — Mia Lyn is an expert when it comes to hair and makeup. The licensed cosmetologist is skilled in the airbrush technique and custom-blend color foundation, and provides microlinks extensions, natural coily hair styling, formal looks, updos, braids, blow-outs, brow grooming and honeymoon-glow makeup lessons, among other on-location services. Right now, Lyn is providing upgraded touch-up kits due to masking as well as makeup and hair touch-up services and virtual consultations. Bridal hair and makeup price upon request.
Clean and timeless wedding looks with an editorial vibe come courtesy of ONLO creative director Diana DuHaime and her hand-picked staff. DuHaime, who was a lead artist for BHLDN at the 2018 New York Bridal Fashion Week and has worked with clients such as Samsung, Target, Planet Fitness and David’s Bridal, is a hair stylist, makeup artist and licensed cosmetologist. (Her artists are all state-board licensed as well.) ONLO is currently taking a very limited amount of small and intimate wedding clients, who are encouraged to come to the studio for services if applicable with their plans. In-studio bridal hair or makeup from $160 per service; address provided upon appointment.
Wayne; serving the greater Philadelphia area, New Jersey and Delaware
Owner Allison McAllister got married in the middle of a rare October snowstorm. The frenetic day drove her to start a biz that offers a calm, fun morning of easy-breezy hair and makeup prep, even when something unexpected comes your way. With Something You, clients are always given a morning timeline and beauty schedule for the wedding. A full range of brow, lash and body-waxing services are offered in studio (and clients receive special pricing at the salon), though on-location options are available with travel included within 25 miles of Wayne. All makeup applications include traditional or airbrush foundation and false lashes. Bridal hair and makeup from $175 per service; attendant hair and makeup from $100 per service; 220 Sugartown Road, suite 5, Wayne.
Doylestown; serving Philadelphia, Bucks County and Lehigh Valley
The on-location True Beauty Marks is run by owner Gina Kay and her team of professional hair and makeup artists. Kay, who graduated from the Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles, has worked with artists, photographers and experts around the world. TBM is known for its romantic and boho styles. Bridal services are offered a la carte but split into two packages: The premium services feature Kay and all high-end, cruelty-free products. The other is with a lead artist, chosen based on mutual compatibility on your vision and desired experience. TBM also now owns an online clean-beauty boutique where you can shop affordable hair care, tools and accessories that are good for you and the environment. Bridal hair and makeup price upon request and based on availability; 20 East Oakland Avenue, Doylestown.
Old City; serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and destination
Industry veteran Victoria Roggio opened her namesake boutique spa in Old City in May, complete with three rooms for body and face treatments and a host of brow, bridal hair and makeup and nail services. (She calls it a one-stop shop for all of your beauty needs.) Expect a large menu of facials, massages and wraps — including a head-to-toe bridal prep complete with a body exfoliation, a hand massage, and a deep-hydrating treatment with Biologique Recherche. Otherwise, the signature Bridal Ritual features two hours of makeup consultation prior to the wedding with Roggio as well as a beauty box with curated skincare products (cleanser, eye cream and more). Hair and makeup trials take place at the studio or on location — pro photos are snapped at the end so you know your final look ahead of time. Roggio trains all of her artists, who use luxury skin, makeup and hair products. Prices vary based on Roggio or associate, in studio or on location; travel fees are custom quoted; 219 Cuthbert Street, 6th floor, Old City.
Manayunk; serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties
Award-winning makeup artist Beke (pronounced like Becky) Beau began her career serving as an assistant to Laura Geller and went on to work on a number of high-profile weddings in NYC, including that of Catherine Zeta-Jones and pop star Joey McIntyre. The industry pro, who also holds a master’s degree from Harvard University and is the founder of Paint School of Makeup, is an advocate for minimalism, making fewer but smarter purchases by sticking to “workhorse” products, and is known for her transformational one-on-one makeup lessons. Bridal makeup price upon request; 4100 Main Street, suite 401, Manayunk.
Fishtown; serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties and South Jersey
Sharandy Osei-Tutu booked her first wedding for a friend’s family member back in 2017. Today, she has had clients from different states travel to Philly for her expertise — she once had a bride from the U.K. Packages are available for the bride, bridesmaids and family members. Osei-Tutu accommodates touch-ups if the client needs her to stay on site for a longer period. Bridal makeup $175; $150 for all other members of the party.
Exton; serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties, New Jersey and Delaware
Before starting JKo Beauty in 2016, Jennifer Kochenour worked as a freelance makeup artists for more than 20 years. The licensed cosmetologist has helped more than 1,000 clients of all different skin types, races, ages and styles. While she recommends a classic and timeless yet modern and stylish look for her clients, she will work with you to achieve your desired style for your Big Day. Her exclusively on-site bridal packages (private, in-studio services are by appointment only) can be customized with false lashes, airbrush makeup, tattoo coverage, brow shaping, body makeup, skin analysis and facials. She has added special packages for weekday weddings, micro-weddings and elopements. A new addition: JKo now offers one-on-one and group virtual makeup lessons. Bridal packages price upon request; address provided upon appointment.
Center City; serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties
Formerly LashBee, the Center City location was recently acquired by Beaudee owners and Philly natives David and Deanna Ngo, who established their business in 2016 and also operate locations in Northeast Philly and Newtown. Beaudee provides lash extensions (so you can cry happy tears without fear of raccoon eyes) in a range of styles, such as classic, high-volume or natural. Lifts and tints, brow shaping and threading, and waxing are also available. As for makeup? Bridal makeup trials and services take place at this location; artists can also come to you on your Big Day. The technicians are fully trained, licensed and certified. If you’re planning for a wedding far in the future, Beaudee’s booking system allows you to schedule services as far in advance as you’d like. Prices vary based on services and location; 1126 Walnut Street, floor 2, Center City.
Woodbury; serving the greater Philadelphia area and New Jersey
Robin Lynette — formerly of TopFlight Studio — has started her own venture focusing on putting your freshest fast forward. She’s worked in the industry for more than 11 years, and has done two weddings for Eagles players — Rodney and Erika McLeod, and Brandon and Carlyne Graham. (Not to mention South Philly yogi Adriana Adelé Akintobi and hubby Shane Christopher O’Halloran, shown above.) Lynette offers trials, in-studio makeup, intimate bridal party options, waxing and facials — like a CBD iteration that can soothe anxiety and your skin. On-location services are also available; Recharge is by appointment only. Bridal services are customized and price upon request; 67 Cooper Street, suite 4, Woodbury.
Conshohocken; serving Philadelphia and the Main Line
This is a pro who wants clients to feel beautiful, glamorous and, most importantly, like themselves. It’s a skill he’s honed since beginning his career in 2010, training with brands like Giorgio Armani and working with clients such as the New York City Ballet’s ballerinas. He has an eye for color and texture but ultimately strives for comfort and elegance. Want to look your best for a summer fete? He suggests sticking to a tinted SPF instead of foundation and giving the three B’s a chance: blush, bronzer and brows. From $120 per bride or groom; $90 for each additional client.
Philly native Jacen Bowman is driven by the idea that makeup is a personality, and inside of it many shades exist. He has worked with a host of notable clients, from Hillary Clinton to Pascale Armand. He is a beauty contributor for Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia, an editor for several online publications and has worked with designers such as Dior. He brings his artistic aesthetic to every client, though he ultimately wants his brides and grooms to look and feel comfortable in their own skin. He provides makeup application packages for everyone involved in the wedding. Wedding services from $200; 2000 Hamilton Street, suite 597, Fairmount.
Bryn Mawr; serving the greater Philadelphia area and destination
The self-taught, Philly-born Sheena Bloomfield provides on-location luxury makeup to multicultural brides, and offers trials out of Ruth Elena Salon in Bryn Mawr. Since starting her eponymous business about five years ago, she has earned industry notice — she was spotlighted on BET.com — and built a notable client list. Day-of and on-location packages could feature lashes for all having their makeup done (including the wedding party) and male grooming, depending on her clients’ needs. Her style: timeless, classic and natural-glam looks that enhance your beauty. Bridal packages from $250; 1149 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr.
Norristown; serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and destination
Owner Kristyn Kennedy cut her teeth working for Henri Bendel in NYC, then brought her skills back to Pennsylvania. With Shimmer and Spice, which shares a warehouse studio with Clover Event Co., Haley Richter Photography and RAM Floral, the makeup artist and her team take a natural-glam approach to beauty. They work with clients to understand their personal style and wedding-day ambience to achieve a look that accentuates their features. (Kennedy and her crew do their research, too: They might just scope out your Insta.) Kennedy’s custom-blended lipsticks add a unique hue to your kisser; check out her Zoom makeup classes as well. The salon is by appointment only, and she and her team also travel. On-location makeup packages from $460; 660 Collective, 660 W. Washington Street, Norristown.
Serving Philadelphia, New Jersey and destination
YMK Aesthetics blends creative directing and makeup artistry under the experienced eye of Yumi Kim, who cites her childhood love of drawing as one of the reasons she went into the industry. The independent artist and medical esthetician specializes in Asian beauty, but she works with all clients to achieve their vision. In addition to wedding makeup, she also offers keratin lash lifts and tints, eyelash extensions and dermaplaning, along with treatments like BB Glow, LED light therapy, microdermabrasion and facials. Wedding makeup trials are required at least a month in advance. Wedding makeup price upon request.
Medford; serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties, New Jersey and Delaware
Ariel Young studied at the Paul Mitchell School and trained with Martin Parsons and Heather Chapman. With Ariel Katrina Hair, which Young began in 2012, she says she’s able to do what she loves most — connect with her clients and make them feel gorgeous on their wedding days. The on-location hair guru (who provides trial runs in her studio) and her stylists are skilled at everything from intricate braids to retro waves, and keep up on education and the latest looks. Up to 50 miles of roundtrip travel is included, with additional fees for every mile over; at least four people must receive services for day of. Bridal hair from $200; bridal party hair from $90; Medford studio address provided upon appointment.
Narberth; serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties, New Jersey, Delaware and destination
The first question Rosa Martinez asks her wedding clients is: “What are you most comfortable with?” From there, she works with you to figure out what style will preserve that sense of ease, while also complementing your makeup, attire and accessories. As a former student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Moore College of Art, Martinez took her passion for painting and transitioned it into hair artistry. She and her team work together to help bring your vision to life, immersing themselves in all the little details of the day, from curl length to hairspray brand. Martinez and her stylists will also travel on a case-by-case basis. Payment for the client will be required ahead of time via Venmo or card to cut down on contact. In-studio and on-location bridal hair styling price upon request; 948 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth.
Bala Cynwyd; serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties and destination
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Philly’s Artur Kirsh and New York’s Joel Warren late last year opened The Salon Project at Saks Fifth Avenue, offering luxury hair styling for you and your wedding party both in studio and on location. Kirsh specializes in coloring and dry cutting, and has worked with celebs like Celine Dion and Nicole Miller. Warren’s clientele? Sarah Jessica Parker and Zoe Kravitz, among others. Wedding services include consultations, cut, color, blowout, placement of veil, tikka, dupatta or other accessories, and styling of clip-in extensions. Soon-to-be-weds and their “I do” crews can even reserve the entire salon for an intimate affair. Price upon request based on style, service and studio or location; 2 Bala Plaza, 3rd floor, Bala Cynwyd.
Princeton; serving the greater Philadelphia area and New Jersey
Aimee Beam and her team of state board-licensed cosmetologists offer exclusive on-site bridal hair artistry for the greater Philadelphia region and in New Jersey. They are part of hundreds of weddings per year, study the ever-changing trends and are adept at creating Hollywood-glam or beach waves, braids and the signature undone, high-textured updos. Trials are provided at the new Top Knots by Aimee Studio in Princeton, which opened in March 2021 and is exclusively for bridal clients. Temporary virtual bridal styling upon request; bridal hair by Beam for $250 on the wedding day; bridal hair by lead stylist team $200 on the wedding day; wedding party hair from $95 per person; trials for $150; separate travel and assistant fees price upon request as needed; studio address provided upon appointment.