Thursday, December 26, 2013

Danielle's Timeless Bridal Look

Just to continue the trend, we’d like to introduce you to Danielle, another beautiful bride of ours who recently got married at the Willard Hotel. Danielle's wedding was so very elegant, as is she! Danielle's style is a perfect example of our timeless beauty looks we create. We gave her a shy, romantic look, with just a dash of color on her lips. We also made sure to emphasize her eyes, which were so unbelievably striking. She is such an elegant, sophisticated DC woman, and a real showing of "city chic" - the Willard was a perfect fit for her. We would once again like to extend a BIG thank you to Christina Canalez and Steele Stevenson at the Willard Hotel for their incredible hospitality throughout the special day. They are such wonderful friends to this business, and were such a pleasure to work with. And, of course, we have to wish our best to the beautiful Danielle - Congratulations!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Kristen's Willard Hotel Wedding

We'd like to introduce you to Kristen, a gorgeous bride who recently exchanged vows at DC's historic Willard Hotel. We provided her with a classic makeup look, which was perfect for the fashionable modern bride she is. She wore it with such confidence! We were also so honored to work with Rodney Bailey, one of DC's top photographers. It is always so amazing to have him capture our work! A BIG thanks to all involved, including Christina Canalez and Steele Stevenson at the Willard Hotel, Mr. Bailey, and of course, the stunning bride herself!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Jennifer's Opulent & Elegant Wedding

We were so thrilled to be a part of Jennifer's stunningly gorgeous wedding, which was held earlier this fall at the Mellon Auditorium. First and foremost, it was an absolute pleasure to provide our services to the lovely Jennifer for her big day. She is the sweetest! In addition to the beautiful bride, it was equally as wonderful to work with A. Dominick Events, a local creative event planning company. Aimee and her team are just fabulous - they were detail-oriented, creative, and overall just so fun to work with! They focused on creating an elegant and opulent feel for Jennifer's special day and did such a perfect job. We think Jennifer's makeup went right along with the day's theme and was the perfect display of natural traditional beauty. She looked exquisite! Thank you to all who were involved in making the day such a success - particularly the beautiful bride, Jennifer!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Caitlin & Blake's DC Wedding

We recently provided our makeup services to Caitlin, who married her love, Blake, in front of the historic APhA building in downtown Washington, DC. We had a great time helping her get ready at the beautiful St. Regis Hotel. She was so wonderful to work with and we think she looked just stunning (with that incredible smile to boot!) Congratulations to Caitlin and Blake!!

See Caitlin and Blake's complete collection of photos here

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Katherine's Beautiful November Wedding

We just loved providing our services to DC bride, Katherine Chon, for her beautiful November wedding to Bradley Myles. Her wedding, which was featured by the Washington Post, took place at the gorgeous Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD. Katherine and Bradley are incredible people – both are dedicated to the fight against human trafficking and have been for years. We wish them the very best and many years of happiness!

Photo Credit: The Washington Post

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Tina Brown // The Second Annual Hero Summit

It was such a pleasure providing our makeup services to Tina Brown, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Beast, for the Second Annual Hero Summit which took place in October. The Hero Summit is a live journalism event featuring panel discussions and interviews with some of the world's most influential figures. The summit showcases stories from military leaders and decorated veterans, Nobel Prize winners, politicians and journalists speaking about issues of service and heroism. It was such an honor to be a part of this noble and worthy event.

Friday, December 6, 2013

All the President's Men Revisited

We had the wonderful opportunity to provide our services to award-winning actor and director, Mr. Robert Redford, for his appearance as keynote speaker at the premiere of "All the President's Men Revisited" in April this year. The documentary, which was created by the Discovery Channel, explores the iconic 1976 movie "All the President's Men", in which Mr. Redford portrays Bob Woodward, the famous journalist who exposed Watergate.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bruce Dern and the 1st Annual Middleburg Film Festival

It was an absolute honor to provide our services to Mr. Bruce Dern for the 1st Annual Middleburg Film Festival, which took place in late October. The festival, which was spearheaded by Ms. Sheila Johnson (one of our favorite clients!), offered an array of fantastic films, as well as discussions with world-renowned actors and filmmakers. Bruce Dern was an honored guest at the festival that played 25 films, including Dern’s recent Oscar-nominated feature film, “Nebraska”.

Congratulations to Ms. Johnson for her hard work on this fabulous festival. We are already looking forward to next year!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ambereen's Wedding Reception

We are thrilled to introduce you to Ambereen, a stunningly beautiful client of ours, who recently had a small reception to celebrate her wedding. We provided our makeup services to her for the special day and could not have been more pleased! She is such a genuine person – so sweet, nice and fun-loving. In addition to working with her for her wedding festivities, we are also looking forward to having some photoshoots together in the future as she is an aspiring model!
As makeup and hair artists in greater Washington, DC, we just love the amazing variety of wedding styles that can be found in the area - from Traditional and Classic to Modern or Exotic. Given Ambereen’s South Asian wedding style, we made sure to collaborate with her to create the perfect look that captured her culture's customs and the richness of her theme. We love to personalize every job we do to bring out each client's desired looks. Thank you, Ambereen, for being such a joy to work with!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Kristyn's Charming Wedding

We recently provided makeup for beautiful bride, Kristyn, for her wedding in a historic home in the scenic horse country of Purcellville, VA. We focused on providing makeup that was elegant and natural. As part of this classic beauty look, we applied the Blend Technique to create a smooth, subtle, and fresh appearance, while still creating a defined romantic style. The weather was misty and a little rainy which was perfect for the use of our Blend Technique which can hold up in any weather conditions for long durations! We must say, Kristyn looked regal, vintage and Victorian, which was quite perfect for her charming country wedding! We are thrilled with how her makeup turned out and very much enjoyed working with her. All the best, Kristyn! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Beth & Rob's Lakeside Wedding

Beth married Rob in a beautiful lakeside ceremony in Frederick, MD this past summer. We provided Beth’s makeup for their special day and think she looked just stunning! Given the wedding was outdoors and in late summer, we used our Blend Technique to ensure her makeup was glamorous and radiant, but also very natural and smooth. Knowing that she would be out in the sun for hours, we made sure her makeup was long-lasting, and ensured her look, especially around the eyes and lips, was well-defined for natural-light photographs. We used sheer pigments on Beth, which can sometimes be complicated and tedious to apply, but was no problem for the team. And we would be remiss if we didn’t mention those gorgeous eyelashes – they went on for miles!

In addition to her beauty on the outside, Beth is also stunningly beautiful on the inside. We are so happy to have been able to work with such a wonderful, kind and fun-loving gal! Congratulations Beth and Rob. All the best to you! 

Click here for more photos from Beth and Rob’s beautiful lakeside wedding! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mary & Mary Got Married!

Mary and Mary got married! We are so thrilled to have been able to provide our makeup and hair services to Mary and Mary for their DC engagement photoshoot – and, most recently, for their wedding! 

We met Mary May while providing makeup for a “Women in Film and Video” event, the organization of which Mary May is immediate past president. We think very highly of this organization and its work – and their fabulous former leader as well!  We were so honored when she asked us to personally provide her makeup for the wedding.

Mary and Mary exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony at the Fairfax Hotel at Embassy Row. They were such a delight to provide our services to. Both are such loving, fun and charismatic individuals! Be sure to check out the photos below from their engagement shoot and their wedding day. Congratulations and best wishes, Mary and Mary! 

Photography Credit: Gilette Portrait Arts

For more of their engagement and wedding photos, be sure to check out the links below!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mark & Sally's Georgetown Wedding

We are beyond thrilled to have been a part of Mark Ein and Sally Stiebel’s beautiful wedding day. Mark is a DC businessman and the owner of the Washington Kastles, and Sally is a policy analyst. They exchanged their vows in a historic Georgetown home this past September. We provided our makeup services to Sally for the special day and think she looked unbelievable! We met Sally at the Washingtonian’s Unveiled event last year and are so happy we did. She is a wonderful client – very clever, open-minded and kind!

We just love this picture of Mark and Sally below – they both look so elated, and Sally looks radiant! It was such a pleasure to have been a part of this wonderful couple’s big day. Best wishes to Sally and Mark!

Photo Credit: The Washington Post

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Carola Myers Makeup & Hair Artists Featured in Nationally Recognized Book

Maggie Daniels, an Associate Professor and Academic Program Coordinator for Tourism and Events Management, recently wrote a nationally recognized book about wedding management titled “Wedding Planning & Management: Consultancy for Diverse Clients” – and featured Carola Myers Makeup & Hair Artists! Last week, the second edition of this book was released and we were interviewed and featured once again. We are honored to be a part of such important industry literature, and think Maggie Daniels and Carrie Loveless are just brilliant. We encourage all of our followers to pick up a copy - it’s a great read!

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Meet Beautiful Bride Allison

Check out this gorgeous bride – and those striking eyes! Allison married her love, Joe, in a beautiful ceremony at the Congressional Country Club this past September. We provided her makeup for the special day and she was such a joy to work with. Best wishes to the happy couple! 

Photography by Matt Mendelson

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Brook Lee's Inaugural Ball Look

Almost exactly one year ago, we were honored to be providing our makeup and hair services for guests of DC’s various Inaugural Balls celebrating Obama’s re-election win. One such woman was Ms. Brook Lee, former Miss Universe in 1997. Doesn’t she look stunning?!

Click here for more photos of Ms. Lee on the exciting day!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Congratulations to DC Couple, Jen & Chris!

Congratulations to Jen & Chris! This DC couple got married at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in downtown DC earlier this fall. We provided the makeup for Jen, who was a breathtaking bride, and her bridal party, who looked fabulous in their blue dresses! All the best to the happy couple!  

For more photos from this romantic DC wedding, check out this feature on District Weddings. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

TV Production Services for CCTV's News Team

Carola Myers Hair and Makeup Artists offer a wide range of services, from bridal and special event makeup to corporate and commercial services. Last year, we began a working with CCTV, a local Chinese network, to provide makeup for their headlining news crews.  It was so nice to meet their wonderful news team, and we feel so lucky that we get to work with CCTV on a regular basis! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Beautiful Sharon Stone

Every year, we get the chance to work with a variety of talented and creative people through DC's Kennedy Center Honor Awards. Two years ago, we had the pleasure of working with the gorgeous Sharon Stone. We provided her makeup for the elegant evening, and we think she was a knock out in her purple ensemble! Not only was Sharon an absolutely beautiful client, but she was also a joy to work with. We can't wait for next year’s awards!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Carola Myers Honored to Work with Congresswoman Gabbard

We are so honored to have had the opportunity to work with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. Tulsi has been the United States Representative for Hawaii’s second congressional district since January 2013. When she first arrived to DC from Hawaii last winter, we provided her makeup for an interview she did with BBC TV. We wish her the best of luck as she continues her term! 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Washingtonian's 2013 Style Setters Party

We were absolutely thrilled to attend the Washingtonian’s 2013 Style Setters Party, where leaders in the fashion and beauty industries came together to celebrate the area’s ten best-dressed men and women and their unique styles. Congratulations to all of this year’s Style Setters! 

Click here for more photos from the fashion-forward evening!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cosmo Couture Gets Exotic

If you haven’t heard of Cosmo Couture, you’ll want to check it out – immediately. Every year, this fashion-forward organization hosts a fundraising event in the greater DC metro area centered around a collaboration between local Architecture and Interior Design firms and their manufacturing partners to create garments reflecting a given theme. This year’s theme was inspired by the exotic birds of DC’s National Zoo! We had an AWESOME time working with Cosmo Couture model, Dana, to give her a wild, exotic bird look. 

Want to learn more about Cosmo Couture? Check out this video from last year’s event inspired by Raymond Saunders’ Red Star painting.

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Perfect Fall Glow

Looking for makeup that will give you that perfect fall glow? Check out this look we provided for actress, Natalie Portman, for her speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's 2012 Elie Wiesel National Tribute Dinner. We think the smoky eyes, rosy cheeks, and hints of gold perfectly capture the essence of fall!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Our Blend Technique

Beautiful Anne Marie, pictured below, needed bridal makeup that could withstand all the heat and humidity of her outdoor vineyard wedding. We chose to use “The Blend Technique” to make sure her makeup remained flawless throughout her ceremony, her wedding photos, and into the evening’s celebrations. The Blend Technique is a very high level combination of classic traditional artistry spliced together with a more modern airbrush styling. We think she looked absolutely radiant!

Want to learn more about The Blend Technique? Give us a call – let’s find out if The Blend Technique is right for your upcoming special event or very important day!

(571) 214-5558

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Obesity Action Coalition's "Your Weight Matters" Campaign

Two weeks ago, we had the opportunity to work with the Obesity Action Coalition and local production company, Rhed Pixel, to help produce a PSA for their “Your Weight Matters” Campaign. We think this is an important cause and we were thrilled to be involved!  

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Carola Myers Makeup & Hair Artists Work with The Washington Capital's Red Rockers for 3rd Year in a Row

Check out these photos from the Washington Capital's Red Rockers auditions that took place this summer! Can these girls rock it or what? For the third year in a row, we provided the makeup for these women for their annual team photoshoot – and they certainly put a little extra pep in our step! We will have official photos from the shoot for you very soon, but in the meantime we’d like to wish these gals the best of luck on their upcoming season with the Capitals! We can’t wait to watch these ladies perform!