I have been wanting to bring on another bridal makeup artist to Makeup Chic for sometime so when Allison called me to tell me she was returning to the DC area after getting her estheticians license, we started brainstorming right away.
Allison and I have been working weddings together since 2012 and I thought that with my maternity leave from July through September, she would be the perfect makeup artist to take over for me. We have a similar makeup approach and she is easy going and hardworking in every makeup job we take on.
I am so happy to officially welcome her to my boutique makeup company. Have a look at her bio and drop a hello in the comments to welcome her!
Allison Baird started a career in makeup working as Manager and Makeup Artist at Bellacara, Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high-end cosmetic, skin care and hair care products. During her time at Bellacara, Allison worked regularly with Alexandria Stylebook doing editorial makeup. Her makeup artistry has also been featured on national publications such as Refinery 29 with beauty blogger Lara Ramos from the Glossarie.
Allison took a break from doing makeup full-time in order to attend one of the best aesthetic schools in the country. After becoming a licensed esthetician, Allison worked for top Midwest plastic surgeons at, Nayak Plastic Surgery. Allison is excited to be back in the DC area and is currently working with DC’s top holistic aesthetician, Adrienne Shostak, LME-- owner of Bespoke Aesthetics in Georgetown.
Allison launched her career in the bridal makeup industry after she and Suzanne met 4 years ago during DC’s fashion week, and she has been working weddings with Suzanne as a bridesmaid makeup artist ever since. Allison’s natural and skilled approach to makeup has kept her working a busy bridal schedule as a lead artist for Suzanne Eden’s The Makeup Chic as well as with her own private clientele. An expert in skincare and aesthetics, Allison has a knack for discerning which makeup application techniques will best enhance her clients’ individual facial features and coloring.
In her free time, Allison enjoys nature, cooking, animals, and researching fashion and makeup trends.
I am thrilled to have Allison join The Makeup Chic as a lead makeup artist in 2016! Oh and check out these fun and gorgeous team photos by Bonnie Sen Photography.