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Beauty & Health in Fairfax, VA,
(757) 472-5272
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  • 214 Reviews


    MCKINLEY

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  • I am so so glad that I hired Best Face Forward for my big day. I was very skeptical about hiring hair/makeup artists, particularly makeup. I know some people want to be completely dolled up on their wedding day, but I really wanted to look like myself and when I had my original consultation with Kara I really felt that she understood that. Kara was constantly in communication with me from the beginning and was super responsive when I thought of little questions or concerns I had regarding timing, look details, etc. A few weeks before my wedding her team tragically lost an artist, and even through that difficult time, Kara kept me updated regarding scheduling my trial and the final timeline for my wedding. it was really remarkable. On top of that, the week before my wedding I received the timeline and saw that for my 8 bridesmaids plus my mom, we wold have to start hair and makeup at 7:30 am - which was too early for my liking. Kara quickly confirmed another artist for a very reasonable... Read more

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    Wow!! McKinley, this is amazing and we are so thankful for awesome people like you we get to meet!! These are seriously some of the nicest things a client could share with us, and we are so happy you had such a wonderful experience! xoxox

    Beth-Ann Pervetich

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  • Interactions and results were professional and phenomenal! Definitely got my money's worth and enjoyed the experience.

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    Beth- ann! Bri absolutely loved working with you! Brides like you make our work so worthwhile! All the best!

    Nicole

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  • I called Kara after having an awful trial with another vendor. She very throughly assured me that everything would be okay and that their team would make me look my best on my big day. They didn’t disappoint! My trial with Susanne and Mandy calmed all my fears and I couldn’t wait to look the part for my wedding. On the wedding day, Mandy and Susanne were ready to go. Mandy did my hair along with two girls in my bridal party. She was able to give us elegant updos that weren’t quite identical but cohesive. My sister felt beautiful after having her makeup done by Susanne and I felt pampered and like a bride after Susanne’s final touches. Kara and her team literally saved my day from stress and uncertainty and I can’t thank them enough. One of the issues with the other vendor was an inability to work with hair texture and darker complexions and the artists at BFF had no issue with that at all. We felt beautiful and confident and our hair and makeup lasted all night. So gratef... Read more

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    Nicole i'm so glad we could save the day! We always want all brides to feel like this on their biggest day!! So excited and happy for you!!

    Kelsey

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can’t say enough about Kara and her team. For my wedding day, we had Larissa on makeup and Antonia on hair. I had TEN people getting these services done day of. Larissa and Antonia kept it SO COOL and did an amazing job! Our makeup looked classy and natural, without any caking and our hair held up all night!! Everyone looked gorgeous. Kara did an AMAZING job of keeping me in the loop as all of the planning was being done and the schedules for the ladies for their hair and makeup day of. I cannot say enough about Kara and her team. They are the best! Not only in their level of service, but also as people to be around and associate with. They are so down to earth, so educating, and so FUN! If I could relive that day all over again, I would choose the Best Face Forward team over and over again! Xoxo

    Sara

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    5 out of 5
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  • I was married on May 11th, 2019. Kara and Leanne were absolutely amazing! They were flexible and worked with me to schedule my trial. I planned my wedding in my hometown while living 3 hours away so I only had certain periods of time to get it done. They completely understood my desire for a natural look and made my vision a reality. On the day of my wedding they helped me deal with a difficult bridesmaid. Kara took care of the issue and I did not have to worry one bit. She and Leanne were both professional and personable and I could not imagine hiring a better team to take care of my hair and make-up on my wedding day!

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    Sara!! you are a phenomenal friend and client! Thank you for being so easy to work with! Your sweet spirit shined through the whole time!!

    Lauren

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  • My wedding planner recommended Best Face Forward, and it was by far one of the best vendor decisions that I made for my wedding. Kara responded very quickly, and she was extremely thorough and pleasant in all our conversations. She truly cares about her clients and she makes sure that they are in the best hands possible. In terms of hair and makeup artists, I hit the jackpot. Markia was my makeup artist and Mandy was my hairstylist. I knew immediately at my hair and makeup trial that I was in phenomenal hands. Markia and Mandy took my very vague vision and turned it into more beautiful hair and makeup than I could have imagined. Also, their suggestions and recommendations concerning my hair and skin care routine were invaluable. On my wedding day my hair and makeup exceeded my wildest expectations, and it was all thanks to Kara pairing me with the outstanding team of Markia and Mandy!

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    Lauren, we feel the exact same about you!! I love making sure you have your dream team for your big day!

    Jacqueline Magill

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  • I would highly recommend Best Face Forward! They really took care of me and my unique needs. I was so pleased with the results!

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    Jacqueline- thank you so much! I'm so glad we were able to take care of you and your cousin at home and have your MIL taken care of elsewhere!! We are wishing you all the best in Colombia!!

    Catherine Romadka-Fahl

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    5 out of 5
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  • After having some trouble with another vendor, I ended up searching for hair & makeup artists on Wedding Wire around 2 weeks before the wedding. Kara responded quickly and also reached out to me via text since it was such a quick turnaround time. This was made a huge impact on me, since I was able to ask all of the questions I had and voice my concerns immediately. She was very considerate of my concerns about my hair texture and eye shape, I am Asian, which can cause some products/methods not to work/stay on as long as they should. Most makeup melts off my face/eyes in minutes whether waterproof, high-end, drugstore, etc. However, I felt very at ease, and she worked with me to set up a trial in the days I would be in town for my wedding. I felt better since I had completed all the in depth questionnaires and read all of the faqs and contract details beforehand, so I knew exactly what I was getting/what needed to be done. Bri and Susanne were my hair and makeup artists, respectivel... Read more

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    Catherine, you were so wonderful!! Clients like you make our life easy even if the date is soon approaching!! All the best!! Xoxox!!

    Meg T

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    5 out of 5
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  • I was probably not a typical bride - we did a simple wedding with as little fuss as possible, which meant no attendants, our moms did their own makeup, etc. I knew I wanted to have my hair and makeup professionally done because I have very basic beauty skills and it stresses me out. But so many vendors require you to have more than one person from the wedding party get a service. Thankfully, Best Face Forward had no problem just working with me. Bri (hair) and Susanne (makeup) were friendly, professional, and happy to make adjustments from the trial look to the day-of. I highly recommend!

    Azam Shafiee

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  • Due to my schedule and not living in the area of where my wedding was being held, this company went above and beyond to schedule a trial for me at the with not much notice. They accommodated my crazy schedule and paired me with an amazing hair and makeup stylist named Markia. She was absolutely perfect and not only is she so talented, she is so very nice!! My trial makeup and hair was flawless and I felt even more beautiful on my wedding day. I cannot express enough how happy I was with my service, the accommodation that was given, and overall the professionalism this company showed. If I ever have another time where I need these services, I know who to call.

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    Azam- you were the BEST way to start a year out!! We are so thankful for a gem like you!!! Thank you so much for your business! xoxo!

    Caitlin

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  • I hired Best Face Forward for makeup services for myself and 6 bridesmaids. Working with Kara was easy and she was very responsive. I was paired with Alena as my makeup artist and she did a fantastic job! She was very accommodating when I had to reschedule my trial last-minute. I don't really wear make-up so was a bit nervous, but she really listened to what I wanted and had helpful suggestions. She was very professional and friendly, and all of my bridesmaids were happy with their look. And the makeup stayed put! There were a lot of forms to fill out initially, which was a little intimidating, but the process ended up being very easy and smooth. Thank you Best Face Forward!

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    So wonderful to see this pop up in my email-- you are so wonderful. It's always the best to have vendor friends who choose us!! We are honored and it was our pleasure!!!!

    Jordan

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    5 out of 5
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  • When searching for a Makeup and Hairstylist for my wedding, I didn't want just me to look fabulous, but I also wanted my girls as well. We are all women of color and I wanted a vendor that knew how to work with our skin tones and hair textures and I was not disappointed! Kara and Leanne took care of us and answered all my questions and concerns and boy did they deliver! Kara also gave my Groom a Grooms Facial, so he wasn't so shiny! They were highly professional and personable, I completely loved them! Not only did I look fab, but so did my girls. I highly recommend them! Thank you so much!

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    Jordan you are SOOOOOO much fun!!!! Thanks so much for giving us such a fun experience and teaching us all things about Sailor Moon!!

    Jessica G.

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  • While planning, I was nervous because I wanted to find the right vendor for hair and makeup. I wasn't worried after I met Kara. She made me laugh at my trial and took the time to learn my style and regular beauty routine. On my wedding day she did my makeup as well as hair and makeup for my bridesmaids, my mom, and my husband's mom. My mom is particularly picky about her hair and makeup, so I was thrilled when my mom's reaction to her look was "Wow, that's wonderful!" Leanne was awesome to work with too! They are both talented, on-time, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend Best Face Forward!

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    I'm horrible for my delayed reply, but man have you been one of the most laid back, sweetest brides ever! Thankful for you and your sweet mom!!!

    Ariana Panbechi

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  • I cannot recommend Best Face Forward enough for your wedding/special occasion! My wife and I worked with Kara and Leanne for our wedding, and I can honestly say our day would not have been the same without them. My wife and I both have very sensitive skin, and Kara took care to use (and recommend for future use) products that would not irritate our skin. Leanne perfected the wedding hairstyle I had only dreamed of! Not only were they incredibly professional and clearly experts in their crafts, but my bridal party and I had the best time getting ready with them on the morning of. I have never felt so beautiful and elegant, and it is all thanks to Kara and Leanne!!

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    Let's do it all again!!! PLEASE!!!! Here's to the coolest wives we've ever met!! Thankful to call you both our friends now!!! xoxoxo

    Maureen

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  • I can’t say enough!! Our wedding was last October and Best Face Forward was OUTSTANDING! Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write a review! Kara was so prompt, thorough and professional with emails! Answering any questions I had. The hair and make up trial made me feel SO at ease. I wanted almost zero make up and pretty but relaxed hair. Was so wonderful to meet the artists and go over ideas before the big day. We also lived out of state which made things tricky. Day of...I couldn’t of asked for more! I had the minimal make up I wanted, but still looked extra special and I LOVED my hair. My bridesmaids, knowing me, did not want to out do my ‘low key’ look. Our artists (I’m sorry I can’t recall names but I love you all) also understood and we ALL looked amazing. Would recommend to anyone! Thank you all for making our day perfect. Mo and Steve

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