Our Story

Who We Are

Makeup by Ana B began as a one-woman show in Ana’s condo basement back in 2010. Fast forward now and the company has flourished into a collaborative team of beauty artists now known as MAB Artistry, with a studio space in the heart of Tysons Corner, Virginia, and hundreds of glowing reviews including “Best Makeup Studio” by Modern Luxury Magazine in 2022.

MAB Artistry is the recipient of WeddingWire’s Couples Choice and Bride’s Choice Award for eleven consecutive years (2012-2023), providing beauty services for Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and specializing in natural and dramatic beauty looks.

MAB Artistry’s team of excellent makeup artists and hairstylists handle on-site services for both small and large wedding parties, photoshoots, galas, and corporate events. MAB Artistry is recognized as a premier beauty service company with over 300 five-star reviews on WeddingWire, Google, Yelp, and Facebook. In addition, MAB Artistry partners yearly with the NFL’s Washington Commanders for their All-Star Survivors Charity Event. MAB Artistry is also the go-to company for many top DC vendors in both the wedding and corporate industry with clients such as Sweet Root Village, Dr. Munique Maia, NFL’s Washington Commanders, Grit & Grace, Lauryn Prattes Events, Accenture, Inova Hospital and Wedding Wire Pro.


Modern Luxury Best of the City “Best Makeup Studio” 2022
WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Winner 2012-2023
WeddingWire Brides Choice Winner 2012-2023
Washingtonian Top Recommended 2020-2023


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Ana Buitrago

Ana Buitrago

Owner / Hair and Makeup Artist

Ana Buitrago began her makeup career as a retail artist for MAC Cosmetics in 2010 and quickly realized her love for creating stunning looks for her clients. In 2011, Ana established her freelance business “Makeup by Ana B” in the basement of her parents home while raising three young boys with her husband. She soon discovered that her clients were seeking hair styling as well, which led to her mastering the art of updos for brides and special events. As Ana's reputation for excellence in artistry grew, so did her clientele. 

Her passion to mentor others became a reality as she trained and added talented stylists to her team also known as “MAB Artistry”. Ana is proud to have helped grow the careers of over 70 beauty professionals over the last 10 years through MAB’s extensive training, network, and luxury client base, and continues to empower the next generation of beauty bosses through MAB Academy.

Monica Funes

Monica Funes

Business Manager
Monica was born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland. In 2018, she graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus with a bachelor’s degree in HR Management. With a passion for traveling, Monica was fortunate to have studied abroad in Florence, Italy for a semester while also site-seeing other countries throughout Europe.

Monica has been working with MAB since 2017 and has served as the Studio/Business Manager, connecting our clients to our professional team of hairstylists and makeup artists. Monica is the go-to person to get your event booked and scheduled as smoothly as possible!

In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, hiking, working out, drinking bubble tea, and binge-watching Netflix shows.

Karolina Hoover

Karolina Hoover

Social Media Coordinator

Karolina, a Ukrainian native, embarked on her American journey through the Work and Travel USA program, where she met her husband while working as a lifeguard. Officially relocating to the U.S. in 2019, she transitioned from a successful six-year career in event planning to become the Assistant Coordinator at MAB.

Her educational pursuits led her to a master's degree in marketing, propelling her into the role of MAB's Social Media Coordinator. Karolina's diverse experiences uniquely equip her to understand and connect with clients from various backgrounds.

Outside of work, she finds joy in family visits, skiing adventures, and exploring new destinations year-round.

Bianca Lara

Bianca Lara

Hiring and Training Manager

With over a decade of bridal beauty experience, Bianca Lara, an accomplished esthetician and makeup artist seamlessly integrated into the Makeup by Ana B team in 2017. Having contributed to the beauty journeys of more than 200 brides, she's gained recognition for her unwavering work ethic and the talent to bring a bride's beauty vision to fruition.

Acknowledging her passion for crafting beautiful moments, Bianca assumed the pivotal role of hiring and training manager at Makeup by Ana B. In this capacity, she is diligently focused on helping curate a team of artists who mirror MAB Artistry’s commitment to creativity and enhancing the allure of the MAB bride.



Jennifer S.
"I am so happy I chose the MAB team for my wedding day! Having had little experience with getting my makeup professionally done, I was very nervous about not looking like myself, but they made me and bridal party look absolutely gorgeous! I am so thankful that they worked with us to make sure everything went so smoothly, despite some last minute scheduling issues. The week of the wedding, we realized we needed to add another makeup artist so we could stay on schedule and they worked with us to add a second artist and made sure I could stay as stress free as possible on my wedding day. They accommodated the various looks that my bridesmaids/mom/mother-in-law wanted with ease. Highly recommend!!"

Jennifer S.

Bride (Apr. 2023)
Erin S.
"I booked MAB for my November 2022 wedding, and I'm so glad I did. Short story: if you're thinking about it, go ahead and hire them. Ana (makeup) and Ester (hair) did an incredible job. They did a trial for both me and my mom to make sure we were on the same page about what we wanted. They even stayed late to let me try one extra hairstyle. The day of the wedding, they showed up prepared and on time and did hair and makeup for a big party (10-ish people) and everyone looked absolutely stunning! My hair and makeup stayed in place all night, which is very impressive because I was dancing pretty much nonstop once the reception started. "

Erin S.

Bride (Nov. 2022)
Becca F.
"Working with MAB was a great experience from start to finish! Their office/administrative staff was extremely organized and communicative, and I never had to worry about my appointments, timeline, contract specificities, etc. I was able to flexibly schedule a hair and makeup trial at their beautiful studio, and they made sure to spend lots of time with me talking through what I wanted and then discussing my feedback. I was indecisive about how I wanted to do my hair, and they accommodated me to schedule multiple trials, even just a few weeks before my wedding. I had 11 women getting hair and makeup done for my wedding, and the team arrived early/on-time, worked through everyone efficiently, and made us all feel so relaxed and glamorous on wedding day. They preemptively scheduled in touch-up time in our day-of schedule. I got a ton of compliments on how beautiful everyone's hair and makeup were. These artists are truly the best of the best--so talented and such great judgment about how to make everyone's natural beauty shine through. "

Becca F.

Bride (Dec. 2022)
Emily N.
"We got married in May 2023 and I would high recommend Makeup by Ana B. I found them in summer of 2022 and they were available for my date needed. It was difficult looking for other hair/makeup vendors and trying to piece together the cost and if they were available, that is why I recommend makeup by Ana B! It is one stop shop for all of your hair and makeup needs. They will provide you with the best hair and makeup artists and it was a great experience start to finish!"

Emily N.

Bride (May 2023)