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
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.
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.
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.