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 10 years 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 “Most Recommended” by Washingtonian Weddings Magazine in 2020.

MAB Artistry is the recipient of WeddingWire’s Couples Choice and Bride’s Choice Award for nine consecutive years (2012-2020), 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 200 five-star reviews on Wedding Wire, Google, Yelp, and Facebook. The company has been featured in many publications including Modern Luxury, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, Style Me Pretty Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, Maharani Weddings, and Wedding Wire’s Featured Artist. In addition, MAB Artistry partners yearly with the NFL’s Washington Redskins 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, McLean Dermatology, NFL’s Washington Redskins, Grit & Grace, Lauryn Prattes Events, Accenture, Inova Hospital and Wedding Wire Pro.

 

WHO WE ARE

Ana Buitrago

Ana Buitrago

Owner / Hair and Makeup Artist

Ana began her professional makeup artistry career as a retail artist for MAC Cosmetics in 2010 where she received training in makeup application and product knowledge.

In 2011, she established her freelance business while raising three young boys with her husband. Ana realized that many of her makeup clients were asking and wanting hair services as well; so, in 2013 she began learning how to upstyle for brides and special events eventually adding these services to the business.

Through word of mouth, her reputation for excellence in artistry grew and so did her clientele. Her passion to mentor others became a reality as she trained and added more stylists to her team. Ana's goal continues to be the same today as it was the day she started...to provide quality service and amazing customer care, to help our clients feel beautiful and confident on their most important days and all the days in between!



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.

For the past three years, Monica has served as the Business Coordinator 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

Assistant Coordinator

Karolina was born and raised in Ukraine but got her first taste of America through a U.S. government-sponsored program called Work and Travel USA! While working as a lifeguard during that program, Karolina met her husband and officially moved to the U.S. in 2019.

Before becoming the Assistant Coordinator at MAB, she was an event planner for six years. She decided to pursue a master's degree in marketing and eventually became a marketing manager. Her unique experiences in both industries have helped her understand different perspectives from diverse clients.

When Karolina is not working, she loves visiting her family, skiing, and traveling year-round.


 

Testimonials

Maggie D.
"Hala and Lexi were phenomenal - very professional, diligent and took the necessary precautions for my small COVID wedding in 2020. They did a great job and I felt beautiful. I was so grateful that they were still willing to come given the circumstances and it only made me that much more excited to work with them again in 2021 for our larger wedding. Scheduling was also very easy and they were always very responsive. I didn’t have all my girls for the small 2020 wedding and they had no problem waiving the minimum payment to accommodate the circumstances. Highly recommended!"

Maggie D.

Bride (Nov. 2021)
Haley B.
"MAB was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process! I booked only hair services for my wedding day for me and 8 other girls! The contract process was so easy and they were very transparent about costs and policies! Mindy did my hair and it was more than I could have even asked for! She was so sweet and fun to work with and fit right in with all of my girls! Everyone was so happy with how their hair turned out and we got so many compliments! I would highly recommend booking them for your event!!"

Haley B.

Bride (Aug. 2021)
Samantha E.
"My artists for my wedding day were Mindy (hair) and Bianca (makeup), and I couldn't be happier with them! They both were lovely, kind, professional and made me feel so beautiful on my special day. They worked with me and my bridesmaids, listened to our feedback, and happily made adjustments until everyone was thrilled with their final look. I loved my trial too, which was great to get to meet the ladies beforehand. The staff at MAB is very friendly, responsive and easy to work with. A great price and a favorite business among me and many fellow Virginia brides. Cannot recommend them enough!!!"

Samantha E.

Bride (Sept. 2021)
Loryn M.
"I'm so glad I chose Makeup by Ana B for our wedding. They were responsive, professional, and talented. Cori (hair) and Tanya (makeup) made me feel like my best self and the wedding day hair/makeup was identical to what I loved at the trial. All of the bridesmaids, etc. felt beautiful and the artists really listened to what each individual wanted. I would recommend them to anyone!"

Loryn M.

Bride (Nov. 2021)