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.
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!
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.