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 Coordinator

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.


 

Testimonials

Rachel & Lauren
"We have worked with Ana and her company for quite a number of years now. She is the first on our list to recommend to all of our wedding and portrait clients and we are always thrilled to work with her!"

Rachel & Lauren

Owners
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Kassie C.
"Highly recommend Makeup By Ana B!! Not only did my girls and I look and feel beautiful on the big day but Ana and her team were so much fun and easy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone needing hair and makeup services 100 times over!"

Kassie C.

Bride (2018)
Corinne P.
"Ana and her team have been amazing to work with over the last few months! They were incredibly responsive, professional, and are all extremely talented! Our hair and makeup looked flawless all day and withstood all of the sweat and tears without issue! The services proved by Ana’s team were well worth the money and I would absolutely recommend them for anyone’s event makeup/hair needs!"

Corinne P.

Bride (2018)
Susannah M.
"Ana is an incredibly talented makeup artist and hairstylist. I have had the opportunity to work with her many times and I would absolutely recommend her to others!"

Susannah M.

Owner
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