Our BEAUTY Team

Kara Waggoner Makeup Artistry and beauty team, are committed to delivering professional, exceptional quality artistry, instilling confidence in women, while enhancing their natural beauty. We love getting to know our clients, and are always a simple call or email away! 2018 is kicking off in style with on-site airbrushing services and lash enhancements for gorgeous weddings, exciting senior portraits, business branding and headshots. Each artist is hand picked for their exceptional talent and notable achievements. We believe in community first, and are dedicated to serving the women in our local and extended MD/DC/VA region. 

 
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KARA WAGGONER

"You are more precious than rubies." Proverbs 31:10

I still remember my mom and grandma taking me to the Clinique counter when I was 9 years old. Sitting at the counter I was in awe of all the beautiful colors, textures, and sparkle. I felt like a princess applying my "rouge" as mom-mom called it. I think my smile lit up the whole room! It was love at first sight, I was hooked. 10 years following, in 2004, my journey with MAC cosmetics emerged where I became a professional licensed artist and explored my creativity. After becoming advanced certified, I moved to Tampa, Florida to take on a new challenge as Operations Manager and broaden my managerial skills. Pursuing my dreams fearlessly, in 2009, I took on the big apple, New York City, where I opened the Shu Uemura Counter in the flagship store Bloomingdales on 59th Street. I was trained under the lead master artists of the Shu Uemura brand and embraced my new city life living in Chelsea. Over the past 14 years (I swear I'm on my third 29th birthday lol), I have also had the honor of working for Laura Mercier, Bare Escentuals, Estee Lauder and ULTA.  My work has been featured on The Cooking Channel, Wedding Lovely, Tidewater and Tulle, and Hill City Bride.

October 16, 2015 *aka* the happiest day of my life!! I married my prince charming, Kyle, and our lives journeyed to our home here, in Richmond, Virginia. I'm a dog mom to our sweet baby girl Lilly, and if I ever win the lottery- dream of opening an animal rescue. I could eat sushi everyday, all day, and love to try new things! Hawaii is our favorite vaca spot, and my favorite movie is "Clueless" which I can quote in my sleep. Growing up I wanted to be a dentist, my Dad said he would rather go to jail lol. Kyle has been my biggest supporter and truly gave me the confidence to start my own company. I never stopped dreaming and here I am, beyond blessed. I am so extremely grateful to God for giving me the ability to help women feel beautiful, confident and unique. I am thankful for each and every one of you! 

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CALY EMERSON

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE...EVEN THE WORD SAYS, "I'M POSSIBLE."- AUDREY HEPBURN

Caly has been a professional makeup artist, here in her hometown of Richmond, VA for the past two years. Her passion for artistry and travel has led her to NYC, where she trained with Mario Dedivanovic, of "Makeup By Mario," and her work has been published on Wedding Sparrow. She empowers women through art, beauty and self confidence, all while planning her own upcoming dream wedding to her soulmate. You could say she has a slight obsession with Audrey Hepburn, her fur baby, and of course, her ultimate pride and joy, her makeup kit! Caly is an incredibly talented artist, whether you are looking for a modern, trendy, cutting edge beauty look or a classic, timeless, elegance, she's eager to create and collaborate with her clients.

 

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ANGELA AYRES

BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL WOMAN IS A TRIBE OF OTHER SUCCESSFUL WOMEN WHO HAVE HER BACK.

Angela's passion for art began as a little girl whose talent stems from her father, a professional artist and photographer. 9 years ago, a stay at home mom with a dream, began honing in on her makeup craft. Being a photographers daughter, she has grown up in the wedding industry, spending her adolescent years assisting her dad on weddings. Working alongside him for such special occasions over the years has given Angela a deep appreciation of the importance of every detail that goes into these memorable moments.

Since launching her beauty career, she has had the opportunity to be trained by industry leaders in Dallas, NYC, and Los Angeles. She also has taught makeup artistry for the last 4 years to students studying cosmetology at her local vocational high school. Angela has served on the regional skills USA board as a judge for their makeup artistry program the last 2 years.

Angela loves collaborating with other stylists, makeup artists, photographers, and fashion designers to sharpen each others creative skills.  She loves seeing the unique beauty in their art, and thrives off positive energy and good vibes she receives from like minded people.