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Alina Karaman is a makeup artist and hair stylist, serving Washington, DC/VA/MD areas on-site. Wedding, grooming, evening, red carpet, TV makeup and hair is her specialty. Named as one of the best places for wedding hair and makeup in DC by CBS DC, also a freelance artist for Turner Network (CNN) and FOX.

Alina's goal is to make you feel beautiful on your special day - wedding, engagement, event or photo shoot - you name it. Your makeup and hair will last, and you will feel and look great! 

 

Alina has worked on numerous weddings, and  publishing's such as New York Post, Inside Counsel, Washington Life, I am Modern, Global Women Magazine, Ca Va, B-52 (Ukraine), and Tuning (Ukraine). In addition, she has worked for many events, including  the Kennedy Center Honor Awards in 2012 and the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2011 and 2012.

Please check Alina's portfolios, because pictures are worth a thousand words. For the latest work in live stream please follow Alina's Instagram account @alinagkar or serach by #MakeupAndHairByAlinaKaraman #MakeupByAlinaKaraman #HairByAlinaKaraman

Only high quality professional makeup and hair cosmetics is used, airbrush makeup is available and doesn't cost you extra

You will get a very fast response to any of your questions by email  YourBeauty@AlinaKaraman.com Or you can always call us  202-2572447

Hayley
12/1/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
This review is for bridal makeup trial: I contacted Alina with an extremely short timeline after an unsuccessful trial with another company. Alina answered my email straight away and we worked out a trial time. Before Alina showed up I lost hope in looking good on my wedding day: all the beautiful bridal pictures online? they're natural beauties, and I can never look like that. Alina showed up on our trial day and we immediately started working together. She took in my preferences for make up: keeping everything natural and fresh, and did a wonderful wonderful job. She used all top quality products, and did not cause any irritation to my super sensitive skin. I am Asian, with hooded eyelids. Alina is the first make up artist I have ever had who customized make up to my facial structure. The eye cream she applied even brought my super puffy allergy eyes down! what more can i say? And hair, I have extremely short hair. Before the trial I even thought about just keeping them as it is. I showed Alina a couple pictures, but not exactly sure whether or not they could be done on my hair. However she went above and beyond. I could not believe that was my own head. Both my make up and hair held up extremely well, and I received tons of compliments. Thank you, Alina, for helping me regaining hope for my wedding day. I cannot wait for my big day :)
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC responded with the following comments:
Hayley, thank you for your great review, before the wedding! I'm happy we were able to find the style for you that you liked, and look forward to see you soon on your wedding day! Thank you for posting this photo from the trial, I love it!
Ann
11/4/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I would highly recommend Alina Karaman for any of your hair and makeup needs! My daughter and I had our makeup and hair done by her for my daughters wedding. We both had pictures of what we wanted, and she did that, exactly. She is professional, friendly, on time and is excellent at what she does. She is extremely talented and anyone should be pleased with her services! Also, we had an evening wedding, I slept in my makeup and lashes and it still looked good the next day!
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC responded with the following comments:
Ann, thank you for a great review, I was happy to be a part of your daughter's day, looking forward to see photos of this amazing event!
Ashley
11/4/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alina did hair and makeup for me and my mom for my wedding, and she did the most AMAZING job! Before the wedding, Alina came to my home for the hair and makeup trial. After talking with her about my vision and showing her inspiration photos, she created my dream wedding look which she also replicated for my wedding day! The hair and makeup looked beautiful, was comfortable, and lasted all day. Alina also has a lot of professionalism in that she is very friendly with her clients, is on time, and completes the looks in the time allotted with ease and perfection. Thank you for making me feel so special on my wedding day, Alina!
Norma
10/28/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I am the mother of the groom and decided to hire Alina Karaman for all the women in the wedding party for makeup and hair. Alina and her staff were prompt, efficient, and gave us all beautiful makeup and hair-doos for the wedding. The bride looked stunning with flawless airbrushed makeup, a beautiful up-doo that was breathtaking. She looked and most importantly, felt like a princess. Alina and her staff kept to the scheduled timeline and we were right on time for our pictures. I would hire her and her staff again. Thanks for a beautiful wedding doos and makeup Alina!
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC responded with the following comments:
Norma, thanks a lot for this wonderful review, and for this amazing photo! We loved working with your party and had a great time, thank you for letting us be a part of Kayla's very special day!
Jessica
10/14/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I typically do not write reviews (no, seriously, I don't!) but Alina and her team are absolutely fabulous! Alina was nothing but accommodating which took a lot of pressure off with all the other planning I had to tackle for the wedding. Our wedding was DIY so everything from explaining services, pricing, coordinating the trial and creating a color coded agenda for hair and makeup for 6 people reduced my stress level immensely! Not only was she flexible and organized, she, as well as her team, completed 6 hair and makeup services at a high quality of work. All the ladies that received hair and makeup couldn't stop talking about how fabulous they looked and felt, and the only person that received a trial was me. That says a lot about the experience and knowledge Alina and her team had to make everyone look and feel beautiful on-the-spot (and they work quickly and effeciently!). I can't say enough good things and strongly recommend Alina and her team to any bride exploring hair and makeup services for their big day!
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC responded with the following comments:
Jessica, thank you for kind words, we are thrilled you loved everything, I'm happy we were a good help to make your day unforgettable!
Leigh
9/23/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alina and her team did the hair and makeup for my September wedding. She was extremely kind, responsive, and flexible throughout my wedding planning process. She listened to my preferences during the trial and did a great job with adapting to my tastes. I loved my hair and makeup on the day of and would recommend her to anyone looking for a hair and makeup stylist at their wedding.
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC responded with the following comments:
Leigh, thank you for your kind words and great review! It was a pleasure to work with you and your friends and family! We had wonderful time!
Tess
9/16/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My sister's wedding venue and date had to change last minute, and Alina was available and so accommodating dealing with our last minute requests! She made everyone look so beautiful and was a kind and reassuring presence to have around on the day -of the event. The entire bridal party was so happy with their hair styling. Alina could not have been more professional. She is an excellent hair stylist- I only wish we had opted to have her do our make up too :) Highly recommend Alina for weddings or any events where professional hair and make up are required.
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC responded with the following comments:
Tess, thank you for inviting me to be the part of your sister's day, I'm glad we were able to do everything without the trial, I had great time meeting everyone!
Sara
8/17/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alina is amazing! not only she created the look I wanted, she went above and beyond helping me choose the right hair style for my day! I recommend Alina to anyone she is professional and she is well worth it! Thank you
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC responded with the following comments:
Sara, thank you for a great review! I'm glad we met!
Annie
6/11/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alina and her team is just awesome. I loved my hair and makeup on my wedding day. It was perfect , I got a lot of compliments and didn't look caked, makeup looked natural. I had a mix of south Asian and Western ceremony with no time to change makeup in the middle and it went great with both the dresses. Her girls were great too, my mother and all the girls were so happy with their hair and makeup. I highly recommend her!
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC responded with the following comments:
Annie, thank you for a great review, thank you for letting us be the part of your big day! Thank you for great gift bags, so cute!
Beth
6/3/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alina and her team are absolutely wonderful. They were able to accommodate a very large wedding party and everyone looked BEAUTIFUL. She responded quickly and made every change I requested after my trial run. I was blown away by the final result and she's great to work with! The whole team made getting ready fun and enjoyable and I would recommend her to any bride out there. Absolute perfection!
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC responded with the following comments:
Beth, thank you for a wonderful review, we are happy everything went well and smoothly! I was surprised with your organization skills!
Allison
5/6/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alina's team was excellent! From the start, Alina was responsive, accommodating and easy to work with. She was already booked the day of my wedding, but assured me she had a trusted team of stylists to send. She did not disappoint. Zhanna, Mandy and Rita were amazing. My six bridesmaids and I all had such a positive, enjoyable experience with these three ladies. Everyone's look was natural and beautiful.
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC responded with the following comments:
Allison, I'm very happy to hear that everything went smoothly, we are glad you loved the services! Thank you for your great feedback!
kimberly
5/6/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alina was GREAT! Her look is natural and stunning. Her assistants were excellent as well! She did great work and everyone was happy with their look at the end. A few people asked for changes which were made quickly and easily with no argument. Would hire her again for any big event. I personally just love her personality and conversation. She is a great person, fun, pleasant, and strong. Flexible and honest about what will work and look good.
Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman, LLC responded with the following comments:
Kim, thanks a lot for your great review, we are very happy you were pleased with our work, and we ourselves had a great time with you while enjoying great views of the venue!
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Beauty & Health
What beauty services do you offer?
Consultations, Group Services, Hair, Licensed, Makeup, Men's Grooming, Multiple Stylists
What hair services do you offer?
Blowouts, Updos/Styling
What makeup services do you offer?
Airbrush Makeup, Contour Makeup, Fake Lashes, Tattoo Coverage
What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?
20
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