Makeup by Holly deserves more than 5 stars!! Holly created a process for me to follow for speaking engagements, workshops that last all day, as well as a skin care routine that even I can follow! Holly also took the time to explain what products were "must haves" v. those that I might want to consider. She reviewed all of the expiration dates on my stash, updated those that work best for my wardrobe at this time of year, and let me take the time to write notes. This was an exceptional value! I managed to recreate one of the looks on my own for a networking function this morning.
~ Wendy B
A woman having her photo taken can be a very unsettling thing. I can in all certainty say this was not the case for my daughter. This was by far one of the best experiences of Tyler's life and mine as well. We were quite nervous not knowing what to expect. From the moment she walked in the door, Kim, Holly and Naomi put her mind at ease that she would be awesome and she was! It was not just about having a picture taken, it was much much more. Tyler has always been a self starter, team player and go getter, but the moment she stepped in front of that camera I saw a very different Tyler. Her strength, confidence and poise was absolutely wonderful to watch. This is an experience that every woman should have. I am woman hear me roar!
Holly is an Amazing Make up Artists!!!! I received many compliments on how Gorgeous my make up was on my wedding day.
I've already recommended her. I will be using her services for my daughter.
Thank you sooo much Holly!!!!
I would highly recommend Makeup By Holly to anyone that wants to look beautiful for their event!
Holly was great to work with and she was always prompt in returning calls and responding to emails.
Outside of being a great business professional, she is great at her craft. I am someone that doesn't generally wear makeup outside of mascara and lip gloss but Holly was patient with me during our bridal consultation and helped me find a look that I felt comfortable in for my wedding. I had a large bridal party of nine that included ladies of all hues with different needs for their skin and Holly and her assistant made us all look great on my wedding day! I received compliments on my lashes and my makeup the entire evening at my wedding!
Thank you so much Holly, I look forward to working with you on future events!
The new "Mrs. Waller"!! :)
~ Mrs. Waller
I am more than pleased that I chose Holly to be the make-up artist for my 2 events. I have never felt so special and beautiful as when Holly put on her miracle work for me. I continue to get feedback on how beautiful I appeared on both my wedding day and the wedding reception that followed over 1 month later. Holly paid much attention to detail and getting it right for me even with bad lighting.
Holly apparently schedules well as she did not seem hurried or rushed. My mother, photographer and bridesmaid were present and Holly kept working like no problem.... She is professional, ON TIME, patient and reasonable. I would chose her again and recommend her to others. She is worth the money.
Special thanks to Holly for making my special days happy and fondly memorable!
Holly was amazing to work with! I searched long and hard for an area makeup artist that specialized in all skin tones. I even considered makeup artists from NJ, Philadelphia, MD, DC, and the Charlottesville area. For a while, I played phone and email tag with some of Richmond's "best" makeup artists just to be turned off by their lack of professionalism.
Holly was always professional, returning emails and calls in a timely manner. She was helpful in figuring out a timeline for the day of as well. We did two makeup trials on two separate occasions just to help me figure out an exact look for the day of. I appreciate that she was so dedicated to helping me get my perfect look. On the day of the wedding, Holly showed up bright and early before 6am and got right to work. I'm very impressed by her work ethic.
Holly even helped one of my bridesmaids apply some body makeup with no extra charge just to make her feel good about herself the day of the wedding. My bridesmaids still talk about how nice she was!
My makeup was flawless. My bridesmaids looked lovely! I got so many compliments on my makeup that I still consult with Holly for other projects when possible.
I'd recommend Holly for all of your makeup needs!
Makeup by Holly is now the only make up artist I will hire personally and professionally. Holly Byrd is a consummate professional. Her attention to detail, enthusiasm and ability to listen and discern what is best for her client is truly remarkable. If you are looking for a make up artist for your wedding day, Holly is the artist you should hire. Unfortunately the hour before my wedding was very chaotic, Holly's calm/reassuring presence greatly assisted in changing the mood of my wedding party to one of mayhem to calmness. She went over and above in terms of providing exceptional customer of service.
Holly is an amazingly gifted makeup artist. She is also a joy to work with (and of course beautiful inside and out)! I look forward to working with her again in the near future.
Thank you Holly for being a part of my special day! My husband told me I looked so pretty and he was holding back tears. Everyone was telling me how beautiful I looked and that if I had wings I would fly away, seriously like 7 people told me that. I am definitely going to tell all my friends and Brides to be about Makeup by Holly.
Customer service was awesome from the consultation to the day of the wedding.
Very professional and would recommend holly to everyone!
On the most important day of my life so far, Holly made me look and more importantly, feel beautiful. Her professionalism and attention to detail is remarkable. As a person who wears basically no make-up on a regular basis, it was very important to me to not be overdone. Holly crafted a look that was both glamorous and natural at the same time. I am so very appreciative for her contribution to my wedding day. Thank you Holly B!
~ Shamika B.
I couldn't have been happier with the service provided by "Makeup By Holly." This was my first experience and as a mature woman, I wasn't sure what to expect. Holly was very professional in every respect and I looked lovely and felt comfortable throughout my wedding day. I would rate Holly with 5 stars any day and am happy to recommend her services to others. Thank you, Holly!
My experience with MakeupbyHolly was wonderful. I am a woman who doesn’t ordinarily wear make- up and Holly understood that. She was patient and listened to what I wanted and delivered. My wedding photos where flawless. I received so many compliments and felt beautiful on that day. I recommended Holly recently to another bride who I knew would love the quality of her services.
I am very thankful that I decided to do this for myself. I am very thankful to Kim and Holly for making me come alive on the canvas....They made the shoot fun and I had a great time that day....They made me feel beautiful inside and out....I recommend it for any woman to do for themselves.
I had the privilege of meeting Holly at Ulta on Saturday to pick out new eye shadow colors and new brushes. I had learned from Holly’s group make up class I needed a refresh and newer tools.
After our Ulta trip Holly worked with me one on one for tips on ways to apply my eyeshadow with the new colors and how to contour my cheeks with a new bronzer.
I would highly recommend Holly’s group class and a one on one session with her. Both were very informative and very fun.
Holly Byrd Miller first applied makeup for me at a Kim Brundage Photography headshot party. I loved the way she worked, with a gentle, sure touch. The results were phenomenal. My face had never looked so good, yet so natural. I never dreamed I'd have an opportunity to learn any of her techniques. So I was thrilled to learn that Holly was teaching classes and coaching clients on skincare and makeup application. As a teen, I had enjoyed playing with makeup but, as I got older, I'd become confused by the vast numbers of techniques, products and tools. I wanted to speed up my morning routine, reduce product confusion and clutter and learn how to apply makeup for my business videos. I assumed Holly might teach me a few key tips and tricks. Imagine my surprise when I ended up with four pages of detailed notes! I was amazed at the wealth of knowledge Holly brought to my kitchen table. And, thanks to her enthusiasm, the entire process was great fun. She loves teaching, patiently answers each question and gives clear guidance. She helped me reduce the number of products I apply, she steered me toward several incredible products that I will never want to be without, she showed me how to match foundation perfectly to my skin color and how to airbrush on top of a light base to quickly, easily achieve a camera-ready, long-lasting finish. I was most surprised by (what I call) her non-surgical face lift - a contour/blush/highlight technique. That blew my mind! What she taught me about eye makeup changed everything I had been attempting to do to brighten my eyes. In the end, after the fun and laughter, I felt I had time-traveled to middle school. Holly brought the joy back to playing with makeup. Whether you want to enhance your skincare, to streamline your routine or to find options for creating new looks, don't hesitate to give yourself the gift of Holly's coaching.
~ Gloria, Author, Wizard Workforce Development
The PCMA Education Foundation event was a big success. People loved the lounge, the experience and ultimately their service. Your stylists were very professional, sweet and good at what they do. We will definitely be doing this event next year and you will certainly be my first call when that time comes.
~ Jessica, Founder & President, J. Shea Events
Holly and her stylists are very professional. I know I can count on them to be consistently professional and give excellent customer service.
~ Kim, Photographer, Kim Brundage Photography
We can’t thank you enough! You do an outstanding job making our CEO look great on camera. You have an incredible gift not only as a make-up artist, but as a true professional.
~ Meredith, Director of Operations, Expert Leverage