Lena Kerner in Leesburg, VA

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Elena did makeup and hair for three of us (women ranging in age from 30 to 70). We all wanted to look natural but good in wedding photos. The result was perfect; we all looked lovely and lively but not overdone. Lena has an eye for each individual face and where it can be enhanced (and flaws minimized). My weakness is that my eyes look small in photos but, whatever Elena did, my eyes looked big and beautiful. Despite the heat and humidity, our makeup and hairstyles lasted all day and night. Elena was very prompt and thorough communicating beforehand, she knew how much time to allow so we would be ready on time without rushing and she arrived when she said she would. I recommend Lena completely and without hesitation to anyone wanting to look as gorgeous as possible. Thank you Lena.

-- Caroline,   6/24/2018   5 out of 5 Stars

Lena was absolutely amazing! She was quick to answer my inquiry and was very up front about what was to be done and how much it should cost. She showed up a little early to set up so that she was ready to start at my appointment time. My hair and makeup turned out beautiful and was perfect for the event I was attending! I would definitely recommend her and will definitely be back when I need hair and makeup done.

-- Ameerah A,   5/5/2018   5 out of 5 Stars

HIGHLY RECOMMEND Lena if you are getting married! I am so happy with how my hair and makeup turned out for my big day! I asked for a natural look, and she knocked it out of the park. In addition to my hair and makeup, she did my 6 bridesmaids and my mother and future mother in law’s makeup. They were all very pleased with their looks. Lena was prompt, organised, and she stayed on schedule leaving us time to relax before heading to our venue. Again - highly recommend - you won’t be disappointed with the quality of her work!

-- Jennifer B,   4/8/2018   5 out of 5 Stars

I can't say enough about Lena and her craft. From the test of makeup for my best friends big day, to her being at my house getting all the girls ready, it was an amazing experience. She is so professional and is a fantastic at her craft. She has an eye for each individual face and structure and makes everyone look their best. Her communication, emails, demeanor - and beyond wonderful. Thank you Lena!

-- Nicole,   5/8/2017   5 out of 5 Stars

Lena did my bridal party's makeup and my bridal makeup this weekend. She did an ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS job! Even with a wedding in the hot Virginia August weather, our makeup lasted the entire day/night. She came to my house to do my trial & to the hotel on the wedding day, which was really convenient. Her prices are affordable & she was so nice to work with :)

-- Skyla,   8/10/2016   5 out of 5 Stars

Lena did my makeup and hair for my recent summer wedding. She did a phenomenal job on both and made look and feel so beautiful on maybe the most important day of my life! She mirrored the exact style I was going for and made my hair and makeup last until the end of the night. She traveled to my wedding location, which was extremely convenient for me. Lena is very accommodating, open minded, and pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend her for anyone who may be looking for the perfect stylist for any event!

-- Candace,   6/28/2016   5 out of 5 Stars

Lena came to my home to do hair and makeup before a special event. I could not have been more pleased with her services from beginning to end. She made me feel listened to via email as we discussed styles and I shared photo inspiration for the look we were going for. She arrived on time, was professional, brought great, salon-quality hair tools and makeup, and provided an excellent experience. I was so pleased with the end result for my half-up do and daytime makeup and received many compliments as a result. I would recommend Lena to anyone!

-- Sara,   6/13/2016   5 out of 5 Stars

Lena did the makeup for my wedding - myself, bridesmaids, and mothers of the bride and groom. She is simply AMAZING! She made everyone look gorgeous and all the girls kept asking who did the makeup. Not only is her work flawless, but she is a joy to work with - professional, sweet, and put my bridal nerves at ease. Not only that, but the price is definitely right - you absolutely get more than you pay for with Lena! Also, DEFINITELY get Lena to do the fake eyelashes! I'm not too big on getting glammed up (especially for the wedding I wanted more natural) but the eyelashes were perfect. She listed to what I wanted and really made my eyes POP without looking fake or too overdone. I just can't say enough positive things about her! I've also recommended her to other brides and any girl getting her makeup done for homecoming, prom, or any party!

-- Kelly,   10/11/2015   5 out of 5 Stars

Lena is so so sweet. I was against having a makeup artist as I felt like it was something I could do myself and didn't want the caked up/too much makeup look for the wedding. One of my bridesmaids found Lena online through yelp and recommended her to me. Lena immediately put me at ease . She made it look natural yet professional and I couldn't have felt better both on my trial day and on the wedding day. So many people gave me compliments on the makeup and said how natural it looked. I'm so happy I gave into my stubborn side and got my makeup done and that Lena was the one to do it. I definitely could not have done it myself! I really recommend her to the brides who want to feel great and beautiful but don't want to feel like a barbie doll. She was so excellent!

-- Hayley,   9/19/2015   5 out of 5 Stars

Lena provided make-up for myself and my bridal party. I am SO happy I found her because she was great to work with and the make-up was amazing. Even my photographer said he always has to go back and touch up brides make up (on the computer) but because Lena did such a wonderful job he wouldn't have to. I would definitely recommend her. She was quick to respond and even came to my hair stylist's house so we could have everything done in one spot. Thank you Lena!

-- Kyzia,   5/30/14   5 out of 5 Stars