District Bliss Vendor Social

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Happy Friday guys and dolls!! Excited to share some eye candy from the last District Bliss Vendor Social at the very special Fathom Gallery in Washington DC. We absolutely love the District Bliss mission and cannot stress enough the importance of being involved!

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District Bliss creates the most inspiring and hippest spin on networking events featuring different vendors in a fun, relaxed, beautiful environment. Each featured vendor gets to showcase their talents to their community of wedding professionals! It is so important for us to meet all of the best in the business so we can cater to our clients in the best way possible! You know that you have the best conversations sitting in your stylist’s chair 😉 By being involved with District Bliss we can point you in the right direction whether you’re looking for a florist, a venue, a calligrapher and everything in between.

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Do prop tables and photos ever get old??? We especially loved this one. So unique!! We definitely gathered some ideas for our next party!

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Beauty stations, great music, food and so much talent! We know we don’t have to convince you to get involved!

Thank you District Bliss for your dedication to connecting creatives and entrepreneurs!! Please visit their website and follow their social media! We would love to see you at the next event!!

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Ariel Lewis Lead Hair Stylist – MELINDA

Ariel Lewis Lead Hair Stylist – Melinda


We cannot say enough about our lead hair stylist, Melinda! Melinda and Ariel met one another working a wedding in 2011. “ I chose Melinda to join me because her technique, styling ability and personality blew me away. I had been on the look-out for the right person to join me for several months. While working weddings, I met several talented candidates. But Melinda stood apart from the rest. She has an amazing ability to listen to the client’s needs and achieve a look that remains soft and flows, yet holds in place for as long as my airbrush makeup can, which says a lot for hair! ”

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Melinda began her career back in 2002 as an apprentice working at Signature salon in Ellicott City MD were she got her full license by 2004. She went right into bridal and event styling in and outside of the salon. By 2006 she obtained her Senior cosmetology license. Throughout her career she has helped hundreds of brides achieve the perfect hair style that speaks to their individual needs.

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 Melinda’s work has been featured in national wedding blogs such as Green Wedding Shoes and theknot.com. Melinda’s work with Ariel Lewis was published most recently in Baltimore Bride Magazine.
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1. When did you know hair (or) makeup was your passion?
I knew hairstyling was my passion right out of high school when I had been assisting at a salon for a few years and the skills came naturally and easily to me and I enjoyed it so I decided “I can do this as a real job” and I DID…13 years later here I am happier than ever that this is the path I chose!
2. Why the Wedding Industry?
I’ve always loved formal styling and the excitement of being a part of the “big day” for brides. There’s something so satisfying to me about making another woman feel and look her best!
3. What is your funniest wedding story to date?
Well there’s been years and years of weddings to rehash but Ariel and I recently did a wedding party together at the brides home where she had several pets hanging out while we were working and when Ariel tried to make friends with one of the dogs, it BIT her 😂😂😂 it was hard to keep my composure! Of course she was ok but we certainly had a laugh!
4. Do you have a favorite product or product line that you use the most? 
I use a variety of products from several lines but a few faves are Bed Head Masterpiece hairspray, BioMega Glow shine spray and Paul Mitchell super skinny smoothing serum.


Not only is Melinda a Bridal Beauty Expert but she is an incredible colorist and certified in lash extensions as well. Melinda recently took to the leap into self employment and we could not be more proud of her!! You can see her services HERE. We are so lucky to have Melinda on the Ariel Lewis Team where she shares her talent and passion for bridal hair styling. Book a wedding hair trial with Melinda through our website.


Mother’s Day Special

We are proud to have so many fabulous moms and moms-to be on our beauty team! Our jobs are never done, are they? Ariel and lead MUA, Angela, got to play Momma Models for a Mother’s Day Photoshoot this week! We cannot wait to see all of the photos! Here are a few sneak peeks for you and a Mother’s Day Special for you at the bottom!




I know some days you’re lucky if you get to wash your face much less give yourself a blow out! This one is just for you Moms!! Let us come pamper you at home or wherever is easiest for you. Blow outs are one of our favorite ways to feel polished and ready to take on the world!! We’ve made the process of booking an artist as simple as possible! Just visit our website, click Book Now and we’re on our way!


Ariel Lewis Real Bride – Megan


Wow, wow wow wow! Megan’s look makes our jaw drop! Ariel Lewis LLC had the absolute honor to be Megan’s wedding hair and makeup team for her big day. A little bit romantic, a little bit glam, soft and sexy all at once! We are in LOVE!


Our gals Jillian – Hair | Jodie – MUA drove this one home with a natural bridal beauty look that accentuates Megan’s naturally beautiful head!



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The dusty pink undertones of this wedding are everything!








Congratulations to this absolutely gorgeous couple! Thank you Megan for trusting us to be a part of your beautiful vision! We still have dates open for 2018 brides to be! Contact us via e-mail airbrush@ariellewis.com or through our website to schedule your makeup and hair trial.


Photographer : Elizabeth Gibbs

Spring 2018 Beauty Trends

Straight from Fashion Week, we’ve compiled our Top 5 favorite makeup trends for Spring 2018! We are really seeing a little bit of everything this year – from a natural glossy look to bold, graphic colors. Something for each of you beauties!



White Eyeliner

We are super excited for the white eyeliner trend. Spring is all about bright and fresh which this look embodies. White eyeliner instantly brightens your eyes and makes you look more awake. Try Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner in white. 


Gold Highlighter

We’re not going to lie, we have always been on board with gold highlighter. We love to give our clients a natural glow. The trend for 2018, however, is anything goes! Load it on or keep it subtle. We love the versatility of Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator.


Metallic Eyeshadow

Who doesn’t love an excuse for a little bit of glitter?  We’re seeing tons of color and metallics on the eyes for spring. So that you’re not looking 80’s, go for a glittery lid and keep the rest of your skin and lips neutral. Check out all of the fun colors by Make Up For Ever. 


Graphic Eyeliner

While the cat eye will never go out of style, this season we’re seeing lots of twists on the classic. Lots of different shapes and unusual angles are so edgy.  To start experimenting without breaking the bank, we recommend Loreal’s Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Liner. 


Flushed Cheeks 

Sweet, flushed cheeks will be taking the place of strong contouring for Spring. This is the perfect look for our more subtle clients who aren’t into the super bold trends. Rosy cheeks are the perfect way to give you a healthy, youthful glow. We also love it paired with the white liner and gold highlighter to take the look from day to night. We’re really into the shades and flexibility of Rms Beauty Lip2Cheek.


We are digging all of the diversity in this season’s looks. There really is a fresh, new style for every personality. Whether you want to try these looks yourself or book one of our artists for your next event, we’ve got you covered!!


Book an AList artist through our website and make sure to ask about our private makeup lessons!

Ariel Lewis Bride – Whitney

It is finally finally feeling like Spring out there, guys!! This sunshine and warm weather have us excited to share some photos of our flawless bride, Whitney! Matt and Whitney were married at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD. An absolutely classic backdrop for Whitney’s classic bridal look.

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We love to give our brides exactly the look they’re going for but making it work with everything from their hair texture and skin tone to the style of the wedding dress.  These girls are total pros!!

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Love these timeless bridal party photos. Check out J Hong Photography .

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Thank you so much to our beautiful Whitney for choosing our team for your wedding day!

Contact Ariel Lewis through our website to book your bridal trial today.

Ariel Lewis Lead Makeup Artist : Sarah

Ariel Lewis Artist Feature: Lead Makeup Artist – Sarah

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Sarah started her makeup career in 2002 as an event makeup artist. She began working for Chanel in 2004 and her talent quickly moved her up to counter manager short after. From 2007-2009, Sarah was selected to train with Toni Scaglione (Chanel’s top makeup artist in England). She then had the privilege of training with Manuel Villegas from 2010-2011.
Throughout her makeup profession she had always known her passion was not in selling a specific brand but in the art of making people look and feel beautiful. Sarah discovered a passion for wedding makeup in 2009. She soon realized that “the future of wedding makeup is all about Airbrush”. She channeled her natural talents to learn the craft of Airbrushing. In 2010, Sarah met Ariel at an event for wedding vendors at the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. The two shared a passion for Airbrush Makeup and making brides feel and look stunning on their Big Day. Sarah joined Ariel’s team as one of her top artists in 2011.
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1. When did you know makeup was your passion?
So oddly enough I didn’t grow up always playing with makeup, I just fell into it.  I have always been into art and then I started working along side an amazing makeup artist and started learning.  Then seeing how good I made these women feel, that’s when I knew that this is what I wanted to do.  
2. Why the Wedding Industry?
I choose to go into the wedding industry to be able to be apart of someones biggest day of there life, to make there day even more magical by looking and feeling the best that they have. It is truly a privilege to be part of my brides day and be able to get to know them and hear there story on all the details from when they met there soon to be husband to how he asked her to merry her.  
3. What is your funniest wedding story to date?
My funniest wedding story would have to be when I had a three day Indian wedding on the last day the bride pulled out an amazing dress and jewelry and asked me to join the event.  I was supposed to be leaving that afternoon with my son to go on our summer vacation and well I called and asked permission from my 9 year old at that time lol. And what do you know he said no!! I missed wearing that dress and be apart of that but too funny I was trying to explain this to a 9 year boy.

4. Do you have a favorite product or product line that you use the most?

  Its difficult for me to say I have one favorite product or line because I love my Chanel base, Chanel and MAC brushes, Urban Decay mascara and so much more, I could go on for days.  Its just too hard to name one thing, and its also different depending on what I’m doing.

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As one of the three very first artists that made Ariel Lewis, LLC a team in 2012, Sarah is an integral part of our business. Her makeup philosophy, organization skills and versatile talent are exceptional! Thank you Sarah for being a part of the Ariel Lewis family!

Request Sarah when booking your next event!