Ariel Lewis Featured Artist – Shauna Kennedy



We are featuring our gorgeous, talented Lead Makeup Artist, Shauna Kennedy this morning! Shauna is a true professional in every sense of the word. She makes all of her clients feel beautiful and comfortable without a question or need overlooked. Her range of style from editorial to bridal beauty makes her a huge asset to the Ariel Lewis team. Not to mention, Shauna’s product knowledge is out of this world. She can tell you exactly where to go, who to ask for, what line and color will work specifically for you! Totally inspiring! Thanks for sharing your talent and expertise with the team and our brides!


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1. When did you know hair and makeup was your passion?
       I knew that cosmetology in general was always something that I was passionate about and that I wanted to make a career out of it. I have been in several other industries but about 10 years ago I worked towards my license and haven’t looked back since! I remember doing makeup on my Mom and sisters , and painting my Dad’s nails while he was asleep haha, as young as 6 years old and consistently doing hair and makeup for my friends and family all through my middle and high school years. I was the one you went to when you needed to be primped for a school dance 🙂
2. Why the Wedding Industry?
      I genuinely enjoy when people feel beautiful and confident. Being in the wedding industry allows me to do that and more! I love experiencing the Mother’s and their daughters sharing life’s precious and fleeting moments suspended in time, and feeling the bond between the bridesmaid’s and bride and their lifelong friendships. The stories that are bounced back and forth are just heartwarming and some hilarious!


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3. What is your funniest wedding story to date?
     I am kind of at a loss here – not many funny stories… although I always get a good laugh out of the stories that the bridesmaids tell of the bride and themselves. On one occasion, the bride’s dog ended up eating all the food they had prepared for the bridal party while we were all in the other room getting ready! He was so proud of himself that he brought in a sandwich to show to us!
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4. Do you have a favorite product or product line that you use the most?
     I am a true product junkie at heart. I am always collecting new items and researching new items and new ingredients, the internet is a valuable resource as well, but nothing compares to actually touching and manipulating the product itself which is why I will wander around Ulta and Sephora and all different sorts of makeup retailers (especailly Korean beauty stores) for hours reading product ingredients and swatching products. It my favorite thing to do! Some of my go-to product lines for makeup are Charlotte Tilbury, Temptu, Makeup Geek, IOPE, Smashbox, Tarte, and Kevyn Aucoin. My go-to’s for hair are DryBar, Schwarkopf, Kenra, Alterna, Phyto and Malibu. Each product line has so much to offer so I really find that pulling a little from each line is the best way to maximize product performance and uniquely tailor the products to the specific beauty needs of the individual.
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See Shauna’s profile on our website HERE.
To book Shauna you can email her directly at or our main email 

September Beauty Tip

Celebrate the end of summer with a pop of color on your lip! Most girls I know love how a red lip looks but don’t think they can pull if off or are afraid of the commitment! A no fuss, no mess, fail proof way to get the look is with a lip stain.

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This is the perfect time of year to try something new as we transition into a new season! To get a great bang for your buck we recommend Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain Liquid. It comes in some awesome, bold shades. For September and beyond we love the classic “Flame Red”

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Let us know if you try it on our Facebook Page!!




The Cloisters Wedding Maryland Hair and Makeup


We are so excited to share these images from our lovely bride Kathryn’s special day. She had a multi cultural wedding in Baltimore. While honoring traditions ,Kathryn still stayed completely true to herself with her classic bridal look. The outcome looks like a modern day fairytale!

Wedding Photography by Nicki Metcalf Photography

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We had our incredible makeup artist, Rachel Lane and Hair Stylist, Jasika working on Kathryn’s wedding look. The girls got ready on the Baltimore Waterfront before Kathryn’s beautiful ceremony at The Cloisters.

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We cannot get enough of the romantic cascading florals of the day by Bloom & Vine.

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A little behind the scenes shot of Rachel in action. Kathryn wanted to look and feel like herself on her wedding day. Just an elevated wave to her hair and a clean fresh faced look.

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So thrilled to be a part of this one with so many amazing vendors! Thank you Style Me Pretty for the feature!!

As always, to book your wedding makeup and hair trial contact


Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Hair and Makeup


A Gatsby theme wedding or party will never ever go out of style. What is more romantic and decadent than your wedding day? Ariel Lewis LLC was immediately on board with this style shoot by East Made Event Company and CJK Visuals ! Thanks for having us on makeup and hair! Ariel Lewis Lead Makeup Artist, Rachel Lane was perfect for the job and , as always, knocked it out of the park.

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We just love this fresh porcelain face and bitten looking lip Rachel achieved. It is a perfect vintage vibe while still keeping this bridal beauty look current.

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We are always in awe of Sweet Root Village and how they take a theme and make it all their own with florals! Click the link to check out their gorgeous website.

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This beaded wedding dress could not be more perfect for the modern Gatsby theme. By BHLDN, of course.

We also adore the faux bob Rachel gave our bride. It is simply inspired by the 20’s instead of being costume-y. The loose pieces and texture are completely on trend but still screams classic in her styling.

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Let Ariel Lewis, LLC take your beauty theme or idea to the next level. We match individual artists to your individual look!! Contact for your wedding hair and makeup trial. Or book your special event or party hair and makeup through Alist by Ariel Lewis.



Maryland Editorial Hair and Makeup


Yessss! We just sweat this editorial | photo shoot hair and makeup by our AList artists.

Makeup by Jenni | Hair by Nancy

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A little goth. A little rock and roll. And a whole lot of AMAZING! Braids and dark lips are so hot right now but our artists know how to take it to the next level and create a totally inspired and unique look.

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We are so blessed to do what we love everyday! If you’re a photographer looking for onsite artists for an upcoming photoshoot – we are your girls!!

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Contact Alist Travel Team to book! You rock it Jenni and Nancy!!


Congratulations Erin! Real Bride Makeup and Hair by Ariel Lewis LLC

Shouting out our gorgeous bride Erin this morning and her artists for her wedding day!

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We adore the Mt Washington Mill Dye House and the party space they offer brides. Rustic elegance with a combination city and country feel!

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We had lead makeup artist, Shauna, doing Erin’s wedding makeup look.

“We used Temptu Airbrush foundation and a clean polished classic eye so that the lipstick, hair and dress did all the “talking”. Of course since Erin’s dress was strapless, I made sure to bring the waterproof airbrush foundation all the way down on her neck and chest but still several inches away from her dress. ” -Shauna 

To avoid a “caked on” outcome, Shauna used Kryolan brush on concealer for a natural all day look with Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow on her cheeks.

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 Tarlette in Bloom eye-shadow palette for her eyes 

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Shauna used Laura Mercier’s translucent setting powder all over to finish off the look and ensure long lasting wear and no transfer to her wedding gown.

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Lead Hair Stylist, Melinda, was on bridal hair for these gorgeous babes! We’re not just saying it, but we get to work with the most beautiful women!!!

“We were going for a soft romantic curled down do with a broach on the side to add some flare!” – Melinda 

Melinda used 18 inch clip in Remy extensions and set her entire head in curls to achieve this classic bridal down hairstyle.

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Our hairstylists are total pros when it comes to blending extensions. We recommend them for not only brides who want a little extra length, but volume as well. Ladies are always in total shock at the difference a pack of extensions make to their overall look. 




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We are so proud of our artists and their incredible attention to detail to each and every single bride. Every woman has different wants and needs when it comes to their hair and makeup on their wedding day. Our girls are stocked with all the right tools and know-how to achieve your wishes!!

As always contact to book your bridal trial today!







Maryland Headshots Hair and Makeup

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Alist Makeup and Hair on location team had the honor of glamming up the gorgeous, best selling, author Melanie Harlow! She had a book signing in Baltimore and chose Alist to give her the perfect sexy, sultry look she’s known for!

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Thank you to Alist makeup artist Carolyn and Alist hair stylist Jillian for your fabulous work as always!!
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Thank you Melanie for choosing Alist! No matter what your reason for needing hair and makeup professionals – we’ve got your back! Head on over to our website to book your service now! Its that easy! xo