About this Vendor

Spectacular makeup and hair for any occasion!

Trained under celebrity makeup artists Laura Mercier and Ross Burton, we specialize in airbrush foundation and individual lash enhancements for flawless, long-wearing, stunning makeup that looks just as gorgeous in real life as on camera. With 20 years in the industry, spanning runway, print, and video; we have the expertise to help you enhance your photography investment with flawless and gorgeous makeup. Now also offering hair services!! Our talented stylists have been part of Fashion Week in NY as well as numerous runway shows. Our artists have all been recognized in Virginia with numerous awards and we pride ourselves at being able to deliver the exact look our brides are seeking. Rest assured that you will feel confident, beautiful, and calm with BRIDEface Richmond!


Wedding Categories

Hair + Makeup Trials Available, Hair Stylists, Airbrushed Makeup, Eyelash Extensions, Makeup, Makeup Artists, On-Site Hair + Makeup, Beauty


Contact Info

2102 M St., Richmond, VA Richmond/VA/DC (804) 822-0511

Reviewed on 10/14/2015 Megan M

You cannot compete with Aaron and his make-up skills! Booking him for your wedding will be the best decision you have ever made! He has done the make up for my wedding and 2 of my best friends as well and he never disappoints! It has been a pleasure getting to know him over the... Read More years and besides being a lovely human being he is a great communicator, prompt, prepared, flexible and super knowledgeable. I have even taken one of his private classes with my girlfriend and it was so fun and a great learning experience. I cannot thank Aaron enough for truly making me feel like a stunning bride and holy moly he made my mom look absolutely gorgeous on my wedding day as well! Look no further because Aaron is your man and you better book him fast because he is a hot commodity!

Reviewed on 8/10/2016 Jessica G

If you haven't booked your makeup, STOP LOOKING & BOOK AARON and BRIDEFACE RICHMOND! I actually stumbled across Aaron because I was looking for someone to just do makeup. I was having a friend do my hair & for some time, all I could find were total salon packages that I didn't... Read More need. The first step into his studio for my trial I knew I was putting my faith - and my face - in fabulous hands. He took time to get to know me & my fiance, how I wear my everyday makeup, and what I wanted my look to be on my wedding day. He didn't pick a look for me, or pick the trending styles right now - which is what I feared a makeup artist would do. He made my day about me and was willing to make me look like the princess I had always dreamed of. He & his assistant, Cat rocked out that day with bride + 8 faces in a mere 4(ish) hours. If I could hire him as my personal stylist to make me look wonderful every day, I'd do it in a heartbeat. If I ever have an instance where I need professional makeup done, Aaron will be my FIRST phone call!

highly recommended

Reviewed on 5/04/2014 Jeanne W

I had a great experience with Aaron at Brideface. It was overwhelming to try to find a makeup artist because I had no experience with this kind of service. I read reviews and called some people up just to get a sense of what to expect. I choose Aaron based upon what turned... Read More into a phone call interview. He answered all my questions without hesitation and presented himself as knowledgeable and friendly. My trial session went well and I loved what he created for me. He took the time to ask what I wanted and assessed what he thought would work well based upon my physical appearance and my comfort level with makeup. On the day of the wedding, he showed up on time and prepared, worked in some extra people who weren’t on the schedule and created distinct but cohesive looks for everyone. I received many compliments about my makeup that day and my photos have turned out great. Considering how much time you will spend with your makeup artist, I would recommend Aaron because he is talented, professional, and a genuinely friendly person.

Reviewed on 4/16/2017 Olivia M

If you are in the Richmond area, book Aaron and Brideface NOW! Aaron is amazingly talented and will work with you to create the best look for your big day. My girls and I had an absolute blast getting ready with Aaron and his team. My wedding day look was everything I had ever... Read More hoped for and I got so so so many compliments. During the trail Aaron really gets to know you and perfect the look for the big day. I cannot recommend Aaron and the Brideface team enough- It was so stress free the day of and I did not have to worry about a thing.

Reviewed on 1/17/2017 Leah J

Aaron was FANTASTIC to work with! I had the pleasure of him doing my engagement shoot makeup, trial for the wedding and the wedding day. He made our morning extra special. Not only does he do amazing work, he is so fun to be around. I cannot wait to see him again soon for... Read More another friends wedding. He is the absolute best makeup artist in town. He takes your vision and brings it to life. He put a lot of thought into his work and it showed. I felt so beautiful on my wedding day and I know all my bridesmaids felt the same. Thank you Aaron!!

Reviewed on 1/16/2017 Ashley B

Aaron was recommended by a friend of a friend and I'm so very glad he was! Aaron is not only an incredibly talented makeup artist with decades of experience in the field, he also manages to be a total professional AND a fun, calming presence during the madness of a wedding!... Read More Cat came as the second artist and was fantastic! The two of them did the makeup for most of my bridesmaids and my mother, and each lady felt pampered and looked fantastic. Finally, a word to Aaron's integrity: as a totally overwhelmed bride, I made out Aaron's check (including tip for him and Cat) for significantly more than I'd meant to. Rather than walk off it, Aaron double checked with me and then graciously helped me with my math. Hats off to any bride who can do math on her wedding day; I know I couldn't and was so grateful to have a talented, honest, and kind makeup artist there!

Reviewed on 1/11/2017 Sara B

BRIDEFace was perfect; Aaron is an absolute peach. We did two different looks for my Bridal Portrait and my wedding day. Both times they were fabulous; Aaron was on point for both. He was personable, flexible, and accommodating. The lovely ladies that had their makeup done on... Read More the morning of my wedding were quite diverse, and he was able enhance each person's natural beauty flawlessly. I don't even know what else to say, except-- perfection.

Reviewed on 12/02/2016 Loryn B

Aaron is absolutely amazing. Everyone he worked on looked gorgeous. His skills are awesome, and he can offer great advice if you are unsure of what you are really looking for. Everyone had an awesome time too, he is incredibly sweet and funny. You really could not ask for a... Read More better makeup artist!

Reviewed on 12/01/2016 Chelsea F

I used BRIDEface for my wedding in October and cannot say enough positive things about the experience. Aaron was so fun to work with and not to mention incredibly talented. They did the make up for my entire bridal party, mom and myself and were able to capture each person's... Read More personal "look." I highly recommend BRIDEface!

Reviewed on 11/17/2016 Amy G

😻😻😻 I can't say enough about Karen Bowman at BrideFace. We had so much fun at our trial, I couldn't wait for the day of. I brought some photos, and she was able to give me a natural look with a bold lip to accentuate my florals by mixing a few of her colors and bringing it the... Read More day of. She covered any discoloration I had and I felt like I looked like my best self - which is exactly the way you want to feel. She even gave me some makeup to take with me so I could touch up. She's AMAZING. Karen also helped us to stay on schedule the day of while staying relaxed. We went over time but she rolled with it and made sure everyone was happy. She's normal, easy going, talented, and ultimately just wants you to be HAPPY. :) Plus - My lashes stayed on for days into the honeymoon which was an added perk!! Scoop her for your wedding before someone else does!

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Irene G

Aaron was so great to work with through the wedding process. He was fun to work with through the trial making sure I liked the look that he created. We had the best time on our wedding day having Aaron do the makeup for myself and bridal party. He was so flexible to work with... Read More and I would highly recommend him for any wedding.

Reviewed on 10/21/2016 Stephani R

I had the pleasure of working with Jonye as my MUA for my wedding on August 20, 2016. She is absolutely wonderful! Her skills are impeccable and she made me look and feel absolutely beautiful! She is very down to earth and humble, and any questions you ask, she answers with... Read More complete honesty. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a MUA!

Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Summers N

Jonye was nothing short of amazing!!!! Even though initially I only had 2 bridesmaids who wanted their makeup done (lower than BRIDEface's minimum) she was still willing to work with me! (luckily an additional bridesmaid asked for makeup closer to the wedding). I changed my mind... Read More on what I was looking for between the trial and the day-of and Jonye was able to bring my vision to life so beautifully!!! I highly recommend BRIDEface, and especially Jonye!

Reviewed on 10/04/2016 Amanda W

I used Aaron for my makeup and my bridesmaids makeup for my wedding and he was wonderful! He did such an amazing job, we all felt so beautiful. He came on location and was so sweet and professional. The makeup was done so well that even though I sweat my butt off on the wedding... Read More day my makeup stayed looking fabulous! Even my photographer commented that she has never seen makeup last that long and look that good after a full day! I would so recommend him!!

Reviewed on 10/02/2016 Stephanie A

I worked with Aaron for my wedding on Aug 28 at the Mill at Fine Creek and he did such an amazing job! He is so funny and easy to work with and extremely professional. He made me, my girls and the moms look gorgeous! He always listened to what everyone wanted and was very... Read More accommodating, but gave you his professional opinion when he thought something would look better on you. I was so grateful to have found him for our wedding .Needless to say I'd highly recommended him for yours.

Reviewed on 9/27/2016 Kirsten C

From my first e-mail to the BIG day Aaron was nothing less than spectacular!!!! He was very prompt and responsive to all my requests/feedback (very important to me as I planned from out of town) . For the wedding he handled bride plus 8 with ease and even finished ahead of... Read More schedule. I would recommend BRIDEface without hesitation :)

Reviewed on 9/24/2016 Michelle A

I am extremely happy with my choice to book BRIDEface! My bridesmaids, mom, mother-in-law, and I were all so happy with our looks! Aaron treated each one of us as very special while in his make-up chair, chatting away and making the time so enjoyable. He is personable and... Read More amazing at what he does. I highly recommend BRIDEface! The beautiful look is totally worth it!

Reviewed on 9/21/2016 Jeanette W

I'm so glad I booked BRIDEface to do the makeup for my wedding. I don't have a lot of experience with makeup, but Aaron knows exactly what he's doing and easily picked up on the style I was going for. Bridesmaids, moms, sisters, officiant, and bride all looked and felt like the... Read More most beautiful versions of ourselves! Everyone's makeup held up throughout a sweaty night of dancing and looked great in pictures. Aaron and his team are not only skilled and professional, but also a delight to be around and made the whole getting ready process a blast in itself. I highly recommend using BRIDEface!

Reviewed on 9/21/2016 Laura B

We worked with Karen through BRIDEface, and she was fantastic. When we met to do the trial, she was so careful to stop along the way and ask how I was doing, how I was feeling, etc. She was very kind and thoughtful, and she wanted to be sure that I was comfortable the whole... Read More way through the process. On the day of, she was great at managing the bridesmaids and making sure that everyone was satisfied with their overall look. I was thrilled with how easy she made the whole process, and how great everyone looked. I do not wear a lot of makeup, and Karen did a great job of enhancing my everyday self while keeping my look natural. Highly recommend working with her!

Reviewed on 9/14/2016 Jordan R

BRIDEface did my makeup as well as most of my bridesmaids for my August wedding. They are the best! Aaron and Cat were our makeup artists. They were both amazing. Our wedding was outdoors and HOT and our makeup still looked amazing at the end of the night. Highly recommend... Read More choosing BRIDEface for your makeup! You will not be disappointed!

Reviewed on 9/05/2016 Rachel H

I have never seen myself, my bridesmaids, and my mom look so beautiful as on the day of the wedding. It was such fun to have Aaron come out and do makeup for the five of us. From the trial to the wedding day I felt like I didn't have to worry about him or my makeup. He... Read More prepared me for what I wanted to have the day of (lip color and oil blotting sheets) so I was ready to go! And I didn't have to do anything the rest of the day, I looked great at the end of the night!!! He made me and my family and friends feel so beautiful and special. I'm so happy I hired BRIDEface Richmond!

Reviewed on 6/08/2016 Mary O

YES GIRL YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR MAKE UP ARTIST! Do yourself a favor book brideface and consider one less worry about your special day. Aaron is professional, approachable, and brilliant! His work is amazing! I had 8 bridesmaids. All of my girls have very different styles, skin, and... Read More background with make up. Some of us wore make up everyday some of my girls didn't wear any at all. Not only did we all feel gorgeous on wedding day we had such a blast working with Aaron as well as with Kat! I can't say enough about Brideface Richmond. Absolutely stunning work and the best of the best in the area! :)

Reviewed on 6/02/2016 Caitlin W

Jonye with BRIDEface was amazing! I wear no makeup, unless moisturizer and the occasional application of mascara count, so I was a little nervous about what to do for my wedding day. Jonye was awesome, not only did I have a blast hanging out with her but I was thrilled beyond... Read More belief with her work! I may have been more adventurous with my makeup but my fiancé is not a fan of makeup and Jonye did an amazing job balancing it all. After my trial, I went back to work, and everyone in the office showered me with compliments. Jonye asked a lot of questions to understand me, my wedding and all the details that were going into our big day; while I wasn’t very helpful with inspiration, she knew exactly what to do. I also had Jonye do my makeup for my engagement pictures which came out fantastic. After the photographer had sent me our pictures, I shared a few with her, and she made some minor adjustments to make it even better on my wedding day. Jonye did such a great job with my makeup and my friends! We felt so glamorous; I can't wait to see my pictures! The weather on our wedding day was terrible (pouring rain & humid), but the makeup was flawless in spite of all the dancing, humidity, and rain. Thank you Jonye!

Reviewed on 6/01/2016 Virginia I

I contacted BRIDEface after being referred by a friend. From the first conversation I had with Aaron I knew everything was going to be great - he was so easy to talk to and so positive. A few weeks later I met with Karen, the makeup artist I'd be working with on my wedding... Read More day, which only further confirmed I had made the right choice. She made me and my bridesmaids look AMAZING!!!

Reviewed on 5/26/2016 Brittanie P

I must say Brideface Richmond are phenomenal artist! From the first trial session I knew that their skill and talent were perfect for my wedding. The airbrush makeup used will give you that polished and flawless look ready for any professional photos. For my Sistas, don't fret... Read More they have every shade to perfectly match our deep tones, and will blend extremely well. Bottom line Brideface Richmond are true professionals, reasonable in price and will be that added tool in making your wedding day look pop!


Meet The Owner

Aaron Ellerbrock

I have been in the beauty industry for 20 years and have been trained by some of the top celebrity makeup artists; Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown and Ross Burton to name a few. During that time I was lucky enough to become a Global Artist and Director of Training for some of the top makeup lines. I eventually took that experience and did something I always wanted which was to start my own business; BRIDEface Richmond. I now have the opportunity to help every woman find her own beauty and confidence! So now it is your turn. Tell me a little about yourself so we can create a look to wow the world!