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ABOUT US

Behind the brushes

chief beauty officer

meet shiedha

While attending Hampton University, Shiedha began to grow her clientele while serving as a captain on HU's "Blue Thunder" cheer-leading squad ("Hoo'rah!"). After obtaining her degree, Shiedha took her passion for makeup artistry and began working for international makeup brands and training under numerous celebrity makeup artists along the way.

Her areas of experience include work with national and international publications, TV + Film, Press + PR, Celebrity + Red Carpet, Media Tours, Professional Photogrophy, Lifestyle, Corporate, Beauty Education, Personal + Key Makeup, and of course, BRIDAL!

In 2012 Shiedha created her company, Hellooo Gorgeous to fill the need of onsite Bridal makeup in Washington, DC and beyond. Over the last 10 years, the team has collectively worked with more than 1,000 weddings, internationally.

Homebase: DC | MD | VA
Go-to gettin' ready song:  Put the whole "Homecoming: The Live Album" by Beyonce' on, please! Close second: 'Vivrant Thing" by Q-Tip 

Owner of Encore by Corey, Corey joined the squad in 2020! A Master Bridal Stylist, Corey is most known for his attention to detail and a sleek, long lasting finish.
Homebase: Upper Marlboro, MD
Go-to Gettin' ready song: Put on some Brandy or Monica!

Get to know our pro team:

Sr. MUA

Sr. MUA

Allison Fax

Allison joined in 2016 and is most known for her defined eye looks paired with lashes and gorgeous glowing skin! 
Homebase: Washington, DC
Go-to Gettin' Ready Song: "Blow" by Beyonce'

Sr. MUA

tonique chadwick

beauty competencies:
Classic HD Makeup | Universal Skin-tones | Tatoo cover-up | airbrush | cultural makeup | jr. makeup | sensitive skin | brows

beauty competencies:
Classic HD Makeup | Universal Skin-tones | cultural makeup | jr. makeup | mature skin | sensitive skin | brows

beauty competencies:
Classic HD Makeup | Universal Skin-tones | cultural makeup | jr. makeup | mature skin | sensitive skin | brows

beauty competencies:
Classic HD Makeup | Universal Skin-tones | cultural makeup | jr. makeup | mature skin | sensitive skin | brows

beauty competencies:
Classic HD Makeup | Universal Skin-tones | tatoo cover-up | skincare + esthetics | jr. makeup | mature skin | sensitive skin | SFX + body paint | brows

beauty competencies:
bridal + Event hair | Universal hair textures | extensions | custom wigs | hollywood waves | Up-Do's | color | natural blow outs

beauty competencies:
Classic HD Makeup | Universal Skin-tones | tattoo cover-up | skincare + esthetics | airbrush | jr. makeup | mature skin | sensitive skin

beauty competencies:
Classic HD Makeup | Universal Skin-tones | jr. makeup | mature skin  | BROWS + lashes

beauty competencies:
Classic HD Makeup | Universal Skin-tones | cultural makeup | jr. makeup | brows

beauty competencies:
Classic HD Makeup | Universal Skin-tones | Tatoo cover-up |  mature skin | jr. makeup | brows

Founding artist at Hellooo Gorgeous Tonique joined HG in 2012. Tonique is most known for her perfectly blended smokey-eye look and beautiful brows!
Homebase: Woodbridge, VA
Go-to gettin' ready music: You'll hear Jasmine Sullivan bellowing out the speakers!

precious okereke

Linda joined in 2018 and is most known for her keen eye for natural beauty makeup! She also carries her own makeup brush line through Embrace Makeup Artistry.
Homebase: Woodbridge, VA
Go-to gettin' ready song: "PYT" by Michael Jackson

Sr. MUA

Linda"LJ" joyce gyiamah 

A talented 2019 addition to the team, Precious is most known for her skin-finish foundation matching and spa-like skin prep!
Homebase: Baltimore, MD
Go-to gettin' ready song: Anything Doja Cat!

Jr. MUA

Sr. Hairstylists

erikka kirk

corey sims

Erikka joined the squad in 2021! She's most known for her artistic approach to natural makeup- never too much, never too little!
Homebase: Fredericksburg, VA
Go-to Gettin' ready song: "Bubbly" by Drake

Sr. MUA + Lash tech

Sr. MUA 

Sr. MUA

Jr. MUA + Esthetician

tanesha williams

tanika cornsh

erica "e" coates

kayla hubbard

A dynamic add to the team, the multi-talented Tanesha joined HG in 2021! She's most known for really gorgeous natural glam and lash extensions.
Homebase: Severn, MD
Go-to Gettin' ready song: You're bound to hear a mix of Beyonce' + Cardi b!

Erica C. who also goes by "E" joined team HG in 2021. Erica is most known for her eyeshadow blending talents paired with soft natural skin.
Homebase: Prince George's County, MD
Go-to gettin' ready song: Anything inspirational and uplifting!

Another dynamic add to the team, Kayla joined in 2021! Kayla offers both makeup and skincare as a licensed esthetician.
Homebase: Baltimore, MD
Go-to gettin' ready song: "Love On Top" by Beyonce'

Tanika joined her talents with team HG in 2021! When it come to makeup, Tanika does really gorgeous soft glam with. key focus on skin.
Homebase:  Glen Burnie, MD
Go-to gettin' ready song: "Wild-Side" by Normani

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about you

Our clients are seekers of beauty, lovers of subtle enhancements, with a taste for a professionals touch. 

For your wedding day, you want a trusted professional with a proven track record of doing exceptional work. We have a very different approach to wedding day beauty. We aren't your "cookie-cutter" artists and stylists where everyone looks the same. There is an entire process that celebrities use to look their best and it's for good for a reason. Why is your wedding day any different? This is your red carpet moment.

Does this sound like you? Inquire with us.

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