Welcome to BRIDEface!
You've found the most highly sought-after, highest rated beauty team in Cincinnati.
Founded in 2005 by Nancy Dawson, BRIDEface specializes in on-location wedding makeup, including both airbrush and traditional makeup applications as well as perfect updos for flawless, long-wearing, stunning makeup and hair that looks just as gorgeous in real life as on camera.
We aren't just weddings: we can glam you up for any occasion, including galas, family photos, headshots-- any time you need to look your best.
Thinks of us as your best friend who happens to have the best makeup kit in town -- and years of experience behind it. We'll help you look beautiful on your Big Day -- or any special day.
from blushing... to stunning
Nancy Dawson began BRIDEface as a solo makeup artist in 2005,
Fifteen years later, she owned a studio in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine and a team of 20 makeup artists and hair stylists that have helped thousands of people feel their best on their wedding day, for a special event -- or just any day. She founded Transform, which provides teens who are transgender or nonbinary with new wardrobes.
Nancy passed away from breast cancer in April of 2020, but not before she sold BRIDEface to her longtime friend Julie Niesen, with whom she worked both on location and at Saks Fifth Avenue, and who later became a local media figure and marketing consultant.
Julie is now your beauty concierge -- whether you're booking a wedding, a headshot, a class or need a makeup recommendation-- she'll guide you through the process and match you up with team members who will bring your vision to life.
The BRIDEface team eats, breathes and dreams about weddings. Rest assured that you are in the most experienced hands in Cincinnati on your wedding day when you choose BRIDEface.
Whether you're getting engagement pictures, senior pictures, new headshots or just out for a night on the town, BRIDEface has you covered.
Relax in our studio while the pros do your makeup. You'll look your best, whether you want to look professional, glam, or anything in between.
Tired of having drawers full of makeup mistakes? Hate that last tagged picture on Facebook? Want to look younger? Trendier? More polished? More professional? Maybe sexier?
Why not take a small fraction of your yearly beauty budget and actually invest it in gaining more knowledge? Learn how to shop for cosmetics, how to apply them yourself, and have lots of fun doing it. By taking a FACEing Class you can walk into that beauty specialty store empowered with confidence!
BRIDEface's team is the best in Cincinnati, hands down. Every member has at least ten or more years' experience in the industry, with hundreds of weddings under their belts. They've worked in New York, LA, Chicago and internationally, and trained with the best of the best, including Laura Mercier, Trish McAvoy, Bobbi Brown and more, and continuously learn about new products, trends and techniques. So when you're in their chair, relax: they'll handle it.
Get to know our team here.
All bridal makeup packages include a trial, lash application, and airbrush or traditional makeup as appropriate.
Hair services, attendant services, engagement sessions and other services are at an additional cost.
We are also available for event makeup, parties and headshots.