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This year, your favorite Cincinnati makeup artists (and hairstylists!) at BRIDEface are going all out for a safe but glam New Year’s Eve. We will offer very limited appointments due to social distancing for hair and makeup, each at $85.

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December 17, 2020

Per Governor Mike DeWine, salons and other personal service businesses are allowed to perform services as of May 15th.  At BRIDEface, we are aware of the risks that are inherent in performing makeup and hair services, and are putting the health of both our artists and our clients first and foremost.  However, we will need to […]

May 14, 2020


It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of our beautiful and beloved founder and friend, Nancy Dawson. While we rejoice in the fact that she is now at peace and free from pain, she will be missed by all who knew her bright smile and wonderful, caring soul. She […]

April 28, 2020

Hi. I’m Julie. No, I’m not Nancy (and never will be) but I have the honor of stepping into her very hard-to-fill shoes as the new owner of BRIDEface. A little background: Nancy and I met when we were both working at Saks, about twenty years ago (clearly, we were both infants).She taught me everything […]

March 24, 2020


I just LOVE these Kortnee Kate images because they illustrate that I have just a leeetle bit of fun while I’m working. I mean, I kinda like my job. This was in by inbox from Mary this morning: “Hey Nancy! Just wanted to send a note saying thanks for the beautiful job you did on the […]

September 11, 2014

We all love makeup before and afters, but today is slightly different. I first saw photos of 2009 Elm on Facebook. My friend Mike Basch of Squirrel Films said he has studio space to rent so I went down the next day. I had just started to look around for a place that would offer […]

August 14, 2014


 I met Alison several years ago when I was doing makeup at channel 5 and we stayed in touch. So I was thrilled when she contacted me to do her June wedding. Such a gorgeous woman, both inside and out! I was fortunate enough to work with a lot of my favorites people as well: […]

July 21, 2014

 Even though we’ve been at our Ft Thomas location a year, we recently added a dedicated classroom for our FACEing classes. Plus we had never really gotten the opportunity to get the place photographed and show it off ! My rookie and photographer extraordinaire, Mandy Leigh, did an amazing job capturing the personality of our […]

June 3, 2014


The most frequently heard comment from myFACEing class attendees? That they never realized how much of a difference good brushes can make in how they apply their makeup. Once you understand what each brush is designed to do, your application will be so much easier and look 100% percent better. Here is a quick guide […]

March 24, 2014

 Back in December I posted about a starter makeup kit for a tween. Yesterday Ranee and I did a fun FACEing class for a group of four twelve year olds who go to school with my daughter. None of them really wear makeup except for dances, but they want to learn the right way to […]

February 17, 2014


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