Alexis R.

Makeup Artist

Alexis is a licensed cosmetologist who graduated from Laurel Business Institute in 2014. She's been in the industry for over five years, starting as an assistant and working her way up to a lead artist. Her love of the beauty industry is what led her to go to beauty school, where she earned her cosmetology license.


While she is incredibly skilled in the art of styling, makeup is her passion! She will work with you to create a look that is uniquely yours, ensuring that you feel absolutely beautiful on your big day! In addition to attending various on-going education classes throughout the year to perfect her skills, she has also attended the Master Class with Mario, who is one of the industry's lead, celebrity makeup artists. 

Ashley S.
Makeup Artist

Ashley is a licensed esthetician, who attented The South Hills Beauty Academy, graduating in 2016. She has been our fastest growing artist at the Studio and hit the ground running, as she quickly climbed the ranks to be a lead makeup artist on the JL Team, and has been going strong ever since.


Ashley also holds a part time position as a sale associate at Sephora, where her specialty is skin care. Have questions about your current skin care routine, or need new products recommendations? Then she's your girl!  


In addition to makeup services, she is also available for in-studio, waxing services.

Emily L.
Makeup Artist

Emily is a graduate of the Beattie Tech and a self proclaimed product junkie. A  Pittsburgh native and a mom of 1, Emily has been a Freelance Makeup Artist for 6 years. She has 3 years of experience behind the counter at MAC where she continues to hone her skills. When she joined our team in the summer of 2016 her goal was to find an organized team to work, grow, and have fun with. We are lucky to have her skills at the JL Makeup Studio! 

Mara B.
Hair & Makeup Artist

Mara is a lead makeup artist and hair stylist on our team. She graduated at the top of her class in 2014 from Pulse Beauty Academy. She loves to glam up brides for their big day, but also specializes in hair replacement and wigs, as well as doing FX makeup on the side.  

Allie P.

Second Makeup Artist

Allie Payne is our resident assistant at JL Studio! She received her esthetics licensure from the South Hills Beauty Academy in 2016. She has an impecccable eye for detail and a natural talent for bringing out your inner beauty. When she's not helping us glam up bridal parties, she takes on the role of leader at The Armory Youth Center in Canonsburg. Allie is continuing to learn and perfect her craft from all the girls on our team and will be taking on the role as a Lead Artist in no time!  

Claire B.
Hair & Makeup Artist

Claire has been in the beauty industry since 2011. She studied at the Aveda Institute Columbus and The Douglas Education Center, earning her Cosmetology license in 2013. Not only does Claire love doing bridal makeup, but she specilaizes in event and special occasion, hair services.


For the past five years, Claire has gained much experience working with brides and bridal parties, ensuring that her clients vision come to life, by making sure that everyone looks and feels exactly how they imagined! 

Katie S.
Makeup Artist

Katie is a New York City-trained, Pittsburgh-based, makeup artist specializing in bridal makeup design. She received a Master of Makeup Artistry certification from Make-up Designory NY and then completed her esthetics training at the South Hills Beauty Academy.


Katie blends art with science, believing that a perfect makeup is crafted and designed with photography techniques in mind. She is also a Certified DMK Skin Revision Therapist who feels that the foundation of a beautiful makeup application is good skin care and nourishment. We are extremely happy to have her as part of the JL Makeup Studio team!

Sammie C.
Hair & Makeup Artist

Sammie has been in the field since 2013 and received her education from Empire Beauty School. She has a strong background in the beauty industry as her Mother has been a hair stylist for over 30 years, and Sammie's love of makeup dates WAY back to her elementary school days! 

Her experience consists of almost six years of makeup and hair styling, including bridal / formal styles. She was also employed by the Bare Minerals Boutique for four years, where she was able to expand on her already growing makeup skills and also worked with a diverse client base, learning how to accentuate all skin types!  

She has styled for styled for fashion shows, photo shoots, boudoir, prom/homecoming, bridal, baby showers, bridal showers, engagement photo, charity events, body building competitions; you name it, she's done it!

Amanda V.

Makeup Artist

Amanda is a lead artist on the JL team and is in her second season with us. However, she's not at all new to this industry and has been staying busy since 2009! She is currently licensed as an esthetician with a background that includes medical esthetics, as well as managing and educating at three different Sephora locations, all while operating her own successful freelance company.

She is also our 'Go-To' girl for all things product knowledge based and can answer just about any question you have, whether it be about a specific ingredient or skin care / cosmetic recommendation. 

Briann M.
Makeup Artist

Briann Mattise is a freelance makeup artist who has been with the JL Team since day #1. She has been servicing a diverse client base for seven years and in addition to being a licensed esthetician through Douglas J Aveda, she also served as a beauty class facilitator for Sephora. 


While beng incredibly skilled in the art of beauty makeup, Briann's passion and artistry also led her to the field of special effects. She graduated from the Tom Savini School of Special Makeup Effects, earning her degree in Specialized Business.

In-studio, she offers a wide variety of services in addition to makeup such as microblading, waxing, and lash lifts and tints. 

Katrina C.
Hair Stylist

Katrina completed Bella Capelli in 2007 and is known around Pittsburgh for her amazing hair skills both in and out of the Salon, as well as being an educator for Big Sexy Hair all around the US. We are happy to have her join our team for to do some fabulous styles for our wonderful Brides. 

Selina P.
Hair & Makeup Artist

Selena received her training from The South Hills Beauty Academy and graduated with a cosmetology degree. She is skilled in both hair and makeup, and loves working with bridal parties. She has also done both hair and makeup for several fashion shows and has had her work featured on the cover of the Spring ed. of Inspiring Lives Magazine. More of her hairstyles can be seen on the upcoming summer edition of the magazine.


When she's not out glamming up bridal parties with the rest of the JL Team, Selena is employed at the Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa in Murrysville, where she is perfecting her craft, and continuing to build a steady clientele.  

Victoria B.
Hair & Makeup Artist

Victoria is one of our newest artists, recently graduating from Bella Capelli in early 2016. She thrives in all aspects of this industry, but her love of makeup is what led her to us!


When she isn’t working with the JL team, she is employed by Sephora where she is and is continually learning and staying up to date on the latest beauty trends and hottest new skincare products. She also models in her free time, so truly understands what needs to be done in order to bring out one's inner beauty for photography. Victoria is also available for bridal hair styling. When it comes to updo's, her motto is "the more creative, the better"! 

Check back, as her image gallery is continually growing as she takes on more weddings with us! 

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