Joy Lager
Owner - Makeup Artist

Joy Lager is a Pittsburgh based, freelance makeup artist. She currently owns and operates her own, successful freelance company, Beauty by Joy, est. in 2011, and is co-owner of JL Makeup Studio.


Bridal makeup is not only her specialty, but her passion! Having worked with hundreds of bridal parties, she brings her many years of experience, skill, creativity, and professionalism to every client she meets and will be with you for every step of the process, helping to create your perfect look for the big day.

Joy has been in the industry since 2001, and received much of her early training while employed as the lead makeup artist at 'The Salon' at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa; an award winning and AAA Five Diamond rated facility located in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern PA. She is a 2001 graduate of Pittsburgh Beauty Academy, holding current licensure as both an esthetician and a nail technician. Past work history includes a position as a freelance makeup artist for M.A.C. Cosmetics. Joy also graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011, earning a BS in Psychology.

Her work has been featured in many magazine publications and blogs, including WV Wedding, The Knot, Pittsburgh Magazine Wedding Edition, Confetti Daydreams, and Borrowed & Blue, just to name a few. 

See more of Joy's work on her Instagram page!

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