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Conceptual Beauty

Lewis Subdivision (historical), Washington, D.C.

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Conceptual Beauty

Lewis Subdivision (historical), Washington, D.C.

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D
10 December 2019

Christin is incredibly talented and amazing to work with!

C
28 October 2019

When we finally booked our venue, my next call was Christin. She had done my makeup several times before and had done it spectacularly. Glam gala looks, gothy Halloween looks, you name it - she nailed it. I knew I had to get her help for the wedding if I could. Fortunately for me, she was available! In addition to being one of the best MUAs in DC, she's also one of the most realistic. Christin will tell you what works, what doesn't work, and what's Photoshop in that Instagram makeup inspo pic you bring to the makeup trial. She is so good at setting her clients at ease - so easy to talk to and so adept at making the people in her chair feel comfortable during a time when they could feel vulnerable. I got ready with my family, and most of them had never had their makeup done professionally before. She made sure they were all at ease and brought such a warmth and positive energy. It was so fun to get our makeup done together, and of course we all looked fabulous afterward. Christin also put together a little touch-up kit for me that, frankly, I am still using (you can't waste MAC Velvet Teddy!) You should hire her for your wedding, but also for everything else in your life where a little makeup will do you good. She is simply the best at what she does. More...

J
15 September 2019

Christin did a glowing natural makeup for me while I was in DC! It lasted all day and night. And I especially loved the natural lash style & application she gave me. Thanks Chris! ❤️

C
10 September 2019

Christin is the absolute best!!! She is kind, talented, professional and makes you look and feel absolutely beautiful! I couldn’t recommend her more for your wedding or any event.

I had a small wedding party (just my sister) and when I was doing research I found it hard to find makeup & hair artists who would accept me as a client--OR were very slow to respond or provide information. Christin doesn’t require a minimum amount of individuals and was engaging and responsive from Day 1. She made me feel valued even before I was her client, and didn’t rush me when I said I wasn’t ready to commit to anything immediately. I did another trial with someone else first because I thought it was a good deal...but trust me; you get what you pay for. It also made me see the value and importance of professional makeup, and honestly with her expertise and experience Christin is a steal! I appreciated her kindness and patience while I figured this all out on my own. When we finally met in person for the bridal trial she blew me and my sister away with not only her skills, but her warm and hilarious personality. In the months leading up to the wedding she was always incredibly responsive and helpful anytime I had a question. When my hair stylist fell through only a few weeks before the wedding, Christin was able to secure a very talented and experienced stylist (Britiny the Hair Concierge) for us quickly. On the wedding day, they were a ton of fun while getting ready and their work kept us looking and feeling beautiful all day.

When planning your wedding it can be tempting to cut corners on things to try and save money, but makeup should definitely not be in that category. It should be viewed as an investment in yourself and the day, and the relationship between you and your bridal beauty team really helps set the tone for the day. I couldn't have chosen a better bridal beauty team if I tried! They were the best and I wished I could work with Christin every day.

10/5 stars, A+++, two thumbs up....basically, just do yourself a favor and book Christin and her team now :)
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S
8 September 2019

Christin did the make up for me and my mother-in-law for my son's Bar Mitzvah. She did a fantastic job - we both felt beautiful while still looking like "ourselves". The make up lasted all day, until we took it off, through rounds of photos and dancing. We also needed a very early, 5:30am, start time and Christin came to our house on time and was ready to go. I would highly recommend her work and hope to have the opportunity to work with her again! More...

R
30 June 2019

Christin was undeniably wonderful and so accommodating on our wedding day! My mother gifted me my wedding makeup after a long discussion with Christin regarding color palate and products! With her help, my makeup was flawless and survived four blocks of rain and an entire evening of fun! I could not recommend her enough. She went above an beyond to help us and I’m so grateful! She’s professional, caring, and thoughtful! You won’t be disappointed! More...

L
19 May 2019

I never wear makeup and was worried I wouldn’t look like myself at my wedding, but from my first call with Christin I knew I was in good hands. She did such an amazing job and I kept receiving compliments all night on how beautiful my makeup looked. It was natural but also glamorous. My hair was also a huge hit!!!! I had no idea what I wanted to do with my hair but with a few pictures and an expert artist, Conceptual Beauty delivered exactly what I didn’t know was perfect for my hair. I asked for minor adjustments from my trial run, and it looked incredible on my wedding day. The hours getting ready with Conceptual Beauty was some of the most fun I had on my wedding day. Christin’s personality is so kind and fun. I also need to mention that while preparing for my wedding, she responded within minutes of any email I sent, even the ones at late hours or on the weekends. I cannot recommend Conceptual Beauty highly enough!!!! More...

N
19 May 2019

Christin did an amazing job! She was extremely professional, super responsive, supportive, encouraging, understanding, knowledgeable, informative, timely, talented and skilled and just an all around amazing person to interact with. She ensures you are extremely happy with your look (hair and make-up) and leaves you speechless with her capabilities. I will forever be her client for anything I can hire her for!!! She will be the best decision you make so definitely book your hair and make-up needs with her! She customized my look based off my dress and my complexion, hair color, eye shape etc. I kept getting compliments the entire night about my hair and make-up!! Thank you Christin!!!! More...

L
13 May 2019

I never wear makeup and was worried I wouldn’t look like myself at my wedding, but from my first call with Christin I knew I was in good hands. She did such an amazing job and I kept receiving compliments all night on how beautiful my makeup looked. It was natural and but glamorous. My hair was also a huge hit!!!! I had no idea what I wanted to do with my hair but with a few pictures and an expert artist, Conceptual Beauty delivered exactly what I didn’t know was perfect for my hair. I asked for minor adjustments from my trial run, and it looked incredible on my wedding day. The hours getting ready with conceptual beauty was some of the most fun I had on my wedding day. Christin’s personality is so kind and fun. I also need to mention that while preparing for my wedding, she responded within minutes of any email I sent, even the ones at late hours or on the weekends. I cannot recommend Conceptual Beauty highly enough!!!! More...

Q
27 March 2019

This review is beyond late, but unlike my late review, my girl, Christin is always on TIME. I have been a repeat client of Chris for over four years, she’s the only MUA that I go to. Chris is accomplished in her craft and builds a rapport with her clients that makes you feel at piece. This is the main reason why people fall in love with her work and the finish product. I have recommended Chris talents to my friends, colleagues, and anyone looking for a MUA. It’s very difficult to find a dedicated MUA who is not just an amazing makeup artist, but is also responsive, flexible, listens to the client, and becomes a great friend. More...

P
27 March 2019

Christin is a wonderful, warm, and talented artist. She works confidently and is conscientious about her client's needs. She applied makeup for a photoshoot and the results were outstanding. I would give more than five stars if I could. Highly recommend. More...

A
27 March 2019

Christin is amazing, warm, and welcoming! I had never had my makeup done professionally and I am so grateful to have found her! She took her time and made me feel relaxed and beautiful! I can’t wait to book her for my wedding ♥️ More...

L
25 February 2019

Christin was absolutely fantastic when she did my makeup for my wedding! She is both a talented makeup artist and a lovely person, and she kept me relaxed and laughing the whole time. I recommend her highly!

J
28 January 2019

Upon meeting Christin at the trial, I knew I had found someone who had the expertise to execute my vision. She and her team are professional and know their stuff- she is also fun to talk to, has great taste in music, and is easy to be around- which is important when you spend hours together on an otherwise stressful day. She worked in a timely manner, kept me calm, built a schedule, and tailored her work for ladies with different skin tones and face shapes, knowing exactly what flattered each the most. I honestly felt so beautiful but also felt like MYSELF- a really enhanced version of me ;) As someone who does not wear makeup often, she surpassed my expectations! What more could a bride ask for? More...

C
26 January 2019

Amazing artist! Completely nailed my look! Matched my tone perfectly! Very talented and fast! Easy to talk to and thorough consultation.

K
20 January 2019

I am so picky about makeup and Christin did an AMAZING job. I keep getting compliments on my makeup and my bridesmaids' makeup. She will do your makeup perfectly regardless of if you want natural makeup or glam makeup, like me! She knows how to give brides the exact look they are going for. She is also super fun to be around so you won't be bored while you're in her chair! Thank you for making me look amazing on my wedding day, Christin! More...

S
27 December 2018

Chris has been doing my makeup for years & she never disappoints. She’s prompt, professional, & very knowledgeable when it comes to makeup & skincare. During my last visit, she brought a skincare issue to my attention that I hadn’t noticed. Whenever I sit in her chair, the only instructions I give here are “make me look extra cute”. She does it every time. When she hands me the mirror to see the finished product, it’s always perfect. She doesn’t need to tweak or change one thing. I trust her completely with my face. More...

J
27 December 2018

Christin is your makeup artist’s makeup artist! Phenomenal services. I love her ability to create any look, whether natural or fun and festive. Not only is she extremely talented, but she’s a beautiful spirit with a great personality. If you want a guaranteed flawless look, she is the one to call. More...

N
27 November 2018

Christin is an incredible makeup artist. I had an important interview in the area, and she made me look neat, competent, and confident. She was encouraging and supportive throughout the whole process. She also helped me with makeup lessons. Her wealth of knowledge, coupled with amazing skill and patience, has helped me come so far in my learning. I am loving putting on makeup every day. She prepares you to look gorgeous, inside and out. I recommend her to everyone! She will make you the most beautiful and confident version of yourself! More...

B
3 November 2018

This woman is super in wht she does. Transformation like no other.

J
23 September 2018

I can’t say enough great things about Christin and her work. She’s an artist and made everyone feel comfortable, confident, and let their gorgeous selves shine on our wedding day. Christin and Shawna kept the mood of the whole day fun and lively while getting us all ready and ahead of schedule! We felt so beautiful! All single ladies in our wedding plan to use Conceptual Beauty for their big days too. They completed hair and makeup for both moms, the bride, and 4 bridesmaids. More...

T
21 June 2018

I went to Conceptual Beauty for makeup for my headshots. As the owner of a new business venture, there’s a lot on the line in these early stages. I was nervous and not really clear on how I wanted to look. Christin made the experience quick, easy and enjoyable with great conversation. I was in complete shock when I saw my transformation. She understood my vision better than I did and implemented it to perfection. Highly recommended!!! More...

J
7 April 2018

Christine is awesome sauce!!! She’s extremely professional, personable, & fun. She made my experience effortless. I will definitely recommend her to anyone, & will be delighted to work with her again.

L
11 March 2018

Spending time with Christin is like spending time with your girlfriend. I just met her and it felt like I knew her forever. It allowed me to trust her in the process to do my makeup for my engagement photos. Can I just say I felt beautiful! My fiancé loved the look. You could tell I had makeup on, it was stunning, yet natural. I got tons of compliments. We got to see some of our photos and my makeup looked amazing. It’s 12 hours later and I’ve only touched it up with powder, one time! I’ve been up since 5 am, and desperate for sleep, but I don’t want to wash my face! So excited for my wedding day because I know I’m in the hands of a true artist and professional. More...

H
2 March 2018

Christin is amazing! She is super sweet, professional, and responsive. I have never had makeup done professionally, and was a little nervous, but Christin made it easy and fun. She works with you the whole time to make sure you have the look you want. She even gave me makeup and skin care tips after our session. I would definitely hire her in the future! More...

W
26 February 2018

Christin was timely, professional, and approachable. She studied my face and applied makeup to fit my specific needs and accentuated my clothing for a photo shoot. Would definitely use her again!

M
31 January 2018

Christin was amazing, professional and really helped me develop my wedding look. I had a basic idea of what I wanted, but she artfully guided me to the final look in our trial run and made it a fun experience. My makeup also lasted all day and I only had to touchup my lipstick post-dinner. Would highly recommend her for any occasion! More...

K
29 January 2018

I can honestly say Christin has spoiled me I do not like using anyone else for my makeup. She is professional, has the sweetest personality, and always makes me feel fabulous! She has been doing my makeup for years and no matter what color palettes we use, it always looks amazing. She strives to make you look and feel beautiful. Not to mention she is extremely understanding and is very easy to work with. She is also very easy to get in touch with and is always very quick to reply to you. She is the best at what she does and I am so thankful and so happy and so appreciative of her!!! I HIGHLY recommend Christin! YOU WILL LOVE HER!!!! More...

E
23 January 2018

Christin was fantastic and I'm so glad she was my makeup artist for my wedding day! The makeup was stunning. She made everything stress-free and enjoyable. I appreciated her talent, products she used, and ability to understand my overall "look" without much direction from me! Christin did the makeup for me, my mom and sister, and my bridesmaids and was ahead of schedule, prompt, and professional (and so much fun)! More...

W
9 December 2017

Where do I start? Words cannot describe the perfection that is Christin! She is beyond talented, not to mention incredibly responsive, professional and just an all around fabulous girl. She completely put me at ease the moment I met her....which for all you brides, know is not always the easiest! Not only is she truly talented at her craft, but she has the keen ability to make your big day fun and completely stress free. My makeup was 100% perfection for both my ceremony and my reception (on two different days, both of which she nailed!) and I cannot thank her enough. You will not be disappointed! 5 stars all around. More...

Q
13 July 2017

Christin is amazing!! My make-up was just beautiful and I absolutely loved my new look. She is very professional and has definitely mastered her craft. You are guaranteed to be 100% satisfied with her services. More...

T
14 December 2016

The best makeup artist ever!!!! Christin transformed me into a modern day Glamazon for my wedding and for my corporate events. She has created a client for life!! More...

E
26 September 2016

I hired Christin Michelle to do the makeup for myself, my 2 bridesmaids and the 2 mothers. Christin showed up on time, was professional but easy going and made me look like a model. I don't wear makeup at all so I was very nervous about how I would look on my wedding. My makeup was spectacular! I've never looked more beautiful in my opinion which was echoed by so many guests. I often look at those pictures from almost a year ago now and hardly believe what Christin was able to do with my face in less than an hour. She did as wonderful of a job on both the mothers, and bridesmaids. It's also important to note that she did make-up on more than 1 ethnicity that day and made us all look great. I would love to hire Christin again if I had a special event to go to. More...

U
9 May 2016

I booked Conceptual Beauty for my engagement shoot and my wedding. I wanted hair and makeup that was more glamorous and done-up than I normally have, as I was going for a fantasy, Labyrinth-inspired look, and Christin did a great job. She checked with me as she did the makeup to ensure that we were on the same page, and was very attentive when I requested a change here or there at the end to get it just right! I'd never had such dramatic makeup before, and to be honest, it looked a bit overdone in person, but in photos it looked great. So that is one thing to consider: decide how much you want to look like you normally do, and whether it's more important to look better in photos or in person (or some balance of the two), as that really helps clarify for Christin what direction to take the makeup in. I'm happy with the dramatic results! More...

U
9 October 2015

Christin did a fantastic job on my makeup, my bridesmaids, and my mom for my wedding. She was on time and stuck to her schedule and was very professional. She listened to what we wanted and made us all look like movie stairs, from my mom who wanted something very natural to my one bridesmaid who wanted to dramatic smokey eye. I don't normally wear a lot of makeup and was nervous about looking weird, but Christin made me look so glamorous and beautiful, I had nothing to worry about. She knows what she's doing. The best part about working with Christin is she is so nice, friendly, and fun to be around. She had all of us laughing the entire morning while we were getting ready. When you sit in her chair you feel like you're chatting with an old friend. She totally put my at ease at morning of my wedding. I really loved working with her! More...

U
14 August 2015

Christin did a fabulous job with my makeup and my bridesmaids' makeup. She really listens to what you want and works with your during the consultation to get it just right. Plus, she's super friendly and easy to work with. Very quick to respond to emails and work with your schedule when meeting. I felt like I looked like me on my wedding-just what I wanted. More...

O
29 May 2015

Christin is an artist! She is just the sweetest, and makes you feel right at ease while she's working. Not to mention her work is flawless! She helped me work through exactly what I wanted and even answered frantic emails about changing lip colors. Everyone that saw my makeup has wanted to use her since! I wish I could have her for every event! More...

N
22 April 2015

Christin was a delight to work with and she did a lovely job with my makeup. When I changed my mind about my lipstick last minute after she already finished, she was incredibly flexible and got me exactly what I wanted.

She is so sweet and fun, and everyone around just loved her!
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U
18 February 2015

Christin was amazing! She made me, my mom, my mother-in-law, and my my bridesmaid look beautiful. She made everyone feel comfortable in the way they looked. We did a trial several months before the wedding and she took the time and effort to listen to what we wanted, and then make us look better than we could have expected. She responded to emails incredibly quickly, and was flexible to changes that needed to be made. I have already recommended Christin to my friends getting married in the future, and I will continue to pass her information to anyone who will listen. I will definitely use her in the future for other events for myself. More...

B
22 June 2014

Reliable. professional and exceptionally talented make up artist who puts customer service first. Looking forward to using her for my wedding and can't say enough how much I trust and respect her artistry. HIGHLY recommended.

U
20 June 2014

Christin of Conceptual Beauty was professional, prompt, kind and generous with tips on how to keep my look fresh for the event. She is super friendly and the woman can work a brush. Her equipment was professional grade, neat and clean. I would recommend her to any of my girlfriends looking for a photo finish look.
Thanks Chris
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D
19 June 2014

Chris did my makeup for my engagement pictures, bridal shower, and wedding. For my wedding she also did my entire bridal party including the junior bridesmaids.

I worked for some time in the cosmetics industry and my level of skill is no where near hers. She did such a great job that two of my bridesmaids have stated they will use her when they get married and they live out of town. Yes ladies, Chris will travel.

I looked my ABSOLUTE best when I walked down the aisle and I FLAWLESS in my pictures!
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U
19 June 2014

Amazing make up artist Christin, not only wowed me at our first meeting but she also wowed my guest when they saw how beautiful my makeup was. I reccommend her to al those looking for a fresh look. Amazing!!! More...

U
15 March 2014

Christin is an amazing artist! She was prompt and very professional. She is always so pleasant to work with. I would definetely work with her again!

E
16 January 2014

Christin is an amazing artist and person. She has created my looks for three galas, special nights out, and a wedding. I recommended her to two brides who are close friends. She has a natural gift. Each and every look is unique, and perfectly suited to the event and my overall look. I give her very little diretion--I just tell her where I'm going and what I'm wearing and she simply says, "I've got it!" And she does.

Most importantly, she is FUN to work with. You will have a blast working with her.

Book Christin for your event and you will not be disappointed.
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D
9 January 2014

Calm, Professional and Brilliant!
I'm a photographer specializing in Portraits, Candids & Creative Project Photography. . I work with Conceptual Beauty [Christin] very often on my team.. I honestly can't think of a better MUA Professional to call-on when I have a special shoot.. which is always! :) ....So, Christin is definitely my go-to professional for absolutely flawless makeup. Her expert skill level out-weighs everything else, but I have to say how she adapts, listens, then translates each shoot session's concept through "makeup" is amazing to me.. Moods and personalities are important during a photography session.. and once Christin's makeup application is completed, models are always natural, elegant and simply beautiful. This creates even more excitement on the shoot set, presenting wonderful realistic energy in the final images for the session. Throughout the shoots, once she sets the makeup, it lasts - her long lasting make up techniques are wonderful and saves me time (not a lot of breaks for touchups). Just a few other great things to note about Christin.. She has a relaxing personality; professional; punctual; makeup application doesn't take forever; her makeup kit is always prepared; uses quality products; she knows what works & will suit you best; knows the difference between makeup for photography/lights and makeup for special occasion/real-life. I highly recommend Conceptual Beauty for your bridal makeup needs, for makeup lessons, make-overs, special occasions, actor headshots or appearances and editorials. More...

A
3 December 2013

Everything that could go wrong on my prom day went wrong except my make-up. Chris did a wonderful job, that was my favorite part of prom. I will continue to use her for future events b/c her work is flawless! More...

S
2 December 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Christin Birchhead whom I absolutely LOVE! I met her 6 months before my wedding and you would have thought we've know each other for a lifetime! She is sweet, attentive and very professional. I have recommended her to my co-worker/friend and she adores Christin! We have stayed in contact with each other every since then. I stop pass to see her very often to see her and to get tips regarding make-up. I highly recommend her to ANYONE! More...

S
2 December 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Christin Birchhead whomm I absolutely LOVE! I met her 6 months before my wedding and you would have thought we've know each other for a lifetime! She is sweet, attentive and very professional. I have recommended her to my co-worker/friend and she adores Christin! We have stayed in contact with each every since then. I stop pass to see her very often to see her and to get tips regarding make-up. I highly recommend her to ANYONE! More...

A
26 November 2013

I can't stop raving about Christin's artistry. If I could give her 100 stars, that still wouldn't be enough.

First of all, she made my mother feel comfortable. My mom wears very simple make-up, so when we went for my trial, my mom did one at the same time. When Christin was done, mom couldn't stop looking at herself. She took a nap while I got mine done, and made sure to sleep pretty so she wouldn't mess it up.

I've had my makeup done by Christin for other events, so I knew she was good. But her wedding day make-up took the cake, no pun intended. My wife NEVER wears make-up, yet was willing to try because she trusts Christin. When I saw her, she took my breath away. She was able to make my wife look beautiful (and a tiny bit feminine), while not making her look like a drag queen (my wife wore a tux to our wedding).

She did my entire bridal party and one of our officiants. Everyone's look was different, to suit their personalities and complexions. It was nice not to have that cookie cutter look where what works for one person looks terrible on another.

I wish I could share pics so you could see the transformation. Her prices are competitive (and by competitive, I mean cheaper than a lot of people), but her execution was top-notch.

Okay, I'll stop waxing poetic now. Go. Hire. Her.
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U
25 November 2013

This is the second time Christin has done my makeup ! She is very professional and will have you smiling the entire time ! My friends watched me transform in a very short amount of time. They are now interested in her services for their next event ! More...

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