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Wonder Beauty Bar

Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

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Wonder Beauty Bar

Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

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Jennifer F.

19 October 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Alexandria (makeup artist) and Christina (owner). They were extremely hospitable, hardworking, and talented. I went here to get makeup done for my engagement photos. I was extremely nervous as I don't normally wear makeup, and left their feeling amazing. Thank you! More...

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Amanda S.

22 September 2019

I had a wonderful experience at Own Your Wonder. I booked the Headshot Package to update and upgrade my social media presence and the experience could not have been better. Booking was a breeze and everyone was such fun to work with--like having a fun Saturday afternoon with your girlfriends. I highly recommend this fantastic woman-owned business and look forward to making this business my "go-to" for event and other special makeup needs. More...

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Kristen P.

11 August 2019

I had a wonderful experience! My stylist let me know what she was doing every step of the way and she did an amazing job! I was obsessed with the smoky eye she did, and I wish my eyebrows looked this good everyday. I booked a shorter appointment, and she went a little over to make sure the look was a complete. Excellent service, and I will definitely be back for my next special occasion!! More...

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heidi marschke

16 July 2019

GO HERE!!! I searched for a professional that could give me a drastic makeover for my birthday prior to a night out in DC. I cannot do makeup for the life of me and I usually rock the natural look. I wanted a full makeover to feel extra beautiful on my special day. Own your Wonder was definitely the best option out there!!! Everyone else in the DMV was either booked and/or charging well over $100 for the SAME services. Booking was super easy. You can pick a day and time online - it literally took me 5 seconds!! The location is a super nice area of Georgetown. The full makeover I got only cost $70 including eyelashes, contouring etc. You can tell your artist what your looking for and show them inspo from online. I had Alexandria (Alex) who was AWESOME!!! She has such an upbeat, bubbly personality which made the experience a lot more enjoyable. I am very shy and she made me feel comfortable. She was super knowledgeable and constructed the perfect look for me based on my outfit and colors that would suit my skin tone/eyes. I've had my makeup done for events a few times before - but she was the best BY FAR at contouring my face, sculpting my brows, and just overall use of color and technique. Can't say enough wonderful things about Alex and Own Your Wonder!!! More...

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Heidi M.

9 July 2019

GO HERE!!! I searched for a professional that could give me a drastic makeover for my birthday prior to a night out in DC. I cannot do makeup for the life of me and I usually rock the natural look. I wanted a full makeover to feel extra beautiful on my special day. Own your Wonder was definitely the best option out there!!! Everyone else in the DMV was either booked and/or charging well over $100 for the SAME services. Booking was super easy. You can pick a day and time online - it literally took me 5 seconds!! The location is a super nice area of Georgetown. The full makeover I got only cost $70 including eyelashes, contouring etc. You can tell your artist what your looking for and show them inspo from online. I had Alexandria (Alex) who was AWESOME!!! She has such an upbeat, bubbly personality which made the experience a lot more enjoyable. I am very shy and she made me feel comfortable. She was super knowledgeable and constructed the perfect look for me based on my outfit and colors that would suit my skin tone/eyes. I've had my makeup done for events a few times before - but she was the best BY FAR at contouring my face, sculpting my brows, and just overall use of color and technique. Can't say enough wonderful things about Alex and Own Your Wonder!!! More...

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Jenelle O.

14 May 2019

I came here recently to get professional headshots for work and I'm so very happy that I did. Everyone at the shop was incredibly warm and welcoming and created a comfortable environment. Dua, my makeup artist, did an amazing job and made sure to check periodically to make sure I liked what was she was doing and see if I wanted any adjustments. She really listened to the makeup look I was going for (something subtle that would still pop on camera) and executed it perfectly. Emma, the photographer, did a wonderful job putting me at ease. I haven't had professional photos taken of myself since I was child getting those silly glamour shots done and felt incredibly awkward at first, but Emma gave very good direction and made the entire process fun and quick. I received my headshots via email within less than a week! I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to get headshots and will keep it in mind should I need my makeup done for future events! More...

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Stephanie Evans Hanson

28 April 2019

Went in for professional head shots and had such a fun morning! Can't wait to have a reason or special event and go back again.

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Janet F.

9 April 2019

I had a great experience here.  The entire team was warm and welcoming and Kristina, the owner, was so personable.  It is very much an experience tailored to each individual. Alexandria, my makeup artist, gave me exactly the natural look I requested and Clarissa, the photographer was a real pro who made the process easy.  I am thrilled with the photos and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Own Your Wonder to others! More...

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Stephanie H.

8 April 2019

Went in for professional head shots, and had such a fun morning!  Can't wait to have a reason or special occasion and go back again.

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Brit L.

31 March 2019

Oh my gosh - this is a dangerous place to have at my fingertips! I found out about Own Your Wonder when I was surfing the web for places to get my makeup done. I've had my face done at places like Sephora and MAC, but, there's always that underlying pressure/temptation/expectation to buy everything they put on you. So, I was looking for somewhere I could just go and get a Birthday night look and feel glamorous.I was running late (Cherry Blossom Season - more traffic than usual around here!) and I called to let them know and they were completely gracious about it. I had time to relax, enjoy my under-eye patch, sip champagne, and watch the other ladies in the salon getting their makeup done. When it was my turn, Alexandria asked me what the plan was for the evening and I gave her a sense of what I like and she did an AMAZING job. Seriously. I couldn't stop staring at myself all night. Then Kristina was kind enough to take my picture with their awesome ring light.I will absolutely be back and will spread the word! More...

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Erika M.

18 March 2019

I've had such a great experience every time I have gone to Own Your Wonder. I've booked the Eye Wonder twice and have been amazed with what they can do. Vasa has such great attention to detail and always knows what to do to make me look my best. The owner, Kristina, is so attentive and welcoming. Love coming here! More...

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Nicki N.

11 March 2019

I had professional headshots done here over the weekend and had a fantastic experience! I am *not* a photogenic person, but they made me look fabulous (thanks to their talented makeup artist!) The photographer was so patient and I didn't feel self-conscious at all... and I ended up with 15 terrific photos where I look like a better version of myself! There are other headshot companies out there that offer fewer services (no makeup!) for more money... skip them, and book an appointment at Own Your Wonder ASAP! More...

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Nuevasreinas .

27 February 2019

Super professional, I’ll be back!

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Raina R.

24 February 2019

I booked the Headshot Package so that I could get some fresh headshot photos to use across my social media, particularly with a professional look! I never wear makeup - ever - and frankly it scares me! But, I had such a wonderful experience at Own Your Wonder. The makeup stylist applied a very natural look for me, which didn't even feel like I was wearing any makeup. It looked stunning. The photography session was great. They have great spaces within their building to work with and I was emailed 14 photos within 24 hours of my session! They are all spectacular. Just the subtle addition of some very natural makeup made my headshot photos look that much better. If you are looking to update your profile photos, I highly recommend the Own Your Wonder headshot package! More...

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Sherry Livingston

28 January 2019

Great experience!

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Gillian Vickers

28 January 2019

I had Alexandra do my makeup last week. I have a fancy event coming up shortly and I wanted to have my makeup done professionally for that. To prepare I wanted to do a run through prior, and meet the artist. We talked about two options (1.nude lips and glamour eyes OR 2.nude eyes and glamour lips). After discussing with Alexandra I decided to go for option 1 for that day; "just for fun", and option 2 for the actual event. Alexandra suggested we choose the color for the lips for the real event so i could buy it to have on hand to reapply during the evening. Brilliant! I'm so glad she suggested that! Also, trying on and removing multiple red lipsticks is messy - good to get that process out of the way. I'm so glad I went early to try things out; I don't wear much make up in my normal life and it was fun to talk about techniques etc with her, I learned a lot. More...

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Gillian V.

21 January 2019

Had a great appointment with Alexandra. She did exactly what I asked for and was really accommodating when I asked for a slight tweak. Additionally, the experience was fun! I was headed for a formal event later in the evening and the makeup held up throughout a night of drinking and dancing. I'll definitely do it again. More...

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Carrie H.

20 January 2019

I've been meaning to leave this review for ages. I had a really great experience here for the headshot package. The photographer was great and offered a variety of backgrounds, lights, and even a wardrobe change in the middle. The makeup was amazing too. They really take care to understand what look you're going after and do a great job. I came away with tons of headshots that I love. It also felt like a great value. More...

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Kiana S.

14 January 2019

It was my BFFs 30th birthday and the 3 of us needed a look for the evening. We all have different tastes ranging from the birthday girl's conservatism, to my friend's full blown Naija princess look, to my "something in between". Alexandra (I believe!) did a wonderful job with all of us. We looked like ourselves but with a large dose of glamour. The makeup shades were mixed for us perfectly (and we are a group of high yella to deep chocolate ladies) and suited us nicely. We opted for the 30 min. Wow look and I added strip lashes for some extra oomph! -Our look stayed fresh all night-The lashes were expertly applied -30 minutes was all it tookI especially liked the store and how fresh and clean the decor was. All the tools were neat and sanitized and the artist was very organized and punctual. Please come get a great look here for anytime you want to go out. It's affordable and you will feel great. Looking forward to visiting again the next time I am in DC -- just to flex on the 'gram! More...

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Rebecca G.

4 January 2019

I've had my makeup done twice now at Own Your Wonder (once for a birthday and once for New Year's) and it's been such a positive experience! It's really easy to make appointments online and it's a much more personalized experience than going to a big box makeup counter. Both times, the artists listened to what I wanted and delivered - I left feeling confident and beautiful! The owner is awesome too; she's been in both times and hearing her story and why she started Own Your Wonder makes me even more likely to come back (I love supporting women-owned local businesses!)Well applied makeup definitely makes a huge difference so I absolutely recommend Own Your Wonder if you're looking to get makeup done for any occasion. More...

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Amita K.

19 December 2018

I needed my makeup done for a boudoir shoot and Duaa was amazing! I'm pretty picky when it comes to my makeup and she understood exactly what I was going for. She was professional and took the time to check-in and asked me how I liked the look several times along the way. She works with you vs. on you. I was genuinely so pleased with the way my makeup turned out. Not cakey at all and photographed beautifully. Christina is also such a sweetheart. She is the owner of Own Your Wonder and I love her story. She was warm, welcoming and encouraging and has an invested interest in empowering women.Please consider Own Your Wonder for your next photoshoot, special occasion, etc. You won't regret it! More...

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Inna F.

3 December 2018

Own Your Wonder is an amazing spot!! Kristina (the owner) is incredible and so are the people she works with. I was so happy with how it turned out - the makeup artist kept asking me if I liked it and whether I looked like myself. This is a great departure from previous experiences where I've ended up surprised in a bad way. Thank you Own Your Wonder, I had a fantastic time!!!! More...

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Aviva G.

19 November 2018

Love this place! Like the super feminine version of the barbershop--I was able to relax and gossip with the owner and makeup artists and other guests while being completely glamorized and my makeup looked so gorgeous all night! Next time I'm going back for a lesson so I can create my own beautiful look, but will also be back for them to do my makeup for parties, special events, or just when I need a boost of beauty. More...

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Katie B.

7 October 2018

This place is an absolute GEM. I was attending a charity gala and wanted to look glam, but I didn't have any specific look in mind other than dramatic eyes and a nude lip. I did the Wow Wonder which took about 40 minutes. My makeup artist, Dua (sorry if I spelled that wrong) was so sweet and incredibly skilled - I loved the look she gave me! Made me feel like an absolute princess. Can't wait to go back! More...

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A Google User

30 September 2018

Everyone at Own Your Wonder wants you to have a great time and look your best. I had the talented makeup artist from Dubai, I wish she could do my make up every day!

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Cherie M.

27 September 2018

Love the owner and all of the make up artists! Went the first time for a little glam before traveling and this time after a chemical peel when I still needed to see clients. It's affordable for any occasion and the friendly staff is kind too! More...

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Dan C.

27 August 2018

Can't say enough great things about this cute little spot. Owner is so sweet and super hands-on. Prices are great and the makeup artists really LISTEN to what you want. I wish this existed in other cities too! More...

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Theresa B.

20 August 2018

Five stars because they truly did the best with what they had (me).I booked the headshot package for $100 because I hadn't had headshots done in almost four years. I am ACTUALLY the least photogenic person on the planet - I know everyone says that, but please trust me here - and while I only ended up liking three of the photos, that's still honestly a way better than average success rate for me.Julie the photographer was great to work with, and my makeup was of course on point. I showed the makeup artist a random photo of Olivia Wilde's makeup and she was able to replicate the look pretty well.I also love love love the owner here. You rule boss babe.I think a cool option they could consider adding is photo-editing for extra; I'd definitely pay more to have some airbrushing and magical Photoshop face slimming.So while most of these pictures sadly ended up just being another reminder of how badly I need to lose weight, I would highly recommend the package itself!Edit: before you ask, yes, the photos you get are way higher res than the ones I shared here. These three went through multiple rounds of amateur editing by me, screenshotting from insta, etc. That'll do the trick. More...

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Kay J.

19 August 2018

As good as it gets.  I've never had a professional makeup artist outside a brand at a department store do my makeup.  I've gone twice to OYW and two different artists gave me different but fabulous results.  Love that they use their own products and listen if you guide them on a particular look, you can bring your own makeup if desired.  Joan used products about which I never knew and in ways I learned here for foundation and concealers and lips.  It feels so indulgent and only $35 for full 30 mins (and a bit over) or two people is $50.  They shared each product name so I could buy some on my own (online) ,not expensive but so very effective.  Great to finally learn the tricks of the trade, and return for reminders.  A great addition to upper Georgetown.  And they take proper after pix of your new look. More...

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Dear Divorce Coach

1 August 2018

Fabulous space and wonderful owner! Make-up artist, Joan, did an amazing job. You will be pleased to visit once or make it a part of your regular routine! Fast and affordable. Leave with a photo of your new look too! More...

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Alex G.

10 July 2018

I came here for a Yelp Elite event and it was great. Own Your Wonder is like Drybar for make-up as the owner put it. You book online or by phone. You choose how much time you want to spend from 15 minutes to 70 minutes getting a makeover. Then you meet with your artist and customize your look. What is great is they do not work for a brand, so they are using products that is the best for you. For example my artist Joan. I told Joan my skin concerns and the look I was going for. She quickly came up with a routine to address my problems and to create the look I was going for. She turned me from looking like a panda with dark circles to a beauty queen. I highly recommend Joan for an artist if you can book her. Even the owner gets her makeup done by Joan.Despite being in Georgetown,this place is super affordable. For 15 bucks you can get a 15 minutes appointment. More...

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Sandi Gohn

2 July 2018

I went to Own Your Wonder for makeup services ahead of my engagement photo shoot. I didn't want too fancy of a look -- just to look like the best version of myself -- and they sure delivered, for an awesome price too! I felt beautiful, but not overdone, and my photos turned out amazing. Thank you Own Your Wonder team! More...

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mk s

2 July 2018

What a fabulous idea -- a dry-bar for make-up! Kristina Han has created a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment. I thoroughly enjoyed the "Wonder Wednesday" class, and actually picked-up a tip or two from Joan, the make-up artist.

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Anne Walker

28 May 2018

This is my new favorite place in DC! The artists are professional and talented and my makeover looked excellent. It’s a boutique salon experience without the high pressure sales or snobbery. Combine it with a blow out at Dry Bar and nails at Vicky’s (all in walking distance)! Great option for a special event, work, or just going out with friends. More...

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Megan C.

19 May 2018

My sister found this place on a Facebook ad and suggested we go before a girls night out. I easily found the website online and booked appointments for WOW wonders - 30 minutes makeovers. Disclosure: I love makeup and I love a great beauty fix! This is such an awesome, comfortable place to spend some time before heading out for the night!We were greeted by the owner and staff. The space is beautifully lit, dainty, warm, comfortable - almost like you are at your friends house getting ready to go out. Complimentary tea and water (although the space can be used for events and possibly BYO). Tonight, they had a photographer to capture our new faces as well as a circle light for 'the perfect selfie'. The three of us had our makeup done in about 30-40 minutes. We were all so pleased with our application. The artists had all the products and tools and shared some of their favorites with us as well as tips and tricks. I told my artist that I wanted big brows and she definitely delivered. Location is awesome right in Georgetown. Prices were very reasonable and the staff were all very friendly and laid back. PERFECT way to start the night. I will certainly be back!FYI: there is a BEAUTIFUL garden in the back with harvest like table that would be perfect for bigger groups. With good weather, I can't imagine a more perfect space to sip some bubbly and do makeup. More...

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