We have recently added several additional Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists to our team to accommodate large bridal parties and multiple same-day bookings. We are working to get their photos and bios up soon. Portfolios of individual artists’ work are available upon request. We are excited to offer our clients a faster, more convenient service with a growing team of Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Washington DC Area Team
Michelle Royal (Berman) is a former model who has appeared on Project Runway, in Instyle Magazine, and worked for several top designers including Rachel Roy, Elie Tahari, Catherine Malandrino and more. During her time as a model, she worked with several photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists and other fashion professionals. She is a knowledgeable source of the makeup, fashion, events, and entertainment worlds. She was a makeup artist and events & training coordinator for Sephora in Times Square, NYC for many years, where she was extensively trained on a variety of makeup and hair-care brands and application techniques, including airbrush and special effects. Michelle also worked as a makeup artist for NARS Cosmetics and was honored to do makeup for actress, Molly Ringwald.
Michelle has taught makeup application and hair styling lessons for John Casablanca’s Modeling Centers and for hundreds of clients independently as well as through Sephora and NARS. Michelle has done hair & makeup for Bravo’s TV shows, as well as over 300 weddings, numerous photo shoots, runway shows, proms and other events. Her makeup artistry was featured on the cover of The Vow magazine as well as hair and makeup artistry featured throughout the pages of several issues of Savannah Weddings Magazine, Savannah Soiree and several wedding blogs and online publications. She has all the tools and skills to bring out your best features for your special occasion, photo shoot, or wedding.
She currently organizes bookings for all of the branches and serves Washington, DC and the surrounding areas as a Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist.
Morelia is a master barber and an American Board Certified Colorist. In addition to be a hairstylist she’s also a certified Makeup Artist, graduating from Von Lee School for Aesthetics. She loves learning and has taken tons of continuing education classes; everything from Aveda Essentials to Graham Webb. Her passion for hair and makeup started when she was in high school. The same year she graduated from high school she also graduated from cosmetology school. She has been working as a hairstylist for more than 10 years and as a makeup artist for 4 years. She is a full time hairstylist at a salon and she also works on location for weddings and photo shoots. She loves each opportunity to be creative and help her clients to feel their best!
Luciana is a Makeup Artist from Northern Virginia. She has been in the beauty industry for 8+ years. She started as a stylist assistant in several salons and also worked for MAC Cosmetics. She loves being a part of special occasions, from weddings to baby showers and anything in between. She takes pride in accentuating each client’s individual features, and can achieve any desired look, from subtle, natural makeup to full on glam! She has worked on a very diverse client base and continues to further her education to always stay on top of the latest trends and techniques.
Artists not pictured but photos and bios are coming soon: Ariana.
Savannah GA Area Team
Lauren has lived in the Savannah, Ga area for over 26 years. Her passion for makeup artistry and hair styling began at a young age during her 12 years as a dancer and dance instructor. She quickly learned proper techniques for stage makeup and took advantage of every opportunity she had to learn from the artists around her. Lauren completed makeup artistry and hair styling classes to fine tune her skills in 2013 and has been working as a professional makeup artist and hair stylist since. She continues to develop her skills through training and workshops with top industry professionals to bring you the latest in makeup and hair trends and techniques. Lauren has done hair and makeup for countless weddings but has also had numerous clients for proms, photo shoots, styled shoots, as well as being the lead makeup and hair artist for several photography workshops.
Lauren’s hair and makeup artistry has been featured in several publications including A Low Country Wedding Magazine, The Knot, and Savannah Weddings Magazine. She has also worked with Jordan Engle of OG Photography and Wowmi out of Los Angeles, CA. Her work has also been featured on several wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Ruffled Blog, and was most recently the makeup and hair artist for a styled shoot out of South Carolina that was named one of the top styled shoots of 2017 by Magnolia Rouge! Lauren is very passionate about her work and loves helping anyone and everyone to look and feel their very best. She a wonderful asset to our team.
Julie comes to us from the Philadelphia area with 18 years experience as a hairstylist. Her love of doing hair began as a child with dolls, then onto some willing friends, and eventually cosmetology school. Over the years she has participated in many classes, New York City hair shows and Florida seminars to keep her training current. In addition to working regularly in the salon, she has done hair for weddings and special events and worked backstage for a number of stage productions. Julie has made it a point to learn quite a few tricks for updos, and has a special passion for braided looks. She is very happy to be here in the beautiful Savannah area doing what she loves!
Lauren Grant is a Professional Makeup Artist and licensed Esthetician. Specializing in beauty, airbrush makeup and skincare with over 10 years experience in the industry. In 2007 she successfully completed her associates in Esthetics, and began to work in several high end spas in the Savannah area. She has since completed countless hours in additional training with Babor, GM Collins, and Youngblood Cosmetics. Her passion for knowledge in this ever-changing beauty industry ensures that she stays informed with the latest technologies and ingredients in skincare, which she loves to share with clients.
Johanna is a licensed hair and makeup artist with a passion for the beauty industry. Her enthusiasm for special event styling and makeup began as a young girl. Always being recruited for parties, proms, dances, and weddings, she decided to follow her passion and go to cosmetology school where she pursued professional makeup and hair styling courses. Her husband is a soldier in the U.S. Army and the tendency to relocate has allowed her the opportunity to learn trends from all over the country. She has performed hair and makeup services in Washington state, California, Colorado, Florida, South Carolina and Georgia. In addition to her freelance work, she has worked as a stylist in an upscale salon and spa in the heart of South Carolina that opened doors into the world of pageantry. She is educated in a variety of professional hair and makeup lines and an expert in airbrush makeup application. She loves to learn and embraces every opportunity she can to expand her knowledge in this industry. Her passion and excitement for what she does shows in her work and in her exceptional customer service.
Sarah is a Florida native that relocated to Savannah with her family in 2016. She started in the beauty industry in 2006, working in Esthetics. She quickly found a passion for making people feel beautiful. Deciding to further her education, she attended the Aveda Institute in 2009 to gain her Master Cosmetologist license. While working at a Miami Beach resort, she became familiar with an international clientele. Her expertise is in various hair styling techniques and she loves working with destination brides. Sarah is very excited to bring her skills to Savannah and looking forward to always learning new ones.
Monica joins us from Illinois. Her passion for hair styling began as a young girl, practicing on her younger sister. After high school, she graduated in 1992 from Lake Land College in Mattoon with a degree in Cosmetology. She continues her education by regularly attending seminars, hands-on classes and participating in many hair shows throughout the country. After 25 years in the industry, she specializes in color and event hair styling. On top of being a member of the Royal Makeup & Hair team, she is also a full time hair stylist with an extensive clientele at B & Co in Richmond Hill, GA.
Chrissy has been a licensed Esthetician since 2003. Her passion for the beauty industry started as a young child as her mother owned and operated makeup schools for 20 years. Chrissy shared her expertise as an instructor for several years and now specializes in event makeup, airbrush, and camouflage artistry. She has a work background as an artist for MAC, Bobbi Brown, Jane Iredale and more. Being a native to sunny Florida, she really knows how to work with our hot humid weather and can guarantee the most beautiful hair and makeup even on the hottest days. Chrissy travels several times a year all over the country to further her education and make sure she is always on top of her game.
Emily is a Makeup Artist from the heart of Kentucky who relocated to Savannah in 2017. She discovered her true passion of makeup artistry while studying Studio Art at the University of Louisville and has made her dream into a reality. Emily has worked as a professional makeup artist for multiple companies including MAC, Lancôme, and Smashbox. She is a well-rounded artist with experience in numerous weddings, TV productions, fashion shows, and editorial shoots while always staying up to date on the latest products and techniques. Her specialty in beauty makeup helps every woman feel confident by accentuating all their best features. Whether it’s a wedding, on set for a shoot, or a special event Emily is excited to be a part of it.
Crystal is a California native with a passion for makeup artistry. Despite being forbidden to wear makeup as a teen, Crystal rebelliously played in friends makeup every chance she got. After college, she began doing freelance work assisting other professional makeup artists, working bridal parties and other special events. In addition to freelancing, Crystal worked as a makeup artist in a salon setting, building her desire to work in the wedding industry. Crystal is always looking for opportunities to perfect her craft in makeup artistry and hair styling by taking classes and learning from other artists.
Bio Coming Soon
Melissa has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years and is a licensed esthetician in both Georgia and Colorado. She spent most of her early makeup career in California where she grew up. In between working on countless weddings there, she also had the opportunity to work under Melanie Mills for LA Fashion Week and work as a special effects makeup artist for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. After moving to Colorado she continued to do both bridal and horror makeup for various companies. Now we welcome her to the beautiful state of Georgia! Melissa moved here in March 2020 and is currently doing bridal makeup, special effects and a variety of other makeup projects.
Rebekah was born and raised in the Savannah, Georgia area. Her love for hairstyling began at a very young age, practicing on her sisters, mother, and self. She studied in Cosmetology and has lots of hands on training in the hair industry. As she grew older, she did wedding and event hair for several friends and family members and fell in love with the wedding industry. She has experience working in the salon as a hairstylist, and she continues her education by dedicating time to learn from other artists. She is always excited and eager to learn new things about her craft. She loves experimenting with braided styles and updos. Her passion is to make others look and feel beautiful and special.
Colorado Springs Area Team
Carla grew up in small town Illinois, where she was always the friend that did everyone’s hair and makeup for dances and pictures. In 2007, she relocated to Colorado where she decided to make a career out of her love for hair and makeup. She received her cosmetology license from Xenon International Academy. She worked as a Master Stylist in a popular Denver area salon before leaving to open her own studio. After moving to the Colorado Springs area with her husband and two children, she has focused exclusively on special event hair and makeup. She loves to experiment with updos and especially loves vintage hairstyles. Carla has been featured in VoyageDenver as a Trailblazer in the industry. When she’s not working, you will find her often teaching her husband the basics of styling their daughters hair.
Jennifer was born and raised in California but has called Colorado Springs her home for the past 10 years. In her early years she enjoyed working at Sephora and receiving training in skin care and makeup from companies like LORAC and Makeup Forever. She received her Esthetic’s license and moved to Colorado where she worked for Beauty Brands as a Senior Esthetician and Makeup Artist for several years. She has continued her education with trainings from Tarte, Stila, PurMinerals, Murad, Bliss, and Philosophy. She accomplished the title of Dermalogica Expert through their training program in Denver. She has had the privilege of working with numerous brides, and her work has been featured on The Knot.
She spent a few years focusing on being a mom to her three beautiful babies and now she’s getting back to her love of makeup and joined Royal Makeup & Hair. She loves making clients feel and look their best and is passionate about continuing her professional training and expertise.
Artists not pictured but photos and bios are coming soon: Lily, Jessica, Carter, & Annette.