Flawless is a team of beauty professionals licensed to provide hair and makeup services for special events. Servicing the Hampton Roads, VA and Philadelphia, PA area, our team travels to our clients' destinations. Stylists make every client look and feel fabulous, while continued education keeps our team up to date on the most popular beauty trends. Although the majority of our work is focused on wedding events, our stylists are sought after to work pageants, photo shoots, and personal events. Our amazing talent along with our positive upbeat attitude leaves clients looking and feeling flawless.
Flawless's CEO, Stephanie McDonald, has more than 12 years experience in the beauty industry. As a licensed cosmetologist and certified makeup artist she specializes in event hair and makeup services. As her business has grown, so has her reputation and recognition. Stephanie's work has been featured in Once Wed, Healthy Women, Artfully Wed, Borrowed and Bleu, Trendy Bride, Fab You Bliss, Virginia Living Magazine, Smitten Magazine, VOW Bride Magazine and continues to be awarded by Virginia Living Magazine, Borrowed and Blue, The Knot, Wedding Wire and many more.
"Everyone deserves to feel beautiful inside and out..." - Stephanie
owner, Master hair and makeup artist: Stephanie
Hello gorgeous people! My name is Stephanie and I lead this fabulous team! I am a full time mother of two beautiful children and a proud puppy mom. I am one of five kids, born and raised in Philadelphia. Treats are a must in my life and I am slightly obsessed with shoes! Faith, family and friends are what make me who I am.
My passion began in high school where I would braid the girls’ hair that sat in front of me and pretended to know what I was doing when it came to prom hair styles. After high school I attended Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in Philadelphia, and following graduation was hired to assist for a master stylist in one of the area’s top salons - a challenging but thrilling opportunity! While as an assistant I was trained by the best in the industry and was able to attend advanced classes led by Redken specialists. In 2008 I was promoted to Stylist, where styling hair for local entrepreneurs, dance teams, and TV personalities was a regular.
I was also a professional dancer for the Philadelphia NLL for 5 years, serving as dance team captain for 2 years. I loved the thrill of dancing in front of thousands of fans at every home game, as well as being named 2010 NLL Cheerleader of the year! Being featured in countless photo shoots and television appearances opened my vision for the business I have today. These small opportunities showcased a side of hairstyling and beauty I knew I wanted to develop! This is where I learned what it takes to look beautiful on stage and in front of the camera!
In 2010 I relocated to the Hampton Roads, VA Area and immediately began working as a senior stylist in a high-class local salon. In 2012 my beautiful baby girl was born and I wanted to be with her all the time! But my love for the beauty industry was still my passion. Taking a leap of faith, and with the support of my family and friends, I started this company! As intimidating as it appeared it was the best decision I have ever made. This continues to be a learning experience and can be challenging at times, but remembering why I started motivates me to succeed! I love making people look and feel beautiful, and I am truly blessed to have received so much love and support from my clients. 3 years and baby boy later business was booming! I hated turning clients away because I was booked and decided it was time to expand! I am truly blessed to have found passionate and talented girls to join my team! They are amazing and I am thankful for their dedication and hard work.