BlushTones is a team of makeup artists specializing in airbrush makeup. We travel on location in Hampton Roads, Kansas City, and Colorado Springs! We focus on enhancing your natural beauty without compromising the current trends. Check out each artist below and find your match!
Master artist, owner: Leah Laviano
When I moved to Virginia from a small town in Mississippi, I began working as a bridal consultant. I absolutely fell in love with weddings and helping brides bring all their dreams to life. I knew I wanted to take that a step further by being there on their special day to put the finishing touches on their vision. I love working alongside my clients and making their visions come to life!
Favorite Makeup Product: I always reach for Laura Mercier Radiant Primer to give my clients that inner glow!
Favorite Makeup Style: I tend to gravitate towards the more glam looks with a touch of smokiness.
Fun Fact: I was Miss Mississippi USA 2008 and placed as first runner-up at Miss USA!
Favorite Quote: “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope one day you join us, and the world will live as one.” - John Lennon
Master artist: Stephanie Frey
I became a licensed Master Esthetician before even thinking about makeup, but when I saw that BlushTones was hiring, I gave it a shot and eventually became her assistant! I learned everything about makeup from her after that and fell in love in the process. I love being able to be creative and learn new techniques and bringing them to my clients!
Favorite Makeup Product: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a must in my kit because it leaves skin silky soft!
Favorite Makeup Style: I love a soft natural glam style because it’s the perfect balance of enhancing one’s natural beauty but with a touch of glam.
Fun Fact: I LOVE makeup, but I rarely wear it myself!
Favorite Quote: “Life’s a garden, dig it.” - Joe Dirt
master artist: Ashley Phillips
I started doing bridal makeup in a salon during my cosmetology apprenticeship. I was hooked immediately with the art of it all and how happy it made people. From there I started working at the MAC counter and eventually became the manager. I knew I needed a change, and jumped on the opportunity to become part of the BlushTones team!
Favorite Makeup Product: MAC Prep and Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base is the best eye shadow primer I have ever used and I will never be without it.
Favorite Makeup Style: I love soft and ethereal looks but smokey and sultry all at the same time.
Fun Fact: My favorite show is The Office. I have lost count of how many times I’ve watched it all the way through!
Favorite Quote: “Inspiration unlocks the future.”
advanced artist: margaret parr
I have always loved makeup ever since I was 3 years old! I would play with makeup and do “makeovers” on my friends. I was in high school when my makeup career really began when I started doing makeup for proms. That eventually lead me to wedding makeup and becoming part of the BlushTones team!
Favorite Makeup Product: L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in “Carbon Black” and Bare Minerals original powder foundation are my staple makeup products!
Favorite Makeup Style: I love full glam. It wouldn’t be complete without lashes, contour, highlight, and define lips!
Fun Fact: Traveling is my passion, and I’ve visited 5 continents so far.
Favorite Quote: “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
senior artist: meg Bryan
I started doing makeup when I was 15 by watching YouTube tutorials by beauty gurus. I realized that when I put a movie on and did my makeup, it calmed all the anxiety that I had during that time of my life. Now, I get to share the same relaxing experience with all my beautiful clients!
Favorite Makeup Product: Everyday I use the TooFaced Chocolate Bar palette. I can use it for a natural look or full glam. It’s a makeup staple if you a just a beginner or pro!
Favorite Makeup Style: My favorite style is natural glam. I love to make the eyes defined but keep the skin looking like yourself!
Fun Fact: If I was not pursuing makeup as my career, I would be getting my Master’s degree in music for the violin! I’ve been playing since I was 4, and music has always been a part of my family.
Favorite Quote: “It’s up to you how far you go. If you don’t try, you’ll never know.” - Walt Disney
senior artist: Holly Browne
Unsure of what I wanted to do after graduating college, I randomly decided to apply to be a counter manager for a cosmetic brand at a high end department store, and I got the job! I fell in love over the years with the whole industry. A few years later I decided to spread my wings once again and became an artist for BlushTones!
Favorite Makeup Product: Pigments! Probably the most versatile product ever.
Favorite Makeup Style: I have an obsession with editorial makeup. I love seeing the models walk New York Fashion Week every year!
Fun Fact: I worked at MAC Cosmetics for over 4 years!
Favorite Quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
junior artist: alex kiser
Growing up, makeup has always been an essential in my everyday life as it boosted my self-confidence. After taking the BlushTones Airbrush Beauty Course in 2018, I had the motivation to start doing makeup as a career. Working with this team has been an amazing opportunity. I love having the ability to enhance others’ features and make them feel as confident as makeup has made me feel!
Favorite Makeup Product: I love the effortless glow Champagne Pop highlighter by Becca Cosmetics creates. It draws people in!
Favorite Makeup Style: I love a good vintage glam because winged cat liner and a red lip is the perfect classic combo!
Fun Fact: I love the human mind and graduated from Old Dominion University with a psychology degree because of that!
Favorite Quote: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” - Oscar Wilde