Hi!  My name is Suzanne, and I'm the "Sue" in Beauty By Sue.  I've been a full time makeup artist and hairstylist in the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area since moving here in 2008, and I couldn't imagine doing anything else.

On most weekends, I'm all yours- working to enhance brides and their bridal parties into the very best versions of themselves to they can walk down the aisle confident and radiant and picture-perfect.

When I'm not dedicating myself to my clients, I have an endlessly patient husband of over 15 years and two sons that have enough activities to fill up every blank space on my calendar left.  I used to hate the color pink, and now I legit squeal when I see blush or rose gold anything.  And if it has glitter, well, it's just got to be mine.  My hair has been every shade under the sun except true blue or platinum, and I can tell you exactly when each photo of me was taken by the color of my locks.  I believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but a bit of concealer and some mascara never hurt nobody.  I can talk your ear off endlessly about Hawaii, Scotland and all things Outlander, and most things Disney.  I consider myself a hopeless romantic, and if I'm being honest with myself, I probably talk too much for my own good.  But if you have a question about beauty, especially the science behind it, that translates to an encyclopedia of information in this brain of mine I'd love to share with you.

But enough about me.  What I really want is to hear more about YOU!  Your vision for your wedding day beauty and how I can help you achieve that. So please take your time and look around, and if you like what you see make sure to Request My Availability For Your Wedding Date


Other notable achievements:

Author of The Ultimate DIY Bridal Beauty Book, available on Amazon.com.

2010 Bride’s Choice Award as Faces by SAM

2011 Best of the Knot Award as Faces by SAM

2016 Bridal Fashion Week, Under Key Artist Eden Di Bianco for Carol Hannah Bridal

2019 Best of the Knot Award as Beauty By Sue

2019 Couples Choice Award- Wedding Wire

2020 Best of the Knot Award 

2020 Couples Choice Award- Wedding Wire


Education and Certifications:

Lorraine’s Academy, Esthetics 2007

Temptu Airbrush Makeup Certification 2009

Lavish Lashes Lash Extension Certification 2010

Paul Mitchell The School, Cosmetology 2015

Face Reality Acne Specialist Certification 2016

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