Marissa Grace Artistry
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It all started with a girl & a brush.

Philadelphia native, mom to the most precious German Shepherd, DIY enthusiast (Joanna Gaines is my soul sister) & a passion for beauty! 13 years ago I started at my first job shampooing at a local hair salon, it was then I knew I wanted to do something in the beauty industry. After attending Empire Beauty School & earning my Cosmo license I did what every aspiring hair stylist does, assist!

My passion grew more & more but I soon realized the salon life wasn’t for me. Fast forward some years later & I got a job freelancing for an on location bridal company. This is where I refined my skills as a makeup artist. I started taking classes from industry pros & practicing the latest trends on any face I could!

While freelancing I realized how much I loved creating artwork through hair styling & makeup & being able to be apart of such a special day. From there I decided to start my own company & Pretty On Arrival was born.

10 years experience in the beauty industry, 5 wedding seasons down, 2 time winner of Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award, & over 150 brides made beautiful.

As a professional in the beauty industry it’s our job to make our clients look beautiful. The ability to make them feel beautiful is what drives my passion. Establishing a trust with my clients by listening to their concerns & desired beauty look is key to ensuring they have a great experience with me. I find it’s important to use my professional knowledge to help guide the women in my chair to being able to highlight their best features.

 

 
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Makeup is a way for a woman to look & feel like herself, only prettier & more confident.
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What are your fave makeup brands? I love different brands for different things, some brands in my kit currently are Stila, NARS, ABH, Temptu, Graftobian, Tarte, Makeup Forever, BECCA, MAC Cosmetics & many more!

What makeup can’t you leave the house without? Brows & mascara - no Bueno without it, I’ll feel like a naked panda.

What’s the most embarrassing hair trend you were a part of? Butterfly clips lived in my hair at one time. Also went through a weird time when I discovered how to cornrow - it was the early 00’s & Moesha was my spirit animal okay!

You’re on a desert island & can only bring 3 hair products - what are they? Goldwell’s Top Whip mousse cause a girls gotta have volume, Schwarzkopf Tame Wild for the humid days & Wella EIMI Dry Shampoo