Dhalia Edwards and team is a full service makeup studio of talented artists specializing in Bridal & Beauty Makeup perfect for YOU! We are ...where makeup, style & beauty embrace.
Welcome! My name is Dhalia (like the flower) and I reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia with my husband and three children. I grew up in the Hampton Roads area and it's where I perfected my passion of makeup for more than ten years. Our studio is located off Independence & Pleasure House area, providing in house makeup services as well as on location. We’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the most recognized photographers, agencies, crews and talent. Working in most areas of the entertainment industry, including T.V., print, and video. While there is excitement in that side of the industry, my absolute favorite place to be is working with a bride on her wedding day!
When I'm not busy playing with makeup and skincare products, I can be found cheering my kids on with sports, or laid out on the beach spending time with friends and family. Thank you for visiting and hopefully we'll get to meet soon! #DhaliaEdwards
MEET THE ARTISTS
Elizabeth Pope (Senior Artist)
Hello! My name is Elizabeth.
I have always loved makeup since I was a kid. My mom would give me her samples and I pretended to own my own makeup counter. My whole life everyone has always said that I needed to be a Makeup artist and I've always been my friends go to girl when they need makeup for a night out.
I fell in love with Dhalia's work through social media but was able to see it first hand when she did the makeup for my friends wedding. I finally decided to chase my dream and reached out to her and I'm so glad I did. Making people feel beautiful is a wonderful feeling. I look forward to working with each and every one of you! @Elizabeth_DhaliaEdwards
Brittany Sandford (Senior Artist)
Hey! My name is Brittany.
As long as I can remember, makeup has been my passion. I started in middle school when my mom took me to the makeup counter to learn from a professional how to take care of my skin while wearing makeup and I was hooked. I thought it would be so great to be that for other people.
I've been working in theatre for the last 8 years. My love of makeup followed me into this world where I worked as an artist and a designer. I recently went back to school for cosmetology to make myself as well rounded as possible and now that I'm done, I'm ready to dive into the beauty industry. My favorite part about being a makeup artist is making others feel confident in their own natural beauty, which is why I was drawn to working with Dhalia in the first place. I take pride in catering to everyone's individual style and enhancing their natural glow. @Brittany_DhaliaEdwards
Clarissa Ogando (Senior Artist)
Hi I’m Clarissa!
I been living in Virginia Beach for the last eleven years. When I’m not doing makeup you can catch me at the park or the beach with my fur baby Sir Owen.
I’ve always enjoyed doing makeup and making people feel good about themselves. It brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction when I see the smile and confidence that I’m able to bring out in others. For me doing makeup is more than a hobby, it is a way for me to remind women that they are beautiful and should always take pride in themselves.
I’m excited and thankful to be part of Dhalia Edwards Makeup Team and look forward to working with you soon. @Clarissa_DhaliaEdwards
MeLissa Williams (Senior Artist)
Hi! My name is MeLissa. Anything that involves fashion and beauty is my passion. I am only five classes away from my bachelors degree from Old Dominion University, double majoring in fashion merchandising and marketing. I am also a full time Co-Manager at a fashion retailer located in a nearby mall. I met Dhalia in 2016 and have already fallen in love with her attention to detail and her high level of professionalism.
I love being creative and what better way to do so but through makeup! In my fashion class in high school, many years ago, we would watch fashion shows as assignments. Other than the garments, the makeup drew my interest and applying makeup quickly became a hobby of mine. Today, I take pride in my craft and am honored to give you the self-confidence you deserve and will cherish for a lifetime. @Melissa_DhaliaEdwards
Reghan Meadows (Senior Artist)
Hello! My name is Reghan. A majority of my life I have been an artist, I have always loved drawing and painting, then I found makeup at a young age, I’ve experimented with every style and technique that comes to mind, and I am always looking to learn more. I truly believe that makeup is magic, it lets us be creative, to be whoever we want to be, and it gives us the confidence to face any challenges the day might bring. I began my career after graduating the cosmetology program at Norfolk Technical Center, I’ve worked for various makeup counters, and I now work at the local Sephora in Lynnhaven mall.
I met Dhalia through social media, I could immediately see her passion for makeup from watching her work on a client, and love her vision - makeup is to enhance your natural beauty, not to cover it up. My favorite quote is from the renowned Bobbi Brown: “I believe all women are pretty without makeup — and can be pretty powerful with the right makeup.” @Reghan_DhaliaEdwards
Melissa Roomsburg (Assistant & Studio Coordinator)
Hi everyone! My name is Melissa Roomsburg and I’ve been a longtime member of the DEM team. I first started as a Bride of DEM and then Dhalia gave me the opportunity to express my love for makeup in a more formal capacity by bringing me on as her Assistant back in 2014.
My favorite thing about makeup is how you can make it work for you! Makeup can enhance your natural beauty or be used to totally change your look.
So, whether you are a future bride of DEM or just want a glam look for a night out, talk to us! We are here to make you feel special and beautiful. I look forward to working with you soon! @MelissaR_DhaliaEdwards