It's so lovely to meet you! I’m Alaina, the Owner and Lead Makeup Artist at AKBeautiful.

Makeup Artist. Wife.  Dog (and Cat) Mama, Beauty Enthusiast. Hopeless Romantic. Jesus Lover. Creative. Coffee Addict.

AKBeautiful LLC is an award winning, published on-site Bridal Makeup service based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Owner and Lead Makeup Artist, Alaina Howell, offers over a decade of excellence in creating lavish bridal makeup looks and experiences.​

Alaina is passionate about making brides feel confident, look beautiful, and have a makeup experience they will be able to cherish when they recall their wedding day. Her philosophy is, "Makeup is an expression of oneself and that expression should be a reflection of who you are, especially on your wedding day. I use your bridal makeup vision/inspiration as the foundation for tailoring the makeup look to who you are as an individual and bride. My creative style is romantic, timeless, and soft."
 Whether your vision is natural glam or something truly showstopping, you have come to the right place. Let AKBeautiful pamper you with the best of the beauty industry's products and create your perfect makeup experience.

Welcome to the AKBeautiful family!

Awards: 2024 Couples' Choice Awards, 2023 Couples' Choice Awards, 2022 Couples' Choice Awards, 2023 Best of Zola

Best of Zola 2023

"Alaina was amazing! She made me feel very comfortable and it was like my best friend was doing my makeup. She’s very skilled and will make your look and experience unforgettable."

-Abby F