I am a Professional MUA, Event Planner, Stylist and CEO with an eye for detail and beautiful things.
When did you first realize your passion for makeup artistry, and how has your journey brought you to this point?
When I was little, I’d watch my Mom put on her favorite lipstick every day and was immediately captivated! My Mom and her two sisters were known for their effortless style, so I learned how to be expressive with makeup and fashion at an early age. I also read voraciously and trained to become a licensed Esthetician. Which led me to early jobs in department stores and day spas. I am also a Former Flight Attendant who has traveled globally which has added a distinctive twist to my business acumen. Every destination has taught me to embrace diverse cultures, unique beauty and some extraordinary natural tips. Dolly Marshall Wedding Beauty & Events is a culmination of those experiences.
Number 1 Makeup Tip for brides?
The Esthetician in me says, “Always, always cleanse your face before bed!” A proper skincare routine is essential for flawless makeup application.
What is the process like for couples who want to book you for their wedding?
Well either we meet in-person or via a Skype call for a consultation, where I ask what types of places, décor and foods that interests them as a couple? I also love to hear about how they met and what they wish for their guests to feel long after their wedding! These details give me a more personalized understanding of my couples instead of just asking for their favorite colors.
Besides weddings, what other work do you typically do?
I’m the Event Coordinator for a nonprofit organization, a speaker for a women’s entrepreneurial network and an amateur genealogist currently writing a book on my family’s ancestry.
What other locations do you cover in addition to Philadelphia?
A New Jersey native, I cover Philly, north & south Jersey, NY and the tri-state area. But my work as a Flight Attendant always has me in the habit of carrying my passport; so I’m pretty much globally bound and ready to hop a plane to any destination!