• Freelance Makeup Artists and Hair Stylist

    Servicing the Tri-State area and Philadelphia/Main Line

     

    Over 17 years of professional industry experience including weddings, special events, commercial, print and personal hair/makeup services. The Bella By Design team specializes in weddings and making brides look elegant, gorgeous, and timeless.

  • SERVICES

    Bridal Makeup

    Bridal Hair

    Special Occasion Makeup and Hair

    Television Makeup

    Makeup Trial

    Makeup Consultation

    False Lashes

    Formal Hairstyling: up-dos, blowouts, curl/flat iron, etc.

    Hair Extensions

    Hair Trial

    Vegan, Gluten, Soy, and Cruelty Free Makeup Options

    MAKEUP

    Classic, timeless, and customizable makeup for weddings, celebrations and other special events.

    HAIR

    Styles that fit every occasion and event from weddings to commercials.

    OTHER

    Beauty services just because... a night out, party, or any other reason to look and feel gorgeous.

  • MY WORK

    Experience and Posts

    Print/Commercial

    Advertisement and Editorial

    Onsite beauty services for Advanced Food Products and Cafe Breaks Pudding and Cheese Dip.

    Television

    QVC

    Onsite beauty services for TomTom representatives during on-air sales and televising.

    Arbonne

    Makeup, Skincare and Nutritional options for clients

    http://rebeccaelias.arbonne.com

     

    Arbonne is a wonderful company that offers a full line of skincare, makeup and nutrition. With so many allergens and sensitivities today, Arbonne offers reasonably priced and safer alternatives to the many products you may already be using. Arbonne is 100% vegan, soy free, gluten free, non-GMO, cruelty free, hypoallergenic, kosher, botanically based and backed by science.

  • TESTIMONIALS

    WHAT CLIENTS SAY

    Christina

    Bride

    "Just wanted to say THANK YOU while Saturday is still fresh in my mind. You are truly an artist!!! Everyone loved their hair, especially me. I so appreciate your punctuality, upbeat personality and ability to create beautiful hair styles. I am very happy to recommend you in the future."

    Catherine

    Bride

    "Thanks again for making our wedding amazing! You did a great job with the hair and makeup and I received many compliments! I have never felt and looked so beautiful in my life."

     

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    Lindsey

    Bride

    "I wanted to say thank you again for everything last weekend! You were fabulous and I couldn't have imagined everyone's hair looking any better!! Thanks again!!!"

    Tanya

    Bride

    "Thanks for sending me the list, and also for your great work yesterday. I got so many compliments, particularly on my eyelashes!
    and my makeup held up until 2:30am, no touch ups needed at all, I was so happy with everything."
     

    Meredith

    Bride

    "I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic job you did on all my bridesmaids' hair! They all looked so beautiful!! If you ever need a reference please let me know and I'll be more than happy to talk to another bride about how awesome you are."

    Jess

    Bride

    "Thank you so much for EVERYTHING! All of the girls looked amazing. We LOVED our hair...you did an awesome job."

     

    Brooke

    Bride

    "You and your team were great! I will always recommend you and your work since it was amazing and everyone was happy. I still can't believe we got everyone done!!"

     

     

    Heather

    Bride

    "Thanks again for everything! You really helped to make my wedding day perfect and I greatly appreciate it :) "

    Lizanne

    Bride

    "Thank you so much for making me look and feel like such a beautiful bride! I will definitely recommend you to anyone who's looking! Thanks again for everything!"
     

    Jen

    Bride

    "Thank you so much for everything. My hair and makeup looked great all night! Thank you again for staying cool under pressure."

    Nicole

    Bride

    "I want to tell you, though, how happy I was with my wedding hair and makeup. I really appreciate the extra effort you took to make to the Hotel Dupont on time given your morning wedding and to fit me, Noelle, and Kathleen all in. And the actual hair & makeup -- I received so many compliments from guests and it looks fabulous in photos! I've had one or two makeovers before and they always made me really pink-toned and the makeup looked so obvious. But not yours, I really loved what you did! Seriously, so satisfied. Made me wish I knew how to do it myself for the future! "

    Lisette

    Bride

    "I was going to email you today to thank you for your wonderful service. I loved my make-up but I especially loved the way you took time to work with me and you were so receptive to all my request. I never felt uneasy with you or felt that you imposed your ideas on me. You were very open to all my suggestions and knew exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much for that. That is such an important quality."

    Lauren

    Salon Owner

    "You make me look good!"

     

    Lauren is 20+ year salon owner in Wayne, PA who works with Rebecca from Bella By Design. Rebecca attends to Lauren's clients' makeup needs. Rebecca has also styled hair for many of Lauren's clients when her regular staff was unable to accommodate on-site.

    Maureen

    Bride

    "Becca was fabulous! She was incredibly communicative and helpful during the planning process with me changing things back and forth. We did a trial ,and she did an incredible job. The day was perfect because I didn't have to worry about a thing. My hair and makeup was exactly what I wanted. And the bridesmaids looked beautiful. I couldn't have asked for anything more. If you're unsure about a beauty professional - book with Becca, you won't be disappointed."

    Kaitlyn

    Bride

    "I wanted to thank you so much. Everyone looked beautiful and uniquely them. My mother not only looked beautiful, but she felt beautiful and confident the entire night. I wanted nothing more for her. You were more than a makeup artist and hair pro for us. You really helped ,y mom feel like the beautiful human being she is inside and out on our wedding day. I literally cannot thank you enough for saying yes to our wedding and being such a part of our day.?

    Maureen

    Mother of the Bride

    "Rebecca- You are very talented! Could not have been happier with my daughter's makeup and hair. So glad I did a trial for myself (MOB) as well beforehand. I was thrilled with your advice and talent and wore a hairstyle that I would not have thought I would ever wear. It held up beautifully and so did my trial hair. Thanks for making a "old mom" feel special and confident. You were amazing with everyone's hair and makeup and you captured their personalities when you created their styles."

    Delilah

    Bride

    "Becca, I wanted to personally thank you for going above and beyond for our wedding day. Not only did you make myself look incredibly beautiful but I'm extremely thankful you fixed my mom's hair (done at another salon) at the last minute. She she was so happy with the magic you preformed. The next day after we partied until 4 am, I still had perfect makeup and hair. Even through a million tears. I swear you are a hair and makeup goddess! I will definitely refer you to everyone I know! Thank you again for everything."

    Lauren

    Bride (trial)

    "Just wanted to say thank you again for doing the very best makeup I've ever seen - I had 55 people at the shower and every single one of them was asking me who did my makeup. You're the bomb, the best, the QUEEN! And I am so excited you're going to be dolling me up on my wedding day. Thank you, Becca."

    Ilene

    Mother of the Bride

    "Thank you so much for making us all look amazing. Your attention to each attendant and family's individual styles made a big difference and your makeup team member was excellent!!

    We wanted to thank you for helping us with a picture perfect wedding day."

    Ilene

    Mother of the Bride

    "Thank you so much for making us all look amazing. Your attention to each attendant and family's individual styles made a big difference and your makeup team member was excellent!!

    We wanted to thank you for helping us with a picture perfect wedding day."

    Teresa

    Bride

    "O.M.G. I cannot thank you enough for doing such an amazing job yesterday. You made me and my bridesmaids look and feel amazing. I couldn't stop admiring your work yesterday whenever I looked at their hair and makeup (and whenever I caught a glimpse of myself in a mirror!), and the girls were so in love with their looks. Thank you a million times over!!!"

    Teresa

    Bride

    "My planner referred Becca to me (she had hired her for her own wedding years ago!) and spoke very highly of her, and she did not disappoint. Becca and her assistant Shannon made me and my bridal party look amazing. I've never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day, and my bridesmaids could not stop raving about how great she and Shannon were. Our makeup looked so pretty and natural, and our curls/hairstyles didn't fall out at all throughout the day. She and Shannon are also fun to talk to, which made the morning even more enjoyable, and they were highly efficient--finished ahead of schedule! Becca executed my vision PERFECTLY. I was blown away with how I looked. Hire Bella By Design!! She really knows her stuff and can make your dreams come true."

    Christy

    Bride

    "I found Becca on TheKnot for a hairstylist. She was professional, timely, kept all the girls organized, and even finished with time to spare which is challenging given there were 12 of us! All the girls loved their hair and it lasted all day without any touch ups. Would definitely recommend for future brides."

    Lauren

    Bride

    "I found Becca through using the knot app and after doing a trail at her house, I decided to use her not only for my wedding but for my bridal shower make up as well! I am forever grateful that I found her because I have had some bad experiences prior when being a bridesmaid in weddings so I knew that for my day, whoever I chose had to be perfect! Not only was my hair and makeup exactly what I wanted but the rest of my bridal party looked stunning and they all loved their hair and makeup! Having such a huge bridal party, Becca brought two other workers with her and they were just as amazing and fabulous! I cannot thank them enough for getting all of our looks exactly as we wanted!"

    Abby

    Bride

    "I was referred to Becca for my wedding and she didn’t disappoint. We did a test trial at her house to make sure that I was ok with the makeup. I rarely ever wear makeup and Becca was so helpful in finding what looked best for my skin tone. I had her do the makeup for my wedding party, my mom and MIL and she was fabulous! She even helped me add the vine floral to my hair and it looked amazing. I highly recommend Becca for your special day. She won’t disappoint!"

    Nicole

    Bride

    "Rebecca is truly talented with hair and makeup. She is warm and makes everyone feel comfortable. She made me (the bride) feel extra special. She captured the look I wanted for my special day. She ensured we finished on time and everyone looked amazing. I highly recommend her for Weddings and other special events. She is a master of her craft. Thank you Rebecca!"

    Lyndsay

    Bride

    "Rebecca was AMAZING! As a destination bride I had so much on my plate. Rebecca made time for me and fit my trial in on one of our visits and worked her magic. On the day of my wedding, she did makeup for myself, hair and makeup for mom and hair for my maid of honor and never missed a beat. I felt absolutely beautiful on my wedding day thanks to her. I would give her 10 stars if I could!"

    Brooke

    Wedding Planner

    "I highly recommend Becca! She did my hair and makeup for my own wedding 10 years ago and was so wonderful to work with! I am a wedding planner and since I have moved back to the area, I love referring her to my brides! She is very talented, accommodating and such a sweetheart!"

    Erin

    Bride

    "Highly recommend Becca! She did my hair and my three bridesmaids. She was professional and fun, helping me to feel calm before the festivities. At the trial, Becca listened to what I wanted and created hair and makeup that matched perfectly. My experience was seamless! Thank you, Becca!"

    Melissa

    Wedding Planner

    "I am a wedding planner and I know the importance of giving good recommendations for our brides and clients. I can say Becca is one of my top recommendations because she has the knowledge and talent for both hair and makeup! Haven’t had a bride that hasn’t loved her! You can’t go wrong booking with Becca!"

    Mel

    Client

    "I booked Becca to do my hair and makeup for my baby shower. She was super communicative beforehand. She listened to my likes and dislikes and helped come up with a great hairstyle for the day. I was so impressed with her skills and knowledge for both hair and makeup. She was simply the best! Loved her so much I booked her again for the baby’s christening! I will continue to keep booking for events because she has been amazing every time!"

    Rachel

    Bride

    "Could not recommend Becca and her team more! From my trial, to the day of, Becca completely understood the vibe that I was going for and was open to changes to make a girl who doesn't typically wear much makeup/do her hair feel like herself (but elevated) on such a big day. My mom and MIL were also obsessed with their looks as were all of the bridesmaids! Becca was officiant and kept us on schedule (photographer was beyond thrilled when we were nearly all ready to go AHEAD of schedule!). Both my hair/makeup lasted all day/night long. Thank you so much, Becca!"

    Cassandra

    Bride

    "Rebecca is amazing! She was recommended to me by my mom's long-time hairstylist and she did not disappoint. On the day of my wedding, she was willing to get to the hotel at 6:45 am to set up so we could stay on time. She worked efficiently and finished mine, my mother-in-law's and my five bridesmaids' updos in about 4 hours. Everyone's hair looked amazing and all of the girls were happy with how it looked. My hair looked exactly like the photo I provided and it stayed put throughout the whole day. I got so many compliments! In addition to her great work, Rebecca's bubbly and fun personality helped me stay relaxed throughout the whole morning of getting ready. Thanks Rebecca!"

    Christina

    Bride

    "Rebecca is truly an artist! Everyone's hair looked amazing-- she was able to do exactly what people wanted from photos or simple descriptions. This included up-dos for the bridesmaid and stylish looks for the mothers of the bride and groom. Everyone felt comfortable with their styles but also FABULOUS! My hair stayed put all day and night! She is upbeat, punctual and offers competitive prices. I highly recommend her!!!"

  • THE TEAM

    Artists and Stylists

    About Rebecca

    Owner

    Rebecca has truly enjoyed being in the beauty industry now for over 19 years. She began at Nordstrom where she worked for Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Chanel, Clinique, and Smashbox, just to name a few. She is skincare certified and has trained in New York and PA with many other high-end skincare and cosmetic brands. She knows colors, she knows styles, and she knows how to make her clients glow inside and out. Rebecca listens to her client and sees their vision . She is patient, and yet efficient, when it comes to styling and applying makeup. She is incredibly talented at bringing her client's wishes into fruition. She feels honored to be a part of any special occasion and knows that a timeless, classic look makes every woman look and feel her best.

    About Tara

    Assistant

    Tara has been assisting Rebeca for three years with preparing clients for their styling and makeup sessions. Tara is professional, skilled and brings an air of comfort to every bridal location. She listens to the clients and ensures they are prepped and ready for the next step in the beautifying process. Adding Tara to the schedule saves time and streamlines the entire day.

    About Shannon

    Makeup Artist

    Shannon has been working alongside Rebeca in the beauty industry for over 14 years. She began her beauty journey as a joint manager for Prescriptives and Smashbox Cosmetics at Nordstrom. She transitioned to Bobbi Brown as a lead makeup artist which turned into a promotion as a personal beauty shopper in the cosmetics department for Nordstrom. Within a few years she took a promotion at Saks Fifth Avenue as a beauty consultant for Dior and Bobbi Brown. And finally, before officially becoming a freelance artist, Shannon worked as a manager for Bobbi Brown in Macy's department stores. Shannon is a one of kind addition to the Bella By Design team.

  • Get in touch

    Send me a message about your beauty needs and let's talk!