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Magnolia Artistry is a team of three women dedicated to making clients feel radiant from the inside out, through the use of their unique and specialized skillsets (and southern charm of course). Magnolia Artistry aims to provide professional quality services that make any special day or event more beautiful.


Meet Sophia Whaley

Makeup Artist

Sophia has had a passion for all things beauty since childhood. She has been in the makeup industry for over fifteen years, working with high end beauty brands in the retail industry and freelancing weddings, special events, and photography. Sophia studied makeup in Toronto, ON and is a licensed master esthetician in the state of Virginia.


Meet Zoë West

Hair Stylist

Zoë began her journey in the hair world back in 2007, attending Hair College in Ontario, Canada. She is a fully Certified Cosmetologist in the state of Virginia. Zoë's hair expertise includes long and short styles, color, cuts, and of course, updos for any occasion. She has styled hair for weddings, themed parties, trade shows, and wedding expos.


Meet Chelsea Ireland

Makeup Artist

Chelsea started her makeup career in retail working and training with both high end brands and non-toxic mineral lines. During this time is when she discovered that her true passion was outside of sales, in on-location freelancing. That is when she started her own brand in ChelseaIrelandHMUA, working weddings and photoshoots by referrals, as well as contracting for bridal salons in Richmond.

Chelsea studied hair and trained as an apprentice for some time, but ultimately decided that makeup artistry is her true calling. She has been in the beauty industry for over a decade.