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Mardi Gras 2023


Rock Creek Conference Room

Washington Hilton Hotel

1919 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009

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business hours

Sunday-Monday                CLOSED

Tuesday-Saturday           9-5 PM

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Meet The Team

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Teddi is the owner and founder of Bobby Pins & Blush, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Teddi created Bobby Pins & Blush in 2012 and has been providing top quality hair and makeup services for clients all over the DMV area. Teddi's team of hair and makeup artists have been providing services for the Washington Mardi Gras Ball since 2015, and look forward to many more years of creating stunning looks for our wonderful Mardi Gras clientele.  

Hair Stylists


Gina Jo

My name is Gina-Jo, I’ve been in the beauty industry for 11 years! When I’m not working on location, my 13 year old twins and husband keep me busy. My favorite part about my job is communicating, and helping women feel as beautiful as they already are!



Morgan Chenault


Hi there! I’m Morgan! For the last 5 years most of my weekends are spent making brides & their squad all dolled up! My weekdays are spent mostly in the hospital, as I’m a physical therapist assistant. I do both professional airbrush makeup & hair. However, hair is my favorite. I love a good messy, low bun, with lots of volume!

Starr attended the Center of Applied Technology North (CAT North, Cosmetology program) while in high school. She continued her education from high school through continuing Mentorships. Starr has 5 years of experience with 3 being a lead stylist on a bridal team. She has been mentored for years on bridal styling and in salon services. She is always furthering her education and looking for amazing artists to mentor under/learn from. Starr loves all types of hair and textures, all things from bridal styling, updos and more! She has a crazy head of hair herself and believes every person should have the ability to love their hair and style!

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Starr Moreno 


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Cayce Williams

Hi, I’m Cayce Williams a Master Stylist and Licensed Cosmetology Instructor who has twenty-three years of Hair styling experience. From multidimensional color to Bridal and Party up dos. I enjoy working with my clients to create unique looks that
help them express their personalities through their appearance! When I am not styling hair, I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Luciana Garcia

Luciana is a freelance hair and makeup artist as well as a MAC artist working in the DMV area. She was born in Washington DC and raised in the Northern Virginia area. Lucy loves all thing beauty but especially the feeling of enhancing peoples' natural features through makeup.



Morelia Bautista


Morelia is a hairstylist and a certified makeup artist graduating from Von Lee School for Aesthetics. Her passion for hair and makeup started when she was in high school. The same year she graduated from high school, she graduated from cosmetology school. She has been working as a hairstylist for more than 15 years and as a makeup artist for 6 years. Her favorite part of her job as a beautician is that she never stops learning. Her job is always changing and she can be creative and help her clients to feel their best!

Makeup Artists


Greyss Zenteno

Makeup Artist Greyss has more than 10 years experience doing makeup. She become a Certified Makeup Artist -from a makeup school and Interactive Online Training. She has vast experience working for salons, weddings, quinceañeras, fashion shows and different events. She believes it takes a lot of patience and practice to get the right look. That’s why she loves all aspects and elements of things that go into making beauty and art. She loves creating looks that evoke emotions. She is so exited to be able to help you this year with your glam makeup.



Ayrehl Davis

Ayrehl is as any great artist self-taught. She has been practicing her craft since 2011, working at reputable makeup stores like Chanel and Armani. She also freelanced for for Hair & Makeup Unveiled as well as Bobby pins and blush for 4 years. She just recently graduated from VCU and achieved a B.F.A with a concentration in fashion design with a minor in general business. Above all Ayrehl is dedicated to making her customers feel happy, satisfied, and most importantly beautiful in their OWN skin. One face at a time.


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Kaelie Haynie

I’m Kaelie and I’m a certified makeup artist and small business owner. I built my business starting at age 17 and have now been a working makeup artist for 5 years serving clients on location all over Virginia. I have worked with many vendors, fellow business owners, and clients over the years with my experience in makeup artistry and in my years as a receptionist for various companies. I have coordinated numerous business projects and managed schedules in both my jobs. I decided to extend my ability in the field by becoming a licensed esthetician, and I now provide facials, waxing, and more. I truly love what I do!



Gabby Hopp

Gabby graduated from the Academy of Makeup in Cockeysville, MD in 2017, where she was trained in airbrush and special FX makeup. Since graduating she has acquired 5.5 years of professional experience in the industry specializing in airbrush makeup. Fun facts: She loves learning new things & is now certified in aerial yoga! She is also a lash and spray tan artist!



Haley Herbert

Haley Sage is a makeup artist serving the DMV area. With over 4 years of professional experience, Haley has been transforming clients into their most confident selves by enhancing their natural beauty!


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Taleen's makeup skills are self-taught, but she took drawing and oil painting lessons growing up and so much of what I learned applies to how she does makeup today. Taleen has been doing makeup professionally for about 7 years now, but even before then she was always the go-to friend for all things beauty. Fun Fact, she could probably open her own Sephora store with the amount of makeup she owns.  Whether your style is subtle and elegant, or more glamorous and fun, Taleen's got you covered and can’t wait to meet you!

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Kayla Balkin


Kayla is a Licensed Esthetician working in the DMV area for the past 4 years. Besides her love for makeup and beauty, she is also a singer. She has a mini goldendoodle and is obsessed with all types of doodles! Kayla specializes in natural glam and has experience working on all skin tones, types, and ages. She wants to make anyone that sits in her makeup chair feel like the most beautiful version of themselves. She's excited to have the opportunity to glam you!

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