The Highlight Makeup Artistry

Meet Joanna


joanna ellis - @thehiglight

Hi! I'm Joanna Ellis, the proud owner of The Highlight Makeup Artistry, LLC. I grew up as an Army brat, and have lived all over the country. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a degree in Human Development and a minor in Psychology, I moved up to Northern Virginia with my now husband, Drew, and our bulldog, Hamilton.

I have always had a strong passion for makeup, and after graduating from Graham Webb Academy's Makeup Certification Course in 2014, I turned my love and "side passion" for makeup into a career. I truly enjoy giving anyone who sits in my chair that extra boost of confidence with the power of makeup. 

Bridal makeup in particular is so special to me and I have been so fortunate to have so many amazing brides over the past few years, including personal friends and fellow Hokies. I still get nervous before every wedding I do!