About Happy Faces

childrenanne-butterfly I live in Fairfax Station, VA, with my husband and three children. I’m an active volunteer at my kids’ schools and with an animal rescue group. I stay current in my art by taking classes taught by “the best of the best” at venues such as Kapital Kidvention and East Coast Face Painters’ Convention, as well as in private classes and workshops.

Safe & Professional

anne-butterfly I use only high-quality, professional, safe face paints and glitters specifically designed for use on the face and body (Wolfe, FAB, TAG, YBody glitters and glue, and others). Face paints are water based and come off easily with a baby wipe or just water and a washcloth. Some colors may leave a very slight stain on the skin for a few hours after removing; makeup remover will take it off. Glitter tattoos are waterproof and will last up to a week, but can be removed sooner with baby oil or rubbing alcohol.

What People Are Saying

“Very talented. The children were very excited and parents impressed with the designs and professionalism. Even the most timid were handled with special care. Will definitely invite them back.”
– Jan D., Bethesda, MD

“Anne was the best face painter for my five-year-old daughter’s birthday party! She had a great selection of designs for the kids to choose from, and they were all thrilled with the results! I hadn’t realized how magical face painting could be!”
– Eleanor W., Alexandria, VA

“Anne was amazing. Very easy to work with and the kids loved her. She is a real artist and made everyone look awesome. I would highly recommend her!!”
– Vanessa B., Chevy Chase, MD

“My daughter’s third birthday was a smashing success–and it was all thanks to Anne! She painted the faces of 15 three-to-five year olds, as well as the face of a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan! Anne is patient and kind and completely unfazed by all the chaos going on around her. And she is an amazingly talented artist! The kids were delighted with their fabulous faces–we’d love to have Anne back for another party!”
– Annie R., Alexandria, VA

“Anne was great and the kids had a wonderful time showing off their tattoos and face paint. I even got a butterfly tattoo as well as other adults. I was 100% happy with their work and work ethic. I would hire happy faces again and recommend to friends and family.”
– Rachel M., Washington, D.C.

“Everyone at our party looked FABULOUS, thanks to FABULOUS Happy Faces!”
– Kelly K., Alexandria, VA