About Us

About Skin Care Pro Group

Every shop has a story and this is mine, one woman’s dream that evolved to be about Skin Care Pro Group

I came into the world of professional makeup rather late into the stages of my life, and even later into professional skin care.  It all begun because I was bored and as an empty-nester, I just wanted to do something fun. 

I wanted to do something that I liked, something that allows me to stay connected to people, and something that was a new challenge in terms of skills and knowledge.

I will admit that I seriously underestimated this whole thing and it turned out to be way bigger of a challenge than I bargained for.  But while I whined about how hard this was, I simply could not stop wanting to learn more.   In 2013 I started Makeup Artist Pro Group, after completing a bunch of weddings and realizing that for the larger ones I would need additional makeup artists.

So the hobby grew into a large team of certified makeup artists, hair stylists, and coordinators and the business kept expanding as referrals kept coming in and eventually I opened up the makeup studio so that we could provide makeup application services to people who had needs outside of the wedding industry.

Later on, I enrolled in Esthetics school as my passion for skin care kept nugging me and I felt that it would be a great complement to the makeup world.  As I learned more, I  was shocked and often disgusted to finally know why the products that I spent thousands over the years did little more than moisturize my face.

On the way to my first day of work at my part-time job as a business counselor at the Maryland Women’s Business Center I drove into and through Market Street in Frederick, Maryland and I had not been there in over 10 years.  I remember just feeling like I loved the place, and I noticed some main street places for rent and then found myself thinking how fun it would be to move my makeup studio from Montgomery County to Frederick.

Over the past 5 years, I lost track of how many times I went out for lunch and walked around downtown just loving everything I saw: the small, custom shops with unique stuff, the feeling that this was a place where small business can grow and people get to set up their dreams.

It took me a while, and many clarity time-outs to realize that on that first drive in I begun to move the studio here.  So here I am.

Makeup Artist Pro Group and Skin Care Pro Group are about me, sharing with the community the real Maria, living one of my purposes in life:  to contribute to all people that come into my world with a spirit of abundancy, creativity, acceptance, and positive energy.  The studio is not going to be in any way the traditional “day spa” experience simply because I don’t fit into that mold.  It is as eclectic as life itself.  It is as perfectly imperfect as me and the rest of us.

Come by and see for yourself if my style works for you or not.  You can reach out to me or just stop by one of the days that we are open.  If you want to contact me now, here are all the options.  Either way, I am going to be glad you came.

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What Our Clients Say


Cait did an amazing job, plus she provided me with tips through out the trial!! She captured exactly the natural but elegant style I wanted, just by taking the time to get to know me. I absolutely loved my makeup done at my trial, and cannot wait for the big day!! I’m excited to see how me, my bridesmaids, and the mothers makeup turns out on that special day! Everything was so clean and done professionally! I appreciated how considerate Maria and Cait were during the trial, especially during these uncertain times. I felt very safe and appreciated. I had an incredible experience! I def. recommend their services!!


I’ve gotten my makeup done by makeup artists on a few occasions, and I picked Maria at Make Up Artist Pro Group after my cousin used her for her wedding last year. I was really impressed with how my makeup turned out, and she was incredibly sweet and calming to the bride, which I knew would be an important quality to calm my own wedding day jitters. Since I had recently gotten engaged, I made sure to get her card, and called her a few weeks later when I set my wedding date to book her. When my wedding day came, she arrived early and was really pleasant. She kept me feeling at ease and stayed right on schedule throughout. It was clear that she keeps her kit and her supplies sanitary, and the products in the kit (other than the few products of my own that I preferred she use) are of great quality. They even gave me the option to purchase some of the products for touch ups. Throughout the whole process, she was very professional. I had a lot of specific ideas and requests for my big day makeup, and she was comfortable trusting my preferences for certain products. My makeup looked gorgeous. Totally perfect and more flawless than I ever could have imagined. My three bridesmaids looked absolutely beautiful. Most importantly, my makeup photographed beautifully. I could not have been happier. I’m so glad that my cousin found Makeup Artist Pro Group first, and that I decided to book them for my special day.


I wanted my makeup to look absolutely stunning on my wedding day. I hired Makeup Artist Pro Group for myself and a few of my bridesmaids. I knew exactly what I wanted (and didn’t want) and communicating my vision to them was easy. They all made me confident that my desired look could be easily accomplished. The process on my wedding day was super peaceful and relaxing. Tina came to my location which made it even easier! My makeup (and my bridesmaids) came out better than I could have ever imagined and I’m forever grateful to Tina and Makeup Artist Pro Group for making it happen! I would recommend their services for your special day with great confidence!