Hi, I'm Ashley!


I am a certified Makeup Artist and licensed esthetician who has been in the beauty industry for 5+ years. I began in this industry working at multiple cosmetic companies to now owning my own salon studio called MXA Beauty Bar!  MXA Beauty originally started as makeupxashley, which many know as my freelance makeup business instagram name. Under that business I have worked on fashion shows, theatre productions, photoshoots, dances, weddings, worked along side companies at events, and many more. I went to Columbia College Chicago for theatrical, television and editorial makeup artistry experience as well as Universal Spa Training academy for Esthetics. 

After obtaining my license in esthetics I decided to expand my freelance makeup business and open up my own location to really grow as an artist and business owner. I am the owner of MXA Beauty Bar where I have custom advanced facials, full body waxing services specializing is Brows and Brazilians and then of course makeup. Located in the beautiful, quaint downtown Glen Ellyn. Your skin is so important and no makeup look will look its best if the base isn't taken care of. I have a passion for making clients not only look good but feel good from the inside out!


~ The best foundation you could wear is healthy, glowing skin~ 

Hi, I'm Kylie!

(Licensed Esthetician)

I am a licensed esthetician and have been in the industry for the past 2-3 years. Throughout my life I have always been attracted to anything beauty from hair products, to makeup to skincare you name it. Once I graduated high school I decided to go the route of College of Dupage since I didn’t know what I wanted to do. From Cod it lead me to Western Michigan for a year and a half to leaving a semester early and enrolling at Universal Spa Training Academy. USTA was the first place I’ve walked into knowing it was exactly where I needed to be. I then started working right out of school at Cryo Lounge and Sunless Kiss Spray Tanning in Wheaton IL. Working there really taught me my love for working one on one with clients and making everyone feel beautiful in their own skin. I’m super excited to start my next chapter of life at MXA Beauty Bar and to remind everyone your skin is your best accessory, love it, cherish it and rock it! 

Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates~