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Brains & Beauties Pageant & Lifestyle Consulting

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  • Washington, DC

  • Operating Hours: 08:00 am -09:30 pm (Friday)
    08:00 am -09:30 pm (Sunday) 08:00 am -09:30 pm (Monday) 08:00 am -09:30 pm (Tuesday) 08:00 am -09:30 pm (Wednesday) 08:00 am -09:30 pm (Thursday) 08:00 am -09:30 pm (Friday) 08:00 am -09:30 pm (Saturday)

Brains & Beauties Pageant & Lifestyle Consulting is a full-service pageant and lifestyle consulting firm that services the northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland areas. Founded by Chelsey Rodgers, we specialize in preparation for pageants of all types, including but not limited to the Teen, Miss, and Mrs. America, USA, Earth, Galaxy, International, Black USA, and Black America pageant systems.

Rodgers is a former titleholder in the Miss USA, Miss Black USA, and Miss International pageant systems and a former state finalist in the Miss America pageant system. She also served as Executive Director for the Miss District of Columbia’s Outstanding Teen program. She has combined her knowledge and experiences as a competitor and a pageant judge to prepare young ladies of all ages, whether they are first timers in the pageant world or veteran "Pageant Patties" desiring to fine tune their skills.

We provide 1-on-1 in person and virtual training in:
• Interview Preparation (Personal and On-Stage)
• Paperwork Preparation
• Poise & Stage Presence
• Wardrobe Selection
• Nutrition & Fitness

Available for 1 to 1 Coaching Session

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19, April 2018
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I began working with Marta shortly before my entry into pageantry last year. Our professional relationship evolved over a very exciting year beginning with event make-up and quickly expanding to interview coaching for Mrs. DC, Mrs. America, and the Mrs. World Competition. Marta’s expertise in effortlessly using her magic of make-up and tanning to bring out the best in her clients coupled with her rare mix of energy and calm make her truly special. I will be forever grateful for the generosity of her time and her talent. It has been my great good fortune to be able to work with her professionally, but more importantly to call her my friend.

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Sue Sollers
29, January 2018
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Marta walks on water!!! She was so professional and my makeup look the best I have ever seen it! She had a way of making me feel electric when I was on stage giving up my title! I’m biracial so I wasn’t sure if she could do my makeup but she didn’t hesitate one bit. She took my look up 10 notches!

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18, January 2018
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I have worked with Marta numerous times and her work, Spirit and pure talent speaks for it self! All around amazing!!!

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Raquel Riley Thomas
18, January 2018
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Marta is one of the most talented makeup artist I have had the pleasure of working with. She is very diligent and professional and she makes you feel at ease when her brushes are on your face. I highly recommend her.

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21, December 2017
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Marta is such an amazing make-up artist! She did my look for the Mrs. MD America 2016 pageant. She set up everything back stage so when it was go time she was ready to make me look fabulous. On top of that, she went well beyond the beautiful make-up application. She helped me with my wardrobe changes thought the night and touch-up anything out of place. To say that she's amazing is a huge understatement!

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19, December 2017
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Marta is a top-notch makeup artist! She takes the time to give you the look you want and makes sure you're pleased with the end result! She is one of the best in the business!

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15, December 2017
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I worked with Marta for the Mrs. DC America pageant 2017. She has such a calming presence and makes you feel at ease the minute you are in her chair. Marta truly cares about each of her clients and will go above and beyond to give advice, guidance, and direction as needed. So excited to work with her again in 2018!

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14, December 2017
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I absolutely loved working with Marta! She gave me a flawless face that made it through 2 photoshoots & a prelims competition that night. I met with her that morning, gave her my schedule for the day & she delivered!!

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14, December 2017
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Marta is absolutely amazing! I did a lot of research when picking my makeup artist for the big day. I contacted her as soon as I decided to compete, because I knew I wanted the best of the best and she gets booked fast. The day of the pageant I was so stressed and she just said " close your eyes and take the next 30 minutes to relax" . My makeup was flawless throughout the whole night, we had prelims and finals the same day, plus we had costume competition, so a lot of clothes changes in 8 hours and my makeup was beautiful ! I got a lot of complements and comments from other contestants. I don't know the technical stuff, but she applies it in " layers", so that it really stays for long period of times, which is really important on pageant day since we don't always have time to do touch ups. Marta is beyond amazing! Read her bio and check out her portfolio, and you will see why a lot of big name celebrities love working with her.

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13, December 2017
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Marta was such a help when it came to preparing me for Miss DC Teen USA!! In just three sessions, I feel so ready for interviews. She also did my spray tan and it looks absolutely divine! I have a tanner complexion already so the glow it gave me is amazing. So excited for this weekend and feeling so prepared thanks to Marta!

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13, December 2017
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Her artistry absolutely amazes me! When Ms. Marta Bota initially had done my makeup for TV, I was super pleased with the outlook, particularly because it looked so natural! She has done my makeup several times and each time it looks so natural, yet perfect. I must say my most favorite look has been of my high school prom look, as she made my eyes look glamorous! She is a wonderful person to work with and look up to, but overall it is a privilege having her as a makeup artist! Definitely, recommend.

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13, December 2017
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Marta is an incredibly talented makeup artist, who can work with all types of skin tones! It’s hard to find a MUA in any industry who is comfortable with all hues of skin. She understands what you need, takes her time to perfect it, while making you feel so confident and secure underneath the artistry! I highly recommend her for pageantry, appearance events, etc.; you won’t be disappointed!

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13, December 2017
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I have had the opportunity to work with Marta multiple times and there is no one I trust more for all pageant and professional events. I was lucky enough to be matched with Marta for a photo shoot (head shot featured on this page), and not only did she listen to everything I wanted for my look, she incorporated each detail with ease. She uses the highest quality products and never forgets a single color foundation, lip gloss, or eyelash. Marta is a pageant woman herself and understands the anxiety one feels on their big day. There is no one I trust more to do the job right, and no one else I'd rather have with me before interview. She has magnificent stories and insight, and will make you look and feel like a million bucks. In addition to her incredible make up talents, she also recently started doing spray tans. Mine was by far the greatest color tan I've had. Just like her makeup, she doesn't miss a single detail. We are so lucky to have Marta in the DC, MD, VA area. Looking forward to seeing her again soon!

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