It started with a conversation at lunch chatting about photography, makeup, makeovers, giving-back.  It quickly blossomed into so much more.  The idea ~ ambush people in Pittsburgh who are in need of a little pampering! Complete hair and makeup followed by a little photo-shoot to showcase their look.  Ambush Pittsburgh wants to give this deserving person not just a makeover but a day to remember — we strive to make this one of their best days ever!

Meet us, the makeover team:

Makeup Artist ~ Julie Marckisotto of Pittsburgh Makeup, Creator of Ambush Pittsburgh!

Julie’s passion for makeup started at an early age as she would play with her mom’s makeup and makeover her friends! With 20+ years of experience in the makeup industry she understands how to apply just the right touches to bring out the natural beauty in her clients.  Julie’s business Pittsburgh Makeup offers on-location makeup services for weddings, commercial, headshots and Pittsburgh events. One of her favorite services to offer is a makeup lesson, which each ambush winner will receive from her personally so they can duplicate the look once they leave her hands.

Hair ~ Brooke Rockwell of Brooke Rockwell Hair Design

Brooke has been doing hair since 1986 and her obvious passion shines through with each of her clients.  Her gentle and soft spoken nature instantly puts her client at complete ease.  She has owned her own salon in downtown Pittsburgh for 19 years, along with her 2 sisters Harbor & Amber.  In addition to her normal salon hours, she also spends a lot of her time on weekends doing on-location hair for weddings.  Each person that’s ambushed by Brooke will be given a special salon discount for their first visit so they can continue to keep up their new look.


VOLUNTEER to help! We are always looking for talented Photographers to help us capture the makeover process.  Typically the days only run from about 9:00 or 10:00 am to 2pm and it’s such a wonderful experience — not to mention a great way to give back by doing what you love! Please email us if you are interested in volunteering for this, it is a huge part of our Ambush and we’d truly love to have you!

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello, I’m looking for a mother’s day head to toe makeover for my mom and came across this site. Does your team still do makeovers? If not, do you know any places in the area that do the whole package (hair, makeup, style/wardrobe, etc)? I’m having trouble finding something like that and she’s very deserving of it all. Thanks!

    • PghMakeup says:

      We do although we have someone we have chosen for May. We don’t get to do these too often anymore, but you can also nominate your mom for another one. We take care of the hair and makeup portion, the wardrobe funds are always donated by the person who nominates. If your interested in nominating we can certainly look to do her down the road, although I don’t have any exact dates or info as of yet! Thanks so much though for writing!

      • Keriann Lons says:

        Hi- I would love to submit a nomination for a very deserving woman! Please let me know how I can submit one for the future. Thanks!

  2. PghMakeup says:

    If your able to go to our facebook page — Ambush Pittsburgh and send a little nomination letter, why you are nominating your mom, etc – that would be great. It’s easier keeping them all in one place =). Thanks so much!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: