Grand Opening: Glow Bar

Hello Rubies!!

You know I love to celebrate and support women on the move! If you are looking for a premier make-up atelier in Maryland or an intimate conference space for your next event, look no further the Glow Bar is open for business!

I had the pleasure of meeting the three woman behind this make-up studio and conference space concept at their recent Grand Opening. These three smart and beautiful women, consisting of 2 makeup artists and 1 motivational speaker,

 consolidated their talents and resources to open this new hot spot in Clinton, MD.  The Glow Bar is a Make-up Atelier (or studio for those who don’t speak make-up talk or french 🙂 and NExxt-Gen Powerhouse, LLC Conference Center for youth empowerment workshops and other community events.

Left to Right: Katrina Martin, Ciara Talley, Zoe Ray

Let’s meet the Ladies.

Katrina Martin is the CEO of Nexxt-Gen Powerhouse LLC, an empowerment organization where she provides motivational speaking, social/ life skill, self esteem and empowerment classes (and a whole slew of other classes) to teens and the community. Her goal is to support and empower our youth to become leaders of tomorrow.


Ciara Talley the one half of the Glow Bar makeup atelier duo.  She is a seasoned makeup artist and owner of Ciara Talley Beauty.  She was inspired to get into make-up while she watched her aunt get ready for church every Sunday. Years later, here she is living her dreams! Ciara is also very passionate about sharing her knowledge and many years of experience with aspiring make-up artists.


Zoe Ray is the other half of the Glow Bar makeup atelier duo, the owner of 202lipdistrict, and a professional makeup artist in the DC, MD and VA area. During the grand opening Zoe Ray showed attendees the basics of a simple daytime make-up look and shared her favorite beauty tips.



I could most certainly see myself hanging out here! The Glow Bar has a welcoming ambiance. The blue, gold and white aesthetic offer a feminine and chic atmosphere.

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The ladies paid much attention to detail and made every effort to ensure that every person felt welcome. This is a great venue option for your next bridal shower, girls night out or community shindig. I know I’ll be coming back!


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Of course, I  had to take a seat in front of the vanity for a little fun myself!

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Overall, this is such a wonderful example of building community. Women uplifting and supporting each other can only bring forth more positivity, success and community growth. These ladies are on the rise to accomplish great thangs!!  Have any fashion or beauty events coming up? Shoot me an email, I’d love to collaborate. Don’t forget to like us on Instagram and Facebook!

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  1. It looked a glam event, really loved the interiors as well ! And yes I too love celebrating such Women, it gives a sense of proud on our community!

  2. Your blue dress is stunning – I would love something like that. It looks like you had a fun time.

  3. This looks really cool. I can imagine it would be a place where ladies would appreciate getting a makeover. I agree that the ambiance adds to the whole experience.

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