As an actress and model, I work with professional hair and makeup artists a LOT. I can honestly say Brendan Vartan truly is a genius. He does something even more important than make me look beautiful - he makes me feel beautiful!

- Camela R., Actress/Model & Founder of Happy Calories Don't Count   




I wanted to treat myself to something special in preparation for my 40th birthday and to set the tone for this new chapter in life to make it great, and I could not have found a more wonderful person than Brendan Vartan to help me with my transition! I have never worn much make-up at all, simply because I didn’t know how and I didn’t make time for it. But 40 is a nice landmark in womanhood and I wanted to celebrate it and to make an effort to look and feel my personal best. Brendan’s sweet, easy-going and perceptive nature put my shyness and self-consciousness at ease. He gave me a terrific make-up lesson and makeover. I had so much fun and could be a little celebrity for a day! In addition to being a lovely person through and through, Brendan loves his work and he’s truly talented. I’m so glad he’s in Seattle also because he became an instant, newfound friend. As another reviewer said, “House of Vartan is a wondrous treasure.” Brendan deserves a lot of recognition for his artistry in cosmetics and hairstyling and in photography as well! Brendan should actually be snatched up by movie producers to work on the stars, but I’m so glad Seattle has him, for now…

- Catherine O. 




I have only recently discovered this gem, and I'm already unabashedly gushing about it to my friends who would listen. Brendan is so approachable, humble, honest, and knowledgeable about the fields of beauty and fragrance. He's a really good listener and will recommend the best products to address your concerns. Every time I visit, I receive samples he thinks will help with my beauty regimen, and he follows through to make sure the products are working for me. House of Vartan is the epitome of great customer service.

- I-Wei F.




This place is AMAZING! Went here for the first time about 3 months ago -- at the time I worked right next door and thought I'd just pop in to check things out. IT WAS A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE IN THE BEST OF WAYS. As a dark-skinned woman of color, finding quality make-up has always been a challenge. I feel like the mainstream approach most make-up brands/artists take towards us is just this weird lightening approach which makes us just look ashy. Because of my frustrations in the past with trying to find good make up I've generally avoided makeup consultations...until I met Brendan - the genius behind house of vartan. From the moment I stepped into the store Brendan was courteous and genuinely interested in helping me find makeup that highlighted my natural beauty regardless of whether this resulted in my buying any of his products. He had great suggestions and gave me seriously the best makeover of my life. At that point I had made no offer or expressed any interest in purchasing anything, I just felt like Brendan really wanted to help me feel comfortable in my own skin and find products that really highlighted the great things about my face -- it was a very empowering moment. The products he has are high quality and worth every penny. I get compliments on the makeup I wear that I purchased from him every time I wear them and I feel like a million bucks! I have since moved to California but Brendan will forever be my makeup guru and I will continue to purchase my makeup from House of Vartan! Love you Brendan and everything you do to highlight the natural beauty in every woman!!!! - Meena C, Resident Physician

- Meena C, Resident Physician




I have known Brendan for many years. He is the true definition of a genuine and loyal friend. He treats every customer, whether a long time friend or a new client with the same compassion and professionalism. He has a true talent for listening to clients needs and creating custom skincare routines and beautiful makeup looks for every skin type and tone. House of Vartan is a stunning boutique selling many high end skincare and haircare lines Brendan carefully hand selected himself. You will want to be sure not to miss out on his fantastic location. A unforgettable experience awaits you at House of Vartan!

-Tara S., Former Cosmetic Account Executive




Until Brendan did my hair, make up, and photos, I never liked my picture taken. I not only felt amazing, I felt like the Belle of the Ball. Brendan is a bundle of joy to be around.                  

- Michelle S., Actress




Thanks to Brendan I feel like a new woman! Brendan made me feel absolutely gorgeous after he worked his magic with my hair and makeup! Honestly, I've never felt so beautiful before. He definitely helped boost my self esteem and truly made me look like a gorgeous model from a photo shoot. He has an exceptional way of making a woman feel and look beautiful inside and out! Thank you for making me feel like a model! I have already decided that Brendan will be the only one I would trust to do my hair and makeup when I finally get married!

- Jessica O., Medical Patient Care Coordinator



 What a delightful visit to Brendan's House of Vartan! My sister, friend, and I had such a wonderful visit and were treated like royalty. We left feeling beautifully made over and looking our best selves. I bought amazing make up and skin care and this will be my only stop when in need of more. Brendan is a masterful make up artist and treats his customers like special friends.

- Denise M.    




Brendan is as good as magician. Honestly I never really liked when someone else did my makeup, they would either make me too dark or too ashy. then I met Brendan and he did makeup looks on me. I just could NOT recognize myself in the mirror. My makeup was so flawless and it matched my skin tone so amazingly that I kept staring at the mirror for a while, just to make sure it was me. He advised me in detail about what goes best with my features and complexion.  I would recommend house of vartan to all my Indian ladies out there for any occasions. Thank you so much Brendan for such a wonderful experience.   

- Razzy K. 




Brendan is absolutely amazing! Brendan has amazing skill as a hairdresser and a makeup artist, and brings out the beauty in anyone and everyone that is blessed to visit him!  He sits down and talks to you, asks you what you like, makes suggestions, and the next thing you know, you're all beauty-fied and looking lovely!  Get here ASAP and experience what beauty should be!

- Tootie B.    




I met Brendan over 5 years ago when I was planning my wedding. He spent over 2 hours listening to me and giving me ideas and suggestions of products to help me achieve the look I wanted for my big day. I have met with him several times over the years. He is a master of his craft, while always keeping the needs of his clients the up most priority. Every time we part ways I look more beautiful and radiant than when I walked in, both inside and out! !!!!

- Beth B.




House of Vartan is a lovely oasis of all things beautiful. Brendan Vartan does an amazing job making his customers feel and look better than they ever thought possible. I am always so happy with the results. Highly recommend a visit!

- Klara A., Client for more than 9 years




Do yourself a favor and stop in to see Brendan at this new sparkling gem at Thornton Place by Northgate.  This talented and wonderfully authentic young man is sharing his art of bringing instant beauty to every woman who walks into his store.  What I also appreciate about Brendan is his dedication to only offering proven, natural beauty product lines like Arcona.  Next time you need to pick up cosmetics/beauty products, need your make-up professionally done, or just want to experience a make-over, visit Brendan at House of Vartan! 

- Kelly S.



Gorgeous local store with excellent service! Great beauty products that are hard to find here in the U.S. Brendan is great at what he's doing. His makeup makeovers can turn plain women into cover girls!

-Pam D., Real Estate Agent




I love the amazing fragrances they have here, and I absolutely can't live without my mango nectar body lotion. It smells incredible and leaves my skin radiant and healthy! Brendan is an amazing makeup artist and he is brilliant when it comes to finding whats best for me and my skin tones. I know when I come to visit House of Vartan I'll leave with a fresh new look and a lovely new organic product! 

- Lani N., Engineering Student




House of Vartan is such a nice place! You can find high-end skincare and make up that you won't find anywhere else in the Northwest, plus Brendan has a lot of experience and will offer you advice without being pushy, He did my make up and did an amazing job. I highly recommend this place!

- Lucy C.



Brendan is truly amazing and skilled at his craft. I really enjoyed getting styled by him and the photos came out beautifully! He knows how to bring out everyone's inner gorgeous!                    

- Michelle M.



Brendan is a fantastic makeup artist, and on he is such a genuine and fantastic individual on top of that. He listens very closely for the type of look you want, and helps you achieve it - he's got such a great passion for his work and it's very clear to see. Brendan has a fantastic selection of very high quality and unique products (it's not an overwhelming amount of products, just a selection of really great quality stuff). I love that he was able to introduce a couple quick items into my daily routine (eyeliner + eyebrow pencil + blush) and it has totally changed my daily look. I still only spend less than 5 minutes putting on makeup, but it looks so much better and well put together when I'm done.

Brendan's House of Vartan is a hidden gem, definitely visit him if you haven't had a chance to yet. You'll walk out with your inner queen shining bright!

DJ (Yelp)



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Having worked for Big Beauty Companies in the past, Brendan has first-hand knowledge of what ingredients work, what does Not. His energy and passion for beauty is evident in his attention to detail, and careful time he takes with each customer. Believing in the product lines chosen, there is a Reason why they "Made they Cut" over thousands of others that he could have been selected. A method to the madness, if you will. All I know is, it saved me time and money. Awesome! Overall, products are very reasonably priced and they look and feel amazing on my skin. Don't be intimidated, PLAY! Sit down and let him try these amazing lines on your skin....they will not disappoint. Best part of my morning routine, (besides Coffee), is putting on my make up.
All day wear with no oily residue. Dream Come True. I believe he is adding treatments too - facials and such down the road.
Can't wait to try that, YUM-O!. Here's to Brilliance and Women!
Thanks Brendan, can't wait to see what's next!
- Sarah Kessler (Facebook)