Ashley began her career as a makeup artist in 2001 when she graduated from the Makeup Designory in Burbank, California. She is well-versed in all areas of makeup artistry and can easily adapt to each client. She loves the delicate work of enhancing a person's natural beauty with makeup and the drama associated with high-fashion artistry. Ashley's natural creative eye and artistic desire has allowed her to expand her knowledge by learning hair design. Her passion for hair is constantly growing to new levels. Her work can be seen in magazine editorials, advertising campaigns, and on the red carpet with her celebrity clients.
Carley has been making brides beautiful for over 10 years, and loves being part of such a big day! She ensures that the bride looks like herself, only enhanced. Carley's clients have raved about the longevity of her airbrush makeup application, and her ability to create flawless natural beauty, all the while accenting the individual features. Carley's love for beauty started when she was just a little girl, always playing and practicing on friends. Her connection with music lead her to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she worked as a lead makeup artist for Sephora then Mac Cosmetics. After working for publicity at a major record label in Nashvile, she decided to pursue her dream of being a hair and makeup artist full time and enrolled in the the esteemed Aveda Institute of Chicago. She is now working commercially for advertising clients, magazines, and musicians.
Frances loves all things make-up, she is a self-taught artist who began her professional career over 18 years ago with M.A.C cosmetics. Her obsession started at the age of four when her neighbor, an AVON representative brought products and samples of lipsticks for her mother, minutes later Frances was found under the kitchen table applying lipstick on herself and her baby sister, she had found her calling. Then came the fashion magazines…and the realization that there was a future career in make-up. Frances’ influences are many, from the inspiration of nature to great artists throughout history like: Georgia O’Keefe, Gustav Klimt , to make-up artists like: Fulvia Farolfi, Rose Marie Swift, Linda Mason, Sharon Dowsett, Pat Mcgrath, Dick Page, James Kaliardos and all the colleagues she has met along the way..….Frances has worked with national celebrity actors, international news broadcasters and many local Chicago acting and modeling talents.
Fredy has always had a love for the art and fashion world…It all came together for him when he attended the American Academy of Art and fell in love with the color wheel. Fredy realized that painting alone will not be enough for him. He stumbled into the world of makeup and found his calling working for lines like Armani, Nars Cosmetics, Laura Mercier and MAC. Fredy has worked with CS magazine, Michigan Ave., Naperville Magazine to name a few. Fredy loves the ever changing trends in hair and makeup: new trends are created and old trends are recycled.
Jessica has been doing makeup professionally for over 14 years. She went to college in downtown Chicago where she studied Fashion design, always knowing she would end up working with makeup! She then was trained by and worked for MAC Cosmetics for over ten years. Now she's living her dream doing makeup for her favorite makeup occasion- Weddings! She gets re-inspired and truly passionate every time she is a part of making one of her brides day so beautiful! She believes her brides makeup is the key to their wedding day beauty and makes sure every single person she works with looks their personal best. She uses only the best products and of coarse an airbrush to create a naturally beautiful bride every time. The satisfaction of knowing that for years to come her brides will look back at their big day and have these memories to last a lifetime is why she loves being a makeup artist!
Growing up as the daughter of an art director, Kat Hinkle found an early love for the magic of imagery. After graduating from The National Academy of Beauty Arts with honors and a class CA Cosmetology License, Kat chose to work at MAC cosmetics in St Louis, MO in order to take advantage of their continued education programs. While there, Kat was extensively trained by some of the foremost makeup artists in the industry, learning to work with every skin type and ethnicity, as well as learning how to innovate and stay on-trend. Most recently, Kat has worked with top talent agencies and major brands such as: MTV, ESPN, Anheuser Busch, Dr. Pepper and Motorola. A sought after professional in her own right, Kat brings a wide range of talent to any job with her varied background experiences including: theatrical, runway, bridal, beauty, editorial, headshots and commercial styling in addition to old school advertising and art. Her passion for makeup and hair styling has only grown stronger over the years.
Kerre is a Chicago based Make-up Artist and Hairstylist. At a very early age she realized she had a passion and creative flare for styling hair and applying makeup. Forever the fashionista, while still in high school she followed her passion attended cosmetology school and received a license cosmetology. In 2002 Kerre moved to Chicago and studied Makeup Artistry at Columbia College. Kerre has freelanced for cosmetic and hair care companies such as L’Oreal, Lancôme, and Vidal Sassoon providing services in all media. Always educating herself on the latest trends, techniques, and products has allowed her to satisfy clients with flawless, natural, and always beautiful results.
Kristina's passion for creating beautiful images dates back to her grade school days when she spent summers at water color painting classes and "styling" her sister and cousins for homemade music videos. In 2007, Kristina Marie enrolled in the Esthetics program at the Aveda Institute Chicago where she received her license. She then began her makeup career at MAC cosmetics giving her the skill set needed to perform flawless applications for clients ranging from the MCA Chicago and The Steppenwolf Theatre to Time Out Chicago and IMAGE magazines. The thrill of being on set and the rush of seeing her work in print are what keeps her endlessly enthusiastic for this profession and always anxious to work with new clients!
Marla is a makeup and hair artist who puts artistry and subtlety in every application, lending all-around gorgeousness to her clients. She has dedicated her career to creating memorable experiences to all who sit in her chair. “I love nothing more than being a part of your special day and taking all of the stress out of your beauty routine. I take great pride in achieving a flawless beauty for you and your bridal party. I truly believe that beauty comes from within and the power of makeup can be transforming on many levels". Her work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, MTV, Lucky, Allure and Vogue.
Sara's incredible career started in Chicago. She began her fascination and appreciation of hair and illustration at a very early age. As a child she Invented new ways of braiding her hair, and always knew she had a natural born talent for hair and was destined to become a hair stylist and makeup artist. She started out by working with luxury department stores selling high-end cosmetics. This permitted Sara to develop her make-up techniques on women of diverse ethnic origins with widely varying skin tones. She found that her illustration skills helped with her choice in color, symmetry and her ability to make a woman look flawless. With this experience under her belt, Sara was embraced by the fashion, beauty and the entertainment industry where she gained popularity doing hair and make-up for many socialites and fashionistas. Sara believes each brush stroke is designed to highlight and accentuate one's natural beautiful features as well as, the emotions that each feature may inspire. Sara has devel