About the Artist
I have been a professional hair and makeup artist for about 15 years now and I am so thankful to have a career that I love so dearly. It is not just the artistic aspect of the job that I love, it’s my clients.
When I can transform how someone sees themselves and make them feel beautiful... That is what this career is all about. Showing people the beauty that lies within each one of them.
I grew up in a small town in Southwest Minnesota and as soon as I graduated, I decided to move to Minneapolis to go to Cosmetology school. I attended Scot Lewis cosmetology school in 2004. Soon after I started, I got the opportunity to audition for a hair and makeup artist agency in the Twin Cities and I started freelancing for them throughout my schooling. I did everything from photoshoots and runway shows to bridal. After I finished my schooling, I decided to start my own business and I never looked back.
In 2008 they opened up a Makeup Artistry School in Minneapolis called Faces Etc of MN that I decided to attend for some further training. I learned everything from HDTV and Airbrush to Special Effects and business training. This really helped me refine my skills and take it to a new level.
I now do most of my work in the Sioux Falls, SD area, as well as in Southwest Minnesota, specializing in Bridal Hair + Makeup, Hair + Makeup for Photoshoots, Balayage Haircolors and Natural Beaded Rows Hair Extensions. My career has brought me many places and given me the opportunity to work with so many amazing people. I’m very thankful to be able to work in a career that I can always be inspired, meet new people and I am free to be creative, while helping enhance peoples beauty!
Woman's Day Magazine, Papercut Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Dainty Obsessions, 605 Magazine, Sioux Falls Women Magazine, Vogue Italia, Faerie Magazine, Hormel, Rasmussen College, German Photographic Magazine, Twin Cities Luxury and Fashion Magazine, Access Magazine
ShopNBC, CNBC, Showcase Minnesota, Twin Cities Live, "Mistreated" (film), Rasmussen College, Calypso Systems
O, The Oprah Magazine, Tiffany & Co, Coquette Couture, Colle & McVoy, ProVideo & Film, Ignite Models Inc, Accuvant, Hormel, Raina Hein & Rae Weisz (ANTM), Kristen Aldridge, Mindy Miller, Filly Flair Boutique
Scot Lewis Cosmetology School (MN), Faces Etc. of MN (Multi-Media Makeup Artistry Certification), Natural Beaded Rows Extensions (NBR) Certification, LOX Hair Extensions Certification, Kevin James Bennett/Make Up For Ever, Christian McNally/Jane Iredale Cosmetics, Darla Albright/Aircraft Cosmetics, Paul Mitchel, Pravana and Aquage Product Training, Jamie Sea/Balayage Training, Atelier Academy Balayage Training, Thrivers Society Business and Marketing Training, Calura and Oligo Product Training, Oligo Balayage Training