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I was once asked in an interview what my superpower is, and I would say my unquestionable gift is being an active and excellent listener for my clients.

What seems to resonate most is my ability to read their hopes and expectations and translate them into reality, empowering them to feel like the best version of themselves. My beauty philosophy is not product or trend-driven, but rather interpreting my clients’ unique preferences, enabling them to focus on what they love about themselves rather than hiding what they don’t.

Years of working in theaters and on sets in Los Angeles, New York City, and Atlanta have given me exposure to a myriad of situations, lighting, and people, helping me develop my ability to connect with a wide array of clients. I have prominent clientele in television, theater, and print and have had the honor of being published in Martha Stewart Weddings, Martha Stewart Real Weddings, Martha Stewart Living, Elle Decor, Southern Weddings, GQ, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, innumerable blog features, and I was the hair and makeup artist on three separate Emmy-nominated and Telly-award winning campaigns. I am privileged to have traveled the country representing brands such as Bobbi Brown, Chanel and Estée Lauder, but nothing satisfies me more than seeing a woman radiating beauty and confidence. It is an honor and a responsibility I take very seriously.

Based in Tennessee, I am available for worldwide travel and have a carefully curated team of hair and makeup artists who specialize in production, luxury events, and fine art weddings.

NAMED TOP MAKEUP ARTIST BY MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS + TOP WEDDING HAIRSTYLIST BY BRIDES MAGAZINE

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EDITORIAL

Martha Stewart Weddings, Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Real Weddings, Elle Decor, Brides, GQ, Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, Modern Ink Magazine, Southern Weddings

 

CLIENTS + CELEBRITY

HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, Great American Country (GAC), Jewelry Television, ESPN, ESPN SEC Network, Anheuser Busch, Bristol Motor Speedway, American Heart Association, Ace Hardware, The Home Depot, Proctor and Gamble, Tide, Kleenex, Capital One, Sherwin Williams, Starkist, Ford, John Deere, Mitsubishi, Dish Network, HGTV Green Home Giveaway 

Chip + Joanna Gaines, Vanilla Ice (aka Rob Van Winkle), The Voice Winner Chris Blue, Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor, Chris + Peyton Lambton, Josh Kelley, David Keith, Governor Bill Haslam, Lady Vols Head Coach Holly Warlick, former Lady Vols Head Coach Pat Head Summitt, Jamie Durie, Lone Star, The Dirt Drifters, Lee Brice, Chuck Wicks, Kelly Edwards, GAC's Farm Kings, Scott McGillivray, Anthony Carrino, David Bromstad, Jason Cameron, Chef Christine Ha, HGTV's The Listed Sisters, Chef Tim Love