Welcome to Karen's Hair and Makeup Artistry
Special occasion hair and makeup service, catered to your needs. Weddings, Anniversaries, Proms, etc.
We come to you. Just sit, relax, and enjoy the process. We use a variety of makeup, including airbrush makeup that will give you the most beautiful finish that lasts all night. We use a variety of shadows, blushes, and lip colors, including, Mac, Urban Decay, Stila, NYX, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Dior and others. You will feel and look the most gorgeous you can be. I believe the way you look and feel on your special day should be the epitome of your beauty and we look forward to being a part of it.
I have always had a passion for hair and makeup. As a child, I played "Beauty Parlor", and at ten years of age, my grandmother's friend actually let me cut, set, and style her hair. As a teen, all my friends would ask me to do their hair and makeup. In my twenties, I decided to make it my lifelong career. I have been a licensed Cosmetologist (hair stylist and makeup artist) for 30 years and took 6th place in hair styling out of 96 competitors at the Midwest Beauty Show in Chicago.
I was nicknamed the "Updo Queen" in a salon I previously worked in. I have experience in doing hair and makeup for glamor photography as well as television personnel. I love to do before and after makeovers as well as the special occasion styles and makeup. We have been trained by some of the top stylists and makeup artists in the industry including: Nick Arrojo and Ted Gibson from T.V.'s "What Not to Wear", Martin Parsons, Orlando Santiago, The Makeup Institute and artists who have worked on Celin Dion, Lady Gaga, Cher, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and many others.
Other stylists available: Janis, Jaki, Jamia, Haley, Rocio, Amanda and Sarah. Photo's and bio's to come.