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 Make-up & Other Services

The term 'make-up artist' is a professional artist that uses mediums applied to the skin to transform or enhance the appearance of a person. But did you know that the art of applying make-up goes back at least 6,000 years? Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs would employ specially trained servants to apply cosmetics in order to make them appear more like the gods. 

Now - our artists haven't been around for 6,000 years - but they have been in the beauty game for over a decade.

So whether you're wanting bridal make-up or a high-fashion, avant garde look - or perhaps you're just wanting a understated makeover - (something to give them to talk about at the office!) - our artists can design a look just for you. Our artists work by appointment only - so please try to call in plenty advance of your special event.

Brandy Wells

Make-up Artist

Brandy Wells - Make-up Artist

The journey begins in Omaha, Nebraska when young Brandy Marie Wells, middle child with 7 brothers and sisters, realized that she was going to follow her heart.

Inspired by famous makeup artists like Alex Bok, Gucci Westman, Alex Pechux, and Sam Fine 12 years old Brandy began styling hair for friends, family and neighbors. In the beginning, it was all trial and error, then Brandy decided to become a professional stylist and enrolled at La James International Cosmetology School. She graduated in May 2009 receiving many awards and honors for her creative talents. January 2010 she followed her heart to Atlanta, Georgia, where she hit the ground running.

Shortly after settling in she was featured on a national broadcast show called Fashion Cafe, which featured her talents such as styling, makeup artistry and fashion reconstructing.  Then - in June 2010 she got her big break as a freelance makeup artist with MAC Cosmetics.

That was all the confirmation she needed to venture out and fulfill her heart’s desires. The culmination of all of Bandy’s hard work paid off in October 2012 at Kontrol Magazine’s annual Masquerade Fashion Show where her talent as a makeup artist was recognized by Channan Newman, Creative Director for Kontrol Magazine. Immediately she made the decision to bring Brandy on as one of the key makeup artist and hair stylist for the magazine.

Since then Channan Newman and Julian Lark, Editor and Chief of Kontrol Magazine, have embraced and supported Brandy allowing her to build an impressive portfolio including world renowned celebrities. She considered it an honor to work with actress and model Tasha Smith for a Kontrol Magazine photo shoot named "The Lost Issue". Another highlight of Brandy’s career was working with Mr. J Holiday collaborating in a photo shoot with celebrity photographer Mr. Will Kennedy for his new up and coming album “Guilty Conscience". This year Brandy has worked with Quad who is the star of the hit reality TV show "Married to Medicine" and with Miss Rasheeda from the reality TV show Love and Hip Hop of Atlanta in a photo shoot for her website www.imbossy.com that featured her makeup products Poi Cosmetics Apparel and Clothing.

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Santana Dillon

Make-up Artist

Santana

from the artist -

My name is Santana and I’ve been a makeup artist for several years . . .

And it's been quite the amazing ride. Everyday I feel so fortunate to have a career in a field I'm passionate about that also motivates and inspires me daily. Not only am I passionate about makeup, I’m passionate about people. I believe in the value of investing in people and my goal with every client, no matter the occasion, is that they feel relaxed and beautiful inside and out when they step out of my makeup chair.

I have done makeup for & specialize in:

• Weddings / Bridal, Engagement and Boudoir Makeup
• Videography & Film Makeup,  Print/Media & Editorials
• Theatrical /Avant Garde makeup 
• Makeup Consultations & Lessons
• Collaborative photo shoots
•  Senior Portraits  

I love teaming up with models, photographers, businesses, makeup brands, or anyone looking to learn more about makeup to create fun, inspiring, and creative looks. I love helping anyone with their day-to-day makeup concerns and needs from skincare to what brands to use and how to apply the products.

I’m always accepting new clients and I love connecting with all of you via social media. You can find me on Instagram @santana.dillonMUA & @santananicoled.  Here you will see some of my favorite images of my work from over the years and can contact me for any future collaborations.

Thank you, for your consideration.  I look forward to hearing from and working with you on your special day or event!

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