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I have worked as a professional makeup artist and business owner for the last 15 years, and I love what I do! I am passionate about creating beautiful, custom looks for brides and helping with any questions along the way. I am a DAAP alum from the University of Cincinnati, and it was there that I learned how important professional makeup is in photography. Our team is made up of some of the best professional makeup artists and hair stylists in the industry, and we are here to help you look and feel your best on your wedding day!

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cincinnati hair & makeup professionals

With a custom designed look that fits your vision of the occasion, our goal is to make you feel like the very best version of yourself.

our philosophy

hair stylist

laura quinn

Laura graduated from the Aveda Fredric’s Institute in 2011, and completed education for an advanced cosmetology license in 2012. Laura worked in Cincinnati salons gaining experience in all roles and departments, and found her passion in styling for weddings and special events. Since starting with Blend Artistry in 2014, she has gained experience in multicultural wedding styles and traditions. Additionally, Laura is trained and certified in hair extension applications to work with temporary to more long lasting techniques.

Makeup Artist

chelsea weller

With just over 15 years under her brush belt, a handful of celebrity clients and knowledge on a multitude of makeup lines - this make up maven has done just about everything! Chelsea has refined her craft with an arsenal of different make up categories such as wedding/bridal, special effects, editorial, body painting, on air/TV, pageantry, print & movie. Accompanied by partnerships and backgrounds in MAC, Christian Dior, Trish McEvoy, Rodial, Moroccan Oil, Oribe, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, P&G brands and John Frieda, Chelsea is no stranger to the makeup & skincare game.

Kelly has been a makeup artist for 15 years, and has worked for prestige brands such as Clinique, MAC Cosmetics, and Smashbox. She worked for 2 years as an Education and Artistry Executive for MAKE UP FOREVER traveling the United States teaching other artists, beauty bloggers and retail clients about makeup artistry. Kelly has become well known in the Cincinnati area as a trusted artist for weddings. Creating custom, flawless looks with High Definition products is her passion.

Makeup Artist

kelly bretcher

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Meet The Team

makeup artist

dena kessler

Dena is a professional makeup artist who graduated from the Joe Blasco School of Makeup Artistry in Orlando, Florida. She has worked for companies such as Prescriptives, Bobbi Brown, Christian Dior and M.A.C Cosmetics. She has 17 years of experience and has worked with all ages, ethnicities and skin tones.

hair & Makeup Artist

katie fliehman

Katie has been a professional hair stylist and makeup artist for over 15 years. Katie graduated from WHSBD with a Managing Cosmetology license and a special certification in skin care. Katie has worked for several cosmetic lines including Clinique, MAC Cosmetics and Blue Mercury. She has styled hair and makeup onsite for bridal, bachelorette, formal dances, fashion shows, television, catalog and corporate fashion shoots. She has also been featured on the MTV series Taking the Stage, and on the cover of the 2016 Love issue of GLADYS Magazine.

Marisa has been a makeup artist for 18 years. She has worked for Elizabeth Arden, Borghese and MAC Cosmetics. MAC took her to Los Angeles where she branched out into some freelance work, doing photo shoots and music videos. After 8 years at MAC, Marisa stepped away to focus on her freelance career, where she has been successfully building clients for over 5 years. She has a degree in photography, which allows her to understand how to light and the types of makeup products that are best for photography. She specializes in beauty makeup, editorial, fantasy and film.

hair & Makeup Artist

marisa mcphillips

makeup artist

adele durham

Adele is a professional makeup artist with over 12 years of experience in bridal, editorial and South Asian beauty make up. Adele started her career with Shiseido and Dior, and has worked for MAC Cosmetics for over 10 years. Her background in fine art gives her a strong understanding of color theory, texture and placement.

Makeup Artist

amy dearfield

Amy first started working in the professional makeup industry back in 2002 in Orlando, Florida, specializing in theatrical makeup for The Walt Disney World Company, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Amy relocated to Los Angeles, California and continued her education by attending Makeup Designory in Burbank. There, she focused on Beauty, Character, and Special Effects makeup techniques. Since 2006, Amy has been back home in Cincinnati, where she worked as the Retail Manager with MAC from 2009 until the end of 2016.

Kristin started her career in makeup artistry 16 years ago working for companies such as Clinique and MAC Cosmetics, serving in artistry and management roles. She graduated as a managing Cosmetologist from the Paul Mitchell School where she learned the art of up styling and formal styling. She specializes in tape-in hair extensions.

hair & Makeup Artist

kristin kramer

hair & makeup artist

kim anspach

Kim has worked in the beauty industry for over a decade and is a graduate of the Aveda Fredericks Institute in Cincinnati and a licensed cosmetologist. She spent several years working for MAC Cosmetics developing her makeup skills, and now specializes in bridal and special event hair and makeup.

hair & Makeup Artist

kaitlyn reed

Kaitlyn is a licensed cosmetologist, passionate about both hairstyling and makeup artistry. She is a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School Cincinnati, and has been a makeup artist with M.A.C Cosmetics since 2014.

Jennifer has over 10 years of professional makeup experience creating custom looks. Jennifer started her career as the Lead Prestige Consultant for Ulta Beauty where she trained with brands such as Too Faced, Benefit and Smashbox. Jennifer also worked for MAC Cosmetics where she was certified as an artist. Her trusted expertise delivers flawless airbrush applications for a perfect photo finish.

Makeup Artist

jennifer baker

hair & makeup artist

jennifer lalonde

Jenn is a Licensed Managing Cosmetologist specializing in airbrush makeup and up dos for bridal parties. She specializes in artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail, and enjoys working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their needs. Jenn continuously works on her own innovative techniques by taking continuing education classes, and learning new styles.

hair & Makeup Artist

jill campbell

Jill is a graduate of cosmetology school, and discovered that she loves up styling and makeup. She also has a passion for doing photo shoots and weddings. Jill has trained under senior artists, and attended a two day Temptu training. Jill has been working in bridal for 6 years, and over 4 years with high school seniors for senior year photos. She is also branching out into destination shoots.

Maggie is a licensed cosmetologist specializing in hair and makeup styles with over 10 years of experience. She graduated from Paul Mitchell New York, and received her makeup training from Mud Makeup NYC. Maggie has also worked at MAC Cosmetics as a makeup artist for over 8 years and describes artistry as her passion.

hair & Makeup Artist

maggie wright

hair & makeup artist

jennifer lalonde

Jenn is a Licensed Managing Cosmetologist specializing in airbrush makeup and up dos for bridal parties. She specializes in artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail, and enjoys working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their needs. Jenn continuously works on her own innovative techniques by taking continuing education classes, and learning new styles.

hair stylist

beth willard

Beth is a licensed cosmetologist with over 18 years of experience in the beauty industry. Experienced in custom hair design with current education in top trends and inspired by fashion icons. Beth has worked everywhere from the west coast to Las Vegas to the beaches of Florida, and we are lucky to have her as a part of our team in Cincinnati.

Sarah began her journey in the beauty industry over 10 years ago, has been doing hair and makeup for wedding parties the last 7 years. She graduated from Paul Mitchell Academy where she enhanced her skills in both hair and makeup. Since then, she has obtained her Manager and Independent contractor license so she could set out to focus on her passion.

hair & Makeup Artist

sara diskey

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