Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'm Amy, a licensed hair and makeup artist based in Boulder, Colorado.
I've found that not every hairstylist or makeup artist is cut out for weddings, which is why in more recent years there have become two separate industries for salon stylists and wedding stylists, with a small percentage teetering between the two. Being a wedding stylist and/or makeup artist requires a certain caliber of customer service, endurance, and ability to handle stressful timelines and different personalities with grace. I knew after doing my first wedding that I wanted to be a part of this major life event over and over again.
I have always loved hair, but it took me a while to find myself in cosmetology school. First, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Dance and was 98% positive that I wanted to join the circus (I still haven't ruled out that possibility). Upon graduation from the Aveda Institute I continued to develop my skills under celebrity makeup artist, James Ryder, in Los Angeles, California. I left the salon life in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2016 and am now focused on site specific work, such as weddings, special events, and editorial or film projects. I've realized that my passion isn't limited to the art of dance, hairstyling, or makeup; but expands beyond outer beauty into the heart and soul of each woman I meet. I love that I still cry at almost every wedding whether I'm a guest or a stylist, and hope for this forever. I am so excited that you stopped by, and I truly hope that our paths cross soon. I would love to hear from you!