Makeup Artists

Michelle

Michelle has been an aesthetician and makeup artist for over 16 years. She is a graduate of Christine Valmey and Il Makiage located in Manhattan New York. Education and staying current with the fashion and beauty trends has always been part of Michelle’s drive. She attends advanced training classes at MAC Pro and Dermologica in NYC. In addition to attending master level classes she has attended courses at Bumble and Bumble and industry convention classes. Michelle is a member of the National Cosmetology Association.

Make up is truly her passion. Her dedication for the art of makeup can be seen in her work with brides, proms, or just celebrating a special occasion. Her work has been showcased in several magazines, websites, news articles and television shows.

She specializes in Makeup Artistry, facial treatments, waxing and eye brow shaping, and spray tanning.

With her passion for fashion and beauty she teamed with her sister Jessica and opened up House of Trends in 2007. It was their dream to open a salon that focused on brining the highest level of artistry and customer service to their clients. In addition it was critical to assemble the best artist in the area that shared our vision of the art of beauty and the highest quality of customer service

Audra

Audra’s love of makeup comes through in her work. There is nothing she loves more than making a client feel great about his or her self.

She started doing makeup professionally at age 17 and went to Christine Valmae for training. She learned most of her work by having hands on experience with clients. She feels as though with makeup, you can never stop learning.

Her first job was with Chanel cosmetics where she worked for about 2 years. From there she worked for MAC for 6 years. She has always specialized in bridal and beauty makeup. During my time at MAC she attended many trainings including black and white photography makeup, bridal, special effects, periodic based makeup ( 1920′s-1980′s makeup) and print makeup.

Currently she has been expanding her craft by doing makeup for TV / Film and some print ads. She has worked on many independent films and has even done makeup for commercial work.

Vanessa

She’s a trendsetter in style as well as hair and makeup design. Vanessa is a multitalented beauty professional, an Aveda graduate that has worked in all areas of the NYC fashion and beauty industry including print and editorial. She has done makeup and hair for numerous photo-shoots for different Soho runways as well as Aveda and Urban Outfitters. Vanessa prides herself in easily interpreting client needs and transforming raw beauty into sensational camera ready looks while respecting client comfort.

Vanessa is very passionate about makeup artistry. She specializes in airbrushing and face contouring. She personalizes the makeup for each client. No one is a single one-foundation color, so she likes to find the colors that blend together so that your face has dimension and still looks flawless. Other services include but are not limited to: individual eyelashes, long lasting makeup application and many more. Her makeup philosophy is to provide a flawless look that gives the face radiance to the max and also emphasizing the best features to bring the inner beauty to the outside too.

Vanessa offers a wide range of services for hair. She specializes in hair styling, updos, blow-outs, keratin treatments and of course precision haircuts of any length, thickness and texture.

She’s also very skillful in creating bridal looks that are unique to your style on your wedding day.

Vanessa is a stylist that will work with you to create a look unique to you; chic and modern while at the same time we warm and welcoming.

Andrea

Andrea always had a passion for makeup since she was young. She is fascinated with makeup and how it can transform anyone to make him or her look stunning.

While acquiring an associate’s degree in Business Marketing at the College of Staten Island, she attended Robert Fiance Makeup Academy and graduated in July of 2012. She received certification in fashion and beauty makeup, advanced HD airbrushing, and eyelash applications.

Prior to working at House of Trends, she was a Makeup Artist at Glamour Shots photography studio where she worked with many different skin tones and skin types, young and mature, male and female. She’s done everything from natural to dramatic makeup and is experienced in photoshoot-ready makeup.

Andrea loves to make people feel beautiful and confident while ensuring their complete satisfaction. She’s friendly, polite, outspoken, and makes anyone feel comfortable. She’s constantly striving to work harder and continues to excel in her profession.

Arta

With a dominant work ethic Arta has rendered an exquisite skill set that has set her apart from her colleagues in the makeup industry. Arta has had the pleasure and honor in working with high end lines such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Trish Mcevoy, Bobbi Brown, and Yves Saint Laurent. Arta proves to be dominant in both experience and skill in the makeup industry providing she has worked with top named brands in the nation. As a licensed aesthetician and a 15 year makeup artist Arta has also come across in recently training to pursue applying eyelash extensions; a practice that enhances the length, thickness and fullness to natural eyelashes. Arta has been a member of the House of Trends Team for almost half a decade now and adds her own unique style when operating on a clients needs. Arta is one to connect both to what her clients need and what is best suited to them by advising and advocating her most professional opinion. In addition to working at House of Trends Arta has accumulated a clientele in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Wedding makeup and hair styling are Arta’s specialties. She has been a part of countless brides’ special days and has been showered with thank you notes and referrals from satisfied clients. Arta puts her clients instantly at ease by making them feel comfortable, respected and, most importantly, looking and feeling their absolute best! She has the innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of her subject, no matter the gender, ethnicity or character portrayal.

Courtney

On top of all the new and aspiring trends , Courtney sees style through city-based eye. Having attended Aveda Institute in Soho NY , She graduated top of her class with divine skills at Coloring , Styling , and Haircutting. Her Vibrant attitude and passion for her art comes through in each and every client she puts her hands to.

Courtney is dedicated to her craft and puts her all into her work . She specializes in Color , Cutting , Styling , Spray-tans , and Formal Styling. She stays up to date with all the new hottest trends , and furthers her knowledge by attending educational classes. She is also certified in the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment that leaves your hair smooth ,silky and shiny. Courtney has attended New York Fashion week with fashion publicist ,Kelly Cutrone back in 2011. Courtney’s motto is” I’m not just any Hairstylist , and your not just any client. Together I promise to unlock the beauty & confidence that chemicals never could.