Wendy - Minneapolis Hair & Makeup Artisan
What makes your artistry unique?: I love to feel involved in the exciting process of designing the wedding look. I like to fancy myself a part of the family! My approach to my artistry is a personal one. Beyond wanting to make my bride look like an Instagram influencer, my goal is to give her a timeless, elegant and exciting look that will showcase her beauty and not the current trends or even my skills! In my book, every bride is uniquely beautiful; no two brides should to look the same.
That being said, I am a good listener, and pretty good at translating what I hear into a look she will love.
What inspires you? Love inspires me. I love listening to the stories about how my brides and grooms fell in love. It gives me some insight into what needs to be celebrated! A glimpse into my client’s inner and natural beauty is all I need as a solid base for a gorgeous, personal look.
Style Icon: Grace Kelly, Bridget Bardott, Maria Felix, Dita Von Teese, Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani, Marion Cotillard, Audrey Tatou… All over the spectrum of loveliness!
Hobbies/Interests: I am a lover of books, food, and anything the BBC has put on the air. I am a regular vocal ensemble singer at my church and just recently took up cross stitching, like a sweet old lady… If sweet old ladies embroidered geekerie and sarcasm into hankies.
WarPaint Artisan Since: Spring 2015
Specialty: I specialize in glam, vintage looks as well as fresh, natural bridal beauty.
Education & Experience: I have been exclusively freelancing as a hair and makeup artist for 10 years right after graduation from the Scot Lewis School of Cosmetology, a Paul Mitchell School. The bulk of my experience is in the bridal industry as well as with numerous commercial clients such as Target, Pearle Vision, Ed Hardy, Re.Tool Marketing, Great Clips, Shop NBC, Eve Pearl, just to mention a few.