...about Jennifer James
I entered the beauty/fashion industry as a NYC Model and Makeup Artist...while pounding the pavement for modeling gigs, love for the makeup industry became my foremost inspiration. Mostly self taught, I spent much of my time working in & managing my own beauty studio, SALON 9, doing nails, applying makeup, testing with photographers, and finding advanced makeup courses in Los Angeles, New York City and Toronto. I am proud to have honed my craft freelancing in MI, IL, NY, GA & NJ for many retail brands like Bobbi Brown, Make Up For Ever, Prescriptives, Benefit, The Body Shop, IMAN Cosmetics & MAC. My experiences over the past 20 years allowed me to garner a career through my love of the make up medium. Having worked in every area of the industry, I am completely seduced by fashion makeup & aspire to advance my body of work exponentially in the genre.
Honored to have had my work seen on the runways of Betsey Johnson, Kevin Christiana, Joe Faris, Franklin Rowe, Peter Soronen, Kid Rock, Kevan Hall, Mark England, Schott NYC, Carhartt & b michael, to name a few - as well as the stages of Lincoln Center, The Apollo Theater, The Public (NYC). I also have credits in independent film, network television, commercial television, industrial production, print, editorial, and advertising. My music, television and corporate clients have included: Jackie Reid, Cicely Tyson, Alfa Anderson-Barfield, Norma-Jean Wright, Angela Bofill, Lisa Fischer, Jacci McGhee, Amp Fiddler, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Deitrick Haddon, Zeola Gaye, Paul Randolph, Mrs. Rosa Parks, Governor Jennifer Granholm, Keith Sweat, Ricky Bell, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivens, VH1, BET, The Today Show, Pantene, Food Network, General Motors, PBS, The Ajamu Group, Ford Motor Company, XLR8R Magazine, Uptown Magazine, Clairol, Bohemia Historical Society, American Federation of Teachers, & MGM Grand Casino.
I am currently a working NYC Makeup Artist & committed Makeup Artist Educator. I am proud to have held my own advanced Makeup Artist workshops in Washington DC, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, and Miami. _Let me build on your beauty. I have the blueprint.©