I am a Los Angeles-based, travelling makeup artist that specializes in makeup for Weddings and other special occasions, makeup for HD photography, Editorial and High Fashion arenas. I use high quality products, and will travel. The best part of my job is helping YOU see the beauty that I see in you, in yourself. :-)
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Unions: Freelancer's Union
Based in Atlanta, Samantha Reese's fascination with beauty started back when she was just an overactive toddler. "I remember, my morning routine was going into the bathroom and sitting on top of the toilet, and watch my mom do her makeup before she went to work." It was this morning routine, that sparked her infatuation with beauty, hair and makeup in particular. At the young age of 11, Samantha convinced her mother to let her transform half of their finished basement (as she grew up in Michigan) into a full-service salon, as she had taught herself how to do basic hairstyling, makeup, and acrylic nails. To find customers, she and her childhood best friend set out on foot, in her quiet East Lansing, Michigan neighborhood, literally going door-to-door, soliciting her neighbors asking if they "needed [their] hair done."
Now, almost 2 decades later, after trying her hand at acting, while living in Los Angeles, hair and makeup artistry was still a part of the picture, as she did side jobs for film, TV and Music videos as a MUA. At the time, she didn't realize that those small (and some not so small) projects working behind the scenes, were seeds being planted for what she would ultimately be doing, and have such a passion for.
Today, Samantha has been blessed to work with a growing number of brides, celebrities, have her work published in magazines, create looks backstage for designers such as Escada and Christian Dior, and so on.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro
Makeup Forever Backstage Pro
Urban Decay Pro
Naimie's Beauty Supply Pro
Nigel's Beauty Emporium Pro
Norcostco Pro MUA
In My Kit:
Sam Fine for Fashion Fair
"The best part of my job is helping my clients see the beauty that I see in them, in themselves."
Additional Booking Notes
I need either good, even lighting, or an abundant amount of natural lighting.
Past Booked Events
|May 09, 2015||Prom/After Prom|
|Samantha Reese||Lead Makeup Artist|
|Brandi Lewis||Makeup Assistant|
Medium to Large table
24 - 29" Chair or stool
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