Laurels
Best Makeup
Artists in
Nashville
2017

Why These Makeup Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored makeup artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best makeup artists in Nashville, TN.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Amy Lynn Larwig

Amy Lynn Larwig is a Nashville makeup artist who has worked for special events and parties since the age of 16. Some of her clients include Nashville Arts Magazine, Dillards, Wal-Mart, Road Runner Records, and more. The makeup artist and her associates have also specialized in wedding services including bridal hair, makeup, and lashes application.

Nashville, TN(615) 210-2861

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Artofficial Makeup

Artofficial Makeup in Nashville is a makeup studio serving Nashville, whose founder has worked for celebrity artists like Kanye West and K.Michelle, and even for political figures like President Barack Obama. The studio is LGBT friendly and openly accepts every color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender expression. The team offers personalized makeup and hair services for weddings, as well as beginner and more advanced courses.

Nashville, TN(615) 573-1001

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Brandi Roe Makeup Artist

Brandi Roe Makeup Artist specializes in beauty makeup for film and television, photo shoots, weddings, and special events. The owner is a graduate of the Studio Makeup Academy in Los Angeles, where she spent six years as a freelance makeup artist. Her client list includes the Discovery Channel, A&E, National Geographic, Animal Planet, and Perrey Reeves from Entourage. The makeup artist is also enthusiastic about organic beauty and empowers women through customized makeup lessons, private consultation, and workshops.

Nashville, TN(818) 216-3552

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Brows By Stefanee

Brows By Stefanee is a studio with locations in Nashville and Oxford that has been providing brow services, makeup, and permanent cosmetics for nearly two decades. In addition to her work as a beauty consultant and Education Director of Fashion Academy, the founder volunteers and provides makeovers and consultations for the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better Program. A client said, “Every city needs Brows by Stefanee! The South is awfully lucky to have her.”

Nashville, TN(901) 359-3223

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Char Braden Makeup and Hair

Char Braden Makeup and Hair has provided professional services for editorial shoots, films, corporate videos, trade shows, model portfolios, and weddings in Nashville for over six years. The founder received her training at the Academy of Makeup Arts in Nashville and earned an Aesthetics License from Tennessee College of Applied Technology. She has been chosen to represent the Academy and to compete at the International Makeup Artist Trade Show in Los Angeles and Toronto.

Nashville, TN(615) 977-2751

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Elle German

Elle German is a makeup stylist who recently relocated to Nashville following six years in New York. She has experience in commercial print, advertising, video, television, and runway and has had the privilege of working with Lisa Marie Presley, Kan Kramer, Spike Lee, Donald Trump, and more. Her style ranges from clean simplicity to bold bursts of color, giving her versatility and individualized approach in her work.

Nashville, TN(917) 536-4000

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EmMe Makeup Artistry

EmMe Makeup Artistry specializes in wedding and special occasions makeup in Nashville. The owner uses makeup “to highlight and accentuate each person’s natural beauty.” She offers editorial makeup and works with production companies, photographers, and theater groups for commercial, fashion, runway, and fantasy makeup. Bridal, engagement, prom, and special occasions makeup packages' prices start from $80 and discounted group rates are available.

Nashville, TN(615) 972-9941

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Flawless Face by Jenn Makeup Artistry

Flawless Face by Jenn Makeup Artistry is a professional makeup studio in Brentwood that helps clients look their best for weddings, special events, photo shoots, and videos. As a singer, former pageant girl, and promotional model, the owner acquired skills from an early age to do makeup without overdoing it. Later, she enhanced her practice in special effects and camera-friendly makeup at the Academy of Make Up Arts in Nashville.

Brentwood, TN(615) 476-4900

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Jillian Doherty

Jillian Doherty is a professional makeup artist in Nashville specializing in entertainment and celebrity clientele services. She has been applying airbrush and standard makeup to both male and female clients, and has experience in teaching individuals or groups in makeup for stage, public appearances, or performances. The artist’s skills include body makeup and special effects like prosthetic design and application. She has been on the team of several productions in 2012 which received nominations or won an award in the Key Makeup category.

Nashville, TN(312) 720-5185

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Katie-Laine Thornton

Katie-Laine Thornton has been a makeup artist, educator, and a non-toxic beauty enthusiast in Nashville and the surrounding areas for nearly 15 years. The focus of her work is beauty makeup for weddings and special events, as well as boudoir, maternity, or business portraits. She also provides commercial and editorial looks. In the recent years, the artist added non-toxic makeup applications to her services. Katie-Laine has been teaching makeup artists at Paul Mitchell The School Murfreesboro and offers private classes for her clients.

Smyrna, TN(615) 424-2251

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Kevin St. James

Kevin St. James is a professional makeup artist serving Nashville and the surrounding area. He is the instructor of the Fashion Makeup Program at Academy of Makeup Arts in Nashville. The artist has worked on fashion shows, catalogs, corporate events, music videos, a Made In Hollywood interview, and a Maria Salas interview, both with Reese Witherspoon.

Nashville, TN(615) 838-8265

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Lisa Johnson Makeup Artist

Lisa Johnson Makeup Artist services commercial, corporate, media, and red carpet events, and creates personal makeup design in Nashville. She has been a professional makeup artist for nearly two decades, and her specialty is makeup for women over 40 years old. Her work has been recognized by WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards for seven consecutive years since 2009.

Nashville, TN(615) 337-1007

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Lisa Proctor

Lisa Proctor is a professional certified airbrush makeup artist with experience in commercial photography, print, and video makeup services in Nashville. Lisa continues to enhance her skills by attending makeup seminars, including the London Makeup Academy in England. Additionally, she offers a concierge service, seeing to her client’s clothing and grooming needs, and manages professional hair and makeup in under 90 minutes. A contestant from Miss Illinois said, “If I would have had you in Illinois a few years ago, I would have won.”

Franklin, TN(615) 477-5066

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Makeup Ninja

Makeup Ninja provides general makeup services in Nashville including personal makeup, fashion, hair, and bridal shows, live stage performances, photographer and model portfolio shoots, artist promotional videos, special effects, face painting, and character makeup. The owner has studied theatrical makeup application with the founder of Performance Studio’s Nashville, and she continues to educate herself through classes, seminars, and apprenticeships over the last 15 years.

Nashville, TN(615) 977-9187

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One10 Beauty

One10 Beauty is a beauty house that offers hair care, airbrush makeup, skin care, hair removal, and sunless tanning in Berry Hill. Makeup, traditional or airbrush, costs $75, but the house artists recommend the airbrush foundation due to its lightness, longevity up to 12 hours, waterproof qualities, and better coverage with less product. The studio is voted for Best Updo in Nashville for 2015 and has been featured in Nashville Lifestyles Bridal Edition. A bridal package of 20 services, including bridal hair and makeup, costs $1,435.

Berry Hill, TN(615) 454-2873

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Regan Kevan Makeup Artistry

Regan Kevan Makeup Artistry specializes in bridal and special events professional makeup in Nashville. The founder is a certified makeup artist who provides an individualized look for her clients based on their needs and style and also offers makeup lessons. Her clients said, “Her makeup was unbelievable! She made us all look like rock stars,” and, “She kept me laughing and feeling relaxed throughout the ‘getting ready’ process and I’ve never felt more beautiful.”

Nashville, TN(571) 277-0774

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Seriously Foxy Beauty

Seriously Foxy Beauty is a Nashville makeup studio with over a decade of experience in the beauty industry. The owner specializes in airbrush and traditional makeup applications, hair styling, and skincare for all occasions. She has worked alongside top designers like Oscar de la Renta, Christian Siriano, and Carolina Herrera, to create makeup looks complimenting their new designs during fashion shows. She represented the State of Tennessee at the National SkillsUSA Competition in 2010 in Kansas City and placed 5th for her Aesthetics and Makeup Artistry Techniques.

Nashville, TN(615) 973-1571

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Sherita Leslie Makeup and Hair Artistry

Sherita Leslie Makeup and Hair Artistry has over ten years of experience in professional makeup and has worked on TV, commercials, film, music, catalog, and advertising projects in Nashville and the surrounding area. She is known for her clean makeup style, and teaches a class called “Mastering the Basics,” which is open to anyone who wants to improve their makeup application. She has worked with music artists and celebrity personalities, TV stations like The Travel Channel, Lifetime, MTV, and magazines like Cosmopolitan, Country Weekly, and People.

Nashville, TN(615) 593-3264

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Stacy Lockhart

Stacy Lockhart is a Nashville-based professional certified makeup artist and licensed cosmetologist with over 12 years of experience. Her training has included Aveda Insitute, Image Pharmaceutical Skincare, James Ryder Makeup Labs, and more. The artist’s clients include Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Eric Roberts, Kellie Pickler, 50 Cent, and other celebrities, actors, authors, models, and musicians. She has worked on productions for the Home Shopping Network, Food Network, and HGTV, and has teamed on-set with top industry professionals.

Nashville, TN(727) 214-8624

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The Artist Corner Hair & Makeup Studio

The Artist Corner Hair & Makeup Studio is located in Nashville and offers glamor, bridal, and beauty makeup services. The owner has experience in photo shoots, fashion shows, and showcases, and her work has been featured in The Pink Bride Magazine and RAW Artists Nashville. Loyal studio clients receive a free service of their choice on their fifth visit, excluding bridal, and a $10-discount on a full-face service during their birthday month.

Nashville, TN(615) 682-2518

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