We are featuring our gorgeous, talented Lead Makeup Artist, Shauna Kennedy this morning! Shauna is a true professional in every sense of the word. She makes all of her clients feel beautiful and comfortable without a question or need overlooked. Her range of style from editorial to bridal beauty makes her a huge asset to the Ariel Lewis team. Not to mention, Shauna’s product knowledge is out of this world. She can tell you exactly where to go, who to ask for, what line and color will work specifically for you! Totally inspiring! Thanks for sharing your talent and expertise with the team and our brides!
1. When did you know hair and makeup was your passion?
I knew that cosmetology in general was always something that I was passionate about and that I wanted to make a career out of it. I have been in several other industries but about 10 years ago I worked towards my license and haven’t looked back since! I remember doing makeup on my Mom and sisters , and painting my Dad’s nails while he was asleep haha, as young as 6 years old and consistently doing hair and makeup for my friends and family all through my middle and high school years. I was the one you went to when you needed to be primped for a school dance 🙂
2. Why the Wedding Industry?
I genuinely enjoy when people feel beautiful and confident. Being in the wedding industry allows me to do that and more! I love experiencing the Mother’s and their daughters sharing life’s precious and fleeting moments suspended in time, and feeling the bond between the bridesmaid’s and bride and their lifelong friendships. The stories that are bounced back and forth are just heartwarming and some hilarious!
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3. What is your funniest wedding story to date?
I am kind of at a loss here – not many funny stories… although I always get a good laugh out of the stories that the bridesmaids tell of the bride and themselves. On one occasion, the bride’s dog ended up eating all the food they had prepared for the bridal party while we were all in the other room getting ready! He was so proud of himself that he brought in a sandwich to show to us!
4. Do you have a favorite product or product line that you use the most?
I am a true product junkie at heart. I am always collecting new items and researching new items and new ingredients, the internet is a valuable resource as well, but nothing compares to actually touching and manipulating the product itself which is why I will wander around Ulta and Sephora and all different sorts of makeup retailers (especailly Korean beauty stores) for hours reading product ingredients and swatching products. It my favorite thing to do! Some of my go-to product lines for makeup are Charlotte Tilbury, Temptu, Makeup Geek, IOPE, Smashbox, Tarte, and Kevyn Aucoin. My go-to’s for hair are DryBar, Schwarkopf, Kenra, Alterna, Phyto and Malibu. Each product line has so much to offer so I really find that pulling a little from each line is the best way to maximize product performance and uniquely tailor the products to the specific beauty needs of the individual.
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