I am a freelance Hair & Make-Up Artist based in NYC. My career of over 30 years includes work seen throughout the industry via print, advertising, editorial, television and film. I've always loved the connection with people as they see themselves transformed artistically before they engage in the project at hand. My beginnings and techniques were crafted within high end salons of Manhattan, Suga being one. Previous representations include top agencies in NYC, Indorato Artists, Garren New York and Contact.
My career includes working on three television shows, two with Emeril Lagasse as head of the hair & make-up department. Other work includes celebrities, musicians and members of The NBA, WNBA and NHL for their promotions, editorial, taped appearances, recording packages. More natural looks are created with my corporate clients including Goldman Sachs, Alliance Bernstein, Avon, Bayer, Toys R Us and many others.
I am comfortable working with everyone and I thrill to see people feel and look great in front of the camera. I enjoy working on short and long term projects, being part of a team, getting great results and having a nice day while doing this!
"Working with Shelley is a breeze! Her fun, easygoing manner puts clients and models at ease. Her openness and positive attitude allows for easy collaboration and ensures you'll get the look you want every time. Always ready to try something new, Shelley brings fresh ideas to every project."
Bridget Hawkins - VP Creative Director The Children's Place
"As a photographer who regularly hires Shelley for her hair and makeup magic, she also adds so much to each shoot. I feel inspired and excited with her ideas. She backs me up completely." Janis Wilkins Photographer NYC
"Shelley is a terrific (and low maintenance) make-up artist. She's always willing to go above and beyond and is a great team player. I'm happy to recommend her." Karen Katz - Executive Producer After Five Productions
"I love working with Shelley. She's the first person I call for hair & makeup for all of my shoots. Not only is she really good at what she does, her attitude and approach to her work lifts everyone on the set. From CEO's to child actors, she helps everyone relax who sits in her makeup chair, prior to the harsh eye of the camera." Bill Stokes - Video Producer