Makeup for All Skin Types and Complexions
Gwen Pettie's love for makeup started when she was in 7th grade. Her hair was cut off really short due to a salon mishap, so she started playing with makeup to look like a girl again.
I was not allowed to wear makeup out of the house until I was about 17, and when I went off to college, all my female friends would ask me to do their makeup for parties. That's where my love for "painting faces" started. I began studying and doing research on makeup artistry, taking classes and practicing. I went pro about 3 years after that, and it's been a long journey, but a wonderful ever-evolving experience.
Gwen has done beauty classes for the cosmetic brand Make Up For Ever at the Pro Artist weekend in Dallas, Texas and has provided makeup services to Randy Jackson (one of the judges of the American Idol).
My clients are from all social statuses and ethnic backgrounds. The three years of practice taught me to master doing makeup on all skin types and complexions. I am primarily based out of Oklahoma, where the biggest market is in bridal makeup, but I travel all over the USA doing makeup. I love doing editorial beauty makeup and have been published in several magazines.
As a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations graduate from the University of Oklahoma, Gwen believes in good customer service. She treats her clients like queens and kings while there in her makeup chair.