Saturday, December 18, 2010

Not to worry, there is Hope for you!!

Hope Henderson is a local make up artist who will be providing the RFS blog with monthly tips on make up trends for every occasion, whether you're the bride or a guest she will let us know how everyone can look their absolute best for all their special moments. 

I asked Hope how she became interested in make-up and she isn't really sure where the passion came from.  She says she never wore that much in high school but loved playing with eye shadow. Her friends recognized her talent and would ask her to do their make up. At 20, she decided to go to Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry in Ft. Lauderdale where she refined her skills and learned techniques like airbrushing, and custom blending. She later went to Florida Academy of Skincare to get her esthetician license so she is able to educate clients about their skin while doing their makeup. 

In 2005, Hope was hired by MAC.  She knew she had found her niche.  MAC forced her to see outside of the box and Hope says she would spend countless hours outside observing others.  She was quickly given more responsibility and  excelled with it.  In 2007, she became a MAC store Assistant Manager.  In 2008, Hope was able to open a new MAC counter as the Manager and in 2009 she took the position as Store Manager in Sarasota. In 5 years Hope was able to do makeup on everyone from 8-92 years old and every skin color/skin type. 
Hope loved working for MAC but realized that the next promotion would mean more paperwork and less makeup.  Hope was getting married now and moving back to Naples and this was perfect opportunity to start her own business. In her first year of business, she far exceeded her expectations, not only having done plenty of wedding parties, she was able to do more editorial shoots. One highlight was being the makeup artist for the Naples International Film Festival Poster this year and she said seeing the poster around the city was surreal.  Another was when Paige Miles, of American Idol, asked Hope to do her make up when she was in town for a charity event.

Now, Hope is anxiously looking forward to 2011 and what it’s going to bring. She is open to work with anyone and travel anywhere.  Check out some of her work below!  RFS can't wait to hear tips from Hope and share them with you!