Teresa Reynolds was born in Harrisburg, Arkansas and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas State. Shortly thereafter, she relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio, where she began a career as a fashion model. Due to her photogenic appearance and ease in front of the camera, she became a photographer's favorite, eventually appearing in more than 150 print ads for local and national clients, among them the Andrew Jergens Co., Procter & Gamble, Cintas Corporation, Elder Beerman Stores, LS Ayres, Drackett Co., Lazarus Department Stores and Marshall Fields.
Her modeling work offered her a first-hand acquaintance with a range of makeup and hair stylists whose technical and artistic skills varied widely. This led her to recognize the critical need and lucrative opportunity for a career-oriented and formally educated makeup artist schooled and practiced in the latest techniques and materials.
She applied to and was accepted by the prestigious Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in Hollywood, where she completed the full course of training with the Academy Award-winning Westmore family of film makeup artists. There she learned from the industry masters not only the techniques and materials necessary to prepare clients' appearance for the motion picture and video camera, including glamour, runway, prostheses and special effects, but also the psychological skills necessary for dealing with the pressures of demanding directors, photographers, and celebrity clients.
Soon afterwards, she prepared herself for a life on the soundstage by completing coursework and passing state exams to earn Certification from the State of Ohio with licenses in Hair Styling, Cosmetology, Barbering, and Manicure.
She was chosen by Frank Toskan, founder of the revolutionary MAC Cosmetics Company, as one of that firm's original fourteen MAC Technical Artists, and spent years with the company demonstrating its renowned product line. In 1992, she was personal makeup artist to Paul and Linda McCartney on their national tour. Her celebrity client roster ranges from actors Cheryl Ladd to Jason Priestly, Miss USA Courtney Gibbs to Robin Givens, entertainers The Smothers Brothers to dancer Gregory Hines, and countless more.
She is not only a sought-after makeup artist, but is now creating a week-long Professional Film & Theatrical Makeup Course in Northern California designed to share the accumulated wisdom of her career with young, aspiring makeup artists.
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Mia · Married on 05/20/2010
She is the best : )Sent on 07/12/2010
Lynnette · Married on 05/27/2006
Teresa is AMAZING!!! I have worked with her several times in photo shoots, both on location and in the studio, as well as runway shows. Every time she styles my hair and does my makeup, I feel like I'm the most beautiful I've ever looked, and then the next event comes and she exceeds my every expectation all over again. We just completed a pin-up style shoot and I couldn't believe that it was me in the images. The hair and makeup was spot-on! It looked like I popped straight out of the 50's!Sent on 07/13/2010
She is also brilliant at styling things (like outfits etc) that may not start out quite right into sheer perfection! She even made some jewelry and other accessories that ended up perfect for the shoot. It took her about ten minutes and all she had to work with was sequins, ribbon, and glue. She's a lady MacGyver! The interesting ways she's able to modify looks is utter GENIUS! I don't know how she does it but whatever she does just works!
In addition to her talent as a stylist and makeup artist, Teresa brings a joy of life with her everywhere she goes. She has a vibrant way about her that you can't help but love. All the times I've worked with her I've had an incredible time. The shoots have been a ton of fun and I always feel totally taken care of. Every time I leave a shoot I can't wait to get back to do the next one. I'll add some images of the work I've done with her so that you can see for yourself her pure genius =]
Teresa is not only talented and skilled, she dedicates her heart, mind and experience to each and every bride and client. She has a heart of gold and her finished work is evident. She knows exactly how to style her clients in era, theme and looks. I have collaborated with her on several projects and it is a total pleasure networking with her and cross working with her clients and vise versa.