MY STORY

A PASSION FOR COSMETICS

Mandy Hernandez is owner and style guru who provides services such as makeup artistry, image styling and coodinates hair design on location. She is an award winning and nominated artist originally from the Austin, Texas area. Mandy started her company to fill the gaps in Austin to provide professional artistry for all clients that need services and want an artist to come to them, on location. She is one of the first buisnesses to start these services, with 15+ years in the wedding event industry.

Since she was a little girl, she has always been the ultimate glamour girl. She loves all the stuff that makes a girl feel pretty and feminine. The artistry and skill is God given (natural) and she owes it all to Him. (Training, on-the job-experience, and practice also play a role too.) She has had the pleasure of working with many different cosmetic lines including Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Chanel, Makeup Forever and others. Her husband has been a great encourager and has given her the drive and strength to make her dream become a reality.

Her professional career as a makeup artist really started in 2002 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Austin with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Then, in 2003, while she was working at Saks Fifth Avenue, an opportunity arose to become a stylist (makeup, hair, wardrobing) for Greenwood Studios  in Austin, Texas; working with aspiring models and actors. Those opportunities opened many doors for her and paved her way to other avenues and events. 

  • Winner of "The Ultimate Face-Off" makeup artist competition in 2009.

  • Nominated for 2009 and 2010 "people's choice" makeup artist for Austin Fashion Week.

  • Winner in 2011 of 2 Golden Boot awards for Austin Fashion Awards; "people's choice" best makeup artist and  "people's choice" best mash up team and nominated for "industry's choice" best makeup artist for 2011.

  • WInner In 2012 of 2 Golden Boots for people's choice best mash up team and The Timothy White award for best mash up team photo.

  • Nominated for 2013 industry's choice best mash up team

  • Winner of 2013 Golden Boot people's choice best mash up team.

  • Nominated for 2014 people's coice best mash up team.

  • Mandy has been published in many magazines such as Austin Wedding Day, Rare Weddings, Austin Metro Woman, Austin Wide Open, L Style G Style, and The Knot Texas, and Barrowed and Blue, to name a few. She has also done work for designers such as Chick-a-d, Rare Trends, Boudoir Queen, Gail Chovan, Isabell Rose, Stephen Moser, Sarah Eileen, Ross Bennett,  Kendra Scott and many more.

  • Mandy's artisty has also been featured on wedding websites such as "Style Me Pretty", "The Knot Texas" and Borrowed and Blue". Mandy is trusted by photographers, models, event planners, brides and bridal parties, celebrities, and fashion designers. She can do any type of makeup including but not limited to wedding, natural, editorial, avant garde, stage, film, photography, television, party, special FX, and commercial.

  • Mandy was the 2016 Director of Beauty for Austin Bridal Fashion-Couture Week and a

  • Mandy was a judge and makeup and hair consultant for Top Austin Model competition 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

 

The inspirations for each individual begins with their visions and hers together. Once they come up with a game plan, the creativity begins. "I particularly love the clients who leave the artistry up to me and then I get to do all of the creating myself. I feel very fortunate to be doing what I love for a living and utilizing the skills that I was blessed with."

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