Putting Your Best Face Forward

By Jennifer Bennett

Weddings, holiday parties, celebrations, every big event is a reason for women to show off their beauty. Putting together the right collection of cosmetics to compliment your facial features really does the trick! Smashbox, Laura Mercier, Dior - there are so many names, products, and color palettes to choose from. Don’t feel as if you have the time, skills, or patience to do-it-yourself? Here are some of the most talented artists to help you look your best!

Experienced for over fifteen years in the cosmetics field, artist Dani Wagener is manager of the Shu Uemura hot spot on Newbury Street in downtown Boston. Dani was recognized as Boston’s Top Make-up Artist of 2007 by Boston Magazine and she uses her expertise of the Japanese mineral-based cosmetic brand to focus on the natural beauty of her clients.
Dani Wagener c/o Shu Uemura
130 Newbury St. Boston

Specializing in wedding make-up, Katrina Hess has worked with renowned brands such as Bobbi Brown, Chanel, and Shiseido for eighteen years. She has received numerous awards from Boston Magazine, and has been featured in several fashion magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Elegant Wedding. As a licensed cosmetologist, Katrina has also volunteered for “Look Good...Feel Better,” a national program that offers make-up applications for cancer patients.
Katrina Hess
105 Newbury St. Boston

Internationally known makeup-artist David Nicholas not only offers his professional services, but a professional make-up training center and photography studio as well. As a licensed Esthetician, and President and CEO of David Nicholas International, Inc., David has worked with clients for over thirty years, coaching them through proper make up application and skin care. Services at DNI also include makeup for males and reconstructive makeup. David has won numerous awards including the Golden Palette, and has volunteered with the Shriners Burns Hospital to provide patients with corrective makeup services.
David Nicholas
529 Main St. Suite 125 Boston

Why go to a salon when you can have two hardworking beauticians bring the art of makeup application and hair styling to you? Extensive training as well as experience has helped the Eye 4 Beauty team of Jamie Berkman and Sarah Maher become highly popular. As a student of David Nicholas, Jamie brings her creativity and cosmetic knowledge to the duo, while Sarah’s expertise is hair. Sarah’s career started working as a freelance hairstylist, specifically in the fashion and bridal industry. Enduring eight years of training has allowed her to be able to fully please Eye 4 Beauty’s clients. Services for clientele include weddings, one-on-one consultations, makeup and hairstyling classes, and much more. The team travels throughout New England to create a fun, cosmetic atmosphere right in your own home.
Jamie Berkman / Sarah Maher

Starting her career as a member of Chanel’s National Team of Makeup Artists, Elizabeth Moon is widely known throughout the fashion industry. She has serviced celebrities, including James Taylor and Goldie Hawn, been featured in magazines such as Fitness and Wedding Bells, and has even worked on fashion shows for Hugo Boss and Betsey Johnson. In metro Boston, Elizabeth has also worked with many charities, such as Aids Action, and Hair Cares. Her specialty area of make-up application is mainstreamed around theater, photography, and television.
Elizabeth Moon
Congress St. Boston

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