Hi, I'm Julie...
I am professional hair and makeup artist, based in Charlotte, NC. There is no doubt that I love makeup artistry and hair styling. But what I love even more, is the skip that my clients have in their step, when they walk out the door.
There is no better feeling than knowing that my clients feel confident and comfortable with the looks I create. With each client, I take the utmost care to craft a perfect makeup look whether I'm a working with a bride on her big day, with a corporate executive, with a production team, or behind the scenes of a red carpet.
I feel extremely fortunate to have had a well-rounded hair and makeup career, performing for a variety of needs, in many different settings. I have the experience to serve many types of clients, and interpersonal skills and professionalism that put clients at ease. I absolutely love what I do. There is no better feeling in the world than following my passion, and turning my dreams into a reality.
I'm a creative spirit at heart which means there are many other passions I pursue like--cooking, entertaining, studying digital marketing, listening to live music, binge-watching on Game of Thrones, wine and craft beer tasting, dining at the latest and greatest restaurant, browsing for cool necklaces at local shops and festivals and seeking out the finest in olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Oh, and I LOVE supporting fellow small business owners!
What I am most passionate about is my family and especially my husband and two children, they are my world. I could not ask for a more supportive team around me. I'm glad that when I am away from them, it's doing something I love.
I served as a regional makeup artist for top cosmetic companies including NARS, Laura Mercier and Estee Lauder. In 2003, I earned my license in makeup artistry in the state of Maryland. In 2005, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the prestigious Make Up Designory (MUD) school in NYC. There, I completed the journeyman program and studied hair styling as well as fashion, beauty, and special effects makeup artistry.
I specialize in hair and makeup artistry for red carpets, weddings and special events, video and live TV. I am also experienced in working with corporate executives during photo shoots. While in DC, I was a freelance hair and makeup artist for FOX News and FOX Business Channel. I am also experienced in bridal beauty and have been repeatedly honored by past clients with Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice Awards. In 2014, I launched my own boutique cosmetic and skincare line and I recently relocated with my family to Charlotte, NC.
About Julie & Page
Page Whetsell was my best childhood friend, she was more like family. She and I spent countless hours piddling with mascaras, eye shadows and lip glosses before arriving “fashionably” late to family gatherings. In fact, Page was the first and last person to let me cut her hair - without a wink of training.
Sadly, we lost Page in 2005, due to complications from cystic fibrosis. In her final years, I often showed up to her hospital room with treat bags filled with makeup, which somehow brought a smile to her face despite the health challenges she faced. As I formed this company, I wanted to not only honor Page's memory, but to fulfill a mission. Page taught me that a little thing like makeup surely can brighten a gal's day-and it's my goal to use my talents and passion in makeup artistry to do just that for others.