Artist Bios

All these artists have attended my seminar, and I've worked with them for years on shows, weddings and shoots.

Ashley Condron is an accomplished hairstylist and makeup artist. She has been in the industry for the past 7 years. She began her career at Trio Salon in Chicago where she completed an advanced training program for cutting and styling hair. Ashley began doing freelance work throughout the Chicago-land where she began styling hair and makeup for weddings and special events. She has been involved in multiple photo shoots for Elite Models and makeover segments for ABC 7 news. She has also been involved with numerous fashion shows including Neiman Marcus and AKIRA Chicago to name a few. Ashley has a passion for creating hair and makeup that is perfectly sculpted to fit every individual.

Rachel McQuen is a licensed esthetician with over 10 years of makeup artist experience working in all medias. Rachel has been consistently in demand as a free-lance makeup artist with several premium retail cosmetic vendors, such as Prescriptives and MAC and has also worked on numerous fashion shows and photo shoots. She was one of the artists selected to open the first MAC PRO store here in Chicago. Rachel is currently working with ABC and Elite Modeling Agency, as well as various designers and photographers. While her energy and creativity drive her to remain cutting edge, her professionalism, skill, and laid back personality enable her to master any situation.

Ever since she can remember, Kristen Repta has been sought after for her talents as a hair and makeup artist. After attending Columbia College for a degree in Radio Broadcasting, she ultimately realized her true calling. She packed her bags and moved to San Diego, where she attended Je Boutique for a degree in Esthetics. Here, her passion truly flourished and she won many awards for her hard work and dedication in school.

Today, her work has been featured in several magazines, including Telegraph UK, Chicago Social, Time Our and Chicago Reader. Her talents have also been shown on several web sites. Recently, she was signed with Elite model management/Artists by Timothy Priano. She keeps herself busy doing off site work for wedding, special events, fashion shows, commercials and television shows. In her spare time, you will find her at any continuing education classes that her industry has to offer to better hone her craft.

Her greatest strength is her ability to listen to her clients and work with them to achieve the look they want. She is always eager to learn new things and hopes to one day to use her talents to give back to women in need. Her ultimate goal is to create her own makeup line, using her background in skincare to appeal to women of all ages and ethnicities.