Hello Beauties! Thanks for visiting our beauty blog! Today, I’m excited to let you in on Who’s Who at Jennie Fresa. I hope you enjoy learning a little bit about each of us! Whether you’re a brow client, industry friend, facebook fan or bride-to-be, we hope to see you at our brow & beauty bar soon! XO, Jennie
Jennie Fresa Brow & Beauty Bar Team
Jennie Fresa / Owner; Lead Makeup Artist & Esthetician
Formerly an International Makeup Artist & NYC Trainer for Trish McEvoy, Jennie brings over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry to women of the CT shoreline. After moving back to CT from NYC, she realized that local women lacked options for makeup and skincare services beyond bustling hair salons, outdated makeup chains or crowded department stores. To create a unique beauty destination of her own, Jennie opened her, by appointment only, studio in Clinton in early 2009. Recently she moved her established bridal business, with added retail, to a new storefront location in downtown Madison CT where she and her staff offer her signature brow styling service, makeup applications and facials. Jennie loves to spend time at home with her husband Doug and their black lab, Ellie, get a manicure, read fashion magazines over a glass of red wine or shop ’till her heart’s content.
Joanna Zygmont / Bridal Coordinator
Joanna has been with Jennie Fresa since early 2014. She started her career in Human Resources with several large corporations. Since moving to CT from Chicago, over 10 years ago, she has enjoyed working for smaller, local businesses such as R.J. Julia Booksellers and now Jennie Fresa Brow & Beauty Bar. Joanna oversees all of our bridal inquires– from sending proposals to drafting contracts and scheduling trials, Joanna is behind every step of the booking process. Her professional and friendly personality makes booking your wedding day beauty easy and fun! While her husband, 2 kids, and dog occupy most of her time, she also enjoys exercising, reading a good book, and traveling.
Julianna la Croix / Beauty Intern
Jules started her internship at Jennie Fresa in Madison, CT in August of 2014. She is student at Branford High School and an aspiring Makeup Artist. Over the past few years, Jules has been providing makeup services to her close friends and family for proms, weddings, homecomings and all special occasions. She is thrilled to have this opportunity to work closely with Jennie and looks forward to a continued hands-on learning experience.
Lorna Pulver / Beauty Ambassador; Makeup Artist & Esthetician
A native of Massachusetts, Lorna began her career in the spa and beauty industry in 2005. She is a graduate of The Paul Mitchell School of RI and the Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics (Richmond, VA) and has gone on to work in some of the most esteemed health and wellness spas in VA and CT. Excited to bring her passion, creativity and personal touch to the Jennie Fresa team, Lorna hopes to bring every bride and lovely guest a bit of pampering with every brow wax, makeup application and facial. A fun fact about Lorna is that she is a retired classical dancer who performed with the Virginia Ballet Theater and the North Atlantic Ballet in Boston, MA.
Nedelyn Perry \ Beauty Ambassador; Makeup Artist & Esthetician
Originally from NYC, Ned began her career working as a Makeup Artist for the Estee Lauder Spa in Bloomingdales. Later, she worked for iconic hairstylist Garren of Garren New York Salon as his personal assistant. In 2002 she moved to historic Guilford, CT where she now resides with her two beautiful sons. Ned is looking forward to meeting new clients at Jennie Fresa and getting back to her true love of brow styling, skincare and bridal beauty. When Ned isn’t beautifying clients at the boutique, she loves to read a good book, spend time with her family or hit the gym.
For more information on the services at our beauty bar, visit www.jenniefresa.com
Traveling Freelance Team
Corey Hunton / Traveling Makeup Artist
Formerly a high school art teacher and event planner in the corporate world, Corey is thrilled she finally took the leap to pursue her true passion of Makeup Artistry. She studied at Make Up For Ever Academy in NYC with a focus on beauty and fashion and never looked back. In 2012, Corey hired Jennie as her wedding Makeup Artist and soon thereafter began a mentorship that eventually lead to an opportunity to join the Jennie Fresa Traveling team. Corey is super excited for this wedding season and can’t wait to work with all of her booked brides!
Maddie Nehlen / Traveling Makeup Artist
After years of primping family and friends, Maddie enrolled in the Fashion Makeup Artistry program at the prestigious Make-Up Designory in New York City. She loves meeting new people and fine-tuning her craft with every chance she gets. Last year, she began assisting on the Jennie Fresa team. Maddie’s laid back, fun-loving personality and obvious talent won the hearts of everyone she worked with. This positive praise opened the door for her to officially join the Jennie Fresa team in the Fall of 2014. Maddie specializes in natural, feature enhancing makeup, however, a good smokey eye isn’t a problem if the client calls for it!
Maureen Sullivan / Traveling Makeup Artist
Maureen began doing makeup professionally for MAC about 11 years ago in New York. Since then, she’s done makeup at NYC Fashion Week, for many public figures, countless brides, and for the on-air talent and celebrity guests at ESPN. When she’s not beautifying a bridal party you might find her painting faces over at ESPN, the Oxygen network, GE, WFSB or for a corporate project or commercial shoot. Maureen has been working with the Jennie Fresa traveling bridal team since early 2012. Her clients will tell you she is friendly, calm under pressure and a very talented makeup artist.
Meghan Jones / Traveling Hair Stylist
Meghan Jones is a licensed cosmetologist of 10+ years. Meghan attended beauty school outside of Boston, MA. She has worked with celebrities such as Betsey Johnson (Runway Fashion Show), Lorraine Bracco (as her personal hairstylist while in Boston), and was proudly hired on the Loreal Kerastase styling team in 2007. Meghan has the uncanny ability to transform vision into practical reality. She is proud to be on the Jennie Fresa team since 2013 and is looking forward to another great wedding season. Her favorite quote is: “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different!” -Coco Chanel
Renee Russo / Traveling Hair Stylist
With over a decade of experience in the hair industry, Renee offers a wealth of knowledge in the art of long hair design. Her experience includes being an educator for Paul Mitchell Advanced Education, photo shoot work, high fashion and bridal. She currently also works at ESPN sports network doing hair for the on air talent. Her biggest passion is helping brides achieve a gorgeous, customized look for their big day! She is excited to share her expertise with every Jennie Fresa bride this year!
Tricia Caliola / Traveling Makeup Artist
Tricia has been Makeup Artist for the past ten years. She started her career in 2004 at MAC Cosmetics, where she learned the in’s and out’s of beauty makeup, false lash application and tattoo coverage. Eventually another opportunity came up and she decided to challenge herself further by working at the sports channel ESPN, doing TV makeup! She’s done makeup for talents such as Tom Brady, Hope Solo, the rapper 2Chainz and for her all time favorite singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb in 2014. When she’s not doing makeup for brides, celebrities, or working moms, you can find her baking homemade cupcakes! Tricia loves being apart of the Jennie Fresa team and especially loves painting faces for bride-to-be’s!
Collectively, our work has been featured in numerous bridal publications and wedding blogs including Martha Stewart Weddings, Glitter Guide, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, BRIDES CT, WellWed, Bliss Celebrations and more.
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