Ashley has worked high profile NYFW shows, assisted celebrity clientele, hundreds of brides and the go-to for DFW’s elite
From a very young age I knew I wanted to work with makeup. My own mother had a flair for fashion and beauty and would take me to makeup events around the DFW area. I took my first cosmetics job at the local makeup counter while balancing college. From there my love of the makeup world blossomed and evolved even more. I kept working my way up from behind the counter of Neiman Marcus to the fast pace and most cut throat world of makeup artistry, NYC. There in New York I was trained by and worked with Trish McEvoy. She single handly picked me out of several artists to be on her New York team. I then moved on to be the National Makeup Artist, traveling all over as the face of NARS. I was shuffled in and out of department stores world wide. I was catching flights weekly to train, teach, and showcase my artistry skills. The most thrilling part however was the fashion shows and high profile photo shoots and movie sets. I worked in many New York Fashion Week (NYFW) shows including, Marc Jacobs, Philip Lim, Thakoon, Herve Leger, and Marchesa to name a few.
I have worked with many famous ladies including Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Lachey, Hillary Duff, Donatella Versace and her daughter, Jordan Dunn, and many woman from the Real Housewives Franchise.
My work has been featured in Vogue Online, Harpers Bazaar Online, Pop Sugar, WWD (Women's Wear Daily), 360 West, 360 West Weddings, Paper City, Ft.Worth Weekly, Indulge, Getty Images, D Magazine, Dallas Observer, Junebug Weddings, Brides of North Texas, The Scout Guide Fort Worth, New York Fashion week blogs, Bravo TV, The Perfect Palette, Green Wedding Shoes, Southern Living Magazine, and many more.
I stand firm in my belief that it takes more than graduating hair school, or watching a few how to videos to master make up artistry. It takes years of commitment, learning, trial and error to become a master of your craft. if you are looking for somebody with over 20 years of experience traveling the world not only doing make up, but training the how to’s of make up, you found the right person. I look forward to chatting with you! I am happy to answer any questions you might have. Myself and my prestigious team are looking forward to working with you on your big day!
From the moment I meet my clients, to the finishing touch, I provide an experience that makes every individual feel special. My motivation is to make sure every client feels beautiful and confident in their own skin. My passion is true makeup artistry and it reflects in my work. It takes many years and serious training to know how to truly do makeup. Nowadays, it seems as if everyone is a “makeup artist”, with YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and so many other social media outlets, the claim to be a makeup artist is everywhere! Rest assured you are getting somone with an extensive and proven makeup background.
My mission is for my client to be completely happy and feel the most beautiful she has ever felt! My goal is to provide a fun and positive environment while helping you look fabulous for your special event. Many of my clients along the way have become friends, I take tremendous pride in developing a relationship with my client, not only to gain trust, but to ensure loyalty for years to come. My team and I strive to tailor your special day to the very last detail. I only hire, and work with highly trained hair and makeup professionals. The only products used at Ashley McNabb Artistry are high end and made with the upmost quality.