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TALENTED, MOTIVATED AND AMBITIOUS, SOUGHT-AFTER MAKE UP ARTIST/HAIRSTYLIST KRISTEN WHITE GARNERED HER FIRST BIG BREAK IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.  AS MISS BLACK USA 2008-09,MANY WOULD OFTEN ASK WHO HER STYLIST AND MAKE UP ARTIST WAS. SHE NEVER HESITATED TO RESPOND THAT IT WAS INDEED HERSELF.  PRIOR TO HER WINNING THE PRESTIGIOUS TITLE, SHE HAD SPENT MANY YEARS  AS A MASTER HAIRSTYLIST AND MAKE UP ARTIST.  AFTER HER REIGN, THOSE SKILLS WOULD PROVE TO BE QUITE VALUABLE AS KRISTEN RETURNED TO HER ROOTS IN THE WORLD OF BEAUTY.   NOT AFRAID TO START FRESH, SHE ASSISTED TOP MAKE UP ARTISTS, WORKED ON THE SETS OF MAJOR FASHION AND BEAUTY CAMPAIGNS AS WELL AS  BACKSTAGE OF TOP RUNWAY SHOWS FOR FASHION WEEKS IN NY AND LA  ALONGSIDE THE INDUSTRY’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS, MODELS AND DESIGNERS. IN THE MEANTIME SHE CONTINUED TO HONE HER HAIR SKILLS BY CULTIVATING HER COLORING, CUTTING AND WEAVING TECHNIQUES SO THAT SHE COULD HIT ALL POINTS OF IMAGING AND GROOMING FOR HER CLIENTS. AFTER TWO YEARS, KRISTEN HAD SIGNED WITH AN AGENT,  BECAME THE LEAD MAKE UP ARTIST AND HAIRSTYLIST FOR FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER/ARTIST JASON RIFFE AND HER WORK HAD APPEARED IN PUBLICATIONS FOR VOGUE & VOGUE.COM, MARIE CLAIRE, US WEEKLY AND GLAMOUR, TV, FILM, COUNTLESS AWARDS SHOWS AND RED CARPETS.

THROUGH HER ASSISTANT WORK, PERSONAL WORK AND TRAINING AT THE MAKEUP UP FOREVER ACADEMY IN PARIS, KRISTEN GAINED A KNACK FOR CLASSIC TECHNIQUE AND A FAMILIARITY WITH PRODUCTS THAT HAVE HELPED CEMENT HER STATUS AS A MASTER MAKEUP ARTIST. RENOWNED FOR HER ABILITY TO CREATE A FLAWLESS FACE FOR ANY RACE, KRISTEN SPECIALIZES IN SUBTLE TRANSFORMATIONS, HELPING WOMEN DRAW OUT THE BEST VERSION OF THEIR NATURAL COMPLEXION AND FEATURES.  SHE IS ALSO KNOWN FOR HER COVETED “GLAM FACE”,  A LOOK THAT KEEPS HER A FAVORITE AMONG HER DIVERSE CLIENTELE. HER EMPHASIS ON BLENDING, SCULPTING AND HIGHLIGHTING HAS ESTABLISHED HER AS A PHOTOGRAPHER’S ARTIST, CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING PICTURE-PERFECT LOOKS. KRISTEN MARRIES TRADITIONAL, TRIED-AND-TRUE TECHNIQUES  WITH CUTTING EDGE CREATIVITY TO ACHIEVE MODERN, FASHION-FORWARD RESULTS, CONSISTENTLY CREATING CLEAN, ICONIC LOOKS.

AFTER A DECADE OF WORKING IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY, KRISTEN HAS CONTRIBUTED TO SEVERAL BEAUTY BLOGS,  ARTICLES AND  EDITORIALS AND HAS BEEN FEATURED AS A BEAUTY CONSULTANT ON SHOWS FOR VH-1, FOX, BET AND MTV’S  MADE WHERE SHE WAS  A TRANSFORMATION COACH AN UNPRECEDENTED 3 TIMES. KRISTEN ALSO PAYS HOMAGE TO HER SUCCESSFUL PAGEANT PAST BY WORKING WITH SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE PAGEANT INDUSTRY ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IN THE MISS AMERICA, MISS USA AND MISS TEEN USA ORGANIZATIONS.

KRISTEN RACKS UP FREQUENT FLYER MILES TRAVELING THE COUNTRY AND ABROAD FOR WORK.  WHEN SHE’S NOT TRAVELING, KRISTEN SPLITS HER HOME BETWEEN NEW YORK AND ATLANTA.

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