Sought after celebrity make up artist/hairstylist Kristen White garnered her first big break in front of the camera. As a former Miss Black USA, many would often ask who her stylist and make up artist were. She never hesitated to respond that it was indeed herself. Prior to her winning the prestigious title, she spent many years as a master hairstylist and make up artist. Already accruing a roster of clients that included projects for Ludacris, T.I., Nelly and Justin Timberlake. After her reign, those skills would prove to be quite valuable as Kristen returned to her roots in the world of beauty.
Kristen proved the notion wrong that an artist cannot excel at both hair and makeup. 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 LA, NYC, Paris and Miami Swim Week. Working alongside the industry’s most influential photographers, models and designers she gleaned as much as possible. In the meantime, she continued to hone her hair skills by cultivating her coloring, cutting and weaving techniques with trainings with some of the industry’s top hair brands. After two years, Kristen had signed with an agent and her work had appeared in publications for Vogue & Vogue.Com, Marie Claire, US Weekly, Glamour, People, Essence, television, film, countless awards shows and red carpets. Through her work and training at the Make Up For Ever Academy in Paris and The Lemonade Studios in London, Kristen gained a knack for classic technique with international influence that would solidify her path to work with beauty on a global scale. Those experiences fueled her passion to create flawless looks for any race, a driving force behind her artistry to this day.
She is often called a “one-stop shop” when it comes to high end glam. Keeping her a favorite among her diverse clientele it is one of the main reasons she was tapped to be head of the beauty department for USA network’s #1 show “Chrisley Knows Best”, hairstylist for Kenya Moore on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and a key hair/makeup artist for E’s “WAGS Atlanta”. Her emphasis on detail has also established her as a photographer’s artist, capable of achieving picture perfect looks as evidenced by her work with some of the industries top and up and coming photographers. Kristen marries traditional, tried and true techniques with cutting edge creativity to achieve modern, fashion forward results, consistently creating clean, iconic looks. This is something she also imparts to the 7 artists signed to her pro and master beauty teams at her artist and specialty beauty service company Kristen White Imagery.
After almost two decades of working in the beauty industry, Kristen has contributed to several magazines, beauty blogs, articles and editorials and has been featured as a beauty consultant on shows for VH-1, Fox, BET, TLC, Bravo, E! and USA networks. Kristen also pays homage to her successful pageant past by working with some of the most beautiful women in the pageant industry in the Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss Universe and Miss United States Organizations. Most recently Kristen has expanded her beauty empire to include her concierge service Edge & Priss Luxury Bridal Glam, partnering with fellow celebrity makeup artist/hairstylist Whitney Olivia. Kristen racks up frequent flyer miles and passport stamps traveling the country and abroad whenever possible. When she’s not traveling, Kristen splits her time between her four nieces and nephews and has made Atlanta her homebase.