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Oftentimes, a makeup artist is understood to be simply someone who instruments the cosmetic, but Brenna is an artist who believes in beauty as both an expression and form of spirituality. Her relationship to beauty and, more importantly, her client’s beauty, has become the central point of view from which she explores each and every application. The process becomes as individual as the client that sits in her chair as she seeks to understand who they are, beginning inward and ending outward. Brenna charts her path, always, with the same concluding goal: delivering the natural, most striking, and creative possibility.

Brenna’s journey in the world of beauty is eleven years in the making and includes a certificate from the Make-Up Designory in Manhattan, a year working, traveling, and volunteering throughout Australia and Southeast Asia, and a gender-binary-breaking Super Bowl commercial with Jonathan Van Ness. Brenna takes the culmination of these experiences and uses them to strengthen her professional capacity and her work, itself. No matter the client, the location, or the demands of the job, she’s adept in her ability to be prepared for anything and to deliver art, in both hair and makeup, to the fullest heights she can realize. Beauty is a celebration that Brenna considers universal.

Today, Brenna lives in Queens, New York, where she’s enthralled by the pace and diversity of the city. She continues her volunteering and advocacy work with LGBT organizations and highlights her favorite career moment as working with Madame Vice President, Kamala Harris, shortly before she began the campaign trail. “She is so kind, I was so proud to congratulate her.”