Soft Glam, Natural, Bronzed, Boho, Beach Waves, Soft & Textured Low Updos

Hi, I’m Steph!

I’m your go-to professional makeup artist and hairstylist based in New Hartford, NY and I specialize in both weddings and soft glam. Something you should know about me is that I’m a very mellow perfectionist with an eye for detail — and I have been channeling that into the beauty industry since 2009. I really enjoy trying new products, learning new techniques, staying up to date on the latest trends and then sharing all of it with everyone else.

My goal is to have you looking and feeling the most beautiful all while enjoying the experience itself. 


How I got into the Beauty Industry

Licensing & Education

Learning from the Best

Growing up I was always interested in art and beauty (I too have plucked my brows too thin and ironed my hair with an actual iron.) I should also give an honorable mention to my 2 younger sisters who allowed me to practice quite often throughout the years.

After high school I went to and graduated from Cosmetology school. I then moved to NYC for a month to train at Arrojo Academy with celebrity Hair Stylist, Nick Arrojo. I moved back home and worked at a local boutique salon during the week and I worked at Sephora nights and weekends. I found something new to learn from every person I met during this season and I loved it!

In 2010 I decided I wanted to branch out on my own and work exclusively with clients who needed Makeup and Hair Styling, so I created ‘Tease & Makeup‘. I quickly learned that I needed to stay up to date with the ever changing trends, and so I dove into as many educational videos and attended training courses that I could from artists like Mario Dedivanovic, Lauren D’Amelio, Morgan Faye etc.
Notably one of my favorite experiences to date was training with celebrity makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic (who is also the creator of ‘Makeup by Mario‘.) Twice now I have attended his class in NYC and one of the times Kim Kardashian herself was the model.
Most recently I took a 1 on 1 class and trained with celebrity hair stylist, Senada K. Ceka who specializes in luxury bridal hair and has worked with clients such as Bridget Bahl, Carli Bybel, “Sammi Sweetheart” and many others.

Over the past 13 years I have perfected my ability to understand my client’s wants and needs and I use only the highest quality products and techniques to achieve them. I am extremely motivated in providing the highest level of professionalism, service, communication, and organization from the moment you book your event, through the finishing touches of your final look. 


Any questions? Send me a message