You may be familiar with KiSSandMaKeUp but in this series, we will give you a behind the curtain sneak peak at the CT wedding hair and makeup artists and stylists that beautify our brides! You will learn about how they got started, what they liked to do on the weekends, what music they listen to and some of the reasons why we love them (and think you will too)! It is important to find a hair stylist and makeup artist that is skilled but it is equally important to find one whose personality is a good fit with yours. They will be spending quite a bit of time with you on some of the most important days of your life! Let’s get to know each other!
It is only right to begin by introducing Pamela- the owner and Lead Makeup Artist of KiSSandMaKeUp. Pamela has had artistic talent since before she could even walk. Her whole life she knew that she would make something out of her creativity and artistic abilities! Out of high school, Pamela joined the Navy and served our country for six years. She attributes her discipline, time management skills, and attention to detail to her time spent serving in the Navy. After a six month deployment and being away from her, at the time, one-year-old daughter, she knew her responsibilities as a mother came first. It was then she received an honorable discharge, and decided to get a degree in Sonography and become an Ultrasound Tech.
In a true “everything happens for a reason” moment, Pam found her passion while putting herself through college. She began working behind the makeup counter which allowed her to express those creative abilities she had since birth in a way she truly loved. Not only did she love the transformation of makeup, but she also loved meeting new people and learning their stories. The rest is history! Working behind the counter allowed her to find her passion and hone her craft, all while paying for school.
While she still works as an ultrasound tech, Pamela’s passion is makeup. She continues to refine her skills by attending seminars, taking classes and keeping herself educated on the latest trends. She keeps her makeup kit stocked with all the best brands, including MAC, NARS, Bobbi Brown, Kett, Make Up For Ever, and much, much more. Her work has been featured on NBC Connecticut, and in bridal blogs like Reverie Gallery, Connecticut Bride, Style My Bridal, and The Westchester Wedding Planner just to name a few.
When Pamela isn’t working at the hospital or doing a brides makeup, she is spending time with her daughter. Whether it’s basketball practice or gymnastics, Pamela loves to be there! She loves to paint if she could just ever find the time to do so! Acrylics are her favorite medium. In the summer she loves cookouts with family and friends by the pool. She also loves visiting the beach, toes in the sand and the sound of the waves rolling in is her happy place. Her idea of a perfect weeknight? A new restaurant, delicious food and a great atmosphere or a good movie/Netflix binge with warm buttery popcorn. Scandal is her guilty pleasure. Music is also very important to Pam. Whether it’s your trial, or she’s home answering emails, there’s always music playing in the background. It feeds her soul.
Between her natural born artistic abilities and the traits she developed in the Navy, Pamela is equal parts creative and business minded. As the owner of KiSSandMaKeUp, she respects your time and you budget while also promising to make your makeup application a positive and exciting experience. Doesn’t get much better than that!