Eight years ago Erin Hendley was a homecoming queen and soccer MVP for St. Mary High School. After years in the fashion worlds of Chicago and New York, Erin has brought her sense of style and expertise in makeup artistry back to create a professional life here in her hometown of Paducah.
“No matter where I traveled or worked, I always thought of Paducah as my home and kept considering the right time to return and start a business to share the artistry of makeup,” Erin said. “With the help of the great people at Paducah Bank I was able to do just that. Now I have my own upscale makeup boutique in downtown Paducah, AND I have a terrific relationship with my hometown bank.”
Erin has worked with fashion magazines like Glamour, Allure, and XO which has allowed her to experience cutting edge projects. She has specialized makeup training through Makeup First, Linda Mason, MAC NYC, Chic Studio, and The Glam Academy. The professional makeup artist certification also allows her to order high-end makeup brands (like MAC or Bobbi Brown) which is a unique feature of her business.
Erin provides individualized lessons in the application of makeup based on facial anatomy and personal preference. She provides written instructions for the client to refer to at home, and she analyzes their current makeup bag to discover what to keep and what to change. And, of course, bridal makeup is also a special area of expertise.
“I was very fortunate to have prestigious opportunities in New York including the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, working with Jason Sudeikis and other SNL stars for a Broadway webisode series, along with a music video work for the band Motionless in White,” Erin said. “I am glad I can now bring what I learned home to Paducah and look forward to working on collaborative efforts with the talented professionals in our region.
“Makeup artistry definitely makes a positive impact in a woman’s life,” Erin believes. “Everyone has features that, when highlighted, become more striking. The skilled hand can alter facial features without plastic surgery. The transformations that occur are amazing, and I enjoy exceeding the expectations of the person I am working with.”