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Holly Ruth is a certified Makeup Artist and instructor with over 20 years of experience in the film/video, photo, music, corporate and fashion industries. Her experience includes positions as Key Makeup and Hair Artist, Motion Picture Makeup Instructor, Film Supervising Makeup Artist, Resident Artist for Live Nation Entertainment and she’s a freelance artist for international cosmetic companies. Holly attended the Val Garland School of Makeup, and is an educator at Academy of Cosmetic Arts.  Her goal on each assignment is to create a result which is seamless and flawless.  She gives her directors and photographers the immediate results they desire to give them the freedom to create their worlds. Professionalism is her trademark, in makeup, in interactions and in the relationships within her projects.

Holly’s distinctive approach to makeup as an art form is inspired by her Father, who was an artist who attended Parsons and that highly influenced Holly.  Her Mother introduced her to the feminine side of the world and brought her to her first cosmetics counter when Holly was 13.  Both of her parents taught her about beauty but also practicality in artistic approach.

" Fashion fades, only style remains the same. "
Coco Chanel

" Holly completely transformed our production, through collaboration and a wealth of knowledge, she took my notes and built an entire look for our main characters. I highly recommend Holly for any project. "
D. Cooper

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  • (415) 894-7774
  • hollyonset@gmail.com