Yvette is a licensed esthetician and cosmetologist with over 20 years in the beauty industry and has been an artist with Blush since it's inception. Her work spans both the East and West coast and been featured on TLC 's For Better or Worse and in The Improper Bostonian and Agenda Magazine. Yvette's background includes working behind the chair, as a makeup artist for Urban Decay, Sephora, and as a skincare rep for Repechage and Sonya Dakar. She also worked as an artist and manager for MAC cosmetics for many years, both in Hawaii and Boston. Her clean, stylized approach to hair styling and natural looking makeup along with her easy-going nature make her a hit with all of our clients! Instagram#yosemitemakeupyvette
Deanna Kenedy has worked in the beauty industry for well over two decades and is still incredibly passionate about what she does. “How great is it to be able to have some part in making someone look and feel the most beautiful version of themselves”, she says.
Deanna is a licensed esthetician and offers makeup and skincare treatments at her studio n Fresno, CA.. Her background includes theatrical makeup as well as several years in the retail industry as a makeup artist for Lancome cosmetics. Deanna has been with Blush since the start and is an integral part of our team who is best known for creating smoky, dramatic eye looks. Her laid-back personality and sense of humor help to lighten the stress of the big day! Instagram: #yosemitemakeupdeanna
Amanda has been with Blush since 2018 and has found great joy in helping brides look and feel amazing on their special day.
She truly has a passion for the beauty industry and a desire to learn and further herself as an artist. "Working in the beauty industry provides me a creative freedom as well as a platform to empower and educate my clients." Currently a full time hair stylist behind the chair, her background includes hair styling for local fashion shows and commercials along with a vast experience in hair and wig styling for local Fresno theatre productions such as: Patience, Urinetown , The Wedding Singer, and Mary Poppins. Amanda's signature style is a romantic half up look with twists and curls.
Her professionalism, sweet personality, and communication skills are among the reasons why our brides love her! Instagram: #yosemitemakuepamanda
Janelle joined Blush in 2018 and understands the unique needs of our Yosemite brides. The majesty and timeless beauty of our National Parks hold a special place in her heart as she has been camping and hiking there since she was a kid. She specializes in perfect glowing skin, softly defined features and a little bit of sexy drama on the eyes. She is very mindful that makeup must fit the beautiful outdoor surroundings while withstanding the elements.
Her 16 year journey with makeup artistry started with a professional education at Makeup Designory in Burbank, CA. After graduating, she worked for several years as a makeup artist for both Chanel and MAC Cosmetics here in California as well as the Boston Metro Area. Over the years, she has continued to hone her makeup skills even further through weddings, fashion shows, and continuing education classes. Professional growth is a priority for her as she consistently seeks out the latest in industry trends and techniques and is always eager to learn. Her fun, warm personality instantly puts clients at ease and she is a great asset to our team! Instagram #yosemitemakeupjanelle
Carlos joined Blush in 2019 and has become known as our go-to- guy for braids! A former educator at Paul Mitchell, he currently works behind the chair in Fresno. His background includes theatrical wig styling for local theatre along with hair styling for music videos and print work.
When asked why he loves working with Brides, he says, "I love Yosemite!! Getting out of the valley heat and meeting people from all over the country, making them look and feel beautiful is what I look forward to!" His warm, kind personality along with his talent are jsut some of the reasons our clients love him! Instagram #yosemitemakeupcarlos
Diana is the newest addition to the Blush team and has quickly made a name for herself as our "updo girl". A vegan and cruelty-free hairstylist, she creates hairstyles that are magical, effortless, and beautiful, while using only products that are kind and sustainable to our environment. A bridal hair artist from the foothills of Sequoia National Park, she finds inspiration in the beauty of the outdoors from the majesty of the gigantic Sequoias to the glaciers in Yosemite.
She loves the intimacy of elopements and intimate weddings, and ultimately believes that her craft is more than just ‘hair styling’, but an art. Being able to collaborate with and create a custom style for brides is exactly why she loves what she does! Her quiet and gentle spirit brings a calming presence to any setting, and is the perfect anidote to wedding day jitters! Instagramr #yosemitemakeupdiana