Each of the Makeup & Hair Artists at Visage Joli are dedicated to putting our experience & talent into your weddings, events and productions. Our lead makeup artist, Wendy Kimmel, has 7 years of Fine Arts Training & has studied with some of the top makeup artists in the country. We have 30 years of experience in the Film, Television, Photographic and Wedding industries.
We use Airbrush & traditional foundations that will last all day & well into the evening with almost no touchups. Our hairstylists’ work holds up – even in Chicago winds and weather. Just ask our happy Brides !
” If I could, I would get married all over again just for you to do my makeup.” Mary Ann Antonio
Sent to Wendy 2 years after the bride’s wedding as she referred her friend.
Testimonials are available on this site and on Wed Folio. Rates are available upon request.
Wendy Kimmel’s Resume NATIONAL TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS:THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, CBS News & Production, 48 Hours, ABC, NBC, CNN, WGN, PBS, HBO, 60 Minutes II, FOX, MSNBC, Womens Entertainment, Lifetime Television, Access Hollywood
FEATURE FILM: Rudy
COMMERCIALS: Kraft, Pizza Hut, Anheuser-Busch, Head and Shoulders Shampoo, Sara Lee, Chrysler,Chase
THEATRE: Steppenwolf Theatre: Director Frank Galati, for Valpariso
PRINT: Todays Chicago Woman, Ebony Magazine, Auntie Anns Pretzel Campaign, Sony Corporation
CELEBRITY WOMEN: Martha Stewart, Heather Headley, Goldie Hawn, The Cast of Friends, Susan Lucci, Cindy Crawford, Roseanne Barr, Anne Rice, Regina Taylor, Sophia Coppola, Maya Angelou, Kathy Griffin, Hilary Clinton, Renee Taylor, Roberta Flack, Rosie O’Donnell
CELEBRITY MEN: Senator Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenneger, Terrence Howard, James Earl Jones, Tom Hanks, Kevin Costner, Peter Coyote, Michael Douglas, Kevin Bacon, Danny DeVito, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris and Joaquin Phoenix
EDUCATION: Chicago Academy of Fine Arts/ Associate Degree, John Casablancas School, Makeup Techniques for African American Women. Instructors: Reggie Wells & Sam Fine. Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts – Los Angeles
All Makeup Artists are Airbrush Certified by Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts