Kelly Hanna Thompson, Makeup Artist

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Kelly Hanna Thompson is senor makeup artist with over 16 years of experience in all disciplines of the beauty industry. She is a key artist fixture at NY Fashion Week designing many runway concepts, featured in the media as a celebrity artist.  Kelly’s work has been seen on red carpet events, TV shows, films and magazines nationally.

Professional Makeup Artist Kelly Hanna was recently named an "industry rising star" by Modern Salon Magazine. (Read it here.) NY Daily News featured Kelly as a celebrity makeup artist in the Sunday Edition (Face Time with the Stars, 10 Questions for a Celebrity Makeup Artist, Eloise Parker.  She currently is the dirctor  and educator of Kryolan City New York

Click here to watch Whoopi Goldberg introduce interview with Fashion News Live F/W 2015

Click here to watch Kelly's interview with NY 1

Click here to read interview with Fashion Nexus, Skingraft F/W 2015

Click here to watch NYLON TV interview Kelly backstage at Betsey Johnson Fashion Week Spring 2015

Click here to watch Kelly disguise Bob Harper for the Rachel Ray Show

Click Here to watch all three Teen Vogue "Outfit of the Day" 

Click here to read an interview by A Day in the Life of Andrea

Click here to read interview with Exclusive Kat


Now in New York City, she is consistently booked for magazine layouts, print campaigns, and all types of fashion events as the lead or 'key' artist.  In addition, she contributes her artistic skill set to cutting edge editorials, runways, celebrities and events all over the world.

Click Here to watch the trailer of "Stereotypically You" director Benjamin Cox--assistant to HMU Head Jessica Padilla

Click here to Kelly's interviews from backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Spring 2015 in New York.

Click here to read interview with Fashion One

Click here to read interview from Caravan Studios

Click here to read Essence article about Cynthia Bailey's makeup


Licensed in New York and California as a cosmetology instructor, Ms. Thompson is also available for classes, individual instruction or guest artist appearances.  Please email info@kellyswork for a quote or availability.  

Click here for biography on Wikipedia