Kelly Hanna Thompson, Makeup Artist

Kelly Hanna Thompson is senor makeup artist with over 16 years of experience in all disciplines of the beauty industry. A fixture at New York fashion week, Kelly is a key artist, designing many runway concepts–most recently the Spring/Summer ’15 Betsey Johnson show. Featured in the media as a celebrity artist, Kelly’s work has been seen on red carpet events, TV shows, films and magazines nationally. Her well-rounded skill set began as a nail technician, moved to cosmetologist, and became a licensed instructor in both California and New York until ultimately focusing on makeup. Her experience as a master colorist and artist for MAC, including MAC Pro, set the foundation for her career as an educator and senior artist for Kryolan Professional Make-Up.

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

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" 

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 brides 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.

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