Hey there! I'm Hope, the owner here at The Red Stiletto. I always knew that I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself; and being a business owner is just that! Nothing brings me more joy than leading my incredible team and helping them grow to serve you in the best way possible.
I know how stressful planning a wedding can be. I actually eloped to avoid it, but in doing so I sacrificed the "dream day" so many of you desire. My team is one of the first vendors you will see on your big day and we truly want you not to just have a "dream day", but a "dream experience" with us during your entire planning process. We will be by your side cheering you on from engagement, to aisle, to life style.
I've been a leading makeup artist and salon owner for over 12 years. I worked hard to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatrical Performing Arts, an Associate’s Degree in Business Management, and a Professional Modeling Certification. So, I genuinely do understand what it’s like on both sides of the camera.
While in college, I started working for Mac Cosmetics and my business grew organically as clients started approaching me for services outside of the counter. That’s when I knew; this was it! I was truly destined for a career in the beauty industry.
Since then, I've completed thousands of weddings and I've been the featured makeup artist for several magazines and catalogs. I was also the chosen makeup artist for the America’s Next Top Model auditions Cycle 16.
Not only do I have extensive knowledge in make-up application, I also have training in flash photography, stage lighting, and filmography. This allows my team and I to create beautiful and unique looks no matter what the occasion. You will look flawless in your photos/videos and stunning at your event.
I believe that true beauty is on the inside and that the way we look should be a reflection of that. I’m all about clean palettes with pops of color and fun additions. Makeup should highlight your best features, but not overtake them. You won't find us baking, caking, or faking! We're all about prepping your hair and skin, well in advance, so that you're literally the perfect canvas.
When I'm not at the salon or styling events, you'll either find me traveling to places far and wide and indulging in my love of high fashion or at home, curled up with my senior rescue cats and a cup of hot tea. I'm a connoisseur! (Of both cats and tea, that is ;)
Whether you're looking for a stress-free or fun-filled experience, keep reading below to learn all about my amazingly talented team!