Aesthetics, are essential in defining the overall vibe of any project. It provides the essential information. Makeup, hair, and wardrobe turn the subject into your own vision. Is your character sexy, hard working, poor, rich, a criminal, business man, single mom, a glowing image of health, or on the brink of death… These are questions answered by makeup, hair styling, and wardrobe. it determines period, culture, and society the actor, or model inhabits, and the underlying theme of the production its self. i provide organization, maintenance and continuity of the shoot.
Makeup has the ability to take an ordinary looking woman, and make her extraordinarily beautiful. She can appear thinner, healthier, more vibrant and rested. Burn victims, or sufferers of vitiligo, port wine marks and other skin related birth defects can be perfectly camouflaged and feel beautiful. similarly, when a roll calls for the look to be tired, weathered, aged, or sick, makeup achieves that result as well. I use only the highest quality products. I am professionally trained in aesthetics, skincare, and makeup application. Knowledge of skin conditions, skin temperature, conturing and highlighting of desirable features, and downplaying undesirable features makes all the difference.
In photography, film and stage, professional makeup is essential. a persons everyday beauty routine simply will not do. Professional products, and application are specifically tailored to the standards of film and photography.
Knowing what clothes will flatter a variety of body types is important. A number of factors are considered such as age, skin tone, body type, era, color and fit. In some cases, taking conventional pieces and using them in unconventional ways can add to a characters presence. Communication and bringing the clients vision of their subjects to fruition through carefully executed choices is something i love to do. The ability to influence without overpowering helps to coordinate all aspects applied to the aesthetics of a production.
Professionally trained in makeup artistry, hair art, skin care, and wardrobe styling. I studied fine art and theater in France and Italy. I hold degrees in applied science, nutrition, kinesiology, and asthetics. An individualized vision is provided to every unique situation and client. MarieMing.com
Bubba sparx / music video / ghost / hair & makeup
CUB / music video / Heisenburg / hair & makeup
O Charlies / promotional video / hair & makeup
Yelawolf / music video / Lindsey / hair & makeup
Neon Summer / music video / I’m not leaving till i’m famous / hair & makeup
Wild Man / Theatrical film / hair & makeup 2nd
Crazy all these years / Theatrical film / hair & makeup
Hecto / music video / Hollywood / hair & makeup
Sex drugs and techno / short film / hair & makeup
Rodney Atkins feat. Bubba Sparx / music video / Right / hair & makeup
James Wesley Prosser / music video / Didn’t I / hair & makeup
Rock of love with Bret Michaels (Nashville episode) / reality tv / hair & makeup
Ashley was awesome!Her Makeup and wardrobe picks were superb for the music video for Jay Henry! Would defiantly refer here to anyone needing an HUMA and wardrobe stylist.
Ashley is a professional, a true artist in every sense of the word. I initially hired Ashley to apply Elvira makeup for a Halloween themed office social hour. Not only did she ROCK my makeup, she helped me with the trademark long black wig and took pictures. Costume complete, I arrived at work where one colleague described my look as "transformative, not just Sue in costume and makeup!" That was all Ashley; no way could I have pulled it off without her. I was so impressed with Ashley's artistry and personality (How sweet can one person possibly be?!) I hired Ashley for a second application for a Halloween party downtown a week later. Yep, she knocked it out of the park and helped make my first Halloween in Nashville the most fun, hands down. What are you waiting for? They don't get any better than Ashley, folks. I've recommended her to friends, and you can bet she's my go to girl anytime I want to look special. Ashley's top shelf, and I'm a fan!
"Ashley was so easy to work with and her communication was awesome! Weeks before my shoot we discussed my ideas so the day of we were more than prepared. She listened to what I wanted and executed perfectly. I would highly recommend her! Very professional and sweet!"
I had the opportunity of working with Ashley for my very first music video for Big Henry and she was amazing!! She was so sweet and down to earth. We then crossed paths again shooting another video for Hecto. We always have a great time on set and she definitely knows how to work a makeup brush! I'd love to work with her some more in the future.
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"Ashley and her team did an amazing job with the wedding hair and makeup for me, my bridesmaids and mother. It was above and beyond what we expected and each of us left the session feeling confident and beautiful. Ashley is also a kind and beautiful person herself; it was a pleasure working with her."
we were getting frustrated after paying 2 other "professionals" for a pre wedding day make up trial that were not up to par, then a friend of the family who was recently married recommended Ashley with high regards. we took our friends recommendation and and aside from her skill and creative input, she was always available to answer all our questions. we in return highly recommend her wonderful service."
"Ashley - it is always such a pleasure working with you. You never fail to make my hair & skin flawless!! & you are such a sweetheart. I truly hope one day soon our paths will cross again!"
"The makeup was flawless and looked so natural i felt like i have never looked better. Thanks for making my wedding day the most beautiful day of my life."
"Ashley did my makeup for my latest music video. I wasn't sure what I wanted and she met with me before hand to try different looks-she gave me her ideas and opinions all the while listening to what I wanted. I was so pleased. She was very professional and I could not have been happier with the results! I will continue to use Ashley for all my future needs and would highly recommend her!"
"On the day of my wedding, my make up artist had to cancel due to being sick. A friend recommend Ashley. To our surprise she came out to do all of our make up and our hair. She did a fabulous job. Thank you so much for coming to our rescue."
"I've heard that Ashley does a great job and is very easy to work with. Now that my weddings done I can say that she did better then anticipated. The attention to detail was amazing. Thanks Ashley!"
"My husband & I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary & I wanted a special look for our special day. Ashley created the perfect look for me & my husband was very pleased with the outcome. He couldn't keep his eyes off of me! Ashley was very professional & informative on everything she did. I will surely use her again in the future!"
"Ashley did a wonderful job with our makeup & hair for the CMA's. She was very professional and easy to work with! Ashley arrived on time and worked very hard to finish 5 ladies, myself, my mother and mother in law! We all looked so beautiful! Ashley is a wonderful artist and I would use her again in the future if ever needed and I definitely recommend her to anyone! Thank you Ashley!"
"Ashley was recommended to me for makeup by a friend as I was planning my wedding last spring. I brought her some magazine photos of my desired look and by the end of the consultation, I truly felt she grasped my wedding vision! She was patient, thorough, prepared and punctual. I will definitely use her again for special events!"
Ashley was amazing, professional and very easy to work with. She did my three bridesmaids, my mother, my flower girl & myself for my wedding! She also was able to cover up my neck tattoo, which made for much better photos. It was a pleasure to work with her and she did a fantastic job with everything. So happy!"