Meet our team!


Joanna – Owner, Makeup artist & Hair stylist

There was no question in my mind that a career in hair and makeup was definitely my calling!  Shortly after high school, I took a little break and worked in retail then started researching cosmetology schools. After several school tours with my mom, we finally found the school that I would be going to. I attended Colonna Beauty School in downtown Albany and it was there that my life changed forever! Did I want to pursue a career in hair, or makeup or skin?? I was so passionate about everything that I was just hungry for more and more education.

After school, I took my first job in skincare and makeup. I continued with lots and lots of education. Workshops, seminars, shows. Some of the best education classes I took were Cosmetic ingredients which was a full week of intense classes and to me, was the absolute base and foundation for our industry no matter what direction one might take. Some of my other favorite classes were Shaping the face with Dominic Cruz of Kryolan, Bridal updos with Martin Parsons, Skincare before and after cosmetic surgery with Ann Johnson and the Bullet Proof bride with Kevin James Bennett of Makeup Forever.

Education is the key to staying fresh and current with the changing times and my belief is that one is never too educated and if we learn one new technique, it can be priceless!


Anne – Updo artist/hairstylist

Anne has been a part of the team here at Lipstick N Lashes for going on 5 years and brings over 10 years of experience with her! Her work is impeccable and her attention to detail brings her updo’s to a whole other level! She has styled hundreds of brides and bridal parties and her work shows that. Anne listens to her clients and carries through with their desires leaving them with the look they walked in wishing for!

Samantha “Sam” – Updo artist/hairstylist

Coming into her seventh year with Lipstick N Lashes, Samantha is no stranger to the chignon and has re-created enough  pinterest photos that she could probably do it in her sleep! Her experience and talent will put any bride at ease knowing that they will get a beautiful “do” and a fun experience working with Sam.


Ashley – Updo artist

 Sarah – Updo artist

Sarah cSarah Pengeomes to us with so much passion and knowledge for all things hair! After graduating from The Orlo more than five years ago Sarah found her love!  and have been doing hair for a little over three years now. Although Sarah has extensive education with some of the best industry companies out there, including Goldwell, Surface, Bumble and Bumble, and Schwarzkopf, she has chosen to set her focus on designing updos and and creative styles for weddings and special occassions!  “My favorite part about my job is meeting new people everyday and sharing exciting moments with them!”



Liz – Makeup artist

Elizabeth has a 19 year,  deeply rooted work experience in the cosmetic industry.  She has worked alongside top Make-Up Artists in both the NYC and Chicago metropolitans and has worked for luxury brands such as: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics,  Smashbox,  Clinique, Lancome,  and with over 250 brands under the Sephora Umbrella. Elizabeth has an ultimate passion for working with bridal clientele and has truly enjoyed sharing her artistry with the beautiful brides of Lipstick N Lashes.





Genna – Freelance Makeup artist

After attending SUNY New Paltz as an art major, Genna decided to integrate her creative spirit with her passion for the beauty industry. This led her to world renowned Make Up Designory (MUD) in SoHo, New York where she jump started her career as a makeup artist. Since her time at MUD she has worked with photographers, stylists and models from several major management companies.  She has free-lanced for events including Project Runway’s All Star Finale Function and Williamsburg Fashion Week.
Genna finds joy and fulfillment in helping women feel absolutely beautiful.  She feels blessed that her career allows her to meet so many wonderful people from all walks of life.

Jade – Makeup artist

Patricia – Makeup artist

Samantha – Updo artist

Karen – Updo artist and cut and color specialist

Mikayla – Updo artist

Mary – Updo artist

Mary D. – Updo artist

Autumn – Updo/makeup artist


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