KaTrina Bailey Pedersen

I’m back to my Ozarks roots, and so are my 15+ years of professional makeup experience in LA and NYC.

My career in makeup began at the young age of 20 when I left Springfield, MO to attend makeup school in LA. My dream at the time was to work in the film industry, but the laid-back vibe of the west coast couldn’t match my career ambition, so I set my eyes on New York City.

While it took me awhile to get my makeup career off the ground in the Big Apple, I fell in love with the city’s energy and passion for professional excellence. I spent many years honing my craft and learning what I personally love about makeup and what I believe I have to offer the beauty industry. My experience includes tv and film, editorial spreads, and event makeup for private clients, and my chair has seen everything from A-list celebrities and world leaders to my sisters-in-law on their wedding day. While I have enjoyed the fullness of my career and the many facets of makeup it has offered me, I have learned that my personal passion is in giving the “girl off the streets” the pick-me-up she needs. Whether it is her wedding day or just a special treat for herself, I love the ability I possess to help a woman feel sexy and confident.

While my husband’s work brought us back to the area I, too, am eager to see what this new season brings for my career.