About The Artists – Colorado Springs

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We have recently added several additional Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists to our team to accommodate large bridal parties and multiple same-day bookings. We are working to get their photos and bios up soon. Portfolios of individual artists’ work are available upon request. We are excited to offer our clients a faster, more convenient service with a growing team of Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

(912) 344-6837

Colorado Springs Area Team

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Michelle Royal, Owner

Michelle Royal founded the first Royal Makeup & Hair team in Savannah, GA in 2014.
Prior to that, she worked as a model and a makeup & hair artist in New York City. She was also the events & training coordinator for Sephora in Times Square, NYC for many years, where she was extensively trained on a variety of makeup and hair-care brands and application techniques, including airbrush and special effects. Michelle also worked as a makeup artist for NARS Cosmetics and was honored to do makeup for actress, Molly Ringwald.
Michelle has taught makeup application and hair styling lessons for John Casablanca’s Modeling Centers and for hundreds of clients independently as well as through Sephora and NARS. Michelle has done hair & makeup for Bravo’s TV shows, as well as over 600 weddings, numerous photo shoots, runway shows, proms and other events. Her makeup artistry was featured on the cover of The Vow magazine as well as hair and makeup artistry featured throughout the pages of several issues of Savannah Weddings Magazine, Savannah Soiree and several wedding blogs and online publications. She has all the tools and skills to bring out your best features for your special occasion, photo shoot, or wedding.
She currently organizes bookings for our Savannah, DC, Austin & Hudson Valley branches and serves Washington, DC and the surrounding areas as a Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist. She will be moving to our Hudson Valley, NY branch in the Summer of 2023.

Lauren N, Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, Recruiter & Social Media Manager
Lauren N, Colorado Springs Branch Manager

Lauren has lived in the Savannah, Ga area for over 30 years. Her passion for makeup artistry and hair styling began at a young age during her 12 years as a dancer and dance instructor. She quickly learned proper techniques for stage makeup and took advantage of every opportunity she had to learn from the artists around her. Lauren completed makeup artistry and hair styling classes to fine tune her skills in 2013 and has been working as a professional makeup artist and hair stylist since. She continues to develop her skills through training and workshops with top industry professionals to bring you the latest in makeup and hair trends and techniques.

Lauren has done hair and makeup for countless weddings but has also had numerous clients for photo shoots, styled shoots, corporate clients, as well as being the lead makeup and hair artist for several photography workshops. Lauren’s hair and makeup artistry has been featured in several publications including A Low Country Wedding Magazine, The Knot, and Savannah Weddings Magazine. She has worked with Jordan Engle of OG Photography and Wowmi out of Los Angeles, CA, Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, GA, and Live Event Solutions at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC, as well as traveling internationally with Disney Cruise Line.

Lauren’s work has also been featured on several wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Ruffled Blog, and was the makeup and hair artist for a styled shoot out of South Carolina that was named one of the top styled shoots of 2017 by Magnolia Rouge. Lauren is very passionate about her work and loves helping anyone and everyone to look and feel their very best.

As the first artist to join Royal Makeup and Hair, Lauren has had a front row seat to the growth the company has enjoyed over the years. In 2022 she became our talent recruiter and Colorado Springs Branch Manager. She a wonderful asset to our team!

Jennifer, Makeup Artist

Jennifer was born and raised in California but has called Colorado Springs her home for the past 10 years. In her early years she enjoyed working at Sephora and receiving training in skin care and makeup from companies like LORAC and Makeup Forever. She received her Esthetic’s license and moved to Colorado where she worked for Beauty Brands as a Senior Esthetician and Makeup Artist for several years. She has continued her education with trainings from Tarte, Stila, PurMinerals, Murad, Bliss, and Philosophy. She accomplished the title of Dermalogica Expert through their training program in Denver. She has had the privilege of working with numerous brides, and her work has been featured on The Knot.
She spent a few years focusing on being a mom to her three beautiful babies and now she’s getting back to her love of makeup and joined Royal Makeup & Hair. She loves making clients feel and look their best and is passionate about continuing her professional training and expertise.

Esperanza (Espi), Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist

Esperanza is a native to Colorado and has always loved the beauty industry. After spending years watching hair tutorials online, she decided to pursue her passion, go to cosmetology school and obtained her license in 2021. Since then she has been freelancing and focusing on makeup/hair for weddings, photo shoots, quinces, etc. She prides herself in keeping up with the latest trends and taking beauty courses to further her education. She hopes to bring smiles to everyone who crosses her path, she is excited and determined for what the future has in store for her.

Shayla, Hair Stylist

Shayla has been a Cosmetologist since 2013, raised here in Colorado Springs, CO. She is passionate about many art forms and also loves photographing families & weddings. She’s had the honor of working with brides, the bridal party & many photo shoot clients, that have been featured in the C’est Moi Magazine & beauNU Magazine as well as Couture Colorado. She’s excited to be onboard with Royal Makeup & Hair to service future clients.

Carla, Hair Stylist

Carla grew up in small town Illinois, where she was always the friend that did everyone’s hair for dances and pictures. In 2007, she relocated to Colorado where she decided to make a career out of her love for styling hair. She then recieved her cosmetology license from Xenon International Academy. She worked as a Master Stylist in a popular Denver area salon before leaving to open her own studio. After moving to the Colorado Springs area with her husband and two children, she has focused exclusively on special event hair. She loves to experiment with updos and especially loves vintage hairstyles. Carla has been featured in VoyageDenver as a Trailblazer in the industry. When she’s not working, you will find her often teaching her husband the basics of styling their daughters hair.

Artists not pictured but photos and bios are coming soon: Lily, Renae, Victoria, & Hannah.

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