The Primp Princess: Jennifer Christensen
Jennifer Christensen is a beauty do-it-all. She snips, she blends, she beautifies. So, naturally, we just had to chat with her.
What is the most rewarding aspect of working in the beauty industry?
The most rewarding aspect to me is making people feel confident. I love seeing someone happy with their results and feeling beautiful when leaving the chair.
What is the most trying aspect?
The most trying thing I would say is learning a new technique. Practice makes perfect so when learning something new, mistakes will be made, but that's growing. The only way to get good at something is to keep trying!
It must be pretty interesting to pop back and forth between beauty/fashion/wedding makeup and special effects/theater makeup! How does having experience in the opposite arena influence your work (if at all, of course)?
I love that I get to do all the above, never a dull moment! One day I may be doing beauty makeup on site for a wedding, and the next day doing zombie makeup for a photoshoot. You just never know when someone is going to ask for something completely random, so it's good to learn as much as possible.
How would you describe your personal makeup/hair "style"?
I would describe my style as somewhat "realistic." I love making hair look naturally sun kissed (although I love creative cuts and colors also!), makeup flawless, and special fx convincing enough to make you squeamish.
Which 3 products do you recommend to clients most?
I'm absolutely obsessed with Kitoko oil! That stuff is seriously magic for your hair. Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Eyeliner is a great product to create the perfect wing. The last one I would say is the reNeu shampoo and conditioner from NEUMA. It's minty and very moisturizing, not to mention clean and free of harsh chemicals.
Anything else you'd like to add?
Seriously, do what you love! Life's too short to be working a job you hate everyday. It's the best decision I ever made!
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