Christi Reynolds is an independent makeup artist, beauty stylist, and bridal specialist. Her 20 year beauty career began behind the counter in 1998, and is now backed by an extensive education and experience in team development, artist training, and business management. Christi is Nordstrom Cosmetics Management alum, and she has had the unique opportunity to have been trained hands on with hundreds of prestige beauty and fragrance brands and their philosophies by some of the most well known tenured artists and global educators. In 2007, Christi went on to work for the San Francisco corporate office for Benefit Cosmetics, overseeing nearly a dozen counters across Northern California to train and support business managers, and build successful artistry teams. Between full time work and travel, Christi slowly built her clientele and a strong customer and peer following, booking weddings, photo shoots and facilitating private classes and workshops. In 2008, Christi resigned from corporate cosmetics to open her own beauty studio in Sacramento, California to be able to offer her freelance artistry business full time to brides, production teams, and private clients.
While honing her beauty skills, Christi found her niche creating the clean, natural looks that are sought after for commercial and corporate photography, as well as the needs of high definition and live television. Since 2010, Christi's experience in on-set and production work has earned a solid reputation for excellence among Northern California's top photographers, producers, and wedding vendor teams. Her clients include CBS (48 HOURS), Dateline NBC, UC Davis, Kaiser Permanente, CNN, ESPN, Target, American Express, and Pepsi Co., and her work has been seen in Sacramento Magazine, Real Weddings, The Knot Northern California, and Martha Stewart Weddings.
Her most recent accomplishment is having been promoted to Assistant to the Director of Operations of I'm Going to Class : Where the Masters Teach, an annual education summit for makeup artists produced by global artist and educator, Erica Carr.
Having serviced over 1,000 brides over her career, she has a consistent 5-star rating among the wedding industry's most esteemed review platforms. She is valued as an educator and leader in her industry, and she mentors newer artists and helps them hone their skill and develop successful careers. In addition to her love of the business of beauty, Christi's obsessions include practicing her photography, collecting books, and she is always on the hunt for the perfect wood fired pizza. Her best friend is her Boston Terrier/Frenchie mix Lemmy, and her favorite place in the world is at home-cooking and listening to used vinyl with her husband. Christi is available for travel to any location, and is always planning her next adventure.