Erin Shimkin is a NYC based makeup artist and hair stylist with 13 years of experience in the industry. She considers herself very lucky to be able to work in a field that has been her passion since she was a young child!
As far back as she can remember Erin has been drawing, and painting. When she reached 11th grade she went to an art and music based high school. She was able to explore all the different mediums of visual art. Erin went on to study Fine Art at Hofstra University, where she interned for SONY/BMG in the graphic design department. While interning, she was given the opportunity to do makeup for an industry party. She knew right then, that this was her calling. She graduated college with a B.A. in Fine Art, and went to work for M.A.C cosmetics.
While at M.A.C, Erin began to take on freelance bridal parties, and built a clientele. She went to cosmetology school, and passed her NYS board in September of 2006. Once she was licensed, she began to do hair as well, including up-do's, color, cuts, and extensions. Since then she has been honored to work at NYFW, with John Varvatos, Covergirl, and Russel Simmons.
Erin now works out of her private studio in Suffern, NY, but is always willing to travel. She is blessed to be able to pursue her passion as her living. There is so much beauty in the world, Erin loves being able to help people see their own!