Whitney's beauty style is feminine and sensitive
when drawing inspiration from bold archives or simply amplifying the mood of the story - Her personal philosophy is that there is glamour AND GREAT STRENGTH in subtlety.
SPENDING MOST OF HER TIME OTHERWISE PAINTING OR COOKING, WHILE OBSESSIVELY LISTENING TO MOOD ORIENTED MUSIC. SHE FINDS HERSELF constantly seeking for ways to combine and contrast classic with contemporary. JUXTAPOSING DIFFERENT TEXTURES AND FLAVORS TO MERGE PERFECTLY.
WHITNEY approaches each face as a UNIQUE DELICATE canvas. allowing her clients natural allure to concede and GENTLY bloom.
Makeup artist Whitney Olson has always had an exceptional devotion to both art and beauty.
Born in San Fransisco then moving to Sonoma county where she was raised; from a young age Whitney was constantly immersed and influenced by the style, music, and multi-cultural offerings of the city. Whitney has also traveled since a young age, visiting Europe for the first time when she was seven.
Being an only child helped inspire her creativity, growing up she spent most of her time painting and experimenting with collage. Inspiration and influence also stemmed from Whitney's mother who was a recognized lifestyle photographer in the 70's and 80's who split her time between New York and Copenhagen.
Her mother kept her very busy in a constant revolving cycle of art and cooking classes. Whitney's father encouraged her musically as well, where as a child she learned piano, guitar and continued vocal lessons for over 15 years. She was involved in many choir groups, theater productions and solo performances. Scholarly she would always help design looks for these productions and of course was the peer nominated makeup artist for every school dance, also for her varsity cheerleading squad.
Whitney's faithfulness and adherence to the arts in her youth enabled her to develop a delicate touch and refined eye for color and composition, which she would later utilize to great effect in her future career as a makeup artist.
Shortly after graduating, Whitney began to quickly pursue her career in makeup. She landed her first job as a makeup artist at MAC cosmetics. Hired for her taste level, Whitney is also a lover of people and active listener, her personality is relentlessly positive & outgoing.
Excited to finally fully embrace her love of makeup, she quickly worked her way up through the ranks of the company gaining many lifelong mentors and friends along the way. from Santa Rosa she went on to San Rafael, Corte Madera, and San Fransisco. Independently gathering clients and immersing herself in the Sonoma/ Napa wine country bridal scene.
She relocated to Los Angeles in 2013 to further her career with MAC where she was continuously recognized as a lead artist and continued as a impact team member, known for having exceptional customer service/clientele and continuously exceeding sales goals. It wasn't long before her talents were recognized and he began to build a loyal client base. Whitney had become a favorite with customers. She became known for her attention to detail, and naturally consistent yet glamorous makeup. Whitney decided in 2015 to gracefully resign from the company after almost six years to venture on her own, and chase her dream of working sartorially.
Whitney currently divides her time between Los Angeles and Sonoma County. Happily shooting almost every day of the week, fully independant, and living her dream. Currently she is on the lookout for the perfect mentor to assist and continue perfecting and refining her craft.