Artist Bio

Cassandra KennedyCassandra Kennedy is a Portland, Oregon -based professional makeup artist and hair stylist specializing in bridal hair and makeup. She is also known for her HD camera-ready looks for photography shoots such as senior portraits, boudoir photography, engagement photos, and head shots as well as commercial and editorial shoots . She is a versatile artist using both airbrush makeup and traditional makeup to achieve a fresh and lovely look. Her style has been described as “natural glamour” – bringing out the natural beauty of her clients while adding a touch of glamour for that special occasion. Cassandra works on location but also has a private studio to meet clients at.  Her goal is for each client to look and feel fabulous without losing sight of their personal style and comfort level. Cassandra believes wholeheartedly that women do not need heavy makeup to look glamorous and that hair should always look touchable. Cassandra learned her craft in New York City from some of the world’s top artists and spent several years working in the area as the lead artist for a large bridal agency before returning to her beloved home state of Oregon. Cassandra loves working with and connecting with new people. Her passion is also product research, knowledge, and technique and she is always on a quest to discover the best of everything, no matter the brand. She is a participating pro for several programs and loves to take advantage of the training they provide to continue learning, keep current and get new inspirations. She believes her work with people is really about finding the essence of who someone is and reflecting it through her artistry. Both her love of people and products is chronicled in her beauty blog. She is a licensed esthetician and holds a B.A. in Mass Communication. She also the proud mother of two creative little boys.

Cassandra Kennedy Beauty scrapbook