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Valerie Star | Celebrity Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist  logo

Valerie Star | Celebrity Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist

New York, NY, New York County

Valerie Star | Celebrity Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist  logo

Valerie Star | Celebrity Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist

New York, NY, New York County



Valerie Star is a celebrity makeup artist, hairstylist, beauty educator and wardrobe & set-prop stylist with 20 years of experience in the industry.

Work includes everything from celebrity red carpet beauty, bridal hair & makeup, prop-set design, editorial photo shoots, runway, on-camera beauty, and on-figure/off-figure styling for many beauty and fashion publications along with film and media outlets.


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5 July 2019

I've known Valerie for years and she is amazing. she has a gift!

30 June 2019

Valerie was recommend to us from a local designer who had worked with her in the past. We hired Valerie to do the hair and makeup on a last minute lookbook photo shoot recently and we couldn’t be happier. Her work is beautiful not to mention she is one of the fastest hair and makeup people we’ve ever worked with. What normally takes anywhere from two to three hours of beauty prep time Valerie did in about an hour. We will definitely be using her for all of our future projects. More...

14 September 2018

devoted to her art. savvy business woman. star quality!

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Skillful, passionate, and dedicated to my craft, Valerie Star is a sought-after celebrity Makeup Artists and Hair Stylist in the industry today. With over 20 years of experience, I have established myself as the go-to expert for all things beauty.

Over the years Valerie’s passion and love of all things beauty has included makeup artistry, hair styling, nail artistry, wardrobing, to set and prop styling for nearly every genre of Film and theatre, television and celebrity work, editorial and runway work, as well as training, on-camera tutorials and beauty content.

I love being able to wake up every morning and know that I am going to do something that I truly love. Being able to impart beauty to others is a powerful thing.

I have had the pleasure to work in the fantastic world of beauty for almost 20 years. Specializing in Makeup Artistry, Hair Styling, Fashion-Wardrobe and Prop-Set Styling.

Beginning my career in 1995 as the regional makeup artist with the renowned cosmetic line Lancome. My unique style, charismatic personality and an eye for color was the perfect fit to pursue a career in beauty.

I am a versatile artist who is admired for my ability to create fresh, beautiful, flawless skin, with looks that range from clean and minimal to the avant-garde and artistically inspired. Dedicated to bringing you the hottest looks from this season to the next.

Beauty services for everything from a fashion photo shoot, film, headshots, bridal makeup,
corporate events and special occasions.


Makeup Artist for on-location or in studio services for all occasions. Events, Weddings, Photo Shoots, Video/Film, Red Carpet, Runway and more. Ready to create your fresh, beautiful, flawless looks ranging from clean and minimal to the avant-garde and artistically inspired. Makeup Glam Session includes a full makeup look and skincare treatment customized to your individual needs

Hairstyling for on-location or in studio services for all occasions. Events, Weddings, Photo Shoots, Video/Film, Red Carpet, Runway, and more. Pick your style from Hollywood Waves, Sleek and Straight, Braids or a Stylish Updo. This is a dry styling service. Please come with clean dry hair or damp hair.

Set-Prop Stylist for editorial, catalog, and advertising clients specializing in still life, tabletop & interiors for still photography shoots.

INTRODUCTION TO MAKEUP This workshop teaches the fundamentals of beauty makeup. This workshop teaches the fundamentals of beauty makeup. Throughout the workshop, We would work together starting out doing a clean, fresh day look, and moving into a glammed night look. I start by doing one side of your face with the look while explaining step by step the products/colors/brushes etc. and how I am using them. You will then recreate this look on the other side of your face enabling me to the evaluate precisely what and how you are applying and allowing me to critique your techniques. - Tools | The essential makeup brushes for eyeshadow & full face application, beauty blenders/sponges and how to care for them - Skincare | Finding the right combination of skincare products to fit your individual needs and concerns. - Techniques | When using and applying different makeup products, identify textures, understand the use of different products and how they can help you create the desired look. - Foundation | Application, customize foundation. - Classic eye technique | Fundamentals of applying and blending your eye makeup, eyeliners and shaping the brows correctly for your face shape. - Basics | Day & night beauty makeup. - Correct and camouflage | Imperfections like spots and dark circles along with contouring, - Highlighting | Shading for the real world. All beauty tools and products will be provided for use throughout the workshop. Plus, a Q&A followed by “Clean Your Makeup Bag” I will show you how to use the products you already own and what should be tossed out. Like most beauty enthusiasts we are always buying more and more makeup, but sadly we end up sticking to our handful of staple products pushing all the other products to the back. Giving you the chance to learn how to use all those products you have. A follow-up email will be sent outlining what we went over in the workshop including products/tools and an overview of the looks. To request a day/time for a Makeup Workshop | Email - Valerie Star info@valeriestar.com MAKEUP FOR THE ARTIST This workshop will provide you with the skillset to create everything from fashion editorial makeup, runway makeup, avant-garde, to the perfect no-makeup look. Full face makeup application using primers, foundations, and concealers. Contouring techniques, eyebrows, eye makeup, lip products, powders, gels, and creams, Learn an array of different eye makeup techniques including textures and finishes, what eye shapes work best with what looks and more. * - Color theory * - Basic skin care and analysis * - Product Knowledge * - Understanding facial anatomy * - Understanding skin tone * - Master blending * - Mastering eyeshadows, eyeliners, false lash application and lip application. * - Highlighting and contouring * - Editorial & Photographic makeup looks * - Glamour makeup * - Runway & Couture makeup * - Avant-Garde for the runway and photoshoots * - Bridal makeup Valerie will be demonstrating all the looks on a model. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Please provide a model for you to work on during the workshop. If you are unable to acquire a model to work on, please let us know a week in advance of your scheduled class. For a fee, we can provide the model for your use during the workshop. - Full makeup kit along with full range of brushes. All beauty tools and products will be available for use during workshop if you are unable to bring a full kit with you. To request a day/time for Makeup Workshop Email Valerie Star info@valeriestar.com

Learn the latest hairstyling tips and tricks, whether you are interested in upping your personal hair game or a makeup artist looking to expand your skillset. This 3-hour intense workshop is designed to cover a range of desired styles using different hot tools, products, and accessories. Giving you tips and tricks that will cut your time in half, creating looks that will last. These are the details that will make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. – Thermal Hot Tools | Learn the different looks you can create with an array of curling irons, flat irons, styling wands, deep wavers, crimpers and more for tousled beach waves, Hollywood S wave, voluminous curls, to editorial styles. – Brushes & Combs | How and when to use the range of tools to create the desired looks. – Hair Accessories | The break down of bobby pins, hair pins, hair ties, clips and their different sizes. – Product Knowledge | An overview of essential products that will allow you to create every hairstyle you can imagine. – Round Brush Blow-out | For hairstyles with volume and movement, learn the correct tools and techniques to achieve this classic look. – Up Style Texture | Create versatile editorial up-styles in half the time with the proper use of styling tools. Learn difficult Up Dos like the French Twist, Low Chignon, and High Chignon – Texture and Twists | Learn prepping, sectioning, comb & brush teasing, pinning, body positioning, rolling hair into place. – High Fashion Ponytails | How to prep the hair, placing the ponytail, securing and adding volume. – Editorial Bun | Classic look into editorial feel using a mesh doughnut, pinning techniques, brush teasing & detailing – Braids | Dutch French Braid, French Braid, Fishtail, Fishtail French Braid, Snake Braid, and more. Join me for a fun, interactive, and informative class! You will learn all the basics of hairstyling to be able to create fun fashionable hairstyles for day and night. All tools and products will be supplied to you and demonstrated on a model. Lessons can be fine-tuned to fit your personal needs. Please note that this class is not a cosmetology program.