Hi! I’m Alyson and I’m a Chicago-based hair/makeup artist. I studied makeup at Makeup First in Chicago (Basic Makeup, Media Makeup, Clinical Makeup, Hairstyling for Makeup Artists). I do makeup for film, video, headshots, fashion and print. I also have a performing arts background (check www.alysonlyon.net for more on that end) and work as an on-camera hair/makeup specialist. I’m currently represented as a hair/makeup stylist by Lily’s Talent.
I currently work for a variety of Chicago photographers and production companies and MAC Cosmetics ( I’ve worked for MAC since ’10). I was the key makeup artist on the indie film “Residuum” (shot in and around Chicago) which wrapped in October of 2012. My client list includes: “Restaurant Impossible”, Akoo TV, RMG Mall Media, Whole Foods Market, Santa Fe Productions, Ko-Mar Productions, Gaffney Productions, Maybelline, Aaron Gang Photography, Johnny Knight Photo, and Rance Rizutto Photography.
Makeup is a such an amazing medium. It allows for creative self-expression and can be so many things: nostalgic, proper, polished, pretty, young, old, mysterious, demure, sexy, dangerous, avant-garde. I am constantly amazed and inspired by its power of transformation.
Questions or comments? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.