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Allison Pynn is an expert in the makeup industry. She styles hair & makeup for some of the world’s biggest entertainers, athletes & musicians, but her talent doesn’t stop there…she is also a painter. Allison received art scholarships & was once an accomplished muralist. Her art background has set her apart from most makeup artists…Allison has a deep understanding of color theory & has a level of creativity that surpasses most of her peers. She is a perfectionist, meticulous down to the last detail & takes great pride in all of her work, as does any true artist.
Allison grew up on a farm in rural, Indiana. She ran around corn fields, digging up worms…but always with lip gloss on. She’d beg to do makeup & hair on anyone that would sit down for her…”I always watched women growing up, studied what I thought made them beautiful- what I thought worked for them/what didn’t & think- if that woman just tweaked ‘this or that’, she’d look amazing!” Makeup & hair styling was just a side passion for Allison though, she didn’t believe she’d make a career out of something so fun & girly! She entered college majoring in technical graphics with the aspirations of being an animator for Disney. After years studying art & being commisioned to design murals, she continued to do makeup & hair…but just for fun. In her early twenties, Allison reached a cross-roads…she received some encouragement to do makeup full-time & a light went on- “Once I realized I would make a career out of this passion of mine, the idea of not succeeding was NEVER an option.” Its taken a lot of work, prayers & earning her dues, but Allison is a hard worker & has learned everything just by DOING. She is 100% self-taught & her most valuable “makeup lessons” were taught in art classes. “By taking art classes, you learn how to blend, shade, manipulate products, color theory…everything needed to do beautiful makeup work!”
After a day on set she clocks in as “wife + mom” & her other life kicks in…football practice, cooking, errands with whining children in the back seat, REAL LIFE! Allison also has a great sense of humor & is very down to earth (thanks to growing up on a farm!). “I love connecting with the person in my chair. I love sharing stories, laughing, etc…sometimes makeup goes beyond making someone beautiful on the outside, I love helping people FEEL like a million bucks on the inside!”
Allison also enjoys being on the other side of the camera! She’s filmed makeup “How To’s” with the industy’s leading beauty/entertainment/parenting websites & enjoys being apart of TV makeovers. Allison loves this industry & is looking forward to a long, successful career…one face at a time!
Allison Pynn. This woman is talent. I like to call her a ninja of all trades. She applied individual lashes in .2 seconds, never allowed me to look shiny under the lights and had everything from her brushes to fashion tape in her makeup belt. She got it, every aspect of what could possibly be needed. It’s nice to work with people who really care and understand.
Top Beauty Editor as seen in Cosmopolitan & Glamour Magazine
Allison is the best in the business. Having been on TV for more than 15 years as a TV reporter and anchor, I've worked with many makeup artists. Today as a publicist I rely on Allison to make all my clients look their best before a TV news interview or major speaking engagement. For the most magical day of my life, my wedding day, I wouldn't dream of trusting anyone else with my hair and makeup than Allison Pynn. She's the best kept secret... that is, for now. If I could give her 10 stars, I would. This rating scale only goes up to five. She's professional, yet personable, an absolute joy to work with and every person she touches not only looks like a million bucks... but Allison makes you FEEL like a million bucks!
TV Reporter & Anchor, Publicist
Allison Pynn is the most professional, diverse and hard working make up artist I have worked with. If I show her an image, she can create it. Her broad spectrum of looks for hair and makeup are mind blowing. On set she is completely tuned into to every detail. She doesn't sit around on her cell phone, she jumps in and helps the shoot in any way possible. Her work ethic, talent, and willingness to assist, differentiate her from any other artist. Allison is an asset, and my preferred makeup artist.
Kim Dolan Leto
Celebrity Athlete, Writer & Model
I've had the great pleasure of watching Allison work on several occasions and she is absolutely phenomenal. She is a pro.. Hands down!
Carpe Diem Images Photography
Choosing Allison to do my makeup and hair for my wedding was one of the best decisions I've made in my life. Allison did an amazing job. I felt beyond beautiful and people would not stop complimenting me and saying how gorgeous I looked. I wish I could get married again just so Allison could make me look that beautiful again! Looking that great was one of the best parts of the wedding.
Allison always responded to my phone calls and e-mails and was punctual each time she came. Having her come over made the whole "getting ready" time easy and stress-free! She also did my maid of honor's makeup - Allison made her look even more beautiful than she already is the first time she met her. My makeup and hair stayed on the whole night. Allison also gave me a pot of lip gloss in case I needed a touch up. She is talented, professional, very easy to work with, and extremely friendly. I don't know what more I can say, except that I would recommend Allison to all brides who want to look amazing on their special day.
I LOVE Allison! She has an amazing talent for makeup. It was absolutely stress-free. I felt confident that she would make me look my best without looking overdone! And she did! I felt I was so lucky to get her. My hair and make up were PERFECT. Not to mention that I didn't even require any touch-ups through the night. I can't tell you how many people have asked me who did my make-up that day! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone that wants to look unbelievable on their wedding day. (I'm pretty sure that's everyone!)
Allison Pynn is a true artist! She listens to what you want and delivers it better than expected. She was on time, courteous, professional, personable and know what she's doing. I look forward to another big event when I can get my hair & makeup done again. I highly recommend Allison Pynn!
I loved working with Allison, she was wonderfull!!!! I highly recommend her she knew exactly what I wanted and did a beautiful job doing it. She has a true talent for what she does I am glad I went through her and I am positive I will use her services again. Thanks Allison!!!
Allison is always our first choice when it comes to hiring a makeup artist for a shoot. Her enthusiasm and professionalism are unmatched. As an on-the-set stylist, her keen eye helps us create amazing images that require minimal post-production.
In addition to achieving amazing results, she always helps our clients feel comfortable and 100% at ease. We highly recommend her services!
Tony & Char Mandarich
Allison Is absolutely AMAZING!!!! I will definitely use her again for the next big event I have! In fact, I will never even consider having anyone else do my makeup for me ever again.....she really is that good!
Allison was absolutely fantastic! I never imagined I could feel so pretty! She is a gifted artist. I wish I could hire her to come over every week!! She is incredibly easy to be around and makes you feel completely comfortable. She listens carefully to what kind of look you want and works magic with BOTH hair AND makeup! I would HIGHLY recommend Allison to anyone (and I already have)!