Visage-1 founder Joanna Petite-Frere is an award-winning makeup artist and photographer. She believes inspired makeup artistry and photography can be very beneficial to people whether selling a product, supporting a charity, changing perceptions, or just helping someone feel better about themselves.
“Makeup can bring out a person’s unique and individual beauty,” she says. “so that they can embrace their own beauty.” While photography, she says, “can bring to life even your most fantastic visions.”
Her passion results in flawless makeup and photographic creations for a diverse clientele, ranging from local bridal parties to major advertisers to well-known celebrities, including Cicely Tyson and Blair Underwood. Says one client, “she is extremely professional and can make anyone look like a flawless beauty.”
Other reviewers declare, “her talent is like no other in the industry,” “five stars aren’t enough to rate this incredible makeup artist,” “Joanna has a sophisticated eye for aesthetics,” and that she is “hardworking, professional, and a pleasure to be around.”
A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, she trained professionally at some of the world’s leading cosmetics companies. Over a 17-year career, she has developed her gifted sense of color and texture into a well-honed craft. Today, you see her work just about everywhere: television, magazine editorial, popular blogs, album covers, billboards, print ads, and even fashion runways.
Ms. Petit-Frere is also a makeup instructor, motivational speaker, and has launched her own line of makeup. Still, she finds time to be a devoted wife and mother.; it keeps her grounded.