Ashunta Sheriff-Kendricks

Ashunta has spent the last 16 years molding and creating her own signature flawless clean beauty technique, which was groomed by working under master teachers such as Vincent Longo, Laura Mercier and Pat McGrath. The tools she’s learned have been invaluable making her one of today’s top makeup artist constantly sought out to report the hottest trends in beauty as well as give expert beauty tips. Ashunta’s less is more theory when it comes to makeup keeps her clients looking fresh, vibrant, youthful and beautiful. Ashunta is known as the go to artist when you want her siganture “Glow.” However, Ashunta loves drama too and feels makeup is a fun way to express your mood. This fresh take on makeup has brought companies like Dior, Mary Kay, Cover Girl, Nair, Simple Beauty, Milani, Elizabeth Arden, Loreal, Smashbox and Jane Iredale to work closely with Ashunta over the years. These wonderful partnerships and Ashunta’s great media savvy have brought amazingly innovative quality products to her clients, new markets and women worldwide. Ashunta’s client list are among today’s hottest and biggest stars such as Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Elle Varner, Alicia Keys, Jordin Sparks, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Sanaa Lathan, Tika Sumpter, La LA Anthony, Sharon Stone, Marisa Tomei, Rihanna, Ciara, Hillary Duff, Ashley Simpson, Keri Hilson, Jazmine Sullivan, India Arie and many many more. Ashunta began her career as a male groomer. Grooming some of today’s hottest men from P.Diddy, Usher, Jay Z, Swizz Beatz and she also worked on numerous campaigns for the prestigous Nike Jordan/Jumpman series. Ashunta has mentored several new talents who have grown to have top celebrity clients of their own and this is something she is most proud of. Ashunta is not only passionate about her work, but equally passionate to give back to young artist and espeically women of all walks of life teaching them that it is possible to live out your dreams in whatever you choose to do through hard work, commitment and positive thought. Ashunta has worked in all mediums of makeup from Broadway,Fashion, Editorial, Red Carpet and even special request weddings. Ashunta is amongst the leaders in the “New School” of makeup talents creating timeless beauty and fun new trends with every brush stroke. Ashunta has had editorial press from all of the top fashion and beauty magazines inlcuding Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle and Essence to name a few and has appearred on numerous Television shows such as WeTV’s My Fair Wedding, TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress for Mary Kay, Rachel Ray, Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, E! Glamour’s 50 Do’s and Don’ts, Fashion TV, Good Day LA, Good Morning America, WPIX and many others.


Awards & Honors

**Ashunta was awarded Elle Beauty Genius of the Year Award

**Sephora Celebrated her Rock Star Chic makeup style

**Glamour celebrated her in their Beauty Stars Anniversary Issue

** AOL BlackVoices Beauties Top Movers and Shakers