Joy Fennell is a top fashion and celebrity makeup artist and founder of The Joy in Beauty and the All Black Everything Summit where she brings her belief in the balance between beauty and perfection, a heart-centered approach, and her commitment to the advancement of the Black
creative community to all she does. She is known for enhancing the beauty that is already present, helping people look, feel, and perform at their best, naturally, while also creating spaces for all voices to be heard.
For the past two decades, Joy has been a New York City-based, internationally sought-after makeup artist. Her work has been a mainstay of New York Fashion Week and has graced renowned runways and publications in the fashion and beauty world. Joy’s extensive client list
includes powerhouse designers such as Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Betsey Johnson, Marc Jacobs, Bibhu Mohapatra, and Cynthia Rowley; top fashion and beauty brands including L’Oreal, Maybelline, Target, and H&M; and an extensive roster of A-List models and
celebrities. her work has been featured in Italian Vogue, Nylon, V Magazine, and Cosmopolitan, among others. Joy’s work as a makeup artist focuses on revealing her subject’s natural beauty and confidence, enhancing what is already there and shining a light on the real beauty found in
women of every color and experience.
Her career as an entrepreneur and advocate for women was born of this aesthetic. Today, as CEO and Founder of online beauty destination The Joy in Beauty , Joy has created an inclusive, safe digital space for women to celebrate their authentic selves and to share their
love of art, beauty, fashion, design, and culture. Most recently, Joy launched the All Black Everything Summit , a semi-annual digital event designed to provide vital support and resources to Black creative professionals. Over the course of the powerful three-day summit, key players and leading experts from the hair, makeup, and design industries share their perspectives and practices with Black photographers, stylists,
artists, entrepreneurs, and makeup and beauty enthusiasts. The result is life-changing conversations and plans of action that give participants the tools and encouragement to position themselves to thrive in the beauty world.
A native of Maryland, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, Joy is moved by color, history, travel, reading, and collaboration, and is dedicated to the support of Black artists. Aptly named Joy, it is her desire for women, especially Black women, to feel seen and appreciated, to believe that their beauty exists without striving for perfection, and to know that their beauty exists in joy. She continues to use her growing platform to spread that message. Joy Fennell currently splits her time between New York City and Washington, DC.