Jennifer Kinford- Owner & Lead Makeup Artist
Not only is Jennifer the owner and creator of J.Kinford Beauty Group, but she is a mother, wife, friend, vegan, painter, and animal lover. When she isn't in the studio with clients or on weddings, she is running her two kids to all their activities and usually blasting 90s pop music from the car.
Prior to saturating herself in the bridal world, Jennifer established a career in the NYC Beauty and Fashion Industry. She found herself working numerous NY Fashion Week shows, beauty & editorial shoots, TV shows and high profile clients, through immeasurable hours of hard work. See Jennifer's Editorial and Published work here.
In addition to a strong background in clean, timeless beauty, Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in Painting & Sculpture. Her successes in art school and working under some of NYC's most respected artists, taught her a true understanding of the properties needed to succeed in beauty work.
Jennifer treasures her team like they are family. They are a group of creative individuals that form one beautiful vision.
Dina: A licensed hair stylist that has been doing hair for 13 years specializing in formal design and has been with Jennifer since early 2015. Jennifer calls her Yoda because she is the master. She loves making her clients look and feel their absolute best, while retaining their look that makes them unique and beautiful, especially on their wedding days. Jennifer truly believes there isn't anything that Dina cant do and do it well! When she is not creating magic for bridal clients, she can be found behind the chair, cutting and coloring some of Hartford's most fantastic clients.
Jenny W: A makeup artist that is all about precision and personality. She has been a working makeup artist since 2009 and has been with Jennifer since early 2014. Jenny has been with Jennifer since before the formation of J.Kinford Beauty Group. She has demonstrated her skills as a successful cosmetics manager. She truly hears your desires and concerns then translates them into your perfect look. Jenny is an expert at creating the perfect emphasized eye while keeping your skin flawless and natural. Jenny will always create the glamorous, yet classic look you are looking for!
Gabrielle: A licensed hair stylist that will have you smiling the whole time you are with her. Everyone ends up squeezing her so tight when she leaves because she just feels like a great, longtime friend by the time she is done. Gabrielle is a breath of fresh air and has been with Jennifer since 2015! She is always smiling and is just pure joy to have around on wedding days. Her style is very delicate and whimsical, without being too contrived or stuffy. When she is not working with Jennifer, you will find her behind the scenes of ESPN, beautifying anchors and talent.
Jasmine: A makeup artist that formally trained as a television and film makeup artist at The Hair Design Centre in Halifax, Canada. She then decided to further explore her formally creative side and enrolled in the Arts program at Western CT State University, where she received her Bachelors Degree in Painting and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Jasmine and Jennifer sometimes have 'an understanding of beauty that is unspoken and hard to explain. They see things similarly and respond to things similarly. Jasmine has an instinct for natural beauty makeup that cannot be taught (but she did train with Jennifer for 7 whole months!). She consistently impresses clients with her delicate hand and and optimistic spirit.
Jenny V: A hair stylist who comes with a style that is modern, chic and elegant. Jenny can execute any look with impressive perfection. Old Hollywood waves, classic chignons, and sophisticated upstyles are her specialty.
Corrisa: A licensed hair stylist for 13 years that has been specializing in bridal styling for over 8 years. Her style is very classic and simple, yet fresh and never overdone. She specializes in enhancing and bringing out the natural beauty in each client she works with. Her favorite part of being a hairstylist is the art and creativity that comes with creating an individual look for each client.
Rebecca E: A licensed hair stylist, cosmetologist, and barber. She has over 11 years experience in cutting, coloring, and styling. In addition to working with J.Kinford Beauty Group, Rebecca works behind the chair of a Paul Mitchell Salon outside of Hartford, CT. After working as a Paul Mitchell Educator, she discovered that her true passion is the special relationships that are formed from working with clients' on their wedding day and began doing more bridal work. Rebecca's style is crisp and classic, yet effortless. She always brings joy and a sense of peace to the wedding day with her big smile, upbeat attitude and calm nature.
Rebecca T: A makeup artist for the last 10 years that received her formal training at Joe Blasco Cosmetic and Make-Up Training Center in Orlando, Florida. She has worked with some of the industry’s top designers such as Altuzarra, Michael Kors and Jeremy Scott, as well as under artists such as Dick Page, Romero Jennings, Sil Bruinsima, Tom Pecheaux and Kabuki. She takes great joy and pride in helping brides feel and look their most confident on a day they will remember for a lifetime.