Makeup Artists

At J.Kinford Beauty Group it is very important that, when considering makeup, their clients look like themselves. A wedding day is not the day to ‘reinvent the wheel’ and change the way a client looks. They believe in bringing out each person’s natural beauty and showcasing what makes them feel beautiful. If you have big bright eyes, bring some drama to those. If you have pillowy lips or great cheekbones… you get the idea. False lashes are always an option and often encouraged, but range from delicate individuals to slightly more dramatic faux mink. Each client receives a lip touch-up with their makeup application.

The Bridal Makeup Experience

Step One


The experience begins with a Complimentary Skin Consultation with owner Jen in our small, peaceful studio in the heart of Ridgefield, CT. The Complimentary Skin Consultation takes place, ideally, soon after booking and allows you to work on your skincare regimen even before your Bridal Preview. When we work with our clients to achieve healthy skin prior to the wedding, it is something that will benefit you, not only through the wedding day, but well beyond the honeymoon. 

Step Two


Approximately 6-10 weeks before the wedding, comes the Bridal Preview where we meet with you 1-1. During your preview, we will discuss your vision, skin, and any questions you may have. Your artists will then work together to create your customized look. If you are between a couple hairstyles, or unsure on your lip color, do not worry! We are happy to try a couple different looks at your preview. We will work together to get your vision right. We take photos of each look we create and write down all details for duplication on the wedding day.

Step Three


In the weeks leading up to the wedding day, Jen will work with you or your planner to create a detailed schedule that provides a smooth wedding day experience. It will show what time we arrive, what time each person is in the hair or makeup chair, what time we complete, important information like phone numbers and most importantly, information like allergies or special requests. Jen will send this to you so you can give it to your bridal party and they all know where they are expected to be.

The Big Day

Wedding Day

We come to you on the wedding day! We bring everything we need: makeup chairs, lighting, extension cords, tables, etc. We want this day to be as seamless as possible, so we are prepared for the unexpected. After we complete hair and makeup for each client, we will do one last look at each client to be sure everything is just as we created it to be. We then clean up our stations and leave the space as we found it.

Full Day Experience

with owner Jen

With the Full Day Experience our day doesn't end with your hair & makeup.

When you hire Jen to stay for the Full Day Experience, you will have a trained artist that will see you through the photographer’s lens to adjust anything necessary like fluffing your veil, getting flyways out of your lip gloss and doing touch ups after you have cried at the ceremony. Jen will also be, essentially, your personal assistant that is at your beck and call. She will be doing things like, carrying your veil, finding the ring bearer, hemming groom’s pants, getting the bride a protein bar or carrying her water. 

Jen has pulled ticks off of a bride’s gown, applied deodorant to the bride as she was rushing down to the aisle, gotten stains out of flower girls dresses right before photos and more. When Jen is there with you for those hours after makeup & hair services are completed, it takes the pressure off of your loved ones so they can be present and enjoy your special day as well. A wedding day is special and memorable for everyone in the bride & groom’s lives, not just the couple!