About Us
Makeup Artist Jen Kinford Meet Jen

Owner / Esthetician & Makeup Artist

Owner Jen Kinford is an extensively experienced makeup artist that has done numerous New York Fashion Week shows, countless beauty and editorial shoots, published in numerous magazines and worked with TV Networks. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in painting and sculpture under some of NYC’s finest and most talented artists/professors. Jen leverages her training in color theory, textures, shadows and highlights to treat your face like her very own canvas. She then creates a work of art by laying the proper foundation and perfecting details to achieve a timeless, yet fresh look. Jen is still an active painter and gives back to the community by donating all of her paintings to charities to be auctioned off for their benefit. 

Other Artists at

J. Kinford Beauty Group

Jen and her team are a group of creative individuals that form one beautiful vision.

Hair Stylist
A licensed hair stylist since 2005, Dina specializes 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. Jen truly believes there isn't anything that Dina can’t do! 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.
Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Becca is a licensed esthetician & makeup artist who has a deep love for beauty and can execute natural looks effortlessly. She has worked for award winning spas in CT and also on shoots for indie makeup brands. She has the ability to connect with anyone and make them feel at ease. She is most skillful at enhancing her client’s natural beauty while still adding a hint of glam. Makeup is just one of her many passions but when she’s not creating beauty looks, you can find her creating art or enjoying nature, hunting for plants and fungi to identify. She has taken courses in herbalism and also courses for death companionship. So whether she is helping someone on their wedding day or aiding someone at the end of life, her biggest goal is to be of support and guidance in one’s most tender and important moments.
Esthetician & Makeup Artist
A licensed esthetician & 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 Bachelor Degree in Painting. Jasmine and Jennifer often things similarly and respond to things similarly when working with clients. Jasmine has an instinct for natural beauty makeup that cannot be taught (but she did train with Jennifer for 9 whole months after joining the team in early 2016). She consistently impresses clients with her delicate hand and an easy going spirit.