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.

Jasmine
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 see 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.
Brett
Esthetician, Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist
A licensed hair stylist & makeup artist since 1986, Brett is primarily based in NYC. She is agency represented and spends most of her days on shoots for companies like Victoria’s Secret, Vogue, Popsugar, Neiman Marcus, Conde Nast and Clinique. Luckily for Jen, Brett has a weekend home in CT and loves doing makeup for weddings with J.Kinford Beauty Group. Brett is great at creating a natural look, while bringing a hint of glam
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Hair Stylist
A licensed hair stylist since 2007, Jenny comes with a style that is modern, chic and elegant. Jen met Jenny at a wedding and her work was so beautiful that Jen said “If you ever want to do bridal work, please find me.” Fast forward 18 months, Jenny found Jen and they clicked instantly. Jenny can execute any look with impressive perfection, from old Hollywood glam, to beachy ease. With a resume that spans NYC, LA and CT she has worked at some of the US’s most notable salons before joining Jen’s team. Her personality is kind and sweet, with a sassy sense of humor. Jenny is always smiling!
Amanda
Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Until 2021, Amanda was a makeup artist working in NYC, affiliated with top salons & spas, celebrity photographers and television networks. She is now located in Fairfield County and acclimating herself to a quieter way of life! Amanda’s skincare and cosmetic advice has been featured in numerous publications (Vogue, Huffington Post and Hollywood Life). You can also find her on “Amazon” giving tutorials for many different beauty products. With experience in all areas, from film & TV to photo shoots & weddings, Amanda’s approach is always the same: simply listening to the client and working together to enhance their own unique beauty.
Corrisa
Hair Stylist
A licensed hair stylist since 2005, Corrisa has a creative style that is romantic and elegant, but touchable. She specializes in enhancing and bringing out the natural beauty & texture 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. Corrisa is very easygoing and soft spoken, but has a laugh that will fill a room.
Jennifer
Esthetician & Makeup Artist
A licensed esthetician & 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 Jen 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
Hair Stylist
A licensed hair stylist since 2010, Gabrielle will have you smiling the whole time you are with her. 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.
Alexis
Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Dina
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.