About  Us

Elevating the makeup services industry — one day, one class, and one student at a time.

Kensington Makeup Academy is a beauty education program that equips students for success in the makeup and hair styling industries. Going beyond beauty, we also teach the business side of a career in beauty services — an often overlooked aspect for creative professionals. With almost a decade of success as an ever-evolving brand, Kensington Makeup Academy continues to inspire beauty through educated artistry.

Our name was chosen with the help of a tube map, as an homage to our founder’s transformative time in London. Today, Kensington Makeup Academy continues to bring classic, British elegance to the world of beauty education.

Behind the Brand

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Founder of
kensington Makeup artists and Academy

Holli is on a mission to elevate the industry 

As a research scientist turned beauty guru, Holli is quite literally the beauty and brains behind Kensington Makeup. After trading in her microscope for a makeup brush, she was formally trained as an artist at the Makeup Designory, CA. She then went on to create Kensington Makeup Artists and Kensington Makeup Academy. 

Holli Chris

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Owner of Kensington Makeup Artists Scottsdale, az

Natasha runs our special event pro team

The Kensington Makeup special event team was the inspiration for the Academy. As the owner, Natasha ensures that every client has a seamless experience. She is also a licensed cosmetologist and wedding planner, making her the perfect fit for her role at Kensington Makeup. 

Natasha

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