Sharing the Joy....

Many people ask me if I like being a makeup/hair artist. Normally I answer back with a quick "yes", but truthfully that doesn't really cover the half of it. I don't "like" my job, I LOVE IT! Why?...well if you were in my shoes you would know exactly what I meant.
Even though I'm a makeup/hair artist, I wear a variety of other hats in my life as a mother, daughter, sister, wife, artist, teacher, beauty expert and a business woman. All of these elements add a lot of flavor to the mix, so I just thought to myself "you've logged a lot of hours on this interesting journey of yours, so you might as well share the ride". So I am! That will be the only way for you to understand what I love about my profession and why I love living in the moment....



Jessica was all the way in Ecuador last summer and had contacted me by email asking if I was available to do her hair and makeup for her bridal session and wedding day. The only catch was that she was not returning to the states until a month prior to her wedding day and she had a lot to do in a month!! Once I finally met Jess for her trial session, I knew instantly this was one special lady. Her energy was most contagious and I loved her outlook on life. At such a young age, she truly has experienced a quality of life that has molded her into the beautiful woman she is. So in between all her appointments of getting herself back into bride mode we had her bridal session and the pictures are a pure example of what she reflects. It is simple beauty that just makes you smile and those dimples say everything. Photography by Melissa Kelsey



I received the following message today and I just had to share it as my thoughts today have been heavily consumed with kindness. Here is an example of just that. Thank you Hannah for showing me some today...

Hi Carrie!

I just wanted to write a quick note to tell you how much I appreciate you inviting me to work with you! I am just blown away by your work. You truly are amazing! I consider you a wonderful mentor, and truly hope to be like you someday! I can't tell you how much I love looking at your blog and all of the beautiful before and after pictures. You are so talented! Starting out as a stylist and makeup artist has truly been a roller coaster ride but whenever I get discouraged or feel like giving up I look at your facebook page and it inspires and motivates me. Thank you! I feel really blessed to have a connection with you and am so excited to work with you in the future! I hope you are having a wonderful day!



Carrie was the first name that came to mind as I was searching for a Hair and Make up artist! So I gave her a call to set up an appointment, and she was so flexible and easy to work with! I was so impressed with her work, I just felt like I was in good hands, and that is what you want especially on your wedding day. Let me tell you she is one talented woman! She can do some amazing hair styles, whatever you want she can do!! Carrie has a wonderful personality, I would totally reccomend booking with her for your BIG DAY because she will make anything you want happen! Thank you so much Carrie for making me look beautiful on my wedding day!!

Photography by Oakstream Photography



A few weeks ago eight wonderful ladies spent an afternoon with me at the Makeup Workshop I had, this was an intro to basic makeup application and knowledge. The guests each received a small makeup kit to use during the hands-on workshop. My model was the cute Miss Utah Teen-World, Lauren Biada. I had a photographer there to help capture the event and from her awesome pictures you can see everyone had a wonderful time. Also from the before/after pictures you can see everyone did a fantastic job on their partners. Thank you for spending your afternoon with me and learning that makeup is an art and friend! Photography by Heidi Bruner


This first image is what you will see on the box of this Freemotion Treadmill, except the background has been changed to all red. Its always exciting to see your work out there.



What a nice feeling it is to give back! A few of my co-workers and I joined together one day at the salon and did our "New Year New You" Makeovers. Our selected guests were nominated by their loved ones who found these 3 women to be outstanding, selfless and ladies who have always put themselves last even when their own lives were not the best situations. We could not have been more pleased to spend an entire day giving them a day of pampering and beauty. They enjoyed their makeovers with a pedicure, manicure, facial, cut & color, waxing and airbrush makeup. Then had a professional photo taken to remind them of the beauty we filled them with and to capture for a lifetime. I know my co-workers and I left with more warmth in our hearts knowing that day we had touched the lives of these three beautiful women. Thank you for sharing your stories with us and spending a day to let us pamper you! I also want to thank my co-workers for being the wonderful people they are. Also a huge thanks to Brittany Cascio she was amazing as always and the proof is in these wonderful pictures. To learn more about Brittany visit her website at
Studio 170 Team: Sarah Hernandez, Patti Jo Schiffman, Rachel Wilkey, Jenna Pottle, Celeste Jolley, Wendy Pierson