Jenna Kelly of www.jennakellymua.com is a freelance makeup artist based in Swansea, Wales.
Jenna began her career as a part time model at the age of 14 and curiosity quickly took over as soon as she sat in the makeup chair. Quizzing, questioning and later assisting the makeup artists, Jenna was able to observe the originality and flare of the back stage artists and experience the process from mood board to runway. A few years later, after completing a degree in criminology, Jenna couldn't resist the creativity she found from her work in makeup and quickly focused all of her energy into becoming a Makeup Artist.
Jenna joined luxury cosmetics house Christian Dior after University where she spent 3 years at management level, training and gaining invaluable experience with women of all ages, race and makeup preferences. Working with such a luxury house allowed insights into the science of makeup such as skin care and structure, makeup properties and ingredients, all of which allow Jenna to create a truly tailored look from the base up.
Whilst working, Jenna also gained as much photographic experience as possible, helping out photographer friends on photoshoots and always staying for the editing process so she could see how every product sat on the skin and how well they worked in front of the camera. This helped Jenna to build a kit that she is extremely proud of, using the very best of products that she knows are sure to give the perfect results she's looking for.
Now freelance, with over 10 years experience in the industry, Swansea based Jenna
Kelly enjoys working in all aspects of the makeup world: Fashion, Photographic, Film, Commercial, Bridal, Occassion....
She has gained accreditation from countless magazines and is recommended by numerous local and national photographers and wedding venues around the country. As well as this, Jenna recently won an award for 'Best New Business' at the Welsh National Wedding Awards 2015; An amazing achievement in her first full year of freelancing, Jenna was shortlisted against large businesses from around the region and was so thrilled that her clients and the judges saw her love and commitment to her work enough to announce her the winner.
Jenna's love for her job and all things fashion and beauty related make her a great member of the team, whether on set or during bridal preparations. Her down to earth nature allows for a very enjoyable and relaxing experience. Jenna has a true flare and passion for makeup and her willingness to continue to evolve and learn will ensure for an exciting career for years to come.