The woman behind CNMH
Hi, I'm Chelsea Dorris the owner & key artist of Chelsea Nicole Makeup & Hair. I absolutely LOVE what I do. Like many beauty professionals, my love of the industry started at a young age. I remember the day I got my first makeup book at the age of 8 years old, 'Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin'. Between this book, watching my older sister do her hair & makeup, and endless attempts of recreating my favorite looks from magazines, the world around me inspired me to learn the art of makeup & hairstyling.
I invite you to follow my adventure via social media!
I started my career as a cosmetic retail artist for various companies. On my spare time I would network with photographers, entertainment groups, brands and models to collaborate on projects to gain on the job experience. I enrolled in a college program that certified me in beauty, stage, airbrush and special fx makeup. I then took my career as an artist to the next level by becoming a licensed cosmetologist and getting the technical skills I needed for the hair industry to go along with my makeup training. I love all aspects of the makeup and hair industry from fashion - special FX and all in between. I continued to work in Retail cosmetics full time while presuing my freelance carre on the side for a few years. It was not until 2013 I decided I would quit my day job and work 100% freelance for myself, a scary decision you can imagine, but the best of my career yet. These days I find myself keeping busy with a variety of work: in-salon, weddings (lot's of weddings), commercial, editorial, events, web content and leading my team of independent artists. Not to mention I have a beautiful family, my husband James and two amazing children Elijah + Violet!
I am happy to say I am living out my dreams daily! New exciting chapters of my business continue to unfold and I have not stopped dreaming, I am always looking forward to what the future holds while enjoying the present.
El Paseo Magazine Annual 2018/2019
West Jet Magazine Spring/Summer 2017
Desert Magazine March 2017 Fashion Spread
COMMERCIAL | FILM | TV | BRAND WORK
Blue Shield Blue Cross
NBC Universal Golf
Discover Long Island
City of La Quinta commercials 2017 & 1018oyota
Palm Springs Oasis
Feherty Golf - Season 6 Episode 4
Blame - Short Film
Golf Channel Academy
El Paseo Fashion week Commercial 2018
Boutique Hotel Commercial 2018
Dorothy Hamill, Anna Camp, Terri Nunn, Stacy London, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Metcalfe, Ian Bohen, Jimmi Lennon Jr., Nikki Blonsky, David Feherty, Rafael Nadal, Udo Kier, Wendi Deng Murdoch...