My career began as a professsional model for Elite Modeling Agency in New York, where I developed my clientelle in New York, Milan, Italy, Paris, France, and London, England, and worked with some of the greatest photographers of the era including Albert Watson, Patrick Demarchelier, and David Bailey. I also performed as the Charlie Girl for Revlon for two years, which included international commercials and ad campaigns. From this solid grounding in front of the camera, I soon turned my eye to creating ephemeral looks from behind the camera. After working for MAC Cosmetics and managing one of the highest volume locations in the Washington, DC area, I had the opportunity to study under Skip Smith, former head makeup artist at CNN. Through this valuable experience, I began my career in live television, print, and film and had the wonderful opportunity to make up some big personalities including, but not limited to:
Al Gore, John McCain, Barbara Bush, Hilary Clinton, Arianna Huffington, Charleton Heston, Bill O’Reilly, Hannity and Colmes, Judy Woodruff, Wolf Blitzer, Larry King, Bob and Elizabeth Dole, Colin Powel, Jesse Jackson, John Astin (Gomez Addams from the original Addams Family television series,) Marylou Henner, Olivia Holt (from The Disney Channel’s “Kickin It” show,) Grace, (singer ‘You Don’t Own Me,’) and Peyton Manning.
My clients include Target, NFL Films, Proctor and Gamble, Direct TV, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, Disney, Gaia TV, Vail Resorts, and Gaia TV. Currently, I am the Makeup Department Head (freelance) at Gaia TV, an online consciousness media network based in Boulder, Colorado, where I manage makeup, hair, wardrobe, and makeup freelancers for the ever expanding list of shows and talent displayed on the booming network. In conjuction with my position at Gaia, I am using my verticle expertise in beauty, wellness, transformation, and style on my YouTube Channel, Suzanne Blons Beauty Shaman. As a Rakuten affiliate, I create high touch educational content for the mature woman, and use email marketing, videos, and social media to advertise quality products to my ever growing audience. Soon, my memoir with the working title, The Makeup Artist Must Die, Tales From the Greenroom will be released. Stay tuned! Should you have any questions please contact me and I would be happy to relay rates and availability. Member CFVA, and Film in Colorado. I can use regular foundation or airbrush as needed. Certified Colorado aesthetician #COZ702223. I invoice and also accept check, credit, and Bitcoin.