behind the brush + blade

Celebrity Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist, SabreenaFrances, has been contributing to the world of fashion, advertising, and television through her work as an artist since 2009. Sabreena started out as a model/actress working in the field at the young age of 14 and became very interested in her passion as a makeup artist. On a Midwest photo shoot opportunity with VOGUE Fashion Photographer, Timothy Leung, Sabreena was offered the chance to do makeup on all the other models after her own makeup and hair caught the attention of the photographer himself.

After a big move to Los Angeles in 2008, Sabreena attended the number one Makeup Academy in the US. After climbing to the “Top of her Class” she graduated with honors and was given many opportunities to assist her instructors and other renowned artists after graduation. Sabreena has worked with some of the industry’s top photographers, Patricia De La Rosa, Timothy Leung, and Dondee Quincena. Known for her creative steady hand, and beautiful, clean makeup applications, Sabreena is a Licensed + Certified Artist who specializes in Bridal, Beauty, Print, Film, Runway, Fashion, HD, Airbrush Makeup, Special Effects, and Men’s Grooming.

Career Highlights: MKC Beauty Academy- Top of Class Graduate | MN School of Cosmetology – Honors | LMH Magazine, Makeup Artist of 2009 | Makeup Artist of the Year, Minneapolis 2013 | Published work in FACEON Magazine | DAINTY OBSESSIONS MN | DAINTY OBSESSIONS SD | HERLIFE Magazine | TRENDSETTER Magazine| South Dakota Womens Magazine | ROAR Advertising | GUESS | UGG + UGG Kids| Hair and Makeup for television networks: MTV, The CW, TV One, Food Network, and Demolition Pictures | Hair and Makeup for celebrities such as Vanessa Williams, Jackee Harry, Kym Whitley, Salli Richardson, Essence Atkins, Tatyana Ali, Sinbad, Rowland Martin, Brian White, David Guetta, Raphael Saadiq, Rockmond Dunbar, Boris Kodjoe, Ciara, and Missy Elliot.