Sharon is a native New Yorker whose love for makeup started early. Her mother worked at Iconic Estee Lauder and helped foster Sharon’s passion. By age 14, Sharon was unofficially helping her mom test products for the line that would eventually become Clinique.
Sharon went to Wilfred Beauty School and was hired at the world famous Makeup Center. Every successful model and actor came through the Center and Sharon sold and applied makeup to these celebrities. Sharon worked side by side with Sonia Rykiel to develop the first private line for Sonia’s Paris boutique. Makeup Center sent Sharon to train flight attendants at American Airlines and future models at Barbizon. At night, Sharon studied photography and lighting at the School for Visual Arts.
Avon recognized her unique talent and hired her as a global ambassador for the brand. In her role with Avon jet-setting around the world, Sharon helped women of all ages to find and highlight their own unique beauty. She was a top consultant for Avon in the United Arab Emirates.
Building on her success with Avon, Sharon forged her own path in the beauty and fashion business. It was the golden era of Studio 54 and Sharon was spending her days (and nights) going from one photo shoot to another, working with such luminaries as Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and Patrick Demarchelier. Sharon became the go-to makeup artist for everyone from Joan Jett and The Rolling Stones to Carly Simon and Debbie Harry. Sharon’s makeup work on Pat Benatar premiered on MTV’s first day and was seen in numerous other videos. She has 60 magazine covers and 50 album covers to her credit.
More recently, Sharon reimagined the makeup room at Bloomberg Television. She expanded it from two makeup artists to the 12-artist makeup operation it is now. Sharon has done makeup on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, among others. Sharon was also in charge of other large and prestigious projects such as the Clinton Symposium in New York City from 2006 – 2008, the United Nations General Assembly from 2002 – 2008 and the 2002 Mayoral Inauguration.
While running the makeup room for a successful round-the-clock news channel, Sharon took classes in airbrushing, which would eventually revolutionize makeup application for HD. She was a pioneer in introducing this technology to Bloomberg, one of the two first fully-equipped makeup rooms in the nation (the other was WPIX, where Sharon also worked).
Sharon currently works for WPIX11 doing makeup for the morning news, leaving her time to work with private clients on new events and projects. She looks forward to bringing her talents and experience to you!