Merrell Hollis’ beauty career exploded when he became the grooming consultant and makeup artist for the entire roster at Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment where he was responsible for decades of iconic and aspirational looks we still find inspiration from today. His work appears in music videos for Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs, Mary J Blige, Usher, Nelly, Faith Evans, Ludacris and many more.
He's also responsible for the faces of so many beloved celebrities including but not limited to Yara Shahidi, Naomi Campbell, Diane Von Furstenberg, Regina King, Jennifer Hudson, Hannah Brofman, Cassie, Adina Porter, Neicy Nash, Kim Cattrall, and Wendy Williams. This list and many more innovators have allowed their faces to be canvassed by this visionary who delivers them to the public with elegance and sincerity.
His cosmetic expertise has been prominently featured by Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and the CBS Early Show among many others. Editorially, his artistry can be found in the pages of Vogue, Harper’s, Bazaar, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Essence, GQ, Details, Interview, Rolling Stone, People, Men’s Health, V Magazine and so many more.
Merrell’s consultancy within the beauty industry has allowed alliances with the leaders of Clinique, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Lancôme, Black Opal and Versace. His work also appears on product packaging for L’Oreal Paris, Mizani and Soft Sheen Carson in addition to also being on display in the respective companies advertising. He believes that good skin is the best foundation for great make up- so much so that Merrell has committed to gaining extensive skincare knowledge over the decades of his experience and education. He extends this knowledge to his clients to ensure their skin is protected and maintained to meet the demands of their demanding schedules and makeup needs.
Merrell is a living example of good skincare and has thus partnered with the doctors at LUVANYA Beauty to launch a vegan skincare line that is a product of decades of knowledge and passion for healthy and flawless skincare. Merrell is also a silent doer of good and offers his time to charities he loves. He feels that it is his duty as a man to help uplift and support the needs of people, including people of color seeking opportunity and access to achieve their dreams.