Yolonda Frederick is a Hollywood Beauty Award-winning celebrity makeup artist, skincare expert & inventor of internationally patented iPhone makeup palette clutch case, Glam Or Ring®️! Her work takes her all over the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Caribbean as a creative force in beauty & entertainment since 1998.
She refined her craft at Aveda as a Senior Master Make-up Artist and Show Teammate with Van Michael Salons for over 7 years. Her freelance career exploded into the scene as Key Makeup Artist to the Grammy Award-winning Trio TLC! From there, she blazed the industry with Usher, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Harrison Ford, Ludacris, Melissa Etheridge, Cassie and so many more!
Known for her immaculate artistry and attention to detail, Yolonda’s work can be seen on the red carpet, film, television, print and on-line for clients that include Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Sarah Michelle Geller, Russell Wilson, Philip Bailey, Usher, Emma Roberts, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn, Laura Prepon, Lala Vasquez Anthony, Solange, Harrison Ford, Ludacris, TLC, R Kelly, The Dave Matthews Band, Creed, Melissa Etheridge, OutKast, Rosilyn Sanchez, and various top models.
Yolonda’s years of experience along with her loyal celebrity clients has afforded her the opportunity to showcase her work on the highest platforms. This includes major mass media outlets as well as national and international advertisement campaigns for corporate clients including Pandora, Givenchy, Revlon, H&M, Top Shop, Equinox, Roberto Cavalli, New York & Company, Keds, Nike, Bose, Weight Watchers, Degree (Unilever), Avon, Verizon, Anheuser Busch, Adidas, LG Electronics, General Electric, Sony BMG, Viacom, Hearst, NBC Universal, ABC, CBS, Time Warner
Moreover, her work with high profile clients has been published in the world’s top fashion and beauty magazines like Instyle, Vogue (Japan, Paris, Germany), Instyle, L’Uomo Vogue, Cosmopolitan (S. Africa, USA), Harper’s Bazaar, Shape, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Marie Claire, L’Officiel (Singapore, Paris), Allure, ElleGirl, #Legend, Love Advent, Fabulous Mag-UK, Mademoiselle, Flaunt, Fault, King Kong, Wonderland, Maxim, Pulp, Annex, Rolling Stone, GQ and Essence.
PHOTOGRAPHERS AND DIRECTORS:
Her talent, professionalism and commitment to excellence has opened the door to work with some of the most famous photographers and directors in the industry including Ellen Von Unwerth, Anne Lebowitz, Nick Knight, Herb Ritts, Mertalas and Marcus, Francesco Carrozini, Ben Watts, Chris Floyd, Ben Hassett, Sasha Samsonova, Catherine Servel, Marcus Klinko, Guy Aroch, Marc Baptiste, Derek Blanks, Dave Meyers, F. Gary Gray, Joseph Khan, Diane Martel, Anthony Mandler, Paul Hunter and Gregory Dark.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTS:
Most recently, Yolonda has created and developed a cutting-edge Mobile Makeup Phone Cover called “Glam.Or Ring”. This phone cover will revolutionize the way we carry our cosmetics! The “Glam.Or.Ring” phone cover contains Yolonda’s customized YFT brand makeup palette for various skin-tones while doubling as a innovative Iphone cover. It's no surprise that she has a penchant for merging technology with art as she has also explored enhanced computer graphics that create bold new designs and mapping strategies for body painting, special effects and character resemblance.
Passionately committed to her art and to her community, Yolonda has given her support to the “Give Back A Smile” Foundation of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry for survivors of domestic violence through pro-bono make-up training and consulting for foundation clients. Yolonda is also founder and executive producer of the “Living Art” Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation awareness and fundraising event. Fusing an eclectic blend of fashion-driven body painting, music, art and culture, Yolonda’s list of celebrity supporters has included Usher and TLC’s T-Boz. Pernod Ricard’s Martell brand has recognized her work with “Living Art” as a part of its “Rise Above” campaign.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND AWARDS:
2019 Hollywood Beauty Award Winner (Wynona Price Award)
2016 PMAC (Professional Makeup Artist Conference): Legendary Award Winner
2009 Fashion and Style Honors: Fashion Makeup Artist Winner
1992-93 Rotary International Scholar
Aveda Makeup Institute
Central Methodist University, BA in Communications and Theater
L’Universite Catholique De Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Post Baccalaureate Courses towards MBA