celebrity makeup artist, beauty director, inventor
Yolonda Frederick-Thompson is a Hollywood Beauty Award-winning celebrity makeup artist, skincare expert & inventor of the 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. Then, her freelance career exploded onto 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! Yolonda is known for her immaculate artistry and attention to detail with undeniable skill and an eye for flawless skin.
Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Angelica Ross, 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, various top models and many more.
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, Neutrogena and many more.
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, Essence, V Magazine, FLAUNT, SELF and so many more.
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, Gregory Dark, Sasha Samsonova, James Anthony and many more.
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.
Next up, her new generation of the Glam or Ring is coming in early 2022 with a laundry list of advancements to boot. Plus Yolonda is at the helm of a big project with Neutrogena that's launching in 2021.
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L’Universite Catholique De Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Post Baccalaureate Courses towards MBA