Renata Kelly-Rippy is a professional makeup and hair artist for television, bridal, and special events. Known as Renata Lynette Makeup, she offers luxury beauty services in the Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and travels frequently for special projects. With a boutique beauty studio in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Renata offers personal consultations to clients looking to curate the perfect makeup look.
Renata always knew her love for beauty would lead her to a more creative career path. In 2008, after working many years in the financial industry, she decided to take a risk and moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue makeup artistry full-time.
New to the Washington, D.C. area, she pulled from her experiences working in sales and marketing to create a vibrant freelance career in bridal and television. She began working as a freelance artist with MAC, NARS and Bobbi Brown to learn the techniques that transcend across all ethnicities, skin types, and beauty styles.
She currently works as a freelance makeup and hair artist for Fox News Channel in Washington, DC. When not in the media circuit, she is working with blushing brides to create timeless looks for their wedding events.
With a passion for learning, Renata spends a lot of her down time traveling to attend beauty and business workshops to plug into industry trends and happenings. From blushing brides to board room beauties, Renata has developed and mastered the art of creating natural makeup looks that make women feel confident and polished for any occasion.
Renata is the mother to two amazing boys, Darren 17 and Chase 4.