The MAKEUP & HAIR ARTISTRY of KAREN FAYE has revolutionized the FACE of Pop Culture.
For three decades, the world’s most famous individuals have provided the canvas for Karen’s extraordinary precision and creativity. Karen has worked on countless productions including; music videos, concerts, television programs, feature films, commercials and print publications. A true innovator and leader in her craft, Karen has discovered and trained others that have gone on to also become some of the industry’s leading and award-winning makeup and hair professionals.
Karen Faye is an artist by nature and a makeup artist by trade. She has been drawing and painting as long as she has been able to hold a crayon and her favorite subject matter has always been the human being. She has turned a lifetime of interest and study into a career as a makeup and hair artist.
Karen Faye says, “There has been no better reward in this world to me, than to make someone feel wonderful about themselves. To my amazing good fortune I have been able to share my gift with some of the world’s most interesting and talented people. To be able to combine my energy with some of the greatest living artists of my time, has been more than I could have ever dreamed for myself.”
Karen Faye has had the honor to work with photographers such as Albert Watson, Jonathan Exley, Herb Ritts, Matthew Ralston, Gregg Gorman and directors such as Martin Scorcese, Francis Ford Coppolla, Joe Pitka, Nick Brandt, David Fincher and many more.
There is one special person who gave her more in her life than anyone. His name is Michael Jackson. He found her while working with photographer, Dick Zimmerman, and he asked her to work with him on his album cover titled, ‘Thriller’.
An unforgettable adventure… Karen Faye fondly remembers, “People speak of luck or destiny, but whatever it was, it was the luckiest day of my life when this magical man sat in the makeup chair before me. He has taken me on the most incredible journey with him over the past 30 years. He contributed to just about every aspect of my life. Most of all, he gave me his trust in my abilities to create and participate in his legendary history making visuals over the course of three world tours, all of his videos and performances as well as countless appearances and photo shoots.”
Karen Faye worked with Michael Jackson throughout countless concerts, video shoots, three world tours, presidential and royal meetings, as well as appearances and photo shoots that spanned the globe and made pop culture history. She was by his side for almost three decades, through the best times as well as the worst, as his personal makeup and hair artist and more importantly, as a life-long friend.
Through her well-documented and high profile career, Karen has developed a substantial fan following in her own right. Through various social networking outlets, mail and email, millions of fans seek Karen’s advice and insight on a daily basis.
Karen Faye’s client list includes countless celebrities and famous figures. She currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to work actively as a makeup artist in the entertainment industry.