Carley Martin



Carley Martin’s creative interests includes many genres of art, however music and beauty have been a passion since she was a child. Growing up in Kansas City, she was often found singing in local music venues and clubs, but also spent hours obsessing over fashion editorials and carried around a Caboodles makeup kit performing “Super Special Makeovers” on brave friends and family. Carley started her makeup career as a lead makeup artist for Sephora and Mac Cosmetics while pursuing her bachelor’s of Vocal Performance and Music Business at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After working in publicity at Universal Music Group in Nashville, she was exposed to the exciting world of a freelance hair and makeup artist and knew it was the path to a rewarding and fulfilling career. Carley shifted her focus and became a licensed cosmetologist to expand her hair-cutting, coloring and styling techniques. Today she is happily pursing hair and makeup artistry based out of Chicago, and loves the opportunity to creatively collaborate on any project from band photo-shoots, to traveling for on-location film work. A versatile and creative artist, she is constantly inspired by music, film, food, spending time at her 150 year old Kansas family farm, and fashion.