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Hi, I’m Shasta Hypes and I’m so happy you stopped by my little home on the web! 

Shasta Hypes is a Richmond, VA based on-site airbrush makeup artist. She is committed to making sure each and everyone of her clients leave her chair feeling their absolute best and confident. Shasta specializes in natural, yet glowing, goddess like makeup looks that are timeless and effortless. The key is to enhance your natural beauty! A wide range of makeup services are offered through Shasta Hypes such as, bridal, professional headshots, training classes, portraits for seniors or family sessions and much more. To learn more or just to say hi, please visit the contact page.

Makeup became a passion for me a long time ago. Growing up, my mom never wore makeup so I had no idea what makeup really was and I never had any around to play with so as my interest grew, I would often ask my mom questions about makeup. Eventually, she bought me a kid’s makeup kit to play with and taught me the basics. From there, I became a genuine makeup addict and wanted to learn as much as I could. I slowly worked to build my makeup collection, taught myself popular techniques and studied different brands and products.

In my early 20’s,I decided to turn my passion into a business. I started out doing makeup for friends and family members before branching off to work with brides and bridal parties.  I remember getting into my car after finishing my first wedding and feeling incredibly satisfied and proud. I was tired and sore from the long morning but I had the biggest smile on my face because I HAD ROCKED IT and all of the girls looked AMAZING! It felt great to know everyone was going to walk down the aisle feeling happy, confident and looking radiant. It felt like everything had fallen into place. Makeup was no longer about me and how I looked; it was about making others feel confident and beautiful in a world that strives to do the opposite. I had finally found my calling.

I’m a new mother to my sweet baby Stella Marie. I’m a wife to my amazing husband, Andrew (my high school sweetheart) and a dog mom to Lola May. Wine is a must-have in my house! I’m a lover of coffee, especially Starbucks. If you walk into my house, Friends will most likely be on the TV. To be honest, I probably hold the world record for watching Friends more than anyone else! I also enjoy traveling and making YouTube videos about makeup and my daily life.

I can’t wait to meet you!

XOXO

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