On Call Stylist was started by Kelly Stirling whose professional career began in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Kelly trained at the Academy of Scientific Hair Design and the
Roth Academy of Cosmetology to obtain her Cosmetology License. After a few years of working in area salons, she began working on commercials, print shoots, fashion shows, television, and film productions. That work led her to Los Angeles, where she worked in the Hollywood production industry for a few years. That experience led her to relocate to NYC to continue working in the film and television industry. In NYC she trained professionally in airbrush makeup application techniques utilized for today's high definition television and film photography, as well as special effects makeup.
Over the years Kelly has built an amazing team of other professional makeup artists and hairstylists to work with her on various productions and wedding parties. Her team has grown
and is available worldwide. You can be certain, no matter which city you're booking in, the artists of On Call Stylist, are not 'self-taught' or 'creative types'. They are professionals who took the time to obtain proper training, have been licensed to perform services in their respective states, and they continue to develop their skills through ongoing training and education. Many states require makeup artists to hold a Cosmetology or Esthetician License to perform services, many states do not, and for this reason, On Call Stylist does not employ unlicensed artists - regardless of their state's policy. Every one of our artists holds a current license and in addition to being talented, skilled artists, they practice proper sanitation and use only professional quality products.
Having worked with national and international production crews, Kelly has learned the most important aspects of how makeup photographs under various types of lighting and she uses that expertise to design the perfect application style for each client in every situation. Kelly's unique style and flawless attention to detail have been featured on private and celebrity clients, as well as in magazine editorials, national commercials, print campaigns, corporate and editorial web content, in film and on television ... and has a list of notable clients such as: