Celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson has been creating beauty for over half of his life. Working professionally at the age of 14, Nelson’s ambition was apparent from even a young age.
Nelson’s work is generously informed by his passions for contemporary art, art history, high-end architecture and design and music of every tone. He reveres all the great icons of glamour, especially such late 20th Century style stars as Halston, Guy Bourdin, Jerry Hall and Carine Roitfeld of Vogue Paris.
Beau has worked with esteemed photographers including Miles Aldridge, Ben Watts, Nass Gaya, Mike Rosenthal and many more. Beau’s deep understanding of color has led to him being a resource for many of fashion’s most prestigious designers and brands, including Chanel, Miu Miu, Giorgio Armani and a plethora of others.
Originally from a small town in Southern Alberta, Canada, Nelson now resides in New York City where he maintains a diverse, star-studded clientele, including women like Kristen Stewart, Riley Keough, Karlie Kloss, Zoe Kravitz, Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, Christina Hendricks, Nina Dobrev, Sienna Miller, Iman, Mary J. Blige, Brooke Shields, Blake Lively, and many more.