My Story

Born and raised in Brooklyn New York, Crystal Carrero has been drawn to a creative life for as long as she can remember. A product of being a native New Yorker, Crystal was raised in an incredibly artistic and open-minded community led by an ever changing world of music, fashion, and culture.

At the age of eighteen Crystal first found her passion while working for a small off-broadway theatre. She loved assisting in making the show come to life everynight, and found herself obsessed with the art of telling stories through hair, makeup, and styling.

Shortly after realizing she found her passion at just eighteen, Crystal made the decision to dedicate her life to beauty. Determined to make a name for herself, Crystal worked for the famed Bumble and Bumble for over 12 years, during those years she learned everything she needed to know about hair and made great connections with some the most leading influential hairdresser's today.  After working backstage during fashion week, assisting on photoshoots and at some of NYC’s most prestigious theatre nightclubs experimenting with hair and makeup, Crystal realized she had a unique talent to offer this quick paced industry as a combination artist. Crystal went on to study and take small courses at MakeUp Forever Academy to strategically hone in on her ability to style a person from head-to-toe, using her creative freedom and personal ideas to artistically create themes, stories, red carpet event hair/makeup styling, and design hair/makeup styling for weddings. 

Outside of work Crystal has always had a personal interest in wellness and beauty, which led her to study a lifelong routine of raw skincare techniques, many of which make their way into her makeup applications. She took this interest one step further, and built a private wellness salon and natural skincare product brand in nomad area of NYC, educating those around her on blending healthy skincare, makeup and haircare together with beauty, wellness and style. 

My Work

Crystal began her journey into the world of beauty by studying, working, and eventually teaching for the famed Bumble and Bumble. She would stay with them for over twelve years, learning everything there is to know about the unique craft of razor and scissor haircuts, and hairstyling techniques from the industry’s best. Crystal worked backstage during NYC fashion week for 8 straight years, alongside Laurent Philippon, Dennis Lanni, Amy Farid, James Pecis, Jimmy Paul, Rolando Beauchamp, Sabrina Michaels and many other talented editorial artist.

Two years ago Crystal struck out on her own as a freelance combo artist after completing a intensive beauty and fashion course at Make Up Forever Academy, where she also had the luck to have one on one small class training by celebrity makeup artist Jen Evans. Her services have been rendered by major fashion agencies such as Honey Artist, Art Department, The Streeters, and many more. She has collaborated on campaigns for illustrious brands such as DKNY, ABC Studios, Teen Nickelodeon, Jameson, Rado Watch, Akin Army, Wing Magazine, Glamour Magazine, as well as many other small start-up brands looking for a creative art director.

Crystal has done work for incredible celebrities as well such as Lindsey Stirling, Terrell Owens, Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas, Sam Claflin, Kelsey Absville, Rebecca De Mornay, Carol Alt.

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