Erin Ford Makeup + Skincare was awarded the title of "Best Spa” in the Capital Region 2018 by The ALT Weekly newspaper. Thank you to all of our amazing clients for making this possible!

Our boutique-style studio + spa offers our clients a relaxing retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle. We offer a wide-range of clinical skincare services, relaxing spa treatments and makeup artistry for all occasions. Our goal is to provide you with an unparalleled experience that you won’t find elsewhere in the Capital Region. The studio is open by appointment only, so we are able to focus solely on our most important client - you!


Erin Ford is an internationally published Makeup Artist and Licensed Esthetician based in Albany, New York. Erin is well-known for her makeup artistry, having worked with hundreds of clients each year, in a career spanning close to a decade. Her specialties include: bridal, portrait, boudoir editorial and prom makeup artistry. She provides makeup services both on-location and in-studio for her clients' convenience.

In addition to makeup artistry, Erin also offers a full line-up of professional facial services and spa treatments at her studio, with a focus on anti-aging and natural skincare. Services include: customized European facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, LED light therapy, acne treatments, microcurrent facial lifts, relaxing back treatments and more!  She is incredibly passionate about helping clients realize the most beautiful versions of themselves!



  • Voted "Best Spa” in the Capital Region for 2018 by readers of The ALT Weekly newspaper

  • 2018 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award Winner (Beauty & Health category)

  • 2017 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award Winner (Beauty & Health category)

  • 2016 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award Winner (Beauty & Health category)


  • Licensed Esthetician - New York State

  • Appearance Enhancement Business - New York State


  • Aesthetic Science Institute - Latham, New York

    • Major: Esthetics

    • Skills: facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasions (crystal and diamond), makeup application, waxing, body treatments

    • Awards: Highest GPA in class (97% final average)

  • Dermaplane Pro - Clifton Park, New York

    • Certifications: Dermaplaning

  • Skin Script - Tempe, Arizona

    • Certifications: Advanced Histology, Advanced Product Knowledge & Protocols, Skin Script 101

    • Skin Script Empowerment Retreat Attendee - May 2017

  • Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, New York

    • Major: Beauty Essentials - Certificate Program (in progress)


  • Beauty Manager (General Manager) - Sephora inside JCPenney - Albany, New York

  • Senior Education Consultant - Sephora inside JCPenney - Albany, New York


  • The Meredith Vieira Show (NBC)

  • A House For the Arts television show (PBS)

  • Television commercials for Depaula Chevrolet (x 4)

  • Television commercial for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

  • Television commercial for Revolutionize Selling

  • CDTA bus ad campaign for Denooyer Chevrolet

  • Print ad campaign for clothing designer Ekologic - displayed in NYC's Grand Central Station

  • Print ad campaign for Albany Center Gallery (x 2)

  • Cover and feature in Today's CNY Woman magazine

  • Cover and 10 page spread in Save the Date in the 518 bridal magazine

  • Cover and feature in Tattooed Vixens magazine

  • Cover and feature in Cap City Collaboration Calendar (x 5)

  • Feature in Elegant Magazine

  • Feature in Syracuse Woman Magazine (x 2)

  • Feature in Clifton Park Neighbors Magazine

  • Feature in 518Life magazine

  • Cover and feature in The Spotlight newspaper

  • Feature in Times Union newspaper

  • Feature in Altamont Enterprise newspaper

  • Feature in Saratoga Bride Magazine

  • Music video for the band Owl

  • Music video for the band Secret Release

  • Wedding Wire blog

  • Artfully Wed blog


  • Laura James - Winner of the America's Next Top Model, cycle 19

  • Jene Luciani - Today Show & Dr. Oz contributor, best-selling author

  • Elizabeth Smith - Sports Illustrated model and Miss Tropic Beauty 2014

  • Chelsie Aryn Miller - Playboy Playmate, Miss March 2015

  • Laura LaFrate - 1st runner up on America's Next Top Model, cycle 18

  • Jessica Lynn Gahring - star of TLC's show NY Ink

  • Joleen Moody - author and motivational speaker

  • Leah Jung - internationally published tattoo cover model

  • Emilya Washeleski - Miss Vermont Earth 2017