Erin Ford is an internationally published Makeup Artist and Licensed Esthetician based in Albany, New York.  Erin is well-known in the region for her makeup artistry, having worked with hundreds of varied clients in a career spanning close to a decade. Her makeup specialties include: bridal, editorial, TV/film, headshot and special event artistry.  She provides makeup services both on-location and in-studio for her clients' convenience.

In addition to makeup artistry, Erin also offers clinical skin care treatments at her studio.  Services include: European facials, chemical peels, diamond microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, acne treatments, microcurrent (non-invasive facial lifts), waxing and more!  She is incredibly passionate about helping clients realize the most beautiful versions of themselves!  

Erin's mission is to provide clients with the personal attention they truly deserve.  Her by-appointment-only makeup studio and spa room provide a private, relaxing retreat from the noisy, crowded salons.  Clients love that they receive a customized one-on-one experience and the absolute best service in the area!  Her care and concern for each client is evident in her work.

To reserve your appointment with Erin, please select the "booking" tab on the navigation menu above.

Career Highlights:



  • 2017 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award Winner (Beauty & Health category)
  • 2016 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award Winner (Beauty & Health category)

Notable Clients:

  • Laura James - Guess model and the winner of the America's Next Top Model, cycle 19
  • Chelsie Aryn Miller - Playboy Playmate, Miss March 2015
  • Jene Luciani - Today Show contributor, author
  • Elizabeth Smith - Sports Illustrated model and Miss Tropic Beauty 2014
  • 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

Published Makeup Work:

  • The Meredith Vieira Show (NBC)
  • TV commercials for Depaula Chevrolet (x 3)
  • TV commercial for Regeneron Pharamaceuticals
  • TV commercial for Revolutionize Selling
  • 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
  • Feature in Syracuse Woman Magazine (x 2)
  • Cover and feature in Cap City Collaboration calendar
  • Print ad campaign for clothing designer Ekologic  - displayed in NYC's Grand Central Station
  • Print ad campaign for Albany Center Gallery's 40th Anniversary
  • Bus ad campaign for Denooyer Chevrolet - featured on CDTA busses throughout the region
  • 518Life magazine
  • Times Union newspaper
  • The Spotlight newspaper
  • Altamont Enterprise newspaper
  • Music video for the band Secret Release
  • Music video for the band Owl
  • Wedding Wire blog
  • Artfully Wed blog


  • Licensed Esthetician - New York State
  • Appearance Enhancement Business - New York State

Formal Education & Training:

  • Aesthetic Science Institute - Latham, New York
    • Major: Esthetics
    • Skills: facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasions (crystal and diamond), makeup application, waxing, body treatments
    • Additional Certifications: eyelash extensions
    • Awards: Valedictorian of Esthetics class (97% final average)
  • Sephora
    • Science of Sephora - Certificate of Completion
    • Sephora S.L.A.T.E. Beauty Manager Training - Plano, TX 
    • Extensive training and hands-on experience with the following cosmetic and skincare brands:
      • Smashbox, Urban Decay, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Bare Minerals, Buxom, Tarte, Kat Von D, Algenist, Peter Thomas Roth, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Becca, beautyblender, Clarisonic, NARS, Bite Beauty, CoverFX, Dr. Jart, First Aid Beauty, GlamGlow, Josie Maran, KORRES, Murad, Ole Henriksen, Perricone MD, philosophy, Shiseido, St. Tropez, Sephora and Too Faced.

Beauty Management Experience:

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