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: customized facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, LED light therapy, acne treatments, microcurrent 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 spa provides 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!

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

Career Highlights:



  • Voted "Best Spa in the Capital Region" 2018 by The ALT newspaper (Vol 2, Issue 29 - August 8, 2018)
  • 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)

Published Makeup Work:

  • The Meredith Vieira Show (NBC)
  • TV commercials for Depaula Chevrolet (x 4)
  • TV commercial for Regeneron Pharamaceuticals
  • TV commercial for Revolutionize Selling
  • 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
  • Music video for the band Owl
  • Music video for the band Secret Release
  • Wedding Wire blog
  • Artfully Wed blog

Notable Clients:

  • Laura James - Guess model and the winner of the America's Next Top Model, cycle 19
  • Jene Luciani - Today Show contributor, 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


  • 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
    • Awards: Highest GPA in class (97% final average)
  • Dermaplane Pro 
    • Certifications: Dermaplaning
  • Skin Script - Tempe, Arizona
    • Skin Script 101 Certification
    • Skin Script Empowerment Retreat 2018 Attendee - Advanced Histology Training Certification
  • 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