MEET OUR ARTISTS

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Shawnee Heltsley

I am Shawnee Heltsley, a small-town girl from Southern Illinois who has worked her way to the level of National Artist for Farouk Systems, working coast-to-coast at hair shows and in educational settings. I have been honored, recognized, and awarded with, among others, “Excellence in Education” and two consecutive nominations for “Top 30 Colorists Under the Age of 30”. In 2018, I worked Charleston Fashion Week, Charleston Bridal Show, and as a personal stylist for a Miss South Carolina pageant contestant.

I have also received several mentions in the industry’s most recognizable magazines and online social media outlets—check out my tips and tricks in Women's Health Magazine! And check out my mentions on Estetica Magazine, StyleCaster, and Fashion Focus.net!

With twelve years of experience in the hair industry and nearly ten years with Farouk Systems, I serve as a mentor behind the chair, in the classroom, and onstage in big cities to small towns, always staying true to my roots.

My goal is to inspire and share my knowledge with stylists on how to take things to the next level of creativity, how to encourage them to step outside their comfort zone, and enlighten them by showing and teaching the latest tricks, techniques, and products. “Think Outside the Box” is the motto I have carried with me throughout my career in order to create bold hair—and always be a fearless artist. And when it comes to my clients, not only do I strive to give them the best possible experience, but I also share my knowledge with them so they know how to get the most out of their time in—or out of—my chair.

Stop on in and experience it for yourself!

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Lisa Burson

Lisa has spent 20 years in the beauty industry as a professional makeup artist, a licensed esthetician and a licensed esthetic instructor. Now owning her own business in Mount Pleasant, SC, she continues to work in her studio daily helping clients with all their skincare and waxing needs, as well as professional makeup services including applications for television, film and editorial work. Currently, a Freelance Artist for Jane Iredale, allows her to represent the line while instructing and retailing the International Line of Skincare Cosmetics. Over her career, Lisa has worked and trained with a variety of makeup lines including, Mac Cosmetics, Nars, Elias Faas, Estee Lauder, Bare Minerals, Sonia Posnick, Jane Iredale and many, many more. Also, working side by side with a Relvon Platform Artist for 2 years. For over a decade, Lisa has worked backstage at Charleston Fashion Week as a makeup artist. She has taught makeup for nearly 15 years, from working with professionals in the beauty industry, including other makeup artist, to teaching makeup lessons to clients on a daily basis in her own studio. Whatever your personal makeup style, from light and barely there to glamorous and trendy, Lisa can get you there! Her skill set is designed to help you prep and prime the skin with customized facials, leaving the complexion smooth and even, then finishing with just the right touch of makeup to ensure a flawless, radiant and beautiful look for the bride!

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Anita Maginn

An Esthetician and spa owner since 2007, Anita Maginn graduated from MMTC with honors. She frequently attends advanced training classes and shows to keep up with the ever-changing world of esthetics specializing in facials, Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, lash extensions and waxing. She has been the owner of two successful spas and is currently the owner of Treehouse Spa in Mt. Pleasant, SC.