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Takeover Tuesday Part 2. Featuring: Therese

After spending 3 days getting to know Therese and getting to do her makeup at the end and really getting to engage with her, I asked her if she would write something for my blog. This was her input and when I received not only was I thankful for all the positive words she had to say, but that the experience that I really try to give women when getting their makeup done, others recognize. To follow Therese’s journey as she not only models but she is a photographer, you can go to her website: www.theresebniedbala.com or follow her on Instagram www.Instagram.com/thereseniedbala

I had the absolute pleasure to join Tyhree and Lee’s team for a couple days in Chicago. I was honestly quite intimidated because I had never worked with such a large corporate client before, let alone just the fact Tyhree and Lee were coming from New York was intimidating enough. Lee spoke so highly of Tyhree on my phone interview and prep, so I was already excited to meet and learn from her.
Being in Chicago’s modeling industry for a couple years now, I’ve worked with many makeup artists at all levels. I ‘m not the best judge of technical skill yet, but I can evaluate pretty well how comfortable the makeup artist makes someone feel, and how important that is before a shoot. I usually count on getting to know my makeup artists well before my shoots, and usually they get to know me well. It’s like the dentist a little bit: sometimes it’s hard to respond to the conversation you strike up if someone is touching your face or lips, but it’s incredibly more awkward if it’s just silences for the 30-60 minutes you’re together. I value the awkward conversation pauses more than no conversation at all, and I would assume most other people do as well. And this time is also essential for the energy cultivated before getting in front of the camera.
I didn’t get to know Tyhree that well during the days of shooting, I just noticed her and the clients stepping into her workspace. I already could tell by the fact she respected her client’s privacy and comfort by closing the door to the office they were given for the makeup room, to close off some embarrassment maybe they felt getting their makeup done in a working office. These clients weren’t all super comfortable with getting their makeup nor being in front of the camera, and I noted that Tyhree was trying to make them feel the best they could before they met me and Lee. The makeup artist is usually the first impression of the entire experience the client is having, so when our clients came to Lee and me, they had far less doubts, insecurities, or embarrassment because of Tyhree.
Once we wrapped up, I had the honor to sit in Tyhree’s chair. This is when all my observations were proven to be intentional because of the all the wisdom Tyhree innately has and has gathered over the years. We shared our back stories and Tyhree was able to walk me through why she makes the choices she does regarding working with people. She shared both advice for my photography career and my modeling career, which was so valuable to me. Tyree’s genuine honesty and energy are a splendor to be around.
The days I spent under their wings were some of the most valuable of my artistic career. So much so I printed the selfie we all took and it’s on my wall in my tiny French apartment as I’m studying abroad— so I can remember them and their lessons and know who I can always reach out to for more advice :-)

Photo Credit: Lee Seidenberg

2019 Tuesday Takeover

2019 was an amazing year, every year is about growth, learning, progression, self-reflection. Continuing my education, pushing myself to be a better artist, creative and networker as I tend to be more introverted in crowds.
It was a great year reflect looking back at everything in hindsight. I got to meet so many amazing women whom I had the opportunity to do makeup on. I wouldn’t be able to share them all because I truly got to meet, interact, and uplift many woman and men.
Not only did I get to travel to places and network with other people in other states in large companies but also Lee Seidenberg (www.leeseidenbergphotography.com) and I managed to make it to Chicago, Connecticut, Maryland, and doing an international campaign. Balancing traveling, personal life and working with my regular clients and seeing what they have accomplished in their personal lives and careers also pushed me harder.
In Chicago I got to meet an upcoming model and photographer who assisted lee named Therese. Therese who is stunning and beyond a talented photographer (she’s been here before) allowed me to do her makeup and give her some insight and coaching her in some modeling posing and finding her light.
In April 2019 I got to launch my own lash line (www.tshbeautylashes.com) which has been successful and such a blessing. It pushed my creativity and the roles; I play aside from makeup artist. My models and brand ambassadors who were awesome women whom I previously worked before, who went above and beyond to assist me in supporting my dream that I wanted to bring into fruition. Thank you everyone who was there for me in 2019 (Alyssa, Erica, Christina, Shantel, Nicole, Kat, Jilian, Shaina, Natalia Harris) and thank you to all those who will continue to support me in the future.
At the end of May going into June, I got to work with 2 amazing sisters Whitley Isa and Esosa Cheryl from Belgium. The amount of talent both of those women possess is unreal and I cannot wait to not only work with them again, so we can rejoin and see how much we all have grown together in our artistry. The shoots not only came out beautifully, the styling, the energy, and the focus was all there which is truly all you can ask for.
We are now halfway through the year, I was also hand-selected on a list by The H Hub, which is for creators (photographers, models, makeup artist). There are numerous makeup artists are on the app there was a list that came out The Top 22 Editorial Makeup Artists in NYC which was shocking, as The Hub is for creatives only. I had awakened after a long 3 days of shooting and to my surprise receiving a congratulations that I had made the “list”. There has always been an imaginary list in my mind but to be chosen by a platform strictly for the creators, and it was absolutely honor. Though being on the list was something just for me and for me to be proud of it did show other people how hard I am working.
o Thank you to everyone for your consistent support, love, and encouragement you absolutely made 2019 a year to remember.
o T.S.H.

Photo Credit of Therese: Lee Seidenberg

Makeup Mondays

On August 3rd, 2019 a L.A. photographer and cinematographer Ryan Clemens (https://ryanclemensphoto.com/) (http://www.instagram.com/ryanlclemens/) would be visiting N.Y.C reached out to me regarding doing a shoot on August 16th in Brooklyn with an amazing, young, and fresh team. Everyone was newer to the industry, and so it would be great to work with fresh talent with new ideas, thoughts, and great energy.
Sophia Spero a young amazing model whom hadn’t graduated high school yet. She had the potential to be signing to an agency but is waiting to graduate high school. (https://www.instagram.com/sophiaspero/)
Steph Rose (https://www.instagram.com/stephiemicks/)
(https://www.styledbystephrose.com/) whom is a vibrant spirit whom was the stylist, we instantly had common interests of crystals and energy. We also had the commonality of doing what it takes to take the great pictures of a friend on their phone. Steph pulled 3 great looks all amazingly flattering to our model. Since Sophia was a younger model, we wanted to make sure that we kept her in age appropriate clothing and different looks to help her develop her portfolio.
Everything came together so beautifully and organically; I was beyond impressed with Ryan’s dedication to get a great shot whether that was getting on the floor or standing on a ladder. Not only did he make everyone feel comfortable as he was the only male on the team the stars had to have aligned as he was shooting on his birthday the day before he was leaving back for L.A.
Thank you, Ryan, for having me a part of your birthday. Sophia and Steph for trusting my vision regarding makeup and just being a delight to work with. I look forward to watching all your careers bloom.

Until our next shoot, for your viewing pleasure.

Tyhree-Shinae Hall

Women in Business Wednesday

Most recently I connected with an amazing woman by the name of Nubia, whom has now grown to be a client of mine. We initially connected because she was going to be taking new headshots and lifestyle photos to utilize in her writing career and PR business. We had an amazing interaction our first makeup session that we got the chance to work together again. This time she would be making an appearance on HipNewJersey.com to discuss her newest book The Survivors Club. Not only am I thankful to be a part of the beautiful journey that her career is taking her on but the monumental moments she won’t forget. Below is her bio that I added so that you can read more about one of the amazing women amongst many that I have the opportunity work with but so you can also follow her journey.
Nubia DuVall Wilson is an author, poet, journalist and the owner of Cielo Consulting PR, a boutique public relations and marketing agency. Her passion for poetry and short stories began at the young age of five and her professional writing career launched at Real Simple magazine in 2006. Shortly after, she penned a humorous blog that retold her outrageous encounters and observations of strangers in New York City and abroad called Encounters with Strangers, which become a book of vignettes with the eponymous name, published in June 2013 (Cielo Press). The Survivors Club is her first novella, inspired by her journey to heal as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Nubia graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a degree in English and a minor in Religion. Learn more at www.nubiaduvall.com
Also follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/encounterswithnubia

She also had these wonderful things to say about me:
"Love love love Tyhree!!! First of all, she is an expert and knows how to apply makeup in a way that brings out your natural beauty and doesn’t make you look “over done” if that is the look you want (which is what I wanted). Next, she has a great personality! I enjoyed getting to know her during my session. I hired Tyhree for my new professional and lifestyle photos for my PR business and writing career and I am so in love with the results. She will always be part of my Glam Squad 😍🤩

Photo Credit: Jamie Meier @LiveloveMaplewood

On May 23rd, 2019 Whitley Isa, www.WhitleyIsa.com a portrait and fashion photographer from Belgium and I connected through email, after she came across my profile on the creative platform The Hub.

Coordinating from Belgium Whitley, along with her sister, videographer Esosa Cheryl www.esosacheryl.com whom would be visiting NYC and was trying to put together an amazing group of creative teams to do some collaborative shoots for portfolio work. Watching these 2 sisters work simultaneously in unison and complement each other was inspirational.

On June 5th we all came together, model Moon Young of Major Models NYC https://www.instagram.com/ii_moonshine/, wardrobe stylist Jamal www.jamaleast.com, and me Tyhree-Shinae Hall to work amongst these 2 talented creatives.

Though I had the opportunity to work with the 2 talented Whitley and Esosa previously the day before and I knew to what to expect as far as their talent, I wasn’t prepared for the new energy that would be bringing talent, energy and sass.

It’s always important for me as makeup artist to connect with the model or models I will be doing makeup on especially in collaborative shoots because everyone must do their part to get a great shot. Moon and I had to get adjusted because it was extremely warm and humid on this beautiful NYC day. We found comfort in the fact that we both were extremely warm, however I had Evian spray that I had refrigerated and a fan to help keep us cool.

Moon was a quiet yet fierce model, she made every movement with intent and purpose. She was focused on how to achieve the mood and vision.

Jamal’s styling, energy, and sass was complimentary to everything envisioned for the shoot. The details to accessories, mixture of different textures and fabrics were captivating. Keeping the overall look fashion forward and classic.

Not only was this a great team of creatives we all happened to be women and a man of color within 4-5 hours. There was a story of photos, videos and behind the scenes that captured everything we wanted to represent. Moon was feminine; strong, in trend but classic, vulnerable but in control and empowered.

I am beyond thankful to have met these brilliant creatives, who were encouraging and present throughout our entire shoot. I’m grateful to be a part of a team of individually talented creatives. We managed to capture poise, fierceness, and effortless beauty. We were all captivated under the spell of the Moon.
Until our next shoot, for your viewing pleasure.

Under The Moon

Tyhree-Shinae Hall

The Hub is a platform that connects creators to each other and to brands and allows brands to connect with creators. Every member has applied and had their application accepted by a real person. They have hand-picked and curated the top 35,000+ creators in the country. This is an amazing platform to connect with other creators across the world so that we can view each other’s portfolios and be able to work together. I had the honor of be chosen as one of the Top Editorial Makeup Artists in NYC, with there being thousands of other artists in this dynamic city I am beyond thankful and grateful to be mentioned amongst my peers who have inspired me.