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Linda Hay is a world-renowned makeup artist known for her down-to-earth personality and her uncanny ability to highlight what is unique within all her subjects. A painter since childhood, her deep fascination with color, texture, and technique was the start of her artistic passion. Originally from Wales, Linda’s career as a makeup artist really took off when she moved to New York in the 90’s.
Linda has collaborated with legendary fashion photographers including Peter Lindbergh, Arthur Elgort, and Walter Chin, and her work has graced the covers of magazines around the world such as Vogue Italia, Interview, W, Elle and Allure. She has been tapped by some of Hollywood’s most beautiful faces including Heidi Klum, Selena Gomez, Megan Fox, Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore and Naomi Watts for red carpet events including The Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, and The Met Ball, along with international film premieres and festivals. Linda has also worked on campaigns for brands such as L'Oréal, Olay, Neutrogena and Victoria's Secret, and has been featured alongside her makeup tips and tutorials for esteemed publications including Forbes, Glamour, Allure, Byrdie Beauty, Refinery29, and more. Linda boasts a loyal social media following of over 70,000 beauty enthusiasts that she engages with daily to educate and inspire.
While Linda calls New York City home, she is a true citizen of the world traveling wherever work takes her. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time at the beach with her family. Linda’s ability to balance her career with her love of these simple pleasures has earned her unparalleled success in the last several years, and all but guarantees even greater recognition in those to come.