dannon k. collard
Dannon K. Heller is a licensed aesthetician and a professional makeup artist specializing in airbrush makeup application for weddings and events. She started her own freelancing company in 2010, in her home town of Lexington, SC, after working part-time at a MAC counter and being told by an old friend that this is what she was meant to do. After marrying her boyfriend and best friend of 5 years Josh, Dannon left her full-time job at an audiologist's office and relocated herself and her business to Charleston in 2012 to join her husband, while still keeping her maiden name for the business. Since then she has been awarded on numerous occasions for Wedding Wire's Brides Choice and featured across many print and blog publications including Charleston Weddings Magazine, Weddings Unveiled, Magnolia Rouge, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes and more! Even though she's based in Charleston, she's available for worldwide travel!
Dannon strives to be a perfectionist in her craft and is determined to provide her brides with the look they ask for. She starts by having in-depth conversations during their trial run about how they wear their makeup in detail and how they've been envisioning the wedding look of their dreams! Her primary goal is to makeup you feel completely comfortable with your makeup artist and help you achieve YOUR look that will not only look flawless in the pictures and in person, but make you feel like your very best you!
What's in her kit? She has spent years building her kit and finding the best products on the market from a a variety of reputable companies. Some of her favorites and who she has become a Pro Member for, include; Temptu, MAC, NARS, Makeup Forever, Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier. Even though Dannon has her preferences, she is also very welcoming to using those must-have products you wear on the regular-remembering that this moment is all about you and how you feel!
By hiring a makeup artist, you will not only be provided with all the right products and tools to ensure longevity (Yes, even through the heat, sweat and the tears!), but the skills and unique techniques of an artist and professional! Dannon will only provide the services she specializes in and has a true passion for, which is makeup. And with that, she believes she'll be able to give you one of the best makeup experiences you've ever had and help put any of your makeup stress or worries you may have at ease! It also is very important to her that you are provided with a stress free, fun day with your family and friends!
Now you know how Dannon works, but what's her personality like?! If you follow her on Instagram, don't be fooled by her staged images! She started a blog on the side years ago called (Dannon,) like the yogurt (get it?!) and used that as a creative outlet for her other passions like fashion, how-to DIY projects/home renovations, traveling and event hosting! Dannon likes to be goofy and very theatrical (hence the funny photo in this real with one of her favorite photography buddies Sean + Elizabeth Money and videographer PJ Brown of Life and Rewind!), imitate singers and her favorite comedians like Jim Carey, Eddie Murphy and Will Ferrell (she's a huge movie buff!). She's got a huge love for Jesus and values time spent with Him, family and friends :) Oh and she gives bear hugs!! I think you guys will hit it off ;)
"Be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."
(1 Peter 3:4)