About Me

In just a few short years, Tai Young has become one of the most sought-after makeup artists in Hollywood. In the pursuit of perfection, Tai Young has developed unparalleled, flawless makeup techniques that allow her clients to appear ageless even when challenged by weather, temperature, lights and other environmental conditions. Tai Young’s clients stand-out in crowded rooms and are recognizable on any carpet; they are “blended to perfection,” and never stray from her signature clean and natural technique. Her impressive list of female celebrity canvases includes: Vivica Fox, Queen Latifah, Frenchie Davis, Korrina Rico, Jeannie Mai, Malinda Williams, Angell Conwell, Janelle Monae, Chrisette Michelle, Meagan Good, Vanessa Simmons, Michelle Williams, Willa Ford, Venus Williams, Hilary Duff, Taraji P. Henson and Kyla Pratt, among others. In addition, Tai Young grooms some of the hottest men in Hollywood including rapper/actor Common, Kanye West, Cedric The Entertainer, Patrick Warburton, Hill Harper, Boris Kodjoe, Terrell Owens, Hosea Chanchez and Kevin Hart.
The Artist at WorkOn the small screen, Tai Young is a veteran of rose ceremonies after logging five seasons as one of the lead makeup artists on ABC’s hit reality shows, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Her additional TV credits include: Mr. Box Office, Supreme Justice With Judge Karen, Justice With Judge Mablean, Exhale (Aspire TV), Prank My Mom (Lifetime), and Kim Kimble’s L.A. Hair (WE TV). The upcoming season of WE TV’s Marriage BootCamp: Bridezillas, celebrates Tai Young as a celebrity makeup artist and captures the transformation of perhaps her toughest clients to-date. Among her film credits are: House Arrest, Terms & Conditions, Can You Spare Some Change, and It’s Not You, It’s Me, as well as music videos for Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dog.Tai Young appreciates the talents of fellow artists and has aligned herself with world renowned photographers: Norman Jean Roy, Jonathan Becker, Randee St. Nicholas, Mark Sacro, and Charles Bush, among others. Her extensive list of editorial credits include: Glamour, Teen People, Essence, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, YOU, and Ebony magazines.

 

Knowledge is PowerWidely recognized as an industry leader, in 2009, Tai Young launched Industry Art Shops (www.iashops.com), an education-based program that affords aspiring artists a chance to meet and learn from the industry’s best from the fields of make up, hair, and wardrobe. Tai Young shares that “it is truly rewarding to spend a weekend with the next generation of artists gathered in a workshop setting who are there to observe, take notes, and leave with the ability to apply what they’ve learned at their next gig.” Tai Young appreciates the opportunity to inspire others with her incredible journey that began at age five when she created garments out of socks for her Barbie dolls which paved the way for her to be Beyoncé’ personal shopper before she was old enough to vote.Although celebrated for her “less is more” approach to fashion and beauty, Tai Young continues to push the envelope with the evolving image of each of her celebrity clients. To them, she is not just a Fashion Stylist, Makeup Artist, Beauty Expert, Trendsetter, or Style Maven – she defies the confines of a label and is simply: Tai Young.

 

Holiday 2013This holiday season, Tai Young announced the launch of her namesake line of beauty must- haves with the release of “5 Steps to Flawless,” her signature set of makeup brushes. The five brush collection allows women and girls to apply their own makeup with the same artistic standards as Tai Young guided by the tips she provides in the instruction book included. Tai takes the guess work out of your makeup regime. “5 Steps to Flawless” is available at www.taiyoungstyle.com.

A New Year, A New Look

In Spring 2014, Tai Young will add “author” to her resume with the release of When it Comes to Makeup…Less Is More. Her publishing debut is a no-holds barred beauty tell-all book for the woman who wants to perfect a “no makeup” look. Tai Young encourages a ‘less is more” makeup technique and shares tips, tricks, and beauty secrets of our favorite celebrities. The award-winning makeup artist shares her own special techniques to make sure every woman, no matter her age or ethnicity, looks her very best. The release of When it Comes to Makeup…Less Is More will be supported by a multi-city book tour and beauty seminars. In addition, Tai Young has partnered with Angela Burt-Murray and will host “The Beauty Breakdown” segments on www.cocoafab.com.