Avril is passionate about make-up.
She loves the idea that a little bit of color can transform a person,
and lift the spirit in addition to the façade. As she works,
she steps back to get a sense of the whole look, and often times
she is amazed by what transforms before her eyes.
Avril has been a make-up artist for over 10 years, but has loved
make-up her whole life. She graduated from Northwestern University
with a degree in theatre and pursued a career in Musical Theatre
for a few years in Chicago.
Originally make-up was to be a “side”
career. Although, one-day she had an epiphany and realized she could
be happy, creative and make a living. She has never looked back.
Los Angeles beckoned in 1996 and Avril began working with the famed
Cloutier Agency. There she assisted some of the top artists in the
industry while gradually building a clientele of her own.
In 2002 she joined Fred Segal Beauty
and quickly rose up the ranks. She created a softer look for Pamela
Anderson as seen on the covers of British Marie Claire and German
GQ. She was profiled on the TV shows Style VIP and Stripped.
Avril lives in West Los Angeles with
her husband Rory and her two daughters.