Molly Tanzillo- Bucks County Hair and Makeup Artist

This is Molly. She’s been working with me for a few months now as my in house boudoir session hair and makeup artist. I decided to write a blog post on her because she’s just so amazing.

I met Molly through her cousin Kayla who I use as a guinea pig for shoot ideas. Kayla and Molly’s aunt own a salon where Molly works. I ended up being hired to photograph the salon’s headshots and group photos for their website. That is where Molly and I’s romance blossomed. I asked her if she’d like to join along for a few shoots for fun so that we could work off each other’s creativity!

Molly has her own space in her house where she does hair and makeup from, as well as her own kit that she brings along to shoots so that she can set up anywhere and any time!

I asked her a few questions to get to know how and why she wanted to branch out in the field she chose. Molly said she’s always been a girly girl and was playing with Bratz dolls and Barbies while she was younger. She also used to watch the style channel (which doesn’t even exist anymore!) to watch what not to wear, specifically for the hair and makeup segment.

As for which she got into first, hair or makeup, she said it was honestly both. She would use her Mom’s makeup, and would ask for nail polish kits and hair beads for Christmas to build her mini collection up. When middle school came around she would do hair for her friends for formal dances and proms, as it was much easier to practice hair rather than makeup. She realized after doing hair for her friends formals that she could actually make a career out of this hobby that she loved doing so much.

A classic Hollywood wave is what Molly told me was her favorite look to create. She did this exact look on Kayla when we were hired to photograph Mon Cheri dresses for their social media. A classic red lip and winged eye is her favorite makeup look, but she loves to venture outside of the box and try funky looks as well!

I asked Molly what her five year goal was. She said “In Five years I’d like to have a pretty good following. I’m really just trying to get myself out there right now and show people what I can do!”

Molly’s work really speaks for itself. She’s able to do so many different things with the tools she has to create amazing works of art. Every time we shoot, there’s a new look that she’ll bring to the table. She’s constantly updating her kit with new eyeshadows, lip colors, etc. She’s laid back and goes with the flow and can work through sticky situations, like even doing a full braided updo in the back of a car because we thought we were going to loose light for the shoot.

Since Molly is in a similar boat as me when it comes to being able to do your hobby as your career, I wanted to know why she loves her job so much. She said “I make people feel great about their looks, just by making their natural features stand out with makeup or giving them a whole new look with a hairstyle! Another reason is I get to be creative everyday. I see someone’s hair and I see what I want to do to it and it’s fun to see the outcome. And lastly I’m surrounded by amazing people who just want each other to grow as a stylist and also a person.”

I highly suggest to follow Molly on Instagram to keep up with her newest creations, maybe even contact her for a makeover! You won’t be disappointed!

Where to find Molly! 

Instagram- @Mollys_chair

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