About Bradford Holshouser

Beauty • Fashion • Entertainment Cosmetologist & Educator

Stylist & Production Design Creative Innovations

Highly experienced professional cosmetologist and designer with a unique ability to harmonize attention to detail with creativity. Successful salon owner and leader with proven organizational development skills to achieve business objectives and needs in fast-changing challenging busy salon environment. Regional Educator for WELLA Concept Salons in latest techniques, trends and knowledge. Expertise as a fashion stylist for individuals, commercial and special events.

Client following for wardrobe style development. High degree of artistic sense that showcases technical ability and individuality in production design and execution. Recognized for creative innovations in trend development in beauty, fashion and design entertainment on a competitive stage. collaborative partner at all levels in building relationships that drive results to achieve success. Consistent record of enhancing profitability through support of business objectives.

Key Accomplishments

▪ Owner of successful boutique style salon with multiple stylists for the past 12 years.

▪ Production designer for wigs and makeup for Opera Carolina for the past 16 years.

▪ Chorus member for Opera Carolina for the past 16 years.

▪ Professional educator/trainer for WELLA/Coty (formerly P & G) for the past 4 years.

▪ MAC certified makeup artist for stage, film and photography.

▪ North American Trend Vision Awards (NATVA) Color Vision finalist 2015.

▪ Scoop award winner for best colorist in Charlotte, NC 2016.

▪ North American Trend Vision Awards Creative Vision Silver winner 2016.

Where I have been

 

G. Edwards – Charlotte, NC 2003-2004
Professional salon stylist servicing an expansive clientele through services including styling, couture color and precision cuts. Provided makeup, wardrobe building and personal draping style development. Merchandising, retail and visual coordinator for salon.

Key Accomplishments:
● Featured specialist for bridal clientele hair, makeup and overall look.
● Top sales associate for retail sales and promotions.
● Top stylist for most referrals.

Norman Russell – Charlotte, NC 2001-2003
Intern position out of cosmetology school building experience as a professional stylist for hair, makeup and wardrobe consultation. Designated special events coordinator for hair and fashion shows. Establishing relationship and developing clientele.

Key Accomplishments:
● Top sales associate for retail sales and promotions.
● Top stylist for most referrals.
● Appointed lead makeup artist for NFL’s Carolina Panthers cheerleaders – the TopCats.

Lord & Taylor – Raleigh, NC 2000-2001
Visual Merchandiser and Make-up artist responsible for storewide merchandising displays. Served as freelance makeup artist for special events with Chanel, Lancôme, Estee Lauder.

Key Accomplishment:
● Re-designed and implemented complete Christmas installation visual displays.
● Re-organized, cleaned and maintained merchandise storeroom which facilitated an increase in sales.

McCalls Magazine – New York, NY 1998-2000
Assistant Editor in the fashion department developing operational skillset for beauty, fashion and self-style industry publication. Assisted with marketing strategies for increased visibility and sales.

Key Accomplishments:
● Attended fashion shoots and assisted with all aspects of production.
● Served as a liaison between McCalls and modeling agencies including Elite, Ford, Zoil, Metropolitan and Wilhelmina.
• Key contact with fashion vendors, scheduling “go sees” for perspective models and responsible for apparel and accessories. Freelance – New York, NY 1998-2000 Worked with local photographers and fashion designers as a freelance makeup artist and stylist.

Freelance – New York, NY 1998-2000
Worked with local photographers and fashion designers as a freelance makeup artist and stylist.

Education

Licensed Cosmetologist – International Institute of Hair Design Raleigh, NC Bachelor of Science

– Clothing and Textiles, Fashion Design, Marketing University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC Bachelor of Music

– Vocal Performance University North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston Salem, NC