Emily Dawn

Makeup + Hair

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I come from a family of artists. From my mother’s incredible floral designs to my two sisters’ perfectly captured photos, visual art is in my blood. What I adore about makeup is its ability to elevate not only physical beauty, but also spiritual presence. My passion is discovering each client’s individual balance of glamour and natural beauty. When having your makeup done—whether it is for a broadcast, your wedding day, a photo shoot, or any other special event—it is crucial to feel your most beautiful self.


My Story

I began my career as a makeup artist in 2011 in bridal and event makeup. In 2013 I joined NBC Sports TV as Key Hair and Makeup Artist in the network’s greater NYC-area studios. With NBC, I have been fortunate to work with a wide variety of celebrity and athletic talent in studio and on location.

In 2016, I joined DIRECTV FANTASY ZONE, a weekly, daylong fantasy football and variety show, on which I worked each week with A-List celebrities and name-brand chefs.

My work as a studio makeup artist on the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games lead to the opportunity to lead a team of 10 artists across seven networks for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. And in February 2018, I  traveled to PyeongChang, South Korea to work on-site on NBC’s broadcast of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

I moved from the NYC area to Asheville, North Carolina with my husband in the fall of 2017 after falling completely in love with the mountains and vibrant community while on an exploratory visit the previous spring. After months of discussion, we both decided to leave the big city behind and build our careers in the Land of the Sky.


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