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Gena Sullivan is a stylish, artistic and creative Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist based in Miami, Florida. Born and raised in Greenwood, South Carolina, where she lived with her mother, father and brother, she was greatly influenced and inspired by her personable grandmother who owned a salon called Hughes Beauty Salon in Chester, South Carolina. Following her passion, Gena went on to study at USC Aiken (Business Management Studies) and the Empire Beauty School (Cosmetologist). While in college, Gena would do her classmate’s hair and for the residents in Aiken, South Carolina. In 2002, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia considered to be the South’s Hair capital, to pursue her love for the beauty career. She started working in a Buckhead salon where she became the Celebrity Stylist. An amiable personality, she started building relationships with people in the industry and shortly after she established a portfolio and got an agent, Ford Models in Atlanta, GA.

Since then she has been self-employed with 12 years of experience under her belt. Exceptionally great at what she does, her work became on-demand and takes her on the road - Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and anywhere else creative duty calls. Her experience includes hair styling and make-up for videos, commercials, films, editorials, runways, etc. She has worked on beauty editorials with several magazines such as Vanidades, XXL, Six Degrees, Upscales, Jadore, Jezebel, Ebony, Miami Monthly among others; Catalogs such as Macys, Aeropostale, American Girl etc. She has also worked her magic on the set of Movies such as Rock of Ages, Step Up 4, Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" (TV Series); Music videos such as Lil Wayne "The Only Reason" and “Lolli Pop”, Ray J Feat. Young Berg "Sexy Can I" and many more.

Gena is all about representing her own style and thinking out of the box with hair products, hair extensions and makeup lines. She draws her inspiration from different styles in seasons or the clients’ character or desires. Gena Sullivan is a believer in Quality; doing good quality healthy hair and beautiful well done hair extensions. With make-up, she loves to make the skin flawless by working with her clients’ skin tone and educating them on low maintenance ways to keep their hair and skin healthy. In her spare time, she enjoys family, friends, the beach, gym, cooking and spa. She also gives back as a public speaker at the Greenwood South Carolina Vocational School. Gena Sullivan, Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist extraordinaire continues to use her creative imagination to beautify and make her brand of quality stand out with every client.

Experience:
Editorial/Ads
Upscales Magazine April 2006 (Fashion Editorial)
Upscale Magazine March 2009 KFC 360 Degree Ad
Upscales Magazine Oct. 2009 (Editorial)
Upscales Magazine April 2010 (Beauty Editorial)
Jadore Magazine April 2010 (Editorial)
Jadore Magazine Celebrity Anniversary Issue May 2009 (Editorial)
Jadore Magazine July 2010 (Vivica Fox editorial)
XXL Magazine Web Candy May 2009
Jezebel Magazine January 2008 (Editorial)
Six Degrees January 2008 (Editorial)
Riverwalk Magazine May 2006 (Editorial)
Miami Monthly Magazine July 2007 (Swim Suit Editorial)
Ocean Drive Espanola Magazine August 2007 Ad
Advair Ad
Strength by Nature Ad (Profectiv) Ad 2005
"So In Love" Royal Caribbean Ad 2007
Vanidades Dec. 2010 (beauty editorial)
Ebony March 2011 (Nicole Bitchie)
Vanidades Feb. 2011 (beauty editorial)
Institute Magazine Nov. 2012 (editorial)
Vanidades Dec/Jan. 2013 (editorial)

 

Film/TV/Commercials
Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" 2007 (TV Series)
Tyler Perry's "The Tyler Perry Show" 2007 (Talk Show)
South Beach Diet 2007 (Commercial)
Strength by Nature 2005 (Commercial)
"Memories" Royal Caribbean 2007 (Commercial)
"Begleitkinder" Triggerhappyproductions 2007 (Commercial)
Tyler Perry's "Madea Goes to Jail" 2006 (Production Play)
Jerry White "We Shall Go Forward" 2006 (Production Play)
Florida Grande Opera 2007 Ad
Q3030 "This Is Glam" instructional hair video "How to Achieve the Wave"
Kodak Bragging Rightsdirector Chris Robinson
Rexona Seltzer Productiona deoderant commercial 2011
Sweden Alecta Bank commercial 2011
Ferraro Rochercommercial 2011
Magic City TV show Season 1 Starz Network director Ed Bianchi
Magic City TV show Season 2
Citi Trendz Christmas commercial 2011
Citi Trendz Spring commercial 2012
Motorolla TRBO Rockstar Commercial 2012
"Walmart local basket claim - Hispanic"  Superbowl 2013
Blackberry "El Numero 10" 2013 commercial
Hennessy Commercial 2013VH1 Big Ang Show "Miami Monkey"
Fusion Media Network 2013-2015
Ballers Season 2
Good Morning America w/Candy Carson
Gatorade Commercial 2016 (Serena Williams)
Wendy's Commercial 2016
Elisa 2016 Hintasaarnaajat Commercial
MTV Ridiculus Brazil 2016
Nightline News w/Host Kimberly Brooks Oprah Winfrey Interview 2016

Edicion Digital Univision Network 2016

 


 

Movies
Rock of Ages director Adam Shankman
Step Up 4

Music Videos
Ciara "Goodies" Director Benny Boom (Hair Assistant)
Clipse feat. Slim Thug "Wamp Wamp" Director Malcolm Jones
Lil Wayne "The Only Reason" Director David Palmer
Ray J Feat. Young Berg "Sexy Can I" Director Malcolm Jones
Lil Wayne "Lolli Pop" Director Gil Green
Trina "Million Dollar Girl" Gil Green
DJ Khaled "All I Do Is Win" Gil Green
Sean Garret feat.Nikki Manij "Get It All" Gil Green
Plies "She Got it Made" Phat Katts
Roscoe Dash "Every Where I Go" Director Malcolm Jones
The Dream Sex Intelligent director Parris
Timati feat. Dirty Money director Pasha Hoodyakov
Trey Songz"Love Faces" director Francis
Ace Hood "Get It In" director Dayo
Gloria Estafan Hotel Nacional Video
DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross "Take it to the Head"
Erika Jayne feat Florida "Tonight" director  Ray Kay
Havana  Brown "We Run da Night" director  Ray Kay
Eruko Davido (Nigerian Artist)  Antwan Smith
Davido "Overseas" Director Antwan Smith
2 Chainz "Im Different" Director Elisha-Smith Leverock
One Direction "Best Song" director Ben Winston
Flo Rida feat. Pitbull "I Can't Believe It" director Geremy & Georgie

 

Catalog
Aeropostle Fall Catalog 2006
Macy's SouthBack to School Catalog 2007
Macy's South Lingerie Catalog 2007
American Girl 2007 Catalog
Justice Spring2008 Catalog
Catos Spring Catalog 2011
Limited Fall 2012
Nicole Miller Spring 2012