Heather Trachsel | Twin Cities Makeup artist




My passion and commitment as a professional makeup artist is to provide a highly personalized client experience while using the highest quality products to perfectly match your specific skin type, texture, and tone.

My professional training and education paired with my perfectionist approach to creating high-end client experiences will make me a natural fit for your wedding day, special event, or photoshoot.

I’m certified through Faces Etc. of Minnesota in Bridal, Airbrushing, and Event Makeup for High Definition. I've attended several masterclasses with celebrity makeup artists, like Mali Thomas and Mario Dedivanovic, with an emphasis on red carpet makeup techniques. As a member of The Powder Group, I’ve also attended bridal, beauty, and makeup for photography workshops to continue to grow and evolve my skills as a makeup artist.

My work has been featured in print publications like Minnesota Bride, as well as on online publications including Magnolia Rouge and Style Me Pretty.  Additionally, I’ve had the opportunity to do commercial print work with Hamline University and Plato’s Closet, as well as film work with American Intercontinental University,  AMD Films, Inc., and Beaudry Filmworks.

When I’m not doing whatever I can to learn and grow as an artist, I can usually be found hanging with my rescue Bichon Frise, The Honey Man, before running to get pho or ramen. I’ve also been known to use one too many exclamation points in my client emails… I’m just that excited to work together!

My makeup style in a few words...     

timeless  /   natural   /  classic   /  clean  /  refined

Prior to embarking on her career in the beauty and wedding industry, Heather graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.

MY purpose

Nothing inspires me to cultivate and express my creativity like makeup artistry. Every fresh face presents me with a new canvas. Enhancing the natural features of every woman who sits in my makeup chair while elevating their experience is why I practice makeup artistry for brides and special event clients in the Twin Cities and nationwide.



When you leave my chair, I want you to feel like the best version of yourself, not only because of how you look but how you feel. I work personally with a select few clients so I’m able to give them my full attention. From booking to gathering inspiration to polished execution, I’ll be there to guide you through the process with care, confidence, and enthusiasm.

Heather Trachsel | Twin Cities Makeup Artist