Women have been walking out of the Kimara Ahnert Makeup Studio on Madison Avenue feeling and looking their very best for over 14 years. In one of the most competitive cities in the world, Kimara has grown and thrived by empowering and beautifying celebrities, socialites, diplomats, business executives, royals and women who pride themselves on being in the know. She has created an elegant, comfortable environment where women seeking hair makeup advice are provided with a customized one-on-one experience and given the tools to personify who they are. With her own diverse makeup line and services that deliver beautiful results, Kimara will bring out “your most beautiful you”- because makeup trends will come and go, but confidence will always be in style.
Kimara grew up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania where she lived and worked on the property of her family’s resort. She attended Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland and earned a BA in Business Management. After graduation, she thought she would pursue a corporate career in New York City. First however, she decided to pursue a childhood dream and took a summer course in makeup artistry, which clarified for her that her passion lay in doing makeup. She accepted the position of assistant to a makeup artist in New York City, and quickly learned the ins and outs of the world of makeup. The experience made her realize that she wanted to create a makeup studio where the ambiance greatly differed from the department store cosmetic counter, and a quality product line that she could personally curate to meet her exacting standards and the needs of her clients. In 1997 that dream came true with the opening of her makeup and skincare studio on Madison Avenue. Today her team of makeup artists and aestheticians are among the top experts in the industry.
Kimara has been a guest on numerous national broadcast shows, makeover segments and beauty panels and has been featured in national publications such as The New York Times, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, MORE, Lunss,Vanity Fair and Town & Country. Kimara is often touted for her bridal expertise and interviewed in wedding publications including New York Weddings, Town & Country Weddings and Bride’s dress, among others.
Kimara has worked extensively with professional models and New York’s high society. Kimara and her team’s celebrity clientele includes bold-faced names such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Isabella Rossellini, Meryl Streep, Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Amanda Peet, Susan Lucci, Katherine Heigl, and Danielle Jonas to name a few.
Wonder where you’ve seen Kimara and her products before? Kimara has been a guest on numerous national broadcast shows, makeover segments and beauty panels and has been featured in national publications such as The New York Times, Redbook, MORE, Vanity Fair and Town & Country. Kimara is often touted for her bridal expertise and interviewed in wedding publications including New York Weddings, Town & Country Weddings and Bride’s, among others. Click through the gallery to see her most recent press.
Kimara and her team would love to hear from you! Visit the store, give us a call, or email your beauty questions and comments.
Kimara Ahnert Makeup and Skincare Studio
1113 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sat: 10am- 7pm