Kimara Ahnert is a highly sought after New York City makeup artist and beauty expert.  Her eponymous Kimara Ahnert Makeup and Skincare Studio has thrived on Madison Avenue for over 20 years – providing women a customized one-on-one experience with the tools and tips to personify who they are and look their very best.  Makeup trends come and go, but confidence comes from knowing you feel beautiful.

Kimara has educated countless women in the art of how to look their best.  Women trust Kimara and her artists on the most important days of their lives – whether it be a bride on her wedding day, an actress on the red carpet, or a professional  accepting a prestigious award.

Kimara’s makeup line is about choices.  The line is personally curated by Kimara every season to include fresh and bold colors that help bring out the individual beauty of all women.  At Kimara Ahnert, the trends are edited to accommodate multi-dimensional women – giving them the tips, tools and color palettes to move away from predictable and capture the essence of what is means to be “made-up”.  Kimara’s line and personal touch allow her clients to look as bold and daring or soft and natural as they choose – but always their most beautiful selves.

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 fulfill 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, as well as a high-quality makeup line that would meet her exacting standards and the needs of her clients.  In 1997 that dream came true with the opening of her studio on Madison Avenue.  Today her team of makeup artists and estheticians are among the most highly sought out beauty 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, 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.

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.


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
1095 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10028
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Phone: 212-452-4252


Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sat: 10am- 6pm
Sun: Closed



I’ve never had my makeup done in your studio. How do I book an appointment and choose an artist?

Please call 212.452.4252 to book your appointment. We recommend calling at least a week before your event to ensure that you receive the appointment time you want. All of our artists are trained professionals with years of experience that can do any type of look that you wish, but if you have specific concerns we are happy to recommend an artist to suit your particular needs.

I’ve never had a facial before. How do I decide which one is best for me?

Everyone’s skin is different and unique, and our variety of facial offerings are designed to meet every individual’s needs. We suggest scheduling a facial with one of our expert aestheticians and then discussing your skin issues in person with them when you arrive for your facial. They are your best skincare resource for both treatments and products.

I bought a product in your studio and loved it, but I can’t remember the shade. How can I find it again?

We keep a record of every client’s past purchases in our system. Please give us a call at 212.452.4252 and we can look up the products you’ve purchased.

What ingredients are in your products – are they paraben free, gluten free, oil free, etc?

Our products are manufactured with your skin and health in mind. Most of our products are hypoallergenic, fragrance free, sensitivity tested, non comedogenic, mineral based, oil free, paraben free, gluten free and no animal testing. Please contact us at with questions on individual products or if you need us to recommend products from our line best suited for your needs.

I’m interested in having my wedding makeup done by Kimara or a member of her team. Who should I contact?

Please contact our wedding coordinator at or call 212.452.4252 to find out more information about booking Kimara or one of our artists.

I don’t like a product I purchased. What can I do?

Please contact us immediately by calling 212.452.4252 or emailing and a member of our team would be happy to assist you in finding the product or shade that is right for you. We accept returns of items for store credit.



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