Michael Ashton is an internationally renowned makeup artist who is defining a new generation of MUAs making his mark in contemporary fashion, beauty and celebrity arenas. As personal makeup and hairstylist to award-winning recording artist Adele for the past several years, Ashton is at the forefront.
Hailed for creating the beauty look for which Adele has become globally known for, is not the only aspect that positions Ashton as leader of a new beauty aesthetic. His creation of the modern beauty icon, a status as immortalized to Adele as her powerhouse voice, has won worldwide acclaim and remains a symbol of profound relevance to today’s woman.
Ashton works with leading directors and photographers such as Russo Brothers, Xavier Dolan, Mark Romanek, Alasdair McLellan, Francesco Carrozzini and Rankin, artists whose creativity continually fuel his imagination. Such evolving imagination that is coupled with precision and attention to detail is what has made him so sought after. Whether it’s producing looks for magazine editorials, music performances or collaborating with Hollywood actors for those red carpet moments, Ashton’s artistry pushes the threshold of innovation and possibility.
Furthermore, Ashton’s work has appeared in the globally revered pages of Marie Claire, Glamour, Vogue and Vanity Fair.
He has shot campaigns for luxury brands Delvaux, Dior, Marc Jacobs, Moet & Chandon–as well as an illustrious list of clients that includes Amber Heard, Bebe Rexha, Elle McPherson, Eva Herzigova, Hilary Swank, Keira Knightley, Penelope Cruz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Chris Pratt, Garrett Hedlund, Jamie Dornan, Joaquin Phoenix and Zac Efron among others.
He is managed by Insanity Group.
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