From red carpet clients Jennifer Morrison (“Once Upon a Time,” “House” TV shows) and Rose McIver (“iZombie” TV show), to campaigns for PETA and Old Navy, to editorials for People and Nylon magazines, Aaron Barry’s 12 years experience in makeup and 15 in hair is avid, confident and refreshing.
“Makeup is a skill set where people trust you to create a look for them,” said Barry.
“I like to find someone’s signature look and repeat what they like with a twist, to make every occasion unique.”
Originally from Ireland, Aaron Barry is a Los Angeles-based hair and makeup artist, specializing in hairstyling, image consulting, and makeup application for red carpet, editorial and daytime looks.
Along with Morrison and McIver, over the years he’s acquired a vast celebrity red carpet clientele including Keisha Castle-Hughes (Academy Award nominated), Lizzy Greene (“Tiny Christmas” movie, Kids Choice Awards nominated), and Heather Hemmens (“If Loving You is Wrong” TV show).
Passionate for editorials, his most memorable ones are of Jennifer Morrison for People Magazine, Sydney Park (“The Walking Dead” TV show) for Vulkan Magazine, and Danielle Moinet (professional wrestler, model, actress, aka Summer Rae) for Instyle. A few other favorite editorials he’s done are of Keisha Castle-Hughes for Nylon, Nicole Trunfio (Australian model) for Galore Magazine, and Emeraude Toubia (“Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” TV show) for Seventeen Magazine.
Besides PETA and Old Navy, throughout his creative career, Aaron has worked on a multitude of campaigns such as for Musician’s Friend (featuring Van Halen) and Manduka Yoga, as well as TV commercials for Chevy and Guitar Center. He’s also been on set as “key makeup artist” for 2016 HollyShorts Trailblazer Award winning short film, “Wild Wild Horses,” directed by Jennifer Morrison. Most recently, he worked with Andrey Kupchenko (model and lead in Selena Gomez’s music video “Back to You”) for von Holzhausen‘s vegan hand bag campaign.
Born in Cork, Ireland, Barry was inspired to dive into hair and makeup from watching his aunts in the ‘90s work in their own salons. As a teen, he started at renowned Cowboys and Angels Salon (Ireland), and later studied throughout the U.K. at Jeff Devine Hair Academy, Coleg Glan Hafren, and Greasepaint School of Makeup. By this time, a Los Angeles wardrobe stylist began recommending Barry’s makeup and hair services to clients. Quickly, requests increased so much that at age 27, he moved to LA permanently to pursue his rapidly growing career there. Now residing in Hollywood, he enjoys doing photography and cooking vegan food in his free time, and continues to create inspiring signature looks for both established and up-and-coming artists.