Jennifer Holmes, owner of Kiss & Makeup, specializes in makeup artistry for weddings, events, print, and commercial television.


Jennifer Holmes is the owner and principal makeup artist of Kiss & Makeup, Lake Tahoe’s premier makeup studio. Having been in the wedding and beauty industry for more than 19 years, Jennifer’s use of both light and color express her distinct natural style. Her philosophy is: “Makeup is not something to hide behind, but rather a tool to enhance your natural beauty.”

She has been called upon by top brands across the country to work on ad campaigns for print, television, magazine covers, and films. Jennifer is perhaps most proud of having enhanced the beauty of more than 700 brides at virtually every Lake Tahoe venue so they could shine on the most important day of their lives.

Jennifer’s sports celebrity clients include Olympians Shaun White, Mikaela Shiffrin, Jamie Anderson, and Julia Mancuso. She has also worked on NBC prime time commercials leading up to the Sochi Olympics, with Nike for Labron James’ debut in the NBA on NBC, and Shaun White for the “Shaun White: Russia Calling“ documentary. Other high profile events and clients include the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in South Lake Tahoe and the Martis Camp wedding of The Big Bang Theory's Janelle Marra. 

Brands that have relied on Jennifer's artistry include: Oakley, Izod,, Ford, Jeep, California Tourism, Toys R Us, “Other Life” (Australian Sci Fi movie), and Filtrate Eyewear. In the wedding industry, her work has been featured in publications such as Grace Ormonde, The Knot, Destination Weddings, Your Wedding Day, Destination I Do, and Tahoe Quarterly.