Holly Byrd Miller, CEO of Makeup by Holly. Photo by Nick Nelson.
“Surround yourself with those as passionate as you are.”
Holly Byrd Miller is the CEO of Makeup by Holly (which does business as Makeup by Holly Beauty Partners). Holly describes Makeup by Holly as a “global team of brand and beauty experts.” Her team includes licensed hairstylists, certified professional makeup artists, personal wardrobe stylists, photographers, videographers, brand strategists, and social media strategists. “We consult, educate, and curate signature looks for professionals who aspire to perfect their executive presence and elevate their Brands,” she says. From personal to professional, Makeup by Holly helps women feel beautiful, confident, and empowered to take on the world.
Growing up in Tappahannock, Virginia, her parents taught her the value of consistency and hard work. Holly started her career in beauty by freelancing for luxury brands like Giorgio Armani Beauty, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, and Laura Mercier. She paid her dues and trained under revered makeup artists like Oprah’s current makeup artist, Derrick Rutledge. Holly eventually stepped out on her own to become a beauty entrepreneur. At first, Holly was doing everything on her own. She soon realized this wasn’t sustainable if she wanted her business to grow. So she began to delegate tasks to a team of capable professionals who were just as passionate about the style and glamour business. While starting her own business was a challenge in the beginning, entrepreneurship taught Holly to continue to take risks and trust in her instincts as a business owner. Her work has been noticed by those in the community and beyond. Recognitions and accolades include a feature in the bridal magazine Southern Bride Magazine, among others.
Hair and makeup by award-winning professionals Makeup by Holly.
Tiffany Sigmon Photography.
One of Holly’s services is a membership service that gives beauty professionals, videographers, and photographers an opportunity to expand their client base. No matter their location in the United States, they have an equal opportunity to work their talents. Holly is currently looking for ways to grow her services. “I am continuing to grow our global team members and strategic partners, to offer a boutique service for entrepreneurs seeking a comprehensive brand experience,” says Holly. Expanding her services, Holly has the opportunity to make a difference in women’s lives across the globe.
Some of the professionals a part of Makeup by Holly Beauty Partners (from left): Jacquie Lopez, Chi Reed, Anetra Byrd, Holly Byrd Miller, Raleigh Desper, Tierra Hickman Parker, Arianna Rose. Photo by Raleigh Desper.