Ashunta is a trailblazing beauty industry veteran with over two decades of experience, renowned for her unique and flawless clean beauty technique. Her innovative approach to makeup has garnered the attention of prestigious brands like Dior, Biore, Codex Beauty, Armani Beauty, Mary Kay, Cover Girl, Nair, Simple Beauty, Milani, Elizabeth Arden, Loreal, Smashbox, Jane Iredale, and many more, leading to impactful collaborations in the world of social media and magazines.
With a stellar career working alongside today’s hottest stars such as Zendaya, Janelle Monae, Rihanna, T araji P. Henson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Alicia Keys, Tessa Thompson, and many others, Ashunta’s artistry has graced the faces of some of the most iconic celebrities in the industry. Her journey began as a male groomer, catapulted by influential figures like P. Diddy and Usher, who entrusted her to groom top male stars like Jay Z, Swizz Beatz, Denzel Washington, and even basketball legend Michael Jordan.
But Ashunta’s impact goes beyond her incredible talent; she’s a dedicated mentor, nurturing the next generation of makeup artists, especially women. Many of her mentees have gone on to serve A-list celebrity clients, a source of immense pride for Ashunta. She believes in paving the way for others and champions diversity in the industry, stating, “As a Black Creative, it is my duty to ensure continued opportunities for all.”
Ashunta’s work shines on the covers of leading global publications, at major red carpet events, on the sets of #1 television shows, in blockbuster movies, TV commercials, and music videos. She serves as the Department Head of “The Best Man,” set to release in December 2022, and her impressive credits include being a Makeup Artist on hit productions like “Empire” (2015-2020), “The Lost City” (2022), and ”Hidden Figures” (2016). Ashunta’s legacy in the beauty industry is marked by excellence, mentorship, and a commitment to making a difference.