Shara Strand

Teaches at Shara Makeup Studio

Shara Strand, one of NYC's most distinguished makeup artist, is now available to take on your make-up needs. Shara has had great success working in all aspects of the makeup business, from celebrity/media/television to a large roster of clients who strive to look their absolute best. She is committed to shaping and educating the newest, freshest beauty trends.

With over ten years as a professional makeup artist, her educational pursuits have brought her to NYU, Estee Lauder, Nars, and various other well known makeup lines. Establishing herself as a regional artist for Estee Lauder, Shara spent many years working closely with clients in her territory of Saks 5th Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Bergdorf Goodman. Wanting to find a home base, where she could work on clients consistently, she became a leading makeup artist at Nubest Salon and Spa. She stayed for over three years, until she decided to open her own makeup studio on the Upper East side of NYC.

Shara's most notable makeup applications have been seen on WNBC, Fox 5, ABC morning news, Hamptons magazine, and numerous bridal magazines. She is proud to create beautiful makeup applications to her exclusive clientele.

Reviews of Shara Strand

(53 Reviews)
One on One Makeup Lessons

10/17/2019
Stacy B.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Maggie was exceptional! She was so informative and really made the time fun!! Highly recommend her!

90 Minute One-on-One Makeup Lesson

9/17/2019
Michelle C.

Attended: 90 Minute One-on-One Makeup Lesson


I’m so thankful I did this lesson. I brought in my own makeup, so she taught me how to use the products I already have. I learned how to create the exact look I wanted and feel confident enough to produce it on my own. She also taught me so many tips and tricks along the way. I would highly recommend this for anyone who wants to update their look or simply learn how to apply makeup better.

90 Minute One-on-One Makeup Lesson

9/6/2019
Deepika T.

Attended: 90 Minute One-on-One Makeup Lesson


Deepika T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

7/27/2019
Anonymous

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Maggie was my makeup artist. The intimate setting and Maggie's personality made me feel at ease throughout the lesson. I learned a lot and Maggie was full of helpful techniques and tricks that I've never heard before. She knows her craft well and it shows. They also don't push their products on you, but let you know what is available. I would go back again.

One on One Makeup Lessons

7/25/2019
Rebecca H.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Rebecca H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

6/21/2019
Gunn-Eva H.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Very usefull for me

One on One Makeup Lessons

6/19/2019
Hema A.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Hema A. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

6/6/2019
Anonymous

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

60 Minute Makeup Lesson for Two

5/31/2019
Anonymous

Attended: 60 Minute Makeup Lesson for Two


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

4/20/2019
Heidi L.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Heidi L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

90 Minute One-on-One Makeup Lesson

4/4/2019
Anonymous

Attended: 90 Minute One-on-One Makeup Lesson


Anonymous gave this class 2 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

2/9/2019
Keshia R.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Keshia R. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

1/30/2019
Amanda H.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Amanda H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

1/22/2019
Anonymous

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

1/12/2019
Anonymous

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Lots of fun! I brought my infant and Maggie was cool about it and very flexible.

120 Minute One on One Makeup Lessons

1/10/2019
Karen B.

Attended: 120 Minute One on One Makeup Lessons


Karen B. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

60 Minute Makeup Lesson for Two

1/9/2019
Ryoko G.

Attended: 60 Minute Makeup Lesson for Two


Shara is very professional!! My friend and me learned new technics for each of us. We really enjoyed and satisfied!! Especially, I love eye line technic for natural cat eye I learned from Shara. Thank you for the really nice lesson!

One on One Makeup Lessons

12/28/2018
Anonymous

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

12/27/2018
Anonymous

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

90 Minute One-on-One Makeup Lesson

11/27/2018
Deborah G.

Attended: 90 Minute One-on-One Makeup Lesson


I loved it and I learned alot.

One on One Makeup Lessons

8/28/2018
Anonymous

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

90 Minute One-on-One Makeup Lesson

8/8/2018
Helene C.

Attended: 90 Minute One-on-One Makeup Lesson


Helene C. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

7/21/2018
Saher S.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Saher S. gave this class 2 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

7/12/2018
Patricia B.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Shara was wonderful. I went to update my daily make up routine and she did that 100%. I was also sent home with a step by step daily regemin which is immensely helpful. Yay!

One on One Makeup Lessons

7/1/2018
Anonymous

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Maggie was amazing! She really took time to listen to what I wanted to gain from the experience. As someone who never wears makeup, I finally learned the correct way to apply the makeup and which brands work best for me!

One on One Makeup Lessons

5/7/2018
EMMA R.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


EMMA R. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

5/7/2018
Jaleesa J.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


This session was amazing. I learned what I needed to create my everyday look in a simple way. Maggie was super charming, patient and professional with instructing a makeup newbie like myself. She gave some great tips that I apply everyday. Highly recommend this for beginners that need a point in right the direction.

One on One Makeup Lessons

3/31/2018
Sonia B.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Sonia B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

3/24/2018
karina f.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


karina f. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

1/29/2018
Anonymous

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

1/19/2018
Beth W.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Beth W. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

1/17/2018
Leslie M.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


My esthetician was friendly and knowledgeable. She not only explained the techniques, but demonstrated on 1/2 of my face, so that I could work on the other side. I left the session looking great, my makeup routine was revamped to this decade,and I was also able to replicate the process on my own the following days. I totally recommend this class!

One on One Makeup Lessons

1/1/2018
Anonymous

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

12/28/2017
Christine C.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Christine C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

12/6/2017
Anonymous

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

11/22/2017
Chi-Yu C.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Chi-Yu C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

11/4/2017
Elly C.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Jen was fantastic. I learnt so much'

One on One Makeup Lessons

10/21/2017
Hannah F.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Hannah F. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

8/12/2017
Liselaine F.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


It was really nice!

One on One Makeup Lessons

8/4/2017
Emily R.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Emily R. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

7/30/2017
Nicca J.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


She was so down to earth and helpful with knowledge of products, helping me to understand my face and understanding what works for me. I'm definitely going to take this class again because I gained a lot and I feel like I could learn more.

One on One Makeup Lessons

3/29/2017
Christine G.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Awesome. I was very nervous about coming since I was clueless about makeup and self-conscious about my skin with its imperfections. But Shara made me feel very comfortable, rather than it feel awkward or contrived. She was patient and encouraging. There was no sense of pressure. I'd definitely recommend this class.

One on One Makeup Lessons

2/6/2017
Nayab A.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Nayab A. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

1/4/2017
Rachel S.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Shara was A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y amazing!!! She was patient and very detailed and went through every step patiently. I know nothing about makeup but with her instruction the side of my face that she walked me through came out beautifully. She is really a great instructor and makeup artist. She was even able to match my foundation perfectly as well as concealer without any problem on the first try! I will definitly go back to her for future tips and practice. If I had more thumbs I would give four thumbs up

One on One Makeup Lessons

3/12/2016
NAWAL A.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


NAWAL A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

2/3/2016
Rejane S.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Rejane S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

12/3/2015
Nitza G.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Nitza G. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

7/10/2015
Nirupama L.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Nirupama L. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

2/19/2015
Maria M.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Maria M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

11/6/2014
Shaikha A.

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Shaikha A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

5/24/2014
Jocelha Lara

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


Jocelha Lara gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One on One Makeup Lessons

5/12/2014
Mari Long

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


This make-up lesson was exactly what I wanted. Shara was lovely and helpful. I would absolutely recommend her.

One on One Makeup Lessons

3/17/2014
Mildred Nunez

Attended: One on One Makeup Lessons


This class was really helpful for me and I left knowing a lot more about the basics of makeup application and how to create a perfect foundation for whatever look I need. Shara is patient and really lovely. I would definitely recommend this class.