Genn Shaughnessy

Genn Shaughnessy is a Commercial MakeUp Artist, Licensed Hair Stylist and Beauty Expert in Albany, NY who provides camera ready makeup & hair styling services for HD, TV, Photo and Film as well as wardrobe assist. 


Genn’s ability to produce various types of MakeUp Artistry and Hair Styling for HDTV, Photo and mixed media demonstrates her amazing eye for detail and her ability to think outside the lines of conventional thinking. Genn's vast knowledge of cosmetics & beauty tools shines in writing and producing beauty segments, blog posts and educational tutorials.

Genn Shaughnessy has numerous film, print and web  credits to her name that include FOX, People Magazine, Teen People Magazine American Idols Live and Trading Spaces. She combines tremendous talent and make-up savvy with a plethora of experience and the ability to deliver uncompromising quality of work to every professional work setting.

Genn has trained under various accredited Directors and Department Heads and can boast working with celebrity clients such as; Mark Ruffalo, Ron Perlman, Judy Greer, Michael Shannon, Thomas Lennon, Christina Hendricks, Michael Torpey, Carrie Underwood, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia "Lecy" Goranson, Julianne Nicholson, David Cassidy, NY Giants Brandon Jacobs, and even former New York State Governor Elliot Spitzer.

Genn is also available for public speaking engagements, corporate training & seminars and private or industry staff makeup lessons.

Looking for wardrobe resources for your production in the Albany, NY area? Genn also owns Fifi's Frocks and Frills, a Designer Consignment Boutique in Guilderland. This 3,600 square foot boutique has everything needed to costume a female character from accessories to outerwear, formal wear and everyday wardrobe. We are willing to work with any level of production and every budget. We also have a MUAH / Wardrobe & Costume Office with a private entrance, free wifi and use of printers/faxes, etc...

Headshot photo by Diane Chappell

Pottersville Cast and Crew January 2016 Photo by Travis W. Keyes  

Pottersville Cast and Crew January 2016

Photo by Travis W. Keyes



Fall 2017 

  • London Times Masquerade Ball - The Ronald McDonald House of Albany
    • MakeUp Artist - Schenectady, NY 
  • Siena College Video Shoot - Handsome Spider Productions 
    • MakeUp Artist, Hair Stylist & Wardrobe - Latham, NY 
  • Crime Victim Services - NYS Media Services Center  
    • MakeUp Artist, Hair Stylist & Wardrobe - Albany, NY

Summer 2017 

  • Who killed Hazel Drew? Documentary - Digital Film Farm 
    • MakeUp Artist, Hair Stylist & Wardrobe - Hudson, NY 

Spring 2017

  • CDPHP - Customer Connect Video - BC Media Productions
    • MakeUp Artist & Hair Stylist -  Latham, NY
  • College Training Web Series Video - Working Pictures
    • MakeUp Artist & Hair Stylist - Albany, NY 

Winter 2017

  • NYS Office of Children and Family Services - Web Series 
    • MakeUp Artist & Hair Stylist - Rennsselar, NY 
  • Firazyr Injection Commercial & Training Video - Snow Companies 
    • MakeUp Artist & Hair Stylist - Troy, NY 

Fall 2016

  • "Derailed" Feature Film - Test Shots for Character Development
    • MakeUp Artist Department Head - Albany, NY 
  • "The Way Home" TV Show - A&E Network 
    • MakeUp Artist & Hair Stylist to Jene Luciani - Niskayuna, NY
  • Mavis Tire Campaign - Video & Stills
    • MakeUp Artist & Hair Stylist - Cooperstown, Johnson City & Binghamton, NY
  • George Amedore for Senate Campaign - Video & Stills 
    • MakeUp Artist & Hair Stylist - Guilderland, NY 

Summer 2016

  • NYS DOH Quit Smoking Campaign - Stills; Tom Stock Photography 
    • MakeUp Artist & Hair Stylist - Malta, NY 
  • NYS OGS Media Services; Crime Victims Services 50th Anniversary documentary 
    • MakeUp Artist and Hair Stylist - Salamanca, NY
  • Saratoga Casino; Commercial & Marketing Campaign
    • MakeUp Artist and Hair Stylist - Saratoga Springs, NY 
  • "Brewed in NY" TV Show at the Brooklyn Brewery and LIC Beer Project, Magic Wig Productions
    • MakeUp, Hair and Wardrobe Assist. Brooklyn and Long Island City, NY 
  • M&T Bank; Myers Creative Imaging and Laurie Wolfe Productions
    • MakeUp, Hair and Wardrobe Assist - Albany & Latham, NY 
  • St. Peter's Healthcare; Working Pictures, Inc.
    • MakeUp Artist and Hair Stylis- Albany, NY
  • NYS OGS Media Services; Crime Victims Services 50th Anniversary documentary
    • MakeUp Artist and Hair Stylist - Watkins Glen, NY
  • Ellis Hospital Marketing Campaign Video and Stills; Smith and Jones 
    • MakeUp Artist and Hair Stylist - Albany, NY

Spring 2016

  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP); MakeUp Artist and Hair Stylist 
    • Enhanced Provider Care (EPC) Video & Stills - Latham, NY
  • NYS OGS Media Services; MakeUp Artist to Mark Ruffalo 
    • NYS Environmental PSA - New York, NY 
  • NYS OGS Media Services; MakeUp Artist to Lisa Michaels
    • Recovering from Addiction Documentary - Albany, NY
  • Jene Luciani's book "GET IT", MakeUp Artist 
    • Book Photo - Saratoga Springs, NY 
  • WTEN News 10, MakeUp Artist
    • B-roll for news show and headshots - Albany, NY 
  • Doll face Studios, MakeUp and Hair 
    • Marketing Campaign Photo & Video - Saratoga Springs, NY 
  • About Town Films; MakeUp and Hair 
    • Sexual Assault Prevention Training Video - Albany, NY 
  • Jenome America, MakeUp and Hair 
    • Marketing Campaign Photo & Video - North Adams, MA. 
  • MakeUp for Women over 40 Class 
    • MUAH MakeUp and Hair Studio - Albany, NY

Winter 2015

  • Colon Cancer Screening, MakeUp Artist
    •  PSA for The Department of Health, SUNY ALBANY - Albany, NY
  • Pottersville; Key MakeUp Artist, SWING MakeUp and Hair
    • Feature Film Starring; Ron Perlman, Judy Greer, Michael Shannon, Thomas Lennon, Christina Hendricks, Michael Torpey and Debargo Sanyal. Syracuse & Hamilton, NY. 

Fall 2015

  • Weightless; Additional MakeUp Artist and Hair Stylist
    • Feature Film Starring;  Johnny Knoxville, Alessandro Nivola and Julianna Nicholson - Johnstown & Gloversville, NY
  • Super Dark Times; Key MakeUp Artist, MakeUp and Hair Swing
    • Indie Feature Film. Kingston, NY

Spring & Summer 2015

  • The Patient Experience Project / My Med Story; MakeUp Department Head
    • National Commercial - Rupert, VT
  • MASS Mutual Commercial; SWING MakeUp Artist and Hair Stylist - WINNER OF a 2016 ADDY AWARD! 
    • National Commercial - Albany, NY 
  • Cosmopolitan; Sex & Relationships Column - MakeUp Artist Upstate, NY 
  • NY Loves Film; Interviewee Albany, NY
  • Geometry of Light; MakeUp Artist Albany, NY
  • Jade's Hair Envy; MakeUp Artist Staff Educator Albany, NY
  • Wolberg Electric; MakeUp Department Head.
    • MakeUp Artist to Donna Frank Albany, NY
  • The Venue & In the Loupe Fashion Show; MakeUp Artist Cohoes, NY
  • In The Loupe Hunger Games Photoshoot; MakeUp Artist Cohoes, NY
  • Orlo Goes Global Fashion Show; MakeUp Department Head. Albany, NY

Spring & Summer 2014

  • Fourth Man Out; Swing MakeUp and Hair
    • Feature Film with Kate Flannery - Troy, NY & Schenectady, NY
  • Aetna Documentary -MakeUp Artist Albany, NY
  • Facing Evil with Candice Delong - MakeUp Department Head
    • Beyond Productions. Plattsburgh, NY
  • Attract Agency P&G Pop Up Salon - MakeUp Artist NYC
  • NY Tourism Commercial -  MakeUp Department Head
    • MacGuffin Films.Various locations Upstate, NY
  • Blue Rock Energy Campaign - MakeUp Department Head - WINNER OF A 2014 ADDY AWARD! 
    • Digital Film Farm. Albany, NY
  • Sunmark Campaign - MakeUp Department Head
    • Digital Film Farm. Albany, NY


Just wanted to thank you for the recommendation on the Stila under-eye concealer. It’s changed my world. I will officially follow you into fire – you are amazing.
— Leah Dwornik, Marketing Guru
Genn is someone who certainly knows her craft. An expert makeup artist and skincare expert, she is able to relay this information to the public in a way that shows she’s knowledgeable but also friendly and approachable. The anchors haven’t yet tossed her a question that she’s been unable to answer in a way that’s thoughtful and articulate.
— Jene Luciani, The Bra Book Author
Genn Shaughnessy has sprouted wings and is flying through makeup looks.
— James Pickett, Photographer
BRAVO!! BRAVO!! I am floored by the outcome and honored to have worked with you!! Thank you so much.
— Brigid McCann, ONARA Director of Sales

Commercial Services

Commercial Makeup Services

Genn Shaughnessy specialises in makeup for camera and HDTV and caters to the following industries

  • HDTV & Film
  • Print and Web
  • Photography
  • Commercial
  • Editorial
  • Beauty  
  • Fashion
  • Education
  • Corporate
  • Headshots

Public Speaking & Guest Appearances

Genn Shaughnessy has done public appearances at Gala Events with upwards of 1,00 attendees and has spoken LIVE on TV in front of over a half million viewers. Whatever the size or type of event, she is comfortable speaking live on stage or in front of a camera. 

  • Event Guest Speaking
  • Event Platform Artistry
  • Event MakeOvers & Reveals
  • Networking Events
  • Educational Events 

Educational and Training Services

"I’ve done everything from corporate seminars to supplemental training in vocational schools. I’ve trained age groups ranging from 18 to over 50 and covered all realms of professions from Dancers to Doctors. Whether you're ONE of ONE MILLION, whoever you are, whatever you do, I can train you."
  • Corporate Seminars & Events
  • Public Speaking & Education
  • Brand Support and Training
  • Business & Promotional Staff
  • Salon & Spa Clients and Staff
  • Vocational & Secondary Schools

Product Consulting

Genn Shaughnessy has a long list of experience designing and organising makeup and wardrobe spaces, overhauling staff and personal work spaces, improving product lines and jumping onto the Social Media bandwagon.

  •  Improve your product lines
  •  Launch your new product line
  •  Educate your staff and clients
  •  Design your MakeUp Space
  •  Promote your retail and services

Commercial Inquiry Form 

Please note; I only provide commercial services. I do not provide personal, wedding or special event services. 

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