Jessa Blades is a makeup artist, natural beauty/wellness expert and herbalist based in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. Inspired by the idea of true healing and wellness, Jessa made the switch to natural/non-toxic beauty products and founded her company Blades Natural Beauty in 2008, providing simple routines, pure products, and expert advice. Her goal then and now is to provide sustainable beauty routines, pure products, and expert advice for anyone looking to detox their medicine cabinet and heal—instead of hide—their imbalances. In addition to working as a celebrity makeup artist, Jessa teaches about natural, healing products and founded a Self-Care Supply Store and Apothecary online shop. Here, Jessa sells her signature line of skincare and hand blended herbal teas in addition to her favorite natural beauty and wellness products, supporting small makers and handmade products.
When she's not working on set as a makeup artist, Jessa uses her fifteen years of experience and knowledge to teach private lessons and group workshops for women on how to apply makeup, how to choose the best and healthiest products, and how to incorporate herbs and food based medicine into their lives to heal their skin. Jessa's mission is to infuse the message of self-care and empowerment into the conversation around beauty and healing.
Jessa has studied with a group of wise and powerful teachers and institutions: Rosemary Gladstar, Peeka Trenkle, Phyllis Light, Hilary Garivaltis, Nancy Phillips, The Open Center, Kripalu, and Sage Mountain. She is deeply passionate about sharing simple and gentle ways to heal and nurture our bodies and skin, while still looking fabulous at the same time.
Jessa has been featured as one of Glamour magazine’s “70 Amazing Eco-Heroes” and chosen as TreeHugger's "Best Green Makeup Artist." She has contributed to Vogue, The New York Times, Mind Body Green, Into the Gloss, Style.com, Well and Good, Natural Health, Organic Spa, and appeared on The Today Show.