Jessa Blades is a celebrity makeup artist, natural beauty authority, wellness expert and herbalist based in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. She is deeply passionate about sharing simple and gentle ways to heal and nurture the body and skin while still looking fabulous.
Inspired by the idea of true healing and wellness, Jessa made the switch to natural, non-toxic beauty products in 2008 and founded her company, Blades Natural Beauty, the same year. 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.
When she’s not on set, Jessa uses her fifteen years of experience to lead private lessons and group workshops on beautifying from the inside out. She teaches women how to apply makeup, choose natural and healing products, and incorporate herbs and food based medicine into their lives to heal their skin. As a teacher and a makeup artist, Jessa's mission is to bring the message of self-care and empowerment into the conversation around beauty and healing.
Many of Jessa’s favorite natural beauty and wellness products, including her signature line of skincare and her hand-blended herbal teas, are available in her online Self-Care Supply Store and Apothecary.
Jessa has studied with a group of wise and powerful teachers, including Rosemary Gladstar, Peeka Trenkle, Phyllis Light, Hilary Garivaltis, and Nancy Phillips. As well as studied Herbalism, Ayurveda, Facial Reflexology, and Functional Nutrition at: The Open Center and Kripalu, Arbor Vitae, Sage Mountain, and The International School of Multireflexology-Dien Chan.
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. Most recently Jessa was chosen to be on the Clean Beauty Council with Credo Beauty, the first of its kind.
I help women take better care of themselves through clean beauty products, rituals, herbs, and food as medicine. I am passionate about developing a new culture of beauty. One that is empowering, holistic, connected to nature, fun, beautiful, and luscious.
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Events & Workshops
Past events include:
Cosmic Cocktail Party with Bar Bolinas
Beauty Foods with WMN Space
Cocktails for Filigree Supper Club Series
Botanical Beauty with Madewell
The Beauty of Sleep with Dosist
Natural Beauty 101 with NY Institute of Aromatherapy
Maha Rose Wellness Fest
Designing your Future self with RA MA Institute
Self-Care for startups with Of a Kind