Merrell Hollis

Merrell Hollis, makeup artist & grooming expert, has catalogued mediums, models, innovators, celebrities, and legends alike. Born in Georgia, Merrells forced his way on to a shoot for R&B group 112 at just 17 years old. Since then, his beauty career exploded when he became the grooming consultant and makeup artist for the entire roster at Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment where he was responsible for decades of iconic and aspirational looks we still find inspiration from today.

His work appears in music videos for Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs, Mary J Blige, Usher, Nelly, Faith Evans, Ludacris & many more.

He's also responsible for the faces of so many beloved celebrities including but not limited to Yara Shahidi, Naomi Campbell, Diane Von Furstenberg, Regina King, Jennifer Hudson, Hannah Brofman, Cassie, Adina Porter, Niecy Nash, Kim Cattrall, and Wendy Williams where he has been the Key Makeup Artist for 12 seasons.

His cosmetic expertise has been prominently featured by Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and the CBS Early Show among many others. Editorially, his artistry can be found in the pages of Vogue, Harper’s, Bazaar, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Essence, GQ, Details, Interview, Rolling Stone, People, Men’s Health, V Magazine and so many more.

IG: @MerrellHollis



Kevyn has always been a part of my journey. I remember purchasing his first book & being amazed at the intentional sculpting & transformations he did with ALL types of women. He had the eye to see beauty in EVERYONE.

I see myself the same way, I love working with people that normally don’t wear makeup.. I also love a beautiful artist or model.

Being able to work on ALL types of people... Ages, Genders, Races, and Skin Types is a true skill.