Pamela Jenrette has 25 years of experience working as a freelance makeup & hair stylist for the publishing, portraiture, and advertising industries. Some clients and projects include:


NYC portraiture photographers, including Sigrid Estrada, Gregory Heisler, Steve Lesnick, Joyce Ravid, Jim Salzano Leo Sorel, Gasper Tringale, and William Taufic


Author portraits, including Bill Bryson, Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Linda Fairstein, Charlaine Harris, Katrina van den Heuvel, Mary Higgins Clark, John McEnroe, Sue Monk Kidd, Susanna Moore, Anna Quinlan, Luanne Rice, Nora Roberts, Bob Schieffer, and Leslie Stahl


Magazine covers, including:

Time – William Shatner of Star Trek

Esquire – Monica Seles (tennis champion)

Esquire – Paul Newman


Film, television, celebrities and more:

–   Singer/songwriter Carole King, for her live appearances on the Diva Show, the David Letterman Show and the Morning Show with Diane Sawyer. Also album covers.
–   James Bond spoof shot at the White House for a japanese cigarette ad for tv with Pierce Brosnan.   
–   David Bowie’s music video “Fashion”
–   Robert de Niro for a film juncket
–   Tony Bennett
–   Stephen King for an American Express TV commercial
–   Rosemary Clooney
–   Bob Geldof
–   Broadway Star Mandy Patinkin
–   Live fashion shows for Seventh Avenue showrooms and Bryant Park


American Express, AT&T, Avon, Bausch & Lomb, Bloomingdales, Borghese, Bounce, Bristol Myers, British Airways, Claritan, Continental Airways, Crest, Danskin, Doubleday, Dash, Equitable, Esposa Bella, Fruit of the Loom, Harper’s Bazaar, Hasbro, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, Longevity Magazine, Macy’s, Marie Claire Magazine, MCI, Newsweek, Nicole Miller, Oneida Silver, Panasonic, Penguin Putnam, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Prudential, Ramada Inn, Reader’s Digest, Scholastic Magazine, Seagrams, Sharp, Simplicity, Simon Schuster, Sony, Tylenol and Winston


On location:

–   In the Caribbean for Simplicity Patterns

–   In the South of France with J. Frederick Smith for Brownstone catalog.


Pamela received a BFA in painting  from the University of Texas. She also studied IDEALIZED MAKEUP and SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP at the School of Visual Arts, both taught by Herman Buchman.


But how did it begin?

While at UT, Pamela had the good fortune to study with WPA photographer Russell Lee, an encounter that may have altered her life direction. When she moved to NYC to pursue painting seriously, she met and worked with Andy Warhol and worked on her first photo shoot.  She  became full-time painting assistant to modern master Larry Poons and had a one-man show at Artists Space. Her work was also included in the Whitney Biennial.


Because of her interest in character ups-and-downs, she also began to do makeup & hair on feature films including the cult classic NOCTURNA, starring Yvonne de Carlo and John Carradine, which was a precursor to the comedy/horror genre we have today.


Being exposed to 24-hour cigarettes and donuts while on all-night shoots in sinister locations resulted in the decision to abandon film for print photography work – but she still retained that special interest in characterization that she had acquired from film experience. This came in handy for creating special effects for pharmaceuticals and ads, and especially for portraiture – where one attempts to sync the inner life with the outer expression of a subject.