Physical Production

Denise Tunnell

Makeup Department Head

Denise Tunnell is raising the bar in the world of beauty as an accomplished department head makeup artist and aesthetician. Her goal is to help women reach the epitome of their natural beauty with consistent and proper skin care, minimizing their need for makeup as a “cover-up.”

As a respected makeup artist in film and television, Denise boasts an impressive list of film and television credits including Till, Genius: Aretha, Addicted, Almost Christmas, Allegiant, Ambitions, ATL, Atlanta, Bessie, Big Fish, Devious Maids, Fast & Furious 5 & 7, Hunger Games. Hustle & Flow, Idlewild, Insurgent, Spectacular Now, Step Up: Highwater, Stomp the Yard, Survivor’s Remorse, The Red Road, Underground, Vampire Diaries, and the soon to be released The Woman in The Yard.

Denise, who regularly consults with clients whose livelihood hinges on their looks, also understands that when being hired, film studios rely on her expertise to deliver the perfect end results every time.

Her work has been seen on NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, FX, Lifetime, OWN, CNN, HBO, Starz, Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube Premium. She has also worked with an extensive list of celebrities and personalities including Danielle Deadwyler, Teyonah Parris, Shailene Woodley, Kathy Najimy, Taraji P. Henson, Tichina Arnold, Margaret Cho, Terrence Howard, Tess Harper, Vivica A. Fox, Rosie O’Donnell, Robin Givens, Regina King, Garcelle Beauvais, Nicole Ari Parker, Miles Teller, Breckin Myer, Tamara Tunie, Logan Browning, Anthony Mackey, Jason Mamoa, Wendell Pierce, Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz, Megan Goode, Chris Bauer, Lauren London, Sacha Baron Cohen and the late Naya Rivera.

A passionate and dedicated artist, Denise honed her makeup skills working on music videos, short films, local news anchors, and while freelancing with several cosmetic lines including MAC, Bobbi Brown, Stila, and Giorgio Arman. In addition, she earned her degree in Accounting & Business Management from North Carolina State University, as well as studied skin care at The International School of Skin and Nail Care in Atlanta.

For the past 16 years Denise, along with her twin sister Janie, produce the hit online radio show “Beauty Talk with Denise & Janice Tunnell where she currently co-hosts, produce, and writes for the show.