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THE artists

Along with founding/co-founding several successful companies out of L.A., self-made celebrity makeup artist Christian McNally has teamed up with Jamie Walker, owner and operator of Bangs & Blush to bring you War Paint Academy. In addition to styling celebrities for red carpet events, they have created stellar looks for fashion shows, photo shoots, weddings, videos, TV, film, platform artists, and aired the television program “Morning Makeover with Bangs and Blush”. In addition, they have created makeup looks for and co-hosted Knoxville Fashion Week 2012,2013, and 2014, and Chattaanooga Fashion Week 2013. Their current roles include everything from makeup, hair, education, and art direction to producing videos and photography.



Since 1990, self-made makeup artist and hair stylist, Christian McNally has created stellar looks for fashion shows, photo shoots, red carpet events, videos, TV, film, platform artists, weddings and much more. Having founded and co-founded several successful companies in LA such as Makeup Made Easy, War Paint Academy and Christian McNally Photography as well as aired his own television show “Morning Makeover with Bangs & Blush”: he has also contributed his forte as a worldwide makeup artist for Aveda, Tony and Tina, and Jane Iredale. Christians’s current roles include everything from makeup and hair to education, art direction, video production, and photography.


Jamie Walker saw an opportunity, seized it, and it became her dream. She founded Bangs and Blush and has been its head makeup artist. Trainer and proud owner since 2009. The beauty industry was not originally on her “to-do list”, but when she recognized the high demand for on location hair and makeup services in Knoxville, TN, she jumped at the opportunity and supplied it. Word spread quickly about her passionate commitment to brides and her obsessive desire for all things beautiful in the makeup, bridal, and fashion industries. She now leads an elite team of skilled and dedicated beauty specialists, offering the ultimate in hair and makeup services as well as co-founding War Paint Academy.


artists' Work

Christian and Jamie’s work has appeared in publications and blogs such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Filter, Wedding Unveiled, Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings, The Lovely Find; and along with several other awards, Band and Blush has since been named by Brides Magazine, “Best Big-Day Beauty Salons in America” (August/September 2014). Christians work has appeared on film and television networks such as Fox, MTV, CBS, NBC, E!, and Style including celebrity clientele such as Beyonce Knowles, Denise Richards. Steve Martin, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Vanessa Williams, Daryl Hannah, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and more! The pair has also created makeup looks and co-hosted Knoxville Fashion Week 2012, 2013, and 2014, and Chattanooga Fashion Week 2013.