Cynthia Ballin

Master Makeup Artist is the founder of Cynful Makeup an on-location makeup and hair artistry company. The company and its artists have enjoyed great success, working with not only the Crossroads best clients, brides, and companies, but clients all over the US.

Cynthia's passion for art began as a child. Graduating from John Casablancas in her late teens she knew the beauty industry is where her heart was. Self taught Cynthia perfected her skills as an artist and flew to Hollywood to meet and learn from Celebrity Makeup Artists such as Scott Barnes and Joyce Bonelli. She continues her education keeping up with the latest trends taking various workshops from numerous high-end artists. Clients seek her out daily for bridal makeup, Senior sessions, Quince, Boudoir, fashion, pageant, private makeup lessons, group seminars, and her famous Makeup and Margaritas parties.

After many years of research and her love for makeup Cynthia launched her Cynful Makeup Cosmetics line. Fit specifically for her clients needs You can view the full line for purchase at

Hannah Gerdes

Senior Artist at Cynful Makeup has spent most of her teenage years with a brush in hand. Hannah began as Cynthia's assistant at the age of 14, being side by side as Cynthia's right hand Hannah has had the privilege of watching, learning and growing into a great Makeup Artist herself. Taking classes, workshops and traveling aside Cynthia, Hannah continues to perfect her craft . She enjoys the numerous places and people she meets on her journey as an Artist. Hannah loves to transform her clients, whether it's one client for a Senior session at the studio or 10 bridesmaids on location.