About Us

E. Scott Thompson – Founder/Owner

Scott Thompson has worked as a makeup artist in Asheville since his move from San Diego in 2004. Needing a home base he opened Makeup at The Grove Arcade in December of 2009. He has had the good fortune to work with the best art directors, models, actors, photographers, video & film crews, hair stylists…and wedding planners from here and all over the country. His brides have come from around the globe to get married in the beautiful city of Asheville. He is so proud of his team and what they continue to create in our small town. Click here or on my photo to see my online portfolio.

Serenity Eyre – Owner

Serenity began her love affair with makeup, and the transformative nature of it, in London in the early 1980s. By the mid-90s she was a cosmetics manager for Christian Dior. Over the last 16 years she has worked as a makeup artist for many of the luxury brands. Having moved back to Asheville from NYC she was thrilled to discover Makeup at the Grove Arcade. Partnering with Scott in 2011 they expanded Makeup at the Grove Arcade. Shortly after expanding, their love of makeup took them into creating Serenty+Scott Beauty.  Click here or on her photo to see Serenity’s online portfolio.

Zack Russell – General Manager/Senior Makeup Artist

He is a graduated esthetician and our airbrush specialist. That coupled with his talent as a painter and photographer explains his eye for color and style. He learned theater makeup at a young age as a child actor. He is a self professed “tool dude” and believes it’s the brush as much as the makeup that helps to create a beautiful face. Click here or on Zack’s photo to see his online portfolio.

Wendy Tipton – Makeup Artist

We are so happy to have Wendy with us again! Her passion and love for the beauty/skin care industry began over 20 years ago. Her experience through the years includes working extensively and training with many prestigious makeup and skincare lines. Her philosophy as an artist is to bring the best you forward leaving you feeling comfortable and radiant.

Heather Smith – Makeup Artist

We are proud to enter 2015 with Heather as a part of our team. She is available for weddings and commercial work. Heather, an Asheville native, began her professional career in the beauty industry in 2009.  Leaving a 14-year history in corporate and retail sales behind, she began working for a salon performing nail services, makeup services for bridal parties, fashion events, and later esthetics services.  Makeup, for her, is a unique way to express individuality, enhance unique features and boost self-confidence. Click here or on Heather’s photo to see her online portfolio.



6 Responses to About Us

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  2. Sherry says:

    We came to your shop on our weekend trip to Asheville and were so excited to talk to Serenity. She educated us so much on makeup and etc.
    We will definitely be back soon.

  3. Alison Buchanan says:

    Scott and Zach,
    We were in your shop yesterday on a weekend in Asheville. Your knowledge, incredible talent and warm personalities are one of a kind! We love, love, love our makeup! Thank you for making us feel beautiful!

  4. Erin and Graham Tucker says:

    This is to thank Serenity and Zack for their amazing help in executing the planning of our beautiful wedding at The Biltmore this past December 30th-Scott Thompson was the most charismatic, yet professional, loving individual to start our beautiful day with his make-up artistry! Serenity, you were there on the phone with a bride wanting to make sure she had the A team on that day-and from what I hear, you too are part of that A team there at the Grove. Zack, we had Parker J. and he was A mazing!! Thank you to each of you.

  5. Chryss says:

    Hi All….love my new lipstick from your unique little shop at The Grove. I was all sad about Clinique not making my color any longer and when I came to your shop, your lovely staff immediately matched my favorite color and made me so happy . I look forward to my next visit to this wonderful shop if for nothing else than to interact with the friendly and helpful staff there.

  6. Lindsay says:

    Zack did my trial for bridal makeup and Scott did my makeup on the actual wedding day. Both of the results were flawless. I was so impressed with their talents and how beautiful the makeup was done. Thank you both so much!!

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