As some of you who follow our Instagram may know, every Sunday we post a “styled by Sunday” post where local stylists pick an outfit to be featured. For the month of November we are doing things a little differently. Sara Duffey, a fabulous local make up artist, will be styling every Sunday for us. Not only will she be wearing pieces from Whorl, but she made sure and included pieces from her own wardrobe. Our hope is that you will see how to mix and match the great pieces at Whorl into your own wardrobe. In addition to being a great make up artist, Sara is a great mama, wife and proof that being a mama doesn’t mean you have to be boring with your style. This month we hope you get to know Sara a little better and also how everything at Whorl is made for the everyday woman. To find out a little more about Sara and who she is as our featured Whorl Woman.
In addition to being a pro makeup artist, Sara is a beauty coach, lifestyle blogger, wife, mom and self-proclaimed goober. According to her, the best part of what she does is witnessing the personal transformation that takes place, when her clients discover their physical transformation.
Sara is a proud Colorado native! She is a CU Buffalo and Denver Seminary alumna, who simply stated, “adores the gift of helping women experience their own unique beauty.” Sara has spent much of her life on stage, performing in various capacities. Most notably as a former NPC Fitness/Figure competitor, Denver Nuggets Dancer and Miss Colorado USA contestant.
Sara’s credentials, professional experience and personal assets range on all ends of the spectrum. Throughout her 14 years in the beauty industry, Sara has coached countless women on all things beauty – from contouring, to perfecting their style, to creating bombshell hair in minutes. Sara has done makeup and/or styling at numerous photo shoots, for hundreds of brides, special events and competitions. A few of her most memorable contributions include:
Creating and appearing in her own beauty segment on Channel 2’s ‘Colorado’s Best.’ Makeup artistry for: the “Baby to Bikini” Special on Colorado’s ‘Everyday Show,’ the VPX Sports Nutrition, “Perfect 10 in 2010, Physique Transformation Challenge,” the Miss Colorado USA pageant and Team Universe in New York City. Sara was honored to spend 6 years as a M.A.C makeup artist and 4 years as the official makeup artist for the Performance Ready Fitness, Figure and Bikini Team.
Sara believes that her true calling in the beauty industry is simply making beauty and style accessible to the everyday woman. Her philosophy on beauty is this: Regardless of who we are or what we look like, we all possess beauty. The purpose of makeup, style and fashion is simply to bring out the beauty that we already possess.
Beyond all of her professional accomplishments and achievements, Sara holds a few things closest to her heart. Being a stay-at-home mom to her beautiful daughter, Sunday school director to the most precious kiddos, and wife to her amazing husband — and the best pastor she knows.