Maya René

Maya René

New York


Natural, glamorous makeup application and hair styling

Maya is not accepting new appointments at this time.
  • About Maya

    I've studied the artistry of Multimedia Makeup which includes makeup for Bridal, TV, Film, Print, Fashion, Airbrushing, and Special effects/Character makeup. I have also received additional training from Sephora, focused on product knowledge, addressing common skincare needs, and how to apply appropriate makeup for the everyday woman with different skin types (oily, dry, acne-prone etc.). I have been certified by TEMPTU in airbrushing techniques. I've worked with companies such as Nike, Kith, Shoptique, Sephora and Birchbox, and in TV/film for Samsung commercials to Telemundo news. Learning for me never stops. I'm always looking to expand my horizons and think outside of the box.
  • Beauty Philosophy

    As Women, we are very complex. We have many sides to who we are. One day we are inspired to be daring and adventurous, the next we are flirty and sassy. Makeup allows us to play on each side of the fence and get creative. At the end of the day it's makeup, have fun with it! Don't be afraid to play, makeup isn't permanent - unless its tattooed then your stuck!
  • Tips & Tricks

    Remember that in most situations, less is more! Makeup was created to enhance your already beautiful a features, not mask them!
  • Favorite Products

    My favorite products include: ALL of the smashbox primers, Makeup forever HD foundations, Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation, Dior mascaras, Laura Mercier tinted moisturizers, Marc Jacobs eyeliner. Kat von D tattoo liner is also amazing.

Maya's Reviews

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    Brooke C.


    Maya was awesome! My appointment was very last minute and she was there right on time (even early!). She listened to exactly what I wanted and the end result was gorgeous. Highly recommend!

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    Oleg V.


    I dont usually bother to leave feedback on sites, but... Maya was AWESOME. Amazing makeup for two of us for the Halloween (Sugar Skull style), we were easily best made faces at House of Yes, which is saying something. Fast - she spent about an hour for each of us, which was real quick for the amount of detail involved. Very friendly and approachable as well. Would definitely use again.

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    Allie T.


    I needed makeup done fast and last minute. Maya had be looking great, feeling beautiful and out the door in 30 minutes! She’s so chill and talented.

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    Sydell I.


    Maya did such an amazing job on my hair and make-up. Not only did the make-up & hair hold up (and look fresh) for the whole evening but it was also so easy to take off at the end of the night. Maya was on time and really easy to talk to, would definitely recommend her and use her in the future!

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    Glaucia S.


    Maya did an incredible natural look make up, I was very happy with the results and it lasted for the long day I had. Plus she is a super sweet person.

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    Tiffany D.


    Makeup and hair for two of us for the Tony Awards ... 2nd time using Maya - she's as awesome as ever. So friendly and was able to do red carpet ready looks that could last all night and matching each of our personalities. Can't wait to next time!

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    Ana Z.


    Great makeup artist!

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    Jummy O.


    Maya was great! I had to move my appointment up by 30 minutes and she was able to accommodate me with no issues. My hair and makeup was exactly what I needed! I will definitely use her again when I visit NYC!

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    Haidee J.


    I absolutely love Maya! She listens to you and she's open to suggestion. She achieved the look that I wanted, simple yet elegant and stylish! I'm happy to recommend her to every woman in NYC who wants to look like a million dollar on special occasion. You won't be disappointed😊 Thanks Maya for glamming up😘

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    Meryl G.


    Maya did a great job, she was very friendly and professional. I would use her again another time.

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    Molli I.


    I had Maya do my hair and makeup for a black tie wedding I attended during a trip to NYC. Maya is amazing and I'm so lucky I found her- she was extremely professional and i felt like she made me look "famous" I got her card and will use her again if I'm ever in NYC. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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    Xiaonan X.


    Maya is superb! It was a last minute appointment and she was able to accommodate me. Hair was awesome, and the makeup was fantastic. Super nice and professional stylist--would book one with her again.

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    Victoria B.


    Maya was amazing and I would definitely book her again. She listened to what I wanted and totally delivered! Not only did she do a great job on my hair and makeup, she was also just fun to talk to during the whole process.

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    Anne Marie M.


    Our group came up to NYC for a bachelorette party and purchased hair/ makeup for our bride to be. Maya was great and our bride looked beautiful! I highly recommend her!

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    Alexandra S.


    Loved her so much. Did amazing work and just wants to please you. Highly recommend her!

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    Daphne S.


    Maya was wonderful! She styled hair for my sister and I on NYE. One of the best blow-outs I've had. :)

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    Quisha T.


    She was amazing!! I would definitely use her again:)

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    Chriselle B.


    Maya is my go-to person when I need make-up done. She is artistic and creative, but also listens to what the client prefers. I would go to no one else.

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    Tiffany D.


    Maya did my Halloween makeup as "Princess Jasmine goes to the club". She did an amazing job and really got into the challenge taking some pictures I brought completely to the next level. And when she saw the full outfit she added a few extra touches to pull it all together. She's super nice, friendly and very easy to be comfortable with. Would definitely recommend and use her again. Love her!

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    Sonali L.


    Maya is wonderful! Knows how to execute on what I'd like and is incredibly friendly to be around. A real professional.

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    Sonali L.


    Maya was absolutely wonderful! Not only was she incredibly talented as a make up artist but she is incredibly friendly and someone I want to get to know better :-) I will definitely use her again and highly recommend her.

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    Chriselle B.


    This is my second time having Maya do my make-up. Amazing work, as always. She is not only great at her job, she also makes you feel super comfortable during the entire process. You can't go wrong with this girl.

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    Viviane M.


    Maya was great! On time, friendly and super professional. She patiently listened to my requests and was super accommodating. Thank you!

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    Dawn B.


    Maya is amazing. I needed make-up & hair for a national TV segment. I booked last minute & she was able to come to my hotel very early. She was on-time & has a warm, positive attitude. She did an awesome job on my hair & make-up...I looked like me, only better! The best part is that she really boosted my self-esteem... I looked and FELT great for my TV appearance. I highly recommend Maya! xx

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    Chriselle B.


    Maya is great! She came on time and didn't mind waiting for the hair stylist to finish with my hair. She made me feel so comfortable during the entire process. Most importantly, she has amazing skills with a make-up brush. Definitely my go-to girl from now on for make-up. Thanks for making me pretty, Maya! :)

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    Ellen C.


    Amazing! Did a wonderful job, was so lovely, showed up early, many compliments on my makeup, looking forward to using her again at some point!

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    Lindsay J.


    Maya was amazing!! I had torn out a look from a magazine I wanted and she created it perfectly....she constantly checked in to make sure I was getting the look I wanted and offered to redo anything I wasn't crazy about. She is also very easy to talk to. Definitely will be booking Maya again!

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    Christine B.


    Maya was very professional and friendly, even though I was late to my appointment. She did an excellent job.

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    Annette K.


    Very professional. Asked what I wanted and she went to work to create a beautiful me that matched my navy mother-of-the-bride gown. I got compliments all night long!

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    Cindy C.


    Maya arrived on time and was a pleasure to work with. She knew all about colors and what would look best. Her finished product was very elegant and glamorous. Great experience.