Simply Beautiful Artistry


"Sissy's makeup artistry is second to none. Her professionalism speaks volumes and I can always count on her to show up on time and be ready for anything. We have been working together on shoots for well over a year now and it's always been a pleasure to work with her. My clients love her and I always get excellent results. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a professional and experienced stylist." –Jessica Milligan, Photographer

Crystal "Sissy" Duncan with Simply Beautiful Artistry in Charlotte reached out to me this morning for a recommendation.

Even with a rich pool of great creative talent in Charlotte, Sissy is the only resource I use for all of my make-up, hair and styling work — for both still photography and video production — now going on 3 years.

Not only is she extremely talented and knows how to execute her craft depending upon the medium and her client's wishes, she is absolutely easy to work with and a wonderful person. –Larry Spada , Charlotte, NC

I have been lucky enough to take advantage of Crystal “Sissy” Duncan with Simply Beautiful Artistry’s talent over the past 9 years. I have complete faith in her and not because she is my friend, but because she has proven it in her work time and time again. Most recently Sissy did the hair and makeup for the most important day of my life, my wedding day, in April 2012. She was punctual, professional and always had a great attitude no matter what else was going on in the hectic room. I could not have been happier with the results, my hair and makeup looked absolutely amazing.

Sissy has a contagious outgoing and energetic spirit that you can’t help but be drawn to. Her ability to handle work under pressure situations is flawless; she is extremely organized and reliable. Her skills as a make-up artist are exceptional and her love for her art is easily noticed by all. She is a wonderfully talented person and a pleasure to work with and be around. I would recommend Sissy as a gift to anyone considering her services, you will not be disappointed. –Jessica Matson Swiney, Charlotte, NC

Sissy was amazing! She was recommended through a friend and I am so glad I chose her. My mother loved her, too! She was very flexible and a sweetheart to work with. She did my bridals, boudoirs, rehearsal dinner and wedding day make up. She knew the exact look I was going for and was extremely helpful throughout the day. Thank you Sissy! –MX Sussman,  Charlotte, NC

I loved working with Sissy. She was so sweet and accommodating from the beginning to the end. During the booking process, she was prompt and professional. She was also much more personable and sweet than many of the other make-up artists I had contacted. She was also willing to do just make-up (as a childhood friend was already booked as our hair stylist for the wedding). Another make-up artist that I considered was not willing to do just one service.

On the day of, she was on time to my wedding and prepared to work as soon as she got there. She was also completely understanding of some last minute cancellations, and she did not charge me for those. I thought her prices were reasonable, and she was worth every penny. I also loved what she did with my make-up on the wedding day! She was willing to adjust depending on my preferences but was honest when I asked for her opinion. Just a joy with which to work! I would recommend her to any of my friends (I actually already have!).
Courtney, Charlotte, NC