Meredith Boyd is an award winning makeup artist specializing in natural makeup looks for corporations and celebrities nationwide. Her client roster boasts top brands such as ABC, AMC, AT&T, CBS, Coca-Cola, Delta, ESPN, Hershey’s Chocolate, Golf Channel, Nickelodeon and Orion. Personalities include 11 Miss Americas and celebrities: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Foxworthy, Charles Barkley, Ron White, Kathleen Madagan, Freddie Freeman, Matt Ryan, Big Boi, Ludacris, Hannah Storm, Thom Filicia and David Feherty.
She is highly experienced in airbrush and HD makeup for broadcast television. As an official makeup artist for Miss America and Miss USA pageant systems, Boyd has beautified hundreds of state and national winners across the U.S.
Born out of the desire to achieve a flawless look on camera for clients, Boyd launched Meredith Boyd Cosmetics in 1999, a makeup line developed exclusively for print and television. This entrepreneurial spirit has enabled Boyd to pursue her passion of empowering her clients by teaching them easy and uplifting ways to feel beautiful at any age.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with emphasis in Public Relations, and also studied advanced theatre courses including: acting, stage makeup, scene painting and costume design at Georgia Southern University. Fascinated by the production set, she became an anchor and reporter for a local CNN affiliate in the Coastal Georgia region upon graduation. Boyd continued her communications career in public relations in Atlanta where she spearheaded media and marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies across the nation for over a decade. During this time, Boyd also worked around the clock mentoring alongside celebrity artists and photographers across the country to cultivate her makeup artistry skills.
An avid public speaker and national spokesperson for the Arthritis Foundation, Boyd graced the cover of Arthritis Today for her longstanding philanthropic efforts. She was even awarded the prestigious President’s Daily Points of Light award for her commitment to serving the youth of America through volunteerism by President George W. Bush. Boyd was also featured in Cobb Life Magazine as one of the “20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Business” and named one of the “50 Most Beautiful Atlantans” by Jezebel Magazine.
Boyd is currently a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Georgia Production Partnership, The Powder Group, MAC Pro and Makeup Forever Pro. She has won 12 pageant titles and most notably Mrs. Georgia United States 2003 and Mrs. Georgia International 2008, placing in the top five at both national pageants.
Meredith is known for her big heart, sparkling personality and charming wit, a real team player on set and when she’s off the clock, she loves cooking authentic Cajun dishes and spoiling her husband Matt and 4-legged fur baby Yorkie named, “Rocky” absolutely rotten!