“A consummate professional,” “true artist,” and “intensely passionate about her craft,” are just three of the phrases people often use to describe Barbra Jo Batterman, Las Vegas-based makeup artist and stylist to the stars. Batterman brings these terms to life every day, leading one of the most successful Las Vegas makeup businesses in the southwest. Just ask anyone who has watched her work her magic.
Barbra Jo’s skills land her a multitude of jobs in print, film, television and stage. Recent projects include the Billboard Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards (CMA’s) and iHeart Radio.
Barbra Jo is known for her upbeat personality in addition to her incredible makeup artistry. Her expertise includes enhancing faces such as celebrities President Barack Obama, Paul McCartney, President Bill Clinton, Pitbull, Heidi Klum, Toby Keith and thousands of others. In addition, she is hired by corporations such as Caesars Entertainment and Hewlett Packard.
Barbra Jo Batterman began her journey in Philadelphia. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she began working at her mother’s cosmetic boutique and eventually took over the business after she retired. Soon after, she started getting hired as a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist for magazines, TV productions, weddings and working with top-notch photographers. Then in 1990, she packed up and moved to Las Vegas where she was courted by Chanel.
While at Chanel, Barbra Jo started to build a freelance makeup business and eventually moved out on her own doing the makeup and styling for various Las Vegas photo shoots, commercials and live productions.
In addition to her work on the grand stage, Barbra Jo has also built a large segment of her business specializing in makeup for Las Vegas weddings. Not a week goes by where she isn’t called by a soon-to-be-bride, referred by either one of their friends or the concierge at the hotel. Her Las Vegas wedding work has helped her become an expert in airbrushing, a common technique used among many brides, in addition to her celebrity clientele. Barbra Jo enjoys doing makeup for Las Vegas brides as she states she enjoys being part of their fairy tale moment.