Aga Rhodes (formerly Kaskiewicz) has been doing makeup for 20 years and working in all fields of the industry gave her a great understanding that it’s not just about applying the perfect shade of foundation or lipstick, but it’s also about how she makes her clients feel.
Having an art school background from her home country of Poland, and falling in love with color and texture, Aga, focused on Makeup Artistry. After working over for luxury salons and companies in Chicago over the years, Aga decided to freelance fulltime with Makeup by Aga, doing private services commercial, print, fashion and editorial, and Bridal by Aga. She brings effortless chic and red carpet glam to her clients.
Through the help of her mentors such as Michael DeVellis and James Vincent of The Powder Group and The Makeup Show, Aga started to get involved more in the artists community, help create a support for young artists, and became a national educator, where she shares her knowledge and unique approach to the beauty industry and business. She is also one of the educators on the newly launch Medix Beuaty App.
While working as an educator and with her local artist community, Aga also believes that an artist continues to learn themselves, she peruses continuing education classes and programs in the beauty industry throughout the year, which takes her to Los Angeles and New York. Aga also travels twice a year to work back stage during NYFW, but it’s also her work with private clients for consultations, beauty shopping and makeup lessons she finds rewarding. Some of Aga’s clients includes Lady Gaga, Joan Jett, Andrew Zimmern, Giuliana Rancic. Chicago celebrities, socialites and women power players. Aga’s work has also grazed the pages of Modern Luxury Weddings, CS, Michigan Ave magazines to name a few.
Aga also finds rewarding working with brides to help them create their real life fairytale weddings, from magical stylized photoshoots, which many can be found in national wedding focused magazines such as Vera Wang Wdding Style, Inside Weddings and Grace Ormonde. She has also had the pleasure to explore her creative side of makeup while working with two national NAHA nominated teams.
Through it all Aga stays her authentic, original self, doing everything with a purpose and even bigger dreams.