Jennie Fresa graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1998 with a BA in Human Development and Family Studies. Soon after, she decided to pursue a career in the beauty industry. She received her skincare and makeup certification at the Institute of Aesthetic Arts and Sciences in Southbury CT and went on to spend a majority of her career working for Trish McEvoy in NYC as a Regional Trainer and International Makeup Artist. Here she gained valuable experiences working backstage at Vogue for the Met Gala, on various editorial photo shoots and eventually found her niche in bridal beauty.
After meeting her husband and moving back to CT in 2008, she started her own Traveling Bridal Beauty Team. Jennie and her team have won numerous awards and have been featured on many wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty and Carrots and Cakes. Jennie’s work has also been published in Martha Stewart Weddings and in the inspirational coffee table book, The White Dress in Color.
Soon after launching her bridal business, Jennie started taking a closer look at the products she was personally using and recommending to her clients. After discovering the harmful ingredients found in most personal care products, she decided to do some further research to educate women on healthier cosmetic choices and eventually opened the doors to her brick and mortar location in Madison CT in the summer of 2012. Jennie Fresa Beauty Bar offers CT women a selection of clean beauty brands as well as top rated makeup, skincare and brow styling services.
Today, Jennie is happy to extend her curated collection of new & noteworthy clean beauty brands to women nationwide through Copal Clean Beauty. Copal was born after a spiritual journey in Tulum and out of the desire to have all women switch to safer cosmetics.
Jennie is currently enrolled at the world’s foremost school for holistic health, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. As a Natural beauty Expert + Wellness Coach, she looks forward to educating women on the importance of switching to safe cosmetics and how to achieve optimal health and vibrant beauty from the inside out. Stay tuned for the launch of her new program, BEAUTY HEALING, in 2018.
Jennie currently lives in Madison CT with her husband, Doug, and pets Ellie & Ms. Kitty. When she’s not working, she enjoys shopping consignment, drinking red wine, taking baths, traveling to new places and marathon watching netflix series at home.