Shelly Gehrt, Owner/Co-Founder

We are so excited to bring to Central Illinois a fresh, bold style and a new, excited generation of face painting. Our philosophy is simple, to bring breathtaking designs, a fun atmosphere, professionalism and smiles to your next event. We use FDA approved face and body paint designed to last on your skin, but be removed easily with soap and water! Fun for EVERYONE!!! With a complete passion for our work, Wild Style Designers will custom cater to many event styles and functions — From children’s face painting to adult body graffiti, Glitter Tattoos and Henna Tattoos, we can cover it all!

OUR HISTORY…………………………………

Kristi & Shelly launched Wild Style Design Company! By the end of the day on February 28, 2012 Hits to our website were in the thousands.
Initially thinking that our first year would be quiet…… we started signing up for festivals.
By May we were training 5 Artists to help with the business pouring in!
In January 2013 we opened a Studio in downtown Bloomington. Our services included……
Bridal and Special Event Makeup
Henna Tattoos
Makeup Workshops and Beauty Bites
Blood & Gore Workshops for haunted houses.

In 2014 we brought in well known International Artists Pashur and Jay Bautista Face and Body Artist for weeklong training workshops.
By 2015 we had a total of 9 Artists to meet the demand.

In 2016…..
We continued to meet the needs of our clients by taking our services to them… we left our Bloomington studio space and became a MOBILE STUDIO continuing to offer all our services AND adding….
*Glitter Tattoos for private and corporate events
*Blood & Gore private appointments
*Graffiti and Henna Educational Programs for schools and libraries
*Birthday Party Themes… Super-heroes, Frozen, Ninja Turtles, Princess, Paw Patrol, Shopkins, Pikachu…..and the list goes on!

Also in June 2016 Shelly RETIRED from Corporate America to work full time as a Makeup Artist/Face Painter and became the sole owner of Wild Style. Kristi continues to be very involved as a Lead Artist in Face & Body, Makeup, Glitter Tattoos and Henna as well as Trainer.
Every year our business continues to grow and grow and we thank all our clients…
With up to 12 artists currently…. we will continue to be on the cutting-edge of this business offering you all the things that you want and more!

“…from Swirls and Curls to BAD and BOLD…”

You will feel confident choosing Wild Styles Design Company to make a long lasting impression with your friends, family, employees and customers!

We can’t wait to hear from you, and look forward to bringing SMILES to your next event! 

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