Jules has been featured in various magazines and blogs such as Cosmopolitan, Martha Stewart, Style Me Pretty, Brides, RollingStone, MN Bride, The Knot, Real Simple, and her own magazine, The Look.
She has been a lead artist at NYC, LA and MN Fashion Weeks.
Her celebrity list includes pop singer Kesha, cast members from ‘This is Us’, The Voice Finalist Kat Perkins, Elizabeth Smart, and with actors and media personalities on major networks such as NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, PBS and MTV. Most recently she’s worked with Lifetime Television.
She has worked with the Ryder Cup, NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL players and sports analysts. Most recently she’s worked with the WNBA. She also works with KDWB, FM107 and K102 radio hosts.
Cover Photo Russell Heeter
Jules has shared her talent for more than 1000 weddings and special events. She has been recognized as the Best Makeup Artist and the Best Makeup Lesson in the Twin Cities, The Judge's Choice and The People's Choice and the Best Bridal Hairstylist and Makeup Artist in Minnesota.
Jules has worked with several corporations such as Target, 3M, Accenture, United Way, Mall of America, United Health Group, Wells Fargo, Medtronic and Aveda. As well as ad agencies, Colle + McVoy, Periscope, Bolster, Haberman, and Dschwen.
She has been a lead makeup artist/hairstylist for such events as the Starkey Gala Red Carpet, Ryder Cup, The Prince Tribute Concert, the Grammys Red Carpet, the NFL Honors Awards and Super Bowl 52.
Cover Photo Wing Ta
Jules collaborates with local and national photographers for high school senior shoots, maternity, boudoir, family, and professional head shot sessions.
Cover Photo North Story Photo
Jules encourages women to find inner balance and outer radiance
by feeding themind, body and spirit with self-affirming thoughts,
nutritious food and self-care rituals. She educates and coaches
women on the connection between beauty and nutrition.
"You are what your body absorbs."
Visit her Services and Rates section to book a lesson.
Individually and with various agencies, Jules has earned 36 "Best Hair and Makeup" accolades; voted by brides, vendors and a panel of judges. She's also been referred to as the best makeup artist in Minnesota by local magazines, radio stations, and blogs.
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2nd Book Coming Soon!
The Look Magazine
Her love of journalism, photography, beauty and design inspired Jules to create and publish a magazine that highlights local talent and businesses.
Cover Photo Russell Heeter
Jules Annen (Julie Swenson) has been featured on tv, radio,
and in numerous magazines and publications.
Cover Photo Brandon Werth
Jules is currently evolving The Annex (formerly Makeup Annex) into a
non-profit organization intended to support and empower professionals in the beauty industry.
Jules has been a guest contributor on several blogs such as Dermstore, MN Bride, Style Me Pretty, and Artful Living.
Her blog, Beauty in Balance, is a lifestyle blog. Within the blog, Jules curates and sells a collection of products that are environmentally-friendly and aligned with her brand mission: to live a beautifully balanced life.