Who is Vanity Studios?

In 7th grade, Kristina created her rendition of Cleopatra for Halloween and has been in love with makeup ever since. She graduated from Fremont Academy of Cosmetology in 2000 and began working as a licensed Advanced Esthetician. She worked for several local salons learning the industry, before deciding to start her own studio with Josh.

 In 1999, Josh was gifted a film camera on his graduation day. He’s been taking photographs ever since. He graduated from the University of Toledo in 2009 and shot nightlife and fine art photography until one fateful night in 2010 when he met a pretty girl who asked if he could help her with her makeup portfolio. The rest, as they say, is history.


Vanity Studios was founded in 2015 as NW Ohio’s only Makeup and Photography studio licensed by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. We like to say that we are in the character-creation business and have a combined 30 years of experience in the photography and makeup fields. We love what we do and we love the entire creative process. So tell us, who do you want to be today?