Today, I’m bringing you some red carpet inspo with the help of Tarryn Feldman: Nashville hair & makeup artist, and founder of Nashville Glam. We decided to bring you two different red carpet looks, because I think there are two main ways to approach the red carpet from a style & glam perspective:

1) Pretty! There are a lot of eyes & cameras on you at a red carpet, and those photos live forever. So one approach is just to go for a really pretty, fresh look. It may not get you on a best dressed list, but it’s a safe bet for classic red carpet images that will never be passé.

2) Statement! If you’re gonna take a risk, take a RISK. Use the red carpet as a chance to play with trends, or experiment with looks you don’t usually wear. Even if you’re doing something kind of traditional, do it in a big way.

Meet Tarryn 

So…here are the two looks we came up with, which Tarryn named “Classic” and “Vamp.” Now, normally you would be taking your clothing into account when planning a red carpet look, but we’re just focusing on the glam for this piece. In full disclosure, I almost always wear my hair down…so this was pushing me out of my comfort zone a bit….But I loved experimenting with Tarryn, and Kristen Carbine (who was responsible for my hair for both of these looks–and is the queen of cool braids.)




To turn my classic red carpet look into a more statement look, Tarryn added Mac Black Kohl Liner in the tear ducts, and replaced the lip with Mac Retro Matte (oh lady).To turn my classic red carpet clean look into a more vamp version Tarryn added Mac Black Kohl Liner in tear duct, and replaced the lip with Mac Retro Matte (oh lady):

Kristen actually went back in and roughed up this hair look after it was finished, and it just kept looping cooler, the messier and bigger it got. Kristen used these products on my hair:

Kristen actually went back in and roughed up this hair look after it was finished, and it just kept looping cooler, the messier and bigger it got. Kristen used these products on my hair:

Could you give me a little overview of Nashville Glam? And how did it start?

I started Nashville Glam about 6 months ago. I started to get so busy that I was passing jobs off the same crew of girls and they would do the same. So, I came up with the name and we turned ourselves into a official squad.  It just kind of happened!!! It’s easier for a label to call me and if I can’t do a job, one of the girls can, rather than calling multiple people. It’s like an agency without all the agency bs. It’s just a reliable talented glam squad. Surprised no one has done it here yet. But leave it to me to start it!!

There are 4 other makeup/hair artists and one wardrobe stylist.

How would you describe your personal approach as a hair and makeup artist?

I like to let a person’s hair inspire me or their facial features. I naturally have an edge and I tend to be more heavy handed so I try to find a happy medium to push my client outside the box just enough to keep a look fresh and in style.

What’s your approach to red carpet glam?

I always want to do something super in style and trendy. I feel like on the red carpet is where you can experiment the most. I will bring ideas to the table and talk with the client’s stylist, and to the client and we toss ideas around until we nail a look down.

Who will you be working with this year at the ACMs?

I’ll be working with Maddie & Tae, Jana Kramer, and Mickey Guyton.

The team will be working with Brooke Eden, Kayla Adams and A Thousand Horses.

Five (or more) beauty products you can’t live without:

Bentonite claysea salt spray Doo Over (Kevin Murphy), brow pomade (Anastasia Beverly Hills), charcoal face soapdermalogica tinted primerLaura Mercier tinted moisturizer.

Advice for entertainers/models on how to work well with a hair & makeup artist?

It’s important to let an artist do their job, and the really good ones know what they are doing. But be vocal and honest, and if an artist gets upset, they aren’t the right one. Do your research, look at someone’s website or IG. Don’t just hired your sister’s friend. This is your brand we are talking about.

What did I miss?

It’s important to me to stay relevant, always produce good work, and a great experience. I truly care about how I make people feel. I think a lot of glam artists get caught up with the title and image that they forget that you can always get better and learn more. In an industry of cliques and bad artists getting hired cuz they know someone, I try to just be extremely good at what I do and hope the work speaks for itself. Talent is longevity.

Keep up with Nashville Glam: @nashvilleglam