Kristen M. Quinn



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makeup artistry.

special events

Whether it's prom, your best friend's wedding, or your 50th wedding anniversary you will look your absolute best. 

full face $65


pair of false lashes $15


Your wedding day will be the most memorable day of your life, the day you've planned since you were a little girl when you'd put a towel around your head and pretend it was your veil. 

You know what you want, you know your priorities: the perfect venue, delicious food, a rockin’ DJ, and you want to look beautiful! With my refined airbrush and freehand artistry techniques you'll
be ready to say “I Do” all day long.

in & out of NY state




blushing bride package $175

Includes one makeup trial for a unique-to-you color mapping session to work through every detail, as well as makeup application on the day the bells chime. Traditional or airbrush applications available.

day-of makeup only $85


pair of false lashes $15

inquire for details

travel fee



red’s signature facial $75

Red’s most comprehensive facial utilizes cosmeceutical-grade skincare products in conjunction with revolutionary facial modalities including high-frequency current and manual microdermabrasion. My trifecta approach to facial therapy dissolves vintage skin cells to reveal your healthiest skin while uplifting your spirit. The Hungarian-style facial massage and music aren’t too shabby either. 


wild berry peel & peptide infusion $95

My most requested facial treatment is this superior peel and peptide treatment combining manual and enzymatic exfoliation, paired with a multi-acid peeling treatment for instant gratification. Powerful anti-aging peptides stimulate collagen and hyaluronic production which are essential components for healthy, renewed skin. This unique treatment is ideal for all skin types, skin conditions [including rosacea], and all seasons with no downtime.

Red's personal favorite! An alpha hydroxy peel that gets down to business requiring little to moderate downtown. Why glycolic acid? This magical acid reduces wrinkle depth, eases acne, refines texture and evens out skin tone.

For those suffering from severe acne or with prominent hyper pigmentation a series of 4 or 6 peels is highly recommended. 

glycolic acid peel

1x $120 • 4x $450 • 6x $680


red’s derma-resurfacing $100


This dynamic manual exfoliation technique removes surface debris, old skin cells and vellus hair using a customized derma planing blade.

Don't let the ‘b’ word keep you from trying this one of a kind treatment that increases product absorption by 40% while visibly lifting the skin, adding a youthful radiance that lasts for up to 4 weeks. Pair it with a peel and you will be completely wowed by the results.



diamond tip microdermabrasion $125


Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive, skin resurfacing procedure that gently exfoliates or polishes away the top layer of dead skin cells, while stimulating collagen growth, to reveal healthy new skin that looks and feels smoother. Fine lines, blemishes, dull skin and sun spots can be improved, especially with regular treatments. Products such as moisturizers, creams and lotions are more easily absorbed and therefore more effective after microdermabrasion treatment. This is a painless, low-risk skin treatment that can be added to your beauty routine. Packages are available so please inquire.

For those seeking a deeper medical-grade peel Red offers a cutting-edge multi-acid therapy containing lactic, citric, salicylic, and trichloroacetic acids. Real results include increased collagen production for individuals plagued with deeper wrinkles, acne, enlarged pores, hyper pigmentation, scarring, excessive sebum production. Downtime is moderate with remarkable results.

Post peel Swell Oil is my complimentary gift to you for accelerated healing. You will revel in your completely renewed complexion.


the LeXo Peel™ $150

ear coning $50/set

additional set $10


A relaxing, non-invasive ancient tradition that safely removes excess ear wax and toxins from the eustachian tubes and ear canals. Red uses only the finest handmade paraffin-free, Reiki-enhanced cones rolled from unbleached muslin dipped in premium rose-infused beeswax. This soothing, natural therapy improves hearing, detoxes, reduces migraines, restores balance and body frequency as it has for centuries. 








Working with Kristen from my first consultation to the day of my wedding was such a great experience. Not only is she extremely talented and experienced in the makeup industry but she is also very professional and easy to work with- you can truly tell she has a passion for what she does. Kristen is wonderful and made me feel so special and beautiful each time we spoke. I could not be happier with how my makeup turned out on my wedding day and I know my bridesmaids felt the same way with their looks as well.


married July 6th, 2019

How many of you have been in weddings and paid good money for makeup, only to be disappointed? If it hasn’t happened to you, it’s probably happened to a friend. Let me say that this will not happen with Kristen! Everyone in my bridal party (plus my mom) loved their makeup, and looked amazing. I of course also loved my look! Kristen takes time to get to know your preferences, how you normally wear your makeup (if you do), and what you envision for your special look. She explains her approach and the logic behind it, which I so appreciated! She is so incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and organized. She even did a second trial for me because I wanted to change my eyeshadow color. She traveled 2 hrs to my wedding location. I was originally really anxious about my makeup for my big day but after meeting with Kristen I didn’t have to worry a bit. And she was super calm and collected the day of… something I really needed! 10/10 I definitely recommend Kristen!


married September 29th, 2018

Whether it’s your wedding day, a special occasion, or just a chat, you can count on Kristen of Daring Young Red. Perhaps most brides look for someone who’s simply easy to work with and does what you request, Kristen is so much more. She’s professional and punctual, communicative and thorough, kind and genuine, thoughtful and sweet, and has calming aura with a great attitude, and incredibly flexible. Beyond that, Kristen is a beautiful human whose open and has a huge heart. At her core, she’s made to help people feel the best selves in their own skin with makeup and her presence.

I couldn’t have been happier with my trial, my wedding day makeup, and everything before and between. Kristen is an incredible joy to work with and I would work with her a million times over.


married September 23rd, 2018



My lifelong love affair with cosmetics began in 1975 after sitting at my grandmother's vanity for the very first time.  Surrounded by the essence of old-school glamour—lush perfumes, a gilded hand mirror, creamy rouge and fragrant powders—I was completely enthralled.  


Dedicating over 25 years to the beauty and wellness industries, I hold dual licensure in Esthetics and Makeup Artistry as well as advanced certifications in paramedical airbrushing.


Makeup is so much more than makeup. It’s a catalyst for empowerment, to enhance the unrepeatable beauty of every face, including yours. As I tell all my brides, "Weddings are my heaven" and each time I'm called to duty it's an incredible honor. Over the years, my artistry has evolved into a refined, classic finish using both airbrush and traditional freehand technique in hopes you feel like your most beautiful self. 

Named for the singular shade of scarlet lipstick I was permitted to wear to my high school homecoming dance in 1988, Daring Young Red captures the transformative power of color and the joyride of womanhood.

in & out of NY state





Kristen Quinn, LE, LMUA, earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, and her Makeup Artistry license from the nationally accredited Von Lee International School of Esthetics in Baltimore, Maryland in 2003. 

Graduating at the top of her class from the Continental School of Beauty Culture in 2011, she is a dual-licensed esthetician with advanced certifications in paramedical airbrushing, ear coning, derma planing, electroporation, microdermabrasion, and cosmeceutical-grade chemical peels.


She has dedicated over 25 years to the cosmetics, skincare, and wellness industries partnering with leading global companies and prestige brands including The Body Shop, Smashbox, MAC, Clinique, NARS, Korres, Laura Mercier, Benefit, philosophy, Mineral Fusion, Aveda, Studio Gear, Eminence, Swell Skin, and Lelexo.


Kristen is also a certified volunteer for the “Look Good, Feel Better” program holistically designed by the American Cancer Society to assist women in managing appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments.



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