2016 Guild Award winner and Emmy-nominated Makeup Dept. Head Kerry Herta is the creative force behind some of the industry’s most memorable looks. 

For 20 years, Kerry has perfected her award-winning makeup technique and adapted it to the most current styles and production technology. She’s regarded for her mastery of HD makeup.

For a decade, she has been the FX Network’s go-to department head for groundbreaking promo campaigns — which featured her haunting and  beautiful designs for American Horror Story,  Nip/Tuck, and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia — and helped set a new standard for creating buzz. Her work on the AHS: Hotel promo campaign received a 2016 Guild Award.

In 2013, three of the world’s most recognized brands — GEICONike and Wendy’s – trusted Kerry with multi-million dollar ad campaigns and their high-profile spokespersons. 

In 2010, Kerry took a break from her mix of film, television and editorial work to oversee All My Children’s transition to the HD format. By applying her one-of-a-kind technique, she revamped the legendary looks of a well-known cast that included Susan Lucci and, in the process, set a new standard for makeup on daytime television. Her work earned her a 2011 Daytime Emmy nomination. 

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A longtime mentor of up-and-coming artists, Kerry is also founder of Colour Box Makeup Studios, a training program designed on her belief that working professionals with proven experience are best suited to teach future makeup artists. 


Kerry is a licensed cosmetologist and a member of I.A.T.S.E. local 706. She is represented by Rouge Artists.