Jennie received her skincare and makeup certification at the Institute of Aesthetic Arts and Sciences in Southbury, CT, and went on to spend a majority of her career working for Trish McEvoy in NYC. Here, she gained valuable experiences doing makeup at Vogue's annual Met Gala, collaborating on various editorial photo shoots, and eventually finding her niche in bridal beauty.
After meeting her husband and moving back to CT in 2008, she started her own Traveling Bridal Beauty Team. Jennie and her team have won numerous awards and have been featured on many wedding blogs. Her work has also been published in Martha Stewart Weddings and in the inspirational coffee table book, The White Dress in Color.
Soon after launching her bridal business, Jennie started taking a closer look at the products she was personally using and recommending to her clients. After some further research, she discovered many ingredients in these products are actually cancer-causing chemicals, reproductive toxins and unsafe synthetics. Her mission to educate women on healthier cosmetic choices grew stronger. Eventually this led to her opening the doors to her brick and mortar store, Copal, (formerly Jennie Fresa Beauty) in Madison CT in 2012.
After years of practicing traditional esthetics and feeling frustrated with the lack of results, Jennie enrolled at the world’s foremost school for holistic health, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She graduated in 2017 as a Certified Holistic Health Coach. Eager to help her guests achieve optimal health from the inside out, she revised her offerings and began treating her clients skin with an entirely new “whole skin” approach.
In 2018, she attended the Green Beauty Academy and became certified in Facial Gua Sha. Jennie is currently enrolled at Jem Aesthetics Academy where she will become an Advanced Holistic Therapist and confidently customize each treatment to her client's needs, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually through ancient modalities and Ayurvedic practices.
Today, Jennie is happy to extend her curated collection of noteworthy clean beauty brands nationwide through Copal online as well as treat local guests to holistic facial treatments, natural brow restoration and makeup services privately at her new studio in Madison CT.
Jennie currently lives in New Haven, CT with her husband Doug and their burmese Cat- named Kitty.