Natalie Sparrow bio
BUSINESS OWNER NAME: Natalie Sparrow
EDUCATION: Apparel and Textile Design at the North Dakota State University. B.S. Degree in Human Development and Education with Minor in Theatre Performance, 2000.
SPECIALTY TRAINING: Certified Image/Wardrobe Consultant and Make-up Artist with Color One of Washington, DC
BUSINESS DEBUT: August 1999 - Ultimate Image. March 2001 – Ultimate Image, Model & Talent Management. March 2012 Natalie Sparrow Management
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: In 2000, Sparrow worked with Clothing & Connections, a non-profit organization assisting low-income men/women transitioning into the workplace. She helped form the organization and get the media attention by making appearances on television and radio, volunteered on the board, and provided before/after make-overs for the participants attending the programs.
Producer and choreograph fashion shows to help fund raise for local charities. Over the years, Sparrow created and produced numerous charitable fashion shows including Prom Fantasy, Downtown Holiday Extravaganza, Ultimate Shows, Fashionably Loud, and Beyond Beauty Expo. She volunteered to produce fashion shows for The Christmas Gift Fashion Show, Trend Release, and The Quota International Annual Fashion Show.
In 2006, Natalie received the honor of winning the YWCA Women of The Year Award for "Business That Empowers Women".
ABOUT LAUNCHING THE AGENCY: During one of her board meetings, a business affiliate advised Natalie to start a model/talent agency in the community. After months of research, she launched the expansion of Ultimate Model & Talent Management in the spring of 2001.
Sparrow wanted to provide a program that opened opportunities, nationwide, to honest and legitimate companies within the industry; an industry that is filled with many dishonest people.
Natalie found the model/talent agency to be challenged and realized the opportunities in the Midwest were limited, she decided to create programs that would allow models/talent to participate in hands-on opportunities to help them gain the knowledge in this industry. She took on the challenge of becoming a photographer to help local models develop their portfolios and assist them into having photos that replicated the major fashion markets. Many models do not have the funds to afford a fashion photographer from New York or any major market, so Sparrow found ways to make this happen by working with international photographers to help her grow, so she is able to help her models grow.
ANOTHER TALENT/SKILL: As a professional make-up artist, for 20 years, she has an enormous passion for make-up and working as an artist to help create beautiful faces. Sparrow has worked and partnered with numerous cosmetic companies including Mirabella Beauty, Urban Decay, Cover FX, Tarte, TooFaced, Tyra Beauty, Mary Kay, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Arbonne International, Aloette Cosmetics, Limelight by Alcone and her own cosmetic line. With Mirabella, Sparrow travels across the nation and Canada educating salons on make-up application and cosmetic ingredients.