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About Shonte’ Baltes

-Owner & Operator-

Shonte’ Baltes was born in Kissimmee, FL but grew up in the small town of Atmore, Alabama. Post graduation from the University of Alabama with a degree in public relations, Shonte’ began a freelance career in event management and public relations. In 2010 she had the opportunity to work on the Smoot congressional campaign for district 7. Post election, Shonte’ continued to work in the public relations arena, by working in the entertainment industry doing publicist work and event management.

Her first entrepreneurship opportunity came by teaming up with a colleague to launch 1987 Supply. The branding and merchandising company was created to give artist an opportunity to have a team to assist in brand management and marketing. Over the last several years Shonte’ has co-partnered to launch two other companies in the fields of beauty and real estate. Her first sole proprietorship was Bon Mercy Beauty Bar, which opened in April of 2015. Bon Mercy was created as a makeup studio and cosmetic store, however has become a sanctuary for all things beauty. Since then she has also obtained her Master’s degree from Troy University and completed the Real Estate examiners course. Her desire is to inspire individuals to reach their full potential and maximize every opportunity. Her philanthropy work is just as important as her success.

“With the motto purpose over profit, Shonte’ strives to bring social consciousness to the business world, because strong people make strong families, and strong families make strong communities.”

– Our Beauty Artist –

Tiffany Hurst
Tiffany Hurst is a native of Tuscaloosa, Al and a graduate of the University of Alabama. She is a wife to husband Jonathan Hurst, and a mother to three gorgeous girls. Her makeup career spans over 10 years plus, and includes high end clients as well as social celebrities. She is awesome in creating gorgeous looks for clients of all complexions and has the creativity that solidifies her place in the industry.

IG: Cendy_Leway

Tykese Thomas
A native of Greensboro, Al Ty has established a freelance career of six years as a professional MUA. She is the mother of one gorgeous daughter and also a former MAC Cosmetics employee. She currently duals as a full employee for Mercedes Industries, while also working as a full time freelance makeup artist. Ty’s awesome personality and color concepts makes her an awesome talent to book!

IG: Ty_bre

Bon Mercy
Bon Mercy was created as a makeup studio and cosmetic store, however has become a sanctuary for all things beauty.


Beauty Clientele

  • "Absolutely love Ms. Shonte and her work! She's very professional, super sweet, and has a reasonable price. My makeup for my pageant was flawless, I got so many compliments and I will definitely book her again!"

    Shay T.
  • "Shonte did such a great job!!! I absolutely loved my makeup "

    Jessica M
  • "Shonte did my wedding makeup for myself, my bridesmaids, and my mom. We are still receiving compliments on our makeup when people see our photos. She is professional, timely, funny, and has such a great spirit. She is very detail oriented and chooses the best products to use based on each client's skin. Can't say enough good things about her! Book her!!!"

    Erica T.

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