I was the kid who lined up her
sisters and brother in the bathroom and put blue eyeshadow on
them. That was the beginning of my makeup artist career. I did
makeup in school plays, went to art school and was a portrait
painter and teacher for a while.
One day I was playing in the makeup
at the spa where I got my hair cut and I did the makeup of the
receptionist, the owner observed. I was immediately hired as the
makeup artist for the salon.
From there I joined a freelance
makeup artist agency and worked for all the major cosmetic
lines. I was spirited away from them and was hired by Elizabeth
Arden to be on their "Blitz Team" and worked with their
international makeup artist doing events for the East Coast.
Essentially, being his right hand man (woman). After a divorce
and a move to Scottsdale, AZ. I was the makeup manager for a spa
called "Reflections". From there, I came to Charlotte and was
hired by Lancome and Estee Lauder as a guest makeup artist.
After a year and a half, Charles Grayson Spa and Salon lured me
away and I was hired as the Makeup Manager.
After all of the above experiences
I had, the opportunity presented it self to open my own studio
I continue to freelance and have
done makeup for television, print advertising, film and video. I
have been the principle makeup artist for the Bank of America
executives and CEO.
Every day I continue to find new
ways to enjoy my work. The positive feedback and results that I
get from working with clients proves to me that this is where I
am suppose to be.