I became a make up artist working at M.A.C. Cosmetics in San Francisco twenty years ago. I knew that making faces and helping people feel good was my "thing." It was what I wanted to do, it was what lit me up and doing it made me happy! I couldn't have asked for a better foundation and training! I worked with the best artists, for the best cosmetic company at that time, and I learned a whole lot about myself. It was exhilarating and it was fun! As I found my flow, I expanded my horizons in beauty and wellness industry, and educated myself in holistic studies and aromatherapy after moving to Houston, Texas. It was also there that I started falling in love with being a bridal make up artist.
In the mid-2000's I moved to Las Vegas, got licensed as an esthetician, and was resident make up artist and waxing specialist for two major hotels on The Strip, and also destination wedding make up artist for a five-star resort hotel in Lake Las Vegas. Between time, I also dabbled in some commercial work, celebrity spotlights and creative endeavors in and out of Los Angeles, it kept me busy and allowed me to try as many facets of the make up world as I could. The time I spent in Vegas was intense. It sharpened my skills and my speed, clarified my desires and I am forever grateful.
I have been back in the Bay Area almost a decade now, and it has been the happiest of my life! Rooting myself in Oakland has been a joy and the most fun and fulfilling work I've done. I am clearer and happier than ever, and excited to share with you what I know now, what I love about loving ourselves through beauty & wellness, and how easy it is to maintain that with incredible products, new techniques, a little bit of new focus, and a lot of fun along the way!