I started with 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! I couldn't have asked for a better foundation and training for me. I worked with the best artists, for the best cosmetic and retail companies at that time, and I was learning 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, and educated myself in holistic studies and aromatherapy in 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 waxer for two major hotels on The Strip, and destination wedding make up artist for a five-star resort hotel off strip. Between time, I also dabbled in commercial work, celebrity spotlights and creative endeavors. The time I spent in Vegas was intense. It sharpened my skills and my speed, and I am forever grateful. It was a very clarifying time, and definitely made me long for something closer to home.
I have been back in the Bay Area almost a decade, and it has been the happiest of my life! Rooting myself in Oakland has been a joy. I am clearer and happier than ever, and excited to share with you what I know, what I love about being in beauty & wellness, and how good it is to feel good!