Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. Yes, I do many on line courses on new trends. I also attend 2 shows a year in the US.
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. My mother was always skin conscience so she always told my sisters and I to always protect out skin. She gave us oil of olay as teens and told us to we were to use it until we were old enough to make our own skin care choices. From then on I was curious about skin. I got a job in a Dermatology office at age 18 and have worked in the field ever since. I was a model in my teens and early adult years so my beautiful skin paid off. I am very thankful for good genes and great parenting by my mother for her looking out for my skin.
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. I perform skin evaluations as part of my initial consultation. If necessary, I will make a recommendation for skin care regimen to improve skin texture, color, etc. I then complete the evaluation and apply makeup (I use airbrush technique) and apply lashes if requested.
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. I have a recent client that was very frustrated because she has very sun damaged skin, pigment issues and Rosacea and could not find anyone to help her with makeup.She had been to 4 people already. Using my years of Dermatology experience, I evaluated her skin, made recommendation for over the counter remedies, and referred her to a dermatologist for her Rosacea. In my opinion, she required further treatment from a physician. Then I covered all of her flaws then went over it with airbrush. She was extremely happy and is a returning client.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. My advice is to make sure the makeup artist you choose can answer all of your questions without swaying away from what you are asking. This usually means the "artist" may not have the experience that he or she might portray. Also, ask several questions about skin care. A good artist will have skin care experience and will choose to treat or advise of skin condition to prepare/improve the skin complexion if necessary. Makeup artistry is like canvas. The nicer the canvas, the better the color sets and the outcome is beautiful.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. I would like for customers to know that makeup astistry isn't just about makeup, It is about what is below the skin and the importance of correction to make one beautiful on her special day. Also, to continue maintaining the skin regimen. Several of my clients are regulars for their skin care needs. I feel it is so important to fix the problem areas of the skin first. I will not apply makeup to someone who refuses to correct their skin if it is severely damaged by the sun. I am very professional, confident, and knowledgeable. My clients will have beautiful skin and will have been educated on how to continue with it. I am always available to my clients for assistance when needed.