I am a full time, experienced freelance makeup artist and hairstylist located in the Bay Area. My work is characterized by bold uses of color, flawless blending, and working with the model’s natural beauty. I am constantly on the lookout for inspiration for new trends & techniques, and see it as an opportunity to push myself creatively.
I am a licensed cosmetologist and Paul Mitchell the School Alumni. I have had extensive advanced training courses and seminars in makeup and hairstyling, cutting and coloring from various artists, including James Ryder, Sue Bryce, Debra Deitric, Scott Barnes, Muse Beauty and others. I attend all West Coast trade shows for hair and makeup to expand my education. I also work as a MAC Cosmetics Makeup Artist Educator, and a Cosmetology Teacher at Avalon School of Beauty, and guest artist at various bay area schools.
I understand and TEACH things like anatomy and sanitation. I can work on any bone structure or skin tone, and use only the best practices and the highest quality products.
I am professional, punctual, skilled in a variety of techniques and I take direction well. With a background in photography and digital imaging, I understand what photographers are looking for and need to get the most out of their images with minimal post processing. I make an excellent second set of eyes for everything from posing coaching to lighting.
I do not excessively retouch my images because I think it compromises the integrity of showing my work. The mark of a good MUA means that you spend LESS time in photoshop, not more. It needs to be right before you shoot it, and you will never hear me say "you can just fix that in post". I can execute any concept, as well as create looks that will be cohesive with wardrobe/hair/styling/theme.
Always looking for creative individuals for collaboration, I am VERY selective about TF work, this is my job. I will do TFP for publication or bridal themed shoots and I offer reasonable half and full day rates, as well as a Test Rates. I Accept cards. Please contact me for details.
-I have snakes. If you want to pose with them, shoot with them, or are just looking for that extra something, contact me. They have been published multiple times!
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