Joy A. Johnson was inspired by the natural and inner beauty of her late Mother and model, her passion for the artistry of beauty and makeup was fostered in later years but has led her down a path to pursue her place in the beauty industry.
Joy’s natural sense of style and keen business sense have resulted in her establishing Faces of Joy Makeup Artistry in 2008, which was recently expanded in 2010 with the addition of her companion company, Nails of Joy.
Professionally trained at Bennett Career Institute in Washington, D.C., Joy had the privilege to study under many of the industry’s best such as Sam Fine, Valente Frazier, Danessa Myricks, Billy B and James Vincent. She enjoys sharing her artistic knowledge through teaching other artists as well as consumers about the art of makeup and world of beauty. Joy knows and appreciates the value of education and the positive change it can bring about. That is why she stands by her motto “There is nothing more powerful than an talented and educated beauty professional.”
Joy’s artistic creations have been featured in local and national fashion shows and weddings. She has also participated in Cover Girl Cosmetics promotion. Her brushes have graced the faces of the cast of the stage play Vagina Monologues and Uptown Magazine to name a few.
Currently, Joy serves as an International Educator for American International Industries for such brands as Ardell Lashes, China Glaze Nail Lacquer, a Freelance Makeup Stylist for Lancôme, Freelance Makeup/Nail Stylist for Nars Cosmetics and as the Lead Makeup/Nail/Lash Stylist at Natural Touch Salon in Waldorf, MD.
She resides with her husband and daughter in Southern Maryland.
Joy is based out of Washington DC but is available in NY & LA.