Hi Vanessa, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I started doing makeup my sophomore year of high school. I went for really natural looks back then, but I started to better my craft with each following year, and now I’m using every color in the rainbow! I went to Paul Mitchell and obtained my cosmetology license and I now do makeup in East Orlando.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back, would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It wasn’t easy; there have been a few bumps in the road that would make most want to give up. I gained a tunnel vision with each obstacle that came my way. I knew that if I were to give up now, all my past achievements would have been for nothing. I still have obstacles that try and get in the way, but I know what the end goal is, so giving up is not on my “TO-DO list.”
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about you’re your work?
I am a licensed makeup artist who specializes in full glam makeup. I am known for my colorful/glitter makeup applications. I am most proud of my ability to provide a service for those looking for a new “look,” something to make them feel special on their special day.
If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
Growing up, I liked to draw a lot. I would draw caricatures of celebrities in my adolescent years. Moving towards my teenage years, I excelled in art class. I took up pottery and jewelry making. I was very funny in my high school years. I was a people person, and it wasn’t hard for me to meet and interact with new people. I would start convos off with a joke and it went from there!
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