I literally became a makeup artist because I had friends at UCLA film school and one of their professors suggested that I was good at makeup and I should look into as a career. That was it. Sure I liked makeup, but I came from an academic family of writers, musicians, etc.
Once I had my first little taste of what it would be like to do makeup professionally, I loved it.
But boy did I make a lot of mistakes on the way. Lots of bad “photoshoots”, wack “jobs”, and dead-end “connections” in my early career days. With a little bit of guidance, I figured out that it was my artistry that was going to elevate me above the fray. From that point it was ON.
believes that Professionalism is more than just collecting a paycheck.