A visual storyteller who specializes in using the physical form to transform a person's spirit-essence into a photograph/film ready image.
I do this because I know what is seen versus what is unseen, and how it can drastically contradict itself.
I have a passion for manipulating the human form to portray a story, concept or character for a desired circumstance; allowing the client to not only feel "the part" but also, "wear it, feel it, and be it" with the utmost confidence!
As a child, I loved going to the salon with my mom. I was always trying to assist the hairstylist. At age fourteen I started cutting hair for anyone that would let me. It was only natural that I became a licensed Cosmetologist. I began my career in Brewster, New York at age sixteen as an assistant. By age twenty-one I had earned myself a chair as a stylist.
With a knack for beauty and a thirst for knowledge, I began to expand my skills learning the art of make-up. This led me to owning my own hair and makeup studio by age twenty-four. Being an entrepreneur allowed me the freedom to explore freelance opportunities in the retail, fashion, editorial, and print industries.
In 1999, I relocated to Hollywood to work on an independent feature film. During my stay, I worked non-union features, shorts, music videos, studio industrials and television and studio promotions.
Since my return to the east coast, I have been catering to personal clients in a salon and freelancing for print, TV commercials and corporate video production. With an eye for detail and the ability to create and capture beauty, I also took my photography hobby to the next level. I focus my expertise on headshots, production stills and shooting performing artists.
My temperament and disposition allows me to work with an array of eccentric personalities, ranging from rock stars, celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and super models, to the everyday person. Contact me today for your production or special day!
Established in New York, Hollywood and Portugal.
Vast knowledge of hair, skin and makeup products via 30 years experience as a skilled and versatile licensed Cosmetologist.
Studied hair and makeup with prestigious companies such as Bumble & Bumble, Vidal Sasson, Wella, L'Oreal, Paul Mitchell, Estee Lauder, Mac, Prescriptives, Chanel and Smashbox.
Trained cosmetic staff and was selected to represent Estee Lauder two years in a row at The National Dermatologist and Plastic Surgeons Convention.
Took leave of absence to care for a terminally ill parent and was accepted back into the industry as if I never left.
TIME BOMB- Trailor - Key Makeup Design
FREEDOM PARK- Short Film - Key Makeup Design
DR. BENNY- Feature (Day Player) - Key Makeup Design
THE FINE LINE BETWEEN CUTE AND CREEPY- Full Length - Key Makeup Design for Karen Grosso
POP COWBOY- Feature (1st / 2nd Unit) - Key Makeup Design
SEEING PACINO- Short Film - Key Makeup Design
SELLIN’ IN- Short Film - Key Makeup Design
THE MUSE- Short Film - Key Makeup Design
EMBRACE HOPE SANDY HOOK- Short Film Documentary - Key Makeup Design
ROUTE 31- Short Film - Key Makeup Design
THE CENSUS TAKER- Short Film - Key Makeup Design, 1st Place - NYU Film Festival
THE GRAVEKEEPER- Short Film - 2nd Unit Key Makeup Design
DINNER OF CHAMPIONS: A Tribute to Bill Mechanic, CEO of Twentieth Century Fox - Makeup Artist