The first question I am usually asked is, “Are you a makeup artist or
a hairstylist?” I get so many questions on this theme from my customers. I
can’t just see half your beauty; I love being involved in the entire creative
process. While I am passionate about both, I do have more experience
with hair because I started working with hair even when I was a child. At
that time, I didn’t think about makeup. Can you guess why?
Sometimes my customers inquire me somewhat distrustfully, “Can
you do both equally well?” Yes, I can do both and I love both. And I am
confident that you will love the end result. I don’t see hair and makeup as
separate creative entities. They are merely two aspects of one goal:
executing the desired look for my customer, whatever the occasion.
Another question I am often posed, “Do you prefer working on
wedding looks or fashion looks?” I don’t have a preference and I am
experience in and continual demand for both. I feel lucky that both fields
have made themselves available to me. While, my friends tell me that I
should choose, I think it should be up to my customers. I am there
whenever they need me. However, I do love wedding makeup, which
unlike fashion makeup, is typical much more natural. On the other hand,
my experience on fashion helps me because not every bride wants her
makeup to look completely natural. These days, brides are very creative.
And I think it is very important for a bride to be part of the creative process;
after all, it’s her day.
Sometimes customers wonder, “What is your favorite makeup?” My
favorite makeup is the best makeup for the task. Makeup is unique, like
we are. I get inspiration from you, the customer; you are my muse. I
mean, I’ll ask my customer: “What’s you favorite color? How do you feel
today? Would you like lighter makeup on your eyes or more smoky
makeup?”, and so on. First of all, I consider your feelings, which, I am
aware, may vary from day to day, from occasion to occasion. Then I
regard your form, your clothes. And then, I follow my artistic vision and
“What about hairstyles?”, customers ask. I like many different styles,
but for me the first and most important thing is that I want to give you a
celebrity look. What do I mean by that? Whether your hair is straight, curly
or wavy it should look natural. Even if you have extensions, it should look
like it’s your hair. I don’t like beautiful but fake styles. This is especially for
weddings and other events. However, when I’m working on a fashion
shoot I prefer creating very attention-grabbing, even crazy looks.