Featured Make Up Artist of August 2013:

Sophia J

Sophia is a New York based Makeup Artist and has been a professional makeup artist for over 2 years. She has always had an interest in makeup  - as a child, she would always play with her mother's makeup and try on her clothes (as most little girls do). There was no doubt in her mind that she wanted a career in the beauty/fashion industry.

Her transition into makeup artistry was a smooth one because she started an independent Avon representative and had access to an unlimited amount of makeup. Her growing customers would constantly ask about makeup application or wanted their makeup done. After a couple of successful sessions, Sophia decided to take a makeup course at NYC Chic Studio. There she learned the history of makeup products, application preparation, and business etiquette. Soon after, she was freelancing, networking and began doing photo shoots, music videos and movies.  She has met and worked with several people. In the future, Sophia plans on creating a line of makeup brushes as well as a clothing line - merging her two passions together.