I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawn to and inspired by the art of beauty. When I was a little girl, I would go to the Nail Salon with my Mom and watch, mesmerized as the women transformed my Mom’s tired, worn-out hands into works of art. As I got older, I would watch carefully and memorize all of the massage techniques, practicing them on my friends. At the same time, I began experimenting with makeup, using my Wet’N’Wild products and whatever I could “borrow” from my Mom’s purse to transform my friends into pre-teen versions of our favorite celebrities. Even my 6th grade yearbook says, “Cosmetologist” beneath my picture, answering the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a Makeup Artist and Licensed Manicurist, I believe that taking the time for makeup and nail care can make someone feel empowered, beautiful and strong. I live for the “WOW” moments, when someone sees themselves the way I see them. I love the expressions of disbelief when a client realizes that they can have soft heels and pretty nails and that a pedicure or manicure doesn’t have to hurt. These moments are why I do what I do at Stay Polished Austin and why I love it so much!
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