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Do What You Love | VIRGINIA BEACH HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to all things makeup and hair. From chasing my friends around the house with combs and brushes, so that I could give them lopsided ponytails. To smearing lipstick on every babydoll and teddy bear that I owned--and named Nicole. All of my earliest memories are centered around cosmetics and combs.

When it came time to pick career paths in high school, it came as no surprise to my family that I wanted to skip the ACT and the SAT. My guidance counselor was mortified, but I had done my research. Days after graduating from high school, I boarded a plane from Okinawa, Japan and made my way to Kernersville, North Carolina. TALK ABOUT CULTURE SHOCK!!!!! Over the next 9 months, I learned about all things hair, skin and nails. Cosmetology school was so much more than just clocking in and collecting the mandatory hours. I learned valuable lessons about the beauty industry and what it means to be of service to my clients. 

After a few years of managing salons in North Carolina, I took my talents to the Jersey Shore-- No Snookie. At the Shore, I partnered with other makeup artists and we traded knowledge. I made wigs for drag queens, and they taught me all their tricks! I had the time of my life, from drag balls to pagents. My summers were full of fun! 

Eventually, life lead me to Hampton Roads and into the On Location Beauty Business. The last 4 years have been challenging, but they have also been extremely fulfilling. Every time I walk into a bridal suite, I am surprised by the challenges and questions that I am asked. While some people would take that as a negative of this job, it's my favorite part. I love being the calm in the middle of the storm and transforming everyone. 

In the years to come, I hope to inspire others to follow their dreams. 

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I'm Starting A Blog | Virgina Beach Hair and Makeup Artist

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I'm Starting A Blog | Virgina Beach Hair and Makeup Artist

It never fails, I walk into a bridal suite and begin to set up my work station. I introduce myself to each client and get ready to work some magic. As I work through each client I am asked question after question. What products do I use for this? What product do I like for that? How about this technique? Do I have a youTube channel? Sometimes the questions come days or weeks later via email or phone call.

Since I love sharing this information with my clients, I figured that a blog would be the best place to share these things with the entire world. Sharing IS caring right?  

Starting February 2017 I will bring you information on my favorite hair and makeup products. Share my favorite techniques, and answer your beauty questions. I'll even share some beautiful wedding and special event inspiration! 

 

 

If you have any questions, or would like me to do a blog about a certain topic. Email me at Markia@markianicole.com

I'm so excited for this adventure! 

-Markia

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