I developed a strong business sense and a desire to be a true professional in the field of skin care and makeup when relocating back to the Chicago area. I was very blessed to be trained at CBS Chicago in television makeup techniques by Wendy Kimmel. Through her, I was introduced to Reggie Wells at the Oprah Winfrey Show, who taught me African American makeup techniques. My client list included Bill Curtis, Deborah Norville, David McCallum, Lester Holt, and personalities at channels 2, 7, and 9, along with CLTV News, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and the chiefs at the Chicago Tribune. Other clients included Sedgewick Productions, the Midwest Beauty Show for Wella, as well as numerous commercials, fashion, runway, and film productions. My connections in the upscale Chicago bridal industry grew, and my business focused on bridal makeup services, which have now become the mainstay of my business today.
In 1994, I joined the team in the makeup department at the Mario Tricoci Salons, which continued for the next ten years. I produced a wide variety of beautiful makeup looks for all types and colors while gathering a strong base knowledge of product lines and ingredients. I developed a love for educating clients on their skin care regime, which brought me to the field of education in the salon industry. I became a licensed esthetician in 2004 and became an account executive/trainer for the B. Kamins Chemist line for the Midwest area. I furthered my esthetics training with a medical certification with Dr. Stephen Dayan in Chicago. I am a member/ educator of the Cosmetology Illinois professional organization, a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals, and a contributor to Wish Upon a Wedding, Chicago Chapter.