My lifelong love affair with cosmetics began in 1975 after sitting at my grandmother's vanity for the very first time. Surrounded by the essence of old-school glamour -- lush perfumes, a gilded hand mirror, creamy rouge and fragrant powders -- I was completely enthralled.
Dedicating over 25 years to the beauty and wellness industries, I hold dual licensure in Esthetics and Makeup Artistry as well as advanced certifications in paramedical airbrushing.
Makeup is so much more than makeup. It’s a catalyst for empowerment, to enhance the unrepeatable beauty of every face, including yours. As I tell all my brides, "Weddings are my heaven" and each time I'm called to duty it's an incredible honor. Over the years, my artistry has evolved into a refined, classic finish using both airbrush and traditional freehand technique in hopes you feel like your most beautiful self.
Paying homage to my grandmother, I maintain her priceless vanity as the showcase piece in my studio. To my surprise, upon its delivery after she passed, the bottom drawer was filled with her vast collection of handkerchiefs which I, in turn, offer as my "something new" to each of my brides to keep Dorothy's spirit alive.
Why Daring Young Red?
Named for the singular shade of scarlet lipstick I was permitted to wear to my high school homecoming dance in 1988, Daring Young Red captures the transformative power of color and the joyride of womanhood.
AVAILABLE FOR MAKEUP ARTISTRY IN UPSTATE NEW YORK. WILL TRAVEL OUT OF STATE!