Photograph by Taylor Grayson

Photograph by Taylor Grayson

FACTS:

MAKEUP ARTIST, ESTHETICIAN, & PHOTOGRAPHER

CURRENTLY LOCATED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

WILL TRAVEL

ATTENDED JAMES ALBERT SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY IN CALIFORNIA TO BECOME A CERTIFIED MAKEUP ARTIST AND LICENSED AESTHETICIAN.

EARNED MY B.A. AT BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY - IDAHO WHERE I STUDIED ART (PHOTO) AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT.

I LOVE BEING OUTSIDE AND FEEL MOST MYSELF IN THE OUTDOORS BUT AM EQUALLY DRAWN TO DRESSING UP, GLITTER, AND SEQUINS.

HOW I GOT HERE:

I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO WORK AT SOMETHING THAT WOULD CHALLENGE MY SKILL SET TO EVOLVE, WHILE ALSO PROVIDING ME WITH A CREATIVE OUTLET. IT’S IMPORTANT FOR ME TO FIND HAPPINESS AND STAY CURIOUS IN WHAT I AM WORKING ON, WHICH IS WHAT ART, IN IT’S MANY FORMS, HAS SHARED WITH ME.

PLAYING “DRESS UP” SINCE CHILDHOOD NATURALLY TRANSLATED INTO TRANSFORMING MYSELF AND THEN OTHERS ON SETS, STAGES, AND ELSEWHERE. NOW, PROVIDING PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE REMADE INTO SOMETHING THEY MAY NOT REGULARLY GET TO BE REKINDLES MY IMAGINATION.

ORIGINALLY, I ENJOYED PHOTOGRAPHING MY CREATIONS FOR PERSONAL MEMENTOS, BUT WHILE STUDYING PHOTOGRAPHY IN COLLEGE, I DECIDED IT WAS ALSO A TOOL THAT I WANTED TO CONTINUE TO UTILIZE IN MY PROFESSIONAL WORK.

WHILE I IMMENSELY ENJOY MAKEUP ARTISTRY AND PHOTOGRAPHY, IT IS ALSO MY ADVENTURE TO CONTINUE TO FOSTER A VARIETY OF OTHER INTERESTS IN THE CREATIVE AND OUTDOOR CULTURES.

RECENT PROJECTS:

“DEEP LOVE: A GHOSTLY ROCK OPERA” MAKEUP DESIGN, HAIR STYLIST, AND COSTUMER FOR THE FALL 2016 TOUR THROUGH THE NORTHWEST. WWW.DEEPLOVEOPERA.COM

SEE WHAT I'M UP TO ON INSTAGRAM @ARIEL_LAFONTAINE