meet joy

Joy firmly believes that her life's mission is to contribute to the happiness of others and to help them recognize the inherent beauty within themselves. 

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Her passion for makeup artistry provided a means for her to pursue this calling, leading her to enroll in Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis to study cosmetology.

Upon completing her education, Joy applied to MAC Cosmetics at the age of 18 and secured a full-time position as a makeup artist.

Recognized for her exceptional skills and artistic vision, she quickly gained a reputation as one of the most sought-after makeup artists in St. Louis.

Joy's talents also earned her an invitation to participate in MAC's Succession Program, where she worked alongside her MAC Regional Trainer to train and mentor other artists. 

joy's  story

This is where her love of teaching and leading others was born.

Joy received a promotion and was transferred to Dallas, Texas to help design, manage and open the first ‘M.A.C PRO Store & Bumble and Bumble Hair Studio’ Concept store

In just five short years
 of managing with MAC

This was the first store with MAC of its kind doing both hair and makeup services in one place.

Upon returning to St. Louis, she discovered a newfound passion for bridal makeup, a service she had not previously explored until 2018.

Assembling a team of highly skilled artists, Joy now offers full-service bridal makeup and hair services throughout Missouri and beyond. 

After accumulating more than a decade's worth of experience in the industry, Joy made the bold decision to launch her own business with no clear plan, but faith in herself.

She has earned her a place among the top three Best Makeup Artists in St. Louis Magazine's 'A-List' every year since she founded her business.

Joy's impressive portfolio includes working with Street Scape Magazine, Saint Louis Bridal, Miss Teen Missouri, Miss Missouri, Wedding Chicks, Vibe Szn Champanes, Kansas City Chiefs, Clayton Jewelers, JOYA Jewelry, Signature Bridal, Amika, The Pink Bride, ESPN, and many local small businesses.

She often collaborates with photographers like Jai Mayhew and Lauren Muckler.

Joy's exceptional talent has garnered widespread recognition in the Saint Louis community.

She is passionate about sharing her wealth of experience and expertise with budding artists, regular clients, other artists seeking guidance, as well as salons or businesses seeking her input.

In her role as an education expert, she has taken a new step by developing structured lessons that are perfectly paired with her own line of products, which simplifies the learning process for both her clients and students.

Joy is a dedicated educator who places the importance of imparting knowledge at the center of everything she does.

Joy combines her extraordinary skills, unwavering passion for the beauty industry, and love for people to create unforgettable experiences for her clients.

Her ability to impart knowledge, offer guidance, and develop tailored lessons make her a standout in her field, and an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to improve their makeup skills.

Her only aim is to create unforgettable experiences for the people she encounters.

Joy will teach you step by step instructions on the proper tools, products, and new application techniques! This services is BEST done one on one!

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lessons (non-artist)

This is for aspiring artist who want to learn the professional trade of makeup artistry! This class is a one on one lesson where you and Joy will work on a model together (not provided) and learn the tricks of the trade.

artist lessons