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My name is Maria and I am a freelance makeup artist/stylist and a licensed cosmetologist, specializing in hairstyling and a more natural makeup look. Makeup is powerful and the last thing you want on your wedding day is to look in the mirror and not recognize yourself. I believe a bride should look like an enhanced version of herself on this special day.

 

I knew I wanted to do hair since I was 7 years old. Growing up, I would watch my aunt, who is a stylist as well, do my mom's hair. I started doing up-do's for friends at school when I was 15 which was around the time I started getting into makeup. I have always loved to try new techniques and different styles. I would see pictures of makeup and hair in magazines and try them out on myself and my friends. Enhancing a persons' natural beauty is something I have always loved to do. I love to make people feel beautiful!

A little more personal: I am married to the love of my life. I have a son who is one of the coolest kids I know. I have one dog and one cat. I love sunflowers. I love to sew (and even have a Facebook page with lots of cute items to purchase). I love working out. I love to travel and explore hidden gems. I love taking pictures. I love to hang out with friends and family. My favorite color is blue. I always, always get a picture in the alley in downtown Howell because it is my favorite place.