KaTrina Bailey Pedersen
I went to college to be an accountant. After only one business class, however, I recognized that sitting at a desk for eight hours a day would not vibe well with my personality. Not long thereafter, I moved to LA to study makeup and “change the world one face at a time.” I had no idea how this would come to be, but I was quite ambitious; and at 20 years old I knew I wanted to be at the top of my field and to beautify faces all over the world.
A lot has changed in the past ten years. I moved to NYC, where I am still based, got married, and traveled the world… but not because of makeup. It’s funny how life matures you and how priorities change. Only recently do I feel that I have found my niche within makeup. I gave the entertainment industry more of my time and heart than I care to mention. I’ve worked with enough celebrities to realize that working with them is a much more stressful job than I care to take on. However, I found out through my many makeup experiences that I love interacting with the everyday woman who wishes to feel glamorous for a special occasion.
While I still enjoy the challenge of creating the makeup for a fashion shoot or a film from time to time, my true passion lies in giving “the girl off the street” the pick-me-up she needs. Whether it is her wedding day or just a special treat for herself, I love the ability I possess to help a woman feel sexy and confident. This is what I strive to offer every woman sitting in my chair.