Becoming a makeup artist was a happy accident. I spent my twenties becoming a young wife, mother and trying and failing at different businesses. Although I’d had no formal training, I learned a few hair and makeup skills by watching early youtube videos. A sweet cousin of mine asked me to give her “loose waves” for her wedding day, and that day changed my life! I met a professional makeup artist there, and it was the first time I realized I could do makeup as a profession without working in Hollywood. I immediately interviewed for different brands and was hired to MAC Cosmetics in 2010. I quickly realized how much I enjoyed making women feel beautiful, hearing their stories and becoming a part of their special moments.
In 2013, I registered my freelance business “Makeup by Ana B, LLC” and started taking clients in the basement of my parents home where we lived at the time to save money. I learned quickly that bridal and event hairstyling was in-demand and I took courses with local experts to add this to my service menu. As my skills and platform grew, my business began to flourish! Growing up as a pastor’s kid, I’ve always had a love for mentorship and I was able to continue it by training and adding talented stylists to our team also known as “MAB Artistry”. I am proud to have helped grow the careers of over 70 beauty professionals in the last 10 years through MAB’s extensive training, network, and luxury client base. I hope to continue to empower the next generation of beauty entrepreneurs through MAB Artistry and MAB Academy.