Head Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist
Valerie Is a Master Makeup Artist, and Licensed Cosmetologist living in West Albany, NY. After graduating from Loudonville Christian High School, She decided to stay local, and attend Siena College. After four years, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a focus in Makeup and Wig Design, and a minor in Writing and Communications. She did a lot of theatrical makeup/hair work while attending Siena, and even got nominated to present her Senior Capstone Project, (The Makeup and Wig design for the show, The Drowsy Chaperone) at The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Like many other college graduates, Valerie didn’t exactly know what the next step was, so, after much contemplation, she decided to move to NYC to pursue her dream of becoming a makeup artist. She began school at The Makeup Designory (MUD) in Manhattan. This is where she flourished and really honed in on her makeup skills.
Valerie’s favorite kind of makeup to do is Special FX makeup. She loves creating monsters and horror creatures. She even got nominated to do an FX makeup demonstration for the MUD booth at IMATS NYC. But don’t get us wrong, she also learned the ins and outs of beauty makeup, fashion makeup/photo-shoots, and hairstyling, all of which she loves! After graduating from The Makeup Designory with her Master Makeup Certificate, she decided that the next step would be to get her cosmetology license. So, she moved back upstate and began school at Paul Mitchell The School- Schenectady where she learned the art of hair coloring, haircutting, and everything in between. This is where she learned to love the hair industry, and ultimately what brought her to us at The Make-Up Lounge. She is passionate about this industry and strives to mix her creativity, with your concept, to create one of a kind, gorgeous work.