First off I’m thrilled to have you as a guest to my site. My name is Ashley Cruz I am a Makeup Artist I am a Hairdresser. Why do I do what i do? I love Weddings! I love making people happy!! It brings me great satisfaction knowing that I had a small part in making my bride feel beautiful just as she has imagined on the day she’s dreamed of her whole life. Such beautiful moments, I just love. I am passionate, creative, fun, warm, kind, loving, caring, I listen, and I am real. I will not be an invisible presence on your wedding day.
How did I get started in my career? I always knew since childhood I wanted a career in cosmetology. My mother before me was a bridal makeup artist. I can say its through her influence I decided to take this career path. I entered the beauty industry at an early age. By age 17, I was already licensed and working in a upscale salon, where I was mentored by Wayne Turi, a seasoned educator with over 40 years in the industry. Early in my career I got my foot in the door with world class training. I graduated from Wilcox Cosmetology Program and Brio Academy for Makeup Artistry. I went to receive Trainings from the Yale of Hairdressing; Bumble and Bumble in New York. I also received Trainings with Toni and Guy in Milan, Italy with the industry’s best creative directors. (Yes in Milan, Italy and the class in Italian.) I also stay current with the latest trends and trainings from Mac cosmetics, Bare Minerals, Eve pearl, Dinair, Goldwell, Wella, Paul Mitchell, Martin Parsons, and much more.
About Me. I really love people and connection. I lam passionate about my craft and I love mastery in the Artistry of Makeup and Hair. Another great passion I have is learning languages this allows me to have a better connection with those around me. I was brought up speaking Spanish. Although its nice to have a second language. I feel the more you know the better you are able to serve and contribute. I currently speak 3 languages English, Spanish, and Italian. I also speak a some French and Portuguese. I love being able to connect with people in the language of their heart.
Book me! if you are looking for someone who understands your vision for what’s important, who has wedding experience and who has worked through many wedding scenarios and carries balance of class and sophistication with humor and fun. I’m here to serve you in any way I can. Please allow myself and my team the honor and privilege to serve you on your special day!