Born and raised on Chicago’s Southside, Stephanie got her first taste of working as a makeup artist at just 15 years old. She found a rare opportunity to intern on a feature film production and spent her entire summer vacation learning the art. This internship sparked her determination to become a profesional makeup artist and hair stylist. She continued to work on indie films through high school until she graduated early at age 17. Within the same month she chose to relocate to Los Angeles and start a career.
She attended Marinello Schools of Beauty earning her cosmetology license, then attended Elegance International Makeup School in Hollywood while working the graveyard shift at Denny’s.
Ten years later, her talent and drive has taken her career in many directions including work on feature films, music videos, commercials, print and now appearances on TV as a beauty expert. She’s had multiple appearances on The Doctor’s and Home and Family’s ‘Makeover Monday’ segment with Debbie Matenopoulos.
Today, her ambition is to make her mark in the beauty industry. She loves the challenging and competitive nature of the business and continues to refine her style and grow as an artist.
When Stephanie is not working she explores her other passions for cooking, running and wild places. Just last winter she climbed Mt. Whitney via The Mountaineer's Route, the highest mountain in the lower 48 states. She tends to an 80 square foot garden, growing and canning tomatoes every summer. She resides in Echo Park with her boyfriend Jared and cat Bella.