Makeup is Art, Beauty is Spirit

    My name is Toni Michele Thurling. Some call me Toni Michele, some call me just Toni, and the lazy ones call me “T”. I practice the art of makeup and fashion. I am offering my consulting services to people with disabilities. I have been a licensed cosmetologist for over 19 years. To enhance my skills, I travelled to New Zealand to take the Pro-Makeup artist class (one on one) from Nicole Kidman’s former makeup artist. I have taken numerous other advanced education classes for color, & hair techniques over the years in order to be the best professional.
     I realize this life is no dress rehearsal, and it can go by real fast! At age 5, life is going 5 mph, at 60 live is going 60mph, and by the time your are 70 you could get a speeding ticket!
     Makeup and fashion are my art and you can be my canvas. The universe made you a unique person and I am here to teach you the tips & tricks to fashion and makeup, regardless of your disability. I love the confidence makeup and fashion gives a person. With the right look, you feel like you can conquer anything. You feel put together.
     I really like a natural look in makeup, the “less is better” approach. It all depends on the occasion and the mood you want to convey. A your mentor, my focus is to determine face shape, eye shape, skin tone, color pallet for fashion and – most importantly – your desired look.
     Style is the easiest way to communicate how you feel without speaking. Style is more than what you wear. It takes on certain energy within you. A certain outfit can make a statement. It’s all about your state of mind, attitude and personality. They say to wear a suit to an interview, means you’re a professional that means business. Black isn’t always a good color on people. I can teach you how to get around these fashion choices and still stand out. I work with your own color palette for fashion.
     Years ago I had a client who was a young teenage girl, with many facial birth defects. She had had many operations and was to get her ears soon. The girl’s mother booked a makeup session. When I was done she was so happy and came by a few days later to show e her new dress and makeup. That’s why I do what I do. It is so rewarding to see how I can make a difference.
     Never should your disability define how you look. Or how you dress. Don’t allow yourself to become invisible. Feel good about how you look. I am a beautician, and I can work magic on YOU!

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