Makeup is Art, Beauty is Spirit
By Guest Editor Toni Thurling
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!
For more information call 530-448-4988 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org