Today we’d like to introduce you to Janell Allen.
Janell, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Well, I am a Professional Makeup Artist here in Atlanta. Honesty I have always loved makeup since I was a little girl no matter if I am Walgreens or Sephora makeup is just something that has always brought a joy and excitement to my spirit. I never thought in a million years that I would actually turn something I love into a career. I never thought I would actually be doing makeup on other people. I never thought I was good enough. But I just could not shake it I went from doing makeup as a side hustle to full-fledged traveling and becoming a professional makeup artist.
The last two years of my makeup career has really taken off I have gotten a chance to work with numerous celebrities, photographers, producers, and other great makeup artists as well. Currently, I am Kim Zolciaks main Makeup Artist and I get the opportunity to travel everywhere with her and I am also in the process of filming season 8 of her TV show Don’t Be Tardy on Bravo. Makeup never gets boring to me there is always something new to learn and each client that I work with brings something completely different when they sit down in my chair. Now I am in the process of continuing to perfect my craft and dabbing into educating others on my makeup application. I am looking forward to this new year there are great things to come.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I believe that when you are passionate about anything nothing is ever going to be smooth. It is going to take hard work, long hours and a lot of sacrifices. My main challenge is balancing being an entrepreneur and having somewhat of a personal life. Being that the makeup industry can be very demanding sometimes you have to literally drop whatever you have planned for your clients, I struggle with finding time for myself and my mental health and still making time for my loved ones and friends. Some days I am so tired and exhausted from traveling and other days I just want to be left alone. On top of all that I have to find the energy to be positive with my clients.
Please tell us more about your work. What do you do? What do you specialize in? What sets you apart from competition?
I am a Professional Makeup Artist. I work with just about everyone from your favorite TV celebrity to your bride that wants to be beautiful on her big day. I specialize in Full Face makeup application on all skin tones. I also specialize in makeup for photoshoots, video shoots, film, weddings, magazines, or if you just want to feel beautiful on a date night. I am known for soft yet full glam makeup applications.
What I am currently most proud of is being a celebrity makeup artist. Working with Kim Zolziack has been extremely demanding and exciting all at the same time. She encourages me push myself and my skills to a level that I never thought I would be at. She has literally made my dream as a celebrity makeup artist come true in every way and I am so grateful. Honestly what I believe sets me apart from others is my spirit and aura that I give off. I want everyone who I come in contact with to remember me in the best way possible. I want all my clients to feel as beautiful as I feel when I am glammed up!!!!
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Well if I had to start over I would have started to believe in myself from the beginning. I would have educated myself, taken plenty of makeup courses and just went full force with my skills. But I believe everything happens right on time.
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