Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Faia.
Ashley, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I found my love for all things beauty and glamour at a very young age – practicing eye shadow and blush (using the same brush!) with my mom for as long as I can remember back. That carried over to my love for the arts and dance, which became my passion for the greater part of my childhood. The excitement of show days and the feeling that I couldn’t wait to have my hair and makeup done to perform is something I will never forget.
After performing in dance shows for nearly 18 years, I knew I didn’t want to let go of that creative outlet. As I ventured off to business school, I started styling my friends and family for their big life events while completing my undergraduate degree in Business Management at Salem State University. From there I wanted to apply my entrepreneurial business background and became a licensed Aesthetician and started Makeup by Ashley Christine. I am so blessed to be where I am now running a wedding styling company catering to all things beauty!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Like anything, I had difficult moments along the way when starting and running my business alone. With the support system of my family, the best thing I did for myself was complete business school. This built a solid foundation for me and has helped guide me through owning a start-up company. It took countless hours of work and stresses to get where I am today but I am able to look back and appreciate every challenge as a learning experience.
Please tell us about Makeup by Ashley Christine.
Makeup by Ashley Christine is an on-site traveling makeup company; primarily focusing on bridal and wedding day styling. Brides calls upon me to glam her and her bridal party for the big day!
In the five short years that Makeup by Ashley Christine has been in business, I have won six awards. I am especially proud of this because they are exclusively client voting awards to rate top wedding industry vendors in New England. This speaks true to how much I value my clients!
I was a bride not too long ago and I know first-hand how important it is to find the perfect makeup artist for your wedding day. One that understands your vision whether it be super natural or full on glam, that is how I set up to run my business, tailoring my artistry to each individual client and their specifics needs.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
It’s kind of funny, but I can remember running my own pretend salon out of my bedroom as a young girl. Trying to get my friends and cousins to pay for beauty services! I truly always knew I wanted to run by own business. I am so fortunate to have been born and raised in New England; Boston has the most supportive business leaders and is the perfect city to thrive in with a small business like mine.
- Bridal Trial $100 Bride traditional makeup (includes lashes) $125 *airbrush foundation + $20
- Bridal Party makeup (includes lashes) $85 *airbrush foundation + $20
- Website: https://www.makeupbyachristine.com/
- Phone: 781-771-5206
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeupbyachristine/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MakeupByAshleyChristine/
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