Today we’d like to introduce you to Stacey Frasca.
Stacey, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
The “makeover business” found me 28 years ago! I am originally from SC and went to school for business, not makeup. I moved to Boston in 1990 with my husband and was waiting for an office job in downtown Boston when shopping in Filene’s in Chestnut Hill I noticed a sign “Holidays opportunities apply within”. I figured I would have this “fun” job until my real job came available. And then suddenly I was wrapped up in the best field I could have been in… not only did it not feel like work but I was climbing the cosmetic ladder very quickly. I knew I was where I need to be artistical, socially and learning more about the cosmetic business as an industry.
I started working with Ultima II moved to Estee Lauder both management positions and then found my way to this small company called Mac in 1993 where I learned to fine tune my craft for makeup and learned from the best in the business with their team of amazing artist with the best makeup techniques. Four years later I was recruited by Trish McEvoy in 1997 and held many hats with her cosmetic company. I was working side by side with her in NY, opening new stores, writing large orders for major retail stores, work with developing color stories and products for our seasons, training employees on a national level. It was an amazing experience which leads me to where I am today.
In 2012 I decided to go solo… I opened a small private makeup studio in Wellesley Center. I needed to be centrally located to where my clients could find me from Boston, Chestnut Hill, and Wellesley. Fast forward seven years later with my own cosmetic line Studio 28 cosmetics, Hall of Fame winner for the Knot -seven years in a row (based on clients only with over 200 plus five star reviews and climbing), Wedding Wire’s couples choice winner, Coup Bostons top 10 business in 2012 and most recently partnered with Jesamondo salon and Spa to carry my full line of cosmetics. I also freelance for NBC, FOX Business, CNN, and ESPN.
In early 2016 I was asked by NBC to be the key makeup artist for the New Hampshire primaries…it was one of the best assignments as I met Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and Tom Brokow to just name of few..there were so many influential people there that I had the opportunity to work with. I currently work with many senators and politicians including several of the Kennedys. I have applied makeup to astronauts, celebrities, sports figures, doctors and everyday people.
As of this December, I decided to take my makeup business a step further and I am opening Dress Code Boutique in my hometown of Franklin Ma. I have two teenage daughters who were the inspiration as when it came time for prom, pageants, semis, or other formal events we knew we had makeup and hair but finding that perfect dress we had to start traveling far. I will now be able to help all my clients with their daughter’s friends and family members by not only one of a kind dress selections but help with the “overall” look in mind from makeup to gowns to hair. This sets us apart from any other special occasion wear business. We will have everyone #BESTDRESSED for sure. My love for the “makeover business” continues and I can not wait to see what 2018 will bring!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I truly believe when its meant to be the doors open and the way becomes clear as to what you need to do…this is how I can best describe myself in this very charmed career that I have and love. If I met any struggles it was to learn from them and move forward.
Studio 28/Dress Code Boutique – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Studio 28 is a private makeup studio located in Wellesley center. I see clients there by appointment. I specialize in airbrushing, false lashes and have several contacts for hair services that can also take place in the Studio to give clients the overall finished look.
I offer my clients professional makeup services with over 28 years experience.
My makeup style is to deliver to my clients the best current styles in makeup and cosmetics and for them to feel the best version they can be. I always teach and guide on current trends, advise on whats best for them and to use my experience to give them the best look for their occasion.
I am most proud of my relationships that I have with my clients. When I went out on my own it was all word of mouth and networking that helped me move ahead. I still service clients that I had in my early career from 1990!!!!
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define my success on the experiences and relationships I have gained on this cosmetic journey. The people I have met and had the opportunity to do makeup for is truly my success. I am truly blessed in this career. Everyone has a story and I get to be part of their journey as well… its the best feeling!
- Address: Studio 28 – 568 Washington St Wellesley, Ma 02482
- Dress Code Boutique – 58 East Central St Franklin, MA 02038
- Website: www.staceyfrasca.com
- Phone: Studio 28 781-389-2990 Dress Code Boutique 508-440-5591
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Stacey Frasca Dress.Code.Boutique_
- Facebook: Stacey Frasca Professional makeup artist Dress Code Franklin
- Twitter: stacey frasca
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