Polished and Pretty - Professional Makeup Artistry by Jessica Curtis
Jessica Curtis, Professional Makeup Artist - Photograph by Ann Steward at Ann Steward PhotographyAbout Me
I'm a mom, a singer, an educator and makeup artist.
After graduating from college with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, I spent my early twenties as a middle school and high school choir teacher.
In 2004, I decided to take my career in another direction. I was drawn to makeup, and was lucky to get a job with the largest global cosmetics company! Feeling like I was in EXACTLY the right spot...I took advantage of this opportunity and soaked it all up! In the first year and a half, I was trained by other artists, educators and executives for the brand and worked to get my hands on as many faces as possible. Before long, I was promoted and moved to a new city where I oversaw a team of more than 40 artists in 13 locations. In 2008, I took a job as a College Administrator for a beauty school. Running a college full of future cosmetologists and estheticians was a view of another side of the beauty industry, but I found myself back with the brand that got me started in less than a year. I returned to my love of makeup as a Regional Makeup Artist. In addition to doing my own freelance work, I travel regularly throughout Iowa and Illinois as a featured guest makeup artist, in support of National Makeup Artists, and training and educating makeup artists for the brand. Now, after much encouragement from the makeup artists I train and educate, I'm finally working on branding me!  I'm excited to see what the future brings!   
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