I am Steph, a professional make-up artist, hairstylist, and custom air brush tanologist! I started in the beauty industry from a young age when my mom would treat me to mani/pedis and a day spent looking for new cosmetics at Nordstrom. After admiring the make-up experts at Nordstrom I decided to get a part time job at a day spa in High School. Working in the boutique portion most of the time, I especially loved touching up clients before they left the salon. Because of my passion and work ethic the salon owner paid for the start of my schooling in order for me to start doing makeovers and weddings at his salon. This was all before graduating High School. So naturally, after graduation I went straight into SDSU while landing a part time job with Smashbox Cosmetics! Immediately I fell in love with their heavily pigmented color and photo quality finish makeup. After several years working with Smashbox, many artistry trainings in Los Angeles, earning certificates in community college, and earning my degree at SDSU I went on to work with Nieman Marcus.
I have had the privledge of learning from Laura Mercier, Trish MacEvery, Chanel, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, and Jo Malone over the years working a Nieman Marcus and eventually decided to venture out on my own. I am now "Sparkle by Steph," certified to do custom airbrush tanning, wedding and event hair-styling, and any occasion makeup artistry. I LOVE making people look and feel their best, whether it be a senior session, fashion event, or on your wedding, the best day of your life. I would love to chat on the phone about how to make you look and feel perfect for whatever life has coming your way!
XOXO - Steph
"I went to Stephanie for airbrush tanning services and I must say it was one of the best jobs I've had!! I loved the fact that even though my skin color is a light brown, she managed to enhance my natural color, gave me an all-over skin tone, glowing complexion and made my skin look flawless! I was so pleased with her work that I will be returning for future services!!! Thank you Stephanie!!!"
- Paloma Val, May 2016