Hi everyone! My name is Payton. I started doing special effects makeup when I was in about 8th grade I fell in LOVE WITH MAKEUP! Throughout high school I kept doing natural makeup, but I never saw it as something I could make into a career. About my junior year of high school I started getting into creative makeup and started my instagram in 2017! I graduated a semester early, and was planning to go to a community college. However, I knew deep inside me that regular college probably wasn’t for me.
My mom was a cosmetologist, and she suggested I look into doing cosmetology because they taught a little bit of makeup. With some research I found out about esthetics!!! I was immediately intrigued as my skin has always been problematic.
I absolutely loved the idea of figuring out a solution to any skin issues almost like you would solve a math problem. Going in, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I fell absolutely in LOVE with skincare, helping people and the science behind being an esthetician.
I just turned 18, when I graduated beauty school and I was so so ready to conquer the beauty industry! My first job was at Ulta as their skin therapist, and it was such an amazing experience. It was then when I realized my love for helping people.
One of my most memorable interactions was with a 50+ year old woman who was constantly breaking out and other estheticians and even dermatologists couldn’t find a solution! I set her up with an amazing routine and told her that no matter how long it takes, we will find something that works for her !!! and low and behold we found a solution on our second! Her breakouts had stopped and she was so happy with her results! I eventually lost my job due to the pandemic and turned my full focus onto makeup, but a few months ago I hit my lowest point and wasn’t going to do makeup anymore, but then I thought to myself, anything could come from this! One day things could take off for me! And a few weeks later it sure did! I am so thankful for how far I’ve come and so grateful of everything that has come from being an esthetician and a makeup artist. I couldn’t be happier with where I am at today.