Shoshuna Akerman, B.F.A., M.A.
I have over 24 years of experience in the make-up industry. I have worked for the top leading brands in the business, namely, MAC Cosmetics. I began my make-up career in New York City. I specialize in customizing beauty looks for my clients.
My client roster includes an award-winning author, corporate leaders, cancer patients, performing artists, models, super moms and the everyday woman.
I have coined the term, “Lifestyle Make-Up.” This means that make-up should fit one’s lifestyle and tell a story. As women, we play many roles in our lives, from ‘soccer mom’ and ‘professional executive’ to ‘date-night diva’ and ‘glamour gal.’ Each role we play requires a different approach to make-up. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution, and this holds particularly true for make-up.
I lived in several key regions of the United States. Thus, I have the breadth of experience to know that not every woman always has the time to devote to looking ‘red-carpet ready.’ While we might want to put our best face forward, personal constraints may not make this realistic.
I offer make-up applications for brides and members of the bridal party, galas, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other special events. Airbrushing and spray tanning services are also available.
I love to give back to my community. One of my most rewarding summers was spent working with pediatric oncology patients at a summer camp. This memorable experience served as the foundation for my later creative work with individuals in hospital before and after their treatments.
My services have been booked across North America. I am available for out-of-state and out-of-country engagements.
I also offer two-hour, customized make-up instruction to private clients. Each client will leave the lesson with a greater understanding of why each product was chosen for her, how to apply the products appropriately, and—most important of all—how to recreate the desired look, herself.
“It’s all about you! And I would love to hear your story!” ~Shoshuna