September 12, 2020
Follow Amy: @amychicstudios
Chic Studios brand was created out of a desire to develop a school that offered professional training, resources and the tools necessary to help makeup artists launch into a successful career. Amy began her career in Canada, refining her knowledge and trade-skills, arriving at advance principles in makeup artistry techniques.
Amy has been a valuable expert in leading beauty events in New York City, Los Angeles, and Canada working with top models and celebrities (Irina Shayk, Julie Henderson, Jessica White and Jill Zarin to name a few). Additionally, Amy has lent her expertise to broadcast realms and multiple designer fashion shows and events to include LA Street Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, BeautyCon and Brooklyn Fashion Week. Amy is an active member of her community and a board member of the Boys and Girls Club Malibu.
-Born in a small town in Canada, in the middle of nowhere, with some of the coldest winter days! (-40 degrees)
-Has over 60+ first cousins
-Moved away for college at 18, first career goal was to be a Paramedic.
-After receiving a soccer scholarship, inspiration leads to changing college goals and attends Business School.
-Young 20’s Dream – to own a beauty studio to do makeup on clients and celebrities
-Young 30’s Dream – to teach makeup to others, open up a school
-Traveling is a favorite passion
-Favorite places have been: Barcelona, Italy + London
-Favorite places haven’t yet been: France, Greece + Africa
-I light candles every day, and I listen to country music
-Favorite beauty products, skincare! (followed closely by color anything!)
1. You’re a mommy… What is the one thing you wished you were prepared for?
I embrace all that comes, It’s not easy at all, the one thing I have learned more than prepare for, is to ask for help.
2. What do you do to find solitude amongst chaos?
Ah, that’s an easy one, girls night, a night out where I can just laugh, catch up with great friends and have a glass of wine. (or two).
3. Balance… what does that mean to you?
It means, to me, being able to feel a sense of calmness most days. I feel imbalanced when I am in a state of constant stress. When that happens, I take a me day – I get a massage or acupuncture and do lunch alone.
4. How much do you have to commit to your passion vs. taking care of family?
I have and continue to commit more physical time to my passion/career. I am with my family laser focused with them on the weekends and evenings. I sleep 7-8 hours a day, I work 8-12+ hours (depending what is in the mix, honestly, sometime more than that, it’s crazy, but I absolutely love every second).
5. How does your your family react to your commitment to work?
They do not know any different, I have always been this way. I love what I do. I do it for them in some regards as well.
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