Hi everyone! I’m Bernadette. I am a California Licensed Esthetician and LA Makeup Artist. I have always been in love with the beauty industry. In high school, back before YouTube Tutorials, I would help my classmates around Home Coming or Prom and do their makeup, or give them tips on how to coordinate their makeup to their dresses.
I never realized a natural gift/hobby could be a career. But when I did, my world changed. I was happier than ever in Beauty School, learning all about the professional side of the industry.
Less than a week after I got my Esthetics license in 2011, I began working for Benefit Cosmetics. Their fun packaging and products was the perfect fit for me! I learned all about eyebrow waxing while I was there. So much so, that I continued my education. I learned to thread, and how to wax the whole body.
After learning all I could from Benefit, I transitioned to work in a Boutique, doing eyelash extensions, facials, and body treatments. Of course, I still did brow services. While working at that Boutique, I took even more classes. I loved the industry so much, that I wanted to learn as much as possible. I became certified in beauty makeup, and then earned my Master Certification in Makeup.
From there, I began working at a medical spa, where I learned all about aging, acne, peels, microdermabrasion! It was fascinating.
What I realized then was, I love the learning/teaching part of the industry the most. So, I began teaching at The International Dermal Institute and learned EVEN MORE about the science of the skin! It was a once in a life time experience teaching professionals all over California and Latin America.
When the opportunity arose within the company to transition to ecommerce, I couldn’t resist. My work days now consist of online chatting, to help consumers with their skin. Basically, I give professional skin advice online. I realized besides beauty, another passion of mine is connecting with others online.
Now, I am sharing all of my inside industry experience with you all! Here, on Beautydette, in my free time.
Follow my blog for professional beauty advice, product reviews, and the latest industry trends. Contact me with any questions.