Hi, I’m Junie.
This Is My Story
In 2017, I decided to create and sell my own home-made line of lip balms. Flavors included Cotton Candy, Pink Lemonade, Sugar Cookie, and Coconut Cream. It was always a dream of mine to have my own makeup line and while this wasn't exactly that, it worked for the time being. I had a website for placing orders. Lip balms soon became lip scrubs, candles, soaps and more! (@juniquenyc)
Even before I started the lip balm line, I always had a passion for makeup artistry. I really wanted to be skilled in that area too. I loved practicing on my friends. I was also always attempting to try new and different looks on myself. It was one trip when I did a friend's makeup (which she loved) that I decided I finally had to go to makeup school. I told myself, "If I don't do it now, then when will I?" Right when I got back, I signed up and went to Nina Mua Makeup Academy. It all happened so spontaneously. I had the most enjoyable and inviting experience while learning all of the fundamentals. But that was just the beginning...
In my last semester of college I took a class called Special Effects Makeup where I was able to be educated into the gory realm of makeup aside from the beauty category. I started an account on Instagram where I shared all of my education- both beauty and special effects. I also shared makeup products as well as tips and tricks through stories and videos. That Instagram account is what got me my first and current clients! (follow me :) @juniesutt)
It came to a point that I was running two businesses at a time and something had to give. I chose to focus on the artistry over the products. Making the products myself at home became increasingly difficult, as well as running two Instagram accounts. I wouldn't say I'm completely done with that world though...
On another note, I really do take every day as an opportunity to practice and become better at what I do. I truly strive to make each and every client of mine feel beautiful, while at the same time listening to their wants and needs. I can assure you making an appointment with me doesn't only mean walking out and feeling great, but it also puts you in great hands and even better company :)
Junie Maleh Sutton