ELIZABETH RAY LEAD INSTRUCTOR
My beauty obsession started at a very young age with eyebrow shaping and recreating looks from glamour and beauty magazines. I was captivated by how beautiful the women were in these pictures - but It really wasn’t until age 14 where I had my first exposure to makeup.
I was part of a cheerleading dance team where the doll-like stage makeup was the main attraction of our performances. Red lips, bold eyeshadows, shimmers and fake eyelashes were just a few components of our grand presentation. I was amazed at how makeup transformed us, how our true inner beauty reflected on the outside...it was just beautiful. For about four years I was in charge of glamming my dance crew before taking the stage, it was through this period in my life I realized it was time to pursue my passion and art.
I was fortunate to be mentored by the talented Amanda Shackleton. Ever since then, I have been working with many photographers, taking on different projects and expanding my knowledge every chance I get. I’ve been to so many different places, and I’ve encountered many incredible people throughout my journey.
I love what I do and it’s not my job, it’s my life.