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Meet DeeDee Kelly

Today we’d like to introduce you to DeeDee Kelly.

DeeDee, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My first encounter with a brush wasn’t from MAKEUP but it was for art in elementary school back in Baltimore, MD. I had a love for art as a child and it never left me. As I got older, I started painting murals on the walls, on all of my notebooks at school, and on my clothes. Wherever there was a blank canvas I was drawing and painting on. As I started getting older, I started getting taller and I found a new love for modeling. At the time, the only make up I knew how to do was my own. The other fellow models started requesting for me to help them with their makeup. It was then that I realized that I could make a career out of doing makeup.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It was definitely not a smooth road because people did not take makeup as a serious career back then. I did a lot of gigs for free and spent a lot of money instead of making money. But as things always do it all balanced out in the end.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I consider myself a celebrity makeup artist that makes everyone a celebrity. I specialize in making women beautiful starting from the inside out. I always say makeup is my ministry so I feel I have the gift of encouraging and inspiring women that sit in my chair.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
One of my best qualities I feel gets me along way is my ability to listen and not to repeat anything that I’ve heard in confidence. People want to feel like they can trust you with their deepest secrets and that you will never betray them. That’s a quality that has to be within you and also learned.

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Image Credit:
Patrick McKenzie

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