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Meet Dusty Kuskie of Diamond Beauty Hair and Makeup

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dusty Kuskie.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started my company about 2 years ago. I have been a makeup artist for 18 years and started off in the black entertainment industry. I started working with celebrities and doing photo shoots and working on sets.

Then once I became a mother I decided to shift more into the wedding industry. Which I absolutely love! I had no desire to learn hair up until about 3 years ago when I noticed you could make more money in the wedding industry by doing both lol.

I believe I got to where I am today is by being humble and by consistently networking. I’m still new to the game but I’m hungry for not only myself but for my team as well. I want all of us to succeed!

Has it been a smooth road?
Nothing is a smooth ride. I believe until you take that leap of faith, of going into business and not knowing where your next dollar or gig is coming from, do you truly understand the struggle. You will have some good months where you are constantly busy and then you will have months where you may not have as many gigs. Also, I think another challenge is finding artists that understand the business. I.e sharing the same vision has integrity and works hard,

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Diamond Beauty Hair and Makeup story. Tell us more about the business.
The one thing I think that is unique to my company is that we do everything from tv/video/film, photo/runway/Bridal, and drag/special fx makeup. We also have a variety of ethnicities that we work with from our artists to our clients. We are definitely known for Beauty Makeup and our wide variety of ethnicities.

I’m very proud that we have made so many great relationships in the industry. We have won Best of The Knot the last 3 years have sponsored numerous events, worked with David Tutera and Slomique Hawrylo. We have won an award in the corporate industry, and have been published in Modern Luxury weddings, Black Bride Magazine and numerous of covers for Humor Mill Magazine!

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I would love to be more in the luxury wedding industry as well as in the Corporate industry. Have a great team and not work as much lol.

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Image Credit:
Jenna Henderson White Rabbit Photo Boutique, Visuals by Arpit, Manya Photography, BYC photography, Frank Holder

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