Today we’d like to introduce you to Emerald Monzon.
Emerald, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
For over 6 years, I have created natural and timeless beauty looks for wedding and photography clients all over southern California. It all began with a few makeup brushes in college and my inherent interest in enhancing natural beauty.
I built my makeup kit and skills over time after doing a few gigs for friends and family. I’ve been fortunate to combine my joy for art and meeting people and turn it into a business I love. Creating a special beauty look to align with your personal style is a topic I enjoy, so visit my website and let’s chat more about it!
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 wasn’t always a smooth road in the beginning, but I’ve been able to persevere when I felt like I couldn’t get my business out there. It’s always a scary road to take when starting a new venture. It really takes a lot of hard work and trust in one’s abilities. I’ve learned a lot about hard work and I admire anyone who gives their all into a business they believe in.
Please tell us about Makeup by Emerald M.
My company specializes in hair and makeup for weddings and photo shoots. I’m known for creating natural and timeless looks for brides and models alike. What sets me apart is how gentle and beautiful my styling appears on my clients. It looks effortless, yet still, enhances their natural glow and beauty. You’re still yourself, just an enhanced version. What makes me the most proud is when a client sees their transformation and feels like a star for a day. Helping someone feel and look their best means success for me and my company.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite childhood memory is eating noodles and singing along to my favorite Disney movies.