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Meet Koko Guerra

Today we’d like to introduce you to Koko Guerra.

Koko, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started doing makeup nearly ten years ago.

I have always been into art and drawing since third grade. Art has always been therapy for me since I was a child and I’m happy to be doing something that I love. Although I never thought I’d be a makeup artist doing this type of work is complete bliss for me. I make women all over the world feel their best selves and that makes me feel my best self!

I pretty much fell into makeup artistry, lol! When I was younger I secretly wanted to be a cartoonist! I didn’t wear makeup and it wasn’t my thing. So I honestly feel like it was a gift from God because I DID NOT SEE THIS COMING! My family can tell you! I just walked into it and then boom… I’m addicted to all things makeup. Hahaha

I began doing makeup for a few friends on campus and word of mouth was pretty much my marketing tool. Word got around pretty quick and before you know it I had booked my first reality TV star. I began promoting myself on social media and things grew from there. I honestly didn’t get into makeup to stay in it, I just did this as a something that made me feel happy and again… it was therapeutic to me. Till this day it’s still that way for me.

Has it been a smooth road?
It’s has been rewarding for me. Of course, it wasn’t always easy and I’ve faced tremendously hard times because I did makeup for a living. Being a single mother while being an entrepreneur is very trying at times especially when I’m working long hours and away from my kids often. But it’s also rewarding because I get to be there for the moments that are special.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I am a professional makeup artist! I work on the sets of movies, red carpet, television, weddings, print and runway. I also have a YouTube channel teaching makeup!

I also have an online boutique NORA YASMEEN COLLECTION where I sell Modest fashion clothing!

I also teach classes! I am known for my celebrity work and Glamorous makeup looks.

I am most proud of myself for being resilient! My company has withstanded the test of time and through all of my trials, I have continued to push forward Making women all over the world happy!

My personality and techniques make me stand out!

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes! Burbank especially California is a great place to be as a professional makeup artist! There are so many people here who love to look amazing. There’s always a job for me.

I would recommend anyone who moved here to HIT THE GROUND RUNNING!

There’s no time to relax around! There’s work to be done!

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Image Credit:
Tahj Guerra

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