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Meet West Hollywood Makeup & Hairstylist: Joseph Augustine

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joseph Augustine.  His is the quintessential LA success story – hard working, incredibly professional and a great relationship builder.  Below you’ll find edited excerpts of our interview him.

Joseph, please share your story with us.  How did you get to where you are today?

The art of restructuring or enhancing the features and silhouette of the human form has always drawn me in. My journey began on the counter in my Mom’s bathroom. I was would watch, amused as she applied mascara. I believe my eye has always been drawn to the unique and delicate differences of people. Holding close to what started my career has allowed me to evolve into who I am today. 

Has it been a smooth road?

The road has stayed pretty clear thus far. What’s worked for me is building strong genuine relationships with the people I am honored to work with. I have stayed open minded, flexible and willing to hear critique. Having stayed in a mindset to grow and advance forward has really helped me to steer in the direction of success, rather than to create road block.

What are your plans for the future?

I am currently in process to obtain my license to cut hair. I plan to join The Union and work on Commercials and for Print Advertisement. My future is wide open with opportunity. I’m going to stay focused and driven as well as maintain and open mind to what may cross my path.

Let’s dig a little deeper into your story.  What was the hardest time you’ve had?

Can we go a little deeper into your story?  In particular can you tell me about the hardest time in your career (or life) – why it was hard, how you found yourself in that spot and how you got through it.  Can you also share a little more detail about any moments/experiences where you realized you had made it (or if too humble for that) a moment when you felt wow – my career is really starting to work out that way I dreamt it would?

The hardest time in my career was making the break from wedding and private event artist to TV/film and print artist. It involved me uprooting myself and reestablishing brand new connections and clientele. It was scary to let go of all my hard work and begin again. But the change was exactly what I needed to jumpstart the new path my career has taken.

Do you ever just stop and think WOW – I’ve made it?

I have many “wow” moments in my career. From the moment I stepped onto the set of Fashion Police and meeting Melissa and Joan Rivers to assisting on my first start up show. These are the moments I revel in. Each new client brings a new experience and I step closer and closer to a steadier and more consistent career. I am excited to be a part of such a huge creative community and I am grateful to be where I am today.

Contact Info:

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  • Instagram: JoAugust
  • Twitter: Jo_August

Check out his work below:

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