Hi! My name is Diana Anghelus, I am the owner of Makeup By Diana and I am originally from Romania, Eastern Europe. I came to the United States in 2005 and since then I have been involved in the beauty industry. Having a career in this field was a dream of mine since I got here. Every day this desire was growing bigger and bigger and today, even if I am at that point, I want more and more, because there is never an end to this.
Here is just some information about my education.
My first step in achieving my dream was attending the Beauty School. I am a Licensed Esthetician for the state of Arizona and Michigan. The school taught me how important the sanitation and hygiene while working with a client means. I have been following that rule religiously ever since. The clients in my chair should never be in doubt about this. The next step was attending a Makeup Course, as the information accumulated in Beauty School regarding Makeup was not enough for me. In a few months I got my Certification as a makeup artist, as well. That was not enough either. It just gave me the basics. I had to practice, try, study more and discover new techniques.
I attended some of the best trainings by MAC, Lancome, Guerlain, Dior, Origins, Prescriptives (Custom Blending makeup and matching different skin tones at a high level). I am Advanced Skills Certified Makeup Artist by MAC ( achieving both Tier 1 and Tier 2), as well as Lesson Certified (MAC).
I love reading makeup books and I think I have read at least 15 so far, all of them written by big names in the Makeup Industry. I call it my little obsession.
I will continue my education in order to become even better, because I have big plans! Final destination? Doing makeup for movies, as well! So far, I have only assisted for a short movie (The Understudy) made by the ASU students.
I also love networking and being involved in different activities of our community. I have Volunteered for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, helping women become more confident through the wear of makeup. I am also the Beauty Director for the International Culture Women’s Club here in Arizona.
Other passions that I have? Well, I love travelling and seeing new places. Hopefully I would see the world at one point in my life. And dogs…I am in love with German Shepherds. I do not have one yet…but one day.