Behind The Makeup

Hi, I am the owner and artist of Tonya Parks Makeup servicing clients in the Charlotte, NC area and beyond.  


Fifteen years ago, I started in the cosmetic industry as a Cosmetic Product Specialist/Makeup Artist.  During my first few years in the industry I was educated/trained by and worked alongside some of the largest names in the business such as: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Chanel, Christian Dior, Laura Mercier, MAC, Prescriptives, and Stila.  This experience allowed me to work with hundreds of women with various ethnic backgrounds, skin types/tones, and ages.  It also taught me the art of mastering "the perfect face."  The perfect face has a different meaning for each of us and what I pride myself on is understanding what that meaning of the perfect face means to YOU.  

Fast forward two years into my career, it was then that I discovered that makeup and helping women achieve their beauty goals was my passion. I left my position and started my own freelance makeup company where I could continue my passion of working with women.  I absolutely LOVE what I do and you know what they say..."If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life."  I guess that means I haven't worked a bit!


I am a life long learner and as the cosmetic industry changes, I like to grow with it. Therefore, I continue my cosmetic education by attending workshops by the same large cosmetic companies that I started with. This allows me to learn new techniques, work with the highest quality of makeup, and pass along my education to my clients. So whether I am working with a Bride on the biggest day of her life, a Model continuing his/her portfolio print work, conducting makeup seminars or working on photo shoots, I am ALWAYS dedicated to creating the perfect face.


Aside from makeup...I am a mother of 2 boys (3 if you count my Newfoundland/Berner four legged son) and married to my husband for 13 years.  I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such amazing men!  





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