Graduate Feature: Sara Nielsen - QC Makeup Academy

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m a qualified beautician. I love every kind of beauty, as well as everything pink! I’m currently employed as a day spa. I’m also building my own studio, so I can spend the rest of my days doing makeup.

Why did you decide to become a professional makeup artist?

Makeup had me at “hello”! I was always geared to make people feel pretty.

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How would you describe your makeup style? Do you have a favorite makeup style?

My favorite style would be pinup. But I do love the ‘no makeup’ look, where the natural beauty is enhanced.

Tell us the origin behind the name of your business, Bella D’s Beauty.

I named my business after my kids, Bella and Daniel!

You offer clients a wide range of MUA services, such as bridal, special occasion, and photoshoot makeup. Do you have a particular area of makeup artistry that you gravitate to most? If so, why?

I definitely prefer bridal makeup. Being part of someone’s special day is very rewarding!

You recently submitted your work into a “Spring Bride” makeup competition (for which, your photo above was the submission). Why do you enjoy taking part in photoshoots?

Photoshoots are always great fun! The images you can achieve when working with the right photographers are amazing!

Your business has a lot of fantastic reviews! In your opinion, what is the #1 secret to providing excellent customer service as a makeup artist?

There’s only one secret to excellent customer service: do what you love and love what you do!

What is the proudest moment in your makeup career so far?

I did the makeup for the singer, Jonny Taylor. I did the makeup for the music video, “You’ll Never Break Me“.

Why did you choose to enroll in QC’s online makeup classes?

I chose QC based on the course outlines. Plus, a proper certification goes a LONG way in this industry!

Overall, how has your experience been in your online makeup classes?

My experience has been fantastic! The course outlines, materials, and assignments were all easy to understand and follow. The feedback I received from my tutor in the Master Makeup Artistry Course was essential to moving forward. For me, symmetry is the goal!

Why do you feel that continued education and additional skill-sets are critical to any working makeup artist? How do you expect your growing qualifications will strengthen your career?

The industry moves at such a fast speed. We must always stay on top of trends! Building on your qualifications will provide you with extra validation and earn even more of your clients’ trust.

Why would you recommend QC Makeup Academy’s online makeup classes to aspiring MUAs who wish to turn their passion into a successful career?

There are many reasons, but my top reason would be that all of QC’s online makeup classes are self-paced and extremely easy to follow!

What’s on the horizon for Bella D’s Beauty in 2021 and beyond?

As I mentioned earlier, I’m currently building my business’s studio. I plan to bring 2021 in with style! #BossLady

Finally: what is your absolute FAVORITE makeup product?

I have so many – but definitely Huda Beauty’s Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette!

Inspired by Sara’s story? Start your online makeup classes today!

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