about cheryl


In my 20’s I studied & enjoyed my career as a Ballroom Instructor/Dancer & Children’s Portrait Photographer.  However, I have always had a passion for Makeup.

Entering a new decade, I started my new endeavor as a Makeup Artist with Aveda as one of their Southern California Aveda Freelance Artist.  I traveled to New York to study Beauty Makeup under Artist Rudy Miles, Janessa Pare, and Janell Geason (NAHA winner 2008 & 2009, 2014 nominee & Aveda Global Artistic Director for Makeup).  Those experiences paved my way to unforgettable opportunities to work Aveda sponsored & non-sponsored fashion shows in New York City & Los Angels.  Leading to partner with world master stylist Jon Reyman & his Los Angels Spoke & Weal team.  Developing my craft in the Aveda Freelance program, I lead myself to collaborate with several other inspirational hair & makeup teams, published wedding venders and photographers in Southern California.  Including various Aveda Salons, NYX for LA Style Fashion Week, and a National Boutique Bridal Mobile Hair & Makeup team, were I discovered my love for hair styling for all special occasions. 

I invited you to contact me for more information to book your look.    info@cherylnacario.com