"One day I realized that when you do something with your whole being simply because you love to do it, you experience life as it should be lived. It was then that I decided to be free and to do something I loved doing-creating beauty." -Way Bandy
Claire's introduction to the arts at a young age lead to a passion for makeup and all things beauty. At six years old, Claire began taking art classes where she learned the fundamentals of color and shape which translate into her work today. After graduating college, Claire worked for the makeup brand, Mally Beauty, founded by Celebrity Makeup Artist, Mally Roncal. Claire eventually left the corporate world to follow her true passion, makeup. She packed up and moved to New Jersey, enrolling at Chic Studios Makeup School in New York City. Since graduating Chic Studios, Claire has furthered her education by taking the Master Class with Mario Dedivanovic and bridal/editorial classes led by James Vincent, Esterique, and Orlando Santiago.
The NYC area has provided Claire with opportunities to work with brands such as Juicy Couture, Lord & Taylor, Chicos, Oprah Magazine, and Allure Magazine. She also was chosen to assist backstage at the 2016 TONI & GUY Photographic Awards in Dallas, TX and won the Social Media Spotlight Award. Claire is currently available for freelance work in the NYC and NJ area.