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Welcome ~ Naomi's Studio & Salon
My salon is considered a "Specialty Salon". We offer the latest in haircare, skincare and makeup. My team and I are committed to helping you achieve a look that reflects your personal style. Please feel free to browse my website and check out all the amazing specialty services that we offer. We can't wait to Begin your Transformation.
Photo Credit: DecarloPhotoBlog.com
Outfitted by: Cache in Westfarms Mall
Shoot Location: Wadsworth Mansion
About ~ Naomi Martinez
"My signature style is a natural fresh glowing look with a glamorous edge. I love the soft look of lashes, glowing cheek and a very soft lip. While I also love to create a sexy smokey eye or any trendy or dramatic look, it's the clean, classic and glowing makeup look that remains my passion. I believe in enhancing rather than changing."
You'll find that whatever your style, you'll leave feeling beautiful!
Savvy brides and TV personalities hire Media Makeup Artists--- who currently work in television, films and on photo shoots, and who have years of experience in the mediums that they will be dealing with, such as: photography, video and TV/High Definition. Many brides, producers, celebrities and TV personalities trust that my experience and creativity meet their highest expectations!I absolutely love my job as a Media Makeup Artist; and while I enjoy working in film and television, I feel that working with brides makes my job even more special and meaningful. I have worked with hundreds of brides with many different skin types and makeup styles. My goal with each and every client was and is to produce exceptional results. I was always thrilled and honored when my clients shared their professional photos with me and stated how happy they were with the final results. Every bride is very important to me, and their wedding day is so special. I'm honored when they choose me as their makeup artist, and I never forget their wedding day!! My clients confide that I will create that beautifully timeless and classic look that will last in their memories and photographs for generations to come. Let me create that beautiful and timeless look for you!
I studied at the School for Film and TV in New York City, and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. This is where I mastered the art of applying makeup that looked flawless on print, video, TV and film. I also learned how lighting changes the look of makeup. At the time, I was also as the head makeup artist and manager for a skin care salon. I earned a certificate in Aesthetics, which encompassed: facials, makeup and waxing .In 1995, I decided to make a career change and take advantage of my communications training. I hosted a weekly television program with an NBC affiliate station, and I became an advocate for the Straight Talk about Risks Program. This program educates children about the dangers associated with firearms. My involvement in the community helped me earn the key to the City of Waterbury, Connecticut. In 1996, I was crowned Miss Connecticut USA and I represented Connecticut at the Miss USA Pageant. This afforded me the opportunity to travel throughout the USA, Mexico and South America. I expanded my makeup expertise by working closely with several talented industry makeup artists who were also hired to apply my makeup. In 2004, I was asked to speak before Congress in Washington regarding issues affecting women such as Breast Cancer--a cause very near and dear to my heart!! In the fall of 2005, I was a guest on the Tyra Banks show. It was for a makeup showdown against an LA based makeup artist. We were challenged to recreate a look done on Tyra Banks by Celebrity Makeup Artist: Jay Manuel from the America's Next Top Model TV show. I was chosen as the winner of the makeup showdown, and I assisted Jay Manuel on a celebrity photo shoot with super model iMAN. I was asked to be on the Tyra Show for a follow-up show which aired May 24, 2006 on CBS. In the summer of 2006 I was hired as the key makeup artist for the nationally syndicated TV show: Judge Hatchett. I'm also a beauty advisor for Brides Magazine and CT Bride and The Connecticut Bride.