Katy Taurel by Rebecca Sigala

My Journey, How Beauty transformed me into my true self.

My Journey

I am a makeup and hair artist with more than eleven years of international experience in the beauty, fashion, photography, and events industry.

I also teach makeup and style workshops and do hairstyling.
I love working with Brides. I also spend most of my time in the beauty and fashion world. As part of Photoshoots; fashion, productions, lectures and special events.

I was born in beautiful Venezuela, where being pretty and looking perfect is a crucial part of our culture. I grew up between visits with my mom to the hair salon, my family's suit factory and my beautiful community where I danced Israeli folk dances since I was four.

My passion for beauty started at a very young age when I started walking around my family's clothing factory and playing as a "fashion designer". Then when I was eight years old, I began to have a skin discoloration know as vitiligo. It was very noticeable on my eyelids and legs. While searching for many treatments my doctor suggested makeup, and that was the best gift I ever got! I started searching and researching for the best makeup to cover my vitiligo and look "perfect" and slowly my love for makeup grew into a passion.

A few years passed, and I was 18 years old studying fashion design and photography. Often I visited the MAC counter for new makeup inspiration, until one day when I was twenty I thought "I am here so much maybe I'll just ask for a job". They told me that I need to be a makeup artist. I studied with one of the makeup artists for the beauty queens (a big thing in Venezuela) and started my way into the makeup world. Through the years I have worked in the beauty industry learn and teach hairstyling and makeup.

Eleven years passed since then, and I am still in love with makeup and fashion. I now live in Aventura, work as a freelancer for fashion shoots, bridal makeup, boudoir, and workshops. I Produce international photo shoots, write on my blog and enjoy every moment helping woman transform into their beautiful selves.

Image Credits:

Photo: Rebecca Sigala
HMUA: Katy Taurel

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