We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicole Emano and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nicole, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
What many people may not realize regardless if it’s your hair dresser, personal trainer, or in this case your makeup artist. When you sit in our chair we become the keeper of all secrets, we know every ounce of dilemma that is weighing heavy on our clients, the good, the bad & the ugly. I can’t claim to be changing the world, but I have been in situations where a little glam goes longer then the surface. A night out after a breakup, a divorce, sometimes it’s just that one day that you allow someone else to see you in a different light.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My road to where I am today was a long one, I worked in many department stores behind makeup counters for years. The thing about working for a brand is that it is your safety net. You are guaranteed a steady income, you know exactly what time you are going to start and end your day, so you settle for what is working at that moment. Walking by department stores today and seeing girls behind the counter I have PTSD lol I want to walk up to them and say run. When you work for a department store they truly don’t factor in your talent as a artist they want to see who can open the most credit cards or reach the sales goal for the month. The scenario of that setting eventually makes you fall out of love with the industry. Fast forward to a few years later I decided to take a leap of faith and open a Instagram account, I remember staring at the page and saying to myself where do I even begin. I accepted every booking, every hour, and even though I was working the most I ever have, the fact that I was doing what I loved and working for myself is what kept me going. Without going overboard on this I just want to truly say, that if you are not happy with your job, your life; whatever the circumstance. Your leap can be a big one but you truly have all the tools you need to success if you are in fact the one leaping.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love a good coffee shop, the design district. Brickell city center just a place to explore with good food and a calm surrounding.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My best friend Lindsey I told her for years that I would never glam for a living and she proved me wrong. She’s also single and the catch of life so I can provide her number for any eligible bachelors

Instagram: @n.makeupartist @theclyque

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