photo credit: Stephen Hughes Photography
About Liz
Changing the world one face at a time!

Elizabeth has been refining her artistic skills since the age of 5 when she won her first set of watercolor paints in a contest. In her fifth grade art class, she enjoyed drawing and painting portraits so much that her teacher suggested she try makeup and use the human face as the canvas. Elizabeth thus began her journey with makeup and begged her friends to let her experiment on them. (Thank you, brave souls!) Growing up, she loved teaching others tricks of the trade and noticed the instant positive effect makeup application had on her peers. It is “the look” in her clients’ eyes that say “I love the way I look!” that brings Elizabeth satisfaction and inspires her to continue working in the beauty industry.

A summa cum laude graduate from Occidental College and an Aveda-trained licensed esthetician who has lived in 3 continents and 6 countries, Elizabeth identifies as a citizen of Planet Earth. She is passionate about social justice, especially in education and women’s issues, and aims to use her beauty techniques to help people achieve their goals. Elizabeth believes in the importance of environmental responsibility; beauty is important, but not at the cost of our environment! Elizabeth prefers to be called by her nickname, Liz. Liz, her partner Bo, and their cat, Skyla, are happily growing their roots in Mountain View, along with their growing collection of electronics.

Photo credit: Delbarr Moradi Photography

accolades
  • Published in print magazines such as C Weddings, Magnolia Rouge, The Knot, Today's Bride, Seventeen, Elle China, Hero Magazine, La Petite, Z-Life Magazine & Entrepreneur. Liz has also been on the hair & makeup team for editorial in Vogue Italia Sposa, The Knot (National). Real weddings & bridal editorials also published on Style Me Pretty, Snippet & Ink, Brides.com, Weddingchicks, Utterly Engaged, 7x7 Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, California Wedding Day, WeddingChicks, Refinery29
  • Liz is the go-to groomer for director Chris Columbus, and also had the pleasure to work with New Kids on the Block, Fifth Harmony and actresses Alicia Silverstone, Laura Dern, Yael Stone & Ahna O'Reilly for their red carpet & media events. Liz works with local commercial/print clients such as Piperlime, Gap, Levis, Zazzle, MixedbagDesigns, Isda & Co, Tart Collections, AAA Insurance, Toyota, Pottery Barn Teens to name a few. Also worked on video/film, Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats on Netflix, segments for CNN, etc, so she is proficient in understanding what looks best not only for photos, but also for video.
  • Camera Ready Cosmetics had a RAW (non-photoshopped) image contest to showcase the artists' makeup skills, and Liz's image received the staff-voted award for best RAW makeup application.
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Quick Fact One
Liz is not a Bay Area native - she grew up in Asia & South America, and moved to L.A. before settling in her dream geographic location!
Quick Fact Two
"Skyla Arts" is named after Skyla - the family cat! Skyla supposedly means "Scholar" or "Shield"/"Shelter" in Dutch! Taking photos of Skyla and grooming her while watching TV shows is Liz's favorite pass time.
Quick Fact Three
As a pre-teen, instead of being into boy bands, Liz preferred looking at Marcus Schenkenberg via the photographs of Richard Avedon, and admiring the hair & makeup work of Orlando Pita & Laura Mercier in Madonna music videos.
Quick Fact Four
Liz spends many hours driving to locations and to pass the time, Liz enjoys karaoke-ing to Fiona Apple, Bjork, Lana Del Rey, Olivia Lufkin, Ladytron (etc etc). Out of necessity, she often eats in the car.