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©2020 natty contrera

Hi, Im natty.

I am not a #bossbabe nor am I a YouTube guru. I am me: makeup artist, blogger, educator — a multi-faceted creator that focuses on being real in a world of social media filters. I am a licensed cosmetologist who studied at Paul Mitchell The School, went to Temple University for Film and Media and have worked for numerous cosmetic companies for some of the most well known brands in the industry. 

 

My name is Natalie. I go by Natty to most. I hated my name growing up. I never felt like it fit me, and to be quite honest, people would always mistakenly call me Nicole or Natalia. But now, Natalie really fits me. 

 

I’m a middle child and a Gemini who at one point was obsessed with tacos, then avocados, then poke bowls and now, it’s fruit teas. I find that my obsessions go all over the place. Throughout my life, I’ve taken these obsessions and found a more balanced love. (Is this called adult life? I think so!) 

 

I found I always needed to stand out, but in the same breath, stood out in my own way, so easily. And in the same, (gemini moment, apologies) breath I wanted to just blend in and be introverted. I attract creative minds alike. I like to believe my clients seek me out, because they are a lot like me. They love the experience provided and like a real-raw business friendship. 

 

Real and raw. It’s how I would describe myself. This is how I teach technique to consumers and business to pros. Raw and real — it’s how my makeup and hair skills are portrayed on the every day brides or featured on photoshoots across the country. Real and raw. 

 

I am a mix of a glossy lid, clean complexion and a popsicle pout. There is no cut creases here. There is no intense contouring found. Just some warm bronzed cheeks and a high gloss lip. I am a slick back pony tail or an over pulled braid. Give me all the big clips! (Here’s to hoping that trend never dies).

 

Classic and editorial. Raw and Real.

 

The beauty world has indulged my life for almost ten years. Taking various forms from sales, services and education. My biggest focus is excelling at what is in front of me, if thats a bridal client, a photoshoot or an educational class, I’m focused in that moment. 

 

Throughout the last year, I have shifted a lot of my focus from educating consumers to education with pros. I work on honing in on technique but really striving to create stronger business professionals in an ever evolving industry. Feel free to book a session as a co-creative or consumer on technique and more. To my pros, I am always available to work through some of those not-so-fun business moments like contracts and email templates. You can schedule through email found on the contact page or quickly right here. And, as always, my blog and social media will keep updating and giving that more real and raw feel about me.