I've been quite obsessed with hair and makeup as long as i can remember. My parents were in a country/rock and roll band and I remember watching them getting ready for their concerts. Completely amazed by my moms transformation. Hair curlers in while she painted her face with different colors is a scene from my childhood that will never leave my mind. Reminds me of women in the 50's and 60's. My favorite eras for hair and makeup.
I loved watching them put on their concert attire, blue jeans, country shirts, stilettos, boots, nylons and cowboy hats is a scene from my child hood that I cant forget. It was the starting of my interest in beauty. Since then I've been playing with hair, makeup and wardrobe. I love transforming someone completely or just enhancing someones features. I love making people feel beautiful.
~A note from Dusty regarding weddings~
When someone chooses to work with me, I want them to look and most importantly feel their best. The Big Day is one of the most memorable moments of a persons life and I am honored to be assisting people in the beautifying and grooming stages of their wedding day. When I work with someone for an event or a moment in someone's life like a wedding, I feel a connection to an ancient way that has been widely forgotten. Our ancestors took their time preparing each other for ceremonies. Some people and cultures still take days of preparing the union between two people. Bathing in healing oils, showered in flower petals and perfumes, offerings of burnt incense... I love to bring that feel to my client.
I am a PNW Native and have been a licensed professional cosmetologist and makeup artist since 2004. I started my hair and makeup company because I love it and I love helping people look and most importantly feel beautiful. I get to do what I love everyday and It was always my dream to be an artist. My medium is hair spray, lipstick and eye shadow, my canvas is skin and hair. I've had the opportunity to work with celebrities, movies/film, commercials, music videos, drag queens, weddings, television, editorial and more. I currently live in Seattle with my partner of 11years. When I'm not working I'm writing music, painting, crafting and spending as much time playing in the mountains and rivers and enjoying this journey of LIFE.