Introducing, Cyndy Mendoza, one of 2017’s up-and-coming, multi-talented Makeup Artists. She is the creator and owner of EMC Makeup Studios in Norwalk, California and she has studied with some of the best makeup artists in the beauty business, including Elsie Daniels (owner of Hollywood Faces and Tranzision Magazine) and Sandra E. Artist (owner of Sandra E. Artist Makeup Studio).
Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Cyndy is a graduate of Garfield High School and has studied at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles and Cerritos College in Norwalk. With a background in Childhood Education, Cyndy worked for many years as a Pre-School Teacher and Childcare Provider.
However, throughout her involvement in academia and in the field of Education, Cyndy has always had a passion for the beauty business.
Cyndy began working part-time in the skincare and beauty business at an early age. She sold Avon at age 18 and worked as a Sales Associate for Estee Lauder at age 22. By 2016, Cyndy started her own beauty business by opening up EMC Makeup Studios; EMC stands for “Elite Makeup by Cyndy.” Her studio offers a variety of beauty-related services, products, and classes.
Emphasizing the importance of continuing education, Cyndy said, “As an artist, I will NEVER stop learning and will continue to expand my artistry by taking more advanced courses with the great Sandra E.” Cyndy continued, “I am also grateful to Jo Dizon and Rebecca Yambao [instructors at Sandra E. Artist Makeup Studio] for always pushing me past my limits to bring out the artist that they saw in me so I can provide quality and integrity at my studio.”
Through her new business, EMC Makeup Studio, Cyndy has come full circle with her goals and dreams. She is now able to combine all of her passions into her one business: makeup application, retail sales, teaching, and inspiring young women to reach for the stars. In addition, she still has time to be there for her children and to do charity work whenever appropriate opportunities arise. Cyndy explained, “These are all of my passions combined. For me, this is very exciting and fulfilling.”
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By: Melinda Garcia