About me

My approach to make-up is organic. I have never been a conventional person. I excelled in most things but never found a great interest or passion until I got into make-up. It allowed me to live outside the box that was predetermined for me. Like me make-up is ever changing but still constant at the same time. I love the way that make-up can change people even the subtlest way by just enhancing their natural features and beauty. I find it interesting when a client comes in with what I asked them to which is an idea of what they want – be it an idea, picture, term,… and more often than not when they are sitting in front of me that idea changes. I look at every client as the individual they are with nothing 100% planned. I just go with the flow of the different faces I see. That is the beauty of make-up. It can be manipulated for every face in the world. It transcends age, race, religion and gender. There is high fashion or no make-up makeup – it is always interesting and different.


Bridal Services

Makeup Services




Wedding Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

When should I get a facial or wax/thread my brows before my wedding day?

I recommend never waxing or exfoliating the day of or the day before your wedding. Often times redness, puffiness or irritation can occur, especially if it is not a service you have done regularly. I suggest you get your brows done (specifically threading, however, it is up to personal preference) at least 4 days in advance. If you're planning on getting a facial, do so at least one week prior to your wedding day. This will give your skin the time it needs to heal and recover from waxing, threading, exfoliating or extractions.

I'm getting a spray tan before my wedding. Should I spray my face as well?

I do not suggest that you spray tan your face because the ingredients in the spray tan may counteract with your makeup and poorly effect the application and longevity of the makeup. I will of course match your foundation to your body, so no need to worry.

What if I don't want a consultation for my makeup for my wedding?

It is recommended that you have a consultation but not required, however, I strongly recommend doing so. A consultation gives us both direction and you a piece of mind in the very hectic business of planning a wedding. You'll have one less thing to worry about. You can be more relaxed and confident that you have a plan ahead of time. Consultations are complimentary additions to all bridal packages, so there is no added charge for the service.

How far in advance can I book my hair or makeup consultation for my wedding?

I recommend booking your consultation 2 weeks in advance at minimum. I can accommodate you and book it for any time you prefer.

How long does the bridal appointment take?

The consultation prior to your wedding will take approximately 1 hour. Makeup on your wedding day will take about one hour. However, I recommend booking your appointment far enough in advance that you leave yourself plenty of time to relax, take photos, and enjoy your special day before the ceremony!

What should I do to prepare for my makeup consultation for my wedding?

I recommend finding some images of makeup for reference for your look to show me before I arrive. Don't forget to show me your dress, if possible, too!

General Makeup Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

What are your terms and methods of payment?

You pay 50% of the service costs the day you book your appointment. Please see cancellation policy. The payment methods are Cash and Paypal (Paypal account number).

Where will my appointment take place?

I'm a freelance artist which means I come to you.

I had a problem with my service, who should I contact?

Please address any issues you may have with your service with me at the time of service. I do not want you leaving with any uncertainty. Its best to make sure that everything is to your liking before you leave your appointment.

What products/tools do you carry?

I carry a variety of products ranging from drugstore to high end. All of my products accommodate various shades/undertones, discoloration, texture, and type (dry, oily etc.)

Is airbrush makeup better than hand-blended makeup?

Airbrush makeup is great for natural looks with not a lot of coverage. For medium to high coverage looks, I suggest hand blended looks with either a brush or beauty sponge.

How long is the appointment?

Generally, your makeup will not take more than 1 Hour.

What styles do you offer?

I am versed in various styles of makeup looks (no makeup-makeup, A simple day or night look, full glam with faux lashes, editorial and high fashion looks). I encourage you to provide me with reference photos so I will have a better understanding of what you like. Please Note: The more detailed you are the better I get to know your style and the easier it is for us to come up with a look that best suits you and your occasion. Feel free to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable and confident that I'm the right artist for you. I want you to leave my chair 100% satisfied with my work.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

It is important that your face is completely clean and free of any makeup or mascara before I arrive.

What is your cancellation policy?

Life happens, I understand that things come up and you might need to cancel and or reschedule your appointment. Should this occur, please review my cancellation policy: If you cancel up to four hours before your appointment, there is no charge. If you cancel between one and four hours before your appointment, you will be charged 50% of your total appointment cost. If you cancel less than one hour before your appointment, you will be charged 100% of your total appointment cost.

I'm late for my appointment. What should I do?

If you're running late, don't worry. I allow a 15 minute grace period for you to arrive. If you are running late, please email me at Latoyac@bycyan.com or call (914) 659-3944 I can be kept up to date. If you are more than 15 minutes late, I charge the full amount for your appointment as a no-show fee. In some cases, if I'm able to accommodate your late arrival, I charge an added fee ranging from $25-$50 depending on how late you arrive.