Solana is a print and media production beauty makeup artist with expertise in natural looks and corrective makeup. Within her artistry she focuses on vegan, organic, mineral, camera-ready healthy makeup applications. Solana also covers basic hair design and out of kit special effects for production projects.
Interest in natural skin care and makeup began during Solana’s pre-teen years growing up near the beach in Orange County, California and evolved over years of residency in the Hawaiian Isles. Embracing parental advice to wear sun protection and care for her skin, she began formulating various homemade skin care blends. Solana developed an awareness early on that true beauty was connected with holistic health and enhanced with healthy cosmetics. After college graduation Solana worked in broadcast media and had an opportunity to merge into makeup artistry in 2002. In 2003-2004 she attended Blanche Macdonald Centre Institute, B.C., Vancouver, Canada and is a graduate of their full time Makeup Artistry Diploma program.
Working on set, she became concerned with the talent’s skin and realized her deep passion for aesthetics. Solana’s professional skincare practice commenced in 2007 with graduation from Spa Luna Holistic School Maui.
Spa aesthetics experience includes: Parker Hotel Palm Springs, Sedona Arizona's, Enchantment Resort Mii Amo Spa, Sedona New Day Spa, Namti Spa, Massage Envy Tustin, Sacred Mountain Spa Mount Shasta and Spa Luna Holistic School Maui Clinic. Cosmetic line training includes Eminence Organics, Lucrece, Intraceuticals, Hylunia, Cosmedix, Murad, Origins, AVEDA, Epicuren, Pevonia, Obagi ZO Skin Health and YonKa. As a makeup artist Solana has covered a variety of broadcast and photographic shoots, freelanced for Jane Iredale Cosmetics, Gabriel ZuZu Luxe Cosmetics, Larinem Minerals, served as a Bare Escentuals Beauty Ambassador and Guide for Origins Natural Skincare.
Education & Training:
Adobe Certified Associate: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
College of the Desert Coachella: Associate of Science Degree A.S. Digital Design and Production
Licensed Aesthetician: California, Arizona, Hawaii
Spa Luna Holistic School Maui, Hawaii: Holistic Aesthetics Diploma 678 Hours
Blanche MacDonald Centre Applied Design, Vancouver BC, Canada: Makeup Artistry Diploma 400 Hours
Susan Page Modeling Honolulu, Hawaii: Basic & Advanced Makeup Artistry, Skincare Diploma 33 hours
Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles, CA: Bachelor of Arts Degree B.A. Communications
Marymount College, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA: Associate of Arts Degree A.A. Liberal Arts
Facial Rejuvenation Lymphatic/Accupressure: Healing Arts Connection, 2016 Phoenix, AZ 8 hours
Reiki Master, 6th Generation: Healing Arts Connection, Marsha Craven. 2016 Phoenix, AZ 7 hours
Reiki Second Degree, 6th Generation: Healing Arts Connection, Marsha Craven. 2016 Phoenix, AZ 7 hours
Reiki First Degree, 6th Generation: Healing Arts Connection, Marsha Craven. 2016 Phoenix, AZ 7 hours
Reiki 1 First Degree, Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho Natural Healing, Linda Lee Sheldon. 2015 Anaheim, CA 6 hours