friday introductions: how i got my start as a makeup artist.

kim baker beauty danced her way to becoming a makeup artist.

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I've always been a creative whether it was through dancing, painting or drawing as a young child.

In high school, I was on two competitive dance teams and taking classes; often dancing up to 20 hours in a week. When performing, we had to look a very particular way in the beauty department.

After a very short amount of time performing, some of my teammates started asking me to do their makeup. I fell in love with seeing their reaction and their faces lighting up. But it was actually my friends' moms that would encourage me to turn my makeup artistry into a career.

After college, I attended San Jose City College's esthetician program, met Priscilla Francine Makeup and the rest is history!

For your viewing pleasure, some throw back photos to my high school dance days!