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A native New Yorker, Anabelle LaGuardia’s extensive makeup career evolved through various opportunities in the cosmetics industry epicenter. A graduate of Hofstra University in 1992, she assisted the Beauty and Fashion Manager of Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. In 1997, Anabelle moved on to work for Lancôme as Coordinator to the Associate Vice President of skincare marketing. Simultaneously, she enrolled in, and studied makeup at NYC’s Empire Beauty School.
In 1999, Anabelle embarked on her desired career path as an aspiring Makeup Artist with the prestigious NYC Laura Geller Makeup Studio on the Upper East side. Under Laura’s extensive training and mentoring she ascended the ranks to become one of the studios top requested Artists for studio clientele, high-profile weddings and events. Anabelle appeared on camera as Laura Geller’s primary assistant during several of Laura’s hugely successful QVC home shopping showcases.
In addition to developing her artistry skills at the studio, Anabelle’s administrative and organizational background in the corporate cosmetics industry was a welcome asset to assisting Laura with the behind the scenes dynamics of running the studio. Having a business background coupled with the talent of makeup artistry have been assets to Anabelle in running her own business.
In 2003, Anabelle launched Anabelle LaGuardia Makeup Artistry to provide on-location luxury makeup concierge services to NYC, the Tri-State area and to destinations beyond. She maintains a loyal referral network of brides, event planners, venues and photographers. Since 2008, Anabelle has been featured in the exclusive wedding directory of New York Weddings Magazine published twice a year.
As of 2010, Anabelle has continued to receive the prestigious Couples’ Choice Award by Wedding Wire for her high caliber of work, attention to detail, five-star reviews and thorough customer service. Inquire within to learn more about the Artist, Anabelle LaGuardia.