The SQUAD’S Bios ♥
|| Esthetician || Makeup Artist || Brow & Eye Lash Artist ||
◊ Michéll Espinoza ◊
After several years spent learning from some great people and helping other beauty services achieve success, it’s such a dream come true to now be operating my own! I offer Special Event makeup applications/makeovers, facials, body waxing, eye brow arch design and “brow rehab” along with individual eyelash extensions 2d – 8d types and styles and curls.
I get to hand-pick my partners and products, and leverage all I’ve learned to create a customer-driven, complete beauty experience at Visions of Venus. It’s truly a salon that I would want to be a client of!
MY ROAD TO VISIONS OF VENUS
Since becoming a licensed Esthetician, I’ve had the advantage of working in many areas and environments. I started at an acne skin care clinic, creating custom regimes for each client, using wrinkle ironing, lymphatic drainage, back facials, microdermabrasion, peels, glycolic, waxing, and more.
Next, I worked with a beauty bar. Besides the more high-end facials, body and face waxing, and make up applications, I got more exposure to the day-to-day business side of things, like reception, booking and marketing.
I then accepted a position as Lead Esthetician at one of the leading beauty brow bar franchises of the West Coast, owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. Handling all clientele at one of the limited brow bars located in Macy’s confirmed by expertise in providing services such as full makeup application, the BENEFIT lash application, along with full face waxing. I also polished my skills as an expert brow arch designer.
I moved on to gain full top-to-bottom business experience at a makeup and beauty products chain. I still performed beauty services, but also served as everything from cashier, stockroom monitor, and even opened and closed the store. This rounded out my A to Z education!
While waiting for a solid opportunity to open Visions of Venus, I worked as a freelance make up artist and Esthetician for Anastasia Beverly Hills, Smashbox Cosmetics, Sephora, Amazing Lash Studio, Nordstrom, ULTA’s, and others, at locations all across the Bay Area.
BEAUTY ISN’T EVERYTHING – THERE’S MORE!
It’s been my privilege to assist non-profits helping homeless women get “interview-ready”, donating makeovers and skin care tips to help them feel confident and ready to do their best.
I’m not necessarily the delicate type, either. For 4 years I was a skater for the Silicon Valley Roller Girls roller derby team, and yes, I’ve got the scars to prove it. I still love to SK8-8 you can catch me out at San Jose skate night!
And like for many of you I’m sure, my wonderful family is really what it’s all about!
|| Hair Stylist || Makeup Artist ||
◊ Sabrina Martinez ◊
Since graduating Palomar Institute of Cosmetology in 2010 Sabrina has had the privilege to work with Estee Lauder & MAC Cosmetics along with a few Salons in the Willow Glen area of San Jose Ca. After falling in love with the way woman would look in the mirror and witness their confidence, uplifted energy and smiles upon their transformations, Sabrina decided to embark further in the beauty industry. Sabrina is a certified Makeup Artist and a Licensed Cosmetologist serving the Bay Area of Northern California, providing onsite and offsite makeup and hair services at Visions of Venus and the South Bay Area. Sabrina works with a wide range of products including but not limited to Redken, Sebastian, Matrix, MAC, Lorac, Makeup Forever, Kat Von D, Cargo, Laura Mercier, Too Face and Smashbox products as well as many other professional brands. Sabrina’s attention to detail creates the elegance and perfection you desire on your wedding day or special event. Bridal hair and makeup is all about the A+ version of her clients, she listens to what you want and works with her clients to create the most flattering version of themselves. Sabrina looks forward to meeting with you and discussing all your beauty needs.
” I love making woman look and feel their best!’ ~Sabrina
|| Waxologist ||
◊ Hannah Pitts ◊
|| Hair Stylist || Makeup Artist ||
◊ Jessica Aguilar ◊
Jessica Aguilar is a passionate stylist who believes every look should be specialized to her client’s personal style. Jessica graduated top of her class from The Academy for Salon Professionals endorsed by Redken. She received multiple awards for her diligence and work ethic. She acquired extensive training on modern hair dressing techniques. Jessica specializes in, and offers various services such as; hair coloring, color corrections, hair cutting, hair smoothing, and special occasion makeup. Her passion is making her clients look and feel fabulous. She loves to extend her knowledge to clients on how to recreate their looks at home. She loves the time spent with each client and building relationships.