Introducing Barbara Lamelza, Make-up artist. Barbara works and lives in L.A., California. To her, Los Angeles is the best place to live her lifestyle & to work.
Barbara, tell us how you started and how you got to where you are.
I was born and raised in Germany and I moved to L.A. in 1995. I have been introduced to makeup artistry in 1989 by a makeup artist who did my makeup for a fashion show, I was modeling at that time. Shortly after, I decided to enroll in a makeup & hair school for 2.5 years in Berlin led by an Oscar-winning mentor.
After graduating, I started my backstage career and I perfected my technique on tour with The Phantom of the Opera in Europe. Then, I had the chance to work in many countries with a lot of celebrities in movies and other entertainment projects. My creativity and the MUA I am today has always been nourished by these multi-cultural experiences. It takes a lot of work & time to get known as a makeup & hair artist but I feel so fortunate to meet and work with genuine people every day and I am grateful for the friends I have made along the way.
I always wanted to do something creative and makeup has been a great way to express myself with color & creativity.