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Conversations with the Inspiring Joanna Camargo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joanna Camargo.

Joanna, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started doing hair 8 years ago. I specialized in hair color and styling, Later on, I picked up makeup and added bridal services. I decided to attend makeup school earlier last year to further my education. There, I grew so much in a course of 4 months. I landed my first magazine publication, worked for local TV stations, got into San Diego Fashion Week and won a competition at Bellus Academy (former school) for creative makeup. The rest of the year went by great, I landed 3 more magazine publications, was named top makeup lead for San Diego Fashion Week 2017, have worked on numerous independent shoots supporting local talents and invited as a guest artist for Bellus Academy. Along with doing what I love as an art that lets me express myself, I also became an educator for ARES academy and have launched my own series of makeup classes. I have been very fortunate.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It’s been a tough ride definitely sometimes seeking other career options. Somehow, I am always brought to the same place, beauty. Entrepreneurship is definitely not easy, especially in an industry significantly grown over the years. My advice for women is to keep consistency, keep educating yourself and don’t be afraid to take one more step.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Joanna Camargo Makeup story. Tell us more about the business.
I specialize in makeup both as costumer service (bridal), fashion and editorial. I am known for my creativeness whenever there’s a chance to do so. What im most proud of is how much I’ve grown and found myself through my job. They say, “Art is therapy” so I encourage everyone to practice it. What sets me apart is from everyone is my ability to communicate to people my feelings and emotions through a walking canvas. I feel that it takes a special eye to bring out the best of you through someone else’s unique beauty.

Do you have a lesson or advice you’d like to share with young women just starting out?
I would advice anyone starting their career to stay motivated and keep persistent. Those are the hardest things to do. It’s easy to lose yourself out of frustration or impatience. We asume that something is not going to work out simply because it’s not going how we planned. I feel small victories are the key, setting small daily goals will get you to places you never though of… this is when you’ll find yourself and your potential.

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Phone: 619-822-5260
  • Email:
  • Instagram: joanna_hmc
  • Facebook: Joanna Camargo

Image Credit:
Luis González, Mathew Jackson, Jonathan Sevilla, Aram K. , Joanna Camargo, Remy Sommers, Caroline Pocket, Joanna Camargo, Larissa Sergienko, Courtney Puckett, Jazz Monee Collins

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