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Meet Stephanie Rae of Pink Chique in North County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Rae.

Pink Chique was started in 2006 by licensed Esthetician and Certified Makeup Artist, Stephanie Rae.

Stephanie got her start in the entertainment world doing acting and print modeling. From her behind-the-scenes experiences, she discovered her passion for makeup artistry.

At the age of seven, Stephanie learned that she had scoliosis, an unnatural curvature of the spine that would grow much worse in the coming years. She wore uncomfortable back braces throughout her childhood and teen years. In high school, her curvature reached an extraordinary 110 degrees. The doctors were optimistic about corrective surgery, as her curvature was among the worst they had seen. But through their skill and God’s grace, Stephanie’s curve was brought down to 41 degrees.

With Stephanie’s amazing transformation she was able, at last, to pursue her dreams of acting and modeling. During that time she experienced first-hand behind the scenes of being a Makeup Artist. It was then that she realized that with her experience and what she had gone through, her true passion was to make women look and feel beautiful. It has become her way of sharing those wonderful feelings of transformation with other women and to make them glow from the inside out!

For Pink Chique, Stephanie has brought together a select team of Certified Makeup Artists and Licensed Hair Stylists, skilled in techniques for film, commercial photo shoots, weddings, pageants, and special events. Stephanie and her team of artist assistants, pour their energy, creativity and unique sense of style into every project they take on.

Has it been a smooth road?
Starting my company at the age of 23 in all honest, I thought business would just come to me. It made me truly appreciate what I love to do and that hard work pays off. Originally it was just me doing makeup, I added my lead hair artisan, Jamie, and since then have grown with Artist Assistants as well doing hair and makeup. I also have a massage therapist, spray tan artist and lash extension artist on my team. It was about having a vision, lighting that fire and seeing it come to fruition. It’s taken many years to see my brand finally become a name for itself. There are many makeup artists and Hair stylists out there, but what we pride ourselves in is personability. Communication is key and I am there for every client every step of the way. It also important for us to keep up on the latest techniques, products and trends.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Pink Chique story. Tell us more about the business.
Pink Chique is a mobile beauty team in San Diego. We offer makeup, hair, massage, spray tan, and lash extensions. In San Diego, we primarily do weddings and love being a part of it Bride’s special day! Other services we offer are for print, film, special occasions and makeup lessons.
What we enjoy most is being able to come to our client because we make it a relaxing, pampering session for them.
We pride ourselves on professionalism and personability. Communication is key to me. I am always in constant contact with my clients to ensure that everything goes smoothly until the end.
As a team, you are always in great hands.
Pink Chique will attract all eyes to you on the most memorable day of your life!

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
We always try to stay one step ahead within the industry. We adjust to changes and aren’t afraid to try new things. We will be continuing to grow with Artist Assistants to accommodate clientele and building our brand.

Contact Info:

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  • Instagram: pink_chique
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Image Credit:
Photographers: Don Mirra, Michael Lawrence, Larry Nixon, Steve Wetherbee, Kristina Lee
La Vida Creations Photography, Primrose Plum Photography

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