QC Career School

Maria LaNiece

makeup artist

Maria LaNiece

-Columbia, MD

Posh Makeup Artist

Hailing from Columbia, MD, Maria has always had a love for fashion and makeup, but never thought of pursing either of them as a career.

Initially, Maria thought she would be a lawyer, so she went to college and studied Sociology and Criminal Justice at Alabama A&M University. Realizing law wasn't her passion, she decided not to attend law school after graduating in 2008. Maria moved back home with a job opportunity working with children at a Juvenile Detention Center. Maria always knew she wanted to be an influence in the lives of others and she thought working with children was her passion/calling, but working at the detention center just wasn't for her.

Now a college graduate and no job, Maria had to figure out what to do next. Maria began taking classes for modeling and acting, but soon realized that it wasn't her passion. Being a natural people person, it's only fitting for Maria to have a career where she can work with different people everyday, so she got a job working at Guess in a local mall. She worked there for years and loved it, but that alone wasn't helping make ends meet. Eventually, Maria began working for the Department of Defense full time while continuing her job at Guess part time in the evenings.

In fall 2010, Maria became pregnant and had to leave her job at Guess because working 2 jobs was no longer feasible, but Maria also knew working a desk job wasn't what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

A couple of years passed and during that time Maria realized that she developed a passion for makeup. She found herself always looking at things on the internet and in the makeup section of department and drug stores and trying different makeup looks on herself trying to perfect her everyday look. At first she thought it would just be a hobby, something she did only for herself. She never thought of being an actual makeup artist. One night while praying, it came to her that she should actually pursue makeup artistry.

Being a full time mom with a toddler and not many resources around to watch her baby while she attended makeup school. she needed to figure out how she was going to make it happen. During an online search for makeup/cosmetology schools, she came across QC Makeup Academy. She was very hesitant about doing an online makeup school because she didn't know exactly how it would work. Maria did her research and soon signed up for it. Maria began taking the classes and gathered her friends to use them for assignments/practice. Maria was very doubtful of herself in the beginning, but as time went on she began to have faith in herself and her makeup ability and continued to become a certified makeup artist.

Maria is a fun-loving, charismatic person and she wants to be an impact in your life. No matter the occasion, Maria can help you. No event coming up and you just want to learn how to apply an everyday look? She can help you with that also.
A session with Maria is sure to be one of a kind and you're sure to leave feeling wonderful and confident. No matter where you are in the world, Maria will come to you. Contact her now to schedule your personalized session and see how she can impact your life!

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The only way to succeed, is always to try one more time." - Thomas A. Edison


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