Our "Makeup Artist-Beauty Educator-Well-Being Advocate-Owner-"in-Chief
Kanecia "Neci" Dawson (aka Neci D.) is a Beauty Coach, professional Makeup Artist, and Motivational Beauty & Well-being Blogger with over a decade's experience in luxury & prestige retail cosmetic sales, beauty class facilitation, and freelance makeup artistry.
She established Candied Y.A.M.S. Makeup Artistry in 2011 as a dedication to her ancestral heritage, New Orleanian culture, and deep Southern roots.
Her love for cosmetics began when she was eight years old as someone was often caught her playing in her mother's "Cherries Jubilee" lipstick from Avon. The love of beautifying lasted throughout her middle, high school, college, and working years to this day.
Neci fell in love with self-care practices for both face and body through her decade's long career in cosmetics. Understanding the value of using food and supplements to maximize life longevity and radiate beautiful skin for flawless makeup application, she adopted healthier lifestyle changes. She shared her discoveries with family, friends, loved ones, and clients.
Through her passion for family history and genealogy research, Neci attributes her beliefs in beauty to"connecting back to who you are and who you come from" as it relates to each person's familial, genetic inheritance. She strongly believes in the power of "knowing [oneself] to love [oneself] to embrace [one's] own beauty."
Her love and recognition for cultural and human diversity extend to her belief of having "the right just to be who you are..." within her artistry and with her clients. The sciences shaped Neci into a first-rate makeup teacher and Beauty Coach who studies and shares the details in a way that caters to and includes even the most challenged learner.
Whether you are a makeup novice, an enthusiast, or an aspiring beauty consultant/makeup artist, Neci thoroughly enjoys having a good beauty engagement.
If you're struggling to get started with skincare and makeup cosmetics, schedule a 1x1 service with her. You will be glad you did!