Behind the Brush with Shay Bailey, Beauty Professional & Strategist

Behind the Brush Feature: Beauty Professional and Strategist, Shay B. (@shaybbeautiful)

Join us for our series “Behind The Brush” which showcases artists in the industry and their stories, while also touching on sanitation! Learn how they got into the industry, challenges they’ve faced along the way, their stance on sanitation protocols and advice on navigating a career in the makeup industry.

This week (Originally featured on February 11th) on Behind the Brush, we will be chatting with Beauty Professional and Branding Strategist, Shay Bailey (@shaybbeautiful) ~ Her work has been featured in Ebony, Essence, Black Enterprise, Jet Magazine, MTV, Who’s Who, and NFL half-time shows.

Shay has been a beauty professional since 2004 and a creative for as far back as she can remember. She started as a freelance makeup artist while earning her bachelors degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. After graduating, she entered the beauty industry full-time. Along with freelancing for various magazines and photographers, she also built a celebrity clientele and worked with LaChae Cosmetics until 2005. In 2006, Shay began a thirteen year career with M.A.C. Cosmetics. While at M.A.C., she held various roles, ending her career in 2019 as a member of the regional leadership team.

She is the founder of Shay B. Beautiful, which offers business and beauty solutions rooted in innovation, influence, and inclusion using their Beautyprint® Services. This is shown through their own contributions in technology, community support, and business services. They are committed to helping passionate people build beautiful brands.

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