Hello, I'm Anna Grimes! I knew I wanted to be a makeup artist since I was a Sophmore in high school. I was highlighting with shimmery eye shadow before highlighters exisited (can you believe there was such a time?). After finishing school and earning a cosmetologist license, I started working for cosmetic companies. This provided me the groundwork for being able to do makeup on many different types of faces of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Clients began asking me to do their makeup for special events outside of the store. This is when I started doing makeup for weddings and I fell in love with it. For the next 16 years my makeup career would take me to many different places. I worked as a freelance makeup artist, trainer, retail manager, and business manager for Estee Lauder, Chanel, and MAC. I was trained, assisted, and worked along side many celebrity makeup artists. I had the opportunity to travel and work on large scale events and fashion shows.
After 16 years of working for cosmetic companies, while freelancing on the side, I finally decided to take a leap of faith and go off on my own. In 2016, I officially became the owner and operator of Makeup By Anna Grimes! Ever since, I've been fortunate enough to be booked for weddings and special events throughout the year, and I have made a name for myself on the Central Coast. I'm still just as passionate about doing makeup as I was when I was 16. It's important for me to continue my education and to keep up on the latest trends and newest products. I hope to still be working in this industry as a little old lady who has banging brows and still rocks a highlight!