ABOUT Patience B. Moore
I was never a big hair and make-up buff. In high school I had my hair professionally shampooed and styled once a week because I didn't know how do it myself. Later in college, many of my friends had dreadlocs, and I began to twist their hair. Hey, who would have known that I would be really good at it. Next thing I know, I'm styling and cutting hair.
After graduation, I realized that I wasn't happy in my career choice. I called my parents and had a long talk with them. They asked me, "Baby, what makes you happy?" With tears in my eyes, I responded, "Doing (sniffle sniffle) doing hair." My father said, "Then why don't you do what makes you happy? It's one thing to be qualified but it's another to be certified." That week, I enrolled in cosmetology school.
Make- up is another story. I knew I wanted to do make-up but I didn't know how. I had recently read Reggie Wells make-up book and he said "the best make-up school is the cosmetic counter." So I started working at a local department store make-up counter, giving makeovers whenever and on whoever I could.
One year later, I found myself finished with cosmetology school, at an award winning salon in Brentwood, TN striving to become an amazing stylist/make-up artist! Fast forward to 7 years later, I now find myself at one of Franklin's most saught after salons striving to become an amazing hair color and salon business educator!
I have worked numerous award shows, NYC Fashion Week, and with various celebrities. I truly love what I do. Being a hair stylist and make-up artist isn't just about the outer look. It is about showing an already beautiful person how glamorous and stunning they can be.