behind the brushes

 
 
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When we think of the world of fashion, the first two things that come to mind are models and designers. Behind these people are the make-up artists who play an important role as they enhance the model’s beauty and compliment the designer’s creations. Fifi is one of the most sought after in the business by photographers, models and brides alike.

Fifi was born in Bad Mergentheim, Germany and grew up in Dallas, Texas with Eritrean immigrant parents. Being exposed to different cultures provided her with unique viewpoints and inspirations, which had a direct influence on her body of work. Since 2008, Fifi has worked as a freelance make-up artist for Estee Lauder, MAC Cosmetics, NARS, Makeup Forever, and Anastasia Beverly Hills and  works closely with her team. She has worked on countless beauty and fashion events, editorials, and advertisements campaigns. In addition, she has trained with industry leaders such as Anastasia Soare, Sam Fine, and her Mentor Renny Vasquez. Fifi has worked for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, held her first makeup class in Ethiopia and many more amazing things! 

Fifi is able to make your nose smaller, cheeks thinner, get rid of anything you don't like, and highlight everything you love! She uses only the finest make-up and tools in the business. She genuinely cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to ensure you feel beautiful. Fifi works on her passion daily and her philosophy is to bring timeless glamour, worldly beauty and enhance the inner beauty of every woman. 

 
 

in good company

 
 
 

Notable work

 
 

TV/Film:

  • TV One Roland Martin Show

  • ABC 7 DC

  • Fox News/Fox and Friends

  • Steve Harvey Show

 Educator / Mentorship Work:

  • Million Dollar Stylist - Makeup Instructor

  International Work:

  • Love Your Skin Campaign/Beauty Class- Ethiopia

 Pageantry: 

  • Miss World USA Pageant 2015- Miss Texas , Rachel White (2nd runner up)

  • Miss Africa USA Pageant 2014- Miss Ethiopia, Mary Wundeh (Winner)

  • Miss Ghana, Hilda Frimpong (1st runner up)

  • Miss United States Pageant 2014- Miss Illinois, Brittany Middlebrooks

 Events:

  • 2014-2015 Assistant/model to Renny Vasquez for “catch the beat” tour

  • 2015 Assistant/model to Renny Vasquez and Sam Fine for FineVasquez Beauty seminars

  • 2014 Mercedes Benz NYFW SS14 Erin Featherston

  • 2015 Mercedes Benz NYFW SS15 Victor De Souza

 

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