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About Azuri M.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Learning is one of my main pursuits. My name is Azuri and I have studied music for over a decade and have my degree in guitar performance from musicians institute. I've had the gift of studying many artistic crafts and spend my time today trying to further my own study, while sharing what I've learned with my students.

Art is one of the most important tools we have as a culture and contains in it a shared history, tradition and the keys to future ones. Whether it be through the primal qualities of music or the impulses of dance, the records of drawing or descriptions of writing, these are the tools for our expression. I have had the great fortune to study, in many different settings, a small piece of these traditions and sharing them is paramount in respect to receiving them. I love sharing knowledge and I hope to elevate yours as a st
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Teaching Philosophy -

My teaching philosophy is built on well rounded communication, explanation and examples. So, that a student can truly understand and learn a topic, surrounded in a very humorous, light and supportive environment.
Along with being provided good information, a student learns better and feels more motivated to learn when there is a balance of positive support and confidence building accompanied by constructive criticism and examples/information that can help a student assess what ever walls they may be meeting in their musical growth.

I understand that all students/artists have different goals they wish to achieve. So it is very important to me to accommodate each individuals needs and wants to help them grow in the fields they wish too; However, In that I have played music for a long time, I understand there are certain things that a student may not have been exposed to yet; It is important that while focusing on a students artistic goals they respect and are open to the suggestion and guidance of their teacher.

I truly believe music has an amazing influence on the world and has the ability to change peoples way of thinking. Therefore, I try and keep an open awareness to all music, so that I can understand all different musical languages utilized to communicate to people, and I don't believe I will ever know them all. I hold it to attention to influence my students somewhat similarly so that they can shape the landscape of how we communicate musically in the future.

I also try and be very patient with my students. Knowing that when I feel rushed, it makes information more difficult to comprehend, remember and allocate. I love watching the gears run in my students head, so I try and provide information that pushes a student but is within their abilities.

HUMOR is very important. I like to break people out of their shell by telling a joke and hopefully getting one back, so they feel more comfortable and free. One of a Artists worst enemies are nerves. Keeping things light-hearted and maybe even a little small talk can be very helpful to a students development and growth on a topic. After all, Art is meant to be fun and we should enjoy every moment of it, in fact we should enjoy every moment in life period.

I understand music requires focus and discipline and I have certain expectation of a student to understand that and practice. You can't buy chops, you can't buy music theory etc. you can get help but eventually your the one who must understand it and play it.

I am here to help you. Based on what I know and what I have extensively studied, I will do all that I can to help you achieve your musical goals. I am here to answer your questions and help you grow. I love teaching because I love sharing knowledge; As long as your seek it, it is here for you. Otherwise, I'd still love to hear some jokes.

Education -

MUSIC
_Bachelors in Music - 2016 - Guitar Performance (Musicians Institute, CA)
_Associates in Music - 2011 - Guitar Performance (Musicians Institute, CA)
_Major in Music - (Academy for Visual and Performing Arts) - 2008
_Garden of Angels - 2003 - Performance Academy

DANCE
_Krump, Pop-n-Lock - 2012 - (Xtreme)
_Break Dancing - 2011 - (Fun.Krew)
_Traditional Brazilian Dance & Samba - 2014

MARTIAL ARTS
_Capoeira - Current - (Capoeira Batuque with Mestre Amen)
_Wing Tsun - 2013 - (Johnny from the Emin Boztepe School)

ART
_Graffiti - 2011 - (Fun.Krew)
_General Art - 2008 - (AVPA)
_Painting - 2003 - (Garden of Angels)

Much Love,
Azuri Zen M.

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I'm very disciplined but am also very light hearted. It's important for me to assess things seriously, so that one can understand a topic or piece of information.

I generate my lessons based on the individuals needs and therefore draw from various curriculums, sources and examples, such as : MI curriculum for ear training, Theory, Single string Technique, Reading, Rhythm guitar, Ted Greenes Chord Chemistry, Berklee Guitar Method, as well as The Real Book, other artist books(Eric Clapton, etc.) The Guitar Players Hand Book, Bach pieces and self developed curriculums, relative to the topic at hand and students personal goals, amongst many others.

-Beginning students within three months of consistent lessons should have the ability to solo and playing chords to songs that they are interested in and songs provided in the lesson along with a basic understanding of the major scale and its relationship to all of the diatonic music.

-intermediate students should have an elevated understanding of scale and chord patters along with the theory that explains modal relationships and use of these concepts.

-Advanced students should learn all of diatonic scale shapes and modes assuming they don't already know them in which case their specifically situation will be assessed

-Professional students I expect to have specific questions therefore where they grow should be largely subjective.

Overall, in a short amount of time on a scale of 1 - 10 I expect to in three months at-least elevate a students musical abilities one full point if not more.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio in home in private room with guitars, amps, piano, and seating.
Em's studio is family owned cafe with studio in finished basement with an office, recording equipment, and teaching space for acting and guitar.

*** Specialties ***
As a Musician I try and play as many styles and be proficient in as many as possible and therefore can play most. However, in the fields of blues, jazz, funk, flamenco and Latin I excel.
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Juan G. April 4, 2016
· Singing · In home
Azuri is great, l recommend it to anybody. THANK YOU!!!
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Juan G. April 4, 2016
· Singing · In home
You not will be disappointment. He is very professional. My first lesson and l like the way he teach.thank you azuri.
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Ingrid B. December 21, 2012
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Azuri is a fun teacher!

I love working with Azuri. He is patient and encourages me. Everytime I have a lesson he says something that opens my eyes. It usually just takes that one meaningful statement he says throughout the lesson for the time there to be worth it all. Moreover, he is a great teacher! It's very fun learning from him.
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Azuri M.

Azuri M.

Los Angeles, CA 90028
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About Barry H.

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North Hollywood, CA
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About Barry
Hi my name is Barry and I am originally from Los Angeles, California. I grew up in a very athletic family – my father was a martial arts instructor and body builder. Even as a young child, I was very active in sports. My happy childhood and teenage years were shaped by martial arts, and I was able to achieve some regional success in Tae kwon Do, Muay Thai and Boxing.

I am a Martial Artist and instructor from North Hollywood. Muay Thai and Boxing are my passions – and is where I truly feel at home. Over the years, I have competed in a wide range of tournaments in numerous Muay Thai and Tae Kwon Do competitions.

For the past 14 years, I have been working as an independent professional trainer. I enjoy every minute of it and the freedom of being my own boss. I can already look back on many happy hours during which I was able to help m
y clients reach the goals they had set for themselves.

Through Martial Arts, I have become very knowledgeable in other areas of fitness such as Personal Training and Fitness, Cross Fit, Strength and Conditioning, Running, Cardio, Weight Loss, and Nutrition/Diet Managment.
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Edgar N. March 2, 2015
· Muay Thai · In studio
The best instructor ever I head. amazing teacher very friendly
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Barry H.

Barry H.

North Hollywood, CA 91605
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About Emi O.

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Anaheim, CA
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I was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada by Japanese parents. I was privileged with different kinds of learning opportunities including piano, Japanese language, ice skating, ballet, skiing and martial arts. After high school I attended university where I majored in Piano performance.

Over the last 10 years I have tutored all ages for piano and Japanese and learned how to be patient, persistent and to just be able to adjust and accommodate to different kinds of learning styles and abilities. I realized that it’s important to have a structure in your teaching styles and have clear expectations, standards and goals. Making certain modifications to your teaching styles along the way is crucial as well to meet individual student needs. I believe in setting high standards for students is an important way to get them to rise to their pote
ntial.

In my free time I love to go on a short hike, explore new restaurants or see a live music show.
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Emi O.

Emi O.

Anaheim, CA 92804
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$20 / 30-min

About Wahb M.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Wahb
I have practiced Many different Martial Arts, like Karate, Kung Fu, Philipinian Kali eskrima since the age of 10. When I turned 25 I fell in love with Kickboxing and Thai boxing, after I have practiced these combat sports disciplines for a couple of years I took a Kickboxing and Muay Thai course for coaches with the Italian Academy and Federation of combat sports that was then named FENASCO under the leadership of well renown coach Carlo Diblasi. After a few months I received my instructor's diploma and I have since then coached many athletes, some of whom went onto becoming national and international champions. I have trained consistently for many years with world legendary kickboxing and Thai Boxing champions like Ramon Dekkers, Andre Mannhart and Rob Kaman, just to name a few. I have had the chance to coach in South Africa, in Dubai an
d now I do privately coach in Los Angeles, California, USA.
I am deeply passionate about coaching and sharing my passion and experience with others.
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Tarrah G. February 4, 2015
· Strength and Conditioning · In home
I was referred to Wahb after seeing the physical and lifestyle changes of a good friend. She lost 15 pounds and was so much happier as she was eating clean and having fun. I wanted to know her secret!

When I met Wahb he was friendly, kind, energetic, knowledgeable and I felt safe having him in my home. Our first session entailed evaluating my "body type", asking key questions about my goals, eating habits, any past injuries along with exercises/activities that I enjoy. Next we began our challenging workout. Usually I walk on the treadmill and never see results or feel soreness. Wahb made sure I was sweating and learning new exercises I had never seen before. Wahb was taking a lot of notes while he was showing me the correct form and explaining every exercise step-by-step. Every thing made sense.

After a challenging workout, Wahb customized a meal plan for me for the next 2 weeks. The meals were delish and 6 pounds melted away without starving.

My goal is to drop 30 pounds. I see Wahb 3 days per week and 1-2 days at the gym. I have lost 20 pounds in 8 weeks eating what I love and mixing our workouts from inside strength training and stretching to outdoor cardio. Mixing things up seems to be the key to Wahb's technique. He's a wealth of information.

Recently my husband has been commenting on how great I look and he has scheduled 6 sessions with Wahb. I recommend Wahb to anyone who wants to see results and work with someone passionate who really cares about your health and wellness. He is not your average gym trainer looking to take your money. I also love that Wahb is available anytime for questions. He's very attentive with his clients.

Expect to work hard and you'll see beautiful results!
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Bahram R. February 4, 2015
· Sports Nutrition · In home
I must say that, for a man who is 50 of age, and always looking like he is in his mid 30"s, Wahb has figured it all out! What he taught me about nutrition is probably the most valuable thing when it comes to keeping healthy eating right, eating light, yet have an incredible amount of energy at all times. Nutrition with Wahb is made simple yet incredibly delicious, the ingredients are all natural and organic in the most part, mostly vegetables, greens and seeds, with a few selected meats and a lot of healthy herbs and spices. A basic nutrition that is rich with all the essential nutrients, and where all the superfluous food is almost totally discarded. If one wants to keep healthy, strong and young looking... Wahb is the guy!
Needless to add that he is so proficient in any type of physical exercise, combat sports, self defense and many various sports. His main focus is how to exercise to be fit maintaining a constant attention to improving health and well being.
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Rivet S. January 29, 2015
· Self Defense · In studio
Wahb is honestly the best trainer I have ever worked with. His self defense methods are great, and I have never gotten a better workout with another trainer. I really love how patient and kind he is, while also being tough and kicking your butt at the same time! He makes you feel so comfortable, and doesn't make you discouraged at all. Rather, he encourages and inspires me to push my body to the limit, while maintaining safety, of course. I would recommend Wahb for anyone who wants to get fit, the healthy and safe way!!! :)
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Wahb M.

Wahb M.

Los Angeles, CA 90038
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About Marcel M.

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Altadena, CA
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About Marcel
I work as a tutor and mentor in many of those fields for years. It was and is a side business, but I always enjoyed teaching.
I am looking forward to move on with you and / or your kids.
Have a great day,
Marcel

Update 02/10/15: Takelessons is a great way to teach and a fantastic and easy way to learn for students. I currently have 3 students per week, with several hours. I really enjoy it, either online via Skype or Facetime or Live at the students place. Hit me up and let's move something together.
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Ems July 2, 2017
· Mixed Martial Arts · In home
I did not actually take any lessons with him, but his schedule did not reflect what showed as available in Takelessons. He had a very bad attitude and would not actually schedule the lesson after several exchanges.
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Andy June 2, 2017
· German · Online
I need to improve my spoken German for business and Marcel has been invaluable in helping me improve at a good pace while being incredibly flexible on lesson planning.

I've been working with him for about a month now and I've grown to feel more comfortable speaking with my colleagues who are native German speakers.

If you want a native, professional teacher who can be fun...Marcel is your guy.
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Thia S. January 22, 2017
· Microsoft Word · In home
Marcel is a great teacher, solved all my complicated issues and answered every question with advanced knowledge. He's patient and has a light humorous way of making you feel smart when you need it most!
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Marcel M.

Altadena, CA 91001
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About Perry J.

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Winnetka, CA

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About Perry
I played lots of sports and was physically active growing up: skateboarding, baseball, football roller-skate, Karate, jujitsu, triathlon..
I received an educational grant for my service in the United States Navy and studied health, fitness and exercise science. In 2014 I received my associates degree in Advanced Health & Fitness from Bryan University(Deans List) and was certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Core Specialist
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Perry J.

Perry J.

Winnetka, CA 91306
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$45 / 30-min

About Lindsay B.

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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Hey there! My name is Lindsay. I truly enjoy teaching everything in the realm of physical activity. I grew up dancing at Mark Spivaks Institute in Jacksonville, Florida. I studied under a Russian Prima ballerina. I played soccer. I swam. My lifestyle at a young age has reflected in my work as an adult. Nowadays I love yoga, hiking, running, art, and being a big sister! If I have one goal in my professional life it would be to inspire active living in todays youth. I completed my 450 hour pilates certification which compliments my teachings in every field due to the anatomical approach. Currently I work as a dance teacher, pilates instructor, yoga teacher and flexibility coach. My passion for movement will inspire you to achieve your goals. I love to make any positive difference to a client: in their day, in their body, in their outl
ook. I look forward to meeting you and reaching the finish line- whatever that may be!

I am enthusiastic about teaching online lessons as well. I find that online training works amazingly well, and is extremely convenient for people with busy schedules.

For Dance - Lindsay teaches ballet, social club, and basic hip hop and tap
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Spencer September 16, 2017
· Pilates · In studio
I'm new to pilates so I can easily get confused. Not with Lindsay! She is so specific with the movements, I know exactly what to do next! Not only that, but how she articulates which muscles to work and how to make the most out every single exercise. Guaranteed to burn out your muscles, but then with her stretches, you leave feeling great. How a teacher speaks has always been a deal breaker for me. Lindsay's voice and her demeanor is so pleasant, encouraging, and fun! Also, her body is GOALS! I will follow her to whatever studio she goes to! Thanks Lindsay!
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Kellie August 21, 2017
· Flexibility Training · Online
My daughter wanted me to find her a flexibility coach to help her with dance. Because we live in a rural community, this type of instruction is not available. I did an online search and was very fortunate to connect with Take Lessons and Lindsey. She takes a 30 minute lesson twice a week and has seen considerable improvement in her flexibility. Lindsey is not only a great teacher but a great person. Her and my daughter have developed a personal relationship. Lindsey is very knowledgeable, encouraging, and kind. She has been taking Lessons from Lindsey for 11 months, and we plan to continue with classes because of the excellent instruction she has received.
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Diane August 17, 2017
· Ballet · Online
This was my first online lesson with Lindsay. I am a 64 year old woman who wants to learn ballet and in doing so become more flexible, agile and have better balance. Lindsay was very knowledgable, patient, and friendly. I felt that I was receiving real instruction and that we will make a good team together. Even though this was via FaceTime, I truly felt I had a one to one learning experience. Thank you, Linsday!
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Lindsay B.

Lindsay B.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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$30 / 30-min

About Joseph K.

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Winnetka, CA
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In 1998 instructor Joseph Kaufmann started training in Kung Fu San Soo at the age of 12 years old under Master Lawrence Rouse. Over the years he has not only trained at a constant rate, but also has been teaching a wide demographic of students. For 8 years Joseph was running classes at his Masters school in Van Nuys, the San Soo Center for Self-Defense as well as his second school, Playa Vista Martial Arts. When the school moved permanently to Playa Vista Martial Arts Joseph started instructing full-time, teaching children and adult classes.

Working with children between the ages 5-12, teenagers 13-17, and adults 18-60+ Joseph has very extensive knowledge how to work efficiently with each student. Not only does Joseph work with adults and children, he also has done extensive work with special needs and disabled. The wide range of studen
ts Joseph has worked with provides a unique perspective of working with all kinds of students.

More recently Joseph has also been teaching self-defense at The Help Group’s after school program, where he designed his classes based on each and every students needs. In addition Joseph has taught women’s self-defense classes at the Conejo Valley Adult School, and currently works in the women’s self-defense classes at Playa Vista Martial Arts.
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Joseph K.

Joseph K.

Winnetka, CA 91306
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$91 / 30-min

About David H.

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Placentia, CA
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My name is Dave. I'm originally from Ojai, CA and have been living in Fullerton since 2001 (with the exception of being in Anaheim for a couple of years).

I first began practicing Kenpo Karate in the 1970's and eventually earned a 3rd degree black belt and teaching certification.
I have been studying and practicingTai Chi Chuan for over 15 years and added it to my teaching curriculum a couple of years ago. I chose to go more with Tai Chi's approach to self-defense, infusing elements of Kenpo into it.
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David H.

David H.

Placentia, CA 92870
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$50 / 60-min

About Marilyn B.

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Long Beach, CA
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I am a current freshman at Cal State University of Long Beach and I will be majoring in Business! From a young age I spent most of my time with my grandma. She taught me many things and to this day I have her and my mother to thank for who I am today. I am a person with many talents. I dance, I am a perfectionist, I love to decorate, I love designing rooms and homes, as well as fitness!

💃 I have been dancing my whole life ever since I was a little girl. At the age of 14, I enrolled in my high school's dance department. WIlson Classical High School has won 1st place in many Las Vegas Dance Competitions every year and have also performed at Disneyland yearly. I enrolled in dance all 4 years of high school and was also apart of my high school's spirit drill team, The Bruinettes. I have grown as a dancer, performer and entertainer and my p
assion for dance grows every day!

I teach beginning dance and intermediate dance as well as hip-hop, jazz, contemporary and lyrical. I also teach Intro. to Ballet. My goal after every class when I teach dance is for every one of my students to leave feeling confident in them self as a dancer, happy, open minded, more knowledgeable in the art of dance as well as the specific techniques that are important to dance that is taught in Intro to Ballet.

The thing i love about dance is that it is not only fun but it is also healthy and it helps build confidence and relieves stress! Allow me to help you achieve your goal whether it's to loose weight, get toned, or to just do all in 1!

🌹 As for floral arrangements and catering, I have a passion for that too. I absolutely love decorating and arranging flowers. Whether is for weddings, birthdays, parties or even its just for the home that you live in! I am a perfectionist however I am very open-minded about my clients taste and I will do my absolute best to make sure their vision come to life! Check out my Instagram pages:
💐 @pink.diamond.dolls
💎 @luxury.diamond.dolls
💍 @diamond.Bridal.dolls
If you don't have an Instagram you can also google my usernames and search Instagram!

🏡 When it comes to interior design as you might have guessed, I also love interior design. Growing up I never had my own room, so, as a young girl I loved to draw. I drew my own dream rooms on paper and now I even help my friends rearrange their rooms as well as decorate and even tidy up a bit. I can make a small bathroom look like an absolute luxury bathroom with the simplest things like adding a candle or even just painting the walls a different color. Small details like that can really make a difference! As I mentioned before, I am a perfectionist and if anything, everything will look it's best. From a modern clean slate look, to a 5 star hotel, to a bachelor pad in LA, I can design almost any room to the best of my abilities based off of what my client wants!

💄 And for makeup, yes, haha, I love makeup too. What can I say? Master of almost anything? Anyways I have been wearing makeup since the 8th grade. Yes I wasn't Kim K. or Kylie when i first started but i definitely learned ever since. I am a quick learner. I am self-taught and I know how to make your makeup not look cakey and hopefully last all day! Whether I am doing your makeup or teaching you how to do your makeup or teaching you how to do makeup on someone else, you will not be disappointed. I learn to work WITH my clients face not AGAINST, meaning if I do your makeup, you won't look like a completely different person. For example, if you have no eyebrows, no problem girl, I'll make sure you have eyebrows that perfectly frame your face. Also, I never judge my clients on how they look with or without makeup because everyone is beautiful and WE ARE ALL HUMAN! It's just makeup and sometimes makeup is a personal thing as is all depends on what my client wants. From the "no makeup" makeup look to full glam like Kim K. to drag, I can do it all to the best of my abilities! And yes i know how to match the perfect foundation to your skin tone as well! The base of the makeup is very important for a perfect makeup look! If it doesn't match its wack!

💌 Any other questions just ask! I would be happy to help and if you have read everything thus far, thank you so much for taking the time to read about me! I will reply either immediately or the same day!
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Marilyn B.

Marilyn B.

Long Beach, CA 90815
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$30 / 30-min

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