My passion since I was an overenthusiastic teenager has been to help people find confidence in their true identity through hair styling and makeup artistry. There is no therapy that beats being beautified to feel your absolute best, having a blast in the process, and coming out of it with a new friend and an incredible new (out)look! 

Over the years, I have used this zealous passion to seek out education and experience in every way I could get my hands on. Attending the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute in Seattle, WA, I became a licensed cosmetologist with a focus in Color Theory, Runway Styling and Event Makeup. Following cosmetology school, I did a year-long advanced training program at VAIN Hair Salon (awarded Seattle Magazine's Best Edgy Salon), training under some of the most creative-genuis stylists and artists I've ever met.

There I was fortunate to specialize in Blondes, Color Correction, Upstyling and Makeup, Fantasy Colors, & Curly Hair. Following advanced training at VAIN Hair Salon, I worked as a Senior Designer at ULTA Beauty for two and a half years and became a RedKen Certified Colorist, expanding my knowledge in color theory further. My latest education endeavor was attending April Love Pro Makeup Academy in Los Angeles, CA becoming a Certified Mastery-Level Makeup Artist and obtaining even more training in Editorial, Avant Garde, Beauty & Bridal Makeup.

Throughout the years I have been overjoyed to work with countless brides, top-notch models,  phenomenal photographers, and your everyday beautiful woman to create consistently innovative, customized, and quality looks.

Since launching JESSICA Z BEAUTY as an independent artist in 2015, I have had the privilege to assist the industry's top makeup and hair artists such as Stephen Dimmick, Satya Linak, Vlada Haggerty, Chris Dove & Collier Strong. A collection of my editorial work with Jerry Ghionis (Nikon ambassador) was featured with his award as Australian Fashion Photographer of the Year in 2016. Yet my biggest dream came true when I was recruited to work as a Key Artist at NYFW & LAFW for Art Hearts Fashion in 2015, 2016, & 2017! 

Collectively as a Hair & Makeup Artist in both the PNW and Los Angeles, my work has been featured in America's Next Top Model, Voyage LA Magazine, QALO, Modern Salon, Allure, Sephora, Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, Seattle Bride, Four Weddings, Lucy's Magazine, Elegant Magazine, Akon, FHI Heat, Wells Fargo, Saucebox Cosmetics, Eve Pearl Cosmetics, Pat McGrath, YSL Beauty, Nikon, and many other companies and publications.

Most recently, I am so excited to have opened up Jessica Z Beauty Studio in Vancouver, WA and am incredibly passionate about giving my all to each and every guest who sits in my chair. Relationship and genuine artistry mean everything to me and I cannot wait to help you in that journey!

If I could sum up all of my passion and experience over the last eight years in the beauty industry, I would say that my specialty has ultimately evolved into: BEAUTY BUILT TO LAST.