Danessa Myricks

In today's episode I’m joined by brand founder and make-up artist extraordinaire, Danessa Myricks. Her story is quite something - she grew up with busy parents in Queens as one of 10 siblings, worked alongside her dad cleaning funeral homes, then did a stint at Burger King at 14, before working in nursing homes and hospitals and becoming the director of a nursing school 19.

She then moved into make-up, where she taught herself, and grafted hard. Fast forward to today, and Danessa is one of the most influential people in beauty, with an award-winning brand that’s lauded by make-up artists and beauty fans the world over. I can’t wait for you to hear her story. 


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