We had the good fortune of connecting with Ivey Stovall and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ivey, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important lesson I have learned in my career so far is to always stay true to yourself. Their are so many makeup artist out there you have to stand out and know that you may not get every job but you know you stayed true to yourself and your values.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
In high school I never knew what I wanted to do with my life. I knew I never wanted to go to college, but I knew I loved makeup and the way it made others feel. My senior year of high school I started to do makeup on the side and fell in love with it and decided I wanted this to be a career for myself. I looked at every school on the east coast to find the perfect place for learning the education of makeup. I decided on Studio Crush Atlanta and Makeup Designory NYC. I loved every second of these school. It’s not easy to be a makeup artist now a days. You have to stand out from others that might be your smile, your personality, the way you do things, but mostly your experience. My brand name is Ivey Dayne Makeup Artist. A. Lot of people wonder why I put Dayne instead of my last name “Stovall” Dayne is very important name to me it’s my middle name it was my grandmother and grandfathers names put together my grandmother died when I started my brand and I was in a very bad place in my life and having makeup was a way I could get out of that dark place and be happy. Makeup was my saving grace. Being able to start this business was way more than I ever dreamed of having. I am so thankful and blessed for the education, opportunities and creativity makeup has brought me and will bring me. I am now located in Atlanta doing what I love and watching people confidence when they see their makeup is just a dream come true. This business has taught me to not only have confidence for my self but you can give confidence to others in so many ways. I am inspired by my amazing mom who taught me this and helped me get my business up and running. I could never repay her love towards me and my brand. I would like to dedicate this interview to my mom Tiffany Stovall who passed away on January 2, 2022. I love you forever.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Some of my favorite places I would take a friend if they visited me in atlanta would be The Varsity, The Garden Room, and Houston’s. All these place are amazing food, drinks and atmosphere. Some tourist things we would do is go to Coca Cola World, The Georgia Aquarium and go shopping at The Shops of Buckhead and Lenox Square. We would also go walk the Belt Line.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my Shoutout series to all my amazing instructors at Studio Crush of Atlanta, Makeup Desinory NYC, and most importantly my mom.
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