We had the good fortune of connecting with Ryan Slaughter and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ryan, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Being as though I am a creative person, I wanted to do something that came easy to me. I’ve had a lot different jobs, some I enjoyed, some I did not. None of them I enjoyed as much as me being a Makeup Artist. I always found myself spending an hour or so doing my makeup for those jobs, and it was simply because I liked doing makeup. Choosing this path made me feel complete. I was able to appeal to my creative size and also earn a living. A win win.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am Master Makeup Artist! I specialize in Special Fx, Theatrical, and Beauty Makeup. I’m most proud of being able to do Special Fx. I got to where I am now professionally through trial and error! Lol . I did the bare minimum at a lot of jobs because my heart wasn’t in it. It wasn’t easy because I was unhappy. Driving to work everyday, doing the same thing everyday. It got old quick. But I had to have a real life conversation with myself. There were decisions I needed to make . That helped me overcome the challenges I faced. Ive learned to put myself first especially being unhappy at work , and to focus because it’s very easy to be knocked off track. I want the world to know that I’ve worked hard, and will continue to do so until it’s no longer an option. And that I’m actually what a self made person looks like. My brand and story are just starting and there is so much more I have to offer!

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?
Gotta hit up a brunch place on a Sunday. But since I’ve become mommy and an entrepreneur I really wouldn’t know where to go. Most of my time is spent traveling to clients and being the best mommy I can be. So if y’all know of any places, let me know. Lol Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have so many people that support! ! My boyfriend plays a big role by supporting every decision I make and offering advice and encouragement. My siblings, friends and cousins all give me the love and hype I need. Even my facebooks friends and family give me tons of encouragement. And importantly my loyal clients are always satisfied and showing support.!

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