Born in a suburb located outside of Chicago, Layanna always knew she was meant to make others feel beautiful. While growing up, she would often watch her mother get ready for model castings, helping with hair and makeup, and in the process, she fell completely in love with the art of making people feel beautiful and confident. Coming from a family of artists, Layanna knew it was her calling, and she decided to take her passion to the next level. In 2012 Layanna attended Makeup First, located in Chicago, IL. Here, she dedicated her time to learning and becoming an expert in all aspects of makeup artistry and hair styling. This experience led to opportunities working for world-renowned brands such as Bobbi Brown, Nars, and Benefit Cosmetics. As well as clients such as NBC, Revlon Cosmetics, Project Runway's Christian Siriano, HGTV, Match.com and many more. Her work can be found in Vogue Italia Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, Elegant Magazine, and other national publications. Her hard work, self motivation, and dedication have allowed her to continue to succeed and master the art she has the honor of calling her passion.