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Miyako J Biography

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“Vintage glamour and my love of nature motivates me in creating timeless beauty” – Miyako J

With over 18 years in the beauty industry California native Miyako J. had her sights on the big city of New York. Bartender turned groomer in the 90’s Miyako started her career working on rap videos when she connected with a top New York photo editor that helped her become a highly requested groomer. Miyako then took her talent to Paris working on stage plays in the Pigalle district. When she returned to NYC she received the opportunity to work as a freelance artist for M.A.C. cosmetics, becoming a top artist with the brand. She was hired to be apart of M.A.C special events team working on for Cirque du Soliel, NYFW, Pussy Cat Dolls and H&M.

After 5 years of working on the M.A.C team she decided to go back on the road traveling throughout the Caribbean as the head make up artist for Pulse’s Caribbean fashion week. Miyako took her beauty work to new heights when she became the Beauty Editor of CFA Award winning SHE Caribbean Magazine. She also gained the 2009 Best Make Up Award from Caribbean Fashion Awards.

In 2016 Miyako became a licensed cosmetologist studying hair styling techniques at L’Oreal Carsten Institute of Cosmetology. Currently Miyako resides in New York, continuing her work in the beauty and entertainment industries.

Clients

  • Harry Belafonte
  • Carmen de Lavallade
  • Trevor Jackson
  • FKA Twigs
  • Margot Bingham
  • Angela Lewis
  • Imani Uzuri
  • Yuna
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Sarah Wayne Callies
  • Luke James
  • Jaden Michael
  • Stephan James
  • Shaun Robinson
  • Amber Riley
  • Issa Rae
  • Miguel
  • Usher
  • Common
  • Faith Evans
  • Eve
  • Mashonda
  • Danny Aielo
  • Music Soulchild
  • Floetry
  • Raphael Saddiq
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Delishes
  • Kelly Preston
  • Carmen Electra
  • Pussy Kat Dolls
  • Nana Boateng
  • Quincy Jones
  • The Roots
  • Petey Pablo
  • Bubba Sparxx
  • Chanelle
  • J Davey
  • Swizz Beatz
  • Cobra Starship
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Jake Troth
  • Future
  • Big Sean
  • Band of Skulls
  • Ivy Supersonic
  • Candice Matthews
  • Harriette Cole
  • Frenchie Davis
  • Eve Ensler

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