The makeup industry is a billion-dollar industry that has become an integral part of the entertainment industry. Star Bahati is at the center of that, especially in mainstream Hollywood. Over the last 23 years as a freelance makeup artist, she has not only empowered herself but others in the process. She is a skilled freelance makeup artist, and her exceptional skills have earned her some of the biggest gigs in Hollywood. Star Bahati had her makeup training at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College of Cosmetology and then participated in several training workshops for various cosmetic brands.
Some of the brands she has worked with include Mac Cosmetics, Sephora, Estée Lauder, Prescriptive, and Smashbox Cosmetics. She eventually launched her own standalone business to operate as a freelance makeup artist in the greater Los Angeles areas, other parts of the United States, and internationally. Star Bahati is credited for handling the makeup of hit television shows such as MTV’s Ridiculousness, VH1’s Basketball Wives, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, R&B’s Divas, and Global Cinema TV. She has also worked on numerous independent films, music videos, theatrical productions, high-fashion runway shows, corporate advertising shoots, and editorial shoots. She has an extensive resume and has positioned herself as a shining light for young people looking to get into the makeup business.
With all her years of experience, Star Bahati never stops trying and learning new things. She seeks knowledge at every opportunity, and this is because she plans to take up mentoring. And she believes she cannot adequately impart knowledge if she is not armed with up-to-date knowledge herself. Many of her clients have learned one or two things from her about the latest makeup tricks and techniques.
Currently, she is working on creating her makeup line. And she plans to establish a trade school for at-risk girls where they can learn the trade and become successful entrepreneurs in the makeup industry. She is currently developing training courses, and according to her, she cannot wait to see the next generation improving on the excellent foundation already laid down for them.
Her family inspires her work ethic. Her siblings are all successful self-made entrepreneurs, and they have all inspired her to keep forging out a path for herself no matter how rough it gets. She has done the business for more than 23 years without showing any signs of slowing down. The beauty industry is dynamic and challenging with new products, new techniques, and ever-changing trends. Any professional makeup artist must keep evolving to stay relevant. Star Bahati has made a name for herself over the past two decades, and she has decided to give back in her little way by helping others rise. Her mentoring program will launch in a couple of years, and it will involve her and other successful professionals training and mentoring aspiring makeup artists.
Star Bahati has proved her mettle as an exceptional makeup artist. And she never allowed anything to get in her way or stop her from becoming a big-shot makeup artist.