We had the good fortune of connecting with Chelsea Sule and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chelsea, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I never consciously chose to pursue this career at first. I went to college with a plan to go into the medical field. However, my first job in high school was assisting in my mothers salon, where I fell in love with the beauty world. I continued to do makeup and hair through college, working at various beauty counters and salons. Once I graduated, I decided to take a year or two off between grad school and kept working as an artist. After I worked my first fashion week and went on set for the first time, I knew that this was the life for me, and have been building my career ever since.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a makeup and hair artist, my focus is in production work for various fashion brands, though I also work in red carpet events, weddings, and occasionally on tv and film. I’m known for my natural aesthetic, my ability to enhance beauty, bringing out the radiance of skin and complimenting tones. I’m most excited to continue to grow as an artist and work on bigger projects, especially when I get to travel.
It’s been quite the journey to get where I am today, filled with highs and lows, but it has been smooth. I firmly believe that when you’re where you need to be professionally, things tend to fall into place, and the hard work comes natural because you’re passionate about it. I’ve been fortunate to have so many amazing people on my side, recommending me for opportunities, and helping me grow along the way. The biggest lessons I’ve learned are to always stay humble, be open to growth and improvement no matter where you are in your career, to value every connection you make, and to take the “waves” of the freelance world as they come. (Because there will always be waves).
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’d take them to Malibu, spend a day there at the beaches, hiking, and enjoying the views at the wineries and restaurants. We’d spend a little time in Hollywood and DTLA, visiting various rooftops and museums and eating all the food this place has to offer. (I have a huge list of restaurants!) We’d spend a day in Venice or Santa Monica, riding bikes and people watching. And if we decided to keep it low key for a day or so, We’d just hang out and walk around my neighborhood, Brentwood, having a bite at AOC, Sugarfish, or Jon and Vinny’s.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I love some of the following artists and teams I’ve worked with SO much;
Casey Gore (makeup)
Erica Adams (hair)
Ashley Brook-Perryman (makeup)
Pixie and Jesse (photographer)
Kristi Sheldon-Tildon (producer)
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