We had the good fortune of connecting with Emily Jimison and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Emily, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
I think risk taking is a necessity in life and in being successful. I have always been a big risk taker – even if I fail or feel like maybe it was the wrong decision looking back, I ALWAYS find a silver lining and find a way to learn from it and grow. Taking risks in my opinion is the trajectory of your life. You either take the risk and learn from it, or don’t and remain in the same place. Some of the best advice I have ever had is from my mom – she always used to tell me “Nothing is permanent.” Through that saying, I learned that even if you fail, or even if something isn’t turning out the way you want it to, you have the ability to change that.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have always been attracted to the world of beauty. One of my favorite parts about being a makeup artist is creating a full look. – I love seeing outfits, jewelry and hair inspiration beforehand so we can really tie in the entire look. I am most definitely proud of the fact that my clients over the years have learned to trust me in creating looks and bringing their visions to life. A lot of times people think that because you are on TV or on a red carpet, you have to be “done up” or wear a ton of makeup. After years of working in this field, I have developed a love for educating people that there are ways to look “done up” without loads of makeup or working with a professional makeup artist, and majority of the time, it starts with your skin.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Los Angeles is a gold mine and I’m not sure we will ever be able to do it all, but we can try. 🙂 I have spent majority of my time in LA on the west side. Katsuya in Brentwood is a must if you’re a sushi snob. This usually ends by going across the street to Susie Cakes and getting a cupcake – oops! The top of the Sangri La hotel in Santa Monica is hands down the best view in LA in my opinion. Grab a cocktail and watch the sunset over the ocean… can’t beat it!
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 give so much credit to my parents. I think as kids and young adults, we don’t really realize the sacrifices your parents make to give you the best opportunities possible. From day one, my parents always pushed me to pursue things I was passionate about. It was never about what I “should” be doing, it was always about following the aspects of life that make you happy. They taught me from a young age that if you fall, you get back up, you deal with it and keep going. Problem solving was instilled in me and my siblings from a young age and that’s probably one of the best gifts they have given me – knowing that there is always a solution. I couldn’t be where I am today without their support and encouragement. Still learning new things form them every single day.