Erika Franco is a professional Hair and Makeup Artist with experience in Bridal, Print, Fashion, Film and TV who is passionate about make-up and enjoys creating beautiful looks for weddings, photo shoots, lookbooks, runway and fashion events.From an early age, she was fascinated by beauty and balance and spent countless hours looking at art books and fashion magazines finding different combinations of styles, colors and textures, that’s when she knew she found her passion, and decided to pursue her dream of becoming a professional make-up artist.
After graduating from Makeup Designory in New York, she had the opportunity of working in the studio of 5 time Emmy award winning celebrity makeup artist Eve Pearl; working by her side Erika perfected her make-up artistry skills.
While working with brides, she discovered that she really enjoyed doing hair and decided to enroll in ARROJO Cosmetology School, where she was fortunate to have NIck Arrojo as her mentor.
She is passionate about helping women look fabulous, and loves to discover ways for them to incorporate color and accessories in their own unique personal style to bring out their best for any occasion. Her approach is always to improve women’s confidence and personal image by enhancing their look and style according to their personality and taste.
Erika loves making brides look and feel beautiful in the most important day of their lives. She believes that beauty comes from within and makeup just enhances it. The most rewarding aspect of her career has been helping to build the confidence of so many women of all ages, ethnicities and skin tones she has worked with.She specializes in airbrushed makeup application, with her impeccable technique and attention to detail she always enjoys the experience of vanishing imperfections from people's faces while highlighting their natural beauty.Her work has been seen in New York’s Fashion Week, NY Bridal Fashion Week, Warner-Bros and DC Comics documentaries.
Erika has been featured in fashion catalogues, magazines and newspapers such as Well wed magazine, Style me Pretty and The Village Voice, she also has an Image Consulting certificate from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.