Ashley has a creative mind and a real knack for business. She has been working with cosmetics since 2002 when she began her career with Estee Lauder Companies. It was also during that time, that she majored in Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a seat in the country’s most prestigious sculpture program.
Continuing to pursue her passion for the creative arts, Ashley attended Virginia Cinema Makeup School in 2006. Gaining a wealth of experience in the makeup industry while working multiple film, TV & video productions, weddings, photo shoots, and many other creative ventures, Ashley became one of the premier makeup artists in the area.
Ultimately, her journey brought her to Nashville where she attended Middle Tennessee State University in 2010 earning her degree in Business Administration and founding the “Academy of Makeup Arts” as a final project for graduation. Since then, AMUA has grown significantly, becoming one of the most highly sought after schools for aspiring makeup artists nationwide.
Ashley continues to educate and inspire, proudly sharing her love of both art and business with her students.
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