Tia Nance-Dantzler is one of the sweetest people I know, and by “know”, I mean on the internet. She’s quite humble, which is a rarity these days. Her hands have graced the faces of Jennifer Hudson, Maxwell, and our Commander in Chief, Barack Obama. I could go on, but I’m sure you get the point. Read on for a glimpse into her career!
How Did you Get Started Doing Makeup?
It all happened on a whelm. I traveled to Washington D.C. to attend my Brother’s wedding and his Bride-to-be asked if I would do her makeup and I gently told her that I didn’t know how to do makeup. Then my Mom said she would do it so I stepped in to do her makeup for fear of what my Mom would do to her!
I did eventually attend Columbia College Chicago for their Makeup Artistry Program. It taught me basic and advanced makeup skills, all about highlighting and contouring, stage makeup, clinical makeup and so much more. What I valued the most was that one of my instructors really noticed my “gift” and gave me the hardest time which in turn has truly been a blessing for me now.