• Lesley-Ann Maltar

Turning Dreams into Reality

This photo is one of my favourite pics from my first trip to LA in February 2019 during Oscar season. Hollywood was buzzing! It is also reflective of the moment when I made the decision to change my life.

I took this photo from right behind the Hollywood Sign after about an hour’s climb to the top of that hill. From the top of that hill I looked out and saw as far as I could see. And do you know what I saw?

I saw dreams.

My dreams.

(Lots of people go to Hollywood with big dreams, don’t they?)

I told myself it was time for a change because it was at that moment in my life where I was experiencing an internal struggle of trying to figure out what my passion was.

I didn’t know exactly what that meant, but I knew I was in a place in my life where I was working too hard at something that I did not love any more.

Of course the questions an concerns surrounding leaving a stable job and starting over came, but after digging deeper I remembered the passion I had for the beauty industry (specifically makeup & hair styling) was still inside me. I actually started pursuing this career prior to being swept into the exciting world of restaurants. (Delicious food will do that to me.)

After much thought and discussion with family and friends (and a LOT of self-talk and prayer) I decided to go for it.

So in the summer of 2019, I left my corporate job of almost 10 years, and made the decision to go back to school for makeup and hair design. That summer I earned my diploma in Advanced Fashion & Bridal Makeup Artistry, and I was also honoured to receive a Creative Artistry Award at graduation. I’ve had some amazing opportunities and met great artists along they way who have shown me a new direction.

Every day I’m focussed on learning, growing, and improving my craft so that I can bring you the best of me as an artist, and make you – my clients (and future clients), feel like the best version of yourself.

So, with that said, I invite you to discover Cornerstone Makeup & Hair Artistry - where my dreams are now my reality.

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”
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