Meet Susannah Craft
I believe how we see others around us is a reflection of how we see ourselves. It's my goal as a beauty industry professional to help people feel beautiful every day, not just the day they leave the salon. My favorite part is being the vehicle for people to achieve a look that makes them feel like their truest selves!
After graduating from James Madison University ('08) with a B.A. in Philosophy & Religion, Susannah took a job as the receptionist at La Bella Hair Studio in Richmond, Virginia. Though she had never pursued the beauty industry before, it didn't take her long to realize how much she felt drawn to hairstyling. Susannah completed an apprenticeship at La Bella under the direction of the salon's stylist-owner, Jessica Menz-Crenshaw, and quickly rose through the ranks to Senior Stylist.
Susannah spent a year exploring freelance life in California before getting back behind the chair at The Local Salon in North Hollywood.
"Although we are a generation apart, Susannah is a perfect match for me! I came to her with over-processed color and a haircut for a 50-something — but needed a 30-something style to match my energy! Over several months, Susannah worked tirelessly to get my color just right, and transformed my ho-hum cut into one which reflected my active and casual lifestyle. After a period of time, I decided to grow my hair — a previously horrendous experience — and Susannah got me through it, refusing to let me fail."
Susannah began to incorporate makeup into her profession late in 2012. She quickly became the lead makeup artist at La Bella Hair Studio in Richmond, Virginia where she primarily did makeup for weddings and editorial shoots.
Since moving to Los Angeles she's had the opportunity to do makeup for photo shoots, films (most notably the indie film This is My Year), award shows, and the LA Rams Cheerleaders. Susannah is also an educator and makeup artist for Mirabella Beauty. See the gallery for examples of her work.
"Susannah was my wedding make up and hair stylist and I absolutely enjoyed working with her! Not only is she fun, confident, knowledgable and great at her job, but she went above and beyond to make my entire experience feel extra special. She treats her customers like dear friends. I wouldn't use anyone else and will always wholeheartedly recommend her!!"