We had the good fortune of connecting with Chaz Cannon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chaz, can you talk us a bit about why you love what you do?
I love what I do because it allows me to be connect and be present in someone’s moment . Whether I am glamming them up for something as special as their Wedding day, or as exciting as walking a Red Carpet event , even as simple as a date night or brunch with the girls. I get to be part of it. Watching someone’s self esteem boost or even encourage them to take those selfies, just to see them smile a little more because they have a little confidence boost.The power of lashes and highlight can do amazing things! I feel like so many of us walk around buried in our phones or just on survival mode. So I love that for about half hour / 45 minutes I get to just have someone sit and be present and connect in that moment . You would be surprised of what information is shared with you while you are doing their makeup. I’ve had clients share some tear jerking moments with me, such as getting them ready for their baby shower but finding out they’ve been trying for years , have had several miscarriages and now finally are pregnant. Having them share something so personal with me in that moment is incredible, giving me the moment to celebrate that victory with them is something I hold close to my heart. I love hearing clients share that they are going on the a first date again after 20 years with a possible first love or even just getting back on the dating scene after a divorce or a long relationship, maybe even just special night out with the husband. I hear it all. I get to share in that moment , I get to connect with them in something that is special to them. The connection is priceless , the energy is so special to me!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think I must excited for all the things that are coming. You never know where you can end up. If you had asked me a year ago if I ever thought I would have been hired to do make up for a Fashion Magazine or attend a Red Carpet event I would have said you were crazy. That is what makes this incredibly special. I just did a Makeup for a Photoshoot for a Magazine that is launching this year and I will be one of the leading artist for the Magazine. That is so crazy to me , on how saying yes to something creates magic. It’s never been easy , its been long days on my feet but in in the end it’s so worth it ! I feel like if you are on the right path , the reward is greater than the frustration and hard ships!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
San Diego has some of the best spots !! There is so much to do that living here I almost forget how awesome it is !! If my Best Friend was here for a visit I would take her out for Dinner at Born and Raised , we would have a couple drinks at their roof top bar, or maybe swing over to Kings and Queens Cantina. We obviously weather permitting would maybe go to the gold filled sands of Coronado beach or grab some beach cruisers and ride the Boardwalk from Mission Beach to Pacific Beach ( we would probably stop and bar hop along the way ) ! I would take her to get some delicious food from Pokez downtown and maybe some dancing in Northpark ! I mean really San Diego has it all.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I guess my Shoutout always starts with my family especially my daughters Heaven and Terra ! They are the constant motivation for my Hustle and drive.I also have to shoutout my Glam Squad! Makeup is ever changing , you can blink and the trend can change dramatically! My Glam Squad keeps the inspiration going , we challenge each other with different looks , trends , techniques or even just knowledge on new products coming out or just must have staples that everyone needs personally or for our clients. Last but not least my Pr team ” Burgerrock Media”and the Brain behind it all Irma Penunuri . Irma has introduced me to whole other level of drive and manifestation ! She has me Glamming up some of the hottest up and coming celebrities and influencers. I’ve been lucky enough to attend Red Carpets with them and attend some of the most sought-out after parties and events. From Fashion Magazines to Movie Premiers she has me saying Yes to all of them!
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