Macy & Mia is named after DJ Victory's beloved dogs.
Being an avid animal lover she wanted to give something back that
would help animals in need. That is why 10% of all retail sales will be donated to local
charities such as, Pay it Forward for Pets, a 100% non-profit organization
that focuses on animal rescue.
A little history on DJ...She was spray painting her blonde hair
orange and wearing makeup and high heels to school way before she should've been.
At 5 years old she mastered the side pony and knew how
to apply blue eyeshadow like a boss. 38 years later DJ is an award winning stylist
that owns her own salon in Cleveland, Ohio. A mother, wife, hairstylist, makeup artist,
writer, entreprenuer, lover of animals and glitter rock~n~roll Siren.
The deep love she has for the beauty industry has taken her in many different directions.
You can find her work on high profile websites such as~
buzzfeed.com sweetyhigh.com mtv.com
metro.com hellogiggles.com bustle.com
This rock~n~roll momma has been published nationally and internationally.
With editorial spreads featured in top trade magazines such as
Modern Salon, Beauty Launchpad and American Salon. Not to mention
8 covers of Ohio Stylist. As she was sculpting hair and painting faces for her own
photoshoots she was determined to master her craft and continue to find ways to
educate herself. Always a student, she took a master class taught by celebrity
makeup artist Hrush. Upon returning from Chicago she became discouraged and
almost stopped doing makeup. Having feelings of inadequacy and inferiority about
her skill level put her in a funk. Finally, she dug deep down inside and picked
herself up. With a new found determination DJ started practicing...I mean really practicing.
While posting before and after pictures of makeup looks she was encouraged by
one of her peers to start teaching classes. This helped to build her confidence to
perservere and stop comparing. While browsing online for makeup brushes to use
for her classes the idea of starting her own line began to manifest.Trying to think of a
clever name for the line that didn't exist...she began looking around her
house for inspiration and that's when she took notice of her dogs...living their best life;)
Mia was laying on a leather chair and Macy was laying on her therapeutic bed.
Ahhh! Macy & Mia Cosmetics...Brilliant! After a lot of research & sampling of products there
were a few certainties. The products had to be of great quality, affordable and most
of all, cruelty free. Choosing to start her line with makeup brushes, liquid lipsticks &
faux mink eyelashes she soon added her best selling highlighter palette & lipglosses.
KNOW THAT WITH EVERY PURCHASE, NOT ONLY WILL YOU BE
GETTING A PRODUCT THAT PERFORMS, BUT YOU WILL BE DONATING
TO HELP SAVE the LIVES OF ANIMALS IN NEED.