Hey friends – I’m sending you a warm virtual hug on this #HappyFriday and I’m SO excited to share the one and only Nancy Zinzun of Nancy Z Beauty with y’all. If I could recommend anyone more sweet + kind and extremely talented in her field of expertise is it for sure Nancy Z Beauty. What I love most about Nancy is the heart she has behind her artistry; she truly pours her heart and soul into making you feel beautiful and she dubbed herself as a wedding fairy godmother which is the absolute perfect title.
Nancy Z Beauty has been involved in the Palm Springs wedding industry for over seven years and continues to produce beautiful, fresh looks for brides year after year. Her artistry surpasses perfection and her work is highly sought after with brides booking her services over a year in advance. She is passionate about bringing out inner beauty and providing brides with an exceptional experience on the biggest day of their life! She’s also a fellow #girlboss dominating the Palm Springs make-up industry with a talented team of assistants and artists and has proved herself to be a top entrepreneur here in the valley.
Nancy Z Beauty | Est. 2010 | Serving Palm Springs + Southern CA and beyond
How would you define your style?
Modern, Natural and Fresh.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love making women feel beautiful! I know that sounds so cliche but to me there’s no better feeling then when my client takes her first look in the mirror and loves what she sees. It makes me feel like a fairy godmother! Brides hold a very special place in my heart and I feel so extremely humbled and blessed to be able to make them look gorgeous on their special day. I love weddings; everyone’s vibes are happy and loving. I have yet ran into a bridezilla, knock on wood. All my brides have been total sweethearts and I love to follow them on Instagram so I can stay connected with them after their big day. My job is simply the best, I get to play with makeup and meet amazing women from all parts of the world and make them feel gorgeous.
Where do you gain inspiration from?
I am definitely inspired by each of my clients and their own unique features. It’s all about making them look like the most amazing version of themselves and I do that by enhancing their own beauty. Of course I have always been fascinated and inspired by other makeup artists like Lisa Eldridge, Charlotte Tilbury and some of my good girlfriends, who also happen to be awesome and super talented makeup artists.
Why do you love Palm Springs?
Palm Springs is awesome! I’m not originally from here, I moved out here in 1999 from Riverside, but man I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. The vibe here is just super cozy and I love the feeling of a tight-knit community.
I am also kinda obsessed with cacti, so I couldn’t be in a more perfect place to nurture my obsession with those prickly beauties. We also have the best sunsets and let’s not forget we never have traffic! Yup, it’s pretty rad to live out here.
What has been a memorable business moment for you?
I would say the moment I decided to grow my team. When I started I was only offering makeup services, since I only do makeup. I often felt like I was missing out on tons of business because I was not offering hair services. I met Marilyn, my lead hairstylist in 2014 and she has been my right-hand gal on weddings, photoshoots, and events. Since then, my business has grown steadily and I have other super talented artists that joined my team. I appreciate them so much; without them I couldn’t do what I love. I’m excited to see my little business grow and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us.
Tell me something special!
I’m a mom to three amazing kids. I’ve been married for 18 years. We have two mini australian shepherds, 7 horses and our philly Zenaida is currently pregnant with her 4th pony! I love photography and at one point seriously thought about pursuing it professionally. I am also very passionate about helping out other beauty artists who are just getting started, my goal is to someday host a Makeup Business Workshop to teach the business side of the makeup world. I’m not sure what the future holds but I’m excited to tackle my goals and aspirations. Thank you so much for this opportunity it was so much fun shooting with you!!!
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