Have you ever wanted to explore the world of cosmetics, jumpstart a career in makeup artistry, or just become a little bit better at doing your own makeup? If so, there’s a pretty good chance that Davida Simon is exactly the woman you’ve been looking for.
Simon started her Denver business, The Makeup Room, after an impressive start doing makeup in Beverly Hills. She met numerous models who wanted her to do their makeup, and she worked with photographers as well, traveling and getting involved with TV productions and print productions as well. She worked at the Playboy Production Studio, doing makeup and preparing herself for her future work with photo studios for ABC, CBS, and NBC news networks. After 20 years in Los Angeles, Simon moved to Denver and continued her work with print and broadcast news organizations as well as with celebrities.
Simon’s talent and love for makeup and art started when she was a child.
“From the time I was a kid I was playing with makeup. I was sent home several times a week with notes from teachers in 3rd grade for wearing blue eyeshadow to school. Babysitting money went to buying up fake nails at the dime store. I was always an art major in school. Art is art. Just the canvas changed,” Simon said.
Simon truly values her job, as she has met with huge celebrities and icons like Susan Lucci, and even President Obama. She loves creating personal connections with her clients and making conversation. She gets a thrill from not just the colors, textures, and art of makeup, but at the entire makeup event, whether it be for a high-stress newscast at a news station or a bridal photo shoot.
Aside from holding her one-on-one classes at The Makeup Room, teaching anyone and everyone who wants some pointers on makeup, she is also a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, working with their “Look Good Feel Better” seminar.
“I love helping people feel good about themselves and feel pretty,” Simon said.
As far as makeup goes, Simon said that the best way to work with makeup and find out your best look is to experiment and take photos. Makeup is easy to wash off and shows up differently in differently lights and on camera, so don’t be shy when it comes to practice. Inside Simon’s studio, she makes sure to be aware of the current trends.
“Classic and clean is to me the way to go, but then again, so is sassy and spicy!” Simon said, in relation to their makeup techniques. She doesn’t implement many huge changes as trends change, as many looks are timeless, but she definitely knows what she’s doing!
Schedule your own appointment at The Makeup Room with Simon to learn more about makeup and hone skills that work for you. In Simon’s own words, each class is “tailored to the needs of the woman wanting to perfect her own look, the teen and tween gals just starting to wear makeup and the makeup artists who want to learn the craft of airbrush makeup and raise their technique to another level with a seasoned makeup artist helping.”
Visit her website at www.themakeuproom.com
NOTE: Article was edited on September 30th to include Susan Lucci as celebrity, replacing the late John Ritter.