Loni Jones wants to be time travelling – YardEdge talks to Loni Jones, Jamaican makeup artist to the stars
YardEdge: How would you describe your work?
Loni: Clean and finished.
YardEdge: How have you developed your skills?
Loni: By continuously staying up to date with what’s hot and new for the seasons, experimenting with different techniques and ideas.
YardEdge: What other interests do you have outside of creating art?
Loni: Just found a love for go-karting which I plan on doing competitively.
YardEdge: How have you handled the business side of being a make up artist?
Loni: I have set prices for my services. Negotiations can be a real pain, but once that’s out of the way and invoices are sent everything criss.
YardEdge: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Loni: 10 yrs…still doing makeup of course for the who’s who, my own professional makeup school, maybe my own makeup and skincare line, oh and designing shoes, i wanna give back to the people and to the world…so many things I wanna do…possibilities are endless!!!!
YardEdge: Who or what else inspires you?
Loni: Life…it’s beautiful….think that’s enough to inspire anyone to do anything.
YardEdge: How would people who know you describe you?
Loni: Crazy, fun, down to earth…they probably say ‘Loni?!!! gotta love her!!’ Unfortunately people who don’t know me think I’m a b#@tch.. That’s too bad…for them.
YardEdge: What makes you feel the happiest when you’re doing it?
Loni: Spending time with my family and when I’m out with my friends…nothing like good friends!!
YardEdge: What makes you want to get up out of bed in the morning?
Loni: aum..the fact that its a new day.. another day to live, a chance to do something.. so I get to live it up cuz u never know when it’s your time to drop out!
YardEdge: If you could be doing anything you wanted, what would that be?
Loni: Time travelling.
YardEdge: What’s your favourite film?
Loni: Dont have a specific..I like lots!!
YardEdge: What makes you happy?
Loni: My nephew Daniel, baby animals…they’re too cute, makeup shopping, aum..shopping on a whole, as a matter of fact, and that I’m alive and surrounded by love.
YardEdge: What makes you sad?
Loni: I’m hardly sad…but all the negative things that’s happening in the world, killings, natural disasters that leave many dead, starvation…there’s too much of it!
YardEdge: Tell us a secret?
Loni: Wouldn’t be a secret if I told u now would it??
Make Up Artist
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