Sandra Saenz is a Dallas, Texas based professional with over 15 years of experience in the art of makeup. Her devotion for artistry began at a young age, when she fell in love with the vibrant colors of her native Mexico and felt inspired by the beautiful architecture in Chicago after relocating there to pursue a makeup career. While in Illinois, she interned with Estee Lauder and attended The London E. International Academy of Makeup, where she graduated with honors. The first half of her career consisted of working cosmetic retail, which familiarized her with different people, cultures, skin types, textures and colors. Eventually, she moved to Dallas, Texas were she became a Chanel’s regional artist. Sequentially, she freelanced with several fashion and bridal photographers in the Dallas area, which opened a variety of opportunities within the fashion and bridal industry.
Sandra strongly believes in self-actualization, and keeping up with education on a quarterly basis in order to keep up with clients demands. After taking a bridal business course in Wall Street and mentorship from world class educators in the bridal Industry, she decided to take her bridal business to a whole new level and expand her services not only nation wide, but worldwide. However, In order to keep up with local demand while traveling, Sandra formed an elite bridal team of handpicked makeup artist to assist her not only with bigger bridal parties but while she’s out working destination weddings.
In 2015, Sandra was invited to be part of Mark Zunino’s and Pnina Tornai’s makeup team at Kleinfeld New York for their SS2016 collection during Bridal Fashion week.
This made Sandra the first hijabi (veiled) makeup artist ever to work the official New York Bridal Fashion Week in the United States. An accomplishment she holds dear to her heart, for she believes in empowering other hijabi’s to pursue their dreams regardless of the social stigmas and misconceptions in today’s society. So far, Sandra has worked over 12 runways, (local and national) and was one out of 1,000 artist chosen worldwide to be part of makeup legend, Val Garland’s fashion Mastered classes.
Sandra currently works within the fashion industry as an art director and makeup artist, while successfully running a Bridal business that’s expanding to Mexico and the Middle East for destination weddings. Ultimately, Sandra’s mission is to provide every single woman sitting on her chair with exceptional customer service and an exquisite makeup application. Her bridal work is a fusion of the flawless/natural skin we see on runways and her clients allure.