Growing up in Norway, Berit did not start out in the beauty industry. She moved to the U.S. to study Marketing in college and received her MBA from U.C.L.A., heading for a career in consulting. While certainly analytically minded, one of her fondest memories was creating makeup designs for herself and her friends for a dance performance of “Cats” in her hometown at 15, and she always had a fascination for "before/after" makeup pictures.
Years later, after experiencing first-hand the planning of her own bridal “look”, she made the decision to leave the corporate world to follow her dream of becoming a Makeup Artist, helping other brides-to-be feel their most beautiful on their wedding day.
Berit studied under Donna Mee to get a thorough academic background in all areas of beauty makeup and photography makeup.
To add hair styling to her services, she was tutored by leading wedding hair stylists in Orange County and took classes focusing in organic, contemporary wedding hair styling. She continues to keep updated and get new inspiration in her art from workshops, seminars and makeup conventions.
Berit has always had her focus on bridal makeup, and works with up to 100 weddings a year. Since she began her career in 2006, Berit has worked over 1000 weddings! Her unique blend of artistry and individualized makeup design has been widely recognized, and she is recommended by many planners, photographers and venue. But of course the word-of-mouth from past brides themselves is our proudest achievement.
Not only have a large number of Berit's weddings been published in magazines and leading wedding blogs, but she has also done makeup for publications' fashion editorials and styled wedding photoshoots for wedding websites.