Today we’d like to introduce you to Rheyna Tanedo.
Hi Rheyna, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
My name is Rheyna. I’m 29 years old and was born & raised in San Diego, California. My love for makeup started in high school. I wasn’t too crazy about it, but I remember my friends were & we would always hang out at our local Sephora. I was always a very creative person & I originally wanted to be a tattoo artist until I moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 2015. I started working at Waba, a local beauty supply store. I worked there for over 5 years and was surrounded by all things beauty & I’ve met some of the most talented beauticians in town. I was always complimented on how I did my makeup and was encouraged by customers to start doing makeup on others. After practicing with friends/family for a few years & landing a job that has weekends off, I started to finally take my talents seriously & start my own makeup business in January 2021. Since then, I’ve had over 200 clients.
We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Some of the struggles I’ve faced as an MUA is building my makeup kit. It’s important to me to have quality products for all skin tones and types. Makeup can be expensive, so it took me a while to save money for the products I have now in my kit! Another struggle for me was time management. I’m a perfectionist, and sometimes it’ll take almost 4 hours to make a full-face application. I’m happy that it takes me under 45 minutes to do a natural glam!
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m a Self-Taught Makeup Artist. I specialize in Natural & Hollywood Glam. I’m known for trending makeup applications for all skin types and tones here in Tucson, AZ. I had a tough childhood growing up in San Diego & came out here to Tucson to make the most out of myself. I am proud of how far I’ve come. The best is yet to come!
I think what sets me apart from others is that I can work with a wide variety of clients, no matter what kind of skin texture, color, or gender you are. I have come across many clients that have told me not too many makeup artists in Tucson have experience working with different/other skin types and tones other than their own.
What do you think about happiness?
What makes me happiest is making my clients look beautiful and FEEL beautiful. I’m all about self-confidence & empowerment. I love getting to know a client throughout our makeup session & just seeing their overall reaction once their makeup is done. It’s very rewarding.
- Natural Glam- $65
- Hollywood Glam- $85
- Bridal Makeup- $150
- Website: StyleSeat.com/beautybyrhey
- Instagram: Instagram.com/beautybyrhey
- Facebook: Facebook.com/beautybyrhey
- Other: TikTok- @beautybyrhey