Today we’d like to introduce you to Chelsea Goss.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Tucson, AZ, is where I was born and have lived my entire life. I was raised by my mother, who has always had 2-3 jobs at any given time. Because she worked so hard to support her children singlehandedly many responsibilities fell onto me, such as helping raise my younger brother, Daniel. I remember being frustrated that my friends had so many freedoms at a young age while I had so many responsibilities. As an adult, I can look back at my circumstances and appreciate that my mother and situation, albeit far from perfect, instilled in me the importance of self-sustainability, hard work, and being responsible and accountable.
Please tell us about your art.
I am a hair and makeup artist. I’ve had a deep love and appreciation for the beauty industry for as far back as I can remember. I absolutely love working with people and getting to know them and their stories. Hairstylists do so much more for people than just hair. A lot of times we’re their confidants, the people who are there to listen to the good, the bad and the ugly and hopefully help them find a way through it. Hair and makeup are just a few ways that we get to express ourselves and show others pieces of who we are, and I love helping my clients feel beautiful by giving them an edgy haircut or crazy hair color, or whatever they feel like they need to feel positive about their appearance.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national, or international events and issues affect your art?
I think the roles of Artist, hair, makeup, and otherwise, are constantly changing and adapting to the world around us. You have to be willing to work through adversity to be successful. I chose this path because I love working with and helping people, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of the supportive community in Tucson that wants to help others.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can see my work on Instagram @Earthtochels. I am accepting new clients, and I also love collaborating for photoshoots and supporting other artists. If you’d like to work together, you can contact me via Instagram or email.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earthtochels/
Image of myself taken by Korie Jecius.