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Life & Work with Samantha Cozadd

Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Cozadd.

Hi Samantha, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I really got into makeup when I was a freshman in high school (so about five years ago). I was always so fascinated with YouTube and all of the makeup tutorials, and I would say that’s where it all started. When I was 15, I did my first big group of ladies for a Gala. This event was really my first time that I thought, “wow- I really enjoy doing this and the way it makes me feel.” After that, everything started to snowball into place. Word of mouth truly is an amazing thing!

I never thought that I would do makeup and hair as my career, but I’m so glad that I trusted my gut to do something that truly fuels my fire. I found my passion in makeup, making myself feel my best, and later on making others feel that way as well.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I can thankfully say that it has been quite smooth road for me so far. I have always had a very professional and mature personality since I was young, and I think that helped me immensely with my social media presence, as well as making connections.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I specialize in making people look and feel beautiful. I am a freelance makeup artist, so I just love any chance to glam someone up. I do lots of weddings, special events, and the occasional editorial work in-between. I am known for my effortless and romantic bridal makeup looks- keeping my clients looking like themselves but the best version for their most memorable day.

I feel like I am set apart from other artists in many ways. I love creating personal relationships with my clients to make them feel the most comfortable on days that can be stressful to prepare for! When a bride or client sits in my chair, they can feel a sense of relief from any stress and to just relax while being pampered. I am a laid-back artist who always has your best interest, and I take pride in that.

What’s next?
I’m unsure about the future, as I always try to live in the moment. I look forward to expanding my beauty business, skill set and also creating a life that I have always envisioned for myself. A goal of mine is to be able to book multiple destination weddings a year out of the states and maybe even move out of Kansas in the next five years. I absolutely love traveling!


  • Bridal makeup: $150/bride, $95/bridesmaid
  • Special event makeup: $100 (not including travel)

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Image Credits
Alec Walworth, Tristan Warren, Effjay Photography

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