Why did I start this? The Face Of [Beauty AND now Destinations?]
My goal, I mean biggest goal (I was 11 my mom says) - I wanted to be a beauty artist. I wanted to start with hair and if I could travel the world and do what I love- that was the ultimate goal.
If i’m really honest, i’m writing this now in amazement that, THIS is what i’m doing. Because this is a lot of people.. dream job and traveling too?
I started my California journey in March 2015, salon opened in Newport Beach on Pacific Coast Hwy in early Spring 2016.
The Face Of Beauty, my company; has hundreds of weddings a year and I handle every single inch of this branding. To give it straight, I do absolutely everything//salon basis, all contact/emails, behind scenes, social media, wedding days- this is not a full time job; this is..my life- #girlboss. I would never change it but this is not for everyone.
With that said, as of Spring 2018 I, Chantel started the idea of exploring destinations. The company has always had destinations as said below with listed venues along with ‘destinations’ brides coming into California to get married. Besides that, The Face Of Beauty branding is towards light/airy + fine art, located in the heart of California (mid-mid high end market) and the big destination weddings was starting to get popular.
I can’t explain it more than; I knew this was the time to dive into my life goal. I love recommending off real experiences, which started my branding on The Face Of, turned into 2 websites [beauty for business & then travel]. In travel- I wanted to get into extreme details- to simply, help (it is not easy planning so much *international)- & to simply inspire. It is who I am, it’s genuine and it comes from a lot of love/passion for both of what I do. In my career even to this day as of now a decade, this all feels right and am immensely thankful for the support behind me.
Eventually, I would love to share; how I got the privilege to work in so many destinations around the world thus far and with insanely talented well known photographers.
First, it did start in Paris and with a photographer who I looked very fondly up to- became a close friend. Then it snowballed into Italy, then Miami, Hawaii, Australia blew my mind with a triple booking hitter, back to South of Italy and even more upcoming locations - ALL partnering/working with truly the most pristine locations- all around the world.
I can’t wait to share more and after 10+ years now of chasing my career and this crazy life dream, i’m here and I would love to share all of this- to inspire.
[From a small town in Connecticut to Orange County, Southern California. I urge you to not just follow but c.h.a.s.e your dreams.] -CM
I write below the very prestigious venues, hotels & resorts my company/myself has had the privilege of working with…
Langham Sydney, The Westin of Sydney, La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, Pelican Hill Resort, Monarch Beach Resort, Alohilani Resort in Waikiki, Lido House in Newport Beach, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, The Queen Mary in Long Beach, Estancia La Jolla, The Westin San Diego, Park Hyatt San Diego, Whitsunday apartments, Seachange Beachfront Apartments, Montecito Inn Santa Barbara.
OC// Rancho Las Lomas, The Villa San Juan Capistrano, Serra Plaza, The Mission San Juan Capistrano, Franciscan Gardens, The Montage, Huntington Bay Club, Surf & Sand Resort, The Ritz Carlton Dana Point, Dove Canyon, Pasea Hotel & Spa, Waterfront Resort in Huntington Beach, The Casino San Clemente, Ole Hanson, Old Ranch Seal Beach, Girraci Vineyard, The Ranch Laguna Beach, The 1912 Santa Ana, Hotel Irvine, The Estate on Second, Disneyland weddings
Destination// Descanso Beach Club on Catalina Island, Langham Sydney, The Opera House Sydney, Louvre Museum in Paris, Duomo in Florence, Positano Italy, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami.
4+ hrs CA Destination// Serendipity Weddings, Pine Rose Cabins, Skypark Lake Arrowhead, Twin Peaks Lake Arrowhead, Galaway Downs, Temecula Creek Inn, Ponte Winery, Milagro Winery San Diego, The Ruin Venue Palm Springs, The Lautner Compound.
LA// The W Hollywood, Howl in Long Beach, The Humming Bird Nest, Epona Estate, Lombardi House, Carondelet House, Villa Del Sol d’Oro, A Tribute Portofino Redondo Beach Resort. ]