Meet Salon Chic Aesthetician & Makeup Artist Sarah Marcotte-Stephens!

To me, beautiful means that you are comfortable in your own skin without comparing yourself to others. You don’t have to be flawless to feel beautiful. You just need to be the best version of yourself and feel so amazing about you that the beauty radiates from the inside out.
— Sarah

Sarah has been a professional makeup artist for 12 years and a licensed aesthetician for 6 years. She attended the Skin and Makeup Institue of Arizona as well as an extended school for makeup.

It was during her fifth year as a kindergarten teacher that she realized she needed to follow her heart and passion by committing to a career in the beauty industry. She hasn't looked back since and still credits it as one of the best decisions she has ever made!

Her makeup style can best be described as classic. Sarah does a lot of special occasion makeup (weddings, quinceaneras, etc.) and providing an application that allows their natural beauty to shine through is her main goal. As for her creative and edgy side, she gets to express it fully through photo shoots and other editorial work.

Her skills as a makeup artist landed her a beloved collaboration with renowned photographer, Clay Blackmore. The photo shoot was featured in a high-end magazine. Seeing her name in print, and getting professional recognition for her work, is one of her most prized personal achievements.

Sarah gathers inspiration by watching other professional artists work. She prefers to watch others perform their passion live rather than the over-filtered versions that we all see on social media. Everyday women are another source of inspiration for Sarah. She likes asking them about the products they use as well as giving them suggestions to complete their look.

She is in constant search for ways to learn new skills and techniques about skincare and makeup to ensure that her clients receive the exact look and results they desire.

Sarah is also offering group makeup classes & tutorials here at Salon Chic! (For more information on future dates, follow her personal page HERE or the Salon Chic facebook page!)

One of Sarah's biggest goals with her clients is that they leave the salon feeling more beautiful, relaxed, and comfortable than before. She strives to create meaningful relationships with her clients and also sees that as one of the greatest perks of her job.

Helping clients with skin issues is extremely important to Sarah. She does her best to resolve the source of the issue so that her clients do not feel like they have to hide their faces behind makeup. She also firmly believes that getting a great eyebrow shaping wax can make almost any woman (or man!) feel more confident and beautiful. Receiving referrals from her loyal clients is what she considers to be the highest form of flattery.

Sarah considers Salon Chic her second home. She loves that there is a laidback feel while still maintaining a professional environment. Her clients always feel welcomed and enjoy visiting the salon. Also, she truly adores the women she gets to work with daily.

A few fun facts about Sarah: She grew up on a cotton farm and is a 5th generation AZ Native, chips and salsa (and a good margarita!) are her weaknesses, and she hopes one day to extensively travel more of our beautiful world!

To reserve an appointment with Sarah, call Salon Chic at (623)536-8113 today!

Follow Sarah for more photos & updates HERE!