Director of Makeup
Carly Vega is a married mother of 3 boys (22, 17 & 9). She is the oldest of 5 girls and the daughter of USMC Drill Instructors.
Carly got her start after taking on a season job at The Body Shop, in Norfolk, VA. One evening a young lady in a prom dress came crying into the store and wanted her makeup redone. After some laughs and step by step instructions, she completed her first makeup application, ever.
This catapulted a change from a Marketing Specialist with a background in Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Advertising … to a professional makeup artist. After a year long apprentice partnership, she left Corporate America in April 2014. She has traveled up and down the East coast, doing makeup for weddings, fashion photo shoots, bikini magazines, runway shows, senior portrait sessions and even several commercials. She loves her Brides and has a special place in her heart of Senior Portraits. However, her favorite is Boudoir.
Carly has a studio in Virginia Beach. She is a brand affiliate for Benefit Cosmetics and Bare Minerals. She is also a representative of Tyra Banks’ makeup line ‘Tyra Beauty.’
On set, Carly is a rush of random laughter, dancing it out and a bubble of exploding unicorn powder (don’t question it, just go with it). She is passionate about all forms of beauty. She loves to share her knowledge with anyone who asks.
She has currently holds 3 makeup certifications and is currently working on becoming a Desire Map Facilitator and Life Coach certification.
Phoenix Enterprises (Myra Smith Pictured)
Phoenix Enterprises was established in 2015, by Myra Smith. It is a female owned company that, stage manages events, produces shows, manages artists, conducts music conferences, workshops and much more. Since we have been located at 809 Main Street, Ste 103, Newport News, VA 23605, we have produced two Ladies In Red Shows and Awards, two Christmas shows, one block party for equality, Hayes Realty’s Christmas Gala, three book release parties, album/single release events, Camp Dream 2 day self esteem and music workshop, and much more.
Mission Statement – Where Wisdom, Excellence, and Skill is not just an expectation its a lifestyle. Our company believes that there are no small events, life happens daily, but we are living proof that beauty comes from ashes.