Have you ever met someone who is so darn likeable – the sweetest really – and is also, like, next-level hotness? It seems a little unfair that someone could be so all-around badass, but there you have it . . . meet Diem, the sweetest, hottest, best blue crab-eating partner, and most badass beauty artist around town. Did I mention that she’s also a self-made entrepreneur? Yep, when you and I were partying our arses off at 19, Diem was busy starting her own hair and makeup artistry business in Chicago. Fast forward 6 years, she is now one of the city’s (and beyond) most sought after beauty experts. Diem manages a traveling team of professionals and has worked her magic on models, pageant winners, brides and celebrities alike.
I’ve known Diem for as long as she’s been in business – in fact, I was one of her earliest supporters. I may have taught her a thing or two about networking and marketing, but Diem is so likeable and that goes a long way in being successful in business. It is also the one quality that genuinely comes through in photos – more so than an exquisitely styled outfit, good hair and makeup, or perfect props – you can’t fake it and you can’t buy it.
It doesn’t hurt that the girl also knows how to work those angles, that lighting, and we can all learn a thing or two from Diem about putting your best foot forward. Your perfect selfie (or, you know, pics taken by actual, other humans), is right this way . . .