REFERENCES

  • Rossano Ferretti Salons - Miami

  • NPC Competitions

  • Designer Yoly Munoz

  • Despi Swim Wear

  • Designer Luis Aponte 

  • Charlene Parsons –
    Fashion Director at MIU and
    Top Fashion Educator in the US

  • Locales Festival

  • Nestor Camacho –
    MIU Professor and Mens’ Wear Designer

  • Annual Fashion Show at the Moore Building in Miami.

  • Stylist and Photographer Chad Cox

  • Tommy Bahamas

  • Honolulu Fashion Week

  • Miss Latina Hawaii

  • Mrs Hawaii United States

  • San Lorenzo Bikini

  • TV Shows – Dis-n-Dat Media    

  • Paradise Cup Bodybuilding Championships

  • Fashion Shows in Sweden and
    the United States

  • Special events

I had the pleasure to work with Carolina Collazos during a photoshoot session for a magazine editorial. Miss Collazos acted very professionally delivering make-up and hair styling in a quality and timely manner, always keeping a positive energy throughout the session. I would recommend Miss Collazos's services and also hope we can work together in the very near future.

Flavio Iryoda, Photographer

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Working with Carolina was the best experience! I always get nervous with make up artists because they really can make or break your pictures sometimes, but she knew exactly what she was doing! She made me look beautiful. She was so gentle and kind and personable as well. After 10 minutes I felt like we have been friends for months. She applied the make up so nice and knew exactly what she was doing and matched colors with me great. I really hope to work with her again, and highly recommend her.
Alena Lewis, Posche Models

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I have known Carolina for some time now, in my capacity as a professor, at Miami International University of Art and Design. Carolina has shown excellent abilities in hair and make-up.  She has participated in several fashion events at the university, including a photo shoot I directed in March 2017 for the Annual Fashion Show exhibit at the Moore Building in Miami.  Her professionalism and ability places her above many other hair and make-up artist employed over the last 13 years here at the university. I would highly recommend Carolina Collazos. If her creativity, skills, sense of responsibility, are any indication on how she will perform in any photography set, then she will be a positive addition to any photo session or fashion show. If you should need any additional information you can feel free to contact me at 305-528-1131 or by email at Nestcm6@aol.com anytime.

Nestor F. Camacho, Miami International University of Art & Design,
Men's Wear Fashion Designer

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Carolina was an absolute joy to work with! She was very personable in her approach and did her best to ensure that myself and the other model were comfortable on set. She is well practiced in her craft and easily adapted to directional changes from the creative director of the shoot. Carolina has incredible attention to detail and she gave both of the models the individualized TLC that we needed to look our ultimate best for the shoot! I was amazed by how she managed to completely conceal blemishes that covered the other models arms and legs, leaving him with flawless skin. All of this is a testament to her knowledge and passion for makeup. On top of this she was a delight to have on set and her fun loving attitude helped to maintain a positive environment throughout the shoot and she kept me laughing the entire day!!

Soraya Page, International Model

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I am a woman who enjoys the “all natural look” and has for many years refused to put on makeup because it used to feel uncomfortable on my skin. Carolina introduced me to an array of very simple and soft methods of putting on makeup which covered my blemishes while giving me the nice and clean natural look I am comfortable with. She tutored me to which colors goes best together with my skin tone, hair and eye color and wow, I am telling you, it made a world’s difference to me!

Maria Sayessian, Developer and Founder of Fitnessbutter,
Stockholm, Sweden

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I love Carolina’s work! Having been a model for the past 13 years, I have worked with many make-up artist, stylists, and assistants. Carolina really has an eye for color and shape. She worked with me for two photoshoots, one, in a studio for high fashion glamour, the other, in the forests along a waterfall for an earthy artistic piece. She is dedicated to her work and pays great attention to detail, all while making you feel a friend. Carolina really makes you feel comfortable; it’s like she paints onto your face what she feels radiating from your heart, your inner power.

Naomi Cooper, Monarch Talent & Consulting,

Honolulu, Hawaii

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I'm a photographer who recently worked with Carolina on a shoot. I have to say that she is one of the best ones out there! 
You can tell that she is very passionate about her work! She takes times with the model to understand their face shape/contours in order to do make-up according to their facial structure. Every model's face is different and she totally gets that!
Carolina is very accommodating and open to any suggestion.
I plan to have her as my go-to MUA for my projects :)

Derrick Monis, Photographer,

Honolulu, Hawaii

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Carolina was my makeup artist for a pageant a few months ago, and she was wonderful.  Carolina met with me prior to the event to do a run-through, so I knew what to expect for the big day.  She knows how to accentuate your natural beauty and did a beautiful job. She was also able to alter my look slightly for each phase of the pageant, and was great under pressure.  When my hair stylist for the event cancelled last minute, she jumped in and did my hair, as well! I got many compliments on my hair and makeup and would highly recommend her to any girl looking for a makeup artist for a pageant or other special event. Any FYI if you are budget conscious, know that her prices are very fair.

Kim Perez Hults,

Honolulu, Hawaii

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I recently did a boudoir photo shoot where Carolina did my make-up. As someone who doesn't usually wear make-up, I had no clue what direction I wanted to take, but Carolina gave me options and made me look and feel gorgeous with the outcome! This was my first experience having my make-up done by a professional, and Carolina set the standard high. She kept me laughing during the entire process, and knowing that I hadn't had much experience wearing make-up, she didn't pile the product on. During the shoot, we also changed my hairstyle. I suggested a faux hawk and Carolina gladly took on the challenge, despite not being a hair stylist, and my hair looked awesome! I would definitely recommend Carolina for anyone who may be getting their make-up done for the first time, or looking for someone who will work with your preferences and natural beauty.

Kim Yagi,

Oakland, California

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Carolina did an amazing job with our makeup for our photoshoot!!! I felt comfortable with her and we made up a plan before we started. During the makeup Carolina gave professional suggestions on what we could add to our plan and she listened to my wishes. My two daughters absolutely LOVED Carolina. 
I would recommend Carolina to any occasion when a makeup artist is needed. She is very professional and has a broad knowledge when it comes to makeup.
She even did my daughters hair!

Minna Eveliina,

Helsingborg, Sweden

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Carolina has always done a PHENOMENAL job on making me feel and look beautiful.  She has done make up for me on many occasions and each time she was able to bring out the exact look I was hoping for.  She is able to really accentuate the best features in a face and her techniques are FLAWLESS!  I've also learned quite a bit about make up application just from observing her.  Carolina is a true master of her art and I would highly recommend her for any event from fashion show runway to head-shots to prom or wedding!  She made each one of my bridesmaids look like a supermodel on my wedding day! Outstanding!  And I felt absolutely beautiful...not overdone...but just right for my big day as well.  Carolina has always been my "go to" for make up, she's such a brilliant make up artist! She can give you a naturally beautiful glow or dramatic transformation - she has such a gift. Carolina is so much fun to work with & her experience allows her to be efficient as well. I would choose her again and again.

If you want to look the absolute best you've ever looked, you have to let this girl work her magic on you!!!
Malia Boersma,
Honolulu, Hawaii

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Have worked with many different makeup artists, I have to say Carolina is perhaps my favorite. She has a great eye for accentuating your best features without overwhelming your face with too many layers of makeup. And, the makeup translates well in person and on camera (And, it lasts through our crazy Hawaii weather on all different types of skin. I have combination skin.). She is punctual, professional, and very engaged in providing a look for a client that best fits who they are and what they are looking for. Also, she is not afraid to challenge a client to think outside of the box a little and explore colors. That being said, Caroline is also excellent with the brush, and her blending and contouring techniques are some of the best in the local market. She is a true artist and is worth every penny.

Kim Scott,

Honolulu, Hawaii

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I recently attended an event in which I was most fortunate to have had my makeup done by Carolina. Simply put...I was impressed with her work! She is the Best! Carolina is truly gifted in her work as a makeup artist, but what I was equally impressed with....was her passion to teach and share her makeup application tips. I learned so much from her!!!  Thank you Carolina! If you or maybe someone you know, is in need of a makeup artist....I highly recommend Carolina!

Carol Kekauoha,

Big Island, Hawaii

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Carolina has done my make up on several occasions and all I can say is that she is simply the BEST! She is truly gifted when it comes to make up because she recognizes your strengths and builds on them. She is also really good at explaining everything. If you need a make up artist for a special event or even just to learn some tricks of the trade I definitely recommend her!

Ann-Kathrin Abendroth,

Brunswick, Germany

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I have met Carolina during a photo shoot session for Luis Aponte fashion catalogue in April 2017. Carolina is a true professional, and has a passion for her work – that was pleasantly obvious. During the entire day she proved she has a wonderful eye for color, respectfully listens to one’s requests, and moves throughout the getting-ready period of the day with a calm, collected stress-free attitude no matter if she does a make-up, hair, or any styling. Carolina was also on time and ahead of schedule. I would highly recommend her – with such experience and expertise she’s worth every penny.

Marcin Korzeniowski,

Miami, USA

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We hired Carolina Mendoza for hair/makeup during our Resort/Holiday Collection photoshoot. We were more than elated with her professionalism and attention to detail. She is an artist who thoroughly researched our inspiration, color story and was able to capture the essence of our 2018 collection. She is perfectionist who was able to flawlessly execute more than 5 looks while keeping the make-up fresh and dewy. Her work ethic and technique shows with her knowledge of the color spectrums used to accentuate our collection while enhancing the models natural beauty as well. Carolina is also such a genuinely nice and fun person to work with especially since our shoots consist of over 45 looks/over 9 hrs with indoor and outdoor shooting. We recommend Carolina because she amazing and efficient and the pictures prove it.

Luis Aponte, Designer and Melida Sanchez, Co-Founder

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I am writing on behalf of Carolina Collazos-Mendoza. I, Kananiola Kihoi, is currently her manager at M-A-C at Macy’s Waikiki. In the following paragraphs, you will find her responsibilities as a MAC artist and her various accomplishments.

 

First off, Carolina started as a MAC artist in May of 2007. Since that time, she has learned so much about being an artist and she has also learned a lot about the company. Within the past six months, Carolina has grown tremendously as an artist and as an individual.

 

As a MAC artist, there are various responsibilities such as sales goals, customer service/interaction, booking goals, completing various tasks given by management, cleaning a designated area on a daily/weekly basis, teamwork, and completing opening and closing duties.  Since Carolina has started, she completes these tasks to the best of her abilities. She has made sales goals, received various customer compliments, made bookings, presented a special task (that was given by management) at a staff morning meeting, cleans her area respectively, works well with the team, and completes all opening and closing duties on a timely basis. She has great communication and is an excellent team player. Another aspect of being a MAC artist is that MAC has absolutely no advertising. Therefore, we as a company depend highly on our artist to be our promoters.  Carolina achieves this perfectly! She promotes the company very well and always comes into work looking spectacular and interacts with the customers with respect and is very informative. She tells the customers all about our company and more! Her customers leave the counter with a better understanding of our company and a high confidence of themselves and the products that they purchased.

 

Above all, Carolina is an excellent artist with extreme potential to do and achieve more. She is a strong believer of her goals and dreams and she will accomplish anything that she puts her mind to. Carolina is a strong asset to my counter and to MAC as a company. I enjoy her presences and respect her work ethics. If for any reasons there are any questions, please feel free to contact me at (808) 945-6201. Thank you!

Kanani Kihoi, MAC Cosmetics

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I loved getting my make-up done by Carolina. She does make-up with style and has an incredible eye for what suits your face. She is a delightful and happy person; it is obvious she enjoys her work.

Not only did she make me look fantastic, but she also made me feel amazing for my events. 

I would highly recommend Carolina for any make-up needs, you will not be disappointed!

Christina Holm,

Kristiansand, Norway

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Wow! The first aspect of Carolina and her make up skills, would be her passion for her client. She has the ability to  have a vision for everyone she works with as an individual. She makes everyone feel comfortable and beautiful even before she applies make up. I'm a 46 year old  woman and I felt gorgeous in her chair. She is encouraging, supportive, and  creates magical results. I'm just sad she is no longer in Hawaii to take care of my make up needs. ;) Irreplaceable. She becomes even more talented with every job she experiences.

Kendall Arditto

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I'm not one to wear a lot of makeup, but I was attending a black tie event for work where our company was a major sponsor, and I needed help. I was referred to Carolina by a colleague, and was impressed by how she did a very natural, but elegant makeup and a bold lip. I felt like the very best version of myself! After that, she was my go to girl for any event,  or special date night. I highly recommend Carolina, she can make you look and feel like a million bucks!

Emily Little,

Italy

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