Birthday vibes. 🎉Grateful for the past, looking forward to the future. This moment is a present.
Met Ball moments and musings! A true look at the style...Up Close and personal! BTS Camp hair! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My initial reaction to @sambarry hair: I was shook. 🙈🙈🙈 It was art and the whole world was getting ready to see my art. At times in my life art was all I had! (God too) The look was so 3D too! Interactive, live pop! Samantha looked like a doll. Have you ever done something that made you feel shook? The feeling of love, being over whelmed with passion and excitement. I did not find out about campy until the last minute... but I knew her suit from @jasonrembert had a vibe. She had ideas too. This look was a happy medium. Texture was a focus in the overall aesthetic. Balance and shape as well as symmetry were all key. It had to pop. It also had to stay in! Holding spray was used as a halo over and under for longevity. The result! It lasted all night and she was happy. The happy part is the most important to me. Bringing others joy is important to the 🌎#metgalaprep hair by me and makeup @smoke_and_mirrors_mua for @ctilburymakeup
🔥My first #metgala 2019 has been the experience of a lifetime!!! Hair styling for @sambarry wearing @jasonrembert makeup by @ctilburymakeup @smoke_and_mirrors_mua (doug your awesome!) tailored and styled by the amazing @migpena many more pics to come but for now... here are a few shots of the glam! I am very grateful and humbled! This has been a dream of mine deep in my heart, for many years. Thank you to all of those who helped me to get here and most of all. Thank you 🙏 GOD. All things are possible through him. Amen. Special thanks to @lindsayschallon
What a rewarding feeling being on set with my fellow taurus brother! The cool ass, down to earth @thetedallen host of @foodnetwork #chopped. I did his Grooming for a special new project! I have to say it was a good day #blessed every day I get to continue sharing 💡 I am grateful. Hope you had a great day too! Here are a few smiles xx.
#wcw This week has been awesome. I feel blessed to work with amazing everyday women. 💪Doing a career that some had called “impossible”. I love that word. It means I M POSSIBLE. Recently, had a great time with the World 🌎 changer @sambarry who happens to be the @glamourmag editor-in- chief, even if she was not the head honcho....she would be off somewhere changing the world. This humble, tough cookie, cool chic is changing the dynamic. She is serious about making the world better. I had a chance to work with Sam and she has yet to change, who she is. Still the same Irish swag 😍Instead of forgetting where she came from, she is there uplifting her community and she is changing the game💣💣💣 There has to a be story, a motivating purpose and a principal to be featured in @glamour in 2019 and beyond....gone are the days of hollow beauties. She asks...What is the narrative? This woman is leading the digital age and I am here for it. 💋🙌🏾 She is also wearing my glowy formulation. As well as effortless waves. Well some effort by yours truly‼️‼️ A few faves.. Hair and Makeup by me @damoneroberts Ginger Brow pencil @tomfordbeauty Highlighter @givenchybeauty Bronzer @narsissist Orgasm blush
Sending love to amazing human, mad funny and talented- @oliviajade heres how it went when we first met. Olivia: Hello JoAnn. I want to rock waves with this hat look. Me: Hello- ok! You look like Aunt Becky. Olivia: Cause thats my moms. Me: Becky is your moms??? Nah. Stop playing! Aunt Becky? OK You just look like her. BUT Thats not...your mom. Not aunt Becky. 😂😂😂😂 Olivia: Yeah, thats moms. Me: Prove it Olivia: Heres a few photos and a video Me: Thats Crazzzzzzy! Lmao Me: Ok I will do your hair now 😱😱😱 We laughed alot! Talked about blogging and school. Point blank a cool, dope soul. Hold your head up always! Love and light. 💥💥💥💥 send me my palettes woman! #keepshiningonthemyouareadiamond
The season is upon us! Bridal! 🌸How do you nail the glow up, while appearing effortlessly natural? Check out my feature in @brides I am breaking down all skin tones! We talk powder, cream and which ones are key to nail the look. I am sharing a few of my personal fave products in my arsenal and more. It is a great read! Let me know what you think! Are you glow ready for bridal season? Link in my bio check it out. Thank you for your support 💋💋💋
Better late than never! Shot out to Viggo! Amazing film. Good souls are such a pleasure. We pick up energy (artists) we are touching the crown. It is nice when the energy is centered and has a good vibe. Great soul. This- Humble & human (real person), so patiently allowed me to groom him for filming, even though he is not into the glitz. Has the best vibe. He is refreshing and kind....deserves applause 👏 . @greenbookmovie big win! ⚡️⚡️
Hey I woke up super grateful this morning! Anything that is worth something takes time and patience! SUPER always grateful....but wow! Thank you @theknot for featuring my intuitive beauty company in both the New York and New Jersey spring / summer edition! We are Beauty with a soul! It is all love. We feed off good vibes and give them back to you. The result is 🔥🔥🔥Featuring myself and some of the best artists in NYC.Thank you to our new brides and awesome clients for your ongoing support and love❤️
The beautiful @justinamachado at late night taping with @sethmeyers promoting season #3 of @odaatnetflix in tonight! Justina and I met many years ago and we clicked. We would laugh and talk about the future. I would tell her you are so gonna get a show! She totally did! I am so proud of this woman! Her work, as the bright star of this funny and well written show! If you have not tuned in you should. It is 🔥
At 6 years old. I got my start. I have always been an artist. I would use my mothers makeup on my friends. After school. There was a feeling of joy, when I would paint and create. I liked hair too. The cabbage patch kid doll with the cornsilk hair changed My world. (What was the yarn hair about?) Sometimes, mom would let me do her hair. She would let me do her friends hair. She was my muse. My inspiration. At 14, I started working in a salon. I Never looked back. Even now. There is always color on my hands, stuck in the corners of my nails. My manicures are never perfect. 🤣 I am too busy getting lost in the process. I find myself. Texture and tone are everything. I over analyze and stand back. I flow. I am grateful. I am that I am. All that matters is I love it. ❤️ This is my life.
Details are everything, are they not?
🤩Amazing Energy with Quincy! #grooming a bit. The man is an icon. A true wealth of knowledge. What a guy. Fun being witness, in the making of this awesome documentary. @rashidajones has outdone herself. Side Note: I am tucked away in the corner in awe! This man confirmed it! Age is of no relevance, you are as young as you feel! Thank you Sun! See the film. #legend
When you just made her look like a country music star, fit for the American Music Awards. I put my soul into this one. Wait.... I always do. I am for certain you can express art. You can paint, with your passion. 😃😃😃 She was in tears! Said she only imagined looking this way. What an amazing compliment. Beyond grateful to do this work 😍😍😍😍swipe for the before. No filter, great light! @beauty_tribe waves🤩
Feeling powerful today! 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾You know what they say, pressure makes diamonds. Use the hate from the haters! There is good in EVERYTHING. Forget asking if it is alright to breathe! Gone are the days of needing validation🙌🏾Success has rewards but also means there will be people who do not care for you AND???????Oprah has haters, Barack too! The sun never asks to shine it just does. Shine!!! When you are done scroll through for my bomb ass smoky eye look! 🙋🏾♀️🙋🏾♀️🙋🏾♀️xoxoxox thank you for your like and your love loves!!!
Unedited. @grace_anne_pierce #peeledbackbeauty
#tbt to when America felt great again. The end of a dynasty. I was not ready for it to end.🙋🏾♀️Makeup, grooming and way more. Joe. Such good people. 💥The secret service just watched in fascination while we spoke. We talked about your dad and mine. We sat there and laughed. You told me why you would not run for president, about your passion to end cancer #cancersucks and all about Bo and so much more! I felt proud of America. 👍🏽I got to feel the energy of the Vice President of the United States @joebiden a day I will never forget. #great
💥When your MAGIC wand is a lip brush 🧚🏽♀️🧚🏽♀️🧚🏽♀️🧚🏽♀️🧚🏽♀️
Glam Of Thrones realness. Instagram won’t let me be great and cut off her fab textured hair. 🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️ beauty and pic by me:)
Updo’s are all about strategy.🤓🤓 Haters will say that it is all filters and photo shop 😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣 but nahh 💪🏾 hair and photo by me....
🧚🏽♀️😱😱😱Swipe real quick! Hurry up:)💥for this bridal glow up. She wanted to look sophisticated yet fresh. The whole look felt so very 90’s Envogue to me #millenialkids know what I mean!! photo hair and makeup by Jo! Please note her skin was NOT retouched at all. Only touched by my hands.#portraitphotography
💥💥💥💥If your mind can imagine it, you can create it. Thoughts become things.... #badass#tresspartner #solomonwisebeauty
Day 2 of fashion week. 💪🏾✊🏾Loads of sport print(checkers and orange) also so much leopard. It is a jungle out here. The fashion gets me going!The best part? If you know me, you know I love good, authentic folks! Be you! Everyone else is taken! Usually I pose with clients. I just like J so we talked and took pics! This rule breaking, game changing, face of fashion @miss_jalexander proved years ago, that brand you is the best one. Bet on you. His lovely skin tone and fun personality changed the game! He called me cute! He never misses a New York Fashion Week and is a Staple not to be missed. I love the energy of this pic. More? Ok! Check for footage in my stories 💋💋💋💋
🙋🏾♀️By demand from insta stories here is a close up of me at one of the biggest events of the year (fashion week) wearing zero nada and no foundation. Damn near 40 💥💥💥💥💥#mutha
🧚🏽♀️🧚🏽♀️🧚🏽♀️Close your eyes and make a wish. When you open them you will be adorned as the queen you have always been. 💍👑 Hair, makeup and photo by me.
💪🏾Some people punch a bag, I put my fire 🔥🔥🔥 into my passion. I always forget about the problem, or thing by the time I am done styling. Working on my craft helps me get lost. I did 5 heads yesterday, client asked if my hands hurt. 🤷🏽♀️ so zoned out, I hardly noticed. I am grateful to serve. #ilovewhatido ❤️
A fun scroll 👀👀👀 who this? Before and After + bonus video 🔛💯⚠️↘️↘️↘️
Straight off the plane and on to the set 🙋🏾♀️ 🏅🙌🏾💥We hit it out of the park! Cheers to a successful filming today (grooming) with the super cool @arod and his awesome team! More to come soon:) #gratitude
👑My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. -Maya Angelou 📸 hair and makeup @joannsolomonbeauty
Before and 🔥🔥🔥No filter what so ever.
🙋🏾♀️✊🏾Quite clearly I had ought to be proud. 💯Not to long ago showing our hair was not ever allowed. So right about now... I am! 🔥Rocking each braid! An appropriate CROWN👑👑👑👑 Today we wear a scarf not by force but by choice. 🙌🏾So blessed for the option, to even have a voice, grateful for those came before me. On this Sunday, I acknowledge, reflect and I am in deep gratitude. 🙋🏾♀️ THANK YOU 💥💥💥💥for paving my path. To be free. #malcolmx #rosa #harriet #sojourner #knowyourworth #facts #knowyourpast
👑One of my favorite pieces of work. The connection in the shading and the tones. All very cohesive. What do you guys think? 😘
GOD YES GOD 😇 has a purpose for YOU!!!!Do not get caught up in who does not like you, you have a higher calling. They do not even like themselves. Use your time and only chance to FOCUS on a higher calling. Even physical issues can be dealt with. Your still here. So!!!!!!!Be better. 👏🏾Remember who you are and stay on course, if you fall down, remember you did not fall off. Whether you do stocks, makeup or stay up. The possibilities are endless. 💋 I say this because all you have to do is do more, say less. Go on. 💯#takemebacktuesday