When you trained in New York, what was the technique or training you found most valuable?
I learn the technique of various Artist for Mac Cosmetics and Kevin Aucoin, which I think was the best make up artist in the world.
In two words, summarize your career to date.
Hard work and dedication.
What is your biggest professional accomplishment?
They are many accomplishments: working for CBS as a stylist for the Tuesday Night Book Club, did the styling for Cashak Magazine, East West Magazine and Desert Living Magazine and my clothing Line AGA Couture is going to be in Los Angeles this summer.
What hair styling product do you use religiously?
I like natural products, I use Aveda.
What are your best makeup application tips?
Always think your face is a canvas and your are the artist blending colors to bring highlights of your beauty. Use the colors the best match your skin color and your eyes.
What is the best hair care advise you can give?
Do not wet your hair in the pool every time you are swimming, the clorine is really bad for the hair. Remember once a week do a hot oil treatment.
What are the hottest colors in makeup right now?
Orange color is the hottest at this time, greens is always good for summer and the gold is hot.
For a woman heading out to the club, what tips could you give her to get a sexy and glamorous look in 10 minutes?
Put your normal foundation, put eyeliner going into the the lashline itself, put some brouncer or blush, line the lips and you are done. That should take about 7 minutes.
What is your favorite trend in styling this summer?
Natural waves for the hair, soft naked make-up, camouflage shorts or skirt and earth tone for the shirt or blouse.
Interviewed on 2006-06-23