My name is Ali Lanning, & I am the Founder & Principal Artist of Beauty by Ali. I took interest in hair & makeup at a very young age. I did many of the other girl's buns in ballet class, did my fellow drill team member's hair & makeup for performances & competitions, & face painted as a hobby. I later moved on to help with the Annual Charity Stage Production, Night Court, where I did Hair, Makeup, Lashes, & Costume/SpecialFX Makeup for the cast which was an especially fun learning experience that I will always cherish. In late 2007, I was very lucky to be introduced to Tree Vaello, a well-known Houston Artist, who has taught me so much & whom I love to death. She inspires me constantly. I spent a couple of years working closely with & learning from Tree which allowed me to discover my own talents. At that point, I had enough knowledge to start taking jobs on my own from weddings to runway shows to fashion & glamour shoots & TV appearances. My work can be seen on CNN & HLN & in local magazines such as PaperCity, Bellaire Buzz, 002, First Class Houston, etc. I love very much what I do & learn more with each new experience, continuously expanding my knowledge, love, & craft.
So many things & people inspire me. Houston definitely has some truly amazing Hair & Makeup artists, & they all inspire me as well as colors, patterns, prints, & fashion. The list goes on & on.
So excited to meet other artists of various trades & gain more experience & exposure! Thanks, RAW!
My family definitely makes my world go round. My husband & daughter are the lights of my life, & we love going on bike rides together, going to the farmer's market, & spending time with our goofy animals. <3