Yari is a proud Philadelphia native and licensed cosmetologist. As a little girl, she always loved playing with makeup and hair. Yari was born with an artist's eye and was very creative as a child, and that talent naturally enticed her to pursue a career in the beauty industry.
Yari has owned and operated a salon and managed a store for the nation's largest beauty products and spa retail chain, which inspired her to step out on her own company Y Chic Cosmetics.
Relying on the inspiration of iconic makeup artist Sam Fine, Yari uses her beauty aptitude to create subtle enhancements and complete transformations for women of multiple ethnicities and ages.
Being far more than a one-dimensional makeup artist, Yari has successfully worked over 20 years, both nationally and internationally, with various mediums of makeup on an array of projects, including photo shoots, video, fashion, red carpet, theatre, and television. Whether doing makeup for the celebrity cast of a blockbuster play. Yari consistently displays a high level of creativity and professionalism. Her endearing personality makes her artistry chair a hot spot on sets, since she possesses an uncanny ability to connect with people, put them at ease, and extract and illuminate their beauty.
While Yari is adept at applying all aspects of facial makeup, she is often complimented on her keen attentiveness to eyes. Like a renowned master painter, Yari concentrates on minutiae around the eyes to create captivating facial narratives with makeup that best accentuate her clients' natural beauty.
Yari fondly recalls honing her talent on her mother who warned her that she probably would not earn many tips from customers if she continued to be heavy-handed. Clearly, the maternal, loving criticism resonated with Yari, who has crafted a fruitful entrepreneurial beauty career. Yari is very grateful for the opportunities she has been granted and is proud of her achievements. She envisions stretching and growing professionally into mainstream television and movies.