BETTER WITH CHRISTIANA CASELL
Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist Christiana Cassell opens up our ‘Better with’ segment, sharing her story and how she’s been leading a better life during this time.
Hailing from the DMV, Christiana began her foray into the beauty world at the age of 16 when she enrolled in Cosmetology School. Moving to Los Angeles after college, she started working as a make-up artist for MAC cosmetics before making the transition into a full-time freelancer doing makeup for celebrity clients.
When asked how she’s been taking better care of herself during this time, Cassell says “throughout this time, I’ve had a few phases. In the beginning, I was super excited about spending time working on small at-home projects. Now, my focus has shifted to doing things daily that make me feel good, like self-care. Skincare has been more important than ever because I wear a protective mask all day when working. I love Buttah’s Charcoal Detox Mask. It unclogs my pores and pulls out all impurities in my skin. Another great way to flush out impurities and toxins is a good work out, so I’ve started doing High Intensity Training workouts outside.”
Christiana encourages others to “do whatever makes you happy during this time. There’s no right or wrong way.” She has developed a new morning routine which includes no phone first thing in the morning, spending the first 10 minutes of the day in peace and quiet, praying, self-reflection and creating a to-do list to help guide her day. What does resetting mean to her? It means, starting over, adjusting and making changes to improve to become better. “Grow through what you go through” she adds.