Joy A. Johnson was inspired by the natural and inner beauty of her late mother, who happened to be a vibrant and innovative fashion model. Early on, Joy developed an earned passion for the artistry of beauty and makeup; and it’s led her down an exciting and fast-paced path to pursue her place in the beauty industry.
Joy’s natural sense of style and keen business sense resulted in her establishing Faces of Joy Makeup Artistry in 2008, which expanded in 2010 with the addition of her companion company, Nails of Joy. Recently she has combined the two to create Nails & Faces of Joy.
Professionally trained at Bennett Career Institute in Washington, D.C., Joy had the privilege to study under many of the industry’s best. She enjoys sharing her artistic knowledge through teaching other artists as well as consumers about the art of makeup, lashes and the world of beauty. Joy knows and appreciates the value of education as well as the positive change it can bring about. That is why she stands by her motto, “There is nothing more powerful than a talented and educated beauty professional.”
Joy’s creations have been featured on various fashion runways, including the prestigious runways of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and graced the pages of publications such as Good Housekeeping, Ebony, and Nail Pro Magazines. She has also participated in numerous events for Lancôme, Nars and Cover Girl Cosmetics. Her makeup brushes have graced the faces of the cast of Vagina Monologues and her nail brushes have polished numerous nails for music videos.
Currently, Joy serves as an International Educator for American International Industries for such brands as Ardell Lashes, China Glaze Nail Lacquer—a Freelance Makeup/Nail Stylist for CKone, Lancôme and Nars Cosmetics. She's also the owner/operator of Nails & Faces of Joy STUDIO in Waldorf, MD, and most recently Lashes of Joy Consulting Firm, which assists and trains salon owners and their staff in creating and/or refining a lash department within their business.
Joy is based out of Washington, D.C., but is available on location.