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Hidden Gems: Meet Janel Link of House of Jan Makeup Artistry

Today we’d like to introduce you to Janel Link. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Janel Zhanè is a Makeup Artist based in the Columbus, Ohio, area. Jan’s journey with makeup began in the winter of 2015 when her mother bought her first eyeshadow palette for Christmas, and the rest was history. Her schooling on makeup began independently by self-teaching and exploration.  After gaining expertise on her own for several years, she eventually went on to grow her expertise with MAC Cosmetics. Helping others grow their cosmetic comfortability has always been a passion of hers, and she continues to do that through workshops and 1 on 1 classes with House of Jan Makeup Artistry. Janel enjoys bringing out the confidence in her clients by providing makeup artistry that enhances the beauty that already resides within them. She specializes in Natural Glam, Soft Glam, and Bridal Makeup. House of Jan Makeup Artistry strives to provide an experience so comforting you feel at home. Visit to keep up Janel Zhanè’s current explorations. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Finding the courage to step out of faith to pursue my passion as a full-time career was very difficult. I had to dig deep to finally see the confidence in my own work that others had already seen in me. Establishing my own individual style was also very difficult. Trends are constantly evolving in the industry. Change is what runs the beauty community. Finding my own niche that was different from others but also relevant to the current styles of today took some time to figure out, but it was well worth the wait of determining what made my own lane. 

As you know, we’re big fans of House of Jan Makeup Artistry. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about the brand?
House of Jan Makeup Artistry is dedicated to empowering the beauty community on all levels. 3 different glam services are offered for all preferred tiers of makeup. Natural Glam, Soft Glam, and Full Glam are key services offered to satisfy any preference of makeup. House of Jan also specializes in Bridal Makeup; making brides feel at ease and elevating their beauty to feel their most beautiful when they say, “I Do.” Makeup Artistry for Brides and any bridal party member, HOJ can accommodate a bridal party of any size. House of Jan offers teaching experiences to expand knowledge of makeup on all levels to help everyone feel more comfortable with cosmetics. In addition to traditional makeup classes for personal or professional use, a shopping spree experience is also available. Receive personal assistance to build your glam kit in person at the store of your choice to help direct you to what makeup items would be best the best fit for your personal use. Contributing to educating to all stages of makeup artistry and encouraging creativity beyond any standards is a large priority for House of Jan Makeup Artistry. Providing services so comforting that you feel at home. 

If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?
Prioritizing the comfort of the client is really important to me. Getting a beauty service done can be a very vulnerable experience for some. I want all my clients to feel as comfortable as possible while trusting me to carry out their beauty desires on their personal canvas. Listening to clients wants to make them feel at home while in my chair and their most confident when they leave it. 

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Nia Renee
Caroline Lohrey

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