Miyako Marie Johnson is a California native groomer/hairstylist/makeup artist, with over 20 years in the beauty industry, who had her sights on the big city of New York.
Bartender turned groomer in the 90’s, Miyako started her career working on rap videos when she connected with a top New York photo editor that helped her become a highly requested groomer. Miyako then took her talent to Paris working on stage plays in the Pigalle district. When she returned to NYC she received the opportunity to work as a freelance artist for M.A.C. cosmetics, becoming a top artist with the brand. She was hired to be a part of M.A.C. special events team working for Cirque du Soleil, NYFW, Pussy Cat Dolls and H&M.
After 5 years of working on the M.A.C. team she decided to go back on the road traveling throughout the Caribbean as the head makeup artist for Pulse’s Caribbean fashion week. Miyako took her beauty work to new heights when she became the Beauty Editor of CFA Award winning SHE Caribbean Magazine, she also gained the 2009 Best Make Up Award from Caribbean Fashion Awards.
In 2016 Miyako became a licensed cosmetologist studying hairstyling techniques at L’Oréal Carsten Institute of Cosmetology.
Currently Miyako resides in New York, working on editorial and commercial sets.
Her celebrity clientele includes: Trevor Jackson, Lil Pump, Angela Lewis, Yuna, Chance The Rapper, Stephan James, FKA twigs, Shaun Robinson, Amber Riley, Issa Rae, Miguel, Usher, Common, Faith Evans, Eve, Mashonda, Danny Aiello, Raphael Saadiq, Vanessa Williams, Kelly Preston, Carmen Electra, Pussycat Dolls, Nana Boateng, Quincy Jones, The Roots, J Davey, Ellie Goulding, Jake Troth, Future, Big Sean, Band Of Skulls, Candice Matthews, Harriette Cole, Eve Ensler and Frenchie Davis to name a few.
You can visit her personal website HERE