our team


Valerie is a makeup artist born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She’s a proud mother of a beautiful and vibrant daughter. She was introduced to the makeup world at 18. Creating a look for each client to embrace their individual beauty is what has driven her love for makeup for the last three years. One of her favorite things about makeup is its power to transform and enhance natural beauty, whether you’re looking for a natural, everyday look or something bold and daring.




“Usually, I’m quiet and on my phone during salon appointments. However, Valerie (makeup) and Diana (hair) were very personable, and we vibed the entire session. I primarily selected Something Ginger due to their incredible work on women of color. I would highly recommend Something Ginger to makeover any women (or men) for special events and will book them again in the future.”