“Love yourself and put yourself first.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take good care of yourself, always!!!!!”
— Brittany Danielle Scacchetti, Mom, Singer, & Esthetician
Some talents are easier to show than to describe. Here is a sampling of Brittany Scacchetti’s.
This was the first time I met Brittany Scacchetti, the makeup artist in this video.
I was not feeling particularly glamorous, beautiful, empowered or confident. In fact, I had just gotten that dreaded monthly visitor, and was feeling bloated, tired, and cranky. To make matters worse, I actually even had broken out. For the first time in years, stress had left me with a giant red reminder smack-dab in the middle of my forehead.
Seriously, this was not how I wanted to roll into on very first (and probably only) modeling gig. Yet, here I was trying to fight through my physical insecurities.
But little did I know, I had met the secret weapon, Brittany Scacchetti.
Brittany Danielle Scacchetti is like the Tinkerbell of makeup application. She flies in with her magical pixie dust, and empowers women one face at a time. I know because she transformed me into a beautiful, confident, empowered woman on a day when I was feeling anything but!
I asked Brittany to share her journey and inspiration with us. I also really wanted to feature a woman whose talents are one-part artist, one-part magician, and 100% a gift to the faces she touches.
Brittany, I know between your newly developing career and family time that you have a tremendous amount on your plate. Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your story with us.
I often think if only I found my passion younger, I would have lived a lifetime with it. I feel like at 27, you have been blessed with that gift. Tell us about it.
To start, I have 3 “professions” that have my heart.
First, being a mother. This is the most important one to me. I always knew I wanted to be a mama first, this was my greatest legacy.
Second, I wanted to sing, it was and still is my special gift. While I don’t use this as often as I’d like to, it has made an impact on my life and opened many opportunities in my path.
Third and final, (I know get on with it, Girl!)…I wanted to be an esthetician. This realization came much later but hindsight, I always knew it was my calling. I was a salon baby, if you don’t know what that is, I spent a majority of my childhood in the salons that my mom worked at.
I was the only child to a single mother. She worked her tail off to provide for me and all of my needs. My mother was a nail technician, she struggled but she was persistent, I spent 18 years coming to a salon “home” with her every day until one day I decided it was where I needed to be as well.
My mom always had issues with acne, I wanted to make her and others feel beautiful. When I started out, I focused on waxing and chemical peels. (I had no intentions of doing makeup at that point). It wasn’t until after I had children that I really delved into makeup artistry.
I loved it. I still do, it made me feel better and helped me deal with postpartum depression. I love seeing what my hands can do for others, it’s healing, it gives hope. It’s not much but it’s my gift, one of many, I was so blessed that I got a second chance to do what I love!
Well, it’s obvious you have found “your gifts”. I am still amazed by how you transformed me. How did you get your start in this field?
When I was growing up I had authority issues, it was so hard for me to listen to anyone or follow directions. I loved people but I needed to be my own boss. Thankfully the beauty business allows you to do just that! I found my niché!!!
I went to a TINY school in Stanly County, North Carolina, which was perfect for me, I was diagnosed with ADHD in the first grade and was medicated since then. I had to have one-on-one attention with schooling. Fortunately, I did my research and found Stanly Community College, a small esthetics school located in a strip mall neighboring a gas station.
It sounds out there, I know, but I found my place and that’s what I needed! There are many ways and classes offered to further education after graduation. Another thing I love about my career choice, I’m always learning something new!
I love how passionate you are about your work. Where does that come from, Brittany?
My mom was a nail technician for 23 years, I’d like to think that’s what sparked my dedication.
She is persistent, she is strong, she taught me everything I know and I appreciate that more than she will ever know. She is my inspiration and that guided me to my career choice, taught me how to treat people and more importantly to love them, each and every one!
I love everything about my career and business, I’m fortunate to say the least. I’m extremely passionate about my work, I’m blessed and I count my blessings accordingly, I’m thankful and lucky that I knew my path as early as I did!
That joy and innate purpose definitely comes across. You are really extremely talented at what you do, Brittany. Your mother must be very proud.
What advice do you have for women searching for this type of passion?
Work hard, devote yourself to what you know and love and don’t waver.
If you feel something is right in your heart, don’t ignore that feeling. People will notice hard work and dedication, and if you aren’t proving yourself to them, prove yourself to yourself!
My Mawmaw always taught me to be the little engine that could, “I think I can, I think I can” to “I knew I could, I knew I could”, and my Pawpaw always taught me that not everything will go your way, you’ve got to just move past it or in his words “sometimes you just gotta eat a lotta crow”.
Every move you make is an experience …good or bad, but try hard and make the most of what you’ve got!
Finally, share an instant source of inspiration, Brittany.
Honestly, Loretta Lynn. She came from nothing she made a life for herself just my speaking up and using her incredible voice. She overcame a music industry ran by men and still made her way to the top.
Women like her, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, have made a path for career women. They were able to vocalize their stories, to me that makes them all the more powerful. It’s not a book expert or song, but it inspires me to be more and it gives hope that even if you’ve come from nothing you can go all the way to the top!
I love it, Brittany. And I loved meeting you, Brittany!! Thank you again.
Brittany’s talents are always on display at Mnemosyne Studio. She has also agreed to offer them at a discounted rate at our Headshot Refresh Day. Join me, Brittany, and photographers Christy Miller, and Ray Evans on Saturday, March 31st for this very special event. Event registration and details are here!
For more information on how to book or contact Brittany, check out her Facebook page.