Stephanie Martinez was born and raised in Wilmington, CA. She started in the industry as a makeup artist in 2003. Her passion for the beauty industry led her to Paul Mitchell The School (PMTS) in Costa Mesa. Her skills and work ethic were quickly noticed. Photo shoots and runway became weekly jobs while finishing cosmetology school and receiving her license in 2009. She immediately became “Hair and Makeup Department Head” for L.A. Fashion Week’s premiere show “Fashion Minga” for the next four years. At the same time she went on to work at the prestigious Spa Gaucin at the St. Regis in Monarch Beach as “Lead Make Up Artist, Hair Stylist, and Men’s Groomer.” Shortly after she opened her own salon “Bombshell by Stephanie M.” Stephanie then realized how much her passion had grown for men’s grooming and she headed back to Paul Mitchell The School for her crossover barber license. Her male clientele started to grow quickly by incorporating barbering skills with a cosmo’s style and finish. It wasn’t long before Paul Mitchell the School added this triple threat to their elite team of educators in 2016. Along the way, Stephanie has had the chance to work with renowned educators and photographers. Her work has been published with Paul Mitchell Systems, Brides Magazine, Neutrogena, and countless swimwear campaigns. Stephanie believes that her continued education has given her amazing opportunities. Stephanie loves to give back to our industry by sharing her experiences, knowledge, and skills to others.