At a young age, Mercedes found joy in various forms of art, including the cello, chorus, writing poetry and art classes. From her early interest in fine arts, her love has now transformed to everything hair and makeup! She enjoys the challenge of jumping into a competitive trade and succeeding past her peers. Her ever growing evolution through self and creative exploration is fed by learning the latest techniques, pushing through every failure and feeling the reassurance in every “ah ha” moment. She has developed her skills by studying every fashion magazine, assisting on commercials, films and editorial shoots while also freelancing for Tom Ford, Anastasia Beverly Hills and spending tireless hours putting her studies to practice. Mercedes is extremely proficient on set and strives to help create a calm and optimistic atmosphere. She specializes in commercial and editorial beauty with experience in film and television. She has worked w clients such as Sears, Nike and Matilda Jane.