To inspire self-expression and celebrate individuality and creativity through the power of makeup artistry
THE AFTERGLOW EXPERIENCE
AfterGlow Makeup Studio is committed to the art of beauty to express it outward for the world to see. We believe the highest level of inner beauty is from the soul through self-love and self-care.
Our Glow Artists are certified professionals that will enhance your natural beauty specializing in services such as makeup, eyelash extensions, express facials, skincare consultations, powder brows, waxing, and more.. in a relaxing, luxurious studio located in the West End area of Atlanta. Known as a “diamond in the rough", AFTERGLOW offers so much more than beauty services, we strive to connect with our clients on a personal level by giving personal attention to each person that walks in our doors.
At AFTERGLOW Makeup Studio, we use only the finest products on the market, practice strict sanitation procedures and are highly skilled, licensed professionals. The combination of our expert training and superior products will show in the longevity of your new look
AfterGlow Makeup Studio was founded by two female bosses, Elisia Statham aka G.Eye Jane and Shae Meshelle Williams who are former coworkers, and decided to teamed up to start their own studio. They saw a need for a place where makeup artists could come to develop their skills while building clientele and making money. They also saw a demand for skincare and makeup services in the West End of Atlanta. So as a response to those needs Afterglow Makeup Studio was born.
At Afterglow, we want to empower women to care for and accentuate their natural beauty by helping you reach your highest level of confidence by making you comfortable in your own skin and in your own way. Our natural line of makeup is organic and cruelty-free. Our products and services are tailored to meet our customers’ skin type and makeup preference. We have created our signature “AfterGlow Kit” to help you shine and “Glow” brightly as the star you already are. Each client is a “Boss Babe” and we look forward to serving as your beauty specialists!
Greetings! I’m Elisia Statham better known as “G. Eye Jane”, and I am one of the owners of Afterglow Makeup Studio. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website to learn more about our journey to the afterglow of success.
Becoming a business owner is the manifestation of a dream that I’ve had since childhood. While I faced many challenges growing up in Dekalb county, like moving around from one family member’s home to another, I always kept the dream of operating my own salon tucked deep within my heart. I was inspired by my Aunt Moxie who was a successful stylist. I credit her with introducing me to the world of cosmetology. Moreover, as a young girl, I admired how she was her own boss and was able to take care of her family while being able to set her own work schedule. Most importantly, her work enabled her to help women feel special and more beautiful.
My road to entrepreneurship wasn’t easy. Broken and bruised, I had to take many detours. I ended up dropping out of high school, having a child at 16 years old, and most harrowing, endured an abusive relationship with my son’s father that painfully lasted too long.
The good news is that with faith and determination, I returned to high school and graduated with awards and recognition from Alonzo Crim High School when I was 19 years old. In fact, I was the oldest student in my class. I want other women to know that my life is proof that when you don’t give up, persevere and work hard your dreams can come true. I have learned through my experiences that all pain has a purpose. Everything I went through, even my time working at Walmart helped me to get where I am today.
I live by the following mantra: “Ready. Shoot. Aim.” Getting ready involves visualization. Before I move towards my goals, I allow myself to imagine how I want the outcomes to be. The shoot is all about execution and moving toward my goals no matter what my circumstances feel and look like. When I am, I have a moment of introspection and think about how I can improve and do things better. I look forward to serving you soon.
- G. Eye Jane
Shae Meshelle is a published professional makeup artist, licensed aesthetician, and nail technician with over 15 years of experience in the makeup and beauty industry.
Shae began her journey from humble beginnings in a single-parent household. She's the eldest of 3 siblings and a military family where discipline and focus was breed into the foundation of her work ethic. At a young age, Shae was always fascinated with makeup and skincare as her single mother who had an entrepreneurial spirit and wanted to teach her daughter to build a business by becoming an entrepreneur in her own right. She started selling candy out of her house to the neighborhood kids. Over the years Shae’s mother nurtured her natural talents by getting her first nail kit at the age of 12 and quickly took to doing everyone's nails in the neighborhood. Shae’s house was known and the nail and candy house on the block.
This is where Shae Meshelle’s career journey begins in Sacramento California. After graduating high school Shae jumped right into Sacramento City College and completed the nail technician program in 2004. At the age of 18, Shae had a mobile spa business and decided to go to school for Makeup and Esthetics at the renowned Federico Beauty Institute in Sacramento CA. Shae graduated at the top of her class and was officially a Licensed Aesthetician.
As her career evolved Shae became the Lead Aesthetician at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, CA at the age of 21. Performing luxury services such as advanced facial treatments, body wraps, makeup, manicures, and pedicures for celebrities and guests. Shae later had the amazing opportunity to get exclusive makeup training assisting celebrity makeup artist Debra Macki and had a first-hand experience in editorial makeup shoots to slaying looks on numerous fashion shows including Sac Fashion Week, San Francisco Fashion Week, and Sacramento’s Hair and Fashion Battle to name a few.
After building her esthetics career in the spa industry Shae continued to freelance doing work throughout northern California and Bay Area doing makeup for weddings, special events, and makeover segments for Emmy Award-winning show Good Day Sacramento on CW13 News as the “Makeup Medic.”
Shae now resides in Atlanta building a brand with her business partner called “Afterglow Makeup Studio”
“Every makeup application is an opportunity to create a visual masterpiece.”
I look forward to helping you with your skincare goals so we can perfect your beautiful canvas. - Shae Meshelle