Cristel Barrett is the face behind @Serenity.Makeup, a personal blog on Instagram where she visually showcases her love for her family, nature, art, makeup, and all things beauty! She started her professional journey as a freelance makeup artist training with prestigious brands like Dior, Estee Lauders and MAC Cosmetics. Freelancing allowed Cristel the flexibility and opportunity to pursue her dreams while also being a new parent and juggling new responsibilities. She enrolled into Paul Mitchell Schools for cosmetology and later received her Associates of Arts from the Art Institute of Atlanta for design.
Being a second-generation American, as a young girl she saw her parent’s hardships as immigrants who had just immigrated from Nicaragua to America. She was inspired by her parent’s determination to become successful and provide for their family in a country that was full of dreams. From a young age, she knew she wanted to leave her glittery footprint in the beauty industry and after much soul searching, discovered her passion for nail design. That’s how Jade Luxe Nails was created, her goal is to remind and inspire others to love and believe in themselves, a simple manicure and loving gesture can change your whole outlook on life.
Outside of work, Cristel loves to travel and spend time with her husband, daughter and fur baby. She was born and raised in Miami-Dade, later moved and lived in Atlanta, Georgia for 13 years before relocating with her family to Orlando, Florida where they currently live now. She loves Disney, reading Harry Potter and 80s music.