Mission Plus Bio Statement
A passionate and motivated individual, Candace Matsuda has dedicated her life and career to beauty. Breaking into the industry at the age of 21, Candace began working as a freelance make-up artist for Clinique. She has since travelled the globe, training with world renowned celebrity make-up artists, both perfecting her art and building a diverse portfolio. With clients ranging from bridal groups, models, nationally recognized magazines, celebrities, Olympic athletes, television shows and motion pictures, Candace’s portfolio reflects her extensive experience.
Suffering hardships as a child, Candace came from a difficult and poverty-stricken background, with limited opportunities. To escape the daily hardships of family life, Candace would distract herself by becoming engrossed in the pages of magazines, such as Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle, here her passion for beauty was formed. Eager to gain skills in beauty, Candace went onto become a certified MAC make-up artist and graduate of The Makeup Artist Workshop, in addition to becoming a Licensed Esthetician. Alongside her make-up career and travelling the world, Candace has also established and successfully runs her own bridal business, Style Squad and Day Spa, Define Skin Care and Esthetics.
More recently, Candace has become the Co-founder and President of a new Beauty Institute, something she is incredibly passionate about. This institute is aimed at transitioning young girls, minorities, immigrants and women into the corporate world, providing them a flexible career and allowing them to maintain a healthy work and family life balance, design their own ideal career path and choose the area they wish to specialize in, in addition to providing limitless income earning potential.
Family-orientated, Candance is the proud mother of three children, Christopher, Ava and Juliet.