Beauty was always a passion but never a profession for Ann until she decided to do the unthinkable – ignore her Ivy League business school education and abandon a 6 figure, corporate consulting career to enroll in Beauty School. Her goal was to learn everything she could about the beauty business from the ground up and to share that knowledge with the world. While training at Paul Mitchell in Orange County, California, Ann discovered she had a flair for makeup artistry and soon began styling photo shoots, weddings, and fashion shows and in 2007 she opened Beauty Heaven, a high end, full service salon in Orange County, California.
While running Beauty Heaven, Ann began to share her knowledge as a beauty insider by penning articles for magazines and creating her own beauty blog called Beauty Daze. She soon lent her fresh perspective to television with appearances on E!, TMZ, TLC and CBS. Ann stars on TLC’s Wedding Day Makeover where she teaches makeup phobic brides-to-be about beauty and helps them find their ideal wedding day look. She also appears on The Melissa & Tye Show on TMC. Ann continues to contribute her beauty expertise to magazines, newspapers and makes frequent appearances on LA Live radio as a guest host on Chilin with Jen. Ann is working on a book about her real life (and often hilarious) experiences in beauty school.
Ann has an MBA from Columbia University and is a licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist.