Hi, I’m Erikka
Being raised in beauty from a young child is intense. I remember looking at other faces and body forms thinking what is wrong with me..? Will I ever be that pretty? Growing up with 2 beautiful sisters and a stunning mother I naturally looked outside of myself to find the feeling or essence of beauty. We sacrifice part of us when we look outside of ourselves to find power. Naturally suffering so much myself with bulimia, anorexia, and extreme body dysmorphia I started striving for recovery of my mind my power.
I wanted to be a guiding light for others to know all is well. You are the creator of your own reality and you can heal your thoughts at any chosen point. You can break old programs and write yourself a new story.
After having studied at Aveda Fredericks Institute Cincinnati, I moved to Austin when I was 19 seeking artistic growth. There I worked at an Aveda salon for 7 years as a Master Cut Specialist and makeup artist. Inspired to broaden my experience I pondered back to why I chose this career.
My Why purpose is I love seeing people, I love showing people their raw natural beauty and I love to praise them for their uniqueness because in the depths of them I see myself and as I watch them heal a little and open up to more I do as well. Photoshoots are breathtaking the feeling is magical allowing someone to take the stage and tell them yes you can love yourself in this space and catch it on camera, to me no better art than the expressions on our faces.
Over time I have come to understand I that I can choose to see more beauty than I do pain in my existence. Cultivating this brings value to my life. I want you to see you as I see you. I want you to let go of your self-judgements and illuminate your Beautiful Truth.