Bio



Ja'Ya is an accomplished and creative makeup artist with experience in all aspects of media makeup: fashion, video and print.

Jaya Jstar is an accomplished and creative makeup artist with experience in all aspects of media makeup: fashion, video and print. 

Jaya’s career in the beauty industry began over 8 years ago when she was booked to model in a fashion show and the makeup artist called out.  With only her experience in experimenting with makeup at home with family and friends, Jaya sprang into action and covered as the makeup artist for the entire fashion show.   Jaya did a wonderful job and received a call back to do makeup for a hair magazine.

She was later asked to do a fashion show and the makeup for a work program for recovering drug users. The experience was life changing.  One of the women turned to Jaya cried and said Jaya had changed her life, and she wanted to be clean and get her kids back. It touched Jaya so much that she knew this was the thing God had called for her to do. This is also when Jaya discovered she had a natural talent in makeup artistry. 

Jaya’s diverse background and experience creates a unique style accredited only to her and her artistic talent. She has the innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of her subject, no matter the gender, ethnicity or character portrayal. She has worked with a variety of talents such as Recording Artist and R&B Diva TV Show  Lil Mo, Kelly Price, Chante Moore, Claudette Otiz, and Dawn Robeson, Rap Artist Waka Flocka, Dawn Richards from Dirty Money, Yandy Smith from Love & Hip Hop, Recording Artists from SWV, R&B Group Pretty Rickey and H-Town, Tasha Smith from Typer Perry’s “Why did I get Married”, Chrystale Wilson from “The Players Club”, Television Networks such as BET, TVOne, MTV, WETV, ABC and the list goes on.

Jaya is available to travel on location, and welcomes you to view a portfolio of some of her work.  Whether her responsibilities take her on location to a motion picture set, television studio, video session or to a photographic makeup shoot for a catalogue, Jaya displays her mastery for creating the right look, a "flawless on film" look, whether by artistry techniques, beautiful skin tones, breath-taking shading or coordinating exquisite colors always with the needs, goals and objective of the project foremost in her presentation.

As a professional makeup artist, Jaya is able to create the look you desire whether it's a natural, fresh look with “barely-there” makeup or a more classic, sophisticated look as well as glamorous, bold or trendy!