Since relocating to New York from California, Janice Kinjo has quickly established herself as a talented and creative makeup artist. Janice is regularly called upon by celebrities for magazine covers and features, advertisements, music videos, fashion, press and red carpets. Some of these clients include: Idris Elba, Drake, Mary J Blige, and Uzo Aduba, Her attention to detail draws forth and enhances specific parts of the face, especially the eyes. Her work is often described as clean and beautiful.
Janice was born in Orange County, California. Her parents are members of Soka Gakkai International (SGI-USA), a Buddhist organization which promotes peace, culture and education for the betterment of the world. Janice was born into the Buddhist practice and credits this integral part of her life in helping shape and nurture her artistic confidence. In high school, her passion for make-up artistry led her to another major influence in her young artistic life: National Geographic Magazine. The magazine showed “how other cultures defined and depicted beauty. It expanded the idea of what beauty actually was and could be.”
She would later receive a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. While a student, she worked in theatre and on student films. Janice moved to New York following her 2003 college graduation. She continues to perfect her artistry and strives for success.