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Best Face Forward Founders Kara Gomez and Susie Reade

Mother and Daughter- A Little About Us

Susie Reade is a Skin Care, Makeup and Color professional with almost 40 years of experience.  She began as an entrepreneur while still working as a school reading specialist.  She was introduced to, and later became a premier trainer with, Artistry, now the #2 prestige global beauty brand. Married now for 48 years, she has successfully taught business ownership to countless beauty professionals while balancing a family. When she isn’t doing makeup or business training, you’ll find Susie with a crossword puzzle, helping in the community alongside her fellow Red Hat ladies, or telling you about something she learned Dr. Oz (she LOVES him!)!


Kara Reade Gomez followed Susie’s footsteps and has 20+ years of experience/training, being published many times for her skin care guidance and makeup work. The Best Face Forward team, a division of the family business, was inspired by her wedding. She knows first-hand that the bridal experience is completely unlike any other! These girls are her posse… she’ll fight you over them! Building BFF while still working full time in a prior career, she quickly realized her passion of mentoring others. Husband Jo, her biggest cheerleader, proudly knows more about beauty than most men combined, while 20 yr old son Sebastian raised her “street cred” while he was in high school among the teen crowd by asking her do his hair 😉 2 year old son Cruz serves as the Chief Cuddle Officer of BFF (official photo below)! An excessive user of exclamation marks, easy ways to Kara’s heart include anything to do with pandas, her pet bunny Winnie, sushi, slurpees, episodes of the Amazing Race, or Dateline (anyone with a hookup to Keith Morrison will be my new best friend), or a good Redskins game!

Susie and Kara are available upon request for speaking engagements.



Cruz- Chief Cuddle Officer of BFF


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                                 *Photo courtesy of Amanda Hedgepeth Photography