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Susie Reade is a Skin Care, Makeup and Color professional with 30+ years of experience.  She began, with her husband Martin, as an entrepreneur while still working as a middle school reading specialist. Through that opportunity, she was introduced to, and later became a premier trainer with, Artistry, now the #2 prestige global beauty brand. Married now for almost 45 years, she has successfully taught business ownership to beauty professionals while balancing a family. When she isn’t doing a crossword puzzle, helping in the community alongside her fellow Red Hat ladies, catching up on some CBS Drama (haha!!), it’s likely she’s telling you about something she learned Dr. Oz (she LOVES him!) that can help you, or pulling articles of interest for the people she cares about from Good Housekeeping (newest migraine remedies, anyone?!)!


Kara Reade Gomez followed along in Susie’s footsteps and has 15+ years of experience/training, being published many times for her skin care guidance and makeup work. The Best Face Forward team concept was inspired by her wedding and she knows first-hand that the bridal experience (however fun, crazy, stressful… the list goes on) is completely unlike any other! These girls are her posse… she’ll fight you over them! Married now for 6 years, she found her passion in mentoring creative Artists to expand their opportunities and business knowledge within the luxury Beauty industry. Her Husband Jo is thankfully her biggest cheerleader and proudly knows more about skin care, makeup and hair than most men combined. Her 17 yr old son Sebastian has recently raised her “street cred” among the teen crowd by asking her do his hair 😉 She’s an excessive user of exclamation marks! Easy ways to her heart include anything to do with pandas, her pet bunny Winnie, sushi, slurpees and combos as an excuse to celebrate any occasion, episodes of the Bachelor (who’s #teamnick?), 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 also available upon request for speaking engagements.

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                                 *Photo courtesy of Amanda Hedgepeth Photography