Lerin has been working in the industry as an artist for over 9 years. Her interest in makeup began innocently when she landed a part time job in a department store. After somehow ending up in the makeup department, she soon developed a love for all things makeup. She decided to further her education by receiving her certification as a makeup artist from London Eyes Makeup Academy.
Soon thereafter she began working as a makeup artist at the prestigious Mario Tricoci Salon in Orland Park, where she went by the alias Alana--it's a long story:-) After working there for several years, she moved on from the salon and worked with several beauty prestige brands--Lancome, Maybelline, & MAC to name a few. In time, Lerin decided to branch out on her own and established Beauty by Alana Makeup Artistry, which is now known as Lerin Johnson Makeup Artistry.
Since then, she has had the opportunity to work on just about every kind of project--from weddings, commercial, corporate, editorial, TV & film. She has worked on several short films and pilots. Though she enjoys working in a variety of settings--bridal seems to be her major calling. Her passion for giving her brides the most amazing experience ever, has led her to the formation of the Bridal by Lerin Hair & Makeup Artistry team. Lerin, as lead artist, has assembled a fantastic group of makeup artists and hairstylists that can accommodate parties of any size.