MEET BAO

Bao Thao is a certified prestige makeup artist and educator in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Since 2009, she has made beauty and makeup her life and finds passion in empowering and helping clients reveal their beauty and confidence. Bao is first generation Hmong-American and comes from a large dynamic family of thirteen siblings. Her appreciation of her background extends throughout multicultural culinary arts, fashion, and linguistics. She loves cooking as well as singing, with jazz being a preference. Bao makes Madison her home with her loving husband and adorable son.

Education and Credentials:
Bao holds a license as an aesthetician under the state of Wisconsin in addition to a certification as a lash technician. She  continues to expand her artistry and knowledge about the aesthetics of classic and modern makeup in the ever-changing world of beauty. With a passion for skincare as the basis for her artistry, Bao seeks out techniques, latest trends, technology, and the business of beauty through industry educators such as Erica Carr. Her attendances at hands-on master classes include Make Up For Ever with creator, Dany Sanz herself, and perfecting signature looks with leading brands like Dior, Hourglass, Marc Jacobs, Smashbox, and Laura Mercier. Bao is a loyal attendee of The Makeup Show Chicago where she absorbs additional education through seminars led by industry leaders, innovators, and global artists like James Vincent, Lori Taylor-Davis, Sam Fine, and Eve Pearl, to name a few.