Bao Thao is a prestige makeup and lash artist in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Since 2009, she has made the world of makeup artistry her life and finds passion in empowering and helping clients reveal their beauty and confidence. Bao is first generation-born Hmong-American and comes from a large dynamic family of thirteen siblings. Her appreciation of her background extends throughout the importance of representation in the Hmong community, multicultural arts including culinary and linguistics. She loves cooking, music, and getting lost in K-Drama series. Bao is a native to Madison where she continues to reside with her loving husband and adorable son.
Education and Credentials:
In 2018, Bao attended the Aveda Institute in Madison, Wisconsin and received her license as an Aesthetician under the State of Wisconsin. During this same time, she also obtained her 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 professional seminars led by industry leaders, innovators, and global artists like James Vincent, Lori Taylor-Davis, Sam Fine, and Eve Pearl, to name a few. Her attendances at hands-on regional & national master classes include Make Up For Ever with creator, Dany Sanz, herself, and perfecting signature looks with leading brands like Dior, Hourglass, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Smashbox, and Laura Mercier.