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Celebrity Makeup Artist and Brand Architect “Mimi J” Speaks to a life of Resilience and a Movement

Having over a decade of experience, Mimi J. has built a great reputation in the beauty world and is a well sought-after makeup artist and entrepreneur. She’s worked and been featured on popular television shows on networks such as Bravo, VH1, Oxygen, WeTv, Aspire, and Lifetime; services

celebrity clientele including Angela Simmons and Kenya Moore; and has been published in major publications such as Essence, E! News, and Instyle. As a beauty influencer, Mimi has a social media following of over 50,000 followers and has been a brand ambassador for companies like Colgate, Shea Moisture, and Strength of Nature. She has consulted entrepreneurs and major brands such as Design Essentials and Hype Hair on Social Media/Branding. Mimi is also the owner of the vegan and cruelty free makeup line and artist agency The Glamatory, and is the creator of

- a membership community and subscription box for women entrepreneurs. She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, holding a B.A. degree in Marketing, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and mother of a one.

Photo courtesy of Mimi Johnson

Tell us about yourself? (who are you, where are you from, what do you do, etc.)

Well I’m a Midwest girl turned Georgia peach. Born and raised in Kansas City (Go Chiefs lol ) and moved to Atlanta to attend Clark Atlanta University. What do I do? A LOT of things. First , I’m a mom of an awesome 9 year old who is also autistic. I went from an IT consulting job to HR to becoming a professional makeup artist of 15 years. I now own a cosmetic line and artist agency called The Glamatory. I’m also the founder and COO of Grind Pretty which is a membership community and subscription box that is female founder focused!

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