Christy Ponte
Makeup Artist / Cosmetologist / Artist

04/13 11/14 Cosmetology License, Paul Mitchell the School Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
07/05 12/06 Associates Applied Sciences / Digital Animation, Living Arts College - Raleigh, NC 27614

06/17 Present      Sales Coordinator, Urban Decay Cosmetics Raleigh, NC
Managing Raleigh Crabtree Belk and Friendly Greensboro Belk Account including: Hiring and Training, Event Planning, Employee Performance Appraisals, Disciplinary Actions, Coaching Counter Managers, Maintaining strong business relationships with Belk Management, and pushing teams to reach and exceed sales goals.
Managing two Selling Specialists of which I am their direct report including: Scheduling, Hiring, Training, Performance Appraisals, and Coaching to meet and exceed sales goals.
Responsible for servicing the following Ulta Accounts: Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Jacksonville, Wilmington, Morehead, Burlington, Winston Salem. This includes: Traveling to each location for sales support, Event Planning and execution, Cluster Trainings, Maintaining strong business relationships with Ulta management.

04/15 - Present      Counter Manager, Urban Decay Raleigh, NC
Efficient scheduling of Beauty Artists.
Conduct weekly action plans to coach Beauty Artists on sales performance, behavior, and artistry.
Maintain communication and healthy relationship with Belk management.
Plan and successfully execute Corporate and store planned events.
All Beauty Artist expectations listed below are included in this position.

05/13 - 04/15      Beauty Artist, Urban Decay Raleigh, NC
Demonstrate and applying product selling techniques to achieve a daily personal sales goal.
Pulling clients and booking appointments for events and teaching artistry classes.
Maintaining a clientele log and referring to it to meet client expectations.
Upholding cleanliness and maintenance of counter including register count down, executing fixture updates.

09/07 - 05/14      Color Expert/ Color Lead/ Beauty Studio Captain, Sephora Raleigh, NC
Consultations, product demonstrations, corrected inventory assortment quantities.
Planned and executed contests and events, maintaining brand cleanliness and register operation.
Photo shoot and fashion show key artist. Beauty Studio Captain tracked consultations, booked appointments.
Managed cast member time with clients and coaches to essential selling behaviors.
Created and delivered weekly touch bases for team building, sales focus and behavioral focus.

12/06 - Present      Freelance Artist, Self Employed Offsite
Makeup Artistry, Hair Styling, Digital Painting, Oil Painting and Illustation for various clients.

05/06 12/06      Sales Specialist, Bebe Clothing Store Raleigh, NC
Customer service, cashier, store maintenance, reaching sales goal commission. Set up floor sets.

11/05 05/06      Assistant Manager, Suncoast Motion Picture Company Raleigh, NC
Managed schedules, store maintenance, customer service, and merchandising.

08/02 06/04      Cosmetic Consultant, JC Penney Fayetteville, NC
Client makeup application, cashier, area maintenance, and customer service.

Paul Mitchell the School Raleigh - Acknowledgements:
Caper 2015 Las Vegas Attendee and Platform Artist
Graduated with Cutting honors 2014
Phase 2 promotion 800 - 1500 hours
Caper 2014 Las Vegas Attendee

Sephora - Acknowledgements
CMA Certified - Raleigh, NC
Color Encore - New York, NY
SOS Training (Science of Sephora) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Brand Training:
Alterna, Anastasia, Bare Escentials, Benefit, Bite Beauty, Bliss, Boscia, Bumble & Bumble
Caudalie, Cargo, Christian Dior, Fekkai, Fresh, Guerlain, Jack Black
Kat Von D, Kinerase, Lancome, Laura Mercier, Lorac, Make Up Forever, Marc Jacobs
Murad, Nars, Ole Henriksen, Perricone, Philosophy, PTR, Shiseido
Smashbox, Stila, Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay, YSL

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