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Meet the Artist

Thank you for visiting LaKesha’s Inspiring Looks!


I am LaKesha D. Bankston-Glover, a freelance makeup artist based in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. My love for all things makeup began with my grandmother and playing in her lipsticks…without her knowing!


I began my professional journey in makeup in 2002, as a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.  I loved the immense education I received about skincare and makeup, and loved sharing that knowledge with my clients. My personal turning point occurred when I was invited to service ladies at a Battered Women’s Shelter. Spending a day enhancing their outer beauty, I was blessed to help them unlock their inner beauty! This experience motivated me to vigorously pursue my passion to become a Makeup Artist.


In 2012, I stepped out on faith and received my Makeup Artist Certification from Bennett Career Institute (BCI) in Washington, DC; learning from Master Teachers like:  Reggie Wells, Frederick Sanders, and Danessa Myricks.  Soon after receiving my certification, LaKesha’s Inspiring Looks was born.


LaKesha’s Inspiring Looks provides professional makeup services to clients for every occasion. Whether you’re a Model on a Fashion or Editorial shoot, Corporate Executive putting your best face forward for a Professional Headshot, a Bride planning a wedding, an excited Teen attending Prom or a Family capturing precious moment LaKesha’s Inspiring Looks is ready to enhance.


My favorite quote from Zig Ziglar says, “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want”.   Through providing quality makeup services LaKesha’s Inspiring Looks is poised to help clients unlock their inner treasure—Inspiring You to BeYouty™!


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Photography: John Wardell; Makeup/Wardrobe: LaKesha D.  Bankston-Glover

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