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Jewel Unique

Owner| Esthetician | Master Makeup Artist | Educator 

​  "Jewel Unique" Milliken is an award- winning, certified  Make-Up Artist and Small Business Owner currently based out of Raleigh, NC.

   Born in New Bern, NC, Jewel fell in love with makeup at the age of 11 and would later make it her passion.

  Jewel graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, she was inducted into the Psi Chi National Honor Society of Psychology and became a member of the Delta Chi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. Jewel has studied the art of beauty from the Inside and out. After being self-taught in makeup for 13 years, Jewel pursued her passion in 2010 at Sephora and made what was once a dream into her reality. She attended Sephora University in both New York and San Francisco numerous of times. She is a certified Beauty Expert and was once Sephora University Beauty Class Facilitator in which she was lastly promoted to Sephora Senior Artist. Jewel instructs numerous classes including Beauty Basics 101 and Skin Care Basics to name a few. Jewel is a recent honoree of Who's Who of Raleigh/Durham as well as Perfectly Imperfect Incorporated "Extraordinary Woman". Jewel was featured in Black Raleigh/Durham who who’s magazine and currently In Mind Magazine. Jewel was featured in two different shows within one year as the Master Makeup Artist for Raleigh’s RAW Artist Talent showcase.

   Jewel continues to excel in the field of beauty and skin care, she has obtained her licensure as an Esthetician. She dedicates her time with her private clientele as a Esthetician and freelance makeup artist for Canvas The Makeup Studio, a business she began 10 years ago. Jewel’s Boutique, was a traveling based boutique for jewelry and accessories, Jewel continues to offer ways to enhance the outer beauty of the “ordinary on the way to extraordinary” clientele. Jewel main goal is to keep inspiring. She currently does that with her community service program within her church. Jewel holds the Vice President position of this community based program named “SWAG” Sisters Who Adore GOD. Jewel is also seen as a pillar in the community and has adopted a Highway in Raleigh, NC. Jewel and community volunteers work towards keeping her highway clean and safe.

  In 2018 Jewel became the executive director and President of Artistry of Excellence. Artistry of Excellence is a nonprofit organization that is the voice for the beauty and aesthetic industry. The birth of this vision created an annual awards show to award beauty professional in aesthetic categories.

 The year of 2020 her new venture was built. Lux Studio Suites, luxury studio suites for small esthetics business owner to provided services to their clientele in a sophisticated and luxury culture.

  An international beauty movement is next and if history is the indicator and passion is the motivator, her goal is well within reach.