For almost 3 years, Laqutia aka Lala Martin has been painting famous faces across the globe. After living across the States, she decided to set up shop in Washington DC. Her work has graced the covers of magazines, runways, television & Hollywood red carpets.

As a child, Laqutia was often in trouble for sneaking into her grandmother’s fancy make-up case. In return for being good, her grandmother would reward her with a lipstick. This, soon, sparked a passion that would stay with her forever.

After obtaining her degree at UDC University College in Washington DC , Laqutia decided to become a Realtor and later in 2010 follow her other passion, makeup. She started in at home freelancing and finally making her way to CoCo La Rue Beauty Studio. Determined and diligent, she quickly worked her way up the corporate ladder at CoCo La Rue Enterprise LLC, becoming a young executive in the very competitive beauty industry.

Working at CoCo La Rue Beauty Studio gave her many opportunities. While accompanying her makeup career she was working on a photo shoot, she met world-renowned, celebrity make-up artist, Sam Fine. Meeting Sam sparked nostalgic memories and she soon fell in love with make-up all over, again. Laqutia immediately decided to work as a part time Realtor to dedicate time to persue her makeup career.

Despite the hype, her down-to-earth attitude keeps people coming back for more. Laqutia Martin is truly devoted to her clientele, and offers her services in the DC metro area, by appointment only.