Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Alana’s passion for makeup developed as a child. Every morning she would watch with fascination and mindfulness as her mother eased through a lofty beauty regimen to prepare for the day. Alana's love of makeup and beauty multiplied over the years, as did her sources of inspiration. Though formally educated at Hampton University, Alana honed her beauty craft working with major makeup brand MAC Cosmetics, and by assisting makeup extraordinaire, Sir John Barnett. Alana is steadily emerging as a sought after makeup artist.

Alana's dedication has resulted in an impressive resume. She has worked closely with clients such as the Baltimore Raven Cheerleaders, Jones New York, Paper Magazine, and media personality Vanessa Simmons just to name a few, and she is a fixture backstage at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (presentations for Tracy Reese, Adidas NEO, Bellami Hair, Carlos Campos, Francesca Liberatore, LaQuan Smith, Trias, Alexander Beradi, Dan Liu, and Adrienne Landau). 

Alana’s vision and ambition continues to drive her desire to improve her craft and elevate her artistry. She takes immense pride in her attention-to-detail, and is continuously expanding her perspective through education and training, and by traveling the globe in search of unconventional expressions of beauty.

Alana spends her time between Washington, DC, New York, and Los Angeles. She is available for travel nationally and internationally.