Mikaya D. Warren – a woman of many talents, who holds many titles, is a woman on a mission! As a wife, mother of 4, model, public speaker, image consultant, model development coach and makeup artist, Mikaya has faced many challenges in life and has dealt with her share of obstacles, fear and feelings of low self-worth. From just a young child, Mikaya always displayed a love for all things beauty. She enjoyed styling hair, playing in makeup, and exploring style and fashion!
For the last decade, Mikaya Dionne has been an inspiring, game changing staple in her hometown community- Tallahassee, FL and beyond. Beginning her career as a model at age 12, Mikaya has walked the runway for countless high fashion shows including international designers at New York Fashion Week for 3 consecutive seasons (SS16, FW16, SS17) and designers including world renowned Nino Lettieri, Archana Kocchar, Madeline Stuart and several others. Mikaya is the first model with alopecia to grace the New York Fashion Week stage. Mikaya has posed for countless photographers and has been published in several magazines, books, media, and news outlets. Throughout her career and her history of overcoming trying times with her experience with hair loss, she has since embraced her passion for empowering women to feel and look their best in total confidence.
Mikaya established an organization (My B.A.L.D. Is Beautiful, Inc.) in support and promotion of self-confidence and acceptance among women in the hair loss community. Living with hair loss, her journey to find herself and her confidence, independent of her hair and regardless of society's thoughts, incited a strong passion to help women do the same. Because of the culmination of these career and life experiences, Mikaya is well grounded and possesses an undeniable ability to connect with and empower women in the areas of modeling, beauty, self image and self-presentation. Mikaya is also owner and CEO of Mikaya Dionne Enterprises-a boutique consulting firm offering makeup artistry and education, image consulting, model development and women’s empowerment. In 2018 Mikaya launched Tallahassee first and only black- owned modeling agency representing children and adult women- The Mikaya Dionne Agency. Mikaya Dionne was named Trailblazer of the Year for 2018 by the Oasis Center for Women & Girls in Tallahassee, FL for her outstanding pursuit of passion and commitment to bettering the lives of women and girls in her community. Mikaya also graced the cover for the June - July 2018 issue of Tallahassee Woman Magazine where she shared her story of 'A Miracle Centered Vision'. Read it here
Mikaya's primary objective is for women to achieve GLAMBITION- a phrase she coined which means- ‘the ability to glamorously walk in complete confidence; having a strong determination to do, be and become’. She helps women and girls gain, restore, and maintain confidence while refining their image for successful self-presentation in any environment; further advancing Mikaya’s mission. Mikaya achieves that mission through her work as a beauty consultant providing makeup artistry and instruction, image enhancement, wardrobe styling, personal and professional development and empowerment for women and girls. She has traveled the country sharing her testimony and message of confidence with various youth groups, schools, and women’s empowerment events. Wherever Mikaya goes, her message remains one of positivity and inspiration. Mikaya hopes her life will continue to be an encouragement to all women to do, to be and become in ANY circumstance.
Central Florida Regional Artist
Christian Gonzalez- born in Puerto Rico, now residing in Central Florida began his journey with beauty at a very young age. Since his youth he recognized a passion for beauty and searched for his specific outlet, when he discovered a love for skin and makeup in 2017. Christian began exploring and practicing makeup looks and began working in cosmetic retail at Sephora. During his tenure at Sephora, he’s been formally trained with industry leading brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Dior, Lancome, etc. In February 2021, Christian completed requirements to become a licensed Skin Care Specialist/Esthetician at Ridge Technical College. Because of his extensive experience, training and overall passion, Christian is known in his area as the expert in makeup applications, brow waxing, facial treatments and product recommendations for healthy, balanced skin. We are so elated to welcome him to the Mikaya Dionne Enterprises team as the Central Florida Regional Artist and look forward to growing exponentially with him!