Sometimes the challenges we face in life can turn out to be some of life's best blessings. From the age of 12 to my early twenties, I suffered from cystic acne and within that time, my psoriasis also began to show. I hid myself in my art as the colors and dimensions I created in that world kept me at peace. I discovered how much I enjoyed creating makeup looks. I also became very passionate about learning everything I could about skin as well as effective options to treat many conditions with the strong desire to help others from having to go through what I went through. 

Note from Paul Starr with Rachel Weisz and Britney Spears

Lex and Jong is based on these passions and the experiences I have gained as an esthetician and makeup artist for more than two decades.  In this time, I have been fortunate to have worked with people of diverse ages and ethnicities from all walks of life. The successful results achieved with each client have taught me more than I could have ever learned if I was just to try different products on myself. It went beyond masking problems to provide genuine good-for-skin benefits. This includes a strict policy to not use ingredients that are commonly proven pore blockers, irritants or allergens.

Brendan Vartan - cosmetologist at work /Gerard Butler

As busy people in the modern world, many of us don't want to spend too much time or perform too many steps to achieve great results. Ultimately, this line is about you and for you! Witnessing your beauty evolution through your feedback and seeing your results you share truly inspire what we offer. We value the lessons you provide as you write your beauty story. Please feel free to contact me directly to share your personal Lex & Jong experiences!

Brendan Vartan - esthetician, makeup artist, founder of Lex and Jong



Brendan Vartan (founder & cosmetologist),

Lex and Jong cosmetologist and founder, Brendan Vartan

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