Stephanie attended the Elite Cosmetics School in Hayward, CA, where she learned make-up application, color theory and marketing and later became a beauty educator. She got her professional start as a freelance makeup artist for National brands including Shiseido, Lancome, and Orlane. She then signed on with Benefit Cosmetics working with Jean and Jane Ford, the founders, becoming a national trainer, account representative, and artist working in Beverly Hills, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.
Stephanie currently owns and manages the day-to- day operations for Belleci Cosmetics out of her Alamo, CA salon, where she has created custom foundations for thousands of women for the last twenty years. Her relentless years of research and development with multiple chemists, while working with thousands of women of different skin tones and textures, drove the creation of this unique blend of colors that resulted in the four universal foundations: light, medium, medium warm and deep. Her accomplishments include working side by side with a talented chemist to achieve the perfect product as well as working with women of all color, skin types, skin tones, and textures, including working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists who refer their patients with difficult skin conditions.
Stephanie Belleci Manna was raised in a close-knit Italian home surrounded by Grandmas, Aunts and of course, Mom. They were always cooking up something new, both in the kitchen and around the home. These strong, passionate and resourceful women helped shape her entrepreneurial and creative spirit.
Stephanie Belleci is married to Carl Manna and is the proud mother of two sons, Matthew and Andrew. She resides in Danville, CA.