Althea grew up in New Windsor, NY and moved to North Carolina at the age of 12.  There she grew a love of science and math, excelling in those subjects, and went on to get a Bachelors in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She nurtured the less artistic left side of her brain only to realize there was something missing. All along she showed her artistic side in different sorority functions and gift decorations. This sparked a light in her.

The flame was fueled by the love and inspiration of her big sister who is a very successful freelance makeup artist in New York, RaeDawn Johnson. Rae kept Althea in the know of makeup by sending her the newest products, books, and sharing her tips-and-tricks she learned from the trade. Being completely amazed at the work her sister created, Althea decided she wanted to learn the world of makeup and beauty for herself. The rest, is history….

Althea currently has a YouTube channel and a blog dedicated to makeup and all things beauty. Her tips, tricks, and tutorials have made her a growing guru in her home state and she hopes to have the same success across the internet. Her videos have been featured on Beautylish.com and she has entertained speaking roles on StyleHaul’s YouTube channel, as well as in-person tutorials and speaking programs.¬†Althea chose the name MsTrueHappiness because that truly is what she strives for, and when immersed in the beauty world, she feels she has achieved just that!

Beauty may be skin deep, but TRUE HAPPINESS comes from within!