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Eugenia Weston Eugenia Weston
visionary. celebrity artist.
Eugenia’s story is an amazing evolution of a makeup artist, from drug store cosmetics counter girl to 1st licensed pro artist in California, to Emmy nominated celebrity artist, SENNA brand builder, teacher and mentor to professional artists, and internationally noted product innovator.

A pioneer in the beauty industry, Eugenia perfected her art training with legendary Hollywood makeup artists. Film work gave her an intuitive sense of the interplay of lighting and color. She was inspired to design cosmetics with intense pigments and flawless textures that perform exceptionally in the most demanding conditions.

Weston has worked with top celebrities and icons in fashion, photography, TV, film and music. Eugenia was makeup artist for shoots with famous photographers including Helmut Newton, Greg Gorman, Herb Ritts, and Matthew Rolston. An artist, innovator, mentor, and educator, Eugenia’s creativity and love of learning keep her on the forefront of new methods, formulas, and techniques to share with her clients and new makeup artists.

In 1992, Eugenia’s magnificent obsession with shapely brows inspired the breakthrough brow kit with stencils Form-A-Brow®. It makes getting the perfect brow bulletproof. It changed the face of brows worldwide. Her passion for shapely brows resulted in the now best-selling brow shaping service in her SENNA Cosmetics Makeup & Brow Studios.

Eugenia is still hands-on with her SENNA Studio clientele and celebrities. They are her inspiration for new colors, tools, and formulas that put artistry in everyone’s hands. She loves to share her secret techniques and show how makeup transforms beauty and life.

The rare combination of an exceptional beauty eye, a listening ear, and a talent for training makes Weston a makeup celebrity in her own right and an honored leader in the cosmetics industry. Emmy nominated for the 46th Emmy Awards Outstanding Makeup for Bette Midler’s makeup in the TV movie, “Gypsy”.


Alphonse Weibelt Alphonse Weibelt
Alphonse, Co-Founder of MUSE BEAUTY - has a rooted history in the "art of makeup." from editorial to runway. Working with legends Pat McGrath & Kevyn Aucoin, his career grew to product & education development for leading cosmetic companies from Estee Lauder to VISEART Paris. His 20+ years of industry experience & knowledge offers a vast background ideal for makeup artists & beauty entrepreneurs.

From product development consulting to the Creative Director of his line, ESUM Brushes & Cosmetics, his current project focuses on new resources to help develop products that are both responsible and performance based for the professional artist.


Stephanie Flor Stephanie Flor
Stephanie Flor is a true tour de force, bringing vision and voice to the world of beauty and not just beauty, but cultural, inspired, integral beauty that is restorative to women and to the planet. She is the founder of Around the World Beauty, a boutique travel company, where she guides women around the globe on exclusive beauty experiences to cultivate roots and celebrate the cultural source for modern day beauty rituals. Feeling both disconnected from her Latina heritage and cut out of the mainstream beauty conversation, Flor found herself searching for deeper meaning in the work she loved. Flor’s Ecuadorian and Costa Rican roots inspired her to travel to Central and South America, where she explored local beauty rituals and found significance in the traditions.

Flor’s quest to understand other traditions (while remaining steeped in her own) brings a unique layer to the beauty industry. She’s traveled to over 30 countries in her quest to diversify and expand the conversation about beauty. Flor expertise in multicultural beauty has made her a go-to ambassador for leading cosmetic and hair care brands, such as The Body Shop, Clinique, Head and Shoulders, Makeup Forever, L’Oreal Paris, La Bella, Thicker Fuller Hair, and Maybelline. https://www.aroundtheworldbeauty.com @stephanieflor @atwbeauty


Dee Rouzan Dee Rouzan
Dee is an accomplished licensed professional in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her specialty and passion is ingrained in providing luxury bridal beauty experiences for all ethnicities. Dee's passion for the beauty industry began long before her career. At the tender age of 12, Dee fell in love with the "simple" beauty of hair and makeup. Dee is an expert in the bridal industry, from lipstick's intoxicating aroma to the final placement of a hairpin.

As the founder of Faces of Virtue Beauty Studio, Dee trains her team of beauty experts to deliver the Faces of Virtue "Signature Look." Dee also is instrumental in providing guidance for her team of artists in designing annual signature looks and teaching the art of application for the NFL New Orleans Saintsations Cheerleaders and the NBA New Orleans Pelicans Dance Team. Focusing on enhancements as oppose to transformations, Dee works with her clients to create a phenomenal experience.

When not working with brides, Dee is constantly immersing herself in education for her industry. She serves on the Board of Directors as the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Weddings International Professionals Association (WIPA) New Orleans and Gulf South Region. Dee is also a member of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and The Powder Group.

Dee's work has been featured in Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides UK, and Munaluchi Magazines, to name a few. www.facesofvirtue.com Instagram: @facesofvirtue


Stephanie Flor Fidel Gonzalez
Fidel is a Los Angeles-based Muagrapher, a term he coined that fused both his passions for makeup and photography. His makeup career started in the music video industry and since has transitioned into the beauty and fashion side of makeup, where he quickly developed an interest for photography.

After diving into an entirely different medium, a whole other form of expression was discovered and he has never looked back. Combining both worlds of makeup artistry and photography only proved to open a rewarding chapter for him, as Fidel found himself creative directing his own photography shoots. Another obstacle he faced was finding artists who were willing to collaborate with a photographer without a portfolio. However, his persistence to produce visually compelling work led him to explore every single aspect of his shoots, such as hairstyling, nails and set design - all on top of his two main art forms.

He has worked with clients Naomi Campbell, Kim Basinger, Seraya, Keke Palmer, Beverly Peele, Patricia Hartman, Kelly Lebrock, Patricia Velasquez and Lois Samuels. His work has been seen internationally in Vogue Ukraine, Numero Berlin, Harpers Bazaar, Vanidades Mexico, L’Officiel Italia and more than ten other international editions, Marie Claire Hong Kong, Glamour Bulgaria, Makeup Artist Magazine, On Makeup Magazine, XiOX, Elegant, New York Times, Billboard.

In 2016, Xiox Magazine was brought to life as an online beauty and fashion magazine that would showcase talents from all over the world, including his own. Despite Fidel's struggle with mild dyslexia and other learning disabilities, he still into reality a dream to help new creatives to publish their work on an online platform backed by a seasoned artist.https://www.themuagraphyeffect.com/ @xxfidelxx @xioxmagazine


Kisha Augustine Kisha Augustine Kisha discovered a fetish for beauty while helping wrap gifts in the cosmetics department during the holidays. While observing the frenzy of women shopping, she experienced a supernatural adrenaline rush. “I became infatuated with the beauty industry that day. Now, more than 15 years later, it is beyond gratifying to use this platform to connect with the masses across the globe. The person who connects to my work and understands my approach to beauty can be defined as a minimalist risk taker.” said Augustine. Known for effortless style and unpretentious while getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. She loves to mix and play with color, texture, formula and use unconventional methods to make things work.

She is inspired by people, the culture from unique places, and the charismatic colors that make up nature. Her source of inspiration also leads to her current lifestyle obsession as it contributes to beauty: non-toxic skincare and eating towards radiant skin. As a medium of self-expression, beauty is an art that allows Kisha to embrace everyone’s individuality, which challenges me to become a visionary with a distinctive edge. This journey has led Kisha to work with some extraordinary people, magical faces, unforgettable personalities, and some incredible projects - including her current role of Manager, Artistry and Education for Pat McGrath Labs. @kishaaugustine


Matin Maulawizada Matin Maulawizada
Born in Afghanistan, was first introduced to the artistry of makeup by a college roommate. Realizing he had a natural proclivity, Matin began working part time as a makeup artist to help Subsidize his master’s in molecular biology. After a brief time working as a research scientist, Matin began to miss the creative and collaborative process that the beauty industry provides and ultimately changed careers.

Matin has worked with Entertainments must sought after clientele such as Claire Danes, Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Cynthia Nixon, Awkwafina, Mandy Moore, and Rachel Weisz to name a few. Matin’s work has graced the covers of leading fashion publications such as Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour, while his fashion spreads can be seen in such magazines as Harper's Bazaar and Allure. Over the course of Matin’s illustrious career, he has collaborated with top beauty brands such as Laura Mercier, Neutrogena, and Clinique, as well as his current role as brand ambassador for Chapstick.

Matin continues to be an ardent believer in clean beauty. This passion led to his participation on the Credo panel to discuss the benefits of clean beauty products on the skin. In addition to Matin’s fight for Clean beauty, He is determined to give back to his native Afghanistan. Alongside Mikhail Serdiouk, Matin founded the Afghan Hands foundation. This non-profit organization teaches widows and disenfranchised women vital skills in the fight to gain independence, literacy, and livable wages. At their centers in and around Kabul, women learn to create intricate embroidered shawls and scarves. Their exquisite work connects them to a wider world and helps pave the way to social change in Afghanistan. Matin’s tireless efforts led to his recognition by Anderson Cooper 360, Oprah, Katie Couric, People, and countless other press outlets.

As one of 7 siblings, it was only natural that Matin felt at home in the hustle and bustle of New York City. The cities diverse culmination of cultures provides a constant source of inspiration in his work. When Matin is not creating iconic looks he enjoys practicing calligraphy, studying Islamic and Gothic Architecture, and searching for exotic ethnic textiles. With a career that spans two decades Matin continues to reinvent the meaning of beauty and showcase the power of makeup.


James Vincent James Vincent
James Vincent’s passion and expertise through his work in fashion, editorial, runway, film, theater, television, music, and celebrity has been lauded as modern, exciting and inspirational. As such, Nylon Magazine, The New York Times and WWD have named James as a “Makeup Artist to Watch.” As a true visionary in fashion and editorial, he is an in-demand premier guest artist, working with makeup brands that include MAC, YSL, Sephora, Tom Ford Beauty, Ardency Inn, Make Up For Ever, Rihanna's Fenty Beauty with Kendo Brands, and was recently named Creative Director for TwinMedix Skincare.

James is also a frequent collaborator and key artist for collections and fashion week shows for every major fashion city across the world, working with such diverse designers as Ashton Michael, Charlotte Ronson, Chris Habana, and S by Serena Williams. His numerous editorial projects and campaigns with photographers, Alexander Thompson, Mike Ruiz, David Lachapelle, etc., have appeared in magazines that include ID, V, Paper, Wonderland, and Italian Vogue. His love of the arts and music has spanned genres with legendary artists that include Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, Courtney Love, Amy Winehouse, Joan Jett, and The Foo Fighters. James’s virtuosity has also garnered the adulation of leading ladies like Liv Tyler, Reese Witherspoon, and Jane Fonda, as well as several high-profile influential men and women, including President Barack Obama.

As Director of Education and Artistry for The Makeup Show and The Powder Group, his unique and fresh approach to training, artistry cultivation, and product development has him working with makeup artists at all levels of the industry.

In 2017, with the beauty industry embracing wholeness, wellness and community involvement, James, both makeup artist and REBEL, and activist and OUTLAW, Jeremy Meek, designed, developed, and launched Rebels & Outlaws Sacred Ceremony. Their candles and conjurings, products, and potions are imbued with color, scent, essential oils, hydrosols, crystals, herbs and flowers for their medicinal and magical properties, and prepared with love and good intentions to meet the needs of the person using it. Each piece in the brand is for professional artists, creatives, caregivers and cool kids to set up a sacred space and makeup station, find their muse, and create an unforgettable experience for anyone who needs to recharge, relax or reboot.

Concurrently, he is the Beauty Editor for On Makeup Magazine and Galore Magazine, and a frequent contributor to countless blogs and publications including Refinery 29. James has grown his fan base exponentially through his podcast, The Makeup Show, with Danessa Myricks, and his recurring appearances as a beauty expert on television shows like NBC’s The Today Show, CBS This Morning and NY1. Through his fashion/beauty prowess, training/artist cultivation @jvincentmakeup @rebelsandoutlaws www.rebelsandoutlaws.com


Orlando Santiago Orlando Santiago
Orlando Santiago is an International Trade and Marketing graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). He began his career as a freelance makeup artist at Christian Dior, where he advanced to become the regional makeup artist for the Central and Northern region of Florida in just a few years. He is fluent in Spanish. In 1999, Orlando was offered a position as a member of the National Art Team for Toni & Guy, where he traveled nationwide doing platform makeup, educating and demonstrating his makeup talent while launching the newly developed Bed Head makeup line. In 2000, he moved back to New York City to join MAC Cosmetics as a resident trainer. He managed MAC's largest account, and was instrumental in introducing new seasonal makeup trends worldwide to the company’s new and existing artists. He also still participates in many shows for Fashion Week each season.

Orlando is a renowned makeup specialist in beauty and airbrush work, and has included permanent beauty to his portfolio of talents. He was the former lead instructor and coordinator for the makeup program for Empire Education Group makeup school in the New York City area for 7 years. He is also a New York State licensed educator teaching the fundamentals of makeup for Film, Theatre and advanced Special FX techniques. He has taken the industry by storm not only as a makeup artist, but as a young entrepreneur as well having had a small academy of his own at one point in time. Orlando is a proud member of The Powder Group, an internationally recognized team of makeup educators for his professional technique in advanced airbrushing and for beauty makeup and has spoken and presented in 7 international countries including Germany, Australia, Brazil, Iceland, England, Russia and Spain and national shows including The Makeup Show New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando and Dallas. Lastly, He is the former the National Artistry Executive for Guerlain/LVMH, an iconic french house known for its luxury three axis of beauty such as fragrance, skincare and cosmetics founded in 1828.

His work has been seen in French Vogue, Essence, On Makeup Magazine, Source, Catalina, Free, Black Women, Hair, Sync, Esquire, Flaunt, Vixen, Time and Paperonarchy, Vessel and has worked with such celebrates as Lady Gaga, P-Diddy, Teyana Taylor, Franz Ferdinand and Ludacris. @mr.orlandosantiago

Joanne McDonough Aga Rhodes
Aga Rhodes is a Chicago-based professional makeup artist and global educator for various pro brands. After attending art school in her native Poland, Aga came to the U.S. in 1990, became a citizen, and continued her ongoing love for art, color, light, and texture by studying makeup artistry in New York and Los Angeles.

After many years of working for large beauty industry companies, Aga paved her own colorful path and embraced becoming an entrepreneur in 2014. From editorial and corporate photoshoots to TV commercials and feature films, such as Olympia and Prisoner, Aga brings attention to details and a focused calm to every job. Her commercial work has appeared on billboards and in magazines including CS, Michigan Avenue, Lucky, and Allure. Aga's stunning bridal looks have been showcased in countless wedding publications—both online and in print—such as Vera Wang, Inside Weddings, Carats & Cake, Modern Luxury Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, and Chicago Style Weddings.

With twenty years of experience under her belt, Aga is continuously committed to education. Among Aga's offerings are next-level luxury services including beauty consultations for every occasion, one-on-one makeup lessons and personal shopping. She is a contributing educator for The Makeup Show, The Powder Group, Temptu, London Eyes International Academy of Makeup, G Skin & Beauty Institute, Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry, and Refinery29. Additionally, she keeps up with the latest trends and techniques by attending hands-on workshops with world-renowned artists and working alongside the best in the industry at events such as New York Fashion Week (NYFW).
Aga is honored to have been a part of a creative team nominated twice for the prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) www.bridalbyaga.com @bridalbyaga


Despina Despina Scandalis
Despina Scandalis is as a Licensed Esthetician and Makeup Artist based in the Los Angeles area, who is known for her personal connection and for working with her clients to ensure all their beauty wellness needs are met through rejuvenating spa facials, makeup sessions and educational programs. Her career in the Beauty Industry specializing in Bridal and Red Carpet Beauty going on 15 years. Her strong back round in product knowledge and client relations having been an Educator, Executive and Artist for various luxury cosmetic brands including Christian Dior, Bobbi Brown, Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics, Yves Saint Laurent in high end department stores and cosmetics boutiques while continuing to work in the industry in many different capacities including TV/Film, Print, Editorial, Runway, Celebrity and Private Clientele. www.despinascandalis.com @despinascandalis


Tami Tami Bernard Nicolas
Tami Bernard Nicholas is a San Luis Obispo based professional makeup artist specializing in bridal makeup. She is known for her HD ~ 10K camera-ready looks for photo shoots, engagement photos, and headshots, as well as, runway and editorial shoots. She is a versatile artist using both airbrush makeup and traditional makeup to achieve a fresh and radiant look. Her style has been described as “natural glamour” – bringing out the natural beauty of her brides while adding a touch of glamour for that special occasion.

Tami has been trained in Los Angeles, New York, and New Orleans, and continues her education taking workshops and classes regularly, with some of the most respected and talented artists in the industry. Tami continues to keep up to date on all the newest techniques and trends in the Makeup Industry.

In addition to working on all of her weddings, in the wedding offseason Tami loves working runway shows and here are a few she has added to her resume. NY Men’s Fashion Week 2018 Spring, 2017 Lead Artist Jersey House Reality TV Pilot; Women’s Couture Fashion week 2018 Spring, lead artist NY Couture Fashion week 2019 Fall, Lead Artist NY Couture 2019 Spring, Lead Artist Social Fashion week Los Angeles 2019 Fall, Lead Artist for 2019 Spring Paris Fashion week, Lead Artist for LA Walk Fashion week 2019, Lead Artist LA Fashion week 2019 Nancy Vuu Designs. Tami recently became published in Harpers Bazaar Magazine for designer Nancy Vuu; California Wedding Day Real Weddings Magazine 2018 December issue; California Wedding Day Magazine, January 2019 issue; Jolie En Style Magazine 2017 & 2018; I Fashion Magazine, 2018. Tami has had the pleasure of recently working with famous children’s photographer, Karolina Henke, with editorial shoots with celebrity children the Clements Twins, Ava & Leah and the Jellen sisters Sofia & Olivia. Tami was honored to be selected as a finalist in 2017 for California Wedding Day for two different counties in California and has also be selected on the California Wedding Day Haute List now every issue since December 2017. https://tamibernardmakeup.com @tamibernardmakeup