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Eugenia Weston 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 Cosmetics founder, 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.
Eugenia has worked with top celebrities and icons in fashion, photography, TV, film and music. She was nominated for an Emmy the for Bette Midler’s makeup in the TV movie, Gypsy, and has worked with iconic 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 pro makeup artists alike.
Fidel is a Los Angeles-based Muagrapher, a term he coined that fused both his passions for makeup and photography. He is also the founder of Xiox Magazine, an online beauty and fashion magazine that would showcase talents from all over the world,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. 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. 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.
Despina Scandalis is 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 and beauty sessions. For 17 years, Despina’s career in the Beauty Industry specializing in Bridal and Red Carpet Beauty with career highlights as a Brand Education Ambassador for various prestige brands in luxury markets including Bobbi Brown, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent Beauty. A working artist backstage at NYFW, Beauty Campaigns, Photoshoots, Music Videos and TV/Film sets.
Despina thrives the most when working with private clientele, she loves to educate and condition her clients to innovative skin treatments with advanced skin care practices and works out of her private Skincare Studio in Los Angeles.
Tanya Deemer is a Global Celebrity Makeup Artist whose career spans over two decades. Her work is seen on the Runways of New York Fashion Week, Hollywood’s Big Screen & Red Carpet, International Advertising Campaigns for major global corporations, Magazine Editorials and much more. She has also served as a Beauty Industry Expert on ExtraTV & The Doctors in Hollywood to educate the viewers on industry tips & tricks. Tanya has been featured as an expert by top publications like New Beauty, Oprah Magazine,The Knot, Well & Good, Martha Stewart Living, Cosmo and Glamour regarding all things makeup.
In addition to her busy freelance career, Tanya serves as the Global educator/artist for TEMPTU Airbrush Makeup at such venues as IMATS and The Makeup Show. Her passion for education has propelled her into a position to be able to share her knowledge and experience with aspiring makeup artists worldwide.
Jalia Pettis is an Arizona-based makeup artist, hairstylist, and educator. Her passion and ability have been recognized with numerous awards, including NAHA Makeup Artist of the Year (2022) and the International Beauty Industry Award (2020-2021). Pettis’ work spans a variety of settings, from film, television, and editorial, to creative direction and business development. In addition, she has worked with a range of clients, from internationally recognized brands to musicians, celebrities, athletes, and more.
A truly multifaceted artist, Pettis excels in a broad spectrum of specialties, from clean beauty to men’s grooming, natural hair, high-octane glamor, and much more. As an educator, her goal is to equip others with the tools and self-confidence to start their industry adventure.
The career of make-up artist Alphonse Wiebelt is one of considerable accomplishment. His technical skill and painters eye for color, texture, and detail have firmly established his unique approach to beauty. His twenty-plus years of industry experience has allowed him to achieve widespread recognition for his contribution to the cosmetic industry — from product development, to education to brand conception. Alphonse’s work in the fashion and cosmetic industry to the celebrity client and everyday woman has built him a well rounded background of experience.
In 2010 he co-founded MUSE Beauty Pro as a resource for makeup artist & beauty mavens from advanced education to professional product. In 2012, Alphonse created a professional line of makeup brushes, esum – “tools with intention,” for MUSE BEAUTY.PRO. He is proud to have a platform that has been created to share his vast knowledge and offer a place of inspiration and exchange for make-up artists and future professionals.
As the founder of The Powder Group, On Makeup Magazine, and The Makeup Show, Michael DeVellis has the inside track on what it takes to make it big in the makeup artist industry. His more than 29 years of experience working with hundreds of top artists, product lines, artist agencies, trade events, productions, and publications make him uniquely qualified to share an insider's perspective on the career of professional makeup artistry. His company, The Powder Group — a pro-focused education company based in New York City — launched in 2003 and since has produced educational programs and events in more than 20 cities and a dozen trade shows around the U.S., Canada and Europe.
The Powder Group's print publication, On Makeup Magazine, launched in 2008 with Michael as the Editor/Creative Director and has become known as the industry's most artist-driven trade publication featuring dozens of the top makeup talent from around the world. Michael's diverse background and unique understanding of the creative, business, interpersonal, marketing and branding skills that are essential to creating successful career as a professional makeup artist enable him to share the must-have understanding of what's required to be a success in today's ever-changing pro makeup artist community.