Artistry in Motion: One on One with The Makeup Shows Orlando Santiago

  Orlando Santiago 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. In 1999, Orlando was offered a position as a member of the National Art Team for Toni & Guy. In 2000, he moved back to New York City to join MAC Cosmetics as a trainer. He managed MAC’s largest account, and was instrumental in introducing new seasonal makeup trends... Read More

A Fine Artist in the Cosmetics Industry: One on One with Nicky Posley

Fascinated by the transformational power of beauty art and fashion, Nicky Posley began his journey in the beauty world over a decade ago. He believes that makeup is art and empowerment, with the unique ability to transport the spirit.   From young, Nicky was exposed to the arts including music, theater, dance, and visual arts. As a teen through his early twenties Nicky was consumed with visual arts; he spend hours creating portraits using many different techniques and tools.... Read More

How to throw a killer Halloween Party with tips from American Horror Story’s Eryn Krueger Mekash

    Today is Halloween and with so many great costume ideas spawned by this season of American Horror Story we at The Makeup Show picked the brain of Makeup Department Head and Keynote Speaker at our upcoming Makeup Show Orlando, Eryn Krueger Mekash, for some tips on achieving these looks and how to throw the best Halloween party! “I’ve been having Halloween parties since I was a little girl. My parents and grandparents were obsessed with this holiday and I... Read More

James Vincent’s Guide to The Makeup Show Dallas!

The Makeup Show continues to be the place for industry pros to come for inspiration, community and education and The Makeup Show Dallas is no different. If it is your first time at The Makeup Show the many educational opportunities available to you might seem a little overwhelming so we put this guide together to help you have a better handle on the situation. We know that having over 100 brands bringing the latest product at huge pro discount is exciting but Our suggestion is... Read More

The Legendary Mr. Billy B to take the main stage at The Makeup Show Dallas!

      The Makeup Show Dallas is almost one week away! Read below as we sat down with the one and only Mr. Billy B as tells us how he got his start in the industry, his approach on makeup artistry and his thoughts on what you need to do to make a name for yourself. Don’t miss Billy’s much anticipated keynote “Becoming your Brand” Sunday, September 28th  12:30–2:00 only at The Makeup Show.   What’s new in Billy B’s world since... Read More

Go One on One with Empowerment Diva Crystal Wright!

  Crystal Wright is known as the Empowerment Diva, as she is known to get people “unstuck”. Author of The Hair Makeup Fashion Styling & Manicurist Career Guide.; Crystal has been in the industry for over 20 years playing an integral part in developing and elevating the careers of some of the most talented and successful Makeup, Hair, Fashion Stylists, Manicurists and Photographers known today. As an expert on career building and marketing for freelance styling professionals,... Read More

Learn the secrets to a successful beauty career with these Career Building classes!

Focus: Artists Career Building Series: The business part of the beauty industry can at times be the greatest obstacle to success. Having an understanding of how to prepare your materials and present yourself to potential clients can be the crucial factor in determining whether you are the artist who is given a coveted position. In this brand new Career Focus seminar series successful industry leaders known for their honest advice and valuable insight will help you understand... Read More

The Makeup Show Goes One on One with Dallas Makeup Artist and Lead Ambassador to The Makeup Show Dallas Cat Smith!

    Cat Smith is a Makeup Artist based in Dallas, Originally from Blossom, Texas. Cat attended Baylor University and graduated with honors with a degree in Journalism.  After graduation, she moved to Bangkok, Thailand to teach English at King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Chitralada Palace School. After returning to the US in 2009, she began her career as a freelance makeup artist.  In 2011, she started her own artistry business called: Knockout Beauty. Read below as The... Read More

Now add your education classes to your online ticket purchase!

Are you thinking about attending our first ever The Makeup Show Dallas? Do you want to grow in your profession by taking our exclusive education classes and seminars? Now we have made it easier for you the attendee to add the classes you want to your online ticket purchase! Gone are the days were you purchase your ticket then have to go to an extra step to add education classes to your itinerary. (unless you already bought your ticket and need to modify your registration then... Read More

Need some V-Day beauty help? Try these products here!

After the seemingly endless holiday season, we all have a little time to catch our collective breathes…or so we thought. Valentines Day is growing to be one of the largest “holidays” of the year. Americans spend nearly 18 billion on Valentines Day as of 2012 according to the National Retail Federation, this includes reservation scheduling, jewelry, flowers, and chocolate purchases. To make sure you are looking your best on Valentines Day be sure you pick... Read More