Westin Hotel – 3391 Peachtree Rd. N.E. ATLANTA, GA 30326
Saturday, February 24, 2024 – 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday, February 25, 2024 – 10:00AM-5:00PM
The Makeup Show offers several different types of education including Main Stage Presentations, IN The Studio Workshops, Momentum Sessions, Seminar Stages and Demo Stage. Please check below for our education schedules. More updates coming soon.
Learn from legendary artists making an impact on our industry’s past, present and future at our live Main Stage. The Main Stage is a must for the attendees who want to learn how to advance their own artistry and career.
*Main Stage presentations are live and included in your show ticket.
Beauty Driven with Ashunta Sheriff-Kendricks | Saturday, February 24th – 10:00am-11:30am
With over 20 years in the beauty industry, makeup artist, Ashunta Sheriff-Kendricks has made a name for herself by mastering the art of makeup and has managed to change the game. With an understanding of both beauty and business, Ashunta has separated herself from other artists by using the less is more makeup approach on some of the most famous faces in the world while managing to forge the way for fresh, new beauty looks. Her passion and drive have allowed her to keep moving forward and gained her a position in the industry that is unlike anyone else. In her return to The Makeup Show stage, Ashunta will share her thoughts on how to build your own beauty brand and name while maintaining your own ideals and integrity. She will speak on the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people to push you further. She will shed some light on how to make your own artistry celebrity worthy and share her technique for developing her signature contour and glowing makeup look. Let Ashunta inspire you to look beyond the images that we are inundated with and the carbon copy makeup techniques that flood the internet. She will guide you to develop your own signature style and help you to become part of this new makeup movement of individual beauty.
Making Up with James Molloy | Saturday, February 24th – 12:00pm-1:30pm
As one of the most talked about makeup artists in our industry in the last few years, James Molloy continues to redefine modern beauty. With an impressive resume that includes celebrities, international fashion and beauty and developing a brand that every artist wants, James Molloy has made a name for himself as an artist, entrepreneur, and educator. His company MYKITCO continues to change the way we look at tools.
James will share his inspiring story and show you how he creates his unforgettable looks. He will offer insight on choosing the right tool, take you through his process and talk about building your name in a competitive industry. Whether your work is in bridal, television or editorial, this is a presentation not to be missed.
A deep dive discussion about when iconic excellence combines and ego moves to the side, art that moves us is born. If a makeup artist, photographer, and director work together seamlessly, magic happens. Clear communication and mutual respect allow creative professionals to play to their strengths. Sharing ideas openly and proactively while being receptive to feedback can elevate a project to its highest potential. The end result captivates audiences and provokes thought, ideas and even change.
Skin Game – Yummy Skin with Danessa Myricks | Sunday, February 25th – 10:30am-12:00pm
“Game-changer” is a description that gets thrown around a lot in the beauty industry. Innovators that shift the way we look at beauty and trends while challenging tradition. Creating beautiful skin is a must for every makeup artist. Understanding the design and decision-making process for complexion is more important than ever especially when meeting the demands of today’s cameras and lifestyles. In this session, Danessa Myricks takes you through the what, when, why and how of complexion coverage with an eye towards unforgettable makeup.
As an industry innovator, her understanding of perfecting complexion for every client and situation makes her a master! In this keynote, Danessa will discuss the process for perfecting skin, by demonstrating the techniques that have made her a celebrity artist and sharing the secrets to becoming a success. She will showcase some of the tricks and techniques that make her an internationally loved artist.
The Category is FACE with Simone Tisci | Sunday, February 25th – 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Simone Tisci in conversation while beating her face for the GAWDS! This powerhouse creative director, makeup artist and model/dancer artist will chat about beauty and style, and how their taste is influenced by the blending of ballroom & pop culture. A deep dive chat about how Simone’s fashion & beauty sense empowers her to take risks and succeed to stand out in a crowded industry! From Rihanna, Aaliyah, Crystal LaBejia, Paris Dupree, Brandy, Beyoncé, Grace Jones, Tina Turner, and more she discusses how all of them and more have impacted the beauty industry. Hosted by Ej Jamele.
Union Strong with Denise Tunnell, Kimberly Jones, Ashleigh Chavis, Ashley Langston, Alex Lucas | Sunday, February 25th – 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Our industries makeup unions are stronger than ever with more projects for hair and makeup artists than ever before. Our Local 798 is comprised of Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists who work on Film, Television, Network Broadcasting TV, Commercials, Theater, Video, New Media … any job where Local 798 has a contract. The advantages to membership in Local 798 are not only fair wages and an opportunity to form lifelong professional relationships with other artists, but you can qualify for great medical, annuity and pension benefits in addition to many discounts available to union members. In this seminar panel you will meet current union members and learn all you need to know about what you can do to become a union member and become a part of this historical group of artists that creates some of the most iconic images of our time.
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Please note: If this event is postponed due to any unforeseen circumstances, tickets and classes will be transferred to a later date. Tickets and classes will not be refunded.