Learn from legendary artists making an impact on our industry’s past, present and future at our Main Stage. These not-to-miss sessions allow artists and industry insiders at all levels of the industry to watch, listen and learn. The Main Stage is a must for the attendees who want to learn how to advance their own artistry and careers.
*Main Stage presentations are included in your show ticket.
Girl Interrupting – Working in the DMV Area: Monae Everett, Michela Wariebi & Tiyana Robinson
10:30am-11:30am, Seminar Stage A
Join us for this VIP morning panel all about the importance of women standing strong and taking their place in our industry. Listen as they discuss how to develop your career in the DMV area.
IN MY KIT – The Formula For Success: Kevin James Bennett – 1:15pm-2:45pm, Seminar Stage A
Ever wonder how some makeup artists are able to work on the fly and create any look…out of a compact kit? It’s their knowledge of formulation.
Emmy Award winner and product expert, Kevin James Bennett, breaks down cosmetic and skincare formulas to key ingredients a makeup artist should look for, and which product types are a MUST for the core of your working kit. The discussion continues with tips on how to use your new formulation knowledge to combine products and multiply your creative options…without weighing down your kit with unnecessary extras.
This presentation is perfect for beauty professionals who want to optimize their kit investment ($$$) and work more efficiently.
Multidimensional Makeup for Photography – Danessa Myricks – 3:00pm-4:30pm, Seminar Stage A
As a makeup artist, photographer, and entrepreneur, Danessa Myricks has mastered the perfect beauty application and made a name for herself as one of the most creative artists in our makeup industry. With the creation of her eponymous line, Danessa Myricks Beauty, and her work in the studio, Danessa continues to creatively combine art and product manipulation as she did in her role as Director of Innovation for Benefit Cosmetics. Her insight and ability to guide others on how texture, color, product payoff, and lighting can synergize on camera is unmatched. In this main stage presentation, Danessa shows us why a multidimensional strategy is key to producing impactful images. She shares her tips for manipulating texture, maximizing color, and creating dimension which sets the tone for creating memorable images.