Saturday, April 10, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 11, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hilton Houston Post Oak

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.
*The Main Stage is located in the BLVD Ballroom on the first floor.

Making Up: James Molloy – Saturday April 10, 10:00am-11:30am
As one of the most talked about makeup artist 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.
In his first time at The Makeup Show, 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.


Beauty Mark – Making An Impact In Artistry: Miss Fame – Saturday April 10, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Making an impression in a competitive industry is not easy. Making your mark in multiple industries on an international level seems impossible. Model, recording artist, performer and makeup artist, Miss Fame has done just that and managed to capture the collective imagination in the process. Miss Fame continues as trend-setter and a ground-breaker to make an impression with all she does. With an always impressive drive, talent, and a constant vision, Miss Fame is doing it all on an international level. In this first time main stage presentation, Miss Fame, whose real name is Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen, will share the story of what led him from San Louis Obispo to the world of modeling and makeup. He will demonstrate the skill and reveal the secrets that go into his internationally recognized makeup applications. Watch a Master at work and witness the art of transformation. Miss Fame/Kurtis will answer questions, offer advice, and inspire you to develop your own style, find your own success, and make your own way in this beauty business.


Social Influence: Rich Lux – Saturday April 10, 1:45pm-2:45pm
Makeup has become a major presence in today’s mass media. The influence of social media and the impact of engagement has allowed makeup to be used to create careers in a variety of ways with countless opportunities. In this main stage presentation, Houston’s very own Rich Lux joins our Director of Artistry, James Vincent to offer some insight on how you can utilize modern marketing in your own brand and business. Rich will share his story to inspire you to take your own engagement to all new levels.


Editorial Artistry: Danessa Myricks & Linh Nguyen – Saturday April 10, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Developing hair and makeup for editorial requires an eye for artistry and an advanced skill set. In this session, celebrity hair stylist and makeup artist Linh Nguyen and Danessa Myricks take to the stage to share their insight on editorial. They will offer advice on how to work in this exciting area of the industry while sharing their inspirational editorial beauty work they’re known for.


Image & Influence: Jordan Liberty – Sunday April 11, 10:00am-11:30am

In the professional makeup industry there are few artists who have managed to make a mark for themselves. Jordan Liberty has created his brand as a well-respected makeup artist, educator, photographer, and product developer through mastering the social media game and reaching the masses. In this main stage presentation Jordan will discuss the importance of social media, share his styles on creating and capturing unforgettable images, and offer advice for those looking to take their career to the next level. Jordan shows us strength and determination, he will inspire you to make your own makeup artist career one of influence.


Signature Style: Daniel Martin – Sunday April 11, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Acclaimed Makeup Artist Daniel Martin has become one of the most talked about men in makeup. Coveted by celebrities, copied by brides and watched with intense interest by the industry, Daniel has brought natural beauty back to the spotlight, elevated what it can be and inspired many to do the same. With an unmatched eye for beauty, New York- based Daniel Martin began his career apprenticing at an Aveda concept salon before teaching for the brand regionally. His work has been featured in British Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar, and he was also one of two makeup artists to participate in the historic “All Black” issue of Vogue Italia, shot by photographer Steven Meisel. Martin counts Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex as his loyal client, as well as Elisabeth Moss, Jessica Alba, Gemma Chan, and Jessica Biel.


Making It In Makeup: Renny Vasquez – Sunday April 11, 2:00pm-3:30pm

In our competitive beauty industry: talent, drive and tenacity is essential to success.  Navigating your career and social media while maintaining your integrity and authenticity can seem overwhelming. Makeup Artist, Renny Vasquez has managed to make a name for himself in NYC, the DMV, and internationally by bringing his brand of artistry from coast to coast. Using social media,  artist events and an impressive work ethic to spread his beauty message, Renny has become a go-to for celebrities and a favorite among artists. With clients including Jennifer Hudson, Serena Williams, Gabrielle Union and Chrissy Teigen, just to name a few on his resumé. Renny is an artist of influence representing a number of brands and bringing his vision and voice to numerous platforms. Watch and learn as Renny speaks about his own story, shares his ideas on what you can do to put your own career on the fast track and the important relationship between art and influence along with an example of the beautiful makeup for which he is known for.

Our IN the Studio classes provide an educational experience to artists of all levels to help refine their makeup skills and elevate their artistry and career in an intimate setting. Each class allows attendees to listen and learn through demonstration, coaching, discussion and practice hands-on while receiving informative feedback from their instructor. Registrants will also have the opportunity to use different products from brands that will be participating at the show.

*Registrants will receive a certificate of completion for each class.
*IN the Studio attendees must bring their own brush set, all other products supplied.
*IN the Studio registration is in addition to your show ticket. You will have the option to register for a class when you purchase your show ticket. 

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Photo Ready, Makeup and Photography: Danessa Myricks
Master Class 
Studio 1: Friday April 9, 10:00am-2:00pm – $185
Class Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Danessa Myricks – World-renowned Makeup Artist, Educator, Photographer and Brand Owner

Think Tank

This master class is an introduction to photography for makeup artists and is ideal for artists working in any print medium including bridal, editorial, head shot and other print work. It’s also essential for any artist who wants to know more about creating and capturing the perfect makeup application.

In this class, Danessa will share her experience from both sides of the camera as she reviews all that is involved in creating flawless looks for photography. This class is designed to help you better understand the details and create and apply camera ready makeup that makes an impact.

You will learn:
– Techniques required to transform makeup for photography
– Gain an understanding of the products and tools that can be used
– Explore the precision required for photographic applications
– Learn angles, lighting and composition to capture your own image

The Perfect Bride: Kevin James Bennett
Studio 2: Friday April 9, 10:00am-6:00pm – $300 
Class Level: Beginner to Advanced
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This IN the Studio class is ideal for freelancers, salon makeup artists and anyone who wants to add makeup to, or perfect their work in the area of bridal makeup. You will understand the best products and techniques for long-lasting, beautiful bridal makeup. Learn the must-ask questions when working with a bride/bridal party and considerations for photography and video work.


Red Carpet Beauty & Beyond: Lijha Stewart
Studio 2: Saturday April 10, 10:00am-1:00pm – $135
Class Level: Beginner to Intermediate
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Whether your work is with celebrities for award ceremonies or you want to make every client look and feel like a celebrity, this class will help you better understand and execute special event makeup.

You will learn:
– Watch and learn the secrets to making your makeup long lasting
– Learn to design and apply flawless makeup for photographs, video and in person
– Practice the techniques and tricks the biggest artists in the business use to develop their signature looks

Bridal Makeup: A Beautiful Business: Kevin James Bennett
Studio 1: Saturday April 10, 1:00pm-4:00pm – $135
Class Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Bridal makeup artists require a specific skill set to gain success in this extremely lucrative section of the beauty industry. Your artistry and business skills must be on-point. This three hour, hands-on bridal boot camp presents real-world solutions to maximize your earning potential, build a stronger portfolio & skill set, and become a leader in your bridal market.

You will learn:
– Learn to market the services you offer, pricing and the creation of beautiful Bridal Makeup
– Cover classic bridal looks, themed weddings and current bridal trends
– Master techniques and tricks to elevate your bride’s appearance and make it last all day
– Learn to provide exceptional services on the most important day of your client’s life

Fundamentals of Complexion & Contour: Yvonne MacInnis
Studio 2: Saturday April 10, 1:30pm-4:30pm – $135
Class Level: Beginner
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In this intensive class, we will look at one of the most important aspects of any application, achieving the perfect foundation. We will explore how product can be manipulated by an artist to achieve any desired coverage & texture and the importance of color theory, color matching, correction and coverage in creating flawless foundation.

You will learn:
– Discern the decision making process and the why & when in choosing liquid, crème or powder formulations
– Master color matching for multiple clients
– Learn to color correct, conceal, contour and shape and structure for any face

Color for Correction & Creation: Yvonne MacInnis
Studio 1: Sunday April 11, 9:00am-12:00pm – $135
Class Level: Beginner
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Theory allows us to understand how colors react to each other and how our eyes see that reaction. This reaction is the basis of all makeup design. Color theory applied in beauty makeup lets us enhance certain features like eye color, make educated choices to correct discoloration in the skin tone or skin imperfections. Major issues like under eye darkness or distraction, helps create a unique and an impactful end result.

You will learn:
– Learn how to make your own foundations
– Customize colors to design the best looks for your client
– Develop your eye to see how color theory applies to all aspects of your work

Hair Styling 101: Linh Nguyen  
Studio 2: Sunday April 11, 9:45am-12:45pm – $135
Class Level: Beginner
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Master Hair Stylist Ling Nguyen – World-renowned expert and educator, known for his editorial artistry and celebrity work.
Success in today’s industry demands that makeup artists have at least a minimum knowledge of hair styling. In this hands-on workshop session, you will learn some simple terminology and dry styling techniques from an established industry expert who understands the demands of creating the perfect style for any occasion.

You will learn:
– Skills for the basic blowout and hair assessment
– Gain an understanding of curling techniques and tools
– Watch and try some simple styles under the guidance of an expert

In the Details: James Molloy
Studio 1: Sunday April 11, 1:00pm-4:30pm – $185
Master Class
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James Molloy – Global Rimmel Ambassador, MYKITCO. Co-founder and World-renowned makeup Artist and Educator

Think Tank – our advanced education sessions combine seminar style learning, hands-on workshop experience and question & answer in an intimate environment with a master artist.

Global Rimmel Ambassador, MYKITCO. co-founder and world-renowned Makeup Artist and Educator, James Molloy is an artist with an unmatched understanding the importance of developing and detailing your work to make it impactful. This Think Tank Advanced Master Class with James will bring you through the design, decision making and makeup application that will help you stand out. He will also demonstrate and lead you through a hands-on workshop where you will learn to look at the fine details of a finished look that allow you to perfect your makeup for each client.

You will learn:
– The process and questions for a better application
– The tools and technique for applying and finishing
– A deeper understanding for creating makeup that helps you stand out and make impact

Momentum Session – A series of lectures with Master Artists and Industry Experts designed to engage you on a personal level. Listen and learn from the best in the business as they bring you through an intimate seminar style class with a lot of content to elevate your artistry and career through discussion, demonstration, and participation. Designed for those artists wanting more in-depth information on the topic, but without the hands-on segment.

*Please note, this is not a hands-on class, but a demo will be provided and attendees will observe and participate in all sessions. Momentum Sessions are in addition to your show ticket. You will have the option to register for a session when you purchase your show ticket. 

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Engaging Bridal: Kevin James Bennett
Studio 3: Saturday April 10, 9:30am-10:30am  – $35

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Bridal makeup artists must be the best in the business. Both the intensity of the situation and the dynamically durable requirements of the application make it the toughest makeup you can do. See what products meet the bridal challenge, learn how to build a better bridal business, and learn to create the perfect bride every time.


Understanding Avant-Garde: Yvonne MacInnis
Studio 3: Saturday April 10, 11:00am-12:00pm – $35

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New and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts, or the people introducing them is the definition of Avant-Garde. An important piece to understand if you want to take your makeup to exciting places, watch as we bring you through unexpected applications beyond beauty and share some of the tools and techniques to help you bring the unexpected to your own makeup.


Social Strategy – Influence in Action: Danessa Myricks
Studio 3: Saturday April 10, 12:30pm-1:30pm – $35

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Understanding social media and marketing from an activation standpoint is essential for success. In this momentum, you learn to separate the fact from fiction and develop your own individual strategy.


A Stronger Foundation: Lijha Stewart
Studio 3: Saturday April 10, 2:00pm-3:00pm – $35

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Foundation and complexion products have become one of the most important parts of any application. With more choices than ever, knowing how to meet your client’s needs and make better decisions allows you to become a stronger artist. A Stronger Foundation takes a look at the options available for complexion and get an understanding for the how, when and why in choosing the proper products.


Marketing Me: Strategies for Success in the Freelance Career: Lijha Stewart
Studio 3: Sunday April 11, 9:30am-10:30am – $35
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Having an understanding of how marketing works and what it can do for your career is even more crucial when you have your own business. In this session, we will explore the smartest ways you can use social media to set a plan into place, wow potential employers, prospective clients and possible agents to put your career in better motion.


Editorial Edge: Paloma Romo
Studio 3: Sunday April 11, 11:00am-12:00pm – $35

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Defining editorial, designing editorial and elevating your work to an editorial level, are an important way for any artist to better develop their skill. Understanding which product allows you to work with and every editorial concept is as important as understanding the process itself. Learn what must-haves make editorial work easier and allow you to meet any makeup challenge. Listen in as we share the secrets to breaking into editorial and making that skill level part of every application.


Serving Glamour: Yvonne MacInnis
Studio 3: Sunday April 11, 12:30pm- 1:30pm – $35

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Knowing which products work best for high intensity situations from red carpet and celebrity appearances to holiday parties and weddings, allow you to choose these makeup must-haves to apply high performance makeup and use the perfect finishing product on any client you are working with. Watch and learn as we breakdown the design process for giving glamour as well as sharing industry secrets for application and the finishing touches.


Hair & Beyond: Linh Nguyen
Studio 3: Sunday April 11, 2:00pm-3:00 pm – $35

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As a working artist, having even a basic understanding of hair styling is essential for success in today’s makeup business. In this important Momentum Session, you will learn some simple styling techniques for a basic blowout, curl and a bridal updo. You will better understand the work and skills that are needed of a hair stylist or try these techniques yourself.


Skin Games: Felicia Walker
Studio 3: Sunday April 11,  3:30pm-4:30pm – $35
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Thanks to our obsession with social media, the demand for perfect skin is at an all-time high. Skincare for the Working Makeup Artist is a career essential. This session is your guide to elevating your makeup artistry and increasing your value through skincare education, tips, techniques and products. Go beyond makeup artistry by adding this invaluable skill set to your kit. The “must-attend” class will equip you with information and expertise that will amplify your artistry and establish a point of difference between you and your competition. Skincare education and makeup application go hand-in-hand. This session will transform your artistry.

Experience our stages created for artists to learn the new trends for the season and the techniques from Airbrush, Beauty, FX and Body Art. These seminars are presented by our sponsors and exhibitors along with the biggest artists in the business.

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*Seminars are complimentary events and are included in admission to The Virtual Makeup Show. 

Updated Schedule coming soon!

This specifically designed area offers a demo stage for artists to be introduced to new product, practice and improve their makeup skills. Touch it. Try it. Chart it. Apply it. Photograph it.

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*Demo Stage entrance is included in your show ticket.

Updated Schedule coming soon!