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.
Making Up: Daniel Martin with Veronica Webb – 10:00am-11:30am
As one of the most talked about makeup artists in our industry in the last few years, Daniel Martin continues to redefine modern beauty. 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. He has collaborated with designers including Chris Benz, Proenza Schouler, Cynthia Rowley, and Khaite. 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. In his first time at The Makeup Show, Daniel will share his inspiring story and show you how he creates his unforgettable looks. Whether your work is in bridal, television or editorial, this is a presentation not to be missed.
Beauty Driven: Tabatha Coffey – 12:00pm-1:30pm
With over 20 years in beauty, hair designer, business owner, television personality, educator, author and mentor, Tabatha Coffey has made a name for herself as one of the most respected people in the industry. With an understanding of both beauty and business, Tabatha has a reputation for taking her honest approach to achieving excellence in businesses all over the world. Her passion and drive have allowed her to keep moving forward and develop a place in the industry that is unlike anyone else. Known for her television shows including “Tabatha Takes Over”, her expert advice has been sought after by many television shows and publications including the TV Guide Channel as their red carpet award show correspondent for the Academy and Grammy Awards. She is also regularly featured as an editorial stylist and contributing writer for People Style Watch, Elle.com, PopSugar, and is a regular guest on Larry Flick’s radio show on Sirius XM, The Talk and Good Morning America.
In her first time on The Makeup Show stage, Tabatha will share her thoughts on how to build your own beauty name and beauty brand while maintaining your own ideals and integrity. She will speak to you on the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people to push you further and shed some light on how to make your own artistry one that fulfills you. Let Tabatha inspire you to look beyond the images we are inundated with and the carbon copy and social media techniques that flood the internet to truly develop your own signature style that will set you into motion as part of this new movement of individual beauty and independent brands.
The Art of Makeup: Erin Parsons – 2:00pm-3:30pm
Defining your own aesthetic, developing a refined hand and mastering a keen eye for color and composition is essential to make more artistic decisions in every makeup application. Finding your own voice and vision is as essential to designing a makeup application as meeting the needs of your client and bringing your career to the next level.
Makeup Artist Erin Parsons is one of the most respected artists working today and has managed to earn a reputation as an artist’s artist. Published in the pages of magazines including Vogue US, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure and sought after by designers and celebrities like; Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Gisele Bündchen and Kendall Jenner to name a few, Erin’s talent for combining beauty with an artistic eye or avant-garde aesthetic has made her a celebrated artist and true inspiration for so many of us. In this session, Erin talks about her career and shares some thoughts on what you can do on your own to make your mark. She will show you her application and bring you through the decision making and product selection process. Erin will encourage you to channel your inner artist and create a memorable makeup every time.
Artists United: Danessa Myricks, Vanessa Davis, Einat Dan, Lorcan Jude Devaney Isabelle De Vries & Daniel Takahashi moderate by James Vincent – 4:00pm-5:30pm
It’s no secret that the art and career of makeup have captured the collective imagination. Once an unappreciated area of film and fashion with artists working quietly behind the scenes, makeup is now celebrated by both professionals and the masses in a major way all over the world. In this first time panel, Danessa Myricks invites well-known working artists from all over the world to our The Makeup Show stage to share their ideas and experiences. Join us as the artists offer insight on building an international career to becoming a better artist by creating work that is impactful, engaging and elevates the idea of what a makeup artist can be.
NYC Nights Fashion Show – 6:00pm-7:30pm
From the famous uptown ball scene to the East village underground drag and the boroughs dance halls, New York had always been known for its nightlife. Club kids, drag queens, divas and debutantes gathered together in legendary venues like Studio 54, Limelight and Save the Robots. From the premiere of punk at CBGB, Jackie 60 at Mother, Mudd Club’s alternative and underground scene and The Pyramid Club where drag was defined, New York night life has influenced music, fashion and makeup. This year, The Makeup Show NYC celebrates these iconic places and the people who made them with NYC Nights, a cocktail event with a fashion presentation featuring look after look from local artists and The Makeup Show brands.
Listen to the music of some of our favorite DJ’s, watch drag done the NYC way and mingle with your makeup peers while looks are being served.
Door policy is dress to impress. Suggested dress code is Studio 54 extra, Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress realness, downtown drag eleganza extravaganza, club kid couture, Harlem hustle, bring it for the ball, Butch queen up in pumps, Patricia Fields fashion fierceness, Bushwick gender queer, blood and glitter and anything and everything that makes you dance.