Forced to start a new career due to corporate downsizing, Danessa Myricks decided to take her hobby of experimenting with makeup and turn it into a career. Her reputation as an artist with a very clean, unique style has afforded her the opportunity to work with a broad clientele of beauty, hair, and music companies for print, web, television and trade show production both nationally and internationally.
Danessa has worked with Jive Records, Arista, J Records, Sony/BMG & Motown to help shape the image of their artists. She has also worked on video and/or print projects for Fantasia, Britney Spears, Madonna, Ciara, Mario, Chris Brown, Bow Wow, Shontelle, Jazzmayne Sullivan, Angela &Vanessa Simmons, Jordan Sparks, Enrique Iglesias, 3LW, Brian Mcknight, Brooke Valentine, Floetry, Chris Rock, TI, Sean Paul, Mary Mary, Blu Cantrell, Tina Marie, BOB, Lupe Fiasco, Juan Luis Guerra, Ana Ortiz of Ugly Betty, Allison Williams, 702, Goapele, Tha’ Rayne, Isyss, and more. Her work has appeared in such publications as Vibe, Essence, Teen People, Today’s Black Woman and a host of national and International Hair and Beauty Publications. In addition to her work as a make up artist, Danessa has worked as a consultant to several product development teams for a host of global cosmetic and beauty brands. Danessa has provided the market and product insight, which has led to the launch of several new products. Danessa is an internationally renowned educator and a key presenter for a host of the top national and international trade shows including The Make Up Show, The Premiere Show, Chicago Mid West Show and the Bronner Brothers Show. She has also created a unique series of educational workshops. Currently Danessa the Director of Product Innovation/Marketing at Benefit Cosmetics.
Danessa has published two books and has over a dozen step-by-step training DVDs. Thousands of copies have been distributed globally. She has a passion for making people beautiful, and an extraordinary love and talent for teaching others to do the same.