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 careers.
*Main Stage presentations are live and included in your show ticket.
Town Hall: James Vincent, Lijha Stewart, Yvonne MacInnis, Bethany Townes, Orlando Santiago & Jon Hennessey, Linh Nguyen – September, 12 – 5:00pm-6:30pm EST
Our industry has grown in size and scope tremendously in the last decade with more information and opportunity than ever before. In the last few months, we have seen immense changes in the world and the makeup business that bring more uncertainty than ever before. Our diverse community of artists with different voices, visions and experiences are adaptable and strong. In this main stage presentation, our panel of artists and experts will discuss the current state of the industry, offer insight and advice and will explore what moving forward looks like in these unprecedented times.
Making Up: James Molloy – September, 13 – 9:30am-11:00am EST
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 artists 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 – September, 13 – 11:30am-1:00pm EST
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 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 revel 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.
The Journey Forward: Damone Roberts – September, 13 – 4:00pm-5:30pm EST
Damone Roberts’ name is synonymous with creating iconic celebrity beauty. With a talent for painting faces and sculpting the perfect arch, he has truly positioned himself as one of the best in the beauty business. His personality, warmth and commitment to authenticity have allowed him to create a brand and reputation as one of the most inspirational artists in the industry. In his most recent venture of bringing forward Damone Roberts Beauty Therapy Lounge, he is changing the game once again and looking to the future.
With a belief that every person has an opportunity to develop their own path and find their own success, Damone generously shares his passion and insight. At a time when understanding all aspects of the industry is more different than ever, this master shares his experience with you. In this session, Damone lets you in on some secrets to successfully building your own business and brand while keeping your career on track with artistry, and at the same time, not losing sight of your dream, your goals and journey in front of you.
International Stage – “ Beauty Reimagined”: Danessa Myricks, Isabelle DeVries & Marie Dausell – September 14 – 9:30am-11:00am EST
It’s no secret that the art and career of makeup have captured the collective imagination. Once an unappreciated area of film and fashion, artists worked quietly behind the scenes. Makeup is now celebrated by both professionals and the masses in a major way all over the world and artists are stepping to the forefront with innovative applications and exciting new style. Danessa Myricks invites well-known working artists from all over the world to The Virtual Makeup Show stage to spotlight and showcase the talent and experiences of a few of our favorite artists.
Find inspiration, unity and unforgettable artistry on The Virtual Makeup Show International Stage. Sponsored by Danessa Myricks Beauty. This stage celebrates the art of makeup by bringing makeup Mavericks from different parts of the world together to excite, engage and inspire us.
Isabelle De Vries is a true creator with innovation and overwhelming passion for her art form. Isabelle’s work challenges trends and stereotypes of beauty and has gained recognition from the industry’s elite.
Marie Dausell is in many ways a great example of the new generation of makeup artists with starting and building her own career through Instagram. She has created her own unique style and place in the makeup world, and her talent was quickly noticed and praised by some of the most influential people in the industry.
Hosted by Danessa Myricks, this session allows you to see the energy and possibility that happens when artists unite.
Girl Interrupting – We Need To Have a Conversation: Joy Fennell, Michela Wariebi, Delina Medhin, Renee Garnes & Hosted by Danessa Myricks – September 14 – 11:30am-1:00pm EST
In this special edition of our Girl Interrupting series, Danessa Myricks leads a discussion with prominent artists from the world of fashion and beauty. Black women are some of the most prolific artists in today’s makeup industry. By sheer number, they are one of the most represented groups in our industry, however the number of black female artists represented in our agencies, unions and in editorial and executive positions does not reflect that. Black women often see their work co-opted, copied and colonized. They have watched their looks appropriated and their contributions underrepresented and underpaid.
Although some of the largest cosmetic launches in the industry have been helmed by black women and some of the top celebrities in the world of music, movies and television are black women, there has been an outcry that our industry does not properly address their needs with makeup or hair appropriately. In this powerful panel, we have assembled a group of talented artists to discuss not only representation and inclusion, but to
deliberate how we can bring systemic change to an industry that not only overlooks black women, it profits off of them. In this session, we will explore personal experiences, examine possibilities for pushing forward and gain an understanding of what we can do to be better allies. We will listen to and amplify the voices of black artists who are already changing the game and want to bring opportunity to others.
Art and Illusion: Mimi Choi – September 14 – 4:00pm-5:30pm EST
From the Met Gala to global makeup campaigns, Mimi Choi has brought her unique and unforgettable makeup style to the world stage. Recognized for her pioneering illusionary work, Mimi has captured the hearts of the professional makeup community and garnered the attention of international magazines, television shows, music videos, and social media.
For the first time at The Makeup Show, Mimi will take you through the process of creating one of her iconic looks while showcasing her ability to completely transform her canvas. Find inspiration from one of the most exciting artists in the industry and learn how Mimi uses various techniques to create unique and impactful makeup illusions.