THE INDEPENDENT JUDGING COUNCIL

At The IBI Awards, the judges are as diverse as the entrants.

The Independent Judging Council are the very definition of Beauty Artisans and leaders in their fields. They are continually inspiring and encouraging the beauty community by freely sharing their incredible knowledge, talents and passion with the Beauty Community.

Each Independent Judging Council Member, past or present, has a unique set of talents, specialties, passion, experience, ethos, and beliefs that ensures each and every one of our Judges are suited to expertly select the Winners and Finalists in a fair and unbiased manner.

Interested in joining the Judging Council?  Apply here

Fashion, Beauty, Music & Film Makeup Expert, Transformative Editorial Visionary

DAN DELGADO

With a highly discerning eye developed from a wide range of experience, dedicated and passionate London-based makeup artist Dan Delgado has judged the IBI Awards since its inception.

A talented, motivated, ambitious and professional make-up artist based in London working in fashion editorial, beauty, music, video and advertising. Dan has a distinctive and contemporary approach - developed from his experience working with some of the most sought-after fashion photographers, stylists and directors. The result is reliable, highly creative and engaging work.

Dan's portfolio boasts an impressive array of editorial features, including publications in FT How to Spend It, Allure, British GQ, Vogue Portugal, Chaos SixtyNine, and many more esteemed titles. His expertise has been sought by renowned clients such as Rejina Pyo, Stella McCartney, Sheep Inc, and Anciela, among others. Dan's artistry has graced the faces of notable personalities, including Iris Gold, Janset, Pearl Mackie, and Kate Phillips, to name a few.

With an eye for detail and a commitment to excellence, Dan continues to make his mark in the world of makeup artistry, bringing his unique vision to life in every project he undertakes.

L'Oréal-Trained Colorist, Healthy Hair Advocate, Passionate salon owner and operator

JASMERE WALLER

Working as a stylist since 2006 it has been Jasmere's mission to spread the "healthy hair experience" to clients and stylists alike. She's a L'Oréal trained colorist and has studied with an array of leading companies to hone her craft.

Working as a stylist since 2006 it has been Jasmere's mission to spread the "healthy hair experience" to clients and stylists alike. She's a L'Oréal trained colorist and has studied with an array of leading companies to hone her craft. Her passion to create and educate inspired her to open a salon, Studio Lush, which she has owned and operated for the past 5 years. As well as launching Lush Education, an online learning hub for hairstylists looking to master coloring textured hair.
Makeup Artist Coach, Advocate, and Entrepreneurial Visionary

ANGELIQUE VELEZ

“Love raised me, lipstick saved me,” Angelique is a career Fashion and TV Makeup Artist, former IBI Awards winner and creator of Breakups to Makeup, now one of the most sought after accessory and apparel brands for makeup enthusiasts.

Angelique Velez can quite literally say, "Love raised me, lipstick saved me." As a makeup artist and founder of Breakups to Makeup, Velez utilized her personal journey with heartbreak to inspire the creation of Breakups to Makeup (B2M), now one of the country's most sought-after high-quality accessory and apparel brands for makeup enthusiasts. Sold online and in retail stores including Sephora, QVC, Walmart, Urban Outfitters, Ricky's, and NYLON Shop.

Born and raised in New York from Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, Velez launched B2M in June 2013 to spread the message that makeup is more than just a product—it's an art form. With over a decade of experience as a makeup artist, Angelique recognized the significance of this creative outlet and sought to educate and inspire others while transforming heartbreak into moments of self-celebration.

Under her leadership, coupled with unmatched creativity and a massive passion for infusing wit and glam into Breakups to Makeup, her iconic clutches including "Love Raised Me Lipstick Saved Me" to "I Would Cry But My Mascara is Designer," have graced the hands of legends such as Cher and have been featured in national media outlets such as Refinery29, Marie Claire, Allure, and Latina, among others.

Prior to embracing entrepreneurship and dedicating herself full-time to her passion project, Velez was, and still is, a professional makeup artist. Velez has had the opportunity to be a part of fashion shows for Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Project Runway, Alexander Wang, and Tommy Hilfiger. She has also worked notable televised events multiple times including the MTV Video Music Awards and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She is also a proud member of the IATSE Local 798 Union.

Velez currently resides in New York, but enjoys traveling, while also being a full-time mom. She has a podcast, called Hey Glowfriend, that encompasses her entire journey, which is available on all podcast platforms.

Creative Director, Educator, and Bridal & Fashion Hair Artistry Expert

CHRISTINE MAI TRAN

Christine is an Australian born and raised artist, based in Sydney, mission-driven to empower and grow with other industry creatives.

With a passion for hair since her young ages, Christine captures her creativity through the canvas of hair. Christine is an Australian born and raised artist, based in Sydney, hoping to empower and grow with other industry creatives.

During her training, Christine gained intensive salon experience working at Ultrafade by Rich in Sydney Australia.

Christine also holds 3 years of on-set experience assisting and learning from the top hairstylists in Australia.

She has worked on various fashion shows for AAFW throughout the years, and is most proud of her contribution to the Carla Zampatti Powerhouse exhibition 2022 and the ACMI Goddess exhibition celebrating women in film 2023.

Her work is seen in RUSSH, Issue Mag, cover of Sunday Life magazine, cover of Solstice magazine, Shuba Mag and Mob Journal.

Today, Christine is the director of UFSTYLES, a special events and bridal team, a sister company to Ultrafade by Rich. Christine applies her knowledge from the fashion industry working with different hair types to build UFSTYLES into being a diverse hairstyling brand. Christine and her team of passionate artists are focused on bringing their A-game to ensure they deliver great hair styles and energy to the wedding day!

Self-made Creative Maven and Transformative Makeup Master

KRISTIN KER ANDERSON

Kristin Ker Anderson is a makeup artist whose journey began unexpectedly during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Kristin's life took a transformative turn when she reluctantly joined TikTok at the urging of friends. Despite initial reservations, she found herself drawn to the creativity of makeup transformations showcased on the platform.

Kristin Ker Anderson is a makeup artist whose journey began unexpectedly during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Kristin's life took a transformative turn when she reluctantly joined TikTok at the urging of friends. Despite initial reservations, she found herself drawn to the creativity of makeup transformations showcased on the platform.

With no prior experience and minimal makeup supplies, Kristin immersed herself in the world of makeup artistry. Through trial and error, she honed her skills and discovered a newfound passion for creating stunning makeup looks. Her talent quickly caught the attention of viewers worldwide, earning her millions of followers on TikTok.

Kristin's philosophy revolves around genuine passion and self-belief. She finds fulfillment in the creative process and the joy of seeing her visions come to life. Despite setbacks, including the loss of her main TikTok account, Kristin remains resilient and unwavering in her commitment to her craft.

Beyond makeup, Kristin values the sense of community and support she has found online. Strangers have become like family, united by a shared appreciation for creativity and positivity. Her story serves as an inspiration to others to embrace their passions and pursue their dreams with determination and resilience.

Kristin Ker Anderson continues to make her mark in the world of makeup artistry, one masterpiece at a time, with an unstoppable spirit and a commitment to spreading love and positivity.

Global Celebrity Makeup Artist & Editorial Makeup Expert!

MAYELA VAZQUEZ

Mayela is a Professional Makeup Artist from Mexico based in New York City working with brands, celebrities, fashion designers, and top magazines around the world.

Mayela is a Professional Makeup Artist from Mexico based in New York City working with brands, celebrities, fashion designers, and top magazines around the world.

Her work has been featured in publications such as Allure, American Vogue, Vogue México & Latin America, Vogue Spain, Brazil and India, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Elle, Nylon and Grazia. Her commercial client list includes brands like Chanel, L’Oreal, Fendi, Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Halston, Tibi and Converse.

She has done makeup in New York, Paris & Milan Fashion Week, collaborating with brands such as Makeup Forever, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, and Sisley. Her work is favorited by celebrities like Thalía, Sofia Reyes, Cynthia Nixon, Nicky Hilton, Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda and Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

Mayela's beauty knowledge and social media influence has led her to be the talent behind advertising campaigns for TNT and Liverpool Latin America.

Celebrity-Adored Hairstylist, Artistic Director and Luxury Beauty Expert

JOHNNY LAVOY

Johnny Lavoy is a sought after hair stylist and luxury beauty expert in New York. He is the Artistic Director and founder of Moda-Rey Salon & Spa, in West Hartford, Connecticut, a business he started over 20 years ago. His work has also become a fixture during NY fashion week.

Johnny Lavoy is a sought after hair stylist and luxury beauty expert in New York. He is the Artistic Director and founder of Moda-Rey Salon & Spa, in West Hartford, Connecticut, a business he started over 20 years ago. His work has also become a fixture during NY fashion week, styling hair for designers Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Dior, Cynthia Steffe, Hugo Boss, Vera Wang, Derek Lam, Do Ri, Tracey Reeves, DVF, Oscar De La Renta, Proenza Schouler, Ghost, Milly, Carolina Herrera, Pat Fields, The Blondes, Duckie Brown, Tadashi, Rebecca Taylor, The Red Dress Event, Custo Barcelona and Swarovski. He was also Key Hair and Μakeup Designer for "One Stop Plus" the first plus size fashion show during New York's Fashion week and the lead hair stylist on Project Runway seasons 10, 11 and 12. His work can be seen in the pages of Vanity Fair, Vogue, Bazaar, Vogue Italia, Flare, In Style, Ocean Drive, Glamour, Elle, Seventeen, Modern Salon, People Espanol, American Salon, Zink, Gotham, OK Magazine and Entertainment Weekly among others. Johnny is also a frequent contributor to many publications like Allure, Cosmo and Lucky providing hair care advice and styling tips. Johnny's work has also appeared on the red carpet from the Emmys, Tonys and the Oscars. Other celebrities include Lady GaGa, Roise Perez, Frieda Pinto, Elizabeth Banks, Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Little Big Town, Kasey Mustgraves, Elle King, Maddie & Tae, Caitlyn Smith, Cindy Crawford, Kelly Osborne, Jeanie Mai, Gloria Estefan, America Ferrera, Gayle King, Rachel Dratch, Geri Halliwell, Ethan Hawk, Sarah Brightman, Oksana Baiul, Laura Prepon, Olympia Dukakis, Joan VanArk, Supermodel Chanel Iman, The All American Rejects, Conor Oberst, Demi Lovato, Minds of State, Little Jackie, We The Kings, Juanes, Pistol Annies and Chris Young.
Celebrity Glamour Guru, Inspirational Beauty Educator and Global Makeup Artistry Icon

LYNDSAY ZAVITZ

in the Los Angeles makeup scene, Lyndsay has garnered loyalty from an impressive client list including Chrissy Teigen, Paula Abdul, Fifth Harmony, Pia Toscano, Witney Carson, Rachel Platten, JoJo Fletcher, Ariel Winter, Becca Tilley and more.

From an early age, it was clear that Lyndsay Zavitz had the intrinsic ability to bring beauty to all things around her. Lyndsay began experimenting with makeup at the age of three, honing her craft by using her supportive family members as models. Once young Lyndsay saw the esteemed makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, limitless opportunities were unlocked in her mind. After witnessing an icon like Kevyn at work alongside the biggest names in fashion and entertainment, pioneering a new form of makeup artistry with industry-defining techniques, Lyndsay had a fire lit in her soul. This glimpse into her future propelled Lyndsay to actively work towards a career in beauty where she has been utilizing her gift to bring confidence to women everywhere for nearly 20 years.

During her six years immersed in the Los Angeles makeup scene, Lyndsay has garnered loyalty from an impressive client list including Chrissy Teigen, Paula Abdul, Fifth Harmony, Pia Toscano, Witney Carson, Rachel Platten, JoJo Fletcher, Ariel Winter, Becca Tilley and more. She has empowered models as they strut down the runway in New York Fashion Week by partnering with household brands like Maybelline. Her work has graced the covers of notable publications like People, Elle and Seventeen and she has been highlighted as an industry expert on national programs such as Extra and Entertainment Tonight. Her looks have also been featured in beloved television shows including The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Lip Sync Battle and Revenge Body With Khloé Kardashian, just to name a few. Off screen, you can see Lyndsay’s work in the spotlight of high-profile red carpet events from the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys to the VMAs and People’s Choice Awards.

Onsite Bridal Stylist, Award-Winning Professional, and Human Trafficking Awareness Advocate

HALEY GARBER

Recognized with multiple awards, Haley is dedicated not only to perfecting her craft continuously but also to advocating for human trafficking awareness within the beauty community, providing education and tools to combat trafficking.

Based in North Carolina, Haley is a hairstylist with nine years of expertise, specializing exclusively in onsite styling and the intricate world of bridal hairstyling. Recognized with multiple awards, she is dedicated not only to perfecting her craft continuously but also to advocating for human trafficking awareness within the beauty community, providing education and tools to combat trafficking. Haley is a wife and mother, and they share their home with two cats and a dog. She finds joy in the great outdoors, whether at the beach, in the mountains, or anywhere in between. Also in her personal life, she enjoys reading, trying out new recipes, and crafting. In addition to her onsite work, she strives to provide education to fellow hairstylists, instilling confidence in onsite and bridal hairstyling through a balanced blend of creativity and support, ensuring every client feels their best during life's celebratory milestones.
Celebrated Celebrity Hair Maven, Award-Winning Hairstylist, Diversity and Inclusion advocate

JANET JACKSON

As a celebrated Beauty Expert and Celebrity Hairstylist with over 15 years of experience, Janet Jackson has left her mark on the sets of numerous national TV shows, both behind the scenes and on-air.

As a celebrated Beauty Expert and Celebrity Hairstylist with over 15 years of experience, Janet Jackson has left her mark on the sets of numerous national TV shows, both behind the scenes and on-air. She has had the honor of styling a diverse roster of celebrities, including Winnie Harlow, Aimee Lou Wood, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Gemma Arterton, Rita Ora, Iman, Usher, Aja Naomi King, Keshia Chante, Bobby Canavalle, and many more. Janet's journey as the Founder & CEO of JouJou Hair Studio and recognition as a Contessa "Elite Master Hairstylist" Finalist have afforded her a unique perspective and skill set within the beauty industry.

Through her salon, Janet Jackson is not only setting industry standards but also actively training and mentoring the next generation of hair stylists, fostering their growth and ensuring excellence in the field. With her ability to work with all hair types, commitment to "Hair Care First," and extensive on-air experience, Janet is confident in her ability to be a valuable asset and leader on any team.

Janet's contributions and featured work in top-tier magazines such as Oprah Magazine, Elle, FASHION, and Flare, as well as advertisements for renowned brands like L’Oréal Paris, Louis Vuitton, Holt Renfrew, and Nike, showcase the depth of her experience and expertise. Awards such as Contessa - 2024 Session Hairstylist of the Year and Cafa Awards' 2023 Hair Artist of the Year underscore Janet's dedication to excellence. Janet's influence extends globally, advocating for inclusivity and excellence in the beauty industry.

And for the first time ever, Janet Jackson, with her unparalleled experience will be taking part in the International Beauty Awards as a judge. With an eagle eye for detail and a passion for creativity, Janet brings her A-game to the judging panel.

Award-Winning Makeup Artist, Beauty Artistry Author and Viral Cosmetics Creator

LAN NGUYEN-GREALIS

Lan Nguyen-Grealis is a celebrity, beauty, fashion and multi award winning makeup artist and author of Art & Makeup and ProMakeup Design Books. Lan has appeared as a guest judge on the successful BBC Series, “Glow Up”.

Lan Nguyen-Grealis is a celebrity, beauty, fashion and multi award winning makeup artist and author of Art & Makeup and ProMakeup Design Books. Lan has appeared as a guest judge on the successful BBC Series, “Glow Up”.

Lan regularly collaborates on many shows at London Fashion Week as the key designer, leading a team of exceptional makeup assistants which she dedicates her time to mentor. Through her love of education for nearly two decades, Lan shares her tips and tricks in the media and travels worldwide as a speaker. Her mission is to empower women by tailoring looks that women want for themselves. Not just based on trends but the unique beauty that everyone has.

Creating show stopping looks, Lan is sought after for her creative flair for natural beauty and cutting edge creative design. Her collaboration with the beauty brand Makeup Revolution resulted in a custom designed makeup palette that surpassed expectations, going viral after its launch and eventually winning a People’s Award and Global Best Innovation award 2022. She has also worked on publications such as Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue, GQ, Numero and many more including talents such as Paloma Faith, Raye, Lisa Snowdon, Nicole Scherzinger, Kimberley Wyatt, Ashley Roberts, Melanie C, Emma Bunton, Millie Bobby Brown and many more.

Trailblazing DEI Advocate, Textural Inclusivity Champion, Educator and Expert

KEYA NEAL

Keya Neal is a former Stylist of 30 years turned color educator, speaker and DEI consultant who's breaking the textural boundaries segregating the pro hair industry.

Keya Neal is a former Stylist of 30 years turned color educator, speaker and DEI consultant who's breaking the textural boundaries segregating the pro hair industry. She is the founder of the Kulture and Texture VS Race both focused on teaching stylists how to identify and work with hair of all textures through hands-on education paired with DEI coaching. Additionally Keya's REPAIRations program partners with Texture VS Race Collab Coaches to provide underserved stylists with equitable education and provide Texture VS Race education at professional trade shows or for salons. Keya strives to provide Black stylists with equitable education while championing diversity and inclusion behind the chair and behind the scenes of the salon industry.
Transformative Hair Educator, Community Leader & Inspirational Color Correction Master

SARAI SPEER

Sarai Speer is an International Independent Educator. She is known for jaw dropping color corrections, her funny & inspiring social media content, and for helping hairstylists find their power. Her work has been featured in Cosmo, Sephora, The Today Show, Allure, Modern Salon and more.

Sarai Speer is an International Independent Educator. She is known for jaw dropping color corrections, her funny & inspiring social media content, and for helping hairstylists find their power. Her work has been featured in Cosmo, Sephora, The Today Show, Allure, Modern Salon and more. Sarai shares openly about her struggles overcoming addiction, losing everything and being homeless, to now running multiple 6 figure businesses. Whether you're scouring through her free content or attending a class in-person/online, I can assure you Sarai will challenge you to step outside your comfort zone, find your "why", and empower you to become the best version of yourself.

Sarai Speer is a sought-after Global Educator, renowned for her expertise in platinum hair and color corrections. With a passion for empowering hairstylists, she has built the Balanced Stylist Society - a thriving online community that fosters technical and business growth while prioritizing mental well-being for its members. Sarai is excited to embark on a 2024 International Tour featuring all-new workshops

Celebrity Beauty Virtuoso and Natural Makeup Master

MELISSA WALSH

Melissa has traveled the world, working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including: Natalie Portman, Jenna Ortega, Lily Gladstone, Sienna Miller, Annette Bening, Kyra Sedgwick, Rachel Brosnahan, Robert Redford, John Legend, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine, Michael J. Fox and many others.

Melissa Walsh is a talented celebrity makeup artist with over 30 years of experience in the industry. With a passion for enhancing natural beauty, Melissa has traveled the world, working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including: Natalie Portman, Jenna Ortega, Lily Gladstone, Sienna Miller, Annette Bening, Kyra Sedgwick, Rachel Brosnahan, Robert Redford, John Legend, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine, Michael J. Fox and many others. Her expertise lies in creating beautiful and flawless makeup looks that enhance her clients' features while maintaining a natural and effortless appearance. Melissa is known for her attention to detail, professionalism, and ability to bring out the best in every individual she works with. Whether it's for red carpet events, photoshoots, or press junkets, Melissa is dedicated to making her clients feel confident and beautiful.
Award-Winning Color Expert, International Hair Color Authority and Renowned Hair Artist.

JACK HOWARD

USA and UK color expert Jack Howard’s career has spanned three decades and four continents. Widely credited with bringing Balayage to the UK and still a world leading innovator in the technique, Jack developed his own brand education to share his knowledge.

USA and UK color expert Jack Howard’s career has spanned three decades and four continents. His blend of highly technical color work and inspirational education sees him in constant demand across the globe regularly traveling to the UAE, North America and throughout Europe.

Widely credited with bringing Balayage to the UK and still a world leading innovator in the technique, Jack developed his own brand education to share his knowledge. Today he delivers his hugely popular courses to high profile salons including Toni & Guy and Trevor Sorbie as well as teaching thousands of colourists and color salons worldwide. Currently a color ambassador for L'oreal Professional USA and L’oreal Professional UK. In his career Jack has had many influential roles including UK Colour Spokesperson & International Artist for L’Oréal Professional and UK & European guest artist for Fudge. Today, as well as collaborating with Gold Fever hair extensions, Jack was the Schwarzkopf Professional’s Global BLONDME Ambassador. In addition, he was also named Denman Global Colour Ambassador, a role in which he will use his technical know-how and experience to help develop new and innovative color tools.

Based in London, and Washington DC clients such as Gillian Anderson, Poppy Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Abbey Clancy to name but a few. Jack’s technical skill, understanding of fashion and innovative use of color has seen him receive countless accolades and awards. Most recently he was given the Colour World UK’s ‘Commercial Colour Genius’ award in 2019 and 20 and voted Marie Claire Hair Colourist of the Year in 2018. British hairdressing awards - social stylist 2019 2020.

Beauty Photographer & Makeup Artist

OLGA DANN

Olga began her career in the Beauty Industry as one of the pioneers of self-portrait beauty photography. Not only is she an exceptionally talented professional beauty photographer and makeup artist, Olga also takes current beauty trends and puts a colorful spin on them, creating a style and visual expression that is truly unique.

Olga began her career in the Beauty Industry as one of the pioneers of self-portrait beauty photography. Not only is she an exceptionally talented professional beauty photographer and makeup artist, Olga also takes current beauty trends and puts a colorful spin on them, creating a style and visual expression that is truly unique.

Olga's intense passion for creating unequivocally original content has fuelled her drive to go above and beyond the norm. She works from start to finish - conceptualizing, shooting, editing and working to create exclusive content with world famous brands such as ColourPop, EM Cosmetics, FashionNova, Fenty Beauty, Florasis, Kaleidos, KVD, Morphe, OFRA, Sheglam, and many others. Her refined editing skills, and incredible work ethic, lead her to excel at every step of the content creating process but success isn't Olga's main goal, her deepest intention is to inspire everybody around her with her detailed, creative work and multilevel process.

Avant-Garde Makeup Artist, Creative Visionary and Passionate Beauty Educator

MARIKA D'AUTEUIL

Marika hails from a small town in northern Quebec, Canada, where she searches for a way to stand out and break through the mold. Following a suggestion from her mom, she begins to experiment on herself with makeup...

Marika hails from a small town in northern Quebec, Canada, where she searches for a way to stand out and break through the mold. Following a suggestion from her mom, she begins to experiment on herself with makeup. She moved to Montreal at the age of 20 to pursue her dream of working in photography. Marika collaborates with as many artists as possible to quickly build her portfolio and develops her artistic and avant-garde techniques that started to rapidly attract attention in the industry. She has been able to count Le Cirque du Soleil, Nivea, L’Oréal, Sephora & Make Up For Ever among her clients and her work has been seen on billboards, television as well as in international magazines and on Fashion Week runways. With over a decade of experience in the industry, she is sought after by beauty brands for her creative approach and artistic vision. She also teaches masterclasses in different countries which has allowed her to share her knowledge and passion through Europe, North America & South America.
Emmy Award-Winning Celebrity Hairstylist, Beauty Mogul, Author and Hair Mus(Z)e

KIYAH WRIGHT

Kiyah Wright is one of the most sought-after hairstylists in the entertainment industry. Kiyah, a multi Emmy Award winning celebrity hairstylist and Beauty Authority, has created the industry’s most sought-after hairstyles for celebrities.

Kiyah Wright is one of the most sought-after hairstylists in the entertainment industry. Kiyah, a multi Emmy Award winning celebrity hairstylist and Beauty Authority, has created the industry’s most sought-after hairstyles for celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry, Ciara, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, Laverne Cox to name a few.

When Kiyah is not creating the hottest red carpet looks or styling the industries top celebrities, her work can be found gracing the pages of magazine covers such as Vanity Fair, GQ, Elle, InStyle, Essence and Vogue. In her tenure, she has been the Celebrity Ambassador for the biggest brands including Proctor & Gamble’s, Head & Shoulders, Clairol Professional, and Pantene.

She is the go-to makeover guru for Access Hollywood Live and inked a deal with Penguin Random House to distribute her debut book, "From Beauty to Business: The Guaranteed Strategy to Building, Running, and Growing a Successful Beauty Business". In her debut book, Kiyah lays out the crucial success strategies and lessons not taught in beauty schools such as managing your finances, branding, marketing, product distribution, the power of social media, and more. Filled with inspirational and relatable stories from someone who has been there, this practical, one-of-a-kind sourcebook is a vital educational resource for beauty professionals at all stages of their career.

After working with the best companies in town, Kiyah took a leap of faith and created her own line, MUZE|HAIR. Kiyah’s MUZE|HAIR line is trusted by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities and offers a collection of premium wigs, extensions and products that provide Instant Beauty Solutions to women across the globe.

Legendary Makeup Artist, Author & Product Designer

RAE MORRIS

Known widely as one of the most influential Makeup Artists in the world, Rae Morris is not only a best-selling Author of multiple titles, but also four-times Australian Makeup Artist of the Year, and has been inducted into multiple industry ‘Halls of Fame.’

Known widely as one of the most influential Makeup Artists in the world, Rae Morris is not only a best-selling Author of multiple titles but also four-times Australian Makeup Artist of the Year, and has been inducted into multiple industry ‘Halls of Fame’. Collaborating with some of the world’s leading photographers, Rae’s makeup has graced magazine covers as well as fashion and beauty editorials including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, Oyster, Tush, Citizen K and InStyle.
As L’Oréal Paris’ longest serving Makeup Director (2003-2013), she has directed over 150 fashion shows.

In 2008 her first book Makeup: The Ultimate Guide had an overwhelming worldwide success – since then she has published 4 additional books, including Express Makeup in 2011 and Timeless Makeup in 2013. The instructional books are currently used as training manuals in top makeup schools, medical clinics and beauty retailers globally. Rae is a huge inspiration among young aspiring Makeup Artists world-wide. Rae's 6th book, Rae Morris Makeup Masterclass was released in 2016 and has been hailed as her definitive work introducing for the first time her ‘Eye Phi’ technique and scientific approach to beauty.

Rae is also the designer behind the Rae Morris Magnetic Brush Range – the first magnetic makeup brush range in the world. Handmade in Japan by one of the world’s last living Masters of Craft, the range has been acclaimed as not only the most innovative, but one of the best makeup brush ranges in the world.

Rae is a regular keynote speaker at global beauty events, but is also sought after for international dermatology and cosmetic surgery conferences, where she collaborates with the world’s top doctors in outlining her scientific approach to the beauty aesthetic.

Rae, when not developing products for her range, still gets a kick out of seeing her work published and thrives on the chaos of directing shows.

Hair Artisan, Salon Owner & Educator

ERROL DOUGLAS

Errol Douglas is currently among the most prestigious hairdressers throughout the world. His work is featured in such noteworthy magazines as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harpers & Queen, and many others. His live shows and seminars are legendary, not only for his creativity and artistry but for elevating and strengthening the bonds between the dressing community through collaboration and inspiration.

The most nominated British Hair Artisan in history, Douglas is no stranger to awards. He has left such a finite imprint in the world of hair artistry that in 2008, Douglas was awarded an MBE by the Queen for education and service to the hairdressing industry. The list of recognition Douglas has received over his incredible career is long and includes: British Afro Hairdresser of the Year, The London L’Oréal Color Trophy, The Cosmopolitan Style Award, Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year, Fellowship Gold Star Consumer Salon, Cosmopolitan’s Ultimate Man of the Year, Hair Hero by Hair Magazine, Evening Standard’s London Lifestyle Award for London Hairdressing Salon of the Year, and Icon of the year Australian Hair Fashion Awards, among many, many others.

Errol Douglas is currently among the most prestigious hairdressers throughout the world. His work is featured in such noteworthy magazines as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harpers & Queen, and many others. His live shows and seminars are legendary, not only for his creativity and artistry but for elevating and strengthening the bonds between the dressing community through collaboration and inspiration.

The Errol Douglas Salon, in Belgravia, UK, is recognized with International Technical Excellence. His highly skilled hair artisans are ready to accommodate every hair type, intuitively decoding and interpreting their clientele’s needs, while nurturing and enhancing their wellbeing. It is a service that surpasses all expectations. More recently, he is looking to bring his unique brand and technique to New York and Paris with the opening of new salons in both iconic cities.

Industry-leading Creative Director, Makeup Artist, Photographer & Educator

JORDAN LIBERTY

Jordan Liberty is a beauty industry creative leader based in Los Angeles. His work is routinely sought-after by the biggest names in global beauty and spotlighted in top editorial. His recognitions include Allure's "Best of Beauty" and The Makeup Show's "Artist of the Year".

Jordan Liberty is an LA-based Creative Director, Makeup Artist, Photographer, and Educator represented by Rebel Brand Management. In addition to producing campaigns for leading beauty brands, his work in consulting and product development have made him the secret weapon behind the success of many well-known brands and products.

Recent clients and collaborators include Fashionnova, Nars Cosmetics, Disney, Wet n’ Wild, Pat Mcgrath Labs, LA Girl, LA Colors, Ciate London, Urban Decay, Mac Cosmetics, Bite Beauty, Benefit Cosmetics, Melt Cosmetics, Sigma Beauty, Sephora, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Dose Of Color, Eighth Day Skin, Covergirl, Realtechniques, Tatcha, Clinique, Lorac, and Nyx Cosmetics.

Liberty and his work have been featured on the Today Show, seen online on Popsugar, WWD, Vogue, Insider, Oprah Magazine, Who What Wear, Refinery29, Yahoo!, and W Magazine, and printed on the pages of Glamour, On Makeup, Ladygunn, and Elle. In recognition of his work, he received a coveted "Best of Beauty" award from Allure and was named "Artist of the Year" by The Makeup Show.

Respected in the industry for his professional approach to education (via his former youTube channel), he continues teaching pro-level workshops, makeup classes and seminars when not in the studio — having completed 57 events and masterclasses in 23 countries to date. temporarily on hiatus due to the global pandemic, liberty restarted his international beauty tour in 2022 along with his pro shadow program (currently exclusive to Los Angeles) and will resume normal operation in 2023.

As a 2-time cancer survivor, he is proud to support the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) as an ambassador. The AACR funds global research efforts towards the prevention, treatment, and cure for all 200+ forms of cancer in adults and children.

Avant-Garde Makeup Artist

CINDY CHEN

Former IBI Awards winner and with over 1.7 Million followers, Cindy challenges the beauty industry to see beyond the glam, to use makeup as a beautiful medium of artistry and to see every face as a dynamic canvas.

Cindy Chen is an avant-garde makeup influencer and content creator, who uses makeup to create works of fine art on her face. With over 1.7 million followers on social media, she has worked with major brands like Netflix, Amazon, Urban Decay Cosmetics, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Canon, and Disney. She's been published internationally, featured on Buzzfeed, TikTok, and SnapChat, nominated for 2020 AIA Awards' Creative Makeup Artist of the Year, and won the 2019 IBI Awards for Best Avant-Garde Makeup Artistry. Having been a professional visual and graphic designer before she found content creation, she hopes that people can be inspired to be creative and choose their passions as a career. She wants to challenge the beauty industry to see beyond the glam, to use makeup as a beautiful medium of artistry and to see every face as a dynamic canvas.
Beauty Photographer & Makeup Artist

OLGA DANN

Olga began her career in the Beauty Industry as one of the pioneers of self-portrait beauty photography. Not only is she an exceptionally talented professional beauty photographer and makeup artist, Olga also takes current beauty trends and puts a colorful spin on them, creating a style and visual expression that is truly unique.

Olga began her career in the Beauty Industry as one of the pioneers of self-portrait beauty photography. Not only is she an exceptionally talented professional beauty photographer and makeup artist, Olga also takes current beauty trends and puts a colorful spin on them, creating a style and visual expression that is truly unique.

Olga's intense passion for creating unequivocally original content has fuelled her drive to go above and beyond the norm. She works from start to finish - conceptualizing, shooting, editing and working to create exclusive content with world famous brands such as ColourPop, EM Cosmetics, FashionNova, Fenty Beauty, Florasis, Kaleidos, KVD, Morphe, OFRA, Sheglam, and many others. Her refined editing skills, and incredible work ethic, lead her to excel at every step of the content creating process but success isn't Olga's main goal, her deepest intention is to inspire everybody around her with her detailed, creative work and multilevel process.

International Hair & Make-up Artist

BILLY ORR

Billy Orr is an international hair and make-up artist with over 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry. Born in Scotland but based in Dublin, his career has taken him from Morocco to Dubai working with the biggest brands in the business.

Billy Orr is an international hair and make-up artist with over 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry. Born in Scotland but based in Dublin, his career has taken him from Morocco to Dubai working with the biggest brands in the business.

Billy began his career as a hairdresser before going on to study hair and makeup for film and TV. This unique combination along with his masterful hand made him the go-to artist for celebrities in the music and entertainment industries, with stars, such as Lady Gaga, Olivia Palermo and Lyra requesting him for Gala events, TV appearances and photoshoots.

Billy has collaborated with global brands, including L’Oréal Paris, Dior, Estee Lauder and Dyson on seasonal activity, creative campaigns, advertorials, and video production. His travels have taken him to Russia, Portugal, Morocco, and Dubai where he worked on shoots doing editorial hair and make-up looks for luxury brands, such as Dior, Bvulgari and D-Squared. His work has been regularly featured on international publications, including Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and L’Officiel.

Billy’s recent TV credits include Ireland’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Home of the Year, Irish Film & Television Awards and The Irish Rugby Player Awards to name a few.

Journalist & Beauty Editor

ERIN LUKAS

Erin Lukas is a Brooklyn-based beauty journalist and editor working with InStyle.com. Her writing has also appeared in a number of top digital and print publications, such as NYLON, Teen Vogue, Into the Gloss, FASHION Magazine, Canadian Living, and more.

Erin Lukas is a Brooklyn-based beauty journalist and editor working with InStyle.com. Her writing has also appeared in a number of top digital and print publications such as NYLON, Teen Vogue, Into the Gloss, FASHION Magazine, Canadian Living, and more.

Throughout her career, she has interviewed a number of high-profile and award-winning celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston, Zoë Kravitz, Brie Larson, Iman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sophie Turner, Mandy Moore, Gabrielle Union, Hailey Bieber, Kaia Gerber, John Legend, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and Ciara. She has also profiled a number of key figures in the beauty industry, from brand founders to leading makeup artists and hairstylists. She is experienced in directing beauty shoots, hosting videos, and branded content. She also really loves writing about bangs.

Her work with InStyle.com has been nominated for a Webby Award and Folio Eddie Award.

Award-Winning Stylist & Updo Specialist

HALEY GARBER

Haley Garber is an award winning on-site styling specialist based out of North Carolina. Licensed for seven years, she carries her multi-nominated expertise into every work she creates.

Haley Garber is an award winning on-site styling specialist based out of North Carolina. Licensed for seven years, she carries her multi-nominated expertise into every work she creates.

She is passionate about creating an exceptional client experience, and has merged together education and passion to deliver results beyond conventional styling — artistically ensuring the confidence of her clients, both in the chair and behind it.

When Haley isn’t styling or educating, she is working to create awareness of human trafficking and how the beauty industry can play an important role in combating it. Her deep love for people connects her to the beauty industry in a way that empowers her to encourage others through styling and advocacy alike, making sure everyone can create the best work and life with confidence and passion.

Celebrity, Editorial & Fashion Makeup Artist

AMANDA CHRISTAN BURRAN

Amanda Christan has worked as a makeup artist in the beauty and fashion industry for over 25 years in New York. She is a well-known beauty expert, and her work has appeared in leading fashion magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone. Her makeup has also been seen on the runways of New York fashion week. Her celebrity clients have included Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone and Isabella Rossellini, to name a few.

Amanda Christan has worked as a makeup artist in the beauty and fashion industry, mainly in New York, for over 25 years. She is a well-known beauty expert, and her work has appeared in leading fashion magazines, like Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone. Her makeup has also been seen on the runways of New York fashion week. Her celebrity clients have included Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone and Isabella Rossellini, to name a few.

Amanda started doing makeup with her Grandmother, Zula when she was a little girl growing up in Georgia. At that time, Amanda would only dream of going to New York City and becoming a makeup artist. Yet at 24, she did leave the south and headed to the big city. It took Amanda about 10 years of hard work to make it, but she believes that it was worth it. As a result of moving to New York City, and beginning her career as a makeup artist, Amanda’s work has been featured in leading fashion magazines, like Harper's Bazaar, New York Magazine, and even on the cover of Rolling Stone with Fiona Apple. Seeing her makeup on the runways of New York Fashion Week was also a blast. Some of Amanda’s celebrity clients include, Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone, and Isabella Rossellini, to name a few. Amanda considers working at the Grammy Awards, with musicians Sheryl Crow, Fiona Apple, and Joan Baez the highlight of her career. Amanda was also the spokesperson for Max Factor and Bourjois, making national television appearances and press events with top beauty editors. Through her art and love of makeup, Amanda has always worked to create a space where all women can feel beautiful in their own skin, as she believes that beauty makes women feel alive and helps them discover their innate power and grace.

Makeup Artist & Educator / Lecturer

JSTERLING HURLEY

JSterling is a New York based makeup artist and educator / lecturer on the subject of beauty and inspiration. His work has appeared in countless regional, national and international magazines. He has worked with a diverse range of celebrities including Liam Neeson, Mandy Moore, Natasha Henstridge, Robin Tuney, Vivian Green and Kherington Payne, to name a few.

JSterling is a New York based makeup artist and educator / lecturer on the subject of beauty and inspiration. His work has appeared in countless regional, national and international magazines. He has worked with a diverse range of celebrities including Liam Neeson, Mandy Moore, Natasha Henstridge, Robin Tuney, Vivian Green and Kherington Payne, to name a few.

JSterling has worked in all aspects of the beauty industry. As a licensed professional, he has worked as a hair stylist, esthetician, makeup artist and is a New York State certified instructor.

As an educator, he has been adamant about giving back to an industry that has been so very kind to him. Over the course of his career many talented experts have generously given of their time and insights. Increasingly the beauty industry and its connected fields have been pushed into the spotlight earning much deserved respect.

He believes when the spotlight turns to us, we must be professional and meet the challenge. He strongly believes in the transformative power of makeup. However, the transformation does not stop at the physical transformation. Beyond the promise that cosmetics offer exists their true impact. That is, empowering the individual, enhancing self-esteem and promoting a sense of well-being, to truly go beyond the bounds of beauty.

Internationally Award-Winning Hair Artisan

RAFAEL BUENO

With more than 25 years dedicated to the world of hairdressing and fashion, Rafael has become a national and international benchmark, creating work and collections that have travelled all over the world and have been internationally recognized across some of the most popular publications in the industry.

With more than 25 years dedicated to the world of hairdressing and fashion, Rafael has become a national and international benchmark, creating work and collections that have travelled all over the world and have been internationally recognized across some of the most popular publications in the industry. A highly sought-after Beauty Artisan, he has also worked with high-profile celebrities such as Eva Longoria, Nathy Peluso and Jedet, to name a few, as well as designers such as Custo Barcelona, David Delfin and Aghata Ruiz de la Prada.

Rafael's phenomenal talent and contribution within the beauty industry has led him to have been recognized as the Andalusian Hairdresser of the Year, a finalist on several occasions for the Aipp Award, runner up of the International Visionary Award and Spanish Hairdresser of the Year for the Figaro Awards

Makeup Artist & Hairstylist

ANASTASIA VAVINA

Anastasia is a makeup artist and hairstylist with a passion for creating in many genres including: advertising, brand campaigns, model tests, and fashion shows. When crafting her artistry, Anastasia always tries to combine high-end editorial and iconic glam in her looks, which helps her to create a unique and recognisable style.

Anastasia is a makeup artist and hairstylist with a passion for creating in many genres including: advertising, brand campaigns, model tests, and fashion shows. When crafting her artistry, Anastasia always tries to combine high-end editorial and iconic glam in her looks, which helps her to create a unique and recognisable style.

As an “alien” with an ‘Extraordinary Ability Visa’ in the US, she knows exactly what it costs to work hard for a dream to come true. From an accountant to a successful artist, Anastasia has made a huge leap and has come a long way to build a strong career and an incredible reputation in the international beauty industry. Her extensive clientele list includes such brands as: Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci, Giorgio Armani Beauty, L'Oreal, Wella, R+Co to name a few. She has created makeup and hair designs for editorials that have been published in Elle, L'Officiel, Grazia, Glamour etc. Anastasia has also taken part in shows keyed by huge artists such as Evanie Frausto (Luar, Sandy Liang), Frankie Boyd (Midnight Studios), Aaron de Mey (Peter Do), Kiki Gifford (Hermès). She knows the backstage life of a makeup artist and hairstylist inside out, and is always ready to help new aspiring artists to find their way in this magical industry!

Makeup Artist & Educator

KATERYNA KELEBERDA

Kateryna Keleberda dreamed of being a makeup artist since she was a young girl at school. Following her lifelong passion and determined to make her dreams a reality, Kateryna attended Studio Valentina Lelyukh under the direction of famed Ukrainian Makeup Artist Valentina Lelyukh. The experience and skills she learned there began her successful career as a bridal makeup specialist.

Kateryna Keleberda dreamed of being a makeup artist since she was a young girl at school. Following her lifelong passion and determined to make her dreams a reality, Kateryna attended Studio Valentina Lelyukh under the direction of famed Ukrainian Makeup Artist Valentina Lelyukh. The experience and skills she learned there began her successful career as a bridal makeup specialist.

In addition to bridal, Kateryna works in many makeup artistry fields including fashion, creative artistry, makeup marathons and also shares her time educating fellow beauty artisans. Having recently moved to Bucharest, Romania, following the unrest in Ukraine, Kateryna now shares her passion for makeup artistry with clients and colleagues from all across the globe.

Celebrity Hairstylist & Artistic Director

JOHNNY LAVOY

Johnny Lavoy is a sought after hair stylist and luxury beauty expert in New York. He is the Artistic Director and founder of Moda-Rey Salon & Spa, the West Hartford, Connecticut, a business he started over 20 years ago.

Johnny Lavoy is a sought after hair stylist and luxury beauty expert in New York. He is the Artistic Director and founder of Moda-Rey Salon & Spa, the West Hartford, Connecticut, a business he started over 20 years ago.

His work has also become a fixture during NY fashion week, styling hair for designers Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Dior, Cynthia Steffe, Hugo Boss, Vera Wang, Derek Lam, Do Ri, Tracey Reese, DVF, Oscar De La Renta, Proenza Schouler, Ghost, Milly, Carolina Herrera, Pat Fields, The Blondes, Duckie Brown, Tadashi, Rebecca Taylor, The Red Dress Event, Custo Barcelona and Swarovski. He was also the Key hair and makeup designer for “One Stop Plus” the first plus size fashion show during New York’s Fashion week and the lead hairstylist on Project Runway seasons 10, 11 and 12 .

His work can be seen in the pages of Vanity Fair, Vogue, Bazaar, Vogue Italia, Flare, In Style, Ocean Drive, Glamour, Elle, Seventeen, Modern Salon, People Español, American Salon, Zink, Gotham, OK Magazine and Entertainment Weekly among others. Johnny is also a frequent contributor to many publications like Allure, Cosmo, and Lucky providing hair care advice and styling tips.

Johnny’s work has also appeared on the red carpets from the Emmys, Tonys and the Oscars. Other celebrities include Lady GaGa, Rosie Perez, Freida Pinto, Elizabeth Banks, Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Little Big Town, Kasey Mustgraves, Elle King, Maddie & Tae, Caitlyn Smith, Cindy Crawford, Kelly Osborne, Jeannie Mai, Lanco, Gloria Estefan, America Ferrera, Gayle King, Rachel Dratch, Geri Halliwell, Ethan Hawke, Sarah Brightman, Oksana Baiul, Laura Prepon, Olympia Dukakis, Joan VanArk, Supermodel Chanel Iman, All American Rejects, Conner Oberst, Demi Lavato Minds of State, Little Jackie, We The Kings and Juanes, Pistol Annie’s and Chris Young.

Celebrity Hairstylist, Author & Educator

MONAE EVERETT

Monaé Everett is a celebrity hair stylist, author, and public speaker with over 18 years of experience. Her work can be seen in media ranging from Harper's BAZAAR to Yahoo! and ESSENCE to Hair's How.

Monaé Everett is a celebrity hair stylist, author, and public speaker with over 18 years of experience. Her work can be seen in media, ranging from Harper's BAZAAR to Yahoo! and ESSENCE to Hair's How. She has worked with celebrities, including Tia Mowry, Yara Shahidi, Emily Tosta and Nickelodeon starlets Lizzy Greene and Sofia Wylie.

Monaé loves to educate and has launched "The Monae Life Academy" online academy specifically for hairstylists, teaching how to style for editorials, celebrities, and styling for all hair textures.

Beauty Photographer and Campaign Creator

DARYNA BARYKINA

Daryna creates clean, beautifully polished photography often in the medium of self-portraiture and has captured countless winning entries for such competitions as NAHA, Color Zoom, Style & Color Trophy and Show us Your Artistry.

A beauty photographer and self-portraiture artist specializing in stylized conceptual vivid imagery, Daryna Barykina currently, resides in Jacksonville, FL, but constantly travels for assignments, photography classes, and speaking opportunities.

Daryna uses her talents to create clean, beautiful, polished photography, as well as over-the-top, bold, and moody imagery.

Becoming a photographer has always been Daryna’s dream. As a little girl, she used to tear out ads from fashion magazines in the waiting room of the beauty salon her mother frequented. Over the years, Daryna made quite the collection of images in which she found inspiration, but did not dare to believe that one day her dreams would become reality.

In 2011, Daryna’s family relocated from Ukraine to Florida, where she began pursuing a career in the beauty industry. It was not easy for Daryna, but her background in photography, her education and knowledge in business helped her achieve her goals. Before moving to America, Daryna had graduated from the Kyiv School of Photography in 2010, and concurrently completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Ukrainian – American Concordia University.

Creating advertising campaigns for beauty brands is Daryna’s passion, but she finds the editorial world just as captivating. Daryna’s work has been published in professional magazines throughout the world, such as Estetica (Italia), American Salon (USA), Salon Today (USA), Modern Salon (USA), Behind the Chair.com on paper (USA), Salon Opinion (Australia), Creative Head (UK), Hair’s How (Russia), Salon News Asia (Taiwan); also, Daryna’s work has been recognized across the web and is featured on websites, such as Glamour.com, Seventeen.com, Elle.pl, Elle.ru, etc.

Even though Daryna loves her job, she always tries to make time for personal work, as it fuels her inspiration and is always rewarding. In fact, one of Daryna’s projects with the social message, “Bruised Behind the Mask,” got a lot of attention from the beauty industry brands participating in the program, “CUT IT OUT ®: Salons Against Domestic Abuse,” ran by the Professional Beauty Association.

Love for the industry inspired Daryna to explore other media, which culminated in her becoming NAHA Makeup Artist of the Year Finalist in 2018 as well as 2020. In June 2019, Daryna had the honor of being makeup director for the Licensed to Create Awards Show, Cosmoprof Artistic Team presentation.

Daryna’s competitive nature led to her being one of the go-to hair competition photographers. In that capacity, Daryna has captured countless winning entries for such competitions as NAHA, Color Zoom, Style & Color Trophy, Show Us Your Artistry, etc. In addition, in 2020, Daryna captured the Grand Prize, Lady Gaga X Adobe Chromatica Tour competition; in 2018, she received the North Florida Rising Star Award in Photography, and in 2015, the Advertising Photographer of the Year title by Neutral Density Magazine.

Renowned expert in Hair, Makeup and Skincare

NICK STENSON

SVP Store & Service Operations for Ulta Beauty and 20 years in the beauty industry, Nick Stenson's career encompasses salon owner, celebrity stylist, educator, ambassador, trend setter, editor, executive, board member and entrepreneur.

For over 20 years, Nick Stenson has embraced the beauty industry with a career that encompasses salon owner, celebrity stylist, educator, ambassador, trend setter, editor, executive, board member and entrepreneur. His work spans over multiple channels, both nationally and internationally, offering professional hairstylists and consumers a glimpse into the ever-changing world of beauty. As a renowned expert in both hair, makeup and skin care, Nick’s editorial work has appeared on the covers of Modern Salon, American Salon, Beauty Launchpad, SalonEVO and Matrix Magazine plus, issues of Woman’s Day, Vogue, Bride, Redbook, InStyle, Teen Vogue, US Weekly, OK, and People magazines. He has been featured in stories on NBC and CBS News, and can be found regularly on media outlets including Good Morning America, The Today Show and The Wendy Williams Show.

As a celebrity stylist, Nick has created looks for Kevin Jonas, Nicky Hilton, Fergie, Vanessa Hudgens, Giuliana Rancic, Simone Biles, Eden Sassoon, Andi Dorfman, Jaime King, Rumer Willis, Ariel Winter, Ashley Tisdale, Grady Powell, Italia Ricci, Odette Annable, Keltie Knight, Erin Richards, Kate Mara, Kat Graham, Tiffany Hendra, Alexa Chung and Diana Madison.

As a stylist, humanitarian and one seeking to embrace beauty, Nick hopes to leave his mark as a respected professional voice and face of the industry, known for challenging the world to recognize beauty in all. He believes in inner beauty first and foremost, which led to the launch of his #iseeyourbeauty campaign emphasizing inner beauty through beauty direction, positivity and community. As a philanthropist, Nick has been a champion for L’Oreal’s Hairdressers Against AIDS, an organization that raises awareness and funds to find a cure for HIV and AIDS. When challenging himself as a stylist, Nick accomplished multiple nominations/wins at the North American Hair Styling awards (NAHA), which were widely acclaimed and published. He currently serves on the board of the International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN) and Cosmetologists Chicago, host of America's Beauty Show, to share his experience and insight to better serve the professional salon industry.

As Senior Vice President of Store and Services Operations for Ulta Beauty, Nick sets the course for all corporate store operations, services and education at over 1,200 locations. Together with his first-of-its-kind Ulta Beauty Pro Team of elite-brand celebrity hairstylists/educators, he translates trends into the cuts, colors and styles that form the backbone of Ulta Beauty’s seasonal salon offerings. He also leads the corporate services team to develop and drive the strategic vision and execution of the services business including services innovation, education, marketing and events, as well as continuing to find synergy between Ulta Beauty’s services and retail business.

As Brand Ambassador and celebrity stylist for L’ORÉAL’s Matrix, Nick graces the stage as an educator, platform artist and spokesperson for industry venues and trade shows. He is instrumental in creating some of the industry’s most popular trends using prestigious hair color portfolios for Matrix Professional Haircare and Color. His trends and techniques are shared with stylists from all over the world to help them fortify their own talents and strengths.

Nick recently launched his own company CURIOUS Brushes by Nick Stenson. It is a line of styling brushes that are quickly becoming an industry game-changer in blow-outs. These unique styling brushes were crafted by utilizing his talent to create the perfect style for all hair diversities.

Stylist, Creative Color Artist & Educator

JOSH RAINVILLE

Josh Rainville is a creative color artist, educator and platform artist based out of Southwest Florida. A BTC OneShot winner, he has been in the industry for 13 years and loves sharing his knowledge with other like minded artists.

Josh Rainville is a creative color artist, educator and platform artist based out of Southwest Florida. He has been in the industry for 13 years and loves sharing his knowledge with other like minded artists. In 2018 Josh created his “HaloPrism” technique that quickly gained popularity. He went on to travel all across the US teaching his technique to other stylists, and in 2019, he won a BTC OneShot hair award for “Unconventional Color”. He has a huge passion for creative color and everything unconventional.
Celebrated Expert in Corrective & Creative Hair Color

CLAYDE BAUMANN

With over 20 years of experience, reigning British Color Technician of The Year, Clayde is a specialist in corrective and creative hair color, heading the color department of one of the most successful, highly-decorated, independent salons in the UK and a Wella Master Colour Expert.

With over 20 years of experience, reigning British Colour Technician of The Year, Clayde is a specialist in corrective and creative hair colour, heading the colour department of one of the most successful, highly decorated, independent salons in the UK.

Maintaining a keen focus on skill building, creativity, innovation, trend forecasting and platform artistry, Clayde travels extensively representing D&J Ambrose in an educational and inspirational capacity and champions the Wella brand as a Top Creative Artist and digital influencer.

Defending his title, Clayde is currently a nominee for 2021 British Colour Technician Of The Year! Should he succeed in keeping the title, Clayde will go on to join an illustrious group of hairdressers in the British Hairdressing Hall of Fame.

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