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Born and raised in France, Nelly Recchia is the unique and ethereal Body Art Evolutionist that is all about emotion and putting quality before quantity. Multi award winner in International Makeup and Body Art competitions, she humbly aims to “ be perceived as someone who is contributing to Body Art’s Evolution ”. Recchia... Heather Pepe has over 15 years experience as a makeup artist and beauty educator. Starting her career off by assisting some of the top makeup artists in Tv & Film, she quickly realized her passion was for Beauty & Fashion Makeup. This lead Heather to broadening her clientele and gaining experience working on... With over 15 years of experience as a makeup artist, Bria Danielle brings her well honed skills and on-set experience to CMS, as well as an enthusiastic desire to help teach aspiring makeup students from around the world. Her fine artist background lends a steady hand to her makeup work and to her... Born and raised in New York, Danielle Baum knew at a very young age she wanted to pursue a career in makeup artistry. Being the free spirt and creative person she is, she has said many times that she cannot imagine doing anything else in her life. After relocating to Los Angeles, Danielle... Crista Llewellyn is a special effects makeup artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. She got her start in special effects in high school when she learned how to create cotton and latex wounds for the play 'Bury the Dead.' She fell in love and the rest is history. After high school, she... Mike Spatola is a makeup and FX artist with over 40 years of experience. Some of his work includes Terminator 2, Iron Man 3, and HBO’s Tales From The Crypt. He’s the author of the celebrated Monstrous Makeup Manual series of instructional books, as well as the textbooks for Cinema Makeup School, where... A native to LA, Andrew Velázquez has always been passionate about beauty and style. After receiving his degree in fashion merchandising and license in cosmetology, Velázquez honed his skills at top beauty destinations like Aveda Spa, Anastasia Beverly Hills and MAC Cosmetics. Today, he has a roster of celebrity clientele, from Demi Lovato...

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