Our Instructors

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Bridgit M. Crider
Instructor - Paid Class "Set Etiquette /Panelist - SFX

Bridgit is a Atlanta based 2 time nominated and Emmy Award winning makeup artist. She is also a S.E. Emmy member and an I.A.T.S.E 798 Union makeup artist. Bridgit's career in makeup and in the beauty industry has a span of over 20 years. She has done makeup for numerous major campaign's and productions from editorial, commercials, television and film. Bridgit is also a previous PMAC Award recipient.

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Darla Wigley
Judge SFX / Moderator - SFX Panel / Instructor - Main Stage "Recreation of The Bride of Frankenstein"

Darla Wigley is a self taught ball of fire with an ever vibrant zeal for the makeup arts. Her 20 years of experience in the fields of special effects and beauty makeup have span from Seattle to Key West. Darla runs a full service studio for film, TV and indie projects, creating everything from basic makeup looks to prosthetics, masks and props. Constantly honing her skills, Darla has even developed her own retail line of prosthetics. Equally skilled in all types of makeup, Horror is dearest to Darla and has brought her quite renown within the haunt industry. She is a regular speaker at haunt tradeshows and seminars. Taking on the task of Key Makeup Artist for a local haunted house, she has taught the team the skills necessary to take them from just a local haunt to a national acclaimed haunted attraction. Darla sees a makeup artist not as someone that just does makeup adding colors to the skin. She sees an artist as one who lives within their craft creating skilled adventures into fantasy, horror and beauty. She loves teaching her skills and visions to others.

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Joe Blasco
Iconic Award Honoree (2016) / Instructor - Main Stage "Recreation of Frankenstein"

After graduating from high school, Joe left for Hollywood. A family friend had a connection to legendary makeup artist Max Factor. Within a month, he was apprenticing at “The Max Factor Cosmetic Co. After his training however, he learned that the company wanted to send him back to Pittsburgh to work with local dept stores—a move he wasn’t willing to make. With only $50 in his pockets he was determined to stay in Hollywood. To support himself he took odd jobs. While working at the LA Times he spotted an ad for a beauty school. He convinced the school to let him teach classes on film and “TV makeup.” Joe created a full curriculum including many tricks and techniques that more-experienced MUA’s had taught him. He invited Ben Nye to guest-lecture at the school which eventually became the first full-time accredited business school in California. Blasco eventually left the school to work for Nye full time in his cosmetic chemistry lab, learning as much as he could about “making makeup.” In 1974 while working on the horror film, “They Came From Within” Blasco created the “bladder technique”. For most of his career Blasco has specialized in beauty makeup and special effects using construction techniques relying on cotton and latex to create the looks. Blasco established the Joe Blasco Makeup center in 1977 and founded Joe Blasco cosmetics in 1983. In 1991 he opened a training school in Orlando Fla. Some of Joe’s credit includes: Night of the Living Dead The Red Skeleton Show Hee-Haw John Byner’s Traveling Variety show Missilles of October, the first made for TV film Frankenstein Monsters

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Lintu Holman
Instructor - Main Stage "Recreation of Dracula" / Judge - Haute Couture

"Lintu Holman is an award winning and internationally published makeup artist with over 7 years of experience in the film and television industry. She is known more recently for traveling as the lead makeup artist for The Walking Dead Experience and Walker Stalker Con but has worked as a beauty and special makeup effects artist for films across Georgia and California. She currently works at The Paul Mitchell school Esani while she continues her passion of teaching makeup.

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Marnie Wilson
Instructor - Demo Stage "Pop Art"

Marnie, a licensed cosmetologist, is also a professional makeup artist, having studied at Cinema Secrets and Vidal Sassoon. Marnie has worked extensively as a key makeup artist and hair stylist for Universal Studios and with the Cimarron Group, and has worked for numerous photographic studios including work with Kevin Hecht, Nadine Belford and Evan MacKenzie. She has also worked with film and television stars such as Nick Cannon and John Cryer. In addition to her years as a film and photographic makeup artist, Marnie has served as a beauty advisor and manager for Lancôme and Prescriptives. Marnie currently serves as the Makeup Specialist at Paul Mitchell The School Atlanta.

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Brandy Kevin Russell
Instructor - Main Stage "Tricks of the Trade"

Brandy Kevin Russell As an International Makeup Artist with over two decades of experience in the beauty industry, Brandy combines strong attention to detail and superior work ethic with a solid combination of skills that include building rapport with clients while establishing a solid professional relationship. Brandy's experience has allowed him to worked with multi-cultural celebrity clients, politicians and every day people within the realms of runway fashion, editorials, TV & Film and retail sales for MAC Cosmetics. He credits his success within the beauty industry to being dedicated while setting personal goals and an endless passion for style while maintaining respect for the industry and all clients alike.

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Benji Dove
Instructor - Demo Stage - SFX "The Mummy Queen"

Benji began working with makeup at the age of 15 as a way to bring to life the creatures that lurked in his mind. Born and raised in rural Georgia, makeup was an escape from the constraints of small town life. As a completely self taught artist Benji has many amazing mentors that have helped him along the way. He has worked at Atlanta’s top rated haunted house Netherworld Haunted House for the past 5 seasons. He has also worked on sets from ‘Gaurdians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’, ’Avengers: Infinity Wars’, ‘Black Panther’, AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’, BET’s ‘The Quad’ and upcoming feature film ‘Ma’. He also had the great honor and pleasure of working as Mr. Tyler Perry’s makeup artist for ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ and upcoming ‘Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral’ and helped bring his iconic character’s to life. Benji is not only a SPFX makeup artist but is proficient in multiple areas of makeup from beauty, drag to straight corrective makeup.

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Scoobie West
Instructor - Paid Class "Bridal Makeup" / Panelist - Different Paths

SCOOBIE WEST Essence Magazine. WE Television Network. Anne Barge. The Celebration Society. You only get to work for clients of that caliber when you've proven that you're a top makeup artist, which is why those are just a few of the names that comprise Scoobie West's client roster. While Scoobie currently enjoys being one of the Southeast's premiere makeup artists, his success isn't a result of happenstance, but destiny and dedication. EventImages_INIJE-28.jpg Scoobie first showcased his ability to create beautiful looks in college by doing the makeup for models in a campus fashion show. Though the looks he created were a hit on the runway, it wasn't until several years later when he applied a friend's makeup for her wedding that he realized that he had a remarkable eye for makeup artistry. She raved about his work on TheKnot.com, and with the pictures to prove his uncanny ability, brides started calling in droves. Scoobie continued to work with brides as opportunities arose and eventually decided he wanted to pursue a full-time career in beauty. To hone his skills, he began working for major cosmetic industry names, including MAC, Laura Mercier, NARS Cosmetics and Borghese Cosmetics. In 2002, Scoobie thought it was time to try his hand at being an independent makeup artist. Initially he focused on what he knew best--working with brides, but in 2005, requests began pouring in for him to work on fashion shows, special events, commercial photo shoots and music videos. Notable clients include: Anne Barge, Spring Bridal Show (2006) Badgley Mischka, Spring Bridal Show (2006) Anne Barge, Spring Bridal Show (2007) Badgley Mischka, Spring Bridal Show (2007) International Prom Association, Advertising Campaign (2007-Present) Essence Magazine, On His Mind (2008) WE Television Network, Amazing Wedding Gowns (2009) Lisa Wu Hartwell, Closet Freak Fashion Show (2009) Southern Weddings Magazine, November Cover (2009) Urban Lux Magazine, December Cover (2009) Urban Lux Magazine, April Cover (2010) Essence Magazine, Dark & Lovely Model Search (2010) Ritz Carlton, Reynolds Plantation, Editorial (2010) According to his clients, it is Scoobie's seamless execution, attention to detail and professionalism that have made him a "name to know" in the beauty and event planning industries. Scoobie West & Company (SWC) provides on-site professional makeup services fashion shows, photo shoots, commercial shoots, music videos, movies, special events and more. Although SWC is based in Atlanta, Scoobie and his team service individual and business clients throughout the world.

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Syretta Bell
Instructor - Main Stage "How to be a Day Player"

Syretta began working in fragrance at Sephora and within a month was promoted to Lead Makeup Artist and then Events Coordinator. She has since left her position at Sephora and catapulted into a career with numerous accolades. She continues to share her knowledge and talent, as her work can be seen in various mediums such as, television, print, video, and film. Syretta has lend her talents to many projects including Confirmation on HBO, Bad Dad Rehab on TVOne, and Teen Wolf on MTV. She currently serves at the Department Head of Makeup for Tyler Perry Studios where she is responsible for planning the makeup designs for all leading and supporting cast for shows such as The Have and the Have Nots, If Loving You is Wrong, and Too Close to Home.

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Sian Richards London
Instructor - Main Stage

Sian Richards has been a successful makeup artist, working internationally, for the past 28 years and is committed to excellence. Her dedication to this belief saw her winning Critics Choice Award 2013 ‘Best Makeup’ for her work on the movie ‘Cloud Atlas’ where she transformed Halle Berry into six different characters, genders, ethnicities and ages. And Siân was Emmy nominated in 2015 for her work transforming Queen Latifah, from modern day icon, to 1930s Empress of The Blues, Bessie Smith... Her passion to promote easy makeup artistry and to enable women to feel confident and gorgeous has seen her travel the world over as she gives keynotes and masterclasses, sharing her knowledge and proving that great makeup can be done by anyone who wants to look good and feel confident.She is recognized as an expert in her field, wears her passion on her sleeve and enjoys inspiring the next generation.

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Dan Sandy
Instructor - Main Stage "What Happened To The Theater"

Dan Sandy – Biography Makeup artist and wig maker Dan Sandy has been doing theatrical makeup ever since high school. Fascinated by the study of Richard Corson’s Stage Makeup, he embarked on a life long journey of learning and creativity lasting now over 40 years. In 1980 he earned a bachelor’s degree in Cinema and Video Production from Bob Jones University. Since then he has done makeup for syndicated broadcast television, corporate and commercial productions, independent feature films, short films, a music video, weddings and portraiture, and over 125 Shakespeare plays, grand operas, and musicals. He currently manages BJU’s Costume, Makeup, and Wig Department, and teaches film and theatre makeup. Recent clients include: gospel musician Caroline Cobb Smith, political candidates Dr. Ben Carson, and Senator and Mrs. Ted Cruz. He has done freelance makeup for Opera Carolina, Ninth Hour Productions, Jackson Marketing, Hansen Production Studios, Sail Wind Productions, and The Academy of Arts Conservatory.

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Scott Spencer Miller
Instructor - Demo Stage "On Set Male Grooming"

Beauty Guru, Scott Miller's impeccable eye and unfailing devotion to the perfect balance of intrinsic beauty and the power of makeup, hair, and massage therapy has garnered the attention of the beauty, fashion, and film world alike. His reputation for attention to individual style and innate glamour has consistently made him a popular name in the Atlanta area and throughout the World . Scott has been doing makeup for over 16 years or since he could remember. He also brings a balance and calmness with his license of massage therapy for over 10 years. Additionally, he diversified his repertoire 5 years ago when he was awarded his Master Cosmetologist license from the Paul Mitchell School – Atlanta. His vast knowledge of makeup, hair, and massage therapy make him a one‐of‐a‐kind treasure in today’s dynamic industry. He has worked on both the sets of MTV ,BET ,Hunger Games, The Orginals and many more! He is currently working on Owns new show Love Is_____.

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Gill Adams
Instructor - Paid Class "Restorative Art"

Willinda “Gill” Adams-Jones, a native of Atlanta, is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. She is a proud graduate of Benjamin E. Mays High School and Gupton-Jones College. Gill received her Master of Arts Degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Argosy University and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences from National Louis University. She is the Financial Aid Advisor and an instructor in Chemistry, Business Communications, and Restorative Art Lab. Gill is a member of Pi Sigma Eta Fraternity, Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, and work part-time at Herschel Thornton Mortuary in Atlanta. She is also a fluent interpreter of American Sign Language and serves in several ministries at her church. Gill was inspired to enter in to the teaching and funeral profession in 2001 by her late father, Sergeant Willie M. Adams II, who was well known in the funeral profession as a “Master Embalmer and Restorative Artist.” Gill is a new mother has been a proud member of the Gupton-Jones College faculty and staff since 2007.

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Jason Livingston
Instructor - Demo Stage "Old Hollywood Recreation"

I am an artist and performer. Transformation and expression through makeup is strong. It gives the chance to show your best self, whatever that is for you. My work experience is as diverse as my clients. Stage and theatre, illusion, fantasy, editorial, bridal, everyday; people becoming a character or showing their truth. I take joy in teaching people to enjoy and have fun with makeup, because I enjoy learning. I hope to take some of the mystery out of makeup, but not to give away too many secrets. I can be found regularly guiding the makeup department at Costumes ETC as the department head as well as around Atlanta in various shows and productions. Over the past decade, my work has been featured in stage productions, independent films, television pilots and features, photography shoots and many events and galas. I am glad to once again be working with Gwynnis Mosby and PMAC.

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Sandye Lomax
Instuctor - Paid Class "Eyelash Extensions"/Panelist - The Entrepreneur

Sandye Lomax is an alumni of The Gwynnis Mosby Academy. Not only is Sandye a Master Makeup artist, she is also a licensed Esthetician, Cosmetologist and certified Eyelash Extensionist and Educator. You have seen her work on tv from news anchors to BFV, film, Nike ads, Ebony Mag, Miss Teen of America Pageant title holders and so much more. Her new endeavor "The Beauty Fetish Show" provides a platform for the likes of her cancer survivor and celebrity clientele and friends to share inspiration with a touch of BEAUTY! As the founder of Beauty Fetish, Sandye takes pride in enhancing beauty but as a former model and Disability Specialist she believes that true beauty starts within! Training includes: ~Semi~Permanent Lash Technique & Application ~An overview of various lashes from Classic to Volume ~Semi~Permanent Eyelash Extension kit must haves ~Health And Safety ~Marketing and Profitability and so much more...

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Synthe
Instuctor - Main Stage Fantasy / Paneliest - Different Paths

Synthe is an outstanding airbrush makeup artist, SFX artist, educator and body painter. Capable of creating any look imaginable. Her extensive knowledge in the cosmetic profession and real-life, in-the-trenches business experience began while working with the public through leading retail cosmetic companies. Her work has graced the faces of many legendary artists and entertainers. She has worked in film, video and live production. Though she left retail for corporate America, she continued her career as a free-lance makeup Artist. In June of 2003 before airbrushing makeup, Synthe began body painting. After receiving many requests from beauty professionals who wanted to learn techniques that would broaden their territory, she expanded to the instructional side of this art.

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Perris Hull
Instructor - Demo Stage Fantasy

Audacious, Innovative and Exquisite are just a few sentiments to describe master cosmetologist Sebastian Hull. Sebastian has been in the beautification business for 17 years and has built for himself an extensive portfolio as a hairstylist and makeup artist with clients such as Buffy the Body, Hoopz, Nina Sky, WNBA player Monica Wright, American Idol contestant Ashton Jones, actress Keri Well and most recently he is the personal makeup artist for Ardre Orie director, ghost writer and author; he is currently touring throughout the year 2017 with Amina Buddafly, cast member of VH1’s Love Hip Hop New York. He has also had the privilege as a makeup artist to beautify models during Fashion Week in Paris, New York and for Mercedes-Benz. Sebastian’s artistic flare has been published in over 60 magazines on the cover of seven, and visible during the UNCF’s 31st and 33rd Mayor’s Ball where he was a guest makeup artist. While being a salon owner of Sebastian Salon and a sought-after educator of makeup application and trendy hair styling, in 2016 Sebastian launched his cosmetic line “Sebash’ Cosmetics”. Sebastian lives by the motto, “It’s not always good to let your right hand know what your left hand is doing.” So, keep watching, if you blink, you might miss something. Sebastian Hull is a name to remember.