PMAC | 2018 Atlanta Pro Makeup Artist Conference & Expo > Our Honorees
A former New York fashion model began her cosmetic career in the 1970’s with Shiseido Cosmetics America & Mary Quant Cosmetics of London as an educational trainer. In 1975 she was contracted by Biba Cosmetics of London, and was positioned in Bloomingdales, New York as counter manager and principal educator for all of the Biba counters. She has a long list of freelance credits for photo, fashion shows, television, video and film – including Paul Mitchell, Passion Magazine, Saks 5th Avenue, Toni & Guy, Atlanta Magazine, Seventeen, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elite Models in Paris. Erin is a graduate of the Christian Chauveau Institute De Maquillage Artistique in Paris, France under the direction of Danny Sanz (Makeup Forever). She is also a graduate of the Marvin G. Westmore Academy Of Cosmetic Arts in Hollywood, CA. where she was also featured as an advanced training educator and developed the fashion makeup course for the academy which included photography, runway and bridal makeup. Erin has won countless awards at national and international makeup competitions for her artistry in fantasy makeup, body painting, bridal and fashion photography makeup, and was presented the prestigious C.I.D.E.S.C.O. International Award Of Excellence representing the United States and placing 2nd in the World Makeup Competition.
Theatrical and Special FX MUA, Set/Costume Designer, Murals/Scenic Painter, Educator and Art Director View more of his work here: https://www.instagram.com/robertosartwork
Through his hard and exceptional work, Keitric Starks has propelled himself as an independent entity in the makeup industry for over 15 years. His extensive list of clientele include Anika Noni- Rose, LisaRaye McCoy, Tasha Smith, Sharon Leal, Stacey Dash, Lauren London, and Oprah Winfrey just to name a few. His distinguishing work can be seen in film on Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls, Anchorman 2 , and the anticipated upcoming sequel to the Hunger Games: Catching Fire . Keitric has worked on popular television shows such as Single Ladies on VH1, and the OWN Network’s For Better or Worse , and The Haves and The Have Nots. His work has been showcased on numerous televised commercials and on magazine covers. Always learning and evolving, Keitric shows no sign of slowing down and continues to strategize building his brand into a full beauty enterprise.
Jennifer Ivey, hair and makeup supervisor for Disney’s The Lion King
Jonah Levy has been working in the make-up effects industry since he was 17, doing film, television, theater, corporate conventions and theme parks. His film credits include Green Lantern, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, I Am Number 4, Zombieland and The Crazies. Levy runs Blue Whale Studios Inc., a full-service make-up and special make-up effects facility located in Orlando, Fla.
Makeup artist and designer Nikoletta Skarlatos first fell in love with her art form as a child in Greece. Since then, she has collaborated with acclaimed filmmakers, top design houses and internationally renowned photographers. Skarlatos applies her passion and knowledge in the design and creation of richly cinematic characters. Skarlatos’ diverse body of work can be seen in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest : At World’s End, Miami Vice, The Soloist, Immortals, The Hunger Games Series, Flight, Solace, Free State Of Jones, The Perfect Guy, Spiderman, Blue, Future Man and the soon to be released Nappily Ever After. She was named the Global Beauty Director for Julie Hewett Los Angeles Cosmetics from 2009 through 2015. She has collaborated with the House of Chanel and the Estee Lauder Corporation as makeup artist, makeup designer and product developer. In addition to recent film work, Skarlatos’ makeup design can be seen in major marketing campaigns and on the pages of Interview, BlackBook, In Style, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Elle, Ebony and Vanity Fair. Skarlatos lectures globally about biodynamic skin care and nontoxic alternatives in the makeup industry. She was the Hollywood Makeup Guild speaker for the Huffington Post’s “Greening of Hollywood: Guild by Guild” in 2009, and was honored as the special guest of Conexa Beauty at Art by Avon International in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2011 where she performed as educator, judge, and motivational speaker. Her philanthropic endeavours extend to supporting The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation, Amfar, Oceana, and as an active advocate helping children with cancer in Mexico. Fabric, colors, the elements, history, art, and nature strongly influence Skarlatos. She includes these influences as well as extensive research when creating and designing for her projects.
Academy Award winner Matthew W. Mungle is regarded as one of Hollywood's premier make-up special effects artists. With over 200 film and television projects to his credit, Matthew has earned accolades and recognition as one of the industry's top masters of makeup effects illusion. Born in Durant, Oklahoma in 1956, Matthew was one of five children born to Atoka dairy farmer Jene and Becky Mungle. As a boy he recalls seeing "Frankenstein," "Dracula" and "The Mummy." He was fascinated with the make-up, often times "borrowing" his mother's cosmetics to create his own version of horror. As he got older, he would send away for theatrical make-up from New York and Dallas specialty stores — experimenting with face casts and prosthetics on willing family members and friends. Although his parents thought it was a phase he would soon outgrow, Matthew knew differently. In 1964 with the release of "The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao," Matthew credits the film as having been his greatest influence and deciding factor in becoming a special make-up effects artist. In 1968, a film that would revolutionize make-up effects and further impact the small town boy from Atoka was the release; "Planet of the Apes." It's hard to say how many times Matthew saw the film. What he did know was that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his idols, namely Lon Chaney, Sr., Jack Pierce and John Chambers, who won the Academy Award for the specialized make-up effects for "Planet of the Apes”. When he Matthew was in High School “Return to the Planet of the Apes" was released, he encouraged the owner of the local movie theatre to let him dress up as one of the chimpanzees to promote the film. Not only did he dress the part but also created his own prosthetics. The realism was so startling to the small town of Atoka, that many thought Hollywood had sent an actor to hype the film! Matthew graduated from Atoka High School in 1975. Although his sights were still on Hollywood, at his father's insistence, he applied and was accepted into Oklahoma State University as a theatre art major. Working with props and make-up for various productions, Matthew eagerly absorbed the educational tools being given. Matthew finally arrived in Hollywood in 1977. Matthew applied and was accepted into Joe Blasco's Make-Up Center - the premiere academy responsible for training many of the film and television industry's elite make-up artists. He finally arrived in Hollywood late in 1977 and began his education from February to May of 1978. "From the beginning Matthew showed exceptional talent!" claims Blasco, whose one career as a top make-up artist turned educator, has been instrumental in graduating Academy Award winners. "I instinctively knew that Matthew had what it takes to become a success in this business. His dedication to the art form and rapid ability to master the craft led me to hire him as an instructor following his graduation from my school in 1978. He stayed on-staff until his own popularity as a working make-up artist became too demanding". Matthew credits Joe Blasco with his professional start in the industry. "I was a sponge, absorbing every ounce of knowledge I could. Whether learning the techniques of beauty make-up or casting molds and working with prosthetics, I wanted to be as versatile as I could”. Today, Matthew is a veteran voice to up-and-coming artists hoping to find their own niche in the industry. "If you want to be a working make-up artist, then you need to learn and perfect all areas of the craft”. Matthew's professional career began creating Special Make-up Effects on low-budget projects such as THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD, THE POWER and THE KINDRED which taught him to think quickly on his feet. He Department Headed several films, WAR PARTY, SPLIT DECISION and NAVY SEALS from 1987 to 1989 but his first major success was on EDWARD SCISSORHANDS in 1990. Twenty-three years later, Matthew has accumulated an impressive list of credits and an equally impressive genre of box office successes including: BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA, earning him his first Oscar in 1992; SCHINDLER'S LIST, giving him another nomination in 1993; creating Arnold's pregnancy stomach in the comedy spoof JUNIOR; tackling special make-up effects for OUTBREAK, CONGO, PRIMAL FEAR, and aging James Woods to 72 in GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI, which earned him his 3rd Oscar nomination in 1996. his transformation of Glen Close and Janet McTeer in ALBERT NOBBS earned him his fourth Oscar nomination in 2011. Aging has become one of Matthew's strongest calling cards and an area of make-up effects that's definitely challenging. His fascination with artificially making someone young look old prompted him to research more viable methods, such as with gelatin, which was first used in the 1930's but later abandoned when the hot lights caused it to melt. With today's less intense lighting and faster film, Matthew has resurrected the semi translucent substance, which when applied looks and moves like real skin. "I've made it a part of my craft to see how skin moves. I'm intrigued with how women and men age differently. Both get jowls and tend to get that fold of skin over the top lid of the eyes and bags under the eyes. However, men's ear lobes get longer and women's skin gets wrinkly and translucent”. Matthew's expertise in this highly-specialized area of make-up effects created a vast field of job opportunities in both film and TV --- HBO's CITIZEN COHN, starring James Woods and earning him his first Emmy in 1993. Another nomination followed in 1997 for MISS EVERS' BOYS. Two more nominations were earned in 1998 --- TNT's WALLACE and ABC's OLIVER TWIST and in 1999 for his work on TNT's HOUDINI. In 2000, Matthew was the recipient of his Local's first annual Local 706 Make-up and Hair Award for his work on ABC's THE BEAT GOES ON. In 2000, Matthew was hired on X-FILES for special make-up and prosthetic designs. A coup to his already long list of credits, Matthew entered the show's 8th season and promptly won an Emmy in 2001 for the episode, DEAD ALIVE. Within weeks of the show's final airing (May, 2002), Matthew was hired to work on CBS's C.S.I. MIAMI and PRESIDIO MED. Even with a demanding schedule, Matthew found time to work on TNT's DOOR-TO-DOOR, which earned him an Emmy in 2003. In 2006, Matthew took home his fourth Emmy for his work in HBO's final episode of SIX FEET UNDER. In 2008, Matthew earned his fifth & sixth Emmy for TRACEY ULLMAN’S STATE OF THE UNION and JOHN ADAMS. To date Matthew has been honored with 26 EMMY nominations. With a full film and TV schedule, Matthew continues his work on C.S.I. (CBS), NCIS (CBS) and the new WGN hit series "Salem". His impressive list of film credits include such box office hits as creating Brendan Fraser's many character looks in BEDAZZLED; PAY IT FORWARD with Kevin Spacey; RED DRAGON; Fox's DAREDEVIL; ANCHORMAN (DreamWorks), Warner Bros.; THE PUNISHER; Ovation Entertainment's HOUSE OF D with Robin Williams; SKELETON KEY, POLAR EXPRESS, THE OMEN, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, THE BUCKET LIST, INCEPTION, THE TEMPEST, THE CHANGE-UP, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, ALBERT NOBBS with Glenn Close and Janet McTeer and “THE BUTLER” aging Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey along with creating historical Presidents on well-known Actors. One of Matthew's greatest challenges is with the hit Broadway show WICKED, creating the prosthetic face masks for the production's various characters. Balancing his film and TV projects, Matthew continues his work for the show's Broadway, U.S. tours and Japan productions. In 1999, Matthew conducted a 3-day seminar on advanced prosthetics for SCREEN TRAINING IRELAND in Dublin and in June 2000 was a featured guest lecturer aboard the Q.E.II. He's appeared on a wide variety of TV shows including Discovery Channel's MEGA, MEGA MOVIE MAGIC where he aged a 12-year-old girl into an 80-year-old woman! BBC's TALK OF THE TOWN, a highly rated and popular London-based magazine shows. He's been interviewed for TURNER ENTERTAINMENT REPORT, E! ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, THE MORNING SHOW, FX DAILIES, CNN, GOOD DAY L.A., Japan's CH. 5 NEWS NETWORKS, INSIDE EDITION and ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. His interview can also be seen on the behind-the-scenes trailer for the 8th and 9th season episodes of "X-FILES" for video and DVD release and “CSI” behind-the-scenes on DVD release. Matthew's was most recently featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNING.
Alexis has always had a passion for art. She got her start in the beauty industry 20 years ago as a photographer and studio assistant for notable Atlanta based celebrity photographer Ernest Washington. Eventually, Alexis realized that she enjoyed painting faces as much as she loved capturing them on ﬁlm. She is a self-taught, freelance makeup and hair artist who has worked on countless Commercials, Editorials, Music Videos and Film Productions. She is constantly updating her product knowledge, and perfecting her craft with the latest makeup trends. She also enjoys glamming up wedding parties on their special day, and teaching one on one makeup lessons to clients of all ages. Alexis joined the Paul Mitchell educational staff in 2014 and she had the privilege to teach Editorial, Bridal and Special Effects specialties for the Advanced Makeup Academy students. Her love for teaching led her to create her own curriculum for beginners and intermediate future makeup professionals and will be launching her workshop series to the public in Spring 2018. Alexis is also an accomplished painter and describes makeup artistry as "painting on living canvas”. She explains “the possibilities are endless and each canvas is different, whether that be in shape, color, texture, etc. Each must be specially prepped and painted to create a ﬂawless application. The makeup products are my mediums, artfully layered and blended to achieve the desired effect. In makeup artistry, no canvas is exactly like another. No face is exactly like another. That is what makes it so beautiful and exciting."