Our Instructors

Kelly Mallory Jordan
Instructor - Maple Room B - "Wig Design" - Paid Class

Julian Reynolds
Instructor - Maple Room B - "Makeup Forever"

Julian Reynolds is a renowned makeup artist with over 20 years experience in the retail cosmetics industry. He began his cosmetic career working in the cosmetic and fragrance department at JCPenney’s. From there he went on to work at Macy’s as a counter manager for Origins, Clarins, and Christian Dior Cosmetics. To enhance his skills as a makeup artist, Julian took a position at Saks Fifth Avenue with Bobbi Brown cosmetics. During this time Julian also did makeup for TV, Print, Stage and NYC fashion week. He went on to become the business manager for Khiels, a division of L’OREAL, at Bloomingdales 59th Street. Where he managed one of the largest accounts in Khiel’s division at the time. On the personal side, Julian was born and raised in St. Andrew, Jamaica. He grew up with very little, but his mother instilled in him the value of hard work and taught him to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Although he had very little growing up, his mother gave him love in abundance. He moved to New York City after high school and obtained a position with a prominent dance company. He performed on Broadway and traveled nationally and internationally dancing with the company. Julian decided in 2009 to take a different direction with his life and moved to Mexico where he spent a year volunteering with kids. He moved to Atlanta, GA in 2010 to be with family. He took a position as an assistant department manager at Nordstrom’s, providing oversight for over 35 different cosmetic brands including color lines, skincare, fragrance, and hair care lines. He has extensive experience with numerous cosmetics and skincare lines including but not limited to: Bobbi Brown, Christian Dior, YSl, Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier, Clarins, Nars, Jo Malone, Shiseido, Khiels, Darphin, ReVive, Natura Bisse, Revision and Smashbox. Julian opened his own store in Town Brookhaven in 2013, as it has been a dream of his for a long time. He is also excited about the numerous cosmetic and skincare lines that he has chosen for the store. These lines represent some of the new and upcoming brands from across the country and abroad. Julian truly believes that all women are beautiful, and he enjoys bringing out that beauty in every woman he works with.

Bethany McLean
Instructor - Demo Stage - "Face Painting"

Bethany has been a professional body artist in the Atlanta area for over 8 years, providing face painting, full body painting, and hand drawn henna temporary tattoos. She has trained with some of the best face and body artists in the country and has won awards in competition at the Face and Body Art International Convention. She is currently on staff at the Georgia Aquarium, paints regularly at restaurants around Atlanta for kids’ nights, and is available for any event…birthday parties, promotions, photo shoots, baby showers, and more!

Merrell Hollis
Instructor - Maple Room A - "Makeup Sculpting for TV/Film" - Paid Class

Merrell Hollis is a quiet storm that has influenced our perception of the exquisite. As a make-up artist and grooming expert, his creativity has catalogued mediums, models, innovators, celebrities and legends alike. His hands have effortlessly molded the images of an entirely new pop civilization of music, culture and the new black elite. His indomitable standard is precise but he disarms you with his smile, leaving imprints that have opened the doors to lasting relations. Born in Georgia, Merrell’s fascination with couture and make up commenced when he was just a boy. At seventeen, he forced his way onto a shoot with his favorite R&B group 112. It wasn’t long before he was being nurtured under the guises of Maurice Beaman who mentored and imparted expert advice. His degree in Fashion Marketing and Design from American Inter-Continental University and being a licensed Barber and Esthetician also provided a solid perspective of how he would conduct himself as a business man in New York. Today Merrell has anchored himself as reputable force in the industry. Whether dealing with the esoteric, the sensational or the ordinary, Merrell’s eye for details has redefined fashion’s concept of editorials, commercials and beauty presentations. His approach to beauty alone is epitomized in how he captures the emotion allowing its effect to grab you as you turn the page. Merrell is the grooming consultant and make up person for all the artists at Sean Combs Bad Boy Entertainment. He is also responsible for the many faces of our beloved queen of Media Wendy Williams. Both these innovators have allowed their faces to be canvassed by this young visionary who delivers them to the public with elegance and sincerity. His cosmetic expertise has been shared with Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and the CBS Early Show. Editorially, his artistry has graced the pages of Vogue, Harper’s, Bazaar, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Essence, GQ, Details, Interview, Rolling Stone, People and Men’s health. His work had also appeared in music videos for Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Coombs, Mary J Blige, Nelly, Usher, Faith Evans and Ludacris. Some of his celebrity clients include Naomi Campbell, Diane Von Furstenberg and Kim Cattrall. Throughout the decade, Merrell’s consultancy within the beauty industry has allowed alliances with the leaders of Clinique, Bobby Brown, MAC, Lancôme and Versace. His work also appears on product packaging for L’Oreal Paris and Soft Sheen Carson in addition to also being on display in the company’s advertising. He believes that good skin is foundation for great make up

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Singrid Thompson
Instructor - Maple Room B - "Body Butter Workshop" - Paid Class

Licensed Esthetician/ entrepreneur, 2013 GMMA graduate and owner of iMakeUpMe Beauty & Skincare Spa located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is also the creator of iMakeUpMe Beauty & Skincare skin care line. The skin care line started with her signature handmade body butter. Singrid created her body butter out of frustration and issues related her having eczema. Since creating the body butter in 2015, Singrid has since added several more body care products as well as a skin care system that includes; facial cleansing bars, toners and moisturizers just to name a few. Singrid will be teaching her Body Butter workshop at PMAC this year. Learn how to create your own handmade body butter products, start a lucrative business and brand your products successfully.

Marnie Wilson
Instructor - Main Stage - "Camouflage and Corrective Makeup"

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.

Janice “JNyce” Altidor
Instructor - Demo Stage - "Lip Art"

Melody Lowery
Instructor - Maple Room B - "Sanitation for Makeup Artists and Estheticians"

Melody Lowery is an established, Licensed Esthetician with many years of experience. She attended the International School of Skin and Nails to receive her Esthetic license. She a graduate of the Joe Blasco Makeup Artist Training Center. After graduating from the Makeup Artist Training center, she was hired as a Sales Rep for Joe Blasco Cosmetics. went on to become a Sales Rep for Joe Blasco Cosmetics. She is an alumnus of the Gwynnis Mosby Makeup Academy. Melody has started Esthetics programs at two of the West Georgia Technical College campuses. She has spoken at the National Association of Health Conference. Since receiving her Esthetics license, she has gone on to become laser and oncology certified. She has amassed several Celebrity clientele.

Alex Breijak
Instructor - Demo Stage - "SFX Presentation"

Alex Breijak is a freelance artist, specializing in make-up and effects for commercial and private projects. He has worked hard to provide quality craftsmanship in everything from concept designs to screen-ready artistry. Whether fantasy, horror, beauty, or other genre, Alex dedicates himself to bringing your vision to life.

Tracey Miller-Smith
Instructor - Main Stage - "How to Have Longevity in the Movie Industry"

A Professional Makeup Artist and Licensed Cosmetologist, Tracey has spent over 25 years working and creating character looks on major Motion Pictures including Hunger Games Catching Fire, Mockingjay I and II, The Accountant, Insurgent, Allegiant, Logan Lucky, Father Figures, Fast and Furious, Antman, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy Zombieland II and Television shows such as Lee Daniel’s STAR (FOX), Halt and Catch Fire (AMC), The Walking Dead (AMC), Nappily Ever After (NETFLIX), Foxworthy’s Big Night Out (CMT), to name a few. When Tracey is not working on a Motion Picture she is splitting her time between her National Commercial clients Apple, Under Armour, Verizon, Adidas, Home Depot, Zaxby’s Little Debbies, Delta Airlines, Rooms To Go, Titleist, Bridgestone, Kia Sorento and Chick Fil A with her Sports Broadcast and Political Clients for ESPN, MLBNetwork, Univision, NASCAR, USTA, NBA, WNBA, PGA, CBSSports, TurnerSports, CBS, ABC, and NBC. Tracey is well versed in many aspects of Makeup and Beauty. Her career really kicked into high speed at CBS in Los Angeles for Daytime TV with The Young and Restless, Bold and Beautiful and Price is Right before Hi Def Cameras were used. As a result, she was part of the movement which had to trail blaze and innovate new ways to achieve an on camera look. By finding different solutions and products to work with these new cameras, Tracey was able to establish herself as an expert. Designing the look of the commercial, film or TV characters whether present day or a specific time period really brings out the creative side in her. Achieving these makeup looks encompasses many hours of research, reading the script or storyboards, discussing ideas with the Creative Director/Director, as well as, collaborating with the actor all before finding and using just the right products and techniques necessary to achieve and sustain these looks for the several hours necessary to film. Tracey is passionate to bring characters to life. When an actor/personality such as Daniel Craig, Owen Wilson, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Hilary Swank, Jackee Harry or Ariana Huffington leaves her chair they have the confidence and trust their look is appropriate, and ready for their close up. When she is not on set, she is continuing to educate herself on the latest and greatest artistry techniques which hone her skill-set, and enjoying her favorite past time of looking for new beauty finds curated from all over the world.

Perris Hull
Instructor - Maple Room B - "All Things Fantasy" - Paid Class

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.

Past Honoree 2016 - Body Art / Instructor - Maple Room A - "Color Theory"

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.

Jason Livingston
Instructor - Main Stage - "Innovation Presentation"

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.

Syretta Bell
Instructor - Maple Room A - "Intro to Men's Grooming" - Paid Class

In 2000, Syretta began attending AIU to receive her degree in Fashion Design and Marketing. During her first 2 years of studies, she discovered her passion truly lied in the beauty industry. “Makeup gives a client instant gratification.” This quote inspired her to leave her studies at AIU and pursue makeup artistry. Syretta began her career working in fragrance at Sephora and within a month was promoted to Lead Makeup Artist and then Events Coordinator. Since leaving her position at Sephora, her career has catapulted with numerous accolades. In 2004, Syretta added Educator to her resume and continues to share her knowledge and talent with novice and veteran makeup artist. 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.

Scoobie West
Instructor - Main Stage - "Bridal"

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.

Roy Wooley
Instructor - Main Stage - "Roy Wooley and the Netherworld Team"

Over the last 16 years Roy has been key in helping to develop one of the haunt industries best make-up departments. Netherworld is known as one of the top haunted houses in the country. In 2012 Roy appeared as a contestant on Syfy’s number one reality show “Face Off” where he received the title “King of Fabrication” after creating some of season 3’s most memorable creations. Most notable wins were the robot suit made for the “Star Wars “ challenge, the “Red Queen” for the “Alice in Zombieland “ challenge and the demon ”Chaos” for the “Supermobile” challenge. In 2013 Roy returned to “Face Off” for season 5 “Vets vs Rookies”. Today Roy continues to work for Netherworld and spends his spare time making masks, prosthetics and props for the haunted house industry, instructing others who have the desire to make monsters at conventions and workshops, creating make-ups for low budget films, building custom props and costumes, and airbrush body art for fashion shows, parties and print.

Kimberly Jones
Past Honoree 2017 - Movie Maqui/ Instructor - Demo Stage - "Old Age"

Working extensively in the music industry, she has done work for MTV and VH1, that has included projects with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Behind the Music with Kid Rock, VH1 One on One with Aretha Franklin, Behind the Scenes- ‘Up In Smoke Tour’ with Eminem, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube and Xzibit. Kimberly is credited with a Rolling Stone Magazine cover with the White Stripes, and then again for Rolling Stone Magazine with Uncle Cracker and Die Trying. One of her favorite projects was for Chevrolet in conjunction with the Country Music Association; artists have included: Charlie Daniels, Joe Nichols, Musik Mafia, Phil Vassar, Emerson Drive, Bucky Covington, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Trick Pony, Trace Adkins, and Blake Shelton among others. Kimberly has worked with the following athletes: Chauncey Billups for Adidas, Rip Hamilton for Nike, WWE wrestler Dave Batista for Maximum Fitness Magazine. Also included are: WWE wrestler John Cena, WWE wrestler The Undertaker, and WWE wrestler Bobby Lachley for WWE Magazine, and Jenny Finch for the MLB All Star Game. Kimberly is also proficient in special effects and airbrush makeup. Her abilities include: full body tattoo transfers, aging, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns, slashes and scars, blisters, blood and bruising, frostbite to frozen effects. Her blood FX can be seen in the video Like Toy Soldiers by Eminem.

Rio Sirah
Instructor - Main Stage - "Body Painting"

Master graphic artist fine artist illustrator makeup artist and cartoonist whose Special FX makeup and costume design can be seen with UniverSoul Circus, Dragoncon, Comic-Con, and Netherworld.

Darla Wigley
Instructor - Maple Room B - "Facial Hair Laying" - Paid Class

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.

Carol Rasheed
Instructor - Maple Room A - "Behind the Scenes TV/Film Info" - Paid Class

Carol Rasheed is a master in the craft of beauty. Stunning, captivating, glowing-from-the-inside-out beauty. Whether she is developing one of her celebrated spas, or on location designing makeup for film and television, or consulting for a national network, the one thing Carol alaways brings to the table, in addition to her overflowing wealth of expertise, is enthusiasm. She radiates it. She embraces it. She has harnessed it into a force that makes her one of the most sought after beauty professionals in the country.

Carol's impressive background spans more than 20 years. Her knowledge is grounded in being an innovative artist, with a keen sense of business. There are brains behind this beauty. She understands beauty is more than an art form. It is a business. As president and founder of Network Beauty, Inc., a Florida based corporation since 1994, Carol is well-versed in the power of beauty.

Discover the allure that has attracted the most notable names in entertainment, including Tyler Perry Studios, Discovery Networks, ABC Televsion, NBC, Nickelodeon Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Home Shopping Network, and Oxygen Media Network.