I’m so excited to be attending this year’s Makeup Show Dallas from June 13-14, 2015! Since I am making Dallas my home next month, you can count on seeing me there every year, I imagine. But I have the details on this year’s show, including the keynote speakers and a special contest that was just announced.

Why go to The Makeup Show Dallas? You should go because there are some amazing keynote speakers lined up – and the Makeup Show is known for their education opportunities. Here are a few things to look forward to:

June 13, 2015

  • The New Movement in Makeup with Ashunta Sheriff: celeb makeup artist Ashunta will focus on looking beyond traditional makeup techniques so that your signature style comes through. And the new movement is towards more individualistic beauty.
  • The Dream, The Drive, The Hustle with AJ Crimson: not only is AJ going to show his signature makeup application, he will also discuss branding you as a makeup artist, and how to stay relevant and in the game in the new age of social media.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

  • Making Up with Merrell Hollis: this music, fashion, and film artist will demonstrate flawless foundation application, then share tricks to creating stunning celeb makeup. He will also discuss building your own career in the celebrity makeup field.
  • What’s My Name? Branding and Building a Career in Today’s Industry with Ruby Polanco: founder of Ruby Makeup Academy, Ruby will be sharing her insight on branding and using social media to build your business.

#inspiration contest

Want to get your work in front of all the attendees of The Makeup Show Dallas? This contest, announced yesterday, is a great way to get it out there. Remember that very first inspiration you had? The one that made you start creating in the first place? The Makeup Show Dallas invites you to revisit your muse and reinterpret it into something that drives you today. Send a 2MB photo to merlo@themakeupshow.com by June 5, 2015, and the finalists will be displayed at the show, to be judged by top industry leaders. The winner will announced at the show, and will go home with some of James Vincent’s favorite products.

The Makeup Show Dallas will be held from Saturday, June 13, 2015 to Sunday, June 14, 2015. Saturday’s hours are 9AM-6PM and Sunday’s hours are 9AM-5PM. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas (last year’s location) at 300 Reunion Blvd. You can’t miss it. Head toward the sparkly ball building. It’s in there.

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