All classes and speakers subject to change
Make-up effects designer, prosthetics and animatronic creator Neill Gorton will recreate a classic Doctor Who character for this exclusive event.
Brian Champagne will host a panel discussion with dynamic businesswomen Tamanna Roashan of DressYourFace and Linda Morphe of Morphe Brushes. They’ll be discussing how they built their brand, obstacles along the way and tools for overcoming them, while offering insights and tips for seasoned as well as new entrepreneurs. It will prove to be an inspiring hour after which you’ll see the possibilities in your dreams!
Take control of the colors in your make-up kit. You don’t have to lug around a ton of make-up supplies or feel obligated to buy every flesh-tone. When you learn the basics, you can adjust your make-ups with just a few colors and get that perfect match. This class will cover how to create and match flesh-tones. From the creator of Flesh Master™ Color Game for the iPhone and iPad, training artists how to break down colors of the flesh in just a glance!
Price: $50 – Tickets on sale here.
Make-Up Artist Pro-Card membership is NOT required to participate in this class.
Class limited to first 100 attendees.
Join other professional make-up artists for a preview of IMATS Los Angeles! This exclusive event is for Make-Up Artist magazine Pro-Card holders only. From 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, you can shop leisurely (exhibitors are reserving products and offering deals) and network.
Throughout the weekend, other Make-Up Artist Pro-Card perks include front-of-the-line service, preferred classroom seating and pro-only discounts from participating exhibitors.
Ticket pre-registration is now required for all days of the show! You will find ticket allotments for each Pro-Card type when you register for your tickets.
To attend, you must visit the IMATS Los Angeles tickets page and enter your Pro-Card information to register.
There are many steps to creating an editorial: sourcing references, making mood boards, sketching a layout, executing the make-up and shooting the final image. In this live, interactive experience, John Stapleton and his team of artists will create a fashion editorial piece while you watch or voice your opinion and assist with the decision-making process.
Over the last few years we’ve seen an extreme overuse of highlighting and contour without much thought for the client or the art of make-up. It’s time to take back these techniques and to explore the rightful place of highlighting and contour in the world of professional make-up artistry.
This class with Tanya Deemer will answer all of your questions about how to include airbrush make-up as a service and how to do it successfully. Learn why it’s so important in our industry and how to execute it properly and professionally, so you book more jobs.
Commemorate 50 years of the Star Trek franchise with a panel of top artists, filmmakers and cast members as they discuss their roles in the TV shows and films. Oscar winner and nine-time Emmy winner Michael Westmore will lead the panel at IMATS Los Angeles.
Bold brows are the trend. Learn advanced techniques for classic and fashion brow designs, honed over 40 years at the Senna Makeup & Brow Studios. Eugenia Weston will teach you shaping and coloring methods to transform even the most challenging brows, from painless tweezing and scissor trimming to color selection and client maintenance. You’ll see how the original Senna Form-A-Brow stencil kit makes everyone a brow wizard.
Watch as the stars of tomorrow face off in the student make-up competition. Models will present the final make-up creations of make-up students, who are competing for cash and prizes. The 2016 character/prosthetic theme is Four Decades of Star Wars.
The ultimate guide to highlighting and contouring like a pro.
Oscar-winning make-up artist Mark Coulier teaches his award-winning technique for bald cap applications. Coulier’s work has been seen on films including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and II, The Iron Lady and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
So many traditional make-up techniques are disappearing, but they are our industry staples that get us out of a whole world of trouble. Siân Richards is going to demonstrate a make-up using as few products as possible and will show you how to work out of your box!
Gail Kennedy, a four-time Emmy nominee and winner for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, has made a career out of making performers look bad! Join her as she shares her techniques for breaking down the look of a character, weathering, texture, distress, disease and ice effects.
Jos Brands teaches a full make-up using airbrush. In the class, you’ll learn the right combination of airbrush tools, products and techniques. He will show you how it’s possible to apply foundation, contouring products and eye shadow to create a beautiful make-up.
Mike Hill is an award-winning sculptor with credits including The Wolfman, Men in Black 3 and American Horror Story. He is known primarily for his highly realistic silicone sculptures and portraits, and he has a passion for the horror genre and comic book superheroes. Hill’s famous sculptures are sought by collectors such as Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson and Greg Nicotero. Learn from the world-renowned sculptor Mike Hill in this interview by IMATS Executive Producer Michael Key.
Learn how to take contouring to the next level with Kat Von D Beauty’s new Shade+Light Blush.
A panel of top agents discuss building an effective book, getting signed by an agency, going out on jobs and more. This informal conversation and question-and-answer session covers all aspects of the artist/agent relationship. Learn how agency representation works and how it could benefit your career. Panelists include Madeline Leonard (Cloutier Remix), Charnelle Smith (AIM Artists Agency) and Crosby Carter (Crosby Carter Management).
This class by Dior Ambassador Daniel Martin will focus on identifying runway trends and how to translate these looks to the red carpet.
Introducing the latest styles for special make-up effects and face painting in Japan.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lead Artist and Director of Product Development Nichole Christine (@dammitnicholeocc) guides attendees on a focused tour through the creative process behind OCC’s #LipOfTheDay series. The seminar explores the basics of color theory all the way to developing and applying signature techniques for one-of-a-kind lip looks.
Even if you’re a self-taught artist, you need to understand and perfect the most important techniques of make-up artistry to achieve your full potential. Today, Emmy Award winner Kevin James Bennett discusses the core of beauty make-up for all media formats—complexion. Watch him demonstrate foolproof techniques for complexion perfection, using the iconic RCMA Cream Foundation and Cream Colors.
Go behind the scenes of the hit television series Code Black with make-up department head Steve LaPorte and his team. See previously unreleased Code Black footage and learn how they make these realistic emergency scenes come to life. Make-up team members will discuss the design process for the show, life on set, how they got started in the business and much more.
Watch how artist Paul Roustan completes a body painting step by step, using various quick, precise and effective airbrush techniques including free-handing, shielding and stenciling. Time permitting, there will also be a Q&A session about anything airbrush.
In this class, you’ll learn through lecture and demonstration that the way a design for a creature or character (whether a make-up, creature suit, puppet or CGI being), is inspired, conceived and brought to life is through rapid visualization sketching, and subsequently, a rough maquette. The often overlooked and undervalued first step in the process of creating a living, breathing life form for the screen is design.
Alex LaMarsh will show you how to properly groom men for photo shoots and video, including basic grooming and sports grooming.
Jos Brands will explain how to build fantasy eye shadow and create eyebrow shapes with the help of the airbrush system. He will also show you how to combine the traditional make-up techniques and products with airbrush techniques to have a better result in a shorter time.
Don’t miss IATSE Local 706 President Susan Cabral-Ebert as she discusses everything you want to know about joining the local union. Topics will include getting started in the business, what the union really is (and isn’t), how the industry has changed and where it’s headed. A Q&A session with viewers will cap the event.
Join us as IMATS Executive Producer Michael Key interviews award-winning talent and 2016 Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar contender, Joel Harlow and team on the film Black Mass.
Learn from make-up industry pros as these innovative artists discuss how to create momentum with your career and more importantly, maintain that momentum for the long haul. This panel of celebrated artists will be led by IMATS Executive Producer, Michael Key.
Class description coming soon!
Mila Thomas will guide you on creating a look from her show Love and Hip Hop Hollywood. She will show you the tips and tricks used in the green-screen process for any HD camera lens. It takes more than the perfect contour to be successful, and Thomas will give you the advice you need to prepare for a career behind the scenes of reality TV shows.
M.A.C. Pro Senior Artist Cynthia Rivas will recreate the looks of such iconic style setters as Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Diana Ross, Lucille Ball, Queen Victoria and Madonna—women who have influenced and epitomized the fashions of their times. Learn how to revamp their signature looks as a model is transformed into a star icon.
Watch as the stars of tomorrow face off in the student make-up competition. Models will present the final make-up creations of make-up students, who are competing for cash and prizes. The 2016 beauty/fantasy category theme is Carnival/Circus.
Join award-winning body painter and photographer Paul Roustan at the Make-Up Artist magazine booth (#1001) for an exclusive signing of his book Roustan Body Paint. Copies of the book may be purchased in the booth.
Don’t miss Roustan’s class, Body Painting with Airbrush, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 17.
Make-up department head Gail Kennedy takes you behind the scenes of Fargo, the hit TV series based on the 1996 movie. This Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-winning hit series is a true crime drama set in 1979 Minnesota. Kennedy will discuss the special make-up effects she designed and created for the show, discuss life on set and more!
At times, maneuvering through Instagram can be baffling and success can seem elusive. Brian Champagne, along with make-up artists and beauty bloggers @ash_kholm, @brittanybearmakeup, @nikkifrenchmakeup and @romyglambeauty will host a discussion, sharing tips and tricks and do’s and don’ts to achieve greater success and speed with Instagram. Learn about today’s marketing and how to become your own brand. The panelists will share all and take your questions.