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Education Team

Elena Bassarab

Makeup artist and Cosmetician, Lash maker, Brow stylist, the founder of the European Makeup School in Prague – Makeup Group (www.makeupgroup.cz), the creator of the author’s personal training system for makeup artists that was accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. Make-up artist of Czech celebrities.

Elena is a graphic designer by University degree, but since 2004 she has been actively working in the beauty industry and her diploma is very helpful in it )

At the beginning of her professional career, Elena worked at different beauty salons, as a consultant-seller in a cosmetic company and eventually as a manager there. She has numerous upgrading of skills achievements in visage and cosmetology. Elena has repeatedly acted as the main make-up artist at beauty contests and fashion shows, as well as a make-up expert for cosmetic companies.

“I love my job very much and with great pleasure I’m not only making this world more beautiful, but also I share my knowledge and experience with my students!” – says Elena. It is proven by thousands of satisfied customers from different continents, and numerous students who successfully work in the territory of the whole CIS and Europe!

Lori Leib

Born into beauty, Lori Leib has been immersed in the cosmetic industry her entire life. Attending The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising for Product Development, and her love for color and trend forecasting sparked her interest to join the family business. Upon receiving her degree, Lori worked in fashion as a wardrobe stylist, assisting top celebrity stylists. Her love for beauty and makeup artistry led Lori to attend All About Face Academy in Los Angeles, receiving a certification in Professional Makeup Artistry. Now Lori works full time as the Creative Director for Bodyography Professional Cosmetics, creating new and exciting products and building the brand with a team of talented and hard working individuals. Lori’s fresh and enthusiastic approach to beauty is what defines Bodyography as a trend setting and beautiful makeup line. Lori strives to make women feel and look like themselves never masking their features but enhancing them.

When Lori is not working in the Bodyography office she works with Fashion label Harlyn, creating looks for their campaigns and helps brides and wedding parties look perfect on the big day.

Dominique Hunter

As a dedicated Certified Makeup Artist, Dominique strives to couple her passion of makeup artistry with luxury cosmetic brand knowledge and expertise on to each client to aid in providing the service they desire. With over 6 years of experience in makeup artistry, she enjoys the diversity in working with different ethnicities, face shapes and even personalities and anyone who likes to step outside of their norm is her ideal client! Dominique has taught courses at a makeup academy based out of her hometown Wichita, Kansas and also owns her own business, Your MUA Dominique, in which she specializes in bridal makeup, film, videos, prom, editorial photos and makeovers. With a genuine positive disposition toward makeup artistry and it’s ever changing faces, I am devoted to making others feel confident and build self esteem, which are all utilized in unison in my career in such an innovative and growing culture that values initiative and hard work. Being a part of the Bodyography team is a destined fit for this passionate Makeup Artist!

Rachel Nicholl

With an artistic and curious spirit, Rachel has always embraced her creative side.  In 2005, she embarked on a career in the beauty industry and graduated from The Aesthetics Institute of St. Louis. She has been a licensed esthetician since 2006. Her experience comes from working 10 years in a spectrum of environments, including spas, salons, makeup counters, and freelancing in the fashion, cosmetology trade show, and bridal industry. Rachel has continually pursued advanced education within the industry, focusing on makeup, advanced biology, Brazilian waxing, and clinical skin care. Through learning, she realized her passion for teaching and empowering others.  Throughout her career, her lasting ambition has always been to pamper, inform, and inspire her clients on their personal quest for beauty. Her enthusiasm, work ethic, and commitment to personalize each service are the foundation of her career.  Built from this foundation, Rachel established Boulevard Blush, her private studio where she provides exceptional skin care, waxing, and makeup services.

Bianca Kirby

Bianca Kirby

With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Bianca Kirby is an accomplished makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business, has received her MBA, and also works as a freelance makeup artist in all areas of the industry including film, television, beauty and editorial shoots, magazines, fashion shows, weddings, and special occasions/events. She is an expert at achieving the perfect look, whether it’s a blushing bride, a high fashion runway model, high definition television, the perfect costume character, or simply a beautiful natural glow!  Bianca’s expertise extends beyond makeup, and also includes facials, waxing, and sunless spray tanning. She has had her work featured in The Look beauty magazine, and has utilized her talents to successfully coordinate on-site hair and makeup arrangements for the state of Tennessee for a coast-to-coast bridal company.  Bianca is dedicated to bringing her excitement, passion, and love for beauty to professionals nationwide!

Taryn Wadsworth

Taryn Wadsworth is a Professional Makeup Artist and Licensed Cosmetologist with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Taryn obtained her training in Toronto Canada at the renowned Complections College of Makeup Art and Design. There she studied alongside students from around the world and trained under several of the top artists in the industry, completing courses in Fashion Photographic makeup, Theatrical, Film and Television, Prosthetics and photographic and studio hairstyling. Taryn received a diploma in Makeup Artistry and the honor of graduating #1 in her class. Taryn has since been involved with Runway fashion, Theatre, Film Production, Fashion photographic workshops, Bridal and Special Occasion events as well as working as a Professional Educator with Bodyography. Her passion and dedication for the beauty industry has taken her many places as well as the opportunity to travel all over the country doing what she loves. Working trade shows with beauty professionals holding classes training others on products and techniques as well as continuing higher education herself truly keeps her knowledgeable on the industries ongoing push and on the forefront of latest trends.

Kelly McGowan

With over 9 years of industry experience Kelly McGowan serves her clientele with passion and creativity. Being a second generation  cosmetologist she has beauty running through her veins. Licensed in Scottsdale she was at the top of her class and began her career working behind the scenes for high end photographers and fashion designers. These editorial experiences helped launch her next move to Denver where she started her own bridal business. This endeavor doubled in size in exactly one year. Romantic updos and sultry, glowing bridal faces became her signature style. Having to relocate with her family to St Louis and now Houston, education has become her most vital role in her career. You can find her working behind the chair and traveling to teach other like minded individuals all that she has learned over the years.

Kimberley Wood

Kimberley has worked in the hair, make up, and modeling industries for over 20 years. She is truly passionate and dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of the beauty industry.  Her career started in the midwest working for Diana’s Creations, then on to Chicago where she worked with agencies, photographers, models, and actors for TV, Commercial, Print, and Film work, as well as being a professional coach and model herself.

She has been published in Naples Illustrated, Gulf Shore Life, Inspire Magazines and other publications. She has also worked local fashion shows, film festivals, 300 large a Comedy with a body count, The Zombie Cause, Cookies, Rag Doll, Muska TV, UPN channel 9, Telemundo, D’Latinoes, WCIA Channel 3, Barris Productions LA, David’s Bridal and many others.

Kimberley’s love of fashion and beauty inspires her work as a Master Colorist and Make-up Artist. Her goals during her consultations are to get to know the clients lifestyle, natural skin color and facial features to get the best look possible. She educates them on what can be accomplished based on their desires and needs as well as the proper maintenance and duplication to get the same results at home.

Beth Jenay Currie

Beth knew at a young age she was destined for the beauty industry. Beth attended Cosmetology school during high school and was able to graduate just after her senior year. Beth is very energetic and a strong communicator – she is able to handle herself in front of a crowd and loves teaching all things beauty. The majority of Beth’s clients have been with her since the beginning of her career in the industry, she has a loyal following in her city. Beth likes to think outside the box, changing hair and make up seasonally, and making women feel good about themselves. Beth has been a makeup artist and hair stylist for 11 years, being the motivated woman she is, Beth enjoys furthering her education as an artist through brands she loves and of course fashion and trends.

Yanit Shannon

Being always moved by art, Yanit was a dancer in a dance company.During this period of time, she began to be interested in makeup. For this reason in 2013, she got a certification as a Professional Makeup Artist in Trends Make Up & Image Studio in México.

Ever since, she applies makeup for special events, filmmaking, theatre, photoshoots, publicity, short films, TV series, video clips.

As an artista, Yanit combines her passion for acting, theatre and dance with makeup. She wants to transmit her learning to créate beauty.