Hana Ali is an award-winning makeup artist and the next heavyweight contender in the makeup industry. Her career as a professional makeup artist began only seven years ago. Within this time, Hana has achieved many accomplishments and has worked with entertainers, celebrities, noted photographers, wardrobe and hairstylists. Her work has been published over 70 times both nationally and internationally in magazines such as Vogue Africa, Upscale, Rolling Out, Fashion Affair, Estella Mag and many more. She has been the key makeup artist on print ads including hair care campaigns for Bronner Brother's International hair care products Isabella's Own, Nu Expressions, and the Luster's Pink brand. Some of her biggest accomplishments include having her work displayed in Times Square during New York Fashion Week for award-winning couture designer Nina Gleyzer, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Istanbul, Turkey, and the Summer Sizzle Fashion event in British Virgin Islands. In addition, Hana has worked on broadcast TV shows and networks such as Lifetime, Bravo, TV One, BET, VH1, Comcast TV and Centric; independent film projects, countless fashion shows and local events. She is also the co-owner of Beauty Marked Cosmetics™, a cruelty-free makeup and skincare line which launched in January, 2017.
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.
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USG Technical Representative
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.
Wigmaker / Makeup Artist
Michael, The Art of Wig and Hair Design Program Director, most recently held the position of Head of Department at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he taught all levels of makeup, wig making and styling, prosthetic work, and animatronics.
Born and educated in Germany, he received a cosmetology license as well as a makeup artistry license in Germany, and was accepted into the German stage association (G.D.B.A).
Mr. Meyer worked in his profession at the Hannover State Theater where an average of 40 productions, equaling approximately 250+ shows a year were performed.
In ‘98, he and his wife came to the USA where he accepted a position as a wig maker at the San Francisco Opera. He was quickly promoted to 1st assistant wig maker where his responsibilities included custom wig making, and prosthetic work.
Mr. Meyer is also active outside of his teaching duties. He has worked as a special effects artist with the local film industry, as well as a wig and makeup designer for theatrical companies around the world. He has worked closely with the medical communities creating medical task trainers, and has built animatronics that are currently being enjoyed by children’s museums.
Shane Morton is the mad scientist behind the Silver Scream FX Lab. At the age of three Shane Morton saw King Kong ('33), and he has been a monster maker ever since. In over two decades as a professional in the horror business, he has worked with greats such as Panos Cosmatos and Rob Zombie. He has designed and built horror attractions all over the country, the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse being his biggest and best. You can see his film work in the indie, grindhouse hit Dear God No!, Mandy (Shane is the creator of the Cheddar Goblin!), and on television with Adult Swim's smash hit, Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, where he is the Art Director of Hell and head of make-up. He is the producer, writer, director, and lead actor of The Silver Scream Spook Show, which has been scaring and entertaining Atlanta and national movie audiences for more than a decade.
FX Makeup Artist
Ben Rittenhouse is an Emmy Award winning makeup artist (The Pacific, 2010). Ben Specializes in Special Effects makeup, prop making, prosthetics and has cultivated a successful and tenured career in the entertainment industry. Some of his recent projects include: Star Trek, Hunger Games, Avatar, Anchorman, Hangover 3, CSI, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe, Kill Bill: Vol 1&2, Hulk, RIPD, Grey’s Anatomy, The Mist, Hostel, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Hills Have Eyes, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and Sin City
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. 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.