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Along with making up some of the world's most famous faces - Naomi Campbell, Isabella Rosselini - and spending countless hours on editorial photo shoots, commercial sets, backstage at runway shows, episodic TV shows, and on-air appearances. Barbara was the co-founder and VP Product Development for Cargo Cosmetics and was also responsible for trend forecasting for FACES Cosmetics. She was the recipient of the Canadian Network of Makeup Artists (CNoMA) Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996.
She still gets excited about hair and hopes to contribute to the film world and inspire young cosmetologists to fulfil their dreams as she did hers.
She is also the current Head of Academics of CMU.
A graduate of Complections herself; Jessica is passionate about sharing her skills and knowledge and enjoys mentoring up and coming artists.
Her work has appeared in fashion publications such as Flare, British Elle, Italian Vogue, Glamour and Chatelaine. Her advertising clients for both print and commercial work include The Bay, Harlequin books, Sony, Bell Canada, Revlon, Sporting Life and Holt Renfrew among others. Celebrity clients have included Malin Ackerman, Shay Mitchell, Nick Bateman, and Darryl Sitler to name a few.
Lori-Ann's creative eye and love of art, sees the face as the canvas and the makeup as the medium. Her easy going manner, presence on set, skill to work quickly, collaborate with the team, help bring the client's vision to life.
Inspired by the work of artists like illustrator Mike Mignola, and concept artist Pablo Muñoz Gómez, Ethan's approach to creature and character design borrows heavily from the natural world, while taking influence from sources like Dungeons & Dragons, H.P. Lovecraft, and the comic books he grew up with. Ethan's work has been featured by The Monster Makers Instagram page, and in addition to CMU he has done freelance work for Trent University.
Lesley also became heavily involved in the world of musical theatre as Head of Makeup for Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Technicolour Dream Coat with Donny Osmond, and Ragtime with Audra McDonald. She also worked on productions such as Lion King, Hairspray, Pricilla Queen of the Desert, Kinky Boots and Lord of the Rings. Lesley's credits in the film and TV industry include films such as Silent Hill and Resident Evil as well as many TV series including The Boys, The Expanse, 12 Monkeys, Shadow Hunters and Suits.
Through her teaching and mentorship, Lesley continues to share, inspire, and encourage a new generation of makeup artists.
Graduating with Honours some 20 years ago, Liz got her start by assisting hair stylists at salons, with weddings and backstage for events like Fashion Cares. Liz continued to develop her makeup skills by working for some world renowned makeup brands such as Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier and NARS.
Shortly thereafter, Liz was signed with Plutino Group, a top agency representing Makeup, Hair and Fashion stylists. Here she began her freelance career and worked for various magazines like Glow, Chatelaine and Fashion, advertising and commercial clients such as The Bay, La Senza, Joe Fresh, Toyota, Tim Horton's and Verizon to name a few. Liz's work has appeared on celebrities during TIFF and has been showcased in numerous fashion magazines. Her celebrity clients include James McAvoy, Bryan Cranston, Sass Jordan, and Stephan Mocchio.
Liz continues her freelance work through P1M while maintaining her full time teaching position at CMU as Department Head of Hair and Fashion Makeup Instructor.
Her portfolio is constantly growing and evolving by working with photographers, celebrated make-up artists, and award-winning industry experts! She’s worked on the Netflix trending miniseries “SELF MADE: INSPIRED BY THE STORY OF MADAM C.J WALKER , the CBS political miniseries “THE GREEN ROOM”, starring Jeff Daniels & Holly Hunter. The CBS pilot “CLARICE” - the highly anticipated follow-up to the classic 1991 Johnathon Demme film “THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS”.
Most recently she has found herself on the set of the award winning “WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS” as the BG Coordinator for seasons 3,4 and 5. Lorna worked as a Makeup Assistant on Disney’s ZOMBIES 3 as well as Key Makeup for WORLD’S BEST, another Disney production.