February 13, 2013
Make-up Designory’s Open House / Los Angeles
Make-Up Designory’s Open House was a huge success! The event was held from 1p – 6p at the Burbank campus, and was packed with exciting proceedings from the time doors opened until the last make-up brush was put away for class the next morning.
The afternoon began with tours of the school while class was still in session. Prospective students witnessed the process of special effects, beauty, and airbrush make-up.
Soon after, special guest Kazuhiro Tsuji was presented with an Award of Recognition for his distinguished service as a world-renowned make-up artist by assemblyman Mike Gatto of the 43rd District. Make-up Designory would like to give our special thanks to Kazu for allowing us to display his latest work, Lincoln, in our studio for our Open House.
Once the award ceremony concluded, our student competition began. Nine students competed for their chance to represent Make-up Designory at the upcoming Make-up Show Los Angeles “Wonder Games 2013.” The competition theme was “Fantasy Beauty / Grimm’s Fairy Tales.” Participants were given two hours to complete their project, and not a minute was wasted.
While the students worked feverishly, guests continued to mingle, and enjoyed local Portos Cuban pastries, fresh fruit, and refreshments. The halls were packed with special guests Byrd Holland, Tommy Cole (Local 706), Tate Holland, Karl Zundel, Paul Thompson and – as previously mentioned – Kazu and Mike Gatto, along with excited future MUA’s.
After 20 minutes of deliberation, the results were in. The winner of this year’s Open House student competition is Vanessa Delgado and her creation, “Red Riding Hood” from “The Little Red Cap.” Second place went to Audrey Ramos and her rendition of “The Snow Queen” from “Hans Christian Anderson.” Congratulations to all of the participants! You were all GREAT.
To view more photos of the event, please visit our Flickr Open House Album.