HERE COMES THE BRIDE…AND HER MOTHER!
We all know that it’s the bride’s very special day. But let’s face it- it’s also her mother’s! She’s looked forward to this day for just as long as her daughter and wants to look- and feel- fabulous as she’s posing for pictures, greeting guests, and being walked down the aisle herself.
For a bridal makeup artist who is tasked to work with both the bride and her mother, it’s important to have everything one would need to facilitate makeup for a woman of a certain age. As we know, the skin changes and what once worked for us in our 20’s may not work in our 40’s and beyond.
In this course, Gregory Arlt and Jon Lieckfelt will demonstrate looks for both the bride and the mother of the bride, revealing tips and tricks for a successful, long wearing makeup look for the two most important ladies in the wedding!
Gregory and Jon each have over thirty years of experience in the makeup and hair industry, specializing in celebrity and red-carpet beauty. How does a wedding differ from a red carpet event? Let’s go down the list!
1. Creating a look that is timeless
2. Elevating your client to be the “A+ version” of herself
3. Makeup that is long wearing yet flawless
4. Makeup that will look perfect in photos as well as up close and personal
Courtyard by Marriott Hadley
401 Russell St. Hadley, MA. 01035
Along with being represented by Forward Artists, Gregory Arlt is the Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics based out of Los Angeles. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he has been doing makeup professionally for nearly 30 years. He started out with a major in art history and theatre, and then began his makeup career at the prestigious Los Angeles boutique Fred Segal in 1989. Gregory began working for MAC Cosmetics in 1993, beginning as a traveling makeup artist for the brand and currently holds the position of Director of Makeup Artistry, acting as a brand spokesperson and celebrity makeup artist. Gregory’s work can be seeing on clients Gwen Stefani, Angelina Jolie, Dita Von Teese, Danai Gurira, Minnie Driver, Cher, and Fran Drescher to name a few. In 2015 he won the prestigious Hollywood Beauty Award for Best Makeup Artist.
Jon Lieckfelt is a celebrity hair stylist and makeup artist who is known to many as a “magician of faces”. For nearly 30 years he has been working in the hair and makeup industry creating looks for the red carpet, film, television, concerts, as well as everyday women in prestigious salons. His approach to beauty is simple; creating beautiful hair and makeup that blend modernity with classic sensibility resulting in iconic looks. Jon works with some of the most famous faces in the world including Minnie Driver, Anne Heche, Kristin Chenoweth, Christie Brinkley, Kerry Washington, Jaime Pressley, and Rose McGowan to name a few. His hair and makeup looks have been seen on the fashion runways in New York and Los Angeles as well as editorial publications like Vogue, Marie Claire, Prestige, Borealis, Dapifer, and US Weekly. In addition to working with celebrities, Jon has an extensive background in working in salons. Jon’s talent has been described by his celebrity clients as “rare and unique” because very few professionals are able to excel in both hair and makeup.