Lay'Na Anderson started her makeup career over 15 years ago at CNN while simultaneously traveling as a member of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics' freelance team servicing events and personal appearances.
Ambitiously moving forward, Lay'Na began working in the film industry. Since then, she has professionally designed looks for both film and television with her work featured in Wanderlust, American Reunion, Single Ladies, The Have and the Have Nots, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Hunger Games: Mocking Jay, Welcome to Yesterday, Dumb and Dumber Too and Term Life, to name a few. Lay'Na continues to evolve as an artist and has recently added panelist, educator and mentor to her expanding resume.
A seasoned makeup professional with impeccable flair and incredible artistic talent, Patrina John has shared her craft within the television and retail industries. Her warm personality and meticulous product application repeatedly wins the hearts of her clients. Not a stranger to celebrity faces, Patrina's extensive resume boasts over 15 years of solid experience with the innate ability to deliver quality results. From Toronto, Ontario to Atlanta, Georgia, her work has been seen on various major news networks, motion picture screens and television series. Her body of work includes various productions by major corporations such as, BET, Paramount Pictures, NBC, Universal, ABC, TBS and more.
As a dedicated professional with over 11 years of experience in salon management, Khadijah has provided premier hair styling and designing services for various upscale department store salons and some of the most widely known retailers and spas in the U.S. Her exceptional communication skills come with the ability to develop program curriculum and convey lessons to students in a clear and concise manner. Her experience is augmented by Level I certifications in cutting, color and makeup. She has shared her talents with major brands including Aveda Institute, Macy's, JC Penney, Hair Cuttery and The Moore Agency.
KELLI F. KELLEY
Makeup Artist and Public Relations
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kelli Flournoy Kelley began her public relations career at Walmart's Faded Glory in New York. In 2008, Kelli began styling for TBS hit show "Movie and A Makeover" and also launched her first business, Kiva 150, a loft space rented out for trunk shows and photo shoots. After 10 years experience in various sectors of the fashion industry including makeup artistry, fashion styling, product development and event coordination, she decided to bring all of her talents under one umbrella Kelli Flournoy, PR in the spring of 2011. Blending business savvy and creativity, she is able to deliver comprehensive and targeted public relations strategies designed to heighten consumer awareness.
Hair and Makeup Artist
A thriving professional makeup artist with six years of experience in providing makeup artistry and hair styling services including beauty, fashion and editorial, commercial and TV with emphasis on traditional makeup. She's had the pleasure to put her training into effect via numerous music videos, photo shoots, magazines, TV and bridal parties, J's specialty evolves around total makeovers, bridal makeup and commercial hair integration, with the ability to create a diverse range of looks for any project
Whether working during the highly anticipated Mercedes Benz Fashion Week or Essence Music Festival, with notable organizations such as the National Association of Black Journalists or nationally-recognized network, Lifetime TV, Frances merges the personable warmth she brings to clients with the efficiency, focus, and skill of a well-developed brand representative. This combination offers Frances the ability to create the perfect blend of beauty and story-telling through makeup artistryFrances has spent over five years cultivating relationships with some of the world’s most recognized beauty brands such as MAC, Christian Dior, Lancôme, and NARS.