22 episodes

Business Beyond the Brush host, Devawn Testagrossa, interviews successful entrepreneurs in the beauty, hair, makeup, and special FX industries. You will hear from some of the world's most elite business owners, innovative mom-and-pop shops, and solopreneurs that have inspired us all. You will laugh, you will learn and you will appreciate all the trials, tribulations, and triumphs these CEO's have experienced. Join us for a little insight into what this billion-dollar industry is made of.

Business Beyond The Brush Multimedia Makeup Academy of Esthetics, Cosmetology + Special FX

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Business Beyond the Brush host, Devawn Testagrossa, interviews successful entrepreneurs in the beauty, hair, makeup, and special FX industries. You will hear from some of the world's most elite business owners, innovative mom-and-pop shops, and solopreneurs that have inspired us all. You will laugh, you will learn and you will appreciate all the trials, tribulations, and triumphs these CEO's have experienced. Join us for a little insight into what this billion-dollar industry is made of.

    Interview with Emily Gray

    Interview with Emily Gray

    Emily currently resides in Nashville, while traveling back and forth to Detroit & LA.
    Emily specializes in event, celebrity, grooming, & commercial makeup
    Emily Grey was interested in the art of makeup from a young age. A pivotal moment was having to cover acne as a teen, realizing the power of makeup.
    Emily started as a model in front of the camera where she quickly came to realize her passion for makeup artistry and reversed her position from the front of the camera to behind it.
    Emily prides herself on a balanced skill set of bold glamour, flawless editorial, and clean natural looks.
    Emily’s true gift is making her clients realize their most beautiful selves while making sure they are comfortable with the entire process.
    Emily's background includes studying classic art combined with her relentless search for staying current with the latest styles and techniques.
    Emily enjoys spending time with her loved ones.


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    • 26 min
    Interview with Jill Oscar-Salles

    Interview with Jill Oscar-Salles

    Jill is a premier global makeup artist focused on the world of beauty, bridal, entertainment , film and television.
    Jill is a beauty expert with over 15 years experience around the world.
    Jill focusses on exceeding her clients high expectations. Jill currently provides services in Palm Beach/Miami, New York, Caribbean and Europe.
    Her skills include: Airbrush techniques, Corrective makeup, Fine art background, Basic FX, Skin tone and texture expertise
    Jill has done celebrity makeup and has been presented in a handful of bridal and fashion publications. She has also landed huge jobs in the film/TV industry doing makeup on set of movies & TV shows such as; Rock of Ages & Ballers.


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    • 33 min
    Interview with Gregory Arlt

    Interview with Gregory Arlt

    Gregory is an Emmy Award Nominee, the Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics based out of Los Angeles.
    Gregory was born in LA & has been doing makeup professionally for over 25 years.
    He started out with a major in art history and theatre, and then began his makeup career at the 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 evolving into a trainer, a senior makeup artist, and currently holds the position of Director of Makeup Artistry.
    In 2015 he won the Hollywood Beauty Award for Best Makeup Artist. As well, he won the Ibiza Music Award for Best Makeup In A Music Video for Gwen Stefani's "Misery".

    Gregory considers himself a “beauty exorcist.” “He believes in bringing out the true beauty in a person, while respecting their features, bone structure, coloring, and most importantly, their personality.”


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    • 48 min
    Interview with Shay Bailey

    Interview with Shay Bailey

    Shay started as a freelance makeup artist while earning her bachelor's degree from Oakland University.
    Shay started her career in beauty as a MUA during her last seminar of undergrad.
    After graduation, Shay  explored beauty full time and never left. She has been a freelance artist, celeb artist, M.A.C artist and M.A.C. Regional Manager (13 year career at MAC), and now a business owner ( Shay B. Beautiful-Business & Beauty Solutions).
    Today she provides branding and coaching services to beauty pros, brands, retailers, and creatives.
    Shay is a wife and mother of 3.


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    • 33 min
    Interview with Dyane MacKinnon (Campbell)

    Interview with Dyane MacKinnon (Campbell)

    Working in the beauty industry for over 20 years.
    At age 18 attended hair school, but turned down her place in the biggest hair school at the time in Calgary, Alberta and chased her dreams of becoming an editorial hair and makeup artist.
    After 2 years of settling into Toronto and securing a job in a prestigious hair salon Dyane went back to school.
    Quarter of the way through hair school she transferred to the School of Makeup Art.
    Bartend at night and went to the local MAC Pro store to offer her services as an assistant and model to artists.
    Additional certificate and diploma courses over the past 20 years include:

    waxing, eyelash extensions, eyelash extension trainer, business, Reiki and crystal healing.




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    • 39 min
    Interview with Eryn Krueger Mekash

    Interview with Eryn Krueger Mekash

    Eryn Krueger Mekash has over 33 years of television and film industry experience as a makeup artist and is diversified in beauty, makeup effects and design.
    IATSE( International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees)
    PGA(Producers Guild Awards) winner.
    Eryn started her career in the special makeup effects field in Los Angeles.
    Eryn has won 8 Emmys- 7 for makeup and 1 for producing- and 10 Artisan awards and well as 34 Emmy Nominations for outstanding makeup, prosthetic and non-prosthetic.
    Eryn worked with Ryan Murphy (American screenwriter, director, and producer) for 17 years on almost all of his projects.
    Eryn met him on Nip/Tuck. James Mackinnon was the department head on the pilot and asked me to be his key.
    James left to do another show and Eryn moved up to department head.
    Eryn was on Nip/Tuck with Stephanie Fowler Ziese until Glee started in 2008.
    Then Running With Scissors, Eat, Pray, Love, American Horror Story, People vs. OJ, Feud, Versace, Ratched(Netflix original series), Hollywood, and recently the film, The Prom.


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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Rick Styles ,

Top Notch Information!

Great podcast that digs deep into the professional makeup world... highly recommend listening to the podcast... Kelsey is amazing to listen to...

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The hosts are amazing!

I have been looking for a podcast that told these types of stories forever! And I'm so glad that there are two individuals hosting who couldn't be more excited and enthusiastic to be sharing this great information!

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