Meet the la experts

Rebecca rachel

A naturally gifted make-up artist, Rebecca Rachel formally trained in the arts world before emerging as a master in beauty, video and print specialising in High Definition Make-up and high fashion make-up artistry. She has worked on US television shows such as Dr. Phil and Brotherhood as well as on a variety of commercial projects with international brands such as McDonalds, Clairol and Subaru. Rebecca is also an established inventor and astute businesswoman selling her patented revolutionary beauty tool in 84 countries worldwide.

Notorious for her sharp attention to detail she has been requested by leading international figures such as former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, Presidential Candidate and Governor Mitt Romney and Former First Lady and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Maurice Stein

Maurice Stein began his career as the owner of a hair salon in San Marino, California. With an interest and talent in make-up artistry, he joined the legendary Columbia Studios in 1962 and took his first steps in training unaware he was set to become one of Hollywood's most celebrated make-up artists.

In 1969 Maurice was part of the Academy Award-winning team of make-up artists for the original release of Planet of the Apes. This set his make-up artistry career into overdrive and saw him work on an extensive list of commercials and Hollywood films such as The Funny Girl with Barbara Streisand, M*A*S*H, Friday The 13th and the original Star Trek series. He was the first makeup artist inducted to the California Cosmetology Association Hall of Fame and is included in the National Cosmetology Association Hall of Renown.

Kym Mensies Foster

After completing a number of training courses in beauty therapy at Harrow College Middlesex and Media Make-Up at the London College of Fashion, Kym honed her make-up artistry skills assisting some of the industry’s most high profile make-up artists including Pat McGrath, Louise Constad and Val Garland before embarking on her own successful freelance career. 

Kym has worked with some of the world’s most reputable brands including Jaguar, Reebok, Avon and British Airways while her work continues to grace the pages of reputable publications such as Harpers Baazar, GQ, InStyle and I-D. She is internationally renowned for being constantly in demand by some of the world’s most high profile personalities such as Prince, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keyes, Rihanna and Stevie Wonder and working on some of the biggest international awards shows.

Sarah Jane Wai O Flynn

After studying Make-up for Film and Theatre at IADT Dun Laoghaire, Sarah Jane began her professional career working on King Arthur as well as TV shows Chance to Dance and Paisean Faisean. A fun and energetic character, Sarah Jane is also no stranger to the camera lens and has racked up many hours of screen time across a number of television shows demonstrating key seasonal trends and advising viewers on how to recreate these looks in the comfort of their home.

Fashion is a huge part of Sarah Jane’s life and she regularly collaborates with Ireland’s leading lifestyle magazines on a number of creative editorials. Not only is she a spokesperson for a number of skincare and cosmetic brands, but Sarah Jane has also carved herself a career as one of the most well-respected names in bridal make-up artistry priding herself on creating beautiful looks for the bride and her bridesmaids in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Amber Sibley

Creativity and versatility have helped Amber succeed in many different areas of make-up artistry including fashion, bridal, film, television and prosthetics. One of her biggest career highlights to date came in the summer of 2012 when she was appointed part of the Creative Directive Team for the London Olympics. Amber was instrumental in recruiting students from the LA College of Creative Arts to assist on this spectacular international event.

She has worked as Head of the Make-Up Department on a long list of Hollywood blockbuster movies including Blade II and Fred Claus and received an Academy Award nomination in 2001 for Best Makeup in the film Shadow of the Vampire. She is currently in the midst of applying her skills to the latest X-Men movie. Amber’s love of colour and the holistic approach she applies to her work has meant that she offers an extra facet of teaching to her education and training. Aside from the technical skill set, she will also tutor her students on how best to support an actor or colleague on location and use a sensitive energy to read their needs and that of the team.

Jeff Dawn

A third generation make-up artist, Jeff Dawn hails from one of Hollywood’s most reputable make-up artistry dynasties where he developed a passion for and skill set for this creative craft. His grandfather, Jack Dawn was Head of Make-Up at MGM Studios and responsible for over 100 films including the iconic The Wizard of Oz while his father Robert was an Emmy award-winning film and TV make-up artist for over 35 years.

Jeff has department headed the make-up departments on about forty films and several television series including Lost, Eraser and Batman & Robin. Specialising in action/adventure, futuristic/fantasy, war and period films he has worked with some of the silver screen’s most popular actors including Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone.

Ciara Mc Bride

Young, fresh and unique! Ciara, isn’t afraid to think outside of the box! Ciara studied and worked as a beauty therapist, for 2 years but that wasn’t enough for her to to express her creativeness. Ciara is passionate  About what she loves. Her quick mindedness and drive persuaded her That life was too short to be unhappy and to study makeup artistry.

Her ambition shun through out her studies and unsurprisingly, she walked into  her first job on a makeup counter, Inglot. Ciara spend a lot of time perfecting her trade, working her way to be a senior  Artist in Inglot, working on many fashion shoots and shows – this is were her Love for fashion began.

It was then time for Ciara to move on again, this  Time it was to peruse a long term goal which was to work for MAC.  Ciara spent 3 years in MAC, the perfectionist she is, she became an in store  trainer for eyes, lashes and brows within her first year. By the time Ciara  had left MAC, she had worked her way up to a Product Specialist in her store, making her the go to woman to go to become the ultimate MAC girl, when came down to artistry training, product knowledge, styling and professionalism.

Now Ciara has brought her teachings from Inglot, the fashion World and MAC to LA. As she specializes in fashion and special event makeup spending her time shooting for our new LA online offering, developing product, attending fashion weeks & the Imats around the globe. She is the Pro to go for super smokey eyes and flawless skin.

Heather Banks

At the tender age of 14, Heather Banks picked up her first brush and turned her passion for art into an astounding international career. After completing a degree in Business and Finance, she took over Silly Farm from her aunt and turned it into one of the world’s largest face and body paint suppliers specialising in face and body painting, creative designs, quality product and fun to learn techniques.

Heather is a passionate face and body artist and airbrushing technician and has created face and body art for the clientele such as Jennifer Lopez, Shaquille O’Neill, the Playboy Mansion Bunnies and the Miami Dolphins. Heather is also co-founder of the Face & Body Art International Convention which takes place in Florida.

Jessy Malone

One of Irelands best artists for trend and SFX.  Jessy started her makeup career working in Chanel as a senior artist. She then moved to the US and while she was there she became  an artist on small theatre productions where she really started to fall in love with  makeup. When she returned to Ireland she started a job in  Benefit but Jessy craved a more artistic role to grow in and made the move to MAC as an artist for 3 years while she was in MAC she worked her way up to product specialist for the flagship store witch meant she was an in-store trainer for her team.

Jessy loved makeup but there was still a creative side that didn't feel fulfilled so she decided to take up Theatrical and SFX makeup. Posting pictures of her SFX work online, received notice from international brands starting her speciality as a go-to girl for SFX & Prosthetics.  Hosting interviews with magazines, online articles and newspapers around the world including , America , Australia , Asia, UK and many more.  Jessy is trailblazing the world of SFX combining it with trend and teaching students how to create their dream career in this area.

Trudie Le Marie

Trudie le Marie is a Fashion Stylist who has recently relocated to Dublin from London. Trudie has had over 15 years’ experience as a fashion stylist and writer who has worked extensively across both editorial and advertising. She was Fashion Editor at the Express for 10 years working across Daily Express, Saturday Express and Sunday Express. Heading the fashion team she scheduled and organised fashion shoots, features, and relevant news pieces. Since going freelance Trudie has worked with such clients as ASOS, River Island, Very, New Look, Next, Matalan, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Debenhams, ISME, Nike, Evans, Wallis, and La Perla. She also works regularly with Time Inc. (across titles), Hearst, Saturday Times, Fabulous, as well as many celebs and musicians. She was lead stylist on the X Factor 2010, with One Direction being her main act.

Alexandra Gingell

Alexandra is a native of Ireland but has been based in Dubai since 2011.  She returned home to complete the 1 year SQA Level 7 make-up artistry course at LA Creative and life transformed!  Since completing her course, Alexandra has worked on short films, photoshoots for numerous commercial companies including the Leinster Rugby Team, Sky, Xposé, Riot Gaming and High Wire Music Productions to name a few. Alexandra is part of the LA Junior Pro team assisting in all aspects of our education offering, including our online platform. Alexandra is following her dream of becoming a leading light in Creative Arts Education by pursuing her teaching qualification part-time.

John Caglione Jr.

John's career began to take flight at the age of 16 upon meeting his hero:makeup maestro Dick Smith. While in High School, John worked as a Dental Technician in an Albany, NY Dental Lab while honing his prosthetic makeup techniques under the generous guidance of Dick Smith. When John graduated High School in 1976, Dick recommended the 18 year old to NBC-TV's Makeup Department.  

Over the next six years there, John worked on Soap Operas, News Broadcasts, Variety Shows and Saturday Night Live (with the Original Cast); putting the tops on the Coneheads and the soul patches on The Blues Brothers. From there John moved from Television to Film work in 1980 as Key Makeup Designer on "Quest For Fire" which earned an Academy Award for Best Makeup.   

Through the recommendation of Production Designer Richard Sylbert (The Cotton Club), John was awarded the prosthetic department head duties by Warren Beatty for the film "Dick Tracy".  John considers "Dick Tracy" as the cornerstone film job of his career, winning the Academy Award, British Academy Award and Science Fiction Film Award for Best Makeup in 1990.  

This was also the film where John met legendary actor Al Pacino and a life long working relationship began.   In 2004, John won the Emmy Award for Best Makeup - for his work on Al Pacino in "Angels in America".  In 2009, John earned an Emmy nomination for his work on Pacino in the HBO Movie "You Don't Know Jack".  Pacino portrayed Dr Jack Kavorkian.   

In 2009, John also earned an Academy Award nomination for his work in "The Dark Knight", transforming Heath Ledger in to The Joker.   At this point in his career, John believes "The better you get, the harder you work".  He enjoys every facet of makeup design:  From applying eyeliner and lashes on many of Hollywoods Leading Ladies....to sculpting, molding and applying prosthetics, John does it all.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU SOON FOR THE BEGINNING OF YOUR DREAM CAREER!