10 WORDS FOR A STRONGER CAREER

About the Author: As the founder of The Powder Group, The Makeup Show and On Makeup Magazine, Michael DeVellis has the inside track on what it takes to make it big in the makeup artist industry. His more than 20 years of experience working with hundreds of top artists, product lines, artist agencies, trade events, productions, and publications make him uniquely qualified to share an insider’s perspective on the career of professional makeup artistry. He has worked on the development of programs and educated for such iconic industry beauty businesses as P&G, Kérastase Paris, Shu Uemura Art of Hair and Lancôme Paris as well as spending ten years with MAC Cosmetics where he held multiple executive roles working directly with the pro makeup industry including the position of Executive Director, Artist Relations where he created and launched the MAC PRO product line and retail concept globally. He has also, more recently, held the position of Vice President, Professional Division at MAKE UP FOR EVER where he and his team oversaw the brand’s professional makeup artist business development and expansion in the Americas. His company, The Powder Group – an artist resource and event production company based in New York City – launched in 2003 and since has produced educational programs and events in more than 20 cities around the U.S., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The company’s programs have featured well over 100 of the industry’s top makeup educators including the top talent and award winners from film, TV, fashion, editorial, theater, and commercial work. Michael has been a featured speaker at the industry’s top schools including MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy, Make-up Designory, Cosmix, AOFM and Makeup First, as well as at the industry’s biggest pro-focused trade-shows including International Beauty Show NYC, America’s Beauty Show and The Makeup Show, just to name a few!

About the Author:

As the founder of The Powder Group, The Makeup Show and On Makeup Magazine, Michael DeVellis has the inside track on what it takes to make it big in the makeup artist industry. His more than 20 years of experience working with hundreds of top artists, product lines, artist agencies, trade events, productions, and publications make him uniquely qualified to share an insider’s perspective on the career of professional makeup artistry.
He has worked on the development of programs and educated for such iconic industry beauty businesses as P&G, Kérastase Paris, Shu Uemura Art of Hair and Lancôme Paris as well as spending ten years with MAC Cosmetics where he held multiple executive roles working directly with the pro makeup industry including the position of Executive Director, Artist Relations where he created and launched the MAC PRO product line and retail concept globally. He has also, more recently, held the position of Vice President, Professional Division at MAKE UP FOR EVER where he and his team oversaw the brand’s professional makeup artist business development and expansion in the Americas.

His company, The Powder Group – an artist resource and event production company based in New York City – launched in 2003 and since has produced educational programs and events in more than 20 cities around the U.S., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The company’s programs have featured well over 100 of the industry’s top makeup educators including the top talent and award winners from film, TV, fashion, editorial, theater, and commercial work.
Michael has been a featured speaker at the industry’s top schools including MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy, Make-up Designory, Cosmix, AOFM and Makeup First, as well as at the industry’s biggest pro-focused trade-shows including International Beauty Show NYC, America’s Beauty Show and The Makeup Show, just to name a few!

Make Up First® Pro Shop is pleased to announce that we have added the newly released print version of Ten Words for a Stronger Career, More Meaningful Relationships and a Remarkably Focused Life.  A Guide to Action and Progress – By Michael DeVellis to our shelves!

This book is a call-to-action for pros, freelancers and business owners who are looking for a renewed focus on their careers and lives. The print edition, officially titled Ten Words for a Stronger Career, More Meaningful Relationships and a Remarkably Focused Life, widens that scope, approaching personal development in addition to professional growth. The added breadth of the subject matter makes the new book a must-have for those looking to move themselves, their relationships or their business forward.

“No matter how long we have been at it – our career, friendships, marriage – there can still be those moments of difficulty and self-doubt we go through while trying to make everything come together and move in the direction we hope it will.” said author Michael DeVellis “Ten Words was created as a program – and now as a book, or guide really – to give people some direction in pulling themselves out of their day-to-day and to help rethink their process.”

The book, which began as a keynote talk at The Makeup Show NYC in 2007, is being released to coincide with its ten-year anniversary as a program. Its compact design and comfortable writing style come together in a concise, engaging and to the point format, which is sure to appeal to today’s dynamic reader.

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