The Twin Cities is about to get a little more beautiful. Coming July 24, 2016 to Minneapolis's Commons Hotel is Minnesota's first trade makeup show and pop-up shop! The Midwest Makeup Show is shaping up to be a can't-miss blowout event for industry insiders, style editors, and beauty fanatics alike.
Founded and curated by celebrated Twin Cities-based makeup artist and entrepreneur Julie Swenson, the show will feature local and national luminaries and glamazons, as well as luxe discounted beauty services and shopping for all - a truly unique beauty, education and shopping experience! (Trade shows of this nature are usually only open to industry professionals)
The Voice Season 6 contestant, Kat Perkins, will emcee the star-studded Main Stage to include Emmy-award-winning national makeup artist Kevin James Bennett, NAHA Award Winner Heath Bryant, and a panel of pro artists moderated by one of the bridal industry's best, Brett Dorrian.
Industry pros will get the opportunity to deep-dive into a wide range of makeup and hair classes offered from a who's-who roster of local artists including Jessica Mae, Nicole Fae, and Ryan Schaddelee. A social media workshop will be taught by Elizabeth Dehn of Beauty Bets.
Get treated to the latest and greatest from local providers in The Parlour: Brow Chic will provide $15 brow waxes and $5 false lash applications, The Glow Lounge will offer $15 focused spray tans, and Jadelicious Nails Creations Studios will be doing $10 polish changes. And coveted brands will be selling their wares and educating about their products, including local favorites such as Intelligent Nutrients, Midwest Makeup Supply, and us - we'll be featuring a lipstick bar and launching two new lipstick shades!
Frends Beauty, one of the show's official sponsors, will offer hair, skin and nail products like Makeup Forever and Kevin Aucoin in addition to 30 more high quality brands.
A portion of the ticket sales will go to The American Cancer Society Look Good, Feel Better, an organization dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing treatment for cancer.
Capping off the day will be a networking happy hour held at the BEACON bar in the Commons Hotel, where Swenson's latest volume of The Look: The Photography Issue is also set to launch.
With the Midwest Makeup Show, summer 2016 is shaping up to be the most beautiful yet. Additional information and tickets are available for purchase.