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Makeup Instructor Artists


MMA instructor artists are selected for their years of success as industry professionals, and for their ability to engage the student and communicate their experience – insights that can be as valuable as the instruction itself.

MMA’s outstanding instructor artists, academic rigor, and focus on student success is unparalleled in the makeup industry.

Devawn, a highly accomplished makeup artist, is the Founder and CEO of The Multimedia Makeup Academy.  She is recognized by several beauty institutes and has been awarded a variety of certificates for her accomplishments in the beauty industry.  Her rigorous academic approach to makeup education comes from her years of instruction at local universities, beauty schools, and salons. Devawn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and completed Master Courses in Leadership.  She holds an Esthetics License and Esthetics Instructor’s License.   She is also a former salon owner, freelance makeup artist, and airbrush makeup distributor and educator.

Brandi Myree MMA Makeup Academy

Brandi Myree

Brandi, MMA general manager and artist instructor, has two driving passions: to take makeup education to new levels of excellence, and to inspire students daily to find their creative genius.  Her mantra – people before things – has molded her into both an excellent educator and compassionate leader. Brandi earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Wayne State University.  She holds an Esthetics License, certifications from several celebrity makeup artist classes, and has worked at the cutting edge of bridal artistry, fashion print work, and pageantry beauty.

Christina Newman MMA Makeup Academy

Christina Newman

Christina, MMA curriculum developer and artist instructor, transformed a life-long fascination for mixing color and creating characters into a successful career as an outstanding beauty and special effects artist.  Her unbridled enthusiasm and hands-on teaching skills prepares MMA students for careers in film and stage effects. Christina’s background includes serving as lead makeup artist in independent film and major motion picture work, and as an industry innovator in Special FX appliance development.  

Jen Coakley MMA Makeup Academy

Jen Coakley

Jen serves as both an artist instructor and the driving force behind MMA’s Student Leadership Program.  Jen is known for her positive rapport with students, her keen eye for detail, and innate ability to see and create artful expressions through makeup.