Ashley Fierro is a make-up artist and educator who specializes in editorial and fashion media, red carpet, professional athletes and luxury brides. Creator of Business of Makeup®, Fierro has taught students from all over the world how to take their creative passion and turn it into a full-time career. Her experience spans over a decade. With a fresh, natural approach to beauty, Fierro inspires artists and students of all experience levels.
Richard Martin has worked in the make-up industry since 2009, having been chosen over 731 applicants for an apprenticeship at Millennium Effects. He has worked as a freelance sculptor, mold maker, painter and make-up artist for effects companies across the country and established his own company specializing in hyperrealism and medical models. Martin is also a teacher at Gorton Studios and several universities.
Award-winning special make-up effects artist and director Rod Maxwell has melded digital and practical effects for more than two decades in projects including his film The Wishing Well
. He created the Flesh Master Color System and Flesh Master game for iOS to help artists learn color matching. He also teaches Cinema Makeup School classes on out-of-kit make-up effects, advanced prosthetics, creature maquette and digital effects. Maxwell is a former Face Off
Roque Cozzette is a make-up artist, photographer, innovator and educator who thinks creatively and creates strategically. His talent comes from the orchestrated sensibilities of hands, head and heart. He’s a seasoned beauty-industry pro with a multifaceted career spanning three decades. He is experienced in photography, television, print, fashion, celebrity image and cosmetic product development. He has co-created with celebrities including Christina Milian and Melody Gardot, and his brand (Cozzette) offers cruelty-free cosmetics, make-up brushes and beauty photography.
Upon graduating from high school, Parsons studied clothing production at Ashmore Tafe. After taking a short break to focus on motherhood, she decided to enroll in the Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup. There, Parsons developed the skills to become head of the make-up department for the film, Alfa Maschi
. In 2015, Parsons became a costume assistant and make-up artist for Village Road Theme Parks. And she has collaborated with photographer Ricki Vale; her work can be seen in several international magazines.