Alexis Arenas has more than 20 years' experience working as a makeup artist and hair stylist in the United States and United Kingdom. A Venezuelan-American with a strict upbringing in the US and UK, Alexis became enamored of makeup as she was forbidden to wear any! Her lifelong love of David Bowie and his use of cosmetics to create unique and memorable characters further fueled her passion.
Alexis trained in Makeup and Hair Styling for Film, Television, and Stage at the renowned Greasepaint School in London, under Julia Cruttenden and her team of BBC trained artists. She studied Airbrush Makeup, Tattoo, and Birthmark coverage with Temptu Cosmetics in New York City. She is skilled in HD ready makeup for TV and Film, Special Effects, Beauty, and Events. Alexis is a proud member of I.A.T.S.E Local 798.
She has held leadership and artistry positions with MAC, Smashbox, Prescriptives, Trish McEvoy, Clinique, and Colorlab Cosmetics teaching men and women how to take care of their skin and bring out their best features with cosmetics. She also worked under the National Training Director of Clinique Cosmetics (UK) creating training programs for all Clinique counter staff in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.
Alexis is a published and on camera expert on beauty seen on both local and national media platforms. She is a voting member of CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) and is on the cutting edge of new health and beauty products.
Corporate, Broadcast, and Print clients include:
- The Walt Disney Company, AARP, Gerber Life Insurance, Destination DC, T. Rowe Price, AAMC, Hewlett Packard
- Marie Claire, Brides Magazine, Healthy Living Made Simple, COMPLEX, DC Refined, BOUNCE AEG, IMG, Variety Magazine
- ABC, CBS , NBC, QVC, QVC UK, ITV, FOX, EWTN, PBS, Discovery Channel Networks, BET, CRTV, Showtime, and many more.
Alexis has worked extensively with Look Good, Feel Better in the UK and US and is happy to provide skincare and makeup services to help those suffering with cancer and other issues.
We are partners with the LGBT community and are thrilled to provide services to all couples and to those making a transition.
Over her career as a Makeup Artist Alexis has had the opportunity to work with such notables as: Jim Acosta, Coach Mike Ditka, Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean, Tony Bennett, Curt Schilling, Becki Newton, Michael Urie, David Koechner, Bernie Sanders, Johnny Bench, Dick Cheney, WWE Superstar AJ Styles, April Ryan, Gloria Reuben, Sarah Palin and many, many more. Full Notable and Celebrity client roster is available upon request.
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