|Posted by olubunmi on March 22, 2014 at 4:55 PM|
Lola Maja has been working as a makeup artist for 20 years. She is also a qualified Beauty Therapist, Holistic Massage Therapist, Eyebrow and Eyelash Specialist (threading & waxing) and has recently launched her own range of Professional Artistry Eyelashes (www.sacredlashes.com) and Lash/Brow Bars - She specialises in Semi-permanent Eyelash Extensions with Top US Brand Xtreme Lashes. (www.xtremelashes.com).
Lola is also an official member of The Perfume Studio which offers the unique service of individualised Custom Blend Perfumery.
A career in beauty started off by working freelance for years for all the major cosmetics companies until taking the role as makeup artist for 2 years with the original team to launch Iman at their flagship counter in Selfridges, London in 1997. Lola then went on to provide personal makeup shopping services and one-on-one makeover events, later establishing the Sacred group of companies and focusing on Fashion, Editorial, Catwalk, Studio Photographic, Film & Tv, Music Videos and Weddings. She is also a regular guest on television lifestyles shows & radio offering beauty, fashion and makeup advice while critiquing latest trends.
Expressing herself in written form Lola is currently the Acting Beauty Editor for FAB Magazine (www.fabmagazineonline.com) and has had articles published in various online and print magazines over the years. With her makeup work appearing in magazines such as TW, Genevive, True Love West Africa, Elan (Nigeria) - BHF, Black Hair & Beauty, Black Hair, Coloures, Pride, Sideview (UK), and Trendsetter (Turkey). She was previously the Beauty & Lifestyles Editor for Noir Magazine which was sold in the UK, US and Europe.
To add to her portfolio, Lola has worked on several music videos in the UK and Nigeria most recently working on hair & makeup for Wizkid's - "Tease Me" & "Hollar at your boy" , Banky W’s “Lagos Party” & "Follow You Go", Lami's "Over", ElDee's "One Day" and "Only One", Omawumi’s “Today na Today” and Dr Sid’s “Something about You” .
Special Effects Makeup is also an area that Lola is quite passionate about. Creating characters, blood and gore for film and television. She was the head Makeup Artist for "The Figurine (Araromire)" by Award Winning Director Kunle Afolayan which stormed the box offices in Nigeria in October 2009 and is currently being shown around the world at various film festivals.
Love Olaleye is a Nigerian -born chemical engineer whose quest into the world of makeup art started as a hobby; doing makeup for brides and friends. Her facial experiments soon grew into a passion when she enrolled as a Mary Kay Consultant in 2007 while she was still at the prestigious University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. Exploring the passion further, meant taking up a professional makeup course at Brushstrokes Makeover Limited, where she was awarded an ‘A Grade” Certificate in Makeup Art. This inevitably earned her a place to work as an instructor in the organization for the next one year. This move proved to be strategic as it grew her natural instincts for makeup brand enterprise.
Flawless Beauty, her flagship business which began in December 2009 has since grown to accommodate a rich bouquet of clientele which includes some of Nigeria’s biggest celebrities. Olaleye’s certifications among many others include an Advanced Professional Certificate in Makeup artistry from Epro Image Institute in Madrid, Spain and a business certificate from African Business Academy, Lagos where she serves as a volunteer facilitator. She also had the honor of being chosen amongst the pioneer IBM Enterprise 100 Challenge Graduates in Nigeria.
Her quest for excellence in makeup art has seen her continuously strive to take her trade across the border of the world’s most populous black nation. In 2010 she featured in Destiny Magazine, South Africa’s first high-end women’s magazine. She has also visited and facilitated in makeup workshops in select African countries like Ghana and Togo. Back home, Olaleye has featured in fashion shows such as Nigerian Television fashion show (NTSF) and has appeared on several TV programmes as special guest. She actively participated in The makeup show (TMS) held in Newyork.
Born in the U.K and raised in Nigeria, Temitayo Sojebe always had a flair for beauty and fashion at an early age. Her passion for beauty became apparent while studying for her MBA in the U.K as she started learning all about makeup by perusing various beauty blogs and watching various youtube beauty bloggers.
In 2010, Tayo became the co-founder and creative director of My Makeup Cosmetics & Co. Using her deep knowledge of the beauty industry both in Nigeria and abroad, she took my makeup from being a retailer of just M.A.C cosmetics to a diverse carrier of various cult beauty products. In 2012, she became the CEO and lead makeup artist of My Makeup Beauty, an upbeat makeup studio that provides professional makeup services for all occasions. Tayo has worked in international consulting and banking for over 7 years.
Teniola Adejuwon is no stranger to the holistic beautypreneur, she was at the last edition and will be back this time to talk about The business side of Beauty. Teniola is a beauty business consultant and the project manager for the Makeup in Nigeria conference.