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Global Artistic Team
Aveda Global Artistic Director for Makeup, Janell Geason, is known for her awe-inspiring creativity, her technical expertise, and her innate ability to connect and inspire her students. Janell was awarded the 2008 and 2009 North American Makeup Artist of the Year and is again nominated in 2013. Her work can be seen in publications such as ELLE, Redbook, Lucky and Women’s Health.
Janell began her career working in Minneapolis as a hairdresser after graduating from Horst Cosmetology School. Her desire to further explore her creativity led her to pursue makeup as an art form. She moved to Europe and worked internationally in the fashion, video and print industry for nearly 9 years.
Upon returning to the United States, Janell’s talent and passion for makeup and education led her to the role of Aveda as Global Artistic Director for Makeup. She travels globally to teach professional makeup artists and do stage presentations. Her role includes leading education for Aveda makeup, collaborating on seasonal makeup launches, shade animations and products and images. Every spring and fall, Janell works with a multitude of designers as a lead makeup artist at New York Fashion Week.