The Makeup Show is Back in NYC on May 1st + 2nd Bringing Legendary Artists To The Main Stage

 James Molloy, Nicky Posley, Jessica Smalls, James Vincent, Jon Hennessey and many others will take the stage to share inside beauty tips and secrets 

NEW YORK, NY (May 1 & 2, 2022) The Makeup Show, the largest pro-focused beauty event in the United States is coming back to our hometown of New York City on May 1st and 2nd for a show better than we’ve ever done before. 

The largest of the 6 stages of education that will be at The Makeup Show NYC, the Main Stage is THE destination for artists and industry members to come learn the hottest tips, tricks, trends and discoveries of the beauty industry from the best of the best. The following seminars will cover a range of topics from getting to and staying at the top of a competitive industry, authenticity and connection, how to be iconic, and more.

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  • Making Up with James Molloy, 10:00am-11:30am: In his first time at The Makeup Show, James will share his inspiring story and show you how he creates his unforgettable looks. He will offer insight on choosing the right tool, take you through his process and talk about building your name in a competitive industry. Whether your work is in bridal, television or editorial, this is a presentation not to be missed. 
  • Art and Empowerment with Nicky Posley, 2:00pm-3:30pm: In this first-time keynote Nicky Posley will share his story, show you the complexion and color application he is known for, and speak to the importance of authenticity and real connection with clients to help you build your own reputation and career successfully. Nicky will help you gain an understanding of making impact not just in the beauty industry, but in being the best artist and person you can be. 


  • Iconic Artistry with Jessica Smalls, 10:00am-11:30am: Native New Yorker, makeup artist and groomer; Jessica was diagnosed with a rare skin cancer at the age of 18, which led her to begin to explore the world of beauty – a realm that restored her sense of self, fueled her artistic passion and empowered her to see beyond societal standards of black women. With celebrity clientele including Janelle Monae, Mary J. Blige, Omari Hardwick, Nia Long, Ava Duvernay, Yara Shahidi, Usher, Miguel, Cardi B, John Legend, and many more, she is recognized the world over for her ability to create unforgettable makeup looks and celebrate her client’s individuality. In this session Jessica will share her story, show some of the inspiring work she is known for and shine some light on what you can do to better your artistry and build your career in this incredible beauty business. 
  • Artists Redefined with James Vincent, Jon Hennessey & Guests, 2:00pm-3:30pm: The cultural shift that has taken place over the last few years has made a major impact on the beauty industry. This session will help you better understand the difference between being an artist that is Acceptable vs. Unique vs. Exceptional. In this main stage presentation, James Vincent, Jon Hennessey & Guests will examine and explore these three levels of being through the lenses of Artistry, Marketing, Portfolio and more. Don’t miss the chance to learn from the experts and see the unlimited potential this industry allows. 

The Makeup Show NYC will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Monday, May 2, 2022 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011. For a complete schedule of Seminars as well as a list of participating brands, schedule of events and prices, please visit


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