Since 2009, Neva "The Diva" Durham has been the owner of Diva Designs Makeup Local to Lakeland, FL - she is a unique and creative makeup artist, body artist, face painter and wearable art designer that provides beautiful looks to fashion shows, photo shoots, weddings and any other call for fashion. She specializes in a variety of looks, from porcelain skin to couture and from magazine to runway. “Create on Demand” seems to be the gift she has been given. She gives all the credit to Jesus for her talent, in which she lives her dream day to day of becoming a famous makeup artist/wearable art designer extraordinaire!
Isa Veiga is from Boston and has been a hairstylist and make-up artist for over 18 years. She has enjoyed every minute of it. She loves making people beautiful and brightening up their day, and takes great pride in her craft. Her aim is to satisfy all of her clients' needs. When it comes to hair and make-up she can get as wild as you want, or keep things very subtle, whatever your heart desires. "It's a pleasure to work with you on your next session!"
After honing her skills on friends and family, Tiana began her career as a makeup artist in 1995 at a local cosmetic counter for MAC Cosmetics in Brooklyn NY. When she finished the makeup of her very first client she felt that she had found her calling. Since then she has had the opportunity to travel all over the United States to share her expertise with aspiring makeup artists and various clients. Graduating from Christian Valmy makeup program in NYC. Tiana still finds time for bridal and fashion shows and of course her clients who have followed her through the years.
“Being a makeup artist is a ministry in itself. I strive to make everyone feel more beautiful than before. God has blessed me with an amazing gift and he has allowed my profession to be a positive force in my life. Makeup is my love, my passion, my calling….”
Ariel Kennedy was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 3, 1992. She moved to Florida in 2005, after highschool she attended Esthetician school and recieved her license and later attended Joe Blasco Make-up Artist Training Center in Orlando and mastered the arts of Beauty to Special Effects make-up. Since graduating make-up school she has worked with professional photographers and models involving avant-garde, high fashion, fantasy, and special effects. Her work has been displayed in a local Tampa magazine. Currently, she is working part-time at a local department store as a Beauty Consultant. Ariel loves the idea of taking a fresh "canvas" and transforming it into art.
Professional Makeup Artist and Licensed Esthetician Ileana Urquilla began her career when she was in her beauty school, she developed a true passion for makeup. Her passion has taken her very far in her career. She has been in Tampa Bay Fashion Week as a makeup artist and has done numerous makeup for models, fashion shows, teenager, adults, prom/quince and fashion designers. She has a talent of her own and always has fun doing what she loves.
Bekka is a Free-lance make-up artist that is now a member of the Kalon family. Her main style are gothic and dark beauty but also loves pin-up, burlesque, steam-punk and most other styles. She's worked with Kalon owner Alex Arriaza through the Florida Modeling Network and attended nearly every event. She has experience working on location and studio shoots.
Dean is the owner of and an artist at CandlelightFX. He has over 20 years experience doing special makeup effects and props for television, film, photography, Halloween, zombie runs (walks, crawls…etc.) He is credited for his work on IMDB. "This is a craft that I dearly love, and put my best effort into each project given to me."
Robert Righter hails from Saint Petersburg, Florida. Once he discovered that the fantastic images seen on TV and in movies in the 1960’s were created by artists and technicians; he set out to learn how to learn how to duplicate and create his own sets, special effects, miniatures and, of course; makeup.
He works part time for Candlelight FX, and is also an accomplished graphic artist, and musician. Now, he brings his thirty years of experience and imagination to Kalon.
Robert's motto is: “Success is stagnation; experimentation comes from failure, which leads to innovation.”