In this full-day, multi-session program, celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist Daven Mayeda will present three unique programs focused on three different areas of specialization: Advertising & Commercial, Celebrity & Red Carpet, Fashion & Editorial. Each session of the program will delve into the business aspect of each area of work with Michael DeVellis joining Daven for these career-focused discussions. Each session also include makeup and hairstyling demonstrations partnered with discussion of technique and the nuances of working with clients in each area of the areas of specialization. Attendees will leave with a unique understanding of the business, hairstyling and makeup artistry aspects of each area of work.
Los Angeles: Monday, September 8 2014. 10:00 - 6:00
San Francisco: Wednesday, September 10 2014. 10:00 - 6:00
Rate: $190 for TPG Pro Members. $250 for non-members


In this complexion-focused session Daven Mayeda will present product, tips and techniques to start and finish every application with, so you get perfect, flawless results every time.
Los Angeles: Sunday, September 7 2014. 3:00 - 4:30 pm
San Francisco: Tuesday, September 9 2014. 7:00 - 8:30 pm
FREE for TPG Pro Members! $45 for non-members


In this business-focused session, Michael DeVellis will take attendees through the most important aspects today of driving your career and business across all areas of the industry and standing out in an ever more crowded marketplace.
Los Angeles: Sunday, September 7 2014 12:30 - 2:00 pm
San Francisco:
Wednesday, September 10 2014. 7:00 - 8:30 pm
FREE for TPG Pro Members! $45 for non-members


Developing your eye and the ability to critique your own work is never easy but it can be the difference between growing your artistry and career or staying stagnant in your work. In this intensive and interactive event, The Powder Group Founder, Michael DeVellis along with makeup artist and educator Kristina-Monique Cortez will teach you to take a more concentrated look at your work and to focus on details and finishing techniques so your makeup can go from great to gorgeous - and keep your clients clamouring for your services. Learn the practices, tools and products pros use to create flawless, awe inspiring beauty makeup on every job from bridal to editorial. The program will also discuss creating strong beauty and editorial images and makeups and how detailing your work will help create the best images ever. 
Plus! Session will include a special Social Networking Session with Michael!
San Diego: Thursday, September 4 2014. 6:30 - 8:30 pm
FREE for TPG Pro and Make Up State of Mind members. $45 for non-members 


In Ten Words, we invite you to join The Powder Group founder, Michael DeVellis, as he helps you uncover the techniques, networking and business skills essential in taking your career to the next level. In this one-of-a-kind event, Michael will explain the importance of big-picture thinking and the use of focus words that allow you to create a stronger business and craft a career that is your own.
San Diego: Friday, September 5 2014. 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Rate: FREE for TPG Pro and Mak e Up State of Mind Members. $45 for non-members


Thursday, September 4 2014
Detailing Your Work with Kristina-Monique Cortez & Michael DeVellis: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday, September 5  2014
Ten Words for a Stronger Career with Michael DeVellis: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Sunday, September 7 2014
Getting Down to Business with Michael DeVellis: 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Perfect Prime to Flawless Finish with Daven Mayeda: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Monday, September 8 2014
Beauty Three Ways with Daven Mayeda & Michael DeVellis: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 9 2014
Perfect Prime to Flawless Finish with Daven Mayeda: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, September 10 2014
Beauty Three Ways with Daven Mayeda & Michael DeVellis: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Getting Down to Business with Michael DeVellis: 7:00 - 8:30 pm


San Diego: Bellus Academy Poway, 13266 Poway Rd, Poway, CA
Los Angeles
: Nigel Beauty Emporium, 11252 Magnolia Blvd, N.Hollywood, CA  
San Francisco: Kryolan City San Francisco, 132 9th St, San Francisco, CA 
*attendees of the San Francisco event will be afforded a special Kryolan discount!


San Diego events are registered through Bellus Academy at 858.748.1490
Los Angeles and San Francisco events are registered through 

Daven Mayeda
Daven began as a hairstylist and makeup artist working on the island of Oahu, Hawai'i. He relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams to work in commercials, celebrity, tv, and print. Once in LA, Daven continued to hone his craft and learn the ropes to the industry by assist some of the most renown Hairstylists and Makeup artists in the business. Daven began educating and eventually got signed to The Celestine Agency. Daven continues to work doing fashion and celebrity editorials, album covers, music videos, advertising campaigns and television appearances.  To date, he has worked with musicians and celebrities as Adele, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Henry Rollins, Shay Mitchell and Erin Andrews.  Daven also works as social media and product consultant for numerous beauty brands.

Kristina-Monique Cortez
Kristina-Monique Cortez is an accomplished makeup artist and bi-coastal educator working with industry giants such as MAC, MUD and Sebastian’s professional make-up line, Trucco. Working with celebrities, in film, television, editorial, platform work, fashion and education. She helped create the first-ever Make-Up Program in the San Diego area with Bellus Academy and Make-Up Designory. Kristina-Monique takes the place as Make-up Lead which has allowed her to motivate aspiring artists to embrace both the creative and business aspects of the make-up industry. She has inspired thousands of students under the philosophy that make-up artistry is the gateway to making others see themselves from a more confident perspective.

Michael DeVellis Bio
As the founder of The Powder Group, The Makeup Show and On Makeup Magazine, Michael DeVellis has the inside track on what it takes to make it big in the makeup artist industry. His more than 20 years of experience working with hundreds of top artists, product lines, artist agencies, trade events, productions, and publications make him uniquely qualified to share an insider’s perspective on the career of professional makeup artistry. He has been a guest speaker at the industry’s top tradeshows including International Beauty Show NYC, Color Mundo Montreal, Pro Beauty U.K, America’s Beauty Show, Chicago and The Makeup Show Berlin, Miami, LA, NYC and Chicago.