This year, The Makeup Show is offering 3 chance of a lifetime opportunities for the LA show in March. 3 totally brand new experiences I've never seen offered before at any industry show. Whether similar programs will be offered at the other show locations, I don't know - so if you're geographically located where the LA show is equally as feasible, I'd highly suggest hitting the first show of 2012.
So what's so exciting?
Let's start with the "This Town Is Our Town" contest:
Form a beauty team with your pals to combine MUA, hair/fashion & photography, and take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of the show's Launch Event on March 16th. Create a look/image of your interpretation of This Town Is Our Town (Spotlights the beauty/fashion industry of LA, showcasing iconic Hollywood looks), and submit your photo by Feb 17th. Full details can be found on The Makeup Show's blog, but in addition to all finalists images being displayed with full credit throughout the show, the prize package includes publication in the Spring issue of On Makeup magazine, Studio time at Smashbox Studios, personal consultation & portfolio review with each team member by Timothy Priano, a makeup kit hand picked by James Vincent (worth over $1000) for the MUA, and a hair kit sponsored by T3 for the hair stylist on the team, a featured spot on the Makeup Show blog, and free admission to all of the 2012 Makeup Show cities - just to name a few.
Next really cool thing? Click! You're it!":
Sponsored by Smashbox, Create a look. Play with products. Experience a real photo shoot with a Smashbox photographer! Just bring your own model to The Makeup Show LA, book a station and you will get one hour to create a look with insider input from a Smashbox PRO artist. Take home a CD of pro-quality photos from your shoot. You can book an appointment by calling Merlo at (212) 242-1213, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, The Makeup Show will be offering a brand spanking new Professional Resource Area:
Included are seminars, one on one opportunities and forums from some of the biggest names in the industry. Bring your portfolio and pick some brains!
For the full list of keynote speakers and hands on workshops offered at the LA show, click here. Tickets are on sale now, and you can save by buying advance tickets by March 15th. Ticket information is on The Makeup Show's website here.