FOUNDER AND HEADMISTRESS
Beke Beau has been working in the beauty industry for almost 30 years. She began her career in New York City working for make-up mogul Laura Geller and then Kimara Ahnert. During her time freelancing for these two well-known artists, Beke earned her Bachelors Degree from Hunter College and then a Master’s Degree from Harvard University. Following grad school, Beke worked in non-profit education administration and testing.
A born teacher, Beke understands what it means to approach learning with passion and focus. Her main areas of expertise are in make-up for photography, video and special events including weddings, and in business development and personal branding.
After ten years in the Philadelphia market, Beke has established herself as one of the top make-up artists in the region. She has been named “Best of Philly” twice by Philadelphia Magazine, “Best of the Main Line,” twice by Main Line Today Magazine, “Best of Style” by Philadelphia Style Magazine, “Editor’s Choice” by Brides Magazine, and in 2017, was honored to receive a national award, “Excellence in Make-up” by Wedding International Professionals Association. Her work has been seen on the covers of Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine, Delaware/Main Line Bride Magazine, New Jersey Bride Magazine and Main Line Today Magazine, and in the pages of many others, including The New Yorker, People and Allure Magazines.
Beke also has an impressive list of celebrity clients, including actors Jordana Brewster, Ali Larter, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Gemma Chan, Joel Edgerton, James Earl Jones, and Martin Short. She has worked on the weddings of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joey McIntyre and author Jennifer Weiner.
Amanda D’Andrea is a 20 year veteran of the beauty industry and runs a successful bridal hair company as well as her own salon in Philadelphia.
Amanda is a passionate and engaging educator. She will be the lead instructor for the Hair Styling for Makeup Professionals workshop.
Jane Marie D’Amato
Paint is thrilled to welcome Jane Marie to the adjunct faculty where she will lead the workshop on Understanding Skin for Makeup Professionals. From age management to acne, pigmentation concerns and preventive care, she has trained at some of the nation’s most respected institutions. Her career highlights include training dermatologists, plastic surgeons, nurses and aestheticians about advanced chemical peel procedures.
Jane Marie served as the Director of Aesthetics at the Sally Balin Medical Center in Media, PA, and at the Laser Institute of New England, Inc., in Newtown Centre, MA. At the Laser Institute of New England, Inc., she co-founded the Institute of Medical Esthetics, a postgraduate center for licensed aestheticians, physicians and nurses.
Jane Marie has been featured in Philly PR Girl, Inside Lifestyle Magazine, Philly Daily Candy, the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine’s Festival of Fashion, and Vogue Thailand.