For Holly, enhancing beauty isn’t just a career choice, it’s a passion and a calling.

Holly Hughes Make-Up Artist

With over 20 years of styling and makeup artistry experience, Holly’s dedication to her craft has earned her opportunities to work at some of the beauty industry’s most prestigious events.

Her ability to perfectly tailor makeup and hair to the individual and occasion, as well as her accomplishments, are the result of many countless hours of applying her trade. Nothing was ever given to her; she had to earn it every step of the way.

Holly began her professional career working at a counter for Lancôme while pursuing her bachelor’s degree.

Despite working full time and attending college full time, she was promoted to counter manager and subsequently asked to open numerous Lancôme counters across Southern California.

Her strong work ethic and dedication eventually caught the attention of MAC Cosmetics.

At MAC, Holly’s willingness to lend herself anytime, anywhere, often without compensation, lead to her promotion to Regional Trainer for the Los Angeles Area. As a Regional Trainer, Holly had the privilege to do makeup for a collection of high profile events, designers, and entertainers such as: L.A. Fashion Week (Multiple seasons and designers), The Grammy’s, VH1 Awards, Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show, Diesel Jeans Fashion Show, Maggie Barry Fashion Show, Pussy Cat Dolls, as well as being a featured artist at the International Makeup Artist Trade Show.
Holly has had the honor of training many aspiring makeup artists. Having been professionally trained to educate by Langevin, the largest international training company, she has the necessary tools to accommodate a vast array of learning styles. Aside from teaching the prerequisite skills of makeup artistry, Holly has an innate ability to instill humility and confidence in her students, two qualities that are essential for success in this profession.
“Beauty comes from within and makeup is a way to express what one feels inside.”
Holly Hughes, Lu Ross Academy Make-Up Artist Instructor