2008 & 2009 North American Makeup Artist of the Year , celebrity makeup artist and Aveda's Global Artistic Director for Makeup, Janell Geason, is known for her technical expertise as well as her innate ability to connect and inspire her students. Her work can be seen in publications such as ELLE, Redbook, Lucky and Women's Health.

After graduating from Horst Cosmetology School Janell began her career working in Minneapolis as a hairdresser. Her desire to further explore her creativity led her to pursue makeup as an art form. Janell moved to Europe and worked internationally in the fashion, video and print industry for nearly 9 years.

Upon returning to the United States, Janell's talent and passion for makeup & education led her to partner with Aveda as Global Artistic Director for Makeup. She travels globally to teach professional makeup artists and do stage presentations. Her role includes leading education for Aveda Makeup, collaborating on seasonal makeup launches, shade animations and products and images. Janell also is a lead makeup artist at New York Fashion Week working with many designers.

She is represented for hair and makeup by Wehmann Models and Talent in Minneapolis. For bookings call 612.333.6393 or visit www.wehmann.com