QC Makeup Academy’s Tutors

QC Makeup Academy’s professional tutors are dedicated to your success as a makeup artist. You’ll learn from the top makeup artists in the industry!

You’ll upload your completed assignments to the Online Student Center, including photos of your makeup applications. Your tutor reviews your work and sends you personalized audio feedback with advice for building your makeup skills.

Learn more about QC’s makeup, fashion, and hair styling tutors below.

Nathan Johnston

Executive Makeup Artist

Nathan Johnson is a New York City–based celebrity makeup artist with over 20 years of industry experience. Nathan has worked on over 300 famous faces including Paula Abdul, Lea Michele, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Paul McCartney, and more. More than anything he loves to bring out the beauty and confidence of the everyday woman.

Nathan’s work has been featured in GlamourElleGenreHarper’s BazaarAccess HollywoodRunning with Heels, and more. He was a makeup artist on seasons four and five of Project Runway.

As the executive makeup artist for QC Makeup Academy, Nathan is responsible for ensuring that all the instructional materials are in line with best industry practices. He’s also featured in the instructional videos for all of QC’s makeup courses, showing you professional makeup artistry techniques and practices on camera.

Nathan is also a Fashion Styling Course tutor, with experience styling fashion shoots, runway shows, and celebrity clients. At Leanne Marshall’s Boutique in New York City, Nathan is the brand representative and the liaison to all 50 of her stock locations.

Azzi Williams

Professional Makeup Artist

Azzi Williams is a Sydney-based makeup artist and hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. Her makeup career has taken her to exciting cities around the world including London, Barcelona and Istanbul.

Prior to launching her own successful business, Williamspro Makeup and Hair, Azzi worked as an international model. She credits her sharp eye for detail to her many years of experience in the modeling industry. Azzi is also a tutor for QC’s Fashion Styling Course.

She has transformed countless models, dancers and actors. Azzi has also worked with film, television and video production companies from Italy, France and the UK. Television credits include Network Ten (Australia), BBC and ITV (UK). Advertising credits include Skin Chemists (UK), Celebrity Hair (UK), Eurostar (Belgium) and Diesel (France). Celebrity clients include Rihanna’s backup dancers and Australian Entertainment reporter, Angela Bishop.

Azzi believes, “It’s not just about the end result, but the entire journey to capture you in your best light, enhance your best features, and create a look that evokes a unique you.”

Laurie Vukich

Professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

 Laurie Vukich is celebrity hair stylist and makeup artist who has spent the last 25 years working on over 100 feature films & TV shows. She has also worked with many more commercials, print shoots, and with a long list of celebrity clients including Forest Whitaker, Sam Rockwell, America Ferrera, Tony Danza, Sean Astin, David Archuleta, Jemaine Clement, Kathie Lee Gifford, Rosie O’Donnell, Jennifer Cooledge, Sean Faris, Paul Rudd, Toby Keith, Walter Cronkite, Katie Holmes, Timothy Hutton, Mickey Rourke, Stevie Wonder, and more. Her work has taken her throughout the US, Europe, Canada, Costa Rica, Colombia, and to several countries in Africa. For her, every day is a new adventure and every breath brings new possibilities.

From retro to contemporary styling, Laurie loves it all. She is also passionate about inspiring others to embrace their dreams and is excited to join QC Makeup Academy to share her knowledge, expertise, and skills.

Visit Laurie’s website to see her outstanding portfolio.

Michele Mulkey

Special FX Expert

With 14 years of experience working as a special effects makeup artist and prop maker in New York City and Los Angeles, Michele Mulkey is the perfect tutor to introduce you to the world of special effects makeup! She has worked for countless reputable special effects shops, such as Keith Vanderlaan’s Captive Audience, Unit 7, Crisis FX, Alterian, Inc., Film Illusions, and Global Effects. She also has a well-rounded repertoire of film, television, and theater work!

Throughout her career in the makeup artistry, Michele’s work has been featured in such feature films as The Last Samurai, The Chronicles of Riddick, Sin City, The Alamo, Seed of Chucky, Constantine, The Passion of the Christ, and more. She has also worked on known television programs like CSI Miami, Firefly, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Charmed. She even worked on the off-Broadway production of “Beast!” Through these experiences, Michele has transformed the faces of celebrities such as Denzel Washington, Vin Diesel, Thora Birch, Brittany Snow, and Christopher Atkins, among many others.

Develop your skills in special effects makeup artistry with Michele’s experience and professional expertise!

Corianne Cowan

Professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Corianne Cowan is an Atlanta-based hair and makeup professional with experience in many different avenues of the industry. She has worked with dancers and circus performers, models, actors, business professionals, high-profile talent, and luxury brides. She regularly provides hair, makeup and men’s grooming for photo shoots, corporate videos, styled shoots and portrait sessions. Her bridal work has been published on many bridal blogs including Unveiled Weddings and Weddings Chicks, and in magazines such as Grace Ormonde Wedding Style and Trendy Bride.

Corianne loves everything from classic beauty and South Asian bridal glam, to runway hair styling and metallic body paint and glitter. She is a firm believer in knowledge and professionalism, and is excited to be a part of the QC Makeup Academy team.

Pat Armstrong

Professional Makeup Artist

Since 1997, Pat Armstrong has been the owner and operator of Image Essentials Spa in Ottawa, Canada. She is known for her ability to make every client feel beautiful, special, and confident through her expertise and kind heart.

Pat has studied makeup artistry and worked in cosmetics with major lines like Germaine Monteil, Lise Watier, Sheseido, and Lancaster. Her impressive client list includes Olympic medalist Elizabeth Manley, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She has worked the main stage for the National Women’s Show, and is currently teaching at Algonquin College in the aesthetics program.

Pat says, “I feel that everyone is beautiful and I am grateful that I can help people feel that way about themselves, too.”

Mallory Sills

Fashion Expert & Tutor

Mallory is the founder and lead consultant of Image Success by Mallory, a Chicago-based styling company. Mallory helps women across the country by teaching them to love their bodies and their wardrobe. Mallory’s styling advice became a catalyst for personal growth and achievement.

She is a graduate of The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago and has been certified as an Image Consultant by the Fashion Institute of Technology. She’s worked with the industry’s greats including top fashion editor, Zanna Roberts Rassi of Marie Claire Magazine, and Stacey London of TLC’s What Not to Wear. When she’s not styling clients, Mallory writes for style magazines, creates style content for her YouTube channel, and hosts her own radio show: The Style Success Podcast.

Mallory’s goal is to celebrate women looking and feeling their best. She has mastered her craft as a stylist and is now eager to share her wisdom with you.

Katrina Lee-Jones

Fashion Expert & Tutor

Katrina Lee-Jones is an Orlando, Florida-based fashion stylist—although she considers herself to be more of a “fashion therapist.” Katrina believes our clothes communicate how we feel about ourselves and has made it her career to help women discover their inner fabulous selves.

With an impressive resume boasting an MBA and years of experience in retail fashion, Katrina is the perfect mentor for those looking to focus on styling “real people” and perhaps interested in exploring a career in retail. Katrina has worked for big names including Neiman Marcus, New York and Company, United Colors of Benetton and Sisley, Gap, and Gymboree, and is passionate about passing her knowledge onto others.

Katrina currently styles countless Orlando residents, with clients ranging from everyday fashionistas to professional business owners and notable attorneys. Katrina is the proud owner of her own fashion styling business, Styles by Katrina.

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