Our tutors are dedicated to your success. You’ll be learning from the best in the industry! You’ll upload your assignments electronically to our Online Student Center including photos of your makeup applications. Your tutor will review your work and will send you an audio file with advice on what you are doing well and where you can improve. You’ll form a close relationship as you work together.
QC’s Fashion Styling course is taught by fashion expert Alison Stewart. The course is mentored by Katrina Lee-Jones and Nathan Johnson. The Hair Styling Essentials course is taught by styling expert Laurie Vukich. The course is tutored by Laurie and Azzi.
Nathan Johnson, Executive Makeup Artist
Nathan Johnson is a New York City–based celebrity makeup artist with over 18 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 Glamour, Elle, Genre, Harper’s Bazaar, Access Hollywood, Running 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. You’ll love learning from his practical approach to makeup artistry.
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 modelling industry.
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 include 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. She is a firm believer that great things are about to happen in the world of styling and is eager to play a part in helping that come true!
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. Michele’s expertise and friendly confidence is just what you’ll need to begin developing your skills in the world of special effects makeup artistry!
Pat Armstrong, Professional Makeup Artist
Since 1997, Pat Armstrong has been the owner and operator of Image Essentials Spa in downtown 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.”
Alison Stewart, Fashion Expert
Alison Stewart is a New York City fashion stylist with over 10 years experience in personal and editorial styling. Working from Manhattan, one of the world’s main fashion hubs, she has styled for red carpet appearances, print and web campaigns, catalogues, look-books, and founded Stylewhipped.com.
Alison regularly guest lectures at LIM Fashion College in New York City, is a former fashion columnist for Running With Heels, and is frequently featured on the Sirius Satellite Radio show, Cosmolicious as a fashion expert. In between adding to her extensive list of personal and editorial projects, she also plays the role of on-camera personality and hosts events for brands such as Project Runway, Running With Heels, and Jeremy Argyle.
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.