Sunday, March 3 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Breaking the Backstage Barrier: Pioneering Diversity in Hair and Makeup

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Join celebrity stylist, Monae Everett and expert panelists, DeShawn Hatcher, Gabrielle Corney and Rodney Jon, to explore and discuss the journey to break barriers in the beauty industry. Discover how hairstylists and makeup artists are forging paths towards greater diversity and inclusion behind the scenes, impacting everything from photoshoots to red carpets. Learn about their experiences, challenges, and triumphs, and gain insights into the steps to take to create positive change and open doors for you no matter where you are in your career.

Please note: This panel discussion is included free with your Exhibit Hall pass. Please register here.

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Monae Everett

Monae Artistry
Monaé Everett is a celebrity hair stylist, author, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion consultant with over 20 years of experience. Her work can be seen in media ranging from Harper's BAZAAR to Yahoo! and ESSENCE to Hair's How. She has worked with celebs including Tia Mowry, Dominique... Read More →

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DeShawn Hatcher

Master Makeup Artist and Educator
DeShawn Hatcher is an acclaimed makeup artist, educator, magazine columnist, and public speaker. Her work has been featured in top-tier fashion publications such as Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and WWD to name a few. Hatcher has worked with many A-list celebrities, heads of state... Read More →
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Rodney Jon

Celebrity MUA
Do you believe in destiny? Rodney Jon who began as a student in auto mechanics would say, “YES!” What started as humble beginnings in Philadelphia has flourished into a two-decade career as a celebrity makeup artist.Rodney Jon perfected his talents in New York City while training... Read More →
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Gabrielle Corney

With a philosophy of empowering clients through her work, Gabriel Corney offers exemplary hairstyling services, which combine 30 years of technical experience with top-notch customer service. Gabrielle's appreciation for all things beautiful, first blossomed as a fine arts major... Read More →

Sunday March 3, 2024 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Powerhouse Pavilion