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Meet our Educators

 

Richard Espinoza

Executive Director | Educator

Instagram: @LaRouxArtistry

Richard is a Los Angeles native with over 13 years of experience in the beauty industry. He is dual licensed in cosmetology and esthetics from Citrus College, Glendora, California.

Richard has created his own unique style, based on bringing out the inner beauty of all his clients. He tastefully applies cosmetics to enhance one’s natural features, rather than camouflaging them.

His work has been featured in print, TV and film, fashion and red carpet special events. Richard’s ultimate passion is teaching makeup. Over the course of his career, Richard has taught over 2,000 students in a variety of beauty institutes, and privately in his salon studio based in Hollywood, CA.

 

Frankie Segura

Educator

Instagram: @frankie.segura

Frankie is a professional makeup artist based in Los Angeles, with an extensive background in visual arts. As a native of various diverse neighborhoods throughout LA, the different environments exposed her to a series of art forms and cultures. She further explored her appreciation for art by attending the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. After graduating, she focused primarily on the medium of face and body painting, working with the likes of artists such as Pashur, Shawna Del Real and Ronnie Mena.

In 2015, Frankie acquired a makeup artistry certification under the guidance of renowned makeup artist, @lipsticknick. From then on, she has gone to assist other seasoned artists on set, such as Fidel Gonzalez, Roshar, Danessa Myricks, Satya Linak and Billy B. In 2017, she pursued makeup full time after six years working in the corporate world. Soon after, she spent the two years assisting Scott Barnes work on Jennifer Lopez.

She is known for her technique: seamless blending and precise application, as well as the noted ability to apply natural aesthetic instincts while adapting to each client's unique needs.

Frankie now continues to work as a full time freelance artist, servicing the greater Los Angeles area. She is always open to new opportunities and would love to hear about your upcoming project!

 

Donald Hsiao

Educator

Instagram: @don_hsiao

Born and raised in what is known as the “City of Joy” Calcutta, India, Donald takes pride in his heritage and the diversity that surrounded him. His passion for the art of makeup and his ever-growing urge to learn has led him to travel the world. Donald has participated in various shoots, bridal events, editorials and Fashion Weeks.

After years of traveling, he finally moved to Los Angeles to further his education and pursue his dreams. It was always his plan to move and experience both sides of the world to increase his richness of knowledge, culture and  lifestyle. Since then, Donald has had continued success in his career.

Donald is a strong believer of Karma, and is an influence for his unending love for makeup. He empowers everyone to experience the joy of looking and feeling good through the power of makeup application. This is how Donald chooses to make a difference in the world.

 

Aurora Galarza

Educator

Instagram: @auroragalarzamakeup

Aurora has been a bilingual makeup artist in the Los Angeles beauty industry for over 20 years. Her influences include theater, drag, horror, and 80’s glam makeup. She began her career as a beauty consultant working with the general public. Here she gained the skills needed to work with various skin types and complexions.

She then transitioned into teaching and enjoys sharing her techniques and product knowledge. She has extensive experience in TV and film, editorial fashion, Award Season and private events. She is currently enjoying her time as a bridal makeup artist, exploring new products and techniques, while continuing to lead beauty workshops and events.

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