2008 and 2009 North American Makeup Artist of the Year, and Global Educator for Aveda Makeup, Janell Geason is known for her technical expertise as well as her innate ability to connect with and inspire her students. Her celebrity client list is impressive, and her work can be seen in publications such as Elle and Lucky magazines.
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.
Upon returning to the United States, Janell’s talent and passion for education, along with her experience, provided her with an opportunity to work for Aveda. As Global Educator for Aveda Makeup, she travels globally to teach professional makeup classes and do stage presentations. Her role includes leading education for Aveda Makeup, collaborating on the creation of seasonal makeup launches, shade animations, products and images.