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Native New Yorker DeShawn Hatcher began her career in the film and beauty industry after working a corporate job offering her steady pay and benefits. It was a question from a friend that inspired her to rely on her gifts and take a leap of faith: “what would you do for free?” She said goodbye to Corporate America and never looked back.
Since then, she has made a name for herself as 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, all-star athletes, and dignitaries. She has served as Beauty Director as well as lead makeup artist for New York Fashion Week. She also holds the Guinness World Record as Beauty Director for the world’s longest runway show garnering 84 million views where she managed a beauty crew of 80 artists and 224 designs, all within a 24-hour session.
DeShawn Hatcher is viewed as a visionary within the industry. In 2019, she collaborated with cosmetic company Graftobian and created her international top-selling multicultural foundation palette called “Inclusion” designed specifically for people of color.
Crediting her success to her days assisting, whereby aspiring makeup artists shadow senior artists to learn the business, she decided that those who wanted to enter the field or advance their careers needed to know the rules of the game. In 2015, she wrote Assisting Rules! a game-changing book that reveals some of the unspoken expectations and rules such as researching, set etiquette, networking strategies, and professional communication, traditionally learned while “on the job.” She regularly shares industry secrets and answers questions from her tens of thousands of audience members on her YouTube Live show every Sunday at 7pm.
In her second edition of Assisting Rules: The Ultimate Guide to Assisting Makeup Artists and Hairstylists in Film, Fashion, and Print, published by Wordeee, Hatcher expands further into film, TV, runway, and agencies and has added more content to advance the careers of aspiring artists worldwide.
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Makeup Artist/ Beauty Expert DeShawn Hatcher has been on a mission to support her makeup artists' community by mentoring, speaking, and creating much-needed products for them to further their careers. She is always informational but more so inspirational when speaking to any group she may encounter. She has been requested by makeup companies, business groups, and schools to share her expertise and showcases their products on stage at various events.
DeShawn has been making her mark in every facet of the pro makeup artist world. She is an educator to pro makeup artists for the past 16 years. Sharing her techniques from Editorial Beauty, The Business of Makeup as well as makeup for women of color.
"It has always been my privilege to be able to give back to a community that was so giving to me"
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DeShawn Hatcher, has a successful Youtube channel with thousands of subscribers dedicated to Newbie and Pro Makeup Artists. With her straightforward, one-of-a-kind humor, she is the makeup artist to go to on Youtube. She is able to explain the business of beauty and the in's and outs of the industries of film/tv, fashion, and print. She has created videos to help her "fellow fabulous makeup artists" understand and navigate the real backstage and business of being a Pro Makeup artist career. Every Sunday at 7PM she goes LIVE to answer questions from makeup artists all over the world.
WORLD RECORD HOLDER
DeShawn Hatcher was approached with the monumental task of being the Beauty Director, for Cotton's 24-Hour Runway Show. 24 hours, non-stop, runway show, streamed all over the world, seen by 84 million. Her task, assemble a crew of 50, create 244 hair and makeup designs and run the beauty portion to ensure all were executed flawlessly. She pulled from her skill sets of time management, leadership, and 15 years of beauty expertise. She leaned on her many experiences working for designers' runway shows for New York Fashion Week, where she was Key/Lead Makeup artist to successfully run the round-the-clock Cotton's beauty team. "Being a part of history was never something I could have ever imagined, but so proud of my crew and myself for pulling off such an amazing show"
INCLUSION FOUNDATION PALETTE
International Best Selling
Graftobian Makeup Company
Graftobian teamed up with Makeup Artist DeShawn Hatcher to create the Inclusion Super Palette. This multi cultural foundation palette represents the darkest to the lightest of shades for Pro Makeup Artist clients of color. DeShawn Hatcher curated this special collection of foundation colors like none-other in the Pro Makuep Artist community. Each shade was specially selected to work with the unique skin tones and complexities of the BIPOC community. DeShawn Hatcher with her expertise in color, color theory and a deep need for creating a product univerasal for all POC created Inclusion.
"Throughout my whole career I’ve wanted one Pro foundation palette that would represent the darkest to the lightest of shades for my beautiful clients of color. I am so proud to have Graftobian be the company I trust to create this palette." --DeShawn Hatcher
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DeShawn Hatcher has become a significant contributing force in the success of Graftobian Makeup Company over the last several years. Her insight, product knowledge, artistic capabilities, industry awareness, good nature, congenial spirit and all around “can do” attitude have made her tremendously valuable to our efforts to tell the world about our products,
ERIC COFFMAN, OWNER GRAFTOBIAN MAKEUP COMPANY
INDUSTRY GAME CHANGER
"When I set out to write the first version of Assisting Rules, I had no idea what would happen.
To know the book has been so well received all over the world makes me so happy
I have helped someone with their career. "
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