Meet The Squad
Sylvia Constantin, Founder & CEO
Miami Glam Squad LLC was founded by well-known makeup artist, Sylvia L. Constantin, whose talents have been engaged by many in the South Florida scene from South Beach to Palm Beach, to Naples and the Keys. In our organization, we have a passion to teach and create beauty, making people look and feel good, whether it just be for a Hot Date, Business/work-related event, or on location at a Movie Set, TV Show, Commercial, or at Fashion Shows, Halloween Parties, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Proms, Charity Events or at other Special Occasions that mark milestones in their lives.
At an early age, Sylvia exhibited a natural propensity towards makeup artistry. At age 3, she began to enjoy putting makeup on herself, and by age 5, she continued this trend on other children. People remarked that she had already found her niche in society. Her love and knack for this skill confirmed Sylvia’s destiny. It was the artist and imagination in her that made her able to make the ordinary into the extraordinary, the blah into beautiful or bizarre, changing color, tint, shade and texture into various new states of creativity.
Finally, Sylvia decided to make what she truly loved into a professional career. She enrolled in the best makeup school in the U.S. (Joe Blasco Makeup School) where she became certified in Professional Makeup Artistry and Advanced Prosthetics. For the past 10 years, she has made a name for herself in the world of glamour, beauty, fantasy, and high fashion working with MAC, Estee Lauder, Makeup Forever, Motion Pictures, Commercial Productions, Fashion Shows, and countless Magazines. She is proficient in Special Effects, Temporary Removal of Permanent Tattoos, False Tattoo Application and Removal, Face and Body Painting, Creature Creation Application, and Old Age Makeup, etc.
Sylvia, throughout her career, has learned the value of collaborating and learning from other artists whether novice or seasoned. This turned into a passion for teaching her craft and creating a profound sense of confidence in others. However, the art of makeup was just one piece of the equation. Founding an organization that promoted a holistic approach to beauty artistry and wellbeing was not only a need in the industry but a vision for her future direction. From this vision and collaborating with the right talent, Miami Glam Squad was born.
Melissa Arington, MS, PHR DIRECTOR OF TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Melissa is an enthusiastic and dedicated leader in her field with a proven track record of formulating a strategy to achieve organizational effectiveness while creating an environment able to recognize, optimize, and develop top talent. Melissa is a skilled trainer using research to inform the instructional design of various programs including effective communication skills, performance management systems, customer service, and cosmetic artistry T&D for organizations like MAC Cosmetics, Crate & Barrel, Fuji Film, Trump National Doral, and even Barry University.
Besides her beginnings as a freelance makeup artist in New York City, she has over five years of experience in makeup artistry with Dolce & Gabanna, MAC Cosmetics and Chanel. In addition, her artistry talents have been featured on various T.V. Shows and Magazine Shoots, such as Four Weddings, Dolce & Gabanna, and Deco Drive. Melissa has achieved a M.S. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and is a Doctoral Candidate in Human Resource Development; along with her extensive background in the makeup industry makes her our most stalwart asset to MGS’s Makeup Educational Programs.
Dina Acle– Hair Specialist
Over the course of her 10 year dynamic career full of wonderful experiences, Dina has achieved iconic status in the beauty industry. Capable of styling all different hair types with finesse, Dina will style your hair with the latest trends and top celebrity looks that will truly compliment you! Her continued dedication to hair technique education combined with her charming yet engaging character has given Miami Glam Squad a notable specialist. Don’t miss out on Dina transforming your locks with her precise and innovative abilities.
Ellie Jordan– Wardrobe Stylists
Elle is a contemporary fashion professional and enthusiast. A trend setter by nature with a witty personality, she has honed her skills in high-end retail boutiques on South Beach and Coconut Grove; while styling client’s wardrobes and working as a wardrobe assistant on several locally shot television commercials and documentaries. Her degree from Joe Blasco and her second generation seamstress skills, only add to her ability to assemble the perfect look from head to toe. Additionally, her luxurious taste, faultless execution for invigorate a vision on shoots, and fiery sartorial passion, ensure you will only get quality, first-rate clothes for your collection with unwavering dedication and service. Alternatively, her sensible upbringing and regard for value means her discerning eye selects flattering pieces you will cherish at prices within your budget.
Johnny Ugent- Personal Trainer
One-on-one high quality training service with Johnny provides you with a unique combination of knowledge, skill, and motivation. With an extensive background of boxing, muy thai , jiu jitsu, and MMA, Johnny is committed to helping you get that body you want and making sure your goals can be realized in a safe positive environment. He dedicated to ensuring you achieve your results, he guarantees you will be changed for the good and you will never be bored.
Rita Rushka– Makeup Artist
A Multi-Media Makeup Artist, graduate of Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry, and certified by MAC Cosmetics Advance Artistry and Product Specialist. Rita’s recent accomplishments include Maxim Hotties Calendar, makeup for the zombie walk, and fashion shows for the now defunct Fashion Television. Talented in all areas of Makeup Artistry, including but not limited to: Fashion, Editorial, Bridal, Airbrushing, Clean Beauty, Glamour, Special Effects, Theatre/Opera and beyond. Rita finds her inspiration from realizing the art and beauty that surrounds her; but her genuine passion, besides her artistic family, is Special FX Makeup. Rita continues to make her mark on this industry by electrifying clients with her proficiency and customer service.
Caroline Veiga– Makeup Artist
Caroline has been dazzling the makeup industry for over 5 years and similar to most of us she is a professed makeup junkie. Bringing together her passions for making beauty accessible, being an inspiration by giving helpful advice, and yielding joy from the confidence that feeling beautiful produces; Caroline has become an influential YouTube Vloggger cultivating an extensive following. Recently Caroline had the pleasure of working on the 2013-2014 Miami Dolphins Cheerleader’s calendar shoot and numerous fast paced fashion shows with prominent models. However, she especially enjoys working weddings to make the bride and her bridal-party embody beauty and distinction on her special day. Her impeccable eye and dedication to makeup artistry has attracted the attention of Miami Glam Squad, LLC but many other clients nationally. Check out her YouTube videos and subscribe at www.youtube.com/users/ILoveLateNights
Yadis Mota– Makeup Artists
Makeup is her first love! Since 2003 after graduating from Beauty Schools of America with a full specialist license, she has continued to impress the world with her artistry skills and endearing personality. After working with other various spa services, makeup became more than a calling; illustrating that her passion is to make women’s inner beauty surface through makeup and skincare application and education. Furthering her creativity with MAC Cosmetics for the past 3 years, Yadis has had the honor to work with several local fashion photographers and participate in events, such as the Supremus Roots art show and Paul Mitchell. As an artist for Miami Glam Squad, I am surrounded by yet more amazing talent and opportunities to express myself on a broader spectrum. Follow Yadis or Miami Glam Squad view her exquisite creations on Instagram @yadis_makeupart or http://instagram.com/miamiglamsquad