Thomas Dye, Image Expert
From New York Glitz to Southern Glamour Thomas Dye has emerged from the beauty ndustry’s best kept secret to a sought after branded name.
From an early age, Thomas has been fascinated with beauty; from his grandmother, mother and [later] his daughter. After attending Northwest Missouri State University, as an accounting, major, he wanted to do more than simply crunch numbers. He ended a successful career in Accounting to pursue a hobby of makeup artistry only to find that this would become his passion.
Thomas began his career as a makeup artist in 1997 under the direction of Darlene Burkett [National Training Manager] and Evelyn Manson [National Sales & Marketing Manager] for Black Opal Cosmetics. It was clear, Thomas would become an invaluable asset to the beauty industry. He demonstrated a natural ability and was serious about making women beautiful.
Following the apprenticeship at Black Opal Cosmetics, he practiced artistry techniques on girlfriends, friends, family and colleagues to make each uniquely beautiful. While making an name for himself, he would freelance at various department stores, local and national fashion events and backstage at nationally televised awards shows. As Thomas’s popularity grew so did his clientele. His career soared with great
Thomas’s career as a Makeup Artist has enabled him to travel to nearly every major city in the US, to the Caribbean and abroad. Traveling has inspired his savvy to anticipate the fashion and beauty needs of all
women, especially women of color. He is most renowned for his styles of clean lines evoking an illusion of naturally defined beauty.
Thomas has worked on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Platinum recording Artists Destiny’s Child, Supermodel Iman, and backstage at numerous awards shows.
Consistent momentum describes Thomas Dye’s career. He is currently traveling with the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and will travel to Europe in August, 2006. Recognized as a magnificent artist, he has been invited to various events around the world to pursue his quest to become “The Next Top Make-Up Artist”
Thomas Dye Credits:
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Dolce & Gabanna
J Records Recording Group, One Chance
Iman, “The Beauty of Color”
Television and Film: Duracell High Fashion Commercial with the Wilhemina Agency, KFC Southern Style Commercial, Stellar Gospel Awards (2001, 2002, 2003), BET Comicview, NRA Infomericial featuring Wayne Lapier
Awards Shows: Lady of Soul Awards, Stellar Awards, Trumpet Awards
Celebrities: Destiny's Child, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Yolonda Adams, A.J. Johnson, Donny McClurkin, Clifton Davis, J-Records Recording Group "Lyric," One Chance
Editorial: Sophisticate's Black Hair Magazine, Beauty Fashion Magazine, Essence Magazine (I-Iman Cosmetics), I-Iman, The Beauty Book, XXL, Honey, Christian Dior Editorial, Savoy, Code
High Fashion: Dolce & Gabanna Fashion Week, Anna Sui Fashion Week, Fashion Xcetera,
Special Events: Bourjois Cosmetics National Gala, International Beauty Jacob Javitz, The Beauty of Color National Book Tour, Sophisticate's Black Hair Magazine 18th Anniversary, Dolce & Gabanna Fashion Week, Christian Dior Fall Editorial,
Cosmetics: MAC, Maybelline, Anna Sui, Toni & Tina, Iman, Bourjois