What do Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Natalie Cole, Paula Patton, Meagan Good, Raven-Symone, Kelly Carlson and Angela Bassett have in common? D'Andre Michael.
The Peoria, Illinois native made his way in the beauty industry by apprenticing and assisting top Paul Mitchell Stylist Carol Morrow and celebrity makeup artist Gwynnis Mosby in Atlanta.
D'Andre had the opporturnity to meet the one person who inspired him: Kevyn Aucoin, whom he wanted to assist. But Kevyn told him "your work is great and you should try to make a name for YOURSELF, don't get caught up in assisting." That sage advice remains one of the most defining moments of his career.
D'Andre then made his way to the BIG APPLE where all of his dreams began to come true. He worked on the covers of some of the worlds most influential Fashion and Beauty Magazines (Vogue, Blender, Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar, Maxim, KING, Stuff.. etc), the latest hip videos, album covers, commercials, fashion campaigns, working with photographers such as Annie Leibowitz, Odette Sugarman, Kwaku Alston, Mike Ruiz, Lionel Deluy and many more.
Now residing in the land of Celebrity (Los Angeles), D'Andre Michael's career has soared to heights one could only dream of.