A Little About Our Founder

Donna HoustonDonna Huston, Founder and President of Beautimark Productions, has over 30 years experience in the professional beauty industry. Her expertise as a producer and director of fashion and beauty events became evident early in her career as an understudy for MGM Studios make up artist Georgia Stepp. Her proficiency as a make up artist for stage productions proved to be the kindling for a passion and love of the professional beauty industry.  While successfully self-employed at the age of 18 as a makeup artist, Donna attended Sacramento City College earning her Cosmetology License.  Hungry to learn all aspects of the professional beauty industry she quickly worked her way up through the ranks of salon management, becoming Regional Manager for Opal Enterprises and a Business Development Manager and Training Manager for Redken 5th Avenue NYC. This experience refined Donna's talents as a hairstylist and make up artist. She developed savvy business acumen that led to salon ownership (Shadez Color and Design Salon, Las Vegas Nevada) and involvement in film and celebrity events. These events included various stage productions; wedding events and shows, personal hairstylist and makeup artist for the “Back Street Boys” and Red Carpet make up artist for the MTV Awards representing Leeann Rimes.  As the sole creator of The Las Vegas Hairdresser Awards Donna produced, planned and directed an annual event that created competitive excitement within the professional salon community. Editorial work included the cover of Beautex Magazine, and The Press Tribune. The most recent film experience includes make up and special effects for the Ryan McKinney Project. (Not yet released) She currently works as a full time Redken certified Master hairstylist in El Dorado Hills California.